Santa Barbara Independent

‘Tis the Season 2013: S.B.’s Complete Guide to Holiday Splendor and Merrymaking

Westmont College flexes all of its musical muscles every year in the Christmas festival, taking full advantage of this breathtaking venue. Stunning renditions of Christmas ballads both well known and obscure are woven together for a seasonal celebration that’s become an annual highlight. more

Sports Highlights: Dec. 3-8

Three women’s volleyball teams are playing in the postseason this week. SBCC travels to No. 1 Irvine Valley in the Southern Cal Regional final Tuesday; Westmont College is competing in theNAIA Championships at Sioux City, Iowa; and UCSB visits No. 9 San Diego in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. Westmont advanced in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Championships in Alabama on Monday with a 2-0 victory over Martin Methodist (Tenn.). more

Fall Sports Review Catching Up with UCSB and Westmont’s Basketball Teams

WESTMONT HOOPS: When the Freed-Hardeman Lions came into Westmont College’s Murchison Gym last Saturday, the Warrior women knew they’d be in for a game. Last March, they knocked the Tennessee team, then ranked No. 1, out of the NAIAtournament. Westmont won the national championship. “They’ve been looking for this game since then,” Warriors coach Kirsten Moore said after Freed-Hardeman scored a 69-57 victory. “We gave them too many extra chances [20 offensive rebounds]. These teams are going to make you pay.” more

Sports Highlights: Nov. 21-Dec. 1

Two Westmont College women’s teams start their national playoffs at home on Saturday – the No. 2-seeded soccer team against Westminster (Utah), and the volleyball team against Menlo College. more

UCSB Men’s Soccer: The Gauchos Earn No. 10 Seed in the NCAA Tournament

WESTMONT EXTRAVAGANZA: Saturday will go down as one of the busiest days in Westmont College sports history. The Warriors will play two national tournament matches and a pair of basketball games. more

Review: Henry VI, Part 3 at Westmont’s Porter Theater: National Theater of Bitola, Macedonia

How is it that this Macedonian company found its way to Westmont College’s Porter Theatre on a Sunday evening in November? The show was originally produced as part of the Globe Theatre of London’s Olympics festival in 2012, which featured all of Shakespeare’s plays done in as many languages, and it was this fortunate confluence of circumstances, as well as some previous experience directing in Macedonia, that put Westmont professor John Blondell at the helm as director. more

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 26th: A community celebration of the diversity of faiths

This year’s guest speaker will be Jon G. Lemmond, Ph.D., Associate Pastor of Montecito Covenant Church and Adjunct Professor at Westmont College. more

Sports Update: CIF Playoffs: Gauchos to Host Big West Soccer Semifinal

Westmont College’s women’s soccer team also went undefeated in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warriors will travel to play Concordia of Irvine for the GSAC Tournament championship on Friday. The two teams tied during the regular season. more

Santa Barbara’s Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library Foundation Sets Weekend Full of Events to Thank & Honor All Veterans

Westmont College Orchestra conducted by Dr. Michael Shasberger joined by the Santa Barbara Choral Society, under the direction of Joanne Wasserman with soloist’s soprano Celeste Tavera and baritone Emil Cristescu complete the program. more

Same Dream, Same Game: Special-Needs Athletes Take the Field; Veterans Marathon This Weekend

Helping out at La Cumbre last Sunday were members of the Westmont College women’s soccer team. The Warriors, ranked No. 3 nationally in the NAIA, will host a conference tournament match Friday, November 8, at 2 p.m. more

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