11:30 AM HOMECOMING BBQ BASH
Location: UA Mall, east of Old Main | Cost: $35
Enjoy food, music, and more while mingling with fellow Wildcats. Open to ALL UA friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Buy your tickets here.
1:30 PM COLLEGIATE SHOWCASE
The Future of China’s Past: Looking into the Meaning of China’s Rise
Location: Student Union Memorial Center, Kiva Room | FREE!
What does China’s cultural renaissance bode for the future? Head of East Asian Studies Albert Welter discusses current engagements with models of China’s past with an eye toward exploring the possibilities shaping China’s (and the world’s) future.
3:30 PM POETRY CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. | FREE!
Drop in for docent-led tours of the renowned Poetry Center and peruse the library’s prominent permanent collection and current Baja Arizona exhibition in the gallery.
6:00 PM EAST ASIAN STUDIES ALUMNI RECEPTION
Location: Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way | Cost: $15
Relax at Tucson’s beautiful Yume Japanese Gardens. This tranquil setting is the perfect place for alumni, faculty, students, and staff to mingle while enjoying the gardens. Sample fine Asian cuisine and spend time socializing with friends old and new. Tickets and more information available here.
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES ALUMNA OF THE YEAR
Brandy DeVelbiss Christian
Our distinguished alumna Brandy DeVelbiss Christian (EAS ‘95) has been successfully putting her East Asian Studies degree to good use in her current position as Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans, the fifth busiest port in North America. Brandy’s insights into Chinese language and culture launched her career at the Port of San Diego where she pursued international business opportunities. Her ability to speak Chinese has helped propel her career and strengthen her Asian business relationships. Her experience is a shining example of humanities at work in the real world. Welcome back to the UA, Brandy!