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Click below for a video preview of the August 2012 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter, hosted by Drexel student Dana Marcus '13 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center.

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Alumni Association News

Year of the DragonThe Year of the Dragon: Celebrating Dragons at Play in August

Drexel alumni work hard, but they also play hard, and that's why we're "Celebrating Dragons at Play" during the month of August. Our Year of the Dragon event for August will be Dragons Down the Shore: Alumni Networking Happy Hour in Avalon, New Jersey. Mark your calendars for August 18, and join us for some fun in the sun!

We're continuing the fun this month with a crossword puzzle and hangman on the Year of the Dragon website and "name that photo" trivia every Wednesday and Saturday on our Facebook fanpage. Give our games and trivia a try and you'll rack up the promo codes toward commemorative Year of the Dragon prizes.

Scavenger HuntJoin us for our Year of the Dragon Alumni Scavenger Hunt!

During September the hunt is on as we celebrate Dragon Discovery with our Drexel Alumni Scavenger Hunt! No matter where you live, you will have the opportunity to explore all of the programs, benefits and services offered by the Alumni Association through our online hunt all month long.

If you're in the Philadelphia area, you are also invited to join us on September 22 for our Year of the Dragon Alumni Scavenger Hunt through the University's surrounding neighborhoods. Kicking off from Drexel's University City campus, participants will journey through Drexel's Center City campus, downtown Philadelphia, and Chinatown, and winners will earn bragging rights and great prizes! After the hunt, all participants are invited to enjoy a reception at Mikey's American Grill and Sports Bar while we tally up the scores.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Drexel: 366 Drexel Life Lessons

We're still collecting our Drexel life lessons so send us yours today. Send us your life lesson and we'll share it on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. And remember, you'll get a promo code toward commemorative Year of the Dragon prizes! More

Today's life lesson comes from Robert Bichefsky '85: "The time between terms is time to breathe and catch your breath."

Stay in the loop and visit the Year of the Dragon website today for more information on all of our exciting Year of the Dragon events, programs, activities, and giveaways!

Alaskan FrontiersExperience the World with the Drexel Alumni Travel Program

As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Drexel University Alumni Association invites all alumni to take part in our exciting travel opportunities in 2013. Join other alumni for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience other cultures through a combination of educational forums and exciting excursions.

Upcoming trips include: The Mediterranean and Greek Isles; National Parks and Lodges of the Old West; Prague, Czech Republic; Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers; The Italian Riviera; and The Rhine Riverboat Tour. For more information and to register, click here.

If you reserve your spot on the trip to Prague before September 20, you can enjoy significant savings of up to $1,000 per couple. Find out how.

Campus and Community

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Academy of Natural Sciences Research Collections
The Academy is celebrating its Bicentennial and offering behind-the-scenes tours of its world-renowned collections — normally open only to researchers. In August, visitors can take a 20-minute tour of the Entomology Collection. In September, tours explore the Diatom Collection. More

Fossil Hunt Family Field Trip with the Academy of Natural Sciences
Journey back 70 million years during this family fossil dig at the Big Brook Preserve in Monmouth County, New Jersey, on September 8. Search for shark teeth and other marine fossils from the Cretaceous Period and keep what you find! More

Fall Career Fair for Alumni and Students
The Steinbright Career Development Center invites you to participate in its annual fall career fair on October 3. As the largest university-held career fair in the Greater Philadelphia area, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with current Drexel students and recent alumni for co-op and full-time hiring opportunities. More

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Alumni Benefits & Services

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Colleges & Schools

Design & Merchandising Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Drexel University welcomes all Design & Merchandising alumni to celebrate the past, present and future of Drexel Design at an alumni networking happy hour on August 16. More

Topping Out Ceremony: LeBow's New Academic Center
On August 21, the University will celebrate the official "topping out" for LeBow College of Business's new 12-story, 177,500 square foot state of the art building that replaces Matheson Hall. All alumni are invited to join in the celebration which includes remarks by President John A. Fry and Richard Greenawalt '66, chairman of the Board of Trustees. More

The College of Medicine Introduces Pulse
Pulse is a new concept for the College of Medicine newsletter, previously The NewsPager. Pulse will have a new design and a contemporary format including features like alumni news and notes, innovations in research, education, and patient care.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends in Anaheim
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the National League for Nursing Education Summit and sponsored by Nurses Service Organization on September 20. More

Upcoming College of Medicine Alumni Receptions
The College of Medicine will host a series of alumni receptions in conjunction with professional conferences across the country during the month of October. The first of these receptions include, The American College of Surgeons on October 2, and The American College of Emergency Physicians on October 9. For information on these receptions as well as future receptions and to register, click here.

Annual Graduate Alumni Research Forum
Alumni are invited to attend Discovery 2012, which includes special graduate research alumni events on October 3, as well as the annual research day for the College of Medicine on October 4. This year the Alumni Association will honor your colleague Dr. Kimberly Simpson '96 for her exceptional career in biomedical science at the graduate research alumni event. More

An Evening with Bill Cosby
Join the College of Nursing and Health Professions for an Evening with Bill Cosby, a performance in Mandell Theater on October 5. All proceeds will benefit 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now. More

D&M Kiosk Changes its Name to D&M Shop
As the newly re-named D&M Shop enters its fifth year of business, expansion includes a plan to launch an e-commerce website that will afford customers the ability to shop every day at their convenience. D&M Shop is a retail learning laboratory for Design & Merchandising students within the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel. More

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Nutrition Sciences Alumni and Friends in Philadelphia
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites alumni of its Nutrition Sciences program to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo on October 8. More


Complimentary Basketball Tickets for the Class of 2012
Drexel Athletics congratulates the Class of 2012 on its graduation with a special gift of one complimentary 2012-13 men and women's basketball season ticket. If you are interested in receiving your graduation gift, e-mail DrexelTickets@drexel.edu with your contact information including all of the following information: name, phone number, e-mail, home address. Tickets will be mailed out in early November.

Alumni Spotlight

Larissa Milne '06
Business Administration

Larissa MilneIn August 2011, Larissa Milne and her husband Michael decided after 25 years of marriage to make their dream to travel around the world a reality. They sold their house in the suburbs and rented a furnished apartment in Philadelphia while they planned their year-long trip around the globe. The Milnes kept only a few sentimental objects that are now sitting in a small storage unit, and they sold the rest. More

Co-op Chronicles from Crete

Natasha Pande '13

Chris BilottaCheck in with Natasha as she continues to write about her experiences co-oping in Crete, Greece. This month she takes us with her as she visits famous festivals, historic ruins, and, a special birthday treat, the Eiffel Tower. More

Career Column

Career Zone
Julia Levy '93

Julia Levy"Going for the Gold in Your Job Search"
Julia draws parallels between the Olympics and conducting a job search worthy of a gold medal. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer
Chris Bilotta '77, '84

"What Leaders Do Best"
In this month’s column you will learn that a good leader models the way, inspires a shared vision, challenges the status quo, and enables others to act. More

Alumni Career Services

Enhancing Your Career Through Entrepreneurship
Faced with company changes, industry changes or even life changes, using entrepreneurship to enhance or even change your career can be a great way to evaluate and develop new opportunities. In this lively presentation and discussion on October 3 led by Chuck Sacco MBA '06, hear how Drexel alumni have used entrepreneurship to bring about big change. More

Business on the Links: Alumni Golf Outing
Tee off with Drexel alumni and network over nine holes at Bala Golf Club in Philadelphia on October 29. All golfers, seasoned pros or novices to the game, are invited to join us for a nine-hole round of golf and networking. Afterward, enjoy lunch on the patio and hear Jonathan Corle ’70, chairman and founder of Tycor Companies Incorporated, discuss the most effective ways to build positive business relationships on the course. More

Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Metro Area

Dragons Down the Shore: Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Have some fun in the sun with Drexel alumni down the shore this summer! Join the Alumni Association and Drexel grads at the Windrift Hotel on August 18 for a networking happy hour as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon theme for August — Dragons at Play! Kick-off a night out in Avalon, New Jersey, or stroll over after a day at the beach. More

Young Alumni Recreational Volleyball Team
Join Drexel alumni on our co-ed team, competing on Tuesday nights with the Philadelphia Sport and Social Club at The Philadelphia School. The season starts on September 11 and includes seven matches of regular-season play, followed by a single-elimination playoff tournament. More

The Woodlands — Historic Mansion Tour and Cemetery Visit
Join the Drexel Universeity Alumni Association and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies for an exclusive evening at the historic Woodland Cemetery Mansion on September 20. Mary DeNadai '79 of John Milner Associates, Inc., will lead guests on a private tour of the mansion, as well as share her experiences leading the restoration of this historic landmark. More

Year of the Dragon Alumni Scavenger Hunt
Bring your family, classmates and friends to join in the fun as we discover Philadelphia and celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a scavenger hunt on September 22. Kicking off from Drexel's University City campus, participants will journey through Drexel's Center City campus, downtown Philadelphia, and Chinatown, and winners will earn bragging rights and great prizes! More

Alumni Night at the Phillies
The Alumni Association invites alumni to a night at the ballpark as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals on September 27! Meet alumni from the Philadelphia area before the game at Chickie's & Pete's and then head to Citizens Bank Park for Fan Appreciation Night! More

Youth Soccer Clinic with Drexel's Men's and Women's Soccer Teams
Save the date to spend an afternoon on the field with Drexel's men's and women's soccer teams for a skills clinic on October 6. Kids ages 6 to 12 will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice skill-enhancing drills at the Vidas Athletic Complex, followed by a healthy boxed lunch for the whole group. Details are coming soon!

"Once Upon a Mattress" Alumni Champagne Brunch and Theater Performance
Enjoy a private champagne brunch buffet at the Springfield Country Club followed by a matinée performance of "Once Upon a Mattress" at the Players Club of Swarthmore on October 28. After the show, guests will be able to meet the cast, crew and directors. More

Spend an Evening Aboard the Titanic with Drexel Alumni
Save the date to join the Alumni Association at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute on November 15. An alumni reception will be held after the exhibit.

Around the U.S.

Houston Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Join Drexel alumni for a night at the ballpark and cheer as the Houston Astros meet the National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies on September 15! Gather before the game in the top tier of the FiveSeven Patio to meet Drexel alumni from the greater Houston area while enjoying ballpark treats and a cash bar. More

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