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]

Research Symposium Offers Live Lab Demos

Student researchers Danielle Costa, Tyler Salinas and Sarah McGough work with Dr. Tim Van Haitsma to evaluate student Jae Ferrin

More than 30 student researchers who worked on 13 projects during the summer with professors in the fields of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics and psychology will explain their findings on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore U.S.-Turkey Relations


Şuhnaz Yilmaz, visiting professor at UCLA with appointments at the Luskin Schools of Public Affairs and Innovation, examines the complicated relationship between the United States and Turkey in a talk Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “Challenges to Turkish-American Relations in a Turbulent Middle East,” co-sponsored by the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Global Peacemakers

Jon Huckins

Jon Huckins, co-founding director of the Global Immersion Project, explores the importance of cultivating everyday peacemakers through immersion in global conflict on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, “Global Peacemaking as Discipleship: Lessons from Welcoming the Stranger,” is free and open to the public. Huckins works… [Continue Reading]

Film, Talk to Expose Border Challenges


Westmont’s Reel Talk series explores the difficult issues associated with immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Adams Center room 216. Following the film, “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” there will be a panel discussion with five Westmont faculty and staff members who took part in a U.S. Border Immersion Faculty… [Continue Reading]

Panel Talk to Explore ‘What is Gender?’

Dr. Meredith Whitnah

Amanda Sparkman, assistant professor of biology, Sameer Yadav, assistant professor of religious studies, and Meredith Whitnah, assistant professor of sociology, examine the ways gender might be defined in their respective disciplines on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “What is Gender?” co-sponsored by the gender studies program and… [Continue Reading]