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. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥

Big Give is a week away!

Participate with VIP gifts, challenge matches, and contests to unlock extra funds for I-House! The countdown is on and I-House is buzzing with excitement about UC Berkeley’s Big Give on March 12th! We are grateful for all of your support … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Support I-House in 2019

Sharing a message on behalf of I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke: Best wishes for peace, prosperity, and progress in the New Year If you have already made a gift in 2019, we sincerely thank you. If you still would like … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: December 2019

Projects for Peace; Social Media Ambassador; Grad Student Feature; and Hong Kong Meets Mainland China Podcast December 2019 Dear Alumni & Friends, Greetings from Berkeley! We are delighted to share a peace-building initiative, highlights from some of our current residents, … Continue reading

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International House Annual Appeal

Sharing a message on behalf of I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke: The Mission of International House: To foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more peaceful world. Dear Alumni and Friends, I would like to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from International House Berkeley

Dear Alumni and Friends, In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our residents from around the globe.

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I-House Times Newsletter: Building a Foundation for Global Fellowship

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, As we strive to make the resident experience the best it can be, we are also preserving the architectural heritage of our well-loved and well-used building. The latest issue of our International House Times newsletter features stories … Continue reading

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Critic’s Choice: Global Homecoming at I-House!

It’s no wonder that our Fifth Annual Global Homecoming is featured on the UC Berkeley Critic’s Choice listing this week. The UC News team knows a good event when they see one! Where else can you take an architectural tour … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: Website Refresh; Early Bird Discounts for Global Homecoming and Cal Discoveries Tours; Staff Highlight

October 2019 Fostering a Sense of Community, in the House and Online A website content refresh aligns with our commitment to improving the resident experience. At International House Berkeley, we are proud to showcase an improved array of offerings tailored … Continue reading

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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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