Examining Liberal Arts in a Post-Truth Age

William Deresiewicz

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the 17th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Knowledge in Crisis: Liberal Learning in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age,” March 22-24 at Westmont. Top scholars, administrators, students and practitioners consider how the tools of a liberal arts education can help us navigate the changing landscape of knowledge. Speakers… [Continue Reading]

Operetta Features Waltzes and Romance

The Westmont music and theatre arts departments combine creative talents to produce “Die Fledermaus (The Bat),” an operetta composed by Johann Strauss, on March 2 and 4 at 7 p.m. in downtown Santa Barbara’s New Vic Theatre. Tickets cost $17 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at newvictheater.com. For… [Continue Reading]

Siegel Speaks at Economics, Business Event

Jeremy J. Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks about “Factors Impacting Returns on Stocks and Bonds” at the Eaton Center Lecture Series on Friday, March 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westmont Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, which includes a reception,… [Continue Reading]

Gaede Holds 2nd Conference on Vocation

Dr. Steven Argue

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the second annual Conversation on Youth and Vocation on Monday, Feb. 26, from 9-10:15 a.m. with speaker Steven Argue of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Seminary. Drop-ins to the plenary address are welcome; to participate in all of this free, half-day conference, including meals, please… [Continue Reading]

Gen. Hayden Examines Tumultuous Year, Future

The 13th annual Westmont President's Breakfast featured Gen. Michael Hayden

Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on domestic and foreign affairs and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, offered his personal lens to view our complex and dangerous world at the 13th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Feb. 9 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The sold-out crowd of about 625… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Sponsors National Women’s Leadership Event

The third annual Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, March 5 at Azusa Pacific University, celebrates Women’s History Month. The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) sponsors the one-day national event, “Lead with PURPOSE,” which addresses the need to encourage and increase female leadership in higher education on school boards, in executive positions and in… [Continue Reading]

Students Take on Annual Math Contest

Seven high schools from around Southern California will compete in the 30th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-6:30 p.m. in Winter Hall. The competition starts at 1 p.m. with the College Bowl Prelims, Chalk Talk Prelims, and Team Exam, and will conclude with an awards ceremony in Founders… [Continue Reading]

Toy Theater Ventures ‘Into Rice Fields’

Yulya Dukhovny, Westmont artist-in-residence, performs her style of visual theater that features paper animation performed in a vertical 2D scenic space on Feb. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre. Tickets to “Into the Rice Fields,” written and performed by Dukhovny, cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors and… [Continue Reading]

Concerto Focuses on American Repertoire

Tim Beccue

The Westmont Orchestra will perform an American-themed program at the Orchestra Concerto Concert on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall, at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free),… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores the Power of Gratitude

Dr. Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson, associate professor of education, will share her research and identify key practices of gratitude to help people flourish on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Foundation, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required; the… [Continue Reading]