Recent Press

Westmont to Break Ground on New Facilities

Westmont College will break ground on new facilities for the college’s Global Leadership Center at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the construction site, east of Van Kampen Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. more

SBCARTL: Checketts hopes he can live up to his award

UCSB baseball coach Andrew Checketts wasn’t ready to deliver an acceptance speech when he was introduced as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s College Co-Coach of the Year during its press luncheon on Monday. …Westmont College’s Robert Ruiz, the other Round Table College Co-Coach of the Year, has already tied the school record for most wins in a season with a record of 41-9. more

Game of the Week 5/9-5/12

Westmont College earned the right to host this tournament after winning the regular-season championship while compiling the best record in school history (41-9 overall, 25-5 in the GSAC). The Warriors’ opening-round game will be at 3 p.m. Monday against the winner of a 9 a.m. game between Menlo and Biola. more

TMC Insider: Men’s golf nabs second straight GSAC title

The Master’s College golf team won the Golden State Athletic Conference title at the 2016 GSAC Tournament, while TMC track & field amassed a collective 11 all-conference titles. …The men’s track & field program made an impressive showing at the 2016 GSAC Championships at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB clinches Big West tennis sweep

One of UCSB’s tennis teams took 20 years to claim a Big West Conference title, while the other just did what it had done a year earlier. …Westmont scored five runs in the first three innings of the opener, as Jarrett Costa and Luke Coffey had two hits and drove in four runs each. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos in Big West semis

Samantha Murphy recorded a hat trick at just the right time for the UCSB women’s water polo team, leading it to an 8-4 victory over CSUN in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament on Friday at Campus Pool. …The Westmont men won their second straight Golden State Athletic Conference championship with a score of 246.50, while the Westmont women finished second with 284.5 points. more

Honey money

Westmont College associate professor Rick Ifland told his students to go and solve one of the world’s problems. Four of them acted on a honey of an idea.

Mikaela Harn, Timmy Rizk, Charlotte Cheek and Jakob Colombo are working on raising more than $5,000 to buy and send six wood beekeeping hives, four suits, gloves and other equipment to Uganda, where there’s plenty of Africanized bees but little means to collect their honey. more

McKnights will be guest speakers for annual Marin Old Time Athletes dinner

Kirsten McKnight Moore is sincere when she says there were never any of the common sibling rivalry battles while growing up with older brother Billy McKnight. …McKnight Moore, who played in the NCAA tournament each of her four years while attending Oregon, is the women’s basketball coach at Westmont College near Santa Barbara. more

Christian musician Jadon Lavik’s songs for ‘Beyond Sight’ help keep the movie focused on Christ

God has been kind to Jadon Lavik. He lives in San Clemente, California, where his avocation is surfing. …Lavik went to college at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where Schneider was on staff as a youth pastor. Reconnecting with Webster also reconnected him with Schneider. more

Klamath Basin faith news briefs

“If someone you love says they are going to die” will the topic of the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Erion at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Chiloquin United Methodist Church at Third and Schonchin streets in Chiloquin, according to a news release. …Coming next month, the Westmont College choir and ensembles will perform at the church at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. more

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