Monthly Archives: October 2014

They’re All In

  Teams often face a crossroads after a heart-wrenching loss on the biggest stage. The path chosen can lead to destruction or reconstruction. The Jesuit boys soccer team experienced a painful loss at the feet of Granite Bay in the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championship which has defined the 2014 Marauders and their season-long quest. After giving up two late goals in the final minutes of a 2-1 overtime loss in the section final, Jesuit chose to come together rather than fall apart. “Individualism last year impacted our performance,” senior captain Gonzalo Garcia said. “In the section final, the leadership was not there and Granite Bay showed up, played well, and made us pay for that. … Garcia, the other co-captain, anchors the midfield and provides a presence much larger than his frame. The Westmont College-commit has six assists this season, but teammates point to his work ethic as an inspiration and motivation. more

San Jacinto College to host 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium

Chemistry educators will have a chance to learn more about how to tap into creativity in the classroom as San Jacinto College hosts the 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3 ) at the Central Campus Nov. 14-15….Pamela J. McInnis, Pasadena Police Department crime laboratory director, will follow that evening with “Inside the Crime Lab.” Dr. Nivaldo Tro, professor of chemistry at Westmont College, will present “Making Chemistry Relevant” on Saturday, Nov. 15. more

Westmont’s Verizon Facility Delayed

At last week’s MBAR hearing, board members asked Verison Wireless agent Jay Higgins to “go back to the drawing board” and come up with an alternative design for a wireless communications facility on the Westmont campus. more

Student Housing Crisis Hits IV

As fall quarter began, students learned that finding housing in Isla Vista would be harder than they thought possible.While freshman were being accommodated and placed in dorms, international students from programs such as the International Study Programs, as well as continuing students, stressed over housing during the month of September and even at the start of the quarter….“It’s a combination of city college, [and] Westmont [College] coming back,” said Community Housing Office Manager Roane Akchurin. “There’s also a lot of building going on in the community.” more

WSoc: Lillywhite’s five goals sets Westmont scoring record

ROCKLIN – It ended with a 6-0 win by #6 Westmont Women’s Soccer (13-3, 6-2 GSAC) over William Jessup (6-11, 1-8). It ended with a recorded setting performance as Brooke Lillywhite tallied five of the Warriors six goals on seven shots. It ended with at least a share of the GSAC Regular Season Championship.

It started before the team took the field. It started in a team room down from the athletic offices of Westmont’s host. It started with singing that drew the William Jessup coaches and administrators out of their offices. more

The 106 Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges In America

If you’re looking for an intellectually stimulating environment and a tight-knit community, you may want to consider one of the following universities…. 89 Westmont College 1185. more

Eagles look forward to GSAC tournament

The Eagles’ momentum builds as they prepare to take on the postseason that will commence after their final game at William Jessup University on Saturday, Nov. 1. In the previous matchup between the Warriors and the Eagles, Biola dominated the game, winning 4-1. After two games in early October resulting in a tie, the Eagles were thrilled with their win against San Diego Christian College at home on Oct. 22….The game against Westmont College, who is currently ranked one place above Biola at fourth in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings, followed the game against San Diego Christian. more

Your Westmont: Exhibition focuses on Artists from SB to LA

Eight area artists who are gaining prominence are showing their art in a new exhibition “ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers – SB to Greater LA” through November 22 in the Westmont  Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. more

Homecoming Fetes Assembly Member Olson

Westmont welcomed California State Assembly member Kristin Olson (class of 1996) as Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2014 October 17-19. more

Your Westmont: Observatory Opens for Partial Solar Eclipse

The Westmont observatory opens for a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, October 23 from 2:15-5pm. At its peak, the moon will cover more than 30 percent of the sun at 3:30pm. The viewing is free and open to the public. more