Recent Press

Rudy The Recycler Video Game – A Westmont Hit

A progressive video game developed by Westmont staff seeks to entertain and educate in the same stroke.  It has lively music and a simple theme – Dont throw trash in the recycling bin. The game, called Rudy’s Recycling Roundup was created as part of a student led Creation Care Week at Westmont college.


Conference looks at religion, economics correlation

The struggling economy has tested the faith of many Americans. Baylor sponsored a conference Thursday through Saturday inviting Christian economists and professors from around the world to speak on the topic of faith and economics. The lecture series, called “Three Perspectives on Economics and Faith,” celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Association of Christian Economists. Faithful economists are those who use their Christian faith to broaden the science of economics. Ed Noell, representing Westmont College, suggested that there are three moral values guiding faithful economists in their work. more

Warrecker: The tales wag the dog at SBHS

Fred Warrecker probably thought he could make a baseball player out of me. I guess you can’t always be right during 40 years of coaching. But this Saturday, they’ll be telling stories about Warrecker. Ye Ole Gang on the alumni group that supports Santa Barbara High athletics on plans to honor the Dons’ coach, along with film maker Ron Shelton, former U.S. women’s water polo star Vaune Kadlubek, and the five football-playing Rickard brothers. Shelton starred in basketball as well as baseball at both Santa Barbara High and Westmont College. more

Firefighters Answer Call for Record-A-Thon Benefit

The Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic gets a good read from first responders, Westmont’s president and a slate of political leaders. The local chapter of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic kicked off its 14th annual weeklong Record-A-Thon on Monday with a tribute to local firefighters. Santa Barbara County Supervisors Doreen Farr and Janet Wolf were also on hand to launch the Record-A-Thon, as were Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and Councilman Das Williams, Westmont College President Gayle Beebe and Hillary Blackerby, representing Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara. more

UC Student Regents

In less than three months, Jesse Bernal will officially come into the role of UC student regent. Attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Bernal double-majored in both political science and religion studies. He earned impressive enough grades to land him two responsibilities. more

Westmont to Host Forum on Human Trafficking

Grace Chang, a writer and activist for the labor and welfare rights of immigrants and women of color, explores the complex governmental issues of human trafficking in a lecture, “Trafficking by Any Other Name,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge on the Westmont College campus. Chang, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, says that attention to human trafficking in both media and public policy has focused almost exclusively on sex trafficking. more

Letters: Giving food to poor feeds inner feelings

Quite some time ago, a Westmont College student, I believe it was, posed as a homeless person. He wanted to learn how it felt to be in that position. While many ignored him, many others gave him something. The upshot of this was the feeling of caring by those who gave him something. more


The 90th Annual Russell Cup Track & Field Invitational went off without a hitch on Saturday at Valley Memorial Stadium in Carpinteria. Honorary Meet Director, Santa Barbara High School alumn, Westmont coach, and former Carpinteria track coach John Larralde summed up the day. more

Westmont’s Steve Butler Unveils Premiere April 26

The world premiere of Steve Butler’s “Resurrection Oratorio” celebrates the Easter season at Masterworks, a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, First Presbyterian Church on the corner of State Street and Constance Avenue. The performance is free and open to the public and features the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and soloists. more

International Selections: Book & Lecture Topics from the Tri-Counties to Tibet

Director of Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery Judy Larson will give a free lecture this evening, Thursday, April 16, on the evolution of museums in the 21st century, art as a unifying interdisciplinary force, and the opening of Westmont’s new Adams Center for the Visual Arts. The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club (1332 Santa Barbara St.). Call 565-6889 or visit for details. more