Yearly Archives: 2016

Goleta Elementary Schools Show Off Programs Embracing College Spirit, New Science Standards

From preparing for college in the elementary school setting to introducing computer programming software in classrooms, Goleta Union School District has implemented multiple courses aimed to help student success at a young age… A Westmont College banner covers the door of a math classroom at El Camino Elementary School. The school is a No Excuses University School, which helps children prepare for potential colleges. more

Yetta Gagosian Obituary

Yetta Gagosian passed away peacefully at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco on October 2, 2016, at the age of 91… Khoren A. Gagosian Scholarship Fund, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Royals cool off after red-hot start

Despite getting off to a good start, the San Marcos High football team fell hard at Ventura High on Friday night, losing 49-14… Libby Dahlberg finished with 11 kills and outside hitter Sam Neely had nine to lead the Warriors (26-0, 11-0) to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-15 sweep of the Hawks. Dahlberg added six blocks — three solo — to her team-high kill total. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 11 Westmont scores big in win

The 11th-ranked Westmont women’s soccer team took care of all of the scoring in Thursday’s Golden State Athletic Conference match against Menlo College, even scoring for the opposition. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Chang leads Vaqueros again

SBCC’s Carolin Chang overcame a bout of illness to shoot a 3-over 78 on Wednesday and win medalist honors at the Western State Conference’s women’s golf tournament No. 7 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena… Westmont College’s Lalo Delgado, a freshman goalkeeper, has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defender of the Week for the second time this season. more 

Salute to Teachers: Guadalupe Junior High’s Kevin Baldizon Recognized for Role Mentoring Teachers

When a new teacher joined the staff of Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe, dean of students Kevin Baldizon remained ready to help, including going to campus during the summer… After growing up primarily in Guatemala, Baldizon attended Westmont College,studying biology and chemistry from 1997 through 2001. more

CIOs discuss whether Note7 recall hurts Samsung’s enterprise appeal

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone could have been a game-changer, with its cutting edge tech and top of the line specs… “[Samsung is] is really strong company that has gotten itself into some trouble with one specific product,” says Reed A. Sheard, vice president for college advancement and CIO of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

‘As You Like It’ at Westmont

This delightful production of Shakespeare’sAs You Like It got off to a spectacular start with cheering attendants loudly hailing the arrival at court of the royal wrestler Charles and never let up in either pacing or pleasure from there on until the final masque. Westmont students Sean McElrath and Anna Telfer played Orlando and Rosalind, respectively, the leading lovers in a play that’s full of amorous couples, clever wordplay, and gorgeous poetry. more

NAIA Women’s Basketball Returns to Oman Arena

Media Coordinator Dave McCulley said, “This will be without a doubt the strongest Classic in the country as all fourteen teams are expected to be in the Top 25 NAIA Women’s Basketball Pre-Season rankings coming out in October. This group includes past NAIA Women’s Championship teams – MidAmerica Nazarene (2016) – Westmont College (2013) and Vanguard University (2008).” more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont gets No. 1 rating in NAIA volleyball

Westmont College received its first-ever No. 1 ranking in NAIA women’s volleyball on Tuesday. The Warriors, 25-0, are the only undefeated team remaining out of 219 NAIA programs. more