“Let's Roll” Author Lisa Beamer to Speak at Commencement

Lisa Beamer, wife of 9-11 victim Todd Beamer and author of “Let’s Roll,” the heroic story of United Flight 93, will address Westmont’s class of 2003 at commencement ceremonies 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 3 in Murchison Gymnasium. Expected rain forced the services inside, and because of very limited seating, commencement is not open… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Appoints First Woman Provost

Dr. Shirley Mullen, professor of history and Westmont’s interim academic dean, has been appointed provost effective Aug. 1. She will be the first woman to serve in that capacity in the college’s 65-year history. “Mullen will fill the position left vacant last June when Dr. Stan Gaede became president, replacing Dr. David Winter, who had… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Student Wins Entrepreneur Award

Westmont student Eric Knopf of Troutdale, Ore., won first prize for the southwest region in the 2003 Global Students Entrepreneur Awards Program. Knopf received a plaque and $2,500 for his new business venture, Epic Life LLC, at the 15th annual GSEA awards reception April 30 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The southwest region… [Continue Reading]

What Can Science Tell Us About Love? Plenty!

Love and science don’t mix. Or do they? Westmont Biology Professor Jeff Schloss speaks about “The Science of Love: What Biology is Discovering About Caring Relationships” 5:30 p.m. May 8 at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St., in downtown Santa Barbara. The event is free and open to the public. Schloss is biology adviser… [Continue Reading]

SBWC to Feature Wambaugh, Cussler, Berg

Acclaimed authors Joseph Wambaugh, Elizabeth Berg, Clive Cussler, Fannie Flagg and Ray Bradbury are among the scheduled speakers for the 31st Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, June 20-27 at Westmont College. More than 350 writers are expected at the conference, which features workshops, competitions, panel discussions and speakers. While most events are open only to registered… [Continue Reading]

Dance and Theatre Present New Works Festival

The Westmont Windancers and theatre arts students will present their newest pieces at a New Works Festival 8 p.m. April 24 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 26 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. The Windancers will perform “Earthworks” directed by Associate Theatre Arts Professor… [Continue Reading]

Reynolds Features Seniors' Art Work

The annual Senior Art Show opens April 22 and runs through May 4 in Reynolds Gallery. The reception, which is free and open to the public, is 4-6 p.m. April 26. Seven seniors, Tyler Elliot, Chris Johnson, Lori Leming, Josh Manley, Ariel Oleari, Shane Quinlan and Wells Stellberger, will display work from their portfolios representing… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty to Give Solo Voice Recital

Westmont music instructors William Nield Christensen and Celeste Tavera will perform a faculty recital 1:30 p.m. April 21 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Christensen is finishing his doctorate in music at UCSB and has been a regular at music performances around Santa Barbara. He has… [Continue Reading]

Ridley-Trees to Receive Westmont Medal

Lord Paul and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree will receive the Westmont Medal during graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 3 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 the college: integrity, service, compassion, responsibility, faithfulness, discipline… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choirs Sing in the Spring

Westmont’s choral groups unite for their annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 19 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but a free-will donation will be requested. The concert will open with an African processional, featuring all Westmont choristers. The Westmont College Choir, directed by Steven R. Hodson, will feature Full Fathom Five by Westmont… [Continue Reading]