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March 2012


 BIG TEN CLUB
 MASTER SCHEDULE

 DateEventLocationComment
3/13/12Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, 
West Los Angeles
Chatting Spring & Summer events 
4/21/12LA FoodbankLA Food Bank,
Los Angeles
Annual community service outing
 5/15/12PERSON OF THE YEARTournament of Roses Wrigley Mansion,
Pasadena
 Honoring Wisconsin's Pat Richter
 7/3/12Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow  Hollywood BowlFireworks, Hollywood Bowl, Manilow





RECENT CLUB EVENTS


LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Recap

February 25th was the date the Big Ten Club and Northwestern Alumni Association visited the Staples Center for some good old fashioned hockey fun with plenty of puck slinging, board crashing, and fist throwing.  The Blackhawks put up a valiant effort but, in the end, not scoring a goal when your opponent scores four equals an unhappy flight home.  LA’s Dustin Brown was the star of the game when he capped off his hat trick with a short-handed goal causing the rink to be inundated with hats.  Let it be known that former club president Derek Hildebrandt, an “avid” LA fan, did not throw his hat on the ice following the goal even though it is obvious in the photo that we were close enough to do so.  The night finished with a private Q&A session with LA’s Kyle Clifford who also signed some memorabilia for the group.  It was great outing for both clubs and it could not have happened without the expert planning from our Vice President, Marc Goldsmith.



UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS


LA Regional Foodbank Service Project

April 21st, 8:45am – 12pm
LA Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street 
Vernon, CA

Sign up by April 18th at our eventbrite page
.

We have fun.  We do good.  We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, April 21st, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.  Please RSVP by 4/18.

Our goal is to have 50 Big Ten friends to volunteer. The Foodbank is a non-profit organization that solicits, stores, and distributes donated food and grocery projects to charitable agencies throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

As we've done in past years, we'll sort, clean and repackage donated items for a morning under the direction of the Foodbank staff and then, if there's interest, we'll head off to lunch at a local restaurant. This is always a rewarding event to participate in, it's free, and you will receive good karma for another year. 

Please note: the minimum age to volunteer is 14. 

  • Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
  • It's not horrible...some even claim it to be fun  
  • Meet other good looking and smart Big Ten alumni
  • Advance the good name of the Big Ten Club of Southern California

Co-Sponsored by the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles.  

Questions? Jim Jacobs, Big Ten Club Vice President (NU) at wildcats76@verizon.net or call him at 626.334.5676 (home).


Big Ten Club Person of the Year 2012

PAT RICHTER

IN HONOR OF THE WIDELY ACCLAIMED BEST ROSE BOWL GAME OF ALL TIME, WHICH OUR HONOREE STARRED IN, GET READY FOR A FESTIVE 1963 THEMED EVENING AND PROGRAM! 
Tuesday, May 15th, 6pm – 9:30pm

Tournament House, 391 Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Tournament House Website

PAT RICHTER is the former University of Wisconsin–Madison athletic director and football player. Among Richter's many successes as Athletic Director, he was responsible for hiring Barry Alvarez in 1990 as head football coach, restoring the Badgers football program to national prominence including 3 Rose Bowl titles.

Richter was one of Wisconsin's most-storied student-athletes. He was a nine-time letterman (the last person to earn such a distinction in school history), lettering three times each in football, basketball and baseball. He was also an All-American tight end twice.  Richter set a Rose Bowl record with 11 catches for 163 yards in the 1963 game vs. No. 1-rated USC Trojans.

He was a first round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in the 1963 NFL Draft and went on to play eight seasons in Washington.

Richter is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Academic All-America Hall of Fame, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. He was named to Sports Illustrated's NCAA Football All-Century Team.[1]

We welcome you to join us in honoring Mr. Richter for his stellar collegiate career, Professional Football career and tenure as a prominent Athletic Director.

Details:
Pasadena Tournament
Wrigley Mansion
391 Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
http://www.tournamentofroses.com/PasadenaTournamentofRoses/TheHouse.aspx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6-7             Cocktail Reception & Docent Tours
7-9:15       Program and Dinner
9:15-9:30 Scholarship Auction

$68 Big Ten Club Member and guest
$78 Non Big Ten Club Members
$15 Big Ten Club membership




Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed brand new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members.  We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts.  Besides welcoming our newest Nebraska members, these cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club.  Send an email with your mailing address to secretary@bigtenclub.com and we'll send you some....help us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!!!!




Big Ten Club Website – Help Wanted

Our Webmaster Steven Green will be President next year, and he'll have plenty to do for the Club.  We are thinking of redoing the website and asking for a volunteer who can add content regularly and keep it updated.  This is a very important part of our updated Communication plan, and help here would be very useful and greatly appreciated.  The ideal person would have web design experience, a little graphic art knowledge and 3-4 hours a month available to help the Club.  Please contact Alan Freeman, Communications Committee Chair at afreeman@bestOCevents.com or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.





LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BIG TEN ALUMNI EVENTS & INFO



UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

A Conversation with President Zimmer 

Wednesday, 3/14 All Day

Please mark your calendars for A Conversation with President Zimmer. We invite Chicago alumni, parents, and friends to join University President Robert J. Zimmer on March 14 in Los Angeles for a conversation about the ideas, people and discoveries t... more



Malibu Zuma Canyon Hike, Potluck and Documentary Screening

Sunday, 3/25 at 11am

Zuma Canyon is resplendent with vistas of the mountains as they tumble toward the sea, forming the spectacular Malibu coastline. Our three-mile hike will be followed by a potluck and documentary film screening at the home of Ted Vaill, JD'65. Women w... more



Chicago Booth All-University Happy Hour: An Evening with Booth Forecast Speaker Mark Kiesel, MBA'96 

Wednesday, 4/11 at 7pm

Chicago Booth Busines Forecasts have been celebrated by offering predictions to hundreds of alumni from renowned Chicago experts. However, tonight we'll have a distinguished forecast speaker all to ourselves. Alumni are invited to join Booth forecas... more



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

www.laillini.com

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (OC)

www.orangecountyillini.org


UPCOMING EVENTS



UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.iowalum.com/losangeles




INDIANA UNIVERSITY

 http://alumni.indiana.edu/chapters/la/

Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California




Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament Game Watch

Check local media for game times, channels, etc.

The Parlor on Melrose
7250 Melrose Ave. (3 blocks west of La Brea) Hollywood, CA 90046
323-930-2100  http://www.theparlorca.com

Contact: Paul Davidovac at pauldavidovac@alumni.iu.edu

Cost: Food and Drinks Specials so wear your Hoosier gear

We all have great memories of going far in the Big Ten and NCAA tournament. It has been a couple years since the Hoosiers have been ranked. This year is very different. We have been ranked most of the year and will be a strong team during both tournaments. Come join local Hoosier Alumni as we cheer on IU during the both the Big Ten and NCAA tournament at IUAA LA’s official Game Watch bar - The Parlor on  Melrose.

GO HOOSIERS!!!!




UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

www.umclubla.com
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/group


Secret Stairwalk - Downtown LA

Saturday, March 17
10-11:30am 
Optional lunch to follow

Please RSVP to:  
Sheryl@umclubla.com

We had so much fun on our last two Secret Stairwalks that we're going to do it again! Join us this time as we enjoy a fine urban walk through the very heart of the city. Our hike will employ old staircases, new staircases and even circular staircases. This is Walk #11 featured in The Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles by Charles Fleming.  This stair walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and covers 1,021 steps in 3 miles.  

RSVP to Sheryl@umclubla.com and you will receive a confirmation with the location of the meeting place.

Private Cooking (and eating) Party
Venue: Catchlight Studios - 633 N. La Brea
Saturday night, March 31st
6-10pm
AAUM Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

Join us as we gather in a very special space at Catchlight Studios to learn to cook! The Old Town Cooking School will provide us with a hands-on experience to help us master the art of home cooking. Last year, we held our first cooking event at their location in Pasadena and had such a great time that we've decided to do it again. This time, the location is conveniently located at Catchlight Studios on LaBrea. We will prepare and eat a five-course Italian meal (plus appetizers and wine) at this private party held especially for Michigan alums.

Space for this event is very limited. 

Please RSVP to: Sheryl@umclubla.com

 

Pixar at the Hollywood Bowl 
Saturday, August 4
4:30pm - 10:00pm

Register Now!  (click here)

OUR 2
nd Annual Endless Summer Family Picnic and Hollywood Bowl - PIXAR style 

A BIG HIT from last year returns…our family Picnic.   Relax with the adults while the Alumni Board of Directors entertains the children.  You’re within eyesight of the little ones as you sip your wine and play euchre. 

Join us at our reserved space at Camrose Park at 4:30pm (5 minute walk to Hollywood Bowl) for a fun filled Endless Summer GO Blue Picnic Supper:  Fried Chicken, Salad, Watermelon, and Ice Cream cones.  BUT, BRING YOU OWN DRINKS (alcohol permitted inside the Bowl) for the picnic and to be brought inside for the show.  While the children participate in the supervised games (under 5 will need parental supervision) the adults can enjoy their home-brought wine under the trees and admire form the surrounding picnic benches.  Old Fashion Sack races, pie eating contest, basketball toss and other themed games. 

At 7:45 we will walk the short 100 yard to the Hollywood Bowl for PIXAR show for the Kids inside all of us!


Pageant of the Masters & Dinner by the Decades -- SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, August 19

Join the San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles Alumni Clubs for this joint club experience.  San Diego will be on the grounds by 2pm so come early to Laguna Beach for the day.  Enjoy the Sawdust festival and the artist works on display and for sale on the Pageant of the Master grounds.  We have reserved Michigan Alumni area at Tivolli terrace restaurant adjacent to the grounds.  Your reservation will be by graduation year as all three alumni clubs con-celebrate dinner by the decade prior to the show.   We have reserved seats for the pageant starting in the 9th row as well as in the upper tier for the young alums and more budget-minded.   The Pageant sells out every year usually before the shows even open.   If you have never been or have not been a=in a long while it truly is a LIFE EXPERIENCE to see.    Tickets will be available on e-web sales next week.  Sow at 7:30pm  $25-$80; three course dinner with choice of Salmon or Lamb or vegetarian is $46.50 at 5:30pm.  First come first serve basis, do not wait to reserve your spot as all three clubs will be purchasing. 

UM Orange County 

MICHIGAN
 STATE UNIVERSITY

Los Angeles: 
http://www.msula.net/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/group (LA Group)  www.facebook.com/#!/groups/ (Hollywood Group) 

E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com


NEW GAME WATCH LOCATION

The Casting Office Bar & Grill - Now owned by a MSU Alumni!
3575 Cahuenga Blvd West
Los Angeles, CA  90068 
http://castingoffice.net/

Orange County:
http://www.michiganstate.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44280012668
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577,  email aimeebolen@yahoo.com


May 21, 2012
2012 MSU OC Alumni Club Golf Outing Dinner/Fundraiser

Michigan State University - Orange County Game Watch Locations:

Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd,  Newport Beach
Phone: 949-723-0293   www.RudysPubandGrill.com

South Orange County - Players Sports Grill, 24401 Ridge Route Dr. #B105, Laguna Hills
Phone: 949-588-5973    www.psgrill.com 

North Orange County/Long Beach- Buster's Beach House, 168 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach
Phone: 562-598-9431    www.BustersBeachHouse.com




UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA


Not yet a UMAA member?  You can also join or renew your membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association through our website.  Scroll down to the bottom of this link and you will find links to the membership forms for new and renewing members.  Make sure to use campaign code NP4LA when you register! 



UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

CFN Hotline Number: 949-651-9174 - email CFN
P.O. Box 51986 Irvine, CA 92619

  


Read the Winter 2012 CFN Newsletter for the latest CFN news & events. Get the details of the 2012 Founder's Day event Feb. 11. You can make your reservations on line here.

 

 Renew Your 2012 Membership Today 
Still only $25 
Support the CFN Scholarship Fund 

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS




NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

nuclubofla.org
Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/nuclubofla
Email: Info@NUClubOfLA.org 

 




GAME WATCH LOCATION

Join local L.A. Alumni for ‘Cats Football Every Saturday @ Rush Street Bar & Grill – upper loft
9546 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA

Go Cats!!!



OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY



GAME WATCH LOCATIONS



PENN STATE UNIVERSITY 

Los Angeles:  psula.org
Facebook: 
PSU LA – South Bay

Orange County: www.psuoc.com
Facebook: 
Psu Oc (page profile)
Penn State Alumni Association Orange County Chapter  (group)

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PLAY KICKBALL!!                                                         

It's time to have some fun with your fellow LA Alumni. If you have never been a part of a WAKA Kickball team, we highly recommend it. This particular league is a wacky league and a not-so competitive league for all of you that are worried about "being good" or not. IT'S KICKBALL. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THERE FOR EVERY GAME.

http://www.kickball.com/season/cacelebrityspring2012

Click on the big blue "NEED TO REGISTER? Click here" button and once registered, use the TEAM drop down box and select PSU ALMUNI TEAM.

Details:
Games
:  Sunday
Game Start Time:  5:45PM
Field:  Hollywood Recreation Center
Season Start: Mar-11-2012
Season End: Jun-03-2012
Bar: The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant
Cost: $72 - which includes T-shirt

The best part.. is WACKY RULES!?!? say WHAT?????

Week 2, 4 and 6 Games will all have a wacky rule! (for example, girls only pitching/catching, backward baserunning, skipping, no bunting, etc.)

Each week- BEFORE Wacky Rule Week- The League will vote on that week's rule.  WACKY RULES WILL NOT BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL YOU ARRIVE AT THE FIELD THAT WEEK!

SO SIGN UP -- TEAM CAPS AT 25 -- COED

 

MEMBERSHIP

Our mission is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valued services and benefits to members, and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service.  Members receive discounts & exclusive offers, newsletters, access to online alumni networking information, special advance invitations, and a unique connection to the Penn State Family of Alums throughout the Los Angeles area.

Visit this website to register. The LA Chapter receives $50.00 for every life member who joins the National Alumni Association.  Please include the Chapter code 'ALF' as the reference code when you sign up for membership.  For more info: membership@psula.org

ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE:

www.psuoc.com

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS



ocpsu.com

OCCPSAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • March 15- Pre-State. Patty’s Day Happy Hour
  • March 27th- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • April 21st- Volunteer Opportunity in Huntington Beach
  • April 24th- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • May 22nd- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • June 2nd- Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner
  • June 26th- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • June 29th- Wine Trolley (Details to come)

MEMBERSHIP

Chapter membership is annual from July 1 to June 30 but new members are welcome any time! Dues are $20/individual and $30/couple, and support chapter administration, events and the Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Please check the website for updated dues information and the 2010-11 Membership Application.

Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at HDR Engineering Office, 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 200 in Irvine.  Meetings are open to all members. For further information or to RSVP, contact Andy Dale, andy@psuoc.com, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date.  

 


PURDUE UNIVERSITY

www.purduealum.org/laclub

Facebook:www.facebook.com/PurdueAlumniClubofLAandOC
purduealumnicluboflaandoc@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Purdue Men's Basketball Season

Be sure to check out the Purdue Men's Basketball schedule below and let us know if you would like to organize a game watching or post on our Facebook page where you will be watching the games!

3/10 - 13/2011 at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind. - TBA

 

 

 




 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

 labadgers.com
 Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/labadgers
 Twitter: @labadgers 
 Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, labadgers@gmail.com 

ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com




UPCOMING EVENTS

Winter 
3/10 - 3/11 - 
B1G Ten Tournament 
3/14 - 
Barry Alvarez - La Quinta, CA 
3/15 - 4/2 - 
March Madness 

Spring 
4/14 - Badger Hike - Griffith Park
4/14 - 
Sifting and Winnowing American Popular Music with Ben Sidran
 

For folks who like an extra reminder, LA Badgers send an evite about a week prior to most events. All the information contained in the evite is on the website. Please email Robert at labadgers@gmail.com if would like to be added to the distribution list.  ON WISCONSIN!


UW Orange County

http://www.uwalumni.com/OrangeCounty

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, March 20th: OC Badgers Board Meeting 6:30 PM at iHop (18542 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine; across from John Wayne Airport); all are welcome to attend. Book Club, Young Family Alumni, Golf Committee, Scholarship Committee, Membership, Social Co-Chair, Treasurer and President Positions are open. If interested, please attend meeting!

Saturday, March 24th: 10th Annual Chapter Founders' Day Celebration at the Phoenix Club Garden Pavilion from 6 to 10 PM; Program: “Chocolate Science 101” by Richard Hartel, PhD with UW Food Science Department; CLICK HERE for event details and registration options. RSVP deadline is March 14th.

November 2011 - March 2012: Badger Basketball Viewing at Classic Q! Come cheer on our Men's Basketball Team as they make a run for the Final Four!

Saturday, April 14th: OC Badgers Hike 10 AM at O'Neil Park in Laguna Canyon; RSVP to Emily Sauter by April 13th!




 

CHICAGO – ILLINOIS – INDIANA – IOWA – MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STATE – MINNESOTA – NORTHWESTERN – OHIO STATE – PENN STATE – PURDUE – WISCONSIN

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