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! ♥

Communal living podcast; Bay Area Host Family Program; Joe Lurie to lead tour at Global Homecoming

Dear Alumni and Friends, We are pleased to share that International House was recently featured in a podcast produced by The Bancroft Library about communal living. The episode features an audio recording of the first executive director of International House Berkeley, Allen C. … Continue reading

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July I-House Connection: News of Betsey Warrick; I-House Turns 89; Save the Date for Global Homecoming

Dear Alumni and Friends, It is with heartfelt sadness that we transmit this announcement about the recent passing of Elizabeth “Betsey” Warrick, longtime supporter and former First Lady of International House Berkeley. Betsey’s impact on I-House began when her husband, … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts about Baroness Oona King, I-House Alumna of the Year

Greetings from Berkeley! We are so pleased to honor Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) at this year’s Gala and present her with the 2019 Alumna of the Year award for her advocacy in human rights, her visionary leadership, and the … Continue reading

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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. Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) This year, I-House honors Baroness Oona King (IH 1989-90) … 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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