Current Issue: Fall 2016

La Caminata

La Caminata

Soon after 9 p.m., about 12 hours after we entered Mexico, we walked into the immigration checkpoint that separates Nogales in Arizona from Nogales in Sonora. One passport scanner didn’t work, but at that hour the foot traffic was light and the line…

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The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

The Enduring Servant Leadership of David Winter

  Although David K. Winter died in 2015, his legacy lives on at Westmont. He served as president for 25 years (1976-2001)—longer than any other president—and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-2007. Under his leadership, Westmont became a nationally ranked…

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A Political Scientist Talks Politics

A Political Scientist Talks Politics

  Editor’s Note: The 2016 presidential election has confounded many, including pundits, political scientists and people who don’t like either of the major party candidates. In the aftermath of the vote, Westmont political science professor Tom Knecht shares some personal observations about his discipline…

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Implicit Bias: Do Hidden Attitudes Predict Behavior?

Implicit Bias: Do Hidden Attitudes Predict Behavior?

Racial prejudice continues to be a hotly debated topic in the United States. In response to recent events throughout the country, both scholars and the popular press have discussed implicit bias a great deal. Let’s start with attitudes. Attitudes differ from beliefs, which are…

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The Great Journey: A Quest to Find the Way of Life

The Great Journey: A Quest to Find the Way of Life

One of my favorite writers, the great American novelist Walker Percy, talks about dreams and ambitions that get derailed by personal choices, and the long, slow road we must follow to recover. His books reflect themes such as longing to make a…

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Trailhead Helps High Schoolers Find a Calling

Trailhead Helps High Schoolers Find a Calling

A two-week summer program and ongoing mentorship encourage students to discover how faith can guide their future.  Westmont has received a $590,400 grant to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, part of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes program. Trailhead…

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Campaign Raises $155 Million, Doubling Goal

Campaign Raises $155 Million, Doubling Goal

Strength for Today raises funds to support some of Westmont’s priorities: leadership, affordability and innovation  Thanks to generous alumni, parents and friends, Westmont successfully completed its Strength for Today campaign, raising $155.1 million, more than double the $75 million goal. The comprehensive…

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Global Leadership Center Opens in Fall 2017

Global Leadership Center Opens in Fall 2017

  The new facility includes two residential buildings and a multipurpose leadership center.  With construction well underway, the new Global Leadership Center opens to student residents in fall 2017. Westmont broke ground for the facility, which celebrates the college’s global emphasis, on…

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Stauffer Challenge Grant Funds Student Research in Chemistry

Stauffer Challenge Grant Funds Student Research in Chemistry

Westmont raised $500,000 in matching funds to complete a challenge grant from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust, endowing the chemistry department’s summer research program. Income from the $1 million endowment provides a stipend each year for eight to 10 students doing full-time…

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Significant Scholarships Support Students

Significant Scholarships Support Students

The Augustinian scholarship and honors program and the Michaelhouse scholarships both provide four-year awards.  Two new scholarships provide significant support to incoming Westmont students each year. The Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program, funded by a generous, anonymous donor, provides at least $35,000…

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Homecoming Honors Accomplished Alumni

Homecoming Honors Accomplished Alumni

Four Westmont graduates received awards at Homecoming 2016 in October. The late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 (see story on page 29) and Angie Hill ’90 were named Alumnus and Alumna of the Year. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners…

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Where Does Westmont Stand in the Rankings?

Where Does Westmont Stand in the Rankings?

U.S. News & World Report lists Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges, and pay scale and Forbes also rank Westmont highly.  Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges for the eighth straight year according to U.S. News…

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Music, Theater and Art Showcase Great Works

Music, Theater and Art Showcase Great Works

The Westmont orchestra, Westmont College Festival Theatre and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art present acclaimed work.  The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts…

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A Winning Season for the Warriors

A Winning Season for the Warriors

Four Warrior teams qualified for national competition in fall 2016: women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The five fall teams posted a combined record of 61-11-3 for a .833 winning percentage. This success boosted Westmont to second in…

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