Calendar of Events - February 2011

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays at noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:45 AM is available for $14.00. For those who wish to come for program attendance only, the fee is $4.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center


Special Notice From Your Club

We assume that most of you enjoy a good play.  Therefore, we have set up a special evening to attend, as a group, the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre presentation of Chicago at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont.  This means no long drive into LA. It will be Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 (be there about 7:00).  The group rate is $26. This does not include dessert or beverages, though they are available. The experience of your vice-president is that the desserts are delicious.  We have reserved two tables, (16 seats), so the first 16 to pay are guaranteed a ticket, with additional availability of tickets based on whether they are available from the venue. Any unclaimed seats will be released after March 1.  Since this event is local, arrangements can be made for those of you who may not be comfortable driving at night.


February Program Chair - Bill Gordon

February 1 – “From Class to Conversation, moderating the encounter of Islamic and Western Cultures

Speaker  – Michael Witmer, Saint Ambrose Church

Under the right conditions, Islamic and Western Civilizations can engage peacefully and even enrich one another. Our challenge is to create the right conditions. Mr. Witmer hopes to offer us an approach and a set of tools they can use to personally participate in the conversation of civilizations in their own spheres and communities. Mr. Witmer has worked for years on community and civic diplomacy including conversations between Muslims and Christians in Syria, Cyprus and Southern California.
Introducer: Jean Gordon
Fellowship: Art Sutton

February 8 – “A New Look at The Old Horned Dinosaur”

Speaker – Dr. Andrew Farke, Curator of Paleontology, Alf Museum at the Webb Schools

Dr. Farke earned his Ph.D in Geology at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University in 2008.  His research interests focus on the evolution and paleo-biology of the horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians, including the three-horned Triceratops), function of the skull in horned mammals, dinosaurs of western North America, and the vertebrate paleontology of Madagascar. Within the museum, Dr. Farke engages in curation and research of fossil specimens and also in charge of implementing the Paleontology for Educators workshop.
Introducer: Cameron Lutz
Fellowship: Shelby Forrest

February 15 – “Seasonal Valentine Love Songs”

Speaker – Jessica Soza, Soprano

Soprano Jessica Soza is a graduate student at the University of Redlands, studying under Opera Director Marco Schindelmann, where she holds the Opera Assistantship scholarship for the next two years. Ms. Soza received her Bachelors of Arts in Music at Cal State San Bernardino, having studied with Dr. Stacey Fraser, and also graduated from a musical theater conservatory in Los Angeles known as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is a former Miss Fontana and Miss CSUSB and won the New Century Singers Vocal Competition in 2008 and recently was awarded the Society of Singers Graduate Vocal Scholarship for 2010. She will be performing the lead role of Fiordiligi in the University of Redlands opera production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte this Spring.
Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Rich Phillips

February 22 – “Electronic Heath Records – Challenges and Benefits”

Speaker – Barry Ardelan

The medical field is one of the fastest progressing fields of research and practice, with new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs being made almost daily. Keeping up in such a fast-paced, cutting edge field requires not only constant and continual learning, it requires the latest in EMR technology to keep medical professionals organized, informed and up to date about their patients' medical histories and treatments. Prime Clinical Systems has a long history of meeting the changing and evolving needs for efficient EMR systems of medical professionals in all fields, and is serving about 10,000 physicians in more than 40 States. 
Barry Ardelan is the Founder & President/CEO of Prime Clinical Systems, which he founded in 1983. Barry Ardelan graduated from Britain’s Royal Naval Collage, Dartmouth, England, and served 10 years in the Imperial Iranian Navy (IIN) during Shah’s era. He was aid to the Commander In Chief of the IIN during the revolution and fall of the regime, and migrated to the U.S. in 1979.
Introduction: Roya Ardelan
Fellowship: Rick Hutton
Birthdays: Dick Newton


Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan

Past Calendars: - Jan 2010 - Feb 2010 - Mar 2010 - April 2010 - May 2010 - June 2010 - July 2010 - Sept 2010 - Oct 2010 - Nov 2010

Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344