Yearly Archives: 2008

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

How a Group of Ex-Catholic Nuns Saved Their Famous Montecito Retreat Center

For half a century, seven of these acres have been home to a small but quietly famous retreat center called La Casa de Maria. Westmont College has booked new faculty retreat sessions there. more

Education 8-28

The 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of 1,476 of the country’s institutes of higher learning ranked Westmont College tied with four other schools for the 111th best liberal arts school and was one of the eight California liberal arts schools to be listed. more

Santa Barbara’s Studio Artists Open Their Doors

The 7th Annual SBSA Open Studios Tour takes place Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, from 11 a.m.-5pm. John Moses remembers becoming acquainted with printmaking in courses with Tony Askew at Westmont College, and today cites Askew as among the most influential of his teachers. more

Lawson equalizer gives Westmont tie on road

Westmont senior Amy Lawson scored from the top of the box midway through the second half to give Westmont College a 1-1 tie with fifth-ranked NAIA power Concordia, Ore. in Monday’s double-overtime women’s soccer opener. more

Lowry Leads Charge for Warriors in Weekend Volleyball Tournament

Middle blocker Katie Lowry posted 37 kills and notched a .431 attack percentage over four matches as the Westmont College women’s volleyball team opened the season at the Holiday Inn Express Tournament in Lewiston, Idaho. The junior also tallied a team-high seven blocks during the two-day event. more

Westmont volleyball begins season in Oregon

Westmont women’s volleyball head coach Jim Smoot offered up a couple of neutral observations following the conclusion of his team’s 2-2 performance at the Holiday Inn Express Tournament in Lewiston, Idaho. But in the end, he didn’t hide his ultimate desire. more

Pontius Scores Twice as UCSB Blanks Westmont in Exhibition

In a physical match mirroring the last handful of men’s soccer exhibitions between UCSB and Westmont, the Gauchos continued their dominance over their cross-town neighbors. UCSB used two goals by M.A.C. Hermann Trophy candidate Chris Pontius to easily defeat Westmont 4-0 on Saturday in the 46th annual Bryant & Sons Cup match at Harder Stadium. It was the eighth-straight win for the Gauchos in the series, having outscored the Warriors 26-5 in those contests. more