Talk to Explore ‘The Servant’ in Luke-Acts

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Holly Beers, assistant professor of religious studies, examines the ways the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles appropriate Isaiah’s servant imagery to characterize Jesus and the disciples on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Founders Dining Room, inside the Kerr Student Center at Westmont. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Schulze to be Installed as Student Life VP

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Westmont officially installs Edee Schulze as vice president for student life at a special convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. Speakers will include President Gayle D. Beebe, Stu Cleek, associate dean for residence life; Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University; Carol Houston, Westmont trustee and… [Continue Reading]

‘Glorybound’ Author to Read Her Works

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Jessie van Eerden, a distinguished fiction writer and essayist, will read from her recently published novel “Glorybound” and other new works on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Reading Series, which is co-sponsored by the Westmont English Department and the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Inspects Gender, Learning Experiences

Dr. Edee Schulze

Edee Schulze, vice president for student life at Westmont, examines how small inequities can create a negative learning experience for female college students on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Gender Studies Lecture, “Gender Dynamics at Two Christian Liberal Arts Institutions,” is free… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Explored Jefferson, Jackson

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Jon Meacham, presidential historian, examined the political lives of two of the United States’ greatest presidents at a sold-out, outdoor luncheon with 280 people on Oct. 10 at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The talk, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson,” launched Westmont’s year-long series on Moral and… [Continue Reading]

Meacham Launches New Leadership Series

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributing editor at Time magazine, speaks about “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. at the Fess Parker—A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency,… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Tackles Public Education

Dr. Michelle Hughes

Several local educators will examine the challenges facing public education and possible solutions for improving elementary and secondary education locally and nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call… [Continue Reading]

Gundry to Examine Matthew’s Portrayal of Peter

Dr. Robert Gundry

Robert Gundry, Westmont’s scholar-in-residence, will present a lecture that contends the Gospel of Matthew differs significantly from the other Gospels in its portrayal of Peter. The lecture will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Provost’s Lecture is free and open to the public. The… [Continue Reading]

Mark Noll to Examine Christian Learning

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Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, examines the past and future of American evangelical scholarship in a lecture, “The Challenges for Christian Learning: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 4-5:30 p.m., in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. This Erasmus Society Lecture, co-sponsored by… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches Leadership Series

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What can we learn from the leadership of American presidents? Westmont will explore that question in the coming year through the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. “Westmont has long been committed to encouraging conversations that matter,” says President Gayle D. Beebe…. [Continue Reading]