Scott Anderson (art) had a solo exhibition, “Illustrative: Graphic Arts by Scott Anderson,” at the Arts Fund Gallery of Santa Barbara, part of the Individual Artist Award in Print Design he won in 2008. The show featured original illustrations, posters, and various printed design materials.
Kathryn Stelmach Artuso (English) gave a keynote address at Biola University’s Zeitgeist Interdisciplinary Conference, “A Communication Which Spans Oceans: A Survey of the Irish, Harlem and Southern Renaissances.” Student Rita Jones ’10 presented a portion of her senior honors project, “Sunlight Knocking: The Sacramental Baptism of Harry Ashfield in Flannery O’Connor’s The River.”
Grey Brothers (music) has collected a number of arrangements for men’s voices by John Lundberg Sr., longtime music professor, which will be kept in the college archives so students can experience his legacy.
Steve Butler (music) received an ASCAPlus award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his contribution to art music in 2008. He gave the paper, “Orthodox Hymnology: Where Beauty and Love Converge as the Sound of Peace,” at the annual conference of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship in Ligonier, Pa., in October 2009.
Alister Chapman (history) delivered the paper, “Revival and Marginalization: The Paradox of English Evangelicalism, 1940-2000,” at the Third Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion in Modern Intellectual History, in October at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Charlie Farhadian (religious studies, above) attended a workshop in Singapore as one of a group of international general editors for a four-year project for a handbook on indigenous Christianity in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore sponsored by Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He wrote definitions for the Encyclopedia of Global Religion on churches, missions/missionaries, Papua, and world religions. He was the lead author for “The Psychology of Forgiveness in the World Religions,” in “Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building.” Last spring he joined five scholars at the Southeast Asia Council at Yale University to discuss Inter-religious Relations in Indonesia and give a paper, “Reshaping Religious Subjectivities in a Contested Papuan Society.” He will deliver a paper in February 2010 at Yale University’s conference, Liturgy in Migration: Cultural Contexts from the Upper Room to Cyberspace.
Russell Howell (mathematics) co-led a writing workshop for mathematicians at Wheaton College with Jim Bradley of Calvin College in May. They will co-edit a volume in mathematics for HarperOne’s “Through the Eyes of Faith Series” and contribute a few chapters to the book.
Kim Kihlstrom (computer science) attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Tucson in October with student Morgan Vigil ’12, who received a scholarship to participate. She also attended the 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems in Cambridge, Mass., in November with student Robin Elliott ’10, who presented their paper, “Performance of an Intrusion-Tolerant Gossip Protocol.” Kihlstrom chaired the session on network security.
Tremper Longman III, Robert Gundry professor of biblical studies, recently published, “Genesis,” New Living Translation Study Series by Tyndale House Publishers; “Proverbs,” in “The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary,” vol. 5, edited by J. Walton; and “Challenging the Idols of the Twenty-First Century: The Message of the Book of Ecclesiastes,” which was published in the Stone-Campbell Journal. Christian Digest Press published the Korean edition of the second edition of the “Introduction to the Old Testament.” Longman gave the following lectures: “Show Them No Mercy: A New Testament Perspective on Old Testament Holy War,” a keynote address at the Day of Exegetical Reflection at Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Mo., in September; “Wisdom as Paradigmatic in Scripture” at Reclaiming the Imagination: Wisdom’s Paradigmatic in Scripture Preaching Conference, at Lipscomb University in Nashville in October; and “Cry of the Soul: How the Psalms Help Us Speak Honestly to God,” “Remembrance: The Key to Hope in the Midst of Suffering,” and “Life is Difficult and Then You Die,” at The Torrey Memorial Bible Lectures at Biola University in October.
Scott McClelland (director, San Francisco Urban Program) presented the paper, “Experiencing the Future- Again: The Urban Church Recovers the Ancient Church Journey,” at the inaugural section of The Bible and Pastoral Theology at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in New Orleans in November.
Major Bill Nelson (Old Testament) has served as an Air Force chaplain in the Air National Guard for 16 years and accepted an award in September as a Hometown Hero for deploying to Guam in the summer of 2006. He received a plaque and an extra medal to give to someone who assisted him during his deployment. To thank Westmont for supporting his service over the years, Nelson presented the medal to President Gayle D. Beebe in October.
Dave Newton (economics and business) gave the keynote address, “Teaching Timeless Competencies,” at the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education Northwest Regional Conference on Academic Business Programs Review and Assessment in Portland, Ore., in November. He contributed to the article, “Save Big by Sharing Business Costs,” in the November Microsoft Small Business Center online. He has developed a high-tech product, dejaView, for the business and office products market. It won first place for best new technology product innovation at the California Business Ascent Venture Forum in Santa Barbara. He and his partner have a design team in Taiwan and expect to market the product in 2010.
Ray Paloutzian (scholar in residence and professor emeritus of psychology) released the book, “Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building,” published by Springer.
Marianne Robins (history) will teach graduate students at La Sorbonne in March 2010, discussing women and religious conflicts in the Reformation, moral competition between denominations, and the history of the body and ritual. She will continue research for a project on Le Chambon, one of the small towns included in the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.
Warren Rogers (physics) organized the 12th annual Conference Experience for Undergraduates in October in Hawaii in conjunction with the annual conference of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society. He received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award, given to an outstanding individual in the national nuclear science community. He is the fifth person to accept the award in the seven years since its inception.
Randy VanderMey (English) is the lead author of “The College Writer,” a composition guidebook; the fourth edition comes out in 2010 and includes model essays from four Westmont alumni: Annie Moore, Jacqui Owitti, Rosie Reid and Luke Sunukjian. VanderMey wrote the words for a hymn, “The Peace We Can’t Imagine,” arranged for the Westmont orchestra by Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship, using music from Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” in “The Planets.” It was performed at the Fifth Annual Christmas Festival.
Jane Wilson (education) led a seminar with Michelle Hughes (education) on “Promoting Professionalism at Your School” at the Association for Christian Schools International conference in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 23. Chris Milner (kinesiology) led two sessions, “What is Kinesiology?” and “Youth Sports: Look Before You Leap,” and Chris Ecklund (kinesiology) did four sessions for athletic directors and coaches.