Feature Story Archive:

Staying Faithful to the Westmont Tradition Throughout the World

Published: Fall 2014
Staying Faithful to the Westmont Tradition Throughout the World

By Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D., President of Westmont College During college, I awakened intellectually and spiritually to the realities of a global church and the great expansions and contractions of Christianity around the world. Amidst the usual praises and... Read More

Should We Read the Bible Systematically or Selectively?

Published: Fall 2014
Should We Read the Bible Systematically or Selectively?

Alumni scholars answer Robert Gundry’s question about the relationship between New Testament studies and theology with a book of essays dedicated to the eminent New Testament professor The idea surfaced at lunch in Scotland. Ben Reynolds ’99 and Brian... Read More

Why Christians Should Read More Fiction

Published: Fall 2014
Why Christians Should Read More Fiction

By Paul Anderson ’13 First off, I wouldn’t normally compare myself to a street preacher on a soapbox. But as an English major at a small Christian liberal arts college, I can’t think of a more fitting analogy to convey how... Read More

A Desperate Man Launches a Movement

Published: Spring 2014
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... Read More

How Can We Help the Bottom Billion?

Published: Spring 2014
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... Read More

Confessions of a Greedy Kid

Published: Spring 2014
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... Read More

A Conversation with Henry Kissinger

Published: November 2013
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... Read More

Reliving Westmont

Published: November 2013
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... Read More

Remarkable Alumni Honored at Homecoming 2013

Published: November 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... Read More

101 Secrets for Your Twenties

Published: November 2013
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,... Read More