Current Issue: November 2013

A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state and national security adviser, spoke with President Gayle D. Beebe before an audience of more than 100 guests at a Westmont luncheon in Montecito Oct. 9. For more than an hour, the 90-year-old diplomat answered a…

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Reliving Westmont

Reliving Westmont

Hundreds of alumni arrived on campus Oct. 4-5 to reunite with their classmates and their college. They reconnected with friends and professors and remembered their days as students. Visiting classes on Friday helped them relive their learning. Attending chapel with Alistair Begg…

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Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Alumnus of the Year: Robin Wainwright ’64 I was shocked to hear about this award, and I can assure you that many of my classmates were also shocked. I didn’t grow up in the church. In the spring of 1962, I was…

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101 Secrets for Your Twenties

101 Secrets for Your Twenties

by Paul Angone; an excerpt from his book “101 Secrets for Your Twenties” An A- student in college. The editor in chief of the university newspaper. Peter had big plans as he crossed the graduation stage—to be a journalist, maybe an editor,…

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Embracing Global Challenges and Opportunities

Embracing Global Challenges and Opportunities

Remarks Delivered at Homecoming 2013 by President Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D. It’s always a pleasure for me to represent the college, and I do a lot of speaking, often on the road, talking about Westmont and all the good things happening here….

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More Millennials Arrive at Westmont

More Millennials Arrive at Westmont

New First-Year and Transfer Students Bring Impressive Academic Credentials and Digital Savvy to Campus Westmont welcomed 360 new students in August from 12 countries and 26 U.S. states. North American ethnic minorities make up 28 percent of first-year students, and 17 identify…

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A Harvest of High Rankings

A Harvest of High Rankings

In the Season of College Rankings, Westmont Continues to Earn National Recognition for the Quality of its Academic Program For the fifth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Westmont among the 100 best liberal arts colleges in the nation, naming…

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Alumnus Makes a Gift; Student Researchers Present Their Work

Alumnus Makes a Gift; Student Researchers Present Their Work

Alumnus Supports Westmont Demetri Argyropoulos ’99 presented President Gayle D. Beebe with a $25,000 gift toward projects at Westmont. Founder and CEO of Prima Worldwide, he helps negotiate and close business deals between international parties. He has originated, co-founded, or been involved…

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Westmont Connect Goes Live

Westmont Connect Goes Live

Alumni Can Sign Up for This Innovative Networking Site Beginning in January to Reconnect with Their Classmates and the College         After two years of creativity and hard work, the alumni office and the information technology department will launch…

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Art Students Learn Digital Drawing with New Equipment

Art Students Learn Digital Drawing with New Equipment

Westmont is the first Christian liberal arts college in the country to have a fully-equipped Wacom Cintiq lab, giving art students access to professional-level equipment. The 22 Cintiq 22HDs, graphics tablets that allow users to draw directly on the LCD display surfaces,…

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Westmont Recognized for Excellent Service

Westmont Recognized for Excellent Service

South Coast Business and Technology Awards Honor Westmont for Excellence in Service in the Local Community Westmont received the Excellence in Service award at the annual South Coast Business and Technology Awards in Santa Barbara in June. An audience of more than…

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Mathematician Installed as Smith Professor

Mathematician Installed as Smith Professor

Russell Howell, a Longtime Mathematics Professor, Now Holds the Kathleen Smith Chair of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Russell Howell, who has taught mathematics at Westmont for 35 years, was installed as the Kathleen Smith professor of the natural and behavioral sciences…

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The President Blogs

The President Blogs

Inspired by the Westmont alumni and parent trip to Athens, Istanbul and Rome last summer, President Gayle D. Beebe created a blog. He chronicled his daily experiences and travels with about 40 alumni and parents and his family as the group learned…

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Four New Faculty Infuse Learning with Faith

Four New Faculty Infuse Learning with Faith

New Professors in Art, English, Music and Sociology Express a Passion for Teaching and an Appreciation for Westmont’s Community Eclectic Artist Invested in Teaching Nathan Huff, a multi-talented and eclectic artist, has joined the art department faculty, strengthening the college’s non-traditional art…

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Faculty Footnotes

Faculty Footnotes

Activities and Awards for Westmont’s Outstanding Professors Kathryn Stelmach Artuso (English) edited “Critical Insights: William Faulkner” (Salem Press), which includes an essay by Karen Andrews (English), “‘The Past is Never Dead’: Faulkner’s Relationship to Southern Culture and History.” Artuso also published “Irish…

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A Feast of Fall Arts Events

A Feast of Fall Arts Events

The Visual Arts, Music and Theater Programs Produced Lively and Meaningful Events for the Westmont Community This Fall Art Exhibits Embrace Spiritual Themes Artists and musicians joined together to create works inspired by T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” for the exhibition “QU4RTETS”…

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