Recent Press

McGolpin Selected As Westmont Volleyball Head Coach

Ruth McGolpin, an assistant coach at Westmont since 2015, will serve as the college’s new head coach for the women’s volleyball team. … more

Right Note

Four spectacular homes in the Montecito area belonging to prominent locals will provide intimate backdrops for concerts by members of the Westmont College Music Department in the first series of its kind. It’s called the Westmont Music Select House Concert Series, said Michael Shasberger, chair of the Music Department. “Only 30 tickets will be sold for each performance and they all begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons once a month through June,” said Mr. Shasberger. “Individual tickets are $40, and a subscription package is $150. Proceeds will go to scholarships for Westmont music students. more

Westmont Splits Doubleheader at Menlo

NAIA fifth-ranked Westmont split a Saturday doubleheader at Menlo to take three out of four from the Oaks. … more

Family, friends remember David Koss

Tears, laughter, and prayers flowed in equal amounts Saturday as friends and family remembered the life of former District Court Judge David Koss. … more

Inside Pressure Cooker: Westmont Seminar Targets Student Anxiety in High School, College

Why are student anxiety and performance pressure so prevalent at colleges and high schools?… more

Cultivating Hope in Damaged Landscapes

Thomas Woltz, one of America’s leading landscaping architects, spoke at the Westmont Global Leadership Center on March 12th, offering hope and inspiration to community members still reeling from the devastating Thomas fire and 1/9 debris flow. The garden club of Santa Barbra offered the free public event so that Woltz, with his thoughtful and creative approaches to resurrecting damaged land, might provide encouragement as the community finds its way forward. …. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors sweep GSAC road twinbill

The defense wasn’t always there for the fifth-ranked Westmont baseball team in Friday’s Golden State Athletic Conference series opener at Menlo College, but the offense made up for things in a twinbill sweep, 9-8 and 6-4. The Warriors (21-2) built up a seven-run lead in the opener, only to have the Oaks rally with six runs in the final three innings, Bailey Reid entered with the winning run on base, but got a strikeout to end the threat and the game. Austin Muller went 2-for-5 in the opener, hitting a three-run homer in the fourth inning that broke open a one-run Westmont lead. Isaiah Leach added two hits, scoring twice in the win. more

Santa Barbara Poetry Series Reading to Present City’s New Poet Laureate

Tejada is an English major in his final year at Westmont College. He is planning on going to graduate school to be able to teach. Taylor first decided to be an English major after writing what he termed “extremely subpar” poetry in high school. … more

Bryce Morison Belts 3-Run Homer in Nightcap of Westmont Sweep at Menlo

Westmont built early leads and held off Menlo rallies to pull out a sweep of a Golden State Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader at Menlo on Friday, 9-8 and 6-4. … more

Choir of New College Oxford, Est. 1379, to Perform in Santa Barbara

One of the most highly regarded choral groups in the United Kingdom, the Choir of New College Oxford, will perform 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St., Santa Barbara. … more