Scientific Debate or Culture War?

Jeff Schloss

Does the natural world provide rational evidence for an intelligent designer? Is the question itself a scientific one or is it religion masquerading as science? Are there ways to affirm solid science and genuine religious faith or do they necessarily conflict when it comes to evolution? Biologist Jeff Schloss will explore these and other provocative… [Continue Reading]

Probing Society's Role in Trauma Recovery

Internationally recognized speaker Thema Bryant-Davis will explore the many influences affecting recovery from traumatic experiences in “The Cultural Context of Trauma Recovery” Friday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. Refreshments will be served prior to the free lecture.The talk will examine traumatic experiences including child abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, medical… [Continue Reading]

Students Confront Realities of Racism

Core Team

Seventeen Westmont students spent their spring break in Mississippi and Alabama engaging and responding to issues relating to racism and social justice. The Racial Equality and Justice (REJ) group worked with the John M. Perkins Foundation in Jackson, Miss., which purchases and renovates houses and makes them available to single mothers and Katrina survivors. The… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Receives Key to Ensenada

Construction Team

Ensenada Mayor César Mancillas and his wife, Beatriz, presented Westmont with the key to the city during last week’s 30th annual student-led spring break service trip there. The city-wide celebration of Potter’s Clay included flamenco dancers and a large dinner. More than 220 students and three dozen community volunteers took part in last week’s outreach,… [Continue Reading]

Faculty to Present Eclectic Program

Egle Januleviciute

Members of the music faculty at Westmont will present a free recital featuring music from Buxtehude to Debussy on Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The program features vocalist Grey Brothers in Dietrich Buxtehude’s rarely heard cantata, “Herr, nun lasst du deinen Diener.” J.S. Bach once walked 200 miles to hear… [Continue Reading]

Think Before You Speak

Voiceless Communication Wins at Entrepreneurial Forum A student venture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won top honors at the Fourth Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) Collegiate Venture Forum at the Andalucia Hotel March 2-3. A panel of experienced judges chose Ambient Corporation as Best Emerging Venture Investment Opportunity for the… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving

Dr. Gerald Groff

More than 220 Westmont students and three dozen community volunteers are spending their spring break building homes, running medical/dental clinics, competing with local sports teams and leading vacation Bible schools. This is the 30th year for Potter’s Clay, the student-organized service trip to Ensenada, Mexico. The week-long trip begins Friday, March 9, and the volunteers… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurs Vie at National Forum in Santa Barbara

Newton

Nine student ventures from across the country will take part in the Fourth Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) Collegiate Venture Forum at the Andalucia Hotel March 2-3. The opening luncheon, Friday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m., features keynote speaker Dr. Yulun Wang, founder and CEO of InTouch Health. Tickets are $50, and… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Present Chamber Concerts

Ficsor and Shasberger

Westmont student musicians will perform two concerts in March. The first is an Instrumental Chamber Concert March 2 at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Chamber musicians will also present a recital featuring vocal and instrumental chamber groups March 6 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The concerts are free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Gayle Beebe Named Westmont President

Dr. Gayle Beebe

Eighth President Wins Unanimous Support from Trustees The Westmont Board of Trustees named Gayle D. Beebe as the college’s eighth president. Beebe has served as president of Spring Arbor University in Michigan for the past seven years and will take over the Montecito college at the beginning of the next academic year, July 1, 2007…. [Continue Reading]