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

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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]

Yunus Inspires at President’s Breakfast

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At the Westmont President’s Breakfast Feb. 28, Muhammad Yunus told inspiring stories about using microcredit to end poverty, captivating a packed room at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree by Hilton Resort. Known as the banker to the poor and the father of microfinance, Yunus believes that credit is basic human right. “Banks won’t go anywhere near the… [Continue Reading]

Rogers Explores the Diversity of the Cosmos

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Warren Rogers, professor of physics at Westmont, explores how modern physics views the cosmos in a lecture Tuesday, March 4, from 7–8:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lecture, “Unity and Diversity in the Cosmos: Astrophysics and the Origin of the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Reads Focuses on ‘The Big Burn’

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Westmont hosts a panel discussion about wildfire as part of Westmont Reads Thursday, March 6, from 2-3 p.m. in Voskuyl Library. This year, the annual program focuses on the book “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America” by Timothy Egan. The program includes a series of events, including book discussions and… [Continue Reading]

Rick Ifland Examines Microfinance, Yunus

Dr. Rick Ifland

Rick Ifland, director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont, explores the challenges and effectiveness of microfinance both in the developed and developing worlds at a free, public lecture Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Tickets are not needed; the limited seating is available… [Continue Reading]