Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Watts Pastor to Speak at Commencement

Carol Houston, who serves the Watts community as senior pastor of Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Patrick Enthoven, a former treasurer and director of Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara-based humanitarian aid organization active in… [Continue Reading]

SBCC Professor Explores Sustainability

Dr. Michael Gonella

Michael Gonella, Santa Barbara City College professor of environmental horticulture, examines permaculture as a solution to ecosystem and human health issues in his lecture, “Permaculture Design: Rebuilding a Sustainable Relationship with the Land,” Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Sustainability Speaker Series lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Big Data, Surveillance

Dr. Donald Patterson

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, 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,… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks

David Brooks at the 2016 Westmont President's Breakfast

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Westmont’s third annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, which takes place May 31-June 2. Tickets to the three-day event include all materials and meals and cost $499. Purchase them online at westmont.edu/lead. Exploring the theme, Make Your Life and Leadership Count, Brooks presents new ideas about leadership,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Muslim Conversion, Christianity

Dr. David Garrison

Author David Garrison examines a trend of Muslims becoming Christians in his lecture about his most recent book, “A Wind in the House of Islam: How God Is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ,” Thursday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m.in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The… [Continue Reading]

Philosophy Talk Has ‘No Cheating Allowed!’

Dr. Scott Shalkowski

Scott Shalkowski, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, delves into a cluster of topics at the intersection of epistemology of religion and philosophical apologetics in a lecture, “No Cheating Allowed!” on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Philosophy Department Lecture is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Examines Technology, Teamwork

General Stan McChrystal addressed more than 700 people at Westmont’s 12th annual President’s Breakfast in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom on March 3. Later that morning, he fielded questions from four Westmont students during convocation on campus, speaking to about a thousand people. At both events, he discussed challenges presented by the rapid pace of… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Literature, Gender, Immigration

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Westmont professor of English, examines the crossover between migration of people, literature and gender issues in a talk, “Redundant Women and Expatriates: Victorian Women Writers Abroad and the Language of Global Sojourning,” Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Quantum Physics, Christianity

Dr. Arnold Sikkema

Arnold Sikkema, Trinity Western University professor of physics, explores the interaction between science and faith in a lecture, “Quantum Physics and Christianity,” Friday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The Science and Faith Club Lecture is free and open to the public. This talk will… [Continue Reading]