Mark Noll to Examine Christian Learning

Professor Mark Noll..Photo by Bryce Richter

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]

Student Researchers Offer Summer Findings

Anneka Rienstra '15 explains the summer research she conducted with Dr. Steve Contakes

Twenty student researchers, who have worked over the summer with their professors in the fields of art, biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, will present their findings on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda and Darling Lecture Hall. The Summer Research Celebration, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Holy Land Unrest, Christians

Azar Ajaj

Azar Ajaj, president of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, explores how Christians should react to the unrest in the Middle East in a lecture, “Beauty for Ashes: The Mission of the Church in Israel/Palestine,” Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Robin Elizabeth Pascal World Christianity Lecture, co-sponsored by… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Probe Character Development, Faith

Dr. Sarah Schnitker

Sarah Schnitker, assistant professor of psychology at the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary, examines character strength development and the formation of virtues on Thursday, April 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The talk, “Character Strength Development in Adolescents: How Does Religion Affect… [Continue Reading]

Law Class to Debate Supreme Court Case

Dr. Jesse Covington

Ten Westmont students will simulate a U.S. Supreme Court trial hinging on the First Amendment Thursday, April 3, from 7-8 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Constitutional Law class will try McCullen v. Coakley, a 2009 Massachusetts state legislature case that created a… [Continue Reading]

Actor to Join ‘Fruitvale Station’ Screening

From the movie "Fruitvale Station"

Actor and former professional football player Trestin George joins a discussion following the screening of “Fruitvale Station” on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. The Reel Talk event, sponsored by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Office of Campus Life at Westmont, is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Howell Examines the Success of Algorithms

Dr. Russell Howell

Russell Howell, Kathleen Smith professor of mathematics at Westmont, explores the power and success of mathematical algorithms in a free, public lecture Thursday, April 3, 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 (805)… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Paul, His Relationship to Jews

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Mark D. Nanos, a Reform Jew who has lectured at the University of Kansas since 2005, probes the identity of the Apostle Paul in a lecture, “Paul’s Relationship to Jews and Judaism in First-Century Context: Revisiting the Translation of Romans 11,” Monday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in Founders Room at Westmont. The lecture, sponsored… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Faith, Politics and Jimmy Carter

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Randall Balmer, a prize-winning historian and Emmy Award nominee, explores the turbulent religious context of Jimmy Carter’s presidency on Monday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, the Religious Right, and the Eclipse of Progressive Evangelicalism,” is free and… [Continue Reading]