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UHEF & Uni News

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Jan, 2016

Auditions scheduled for “Disney’s High School Musical” at Uni

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[Posted January 6, 2016] The unstoppable Uni Theatre Arts team, fresh off the success of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” is readying its spring spectacular, “Disney’s High School Musical.” Theatre Arts chief Ronnie Sperling ‘76 posted this note, with the first step: auditions. “Exciting news! The University High Spring Musical is Disney’s High School Musical. “Auditions are Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th. Callbacks are Thursday, January 21st. The auditions will be held in Stivelman Theater from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please be on time and expect […]

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Dec, 2015

Gallery: “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

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[Posted December 7, 2015] Lots of laughs, singing and enthusiastic stagecraft added up to four marvelous performances of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Uni’s Stivelman Theater last weekend. Pictured above: The happy cast of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (All photos courtesy Ronnie Sperling) “The show rocked,” noted Ronnie Sperling ‘76, Uni’s Director of Theater Arts, who oversaw the production, and was able to share some of the following moments from the show: Coming up next: “Disney’s High School Musical,” in performance from April 26-29! Mark your […]

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Oct, 2015

Happy crowd cheers dedication of Kampmann Stadium and Patton Track

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[Posted October 22, 2015] In the presence of politicians, school officials and one of Uni’s two Olympic medal winners, the school’s new football field and all-weather track were dedicated on Thursday afternoon. Pictured above: The official ribbon-cutting ceremony, with (from left) LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer, Coach Dick Kampmann and Uni Principal Eric Davidson (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) The facilities were named for two Uni legends and will henceforth be known as “Richard Kampmann Stadium” after the legendary Uni cross-country and track & field coach, and “Mel Patton Track,” after […]

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Oct, 2015

Richard Kampmann Stadium and Mel Patton Track to be Dedicated on October 22

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[Posted October 18, 2015] The stunning new AstroTurf football field and Rekortan running track at Uni will be formally dedicated by the Los Angeles Unified School District on Thursday, October 22, at 2 p.m., at the new facility. Pictured above: Coach Dick Kampmann (Photo courtesy UHEF) The public will be welcomed to the field area, where LAUSD Board of Education President Steve Zimmer – in whose District 4 area Uni is located – will preside over ceremonies marking the amazing transformation of Uni’s athletic field and track from one of […]

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Jan, 2015

Surprise 90th birthday party for Uni legend Dick Kampmann on Feb. 7

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[Posted January 23, 2015] Uni’s legendary cross-country and track & field coach Dick Kampmann reached 90 years of age on January 13, but alumni from as far away as Brazil are headed back to Southern California for a surprise birthday party. The cake, candles and memories will be on display beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, February 7, 2015 at The Waves Café at Pepperdine University (where Kampmann coached cross country and track after retiring from Uni). Kampmann taught physical education and coached at Uni from 1960-84, leaving a […]

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Jan, 2015

Class of ‘54 Reunion Becoming A Permanent Tradition

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[Posted January 12, 2015] An unknown 17th Century author first penned the words “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” The Uni Class of 1954 – the Capries – are doing something about it. Pictured above: The Class of 1954 60-year reunion (Photo courtesy Michaela Foley) Reunion correspondent Michaela Foley’s comprehensive review of the event is a blueprint for classes who want to get together, but haven’t found the right format or formula. The Capries made a weekend out of it. Highlights: “On October 18, 2014, about 31 classmates and 21 […]

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Dec, 2014

Big laughs coming to Uni in December!

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[Posted December 1, 2014] Uni students have many talents. Now we’re going to find out who’s funny! The school’s irrepressible theater-arts impresario Ronnie Sperling ‘76 has lined up his newest attraction, “Comedy Improv at UNI,” a series of eight open-mike programs to give Uni students a chance to impress classmates, peers and friends of Uni by reducing them to tears . . . of laughter. The sessions are scheduled from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in classroom 384 on: December 3: Wednesday December 4: Thursday December 8: Monday December 10: […]

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Nov, 2014

“Divas Save Christmas” giving 50% of ticket sales to Uni for its December 6 performance

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[Posted November 27, 2014] Out of change comes opportunity. When the award-winning Santa Monica Chorus lost its long-time rehearsal home upon the retirement of its director, supporter and Uni Tech Arts Department Chair Danna Coonen-Lee asked Principal Eric Davidson if the group could use some space on campus. The answer was yes, and in return the Chorus is holding its winter concert at Uni’s Stivelman Theater at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Half of all ticket sales will go to benefit the Uni Student Body Fund, up to $2,000 […]

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Oct, 2014

“The Uni Project” Screening Showcases the Value of Vegetables

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[Posted October 15, 2014] Kerri Eich wasn’t sure if a public-private partnership program to help her first-period health class to eat fruits and vegetables would have any impact. Pictured above: “The Uni Project” participants with souvenirs to remember their new, healthier lifestyle. (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) In front of more than 200 enthusiastic attendees at Uni’s Stivelman Theatre, Eich celebrated the success of “The Uni Project.” In coordination with blender maker and healthy-eating evangelists NutriBullet, the amazing story of Eich’s students was shared during the screening of a 39-minute documentary. […]

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Oct, 2014

Uni All-Classes Picnic Planned for Return in 2015

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[Posted October 1, 2014] Uni alumni and friends who have missed the annual all-classes picnic on campus are being asked to be patient a little longer. Pictured above: Construction is underway to install a new football field and all-weather track at Uni, with the work slated for completion in 2015. (Photo courtesy Walter Burgos/UHS) “We’ve had multiple inquiries about when the all-classes picnic and classic car show will be held again,” said Uni Hi Education Foundation co-president Ivan Finkle ‘50. “Although we would like to hold it, it’s just not […]

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