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Shasberger, Orchestra Celebrate 10 Years

Shasberger, Orchestra Celebrate 10 YearsThe Westmont Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season performing brilliantly colorful music by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Glazunov and Aaron Copland. The Fall Orchestra Concert, which includes a piece by alumnus Daniel Gee, adjunct instructor in theory and composition at Westmont, is Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room, and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. [more]

New Scholarship Helps South African Students

New Scholarship Helps South African StudentsA new scholarship will provide two full-ride scholarships each year for two South African students to attend Westmont. Beginning in fall 2016, two black, male graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal, will receive these awards. In the scholarship’s fourth year and each subsequent year, eight Michaelhouse Scholarship students will study at Westmont. A related program will offer full scholarships to graduate school in South Africa for each Michaelhouse Scholar who graduates from Westmont. [more]

Alum Stages Two New Plays at Westmont

Alum Stages Two New Plays at WestmontWestmont alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09, who graduated from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, has written two plays being produced Oct. 16-24 at Westmont. “Good Day,” directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont associate professor of theater, is Oct. 16-27 at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “Mad & a Goat,” featuring alumnae Heather Johnson ’10 and Paige Tautz ’14, is Oct. 22-24 at 9 p.m. in Black Box Theatre at Westmont. Tickets, which cost $12 general admission and $7 for students, seniors and children, are available online. Both plays contain mature content. [more]

Talk Probes Faith, Gender-Based Violence

Talk Probes Faith, Gender-Based ViolenceMeredith Whitnah, assistant professor of sociology, examines how faith-based NGOs in South Africa that had resisted apartheid have addressed gender-based violence in a lecture Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture, “Faith and the Fragility of Justice: Religious Responses to Gender-Based Violence in South Africa,” is free and open to the public. [more]

Reel Talk Explores Complex ‘Food Chains’

Reel Talk Explores Complex ‘Food Chains’Mark Sargent, Westmont provost, and Cynthia Toms, director of global education, will dissect the challenging issues of our food economy and the lives of farmworkers after a screening of the film “Food Chains” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Adams Center for the Visual Arts, room 216. This Reel Talk film screening and discussion, sponsored by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts, is free and open to the public. [more]

Westmont Earns Top-100 U.S. News Ranking

Westmont Earns Top-100 U.S. News RankingWestmont jumped three spots and is ranked in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2016 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 93 out of the nation’s 245 liberal arts colleges. [more]

Westmont Mourns David Winter

David WinterDavid K. Winter, Westmont’s longest-serving president to date, died Saturday, August 15, at the age of 84. He was born Sept. 15, 1930. Winter served as president of Westmont from 1976-2001 and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-07. Under his leadership, Westmont became a nationally ranked liberal arts college. [more]