Gaede to Step Down as Westmont President

Westmont President Stan D. Gaede announced he will conclude his presidency at the end of the academic year in June. He has served as the college’s president since July 2001. Previously, he was provost, the top academic officer, for five years. The 58-year old will return to Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., where he joined… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Wins Computer Science Research Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Westmont to receive a prestigious $178,000 grant for computer science research over two years. The NSF’s Cyber Trust Program will fund the Westmont project, “Survivable, Adaptive and Scalable Distributed Systems.” NSF expects to fund fewer than 50 of the 487 proposals it reviewed this year. “It’s exciting for… [Continue Reading]

Erasmus Lecture Focuses on Civil War Era Poetry

A specialist in 19th century British cultural and literary studies will deliver a lecture at Westmont next month. Associate Professor of English at U.C. Davis Catherine Robson will speak in Hieronymus Lounge, Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m as part of Westmont’s Erasmus Lecture Series. Her lecture is entitled “Memorization and Memorialization: Poetry and the… [Continue Reading]

Video to Link Community with Hurricane Victims

Local residents will soon be able to connect with about 40 victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Westmont Head Baseball Coach Rob Crawford will arrive in Santa Barbara, Saturday, Oct. 1, after returning to the Gulf Coast for a week. He spent several days videotaping and interviewing the evacuees who he and 21 other local… [Continue Reading]

Lewis and Clark and Wilderness Medicine

San Diego author and physician David Peck will present a slide show and lecture on his book, “Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall on Westmont’s upper campus. Peck has turned his love of the outdoors, history and medicine… [Continue Reading]

Healing Racism's Hurts: Memory and Mourning

Princeton Professor Albert Raboteau will speak on “Healing the Wounds of Racism: The Role of Memory and Mourning” 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Erasmus Society, is free and open to the public. Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam professor of religion… [Continue Reading]

Lecture Series Reveals Christianity on a Global Scale

Westmont will focus on the global presence of Christianity by hosting speakers from India and West Papua, Indonesia, this October. The college launched the lecture series, World Christianity and Global Encounters of the 21st Century, in 2002. The goal is to learn how Christian movements affect relationships between rival ethnic and religious groups in the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches Program to Aid Underserved Students

Thanks to a $50,000 matching grant, the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont will reach out to underserved students this fall through an innovative Liberal Arts Ambassadors program. The collaborative project between Westmont and the University of La Verne involves college students from underserved groups engaging with prospective students in junior high and high… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Host the 10th Annual Santa Barbara Christian College Fair

This important college fair is part of a national program which brings information regarding over 30 regional and national Christian colleges to high school students and their parents. A successful event in the Tri-Counties and across the country, this event offers the opportunity for prospective students and their families to meet with college representatives and… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Uncover the Creativity Behind Producing a Shakespeare Play

Two Westmont theater arts professors will offer their creative insight and discuss the artistic choices involved in staging a Shakespearean play. John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas will host the opening 2005-2006 Westmont Downtown Conversation, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is entitled: “Sad Stories of… [Continue Reading]