I have had to hustle to finish this report before the end of February, but I have been fortunate to witness some impressive speed recently from Westmont students. Last weekend at the Orchestra's Concerto Concert, Aaron Wilk closed a fine series of student performances with the blistering octaves of Franz Liszt's "Piano Concerto #1 in E-flat Major." At the tri-meet against UCSB and Pepperdine, Elysia Mitchell set a stadium record in the 400 meters and then returned to anchor the 4x400 relay with a furious finish, as the team (Jessica Erickson, Taryn Phipps, Kaylin Koopmans and Elysia) set a stadium and a school record, running the second-fastest time in the NAIA this year.
This month we have started another way of celebrating undergraduates' work by displaying a selection of student art in the Provost's Office for several months. Our first exhibit will be a still life by senior Demi Berryman (left). I've also enjoyed spending time with Erin Levoir, Sophia Meulenberg, Matt Browne, and Jarrett Catlin as they have prepared to be the panelists asking questions of Doris Kearns Goodwin during the President's Breakfast Convocation on March 6.
Hope you are surviving the pace of things as we near the baton pass into the final quarter of the academic year.