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Gauchos Remember 9/11 Gauchos Remember 9/11 — Volunteers planted 2,997 flags in the shape of an American flag, covering about an acre, in honor of those who died on 9/11. Spectators stopped and clicked their cameras as bagpipes played. UCSB College Republicans and others organized the display. Read more. See more photos.
Michael Douglas Michael Douglas to Receive 2011 Kirk Douglas Award — In recognition of his contributions to the world of film, Michael Douglas ’68 will receive the 2011 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The UCSB alum will accept his award on Oct. 13.
Alcohol and Drug Safety Campus Officials Work for Student Safety When Alcohol and Drugs Are Involved — UCSB’s Drug & Alcohol Program is behind campus educational campaigns urging students to party safely. If students drink, they are advised to do so in moderation and to avoid “play around” with prescription drugs.
Special Olympics Fundraiser UCSB Athletes Test Their Mettle for Special Olympics Fundraiser — Participants of the Olympic Hero Plank-athon at the UCSB track raised almost $3,500 through donations for Santa Barbara Special Olympics. Gauchos Ryan Garcia and Mike London took first and second in the planking contest.
Computer Security Group Computer Security Group Searches for Cyber Criminals — UCSB's Computer Security Group has been around for about 30 years, but is becoming more and more important as the threat of online attacks becomes an everyday reality. It’s experts scour websites searching for spyware, malware and botnets.
UCSB Football UCSB Football, Circa 1967 — A photo brings back memories for offensive lineman Bart Weitzenberg and running back Tom Broadhead of the 1967 Gaucho football team, including Coach “Cactus” Jack Curtice and the Harder Stadium gate that bears his name.
Soccer Crowd UCSB Holds Record for Two Largest On Campus Soccer Crowds — UC Santa Barbara's crowd of 13,722 for the Sept. 23 game against San Diego was its second-ever largest crowd for a home game, ranking behind only the 15,896 fans who attended last season's UCSB match against UCLA.
UCSB vs Sacramento No. 8 Gauchos Shut Out Sacramento State, 2-0 — Eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara posted a 2-0 victory over visiting Sacramento State on Sept. 25 at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos secured the win with goals from junior Machael David and senior Tim Pontius, who each scored for the first time this season.
UCSB Women's Socer Late Goal Helps UCSB Salvage 1-1 Tie at Cal State Bakersfield — For the second straight match, sophomore Erica Shelton scored a goal, helping UC Santa Barbara salvage a 1-1 tie at Cal State Bakersfield on Sept. 25. The goal was not only her second in as many games, but also her second of the season.
Lauren Capone Gaucho Claims Age-Group Title at Ironman 70.3 — UCSB undergrad Lauren Capone won the women's 20-24 category at the Ironman 70.3 competition. Capone, who competes for Elite Racing Team, completed the event in 4 hours, 52 minutes, 52 seconds, edging out the second place competitor by 35 seconds.
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Steve Cooper High-Tech CEO Advisor Steve Cooper ’68 a Featured Speaker on Challenges for Entrepreneurs — Cooper focused on lessons that he has learned over the years, and what it took for him to pursue his various entrepreneurial ventures, including stories of success, as well as challenges “from the trenches.”
Dave Bork Tough Economy Spurs New Wave of Self-Employment — Gaucho Dave Bork ’94 , a recent SportsClips franchise owner, was featured on FoxNews in a story about the growing number of people leaving cubicles to join the franchise market. He also owns EdgeHogs.com.
Upcoming Events
Education Abroad Program 50th Anniversary of the University of California Education Abroad Program — 6:30-8:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at Winston House, 3 Bedford Square, London. The panel discussion will be Business and the University - Partnership for a Global Economy with Lord Triesman, former Under-Secretary, Foreign Office and Dept. of Universities. £10 for UC alumni, £15 for friends. Register now.
Whale Watching Whale Watching and a Visit to the Painted Cave — Registration 9:30 a.m., boat departure 10 a.m. (returns at 2:30 p.m.), Oct. 15, at Sea Landing, Santa Barbara Harbor. Board the Condor Express for whale watching and a cruise to the Channel Islands, including a visit to the Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island. $68 Alumni Association members, $75 nonmembers, $40 children 12 and under. Find out more and register.
UCSB Lacrosse Alumni Weekend UCSB Lacrosse Alumni Weekend — Nov. 11-13. All games will be held at the UCSB Lacrosse Field (aka The Pit). For event schedules, men’s alumni should go to www.ucsblax.com or e-mail mlax@essr.ucsb.edu, and women’s alumni should go to http://laxteams.net/ucsbwlax/form.html?form=150 or e-mail wlax@essr.ucsb.edu. Information: (805) 893-2204.
Advocacy Dinner in Sacramento Annual Advocacy Dinner in Sacramento SAVE THE DATE! 6 p.m. March 6, 2012, at Chops Restaurant, 1117 11th St., Sacramento. The UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association invites you to join Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Assistant Vice Chancellor George Thurlow and UCSB Alumni for the annual Advocacy Dinner. The dinner provides an excellent opportunity to hear exciting campus updates. Information: (805) 893-4140.  More info will be coming soon.
Program Highlights
Legacy Scholarship Legacy Scholarship Applications Now Available — If you are a UCSB graduate with a relative currently attending UCSB who has completed 12 or more UCSB units, encourage him or her to apply for an Alumni Legacy Scholarship, sponsored by the UCSB Alumni Association. $1,000 sums presented in June for students continuing in Fall 2012. Applications at www.ucsbalum.com/programs/scholarships/legacy. Contact student.events@ia.ucsb.edu or 893-4611 for info. Deadline to apply, Nov. 30, 2011.
Don't Ask Don't Tell Palm Center Director Celebrates End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — Aaron Belkin, director of UCSB’s Palm Center, is releasing his new book, How We Won, detailing the sustained campaign to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.  Belkin and the Palm Center played the key role of activist scholars in that campaign.
Association News
UCSB Athletics Calling All Gaucho Fans! Members of the UCSB Alumni Association receive free admission* to the following Gaucho Athletic events:
Men's Soccer: 10/1 vs. UC Irvine & 10/5 vs. Defending National Champion Akron
Women's Soccer: 9/30 vs. Long Beach State & 10/28 vs. Cal Poly
Women's Volleyball: 10/1 vs. UC Davis & 10/22 vs. Long Beach State
Men's Volleyball: 3/16 vs. USC & 4/7 vs. Hawaii
Men's Basketball: 11/26 vs. San Diego State** & 2/25 vs. Cal Poly
Women's Basketball: 1/14 vs. UC Riverside & 2/4 vs. Cal Poly
Your Alumni Association membership card is required at the event for entry. Contact John Lofthus at 805.893.8416 for more information. To follow the Gauchos, click here.
*Limit one ticket per UCSB Alumni Association membership
**Advance reservations required for the Men's Basketball game vs. San Diego State. To reserve email tickets@athletics.ucsb.edu
Travel and Vacation
Family Vacation Center Family Vacation Center - What do you get when you cross a newborn snake with a basketball? A bouncing baby boa! The Reptile Show is one of the many exciting and unique events that take place at the all-inclusive Family Vacation Center, located on the UCSB campus. This interactive show features a variety of reptile friends including this 2 year old Madagascar Boa named Maddie.
Golf Cruise to Southern Spain A Golf Cruise to Southern Spain, Morocco, & the Canary Islands, Including a Cultural & Historical Itinerary Aboard the 34-Guest Yacht Callisto — December 7 - 18, 2011 — Rates have been reduced on this program that provides fabulous golf opportunities as well as a full cultural program for non-golfers. On-board lectures by a study leader and golf pro add insight to your daily excursions. Golf, cultural excursions, meals, beverages and most gratuities included.
Egypt Egypt & The Eternal Nile With Jordan Post-Trip Optional Excursion - February 10-26, 2012 — Guided by an expert Egyptologist, this exclusive UCSB departure is limited to 24 delves into ancient Egypt, its treasured antiquities and ancient cultures from Cairo to Aswan to Lake Nasser to Luxor. We will also address and discuss with locals the current politics evolving from the events of 2011.

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