Wed., March 30, 2022
Intercampus Open House at Berkeley
Due to popular demand and many requests, we have posted the video of our Intercampus Day event here. Feel free to share the link with family and friends.
Andrea L. Campos, Committee Chair
Video of 150th Anniversary of Women being admitted to UC Berkeley:
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Intercampus Day 2020
Women Breaking Barriers Video
Celebrating 150 Years of Women Being
Accepted to U.C. Berkeley
The year 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the admission of women students to the University of California. With this momentous anniversary as its theme for the Intercampus Day, the University Section Club planned its program to feature women students, alumnae, faculty and staff. The program was to include a panel discussion of women from different eras at Cal, a faculty speaker and a coach of a Cal women’s sports team.
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Originally scheduled to be held on the Berkeley campus on April 1, 2020, with invited guests from similar clubs from UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz, the program was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
In the fall of 2021, the members of the Intercampus Day Committee, including Andrea Campos ‘75, as chair, Betsy Dixon, Betsy Hansen, Janet Martinelli, Audrey Richards, Sherry Rufini ’77, and Elly Skarakis, regrouped to decide what to do about the program. While vaccines had slowed the spread of the disease, Covid 19 was still circulating in the community and it was decided that rather than have a traditional, in-person program, we would attempt to have the program LIVE as a video conference meeting.
The committee spent countless hours researching the key moments for women students and faculty over the course of the 150-year time frame, with a focus on Berkeley, as its flagship campus. The campus’ website, 150w.berkeley.edu, dedicated to the admission of women, was an important resource for this project.
Using known campus and alumnae contacts, the Committee reached out to several individuals to engage them in the project. The goal was to interview women students who experienced each era firsthand.
The interviews were recorded by Sherry Rufini using her iPhone and edited on iMovie. She worked diligently to edit and balance the interviews, coordinating the background music, and inserting photos where appropriate. Journalist Linda Schacht, ’66, edited the overall script and recorded the narrative. Each step of the way, Committee members gave feedback to tweak the video.
Janet Martinelli developed the “Breaking Barriers” logo which is used at the beginning.
Intercampus Day Event
The result of all these efforts was the presentation of the video on March 30, 2022. The Zoom meeting was hosted by University Development and Alumni Relations and over 100 individuals participated in the program. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions of Laurie Wu McClain, one of the subjects in the video, who was live at the end of the program.
The total time of the video is 60 minutes.
For further information, please contact the University Section Club: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to provide feedback about the video, please contact Sherry Rufini at email@example.com.
Upcoming Club-Wide Events Calendar
Wed., Sept. 7, 2022 10 am
Fall Business Meeting via Zoom. Section Chairs receive administrative information for the year and hear about club plans and financial status.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2022 11 am – 1:00 pm
Fall Reception & Section Sign-up, at the Brazilian Room, Tilden Park. Look for invitation, Bulletin and dues envelope in the mail.
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Wed., Oct. 26, 2022 10 am
Fall S.O.S. (Services Offered Students) Meeting via Zoom. Come learn how we help Cal students through our various funds and grants.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2023 11 am – 2:30 pm
BEEHIVE This is the club's most important annual fundraising event, held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kensington. Profits fund our Cal student philanthropies. Enjoy a delicious lunch and bid on unique items in the silent auction or buy from the jewelry and collectibles table.
Tues, March 28, 2023 ***Note change in date*** 9 am - 4 pm
UC Merced Campus welcome members from other UC campuses' social and philanthropic groups for a day of lectures and campus tours. This is during UCM's spring break. Details will appear in Spring 2023.
Tues., April 11, 2023 10 am
Spring SOS Meeting. We review project requests from campus groups and decide on funding.
Mon., May 8, 2023 9:30 am - noon
Spring Business Meeting. Representatives from all the Sections share highlights from the year. We hear about the financial status of the club and its philanthropic endeavors and we honor the outgoing board members and welcome the new.
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