Yearly Archives: 2017

Car-Sharing Company Zipcar Debuts 10 Vehicles in Santa Barbara as Bike Lane Work Begins

Car-sharing company Zipcar has made its way to Santa Barbara… UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College have already been offering their own Zipcar programs. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Westmont’s Moore chosen to USA staff

Westmont College coach Kirsten Moore, who has developed the Warriors into one of the top women’s basketball programs in the NAIA, has been chosen as an at-large representative for the USA Women’s Development National Team Committee. more

Washington School Wins SB Unified School District Track & Field Meet

More than 200 students from eight local elementary schools competed at the fifth annual All-Santa Barbara Unified School District Elementary Schools Track & Field Meet at the Westmont track on Tuesday… Westmont track and field athletes, who are competing at the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 25-27, timed and measured the events.  more

Westmont Graduates, Pilot Recovering After Hope Ranch Helicopter Crash

The pilot and two passengers of a tour helicopter that crashed in Hope Ranch on Friday are recovering from the ordeal after being taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital… The two Westmont alumni traveling with him, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were listed in fair condition. more

Westmont sends off Class of 2017

Even at an early May graduation ceremony in normally sunny Santa Barbara, a little rain is going to come sometimes.

So it came to pass Saturday morning at Westmont College held its annual commencement on its vast track field.

Somehow, the weather conditions at the respected 79-year-old Christian college in Montecito seemed to intensify the dedication to the occasion and the pomp, circumstance and due respect from those involved, as the precipitation morphed from mist to actual rain and back. more

Westmont College’s Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation by ‘Making Memories in the Mist’

Outdoor graduations typically aren’t a problem for Westmont College, according to English professor Paul Delaney. A couple times, field-muddying storms had pushed the ceremony over to Santa Barbara City College, and one time, rain forced commencement into the Westmont gym. more

Bill Macfadyen: Paddleboarder’s Death Leaves Heartbreak Throughout Santa Barbara

Davies Kabogoza, a popular and ebullient Westmont College graduate, died the afternoon of April 29 after he disappeared while stand-up paddleboarding at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Authorities say Kabogoza fell off his rented board and went under about 4 p.m. He never resurfaced. more

Westmont Students Set Sights on Summer of Global Service

This summer, 26 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks serving communities around the world on five teams in six countries, including Spain, Uganda, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Peru. more

Young Westmont Musicians Play for Top Honors

Westmont student musicians swept the top three instrumental honors April 30 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation finals. Junior Erik Fauss, on viola, won first place ($5,000); senior Lalia Mangione, on violin, won second; and junior Tim Beccue, on cello, won third place. more


In recent days, a number of friends have told me that they felt physically ill in light of national events. Not just out of anger, or self-concern, or even empathic regard for others… Jeff Schloss is Distinguished Professor of Biology & T.B. Walker Chair of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College and Senior Scholar with the BioLogos Foundation. more