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UHEF & Uni News

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Jan, 2017

Memorial Service for Dick Kampmann on Saturday, Feb. 4

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[Posted Jan. 30, 2017] To honor the greatest coach in University High School history – Dick Kampmann – a memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Uni’s Stivelman Theater on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Street parking is available and all are welcome. Kampmann passed away on January 23, aged 92, at his longtime home in Santa Monica and was surrounded by family and friends until the end. Many inquiries have been made about donations, flowers or gifts. Kampmann’s son, Bill Stimming, asks that […]

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Jan, 2017

Coach Dick Kampmann: 1925-2017

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[Posted Jan. 24, 2017] One of University High School’s legendary teachers has passed away. A note sent to friends last night stated: “With deep sadness, this message is to inform you that Coach Dick Kampmann passed away this afternoon at 2:12 p.m. at his home in Santa Monica. He was with family at the end and at age 92, lived a full and meaningful life. He and [wife] Deb are now once more united, forever. “[Son] Bill Stimming is now busy making the necessary arrangements and there will be a […]

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Jan, 2017

Thanks to our July to December contributors!

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[Posted Jan. 19, 2017] The mission of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds for the continued support of Uni’s academic, athletic and performing arts programs. Created in 1985 to counter the effects on Uni of budget cuts across the L.A. Unified School District, more than $1 million has been raised to assist faculty and students. Anyone can contribute: 103-year-old Hal Cunningham, who attended the school when it was known as Warren G. Harding High, joined the ranks of donors in 2014! We salute and thank our 207 […]

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Jan, 2017

Uni alum Steve Smith Sr. retires from football

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[Posted Jan. 8, 2017] “Dear Commissioner Goodell: “This is to notify you that as of today, I, Steve Smith Sr., will no longer be antagonizing defensive backs. I am retiring from the National Football League.” With that letter, sent January 2, the greatest football player ever to attend University High School ended what could be a Hall of Fame career as an NFL star. Smith graduated from Uni in 1997 as a standout in both football and track, where he set a still-standing school mark of 38.73 in the 300 […]

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Dec, 2016

Thanks for helping Uni in 2016!

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[Posted December 31, 2016] Thanks to your contributions, the UHEF was busy in 2016, not just in supporting today’s Uni, but also important projects that keep Uni’s legacy alive and tie today’s students and alumni closer. Some of the highlights: The UHEF financed the renovation of the computer systems for the Mednick College Center at Uni, a facility originally made possible by a donation from Steve Kirsch ‘74 and his wife Michelle. A new sound system was underwritten as part of the renovation of the Stivelman Theater for performing arts […]

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Dec, 2016

Inaugural Uni Film Festival slated for April 28-29

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[Posted December 15, 2016] Los Angeles is the long-time home of the U.S. entertainment industry and in the heyday of the Hollywood studios, Uni’s was its favored high school, with alums such as Jeff Bridges, Ryan O’Neal, Elizabeth Taylor and Norma Baker, later known as Marilyn Monroe. So Uni and the UHEF will partner this spring for the first University High School Film Festival, over two nights in late April, at the renovated Stivelman Theater: April 28: Friday ~ Student Film Festival (4 p.m.) April 29: Saturday ~ Alumni reception […]

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Nov, 2016

UHEF at work: Uni’s upgraded College Center

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[Posted November 20, 2016] Your contributions help the UHEF support University High School with resources beyond what it can obtain on its own. Pictured above: Uni College Center Director Paula Van Norden in the refurbished College Center (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) A recent case in point: Uni’s Mednick College Center. Started with a $50,000 grant from Steve Kirsch ‘74 and his wife Michelle through their Steve and Michelle Kirsch Foundation in 1999, and named for the late long-time Uni lead counselor, Sharon Mednick, the College Center’s infrastructure had faded over […]

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Nov, 2016

David Nwaba ‘11 now playing for L.A. D-Fenders

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[Posted November 15, 2016] Congratulations to David Nwaba ‘11, who made the roster of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the NBA Development League team of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He’s made an immediate impact off the bench, scoring 11 points (and seven rebounds) in the season opener vs. Iowa and then 15 points (and five rebounds) at Santa Cruz, both wins for the D-Fenders. Check out his two-hand finish of a fast-break alley-oop pass here. Nwaba’s Uni coach, Steve Ackerman ‘89, was a proud spectator for the season […]

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Nov, 2016

Alumni Re-filling the Uni Library!

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[Posted November 7, 2016] Thanks to the direct support of Uni alumni, the first Wish List of books for the Uni library has been completely exhausted and a second list of titles posted for your inspection! Uni alumna and school librarian Tascha Folsoi ‘86 shared the good news: “The entire list of books on robotics has been purchased! This is really exciting for us, particularly as the request for this topic was student-generated. The next list is pulled from a list of student requests for specific books, both novels and […]

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Oct, 2016

Alumni Now Buying Books for the Uni Library!

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[Posted October 31, 2016] There’s no gift like the gift of learning. Uni alumni are making that happen by buying books for the school library via a new program using Amazon.com’s Wish List program. Coordinated jointly by Uni alumna and school librarian Tascha Folsoi ‘86 and the UHEF, the project allows anyone to go to a Amazon “Wish List” and buy a book that will be sent directly to the school. The “University Senior High Library” Wish List enjoys Amazon Prime status thanks to Folsoi, which means in-stock books will […]

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