Monthly Archives: February 2017

VINTAGE VMAN: TIM BLANKS ON THE HISTORY OF MALE SUPERMODELS

The preternaturally blue-eyed, level stare of the young man in Gucci’s Pour Homme II fragrance campaign is striking in its dare-you audacity… As for Jeff Aquilon, Bruce Weber revisited him for L’Uomo Vogue in October 2006. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and four kids in Santa Barbara, where he teaches computer technology at Westmont College. more

Westmont Suffers First Baseball Loss of Season

Westmont surrendered three home runs and suffered its first loss of the season, 9-7 against the Thunderbirds of British Columbia (10-1). British Columbia hit a pair of two-run homers and a three-run blast to overcome a 5-0 Westmont lead. more

Blood Wedding

The Westmont College Festival Theatre presents Blood Wedding, a tragedy written by Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s popular and controversial dramatists. The play takes place on February 24-25 and March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre (955 La Paz Rd.). more

How the World Fighting Federation channels aggression into events

Sports always have been a passion for Brandy Pierce and Thom Ortiz.

Growing up in Scottsdale, Pierce ran track and cross country at Phoenix College and at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, while Ortiz was a conference champion wrestler at Arizona State University.

Ortiz, a Tucson native, recently was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame as well as the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame.

The two married in 2009, with Ortiz serving as head coach of the ASU wrestling team and Pierce working … in Scottsdale, Pierce ran track and cross country at Phoenix College and at Westmont … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont stays in GSAC race with win

The Westmont men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference game against William Jessup needing a win to stay in the race for the conference’s top spot. more

Storm Closes Highways In and Around Santa Barbara County

Mudslides, flooding and fallen trees caused dozens of road closures throughout Santa Barbara County Friday, and major highways were shut down within a few hours of the heavy rain hitting the Central Coast… Highway 192 was closed Saturday between Coyote Road to Westmont Road because of downed trees and power lines and was expected to stay closed all day, according to Caltrans.  more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros let the good times roll

Cory Blau had a game-high 24 points to lead the Warriors (21-5, 9-4) to a Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Oaks at Murchison Gym… Aysia Shellmire missed a double-double by one rebound with 20 points and nine boards in the Warriors’ GSAC romp over the Oaks. more

Jeffrey Emery, DO

Dr. Emery was born and raised in the greater Portland, OR, area and graduated from Westmont College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He went on to study medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the founding school of osteopathic medicine located in Kirksville, MO. more

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR

COURTNEY SCHWASS (Lucienne Homenides De Histangua) was last seen in Westmont College’s production of Almost, Maine. Before moving to Santa Barbara, she studied acting at Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area with Beth McBrien. A Flea in Her Ear marks Courtney’s first performance with The Theatre Group at SBCC. more

CUSD students visit Westmont College

The Carpinteria Unified School District After School Program Leadership Councils visited Westmont College on Feb. 6 to tour the campus. Students from Carpinteria had an opportunity to ask first-generation college students from Westmont’s Liberal Arts Ambassadors Program about their school experiences and goals. more

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