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Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

STUDENT LIFE AND SPORTS ON CAMPUS

Express to Success
The Express to Success (ETS) program was born after a 1999 Student Research and Information survey sent to alumni revealed graduates’ dissatisfaction with their personal and communication skills training at UCSD.

The first year, the program attracted less than 100 participants. Now around 2,000 students use its services each year.

“It’s a no-credit program, so it provides a great, pressure-free ­environment for students to learn important social and speaking skills,” says Sara Henry, the program’s director.

With a variety of seminars, workshops and training sessions, the program helps students develop good communication, public speaking skills, and the ability to “communicate with confidence.”

SPORTS SHORTS

Making a Splash
The swimming and diving season is in full splash and senior Dan Perdew is one of the highlights in a powerful returning squad. The LaVerne native won the NCAA 50 freestyle as a sophomore and has captured the 100 freestyle the past two years. Fellow senior Todd Langland gives UCSD a potent 1-2 punch in the sprints. Seniors Karla Holman and Cari Cunningham, both NCAA veterans, and juniors Anju Shimura and Jessica Ferguson are among the prominent holdovers on the women’s side.

Defending the Crown
Coach Charity Elliott’s defending CCAA regular season champion Women’s Basketball team, picked by conference coaches to repeat in 2010, opens defense of its crown the first week in January. Elliott has firepower in the form of senior defensive ­stopper Erin Noonan, senior guard Annette Ilg (left), and 2009 CCAA Freshman of the Year Chelsea Carlisle, the club’s top ­returning scorer.

New Team, Big Dreams
With seven seniors graduating last June, Men’s Coach Chris Carlson enters the season with by far the youngest, least experienced roster of his tenure. But senior guard Jordan Lawley (right), a lefty out of Lodi, Calif., who led the Tritons in scoring a year ago, and was an All-CCAA selection, is ­providing leadership.
For up-to-date information and scores, go to: athletics.ucsd.edu/


COME ON DOWN

January
Library Exhibit:
New Year Resolutions

19 Career Night— Orange County
23 UCSD Department of Music: KaiBorg
Electro-acoustic duo—David Borgo and Jeff Kaiser.
28-Feb. 6 UCSD Theatre & Dance: La Mandragola*
M.F.A. student Isis Misdar ­directs Machiavelli’s satire.

February
Library Exhibit:
Black History Month Showcasing black filmmakers in the 1920s-1930s.

1-5 Career Exploration Week—UCSD
Visit alumni.ucsd.edu/events

to learn more.
2 At The Arts Library Black History Month
The Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra performs Josephine Baker’s “Sirens of the Tropics.”
8 Birch Aquarium at Scripps*
Lecture by Scripps oceanographer, Tony Koslow, “Climate and the California
Current.”
10 ArtPower: Umalali, The Garifuna Womens Project*
Rock, blues, funk, African,
Latin and Caribbean music.
11-20 UCSD Theatre & Dance: The Revenger’s Tragedy*
Middleton’s 16th-­century ­portrayal of lust and ambition.  
12 Sip for Scholarships*
Experience the Gaslamp Quarter’s hottest new venue, Vin De Syrah.
16 ArtPower at The Loft: Suzanne Vega*       
Vega performs original songs on her acoustic guitar.
18-27 UCSD Theatre & Dance: The Seagull*
M.F.A. student Tom Dugdale ­directs this Chekhov classic.
24 UCSD Department of Music: Tone Road Ramblers
A blend of jazz, world music and more.

March
Library Exhibit:
Clara Rockmore’s 100th Birthday

An exhibit in honor of theremin performer Clara Rockmore.
2 Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
The 106th birthday celebration of Theodore Geisel.
3 UCSD Department of Music: Palimpsest 1: Duplicates
The inaugural concert of UCSD’s new music ensemble.
4 UCSD Near You: CA Budget Crisis— San Diego
7 Alumni Bowling League— San Diego
9 Lecture: The Beginnings of Time — UCSD
Professor Brian Keating’s ­astronomical research took him to Antarctica.
21-28 Volunteer Service: Building Bridges to Guatemala
Experience the natural beauty of Guatemala, while volunteering.

April
14-24 UCSD Theatre& Dance: Baldwin
New Play Festival*

Plays written by students in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program.
15 Jacobs School of Engineering: Research Expo—UCSD
UCSD engineers solving ­tomorrow’s technology ­challenges.
27 UCSD Near You: Entrepreneurship as a National Security Initiative*
Join UCSD alumnus Richard Boly, IR/PS ’92, for a discussion of global ­entrepreneurism.

May
13-22 UCSD Theatre & Dance: Seven Against Thebes*
14 Sun God Experience
Alumni enjoy a ­special entrance, ­VIP access and private reception.
17 Rady Golf Classic—Rancho Bernardo Inn
25 Alumni Tour to Italy’s Lake District

June
4-6 Alumni Weekend*
5 Awards for Excellence

*Discounted pricing for UCSD Alumni Association members.
A complete list of alumni events, including registration information, is available. For information on ArtPwr and for other events go here.
Questions? Call (858) 534-3900 or (866) UCSD-ALUM.