Spring 2018 Archive:

A Jack of All Music

A Jack of All Music

Bob Hartry ’89 dreamed of a career in music and took lessons, studied music theory and played in the jazz combo at Westmont. But he majored in economics and business, which has helped him establish and run Catbeach Music,... Read More

The Life of a Farmer's Wife

The Life of a Farmer’s Wife

“Women in agriculture either inherited the life or married into it,” says Sherry Strebe Saylor ’72. In 1973, she wed a third-generation farmer in Arizona and ended up falling in love with farming. She connected with the American Farm... Read More

Fletcher Jones Grant Completes Renovation

Fletcher Jones Grant Completes Renovation

The $750,000 Award Helps Westmont Finish Phase Two of Renovating Biology and Chemistry Labs and Classrooms in Whittier Hall The Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont for the second phase of renovating Whittier Hall, including classrooms,... Read More

Westmont Builds 13 Faculty Condos in Santa Barbara

Westmont Builds 13 Faculty Condos in Santa Barbara

  More than 20 years after Westmont built 41 homes for professors and their families next to campus, the college is constructing 13 condominiums to increase the amount and type of housing available for faculty. Located near Cottage Hospital... Read More

Equipping Students to Study Big Data

Equipping Students to Study Big Data

The New Data Analytics Major Meets a Critical Need in the Workplace for People Who Can Interpret Complex Data Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world... Read More

Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Westmont’s Lead Where You Stand conference, June 6-8, 2018, helps executives and executive teams strengthen their leadership skills Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Lynda Weinman and President Gayle D. Beebe lead three days of engaging, inspiring and practical sessions... Read More

Stronger Together: Courage and Kindness

Stronger Together: Courage and Kindness

Protected from fire and flood, Westmont seeks to serve a devastated community THE FIRE The Thomas Fire exploded in the early evening of December 4, 2017, more than 40 miles away, but Westmont quickly felt its might when the... Read More

Computer Science Minor Offers a Major Opportunity

Computer Science Minor Offers a Major Opportunity

Published: Spring 2018 in Class Notes

Completing a minor in computer science just became easier thanks to a new program beginning in May 2018. Open to students from all majors, the minor requires five computer science classes. Students take one course in each of three... Read More

A New Professor Holds the Gundry Chair

A New Professor Holds the Gundry Chair

Sandra Richter Joined the Faculty as The Robert Gundry Professor in Biblical Studies After Tremper Longman III Retired Sandra Richter, who has taught Old Testament at Asbury Theological and Wesley Biblical Seminaries as well as at Wheaton College, is... Read More

Historian Honored with Social Sciences Chair

Historian Honored with Social Sciences Chair

Chandra Mallampalli, Professor of History, has Been Installed in the Rotating Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair in the Social Sciences History professor Chandra Mallampalli was installed as the Fletcher Jones Foundation professor in the social sciences February 5. “Chandra has... Read More

Seeing Suffering Not as a Barrier but as a Passageway to God

Seeing Suffering Not as a Barrier but as a Passageway to God

The Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides give us an opportunity to talk about how we respond to circumstances like these, which have devastated our community. How can we, as followers of God and disciples of Jesus Christ, be great... Read More

Gratitude for a Successful Strength for Today Campaign

Gratitude for a Successful Strength for Today Campaign

Where Leadership and Learning Transform Lives A Thankful President Our generous community of alumni, parents and friends made Westmont’s Strength for Today campaign our most successful ever. We far surpassed our $75 million goal, raising more than $155 million.... Read More

The Consequences of Disruption: Current Threats to U.S. Security

The Consequences of Disruption: Current Threats to U.S. Security

Former intelligence chief Michael Hayden offers his perspective on world affairs.   General Michael Hayden, an expert on domestic and foreign affairs and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency andNational Security Agency, offered his personal lens to view... Read More

A New Era of Global Leadership on Campus

A New Era of Global Leadership on Campus

A Stunning New Facility Strengthens the College’s Focus on Leadership With a living-learning center and five innovative programs About 400 people crowded into the Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls... Read More

Recovering Presence and Place in the Digital Age

Recovering Presence and Place in the Digital Age

Sociological and Theological Reflections on Technology by Felicia Wu Song, professor of sociology The Cultural Confession Being a good Anglican, I feel compelled to start with a confession that only makes sense within the context of what my Baptist... Read More