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International House Times THE NEWSLETTER FOR FRIENDS & ALUMNI OF INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 2015 SPRING / SUMMER On August 18, 2015, International House Berkeley turns 85! To celebrate this milestone, we are seeking stories about the I-House experience from our alumni, donors and friends to share over the course of our 85th year. Since opening in 1930, I-House has been home to more than 90,000 residents – inspiring friendships, igniting dialogue, and forever impacting those who have called I-House home. While the stories generated within these walls are as varied as the people who have lived within them, they share a common theme: life under the dome is truly a life-changing experience. We are pleased to premier the "85 Stories for 85 Years" initiative with a story of Executive Director Emeritus Sheridan "Sherry" Warrick (IH 1961-87), and his wife, Betsey. (Learn more about e Warrick 70 th Anniversary Celebration on page 8) Betsey shared the story of how every evening after coming home from I-House, she would cook dinner for Sherry. While she moved about the kitchen preparing the meal, Sherry sat in his favorite kitchen chair and told her about his day. Whether there was good news to share, or an impossible task to tackle, Betsey listened, allowing him to share the burden of his responsibilities. He led I-House during pivotal moments in American history, as his tenure included navigating the turmoil of the Free Speech Movement and the student activism against the Vietnam War. rough this nightly ritual, Sherry was able to re-energize and attack the next day's challenges anew. e 26 years Team Warrick spent at I-House forever impacted Sherry and Betsey, as well as all who lived at I-House during that time. eirs is a story of steadfast commitment and inspiring passion not only to I-House and its mission, but also to each other. We want to hear how I-House has impacted your life. To share your story, e-mail us at or submit your story at n IN THIS ISSUE: Building on our Legacy 85 Years of International House (continued, page 9) Center for Intercultural Leadership PG 3 Dining Commons Construction Nears Completion Davis Projects for Peace PG 5 Letter From... Orville Golub PG 7 Philanthropy Matters PG 8 Gala Awards Celebration PG 9 Betsey and Sherry Warrick at I-House in 1980 As we near the nal phases of the Dining Commons Transformation Project, our anticipation to experience the new and updated space grows with each day. e Dining Services sta are arguably the most excited. rough an interview with I-House Chefs Liam Bonner and Fidel Coria, we get a glimpse of what's in store. "It will be fun to be home," says Bonner. Even more than the new, energy-ecient equipment, he's looking forward to getting back in front of the students. "Going to the new set-up, there will certainly be a lot more interaction than there was before," he says. Fidel Coria (left) has been with I-House for 13 years. Liam Bonner joined the team in 2012.

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