Santa Barbara Independent

Major Choral Directors’ Conference Comes to Santa Barbara

I sat down with WDACDA President and Westmont College Choral Director Steven Hodson and Program Chair and CSU Fresno Professor Emeritus Gary Unruh to gauge the pulse as they prepare for the downbeat. more

Sports Highlights: Feb. 12-20

Thursday, 2/13: Baseball – Corban at Westmont, 2 pm. Women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 7 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 7 pm (TV: ESPN3). more

Electra Reviewed: Westmont Presents Greek Tragedy Outdoors

In Mitchell Thomas’s mesmerizing new production of Nick Payne’s 21st century English adaptation, the drama’s ritual element is restored without sacrificing any of Sophocles’ psychological acuity. This is ancient Greek tragedy for the present moment, with scenes that are every bit as intense and saturated with inner life as those of a show written yesterday. more

High School Mathematics Contest

Did you know that 27 is a perfect cube? If so, then you should check out the High School Mathematics contest at Westmont this weekend. In its 27th year (do you notice a pattern?), the event will see nearly 100 area students flex their left-brain skills as they vie for awards in a Chalk Talk Derby, whose topic is cubics; written exams; and a team competition à la the College Bowl TV show, replete with buzzers. more

Book Club Discussion of “The Big Burn”

We also appreciate the participation of our community partners: Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, and KCSB-FM Radio. more

Sports Highlights: Feb. 4-13

Westmont College’s basketball teams are moving into the second round of the Golden State Athletic Conference season. They will host San Diego Christian on Saturday. The Warrior baseball team plays a three-game GSAC series against Vanguard. more

Westmont Moves Electra Out of the Theater

The scene could be ancient Athens or nearly anywhere else in the Western world over the past couple of millennia. But for the next two weekends, it will take place on the campus of Westmont College, as the school’s consistently innovative theater department presents one of the masterpieces of Greek tragedy: Sophocles’s Electra. more

Sports Highlights: Jan. 28-Feb. 5

Thursday, 1/30: Men’s basketball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 7 pm; Arizona Christian at Westmont, 7:30 pm. Women’s basketball – Arizona Christian at Westmont, 5:30 pm. UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 pm. Men’s volleyball – Hawaii at UCSB, Rob Gym, 7 pm. more

Sports Highlights: Jan. 21-29: Gaucho Volleyball, Basketball Coming Off Big Wins

There is an early showdown in Golden State Athletic Conference women’s basketball today (Tue., Jan. 21) as Vanguard, theNAIA’s top-ranked team with a 13-0 record, takes on Westmont College (11-4) at Murchison Gym. Both teams are 2-0 in theGSAC. In the men’s game, Westmont (11-5) will try to bounce back from a 0-2 start in conference play against the 20th-ranked Lions (15-2). more

Aaron Martinez, New Club Director, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

In 2006, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching from Westmont College. more