College Receives $2.5 Million Gift for Endowed Chair in Music, Worship

Westmont has received a $2.5 million gift from the Adams Family Foundation for the establishment of an endowed chair in music. The money will endow a new faculty position in the music department called the Adams Chair of Music and Worship. A portion of the gift — $500,000 – will endow a fund to enhance… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Graduate Awarded National Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded Wesley Galliher, a chemistry major who graduated in early May from Westmont, a graduate fellowship for the 2004-05 academic year. Wesley will receive $5,000 to aid in his pursuit of a Ph.D. degree in bio-organic or medicinal chemistry. Only 60 students nationwide received the fellowship this… [Continue Reading]

Gallery Publication Wins Design Competition

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery has taken first place in the 24th annual American Association of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition. “Every Picture Tells a Story,” designed by art instructor Scott Anderson, was selected as the winner of fund-raising and membership materials. “As you can imagine, I’m very proud of this accomplishment,” Anderson said. “Receiving national recognition… [Continue Reading]

A Historical Journey of American Ceramics

American Masters of Clay, an exploration of American ceramics, will be on exhibit May 13 through June 25 in Reynolds Gallery. An artists’ reception, open to the public, is 5-7 p.m. May 14 in the college Art Center, on the lower campus. The work of well-known ceramicists from throughout the United States will be on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Chosen as One of the Best Places to Work

Westmont is a finalist in the “50 Best Christian Workplaces” survey, published this month by Christianity Today magazine. Conducted by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), the survey polled more than 10,000 employees from 107 organizations in a variety of industries. “This survey gives us the unique chance to study the perceptions of our full-time… [Continue Reading]

Is There Other Life in The Universe

“Is There Other Life in the Universe?” a scientific overview of the prospects for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, is the next Westmont Downtown Conversation by physics Professor Warren Rogers, 5:30 p.m. May 13, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is free and open to the public. Starting with the… [Continue Reading]

Four Win Intercultural Leadership Award

Four Westmont students have been chosen as Intercultural Leadership awardees for the 2004-05 academic year. Sarah Akinwale, Stephanie Crockett, Laurraine Gereige and Daniel Galicia will each receive a $3,700 award funded by a grant from the Irvine Foundation. Westmont established the Intercultural Leadership Award to develop and encourage student leaders who are committed to promoting… [Continue Reading]

David Spainhour to Receive Westmont Medal

David Spainhour, who retires this month as chairman of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, will receive the Westmont Medal during graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 8 on Russell Carr Field. The Westmont Medal is given each year to recognize those in our community whose lives embody the very principles associated with the Christian character of… [Continue Reading]

Yale Philosopher to Speak at Commencement

Christian philosopher and Yale Professor Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff will speak at Westmont’s 2004 commencement 10 a.m. May 8 at Russell Carr Athletic Field on campus. Wolterstorff’s speech, entitled “Called or Occupied?” will explore choosing between looking for an occupation and looking for what you are called to do. “When students leave college and look for… [Continue Reading]

Theatre and Dance Offers New Works Festival

The Westmont Theatre and Dance Department presents a New Works Festival, with performances of works by professors and students, 8 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 1 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5. The festival will feature the Westmont Theatre Arts Repertory Co. and Westmont Windancers. “Original works are the emphasis,… [Continue Reading]