Winter 2006 Archive:

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

by President Stan D. Gaede ’68 As I’m writing this, we are knee-deep in the Master Plan process, with a variety of groups and commissions scrutinizing our updated plan. It’s a difficult moment for me since we are in... Read More

Let the Hearings Proceed

After Six Years of Delays, Hearings on the Updated Master Plan are Finally Underway Plans to alleviate overcrowded residence halls and inadequate classroom space are progressing slowly through a governmental maze of public hearings and critique. Montecito Planning Commissioners... Read More

Hall of Famer Pitches in for Baseball Team

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell spoke at a book signing and reception at Page Hall in January, raising $5,000 for Westmont baseball. The event also featured former Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Ross Porter and screenwriter, director and producer... Read More

A Night in Narnia

Costumes and Props from the Movie Go On Display with Westmont’s Wardrobe Alumni families ventured into Narnia in March when Westmont hosted a display of costumes and props from the movie “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Disney... Read More

Student Art Blooms Around Campus

Student artwork depicting events in Christ’s life appears throughout campus this semester, the result of a year of work, creativity and prayer. A $10,700 Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship funded the project. One group... Read More

Renovations to Carroll Observatory

Workers finish renovations to Carroll Observatory to prepare for the arrival of a new, high-tech telescope. The 24-inch reflector will be the finest scope between the Bay Area and Los Angeles. W. M. Keck Foundation awarded $300,000 for the... Read More

Globalization and the Liberal Arts

A Report by Professor Lisa Deboer on the Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts At Westmont we educate young people for lives of Christ-centered service. Recruiting professors who care about the implications of faith for scholarship helps us accomplish... Read More

How Music and Worship Work Together at Westmont

The College Celebrates the Installation of the Adams Chair of Music and Worship “Spiritually informed” and “vital.” Michael Shasberger believes these words best describe worship that serves God and not just individual tastes. In remarks at his inauguration into... Read More

Entrepreneur Puts a Value on Virtue

Former Student Body President Brings His Entrepreneurial Perspective to the Classroom “Don’t try to be something you’re not,” Carter Crockett ’92 tells his students. It’s advice he lives by. Not only will he quit a job that doesn’t fit... Read More

Women Coaching Women at Westmont

For the First Time the Women’s Basketball and Soccer Teams Have Women Head Coaches Westmont is bucking a major trend: The number of women coaches on campus tripled this year, from one to three. Nationally, the number of women’s... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Scott Anderson (art) has won the Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation for his Ensemble Theatre poster illustrations, which have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators New York, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and Spectrum,... Read More

Uncompromising Patriotism and Patriotic Compromise:The Ambiguous American Experience

Richard Pointer, Professor of History, Reflects on David McCullough’s Talk for the Westmont Foundation Lecture Series February 15, 2006 How do patriotism and compromise go together? What relationship have they had in American history? How might they fit together... Read More

An Event for the History Books

Author David McCullough Speaks at the First Annual President’s Breakfast Pulitzer-prize winning author David McCullough spoke to 801 people at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Hotel for the First Annual President’s Breakfast Feb. 10. Tickets to hear the well-loved writer, whose... Read More

Surviving Tragedy – And Spiritualized Spin

By David Thomas ’67 The title “Why?” on the book jacket caught my attention while I was waiting for a meeting to start in the coffee-house bookstore our church recently opened. The subtitle increased my interest: “Trusting God When... Read More

Biehls Score with Scholarship

Sergio Hernandez first visited Westmont through the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)as a junior high school student. Although he was born in Santa Barbara, the 13-year-old had spent most of his life in Mexicali, Mexico, and he... Read More

Saving the Children

Russ Carr ’56 went to Guatemala City for a soccer match and left with a new purpose in life. The coach for a squad sponsored by the State Department, he welcomed the chance to play the Guatemalan national team.... Read More

Doing Business on a Global Scale

For the first 15 years of his career, Tim Keith ’87 was younger than most of his business associates. “When I walked into the room, I surprised people with my age,” he says. “One of my bosses gave me... Read More

Making Modesto Family-Friendly

Kristin Olsen ’96 hates to wait for doors to open — she’d rather push and see what happens. But last summer, a door swung open unexpectedly for her. In August, just days before the filing deadline, friends urged her... Read More

Alums Produce Disney Soccer Trilogy

Allen Hopkins ’95 has become a familiar face to soccer fans as a broadcaster at Fox Sports. So when Mike Jeffries got the idea for “Goal,” a big-budget soccer movie, he e-mailed Allen and asked to meet him. They... Read More

Creating a New Profession

Rick Fogg ’93 and Josh Yager ’92 think they’ve invented a new profession. Rick calls it “trusted adviser”; Josh jokingly suggests “high-priced manservant.” Their firm, the Anodos Group, provides a unique service to the well-to-do: expert advice that puts... Read More

Feeding Body, Mind and Soul

Teresa Moore Goines ’97 wanted to help at-risk youth, so she became a probation officer at Los Prietos Boys Camp when she graduated from Westmont. “We worked intensely with the kids and saw them grow by leaps and bounds,”... Read More

From Agriculture to Opera

Working out in the flat fields of his father’s farm, Zachary Sheely ’04 bends down to test the soil before planting cotton. Jets from the nearby naval base scream overhead as he uses GPS to precisely identify the area.... Read More

Student's Work Hits the Big Screen

Film Based on Student’s Script Screens at the Santa Barbara Film Festival Ask Ashley Stratton ’07 what she wants to do with her life and she gives a different answer than she did a few months ago. That’s before... Read More

Students Spring into Action

About 300 students and community volunteers spent spring break doing outreach in Ensenada, Mexico, for Potter’s Clay, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. Teams constructed six two-bedroom houses and a community facility for the disabled. Doctors, dentists and... Read More

A Whale of an Internship

Student Interns Assist in a Rare Dissection of a Killer Whale Two biology students interning at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History got an unexpected opportunity when a baby orca washed up on a Ventura beach. Matt Marinkovich... Read More

Speaking with a Civil Tongue

Allison Trowbridge walked away the big winner of the college’s debate contest, part of the annual Tournament of Expressions. The first round started with 128 students in early February and came to an end Feb. 28 with the sophomore... Read More

A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Published: Winter 2006 in Parents

A Generation Apart, Kerry ’76 and Alex ’08 Compare Notes on Westmont Alex Malliaris ’08 and her mother laugh about the bathrooms in Clark. Kerry Gibson Malliaris says they haven’t changed a bit since she graduated in 1976. The... Read More

The Day Altadena Said 'No'

Controversy about campus plans isn’t new at Westmont. Just seven years after its founding in 1937, the college sought a new location as the six-acre Los Angeles campus had quickly become overcrowded. The trustees looked for property with land... Read More

Former Teacher to Help Future Teachers

Caryl Taylor ’64 faced a quandary as a sophomore at Westmont. She had planned to attend for only a year and then train as a dental assistant. But once she arrived on campus, she fell in love with the... Read More