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Blue and Gold Alumni Weekend

Are you ready to Rock 'n Roll?
Alumni Weekend 2009 is just weeks away! All reunion class alumni – graduates from Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, MCP Hahnemann University and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions – are welcome to Rock 'n Remember at Alumni Weekend and meet and renew friendships. Join us for these events planned specifically for you!

Class of 1959 Breakfast
Friday, May 1, 2009 ; 9 to 11 a.m.
Celebrate 50 years of memories and gather with Hahnemann and Woman's Medical College classmates and friends and members of the Drexel Class of 1959 for breakfast. Sponsored by Drexel University’s Office of Gift Planning.

Sweet TreatsGolden Dragon Society Luncheon
Friday, May 1, 2009; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All members of the Golden Dragon Society are invited to join the Class of 1959 in honoring its 50th reunion at the annual Society luncheon.  Class members will be inducted into the Golden Dragon Society and personally presented with Society pins. In addition to lunch, enjoy a special presentation by University Archivist, Rob Sieczkiewicz, and learn how the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University has affected Drexel University's growth.

Class of 1959 Photograph
Friday, May 1, 2009; 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Reminisce about your days at Hahnemann and Woman's as you join the Class of 1959 for a group photograph on the original staircase of Drexel University's historic Main Building.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reunion Class Dinners
Friday, May 1, 2009; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktails; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner
Meet and renew friendships with cocktails, conversation, and an elegant dinner at Philadelphia's Pyramid Club. Alumni will be seated with their respective classes.

Continuing Nursing EducationCollege of Nursing and Health Professions – Division of Continuing Nursing Education
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 8 to 11:15 a.m.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare and Education
Faculty: Katherine Kaby Anselmi, PhD, JD, FNP, WHNP; Vicki Lachman Ph.D., APRN, MBE
Purpose/Goal: The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of legal and ethical issues in healthcare and education
Target Audience: Registered nurses and any professional interested in legal and ethical issues in healthcare
Overall Program Objective: Discuss legal and ethical issues in healthcare and education
Contact Hours: 2.5 contact hours will be provided

Accreditation: Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation does not imply that Drexel University (DREXEL) College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education or ANCC-COA approves or endorses any product included an educational activity. DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661.

Disclosure Statement: All faculty at nursing continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

CME Program: Neuropathic Pain
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Take advantage of this CME educational activity that the College of Medicine has designated for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The program is presented by our renowned faculty members on Neuropathic Pain. Lecturers will present the latest information regarding cessation of pain with novel pharmacological interventions, discuss new information regarding the role of inflammatory processes mediated by specific proteins in the pain process and how such information can lead to the development of new therapeutics, and review current data regarding basic mechanisms and clinical treatment of pain. Contact Cynthia Johnson at (215) 762-2580 for details.

BreakfastCollege of Nursing and Health Professions Dean’s Lunch
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mix and mingle with classmates while Dean Gloria F. Donnelly briefly discusses the state of the college, its strategic agenda, opportunities for collaboration and exciting future plans.

Associate Deans, Program Directors, Faculty and Students will also be on hand to greet you.

College of Nursing and Health Professions “Sweet Treats and Beans” with our Deans, Directors and Students
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a “sweet treat” and a “cup o' joe” as you meet with our Deans, Program Directors and students while learning what’s happening in your respective area of interest. Faculty will be on hand to greet you.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Open House at the Center for Clinical and Electronic Learning Resources (Simulation/Standardized Patient Labs)
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Take guided tours of our newest labs. See first-hand how today’s students experience reality-based healthcare education, by prepping on computerized mannequins and assessing “real” patients while faculty monitor experiences.

Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 4 to 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join members of the Alumni Board of Governors in honoring the recipients of the 2009 Alumni Association Awards.  Following the ceremony, join guests and fellow alumni for the Alumni Cocktail Reception in the Great Court.

Silver Dragon Class of 1984 Reception and Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 4 to 6 p.m.
The Class of 1984 is invited to celebrate its 25th reunion with a reception in their honor. Reminisce about your college days to the sounds of etc…, featuring fellow classmates Richard Stevens, Scott Kohlmorgen, and Barbara (DiMarco) Navin. Celebrate as class members are inducted into the Silver Dragon Society with a pinning ceremony commemorating this special occasion.

Alumni Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate with classmates and friends during our complimentary cocktail reception in the Great Court just before the University Gala.

University GalaUniversity Gala
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 7 to 10 p.m.

Get ready to rock ‘n roll at our University Gala dinner-dance!  Join friends, both new and old, for our ‘50s style bash, with a three-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing to the sounds of Midnight Hour.

Dress is cocktail attire.  Attendees must be 21 or older. Please note: There will not be assigned seating at the Gala, however entire tables of 10 or 12 can be purchased to ensure that a group can sit together.  If you would like to reserve a table, you must provide the names of each guest who will be seated there on your registration form. Should you have any questions, please call 1.888.DU.GRADS.

INK not INK
Curated by the Shenzhen Art Museum and an expert panel of Chinese critics and curators, including Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of china, INK not INK is the first survey-scale exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever presented in the Greater Philadelphia region. More than 80 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos by 40 Chinese artists, including renowned figures such as Menda Gu, Wei Qingji, and Lin Tianmpiao, will be presented. The exhibition is open to the public from April 2 to May 9, 2009. For more information, click here.

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Visit www.drexel.edu/alumni for a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, hotel and parking information, and to see who's already signed up. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 1-888-DU-GRADS, 215-895-ALUM or alumni@drexel.edu.

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