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. I love to share a good thing. My motto: Share the Love! ♥

Introducing the 2018 Gala award recipients

On April 9th, International House will celebrate the Annual Celebration and Awards Gala, welcoming Chancellor Carol Christ and presenting awards to I-House Alumni Irving Tragen (IH 1943-47) and the members of WattTime. Now in its 30th year, this annual event raises … Continue reading

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Introducing Chef Todd and our 2018 Gala menu

We are happy to introduce Todd Koenigsberg as our new Executive Chef here at I-House. Todd hails from the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has worked with renowned chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali. Read … Continue reading

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Seize the moment and help us reach 88 donations for I-House today!

Big Give has arrived. Seize the moment and help us reach 88 donations for I-House today! UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz has started! All online donations made to International House today till 9 pm PST will go towards Big … Continue reading

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You can make your Big Give gift go further at I-House

Big Give is on Thursday, March 8th, but you can help us spread the word now! Dear I-House Friends, We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. All online donations made to International House between 9 … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: Get Ready for Big Give and Gala

Dear I-House Friends, Get Ready for Cal Big Give on March 8th I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year,  I-House will be celebrating its 88th Anniversary in August. In honor … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: Newsletter Edition

Dear I-House Friends, We hope you enjoy the latest edition of I-House Times, which features a message from UC Berkeley Chancellor and Chair of the International House Board of Directors, Carol Christ, about our shared vision for the future. Learn … Continue reading

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Five Things to Know About I-House

1) I-House is not just for international students. Despite its name, International House is home to students from the United States as well as students from over 75 other countries every semester.  Currently, U.S. residents represent some 23% of our … Continue reading

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