SUMMER 2009
Vol. 40, No. 1
 
FEATURES
Table of Contents
 
  Arts & Lectures: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture By Elizabeth Werhane
  Sticky K: Recent Alum Launches Career as Music Producer By Elisabeth Best ’09
  Tiny Diamonds on Santa Rosa Island Suggest Cosmic Impact By Gail Gallessich, Public Affairs
 
DEPARTMENTS
  Research Roundup:
Study Targets Alzheimer’s Disease
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Sports Roundup:
UCSB Athletics Gets NCAA Certification
  Alumni Authors:
Surfing, Self-Help, and Culture
  Milestones:
’50s to the Present
  UCSB Alumni Association Annual Meeting Minutes
   
COVER
  Astronaut Joseph Acaba ’90, STS-119 mission specialist, work with the robotic arm during the March 23, 2009, spacewalk, which was the mission's third scheduled session of extravehicular activity as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA
 
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UCSB Alumni Association Annual Minutes
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Mosher Alumni House

1) Call Meeting to Order
President Rob Jupille ’89 called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.

2) Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the meeting of June 7, 2008, as published in the Summer 2008 issue of Coastlines, were approved.

3) President’s Report
President Jupille reported on three milestones of the 2008-2009 year: the launch of the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Campaign, the 3rd annual All Gaucho Reunion and Student Engagement campaign. The Scholarship Fund campaign will be the beneficiary of the 2009 Senior Class Gift, which he hopes will become a tradition at UC Santa Barbara. The 3rd All Gaucho Reunion has seen attendance double from the year before, with the Association organizing more than 40 events over the weekend, including the Alumni Awards Banquet.

4) Treasurer’s Report
Secretary-Treasurer Sacha Meshkov ’79, M.A. ’83 reported the alumni association was projected to end the 2008-2009 fiscal year with a deficit of $15,090, and projected to end the 2009-2010 year with a surplus of $12,518. Investments in the UC General Endowment Pool have a market value of $2,914,558. Corrective actions resulting from an internal audit are in place.

5) Executive Director’s Report
Executive Director George Thurlow ’73 distributed a written report with details about the current fiscal situation, Membership Model, Mosher Alumni House, Student Engagement, the Alumni Scholarship Fund, and Technology and Communication. “The Association has launched an extension branding and events campaign aimed at instilling in current students a culture of “Gauchos for Life.”

6) Election of Directors
The membership also re-elected eight board members to second three-year terms:
Arcelia Arce, ’98
Jeff Flory, ’91
Preston Hensley, ’67, M.A. ’69
Sasha Meshkov, ’79, M.A. ’83
Lisa Przekop, ’85, M.A. ’89
Markell Steele, ’93
Catherine Tonne, ’81
Linda Ulrich, ’83

7) Presentation of Alumni Legacy Scholarships
Lisa Przekop ’85, M.S. ’89, chairperson of the Alumni and Students Awards Committee, presented Alumni Legacy Scholarships to Oren Ofer, Scott Gaylord, Kathleen Doherty and Elizabeth Alexander.

8) Adjournment
President Jupille adjourned the meeting at 2:15 p.m.

Sacha Meshkov, Secretary-Treasurer
Palm Desert, Calif.