I-House Connection May 2016

The I-House Connection

There’s Still Time to Reserve Your Spot at the I-House Berkeley Alumni Reunion in Köln, Germany
Sunday, May 15th, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (16:30 – 18:30)

Hans Giesecke

Join I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke for an afternoon in Köln for traditional kaffee and kuchen. Hear what’s happening at I-House, see old housemates, and make new friends, all while enjoying gorgeous views of the Rhine River.

Maritim Hotel Köln
Heumarkt 20, 50667 Köln, Germany

We are also pleased to announce that Manuel Schulze (IH 2013) will be presenting on his organization, Recycle Up! Ghana, which he and fellow I-House alum Torben Fischer (IH 2013-14) founded during their time at I-House.

RSVP by Friday, May 6th at: http://kolnreunion.eventbrite.com/
Email: ihalumni@berkeley.edu or call: (510) 642-4128

See who’s coming and help spread the word on Facebook!

I-Houses Worldwide Alumni & Friends Reception in London, England
Thursday, June 30th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

International Students House
229 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5 PN

RSVP by Thursday, June 23rd
Email: ihalumni@berkeley.edu or call: (510) 642-4128
Dress: Smart Casual

Sponsored by IHWW, this all International House alumni event provides an opportunity for I-House alumni to celebrate our shared vision of intercultural respect, understanding, and friendship with alumni from other I-Houses around the word. Meet I-House Berkeley Executive Director Hans Giesecke, as well as Directors from other I-Houses.

May Day Tea

Ladies at TeaI-House Alumni from the 1940s and 50s enjoyed a delightful May Day Tea Reunion on Sunday, May 1st.  Guests received updates from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke, enjoyed a reading from the second edition of the Golden Age of International House: An Oral History of the Post World War II Era, and shared their own memories of life under the dome.

See photos on our Facebook page.

The Golden Age of International House Berkeley
An Oral History of the Post World War II Era

Revised Edition – updated 2016

Purchase a copy for $20 plus tax and shipping by contacting our Alumni Relations Office at (510) 642-4128 or ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

Cuisine of Italy Dinner
Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

If you’re in the area and have yet to experience our renovated dining commons and our exciting new menu by Chef Jordan Lichman (pictured at right), we encourage you to join us for a meal!

This Tuesday, we will feature our final International Cuisine meal of the Year for our residents. It promises to be a busy and fun dinner based on a menu planned by our Italian residents.

It will begin at 5:45 pm with a brief farewell reception featuring antipasti (prosciutto, cheese, and fruit) and aperitivo in the Heller Patio open to Residents.

The dinner which begins at 6:00 pm will feature the following menu:

Garbanzo Soup with Octopus
**Penne alla Norma
Pasta Carbonara
**Pizzas Margherita and Vegetariana
Veal Milanese
**^Gratinatti Primavera
^Broccoli Afogati
**^Mushroom Risotto (served @ 6:15 pm & 7:00 pm)
**Tiramisu & Biscotti

* = vegan, **=vegetarian, ^= Gluten-free

If you are interested in joining us for dinner, please contact the Alumni Relations office at (510) 642-4128 to let us know that you are coming. The dinner price for alumni and the community is $10.

For more information about our dining commons, our weekly menu and hours of operation, please visit: ihouse.berkeley.edu/menu

Staff Highlight: Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

We’re happy to share a guest post by the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team.

Developing Global Leaders at I-House
By Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

When I first walked through the doors of UC Berkeley’s International House as a new staff member, I felt an enormous sense of pride. I knew that I had joined something bigger, a global community dedicated to the values of social justice, inclusivity, and appreciation of difference. It is these values that drove the legendary leaders – Edmonds and Rockefeller – to create the I-House movement. As a trainer in the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), I am humbled to build upon the foundation that was set by these visionaries.

If I had to choose one highlight (there are many) from my first days here, it would be the people. I am overcome with gratitude for my colleagues and the relationships I have developed. I am grateful for a community of diverse residents and staff from all over the world who challenge my assumptions, expand my worldview, and with each interaction, teach me something new. Each day, I see a dedicated, competent staff provide residents with an exceptional learning experience during their time at Berkeley. I am inspired by an incredible spirit of possibility; it is a spirit that encourages me to work harder, dream bigger, and help write the next great chapter of the I-House story.

Read more

85 Stories for 85 Years Website launched

I-House: 85 Stories for 85 Years

I-House proudly launches a new website showcasing alumni stories from all decades of I-House’s history.The 85 Stories for 85 Years initiative kicked off this past August in celebration of I-House’s 85 birthday.

One featured story is that of current I-House resident Morgan Randall. Morgan is the subject of the second video of the 85 Stories for 85 Years campaign (see below).

It’s not too late to submit your story! Email ihalumni@berkeley.edu with your favorite I-House story and photos from your time under the dome.

Drawn Together at International House

Drawn Together at International House video
Morgan Randall  Alex & Morgan  Yukiko & Suzanne

Meet the Team

The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team looks forward to welcoming you back to I-House and sharing stories in the I-House Times newsletter. If you’re in the area, please let us know! (510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

Joy Iwasa Johnny Avots-Smith Izzy Goodwin
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development & Communications
Johnny Avots-Smith
Associate Director of Development
Izzy Goodwin
Fundraising and Events Coordinator
Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Laurie Ferris
Webmaster / Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Assoc


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(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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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 lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥
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