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ART REVIEW: Ceremonial Splendor, Empowered Objects

Exotic intrigue and tribal tradition naturally emanates in the rich, fascinating compendium of three-dimensional work in the exhibition “Africa, Through its Sculpture: Highlights from the Lifshitz Collection,” currently at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. more

Billy Graham was ‘the last nonpartisan evangelical’?

In the wake of Billy Graham’s death, several major media outlets ran columns suggesting that the evangelist was the “last nonpartisan evangelical,” comparing him favorably with his decidedly partisan son Franklin. … Nor are the presidents of similar leading institutions: Calvin College in Michigan, Gordon College in Massachusetts, Westmont College in California and so on. more

Girls Inc. welcomes new board members

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria added new members Terri Allison, Orlando Hernandez and Lori Pearce to its Board of Trustees. “Our new additions to the Board of Trustees are leaders in the nonprofit/education, finance and technology sectors who demonstrate what it means to be strong, smart and bold—in both the workplace and the community,” said Victoria Juarez, executive director of Girls Inc. Carpinteria. … He attended Westmont College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology. more

Best friends hope to lead Salem Academy to title

Aimee Smith and Sydney Brown started their basketball journey together in third grade. The best friends have created many memories and accomplishments in their decade as teammates and they hope for one more big highlight: A state championship. … Next year, Aimee is headed to Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., and Sydney will head south to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Westmont’s Jerry Karczewski, Olisa Nwachie Named to All-GSAC First Team

Senior captain Jerry Karczewski and junior forward Olisa Nwachie have been named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference team. This is Karczewski’s second time as an All-GSAC recipient – he received the honor last year along with NAIA All-American honorable mention recognition. more

Lauren McCoy, Joy Krupa and Kirsten Moore Earn GSAC Top Honors

Westmont senior Lauren McCoy was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Year and picked up her fourth all-conference honor. Junior Joy Krupa was honored as the GSAC Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-GSAC team. Senior Morgan Haskin was also selected as a member of the All-GSAC team. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont loses Hope in ninth inning

Hope International scored five runs in the ninth inning to break open a tied game and beat Westmont College 11-6 at Russ Carr Field on Tuesday. Third baseman Luke Coffey, a former Dos Pueblos High standout, went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Second baseman Michael Stefanic was 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI. more

Menlo’s Pagan earns a spot on All-GSAC women’s hoops team

The 25th-ranked Menlo College women’s basketball qualified for the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs for the first time and began receiving postseason accolades to go along. … Westmont College swept the major awards, with Lauren McCoy taking home Player of the Year honors, Joy Krupa bringing in the Defensive Player of the Year award, and head coach Kirsten Moore being named the conference’s Coach of the Year. more

Donald Eugene Schmucker

Donald Eugene Schmucker, 88, died Friday, February 23, 2018, at Village of St. Peters, St. Peters, Missouri. He was born July 9, 1929, in Abbyville, to Jess Paul and Blanche (Walker) Schmucker.
Donald graduated from Abbyville High School in 1947, Moody Bible Institute in 1956, and Westmont College in California in 1958. more

Two Operas Hit the Stage: ‘The Barber of Seville’ and ‘Die Fledermaus’

As one natural disaster has followed another, it has certainly been a rough start to the year. We could all use a little frivolity and a few laughs. … At The Granada Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara will stage Rossini’s The Barber of Seville; a few blocks away, at the New Vic, Westmont College will present Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. Both are among the most often performed works of the musical theater repertoire, and for an obvious reason: They’re enormously entertaining. more

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