Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts Programs
Conversation on the Liberal Arts
How do we educate for membership in a global community? How is liberal education related to work and vocation? We learn from some of the best in the field, but mostly we learn from each other.
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.