Gaede Institute | Programs Conversations on the Liberal Arts at Westmont
The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts invites Westmont faculty, staff, and students to Conversations on the Liberal Arts at Westmont, a semester of events and discussions exploring the liberal arts at Westmont. Events include talks from esteemed scholars, reading groups, and interviews and panel discussions with faculty, staff, and alumni about how liberal arts education is making a difference to our work, our faith, our whole lives.
Blakey Vermeule, the Albert Guérard Professor of Literature at Stanford University speaks on how human (and animal and ecological) communities are becoming increasingly vulnerable, and why we urgently need to push back.
Wednesday, February 23 at 3:30 at the GLC.
Molly Worthen, New York Times columnist and associate professor of history at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will explore the the teaching of empathy in a polarized age. Why do we teach empathy so poorly, and can the liberal arts help us do better?
Thursday, February 24 at 3:30 at the GLC.
A special Faculty/Staff Forum where we'll hear from several much-beloved, widely respected Westmont staff members as they discuss how the liberal arts made them who they are today, and why it matters for their work, their faith, and their life every day.
Thursday, February 24, 12 - 1 at the GLC. Lunch provided.
Faculty and staff across campus come together for small-group discussions of The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs: Lives of Consequence, Inquiry, and Accomplishment by Richard Detweiler.
Alumni from departments not typically associated with career tracks return to talk with us about just how important their major has been to their professional success.
March 29, 12:15-1pm on the Dining Commons lawn.
A panel discussion of faculty and staff exploring the findings and implications of The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs for Westmont and beyond.
April 12, 12:15-1pm on the Dining Commons lawn.