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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 2:14 p.m., April 18, 2014 Updated 2:14 p.m., April 18, 2014

Gauchos to Celebrate UCSB Department Anniversaries at 8th Annual All Gaucho Reunion

The departments of Theater & Dance and Religious Studies will celebrate their Golden year anniversaries as UCSB departments with fun and fascinating event lineups.

The Department of Theater and Dance (formerly known as the Department of Dramatic Art/ Division of Dance) will host a panel of alumni to discuss their professional experience in dance, theater and performing arts (Life After UCSB), a facilities tour including rehearsal sit-ins (Theater & Dance Open House) and a reception with special presentation by Chair Risa Brainin on the future of the department (Pizza on the Plaza).


50th Anniversary

UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

The Department of Theater and Dance (formerly known as the Department of Dramatic Art/ Division of Dance) will host a panel of alumni to discuss their professional experience in dance, theater and performing arts (Life After UCSB), a facilities tour including rehearsal sit-ins (Theater & Dance Open House) and a reception with special presentation by Chair Risa Brainin on the future of the department (Pizza on the Plaza). In addition, the Senior Dance Majors will appear at the Taste of UCSB a special farewell performance by the dynamic UCSB Dance Company before their upcoming Italian tour.

50th Anniversary

UCSB Department of Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Golden Anniversary events, highlighting the history and legacy of the department, will host panels featuring some of the department’s most prominent alumni and favorite faculty. The Department of Religious Studies was established in 1964 with a faculty of just four. All Religious Studies majors, faculty, staff and friends of the department are invited.

40th Anniversary

UCSB Department of Geography

The Department of Georgraphy will host a catered picnic and barbecue with delicious eats, games for kids, music and more at the Department’s historic Stow House. Registration includes food, drinks, a free train ride for kids, and Geography Dept. tote bags and t-shirts. Also in celebration of the anniversary the first ever Gaucho GeoHunt, which combines elements from scavenger hunts and geocaching, and the Geography Department’s Open House at Ellison Hall.

30th Anniversary

UCSB Department of Communication

Department Milestones

50th Anniversary Theater & Dance

• Life After UCSB - Saturday, April 26 at 4:30PM

• Theater & Dance Open House - Saturday, April 26 7:00PM

• Pizza on the Plaza - Saturday, April 26 at 5:45PM

50th Anniversary Religious Studies

• History of the Department Roundtable - Saturday, April 26 at 9:00AM

• Legacy of the Department Roundtable - Saturday, April 26 at 1:30PM

40th Anniversary Geography

• Ellison Hall Open House - Thursday, April 24 at 5:00PM

• Gaucho GeoHunt - Friday, April 25 at 10:00AM

• Stowe House Barbecue - Friday, April 25 at 1:00PM - adults: $40 - students: $20 - children: $5

30th Anniversary Communication

• Communication Career Day - Saturday, April 26, 12:30PM at Corwin Pavilion

Dozens of Communication alumni will return to campus to speak on panels and interact with small groups of undergraduates for the annual Communication Career Day. Freshmen and sophomores gain insight into the variety of professions and diverse career paths chosen by Communication alumni; juniors and seniors learn tips about entering the workforce.

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