Alex Moore, an assistant professor at Westmont and the husband of Warriors women’s head basketball coach Kirsten Moore, died at the age of 31 of complications from surgery. He joined the Westmont faculty in 2011 and worked in the kinesiology department. Alex married Kirsten in 2008 and their first child is due in July. Westmont President Gayle Beebe said, “Alex was a bright light-he had a winsome humility.” more
Despite warnings from the American Embassy in Mexico, a group of Westmont College students still intend on traveling to the country for an annual missions trip. KEY News Reporter Sara Bush has more on why they’re confident they’ll be safe. more
Former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates will soon be visiting Santa Barbara. He is the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Westmont President’s Breakfast at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. The event takes place at 7:00 am on March 2nd. more
University students are back in their dorms this morning after a trailer caught fire Wednesday night.
Montecito Fire officials say a 20-foot travel trailer was fully engulfed in flames shortly after 10:50 p.m. in the 300 block of Mountain Dr. The location is near Page Hall on the Westmont College campus. more
UCSB has been named a “Top 50 Public National University” by U.S. News & World Report. According to the report, UCSB was ranked 10. It was also ranked 42 in the “Best National Universities.” The university’s engineering school was ranked 38 on the “Best Programs at Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Doctorate.” Of the “Top 30 Public National Universities,” UC Berkeley and UCLA ranked at 1 and 2, UC San Diego at 8 and UC Davis at 9. Other local colleges that ranked well were Westmont College at 90 and Cal Poly at 19. more
A powerful telescope will be the focus of attention at Westmont College Friday night.The Keck Telescope will be available for viewing starting at 8:30 p.m. According to Westmont Physics instructors, stargazers will have the opportunity to view the nearly full moon, the Great Globular Cluster, the Ring Nebula and Saturn’s moons. The observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month. The viewing lasts for several hours. more
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Santa Barbara on Friday. She was the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Westmont President’s Breakfast at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Organizers say more than 860 people attended the event including Rep. Lois Capps and Sheriff Bill Brown. Rice discussed several topics including the current instability in the Middle East, and the importance of education. more
Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes local artist Jan Clouse, who will display her art in its Leigh Block Room art gallery space. Clouse is the fifth local artist to display her work in the spacious art gallery. more
One Santa Barbara resident is giving a local college a generous gift.
As another example of What’s Right in our community, Westmont College was the recipient of a multi-million gift on Sunday.
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree is pledging $5 million to “Bright Hope For Tomorrow,” through Westmont College. more
Westmont College’s new observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, will be available for a free, public viewing Friday night. After the sun goes down, viewers may catch a glimpse of Mars, and after 9 p.m. Saturn and its rings should be visible. more