Monthly Archives: August 2017

Westmont Adds Three Professors

Three tenure-track professors have joined Westmont’s faculty: Rebecca McNamara, English; Maryke van der Walt, mathematics; and Sandra Richter, religious studies. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Extra Heartbreaking Westmont loses in OT to No. 1 team

Westmont College scored a late goal to push top-ranked Northwestern Ohio to overtime before losing a 2-1 heartbreaker at the Warriors’ Thorrington Field on Tuesday. more

SBART: Gamberdella shows his toughness to Dons coaches after gridiron showdown


Westmont, which upset UCSB 1-0 in an exhibition match, lost to NCAA Division 2 power Cal State San Bernardino in its season opener. more

NAGEL, Ruth Vernie

Ruth Vernie Nagel went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017. She was 90 years of age. She has resided in Santa Barbara, for the past seven years. … During her time in Carpinteria, she worked several years in Santa Barbara for Jordano’s Foods, and later went to work at Westmont College, as the Secretary to the Dean. more

Madison Miller’s vote counts on school matters

At the last Templeton School Board meeting, Madison Miller, a Templeton High School Senior, was right there along the table of trustees, confidently seconding motions and speaking on student happenings at her high school. … She is pondering a career in legal studies, and would like to apply for a small, local college such as Cal Poly or Westmont College before going on to law school. more

Andrade helps Westmont upset UCSB

Augie Andrade graduated from Nordhoff High School in 2014 and accepted a soccer scholarship to play at Seattle University. Andrade has since transferred to Westmont College and his impact is being felt in the local college soccer circles. more

Westmont Students Move Into New Digs at Global Leadership Center Community kitchen, rooms with private bathrooms are big hits

The first Westmont College students have moved into the Global Leadership Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility east of Van Kampen Hall that features two residence halls and a central leadership building with a lounge, classroom, seminar room, office spaces and coffee shop. Through the Strength for Today Campaign, the college raised $34.1 million to build the facility and another $8.7 million to fund leadership programs associated with the center. In all, Westmont raised $155 million, supporting the endowment and scholarships as well as the Global Leadership Center. more

First Day of School Arrives for Santa Barbara Unified School District, SBCC Students head back to class as other districts scheduled to start school in the next two weeks

Thousands of Santa Barbara Unified School District and Santa Barbara City Collegestudents returned from summer break on Monday morning.  … The fall semester at Westmont College begins Aug. 28, and UC Santa Barbara students start fall quarter Sept. 24. more

How a total solar eclipse affects life on earth

Have you ever wondered how a solar eclipse affects life on earth? Two local experts explained how everything from animals to changes in weather are affected by this event. … “I was down in Baja for the [1991] eclipse and we had a clear sky. Then the last 15 minutes, clouds started condensing because the temperature dropped and hit its dew point. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, we got clouds,” said Ken Kihlstrom, a physics professor at Westmont College. more

Faith Activists Call on Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Council to Step Down

In the wake of the white supremacist rally and subsequent violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week, faith activists are calling upon members of the president’s Evangelical Advisory Council to resign. … Schlerschligt is a graduate of Westmont College, an evangelical school in Santa Barbara, and has previously done organizing work with SoulForce as well as cultivating Campus Pride’s “Shame List” —a list of the “absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth.” more