Blue and Gold Alumni Weekend

Are you ready to Rock 'n Roll?
Alumni Weekend 2009 is just weeks away! Join us on campus as we Rock ’n Remember the good times with Drexel alumni and friends at the events below and many more!

Class of 1959 Breakfast
Friday, May 1, 2009 ; 9 to 11 a.m.
Celebrate 50 years of memories and gather with classmates and friends from the Class of 1959 for breakfast. Kick off the weekend with this delicious breakfast sponsored by Drexel University’s Office of Gift Planning.

Golden Dragon LuncheonGolden Dragon Society Luncheon
Friday, May 1, 2009; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All members of the Golden Dragon Society are invited to join the Class of 1959 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. In addition to lunch, enjoy a special presentation by University Archivist, Rob Sieczkiewicz, and learn how Drexel has grown and changed since your time as a student.

Class of 1959 Photograph
Friday, May 1, 2009; 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Reminisce about your days at the Drexel Institute of Technology and join the Class of 1959 for a group photograph on the Main Building’s original staircase.

Campus Bus Tour
Friday, May 1, 2009; 3 to 4 p.m.
Reserve your seat on the Drexel shuttle for a guided tour of the University City Campus today.  Relax and take-in 50 years of growth and change.

Wine TastingAlumni Wine Tasting and Dinner
Friday, May 1, 2009; 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Gather with fellow alumni for a special dinner and wine-tasting in Drexel’s student-run restaurant and lounge, the Academic Bistro.  Explore the decadent flavors of Argentina prepared by the students and complimented by the perfect wine. Space is limited for this popular Alumni Weekend event, so be sure to register early!


17th Annual University City 5K Run
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 9 a.m. Race Registration, 11 a.m. Race Start
Formerly the Nick Pipino Run, the University City 5K Run was established in 1993 in memory of Nick Pipino, a Drexel student who was attacked outside Cavanaugh’s Restaurant and Bar on December 19, 1992, where he worked part-time.  The Run supports the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund which benefits Drexel students.  Marathon runners, leisurely strollers and spectators are all encouraged to participate in the 5K Run.  After the race, join us in The Quad for awards presentations and the Alumni Family Picnic.  Runners can click here to register.

Family PicnicAlumni Family Picnic
Saturday, May 2, 209; 12 to 2 p.m.
Shake, rattle, and roll with alumni and their families at our afternoon picnic in the newly-renovated Quad. Family fun awaits you with a BBQ, crafts and activities hosted by Drexel’s colleges and schools, the Alumni Association and student organizations!

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 and Wii Music, sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association. Thank you to our other picnic sponsors: Main Line/Select Event Rentals, Liberty Mutual Group and T-Mobile.

Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 4 to 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join members of the Alumni Board of Governors in honoring the recipients of the 2009 Alumni Association Awards.  Following the ceremony, join guests and fellow alumni for the Alumni Cocktail Reception in the Great Court.

Silver Dragon CeremonySilver Dragon Class of 1984 Reception and Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 4 to 6 p.m.
The Class of 1984 is invited to celebrate its 25th reunion with a reception in their honor. Reminisce about your Drexel days to the sounds of etc…, featuring fellow classmates Richard Stevens, Scott Kohlmorgen, and Barbara (DiMarco) Navin. Celebrate as class members are inducted into the Silver Dragon Society with a pinning ceremony commemorating this special occasion.


Alumni Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 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.

GalaUniversity Gala
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 7 to 10 p.m.
Get ready to rock ‘n roll at our University Gala dinner-dance!  Join friends, both new and old, for our ‘50s style bash, with a three-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing to the sounds of Midnight Hour.

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 purchased 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.

Click below to register today!
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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Check out these other Alumni Weekend events!

Hillel Alumni Reception and Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 1, 2009; 5 to 6 p.m. Sushi and Wine; 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services; 7 to 9 p.m. Shabbat Dinner and Dessert Reception
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join current Jewish students with special guest speaker Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen. Dr. Cohen is a noted novelist and a Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University.

Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner
Friday, May 1, 2009; 6 to 9 p.m.
Join Materials Science and Engineering alumni, faculty and staff for dinner and celebrate 40 years of MSE at Drexel.

Drexel Ukrainian Society Dinner Dance
Friday, May 1, 2009; 6 to 9 p.m.
Join us for a Ukie style celebration! Following the reception and dinner, plan to stay for music, dancing, and a dessert table.

Pre-Theater Reception and Performance of Bluebird
Friday, May 1, 2009; 7 to 8 p.m. Pre-Show Reception; 8 p.m. Performance
Join Performing Arts faculty and staff for a reception, followed by EgoPo Productions in Residence’s world premiere production of Bluebird. The show will feature the music of Grammy® and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb and will be performed by musicians from Orchestra 2001.

iSchool Alumni Champagne Breakfast and Rush Building Tour
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 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 be honored.

College of Engineering Champagne Brunch
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 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, and will include a book signing with Ronald R. Hoppes ’60, author of The Most Important Clock in America: The David Rittenhouse Astronomical Musical Clock at Drexel University.

Soccer Fest
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 12 t0 4 p.m.
“Partner up” with Drexel intramural, club and varsity players in a fun, interactive soccer tournament!  This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a healthy and fun activity, meet some special students and re-connect with fellow alumni. Light refreshments will be provided.

Alumni Ambassadors Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 2 to 4 p.m.
The Office of Enrollment Management invites all Alumni Ambassadors to join us for a reception, where they can meet and mingle with other volunteers and learn about the program’s successes over the past year.

Goodwin College Open House
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 2 to 4 p.m.
Check out the Research and Demonstration Lab (RAD) to see how SoE students and faculty use our state-of-the-art digital design tools to create videos, podcasts and original music.  Then, tour One Drexel Plaza to learn about the programs and facilities at the “new” Goodwin which now includes the School of Education and the School of Applied Management and Technology.

Goodwin College Awards Ceremony and Gwiazda Lecture
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 3 to 5 p.m.
Join us as we honor Goodwin and Evening College alumni and industry leaders. Edward Thorne, adjunct chemistry professor and 2008 recipient of the Stanley J. Gwiazda Professorship award, will be the featured speaker.

Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Activities
Were you a member of a fraternity or sorority at Drexel? If so, click here to see what your organization has planned for Alumni Weekend.

Curated by the Shenzhen Art Museum and an expert panel of Chinese critics and curators, including Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of china, INK not INK is the first survey-scale exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever presented in the Greater Philadelphia region. More than 80 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos by 40 Chinese artists will be presented. The exhibition is open to the public from April 2 to May 9, 2009. For more information, click here.

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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