Fall 2012 Archive:

Gayle D. Beebe

Living Well Means Dealing with Life’s Great Regrets

by Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D., President I grew up in a church my parents started in 1951 with two other lay couples. In that congregation, those who committed their life to Christ or confessed faith publicly were put under... Read More

Chemists Get a New Look at Molecules

Chemists Get a New Look at Molecules

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

A generous grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation funds a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. Chemistry professors and students can peer into the molecular world and determine the structure of molecules using a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer.... Read More

A Classic Way to Support Alex Moore’s Family

A Classic Way to Support Alex Moore’s Family

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

The Westmont women’s basketball team faces a challenge this year: defending their Golden State Athletic Conference Championship and returning to the NAIA National Tournament. Coach Kirsten Moore confronts a challenge of her own: raising her daughter, Alexis, by herself... Read More

Gardens Offer Fruitful Dining Fare

Gardens Offer Fruitful Dining Fare

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

Westmont in San Francisco adds a rooftop garden and the garden on campus continues to grow. A garden is growing on the roof the Clunie House, the site of Westmont in San Francisco and the home of 24 students.... Read More

Finding Your Way Around Westmont Just Got Easier

Finding Your Way Around Westmont Just Got Easier

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

Visitors to Westmont will no longer wander along winding paths searching for their destination. Extensive new signage provides precise directions throughout the campus. Sized so they won’t be missed, signs identify buildings and assign each parking lot a number.... Read More

$75K in 75 Hours Quadruples Goal

$75K in 75 Hours Quadruples Goal

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

A 75-hour campaign for the Westmont Fund celebrating the 75th anniversary raises more than four times the goal of $75,000. The 75 hours started at 4 p.m. PDT Oct. 24. By email, President Gayle D. Beebe challenged alumni, parents,... Read More

A Poetic Honor for William Stafford

A Poetic Honor for William Stafford

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

During World War II, poet William Stafford (1914-93) spent two years in the Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara working in the Los Prietos Civilian Public Service Camp. For the past six years, Paul Willis, professor of... Read More

Conference Focuses on Knowing Christ

Conference Focuses on Knowing Christ

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

Westmont’s Martin Institute and Willard Center offer an inaugural conference for Christian leaders. The Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont hosts the institute’s inaugural conference in Santa Barbara... Read More

Studying the State of the British Church

Studying the State of the British Church

Professor Alister Chapman explores a possible link between the dissolution of the British Empire and a drop in British church attendance. While studying John Stott, Alister Chapman has reflected on possible connections between two phenomena: sagging church attendance in... Read More

Meet Madame le Chevalier

Meet Madame le Chevalier

France honors professor Mary Collier with a knighthood as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Noting her “absolute” love for France, David Martinon knighted Mary Blackwood Collier as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in a ceremony Aug. 26.... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors Scott Anderson (art) illustrated a cover for Seattle Weekly’s fall arts issue and created a spot illustration for a financial column in the Wall Street Journal on financial housekeeping. After directing “Henry... Read More

Christus Primatum Tenens

Christus Primatum Tenens

Published: Fall 2012 in Feature Story

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

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

Published: Fall 2012 in Feature Story

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

Suffering and Surrender

Published: Fall 2012 in Feature Story

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

Adopting a Neighborhood of Children

Adopting a Neighborhood of Children

In 1989, Steve ’88 and Jenni Halvorsen ’88 Wiebe rented a cheap apartment close to Fuller Theological Seminary and found a home and a ministry in their Pasadena neighborhood. They’ve lived in the same spot for 23 years, leaving... Read More

Prairie Pastor: Circuit Riding Preacher Tends Rural Montana Flock

Prairie Pastor: Circuit Riding Preacher Tends Rural Montana Flock

By Cathy Moser Published in American Profile Magazine Nov. 11, 2013 On a Sunday morning in rural Montana, gravel rumbles below and dust swirls above as the Rev. David Iverson, 79, steers his car on an isolated road to... Read More

Fighting for Faith, Family and Freedom

Fighting for Faith, Family and Freedom

Dean Broyles ’89 grew up in Europe, where his father directed youth ministries. “That rich cultural experience protected me from the unhealthy aspects of American culture,” he says. “When I came back, I could see it more objectively.” In... Read More

Finding a Formula for a Career in Math

Finding a Formula for a Career in Math

What’s a math major to do? Patsy Calderon Llo­­yd ’01 has worked in a biochemistry lab, taught college classes, calculated sample sizes for clinical trials, and constructed databases for research that may shape government policy. “It’s great that I... Read More

Running and Not Growing Weary

Running and Not Growing Weary

For six months, Deyl Kearin ’02 ran 50 to 60 miles a week along Santa Barbara beaches bearing a backpack. During the unusually hot summer, he set out in the heat of the day. He traveled to Death Valley... Read More

The Westmont Fund is All About Students

The Westmont Fund is All About Students

Published: Fall 2012 in Westmont Fund

“Living artfully is important to me,” says Talia Sheets ’13. “I’ve always had an affinity for art. Artists need to really see things, and I want to be totally involved in everything in my life, pay full attention and... Read More

Learning to Live and Teach with Dyslexia

Learning to Live and Teach with Dyslexia

A lifetime struggle to succeed in school inspires a Westmont senior to pursue a teaching career. Paige Greene ’13 has struggled academically most of her life. During her junior year of high school in Centennial, Colo., her challenges intensified.... Read More

Serving Others Through Language and Love

Serving Others Through Language and Love

Multiethnic, multilingual student seeks to serve others in our global society. Gabriella Pinheiro-Chavez ’14 grew up in a multiethnic home in La Mirada, Calif., speaking Spanish, Portuguese and English with her Brazilian mother and El Salvadorian father. A communication... Read More

Awakening the Moral Imagination

Awakening the Moral Imagination

Published: Fall 2012 in College News

Faculty celebrated Provost Mark Sargent’s installation by thinking about how our faith equips us to bring imaginative solutions to current and future ills. Niva Tro, Chemistry The confluence of the push for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education... Read More

The Building of a Residential Campus

The Building of a Residential Campus

Established as a residential college, Westmont faced challenges housing students during its first few decades. Despite some unusual living spaces, the college succeeded in creating a vibrant campus community. Ruth Kerr, Westmont’s principal founder, purchased the Westlake School for... Read More

The Enduring Vision of Wallace Emerson

The Enduring Vision of Wallace Emerson

Wallace L. Emerson, Westmont’s first president, came from a family of Christian intellectuals. After graduating from Huron College, he earned a master’s degree at Stanford University and a doctorate in psychology at the University of Southern California. He taught... Read More