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October 21
Community Service
Our Mother of Sorrows,
Philadelphia, PA

October 21
Southern CA Luncheon
The Viceroy,
Santa Monica, CA

October 22
Norcal Dinner
The Olympic Club,
San Francisco, CA

October 26
Networking Luncheon
Estia Restaurant,
Philadelphia, PA

October 28
CoM AAMC Reception
Grand Hyatt,
Seattle, WA

November 21
Drexel vs. Penn
Philadelphia, PA

November 30
Beer and Cheese Tasting
DiBruno Brothers,
Philadelphia, PA

December 2
Drexel vs. Saint Joe's
Philadelphia, PA

December 9
Atlanta Thrashers
Philips Arena,
Atlanta, GA

December 13
Holiday Pops!
Kimmel Center,
Philadelphia, PA

December 14
Turkey Project
Drexel University,
Philadelphia, PA

February 22
Alumni Meet King Tut
Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia, PA

March 29
The Academy of Music,
Philadelphia, PA




















Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to continue the tradition and sponsorship of our Holiday Turkey Project. For over 30 years the Alumni Association has organized this event in an effort to support Drexel's neighborhood communities. Last year, donations from Drexel alumni and friends made it possible to provide a record 2,400 turkeys so families in need could enjoy a festive holiday meal.

The request for turkeys is greater than ever this year, and we need your support.
A donation of $30 will help 2-3 families or a donation of $50 will help 4-5 families.

Please take time now to support this worthy cause by making your gift online

For Drexel University visit www.drexel.edu/ia/giftsonline
Under 'Special Instructions' enter 7C1

For the College of Medicine visit www.drexelmed.edu/alumni
under 'Special Instructions' enter 7A5

Drexel & Co. Bankers Exhibition
The Drexel Collection will hold the exhibition “Drexel & Co. Bankers: 19th Century Paintings, Photographs and Documents” in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building through November 3.

On display will be 19th century portraits, prints, photographs, ledger books and a roll-top desk originally owned by Drexel Bank, founded by Francis Martin Drexel in Philadelphia in 1838, who incorporated the bank in 1847 with his sons, Anthony Joseph, founder of the University, and Francis Anthony, father of St. Katharine Drexel.

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks LeBow among Top Colleges
Entrepreneur magazine ranked LeBow College of Business sixth in the nation for undergraduate programs. The ranking was published in the magazine’s October 2006 edition.

Entrepreneur and the Princeton Review surveyed 700 business schools. The Highest ranking schools demonstrated a commitment to practical, hands-on learning which provide the skills that translate into real-world business success. For more information and a complete listing of the schools, visit www.entrepreneur.com.

Dr. John Rich Named 2006 MacArthur Fellow
Dr. John Rich, chair of the department of health management and policy in the School of Public Health, was named one of 25 2006 MacArthur Fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This is the first time a Drexel faculty member has received one of the Foundation’s $500,000 “Genius Awards.”

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has selected new MacArthur Fellows every year since 1981. Recipients, who are nominated anonymously by leaders in their fields of interest and are unaware of the nomination until they receive their awards, can use their cash award how ever they want. In addition to Rich, this year’s MacArthur Fellows include authors, journalists, musicians and physicians. More.


Ten Tough Questions for Taki
Is there a question you have always wanted to ask President Papadakis? Well here is your chance! Submit your burning question and we will compile the ten most challenging questions to feature in the next issue of the Alumni Magazine. For further information or to submit your questions, click here.

Drexel Alumni Community Service Program
Join fellow alumni and friends on Saturday, October 21, for the kick-off of the Alumni Association's new Community Service Program. Help us in cleaning up the courtyard, painting an outside mural, and organizing school supplies and classroom space at the West Philadelphia schools of Saint Ignatius and Our Mother of Sorrows. Join the fun from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, click here.

of Medicine Fall Reception
The Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites you to attend a reception on Saturday, October 28, in conjunction with The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges. Join alumni, students, residents, faculty and friends at 5:30 p.m. in the Tolmie Room of the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, WA. For more information, click here.


Drexel Men’s Basketball at The Palestra
The Office of Alumni Relations and Drexel Athletics cordially invite you to attend two of the most anticipated basketball games of the upcoming season. Join alumni and friends as we head to the Palestra on Tuesday, November 21, as the Drexel Dragons take on the Quakers of University of Penn and on Saturday, December 2, for a show-down against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. For more information, click the links above.

Opening Night at the Holiday Pops!
Spend an enchanted evening with alumni and friends as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops present Holiday Pops! Join President Constantine Papadakis for a pre-performance reception at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Rooftop Garden at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. Enjoy premium seating on the opening night holiday concert at 8 p.m. Limited seating. Reserve your tickets today. For more information, click here.

"Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs " 

Uncover the treasures of "Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs" as this exhibition makes its final stop in a four-city U.S. tour. Join President Papadakis on Thursday, February 22, 2007, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia at 6 p.m. for an alumni reception followed by your timed entrance into the exhibit beginning at 8 p.m.  For more information, click here.

Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Laugh with us on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the Academy of  Music in Philadelphia.  Experience “a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight " at Monty Python's SPAMAOLT , the 2005 Tony Award Wining Musical " lovingly ripped off from the musical picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Meet at Estia Restaurant for an alumni reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Meet President Papadakis in Santa Monica, CA
On Saturday, October 21, President Papadakis will welcome alumni and friends at the Viceroy Santa Monica for cocktails and lunch at 12 noon. Described as “a heavenly, urban retreat…vibrant and inviting” and voted one of the 50 best Hotel Restaurants by Food and Wine, the Viceroy is located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Only a few seats remain! For more information, click here.

Join President Papadakis at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA
Meet President Papadakis on Sunday, October 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. for cocktails and dinner at the Lakeside Clubhouse of the Olympic Country Club, the oldest athletic club in the United States (pictured left in 1893). The Olympic Club, located on Skyline Boulevard in San Francisco, is one of the top ten athletic clubs in the United States. For more information, click here.


Philadelphia Networking Luncheon
Do you actively network with limited success? If you find yourself still trying to “sell yourself” in the marketplace and dissatisfied with your results, then you will find value in joining fellow alumni and friends for “Make Your Pitch: Turning Chit Chat into Successful Business” with guest speaker and Business Consultant Lorraine Cohen, on Thursday, October 26, at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, click here.

Philadelphia Beer and Cheese Tasting
Want to impress your guests this holiday season? Join us on Thursday, November 30, for a little sip and a little nibble at this fun and casual evening. Mingle with fellow alumni as you sample an assortment of DiBruno Brothers’ artisanal cheeses and antipasti paired with Victory Brewing Company’s microbrews beginning at 6 p.m. Professional staff will be on hand to discuss their products and provide handy tips for flavorful entertaining. For more information, click here.

Alumni Night with the Atlanta Thrashers

Drexel is coming to Blue Land! Gather with fellow alumni and friends on Saturday, December 9, at Philips Arena to cheer on the Atlanta Thrashers as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in one of the most exciting games of the season. Join us for an alumni reception starting at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. face-off. For more information, 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 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.

Call for Alumni Weekend Class Chairs
Are you a member of the Class of '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, or 2002?  If so, we are looking for interested alumni to help spread the word to bring fellow classmates back to campus for alumni weekend, scheduled for May 4, 5 and 6, 2007, or for the College of Medicine 50 year reunion scheduled for May 16, 17 and 18.

Not a reunion year?  We need you, too!  Bring back members of your class, student activity, or Greek organization. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumrel@drexel.edu.

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.

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 above.

Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to wonderful new destinations in 2007. It is our intent to offer you the highest quality travel experience through our partnership with Alumni Holidays, Inc. Traveling with Drexel graduates is a bonus you will not want to miss.

Mark your calendar and save the date for these destinations:

Russia's Golden Ring, May 27 - June 6, 2007
Sardinia and Corsica with Rome, June 15 - 26, 2007
Scandinavian Discovery, July 19-29, 2007
Chianti in a Tuscan Villa, October 28 - November 5, 2007

For more information or to add your name to our travel list, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or alumrel@drexel.edu.

Alumni Cards
Gain access to W. W. Hagerty Library or the Korman Center, and acquire membership discounts at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center. 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 regarding 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 alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. 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, Wednesday, October 18, 2006