EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
oe Lurie welcomes
alumnus John Forbes and son, Michael Forbes, back to I-House. Mr. Forbes
picked out his view room from the blue prints before the House was built
and can claim to be the very first official resident of the House!
More than ever Your Connection to the World
Just as those first International House friendships opened the window on
the world for so many people, now I-House offers new ways to connect to a
global community. Of course, I invite each and every I-House friend and
alumnus to return for a visit but for those who can't trek to Berkeley, we
are pleased to offer new ways to connect through video, professional
networking, and our e-mail directory.
Produces Impressive House Video
Lupita Aquino Kashiwahara, a leading filmmaker in the Philippines and an
I-House Board member, has produced and directed a professional-quality
video for the House. Interviews with residents, alumni reminiscences and
talented performers reflect the mission and heritage of the House. We are
deeply grateful to Mrs. Kashiwahara for countless hours of work and for
her devotion to capturing the spirit and vitality of the House. See the
VIDEO article for information on how to order your own copy.
-House is working with
the Haas School of Business and the College of
Engineering to present the Asia Symposium in Hong Kong in April. For
alumni involved in businesses with links around the Pacific Rim, this is
an important way to network and to explore new trends in the global
marketplace. In addition, a directory of alumni in Asia including
professional information will be developed to promote networking.. We are
also exploring ways to make our on-line alumni directory more useful for
professional linkages. Your suggestions are most welcome!
oin the I-House
Growing numbers of alumni have added their information to the e-mail
directory on the I-House website. If you have access to the World Wide
Web, please add your information. Our website has more than 500 visits per
week. Alumni learn about events and re-connect with old friends while
future residents "tour" the House and apply for
articipate in a
Local alumni are invited to participate in programs and those from afar
may wish to plan a visit around one of our special events:
SpringFest on April 18 is our biggest event of the year and a
reflection of decades of memorable Festivals directed by Eugenie Carneiro.
Held in conjunction with Cal Day, you can see performances from around the
world and go to special programs on campus.
Folk Dancing, another popular tradition, has returned!
Elderhostel is a popular way to return to the House, enjoy
outstanding classes, and meet a delightful group of people.
Cal Homecoming in September is now an annual event with special
activities at I-House and on campus.
Sunday Supper is the oldest tradition of the House, started in 1910
by founder, Harry Edmonds. Let me know if you would like to attend.
Reunions are held at the House each year. On June 6, we will host a
gathering for alumni from the 1950's scheduled in conjunction with
Meals with a resident can be arranged with advance notice. Just
call the Alumni Office.
Stop by for lunch or dinner in the Dining Hall. You may be
surprised by the quality and variety of ethnic dishes now prepared by our
hese are just a few of
the ways you can re-connect with the House and its
global community. There certainly have been changes over the years, but I
hope you will agree that the spirit is as exciting as it was when you
first walked into the Great Hall. I hope to have the opportunity to
personally welcome you back to the House!