Researchers Lay Up Diet Tips for Cagers

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An international collaboration of sports scientists, including researchers from Westmont College, have developed new nutritional practices that could help NBA players prepare for the upcoming season. Gregg Afman, Westmont professor of kinesiology, joined researchers at the University of Bath in England to study how sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, and carbohydrate supplements could be useful… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes in 2015

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Westmont will house 100 Special Olympics athletes competing in the games next summer as part of the Host Town program. At a press conference on Kerrwood Lawn July 30, officials from the Special Olympics announced Santa Barbara as one of 100 Host Towns in California. The international athletes will stay at Westmont July 21-24, 2015,… [Continue Reading]

Museum Acquires Tisi Nativity Painting

Chris Rupp, collections manager of Westmont Museum of Art, carefully uncrates Tisi's "La Nativité"

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is showing off its recent acquisitions, including a painting by Benvenuto Tisi. The unannounced exhibition features works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and Mary Cassatt. The museum is not keeping regular hours during the summer, so please call (805) 565-6162 to make sure it is open. The work by… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Win Back-to-Back All-Sports Awards

The women's soccer team finished as national runner-up

Westmont retains the coveted Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award, narrowly beating Concordia by 0.02 points. The conference honors the school with the highest average finish in the conference standings in all its sponsored sports. Last year, Westmont won the award for the first time in two decades. “The award is especially pleasing because it’s… [Continue Reading]

Aldrich, Sigler Join Westmont Foundation

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Santa Barbara residents Dan Aldrich and Nathan Sigler have joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community. Aldrich is vice president of National Accounts and the Caribbean and Latin America Region for American Communications, an industry leader in telecommunications resale, repair and services. He’s been married to Kara,… [Continue Reading]

Prayers and Sympathy for Seattle Pacific University

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President Gayle Beebe shares the thoughts and prayers of the Westmont community regarding the June 5 shooting at Seattle Pacific University. “The shocking news of another shooting, this one at a fellow Christian College Consortium member, has distressed and saddened us. As this comes so soon after the tragic deaths in Isla Vista, we can hardly… [Continue Reading]

Beebe Visits the Vatican, Meets with Pope

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Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and 14 North American Protestant leaders will meet privately with Pope Francis on Thursday, June 5, at the Vatican. Beebe, representing Christian higher education in the ecumenical conversation, will be joined by politicians, theologians and pastors. Beebe will be the only college president in the group. The pope invited the… [Continue Reading]

Condolences on Isla Vista Tragedy

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Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe expressed condolences today to the families of the victims of the May 23 attacks and to members of the UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista communities. “On behalf of the entire Westmont family, Pam and I extend our heartfelt sympathy, prayers and support to Dr. Henry and Dillie Yang and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Revises Seal, Unifies Identity

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Westmont has adopted an updated seal and a new unified identity system to better communicate its mission and character and increase recognition of the college. The new graphic elements will create greater consistency across all materials. The seal will appear on official communications and be used for formal occasions. The revision makes the elements stronger… [Continue Reading]

Commencement Honors Top Grads, Professors

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Westmont honored top graduates and professors during a warm, sunny Commencement ceremony May 3 on Carr Field. A total of 367 students earned degrees this year, the largest graduating class in Westmont history. Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., and author of the book, “The Purpose-Driven Life,” offered the Commencement… [Continue Reading]