Yearly Archives: 2017

The “Christa” Project and Visual Arts in the Life of the Church

Last October, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City opened an exhibition titled “The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies…” Lisa J. DeBoer is professor of the history of art at Westmont College and author of the new book Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church. more

Cynder Sinclair: Secrets to Increased Productivity for Your Nonprofit

Last week I heard world-renowned author Charles Duhigg tell a packed audience at the Coral Casino how to be more productive in life and work. It was part of Westmont College’s series on “Conversations About Things That Matter.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dons, Royals play Super draw

A total of 13 different Warriors scored, led by Sean McDonnell’s 18 points and 10 rebounds, in a Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Hawks. Gerald Karczewski added 15 points in the win for Westmont (17-3, 6-2), while Sean Harman had nine points. more

CRISWELL, Jane Williams

Passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Nipomo, California, after a short battle with Pancreatic cancer… Jane finished her education and obtained her Teaching Credential from Westmont. more

Making an impact Local photographer has stories to tell

Photographer Colin Finlay has a way with people… In 1982 he moved to Santa Barbara to attend Westmont College before moving across to UCSB, graduating in 1987 with a multi-discipline degree in English Literature, Religious Studies, Economics and Film Studies. more

Mira Vista Estate

The transition of Montecito from an agricultural region to a wealthy residential community may be traced to the early 1890s… Mira Vista remained in the Henshaw family until 1945, and, in the following year, the property was sold again, this time to Westmont College, which transformed the main house into a dormitory for women students. more

Westmont Orchestra to Play at Kennedy Center

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Westmont joins three other symphony orchestras selected for the Monday, Feb. 20, event at the historic venue. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Second-half gloom dooms Warriors

After defeating The Master’s in double-overtime on Dec. 7, the fifth-ranked Westmont men’s basketball team knew it would have its hands full on Thursday against the Mustangs in Golden State Athletic Conference play. But, the Warriors were not prepared for the Mustangs’ second half stampede, losing by a score of 89-68. more

New assistant superintendent

This school year, Laguna Beach Unified School District has welcomed Dr. Alysia Odipo as Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. Odipo started in mid-August and replaced Darlene Messinger who retired on July 29… Odipo attended Westmont College, earning a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. more

Led by Riley, Lyon basketball remains in top 10

-The third NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll of the season was released on Tuesday by the national office, and the Lyon College women’s basketball team held steady ranked No. 9 for the second consecutive poll… The Warriors are receiving the remaining first-place vote and 242 total voting points. Westmont College (California) rounds out the top three and is 16-1 on the season, receiving 233 total voting points. more