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UCSB Ranks in Top 10 of "Public National Universities"

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UCSB number 9 in its annual listing of the "Top 50 Public National Universities in the country, and No. 39 on its list of the Best National Universities. These are the highest rankings ever for UC Santa Barbara in the U.S. News listings. The announcement was made Aug. 17.


Stay Connected with UC Santa Barbara

It has never been easier to stay connected with UC Santa Barbara. From social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to the all new Gaucho Mail email service powered by Google, your UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association has you covered! With the brand new Gaucho Mail service launching shortly, you will once again be able to have a UCSB email account.

Speaking of staying connected, be sure to download the new UCSB Toolbar. This will keep UC Santa Barbara just a click away.
Looking for a new job? Be sure to join the official UCSB Alumni Association Linked In group. From networking to sharing job openings (a few examples can be seen below on the Job Board), the UCSB Alumni Association LinkedIn group is a great way to use the power of the Gaucho network.

Finally, there is no better way to stay connected and make UC Santa Barbara stronger than by joining your UCSB Alumni Association. By joining, you will provide much-needed scholarship funds to current and future Gauchos, increase our ranking with the US News & World Report, and receive some very nice membership perks. To learn more about becoming a member of the Alumni Association,click here.


Young Alum Profile: Charissa Thompson '04

Major: Law & Society
Current Job: Sports & Entertainment host and reporter
Hometown: Seattle, WA.

Charissa Thompson knew she wanted to be an on-air personality at the age of 12 and while some might have thought it was a pipe dream, the confident kid who grew up in Seattle, is now living the dream.

From the grandest stages in sports to the red carpet of Hollywood, Thompson's versatility was evident from her first day on the air. She's covered everything from Super Bowls to World Premiers and her easy-going style and fun approach have put athletes and entertainers alike at ease. But what's earned the respect of not only the people she interviews—but also her bosses—is the preparation and thought she puts into every assignment.

In her 4 years at Fox Sports, Thompson has done everything from work the sidelines for Fox NFL Sunday and BCS Bowl Games to co-hosting and being a correspondent for the Best Damn Sports Show Period, where she has covered major sporting events, including two MLB All Star Game Red Carpet Shows.

To read more about Charissa, check out her website.


The West Beach Music & Arts Festival

Entering its 4th year as one of the nation's premiere music festivals and one of the only of its kind held befittingly at the beach, the West Beach Music & Arts Festival returns to beautiful Santa Barbara on September 24th-25th, bringing romping, fun-in-the-sun rock, reggae, electro & jam bands for all to enjoy. The 2010 Lineup features UB40, Rebelution, Pretty Lights, Easy Star All-Stars, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, SOJA, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tyrone Wells, The Beautiful Girls & much more! Single Day Tickets and 2-Day Passes are on sale now! For more information and tickets, go to www.westbeachfestival.com.



HEADLINES

*UCSB Climbs the National
Rankings

*Stay Connected

*Charissa Thompson '04 Profile

*West Beach Festival

*Young Alumni News

*News From Isla Vista

*Job Postings

UPCOMING
EVENTS

VARIOUS LOCATIONS:
LA, BAY AREA,
SANTA BARBARA,
BAKERSFIELD

Sept. 11-12, 2010
Incoming Student Welcome
Receptions

Come share
your stories to our next
generation of Gauchos!

Santa Barbara
October 3, 2010
Circle Bar B Theatre
BBQ Lunch and Live Performance


Santa Barbara
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Corwin Pavilion, UCSB
Tips for Financial Success


Orange County
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
Sharkeez, Newport Beach
10th Annual Pre-Halloween Happy Hour


Click here for an extended list of our Calendar of Events.

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    Jobs Board

Alumnus Sees World Cup Action

Tony Lochhead (‘05) Starts for New Zealand Natl. Team, Becomes First Gaucho to Play in Tournament

Former Gaucho Tony Lochhead made UCSB history this past month as the first alumnus to compete in the FIFA World Cup. Lochhead, who graduated from the university in 2005, played for his native country, New Zealand. As a testament of his talent, Lochhead played the entire 90 minutes of the team’s first match against Slovakia and went on to start in the team’s following games. Full Story

UCSB Is a Leader Among Graduates Selected by Teach for America

Thirty-one UC Santa Barbara graduates have been selected by Teach for America to work as beginning teachers in public schools in low-income communities across the country. The campus is among the top 20 large universities with the greatest number of students admitted to the highly competitive, nonprofit public service program. Full Story

 

GIVE's Sale of Items donated by UCSB Students Breaks Record

Representatives of Isla Vista nonprofits and community organizations have received their shares of a record-breaking $27,000 raised during the two-day GIVE sale. The total reflects 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale held June 19-20. GIVE is a UCSB project developed to encourage students to donate their unwanted items rather than discard them, according to Catherine Boyer, the Isla Vista/UCSB liaison. 6/24/10  Press Release

 

Red Cup Chronicles: July 2010

Reports on Isla Vista Crime and Shenanigans.
A for Effort

The youthful-looking tourist from Texas didn’t stand a chance when, caught holding an open bottle of Pacifico, he miscalculated his assumed age. Stopped by deputies patrolling a party at a Del Playa Drive apartment complex, the 20-year-old responded when was asked his date of birth: “October 6, 1989,” he said at first. Then retracted, “I mean, 1988.” He was ultimately cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Full Story
- from the Santa Barbara Independent

 

 

from Linked In

*Sr. Engineer - Failure Analysis (Aerospace)
Moorpark, CA.
(Posted August 17th)

*Software Developer
Bay Area, CA
(Posted August 14th)

*Accounting Support Clerk
Goleta, CA.
(Posted August 11th)

*CIO/MIS Manager
San Diego, CA.
(Posted August 4th)

*Sales Development Representative
San Francisco, CA.
(Posted July 28th)

*These and many more are posted on the UCSB Alumni Association LinkedIn group. To join, click here.

 

 

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