Yearly Archives: 2013

Vaqueros, Foresters link up in memorable way

Westmont College is ranked 18th in NAIA men’s cross country and 12th in the women’s poll, but coach Russell Smelley thinks his women could crack the top 10 when the rankings come out today.

He said the reaction of freshman Kelly Collins after her third-place finish at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite – covering the 6k course in 22:29.0 – gives him hope for great things to come. more

When Bad Dogs Do Good Things: Talking with Iran After 35 Years of Silence

In a striking coincidence, the day before Majd spoke at SBCC, Westmont College sponsored a talk at the Coral Casino by former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, who helped precipitate the Iranian Hostage Crisis in the first place. more

William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament: Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

Wiersma graduated from Westmont in 2006 after spending his senior year studying at Oxford University. He was killed in a car accident in October 2006 while returning from an Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Phoenix. The following year, the Wiersmas established a scholarship to honor the principles of collaboration for which Will stood. more

MTen: Westmont pair reach ITA national quarterfinals

FORT MEYERS, Fla. — The Westmont doubles team of Tim Goranson and John Bertram defeated Alex Haizel and Boris Peshev of St. Francis (Ill.) by scores of 6-3, 6-3 to earn a place in the doubles quarterfinals at the ITA National Small College Championships in Fort Meyers, Florida. more

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Talks Foreign Policy at Westmont Luncheon: The 90-year-old diplomat fields questions about U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria, chemical weapons, the Internet and more

Renowned diplomat Henry Kissinger spoke for more than an hour on Wednesday in Santa Barbara, touching on everything from chemical weapons to the role of the Internet for a small audience gathered for an elegant luncheon hosted by Westmont College at the Coral Casino. more

Eagles storm past Firestorm

Biola returns home for a weekend matchup against No. 3 Westmont College. The last game between these two was the end of last season during the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament when the unranked Eagles upset No.14 Westmont to advance in the tournament. more

WSoc: Westmont endures elements, blanks Hope

On a cold, wet and windy afternoon in Fullerton, third-ranked Westmont Women’s Soccer heated up the field with a 4-0 blanking of Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Hope International (2-6-3, 0-2-1 GSAC). more

Henry Kissinger Speaks at Westmont Event: Former Secretary of State invited to Coral Casino luncheon

“He’s a world figure. I grew up with him as probably the most powerful voice for American diplomacy,” said Dr. Gayle Beebe, Westmont president. more

Quieting the Limbic Lizard: Sports Psychologist Steve Smith Says Let the Robot Take Over

Sports psychologist Steve Smith would say that Uribe let his robot do the job. His robot? That’s what Smith calls the cerebral cortex, the part of the human brain that provides a calming focus in situations fraught with anxiety. “The robot is logical. The robot plans. The robot understands. The robot stays cool,” Smith said last week in a presentation at Westmont College. “The robot tells the limbic lizard to be quiet.” more

Pirates remain perfect atop LPL

The Warriors suffered their third straight loss, falling to the Lions 16-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-18 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.

Marie Trudelle led Westmont (14-5, 2-4) with 11 kills, while Ciara Turner had 10 kills.

Westmont travels to Hope International on Saturday night. more