Yearly Archives: 2014

No. 2 Westmont falls short vs. No. 1 Concordia

Vindication for the Westmont women’s soccer team is going to have to wait a few months. Matching up with a top-ranked Concordia team that defeated them in last year’s NAIA national title game, the second-ranked Warriors came out rough and ready to avenge its 1-0 title game loss on December 7. Yet despite outplaying the Oregon-based school in virtually every offensive facet of the game, the Warriors could not manage to get ahead in the only stat that matters in a 2-1 defeat at a lively Thorrington Field on Friday afternoon. more

 

ON STAGE: Reviving ‘Hamlet’ Lit Moon Theatre Company revamps its groundbreaking version of Shakespeare’s PLAY at Center Stage before taking the seminal work to China

In his more than two decades as founding artistic director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, John Blondell has made good use of his passport. The award-winning director and chair of Westmont College’s Theatre Arts Department has built Lit Moon into a respected and well-traveled troupe, bringing Shakespeare and other works — 60 in total — to 13 different countries. But even with such an impressive itinerary now in the rear window, Mr. Blondell admits that his next endeavor is more special still, as Lit Moon will take its singular rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to Beijing in October for the National Theatre of China’s International Festival. more

 

Westmont has a baby on board

Coach Kristi Kiely felt comforted by all the familiar faces when women’s soccer workouts resumed at Westmont College last month. But it was that newest, cutest face that got her wondering. “I was really nervous,” conceded Kiely, whose Warriors had advanced to last year’s NAIA national final before losing to Concordia, Ore. “I felt like I’d worked really hard to create a professional environment here and had been successful at it.” But something had changed since last year’s magical 17-2-5 season. Westmont’s fifth-year head coach was now also a first-time mother. She gave birth to Maya Josephine Kiely on July 3, just 34 days before this season’s first practice. more

 

HOLT, David Howard

On August 31, 2014 David Howard Holt passed away at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nan, his sons, Todd and Andrew, his daughter Dianna Holt Autrey, and her young children, Ashlynn, Amber and Addison Autrey…. After retiring to Santa Barbara, he continued pursuing his passion for art through photography, entering his pieces in many of the area’s art shows, and serving on the Art Council for Westmont College. more

Westmont has a baby on board

Coach Kristi Kiely felt comforted by all the familiar faces when women’s soccer workouts resumed at Westmont College last month. But it was that newest, cutest face that got her wondering. “I was really nervous,” conceded Kiely, whose Warriors had advanced to last year’s NAIA national final before losing to Concordia, Ore. “I felt like I’d worked really hard to create a professional environment here and had been successful at it.” more

 

ON STAGE: Reviving ‘Hamlet’ Lit Moon Theatre Company revamps its groundbreaking version of Shakespeare’s PLAY at Center Stage before taking the seminal work to China

In his more than two decades as founding artistic director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, John Blondell has made good use of his passport. The award-winning director and chair of Westmont College’s Theatre Arts Department has built Lit Moon into a respected and well-traveled troupe, bringing Shakespeare and other works — 60 in total — to 13 different countries. But even with such an impressive itinerary now in the rear window, Mr. Blondell admits that his next endeavor is more special still, as Lit Moon will take its singular rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to Beijing in October for the National Theatre of China’s International Festival. more

 

UCSB Named 10th Best Public National University

UCSB continues to live up to its “work hard, play hard” reputation, earning prestige this week for its academics after receiving high rankings for its party scene last month.  … The same U.S. News and World Report list placed Westmont College in the top 100 liberal arts colleges. more

Jane Hideko Higa of Santa Barbara

Jane Hideko Higa, former vice president for student life and dean of students at Westmont College, died Sept. 5, 2014, of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 63. more

9/11 Memorial at Westmont

The Westmont College Student Association has sponsored and will be installing a temporary memorial of 2,977 flags on Kerrwood Lawn tomorrow to honor those killed in the attacks. more

HIGA, Jane Hideko

Jane Hideko Higa, former vice president for student life and dean of students at Westmont College, died September 5 of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 63. Jane retired a year ago after 24 years at Westmont, the longest serving vice president in college history. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, Jane asked that donations be made to Homeboy Industries or Westmont College. more