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June 11
Alumni Meet King Tut
The Field Museum,
Chicago, IL

June 12
CoM Alumni Reception
Chicago Hilton & Towers,
Chicago, IL

June 14
Young Alumni at the Phillies
Citizens Bank Park,
Philadelphia, PA

June 21
NYC Summer Solstice Party
Madison Suite,

July 14

NorCal at the Ballpark
AT&T Park,
San Francisco, CA

October 7

Dragonboat Festival
Schuylkill River,
Philadelphia, PA



















Capturing Alumni Weekend! Blue & Gold Days Photos Available
On May 5th, 6th and 7th,more than 1,100 alumni and friends came back to campus to celebrate Drexel University Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend. Throughout the weekend, graduates traveled both near and far to celebrate with the Mummers, picnic Philly style, participate in a fun 5K race, and dance the night away with the Fabulous Greaseband. In addition, we had the privilege of inducting the Class of 1956 into the Golden Dragon Society while they celebrated their 50th reunion and the Class of 1981 into the Silver Dragon Society for their 25th. Check out the fun by clicking here.

Discover Drexel at BCC
Drexel University and Burlington County College (BCC) have joined together to create a unique educational opportunity called Drexel at BCC. This partnership enables BCC students to earn a bachelor's degree from Drexel University while remaining on BCC's Mount Laurel campus. Through the BCC program students receive a quality education taught by Drexel's experienced, professional faculty, while realizing financial savings and the convenience of being close to home.

Join fellow alumni on June 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for light refreshments and to discover how Drexel at BCC can fit your or your family's educational goals during an Open House held on the Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall, Room 320 . Representatives will also discuss the special grants available to children of Drexel alumni. For more information on this event and other future open houses visit www.drexelatbcc.org.

Help Create Opportunities for Drexel Students
“Experiential education is what Drexel is known for around the world, and a practical, skills-based education is what will make our law school stand out when we graduate our first JD class in 2009,” said Senior Vice President of the Law Center, Carl (Tobey) Oxholm.

“Our students will come to campus this August already thinking about where they will be working in the summer of 2007”, added Oxholm. This is where we need help from alumni! If you or someone you know works at a company with an in-house legal department, please contact us via email at alumrel@drexel.edu with the name of the company and contact information for the head of it's legal department. We will then contact the company’s attorney to see if a summer placement for one of our law students would be possible.

The incoming class of accepted students is so highly qualified that Drexel Law could be a top-tier law school when it is first ranked. Not only that, but more than half of the class has worked between college and law school and 25% have advanced degrees. They come from 20 states and 3 foreign countries and are very diverse in age, gender, race, experiences and talents. For more information on the College of Law, visit www.drexel.edu/law.

Astronaut Dr. Greg Olsen visits Drexel
Drexelink - Dr. Greg Olsen (left), the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station, visited Drexel on Friday, May 19. Olsen, a renowned scientist, optical engineer, inventor and businessman, spoke on "My Voyage to the International Space Station." He was launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket TMA-7 on October 1, 2005, with Cosmonaut Valeri Tokarev and Astronaut Bill McArthur (Expedition 12). Olsen docked to the ISS on October 3 and returned to Earth on October 11 with Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and Astronaut John Phillips (Expedition 11). He performed more than 150 orbits of the Earth and logged almost 4 million miles of weightless travel during his 10 days in space.

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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 as the nationally acclaimed "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit continues on its 27-month U.S. tour. Take part in this adventure on Sunday, June 11, in Chicago. Join President Papadakis and 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, click here.

College of Medicine Alumni Reception in Chicago
Join us on Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m. as the Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites you to attend an alumni reception at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in conjunction with the American Medical Association's Annual Meeting of the Delegates. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Philadelphia Young Alumni Baseball Game
Root, root, root for the home team! Join the Young Alumni Association for a spring evening baseball game on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:05 p.m., as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the New York Mets at Citizen's Bank Park. Meet up with other young alumni to grab a drink prior to the game at McFaddens on the outside patio. For more information, click here.

5th Annual Philadelphia
International Dragon Boat Festival
Build teamwork, spirit and pride on Saturday, October 7, while paddling on Drexel’s Dragon Boat Team. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Schuylkill River. Help us win the Collegiate Championship for the third year running! Registration deadline for participation on the team is Friday, June 16. For more information, click here.

Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to Budapest and Prague, two cities-one trip! On November 2 - 10, 2006, alumni will embark on a captivating exploration of the cobbled streets and broad boulevards, world class museums and designer boutiques, imposing castles and quaint churches of two Eastern European capitals . The trip includes deluxe hotel accommodations, three meals per day and excellent cultural and educational experiences . For more information or to request a brochure contact Alumni Holidays at 1.800.323.7373.

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 online alumni 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 the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumrel@drexel.edu.

NYC Alumni Summer Solstice Cocktail Party
Come and celebrate the first day of summer on Wednesday, June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Join local alumni while we spend the evening on the sun deck of New York City's own Madison Avenue Loft at 145 Madison Avenue. For more information, click here.

Northern California Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Join alumni on Friday, July 14, at AT&T Park to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch will be thrown at 7:15 p.m. Seats are located under the third-base overhang, in Section 128. Catch us before the game at 5:30 p.m. for an alumni tailgate. Look for Drexel signs near the entrance to the park. For more information or to register, contact Jim Gravesande at jgraves@bart.gov.

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.
If you are interested in getting involved with planning programs and events in your area, contact the Alumni Relations office at alumrel@drexel.edu.

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.

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, 215.255.7341, or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs 215.991.8219.

End of Drexel Details, Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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