Talk Examines State of Public Discourse

Dr. Jesse Covington

Four Westmont professors will explore the freedoms and limits of the First Amendment in a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The panel discussion, “‘You Offend Me, So Shut Up:’ Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age,” features Jesse Covington, associate professor of political science, Chandra Mallampalli, Fletcher… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Talk to Examine Science of Belief

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, will explore the science of belief in a lecture, “New Discoveries in Science and Religion: Are We Built to Flourish with Faith?” on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at… [Continue Reading]

College Dedicates Leadership Center

President Beebe and Board of Trustee Chair Peter Thorrington cut the ribbon

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at Homecoming festivities during the weekend, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by President… [Continue Reading]

Symposium Features Top Art Historians

Renowned critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of… [Continue Reading]

College to Dedicate Leadership Center

A ribbon-cutting for the GLC is Oct. 13

President Gayle D. Beebe and the Westmont Board of Trustees officially dedicate the new Global Leadership Center (GLC) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature several speeches, the Westmont College Choir and conclude with a tour of the new 45,000-square-foot facility. Featured speakers include Beebe, Reed Sheard, vice… [Continue Reading]

Batstone to Explore Why ‘Charity is Dead’

David Batstone in Barcelona (photo: Louise Andersen)

Westmont alumnus David Batstone ’80, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose current work engages human rights activism around the globe, will give a lecture about “Charity is Dead: Reinventing Compassion and World Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont in San Francisco and Global Studies… [Continue Reading]

Kawasaki to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Guy Kawasaki speaks Nov. 3

Guy Kawasaki, renowned entrepreneur, will speak about “The Art of Innovation” at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 3, starting at noon in the Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $75 per person and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/kawasaki. “Guy is one of… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk on Future U.S. Economy

Dr. Martin Asher speaks downtown Oct. 12

Martin Asher, professor of economics and business, will speak about the interplay between fiscal and monetary policy in 2017 and beyond on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Foundation, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required;… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Sexual Assault, Religiosity

Dr. Sarah Jirek

Sarah Jirek, Westmont associate professor of sociology, compares the rate of campus sexual assault to religious service attendance in different U.S. states in a talk Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “The Relationship Between Campus Sexual Assault Rates and Religiosity: Differences in… [Continue Reading]

Panel to Discuss Learning for Wisdom

Dr. Jim Taylor

Several Westmont professors will explore learning for wisdom in a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Provost’s Lecture focuses on “Learning for Wisdom: Christian Education & the Good Life,” a new book by James E. Taylor, Westmont professor of philosophy. The talk is free and open… [Continue Reading]