Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend
May 5 -7, 2006
Bringing you back for...
Golden Dragon Society Reception, Luncheon & Pinning Ceremony
Family Fun Fest & Picnic with the Philadelphia Zoo
Drexel Couples Champagne Reception
Sports Fans Rally, Reception & Group Photo
Interfraternity 75th Anniversary Reception
Gala Dinner featuring The Fabulous Grease Band
and much, much more!
Look for your invitation in the mail!
Register by March 17 and receive an exclusive early registration gift.
For additional information or to register online, click here.
Interfraternity Council Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Drexelink - The Interfraternity Council (IFC), founded during the 1930-31 academic year, will celebrate its 75th anniversary beginning this month. The six-month celebration will culminate with a reception for fraternity alumni in the Great Court of the Main Building during Blue & Gold Days 2006, to be held May 5-7. Other events to recognize the IFC anniversary include the Second Annual IFC Golf Open on April 8, the establishment of an endowment fund to support leadership and scholastic programming and various chapter-specific events. For more information on the IFC anniversary celebration, contact Stephen Rupprecht, assistant dean for fraternity and sorority life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drexel Named to The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses”
Drexelink - Drexel was named one of America’s “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” by The Princeton Review (in conjunction with Forbes.com). This was Princeton Review’s third annual survey of technologically-advanced colleges and universities. The survey, based on institutions included in the publication’s Best 361 Colleges guidebook, examined schools in a variety of areas including breadth of computer science curriculum; sophistication of campus technology, such as streaming media of classes; campus wireless Internet access; support for handheld computing; and more. The complete list of the “Most Connected Campuses” is available at www.forbes.com/connected.
Pig Iron Theatre to Carry Out Full Season at Drexel
The Pig Iron Theatre Company, a nationally, regionally, and internationally recognized theatre company has joined forces with the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as part of the Mandell Professionals in Residence Program (MPiRP). Supported by the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation, the MPiRP is a Department of Performing Arts collaborative program bringing theatre and dance professionals on to the Drexel campus for performances, production, and instruction.
Pig Iron is comprised of artists who have received 2005 Best of Philly and Obie Awards for their production of Hell Meets Henry Halfway, one of the shows they present at Drexel this season. The group will offer theater and training that is unique, engaging and fresh. Pig Iron’s production of Mission To Mercury, a cabaret-ballet based on the music of Queen, will be held at Mandell Theater, 32nd and Market Streets, from Thursday, February 16, 2006 through Saturday, March 4. For more information, click here.
12th Annual National Engineers Week Celebration
Drexelink - The College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week February 18-24. To mark the occasion, the College will host a variety of events to promote awareness and understanding of the field of engineering and the importance of a technical education, and provide tools and information for the Greater Philadelphia youth to pursue engineering careers. During Engineers Week, the College will honor Dr. Robert M. Koerner ’56, ’63 (pictured left), as Drexel’s Engineer of the Year. Koerner, the University’s H.L. Bowman Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and director of the Geosynthetic Research Institute, is an international leader in the field of geosynthetics. For a complete list of events, click here.
Pennsylvania and the Nation's Health Care Delivery Crisis
Join the Drexel community on April 12 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for the 2006 Health Care Delivery Crisis Summit. Senator Santorum and other key policymakers will discuss solutions for ending Pennsylvania and the Nation's Health Care Delivery Crisis. The White House has contacted P.A.P.A. concerning this event and expects to send high-level representation. Seats are limited. For more information or to register, call 877.271.PAPA (7272).
Mad Dragon Records Signs Nationally Recognized Artist
Drexel’s student-run MAD Dragon records, part of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Music Industry Program, announced the signing of nationally-known singer-songwriter Jules Shear (pictured left). Shear has written hits for (among others) Cyndi Lauper (“All Through The Night”) and The Bangles (“If She Knew What She Wants”). He will be featured on an upcoming edition of WXPN’s World Café series and his new album, “Dreams Don’t Count,” will be released on MAD Dragon Records on March 14. For more info on MAD Dragon Records visit, www.maddragonrecords.com .
Follow the Dragons Across the Country
Join fellow alumni as we follow the Dragons across the country while they travel on the road to victory. On February 25, in the last away game of the regular season, catch the Dragons in action while they take on the Hofstra Pride at Hofstra University. For more information, click here. Lastly, don't miss the action at the CAA Men's Basketball Championship on March 3 - 6 at the Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and the CAA Women's Basketball Championship on March 8 - 11 in Fairfax, Virginia. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stephanie at 1.888.4.DREXEL.
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 Philadelphia Soul as they fight for victory against 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 pizza, hot dogs, Philly soft pretzels and sodas while 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
The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Cardiology and the Office of Alumni Relations invite you to attend an alumni reception at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Sunday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The reception, 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, 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 - 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 Meet King Tut in Chicago
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, June 11 in Chicago. Mingle with alumni before the exhibit at an alumni brunch buffet "fit for a king" at The Field Museum. For more information, click here. For details on the exhibit, visit www.kingtut.org.
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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.
West Florida Luncheon
Join the Drexel University Florida West Coast Alumni (DUFWCA) 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. Luncheons will be held at The Union League of Philadelphia from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
"So What Do You Really Do? The Musician as an Entrepreneur” with guest speaker Bruce Kaminsky, president of Kydd Basses and Drexel faculty member. For more Information, click here.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
“The Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship—Incubating Ideas, Entrepreneurs and Companies” with Mark P. Loschiavo, executive director and senior executive in residence of the Lebow College Of Business
and Terri McIlhenney, associate director at the Baiada Center. For more Information, click here.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
“My Marketing Isn't Working and I Don't Know Why?!” This is an introduction to "Reality Marketing™” with Mike Lieberman LCoB '88, MBA '90, co-founder of Square 2 Marketing in Doylestown, PA. For more information, click here.
Chester & Delaware Networking Breakfasts at the Radnor
Join the Alumni Club of Chester & Delaware Counties for the new 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, February 28, 2006
"Networking: Grow Your Business & Make Friends Along the Way", featuring Ann M. McNally '67, managing principal for ACM Advisors, LLC. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
"The Dynamics of Outsourcing", featuring Chirantan V. Bhatt '98, evaluation manager for SAP America, Inc. For more information, click here.
To view pictures of our January breakfast featuring Dr. Ralph Walkling, visit the Alumni Club of Chester & Delaware Counties website by clicking here.
Find the Perfect Pair... Celebrate the Art of Food and Wine
On Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., students from the culinary management class will host an evening at the Academic Bistro. The Hospitality and Culinary Arts Program presents six Italian wines paired with hors d'oeuvres. All pairing presentations will be conducted by Chef Charles Ziccardi, director of the Culinary Arts Program and Chef Francis McFadden, assistant dean of Goodwin College of Professional Studies.
Maureen Christian Petrosky, author of The Wine Club: A Month to Month Guide to Learning about Wine with Friends, will speak on how to “fall in love with wine on your own terms.” Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The first 10 registrants will receive a complimentary copy. For more information or to register, click here.
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.
Alumni Cheer on the San Jose Sharks
Enjoy an evening of NHL hockey on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. as we cheer on the San Jose Sharks as they fight for victory against the Phoenix Coyotes at the ‘Shark Tank’. Enjoy the game from the Penthouse Plaza, where each attendee will receive dinner and two drink tickets while watching the game. For more information, click here.
SAVE THE DATE: Philadelphia Networking Dinner
On Thursday, May 18, the Alumni Club of Philadelphia will host a networking dinner at the Union League of Philadelphia, where we will welcome guest speakers Sally Stetson, MS, AWCoMAD '83 of Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.; Peter Franks, associate vice provost and executive director of Drexel University’s Steinbright Career Development Center; and a Glaxo-Smith Kline recruitment representative. For more information, click here.
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.
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 at the beginning of this newsletter.
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.
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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.