The Westmont College Department of Education received full accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, officials reported Monday. “The education department has worked hard to cultivate a strong relationship with the local community and the local schools over the years, and that is apparent in the exceptional record of job placements,” Westmont College Provost Mark Sargent said in a statement. The report stated that the education department offered clear benefits to the local community. more
A Westmont College graduate is taking a lead role in helping former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger try to take California in a more centrist direction. New Way California is a movement that seeks to establish common interests of freedom, responsibility, educational excellence, environmental stewardship, efficient government and an open economy. According to the group’s website, advocates are seeking to help once again instill relevance in other center-right individuals in California. more
A Californian undergraduate orchestra performs an easy-listening concert of light classical, jazz, modern and contemporary music.
The Westmont College Orchestra is made up of 66 students.
The concert will focus on music from both sides of the Atlantic. more
IU Southeast got off to a quick start in the opening round of the 2018 NAIA Baseball Tournament on Monday and defeated Westmont College (Calif.) 11-1.
The Grenadiers (41-12) opened the scoring with a 4-run second inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Richard Rodriguez singled to score Santrel Farmer, Nolan Rogers scored on a fielder’s choice and Josh Beams hit a 2-run single to left to make it 4-0. more
Nobody’s arguing that there shouldn’t be a veteran’s cemetery in Irvine. In fact, both the former and currently planned locations for the cemetery are on former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station land (and neither is in the actual Great Park). The dispute is over not if, but where. … Gabriela Worrel is the outreach coordinator at Laguna Greenbelt, Inc and a freelance writer. She is a Southern California native currently living in Los Angeles, and holds degrees in biology (Westmont College) and urban planning (UC Irvine). more
Tony Newnan joined the UCLA women’s basketball staff in May of 2011 and enters his sixth season at UCLA in 2016-17. He is a 20-plus-year coaching veteran, with Pac-12 experience, known for his defense, who has worked with numerous players drafted by the WNBA over the years. … Prior to UCLA, Newnan has been a women’s basketball assistant coach for eight seasons at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more
TYLER — Services for the Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Tracy and Hill City, South Dakota, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. … He majored in biology in college, graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, in 1958. more
Fire and water were at the center of what could be described as a disastrous year for Santa Barbara County in 2017, but that did not deter Noozhawk readers who turned to the 10-year-old website in record numbers. … Westmont College alumnusbDavies Kabogoza, a 30-year-old native of Uganda, died in an accidental drowning in the Santa Barbara harbor April 29 after falling off his paddle board. more
Thomas Fire Explodes to 231,700 Acres, Claims Place in California History Week-old wildfire now threatening Santa Barbara County communities has grown to become state’s fifth largest ever; more than 640 homes destroyed
With the end nowhere in sight, the Thomas Fire now burning in Santa Barbara County has secured its place in the annals of California wildfires. …Most Santa Barbara County schools canceled classes for at least Monday, and Westmont College closed its campus in the Montecito foothills since it was in the mandatory evacuation zone Sunday night. more
In a scene that would have made Satchel Paige, Minnie Minoso and Jackie Robinson proud, 20 minority baseball players signed letters of intent at Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday night, to play in college. … Jeremiah Canada, Westmont College more