Highlights stories that are gathered from the media through the hard work of the ARA's Alumni Recognition Committee, which recognizes and celebrates achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact Tara Quell, assistant director, alumni relations at 713-348-4694.
With over 50 years of collective experience, university photographers Tommy LaVergne and Jeff Fitlow have captured thousands of images documenting campus life at Rice. Their photos have immortalized once-in-a-lifetime moments such as the Dalai Lamaâ€™s 2007 campus visit and the turning of Willyâ€™s Statue, to everyday moments that capture the spirit of the Rice community. We asked Tommy and Jeff to share a sampling of these images â€” and the stories of how they came to be.Â
View the photo gallery here.
Like many Rice alumni, especially those living outside of Houston, I donâ€™t have the opportunity to visit campus as often as I would like. As a result, I am always eager to see the work of Riceâ€™s photographers, and theÂ photoÂ essayÂ in this newsletter presents some of the best examples of what they doÂ â€”Â capturing high profile events as well as the sort of everyday activities that I remember best from my time as a student.
Susan Boettger â€™95 opens a unique after school program in California. The program combines STEM, athletic and music activities in one facility for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Read more at Orange Coast Magazine.
It appears like a typical, urban coffeehouse â€” cushy couches scattered amongst tables and chairs, trays of golden croissants lining the front caseÂ and, underlying everything, the permeating scent of coffee beans. In Rice Coffeehouse, however, it is students who prepare the coffee, order the supplies, manage the financesÂ and keep the business in the black. One of only three student-run businesses officially sponsored by the Rice Student Center, Coffeehouse is simultaneously a cherished campus gathering point and a thriving experiment in entrepreneurship.