Meacham Launches New Leadership Series

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributing editor at Time magazine, speaks about “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. at the Fess Parker—A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Tackles Public Education

Dr. Michelle Hughes

Several local educators will examine the challenges facing public education and possible solutions for improving elementary and secondary education locally and nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call… [Continue Reading]

Star Viewing Zooms in on Summer Triangle

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A triangle of constellations that holds some of the finest open clusters in the night sky will be the starring attraction of this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning after 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction… [Continue Reading]

Mark Noll to Examine Christian Learning

Professor Mark Noll..Photo by Bryce Richter

Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, examines the past and future of American evangelical scholarship in a lecture, “The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 4-5:30 p.m., in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. This Erasmus Society Lecture, co-sponsored by… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Puts the Focus on Artists from SB to LA

Devon Tsuno's "Agglomerate Horticulture"

Eight area artists who are gaining prominence will show their art in a new exhibition, “ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers – SB to Greater LA,” Sept. 25–Nov. 22 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. An artists’ reception on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum, is free and open to the public. “We’ve… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hits Top 100 in U.S. News Ranking

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For the sixth straight year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Westmont in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges. “America’s Best Colleges, 2015 Edition” lists Westmont as 96th out of the nation’s 236 liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (5th), Claremont McKenna… [Continue Reading]

Former Westmont VP Jane Hideko Higa Dies

President Gayle D. Beebe announced Saturday that Jane Hideko Higa, former vice president for student life and dean of students, died Friday evening, Sept. 5, of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 63. Jane retired a year ago after 24 years at Westmont, the longest serving vice president in college history. A memorial service… [Continue Reading]

Music Season Opens with Faculty Recital

Han Soo Kim, Westmont assistant professor of music

The Westmont Music Department embarks on a new season with a cello master class and faculty recital on Friday, Sept. 12, in Deane Chapel. The master class begins at 4:40 p.m. and the Fall Faculty Recital begins at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Nancy… [Continue Reading]

Student Researchers Offer Summer Findings

Anneka Rienstra '15 explains the summer research she conducted with Dr. Steve Contakes

Twenty student researchers, who have worked over the summer with their professors in the fields of art, biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, will present their findings on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda and Darling Lecture Hall. The Summer Research Celebration, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Holy Land Unrest, Christians

Azar Ajaj

Azar Ajaj, president of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, explores how Christians should react to the unrest in the Middle East in a lecture, “Beauty for Ashes: The Mission of the Church in Israel/Palestine,” Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Robin Elizabeth Pascal World Christianity Lecture, co-sponsored by… [Continue Reading]