Behind-the-Scenes at Citizens Bank Park
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Drexel University Alumni Association invite you to join them behind-the-scenes at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 10, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a reception, a tour of the park and a discussion with Professor Dick Rosen ’63 on baseball in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
So You Think You're Ready to Become an Entrepreneur?
The Alumni Club of Philadelphia invites you to meet and network with fellow Drexel University alumni at a luncheon on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. Explore the unique opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in the Philadelphia region with Chuck Sacco, MBA '06, CEO and co-founder of PhindMe. For more information, click here.
Drexel Alumni Day at "Star Wars"
Join fellow alumni, friends and families in a galaxy far, far away as we explore “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” at The Franklin Institute on Saturday, March 29, 2008. The innovative exhibition uses the futuristic imaginings of one of the world’s most successful film franchises as a lens into the future of robotics and travel. A continental breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m., with exhibit doors opening at 10:30 a.m. A limited number of tickets remain, so call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS to reserve yours.
Drexel Freshman Applications Increase a Record 27 Percent over Last Year
As high school students around the country wait to hear if they have been accepted to their college of choice, Drexel announced a record-level of applicants for the fall 2008. Freshman applications rose 27 percent making Drexel a choice for more than 24,186 high school students. The University will admit 2,500 freshmen in September 2008.
Building on 10 years of continuous growth in application and enrollment numbers, Drexel has emerged as one of the hottest schools in Greater Philadelphia, which has 83 colleges and universities. More
MAD Dragon Records Expands Ground-Breaking Relationship with Rykodisc and Cordless Recordings
Drexel's student-run record label has expanded its unique relationship with Ryko Distribution. The faculty-administered label and executives from Rykodisc and Cordless Recordings will now work closely to produce, market and promote emerging and established artists. Rykodisc will have an exclusive, first-look opportunity to sign artists from the MAD Dragon roster. Singer/songwriter Matt Duke is the first MAD Dragon artist to be signed under this agreement and will release his Rykodisc album debut later this year. More
Alumni Board of Governors Call for Nominations
The Drexel University Alumni Association is accepting nominations of alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Governors. The Board oversees the Alumni Association’s efforts to engage, advance and support the campus community and its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and awards as well as opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy.
To learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Board, to nominate yourself or to submit a nomination of another qualified candidate, click here.
Treasure Your Past, Discover Your Future at Alumni Weekend
Chart your course for Blue & Gold Alumni Weekend May 2 and 3, 2008 and return to campus for a true Drexel adventure! Reminisce and reconnect with friends and classmates while exploring the many exciting events and programs we have planned, including our annual Alumni Wine Tasting and Dinner, College of Medicine Class Dinners, a Young Alumni Happy Hour at Cav’s, the 16th Annual University City 5K Run followed by our Alumni Family Picnic, and the University Gala.
Join us, too, as we celebrate the Classes of 1958 and 1983 with special events planned in honor of their 50th and 25th reunions. For more information, click here. College of Medicine alumni, click here.
It’s not too late! The Drexel Alumni Association has extended the deadline for submissions to the Class of 1958 Memory Book to Monday, March 31, 2008. To download a story form and order your Memory Book, click here.
Ready...Set...Go Register for the University City 5K Run!
The Run will take place during Blue & Gold Alumni Weekend on Saturday, May 3, 2008, and all proceeds benefit the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund. The University City 5K began 16 years ago to honor Nick Pipino, a Drexel student who was killed in 1992. Experienced runners, amateurs and even walkers are all welcome!
The Run will be followed by the Alumni Family Picnic which is free and open to the public. Come enjoy an afternoon of family fun with games, prizes, food and entertainment! Runners can register here.
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 or for more information, click here or e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
*There is a special need for volunteers who live in Chicago, Long Island, Florida and California*
Westphal College Hosts San Francisco Reception
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design invites you to a San Francisco Alumni Reception hosted by the newly-formed Fashion and Design and Merchandising Department. The event will take place at ThirstyBear Brewing Company on Thursday, March 20, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and features complimentary appetizers and an opportunity to talk with other alumni of the Westphal College. For information on how to register, click here.
Save the Date for the CAN DU Earth Day Project
The Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU) invites alumni to join students and friends to celebrate Earth Day 2008. On Saturday, April 12, 2008, volunteers will participate in a service project to restore and preserve a portion of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with an orientation session and continental breakfast in the Drexel Quad. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the campus and the site at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue. For more information and to register, click here.
Before the project, learn from Drexel’s colleges and schools, groups and partner organizations about Earth Day and green sustainability at our Earth Day Educational Fair on Tuesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Quad.
Reception and Tour at QVC, Inc.
Alumni of the College of Engineering and Westphal College are invited to a free behind-the-scenes tour of QVC, Inc in West Chester, PA. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008, with a cocktail reception, followed by a brief program and tour. This event is sponsored by Anthony Godonis ’68, ’71; QVC, Inc.; and the College of Engineering Alumni Association. For more information, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.
Dragon Boat Festival: Call for Paddlers
JOIN OUR TEAM! Build teamwork, spirit and pride as part of the 7th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival and help Drexel alumni, students, faculty, and friends paddle to our 5th consecutive Collegiate Challenge Championship! The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
We are looking for 50 participants to fill our two Drexel boats (2 steerpersons, 2 drummers, 40 paddlers, 6 alternates). Paddlers 8 years and older, of all skill levels are welcome! For more information, click here.
Drexel University College of Medicine Events
The Drexel University College of Medicine has planned the following events for its alumni and faculty:
Black Tie White Coat Ball
Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 6 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Austin Alumni Ranch Party
Saturday, April 12, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Paige, TX 78659
Time to round up all Drexel Medicine and Drexel University alumni for the Austin Alumni Ranch Party hosted by Robert Ersek, M.C., F.A.C.S., HU ’66. RSVP by Tuesday, April 1, 2008 by calling 1-866-DREXMED or e-mailing email@example.com.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Office of Alumni Relations Reception
Monday, May 5, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans
Department of Psychiatry and the Office of Alumni Relations Reception
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Grand/Hyatt Washington, Washington D.C.
For more information on the events listed above and to register, call 1-866-DREX-MED, 215-255-7345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete calendar, click here.
LeBow College of Business Upcoming Events
The LeBow College of Business has planned an exciting schedule for alumni including:
Industry Perspectives with Douglas Clark
Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 6 p.m.
Douglas Clark, Founder and CEO of AmeriQuest Transportation Services, will present "Trends in the Transportation Industry". For more information, call Cassandra Brown at 215-895-6294.
A View from the Top with Roy Carriker, PhD
"Evolving Competitors of the Future"
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 6 p.m.,
Pearlstein Business Learning Center
Disney Institute of Drexel University Workshop
Monday, June 9, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business welcomes the Disney Institute to Drexel University for a one-day workshop with Walt Disney World® insiders. For more information, call 877-544-2384. Receive a discount of $50 off the standard fee by using the promotional code: DREXELMLE.
College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Reception
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites you to an alumni reception on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and bar at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. RSVP by Friday, June 20, 2008, to Anne Jensen at 215-762-8868 or email@example.com. For more information, click here.
Grab Your Passport for Our 2008 Alumni Travel Program
Join fellow alumni as we head to exciting new locations with our Alumni Travel Program in 2008. Each trip offers educational opportunities in beautiful locations worldwide. For more information on on our upcoming destinations, including Ukraine and Romania (July 2 through 15), Ireland (July 31 through August 8) and Italy: Sorrento and Orvieto (September 14 through 25), click here.
Interested in receiving the latest information and brochures on our travel program? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your address to be added to the list.
Drexel University Hellenic Alumni Association
Are you a Drexel alumnus of Hellenic descent or are you interested in Hellenic culture? If so, we want to hear from you! We are seeking to establish the Drexel University Hellenic Alumni Association to promote networking and exchange of Hellenic culture among members, with the goal of eventually holding social, educational and cultural events. If you would be interested in joining, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Judaic Studies Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Drexel University Judaic Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. If you are interested in receiving more information about, or participating in the program's current projects and events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Alumni Night at Helium Comedy Club
The Young Alumni Association invites alumni for a reception and show at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia, on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Enjoy a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with an appetizer buffet and cash bar in Helium’s Lounge. The 8 p.m. show features Jimmy Shubert from “The Italian Job”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “The King of Queens” and also features Mike Stankiewicz and Pat House. For more information, click here.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 alumni magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, click here.
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.
End of Drexel Alumni Details, Wednesday, March 19, 2008