Recent Press

Westmont Show Conveys Relationship Between Humans and Environment

Among the daily deluge of news regarding environmental
degradation and climate change, the latest exhibit at Westmont College’s Ridle-Tree Museum of Art feels like a breath of fresh air. The countless studies, articles, and books that roll out of academia and news rooms across the nation can be overwhelming and exhausting. The exhibit, “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” confronts these issues from a different angle, expressing the many ways that humans interact with and impact their environment without the jargon. From bootprints in the mud of Montecito after the debris flow to abandoned churches in the American South to lonely villages spread out over an expanse of snow, the photographic images illuminate both the beauty and the tragedy of humans and their relationship with the landscapes around them. .. more

30-minute Decathlon Honors Dave Thoreson

When the sun broke through the clouds over Montecito,
Jim Sobieszczyk  said, “I can feel his presence.” He was talking about Dave Thoreson, the namesake of the Thoreson 30-minute Decathlon, which had eight athletes rushing though ten events (100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, discus throw, pole vault,
javelin throw, 1500 meters) at the Westmont College track last Saturday morning. … more

Kammerer To Be Inducted Into NCCAA Hall Of Fame

Kammerer’s coaching career took him to the ranks of Westmont College (Calif.), where won won another 176 games, and eventually into the NBA. … more

SBART: Grind of Channel hoops season in full swing

Westmont College’s women are ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, but they face a big challenge almost every night in the Golden State Athletic Conference, where four other schools are ranked. … more

10 a.m. evacuation order given for Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa burn scars

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – An estimated three to four thousand residents living in areas at risk for debris flows during heavy rains are under orders to evacuate by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.  … more

Stingy Master’s Mustang defense keys win over No. 15 Westmont

Saturday evening’s showdown on Bross Court was expected to be a low-scoring affair. 

After all, the matchup between The Master’s University and Westmont College featured two of the NAIA’s top 10 defenses.

The game lived up to its billing.

Surging to an early lead and showcasing a dominating defense that has been the squad’s hallmark over the past 10 games, the No. 21-ranked Mustangs led wire-to-wire in a 58-48 win over No. 15 Westmont. … more

Two Big Scoring Runs by The Master’s Take Out Westmont

Westmont gave up runs of 15-0 and 13-2 in the first half at The Master’s and never recovered, falling 88-66 in a GSAC men’s basketball game on Saturday night in Santa Clarita. … more

Curtis Beach Captures ‘Thoreson 30’ Decathlon

With rain subsiding and cloudy skies making way for sunshine, eight brave athletes toed the line to attempt the Thoreson 30 –completing all 10 decathlon events in 30 minutes on Saturday at Westmont College. … more

Westmont Can’t Recover From Cold-Shooting First Half at The Master’s

A cold-shooting first half resulted in a 58-48 Golden State Athletic Conference loss for No. 15 Westmont Women’s Basketball at No. 21 The Master’s on Saturday. … more

Several new, young art faculty members from Westmont College come together in an exhibition at Sullivan Goss, “Mentors and Makers.”

An enticing sense of next generation art energy in Santa Barbara—especially her academic art resources–wafts over the intriguing Sullivan Goss exhibition “Mentors and Makers: The Artists of Westmont College.” On one level, this small but inviting six-artist show lends some deserved downtown gallery wall exposure to artists linked to the Westmont’s expanding art department and could be seen unofficially as a follow-up to Sullivan Goss’s survey of UCSB-connected artists last year. … more