Friday, June 23, 2017

Brown Club Orange County Invites You to an Evening with Christina Paxson!


Join us for an evening with
President Christina Paxson

Friday, July 21, 2017


Newport Coast Community Center
Newport Coast and Willinger Rooms
6401 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Coast, CA 92657

7:00 p.m.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

7:30 p.m.

Remarks by President Paxson

RSVP by July 17th to Scott Westerfield '79
or phone at 949-636-1975

Friday, June 2, 2017

LAST CALL - Jabberwocks Family Concert at Albakri Residence Saturday, June 3

LAST CALL !
Jabberwocks Family concert at the Albakri Residence Saturday June 3



LOCATION:
Home of Amina and Hassan Albakri,
(rsvp for address)

ADMISSION
: Free
 

The Jabberwocks played to a capacity crowd at the historic Blue Beet in Newport Wednesday night. Their last concert here was 2013 so don’t miss their final performance in OC on the first leg of their 2017 West Coast tour.



TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
including a concert  from 3:00-3:45 followed by a kids' music workshop.

RSVP: REQUIRED
For more information contact: Hassan Albakri '00 at 917-608-7700 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Science in the Age of Trump with former NY Times Science Editor Cornelia Dean '69

Join us Wednesday, June 7th for a forum
“Talking About Science in the Age of Trump,”

featuring Cornelia Dean ’69, long time science writer and former Science Editor of the New York Times, affiliate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brown, discussing her new book Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin(Harvard U. Press)

Ms. Dean will be joined by two UCI scientist/activists, Kevork Abazajian and Kathleen Treseder, to discuss the timely topic of how to help non-scientists deal with and evaluate scientific controversies and scientific "fake news.” 

Location: University Hills Community Center
on the UCI campus,
1083 California Ave., Irvine, CA 92617,
hosted by Judy Kaufman ’69.

Admission: FREE but please rsvp to ensure adequate seating.
Click Here to Register
 Questions? Call Scott at 949-636-1975 or
Judy at 949-929-5919

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Jabberwocks Are Coming to Orange County May 31st and June 3rd only


Come see the world-famous Jabberwocks, Brown's oldest a capella singing group, two dates only.


Wednesday, May 31st, at The Blue Beet, OC's oldest restaurant bar at 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663; from 7:00-8:20 p.m. Free admission - no cover charge. Registration requested.

AND

Saturday, June 3rd, at the beautiful residence of Amina and Hassan Albakri '00, 1789 Port Tiffin Circle, Newport Beach, CA 92660; for an afternoon, family party from 3:00-5:00 (concert ~3:00-3:45 with kids' music workshop following). Free admission, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

To RSVP for The Blue Beet concert on Wednesday, May 31st, click here: Blue Beet registration
To RSVP for the Family Concert and kid's music workshop at the Albakri residence on Saturday, June 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 click here: Family Concert and workshop registration


Questions? Contact Hassan Albakri 917-608-7700 or Scott Westerfield 949-636-1975




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Alumni Career Panel at Corona del Mar High School


&
 Corona del Mar High School
 Present a Panel Discussion on:
 Choosing the Right College Curriculum 
to find the Perfect Job
  
Network with local Brown alumni and learn how their curricular choices impacted their professional lives.  Our panelists include Orange County-based Brown alumni from a wide cross-section of careers, from fresh graduates to seasoned professionals in the medical, legal, media and business fields.

Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Corona Del Mar High School - Student Resource Center
2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach


Members of this prestigious Brown Alumni panel include: 
o    Shane Criqui '00, partner, Stuart Kane law firm
o    Geof Garth '­­75, president, Aspen Medical Products
o    Karen Shapiro '­­80, independent media producer
o    Jamie Temko '15, medical student, UCI
o    Suzanne Waggoner '­­84, personal stylist, J. Hilburn Menswear

Admission and parking are free and pre-registration is requested.
For more information contact:

·         Scott Westerfield, scott.ed@cox.net  
949-636-1975 or

·         Hassan Albakri,  Hassan.Albakri@bryancave.com 
917-608-7700
  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Back Bay Kayak Cleanup Day Saturday May 6


Brown Club Orange County Day of Service 

Join us for some fresh air, exercise and good karma while you help keep the OC "Green"!

Back Bay Kayak Cleanup Day 2017

Kayaks/paddles/flotation vests will be provided free to participants. These kayaks are the very stable "sit on top" type used for rentals to novices - or you may use your own.
Bring a shade hat, drinking water, a trash collection bag and any sort of lightweight stick or pole for use in snagging things while sitting in the kayak.

Location:Newport
Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach
Date: Saturday, May 6th, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
RSVP to Marc McReynolds: marcmcreynolds@gmail.com


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Ahead with Brown Club Orange County!

Hold the Dates for these BCOC Spring Events




As we “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time, Brown Club Orange County is gearing up for a busy spring 2017 calendar. You will want to “hold the date” for these upcoming events:

Thursday, April 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. BCOC hosts our 2nd Career Panel at Corona del Mar High School. Accomplished local Brown alumni from the worlds of healthcare, law, business and media production share their experiences about how Brown prepared them for their current careers. Alumni, students, parents and friends of Brown will all enjoy hearing their stories and networking with each other.

Wednesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 4th. The famous Brown Jabberwocks a capella singers return to Orange County for two command performances. We are working on an appearance at the Blue Beet in Newport Wednesday, May 31 and a private venue concert the following weekend. The Jabberwocks haven’t toured the west coast since 2013, so you won’t want to miss this rare appearance!

Wednesday, June 7th. 6:30-8:30 p.m. BCOC presents Cornelia Dean ’69, former Science Editor of the New York Times and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brown, discussing her new book Making Sense of Science:  Separating Substance from Spin.
Bokus.com says “Cornelia Dean draws on thirty years of experience as a science journalist with the New York Times to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers with little background in science." 
Publisher’s Weekly finds “Dean’s excellent primer will be welcomed by those who find themselves lost in the fog of rival claims about scientific issues that affect us all.”

Join us for a fascinating and timely discussion of the intersection between evidence-based science, public perception and government policy-making.

More details and registration links to follow…
Ever true,
-Scott Westerfield/Pres. BCOC
C: 949-636-1975
E: scott.ed@cox.net