Santa Barbara Independent

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


More than 570 students from 15 California high schools join the Westmont College Choir at the ninth annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival on Friday, Nov. 1. more


Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked Westmont among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in its annual list. The report, which named Westmont No. 83, features colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost. more

The Pirates of Penzance at Westmont: Gilbert and Sullivan Get an Exciting Revival

With this new version of The Pirates of Penzance, Westmont’s John Blondell and his marvelous cast and production team have shed nearly all the weight of precedent and created something as light, bright, and pleasing as one of the many helium-filled balloons that float across the stage in Danila Korogodsky’s brilliant scenography. more