Event Explores Liberal Arts, Fragile Planet

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley speaks at the 2016 Conversation on the Liberal Arts

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts examines ways a liberal arts education might encourage sustainability and ecological efforts at its 16th annual conference March 23-25. Plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet” are free and open to the public. Registration, which includes all meals Friday dinner… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Features Wagner, Korsakoff

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, after a tour to our nation’s capital, performs music by Richard Wagner and Rimsky Korsakoff at the Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon to Train Effective Leaders

Dr. Douglas McKenna

Doug McKenna, CEO and executive director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute, speaks about “The Four Disciplines of Effective Leaders” at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, from noon-2 p.m. in Page Hall at Westmont. Tickets to the event, part of the Mosher Center lecture series, Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Women Composers Shine at Faculty Recital

Han Soo Kim

The spring 2017 Westmont Faculty Recital features works by women composers Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Dean Chapel on lower campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6040. “We will be recognizing the significant contribution these women have… [Continue Reading]

Duhigg Explores Habit, Leadership at Luncheon

Charles Duhigg spoke Jan. 20 at the Coral Casino

Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, discussed how we form habits and develop mental routines at a Jan. 20 luncheon at the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara. His talk, “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence,” focused on teaching better leadership skills. About 160 people attended the Mosher Foundation… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Faith, Wealth and Poverty

Roy Goble ’81, president of Pathlight International, explores the tension between living in an age of great wealth and great poverty in a lecture about his book, “Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts,” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall room 212. The Global Studies Lecture,… [Continue Reading]

Clouds May Dampen Friday’s Star Party

Westmont Observatory

Depending on the weather, the Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, may be available Friday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. However, rain showers are expected that evening, which would force the cancellation of the viewing. The viewing at Westmont occurs in… [Continue Reading]

Willis Reads Poetry from ‘Gardisky Lake’

Paul Willis Teaching

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will read from his new book of poetry, “Getting to Gardisky Lake” (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Students from Willis’ first-year honors seminar… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Speaks at Westmont Breakfast

General Stanley McChrystal

General Stan McChrystal, a bestselling author, a popular college teacher and one of the most revered military officers of his generation, will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, March 3, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets cost $125 per person… [Continue Reading]

Men’s Basketball to Celebrate 75 Years

Westmont battles Biola in 2009

The Westmont men’s basketball program commemorates 75 years of excellence by hosting a weekend of events, including a dinner celebration at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets, which include free admission to Saturday’s basketball game, are $75 per person, $140 per couple, and… [Continue Reading]