Speakers will include Eileen McMahon McQuade, vice chair of the faculty and chair of the biology department; Jane Higa, dean of students and vice president for student life; former Westmont president Stan Gaede; Carla Sanderson, provost and executive vice president at Union University; Ron Mahurin, vice president of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities; and members of Sargent’s family.
Westmont will hold several free, public events in conjunction with Sargent’s installation, including a panel discussion on the theme “Awakening the Moral Imagination” on Oct. 3 from 3:30-5:15 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room. Sargent and Gaede will host the conversation that will include comments by several faculty members.
Sargent and a few faculty colleagues will also host Reel Talk on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre, reflecting on various cinematic scenes that have been meaningful in their lives. Reel Talk, sponsored by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts, gives the Westmont community an opportunity to discuss challenging social, philosophical, or theological questions raised in films. An American literature professor, Sargent has also been a commentator on film for National Public Radio.