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July 5, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How to succeed in academia? Become a Rockette. That's how Jill Beck started out, and today, the erstwhile Radio City Music Hall hoofer takes over as dean of UC Irvine's School of the Arts. "We did four shows a day, seven days a week," Beck recalls, "and then every four weeks you'd get a couple of days off. That reinforced the sense that the arts require enormous discipline."
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January 27, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Jill Beck, UC Irvine professor of dance and former dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has been named president of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., officials said Monday. Beck, 54, will assume office July 1 as the first female president in Lawrence's 158-year history, UCI said.
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January 27, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Jill Beck, UC Irvine professor of dance and former dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has been named president of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., officials said Monday. Beck, 54, will assume office July 1 as the first female president in Lawrence's 158-year history, UCI said.
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December 19, 1999
Your excellent article, in which five nationally prominent artists and entertainers offered their thoughts on the status of creativity ("Ready to Make the Turn," by Susan Freudenheim, Nov. 28), neglected to mention that two of the five figures profiled have strong affiliations with UC Irvine's School of the Arts. Donald McKayle has been a popular professor of dance at UCI since 1969, and Alexis Smith, who graduated from UCI in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in art, is one of our school's star alumnae.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1999
Your excellent article, in which five nationally prominent artists and entertainers offered their thoughts on the status of creativity ("Ready to Make the Turn," by Susan Freudenheim, Nov. 28), neglected to mention that two of the five figures profiled have strong affiliations with UC Irvine's School of the Arts. Donald McKayle has been a popular professor of dance at UCI since 1969, and Alexis Smith, who graduated from UCI in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in art, is one of our school's star alumnae.
SPORTS
May 6, 1985
Bob Hochstadter of the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club and Dick Miller of Newport Beach defeated Dick Gude of Irvine and Tom Smith of Industry Hills, 6-2, 6-2, to win the men's pro doubles title at the Cabrillo Racquet Club Pro Invitational on Sunday. In the women's pro doubles, Janice Metcalf of Claremont and Jill Beck of Irvine defeated Gretchen Miller of Newport Beach and Karen Rettenmaier of Tarzana, 6-0, 6-3.
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November 15, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Matching last year's record-breaking donation to UC Irvine's School of the Arts, a Newport Beach woman has again given $1 million to the music department to establish new programs and opportunities for its students, a campus spokesman said Thursday. The gift from Marjorie Rawlins, a longtime patron and supporter of UCI's music programs, will establish the first endowed chair at the School of the Arts. Rawlins' previous $1-million donation established undergraduate scholarships in piano, violin, viola and cello.
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March 21, 2002
UC Irvine will award four people its highest honor at a dinner tonight at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. The UCI medal recognizes the winners' commitment to teaching, research and community service. The recipients are Jill Beck, dean of UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Dwight W. Decker, chairman and CEO of Conexant Systems; J. Hillis Miller, professor of English and comparative literature; and Ted Smith, founder and retired chair of FileNet Corp. The UCI Foundation sponsors the event.
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November 18, 1993 | RICHARD CORE
A Laguna Niguel mortgage banker is proposing a ballot initiative that would prohibit California's U.S. senators and representatives from seeking reelection if Congress fails to make specified cuts in the federal deficit. Steven Beck, 37, began circulating a petition for the measure this week. The measure would ban incumbent federal lawmakers from returning to office if any budget passed during their terms did not reduce the federal deficit by 20% from the previous year.
SPORTS
November 11, 1985
Curt Stalder of Irvine defeated Mike Fedderly of Costa Mesa, 7-6, 7-5, Sunday to win the men's open division of the $6,000 Southern California Teaching Pro Tournament at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club. Stalder teamed with Jim Harper of Mission Viejo to beat the San Diego pair of Tony Trear and Mark Tappan in the men's open doubles final, 7-5, 6-3. In the women's open singles final, Katherine Keil of Los Angeles defeated Linda Mallory of Laguna Niguel, 6-0, 6-2.
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November 16, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Matching last year's record-breaking donation to UC Irvine's School of the Arts, a Newport Beach woman has again given $1 million to the music department to establish new programs and opportunities for its students, a campus spokesman said Thursday. The gift from Marjorie Rawlins, a longtime patron and supporter of UCI's music programs, will establish the first endowed chair at the School of the Arts. Rawlins' previous $1-million donation established undergraduate scholarships in piano, violin, viola and cello.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How to succeed in academia? Become a Rockette. That's how Jill Beck started out, and today, the erstwhile Radio City Music Hall hoofer takes over as dean of UC Irvine's School of the Arts. "We did four shows a day, seven days a week," Beck recalls, "and then every four weeks you'd get a couple of days off. That reinforced the sense that the arts require enormous discipline."
SPORTS
May 6, 1985
Bob Hochstadter of the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club and Dick Miller of Newport Beach defeated Dick Gude of Irvine and Tom Smith of Industry Hills, 6-2, 6-2, to win the men's pro doubles title at the Cabrillo Racquet Club Pro Invitational on Sunday. In the women's pro doubles, Janice Metcalf of Claremont and Jill Beck of Irvine defeated Gretchen Miller of Newport Beach and Karen Rettenmaier of Tarzana, 6-0, 6-3.
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November 5, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
ArtsWeek '97, a celebration of music, art, drama and dance, will take place Tuesday through Nov. 15 at UC Irvine. "Whether it's listening to a night of jazz or watching students put the finishing touches on a musical, ArtsWeek will leave no doubt that this is a dynamic, comprehensive and very special arts school," said Jill Beck of UCI's School of the Arts.
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