Yearly Archives: 2015

Boxers fall “short” versus Saints, 69-57

The Fighting Saints, ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Division I pre-season poll, improved to 8-0 on the season. Included in that impressive start are wins over perennial NAIA power Westmont and NCAA Division II Concordia. more

Presidential eyewitness: David Gergen speaks in Westmont’s lecture series

With the political circus heating up leading into the presidential elections, the media landscape is becoming ever more populated with pundits on all sides.

One of the more measured experienced of the lot is David Gergen, the soft but well-spoken journalist, advisor and political commentator whose frequent appearances on CNN can seem like a voice of reason amidst the antagonistic divisiveness around him.

On Friday afternoon, Mr. Gergen appeared in an idyllic, literal seaside encounter at the Coral Casino, to speak about his experiences and observations of the political scene, then and now. Mr. Gergen, who spoke at Campbell Hall in 2012 as part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series, was appearing in town this time as the first guest in thie Westmont College “Leadership Lecture” series. more

Race Matters: UCSB Joins in Solidarity with the University of Missouri

“It’s important to put people in the situation of being uncomfortable,” one anonymous Westmont College student said. “People need to be forced to think about things they wouldn’t otherwise consider. It’s one of the most impactful things a movement like this can do.” more

XC: Westmont finishes strong at NAIA Nationals

(Charlotte, N.C) In the NAIA Cross Country National Championships held in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Westmont Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Teams placed tenth and eighteenth respectively out of 36 men’s and women’s teams. Each team placed higher than the final Top-25 Coaches Poll ranking they held prior to the race – the men jumped from 26 to 18 and the women from 13 to 10. more

Bolstering the Vaults, a la the new: Westmont’s Museum of Art Showcases a Healthily Diverse Array of Contemporary Art, Often with Notable Names Attached

A bounty of stories are told and images and ideas put forth in the delightful new exhibition “Saar, Serra, Surls, and more” at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. It is one of those naturally diverse array of contemporary artworks without any boldly defining thematic storyline, except, that is, for one significant subplot: these are all new acquisitions in a museum which is fast gaining momentum as an important West Coast art venue, five years into its life. more

Westmont Announces Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and ‘Pickle Address’ Speakers

Westmont College kicks off the Christmas season with the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. more

Watercooler: LKF Marketing, Levine & Levine and Docsa Associates relocate

Dr. Judilee Marrow, of Binder Park Zoo, recently passed the American College of Zoological Medicine board certification examination making her one of two veterinarians board certified in zoological medicine in the state of Michigan.  The board certification process is academically strenuous, requiring years of training, multiple scientific publications, and passing a demanding, two-day examination. Marrow attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she earned a bachelor’s degree, then continued with veterinary school at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduation she completing two one-year internships – one near Chicago and the other at Kansas State University.  In 2009, she was selected for a coveted position as a resident in Zoological Medicine at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. more

Beach City dorms will need to enforce curfews to flourish

Tropicana and other student dorms charge renters with cars an extra fee to keep down the traffic and congestion. Westmont has rules that ensure first and second year students do not bring cars, which alleviated some of their parking problems. more

Tickets Still Available for Westmont Christmas Festival Performances

The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, will feature early and contemporary holiday music at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Avenue in Santa Barbara. more

Thursday’s Regional Briefs

On the Saturday, the 5-2 Lady Argos hope to bounce back after back-to-back losses to ranked teams at a tournament last weekend in Las Vegas. UGF defeated Menlo College before falling to No. 5 Westmont and 14th-ranked The Master’s College. more