Monthly Archives: January 2015

CBB: Westmont sweeps series from San Diego Christian

Westmont Baseball completed a three-game sweep of San Diego Christian on Saturday afternoon at Russ Carr Field as the Warriors took both ends of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader. Westmont claimed the first game by an 11-4 score, then notched a 3-2 victory in the second. more

Swedes, Bulldogs ranked in NAIA polls

Both McPherson College tennis teams and the Bethany College men were ranked in their respective NAIA Tennis Coaches’ preseason polls ahead of the start of the tennis season next month. …Bethany capped their season with an appearance in the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championships, the first time they had made it that far. The Swedes defeated Marian University in the first round and upset No. 7 Westmont College in the second round. more

Pope Francis Teaches World Leaders a Lesson

Surely Pope Francis knew he would be wading into controversy when he announced this month that after 80 years of consideration, Father Junipero Serra was to be made a saint. …Instead, he accepted the fact that the harm done to Native Americans under Serra was not purposeful and not as impactful as the damage done by Americans in the 19th Century, a fact noted by Westmont College scholar and Serra biographer Gregory Orfalea. more

How Much Do S.B. College Coaches Make?

A discussion at the UC Regents meeting last week tabled a proposal to link coaches’ bonuses with their athletes’ academic performance. The plan would have prohibited coaches with winning records from receiving monetary benefits if their teams fell below a minimum academic requirement. …As a private school, Westmont College does not have to specifically disclose its coaches’ payroll, but Westmont Athletic Director Dave Odell said NCAA Division 1 salaries are “apples and oranges” to theirs. more

Engaging Our Culture with Exodus: Gods and Kings

There has been a recent influx of successful Hollywood films based on biblical stories. Last year’sNoah and the more recent Exodus: Gods and Kings have been popular at the box office, but controversial among Christians for their departures from the biblical stories they are based on. … Dr. Longman is professor of biblical studies at Westmont College, author of over 25 books, and an excellent biblical guide. He takes you step by step through the events of Exodus, then explains how these events connect to Jesus’ life and ministry in the New Testament. more

Gerald Carpenter: Westmont Stages One-Act Operas of Pergolesi, Menotti

Westmont College Theatre Arts and the Music Department have joined forces to produce an evening’s entertainment that should please and delight just about anybody who has their full compliment of senses.

They will be offering “An Evening of One-Act Opera Classics” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan 30-31, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 in Porter Theater on the Westmont Campus. more

SB Coast Volleyball Club Celebrates Victory

Montecito volleyball coach David Rottman says he could not be more proud of Santa Barbara Coast Volleyball Club, whose “14s” boys team just finished number one out of 56 Southern California teams during a three-day Junior National Qualifier. …In the inaugural season, Westmont College helped launch the club by providing much-needed practice time in their gymnasium. more

Woodward at the Coral

What do Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both Bushes, Hillary Clinton, and Obama all have in common? Answer: Award-winning reporter and writer Bob Woodward has either interviewed and/or written about them extensively. He gave an engaging luncheon talk at the Coral Casino last Friday which was part of the “Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency” speaker series conducted by Westmont College. more

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

Plenty of schools aren’t worth the hype, while others don’t get the recognition they deserve. …Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, is one of the top liberal arts schools in the country, offering 26 liberal arts majors and 11 preprofessional programs. Westmont graduates earn an average mid-career salary of $89,100. more

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

Plenty of schools aren’t worth the hype, while others don’t get the recognition they deserve. To uncover the most underrated colleges in America, we compared US News’ rankings of the best universities and national liberal arts colleges in the country with PayScale’s 2013-2014 College Salary Report, which ranks colleges and universities based on their graduates’ mid-career salaries. …Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, is one of the top liberal arts schools in the country, offering 26 liberal arts majors and 11 preprofessional programs. more