Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts Programs
Conversation on the Liberal Arts
How can liberal arts education contribute to healing the deep problems in our world made so plain in the last year? Is liberal arts education itself seriously ailing? How can we effectively communicate its value and relevance to key audiences? Join the conversation, February 24-26, 2022.
Liberal Arts Ambassadors
Too few young people are aware of what a liberal arts education can offer, especially those from underserved backgrounds. The Gaede Institute created the Liberal Arts Ambassadors program to address this critical need.
Lectures and Discussions
The Gaede Institute cosponsors a variety of faculty-organized lecture series: the Pascal Society Lectures, the Erasmus Society Lectures, two annual lectures organized by Westmont's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society, departmental lectures, and its own Reel Talk film discussion series.
Reel Talk brings together Westmont faculty, staff, and students to discuss important films and contemporary issues. Movie screenings precede discussions facilitated by college faculty and staff.
Trailhead: Seeking God's Call
In an on-campus summer residency and yearlong mentorship, join a community of scholars, pastors, and other professionals in exploring God's call to a meaningful life.
A Conversation on Youth and Vocation
A Conversation on Youth and Vocation is an annual half-day discussion among pastors, lay leaders, and educators about how we can inspire young people to serve God's kingdom with their whole lives. Please check back soon for information about the 2020-2021 Conversation.