Recent Press

Polo with horses, not pools

There is a good chance that, upon hearing the word “polo,” the typical USC student would conjure up images of impossibly large Southern Californians swimming around in skimpy Speedos. Stanford, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Westmont, UC San Diego and San Diego State represent the rest of the interstate competition. more

Out & About : Anderson wins artist award

Scott Anderson has won The Arts Fund 2008 Individual Artist Award for print design. He and other winners will participate in a group exhibition Friday through April 24 at The Arts Fund Gallery, 205-C Santa Barbara St. Mr. Anderson is a Westmont College assistant professor of art. more

A Charitable Deduction Reduction Has Local Nonprofits’ Attention

In today’s weakening economy, more people than ever may find themselves depending on the work and outreach of nonprofit organizations. But even as nonprofit resources are being stretched to reach more people with fewer donations, these groups may encounter yet another hurdle. Westmont College executive vice president Cliff Lundberg, who oversees development at the private Christian school and is currently fundraising for its campus master plan, said he didn’t know how the deduction reduction might affect Westmont. more

SEEING BIBLE STORIES : Westmont's Reynolds Gallery shows Reformation Age in print

From a casual perusal, the current exhibition at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery might appear to be primarily a show about Biblical storytelling. But much more is at stake and in focus in this deceptively calm and measure display of small, antique Dutch prints, circa the 16th and 17th centuries. more

Warriors get one last shot at Sea Lions

With its 87-73 first round victory over The Master’s in the first round of the GSAC Tournament, Westmont women’s basketball looks to be back in its high-flying form as it prepares to take on Point Loma Nazarene, which defeated Cal Baptist 62-50. “We’ll give it everything we’ve got. We played them tough down there last time and were ahead at halftime. We are capable of beating them. We just need to put together 40 good minutes and find a way to contain their post players,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. more

Dame Elizabeth Taylor donates $100,000 to Alliance for Christian Education

Saying she was inspired by President Barack Obama’s call for Americans to “reach across the aisle” of political and ideological divides, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the actress whose activism on behalf of AIDS sufferers is well known, has made a donation of $100,000 to the Santa Barbara-based Alliance for Christian Education. Dr. David K. Winter, headmaster of Providence Hall, expressed his gratitude for the gift. “We are excited and grateful for this gift from Elizabeth Taylor and believe it is one more vote of confidence in our new Christian high school,” said the headmaster, who served as president of Westmont College for 25 years from 1976 to 2001. more

Muéveme, Muévete at Westmont: Bilingual Show Explores Latino Experience

In the famous fairy tale, Cinderella talks to her mother’s spirit in a tree sprouted from her tears. This ancient feminine image is effectively incorporated in Westmont College senior Diana Small’s new play Muéveme, Muévete (Move Me, Move You). Small blends the elements of magic and realism by weaving together the memories of her Chicana protagonist with her struggle to establish a firmly rooted identity. more

Arraignment Postponed for 10 Charged in Tea Fire Investigation

After a hearing Monday morning, arraignment for the 10 individuals charged with misdemeanors as a result of the Tea Fire investigation was postponed until March 17. The arraignment was delayed so three of the suspects would have ample time to find legal counsel. The blaze raged for days, destroying 230 homes, seriously injuring two people and scorching 2,000 acres in the Montecito foothills, upper Sycamore Canyon and Rattlesnake Canyon. The fire burned through the Westmont College campus and left the renowned Mount Calvary Retreat House & Monastery in ruins. more

ONSTAGE : Gained in translation – Chicano mysticism meets magical realism in Small's 'Muéveme, Muévete'

Some barriers are meant to be broken. In Westmont College senior Diana Small’s original play, “Muéveme, Muévete,” (“Move Me, Move You”) a Spanish-English bilingual production, that barrier is language. “It’s really exciting to have the opportunity to make a piece of art that’s going to communicate on so many different levels, to different audience members,” says Small. more

A Westmont Weekend: A moving production

“Muéveme, Muévete,” a Spanish phrase meaning “Move Me, Move You,” is the title of a bilingual and cross-cultural play having its world premiere at Westmont this week. Westmont senior Diana Small — who wrote and directed “The Watermelon Wives” that was staged as part of Westmont’s Fringe Festival last April — created the play that explores the genre of magical realism through the story of a Chicana cannery worker in mid-century California. more

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