Finding a Heart for Justice and Reconciliation: Putting Christ in the Center of the Conversation
With our country and campus in this moment of racial reckoning, I want to be proactive in shaping and influencing the conversation in our chapel programs so it comes from a place of faith and commitment to community. I believe the Kingdom of God offers real guidance on these core issues of the human heart. Not only do we need to have these hard conversations, but we need to address them as a Christian community—with Christ in the center—unafraid of disruption, pain and confrontation.
Learning to Live Safely in the Midst of a Pandemic
In the fall, students took the need for safety to heart, responding positively to the requirements to wear masks, practice physical distancing and limit gatherings to just a handful of friends, embracing #maskupwarriors and #protectthemont.
Proposed Building to House Engineering
With the submission of plans for a new warehouse and a new program director for fall 2021, Westmont’s engineering program is poised to take off. The college plans to build a 5,200 square foot metal warehouse to house the budding engineering department between Physical Plant and the Abbott Tennis Courts. Dan Jensen, who has served as an adviser to the engineering curriculum for the past year, will be director and professor of engineering beginning in July.
Unsung Heroes: Leaders Behind the Scenes
Each summer, the Westmont Trades Team works diligently to renovate facilities before the students return at the end of August. But in 2020 they added a major project to their usual demanding schedule: equipping the campus with safety features to protect the community from COVID-19.