Yearly Archives: 2014

XC: Westmont women win first GSAC title in 15 years

The Westmont women won their first GSAC Cross Country Championship since 1999 on Saturday at Central Park in Santa Clarita.

It’s the 12th conference title in school history. Russell Smelley was honored as the 2014 GSAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, his fifth such conference honor, including men’s cross country and track & field. The Warriors, which placed seven runners in the top 20, scored 41 points followed by The Master’s with 54 and Biola with 78. more


After a recent string of success that had the team knocking on the conference tournament championship door, the Westmont women’s soccer team appears ready to bust it down.

Friday’s 4-0 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over San Diego Christian at Thorrington Field gives the fifth-ranked Warriors a shot at their first tournament championship. Better yet, Westmont gets to do it on home turf, kicking off at 1 p.m. on Friday against a No. 10 Vanguard squad with which it shared its first GSAC regular-season title since 2003. more

Your Westmont: Blondell Circles Globe with Shakespeare

John Blondell, professor of theater arts at Westmont College and director of Lit Moon Theater Company, shares his experiences of staging classic works for contemporary audiences on Thursday, November 13, at 5:30pm at the University Club on Santa Barbara Street. more

Paving the Way from Squash to College

I think it was Dr. Suess who said “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” But the road can be bumpy, and each fork can be monumental, especially at age 10. …There is also a community service component and field trips to places like UCSB, Westmont College, the local Court of Appeals courthouse, Rescue Mission, and the sailing club. more

MSoc: Westmont knocked off in GSAC Tournament

The season has come to a premature end for Westmont Men’s Soccer (8-6-2) which fell to The Master’s (10-8-1) in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Mustangs scored a goal in each half to claim a 2-1 win and move on to the semifinals where they will match up with top-seeded Hope International (13-4-1).

“I have seen today’s game before,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Between the boxes, I thought we played beautifully. There wasn’t a game this year that I didn’t enjoy watching our team play. But in the end, if you can’t turn good territorial play – good possession and good passing rhythm – into goals, then you are going to see games like today.” more

Business and Digital Transformation Recognized by Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 Award: AGENDA15 Conference to Honor Computerworld’s Premier 100 Class of 2015

IDG’s Computerworld — the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology — reveals the 2015 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The honorees will be recognized during the AGENDA Conference, co-produced by CIO,Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council. …

  • Reed A. Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and CIO, Westmont College more

WVB: Westmont falls short of Biola

The Westmont women’s volleyball team was able to run away with one game against No.4 Biola but could not contain Amy Weststeyn as the Warriors were ousted in four sets, 19-25, 25-27, 25-23, and 18-25 on Tuesday. more

WSoc: Westmont to host San Diego Christian in semifinal

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Westmont (13-2) has learned its opponent for Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer semifinal game. The Warriors will host the Hawks of San Diego Christian (7-8-2). Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

The sixth-seeded Hawks earned their way into the GSAC Tournament by defeating #20 Concordia (11-7-1) on the final day of the regular season. In today’s first round game, San Diego Christian upset #12 The Master’s by a score of 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. more

Eric Railsback Out at Les Marchands: Founding Partner of Widely Touted Funk Zone Wine Bar Cuts Ties, Takes Job at Mattei’s Tavern

One-half of the dynamic sommelier duo who opened Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant with much fanfare in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone neighborhood last year has left the building, as Eric Railsback is severing ties with the business and taking over as wine director at Mattei’s Tavern in Santa Ynez instead.

The 29-year-old — who started his wine career at the Wine Cask on Anacapa Street while a student at Westmont College before heading to San Francisco to work at RN74 — is passing his portions of the Les Marchands business to his friend and co-founder, Brian McClintic. McClintic, whose path to becoming a master sommelier was featured in the documentary Somm, will continue running the bistro/bar/retail shop, which has fetched headlines in most of the country’s major food and wine magazines since launching in August 2013. more

Pope Francis Wants To Know What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage

Even Southern Baptists know not to turn down an invitation from the Pope. Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, will meet Pope Francis and offer an “evangelical Protestant” perspective as part of a Vatican colloquium on marriage and family held this November 17-19. “I am willing to go anywhere, when asked, to bear witness to what we as evangelical Protestants believe about marriage and the gospel, especially in times in which marriage is culturally imperiled,” wrote Moore on why he’s going to the Vatican despite his disagreements with the Pope. … The Pope has increasingly been interacting with a number of notable Protestants, including Geoff Tunnicliffe and Brian Stiller of the World Evangelical Alliance, pastor Joel Osteen, televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison, members of the Green family (founders of Hobby Lobby), and Westmont College president Gayle Beebe. “We are brothers,” Francis told a gathering of Pentecostal leaders at a Copeland conference. more