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January 25
D.C. Alumni Happy Hour
Elephant and Castle,
Washington D.C.

January 26
Chat with George Ross '55
Ross Commons,
Philadelphia, PA

January 27
Greeks Pack the DAC
Daskalakis Athletic Center,
Philadelphia, PA

January 29
Drexel vs Northeastern
Mathews Stadium,
Boston, MA

January 29
76ers vs Rockets
Toyota Center,
Houston, TX

January 30
Networking Breakfast
The Radnor Hotel,
Saint David's, PA

February 8
Drexel vs Hofstra
Hofstra Stadium,
Hempstead, NY

February 8
AWCoMAD Alumni Social
SMAK Parlour,
Philadelphia, PA

February 9
Alumni at WHYY
WHYY FM Studios,
Philadelphia, PA

February 10
Alumni Day at the DAC
Daskalakis Athletic Center,
Philadelphia, PA

February 17
Wings LAX Night
Wachovia Center,
Philadelphia, PA

February 22
Alumni Meet King Tut
Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia, PA

February 24
Pittsburgh Wine Tasting
Duquesne Club,
Pittsburgh, PA

February 24
Drexel vs Towson
Towson Center Arena,
Towson, MD

February 27
Networking Breakfast
The Radnor Hotel,
Saint David's, PA

March 1
Networking Lunch
Estia Restaurant,
Philadelphia, PA

March 3
Florida Luncheon
Vinoy Resort,
St. Petersburg, FL

March 27
Networking Breakfast
The Radnor Hotel,
Saint David's, PA

March 27
San Jose Sharks Game
The Shark Tank,
San Jose, CA

March 29
The Academy of Music,
Philadelphia, PA

May 4, 5 & 6
Alumni Weekend
Drexel Campuses,
Philadelphia, PA

May 5
University City 5K
Drexel Main Campus,
Philadelphia, PA




















The Dragons Take On the CAA
Join fellow alumni as we follow the men's basketball team on the road to victory! Check the listing below to find out when the Dragons will be playing in your area!

January 29 - Dragons vs the Northeastern Huskies, for more information, click here.

February 24 - Dragons vs the Towson Tigers, for more information, click here.

New York
February 8 - Dragons vs the Hofstra Pride, for more information, click here.

January 27 - Greeks Pack the DAC, Dragons vs the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, for more information, click here.
February 10 - Alumni Day at the DAC, Dragons vs the Delaware Blue Hens, for more information, click here

For the first time since the 1975-76 season the men’s basketball team has defeated two Big 5 opponents—St. Joseph’s (72-56) and Villanova (81-76). The team continues to break records, winning 12 out of their last 14 games and trouncing big name teams such as Syracuse (84-79), Temple (69-54), George Mason (61-49), and UNC-Wilmington (69-55).
For a complete schedule of upcoming games and highlights, visit www.drexeldragons.com or call 1.866.4.Drexel.

Dean Kamen: Drexel 2007 Engineer of the Year
Dean Kamen (pictured left with President Papadakis), inventor of the Segway self-transportation device and founder of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition, will receive Drexel’s 2007 Engineer of the Year award during the College of Engineering’s Engineers Week Celebration, February 19-23, a week-long series of events that promote public awareness and celebrate the contributions of engineers.

Kamen, head of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents. His current project is a water purification system that sanitizes water while producing energy. That project will be the topic of his Engineer of the Year lecture. More.

Internet Public Library Comes to Drexel
The College of Information Science and Technology has assumed primary management responsibilities for the Internet Public Library (IPL). The IPL, developed in 1995 by University of Michigan graduate students, includes more than 45,000 online resource links and offers students in library and information science programs the opportunity to gain real-life experience answering reference questions via e-mail. Visit www.ipl.org or click here for more information.

Fireside Chat with George M. Ross
Join George M. Ross ’55 on Friday, January 26 as he speaks on his success in business and the importance of education and Drexel  University in his professional development. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Ross Commons 2 nd floor, refreshments will be provided. No registration required, but seating will be limited. If interested in submitting a question for Mr. Ross to address please contact Chris Giardinelli at CNG42@drexel.edu.

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Alumni Social

Reunite with friends and classmates on Thursday, February 8, from 7-9 p.m., as we gather at one of Old City Philadelphia’s hippest boutiques, Smak Parlour, owned by two AWCoMAD alumnae, Abby Kessler ’01 and Katie Loftus ’01. Enjoy light refreshments while we learn how these two business owners got their start. For more information, click here.

Alumni Volunteers Needed at WHYY FM's Pledge Drive
Wake up and help Philadelphia Public Radio! Join alumni and friends on Friday,
February 9, from 6 a.m.-noon as we take part in WHYY FM’s annual membership drive. The day will be fun and rewarding as we assist the studio in answering phone calls, receiving pledges, and taking photos with on-air broadcasters. Drexel alumni will be recognized along with other universities including Temple, University of Pennsylvania, and Penn State; your participation will help make this region a better place. Complimentary breakfast and studio tours will be available for all volunteers. Space is extremely limited, sign up today and make a difference. Sponsored by the Community Alumni Network of Drexel University (CAN DU). For more information, click here.

"Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs " 

Uncover the treasures of "Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs" as this
exhibition makes its final stop in a four-city U.S. tour. Join President Papadakis on Thursday, February 22, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia at 6 p.m. for an alumni reception followed by your private timed entrance into the exhibit beginning at 8 p.m.  For more information, click here.

Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Laugh with us on Thursday, March 29, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.  Experience “a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight " at Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the 2005 Tony Award-Winning musical "lovingly ripped off from the musical picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail".  Meet at Estia Restaurant for an alumni reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Save the Date, Alumni Weekend 2007

Join classmates, friends, and faculty on May 4-6, for Blue and Gold Days Alumni Weekend. This year is assured to be the best yet with special events such as the Golden Dragon Society Luncheon, Family Picnic, Salsa Lessons, Cinco De Mayo Gala Dinner featuring The Fabulous Grease Band, and much, much more! Watch your mail for further information.

Are you a member of the Class of '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, or 2002?  If so, we are looking for interested alumni to help spread the word to bring fellow classmates back to campus for alumni weekend, scheduled for May 4-6; or for the Drexel University College of Medicine 50-year reunion, scheduled for May 16-18.

Not a reunion year?  We need you, too!  Bring back members of your class, student activity, or Greek organization. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumrel@drexel.edu.

Register Today for the 15th Annual University City 5K Run
Lace up your sneakers, bring out the family and help Drexel give a student the chance to an education during our 15th Annual University City 5K Run. The run will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in conjunction with Alumni Weekend.

Unable to run? Show your support and make a scholarship donation.  For further information on the race and scholarship details, please visit www.univcity5k.org, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS.


DC Alumni Happy Hour

Come out and meet fellow alumni living in the greater Washington D.C area on Thursday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while catching up with friends and neighbors at Elephant & Castle. For more information, click here.

Alumni Night at the Houston Rockets

Join fellow alumni to cheer on Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, and the Houston Rockets as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 29, at the Toyota Center. Enjoy a pre-game reception starting at 5 p.m. at the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club before the 7:30 p.m. tip-Off. For more information, click here.


Alumni Networking Breakfast at The Radnor Hotel
Join the Alumni Club of Chester and Delaware Counties on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 for an Alumni Networking Breakfast at The Radnor Hotel in St. Davids, PA.  Enjoy the Radnor's award-winning breakfast buffet while hearing about intellectual property law with James Wells, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at ARAMARK. For more information, click here.

Be sure not to miss the other breakfasts in our series:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - "Becoming a STAR Consultant" with Fred Kaplan, MBA, CBM '83, Director of Financial Consulting at Relevante, Inc.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - "Efficient Breach vs. Sincerity of Promising: A Collision of Law, Economics and Business Norms" with Chapin Cimino Cody, J.D., Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University College of Law.

WINGS Lacrosse Night
Join the Young Alumni Association at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, February 17, for one of the most exciting match-ups in the 2007 professional lacrosse season, the Philadelphia WINGS vs the Buffalo Bandits. Enjoy a pre-game alumni reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Lexus Club before the 7:30 p.m. game. For more information, click here.

Pittsburgh Winter Wine Tasting

Theresa and Christian Snavely, Jr. '49 cordially invite you to to join them at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh for a Winter Wine Tasting and reception on Saturday, February 24 from noon-3 p.m. Enjoy catching up with friends and neighbors while tasting an array of different wines. For more information, click here.


Networking Luncheon: “A Conversation on Networking”
Where will you find your next client or key connection? If you are not sure of the answer, join us for “A Conversation on Networking” on Thursday, March 1 at 11:30 a.m. Let Steven Smolinsky, renowned author and marketing professional, show you how to find, develop, and maintain relationships for business and life while enjoying lunch at Estia Restaurant, Philly’s own Greek Mediterranean restaurant. For more information, click here.

 West Coast Florida Alumni Luncheon
Experience elegance, style and grace at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club on Saturday, March 3.  Located on the Tampa Bay waterfront, the Vinoy is a fine example of 1920's Mediterranean Revival architecture that has earned a National Register of Historic Places designation.  Visit with Selcuk Guceri, dean of the College of Engineering and hear Jeff Lyash '84, President & CEO of Progress Energy discuss Florida's Energy Resources. 

Swim with the Sharks! 
Join the Alumni Club of NorCal in the Shark Tank on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. as the San Jose Sharks face off against the L.A. Kings in one of the most anticipated games of the season. View the action from a private suite on the Penthouse Plaza level while enjoying dinner and beverages throughout the game.  For more information on the Alumni Club of NorCal and to register for the game, click here.

Regional Clubs
Drexel offers a wide array of great events for alumni across the country. Visit our events and programs calendar to see the complete schedule or to register online for any number of our upcoming events.

Visit our regional programs Web page to find a club near you. If you are interested in getting involved with planning
programs and events in your area, contact the Alumni Relations office at alumrel@drexel.edu.

Drexel Athletics
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons travel from state to state competing against some of the country's toughest teams. For more information on the athletics program, click here.

Get in ... Get started ... Get ahead ... with inCircle!
Join our growing online alumni community by building your own network of classmates and friends!  Register today for Drexel’s online alumni networking tool, inCircle. Staying in touch with your friends from Drexel has never been so easy!

Registration is quick and easy. Register by clicking here and completing the simple registration form using your Alumni ID [:O1/0000123456:]
and you’re on your way to making your Drexel connections using inCircle. Questions or need help getting started? Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumrel@drexel.edu.

Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes, and register for permanent email forwarding. Membership is exclusive and free to alumni. Signing up is easy. Click here for more information. Your temporary password can viewed in the inCircle article above.

Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to wonderful new destinations in 2007. It is our intent to offer you the highest quality travel experience through our partnership with Alumni Holidays, Inc. Traveling with Drexel graduates is a bonus you will not want to miss.

Mark your calendar and save the date for these destinations:

Russia's Golden Ring, May 27-June 6, 2007
Scandinavian Discovery, July 19-29, 2007
Sardinia and Corsica with Rome, September 7-17, 2007
Chianti in a Tuscan Villa, October 14-22, 2007

For more information or to add your name to our travel list, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or alumrel@drexel.edu.

Alumni Cards
Gain access to W. W. Hagerty Library or the Korman Center and acquire membership discounts at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center. For more information, click here.

Stay in touch!
Be sure that you receive invitations and announcements of upcoming events in your area, as well as the alumni magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, please click here.

Drexel University College of Medicine E-Mentoring Program
College of Medicine e-mentoring connects students and alumnae/i through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. Questions may be directed to Patty Comey at the Alumni Office, 215.255.7341, or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs, 215.991.8219.

End of Drexel Details, Wednesday, January 24, 2007