Santa Barbara Independent

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

ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 6: Five Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit

The popular event normally draws about 1,200 people. Sponsors include Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), University of California Santa Barbara, Westmont College, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and Cal-SOAP. more

John Blondell Directs The Pirates of Penzance – Westmont’s Beloved Shakespearean Takes on Gilbert and Sullivan

As a director, Westmont College professor John Blondell has received acclaim on two continents (so far) for his incisive interpretations of the plays of William Shakespeare. But for his latest production, he is turning to a very different part of the British theatrical canon. more


Russell Howell, who has taught mathematics at Westmont for 35 years, will be installed as the Kathleen Smith professor of natural and behavioral sciences Friday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. more