KIM NOTEHELFER TO SERVE AS INTERIM GLOBAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FALL During the coming fall semester, Kim Notehelfer will fill the role of Interim Global Education Administrator.
She will assume most of the duties carried by Barb Pointer, who will be away in the fall to co-lead the Europe Semester with Rick Pointer.
SPRING PROMOTIONS Congratulations to five Westmont faculty members who were granted promotions by the Board of Trustees at the May meeting.
Andrea Gurney and Tom Knecht will be full professors, starting in the fall semester.
The GSFS began last fall; it is a yearlong program for students returning from off-campus study who wish to continue readings and research on global issues.
The interdisciplinary seminar will draw in Westmont scholars from multiple fields with interests in diverse regions of the world.The ability to apply mathematical techniques and understanding to large sets of data is becoming ever more important . NEW MINOR IN GLOBAL STUDIES In addition to Data Analytics, the faculty and the trustees have approved a new minor in Global Studies.The minor brings together three different dimensions: an off-campus study semester, the new Global Studies Fellows Seminar (GSFS), and additional study in a foreign language.I frequently see him talking animatedly to students during his office hours. He teaches courses for the Westmont Downtown program, he teaches the elective internship course, he works with pre-law students, and he helps faculty and students find out about scholarship, grant, and fellowship opportunities." QUICK GLANCES John Blondell (fall) and Alister Chapman (spring) have been elected to serve as vice chair of the Senate next year.Also, a number of our majors decided to major in philosophy because of his influence . Thanks to Lisa De Boer for a good year of leadership in the role during the past two terms.His piano students are highly appreciative of innovative approaches to style and repertoire." Ann Lippincott (Education and English).From her students: "I admire Ann’s community service coupled with her teaching.Students will also undertake a research project designed to stress the connections between the “global and the local”—a project that engages them in considering how worldwide economic, ideological, and cultural issues inform local communities and citizens.Cynthia Toms and I will co-teach the seminar in the fall.From Jim Taylor: "Ed is an excellent classroom teacher.He consistently receives very high course evaluation numbers.