Recent Press

Chris Bergmann Named Head Coach of Forester Men’s Soccer Team 13-year coaching career includes four seasons as collegiate head coach

Lake Forest College Athletic Director Jackie Slaats announced Friday (July 10) that Chris Bergmann has accepted the position of Head Men’s Soccer Coach at the College. Bergmann replaces Derek Niepomnik, who resigned on May 29. … Bergmann graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and added a master’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois. Due to an injury, he did not play soccer in college but played several seasons internationally for teams in Holland, France, Sweden, Germany, and Brazil. more


Richard Pointer, professor of history at Westmont, will serve as acting provost for two years beginning August 1. He replaces Warren Rogers, a physics professor who has served in this role since January 2007. Rogers is eager to return to his teaching and research, so the college asked Pointer to serve. A new search for a permanent CAO will resume in the latter part of 2009-2010 academic year. more

New Provost for Westmont College

Richard Pointer has been named to replace Warren Rogers as Provost at Westmont college for a temporary term of two years while a new search for a permanent Chief of Academics.  Pointer will replace Warren Rogers who has held this role since January, 2007. more

Public Square: You Should Know

In celebration of its ninth anniversary, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is hosting a maritime-themed art show July 25 to 26. An ingathering for art submissions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 24 at the museum. The show will be juried by Martha Johnson, a Westmont College art faculty member. more

New high school is no longer flying solo in sports

J.T. Royston felt all alone last winter as he toed the free-throw line during the defining moment of his sophomore basketball season. No time remained on the clock and the Lions of Providence Hall still trailed by a point. … Westmont College did offer Murchison Gym to Providence for one night of basketball last season. The college has strong ties to the school, with its former president, Dr. David Winter, having come out of retirement to serve as Providence’s first headmaster. One of Westmont’s faculty members, Dr. Jane Wilson, served last year as the academic dean at Providence. more

New principal seeks home

After spending much of his entire educational career at struggling schools, Andy Cline is thrilled to have been named principal at St. Helena Elementary School. Cline grew up in Fremont and attended Westmont College, University of San Diego and National University, where he earned a master’s degree in educational administration. more

Brewers pound Billings behind hot bats, pitching

The Billings Mustangs returned home to Dehler Park eager to put their disappointing road trip and recently ended losing streak behind them. Helena dominated from the start Wednesday when Josh Prince, the league’s stolen-base leader, opened the game with a walk from Mustangs starter Tim Crabbe (0-1), who was making his pro debut. Crabbe, a 14th-round pick from Westmont College, settled in from there. more

Is She Worth It? On the Beat

Well, U.S. News & World Report has come up with a list of “10 Pricey Cities That Pay Off.” In other words, towns worth the price you have to pay to be there. We also ranked third-highest in “trade productivity” — what we produce that others want. Exactly what they’re talking about here was left vague, other than pointing out that universities produce an educated workforce. And Santa Barbara does have UCSB and Westmont, to say nothing of City College, Antioch, and other schools. more

History of Westmont basketball goes digital

As part of a multi-year project to digitize Westmont Athletic records, Warrior men’s basketball rosters, athlete profiles, statistics, schedules and results reaching back to the early 1950s are now available online.  Fans and alumni are able to access the men’s basketball history by visiting the Westmont Athletics web site. more

PASSINGS: Ray S. Anderson, Theology author and professor

Ray S. Anderson, 83, longtime Fuller Theological Seminary professor and prolific author of academic and popular works, died June 21 in Fountain Valley of complications from kidney failure, the school announced.  … Anderson earned a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1972. He taught theology at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College for four years before returning to Fuller in 1976. more

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