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
Westmont College is dominating and perfect in women’s volleyball. more
In just a matter of days the Santa Barbara Foresters will no longer call UCSB home. … The Foresters could also run into the same issue at Westmont over wear and tear on the facility. more
Project Grad Students Learn About Jupiter and Juno On First Day At Westmont: Westmont College Observatory offers view of planet being studied by NASA
On their first day at Westmont College, Project Grad students said the Keck Telescope helped them understand the Juno spacecraft’s arrival in Jupiter’s orbit on Independence Day. The Westmont Observatory’s Keck Telescope is a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain reflecting instrument with Richey-Chretien optics. Visitors are able to climb a ladder and look at Jupiter during the early evening. They can’t see Juno, the spacecraft that launched in 2011 it isn’t big enough even though it is said to be the size of a basketball court. more
Elite athletes and love birds Matt Organista and Sarah Skipper have entered an online wedding contest with the grand prize being 25 thousand dollars for a dream wedding. … She also helps coach track and field at Westmont College and to youth in Carpinteria. more
James Land blasted two home runs as William Carey of Mississippi eliminated Westmont College 10-3 at the Santa Barbara Regional in the NAIA Opening Round.
The Warriors went 1-2 in this double-elimination tournament that was won by The Master’s who now advance to the World Series.
Westmont won a school-record 42 games this year. more
Brianna Hammond is well out of her comfort zone but she can’t stand around and not help.
Instead she is running, boy is she ever. The 2003 Westmont College graduate is running in the oldest Ultramarathon in the world, Comrades in South Africa.
It is a 56 mile run that must be completed in 12 hours. Hammond is doing the run to raise sponsorship money for the poorest kids in the world, the DR Congo. more
The best high school and college athletes in Santa Barbara were on stage at the Lobero Theatre as they were honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. …Westmont Baseball’s Robert Ruiz and UCSB’s Andrew Checketts were named the College Co-Coaches of the Year. more
The fire burned 210 homes in Montecito, a community that stretches across city and county lines. County planners said about 31 percent of the homes in its jurisdiction have not been rebuilt. Santa Barbara City planners said about 20 percent of the homes have not been rebuilt, although some are in the midst of making a comeback. …Westmont Physics professor Ken Kihlstrom lost more than most. The fire burned his office on campus and his nearby home, while he and his wife were leading a semester abroad. Kihlstrom said he remembers friends calling him to say they could see his home burning on KEYT. more
Members of Westmont College’s Republican Club followed Super Tuesday closely, but they are not all backing the same candidates. more