Monthly Archives: February 2017

BWW Preview: BLOOD WEDDING at Westmont College

About ten years ago, I saw a production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding that has stuck in my brain, rearing itself up to serve as background visual for thoughts regarding (even slightly) related topics.. Produced by Westmont College and directed by Mitchell Thomas, Blood Wedding runs at the Porter Theater this week and next. more

Late Home Runs Power Menlo To 4-3 Win Over #8 Westmont

It was an odd scene at Russ Carr field on Thursday afternoon. Menlo College was playing #8 Westmont College, but Menlo played as the home team, surrounded by Warrior fans. This was the first of three make-up games played due to the home series for Menlo being rained out last weekend. more 

ART REVIEW: Art About Border Patrolling

It may come as a surprise to some that the most provocative, timely and topical art exhibition of the New Year is underway at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, in the idyllic environment of the venerable Christian liberal arts college in Montecito. more

Trump’s moral and ethical camouflage

I DIDN’T COME to Vermont as hippie, a back-to-the-lander, or as political progressive… In fact, my outside examiner was a well-respected sociologist at Gordon College who would later become president of Westmont College, a well-known Christian liberal arts school in California. more

Westmont professor fascinated by new discovery

Westmont College physics professor Ken Kihlstrom has been reading up on a new discovery reported in Nature magazine. During an interview near the campus planetarium, Kihlstrom said he was exited to hear about a planet discovered 40 light years away that may be inhabitable. more

Gerald Carpenter: Westmont Orchestra to Spin Romantic Yarns

The Westmont College Orchestra — fresh from a President’s Day performance at the 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival in Washington, D.C. — plays its Spring Concerts this weekend, conducted by Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship. The concerts will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., both in Santa Barbara. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Cold night in Costa Mesa foils Westmont teams

Westmont College’s hopes for a Golden State Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship were dashed by an 87-72 defeat at Vanguard on Tuesday night. more

Chet Kammerer: Meet the man in charge of the Miami Heat’s NBA draft scouting team

When Erik Spoelstra was asked in December about his involvement in the organization’s draft evaluation process, the Heat coach immediately shot down the question… That connection led Pfund to hire Kammerer as the Heat’s West Coast scout in 1996. But Kammerer was better known as a coach at the time, as he spent 27 years as a college basketball head coach — 10 years at Grace (Ind.) College and then 17 years at Westmont College — before becoming an assistant coach at the NBA level. more

Westmont Men Stumble at Vanguard

Shooting just 38.5 percent from the field, NAIA No. 16 Westmont fell to the Lions of Vanguard by a score of 87-72 in a GSAC men’s basketball game on  Tuesday in Costa Mesa… The Warriors (22-6, 10-5 GSAC) made just 25 of 65 shots.Vanguard shot 58.8 percent (30 of 51) from the floor, including 38.5 percent (5 of 13) from three-point range. The Warriors made just 18.5 percent from beyond the arc (5 of 27). more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors lose first of season

Travis Vander Molen belted his first home run of the season and drove in two runs for the Westmont baseball team on Monday, but it wasn’t enough for the Warriors, who lost their first game of the season to British Columbia, 8-7, on Monday at Russ Carr Field. more

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