The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs



Reel Talk: "Selma"


selmaWednesday, April 19
7pm | Adams 216


with Rachel Winslow (history, Westmont Downtown) and Tom Knecht (political science)


Join Westmont faculty for screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay's pathbreaking drama about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the road to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.