Monthly Archives: August 2017

Westmont Men’s Soccer Pulls Off Rare Victory Against UCSB with 2-1 Exhibition Win Led by Augie Andrade, Warriors snap 16-match losing streak against Gauchos

The Westmont men’s soccer team snapped a 16-match losing streak against UC Santa Barbara, handing the Gauchos a 2-1 loss in an exhibition game at Harder Stadium on Saturday night. Midfielder Augie Andrade assisted on the first goal and scored the second for the Warriors in the annual Bryant & Sons Cup between the crosstown rivals. UCSB leads the series 27-24-4. more

BRYANT & SONS CUP: Shocking the Neighbors Warriors bring end to 17-year drought with exhibition win over Gauchos

The visitor’s locker room deep inside the bowels of Harder Stadium exploded in celebration following Westmont’s 2-1 upset victory over UCSB in the 2017 edition of the Bryant and Sons Cup Saturday night. As far as exhibition victories go, Westmont won its Super Bowl, as the Warriors seized the opportunity to defeat an inexperienced UCSB team still reeling from the loss of it’s best player, Kevin Feucht, who tore his ACL on the opening day of preseason practice. more

Westmont opens Global Leadership Center

Although the final touches of construction are continuing, dozens of Westmont College students returned to campus earlier this week with some moving into the new Global Leadership Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility featuring two residence halls and a central leadership building. more

Beware of Eclipse Eye Protection Only Certain Equipment will Protect You

As eyewitnesses gear up for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is responding to reports of unsafe solar-eclipse glasses and other viewing devices, urging buyers to double-check their equipment against its list of reputable vendors. … “The real danger of a partial eclipse is that, overall, the sun doesn’t seem as bright, so you look at it longer, and that crescent can really burn a mark into your retina,” said Ken Kihlstrom, a professor of physics at Westmont College, which will not be hosting a viewing event. more

UCSD Adds Two Californians to 2017-18 Roster

The University of California San Diego women’s basketball program has added two standout players that will join the team for the 2017-18 season. … Kayla Sato
Guard • 5’8″
Torrance • Westmont College/West Torrance High School

– Played in 67 games with 47 starts in two years at Westmont College
– Led Westmont with 81 steals in 2016-17, averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds more

Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present is the first survey of modern and contemporary art from Guatemala, much of which is little known outside the country.

The exhibition explores a rich period of artistic production that began during the “long civil war” of the late 1950s and extends to the present day. … The two-part exhibition will be presented at MCASB’s galleries and at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College in nearby Montecito. more

Gauchos, Warriors kick off: UCSB women’s soccer team beats Westmont in exhibition, 3-1

Two late goals lifted the UCSB women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Westmont in their annual exhibition match Wednesday night at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos don’t start school for over a month, and Westmont has only been in training camp for four days, but that didn’t stop the two crosstown foes from fiercely competing throughout the contest. more

Farewell to Fiesta

With the help of some very special guests, the West Coast Symphony performed an array of classical pieces for hundreds of concert goers on Sunday for the 51st annual Fiesta concert at the Courthouse Sunken Garden. People of all ages brought picnic baskets and blankets while the 45-piece ensemble of brass, woodwinds, percussion and strings serenaded hundreds of Fiesta concert goers with movie themes, concertos and Spanish guitar. After performances from the Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta, ballerina Emma Rodriguez, 5, also danced on the sunlit stage, but with a yellow dress and white tights. While Emma banged a tambourine on her tiny leg, the Cielo Foundation symphony opened with the theme from “Cowboys,” a movie starring John “Duke” Wayne. more

Weld County Tributes for Aug. 3

Hollice “Holly” Claypool

April 30, 1944-July 27, 2017

Age: 73

Residence: Greeley

Hollice “Holly” Claypool, 73, of Greeley, passed away July 27, 2017, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born April 30, 1944, in Lancaster, Pa., to Richard and Meda. … Mr. Norbie married Edna Marie Adams on June 7, 1947, and graduated with honors from Westmont College in 1948. They moved to Wheaton, Ill., and he graduated with a master’s degree from Wheaton College in 1949.