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  Your monthly update from Ecolint and the Ecolint Alumni Web Community.
JUNE 2015



BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER 55 YEARS 

The music department at La Grande Boissière played host to Cleveland-based cellist Michael Haber (LGB '59) this week. He spent time with teachers and students, telling them about his life as a professional musician and sharing his experience. Watch this short video interview.  more...



WERE YOU TAUGHT BY ULLA GROEFLIN?

Among the additions to our Former Staff: Then & Now blog this month was Ulla Marthe-Groeflin who taught sport and art at LGB from 1953 to 1967. She is still living in the Geneva area and still full of energy. Catch up with her and many other former teachers on the website. more...



KERMESSE AT CAMPUS DES NATIONS - 6 JUNE

We're hoping to meet lots of alumni at the Campus des Nations Kermesse on Saturday 6 June, where the theme this year is "A Sustainable Future". There'll be international food, bouncy castles, games and live music - and, of course, the Alumni stand. See you there! more...



KERMESSE AT LA CHATAIGNERAIE - 13 JUNE

Our third and final Kermesse this year is at La Chât on Saturday 13 June. There'll be all the usual fun and games, with a baking competition, art expo, toy stall, book stall and the ever-popular bottle stall. On the Alumni stand we'll have all of the La Chât Yearbooks back to 1974. more...



ENTREPRENEURS: NETWORKING AND NANOSCIENCES

The most recent additions to our Ecolint Entrepreneurs blog come from the cutting edge of their respective fields. Tessema Tesfachew (La Chât '99) talks about his mobile app for location-based networking and Ross Dunlap (LGB '93) introduces his company's life-saving technology. more...


TWO MORE WEEKS TO ORDER PAVING STONES

The website for ordering personalised paving stones and seats at the new Ecolint Centre des arts will close on 15 June 2015. If you've been intending to order one please do so right away or at least get in touch with us by email so that you don't miss out. more... 


ALUMNI SERIES: WILLIAM SACKS ON MATERIAL SCIENCES  

We're delighted to bring another alumnus back to school this month. William Sacks (LGB '75) will give a talk titled "From Atoms to Materials: physics, chemistry and biology join forces" on Friday 12 June at 08:30. While it's primarily for Y12 students, any interested alumni are most welcome! more...


NATHALIE GAMPERT CHARITY CONCERT - 26 JUNE

Ecolint Alumna Nathalie Gampert (LGB '79) will bring her band Bajos Distintos to the Centre des arts on Friday 26 June for a special charity event. "Kids for Kids" is an end-of-year party to help get children in Syria back to school. Alumni are invited to make a donation and join the party! more...


IN CASE YOU MISSED THE SAD NEWS... 

We've been informed that some alumni missed the sad news of the death earlier this year of Elspeth Williamson, a much loved and respected English teacher at LGB from the 1970s to the 1990s. Her memorial service in February brought many of her former colleagues together. more...

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