In This Issue

What's Hot
On Campus
Alumni News
Club News
Alumni Resources

Upcoming Events

September 25
Senior and Young Alumni Networking Night
Sláinte Pub & Grill

September 19
American Academy of Family Physicians
San Diego, CA

October 1
Food 4 Thought
Drexel University

October 3
Dance Studio Opening
Drexel University

October 3
Women's Soccer Alumni Night
Drexel University

October 4
Dragon Boat Festival
Boathouse Row

October 5
American College of Gastroenterology
Orlando, FL

October 12
American Academy of Pediatrics
Boston, MA

October 14
American College of Surgeons
San Francisco, CA

October 18
Career Workshop
Drexel University

October 18
Linvilla Orchards
Media, PA

October 19
Head of the Charles Regatta
Charles River
Boston, MA

October 19
USArtists Exhibit
Drexel University

October 25
Pumpkin Fest
Shady Brook Farm
Yardley, PA

October 27
Nutrition Alumni Reception
Hyatt Regency
Chicago, IL

October 28
American College of Emergency Physicians
Chicago, IL

December 3
Legally Blonde
Academy of Music

December 13
Holiday House Tour
Fairmount Park

March 25, 2009
Happy Days
Academy of Music

May 1 - 2, 2009
Alumni Weekend
Drexel University

Alumni Travel Program

June 2 - 10, 2009
Italian Lake District

July 28 - August 10, 2009
Passage of Peter the Great

August 26 - September 7, 2009
China and the Yangtze River

October 6 - 14, 2009

Question of the Month
What's Hot
career services

We Want to Hear Your Career Transition Story
As part of our new Alumni Career Services program, we are planning a panel discussion for alumni who are considering making a career transition. If you have made a transition from one industry to another or taken on a different role within your current field, and would be interested in sharing your experiences with fellow alumni we want to hear from you! E-mail your career transition stories to Lauren Rocca at lmr24@drexel.edu.


Adventures in Ennis with Albert and Virginia Roemhild, Class of 1957
Albert and Virginia Roemhild, graduates of the Class of 1957, talk about their 8-day journey to Ennis, Ireland as part of our Alumni Travel Program in August of 2008 on the alumni Web site. Click here to read all about their experiences on the Emerald Isle and find out how you can get on board and join us for an upcoming adventure with the Alumni Travel Program.

On Campus

U.S. News: Drexel One of Nation's Top Six "Up-and Coming Schools"
Drexel made the "up-and-coming" short list of national universities that have achieved "the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus, or facilities," according to top college officials polled by U.S. News & World Report for the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Only 20 universities in the country made the list.

These are "universities that have recently made striking improvements or innovations — schools everyone should be watching," according to the publication. "These colleges may not be at the top of the rankings (yet), but they're tops for innovation." More

Paul Baran

A Founding Father of the Internet, Drexel Alumnus Paul A. Baran Named National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureate
Paul A. Baran '49, Hon. '97, a founding father of the Internet and a Drexel alumnus, has been named a 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureate. President Bush will present the award to Baran on Monday, September 29, in the East Room of the White House.

The award honors America's leading innovators and is presented to individuals, teams and companies for their contributions to the nation's economic, environmental and social well-being. More

Alumni News

Chesterand Delaware Counties and Class of 1984 Alumni: We Want Your Feedback!
All alumni in Pennsylvania's Chester and Delaware Counties are encouraged to take a few moments to fill out a brief survey and share your suggestions for future events and programs with us. Your feedback will be used to enrich activities for Drexel alumni living in those areas. Also, if you are a member of the Class of 1984, please fill out the survey below to give us feedback and suggestions for your upcoming 25th Reunion.

To complete the Chester and Delaware Counties survey, click here
To complete the Class of 1984 survey, click here.

greek life Drexel Inter-Fraternity Alumni Association Officially Formed
Drexel fraternities and sororities have played an active role in the campus community since 1900. To this day, they continue to provide a wealth of personal development opportunities and offer an environment that enhances the learning experiences available on campus. Alumni are invited to remain active within their fraternity and sorority organizations and through the Drexel Inter-Fraternity Alumni Association. For more information, click here.
holiday house

Alumni Cultural Series in Philadelphia
Beginning this fall, the Alumni Association will present a series of fun and festive cultural programs in the Philadelphia area! Click here to learn more about the events below and to register.

Luncheon and USArtists Exhibit
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Paul Peck Alumni Center and 33rd Street Armory

Reception and "Legally Blonde: The Musical"
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Estia Restaurant and Academy of Music

Breakfast and Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Paul Peck Alumni Center and Fairmount Park

networking Seniors and Young Alumni Social Networking Night
Join members of the senior class and young alumni for a social networking night at Sláinte Pub & Grill on Thursday, September 25, 2008, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of hors d'oeuvres as you make new connections with graduating seniors, meet local young alumni and expand your Drexel network. For more information, click here.
Food 4 Thought Food 4 Thought: Global Warming — A Personal History
On October 1, 2008, join Drexel alumni for lunch and a discussion in the Paul Peck Alumni Center with Dr. James Spotila, professor in the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Spotila will discuss global warming, which is one of the most important environmental issues of our time. Cost is $20 per person, and if you completed the December 2007 Food 4 Thought survey you are eligible to attend this program for free. For more information and to register, click here.
Dance Studio Opening Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio Opening Event
Join us for the opening of the Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio on Friday, October 3, 2008. The studio opening event will give attendees an opportunity to see the newly-renovated studio, while connecting or reconnecting with Drexel Dance alumni and friends. The evening presentation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Mandell Theater and will include a live performance of excerpts from dances by Ellen Forman, presented by Drexel students, and a video tribute to Ms. Forman. For more information, click here.
soccer Women's Soccer Alumni Night
Join us for a pre-game reception on Friday, October 3, 2008, to gather and rally before the women's soccer team takes on Old Dominion. The reception begins at 6 p.m. at Vidas Field and will be immediately followed by the game at 7 p.m. For more information, click here.
Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival
Gather in the Drexel tent along the Schuylkill River as two boats of Drexel alumni, faculty, staff and friends race to our 5th consecutive Collegiate Challenge Championship in the 7th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Join us throughout the day for the races and the fun on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
Career Workshop Career Workshop for Design & Merchandising and Fashion Alumni
In today's competitive marketplace, learning to become your own best advocate and understanding how to manage your career's growth are essential components to professional success. Join Design & Merchandising and Fashion Design alumni on Saturday, October 18, 2008, for a breakfast and seminar on "Managing Your Own Career." Breakfast will be served in the lobby of Nesbitt Hall at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the 9 a.m. workshop. The event is hosted by the Fashion and Design & Merchandising Department. For more information, click here.
regatta Head of the Charles Regatta
Since 1965, rowers have come to the banks of the Charles River in Boston, MA, to take part in the world's largest regatta. Gather under the Drexel tent in Reunion Village along the river to cheer on the men's and women's crew teams as they compete against other top national and international colleges and universities. The all-day event will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, click here.
ADA Expo Nutrition Alumni Reception at the American Dietetic Association 2008 Expo
The College of Arts & Sciences and the Drexel University Alumni Association cordially invite you to attend a reception in conjunction with the American Dietetic Association's 2008 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Join alumni and faculty on Monday, October 27, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. And, if you are not attending the conference but would like to reconnect with fellow alumni, feel free to register and join us for the reception. For more information, click here.
College of Medicine

College of Medicine Alumni Events
Mark your calendars for the following College of Medicine alumni receptions:

American Academy of Family Physicians
September 19, 2008, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
San Diego, CA

American College of Gastroenterology
October 5, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Orlando, FL

American Academy of Pediatrics
October 12, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Boston, MA

American College of Surgeons
October 14, 2008 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

American College of Emergency Physicians
October 28, 2008 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, IL

For more information on these or any upcoming College of Medicine alumni events, please contact medical.alumni@drexel.edu.


Join us on Facebook!
Facebook is a great way to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world! We encourage you to check out the official Alumni Association Facebook pages to stay in touch with other Drexel alumni, get up-to-date information on news and events, and to easily communicate with our growing online community of Drexel grads. Click the links below to join.

Drexel University Alumni Association
University City 5K
Drexel University Young Alumni Association

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2009
Plans are underway for Blue and Gold Days 2009. Mark your calendars for May 1 and 2.

If you are a member of the class of 1959, including nursing alumni from Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and would like to help us plan your 50th reunion celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

The College of Medicine will be celebrating its 50th reunion on May 13, 14 and 15, 2009. If you are a College of Medicine graduate from 1959 and you would like to get involved in planning your reunion celebration, e-mail medical.alumni@drexel.edu.


alumni club news

Linvilla Celebrate Fall with Chester/Delaware County Alumni at Linvilla Orchards
On Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 1 to 4 p.m., join fellow Chester/Delaware County alumni for a day of family fun at Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA. The afternoon includes hay rides, fall treats and family activities including entrance to the playground, a campfire and corn to feed the animals. Kids under 12 will receive a free pumpkin and a trick-or-treat bag. For more information, click here.
Shady Brook Join Bucks County Alumni for Pumpkin Fest at Shady Brook Farm
Alumni in the Bucks County area are invited to celebrate fall with Shady Brook Farm. Join us on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 1 to 5 p.m. for Drexel hay rides, family activities and fall treats including cookies, kettle corn, chips and soft drinks. Kids under 12 will receive a free pumpkin and a trick-or-treat bag. For more information, click here.
Alumni Resources

Grab Your Passport for Our Alumni Travel Program
Join fellow alumni as we head to exciting new locations with our Alumni Travel Program. Each trip offers educational opportunities in beautiful locations worldwide. Our upcoming destinations include: Italian Lake District (June 2 through 10, 2009), Passage of Peter the Great (July 28 through August 10, 2009), China and the Yangtze River (August 26 through September 7, 2009), Provence (October 6 through 14, 2009).

For more information on the Alumni Travel Program, click here.

Interested in receiving the latest information and brochures on our travel program?
E-mail alumni@drexel.edu with your address to be added to the list.

Become an Alumni Ambassador Today!*
One of the greatest ways you can support Drexel is to share your stories and experiences as a student with others. Becoming an Alumni Ambassador is a unique, convenient way for you to connect with prospective students and answer questions they may have about Drexel. Attend a college fair in your area or simply answer questions by phone or e-mail when your schedule allows. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador and for more information, click here or e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu.

*There is a special need for volunteers who live in Chicago, Long Island, Florida and California, and for alumni of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Alumni Leadership Library
The Drexel Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used books that they have found to be particularly motivational for the Alumni Leadership Library. The Library is a collection of books generously donated by alumni and housed within the Dean of Students' office. The books are available, free-of-charge, for Drexel students to borrow and use. For more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles, click here.

Drexel Athletics
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons compete against some of the country's toughest teams. For more information on the athletics program, click here.

Register Today for 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 has never been so 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. For more information or help getting started, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu.

DragoNet Alumni Directory
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. This exclusive membership is complimentary to alumni. Signing up is easy. For more information, click here. Your temporary password can be viewed in the inCircle article above.

Alumni Cards
Your alumni card is your key to campus. Visit the university libraries, Korman Computing Center or the Daskalakis Athletic Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. For more information, click here.

Stay in Touch!
Be sure that you receive invitations to upcoming events in your area, the Drexel University Magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, login to the Alumni Directory (see above) or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu.

Drexel University College of Medicine e-Mentoring Program
The Drexel University College of Medicine e-mentoring program connects students and alumni through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. Call Patty Comey at the Alumni Office at 215-255-7341 or Marie Hartman in the Office of Student Affairs at 215-991-8219 for more information.