Ventura County Star

A Conversation on Youth and Vocation, with Chap Clark

In anticipation of the summer 2017 launch of Trailhead, our new vocational exploration program for high school youth, Westmont is pleased to host A Conversation on Youth and Vocation, a half-day workshop for pastors, faculty, and community partners. Led by Fuller Seminary’s Chap Clark, an expert in youth spirituality and development, we’ll examine together some of the ways we can help young people seek a life of real significance. more

Pop-Up Shakespeare

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, this moveable feast of performance celebrates the astonishing achievement of William Shakespeare in a non-traditional mix of short plays, films, and dance. Inspired by Shakespeares plays and sonnets, performances are ongoing from 5 to 7:45 pm in a pop-up, informal format in spaces both expected and unexpected, within and without the Museum galleries. Presented in collaboration with Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre, Westmont College, and Shakespeares Globe London. Free. more 

George Akira Takaya

George Akira Takaya, 95, passed away peacefully on December 4th 2015 at his home in Oxnard, California under hospice care. …He later served as a pastor at Bethany Congregational Church in Santa Barbara while attending Westmont College where he earned his B.A. degree as well as working as a landscaper. more

Youth sports signups, Nov. 12


WINTER CAMPS: The SoCal Halos will be forming one team this winter that will compete in team camps at UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge and Westmont College. Any players who are interested and are at a varsity-level ability can go to and click on players registration. The first camp starts Dec. 6-7. more

Former Royal High athletic star dies at age 44

Christensen landed at Moorpark College in 1991 and played soccer for the Raiders before receiving another scholarship, this time to Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

CLU Notebook: Jacoby finds happiness on basketball court at CLU

The women’s tennis opens the season on Friday at home against Westmont at 2 p.m. The men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at Westmont on Saturday at 11 a.m. more

Fed’s dimmer outlook could mean longer bond buying

“I don’t think the Fed will be ready” to slow its bond purchases in September,” said Brian Bethune, an economics professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Not only is growth running below their target, but inflation is below where they would like it to be.” more

Oaks Christian grads urged to continue building a ‘strong foundation’

Gayle Beebe, the president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, was the commencement speaker and he continued… more

College Notebook: Title has deeper meaning for Wilber, Westmont

Before the Westmont College women’s basketball team took the court last Wednesday night to play for a national title, it gathered for an emotional pregame speech. Head coach Kirsten Moore’s husband, Alex, died last May from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. The 31-year-old was an assistant professor of kinesiology at Westmont and spent a lot of time with the team. more

Kropp: Junior players enjoy Davis Cup experience

Thousand Oaks High graduate Marcos Giron, a sophomore at UCLA, defeated Emilio Gomez 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the deciding singles match as the visiting Bruins defeated USC 4-3 last Friday. … Alyson Meyer of Ventura defeated Sarah Edwards 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 singles to help Westmont College defeat visiting Arizona Christian 9-0 in a nonconference match on Saturday. Meyer, who played No. 1 singles for Ventura High for three years, is a sophomore at Westmont. more

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