Summer 1996 Archive:

Curiosity and Commitment

by David K. Winter, President I have become convinced that to be educated and to be an alive, effective person requires a never-ending stream of questions. It would be great if our campus were alive with questions about the... Read More

A Las Barrancas Story

Told by Professor Nivaldo J. Tro at the dedication of Las Barrancas I could take these next few moments to tell you how important this faculty housing project is for Westmont; how beneficial it will be to our students... Read More

Faithful for 50 Years

Long-term commitments characterize the life of Dr. Bruce Bare. Not only has he given 49 years of service to the Westmont board, but he spent his entire professional career with New England Mutual Life Insurance, as his father did... Read More

The Warriors Keep Winning

With a 7-2-1 record, the men’s soccer team is holding the number-four slot in the NAIA after defeating the former number-one team, Lindsey-Wilson of Kentucky, by a score of 1-0. The booters have also defeated the former number-three team... Read More

More for Moore

While Ron Mulder, athletic director and professor of kinesiology and physical education, takes a sabbatical this fall, head men’s basketball coach, John Moore, is assuming responsibilities as interim athletic director. Coach Moore also directs the Warrior Sports Associates program,... Read More

Sports Illustrated Notices

When Westmont’s Ashley Fickel became the youngest men’s tennis player ever to make the NAIA’s first-team All-America, “Sports Illustrated” noticed by featuring him in its July 29, 1996, “Faces in the Crowd” section. The 16-year-old history major made the... Read More

The Westmont Fund Advances

Published: Summer 1996 in Giving

After exceeding its first-year goal by 18 percent, The Westmont Fund has begun the 1996-97 year well. Before sending out direct-mail solicitations or calling prospective donors through the yearly phonathon, the college has already raised $177,392 for ongoing operating... Read More

Westra Scholarship Supports Women

Published: Summer 1996 in Giving

With a gift of $100,000 from the estate of the late Dorothy L. Westra, a former professor of music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westmont has established an endowed scholarship for outstanding women students who demonstrate talent... Read More

Steering a Presidential Course

Published: Summer 1996 in Giving

While the 1996-97 Westmont Fund campaign has already begun, the development of a President’s Associates steering committee to support this effort continues. The group of current President’s Associates will work together to create a dynamic program of recognition, stewardship,... Read More

’Tis the Season…

Published: Summer 1996 in Giving

by Iva Hillegas Schatz, Director of Planned Giving Each year is going to be different, we say. We’re not going to let the hope of advent and the celebration of the birth of Christ get lost in the busyness... Read More

Excerpts from “California: The Politics of Diversity”

“At a neighborhood forum, residents complained about disruption caused by Latino immigrants: cars sitting in front yards, clucking chickens, parks commandeered by soccer players, ranchera music day and night. ‘It’s a different culture, a different breed of people. They... Read More

Hyperpluralism in Politics and Society

An American ritual repeats itself this year: the election of a president. As few voters actually meet the candidates in person, the information they get generally comes through two filters: the media and campaign rhetoric and advertising. Confidence in... Read More

Searching for God in America

From a chapel talk by Dr. Roberta Hestenes, Former President, Eastern College Not long ago, PBS commissioned a national survey that revealed an astonishing discovery—the American people have a discernible hunger for religion. They want to know more, hear... Read More

The Guild, the Gang, and the Glory

An interview with Provost Stan Gaede ’69 Why did you decide to accept the position of provost at Westmont? My yearning for a liberal arts college of uncompromising quality, rooted in Christ, led me to Westmont—not its location in... Read More

Fitness Center Taking Shape

Published: Summer 1996 in Giving

Before the end of the fall semester, students will work out in the new E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in the Murchison Gymnasium complex. Thanks to a grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foun-dation of Reno, Nevada, and successful... Read More

Value-Added Education

Published: Summer 1996 in Parents

When their older son enrolled at the University of California at Irvine, Charles and Susan Abbott accepted his decision with little reluctance. The owner of a civil engineering firm that contracts with cities to provide most municipal services, Charlie... Read More

Alumni Go Back to School

What would it be like to return to Westmont for a day and go to classes taught by current faculty? Over the years, John and Sharon Eson Rieckewald ’69 have asked themselves this question, and they decided to answer... Read More

Homecoming ’97 September 26-28, 1997

What changes can you expect at Homecoming next year when it moves from January to September? Gorgeous weather with no chance of rain, back-to-back soccer games featuring both the men’s and women’s teams (the men are currently ranked number... Read More

An Alumni Appointment

After working in Washington, D.C., as a staff assistant for U.S. Representative Carlos Moorhead and as a field representative for State Assembly Majority Leader James Rogan, Liz Lawrence has returned to campus to join the Alumni Office staff. She... Read More

Have Piano, Will Travel

Dave Talbott ’64 goes on the road again for Westmont to play at an alumni gathering in Washington, D.C., at the home of Cliff ’65 and Diane Johnston ’66 Lundberg on Saturday, October 12. He will also perform for... Read More

A Call to Prayer

Now in its third year, the Westmont Prayer Partners program, which pairs alumni and students, continues to grow. With one of the largest entering classes ever this year, the college needs even more alumni to agree to pray for... Read More

Honoring David Hubbard

Two of my roommates and I took Epistles of Paul from Dr. Hubbard. When he assigned a paper, we would go back to our dorm (Frame Cottage) and discuss the topic among ourselves. Then we would go to our... Read More

Thailand, Anyone?

Take a “Vacation with a Purpose” this year and travel with Mike Leming ’70 to Thailand in January 1997. A professor of sociology and anthropology at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, Mike has led groups to Thailand for five... Read More

Remembering Noel Matthews

Sixteen friends and former teammates of Noel Matthews ’91, the Warrior basketball player who died last May from injuries suffered in a car accident, gathered at Westmont September 13-15 to honor his memory. In a meeting with President David... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Ted Ross fled to Toronto in 1942 as a wartime refugee from Poland. There he met and married his wife, Kathie. Eventually he relocated to Boston as an engineer with an American firm. A final work-related move brought the... Read More