Recent Press

Westmont Professors Discuss Legacy Of Lincoln

Richard Pointer, professor of history, and Jesse Covington, assistant professor of political science, will lead a discussion, “Lincoln’s Legacy: Race, Liberty, and the Rule of Law,” Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The discussion is part of Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation’s Law Week and is free and open to the public. more

Used Restaurant Grease Fuels Local Recycling Business

When you’re chomping on a mouthwatering cheeseburger or some fried chicken, you probably aren’t pondering what happens to the grease it’s cooked with. But that’s exactly what Craig Boyce and Mark Craig are thinking about, because recycling restaurant grease and giving it a new life is key to their business, Coastal Byproducts. Boyce and Craig are locals who graduated from Santa Barbara High School. Boyce went to Westmont College. more

Westmont’s Virtual Recycling

Not all video games are simply pure distraction. Some, like Rudy’s Recycling Roundup, are meant to entertain while they educate. On April 7 as part of Westmont College’s Creation Care Week, the school launched its online educational video game to teach its student players about recyclables, mainly what can and cannot be recycled. more

Final Scene: On the Fringe

Pushing the envelope: The festival’s closing night features five short plays, five dance pieces and two experimental films created by students and faculty in the theater arts department. more

ART REVIEW : Learning curved – At annual year-end senior art show, edginess prevails

As spring rounds the corner, and local institutions of higher learning veer toward the year’s end, we can expect to find student art gracing college and university walls in Santa Barbara, and that’s generally a wonderful thing. Currently at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery, the annual Senior Exhibition is unfolding in all its diverse directions, with some impressive and also slightly disarming results. more

Westmont Employee Develops Video Game to Teach Recycling

After seeing many students unknowingly place non-recyclable items in the recycling bins, Westmont employees, Phil Walton and Joel Patterson, came up with an idea for a video game that promotes recycling education. Mr. Walton decided to run with the idea and develop the game for the Westmont College website, as well as to promote a competition among students coinciding with Earth Day. more

Fringe Benefits

Westmont’s annual Fringe Festival wraps up this Saturday, April 25, at the school’s Porter Theatre, starting at 7 p.m. The event includes student performances of five original short plays, five original dance pieces, and two experimental films. more

KEY Assignment: What's Right In Montecito

It’s a community that dealt with a major disaster within the past year and yet, Montecito is proving how resilient it truly is. We take a look at “What’s Right” about this unique community that has suffered such recent devastation. more

Westmont Graduate to Speak at Hillside House Fundraiser

On May 21, inspirational speaker and singer-songwriter Bree Noble will return to Santa Barbara as the featured presenter for Hillside House’s sixth annual Women of Purpose benefit luncheon. Legally blind since birth, Noble overcame numerous obstacles to earn degrees in vocal performance and business at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, become the Director of Finance of Opera Pacific, and won the 2007 award for Best Female Performer at the Inland Empire Music Awards in Southern California. She has released three CDs of her music, and performed the national anthem in front of a sold-out crowd at Dodger Stadium in 2006. more

Breakers Remain Unbreakable: Santa Barbara’s Basketball Team Plays First Home Game with New Hometown Heroes

The Santa Barbara Breakers should be getting familiar to South Coast fans, as they have been around twice as long as the usual professional sports franchise trying to make it in this town. Joining last season’s MVP  are a pair who last played together at Santa Barbara High six years ago: 6′8″ forward Santiago Aguirre and 6′1″ guard Taylor Rochestie. Aguirre, an NAIA All-American at Westmont College in 2007, has signed with the Breakers after spending two years with several Mexican clubs, including the national team. more