Christian Presence and African Response

Professor Ogbu Kalu, the Henry Winter Luce Professor of world Christianity and mission at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, will speak on “Patterns of Christian Presence and African Responses” 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. Kalu also will speak in Westmont’s chapel 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Both events… [Continue Reading]

Panel Discusses American Education

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education,” is a panel discussion lead by local educations specialists at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Panelists include Peter MacDougall, former president of Santa Barbara City College; Gerri Fausett, superintendent of Hope Elementary School District; Lynne… [Continue Reading]

Poet Jeanne Murray Walker Speaks at Westmont

Poet and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker will read from her new collection of poems, “A Deed to the Light,” 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Hieronymus Lounge, Westmont. Refreshments will be served. She also will speak in Westmont’s chapel 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Both events are free and open to the public. Walker is a professor… [Continue Reading]

God on the Quad Reveals Changes in America

The Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont presents Naomi Shaefer Riley, author of “God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America,”  who will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in Hieronymus Lounge on the upper Westmont campus.  The event is free and open to the public. “God… [Continue Reading]

Bring the Evangelical back in College

On the occasion of his retirement after 35 years, Westmont philosophy Professor Robert Wennberg will speak on “Bringing Back the ‘Evangelical’ In the Evangelical College” 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. The event is free and open to the public. Wennberg’s areas of expertise include philosophical ethics,… [Continue Reading]

Writer John Christensen to Speak on Expedition Retracing

Writer Jon Christensen will present “From the Tide Pool to the Stars” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the San Rafael Room of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Christensen will recount his expedition retracing John Steinbeck’s 1940 voyage with marine biologist Edward Ricketts exploring marine life along the coast of the Baja Peninsula. The presentation is… [Continue Reading]

Nine High Schools to Compete at Westmont Mathematics Contest

Representing the best mathematical minds of their schools, approximately 100 students will compete at Westmont’s 19th annual High School Mathematics Contest 1 – 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. In the math community the contest is known as challenging, lively and fun. Competing teams represent public and private schools from Lompoc to Los Angeles, including Cabrillo, Cate,… [Continue Reading]

William Bennett to Speak at First President's Breakfast

Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett will speak on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education” at Westmont’s first President’s Breakfast, 7 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets, which are $50, can be purchased by calling (805) 565-6895. “Bennett, who served as secretary of education in… [Continue Reading]

Jazz as Worship at Westmont

As part of Westmont’s Conference on Christianity and Literature, Reverend Norm Freeman will marry music and ministry in a Jazz Vespers service 4:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in Hieronymus Lounge on the upper campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Jazz Vespers service synthesizes several traditions, each finding a unifying voice the… [Continue Reading]

Poet Paul Willis to Read from Recent Work

Westmont English Professor Paul Willis will read from his new book of poems, “How To Get There,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Contemporary Arts Forum upstairs in Paseo Nuevo, downtown Santa Barbara. The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $3 Willis has taught English at Westmont for 16 years… [Continue Reading]