Current Issue: Spring 2014

A Desperate Man Launches a Movement

A Desperate Man Launches a Movement

Excerpts from talks by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, who spoke at the President’s Breakfast and interacted with a panel of students on campus in February. My work, whatever I have done, was not preplanned. It was a spur-of-the-moment action out…

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How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

By Rick Ifland ’83, Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont To paraphrase Austrian economist Freidrich Hayek, acting on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power to shape the economy to our liking when we…

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Confessions of a Greedy Kid

Confessions of a Greedy Kid

By Shaun Kempston ’04 Illustrations by Annie Bratko ’14 Growing up, I was a greedy little kid. Not your average “whadya bring me?” type either. I was born in 1981 and family members called me Alex P. Keaton (after Michael J. Fox’s…

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Helping Students Develop Moral Vision

Helping Students Develop Moral Vision

By President Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D. What gives a person moral vision? How does someone develop the capacity to look at a situation and suddenly see it differently? Reading two books by Muhammad Yunus, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, raised…

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Every Drop Counts on Campus

Every Drop Counts on Campus

Students compete to save water and Westmont cuts back irrigation to cope with the California drought. Two dry years have left California short of water, and Westmont has stepped up efforts to consume less. “We’re prepared to continue con-serving and make even…

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Veteran Vice President to Lead Student Life

Veteran Vice President to Lead Student Life

Edee Schulze arrives with significant experience directing student life programs at Christian colleges. Edee Schulze arrives on campus in July as the new vice president for student life. The finalist in a year-long, national search, she served as vice president of student…

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Celebrating the Arts on Campus, National Awards and an International Tour

Celebrating the Arts on Campus, National Awards and an International Tour

Sixteen graduating art majors displayed their capstone projects at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in April. Titled “34°26’59.33”N, 119°39’43.29”W,” the museum’s longitude and latitude coordinates, the senior show honored the facility that opened their first year at Westmont. “It reflects how…

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Westmont Ranks in Top 100 ROI Colleges

Westmont Ranks in Top 100 ROI Colleges

Forbes magazine attempts to gauge college value by listing donations per student. For the second straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, “The 100 Top ROI Colleges 2014: The Grateful Grads Index.”…

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Westmont Revises the Seal and Unifies Its Identity

Westmont Revises the Seal and Unifies Its Identity

Westmont has adopted an updated seal and a new unified identity system to better communicate its mission and character and increase recognition of the college. The new graphic elements will create greater consistency across all materials.     The seal (above) will…

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Research Experience Helps Medical Student

Research Experience Helps Medical Student

Westmont alumnus discovers his year-long work with a chemistry professor made him a better thinker. When he enrolled at Dartmouth Medical School, Aaron Barnes ’12 wondered how he’d compare to classmates from Ivy League schools. “I soon realized I was more prepared…

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Students Report Their Findings at Research Symposium

Students Report Their Findings at Research Symposium

A record 50 students displayed their results from 35 research projects at the 18th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium. Representing 16 different majors, they worked closely with professors on their projects. While many chemistry, biology, physics and computer science majors prepared…

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Polo Team Scores a Second Championship

Polo Team Scores a Second Championship

The Westmont polo team successfully defended their national title to claim back-to-back championships. The Westmont men’s polo team achieved consecutive national championships when they defeated the University of Virginia 16-13 on April 12 at ERG Arena in Brookshire, Texas. Last year, they…

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Warrior Teams Advance to Nationals, Capture GSAC Championships

All five spring Warrior teams competed at their national tournaments this year. The baseball team (38-17) defeated No. 7 San Diego Christian (39-18) twice to win the GSAC Tournament and earn an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championship. After losing the…

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The Liberal Arts Online?

The Liberal Arts Online?

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts sponsors a conference examining the role of MOOCs in liberal arts education. Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) the next big thing in higher education? Do their merits (access, connection, innovation, low cost) outweigh concerns…

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