Blast-Off for Alumni Weekend 2010!
Alumni Weekend 2010 is just weeks away! Join us on campus as we embark on an out-of-this-world adventure with Drexel alumni and friends at the events listed here — and many more!

Golden Dragon Society Events for the Class of 1960

Mario the DragonClass of 1960 Breakfast and Photograph
Friday, April 30, 2010; 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast; 11:15 Photograph
Members of the Class of 1960 are invited to celebrate 50 years of memories with breakfast and a special presentation by the University Archivist. Sponsored by the Great Court Society. Then, head over to the Main Building for a group photograph on its original staircase.

Golden Dragon Luncheon
Friday, April 30, 2010; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All members of the Golden Dragon Society are invited to join the Class of 1960 in honoring its 50th Reunion at the annual Society luncheon. Class members will be inducted into the Golden Dragon Society and personally presented with Society pins.

Campus Bus Tour
Friday, April 30, 2010; 3 to 4 p.m.
Reserve your seat on the Drexel shuttle for a guided tour of the University City Campus.  Relax and take-in 50 years of growth and change.

Golden DragonsOld and New Tour of Philadelphia
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join your classmates for a day in the city, exploring landmark sites in Philadelphia! See how the City of Brotherly Love has changed and stayed the same over the past 50 years during a bus tour from Fairmount Park to Center City to Old City, including a ride through Fairmount Park to Boat House Row, a tour of Philadelphia Waterworks and the Comcast Center, and visits to the Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell. Please note that this event may involve walking within each tour stop, though a shuttle bus will provide transportation between each.

Alumni Wine Tasting and Dinner
Friday, April 30, 2010; 6 to 8 p.m.
Gather with fellow alumni for a special dinner and wine-tasting in Drexel's student-run restaurant and lounge, the Academic Bistro. Enjoy a decadent three-course meal prepared by the students and complimented by the perfect wines. Limited spaces available!

Nursing and Health Professions Reunion Cocktail Party and Dinner
Friday, April 30, 2010; 6 to 9 p.m.
Alumni from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, along with their spouses or significant others, are invited to meet and renew friendships over cocktails, conversation and an elegant dinner at the exciting Philadelphia venue, the Pyramid Club.

University City 5K18th Annual University City 5K Run
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 9 a.m. Race Registration, 11 a.m. Race Start
Established in 1993 in memory of Drexel student Nick Pipino, the run supports the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund. Runners, strollers and spectators are all encouraged to participate and, after the run, to join us for awards presentations and the Alumni Family Picnic. Runners can click here to register.

Thank you to our generous run sponsors: The Drexel University Alumni Association, Liquidnet, The Drexel University CAP Fund, Landmark Americana Tap and Grill, Cashman and Associates, Deer Park, Philadelphia Runner, City Sports, Herr's, Pi Kappa Phi, The Fresh Grocer, The Union League, Office Depot, McCabe Weisberg Conway, and Road ID.

Alumni Family Picnic
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 12 to 2 p.m.
Pack up your kids and grandkids for food, friends and fun at the Alumni Family Picnic! Take your chance to win exciting raffle prizes and enjoy activities sponsored by Drexel's colleges and schools in Drexel's Quad. Rain location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, North Gym, 33rd and Market Streets

Attendees will be entered into a drawing for special raffle prizes, including our Grand Prize: A Nintendo Wii Prize Package, complete with Wii console, Wii Fit with balance board and Mario Kart, sponsored by The Drexel University Alumni Association. Thank you to our other picnic sponsors: Estia Restaurant, The Franklin Institute, City Food Tours, Liberty Mutual Group and T-Mobile.

Drexel Media Groups Reunion
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 2 to 4 p.m.
All former members of the school newspaper, The Triangle, and other Drexel student media groups like the yearbook, and radio/TV stations, are invited back to campus for an afternoon of reminiscing, featuring special guest and former student writer for The Triangle Chuck Barris '53, Hon. '01. Mr. Barris is the legendary producer of The Gong Show, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game, among others, and author of several books, including "You and Me", "Babe" and the autobiographies "The Game Show King: A Confession" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography".

Awards CeremonyAlumni Association Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 4 to 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join Interim President C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, Hon '92, and members of the Alumni Board of Governors in honoring the recipients of the 2010 Alumni Association Awards.  This year the ceremony will be held in the Paul Peck Alumni Center. Following the ceremony, join guests and fellow alumni for the Alumni Cocktail Reception in the Great Court.

Silver Dragon Class of 1985 Reception and Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 4 to 7 p.m.
Members of the Class of 1985 are invited to celebrate their 25th Reunion with a reception in their honor. Recall your days at Drexel and Hahnemann and MCP Schools of Nursing with the sounds of etc…, featuring fellow classmates David Brenner '85, Tom Marks '85 and Len Miller '85. Celebrate as class members are inducted into the Silver Dragon Society with a pinning ceremony commemorating this special occasion. Afterwards, dance the night away at the University Gala!

Class of 1995 Reunion Reception
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 5 to 7 p.m.
Members of the Class of 1995, including graduates of MCP Hahnemann School of Nursing, are invited to celebrate their 15th Reunion with a reception in Drexel's new, state-of-the-art Rec Center. Afterwards, join classmates to dance the night away at the University Gala!

Alumni Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate with classmates and friends during our complimentary cocktail reception in the Great Court just before the University Gala.

University GalaUniversity Gala
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 7 to 10 p.m.
Blast-off at our University Gala dinner-dance! Join friends, both new and old, for our out-of-this world bash, with a three-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing to the sounds of The Fabulous Greaseband®. Dress is cocktail attire. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Please note: There will not be assigned seating at the Gala, however entire tables of 10 or 12 can be reserved to ensure that a group can sit together. If you would like to reserve a table, you must provide the names of each guest who will be seated there on your registration form. Should you have any questions, please call 1.888.DU.GRADS.

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Visit www.drexel.edu/alumni for a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, hotel and parking information, and to see who's already signed up. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 1-888-DU-GRADS, 215-895-ALUM or alumni@drexel.edu.

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New This Year!

Computer Science Alumni Gathering
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 1 to 3 p.m. Reception and Tour; 3 to 5 p.m. Happy Hour
Computer Science alumni, faculty and staff are invited for a casual reception at the Department headquarters, followed by a happy hour at Sláinte in University City.

Pennoni Honors College Alumni Reunion Wine Tasting
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 2 to 4 p.m.
Open to all Drexel alumni and friends! Come and learn about fine wine at a casual event with the Pennoni Honors College's own Jason Wilson, well-known food critic and editor of Drexel's online journal, The Smart Set.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Reception
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
All Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni are invited to join classmates, faculty and staff for a reception featuring a special presentation in honor of our Ph.D. alumni and students.

Check Out These Other Alumni Weekend Events

Faculty and Staff Alumni Reception
Wednesday, April 28, 2010; 4 to 7 p.m.
Current Drexel University faculty and staff members who are also Drexel graduates are invited to kick-off Alumni Weekend 2010 with a reception in your honor on Wednesday, April 28! Stop by the Paul Peck Alumni Center for a casual reception, featuring light appetizers and drinks, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association and Drexel Business Services.

Young Alumni Arts and Ale Adventure
Thursday, April 29, 2010; 5:45 to 9 p.m.
Young Alumni ('00-'09) are invited to a pre-Alumni Weekend adventure! Experience two tours in one night with a Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour followed by a stop at Yards Brewing Company for a tour and Tasting. The evening will end at World Café Live with a reception and live music. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Hillel Alumni Reception and Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 30, 2010; 5 to 6 p.m. Wine and Cheese; 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services; 7 to 9 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join current Jewish students at this fourth annual event honoring Jewish life on campus with a special guest speaker, Jim Tucker, Senior Vice President of Student Life and Administrative Services.

Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner
Friday, April 30, 2010; 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Join alumni, faculty and staff of the Materials Science and Engineering Departments for a reception and dinner in honor of longtime staff member Judy Trachtman, Academic and Financial Coordinator, upon her retirement.

Goodwin College: Remember Then, Look at Us Now!
Friday, April 30, 2010; 6 to 8 p.m.
Join friends and classmates from "Evening College," the School of Education and Goodwin College to reminisce about "then" and hear about "now" — the "new" Goodwin College. Enjoy a reception and silent auction atop Millennium Hall, our newest and tallest residence hall.

Sports Fans Rally and Reception
Friday, April 30, 2010; 7 to 10 p.m.
All Drexel athletes, fans and friends are invited to join the Sports Fans of the '50s at their biennial rally and reception in the Field House at the Vidas Athletic Complex, home to all of Drexel's outdoor sports. Reminisce with friends about your Drexel days on and off the field!

Nursing and Health Professions Nutrition Sciences Alumni Breakfast
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Nutrition Sciences alumni are invited to join Dean Gloria Donnelly and faculty to celebrate the program's move to the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

iSchool Alumni Champagne Breakfast and Rush Building Tour
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10 to 11 a.m. Breakfast; 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour
Join fellow iSchool alumni for breakfast and a tour of the renovated Rush Building.  Alumni celebrating milestone reunions, including Golden and Silver Dragon anniversaries, will also be honored.

Nursing and Health Professions: Tech for Tots, Tweens and Teens
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This hands-on experience for kids is sure to delight as participants will "work" with simulation mannequins and equipment while learning about healthy lifestyle choices and careers.

Nursing and Health Professions: Bagels, Buns, Beans and Tech Tour
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how technology enhances the curriculum and see first-hand how today's students experience a reality-based healthcare education while enjoying a light breakfast with deans, faculty and students.

LeBow College of Business Brunch
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All alumni and friends are invited to a brunch discussion on estate planning with Richard Freedman, Esq., Attorney and Partner at Angelini, Viniar & Freedman, L.L.P., and Anthony Curatola, Ph.D., Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting. Click here to register.

College of Engineering Champagne Brunch
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Engineering alumni are invited to join the annual champagne brunch and learn how the College of Engineering continues to grow.  The brunch will be held in the state-of-the-art Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, designed by I.M. Pei.

Nursing and Health Professions Presents: Healthy Lifestyles Lunch and Tour
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy lunch at the 11th Street Family Health Services Center with Dean Gloria Donnelly and Dr. Patty Gerrity, Associate Dean of Community Programs and Director of the Health Center, faculty and students, and learn of the offerings of this unique wellness center and the impact of its nationally-recognized approach.

Goodwin College Open House and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Join the Goodwin College for educational presentations and demonstrations with fun activities for you and your family throughout the day. Then, at 3 p.m., join Goodwin and Evening College alumni and industry leaders for the annual Mary S. Irick Society Awards presentation.

Alumni Ambassadors Reception
Saturday, May 1, 2010; 2 to 4 p.m.
The Office of Enrollment Management invites all Alumni Ambassadors to a reception, where they can meet and mingle with other volunteers and learn about the program’s successes over the past year. Graduates who are not Alumni Ambassadors but would like to learn more about the program are welcome to attend.

Details is a monthly publication of the Drexel University Alumni Association
For more information, call 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu

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