Recent Press

Baylor Hosts the Association of Christian Economists' 25th Anniversary Conference

The Association of Christian Economists’ 25th Anniversary Conference, – “Three Perspectives on Economics and Faith” – will be held April 16-18 on the Baylor University campus. A roundtable discussion on “Faithful Economics” will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 303 with Edd Noell from Westmont College. more

California Teen Is 2009 Goldfarb Scholarship Recipient

In April 2009, the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously to award the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship to Dean LaBarba, KI6CUX, of Long Beach, California. He also participates in the school speech and debate team. From an early age, LaBarba — who will be attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California — has had a keen interest in medicine and intends to pursue a career in neurology. more

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic’s Record-a-Thon Returns April 20-25

Kicking off the 14th Annual Record-a-Thon for the Santa Barbara chapter of the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic on April 20 will be a tribute to the firefighters who fought the Gap and Tea fires, and authors Stephen J. Cannell and T.C. Boyle also are scheduled to participate in the weeklong event, coordinators announced. Westmont College President Gayle Beebe will also be on hand to say a few words about the firefighters. more

Princess Court to Walk for Hope: Fifth annual event to be held Saturday at Lake Castaic

How can you help “de-feet” breast cancer? One step at a time during the Circle of Hope fifth annual Walk for Hope to be held Saturday at Lake Castaic…Wendy Thrusha of Valencia was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in December.“So much has happened since the surgical accident six years ago. I have run one marathon and two half marathons. Our oldest son Brandon is at Westmont College. Ryan and Mariah are at Valencia High School.” more

Coach gets son in his eyes when rivals meet

Robert Crawford never dreaded riding in a team van more than after Thursday’s San Marcos-Santa Barbara High baseball game. Rob once served as the head coach at Westmont College. He stepped down in 2006 after the school decided to drop the sport, but not until after convincing officials to keep the program going for three more years. more

Swim team headed to Santa Barbara

The Cathedral City High School swimming team is headed off again on its annual bonding trip to exotic locales across the country. Twenty-one members of the team will take the four-hour van ride up to Santa Barbara, where they will visit the University of California at Santa Barbara and Westmont College, from which, incidentally, coach Brad Fleener is an alumnus. more

Summer Camp Guide 2009

Bravissimo!: ThinkCamps presents its fourth annual music and theater camp. There will be instruction in acting, singing, choreography, set design, and lighting, culminating in a full-stage production of Cinderella! Sponsored by Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts. more

Polo Advances to Semis at National Championships

The men’s and women’s polo teams head onward in the intercollegiate national championships for polo this week. Both teams have qualified for the semifinals with strong finishes in their previous two matches. The men, who finished the regular season with a solid thrashing of Maryland, took home a 16-4 overall record. The team opened their championship bid against Westmont College. The Red breezed through the early round matchup, 22-15. more

Moore Gains Induction

Kirsten Moore, women’s basketball coach at Westmont College, is one of a dozen who will be inducted into the charter class of the Redwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. It’s a prestigious group, which includes USC football coach Pete Carroll, USC baseball coach and former major leaguer Chad Kreuter, 1985 World Series hero Buddy Biancalana of the Kansas City Royals, and two-time Olympic hammer thrower Ken Flax. more

The best sports stories of the year? Look no further

Bill Plaschke was honored as one of the nation’s top columnists (all L.A. Times efforts were judged in the largest-circulation category, 250,000+). He placed fifth for a body of work that included: Soccer team helps Westmont College rise from ashes: The story of a college soccer program holding together a community that was all but wiped out by a wildfire. more

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