Summer 2003 Archive:

California's Crazy Recall

By David G. Lawrence, Professor of Political Science A French newspaper called it “fou-fou-fou”— crazy, crazy, crazy. The British newspaper, The Guardian, called it “A circus fit for the fruit and nut state.” Of course they were referring to... Read More

Judgment Day

The U.S. News & World Report college rankings are out again. And I’m not entirely sure what to think. On the one hand, Westmont jumped into the second tier of national liberal arts colleges. Only one other Christian liberal... Read More

Westmont Moves Up in Rankings

The most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings list Westmont among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country. The magazine classifies schools in four tiers, with the best being in the first. Named as a national... Read More

Educator, Businessman Join Board

Edward Birch, who retired as executive vice president of Westmont in 2001, and Roy Goble ’81 have joined the college’s board of trustees. Birch came to campus in 1994 after serving for more than 17 years as vice chancellor... Read More

Pay Now, Study Later

Westmont has joined nearly 300 other institutions in launching the nation’s first prepaid tuition plan for private colleges and universities. Known as the Independent 529 Plan, it resembles state-sponsored 529 prepaid tuition plans. However, participants can use these funds... Read More

Support from the Stamps Foundation

The James L. Stamps Foundation has awarded Westmont $100,000 to support the development of a new college information system and to fund spiritual formation projects. Replacing the college’s 18-year-old infor-mation system will take two years. The new system will... Read More

Westmont Goes South of the Border

When Westmont in Mexico (WIM) debuts next fall, students will immerse themselves in Mexican culture through home stays, coursework and field trips. At the same time, they will experience the benefits of a supportive Christian community, as a Westmont... Read More

So Excellent a Play

For 15 years, Professor John Blondell has staged imaginative and cutting-edge productions of classic plays. “I’m fascinated by the classics, and I look for ways to play them as wholly contemporary,” he explains. “I don’t see them as museum... Read More

Chemistry Research Heats Up

Chemistry Professor Stan Anderson has received a prestigious National Research Council Senior Research Associateship award. As a result, he is spending an additional semester on sabbatical, conducting studies at UC Santa Barbara with Michael T. Bowers, a professor in... Read More

My Summer as a Missionary

Maybe it seems strange to some that I, a 22-year-old with a lot to offer the world, would set aside the offerings of the world and come to South Africa to work among such intense suffering. My life in... Read More

Miracle at Tangerine Falls Transcends Soccer

By John Zant, News-Press Senior Writer Excerpts from an Aug. 29 article in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Not everybody heard the scream, but those who did will never forget it. “It was the most terrifying scream I’ve ever heard,”... Read More

Warriors’ Winning Ways

After winning back-to-back NAIA national champion-ships, the women’s soccer team began the fall sports  season ranked first in the nation. After their first five games, the defending national champions were 5-0, out-scoring their opponents by a combined total of... Read More

My Son, the Student

Published: Summer 2003 in Parents

Dean and I became Westmont parents in a rather circuitous way. The older of our two sons graduated from Gordon College in May, where he received a wonderful education and enjoyed many fine friendships as well as four years... Read More

Family-based Ministry

Published: Summer 2003 in Parents

A Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tripp Johnston went on to earn an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. For 15 years he worked as an investment banker, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions... Read More

Destination Thailand

To better serve alumni and parents and extend Westmont’s Christian mission, the Alumni Association has launched a new study/travel program for lifelong learners. The maiden voyage for this enterprise is an adventure in exotic Thailand May 13-27, 2004.<‘/p> Led... Read More

Men of Distinction

How does a Westmont psychology major with a master’s degree in New Testament literature end up as an art dealer? When Jerry Eisley ’63 opened Foxhall Gallery in Washington, D.C., in 1976, he saw a need to reach out... Read More

The Second Time Around

Based on their personal experiences, Kay Marshall Strom ’65 and her husband, Dan Kline, have written a book, “The Savvy Couple’s Guide to Marrying after 35” (InterVarsity Press 2003). Married in 1998, Kay and Dan have drawn on their... Read More

Return to the Rez

After a career as a microbiology/cell biology professor at CSU Northridge, Tacheeni Scott ’66 has returned to his roots. A full-blooded Navajo raised on the reservation in Arizona, he has founded Dineh Bible Ministries (DBM) to train biblically qualified... Read More

Seeking Reformation in Germany

Ford Munnerlyn ’81 arrived in Giessen, Germany, in 1982 for a short-term assignment with Greater Europe Mission and has been there ever since. Although he resigned from the mission two years later, he has continued his ministry to non-believers,... Read More

Back on the Home Front

by Lt. Cmdr. Julie Ohman Kellogg ’88 As I write this it has been several months since I returned home from my deployment with the Marines to Kuwait and Iraq. In some ways it seems that I was never... Read More

A Master Storyteller

Once he decided to become a writer, Todd Pierce ’86 was determined to publish something. He kept submitting his work only to receive rejection slips, which he taped to the walls of his office. The wallpaper allowed him to... Read More

Lessons from the First War on Terrorism

When David Wills ’93 read Tom Clancy’s book, “The Sum of All Fears,” he became fascinated by the possibility of nuclear terrorism. At the time, he had just earned a secondary teaching credential at Westmont, but found he really... Read More

In the News for NBC

An anthropology major fit Priya David ’97 well. Growing up in Brussels and London with parents born in India but educated in the United States, she gained a lot of international experience in her youth. She also learned to... Read More

Wallace Emerson Society

Golden Warrior Maureen erickson Reyes ’52 spent 33 years working for Oregon’s welfare agency. One of her most challenging assignments was directing the state’s refugee program when Saigon fell. In 1991 she embarked on a new career as a... Read More