Feature Story Archive:

Lessons on Leadership from Colin Powell

Published: July 2013
Lessons on Leadership from Colin Powell

Retired Gen. Colin Powell used a combination of poignant stories and humorous anecdotes to keep more than 750 people wide awake during the 7 a.m. Westmont President’s Breakfast March 1 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Read More

Outplaying Grief

Published: July 2013
Outplaying Grief

Westmont College’s women’s basketball team rallied around their coach after her husband’s sudden death. Their final gift: a title. By Bill Plaschke Los Angeles Times, Home Edition, Main News, Page A-1 Sports Desk Montecito — Her final pep talk... Read More

Making Westmont a Home for Students

Published: July 2013
Making Westmont a Home for Students

When Jane Hideko Higa arrived on campus in 1989 as a new dean, she set out to meet as many professors as possible. Once a Westmont student herself, she understood the key role faculty play in shaping students’ lives.... Read More

Being There: Westmont and International Education

Published: March 2013
Being There: Westmont and International Education

by Mark Sargent, Provost at Westmont Over soup a few years ago, some colleagues and I recounted the moments when we realized that the world is flat. I recalled a visit to the sweeping grassland of the Maasai Mara... Read More

An Introduction to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Published: March 2013
An Introduction to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

by Judy L. Larson, Askew Professor of Art History and Director of the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art Since the end of the 19th century, Corot’s art has been enormously popular in America. Lord Paul and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s... Read More

We Are Westmont

Published: March 2013
We Are Westmont

by Teri Bradford Rouse ’77, Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations I enrolled at Westmont because an alumna took me under her wing when I was a lost junior high kid. This 1962 graduate had a passion for... Read More

Christus Primatum Tenens

Published: Fall 2012
Christus Primatum Tenens

A Chapel Talk by Robert H. Gundry, Scholar in Residence at Westmont A shout-out to my former students who are here for our 75th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration. It’s good to have you back on campus. I only wish I... Read More

Developing Global Christians for the Academy, Church and World: The Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center

Published: Fall 2012
Developing Global Christians for the Academy, Church and World: The Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center

By Gary W. Moon, Director of the Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center The Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture was established in 2011 through the generosity of Eff and Patty Martin. The institute began its work with the... Read More

Suffering and Surrender

Published: Fall 2012
Suffering and Surrender

By Francine Bua Phillips ’73 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16. Just reading the reference brings to mind... Read More

The Place

Published: Summer 2012
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by Paul J. Willis, Professor of English, Westmont “This is the place,” said Ruth Kerr. “This is the place the Lord has chosen for us.” The year was 1945, and she had just driven through the sandstone entrance gate to... Read More