Winter 2004 Archive:

A Goodly Heritage

By President Stan D. Gaede ’69 There are pros and cons of growing up on a farm in a rural community. The downside is that you have to get up pretty early in the morning, expend considerable energy during... Read More

A Presidential Party

Three former Westmont presidents got together with President Stan D. Gaede recently. President Roger Voskuyl (1950-1968) lives in a retirement home in Santa Barbara with his wife, Margaret. President Lyle Hillegas (1972-1975) is a retired Presbyterian minister who works... Read More

Grants Fund New Science Equipment on Campus

Another foundation has given a major grant to Westmont to acquire new science equipment. In the past year and a half, the college has received $1.15 million in funds from foundations for this purpose. Westmont is seeking to update... Read More

Called to the Liberal Arts

Focused on the theme, “Vocation, Vocationalism, and the Liberal Arts,” the fourth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts met on campus in February. The Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont sponsored the event. The conference explored the relationship... Read More

Missions and Vocation in Chapel

During World Missions Week in January, chapel featured a variety of speakers, including itinerant evangelist Randy Clark, Fuller Seminary professor Charles Kraft, missionaries Peter and Tammy Russell, Fuller dean C. Douglas McConnell, Bread for the World representative David Gist... Read More

Pop Culture with Values

David Batstone ’80, professor of social ethics at the University of San Francisco and a writer on popular culture, and film producer Steven Crisman spoke on “Pop Culture with Values: If You Don’t Like the News, Go Out and... Read More

Covering Faith in a Sound Bite

Professor Stewart M. Hoover from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, spoke on “Religion in the Media Age” in February. He opened a mini-conference on “Religion and Media: Covering Faith in... Read More

Students Calculate to Succeed

About 100 students competed at Westmont’s 18th annual High School Mathematics Contest in February. The keynote speaker for the awards banquet was Paul Zorn, a professor at St. Olaf College and the author of a popular textbook on calculus.... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Grey Brothers, associate professor of music, will present “The Polyphonic Passion in Mexico City: A Lecture-Recital Featuring the Passio Secundum Mattheum of Antonio Rodríguez de Matta (?-1643)” in April at the annual conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music... Read More

Seeking a New Urban Experience

After 22 years as a director of Westmont’s San Francisco Urban program, Steve Schultz is stepping down to seek new challenges. A lot has changed for the San Francisco Urban Semester since 29-year-old Steve Schultz became director in 1982.... Read More

Spring Semester Sports Updates

The women’s basketball team received an at-large bid to national tournament this year. Men’s Basketball The Warriors finished the regular season 18-9 (13-7 GSAC), tied for third in the conference. Senior Kevin Blomstrom made the All-GSAC team. The men... Read More

The Business of Scholarships

Junior Ryan Wolfshorndl is one of 10 students nationwide to receive a prestigious business scholarship from Liberty Mutual. While the cost of college tuition has climbed in recent years, so has the amount of money available for scholarships. Students... Read More

Can I Still Change the World?

A program in Washington, D.C., gives a Westmont student the opportunity to explore the nature of work and calling. By Lauren Bianchi ’04 During the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities program I attended in Washington, D.C., last year,... Read More

On Track for a New Field

Westmont plans to build a new track and soccer field with spectator seating to provide a first-class competition facility on campus. In the 1960s, Westmont built a state-of-the-art track on campus. Athletes helped pour the materials for the facility... Read More

Alumni Giving on the Rise?

If alumni continue to give at their present rate, they could set a new record for participation in the 2004 fiscal year. Doubling the alumni giving rate from 18 to 36 percent in the last five years has started... Read More

In Praise of Incompletion

By Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Professor of English Most of us were taught to clean our plates, finish our assignments, and complete our chores before going out for the evening. Coaches told us to finish the race. Hiking companions egged... Read More

Scholarship Named for Art Student

The college has established an endowed scholarship fund for art students in memory of Wesley Nishimura. The Westmont community suffered a great loss in November 2003 with the death of Wesley Nishimura, an art student and the son of... Read More

A Friend to Students

Published: Winter 2004 in Giving

From her home on the crest of Santa Barbara’s Riviera, Alice Cox has a commanding view of the city, the sea and the surrounding area. For nearly 50 years she and her husband, Joe, lived in this spectacular spot.... Read More

Colorful Careers for Alumnae

In the early 1990s, students formed the first Multicultural Student Fellowship at Westmont. Jane Higa, vice president for student life, encouraged and advised the group, but the impetus came from students. Attending a predominantly white college presented a range... Read More

A World of Interests

Published: Winter 2004 in Parents

Their backgrounds and their interests give Peter and Monique Thorrington an international perspective. Although they grew up in South Africa, Peter was born in the United Kingdom and Monique was born in Greece. The couple moved their business (international... Read More

In Memory of Dwight Small

Dwight Small, professor emeritus at Westmont and a well-known author on Christian marriage, passed away Sept. 21, 2003, at the age of 84. Born and raised in Oakland, Dwight was a third generation Californian. He graduated from UC Berkeley,... Read More

A Family Business

Ray Leach ’65 spent 25 years as an executive for a savings and loan in Southern California before retiring and returning to his roots. During high school, he worked for his father and his uncles in the family business,... Read More

An Academic Entrepreneur

Much to his surprise, Dennis Chambers ’77 decided to study business at Westmont. “I just understood economics,” he said. “It seemed interesting to me.” He learned he liked teaching as well when he worked as a teaching assistant for... Read More

An Artist on the Cutting Edge

Years ago, Sharyn Johnson Sowell ’77 went rowing with her husband, Russ, and their two young sons. To distract the boys before they went overboard, she picked up her husband’s Swiss Army knife and began cutting shapes in the... Read More

A Family of Volunteers

Busy with his family and his career, Steve Kampsen ’78 didn’t take time to get involved at Westmont. Then his son, Chris ’01, became a student at the college, and Steve started coming to campus for more than just... Read More

An Advocate for Religious Freedom

Although David Dettoni ’88 subscribed to “Foreign Affairs” monthly in junior high, he didn’t anticipate a career advocating for international victims of religious intolerance and violence. David serves as deputy director for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom... Read More

Begin with Doubt, End with Certainty

Mike Austin ’90 came to college with some uncertainty. Raised in a Christian home by the president of a Christian college, he accepted his parents’ faith but never really made it his own. Although his parents attended Westmont (Bud... Read More

G.I. Jeremy

When Captain Jeremy Wedlake ’99 joined the Army, he expected to travel. His latest destination is Iraq, which reminds him a little of his home in Turlock, Calif. “Between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, Iraq is green and fertile,... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Not only did steve ’74 and Janice Johnson ’76 Zoradi attend Westmont together, but their son Justin will graduate from the college in May and their son Ryan will enroll in the fall. In fact, the Zoradis have more... Read More