Author Archives: Laurie Ferris

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. What can I say? I enjoy sharing the I-House love! ♥

Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) to be honored at I-House Gala

Dear I-House alumni and friends, Each year, I-House proudly celebrates and honors distinguished individuals who embody our mission to promote a world of greater understanding and peace. This year, I-House honors Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) as I-House Alumna of the Year in … Continue reading

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I-House Times Newsletter: Cultivating Community

Dear I-House alumni and friends, We hope that you enjoy the latest I-House Times newsletter featuring stories about the residential experience and our endeavors to cultivate community. In This Issue: Executive Director Hans Giesecke’s Message: Aspiring Towards a More Welcoming Community Meet Bill … Continue reading

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Big Thanks; May 9th Gala to Honor Baroness Oona King; Join us for CalDay on April 13th

I-House Resident Council Spring 2019 – * see below for names Dear Alumni and friends, Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Big Give for International House on Thursday, March 14th! You truly helped I-House “seize the moment” … Continue reading

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Happy Big Give Day! Help I-House reach goal of 150 gifts

Dear I-House friends, Today’s the day! Help us reach our matching challenge goals by making a gift now. If you already made a gift, we thank you!  All gifts to I-House during the Big Give make an even greater impact. If we make … Continue reading

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Big Give is on! Make a gift and check out the contests to help I-House make a greater impact

Dear Friends, UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz starts now! Your online gift will go a long way to help us reach our goal of 150 gifts in 24 hours. International gifts made now through 6 a.m. will increase … Continue reading

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Our residents challenge you to participate in Big Give

Dear Friends, Big Give is on Thursday, March 14th. Below are the ways you can help I-House, starting with sharing the video below. We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. Last year, … Continue reading

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March I-House Connection: Save the dates for Big Give on March 14th and Gala on May 9th

Director of Philanthropy’s Message Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, Thank you for welcoming me to International House in my new role as the Director of Philanthropy!  In these challenging times, the I-House mission is as important as ever, both as a … Continue reading

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