Yearly Archives: 2010

Sam Adams, 1931-2010 A memorial service will be Jan. 23 for legendary UCSB track and field coach

Sam Adams, who achieved international renown during 34 years as track and field coach at UCSB, died peacefully at his home January 11, 2010, after a long and dignified struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Sue Adams, his beloved wife of 50 years, was at his side. … For several years after his retirement — even after he was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease — Sam worked at Westmont College as a volunteer track and field assistant coach. Click here for a remembrance from Westmont track and field coach Russell Smelley. more

Community standouts recognized

On Thursday, January 14th, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization (DO) held its Annual Luncheon and Awards Presentation where several pillars of the community were recognized for their contributions to downtown and the city…The Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award was presented to Katie Shara…In the past she has traveled with Westmont College and Calvary Chapel to Ensenada and Belize, respectively, on service trips. more

Coach Sam “The Rock” Adams passes away

Sam Adams, retired UCSB head coach and former assistant at Westmont College, died on Monday evening January 11.  He passed quietly under the gentle care of his wife, Sue.  Sam had suffered through Alzheimer’s disease the last few years but handled himself with great dignity as was his want, and Sue managed his care in the same manner. more

Sam Adams: 1931-2010

Sam Adams, a track and field coach who was a mainstay of UCSB athletics for 34 years, died Monday night, January 11, at his Santa Barbara home…He volunteered to help out at Westmont College. more

Winter Arts Preview: Visual Art

The New Year ushers in some big hitters in the visual arts, as well as panoply of receptions, exhibitions, and festivals…At Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery from January 14-March 11, you’ll find two Japanese-themed exhibitions: American Viewing Stones and Kiyoshi Saito Prints. more

Handle on Handel concert

This program offers a unique opportunity to hear the concertos for harpsichord and organ. The chamber orchestra toured Central Europe during the summer of 2009. This is the second program of organ concertos co-hosted with Music at Trinity, Westmont College, and the Organists Guild. more

Westmont Promotes Reed Sheard to VP of Advancement: He will oversee the college's fundraising, communication and external relations programs

Reed Sheard has become vice president of college advancement and chief information officer at Westmont College, assuming the management of the college’s fundraising, communication and external relations programs in addition to overseeing information technology. “Reed brings an extensive background in sales and marketing to this assignment,” President Gayle Beebe said. “He will provide effective leadership for our fundraising efforts at this important time in the college’s history, when we are finally able to complete essential new buildings on campus.” more

‘UCSB Reads' Picks ‘Enrique's Journey' by Sonia Nazario

When Enrique Gomez was 5 years old, his mother left him with relatives in Honduras while she traveled to the United States to find work. For more than a decade, Enrique waited desperately for her to come home. Finally, at the age of 17, he set out on his own to find her. … Beginning at 8 a.m. on January 14, the UCSB Library will give 2,500 free copies of the book to registered UCSB students. In addition, the UCSB Bookstore will sell the book at a 20 percent discount. The Antioch University Library, the Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College, the Westmont College Library, and local high schools are partners in the program. more

Hughes to speak at Westmont College

A professor of religion from Messiah College in Grantham, Penn., will lecture at Westmont College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Richard Hughes will speak at Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall about his new book “Christian America and the Kingdom of God,” which illustrates how a Christian America often acts in “unchristian ways,” according to a press release from Westmont. more

Congregation Steps In to Help Students Relocate

Westmont College sophomore Robyn Bickerton was committed to living with her school roommate, Kim, who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Kim had decided she needed to live off campus while undergoing treatment and continuing to pursue her education. more