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I-House Connection
Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

As we approach the completion of our Dining Commons Transformation Project, we are pleased to share this behind the scenes look at our progress. Completion of construction is scheduled for June, 2015.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to dining under the dome. Be sure to check out our temporary dining facilities at the Stadium Field Club.

Tickets are still available for our 27th annual Celebration and Awards Gala on April 30th, I-House’s signature event that celebrates those championing the values of International House in their personal and professional lives. More details below.

I hope you will join us this Saturday, April 18th for our Resident Life Showcase on Cal Day, complete with a photo booth, House tours, videos and resident presentations. Keep an eye out later this Spring for news of the Fall Cultural Homecoming in October, formerly known as SpringFest.

Best regards,

Hans Giesecke
Hans Giesecke
Executive Director

Gala 2015

International House Berkeley proudly recognizes the 2015 award recipients:

Global Ambassador of Peace & Public Service
The Honorable E. Anthony Wayne (’72)
United States Ambassador to Mexico

I-House Alumni Couple of the Year
Gikas Hardouvelis, Ph. D.  (IH 1978-80)
Susan Bezjian Hardouvelis, MBA (IH 1977-81)

Learn more about our honorees.

Thursday, April 30th.
Reception begins at 6:00 pm, with dinner and program following in Chevron Auditorium.

Details and tickets at

RSVPs kindly requested by April 22nd

Eventbrite - 2015 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala


Lobster DinnerWe are delighted to offer special dining experiences such as a lobster dinner exclusively for our residents while at our temporary dining facilities this semester in the Field Club. Take a look at some of our other theme meal photos: Chinese New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Nowruz Persian New Year


Cal Day at I-House
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cal Day 2015Visit International House on Cal Day! The Great Hall will be open to the public for a showcase of resident life videos, a fun photo booth, and music by IH Resident Edwin Neo.

Photo booth 12:30-2:30 pm
House Tours: 1 and 2 pm
Resident Life Showcase: 1:30 pm
Piano performance by I-House resident Edwin Neo: 1:45 pm

The Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures is being re-purposed into a Cultural Homecoming, premiering Fall 2015 on the Sunday after the homecoming football game. Stay tuned for more details.

David FanfanFrom the Blog: Where are they now? David Fanfan (IH 1999-2000)

“The I-House experience taught me that I had colleagues from all over the world that shared the same ambitions, ready to make a positive impact on the world as a whole, not just for their respective countries and local communities.” Read interview.

 Calling All Alumni!

Calling All Alumni!We’re working on the Spring I-House Times Newsletter and would love to hear from you! Email news & photos to

 We are pleased to welcome our newest team member, Elizabeth “Izzy” Goodwin as our Fundraising and Events Coordinator. Izzy comes to us from the University of San Francisco and will be working on our fundraising and alumni engagement initiatives. Say hello at this year’s Gala or give her a call anytime – she’d love to hear from you! (510) 510.643.6917 |

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House Development & Alumni Relations Team

Joy Iwasa Izzy Goodwin Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa Izzy Goodwin Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson Teresa Magallón
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(510) 642-4128 |
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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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