Cowell Reunion Class of 1971

Thank you for attending the Cowell Class of 71 Reunion events? 
If you were unable to attend and would like to enjoy the events below are links to the recorded event.


Friday, April 23

Welcome Back Virtual Reception

Catch up with old friends, reconnect with your classmates, and meet Chancellor Cynthia Larive and Cowell Provost Alan Christy. Tim Shannon, Nadene Thorne, Patty Shuler Schimbor,
George Kraw, your Cowell hosts for the evening.

View a Recording of the Event Here.


Goin' Back

Enjoy some of the mellower music we listened to during our time at Cowell and to continue the conversation.


Saturday, April 24 

UCSC’s Early Days: The Creation of an Uncommon Campus

With more than 50 years of hindsight, Campus Architect Emeritus Frank Zwart and founding faculty member Bill Domhoff will discuss the ideas and the decisions that created UC Santa Cruz. Frank will present the visionary goals of an ambitious planning effort leading up to our arrival at Cowell College in September 1967, and Bill will describe those aspirations from the perspective of a young professor.  Enjoy enhanced materials of

Frank’s slides while listening to music from back in the day.

View a Recording of the Event Here.

Cowell Art!

The early days of UCSC and Cowell College brought together a remarkable collection of artists and art historians who together provided a spectacular beginning to the university’s art scene.

Join a lively conversation between Jock Reynolds (Stevenson 69'), Holly Downing (Cowell 71'), and Keith Christiansen (Cowell 69') as they talk about this exciting time, the wonderful eccentrics who created the excitement and how the experience helped students launch careers as artists. Moderated by George Kraw.

View a Recording of the Event Here.

You and Cowell Today

A partially live, partially virtual series of interviews with Provost Alan Christy and current Cowelll students. Followed by recorded interviews with classmates and other members of the Cowell community about what they’ve been up to over the past 50 years. Moderated by Nadene Thorne and Terry Cuff.

View a Recording of the Event Here.

Virtual Dance
Get Back and Get Down ⏤ it's a virtual rock out until the late hours of the night with DJ Mike Dorn.
The Dance Party Playlist can be heard here.

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