Monthly Archives: May 2017

Faculty Awarded For Teaching, Scholarship And Service Excellence

Ten University of Scranton faculty members were honored recently with Provost Faculty Enhancement awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service… Rebecca S. Beal, Ph.D., received the Excellence in Adapting Classic Principles of Jesuit Pedagogy into the Curriculum: The Magis Award. This award is given to a faculty member who makes specific, sustained and creative efforts to adapt classic principles of Jesuit Pedagogy in courses. Dr. Beal, professor of English and theatre, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1983. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Westmont College, her master’s degree at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. at the University of Texas. more

67 seniors graduate from ilyllic Cate School

Nestled on an idyllic, microcosmic mesa above Carpinteria, the historic Cate School takes its place among similar remote and view-endowed campuses up in the hills of the region, including Westmont College in Montecito and Thacher School in Ojai. more

Westmont Men’s Soccer Announces Class Of 2017 Commitments

Westmont Men’s Soccer is pleased to announce the signing of seven recruits from the Class of 2017: Landin Filippini from Waddell, Arizona; Isaiah Garza-Bolton from Newbury Park; Zachary Godeck from Ventura; Jonathan Romero from Santa Ana; Nicolas Ruiz from Foothill Ranch; Jose Vasquez from Long Beach; and Tyler Young from Ventura. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Metgzer puts up 65 at Muni

Westmont’s Becky Collier was named the Most Valuable Performer of the Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. after adding a high jump title to her heptathlon crown. more

Details emerge about helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary accident report on the May 5 helicopter crash at La Cumbre County Club that left three injured… The passengers of the aircraft, recent Westmont College graduate Courtney Crosby and 2016 graduate Turner Conrad, were released from the hospital May 18, according to college spokesman Scott Craig. more

Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. more

Westmont College Summer Camps Offer Variety of Sports, Experiences

As our excitement for the end of the school year begins to grow, so does Noozhawk’s Camp Guide! Our next installment is a Q&A with Chantel Cappuccilli, co-director of the Westmont College Summer Camps, to find out what exciting activities she has planned for the summer. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: San Marcos trio qualifies for CIF State

Westmont’s Becky Collier collected 5,178 points to defend her national title in the women’s heptathlon. more

Obituary: Robert Hughes

Robert W. Hughes, longtime Mount Shasta, California psychologist and current executive director of Remi Vista, Inc., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Mount Shasta. He was 52…  He was raised in the Newport Beach area and attended Corona Del Mar High School, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Antioch University and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. more

Becky Collier Wins National Championship in Heptathlon for Second Straight Year

On the second day of the 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field National Championship Becky Collier earned her second consecutive National Championship in the Heptathlon (her 14th All-American honor); and Pieter Top, Anthony Cota, and the Women’s 4×800 meter relay team (Anne Elise Brown, Hope Geisinger, Emily Parks, and Taryn Phipps), and each earned All-American honors. After the second day of the Women’s Heptathlon, Becky Collier earned her 14th All-American honor (a Westmont record) and her second consecutive National Championship with a score of 5,178 points ( a school record). more