Recent Press

Westmont Volleyball Suffers Third Straight Loss; Libby Dahlberg Injured

Westmont Volleyball, ranked 11th in the NAIA, suffered its third Golden State Athletic Conference loss in as many games at Hope International (10-8, 3-3 GSAC), falling 14-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-8. As a result, the Warriors fall to 11-4 overall and 2-3 in GSAC play. … more

Vanguard Outlasts Westmont Volleyball in Five Sets

In a thrilling Golden State Athletic Conference match in front of 350 boisterous fans, NAIA No. 11 Westmont Volleyball (11-3, 2-2 GSAC) came up a bit short, falling to 21st-ranked Vanguard (15-2, 3-1) in five sets by scores of 21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20 and 15-8.  … more

ART REVIEW: Unhinged Elegance Now at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies, veteran Santa Barbra-based artist Dane Goodman’s decades of work?with nods to surrealism, post-Pop Art and other ideas—come together in a compact but powerful retrospective, “Consorts.”

Dane Goodman is a fascinating enigma. That suspicion is roundly confirmed by the veteran artist’s current mini-retrospective show, “Consorts,” now at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies Gallery. If Mr. Goodman—long one of the more important Santa Barbara-based artists, as well as a sturdy figure behind the art scene scenes-is a slippery, ever-changing creative channeler, his work is given greater context, contrast, and, yes, consorting power here. … Recent examples of the artist’s public showings include the innovative two-person, totally collaborative show with the late Keith Puccinelli, “Tug,” at the Westmont Museum of Art in 2015. Much more recently, Mr. Goodman’s 1975 “Sunday Papers” was a titillating and tittering, whimsical minimalist send-up, part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s “Summer Nocturne.” more

RESEARCH AIMS TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

Westmont researchers are using a new high-tech tool to understand human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. As part of a summer research project, Yi-Fan Lu, Westmont assistant professor of biology, and senior Heidi Pullmann used the new microelectrode array, purchased through the Westmont Provost’s Office, to detect and record the response of neurons to genetic mutation or toxins. Westmont’s academic program gives students opportunities to work directly with faculty on research and scholarly projects. more

Westmont Researchers Use High-Tech Tool to Study Neurological Disorders

As part of a summer research project, Yi-Fan Lu, Westmont assistant professor of biology, and senior Heidi Pullmann used the new microelectrode array, purchased through the Westmont Provost’s Office, to detect and record the response of neurons to genetic mutation or toxins. … more

NAIA Honors Westmont Athletes Libby Dahlberg, Cassidy Rea, Women’s Basketball Coach Kirsten Moore

Two Westmont student athletes and women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore received prestigious awards from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. … more

Anatomy of a Cryptojacking: How criminals are using hijacked computers to earn cryptocurrency

Many cybercriminals are beginning to move on from ransomware attacks in favor of something called cryptojacking—taking over the processing power of hijacked computers and using it to earn cryptocurrency. … Here, Donald Patterson, a professor of computer science at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., breaks down how cryptojacking works. more

Westmont Men Battle Azusa Pacific to a 1-1 Draw

Westmont Men’s Soccer battled long-time rival Azusa Pacific to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in a nonconference men’s soccer match at Thorrington Field. … more

Westmont Volleyball Suffers Rare GSAC Loss

For the first time since 2015, Westmont Volleyball (11-2, 2-1 GSAC) lost a Golden State Athletic Conference match. … more

Maddi Berthoud’s Goal Lifts Westmont Over Azusa Pacific

Westmont Women’s Soccer (7-0-1) renewed an old rivalry today and walked away with a 1-0 victory against Azusa Pacific (0-4) in the Warriors’ final game of the non-conference season. … more