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Come One, Come All: Alumni Weekend 2011!
Alumni Weekend 2011 is just weeks away! Join us on campus as we celebrate a spectacular weekend with Drexel alumni and friends.

Global Night of Networking
Thursday, May 5, 2011; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (local time)
Join graduates around the world in celebrating Alumni Weekend on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Alumni volunteers in more than 38 cities across the globe will host networking happy hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (local time). From Philadelphia to Phoenix. From Las Vegas to London, and on to India. Help us celebrate the start of Alumni Weekend by attending the Global Night of Networking alumni happy hour in your city. Click here to see if your city is on the list!

Golden Dragon Society Events for the Class of 1961

Golden Dragon BreakfastClass of 1961 Breakfast and Photograph
Friday, May 6, 2011; 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast; 11:15 Photograph
Members of the Class of 1961 are invited to celebrate 50 years of memories with breakfast and time to catch-up and swap stories with classmates and friends. Then, head over to the Main Building for a group photograph on its original staircase.

Golden Dragon Luncheon
Friday, May 6, 2011; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All members of the Golden Dragon Society are invited to join the Class of 1961 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.

Campus Bus Tour
Friday, May 6, 2011; 3 to 4 p.m.
Reserve your seat on the Drexel shuttle for a guided tour of the University City Campus.  Relax and take-in 50 years of growth and change.

Alumni Wine Tasting and Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 6 to 8 p.m.
Join us for a special evening with fellow alumni! Don't miss this annual dinner and wine tasting where guests will enjoy a decadent three-course meal, complemented by the perfect "sideshow" wines. Limited spaces available!

Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Reception and Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 6 to 9 p.m.
Alumni from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, along with their spouses or significant others, are invited to enjoy the comedic stylings of Dean Gloria Donnelly along with an elegant dinner at the exciting Philadelphia venue, the Pyramid Club.

University City 5K19th Annual University City 5K Run
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 9 a.m. Race Registration, 11 a.m. Race Start
Established in 1993 in memory of Drexel student Nick Pipino, the run supports the Nicholas P. Pipino Memorial Scholarship Fund. Runners, strollers and spectators are all encouraged to participate and, after the run, to join us for the awards presentations. Runners can click here to register.

Thank you to our generous run sponsors: The Drexel University Alumni Association,The Drexel University CAP Fund, Road ID, Chestnut Street Caterers, Summit Park, Landmark Americana Tap and Grill, Sync Speed Inc., Deer Park, Philadelphia Runner, City Sports, Herr's, Pi Kappa Phi, The Fresh Grocer, and Spike's Trophies.

Alumni Family Picnic
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 12 to 2 p.m.
Pack up your kids and grandkids for food, friends and fun at the Alumni Family Picnic! Take your chance to win exciting raffle prizes and enjoy activities sponsored by Drexel's colleges and schools in Drexel's Quad. For more information on the Alumni Family Picnic, click here.
Rain location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, North Gym, 33rd and Market Streets

Attendees will be entered into a drawing for special raffle prizes, including our Grand Prize: An Xbox 360 + Kinect system, sponsored by The Drexel University Alumni Association. Thank you to our other picnic sponsors: Estia Restaurant, The Franklin Institute, Liberty Mutual Group, Just Born Candy, Legal Sea Foods, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Drexel Recreation Center and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

WKDU: The Past 40 Years
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 3 to 5 p.m.
Former members, past and current listeners, and friends of WKDU are invited to this special reunion event to celebrate the radio station's past 40 years on air. While enjoying a reception and mingling with fellow WKDU fans, learn fun facts about the history of the station, meet current members and hear stories from former radio guests and DJs.

Fraternity and Sorority Life BBQ Reunion
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Drexel's fraternity and sorority alumni are invited back to campus for this special reunion. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while reconnecting with your Greek brothers and sisters and meeting new friends. Before the fun begins, visit your former sorority's or fraternity's open houses from 2 to 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Inter-Fraternity Alumni Association, Drexel University Alumni Association, and the Alumni Associations of Alpha Pi Lambda, Delta Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Theta Chi.

Alumni AwardsAlumni Association Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 4 to 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join members of the Alumni Board of Governors in honoring the recipients of the 2011 Alumni Association Awards.  The ceremony will be held in the Paul Peck Alumni Center Board Room. Following the ceremony, join guests and fellow alumni for the Alumni Cocktail Reception in the Great Court.

Silver Dragon Class of 1986 Reception and Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 4 to 7 p.m.
Members of the Class of 1986 are invited to a Silver Dragon Reception in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center Lobby. Celebrate as class members are inducted into the Silver Dragon Society with a pinning ceremony commemorating this special occasion. Afterwards, dance the night away at the University Gala!

Alumni Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 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 7, 2010; 7 to 10 p.m.
Alumni take center ring at the University Gala! Join friends, both new and old, as we take our cue from the theatrics of Cirque du Soleil with an evening of dinner and dancing. Celebrate over a three-course dinner and drinks, followed by the music of Midnight Hour — the "Big Dance Band". 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 reserved 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.

Click below to register today!
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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Check Out These Other Alumni Weekend Events

Faculty and Staff Alumni Reception
Wednesday, May 4, 2011; 4 to 6 p.m.
Current Drexel University faculty and staff members who are also Drexel graduates are invited to kick-off Alumni Weekend 2011 with a reception in your honor on Wednesday, May 4! Stop by the Paul Peck Alumni Center for a casual reception, featuring light appetizers and drinks, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association and Drexel Business Services. Click here to register.

Global Night of Networking: Young Alumni "Olde City Sideshow" and Party
Thursday, May 5, 2011; 6 to 8 p.m.
As part of the Global Night of Networking, the Alumni Association will host the Young Alumni "Olde City Sideshow" and Party to kick off Alumni Weekend on Thursday, May 5, 2011! Step right up and experience sword swallowers, fire-breathers, and other carny oddities while enjoying free appetizers and drink specials at City Tap House with other recent Drexel graduates. Click here to register.

LeBow College of Business Presents: Farewell Matheson Fete
Friday, May 6, 2011; 4 to 6 p.m.
Matheson Hall is being taken down to make way for a new 12-story, 177,500-square-foot state of the art business center. The new building's organization unites the school's various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. Join LeBow College as we say goodbye to the old Matheson Hall and the memories it contains. To register for this event, click here or call 215-571-3545.

Hillel Alumni Reception and Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 5 to 6 p.m. Wine and Cheese; 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services; 7 to 9 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
Alumni, family and friends are invited to the new Intercultural Center to join current Jewish students at the annual Drexel Hillel Reception and Dinner honoring Jewish life on campus with a special guest speaker before the services.

LeBow College of Business Presents: Friday Night at the Phillies
Friday, May 6, 2011; 5:30 p.m. Pre-game Reception, 7:05 p.m. Game
All Drexel alumni are welcome to join the LeBow College of Business to watch the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves! Before the game, meet at the High and Inside Pub for BBQ favorites, soft drinks, beer and wine. To register for this event, click here or call 215-571-3545.

Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Alumni of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will toast Drexel at Triumph Brewing Company.

ASCE Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Alumni Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
All alumni are invited to return to campus for an evening of fun, food and drink! Interact with the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams and hear about their undoubted success hosting this year's Regional Competition. Bob Francis, Vice President of University Facilities, will also talk about the future of Drexel's University City campus.

Wrestling Banquet and Jack Childs Legacy Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2011; 6 p.m.
The Athletics Department invites alumni to join them in honoring the 2011 wrestling team, coach Jack Childs' retirement after 35 years, and to help raise money for a new wrestling locker room in Coach Childs' name. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds from the dinner go directly to the Jack Childs Locker Room campaign. To register for this event, please contact Rick Romyn at 215-895-2578 or rlr24@drexel.edu by Friday, April 29.

iSchool Alumni Champagne Breakfast and Rush Building Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 10 to 11 a.m. Breakfast; 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour
Join fellow iSchool alumni for breakfast and a tour of the renovated Rush Building.  Alumni celebrating milestone reunions, including Golden and Silver Dragon anniversaries, will also be honored.

LeBow College of Business Brunch with Tax and Estate Planning Advice
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All Drexel alumni and friends are welcome to join LeBow College of Business for brunch and a discussion on estate planning in our current economic climate with Richard Freedman, Esq., attorney and partner at Angelini, Viniar & Freedman, L.L.P. To register for this event, click here or call 215-571-3545.

College of Engineering Champagne Brunch
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Engineering alumni are invited to this annual brunch at the Bossone Center to see how the College of Engineering continues to grow.

Goodwin College Presents: 25th Anniversary Brunch Celebration
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All Drexel alumni are invited to join Goodwin College as they celebrate the quarter century milestone of the Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science program. The event will be expertly catered with highlights showcasing the talents of students, faculty and alumni including, chef demonstrations, a mystery basket cooking competition, Cirque-du-Soleil-inspired mime performers, raffle prizes, and more! Please RSVP to goodwinblueandgold@drexel.edu.

Computer Science Alumni Gathering
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 1 to 3 p.m. Reception and Tour of Department, 3 to 5 p.m. Happy Hour
Join Computer Science alumni, faculty and staff for a casual reception at the department headquarters, followed by happy hour at Sláinte Pub and Grill.

Remember When? Discovering Drexel's Libraries featuring Storytime and Crafts
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 2 to 4 p.m.
Join the Drexel University Libraries for a Remember When? Tour of W. W. Hagerty Library and learn about innovations in the Libraries throughout the last six decades. Highlights of the tour include a reading and crafts with the children's book illustrator of Odd Job Bob, an Archives Computer History Exhibit featuring one of the first Mac’s on campus, an opportunity to learn about unique resources for your health with our Health Sciences librarians and a sneak peek at the future for the Libraries!

Goodwin College Alumni Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2011; 3 to 4 p.m.
Join the Goodwin College and the Mary S. Irick Society in honoring their 2011 Alumni Award recipients at a ceremony in Nesbitt Hall. Sponsored by the Mary S. Irick Society.

Details is a monthly publication of the Drexel University Alumni Association
For more information, call 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu

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