Thursday Nights Live: Friends, Colleagues, and Music

The event seeks to strengthen the sense of community and identity on campus

Thursday Nights Live will be held at HUB Plaza from 5:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. The first of three events took place on Oct. 20, featuring music from Walter Clark (classical and flamenco). lille bose

UCR staff and faculty are encouraged to attend Thursday Nights Live, a weekly event featuring refreshments and live music. The event is open to staff, faculty, friends, and family.

Born from a collaboration between different departments at a campus leadership retreat, Thursday Nights Live seeks to strengthen the sense of community and identity on campus.

Walter Clark on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. lille bose

Walter Clark on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
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“Chancellor Wilcox asked five teams to develop ideas that would improve the quality of life on campus or bring positive attention to UCR. Our group developed ideas to build a greater sense of community on campus,” said Steve Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, and one of the organizers of the event. “Thursday Nights Live is the first of the ideas we presented to move forward.  We’re grateful that the chancellor gave us the green light.”

Because of its proximity to the weekend, Thursday night grants some flexibility to staff and faculty and allows attendees more time to plan and coordinate.

“Thursday nights should be a great time for faculty, staff and graduate students to get together to enjoy each others’ company and to listen to high-quality musical sets,” Brint said.

“We hope this will be a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy the campus after work,” said Peter A. Hayashida, vice chancellor of University Advancement.

Thursday Nights Live will be held at HUB Plaza from 5:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

The first of three events took place on Oct. 20, featuring music from Walter Clark (classical and flamenco).

The next two gatherings are set for:

  • Oct. 27: The Lush Pop Trio (jazz & pop)
  • Nov. 3: The Fab 8 (music of the Beatles)
The first of three Thursday Nights Live events took place on Oct. 20, 2016. lille bose

The first of three Thursday Nights Live events took place on Oct. 20, 2016.
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Musical sets will begin at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wine, beer, and food will be available for purchase. For friends and family, reduced price parking in Lot 1 will also be available.

Feedback and attendance will be crucial for the event’s future.

“It is very important for people who like the idea to turn out for some or all of the first three events,” Brint said. “We will evaluate the turnout and response to Thursday Nights Live after the first three events, and we will continue only if there has been a good turnout and a positive response.”

The Thursday Night Live committee includes: Ken Barish, professor and acting chair of physics; Steve Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy; Walter Clark, professor of music; Javier Hurtado, graduate student; Yolanda Moses, special assistant to the chancellor for excellence and diversity and professor of anthropology; Louis Van Den Berg, general manager of KUCR; Ameae Walker, vice provost of academic personnel and professor of biomedical sciences; and Georgia Warnke, director of the Center for Ideas and Society and distinguished professor of political science.

For more information, contact Steve Brint at steven.brint@ucr.edu or (951) 827-2130. For additional assistance, contact Brenda Ice at or (951) 827-6505.

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Additional Contacts

Steve Brint
Tel: (951) 827-2130
E-mail: steve.brint@ucr.edu

Brenda Ice
Tel: (951) 827-6505
E-mail: brenda.ice@ucr.edu

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