Yearly Archives: 2015


Westmont College twice rallied from deficits Wednesday but had no answer to two late Yvonne Ploeg goals and saw its season come to an end with a 4-2 loss to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in the NAIA women’s soccer quarterfinals in Orange Beach, Ala. more

‘Yellowstone and Yosemite’ on display at Luther College

“Yellowstone and Yosemite,” and exhibit of paintings by Pamela Kendall Schiffer, is on display at the Kristin-Wigley Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts at Luther College through Dec. 11.

Pamela Kendall Schiffer, a California native, studied painting and ceramics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning her B.A. in 1982. Her work has been exhibited at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and in California at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Westmont College and the Museum of Ventura County. more

To protect the U.S., vet refugees

Matt Kokkonen, a legal immigrant from Finland, lives in San Luis Obispo, is a graduate of Westmont College and did graduate studies in philosophy in Finland. He has been a financial planner on the Central Coast for 40 years. Kokkonen was the Republican candidate for Congress in 2008. more

Scorpions’ fantastic season comes to an end in Santa Barbara

12/2/2015 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Desert High School girls volleyball team finished their season with a 28-3 record after falling to Laguna Blanca High School of Santa Barbara in the California Interscholastic Federation State Division 4 Southern Regional Championship match Dec. 1.

The Scorpions lost 25-11, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19 at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Owls at their best in regional final, advance to state championship

Led by a balanced hitting attack and terrific defense, top-seeded Laguna Blanca won 25-11, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19 at Westmont College’s Murchison Gym. The CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA champions will play Belmont-Notre Dame, the No. 1 seed from the Northern Regional, for the State Division 4 title at Santiago Canyon College in Orange at 12:30 p.m. more

CONGRESS: Lawyer, former Marine to challenge Raul Ruiz in 2016

Kealy, a married father of two, graduated from Westmont College and holds a master’s degree from Yale University, the release added.

The candidate will tour the district and meet with voters Wednesday. He will be at the Paradise Valley Cafe, 61721 CA-74 in Mountain Center at 12:30 p.m. more

Griz transfers Wiley, Emerson boost No. 13 Lewis-Clark State

The defending Frontier Conference champions return four starters and added a heap of new talent looking to exceed last year’s finish, a first-round exit in the national tournament at the hands of the Westmont. Fifth-year coach Brandon Rinta, who captured two conference titles in his first four seasons in Lewiston, spread minutes in the non-conference slate with 11 players averaging more than 12 minutes a contest. more

With strings attached

A touring violinist in the 70s, Wimmer honed his love for the craft apprenticing at the violin shops of Wolfgang Uebel and Rainer Knobel for four years back home in Germany. His mentors would merely demonstrate a lesson (“I’ll show you once. Pay attention.”), and he just had to absorb the knowledge as best as he could. Over 60 now — and with around 200 hand-crafted instruments, including a Hubert Schwyzer quartet for the Westmont College, under his belt — the Santa Barbara–based Wimmer himself takes the opposite approach with his own protégés. Here in Chennai, he painstakingly handholds a select group of local musical craftsmen through two weeks of intensive training in violin restoration and repair, during the second such workshop organised by the Lalgudi Trust (founded by the legendary violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman). more

Attorney Dwight Kealy to challenge incumbent Raul Ruiz

Kealy’s resume shows that he was born in Long Beach and graduated from Alliance Academy International, a private Christian school in Ecuador, before completing degrees from Westmont College and Yale Divinity School. more

Lilly Endowment makes grants to encourage youth to explore theology

An additional grant to the Forum for Theological Exploration will establish a program that will bring together leaders of the high school youth theology institutes to foster mutual learning and support.

The Endowment has made high school youth theology grants to the following colleges and universities:

…Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

Wiley College, Marshall, TX more