Westmont Women’s Run Ends in NAIA Semifinals

Westmont College cut a 46-28 second half deficit to four points but their rally fell short and the Warriors lost 77-57 to Oklahoma City in a semifinal game at the NAIA National Tournament.

Kristin Karr scored a game-high 24 points as the Warriors got within 54-50 midway through the second half. But Oklahoma City regrouped and pulled away for the win. more

Westmont Men Advances to National Championship Game

The Warriors have gone where no Westmont College men’s basketball team has ever reached, the NAIA National Championship game.

Sophomore Cory Blau sank a jumper with 7.1 seconds left to give Westmont a thrilling 70-69 semifinal win over number one ranked Hope International. The Royals had beaten Westmont in two previous meetings in Golden State Athletic Conference games. more

Westmont College Wins GSAC Tournament Opener

Senior Daniel Carlin showed his senior leadership and why he was named ALL-GSAC this year. He made 13 of 17 shots as he scored a team-high 29 points to lead Westmont College to an 89-75 first round win in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. more

Teens Learn About Healthy Relationships

In honor of National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Awareness Month, teens have been taught about love. Christy Haynes has been teaching students at area high schools during a program called “What Is Love.” …Haynes invited college students from UCSB and Westmont to mentor teens. more

Jupiter Jumps Into View This Month

Glance up at the sky this month and you could get a chance to see the planet Jupiter. The gas giant will be featured at Westmont Observatory’s free public viewing on Friday at 6:30 p.m. more

Westmont Hoops Rallies Past Vanguard

After a sluggish first half, Westmont College rallied past Vanguard 56-52 in men’s basketball. Westmont trailed 28-19 at halftime but pulled out the victory behind a game-high 23 points from Daniel Carlin. He also had 9 rebounds and 4 blocks as the Warriors improved to 7-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference and 15-7 overall. more

Fierce Winds Lash Montecito Bringing Down Trees and Power Lines : Speeds clocked at nearly 90 miles per hour near Westmont College

The strongest winds in six years were clocked Sunday night in Montecito at 86 miles an hour when a unique weather blast to hit Southern California. … Westmont College had a large tree come down and block an entrance road. more

Observatory Opens Early for Blood Moon

The second total lunar eclipse of the year will be the focus of a free, public viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2:30-4:30 a.m. at the Westmont Observatory.

The special viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. more

Westmont College is Fire Ready and Everyone on Campus is Informed Small school in the Montecito hills has faced the flames before

Westmont College students, staff and even parents are well aware of the campus emergency response plan.   It’s been used before in the eye of a wildland fire, and not one was hurt while buildings burned.

“We’ve been telling students for a decade now.  If there’s a wild fire go to the gym   that’s our mantra. If there’s a fire go to the gym,”said Troy Harris, a Westmont College Vice President who specializes in risk management. more

Fire Danger High In Parts Of Santa Barbara County: Montecito fire danger close to extreme

Wooden fire signs in Montecito have arrows pointing to the word high. Firefighters said the arrows would point to “extreme” if wind speeds pick up. Many residents remember the windy evening in November 2008 when a fire started near the Tea house above Westmont college. More than 200 homes burned before the fire, that started in an illegal campfire, was snuffed out. more

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