Recent Press

Hot-Shooting LSU-Alexandria Ousts Westmont at NAIA Women’s National Tournament

Westmont Basketball saw its season come to an end in the first round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Warriors fell to the Generals of Louisiana State, 70-59, in Billings, Mont. … more

Westmont Men Receive At-Large Berth in NAIA National Tournament

Westmont Men’s Basketball received an at-large berth into the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship. … more

Westmont grad’s art on display at brew house

Paintings by Westmont College graduate Sharon Schock will be on display at Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St., in Carpinteria today through April 21. Known for her oils, which will be in abundance, Ms. Schock is using this show for the public debut of her gouache work, a method using opaque watercolors. An opening reception will be held 5 p.m. Friday more

Westmont Warriors Rally and Advance to Championship Game

Down by eight points with four minutes to play, #5 Westmont (23-7) went on a 14-0 run to defeat #21 Arizona Christian (21-11) by a score of 79-74 in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. Four Warriors scored in double figures to help Westmont overcome a 31-point performance by Courtney Christmas, the NAIA’s leading scorer who averages 23.4 points per game. … more

Ami Lakoju Aspires to Inspire

Two words are useful to aid the recall of Ami Lakoju’s name: Amiable and likable. They fit the demeanor of the UCSB basketball player, a bear (6′9″ and 260 pounds) of a man. … more

What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday

Many years ago this winter, I published my first novel. That was a proud day for me. I had a sense of maybe having achieved something of lasting significance. The novel sold reasonably well, made it into a second and third reprinting, and was even brought out again in mass-market paperback. But three or four years after it first came out, my publisher told me the novel was going out of print. There were a few thousand copies left over, and the publisher would either destroy them or send them to me for the cost of shipping. … more

‘The Magic Flute’ at the New Vic

Using the stage at the New Vic as a blank canvas, the team responsible for Westmont’s production of The Magic Flute painted a vivid and memorable moving picture full of delightful details and striking images.  … more

Luke Coffey of Westmont Named GSAC Player of the Week

Luke Coffey, a senior third baseman at Westmont College, has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Coffey went 7-14 in a four-game sweep of OUAZ (Ariz.) over the weekend with five runs scored, one double, three home runs, and six RBIs. … more

OUR TOWN: Leadership conference

David Brooks, Jon Meacham and Erin Meyer headline Westmont’s fifth annual Lead Where You Stand Conference from June 5-7 at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The three-day event, “Pursue the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” will offer insights on leadership. Tickets to the conference, which is sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, cost $349 per person before March 15 ($449 after) and can be purchased online at Mr. Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators more


Westmont Women’s Swimming, which will begin competing next year, has been granted membership in the Pacific Coast Swim and Dive Conference. The conference features four NAIA schools as well as teams from all three divisions of the NCAA. … more