Monthly Archives: March 2015

Top 10 Most Beautiful College Campuses In California

One of the main reasons why California attracts so many tourists annually is because it’s extremely beautiful; both naturally and architecturally. In addition to that, California is praised for being the home to many of the most beautiful college campuses in the world. …The college overlooks the beautiful Montecito hills, surrounded by lovely trees and gardens. The college prides itself of the beautifully designed buildings which were created in the Mediterranean style with beautiful white stark colours. more

Sports: Running

Stride by stride, minute by minute, Ramiro “Curly” Guillen is pushing himself into the top tier of U.S. marathon runners. The Goleta native took a big step last Sunday, finishing 18th in the Los Angeles Marathon. …Westmont College is hosting the Jim Klein Invitational Decathlon and Heptathlon on Thursday and Friday (March 19-20), and the Westmont Collegiate Classic will take place on Saturday.

Four Providence Student Ensembles to Present Spring Concert on Friday

The Providence spring concert, featuring the high school Chorale and Chamber Singers, the middle school Chorus and the youth ensemble, Laudate, which includes children from grades 3-6 from Providence Lower School and the Santa Barbara community, will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 20. The stone walls of the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church will reverberate with a mix of choral music spanning the ages, featuring a 12th-century Icelandic hymn that the Chamber Singers debuted at a recent Westmont College chapel service. more

Talk to Investigate Jesus’s Tomb

Jodi Magness,  a renowned archaeologist and Kenan distinguished professor in early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines the validity of claims that Jesus’ burial has been found in Jerusalem during a lecture on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 in Westmont’s Porter Theater. more

Sonos Montecito Quintet Offers Recital

Sonos Montecito, a wind quintent in residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Friday, March 13, at 7 pm in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. more

Carlsbad Violinist Wins Scholarship

Violinist Jonathan Wong of Carlsbad earned top honors at the third annual Music Guild Competition on March 7, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. more

Goodwin Examines Presidential Leadership Lessons

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, spoke about “Leadership Lessons from American Presidents” to more than 700 people at the 10th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on March 6 in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. more

MBK: Westmont beats LC State to advance

For the first time in twelve years, Westmont men’s basketball team will be progressing to the second round of the NAIA Men’s National Tournament. After six days of preparation and practices in Kansas City, the men finally tipped off around 11 p.m. this evening against Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)—an hour and a half later than their scheduled tip-off. Tonight the men took the term “Midnight Madness” to a whole new level, defeating the LC State Warriors 77-60. more

Surfer Bethany Hamilton to Speak at Westmont College’s Night of Champions

Bethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, inspired the 2011 film Soul Surfer, will speak at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 10 in Westmont College’s Murchison Gym. more

Surfer Bethany Hamilton to speak at Westmont

Bethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” inspired the 2011 film “Soul Surfer,” speaks Friday, April 10, at 5:45 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. Westmont hosts Night of Champions, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Fellowship of Christian Athletes (SBFCA), which includes special guest Britt Merrick. Tickets to the event are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and can be purchased at