Parent & Families Parents Weekend 2021
This is an example of last year's schedule so that you will know what to look forward to.
We will update this after the first of the year!
Friday, March 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m: Stop by the Hospitality Table for coffee, tea and weekend schedules. Pick up a list of popular Santa Barbara eateries for dinner tonight and tomorrow before Spring Sing as well as student-recommended brunch locations for Sunday. Location: President’s Patio (Rain Plan: Career Development and Calling Office, Upstairs Kerr Student Center)
8 a.m.-3 p.m: Go back to school. Parents are welcome to sit in on any classes listed on the schedule with or without your student.
8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed during Chapel): Shop at the Westmont Bookstore for a wide array of Westmont clothing and gifts and many interesting books by faculty and alumni. Location: Bookstore behind Kerrwood Hall.
10:30-11:20 a.m: Join the entire Westmont community for chapel. Worship, pray and sing with students and hear an inspiring message by campus pastor, Scott Lisea. Location: Murchison Gym.
11 a.m: Men's Baseball vs. University of Saint Katherine Location: Russ Carr Field
11:15 a.m. -1:30 p.m: Enjoy lunch with students in the Dinning Commons. Adults $11.50/Children 2-10 $8/under 2 free. Location: Dining Commons (DC).
1:30-2:30 p.m: Join us for a time of prayer for our students and campus. Mariah Velasquez, Associate Director for the Martin Institute and Director of the Dallas Willard Center, hosts this event. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center, near the Global Leadership Center (accessible from upper campus via the Van Kampen bridge.)
3:30-4:30 p.m: Hear an interesting talk from history professor Richard Pointer entitled "Peace-Loving Indians? Recovering a Missing Piece of American History”. Given what most of us know about the long and often painful history of Native peoples in America, it is easy to imagine that all Indian peoples were by nature or necessity warlike. But it turns out that there were also strong traditions of peacemaking among Indian communities. In this talk, Dr. Pointer will draw upon his forthcoming book, Pacifist Prophet, to tell the story of one such remarkable peacemaker, Papunhank, in war-torn eighteenth-century Pennsylvania. Location: Hieronymus Lounge
Evening: The rest of the evening belongs to you in beautiful Santa Barbara. Remember that Spring Sing rehearsals take place tonight, so it might be tough to treat your student to dinner or dessert. But you can enjoy a fun night out in a city with an abundance of great restaurants.
SATURDAY, March 28
8:45-10 a.m: If you missed us yesterday, stop by Saturday’s Hospitality Table to check in. Location: Porter Theatre Patio. (Rain Plan: Inside the lobby, Porter Theatre)
9-9:50 a.m: Hear a special morning devotion by Russell Howell, Kathleen Smith Professor of Mathematics. His talk begins at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy breakfast pastries, fruit, coffee and tea from 9-9:30. Location: Porter Theatre Patio. (Rain Plan: Porter Theatre)
10-10:45 a.m: Join President Gayle D. Beebe as he talks about the state of the college and shares new initiatives and college developments. A question-and-answer session follows his talk. Location: Porter Theatre.
10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m: Enrich your perspective by attending two bite-size lectures by two Westmont professors. There will be two 40-minute presentations back-to-back.
- Dr. Enrico Manlapig, associate professor of economics and business will share about the exciting work of the Westmont's Decision Lab, where students engage with some of the most challenging and important issues facing our community. This presentation describes how students master rigorous analytical methods to advise senior leaders and decision-makers. Learn how the Decision Lab turns the boardroom into an extension of the classroom. Location: Porter Theatre.
- Dr. Martin Asher, professor of economics and business will present "Under What Conditions Can Your Property Be Taken? - What We Learned from Kelo v. City of New London, CT". Could you lose ownership of your property to make way for a large commercial development? Reputed to be on of the top ten most hated decisions by the US Supreme Court, the Kelo case informs us about the condition under which private property may be taken by local governments and given to other private parties, e.g., developers. The 5-4 split decision, with dissents and amicus briefs, provides us an opportunity to consider the issues surrounding the "Takings Clause" of the Us Constitution, including the reasoning and consequences related to so-called economic development takings. Location: Porter Theatre.
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m: Visit the Westmont Bookstore one last time this weekend and purchase a wide array of Westmont clothing, gifts and interesting books by faculty and alumni. Location: Bookstore behind Kerrwood Hall.
11 a.m: Men's Baseball vs. University of Saint Katherine Location: Carr Field
11 a.m: Women's Tennis vs. William Jessup University Location: Abbott Tennis Courts
12:30-2 p.m: Join us for a Parents Luncheon. This year we feature delicious BBQ dishes. Enjoy the opportunity to meet parents from your area. Tickets cost $20 if purchased separately; RSVP required. The Dining Commons (DC) is also open and offers you another dining option. Location: Founders Dining Room.
2:30 p.m: Time to enjoy Santa Barbara and the many great things to see or do. Remember, your student may need you to run a few errands or provide a ride to the Arlington Theater.
6:30 p.m. See you at Spring Sing, which stars your student! Find ticket information HERE. We expect tickets to go on sale the first few days in March. We recommend you can grab a quick bite to eat beforehand. Enjoy a fun evening with your student and the larger Westmont community! Location: The Arlington Theater, 1317 State Street.
SUNDAY, March 29
Morning: Worship at one of Santa Barbara’s many wonderful churches with your student, who may also enjoy brunch with you!