A special group of athletes traveled across the country and arrived in Santa Barbara before heading to their final destination of the 2015 Special Olympic. Nearly 100 athletes and coaches from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and St. Kitts and Nevis and they will be staying in Santa Barbara until Friday. The athletes will stay at Westmont College and use their facilities to train for the world games. Santa Barbara is one out of 85 communities from San Diego to San Luis Obispo that is a host town to the special Olympics. more
A colorful sign at the entrance to Westmont College bid visitors a bilingual nod of “Welcome/Bienvenidos” this week.
For a few days, the campus is playing host to a group of 100 young athletes and their coaches from countries in Latin America; they are stopping in Santa Barbara before proceeding to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
On Wednesday morning, after traveling here from points south, the groups of visitors mingled, ran and joked with Olympic hopeful “Elite Athletes” who normally train on this track, met with Mayor Helene Schneider, and generally began a brief, activity-filled encounter with the famous city of Santa Barbara. more
Maranatha High School’s promise to its students and families is twofold: to be God-honoring in all that it does and to provide a holistic college preparatory experience. …Bradford Ortlund ’12: Westmont College more
La Sierra University, helping Riverside to bolster its moniker as “City of Arts and Innovation,” will showcase a three-week event starting Sunday, staging free public concerts from several acclaimed artists. …Started in 2008 at Westmont College in Santa Barbara by violinist Chan Ho Yun. more
JOEY Wright’s team at the Worldwide Invitational Tournament in Las Vegas hit the court for the first time tonight, the 36ers’ mentor in search of two imports. …Carlin has been playing college ball at Westmont in Santa Barbara, the university which gave Australian basketball Mike Kelly (South East Melbourne, Townsville) and Walt Campbell (South Adelaide Panthers) among others. more
Proforma Color Press, a local provider of print and branded merchandise, has recently announced that Kim Larsen will be joining their team as the Sales Manager. …Larsen, who has several years of experience working with a variety of manufactures, attended Westmont College to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics. more
The apostle Peter enjoys popularity among Christians of all stripes, perhaps also among non-Christians who know about him. Why his popularity? Because we see in him a reflection of ourselves: a mixture of good and bad, success and failure, plus the hope of redemption. …Robert H. Gundry is scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of the forthcoming book Peter — False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew. more
Pope Francis’ attendance for the second consecutive year at the Catholic charismatic movement’s Renewal with the Spirit convocation shows his attention to charismatic movements as means to foster ecumenical path. …Televangelist Joel Osteel, pastor Tim Timmons and president of the Evangelical Westmont College Gayle D. Beebe visited Pope Francis June 4, 2014. more
Two of the players Adelaide NBL coach Joey Wright has drafted for his summer league team at the Worldwide Invitational in Las Vegas should tweak the interest of 36ers fans. …The son of dual-Commonwealth Games hammer-throwing Gold Medallist Sean, Carlin has been playing college ball at Westmont in Santa Barbara, the program which gave Australian basketball Mike Kelly (South East Melbourne, Townsville) and Walt Campbell (South Adelaide Panthers) among others. more
Culture, parties and great food. The 100 Special Olympics athletes visiting Santa Barbara this month for the World Games are in for a treat thanks to the efforts of the Special Olympics Santa Barbara Host Town Committee. …Dr. Gayle Beebe, President of Westmont College, offered to provide free lodging, meals and training facilities to athletes without hesitation, “the unbridled willingness of the Westmont College staff to support Host Town Santa Barbara is truly commendable,” says Duke. more