Recent Press

IN BRIEF : Magazine recognizes UCSB, Westmont

UCSB and Westmont College have been recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of colleges. UCSB was ranked 12th among the magazine’s “Top 50 Public National Universities” and 44th on its list of “Best National Universities.” Westmont College, meanwhile, ranked in a four-way tie at No. 111 in the list of the nation’s 265 liberal arts colleges. more

MARK PATTON: Soccer ball got rolling with a bold prediction

UCSB, ranked ninth in this year’s College Soccer News preseason poll, will take a 15-23-4 series record against Westmont College into tonight’s 7 p.m. exhibition match at Harder Stadium. Nobody has beaten the Gauchos more than the Warriors. more

Lack of financial aid hasn't hampered local enrollments – Counselors advise students how to get loans, grants

While college financial aid officials agree it’s never a positive sign when a private lender gets out of the student loan business, it’s too early to tell whether this situation will worsen to the point where it affects South Coast students in large numbers this semester and beyond. At Westmont College, where annual tuition, fees, room and board cost $43,000, Diane Horvath, director of financial aid, said students for the upcoming academic year have not experienced an inability to obtain funding through alternative or private loans. Ms. Horvath said all students have been able to secure Stafford loans as well as parent and private loans. more

UCSB, Westmont Make List of Top Colleges

Both UCSB and Westmont College were recognized in U.S News & World Report’s annual listing of the country’s top colleges and universities. Westmont was one of only three liberal arts colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to crack the top liberal arts schools in the rankings. more

ART REVIEW : Art out of school – Former Westmont College art department head demonstrates his sure skill in the collage medium

For a fine example of how collage should — and can — be done with grace and visual moxie, proceed to R. Anthony Askew’s current show at Art Resources. Askew, the long-standing Westmont College art department head who retired this year, comes well-suited to the medium, having shown his various skill in print work and other artistic areas where design and balance are key. more

Rouse named Westmont director of alumni and parent relations

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, has been named senior director of alumni and parent relations at Westmont College. Ms. Rouse, who previously served as executive director of Life Network Pregnancy Care Center, will replace Mary Given, who accepted the position of associate vice president of alumni and church relations at Fuller Theological Seminary. more

Local Westmont Graduate to Oversee College’s Alumni Office

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, will become Westmont College’s senior director of alumni and parent relations. Rouse graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC, then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981-98. more

Warriors Open Volleyball Season With a Split at Tournament

The 2008 Westmont volleyball season got under way with the Warriors participating in the Holiday Inn Express Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The Warriors won their first match of the day in straight sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 over Washington’s Northwest University. But Westmont (1-1) lost the night-cap three sets to two to Concordia of Oregon (24-26, 10-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-11). more

UCSB, Westmont Rank Among Top Schools in the Nation

UCSB and Westmont College are among the highest-ranked schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue. In the category of liberal arts colleges, which, according to the magazine, “emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study,” Westmont College ranked 111 out of 265, keeping its status as a Tier 1 school. more

Local Westmont Grad to Head Alumni Office

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, will become Westmont’s senior director of alumni and parent relations. Rouse graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from 1981 to 1998. “Teri reflects the high caliber of our alumni and I expect her to serve with distinction,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. more

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