Newsletter November 2013

Dear alumni,

While the year is approaching its end and the days are getting darker, here’s another bright UCAA newsletter. Lots of events coming up, but we also need your help! Feedback is always welcome at!

Sincerely yours,

The UCAA Board

A Night With Your Favorite Teachers

UCAA is proud to present: A night with your favorite teachers (from way back when)! The amazing ladies Patricia Post, Rosemary Orr and Alexis Aronowitz are going to blow your mind with three separate minilectures on November 18 at the UCU Auditorium. Doors open at 7.15 PM. Come, listen and be as amazed at all the wisdom as you were when you were in the best classes that UCU had to offer. Join the Facebook event to stay updated!


Fall brings about changes. Here at the UCAA, we have experienced some as well, as we have welcomed a new member! Januschka Veldstra (’13) is already busy organizing some great upcoming events. We are happy to have her enthusiastic and creative presence here with us!

Kiran Coleman, our former Chair, has left us after three years of dedicated service to the UCU alumni community. Thank you Kiran!

Call for regional representatives

We are looking for new regional representatives for Oxford, Paris, and Rotterdam. As regional representative, you play a very important role within the alumni world. Your goal is to connect alumni in the city/area by organising an event a couple of times a year. These can be drinks, dinners, whatever you can think of to allow alumni to stay in touch. Interested? Email Januschka at

Contribute to Post

UCAA’s absolutely positively awesomest alumni magazine Post is coming up in December again! This means good things will be coming to your mailbox in a while – if you’ve updated your address that is. Also, if you’d like to contribute to Post by writing an article, making illustrations or letting us use your photos, you are more than welcome to send us an email at

Upcoming events

We have some cool events in store for you again! There is the mini lectures night on November 18, but there’s more. Alumni in London can go to the ‘Welcome to London’ drinks that will take place early November, while Amsterdam-based alumni can meet up on November 22 (see Facebook for more info). Finally, there will be New Year’s drinks in Utrecht on January 4, 2014, and we will have another Pub Quiz in February. Make sure to check regularly for updates on upcoming events!

Looking back

On September 6, UCU celebrated its 15th anniversary on campus with the theme of “Liberal Arts & Science Education and the Labor Market”. It was nothing less than a great success! Alumni came from all over the world to attend. Together with employers, they discussed the roles of personal initiative and striving for excellence in one’s career development during an open forum. Afterwards, alumni divided into smaller groups and conversed on a very personal level how they utilized their UCU experiences to help them overcome various hurdles. A joyous Biergarten, formal dinner, and party ensured that enough light conversation (and alcohol) rounded this extraordinary day off.

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