Record Number of Students Offer research

Megan Korff, a double major in chemistry and biology, presents her research in 2015

The 20th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates a record 41 research projects by a record 60 students on Thursday, April 21, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The event, which highlights the noteworthy work by students from the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences, is free and open… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

The 2015 Golden Warriors

Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials


The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person ( President… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Examines Holy Land Wars

Drs. Bruce Fisk and Caryn Reeder

Two religious studies professors will reflect on domestic violence and wars of conquest in the Bible and in the contemporary Middle East in a lecture, “Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now,” on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Marriage, ‘Middlemarch’

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, professor of English at Westmont, examines the expectation of marriage through George Eliot’s novel “Middlemarch” in a lecture, “Marriage Law Reform, Singleness, and Middlemarch” on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and open to the public. “I hope the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Women, Christian Higher Ed

Dr. Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School, delivers a lecture, “Beyond the Calm Waters: Some Musings on Women and Christian Higher Education,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment NetVUE grant, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Headlines Good Friday Breakfast

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, speaks at the Channel Islands YMCA’s 39th annual Good Friday Breakfast on Friday, March 25, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Tickets to the breakfast cost $50…. [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Victorian Images, Gender

Dr. Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes, Addie Levy professor of literature at Texas Christian University, examines representations of women and neo-Victorianism from illustrated poems in periodicals in a lecture, “Prefiguring Future Pasts: Imagined Histories in Victorian Poetic-Graphic Texts, 1860-1910,” on Monday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, room 210. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Lunchtime Talk Explores French Art

Corot's “Rome—the Colosseum Seen from the Farnese Gardens.”

Laurie Monahan, associate professor of history of art and architecture at UC Santa Barbara, discusses landscape in French 19th-century art in a lecture Tuesday, March 1, at 12 p.m. in Founders Room at Westmont. The talk, “Moving through the Landscape: Sites and Sights in French 19th-century Art,” is free and open to the public. Bring… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value

Dr. Cynthia Toms

Cynthia Toms, director of the office of global education, dissects the debate about the value and impact of young people engaging in international volunteer service in a lecture Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “Ethical International Volunteerism and Service: Moral… [Continue Reading]