March 29, 2004
Alumni returning for Banana Slug Spring Fair,
UCSC alumni will have a chance to reconnect with old friends, reflect
on the past and future in a panel discussion, and even learn about galaxies
far, far away during Banana
Slug Spring Fair, April 16-18.
Reunited at the Banana Slug Spring Fair 2003 Cowell reception:
Pete Blackshaw (Cowell '88, center); his wife, Erika Brown; and
Cowell staffers Angie Christmann (right) and Adrianne Waite (Cowell
'82), left. Photo: Shmuel Thaler
All alumni are invited to the annual reunion weekend.
Several all-campus events are scheduled for Saturday, April 17. An
Alumni Panel Discussion will feature graduates from the Class of 74
who represent a broad range of professions--from the arts to business
The panelists will make connections between their education at UCSC
and the work they do today. Featured speakers include Julie Packard
(Crown '74, biology; founder and executive director of the Monterey
Bay Aquarium); Katherine ("Katy") Roberts (Kresge '74, politics;
editor of the New York Times Week in Review); Don Wallace (Cowell
'74, literature; award-winning journalist, novelist, and editor); and
Nion McEvoy (Porter '74, literature; chairman and CEO of Chronicle Books.
The 10:30 a.m. event will be in the University Centers Bhojwani
Dining Room at College Nine and College Ten.
Following that will be the All-Alumni Reunion Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m.
Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room. Participants must RSVP
by April 9; cost is $15. The classes of '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94,
and '99 will receive special recognition. Memorabilia from every era
will be on display, and alumni are urged to bring photos to share. Music
from every UCSC eraincluding a UCSC "fight song"will
be featured. Alumni are seated together by class year and may invite
a favorite faculty member to join them. Lunch will begin promptly at
At 1:30 p.m., Sandra Faber, University Professor of astronomy and astrophysics,
will deliver a multimedia Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Exploring
the Distant Universe with the World's Largest Telescope." Faberrenowned
worldwide for her research on the formation and evolution of galaxies
and the evolution of structure in the universehas been involved
with the Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii.
The lecture will be in the UCenters Bhojwani Dining Room.
The crowded weekend schedule also includes a Thirty-Year Reunion Dinner
for the Class of '74, a Class of 69 no-host dinner, a walking
tour, book-signing, brunches, receptions, and other events. A complete
schedule and online registration are available at www.alumni.ucsc.edu.
To RSVP by phone or for more information, call the UCSC Alumni Association
at (800) 933-SLUG (7584), or (831) 459-2530.
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