Yearly Archives: 2015

All Christians Are Biased Voters

I have fond memories of fall 2008. Having recently earned my PhD, I had just begun my academic career at Westmont College in Southern California. Since it was a presidential election year, I decided to focus my social psychology course on the psychology of political attitudes: how they are formed, how they are maintained, and how they can predict voting behavior. more

All Christians Are Biased Voters

I have fond memories of fall 2008. Having recently earned my PhD, I had just begun my academic career at Westmont College in Southern California. Since it was a presidential election year, I decided to focus my social psychology course on the psychology of political attitudes: how they are formed, how they are maintained, and how they can predict voting behavior. more

Kokkonen lobbying for reform as 24th Congressional District candidate

Matt Kokkonen hopes his passion and dedication pay off in 2016, when voters have the opportunity to make him their representative for the 24th Congressional District. …Kokkonen is a Westmont College graduate, with a major in philosophy. He has 35 years of experience as a financial planner and has advised school boards on economics. more

Westmont Alumnus Recognized by Prestigious Smithsonian Award

The Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has recognized Westmont alumnus Joel Daniel Phillips (Class of ’11) for his submission to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the most prestigious portrait competition in the United States. …“When I first graduated from Westmont I quite honestly felt I had a lot of catching up to do. Most of my peers who went to art schools graduated with an applicable and polished set of technical skills — something that Westmont’s limited amount of art courses and heavy emphasis on general education courses didn’t seem to cater to,” Phillips said. more

Kokkonen lobbying for reform as 24th Congressional District candidate

Kokkonen is a Westmont College graduate, with a major in philosophy. He has 35 years of experience as a financial planner and has advised school boards on economics. He also has served as a trustee and deacon at a local church. more

From the farm to the field

The Stockdale High School graduate played college baseball at Westmont in Santa Barbara before returning back home to work in the family-run business. more

Morningside seventh in Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings

Biola University is the current leader with 313 points. The rest of the top 10 includes Southern Oregon University in second place with 253.5 points, followed by Columbia College in third with 248 points, Lindsey Wilson College in fourth with 223 points, Indiana Wesleyan University in fifth with 218 points, College of Idaho in sixth with 206.5 points, Morningside in seventh with 202 points, Westmont College in eighth with 193.5 points, Campbellsville University in ninth with 185 points, and Benedictine College and Vanguard University tied for 10th with 179 points. more

Westmont Ridley Tree Museum of Art, ‘Barbizon, Realism, Impressionism’

An exhibition opening January 14, through March 19, showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history. …“It (the exhibit) also includes works by impressionists who were strongly influenced by the Barbizon artists’ plein air practices, such as Alfred Sisley, and Berthe Morisot,” says Westmont Provost Mark Sargent. more

Connect the Dots-Part 2

Peter Stoner, while a Professor of Science & Mathematics at Westmont College, used the help of over 600 of his students to calculate the probability of one man fulfilling just eight prophecies written in the Bible about the Messiah – the promised Savior.  They concluded that the possibility of any one man who lived from when the prophecies were made until the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 to the seventeenth power. more

Deaths 2015 NEWS OF THE YEAR

David K. Winter

84 / August 15 / Influential evangelical educator, president of California’s Westmont College (1976-2001), and co-founder and former board chair of the D.C.-based Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. more

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