Recent Press

Canada’s Mike Mason Records Year’s Best High Jump at Sam Adams Invite

Canada’s Mike Mason recorded the 2019 world’s leading high jump mark at 7-6.75 at Saturday’s Sam Adams Invite at Westmont College. … more

Westmont Splits Twin Bill Against San Diego Christian

Westmont Baseball spilt a doubleheader with the Hawks of San Diego Christian on Friday afternoon at Barona Stars Field. The 18th-ranked Warriors won the first game by a score of 11-2 before falling in the second game 3-2. … more

South Coast Researchers Find Standing At Work Doesn’t Burn Many More Calories Than Sitting


You may notice more and more people using standing desks at work. Many of them opt for standing, rather than sitting, for its health benefits. … Studies have long suggested that standing burns a lot more calories than sitting. A recent study conducted by Westmont College kinesiology professor Greg Afman refutes that claim. more

Gerald Carpenter: Music Club Offers Choral and Chamber Works

Saturday’s program will begin with the Westmont Chamber Singers, under the direction of Grey Brothers, singing: “Felices ter et Amplius” by the American composer Randall Thompson (1899-1984) … more

ON STAGE: Westmont ensemble at library

The Westmont Chamber Singers and instrumentalists will perform during the Santa Barbara Music Club’s free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St.  … more

Why One College Placed Its Fundraising and Technology Efforts Under One Leader

Reed Sheard has an unusual combination of responsibilities. … In October 2008, he came to Westmont College, a small liberal-arts institution in Santa Barbara, Calif., to serve as chief information officer. A little more than a year later, the college’s president asked him to take on the additional job of vice president for college advancement. more

ON STAGE: Westmont ensemble at library

The Westmont Chamber Singers and instrumentalists will perform during the Santa Barbara Music Club’s free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. more

Santa Barbara School District Receives Positive Feedback on Cultural Proficiency Training

Carmel Saad, professor of psychology at Westmont College, has been working with Harvard UniversityUCSB, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to examine the effect of the training on teacher experiences and student outcomes. She presented a report at the meeting with data from 328 training participants. … more

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Highlight: She won the women’s hammer throw at the Westmont Classic while breaking the school record with a throw of 54.73 meters (179-6), which automatically qualifies her for the NAIA National Championships. … more

Glendale native’s work on display at Tufenkian Fine Arts

Askew taught art at various high schools in Southern California before he began his 25-year career at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Askew retired in 2008 after establishing Westmont’s printmaking program and founding the Reynolds Gallery, now known as the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, according to gallery officials. … more