Recent Press

Boys Basketball: Michael Thompson, Westmont keep adding to breakthrough season

WESTMONT – Michael Thompson is becoming a household name in the western suburbs – for basketball. … more

BigSpeak Announces New Hires and Promotions

BigSpeak Speakers Bureau in Santa Barbara has added seven members to its team across all departments. With growth and client expansion, BigSpeak also has restructured, uplifting current employees to managerial roles. … more

KOG Concert Series

The King of Glory Concert Series will host the 60 member Westmont College Orchestra from Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 pm.   A free-will offering will be taken.    King of Glory Lutheran Church is located at 2085 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe.  For further information, contact Cyndee Chaffee at 480-838-0477 or cyndeec@kogaz.org. … more

National Signing Day: Morro Bay

Morro Bay senior Grace Hotaling signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Westmont College on Wednesday morning at Morro Bay High School. … more

Women’s tennis earn first victory of the year against Hope International

UC Riverside’s women’s tennis faced off against Hope International (0-1) on Friday afternoon at the SRC Tennis Courts. The team put on a dominating performance on their home turf, taking down Hope International 7-0 to win their first match of the season and improve to 1-2. … more

To Stay Competitive, Small Christian Colleges Emphasize Specific Niches

At Indiana Wesleyan University, incoming freshmen without a chosen major are not left in academic limbo. The Christian liberal-arts college has a special title for them — the “pre-declared major,” which has become the most popular choice. … more

Westmont Downs Oaks to Win Fifth Straight

Tsuneishi went four of seven from three-point range and lead the Warriors with 14 points. Over the past three games, Tsuneishi has made 14 of 24 three-point field goals (58.3 percent). … more

High schools to compete in Westmont mathematics contest

More than 100 students from California high schools will arrive at Westmont College on Feb. 9 for math competitions. The 31st annual Westmont College Mathematics Contest will have a record total of 12 high schools competing, according to a news release. They include Cate, Crescenta Valley, Dos Pueblos, La Canada, Mark Keppel, Oaks Christian, Pacific Bay Christian, Providence, San Marcos, Santa Barbara, Synergy Quantum Academy and Thatcher high schools. That is significantly more than the seven high schools that competed in last year’s competition, a growth that Westmont spokesman Scott Craig credited to Westmont professors being heavily involved with outreach to California high schools. more

OUR TOWN: ‘Watershed’ photo exhibit

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” which is on view through March 23 in the museum. The exhibition highlights several of the country’s most celebrated contemporary photographers, including William Christenberry, Gabriel Orozco and Joel Meyerowitz, and two of Southern California’s best-known photographers, Macduff Everton and Bill Dewey. The lower level of the museum will feature paintings by Rose Compass, a group of six artists with six differing techniques and from six diverse backgrounds with a passion for painting and a love of nature to create and explore through gouache. “Rose Compass: Paintings of Santa Barbara’s Watershed,” which features the works of Connie Connally, Nina Warner, Nicole Strasburg, Holli Harmon, Libby Smith and Pamela Zwhehl-Burke, will be on display until June 22 more

Researcher Says Climate Change Increasing Severity of Brush Fires, Drought in California

Some of the greatest threats from climate change aren’t from new problems it’s causing. They are from impacts on things which are already a part of nature. That’s according to Katharine Hayhoe, an internationally known expert on climate change who’s set to speak on the South Coast this week. … more