Westmont Students Receive Leadership Awards

Twelve Westmont students received David K. Winter Character Through Student Leadership Awards during a ceremony on campus March 19. The students – four first-year students, four sophomores and four juniors – will receive $2,000 to go toward tuition for the 2003-04 academic year. The juniors receive an additional $250 to give to a charity of… [Continue Reading]

The Power of Disclosure

After 127 debates, 70 speeches and 179 judging assignments, the finals of Westmont’s 6th Annual Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament came to a close March 5 with victories by sophomore Josh Cox for the debates, freshman Brad Wiegel for persuasive speaking and junior Clark Morgan for interpretive speaking. Cox argued the negative position on the… [Continue Reading]

“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. May 3 on Russell Carr Field. Commencement is open to the public; however, seating is limited. Lisa Beamer’s book, “Let’s Roll, Ordinary People, Extraordinary… [Continue Reading]

Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has given $500,000 to Westmont for the acquisition of new science equipment. This grant is the lead gift toward a $2.3 million effort to equip the new David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics with state-of-the-art science equipment and to upgrade the observatory. The foundation was established in 1969 by… [Continue Reading]

Ludwick Named Chair of Westmont Foundation

Robert Ludwick, a 1974 Westmont graduate, is the new chairman of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, accepting the gavel from Gerd Jordano, who served as chair for two years. Robert Ludwick, a 1974 Westmont graduate, is the new chairman of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, accepting the gavel from Gerd Jordano, who served… [Continue Reading]

Career Counseling Workshop Features

Howard Figler, Ph.D., a nationally known speaker, author and seminar leader, will teach a workshop for career professionals and students, “Essence and Ego: Is it Your Career or Theirs?” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 in the Founders Room in Kerr Student Center. Ego can be a voracious devourer of career energy, Figler says…. [Continue Reading]

Bob Kuntz, named registrar at Westmont

Bob Kuntz, who has served for more than 30 years in higher education, has been named registrar at Westmont, effective March 1. Kuntz has worked for the past 18 months at Westmont as assistant to the director of information technology for software improvements. Before he came to Westmont, Kuntz was assistant chancellor for budget and… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Concert to Feature Haydn Mass

Franz Joseph Haydn’s dramatic Mass, “Missa in tempore belli,” will be performed by the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers at the fourth annual Choral Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. March 5 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is a suggested donation of $7 for students and seniors and $10… [Continue Reading]

Dancers, Actors Combine for First Fall Concert

Westmont’s first fall dance concert featuring a unique blend of dancing and acting will be 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $8 for general audience. The performance is centered on our relationship with water and will feature one complete… [Continue Reading]

Poetry Collection Wins National Contest

English Professor Paul Willis’ 24-page chapbook, “The Deep and Secret Color of Ice,” was selected as the winner in an annual national competition sponsored by Small Poetry Press in Concord, Calif. Chosen from 300 entries and 13 finalists, Willis will receive a $1,000 prize and 100 free copies of the chapbook, to be published March… [Continue Reading]