Recent Press

On Stage Good hair days

“CUTS,” a documentary theater piece about hair, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Center Stage Theater, upstairs at Paseo Nuevo. Directed by Westmont theater graduate Casey Caldwell, the show focuses on the poignant and silly stories people share about their hair. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Domenichelli wins 5K at Lagoon Open

It was a muggy morning under the marine layer out at the UCSB Lagoon. Still, good conditions for the first Cross Country meet of the season. Westmont also was a participant in the race, with Lisa Griego’s mark of 18:57 good enough for 12th place. In the women’s team results UCSB took first place, with Cal Poly in second and Westmont third. more

Diversity and academic excellence

The 333 members of the class of 2012 arrive at Westmont College this week. This incoming class is one of the most talented academically, but also one of the most diverse. There are 111 students of color, a third of the freshman class, and an overall 33% of underrepresented groups. more

ESCONDIDO: Church starts food distribution system

In a matter of just six weeks, an Escondido church has developed —- from scratch —- a food distribution system that on Saturday evening served more than 100 needy people in Escondido. “As part of a senior project at school, we students were to find a way to serve in our community,” said Graaff, an incoming freshman at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

IT'S HOLIDAY TIME : Campers line up to get their spot on area beaches

If local camp spots are any indication, the three-day Labor Day weekend started early for some people.For many youngsters and parents, the Labor Day weekend comes after the start of school earlier in the week. As well, students began arriving at Westmont College on Thursday. more

Designer and painter Marissa Mack makes art for herself, when inspiration strikes

Marissa Mack is fairly modest about her art, which for the month of August has lined the walls at Creekside Café & Grill. Mack doesn’t have trouble taking the steps to make it — in 2001, she dropped out of California’s Westmont College after three semesters to go into art direction for a production company. more

Volunteers take 'dis' out of orientation

Westmont College students Rob Gutierrez and Rachel Mertensmeyer help incoming freshmen carry their belongings from their cars to their rooms. They were two of several volunteers offering helping hands to incoming freshmen Thursday to help ease the arrival at college. more

Westmont Welcomes Diverse, Talented Class of New Students

The 333 members of the class of 2012 arrive at Westmont College this week for new-student orientation Thursday through Sunday. Parent orientation programs will be held Thursday and Friday. The first day of classes for all students is Monday. more

From Bach to bluegrass, violin maker is hailed

Santa Barbara master violin maker James Wimmer will be honored at Wimmerata, a festival of two concerts featuring musicians from throughout California playing his instruments on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Westmont College has commissioned Mr. Wimmer to make the instruments, which will be be used by generations of Westmont students and faculty during the school year and loaned to the Music Academy of the West for their summer programs. more

Westmont welcomes incoming students

The 333 members of the class of 2012 arrive at Westmont this week for new student orientation, beginning today and running through Sunday. Parent orientation programs take place today and Friday. School begins on Monday, Labor Day. more