Scott Anderson (art) won four ADDY awards in the category Advertising for the Arts from the coastal California region of the American Advertising Federation. He created all the pieces for Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. In the invitation subcategory, he won a Gold ADDY (Storytellers: Children’s Book Illustrators invitations) and a Silver ADDY (The Still Life invitation). His poster of The Still Life earned a bronze ADDY in the poster subcategory. In fundraising materials, he received a Silver ADDY for the 2007-2008 Reynolds Gallery membership brochure.
Carter Crockett ’92 (economics and business) wrote an article, “Entrepreneurship: Opportunistic or Excellent?” for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business. He revised an early draft of this manuscript after discussions with Westmont philosophy professors at a philosophy colloquium last year. He will deliver a paper, “Social Entrepreneurship: From Marginalized Ideal to Mainstream Ideology,” at the annual Societal Entrepreneurship Conference in Amsterdam in April. This summer, he will join a panel presentation, “Doing Empirics with MacIntyre,” at the Second Annual Conference of the International Society of MacIntyrean Philosophy: Theory, Practice, and Tradition: Human Rationality in Pursuit of the Good Life, at St. Meinrad School of Theology.
Mary Docter (Spanish) presented a paper, “Araceli Ardón: A New Voice from Mexico’s Heartland,” at the International Congress on Latin American Literature in Cuzco, Peru, in March with Professor Ardón, Westmont’s scholar-in-residence in the modern languages department. She will present a paper, “Strengthening Intercultural Competence Abroad and Back Home,” with Laura Montgomery (anthropology) at the 90th annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San José, Costa Rica, in July 2008.
Steve Hodson (music) is the new music director and conductor of the Santa Barbara Master Chorale. The ensemble of community volunteers performs the finest choral music from the 16th to the 21st centuries, presenting two major works with orchestra each year plus two smaller concerts. In February, he guest-conducted the Fresno-Madera Counties High School Mixed Honor Choir, working with 175 select high school singers who presented a concert at the Reedley High School Performing Arts Center.
Kim Kihlstrom (computer science) and two students made a presentation, “Intrusion-Tolerant Dissemination in Large-Scale Systems,” at the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in January. The students made the presentation, which represented summer research.
Tremper Longman III, Robert Gundry professor of biblical studies, contributed “E. J. Young” to “Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters.” His book “How to Read Genesis” has been translated into Dutch. He delivered the Raitt Bible Lectures at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, Calif., a series of eight presentations on “How to Interpret the Old Testament” in February, and he taught a doctoral seminar on Jeremiah and Lamentations at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
David Newton (entrepreneurial finance) received the only Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education given this year in the college and university category. He was nominated for the award three times, in 1993, 1996 and 1999, before winning. The award recognizes his five-year track record as founder and director of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) National Collegiate Venture Forum, the only venture capital and angel investor forum held for college and university students to raise investment capital for start-up firms. He attended the 31st Annual Leavey Summit and Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania in March to accept the award and make a formal presentation about the SEED Forum to a national audience of educators and enterprise development agencies. The fifth annual forum, March 14-15 in Santa Barbara, included ventures from Harvard, Emory, Belmont, Union (N.Y.), Westmont, and the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison, San Francisco, and Central Oklahoma.
Edd Noell (economics and business) presented a paper, “Fair Wage as Living Wage: The Influence of Economists’ Competing Visions Upon the Twentieth-Century Living Wage Movement,” at the History of Economics Society meetings at George Mason University. He has received a grant from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities program on free market economics and will serve as project director for the research on “Moral Reflections on Markets in the History of Economics.” He will develop a manuscript and course modules with fellow recipient James Halteman, an economist from Wheaton College.
Helen Rhee (religious studies) contributed a chapter, “Wealth, Poverty, and Eschatology: Pre-Constantine Jewish and Christian Social Thoughts and the Hope for the World to Come,” to “Patristic Social Ethics: Issues and Challenges,” which is forthcoming. She has written three articles for the upcoming “Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization”: “Christian Identity,” “Justin Martyr,” and “Riches and Christianity.” In October 2007, she was one of three scholars receiving a Wabash Center Grant for Pedagogy of Difficult Questions Consultation ($20,000): “Teaching into the Difficult: Racial Ethnic Women Professor-White University — Race, Religion, and Gender in the Classroom.” She presented a paper, “Wealth and Poverty in the Acts of Thomas,” in the Triennial Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church Conference in Melbourne, Australia, in January. She also served as a panelist for “Uncomfortable Places, Transformative Spaces” in the Academic Teaching and the Study of Religion Section at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego in November. She presented a paper, “Wealth and the Wealthy in the Acts of Peter,” at the 15th International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford, U.K., in August.
Steve Rogers (psychology) coauthored a chapter, “Mild cognitive impairment: Current trends for early detection and treatment,” for the book “Alzheimer Disease in the Middle-Aged.” He has coauthored three presentations with psychology students and alumni at the International Neuro-psychology Convention in Hawaii: Ashley Kraybill ’08,“Subtypes of depression and cognitive functioning among older adults”; Ana Daugherty ’07, “The relationship between educational field and cognitive decline with aging”; and Jeff Bednark ’07, “The relationship between subgroups of geriatric depression and executive functions.”
Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship, delivered a lecture, “Conviction and Conversion: Two Composers, Two Paths, Two Testimonies,” at Bethany College in Kansas on Maundy Thursday as part of the 127th annual Messiah Festival.
David Vanderlaan (philosophy) will present a paper, “Bodies as Ecosystems,” at both the Eastern and Central Meetings of the Society of Christian Philosophers in April and May, respectively.