Philosophy Talk Has ‘No Cheating Allowed!’

Dr. Scott Shalkowski

Scott Shalkowski, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, delves into a cluster of topics at the intersection of epistemology of religion and philosophical apologetics in a lecture, “No Cheating Allowed!” on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Philosophy Department Lecture is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Examines Technology, Teamwork

General Stan McChrystal addressed more than 700 people at Westmont’s 12th annual President’s Breakfast in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom on March 3. Later that morning, he fielded questions from four Westmont students during convocation on campus, speaking to about a thousand people. At both events, he discussed challenges presented by the rapid pace of… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Literature, Gender, Immigration

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Westmont professor of English, examines the crossover between migration of people, literature and gender issues in a talk, “Redundant Women and Expatriates: Victorian Women Writers Abroad and the Language of Global Sojourning,” Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Quantum Physics, Christianity

Dr. Arnold Sikkema

Arnold Sikkema, Trinity Western University professor of physics, explores the interaction between science and faith in a lecture, “Quantum Physics and Christianity,” Friday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The Science and Faith Club Lecture is free and open to the public. This talk will… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Explore Chumash Traditions

Alan Salazar (photo by Heidi Laughton)

Alan ‘Spirit Hawk’ Salazar, a Native American storyteller and educator, shares his unique perspective in a talk, “Chumash Traditions: Storytelling and a Maritime Legacy,” on Tuesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room. The lecture, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. “As residents of the Central Coast,… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Church Worship Practices

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer, Westmont professor of art history, examines various church worship practices in a talk, “Becoming the Body of Christ, or Not,” Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. Christians have commonly looked to… [Continue Reading]

Event Explores Liberal Arts, Fragile Planet

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley speaks at the 2016 Conversation on the Liberal Arts

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts examines ways a liberal arts education might encourage sustainability and ecological efforts at its 16th annual conference March 23-25. Plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet” are free and open to the public. Registration, which includes all meals Friday dinner… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Organic Growing, Coffee

Jay Ruskey with one of his coffee plants (photo by Michelle Nunes)

Jay Ruskey, owner of Good Land Organics, a 42-acre farm in Goleta that specializes in exotic sub-tropical crops, examines organic growing practices and groundbreaking work growing coffee in California on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Sustainability Speaker Series lecture, “Organic Growing Practices and California… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon to Train Effective Leaders

Dr. Douglas McKenna

Doug McKenna, CEO and executive director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute, speaks about “The Four Disciplines of Effective Leaders” at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, from noon-2 p.m. in Page Hall at Westmont. Tickets to the event, part of the Mosher Center lecture series, Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Award-Winning YA Novelist to Read

Author Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr, an award-winning young adult novelist, will read selections of her work Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The event, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. A selection of her books will be available for sale and signing. Zarr has… [Continue Reading]