Vol. 39, No. 3
Table of Contents
Column: Eye on Isla Vista
By Emily Einolander
  UC Santa Barbara Keeping Focus on Students During Economic Downturn By Rob Kuznia
  Transforming the Alumni Association Web Site into a Gateway By Andrea Huebner '91
  Gear Up for the 2009 All Gaucho Reunion in April
  Alumni Association Awards to Honor Gauchos Giving Back
  UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2007-2008
  Editor’s Note:
Defining Success for the New President
  Research Roundup:
Scholar Examines Global Trade of TV Shows
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Sports Roundup:
’78 and ’79 Cross Country Teams Honored
  Alumni Authors:
Food, Drink and Politics
’50s to the Present
  Julie Ramos ’03 is one of the voices behind KTYD’s The Morning Show in Santa Barbara.

Cover photo by Alexandria Cooper

3rd Annual All Gaucho Reunion — not your average reunion

Your years at UCSB were undoubtedly some of the best of your life. And through it all, you formed groups of friends that continue to this day.

When was the last time you all got together? If you are like most of us, it has probably been too long. Why not get the group together, here at UCSB, where it all started? Why not in April, when there will be a lot of fun events?

What promises to be a great weekend in Santa Barbara, the All Gaucho Reunion will reconnect alumni with colleagues, friends, and teammates to celebrate our university and its accomplishments!

Over the last half-century, UC Santa Barbara has become one of the top-rated educational institutions in the country, garnered five Nobel Laureates and amassed a billion-dollar construction program to ensure the campus serves future students well.

Our graduates — you — have become leaders in science, education, business, and the arts. It is time to return to this vibrant institution and reconnect with each other.

And don’t forget Gaucho Days when we join current students, alumni and friends of UC Santa Barbara as we celebrate the richness and diversity of our university. The weeklong event kicks off on April 20.

Net proceeds of many of the Gaucho Days and All Gaucho Reunion events will go to the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The initiative has a goal of $3 million that will be used to support students who have financial need and demonstrate high academic performance. To learn more about the Scholarship Fund, please contact Mark French at or call (805) 893-5217.
For more information and to register, click here
To learn more about the Scholarship Fund, click here
To email Mark French about the Scholarship Fund, click here
All Gaucho Reunion Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 23
  • Senior Day Events – Campus locations
  • Alumni Faculty and Staff Reception – Mosher Alumni House
  • Outdoor Movie Showing, co-hosted by UCSB Alumni Association and Associated Students – UCen Lagoon Lawn
Friday, April 24
  • Dalai Lama Lecture (sold out)* - Events Center
  • Gaucho Golf Classic* - Glen Annie Golf Course
  • UCSB Baseball vs. Cal Poly* – Caesar Uyesaka Stadium
  • Valhalla Reception – Mosher Alumni House
  • Engineering Reunion – The Hub at the UCen
  • Compania Nacional de Danza 2* – Campbell Hall
Saturday, April 25
  • Gaucho Gallop presented by Teva 10K race, Dog Dash, 5K Fun Run/Walk, Kid’s Dash* – UCen Lagoon Lawn
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Building Open House – ICA Building
  • Education Abroad Program (EAP) Reception – Mosher Alumni House
  • Special Alumni Sale – UCSB Bookstore
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer Alumni Soccer Games – Harder Stadium
  • Gaucho Festival – Storke Plaza
  • Riviera Alumni Reunion* – Riviera Campus
  • Recreational Sports Hall of Fame Induction – Mosher Alumni House
  • UCSB Baseball vs. Cal Poly* – Caesar Uyesaka Stadium
  • “An Afternoon with the Baldwins” Human Sexuality for Grown-Ups
    – Theater and Dance
  • Greek Open Houses – various Fraternity and Sorority Houses
  • 40th Birthday Celebration for the Family Vacation Center Program – Carrillo Pool
  • Scholarly Organizations Reception (Regent and Chancellor Scholars, Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa) – Student Resource Building
  • Class of 1969 Reunion – Corwin Patio
  • Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting* - Faculty Club
  • Communication Department 25th Anniversary Celebration* – Mosher Alumni House
  • Class of 1959 Reunion – Corwin Patio
  • UCSB Alumni Association Awards Banquet* - Corwin Pavilion
Sunday, April 26
  • UCSB Alumni Association Life Member Brunch – Mosher Alumni House
  • Isla Vista Church Services
  • UCSB Baseball vs. Cal Poly* – Caesar Uyesaka Stadium
* Requires purchase of tickets or payment of entry fees