Yearly Archives: 2016

Once and Always

All across the city, the graduation spirit is in the air, at the high school and college level, first at Westmont College a few weeks ago, Santa Barbara City College and, yesterday afternoon and evening, Dos Pueblos, San Marcos and Santa Barbara high schools. The tradition, function and ceremonial ritual of these commencement ceremonies is essentially similar, but each institution is different and distinctive, according to the nature of the place. more

Social Media Specialist Amanda Clark Joins The Goddard Company

Amanda Clark has joined The Goddard Company Public Relations as an account executive specializing in social media to better promote its expanding group of clients and growing business. …Clark honed her social media skills as an art director for a nationally recognized fashion brand. She attended Long Island University and is finishing her undergraduate education at Westmont College. more

Back to Bach

Harpsichords reigned supreme at the West Coast Chamber Orchestra’s Bach by Candlelight concert at First United Methodist Church, conducted by founder Christopher Story and Westmont College professor Michael Shasberger. more

UCLA Gunman Identified as Indian-American Techie Mainak Sarkar

He shot down his professor before taking his own life, confirmed the Los Angeles police. …”Dr Klug was an excellent student at Westmont who conducted student research with two professors during his college years”, Beebe said. more

School Shooting at UCLA

The two victims were on a “kill list” that Mainak Sarkar had composed, as well as a second professor authorities believe he meant to kill but could not find on the bustling Los Angeles campus, police chief Charlie Beck said. Hasti and Sarkar, the report said, had been married in 2011 according to Hennepin County records. …Westmont College President Gayle Beebe said in a statement June 2 that the school was shocked by Klug’s death. more

California’s Culture War against Religious Liberty

California occupies a place of significance in America, considering the size of its population and economy. Its association with Hollywood and celebrity also gives it, regrettably, the role of cultural trendsetter. So when first-of-its-kind anti-religious-liberty legislation finds warm embrace in California’s state senate, it’s a foreboding signal of things to come. …But other Christian higher-educational institutions — Biola University, William Jessup University, or Westmont College, for instance — might lose applicants, because these schools would be found in violation of the law and could be forced to stop participating in the Cal Grant program. more

Salient Notes On Music Scholarships

Research has constantly shown that the students who study courses that are related to art eventually score far more exemplary results or grades in SAT and GAP than their counterparts. …This is where scholarships come in, and a number of institutes have since incorporated sponsoring potential students in the art. Examples include the Westmont College and Hawaii University, among many others. more

Five hits enough to beat Foresters in league opener

Healdsburg spoiled the California Collegiate League opener of the Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team, parlaying just five hits into a 4-1 victory at Westmont College’s Russ Carr Field. Two run-scoring wild pitches and a base-running gaffe cost the Foresters (2-1) dearly in the defeat to the Prune Packers (7-1). more

Colby Barrick Has Big Day for Foresters in 5-3 Win

Colby Barrick and Bret Boswell blasted back-to-back solo homers in the first inning, sparking the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 5-3 baseball win over the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Wednesday at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field. more

Foresters Suffer First Loss in Home Opener

Two runs off wild pitches and a base-running blunder proved too much to overcome for the Santa Barbara Foresters in their home opener at Westmont College’s Russ Carr Field on Tuesday evening.

Foresters leadoff man Kyle Isbel reaches second base after a double. (JC Corliss / Noozhawk photo)

With only five hits mustered throughout, Santa Barbara suffered a 4-1 defeat in its California Collegiate League opener against the Healdsburg Prune Packers. more