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April 29 and 30
Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend, Drexel University Main & Queen Lane Campuses

May 12
Chester County Dinner and Tour at Simon Pearce,
West Chester, PA

May 14
Dad Vail Regatta,
Boat House Row
Philadelphia, PA

May 19, 20 & 21
College of Medicine 50th Reunion Events, Philadelphia, PA

May 18
Montgomery County Networking Dinner,
Scoogi's Restaurant
Flourtown, PA

May 21
Mural Arts Tour,
Astral Plane
Philadelphia, PA





































Alumni All-Star Special 2005
It's not too late to register for Alumni Weekend being held on April 29 & 30, 2005! We're putting the finishing touches on the "Alumni All-Star Special,” with our special guest stars: the Classes of 1955, '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95 & 2000! “Tune in” to Alumni Weekend and join us at our many exciting events! A few of the highlights that you will not want to miss include:

*University Bandstand Alumni Mixer at Ross Commons
*Vegas Alumni Casino Night, hosted by the Young Alumni Association
*The Amazing 5K University City 5K Run
*Class of 1955 Golden Dragon's Society Luncheon
*Dragon’s Island Family Picnic
*Quantum Care Infomatics: Technology & Education (Beyond the Secrets of your PDA)
*All in the Dragon Family How to Maintain Work-Family Balance in Today's Society
*Cooking Thinner Healthy Cooking Demonstration
...and, of course our “season finale”
*Red-Carpet Gala Cocktail Reception & Dinner

For more information or to register online, visit the Blue & Gold Days site by clicking here. Or call the Office of Alumni Relations, toll-free, at 1-888-DU-GRADS.
All registrants will receive a free gift!

Dragons Earns Second CAA Victory in Women’s Lacrosse
DrexelDragons.com - Norfolk , Va. - Junior Colleen Rocks fired in three goals as Drexel defeated Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion, 12-7. Drexel netted four goals in the first 12 minutes of the game to improve its record to 9-3, 2-3 (CAA). Old Dominion falls to 3-8, 0-4 (CAA). The Dragons took a lead they would not relinquish in the first three minutes when Gwenna Johnson scored off a pass from
Kerry Kelly to start a four-goal run. More

Promoting Healthy Living
Drexelink - Residents of North Philadelphia’s Eleventh Street Corridor community—the area bordered by Spring Garden Streets and Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Broad and 5th Streets—receive much needed healthcare services, counseling and health promotion programs thanks to the College of Nursing. Under the direction of CNHP Associate Dean for Community Programs Dr. Patricia Gerrity, the Eleventh Street Health Services has become the most comprehensive nurse-managed health center operated by a Philadelphia university. More

SoE and Apple Provide Free iPods to Incoming Freshmen
Drexelink - This fall, incoming School of Education freshmen will receive the latest Apple iPods to hit the market – the 30-GB iPod Photo – for free. The School partnered with Apple Computer Inc. on Drexel’s iPods in Education Initiative. The announcement was made by SoE Director Dr. William Lynch. Students will learn how to incorporate the iPods in the classroom to be more effective educators. SoE faculty will also receive iPods and integrate their use into the curriculum, challenging students to think of creative ways to use the tool. More

Department of Performing Arts presents CABARET 
Drexel University’s Department of Performing Art’s and the Mandell Theater are pleased to present Cabaret on May 6-8 and 12-14. Cabaret was first produced in 1966 and most recently revived in 1998 where it remains one of the most daringly modern Broadway musicals. The production features student actors, singers and dancers from the Department of Performing Arts and will be directed by Adelle Rubin, Drexel's Director of Theatre Programs. This performance will be Rubin’s final production of her 38 year tenure. For tickets or more information, please call 215-895-ARTS.

Spring Finale Concerts 
Join students, faculty, family, friends and community members at the Mandell Theater as the Department of Performing Arts hosts a week of fabulous musical entertainment! All concerts are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call 215-895-ARTS.

Thursday, May 19
8:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 21
3:00 p.m. Naturally Sharp and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Gospel Choir

Sunday, May 22
3:00 p.m. Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble

Stratakis Named Emeritus Governor
The Alumni Board of Governors recently recognized Christopher Stratakis, Esq., BSBA’51, for his dedication and commitment to the mission of the Alumni Association by naming him an Emeritus Governor of the Board. This honor is accorded to select individuals who have rendered extraordinary service to Drexel University and its alumni. More.

College of Medicine 50th Reunion
Starting on Thursday, May 19, the College of Medicine will celebrate it's 50 year Reunion Weekend with the classes of 1955 . Alumni will be able to take part in a variety of activities over a three day period. Look below for a sneak peak of what is in store. For more information or to register, please contact the College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-373-9633 or email medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Thursday, May 19
Queen Lane Campus Tour
Class of 1955 Alumni Reception

Friday, May 20

College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony, The Kimmel Center
50th Reunion Celebration Luncheon, The Union League Club

Saturday, May 21
Class events planned based on interest expressed. Suggestions include:
Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour (listed below)
Philadelphia Art Museum, tours can be arranged

Dad Vail Regatta
Grab your lawn chairs and join fellow alumni, crew members & parents in cheering on Drexel Crew at the Dad Vail Regatta - the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S. on Saturday, May 14, from noon - 3 p.m. at Boathouse Row, Schuylkill River. Our classic BBQ will be held at the Drexel tent near the finish line. The cost is $15 per Adult and $8 for Kids under 10. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Mural Arts Tour of Philadelphia
On Saturday, May 21, join fellow alumni in experiencing the "Best of Philly"! Start with a brunch beginning at 10 a.m. at the Astral Plane Restaurant, voted "Best Brunch" by CitySearch in 2004. Next take a trolley tour of the North Philadelphia Latino-themed murals, led by the popular Mural Arts Program. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Spring Dinner at Simon Pearce hosted by Chester County
An all Drexel Alumni Spring Dinner is being hosted by the Club of Chester County on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Simon Pearce in West Chester, PA. Observe traditional glassblowers at work, browse in the shop, and enjoy creative American cuisine with Irish accents, served on Simon Pearce glass and pottery, while overlooking the historic Brandywine River. The Workshop tour begins at 6 p.m. with a private dinner immediately following. $40 per person which includes an exclusive 10% discount in the retail store. For more information or to register for this event click here.

"Capture a Compelling Career", Montgomery County Networking Dinner
Be sure to attend as Career Coach Susan Race is welcomed by the Alumni Club of Montgomery County on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about finding jobs, career coaching and occupational transitions. Attendees will enjoy a full Italian meal at Scoogi’s Italian Restaurant in Flourtown, PA. Cost will be $20 per person. For more information or to register for this event 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 schedule or to register online for any number of our upcoming events.

Visit our Regional Clubs website to see what is happening at a club near you.

Reconnect with your Drexel friends through DragoNet, the Alumni Online Community. Membership is exclusive and free to alumni. Signing up is easy; click here for more information. Your temporary password can be obtained by contacting the alumni office toll free 1-888-DU-GRADS or referring to a past alumni magazine.

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 & 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.

College of Medicine E-Mentoring Program
This recent addition to the College of Medicine Program connects students and alumnae/i through email. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni 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, 20 April 2005
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