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January 21

Basketball Across the Country
Drexel vs Delaware,
Philadelphia, PA

January 28
Greeks Pack the DAC
Drexel vs Hofstra,
Philadelphia, PA

January 31
Networking Breakfast
Radnor Hotel,
Saint Davids, PA

February 2
Basketball Across the Country
Drexel vs UNC,
Wilmington, NC

February 4
Basketball Across the Country
Drexel vs Towson,
Towson, MD

February 12
Alumni Meet King Tut
Museum of Art,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 15
Basketball Across the Country
Drexel vs George Mason,
Fairfax, VA

February 18
West Florida Luncheon
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa,
Tampa Bay, FL

February 23
Networking Luncheon
Palm Restaurant,
Philadelphia, PA

February 25
Basketball Across the Country
Drexel vs Hofstra,
Hofstra, NY

February 26
Alumni Day with the Philadelphia Soul
Wachovia Center,
Philadelphia, PA

February 28
Networking Breakfast
Radnor Hotel,
Saint Davids, PA

March 9
Career Breakfast
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
King of Prussia, PA

March 11
Jersey Brewery Tour
Triumph Brewery,
Princeton, NJ

March 12
CoM Alumni Reception
Marriott Marquis,
Atlanta, GE

March 23
Networking Luncheon
Palm Restaurant,
Philadelphia, PA

March 24
CoM Alumni Reception
Hyatt Regency,
Chicago, IL

March 28
Networking Breakfast
Radnor Hotel,
Saint Davids, PA

April 27
Networking Luncheon
Palm Restaurant,
Philadelphia, PA

May 5-7
2006 Alumni Weekend
Drexel University,
Philadelphia, PA













Alumni Cheer on the Dragons

Join fellow alumni on Saturday, January 21, as the Dragons take on the Delaware Blue Hens in one of the most anticipated games this season.

Pump up for a victory at our indoor tailgate prior to the game and enjoy a menu fit for a true sports fan including beer and soft drinks. Special alumni price! Only $5.

Tailgate: 12 p.m. Game: 1 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Allen Sabinson Named Dean of Westphal College
Allen Sabinson, pictured left, was appointed dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design after a national search. The announcement was made by Provost Stephen W. Director. Dr. David Raizman had served as Westphal College’s interim dean since September 2004.

Sabinson joined Drexel in January 2004 as the director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. Prior to joining Drexel, he spent 30 years working in high-level executive positions in programming and production at Miramax, A&E, ABC, TNT, NBC and Showtime. He has commissioned hundreds of movies, television series, documentaries and reality series. Among the productions he’s been responsible for are the Emmy Award-winning Horatio Hornblower films, Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Stephen King’s It and the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Separate But Equal and The Old Testament.

Student Fashion Designers Find Victory in Paris
The Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode "Young Designers Fashion Competition", sponsored by the Arts of Fashion Foundation was held in December at the Louvre in Paris. More than 150 entrants from 17 countries participated in the competition. Megan Stein, a fashion design graduate student, took home the grand prize, making her the first American to do so.  In addition to Stein, Drexel was represented by students Ann Burton, Mia Murphy, Jung Soo Lee, and Lisa Hutchison.  This was the12th time in 15 years that Drexel students represented the U.S. in this international competition.

Renovated Handschumacher Dining Hall Re-Opens
Drexelink - The Sodexho Campus Dining facility underwent a $3.7 million renovation. The new dining room features a restaurant-quality atmosphere, new furniture, finishes, and contemporary lighting. Other additions to the Dining Center include a dessert and coffee station, an exhibition station and a private reservable dining area.

The Handschumacher Dining Center is open to students, staff, faculty and guests from breakfast through dinner. For more information, visit www.drexel.edu/dining/index.html. Pictured; Tim Smith, senior vice president of Sodexho Campus Services, USA; Senior Vice President Anthony Caneris; Michael Andescavage, USGA president; and President Papadakis cut the ribbon at the re-opening of the Dining Center.

LeBow Announces Opening of The Center for Corporate Governance
Drexel University's LeBow College of Business is once again at the forefront of preparing leaders to better govern companies with the launch of it's Center for Corporate Governance. The Center, headed by Dr. Ralph Walkling, pictured left, the first holder of the Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability, will promote corporate governance research and awareness to educate and mentor executives and future business leaders through forums, workshops, panel discussions and invited presentations. For more information, click here.

Public Safety to Use DragonForce Security Device

The department of public safety has deployed DragonForce™—a wireless information-exchange platform. The device looks like a PDA, pictured left, and gives police, fire, emergency medical teams and other first responders the ability to command, communicate and adapt tactical plans in routine or emergency situations securely and without disruption. The DragonForce™ technology, founded in 2004 by Drexel researchers, Drs. Moshe Kam, Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and William Regli, associate professor of computer science and mechanical engineering and mechanics. More.

Follow the Dragons Across the Country
Join fellow alumni as we help kick off the 2006 basketball season by following the Dragons as they travel the road to victory. Save the dates! Check the listing below to find out when the Dragons will be playing in your area!

February 4 - Dragons vs the Towson Tigers, for more information, click here.

New York
February 25 - Dragons vs the Hofstra Pride, for more information, click here.

North Carolina
February 2 - Dragons vs the UNC Seahawks, for more information, click here.

January 21 - Dragons vs the Delaware Blue Hens, for more information, click here.
January 28 - Greeks Pack the DAC, Dragons versus the Hofstra Pride, for more information, contact greeklife@drexel.edu.

Washington D.C./Northern Virginia
February 15 - Dragons vs the George Mason Patriots, for more information, click here.

Alumni Meet King Tut on Tour
Take a step back into ancient Egypt to experience history like it has never been seen before-through the eyes of King Tut. The nationally reviewed Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit will be traveling to four cities during a 27-month U.S. tour.  Take part in this adventure on Sunday, February 12 in Fort Lauderdale. Mingle with alumni after the exhibit at an alumni brunch buffet "fit for a king" at the Fort Lauderdale River House. For more information, click here. For details on the exhibit, visit www.kingtut.org.

Alumni Day with the Philadelphia Soul
Join alumni and their families on Sunday, February 26, as we head to the Wachovia Center to experience Arena Football at its best. Cheer on the home team, the Philadelphia Soul, as they fight for victory against the 2005 Arena Bowl Champions, the Colorado Crush. Receive VIP Pre-game access to the Wachovia Center at 11:30 a.m. for an indoor alumni tailgate in the Hall of Fame Room. Enjoy sandwiches, sodas, and making Drexel connections before the 1 p.m. kick-off. Tickets are limited, register today! For more information, click here.

College of Medicine Alumni Reception in Atlanta
On Sunday, March 12 at 6 p.m., The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Cardiology
and the Office of Alumni Relations would like to invite you to attend an Alumni Reception at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis, hosted by Howard J. Eisen, M.D. Chief of the Division of Cardiology & Director of the Center of Advanced Heart Failure Care at Hahnemann University Hospital. The reception will be held in conjunction with The American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session 2006. For more information, click here.

College of Medicine Alumni Reception in Chicago
The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Office of Alumni
Relations cordially invite you to attend an alumni reception hosted by Norman A. Johanson, M.D. Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery on Friday, March 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
The reception will be held in conjunction with The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

Save the Date, Alumni Weekend 2006
Join classmates, friends, and faculty on May 5-7, 2006, 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 with the Mummers String Band, Family Picnic with the Philadelphia Zoo, Drexel Couples Champagne Reception, Sports Fans Rally, Intra-Fraternity & Sorority reception, Gala Dinner featuring The Fabulous Grease Band, and much, much more! Watch your mail for further information.

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 new online 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 Drexel Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumrel@drexel.edu

Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to Andalucía! On May 22-31, 2006, alumni will embark on a discovery of the natural beauty and exotic architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean. The trip includes deluxe hotel accommodations, three meals per day and quality cultural and educational experiences . For more information or to request a brochure contact Alumni Holidays at 1.800.323.7373.

Chester & Delaware Networking Breakfasts at the Radnor
Join the Alumni Club of Chester & Delaware Counties for the inaugural Networking Breakfast Series!  Each breakfast will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. at The Radnor Hotel in Saint Davids, PA, and will feature special topics presented by prominent alumni and members of the University community.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
"Creating Value through Corporate Governance", featuring Dr. Ralph A. Walkling, holder of the Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability and Executive Director of Drexel University's Center for Corporate Governance. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
"Networking: Grow Your Business & Make Friends Along the Way", featuring Ann M. McNally '67, Managing Principal, ACM Advisors, LLC. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
"The Dynamics of Outsourcing", featuring Chirantan V. Bhatt '98, Evaluation Manager, SAP America, Inc. For more information, click here.

West Florida Luncheon
Join the DUFWCA (Drexel University Florida West Coast Alumni) on Saturday, February 18, for an alumni luncheon at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa on Tampa Bay. A pre-lunch reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Welcome guest speaker Anthony J. Caneris, Senior Vice President of Student Life and Administrative Services. For more information, call Chuck Lutton '55 at 352.684.1428.

Philadelphia Networking Luncheon Series
Throughout the winter and spring, the Alumni Club of Philadelphia will offer a series of luncheons with presentations from local business leaders chosen to help you learn how to best develop and strengthen your entrepreneurial skills. Join us for one or all four. All luncheons will be held at The Palm Restaurant, Philadelphia, on the fourth Thursday of each month starting on February 23, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Watch your mail for more information.

Montgomery County Career Breakfast
Whether you seek a job, career coaching, or a career transition roadmap, you will find value in joining alumni for a breakfast presentation on March 9 at 7:30 a.m. presented by Career Coach Susan Race `77 Author of the acclaimed book: “Job $ecurity 4 Life”, Susan will share insights and leave you with “actionable” next steps for finding happiness in the workplace. Attendees will enjoy a full breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. For more information, click here.

Jersey Brewery Tour and Reception
Catch up with old friends and classmates on Saturday, March 11, as we enjoy a night of mixing, mingling and, of course, beer at Princeton`s own Triumph Brewery. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and an open
bar with seven of Triumph’s best beers on tap from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Sky Suite. Learn how the brew masters make the beer while on tour of the state-of-the-art brewery. For more information, 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.

Reconnect with your Drexel friends through DragoNet, the Alumni Online Directory. 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 at the beginning of this newsletter.

Alumni Cards
Gain access to W. W. Hagerty Library or the Korman Center, acquire membership discounts at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, take advantage of special insurance programs, and much more by signing up for a Drexel Alumni Card. 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 about your alma mater. To update your contact information, please click here.

Drexel University College of Medicine E-Mentoring Program
This addition to the Drexel University College of Medicine Program connects students and alumnae/i through email. It provides a way for students to correspond with you about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. If interested, please complete the online registration form by clicking here. Questions may be directed to Patty Comey at the Alumni Office 215.895.0983 or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs 215.991.8219.

End of Drexel Details, Wednesday, January 18, 2006
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