Yearly Archives: 2015

Changing of the guard at Centennial Institute

Hunt earned his BA degree at Westmont College, Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and Master of Political Management at George Washington University. He has served as media coordinator for the Senate Republican Conference, director of Operations for the Chapham Group, special assistant to Senator Rick Santorum during and director of Colorado Coalitions for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. He is founder/CEO Avinova Media Group, one of Colorado’s largest conservative advertising agencies. more

Conflict Solutions Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Journey, Esq.

Conflict Solutions Center (CSC) has recently welcomed Alicia Journey, Esq. to its team as the Director of the Restorative Community Network. Journey holds a BA from Westmont College in Psychology and an advanced degree in Law and Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. Her experience as a former Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill, as a Prosecutor and a Civil Practitioner in Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties, and as a parent of two young children, allows for her to bring a unique perspective to her role at CSC. more

FRONTIER WBB: Carroll holds top spot in IR Power Rankings despite L-C loss

4. Great Falls (7-3, 1-1): The Argonauts boast the conference’s best guard in All-American Erin Legal and the leading scorer in Nneka Nnadi. They are 3-3 against NAIA basketball teams — the best win over Wayland Baptist — suffering double-digit losses to No. 5 Westmont, No. 14 The Master’s and recently Rocky Mountain, a team that will likely crack the next Top 25 poll. more

Lit Moon Theatre Company Presents ‘Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol’

Lit Moon’s holiday gift to the community, Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol, is performed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. at Westmont College’s Porter Theatre. more

FRONTIER WBB: Carroll holds top spot in IR Power Rankings despite L-C loss

Heading into Week 2 of the Frontier Conference schedule, here’s an early look at where teams sit in the IR Power Rankings.more

Dwight Kealy gives desert glimpse into his worldview

Kealy’s professional background is rooted in insurance services and law, and his resume shows that he was born in Long Beach and attended high school in Ecuador before completing degrees from Westmont College and Yale Divinity School. He served in the Marines as an intelligence officer and Arabic and Spanish linguist, and said he was stationed at Camp Pendleton on Sept. 11, 2001. He’d already been planning to leave, he said, but helped coordinate operations in Afghanistan, and stayed in the reserves until 2006. more

SBART Luncheon: Westmont fundraiser is for a good cows

The Westmont women’s basketball team traveled to Uganda on a mission trip over the summer and learned of the tremendous needs in the areas they visited.

“It changed everyone that went. It really changed our lives seeing what we saw and experiencing what we experienced,” said Westmont coach Kirsten Moore at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. “There were so many ways we wanted to help and give back. We saw so many needs while we were over there. The one we unanimously felt passionate about was a buying a cow, or two or three for this village in northern Uganda, where they have this goal on a farm of starting a dairy. They have one and their goal is to get six.” more

TMC Insider: Records fall for men’s hoops

Notably, TMC’s top 10 finishes place the Mustangs at the top of the Golden State Athletic Conference. Biola University ranks 10th with 134 points and Westmont College sits in 13th place with 123.5 points. more

Local college basketball notes: Kara Krolicki leads St. Xavier women

“We know it doesn’t mean much this early in the season, but it’s exciting for the kids,” St. Francis coach Ryan Marks said. “We were able to get two wins on the road over reputable programs (No. 15 Mount Mercy and Westmont College) and I think that’s what got us higher in the rankings.” more

Fund for Santa Barbara Distributes $300,000 in Grants

A network of indigenous-language interpreters, a group seeking to strengthen restorative justice, a coalition of Lompoc residents, environmental attorneys pushing to stop the Phillip 66 oil trains, progressive government watchdogs, and an LGBTQ group at Westmont College were among those who received grants this week from the Fund for Santa Barbara. At the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, a large crowd cheered the Fund — now in its 35th year — as it awarded more than $300,000 in grants to community organizations. “We couldn’t accomplish any of this alone,” said Marcos Vargas, who became the Fund’s executive director earlier this year. more