Recent Press

Westmont College’s Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation by ‘Making Memories in the Mist’

Outdoor graduations typically aren’t a problem for Westmont College, according to English professor Paul Delaney. A couple times, field-muddying storms had pushed the ceremony over to Santa Barbara City College, and one time, rain forced commencement into the Westmont gym. more

Bill Macfadyen: Paddleboarder’s Death Leaves Heartbreak Throughout Santa Barbara

Davies Kabogoza, a popular and ebullient Westmont College graduate, died the afternoon of April 29 after he disappeared while stand-up paddleboarding at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Authorities say Kabogoza fell off his rented board and went under about 4 p.m. He never resurfaced. more

Westmont Students Set Sights on Summer of Global Service

This summer, 26 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks serving communities around the world on five teams in six countries, including Spain, Uganda, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Peru. more

Young Westmont Musicians Play for Top Honors

Westmont student musicians swept the top three instrumental honors April 30 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation finals. Junior Erik Fauss, on viola, won first place ($5,000); senior Lalia Mangione, on violin, won second; and junior Tim Beccue, on cello, won third place. more

Susan Miles Gulbransen: Poetry Beyond April

Santa Barbara knows how to celebrate April National Poetry Month. Our town becomes loaded with readings and activities that bring poetry to our attention…  Westmont professor Paul Willis, poet laureate, 2011-13, (Getting to Gardisky Lake, Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016) said: “Good poetry does not pontificate. It is the opposite of a declarative Tweet (at least of the sorts that have become so famous this year). more

Kirsten Moore Named to USA Basketball Selection Committee

USA Basketball has selected Westmont women’s coach Kirsten Moore to serve as an at-large representative for the USA Women’s Development National Team Committee.  more

Paddle-Boarder Who Died at Harbor Was Former Westmont Soccer Player

The stand-up paddle-boarder who died Saturday at the Santa Barbara Harbor was a 2016 graduate of Westmont College and played soccer for both the Christian college and Santa Barbara City College. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department’s coroner’s office released the man’s name late Monday afternoon. more

Preston Gomersall, Madison Herrera Named Athletes of the Week

Santa Barbara High golfer Preston Gomersall and Westmont track & field athlete Madison Herrera were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. more

SBCC Baseball Coach Says Regional Playoff Foe Should ‘Fear the Persh’

SBCC baseball coach Jeff Walker noted at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that Cypress College asked about possibly hosting the Southern California Regional playoff series with the Vaqueros despite being the lower seeded team… Coach Russ Smelley said the 4×100 relay told the story of how the Westmont women pulled away from Biola to win the GSAC championship. more

Meet The Kernels – Hector Lujan

Third year in Minnesota Twins farm system. Spent 2015 season with Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins, pitching in 15 games and compiling a 1-2 record, a save and 5.00 earned run average… . A 35th-round pick of Minnesota in 2015 draft out of NAIA Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

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