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

Rembrandt's "Triumph of Mordecai"

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]

Talk Probes Christian Efforts to End Slavery

Dr. Paul Lim

Paul Lim, associate professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, examines the global movement and commitment by evangelical Christians to stop the spread of human trafficking Thursday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “Calvin, Calcutta, and Corinth: Trinity, Trafficking, and… [Continue Reading]

Kearns Goodwin to Speak at Breakfast

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will speak about “Leadership Lessons from American Presidents” at the 10th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, March 6, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Tickets cost $125 per person and go on sale Friday, Feb. 6, at 9… [Continue Reading]

Presidential Lessons from Watergate Reporter

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Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, examined “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics” for 300 people on Jan. 16 in the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore. The legendary journalist, who has worked for the Washington Post since 1971, said it is not enough for a president to simply provide… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Features Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward, legendary investigative reporter and nonfiction author, speaks about “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics” on Friday, Jan. 16, at noon in the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency, cost $100… [Continue Reading]