Monthly Archives: January 2009


While many of us were fattening up during the holidays, the folks with the men’s and women’s basketball programs at SBCC, Westmont College, and UCSB were hard at work on the court. more

Boys' soccer notebook: Higher interest rate at Nordhoff

Impressive numbers indicate the rise of the Nordhoff High boys’ soccer program. Oh, not those numbers, where the win-loss record of 3-7-2 merely points to the degree of difficulty in the Rangers’ preleague schedule. Kiko David’ visit to nearby Westmont College on Nov. 13 was a matter of imperfect timing. That was the same night the disastrous Montecito fire erupted, forcing David to be sequestered inside the school gymnasium for 14 hours. more

Wolf gives up post as athletic director

Dave Wolf is stepping down as Westmont College’s athletic director to concentrate on coaching the Warriors’ soccer program, but he doesn’t have to go far to pass the torch. Dave Odell, a former basketball player and current adjunct professor at Westmont, will now be leading the way for the Warriors. “We’re thrilled that Dave will become even more involved with Westmont athletics,” school president Gayle D. Beebe said. “His leadership, commitment to success and dedication to the Warriors bring the qualities required to continue our winning tradition. more

Westmont names new athletic director

Westmont College officials yesterday announced the appointment of Dave Odell as the school’s new athletic director. Odell, a 1989 Westmont graduate, played on the school’s basketball team for four seasons and is currently an adjunct professor in the economics and business department — a post he will continue to fill through the end of the school year. Odell takes the reins of the department from outgoing director Dave Wolf, who has been the athletic director for the last 10 years and is also the director of soccer. more

Westmont hits the road

With yet another consecutive GSAC win under both their belts, the Westmont men’s and women’s basketball teams will look to continue their winning ways on the road against Biola University today. The Eagle men’s team (11-4, 2-3) only lost two players from last year and the acquisition of sophomore transfer Nate Rakestraw from the University of Arkansas has chartered a more explosive offense and a dominant defense. Westmont guard Dan Rasp has proven time and time again that he is the go-to guy and last weeks game against The Master’s was a showing of just that, as he busted out with 29 points to earn Conference Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. more

Athletic Director position changes hands at Westmont

A former Westmont basketball player, a successful businessman and a longtime Warrior supporter has joined the team as the college’s new athletic director. President Gayle D. Beebe announced the appointment of alumnus Dave Odell to this position today. “We’re thrilled that Dave will become even more involved with Westmont athletics,” Beebe said. “His leadership, commitment to success and dedication to the Warriors bring the qualities required to continue our winning tradition. The college will benefit greatly from his intelligence, business acumen and love for Westmont.” more

IN BRIEF : Westmont to hold panel on Einstein

A panel of three professors at Westmont College will host a discussion of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book “Einstein: His Life and Universe” on Jan. 29. The panel, which will feature professors Warren Rogers, Patti Hunter and Jim Taylor, will serve as a preview to Mr. Isaacson’s scheduled address at Westmont’s fourth annual President’s Breakfast on Feb. 6. more

New carnival royalty announced

The 50th annual Whitefish Winter Carnival is off and running with the crowning of the first round of royalty. Janet McIntyre was named Duchess of Lark at the annual Merry Maker gathering on Saturday night. After graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., with a teaching credential, she began a 15-year career as a flight attendant. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont board trustee named

Westmont College announced that Joe Rehfeld, a resident of Clyde Hill, Wash., and Los Angeles, has been named to the college’s board of trustees. Mr. Rehfeld brings 20 years of high-tech experience in business development, marketing and corporate development and finance to the post. He also has about 20 years experience in philanthropic and charitable work in education, easing poverty and micro-enterprise development, according to a release from the college. more

JAUCHEN, Joanna C.

On January 1, Joanna Cochran Jauchen passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…That spiritual relationship became the driving force in her life, in her marriage to Herb Jauchen, and in her family of five children…In 1961, when Herb became vice-president of development at Westmont College, Joanna quickly became known to the women of Santa Barbara for her practical and life-giving Bible studies. more