Summer 2008 Archive:

The Challenge and Promise of the Global Imperative

The Challenge and Promise of the Global Imperative

A few years ago I had the wonderful privilege of visiting the Czech Republic in Eastern Europe. It was a glorious time, and I enjoyed the trip immensely. Traveling to Prague, Karlovy- Vary and other smaller cities gave me... Read More

A Life of Making Joyful Noise to the Lord

A Life of Making Joyful Noise to the Lord

For more than 60 years, Howie Stevenson ’50 has ministered through music, often in partnership with his wife, Marilyn Danielson Stevenson ’53. At college events, in churches and during summer conferences they’ve shared their musical gifts with skill and... Read More

The Year of the Warrior

by Jerry Gill ’56 Until 1955 the Warriors weren’t competitive in the few sports they played: men’s basketball and men’s track and field. Thanks to a few outstanding players, the basketball teams managed to break even. But the lack... Read More

Developing a Family-Friendly Focus

Developing a Family-Friendly Focus

Published: Summer 2008 in Parents

Nicky Schrim Suard ’78 toured Europe in a van for a semester with the late Professor Ed Bouslough, tracing the travels of the Apostle Paul. She’ll never forget her adventures or the paper she wrote about becoming the kind... Read More

A Tour with a Latin Beat

A Tour with a Latin Beat

Forty-eight music students, three professors and one staff member traveled to Central America in May, where Westmont choirs sang and served with local residents in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Every third year, the choirs make an international trip for... Read More

Computer Science Scholarships Assist Promising Students

Westmont’s computer science department has awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 to five students for the 2008-2009 school year. The recipients include first-year students Erick Brownfield and Morgan Vigil, juniors Josh Carver and Toby Lounsbury, and senior Michael Gardner.... Read More

New Semester Brings New Students

New Semester Brings New Students

The newest class of students, 333 young men and women slated to graduate in 2012, arrived on campus in August for four days of orientation before beginning their first college courses. The incoming class is one of the most... Read More

Cultivating a Career in Agriculture

Cultivating a Career in Agriculture

Working the swing shift in a hot, dusty saw mill for four summers inspired Ryan Krabill ’00 to stay in college. “It was good to get a sense of what many people do their whole lives, but I knew... Read More

An Artistic Approach to Social Issues

An Artistic Approach to Social Issues

Deb Tullman ’00 discovered two passions at Westmont: the arts and social justice. During her college years, she felt torn between the two. The summer after her freshman year, she traveled to Mongolia for a short-term mission. “That trip... Read More

Accepting a Gift of Love and Life

Nineteen people a day die waiting for an organ transplant. Carol Patzia Rewers ’92 could have been one of them; she went on the national kidney transplant list in 2004 suffering from a congenital disease exacerbated by pregnancy. Facing... Read More

Mixing Creativity and Practicality

Mixing Creativity and Practicality

As a child, Ken Roth ’89 retreated to his room to draw. But in high school his passions centered on sports and music. Westmont recruited him to play soccer, and he decided to major in economics and business. “I... Read More

Finding the Write Life

Finding the Write Life

Friends and family asked the same question when Cynthia Clampitt ’73 quit her corporate job to become a writer: “What will you do about benefits?” But she’s found plenty of perks in her freelance career, including travel to 37... Read More

An Alumna Returns to Westmont

An Alumna Returns to Westmont

By Teri Bradford Rouse ’77, Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Twelve years ago, when my parents decided to retire and return to our hometown after 25 years in Washington, D.C., they found the perfect house just around... Read More

The God of the 13th Hour

The God of the 13th Hour

by Doré Robinson Charbonneau ’84 The prayer request sketched on a small piece of paper and stuck in the wooden sanctuary cross bore but a single name: Harriett. The brief notation represented years of alienation —and tremendous hope in... Read More

Is There Hope for Palestine?

Is There Hope for Palestine?

by Bruce Fisk, Professor of New Testament The Difference Between Night and Day Saturday, May 24, 2008 Daytime in Nablus, a Palestinian city surrounded by refugee camps, hides its nightly war games fairly well. Markets bustle, children play, horns... Read More

Traveling to the Far Corners of the World

Traveling to the Far Corners of the World

Published: Summer 2008 in Giving

Reconcilliation Mayterm Despite the miles that separate Northern Ireland and South Africa, the two countries share something in common: a history of bitter strife and segregation that eventually inspired sincere efforts at reconciliation. Deborah Dunn, professor of communi- cation... Read More

Making Music by Hand

Making Music by Hand

Published: Summer 2008 in Giving

James Wimmer, a master violin maker, is carefully crafting four fine stringed instruments for the college’s music faculty and stu- dents. Named the Hubert Schwyzer Quartet for a former UC Santa Barbara philos- ophy professor and cellist, the quartet... Read More

Westmont Music Program Earns Accreditation

Westmont Music Program Earns Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has granted associate membership to Westmont following a four-year review process. NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of more than 600 colleges and universities that establishes national standards... Read More

His Research is Out of This World

His Research is Out of This World

What’s the best way to get students interested in science? Physicist Warren Rogers believes he knows the answer: involve them in meaningful experiments with real scientists. Westmont students have participated in his research since he joined the physics faculty... Read More

Westmont Community Mourns Lyle Hillegas

Westmont Community Mourns Lyle Hillegas

Lyle C. Hillegas, who served as the fifth president of Westmont from 1972 to 1975, died July 29, 2008, in Santa Barbara. At 37, he was the youngest person ever appointed to the presidency at the college and the... Read More

New Vice President Seeks to Strengthen Technology on Campus

New Vice President Seeks to Strengthen Technology on Campus

As vice president of information technology and chief information officer, Reed Sheard oversees Westmont’s information systems. He comes from Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he served as vice president for technology services for five years. “As the college’s... Read More

Four for the Westmont Foundation

Four for the Westmont Foundation

The Westmont Foundation has added four prominent Santa Barbara residents to its board. Brad Frohling, Andria Kahmann, Bill Loomis and Alice Van de Water join 22 other members who cultivate ties between the community and the college. Frohling, who... Read More