Yearly Archives: 2017

Susan Miles Gulbransen: Poetry Beyond April

Santa Barbara knows how to celebrate April National Poetry Month. Our town becomes loaded with readings and activities that bring poetry to our attention…  Westmont professor Paul Willis, poet laureate, 2011-13, (Getting to Gardisky Lake, Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2016) said: “Good poetry does not pontificate. It is the opposite of a declarative Tweet (at least of the sorts that have become so famous this year). more

Kirsten Moore Named to USA Basketball Selection Committee

USA Basketball has selected Westmont women’s coach Kirsten Moore to serve as an at-large representative for the USA Women’s Development National Team Committee.  more

Paddle-Boarder Who Died at Harbor Was Former Westmont Soccer Player

The stand-up paddle-boarder who died Saturday at the Santa Barbara Harbor was a 2016 graduate of Westmont College and played soccer for both the Christian college and Santa Barbara City College. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department’s coroner’s office released the man’s name late Monday afternoon. more

Preston Gomersall, Madison Herrera Named Athletes of the Week

Santa Barbara High golfer Preston Gomersall and Westmont track & field athlete Madison Herrera were honored as the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. more

SBCC Baseball Coach Says Regional Playoff Foe Should ‘Fear the Persh’

SBCC baseball coach Jeff Walker noted at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that Cypress College asked about possibly hosting the Southern California Regional playoff series with the Vaqueros despite being the lower seeded team… Coach Russ Smelley said the 4×100 relay told the story of how the Westmont women pulled away from Biola to win the GSAC championship. more

Meet The Kernels – Hector Lujan

Third year in Minnesota Twins farm system. Spent 2015 season with Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins, pitching in 15 games and compiling a 1-2 record, a save and 5.00 earned run average… . A 35th-round pick of Minnesota in 2015 draft out of NAIA Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Westmont’s Winslow Writes Book on Foreign Adoptions

Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, explores the growing American trend of adopting international children in a new book The Best Possible Immigration: International Adoption and the American Family.  more

Menlo College splits DH with, Westmont

There’s really no other way to describe the regular season for the Menlo College baseball team than crazy. The Oaks were the sixth ranked team in the nation earlier and got that high in the rankings without playing a single home game… The Oaks may not have scored a ton of runs on Friday, but their hard work paid off, clinching a playoff spot in a doubleheader split with host Westmont College. Menlo is 33-16 (17-11), while Westmont is 27-21 (12-15). more

Swiss track athlete broke heptathlon school record

International student-athlete Andrea Müeller has jumped, ran and thrown her way to victory, leaving her mark at City College by breaking multiple school records for the track and field team… Müeller was selected as athlete of the week in March by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table for her school record-breaking heptathlon at the Jim Klein Combined Events meet at Westmont College. more

Remembering Veterans of Great War on its 100th Anniversary

To commemorate the veterans of the first World War and the war’s 100th Anniversary, the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) and the Channel City Club recently co-hosted a luncheon titled Over There: WWI 100 Years On at the Fess Parker a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton… Henri Vantieghem, Consul General of Belgium; James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada; Mary Collier, professor and chair of French at Westmont College; and Gillian Cole-Andrews, British Army Capt. Sandhurst 84 (former). more