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Treasure Valley high school signing/commitment list

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2017 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university on a scholarship or as a walk-on… Cassidy Tiegs, Eagle, Westmont College. more

Dorothy R. Kagay of Santa Barbara, 1927-2017

Dorothy R. Kagay, 89, of Santa Barbara, died March 24, 2017. She was born May 14, 1927… Donations can be made to Westmont College Sports Camps in care of the Harold and Dorothy Kagay sports camp scholarship. more

‘Shark Tank’ bites on Agoura Hills company Rareform

Today’s highway billboard signs could be tomorrow’s backpacks and wallets, thanks to the work of Rareform, an Agoura Hills-based startup company… Aric Avedissian, 27, founded the company with his brother, Alec Avedissian, 31, who created the initial concept for Rareform. Alec Avedissian, moved to El Salvador after graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

TREASURE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SIGNING/COMMITMENT LIST

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2017 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university on a scholarship or as a walk-on… Cassidy Tiegs, Eagle, Westmont College. more

Faculty show solidarity, care

SPU faculty members such as Tina Schermer-Sellers have recently shown their concern about the safety of students due to the U.S. president’s remarks against undocumented immigrants… In the introduction of the statement, the unnamed authors say that they were inspired by two institutions: North Park Theological Seminary, a graduate program located in Chicago and affiliated with the  Evangelical Covenant Church and Westmont College located in Santa Barbara, California, affiliated with interdenominational christian faith. more

KAGAY, Dorothy Rae

Dorothy Rae Kagay was born May 14,1927 in Aurora, Ill. She went to heaven March 24, 2017 just short of her 90th birthday…  She was the secretary to 5 different presidents over her 30 year career at Westmont. more

Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

More than two-dozen faculty and staff at six Texas Baptist universities joined 1,100 other Christian scholars who signed a statement of confession and commitment denouncing a political environment “marked by fear, polarization and violence.” “The current political climate reveals longstanding national sins of racism, misogyny, nativism and great economic disparity,” says the “confessing faculty” statement, an expanded version of a document originally drafted by faculty and staff at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.  more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 2 Pirates sink Vaqueros late

The SBCC baseball team found itself down four runs to second-ranked Orange Coast early at Pershing Park on Friday… Luke Whalen, Philipp Sibbel, Christian Mathis and John T. Joens claimed wins in singles for Westmont (11-7); Mathis and Sibbel won their doubles match, as did Whalen and Joens. more

HOW TO TURN AN AWESOME IDEA INTO A BUSINESS

“It tickles.” That’s what my son said to me the first time he tried sparkling water. He loved it, and I liked that choice for him since it was the only sugar-free drink he liked. That was the beginning of Tickle Water, the first all-natural, sugar-free sparkling water for kids… Heather is a longstanding fitness and nutrition advocate, using her business platform to communicate the value of healthy lifestyles for people of all ages, including kids. She has a BA in Spanish and a minor in Fine Arts from Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, CA. more

805 BOUND: Friday 14, 2017

Crime novelist Ann Simas once worked in Santa Barbara for two years as a probation officer before turning to writing… Crime novelist Ann Simas once worked in Santa Barbara for two years as a probation officer before turning to writing. more

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