A good person leaves their organization better off than how they found it, and that can be said to be the current goal of Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship. According to Scott Craig, media relations guru at the college, Prof. Shasberger increased the amount of music majors from 10 to 60 since he started teaching there in 2005. more
At the end of the night, there was absolutely no question who was this year’s MVP of the Tom Byron Classic. more
What looked like a blowout win and a GSAC Challenge championship in the bag at halftime turned into crunch time by late in the second half for the Westmont women’s basketball team on Thursday. more
Sophomore guard Preston Branson drove the lane and scored the last of his team-high 18 points with 1.8 seconds left on the game clock to give Westmont a 79-78 win over the Vikings of Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) on Wednesday night in the first round of the 35th annual Tom Byron Classic. more
Westmont sophomore guard Preston Branson had missed his team’s previous two games with a sore right knee. more
New Year’s resolutions—ah, what fun.
This time of year was always a blessing and a curse for us personal trainers when I worked in a health club several years back. Inevitably, the club would go from ghost town to wall-to-wall bodies. Great to have new people in the gym seeking their goals of health and fitness, but it always caused difficulty for the regulars trying to get their workouts completed, as the facility is taxed with maximum occupancy. … Another danger, quite relevant to American culture, is the creation of an overplanned, excessively busy life. One of the topics I spend a good deal of time on with my Westmont students, creating a stressful life pattern is viewed, oddly, as a badge of honor.
Junior forward Lisa Peterson scored 21 points while senior forward Angel Blanco sophomore guard Vanessa Farias each added another 18 as No. 21 Westmont defeated 11th-ranked Westminster (Utah) by a score of 93-78 on Wednesday night. more
UPDATE: The soccer double-header between San Marcos and Santa Barbara High will be played Tuesday (Jan. 4) at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium – the girls at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. The Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara boys also will play at La Playa Stadium on Thursday (Jan. 6) at 6 p.m. more
Westmont is hosting not one, but two college basketball tournaments this week, as the women’s GSAC Challenge doubles up with the men’s Tom Byron Classic on Wednesday and Thursday. more
The Buenaventura Art Association is seeking entries for its 25th annual Open Competition at the Buenaventura Gallery. The exhibit will run Jan. 11-29. Bring-in times for artwork will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10. Prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded during a reception from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 15. John Carlander will be the juror. He has taught painting, drawing and design at Westmont College since 1980. Carlander was a graduate assistant and teaching fellow at Bowling Green State University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. more