Talk Explores Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. James Rogers

James Rogers, founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences, lectures about “Recycling Nature’s Intelligent Design” Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The talk, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6082. Apeel Sciences, a Santa… [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]

Duhigg to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author speaks about “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence” Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon in the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Life Without Limbs Founder in Chapel

Nicholas Vujicic

Nicholas Vujicic, born without arms and legs, speaks in chapel on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The 45-minute chapel service is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The early days were difficult for Vujicic, who credits his faith in God for overcoming those… [Continue Reading]

Wolterstorff Explores Empathy, Anger

Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter professor emeritus of philosophical theology at Yale University, examines what accounts for hardening of the heart in a talk, “Empathy and Anger in the Struggle Against Injustice,” on Monday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Philosophy Department,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Reducing Carbon Footprint

Kathi King

Kathi King, director of outreach and education for the Santa Barbara Environmental Council, explains how energy, transportation and food systems affect climate change in a lecture, “How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint TODAY,” Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room below Westmont’s Kerr Student Center. The talk, part of the Sustainability Speaker Series,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Bourne’s ‘Picture of Slavery’

Dr. Kya Mangrum

In an upcoming talk in the Erasmus lecture series, Dr. Kya Mangrum of the University of Utah will examine how American abolitionists have used rhetorical and visual strategies to further their cause. Her lecture, “American Slavery as It Is? Word, Image, and the Desire for the Crime Scene Photograph in U.S. Anti-Slavery Literature, 1830-1839,” is… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni

Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Knecht Dissects Clinton, Trump Campaigns

Dr. Thomas Knecht

Thomas Knecht, associate professor of political science at Westmont, reflects on the unprecedented surprises of the 2016 race for the White House in a talk on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Breaking All the Rules: Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election,” is… [Continue Reading]