Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Westmont Wins 5th Straight GSAC All-Sports Award, Places 8th Overall in NAIA

For the fifth year in a row, Westmont College Athletics has won the coveted Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award. The award measures the overall regular season success of conference members over a single academic year. more

Karen Telleen-Lawton: Westmont Gets to Know Us

Concurrent with the May term, Westmont College organizes an annual seminar for freshmen faculty. The goal is for new professors to get to know the community. more

At Westmont College Leadership Conference, David Brooks Issues Clarion Call for Exodus

Author and journalist David Brooks led a powerhouse cast of speakers who gathered at Westmont College last week for the third annual Lead Where You Stand leadership conference. His main topic was a timely one: the crisis of social solidarity that is gripping the nation today. more

Erica Schroeder Earns Podium Spot at State Meet With 6th-Place Finish in 800

San Marcos senior Erica Schroeder ran her best time of the season and earned a medal in the 800 meters at the CIF State Track and Field Championship on Saturday night at Buchanan High in Clovis… “He had an awesome career,” coach Marilyn Hantgin said of Nnoli. “He’s headed to Westmont to be coached by (former San Marcos triple jump record holder) Shane Rowan.” more

Local Sculptor Carves Out First Place Win at Art Exhibit

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the recent opening reception of Westmont’s annual Out of Place exhibit featuring 36 Tri-Country artists… he museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m-5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, visit or contact the museum at 565-6162. more

Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. more

Westmont College Summer Camps Offer Variety of Sports, Experiences

As our excitement for the end of the school year begins to grow, so does Noozhawk’s Camp Guide! Our next installment is a Q&A with Chantel Cappuccilli, co-director of the Westmont College Summer Camps, to find out what exciting activities she has planned for the summer. more

Becky Collier Wins National Championship in Heptathlon for Second Straight Year

On the second day of the 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field National Championship Becky Collier earned her second consecutive National Championship in the Heptathlon (her 14th All-American honor); and Pieter Top, Anthony Cota, and the Women’s 4×800 meter relay team (Anne Elise Brown, Hope Geisinger, Emily Parks, and Taryn Phipps), and each earned All-American honors. After the second day of the Women’s Heptathlon, Becky Collier earned her 14th All-American honor (a Westmont record) and her second consecutive National Championship with a score of 5,178 points ( a school record). more

Patti Cook, Courtney Kidd-Kadlubek Win East Beach “AA”; Holden Plock, Adam Kanold Take “B” Title

Patti Cook continued her winning ways as a player, as she combined with Courtney Kidd-Kadlubek and captured the California Beach Volleyball Association’s Santa Barbara Women’s “AA” Tournament last weekend at East Beach… Cook, the women’s volleyball coach at Westmont, was recently named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year. more

Engine Failure Cited as Cause of Fiery Helicopter Crash That Injured 3

Engine failure led to the crash of a sightseeing helicopter that resulted in injuries to the pilot and two passengers earlier this month in Santa Barbara, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board… Two Westmont College alumni, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were seriously injured in the crash, and pilot Michael Ower, owner of the helicopter tour company, also was hurt. more

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