Talk to Probe Whooping Cough Research

Dr. Steve Julio

Steve Julio, associate professor of biology at Westmont, examines current research aimed at improving the whooping cough vaccine, in a free, public lecture on Thursday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first­served basis. For more information, please… [Continue Reading]

Bethany Hamilton to Speak at Westmont

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Bethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” inspired the 2011 film “Soul Surfer,” speaks Friday, April 10, at 5:45 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. Westmont hosts Night of Champions, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Fellowship of Christian Athletes (SBFCA), which includes special… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker Explores Christianity, Ghana

Dr. James Ault

James Ault, award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and sociologist, screens his most recent film and discusses Christianity’s explosive growth in Africa followed by Q&A on Thursday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 106. “African Christianity Rising: Stories from Ghana,” sponsored by the World Christianity and Global Encounters of the 21st Century Lecture… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Investigate the Validity of Jesus’ Tomb

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Jodi Magness, a renowned archaeologist and Kenan distinguished professor in early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines the validity of claims that Jesus’ burial has been found in Jerusalem during a lecture on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The lecture, “Ossuaries and the Burials of… [Continue Reading]

Poet Brett Foster to Read Works

Dr. Brett Foster

Brett Foster, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, recipient of a PEN American writing grant and winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, reads his poetry as part of the Westmont Reading Series Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Mommy Bloggers

Dr. Felicia Wu Song

Felicia Song, Westmont associate professor of sociology, discusses women who seek to reconstruct their social identities online in a lecture, “More than a Mommy Blogger: Renegotiating Identity in Motherhood and Social Media,” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The talk, organized by Westmont’s chapter of the Phi… [Continue Reading]

Talks to Focus on Liberal Arts, Social Good

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Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts its 14th annual conference focusing on how a liberal arts education contributes to contemporary society Feb. 26­-28. The public is welcome to plenary sessions of “Liberal Arts and the Social Good.” A complete schedule is available online at westmont.edu/institute. For more information, please call (805) 565­-6124. Speakers… [Continue Reading]

Panel to Examine Presidential Leadership

Drs. Tom Knecht and Rachel Winslow

Westmont professors Tom Knecht and Rachel Winslow explore presidential leadership in a free, public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-­come, first­-served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-­6051. The lecture, “American Presidents… [Continue Reading]

Talks Examine Faith and Science, Humility

Dr. Elaine Ecklund

The Provost’s Office and the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts co-­host two free, public lectures Feb. 9 and 11 at Westmont, featuring Elaine Ecklund, Herbert S. Autry professor of sociology at Rice University, and David McNaughton, professor of philosophy at Florida State University. Ecklund explores “What Scientists Think about Faith and What People think… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Highlights Rembrandt, Jews

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Westmont features 21 Rembrandt etchings in an exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection,” Feb. 12-March 28 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6162. The show also includes a drawing by… [Continue Reading]