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Don't miss your chance to join Drexel alumni and friends for three of Philly's premier activities. Tickets are limited. Register today!
Opening Night at the Holiday Pops!
A special opening night treat for Drexel alumni and friends as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops launch the season with The Holiday Pops! Reserve your tickets today. Enjoy a pre-performance alumni reception with Drexel President Constantine Papadakis in the Rooftop Garden at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at the Kimmel Center. Premium seating at the holiday concert at 8 p.m. 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 on it's final exhibition tour, on Thursday, February 22, 2007. Join us at 6 p.m. for an alumni reception fit for a king, followed by an exclusive after hours tour of the exhibit at 8 p.m. A dessert reception will immediately follow the tour. For more information, click here.
Join us on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the Academy of Music to experience “a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight " at Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award Wining Musical " lovingly ripped off from the musical picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Prior to the show we will meet at Estia Restaurant for an alumni reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
DeL Announces New Programs and Partnership
Drexel eLearning, Inc. (DeL) will launch new online healthcare programs this fall offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The announcement was made by DeL President and CEO Arthur Zamkoff. The new programs include an online bachelor’s in health services administration, a master’s in innovation and intra/entrepreneurship in advanced nursing practice and a graduate certificate in innovation and intra/entrepreneurship in advanced nursing practice.
Zamkoff also announced that DeL has partnered with Albany Preparatory Charter School, a tuition-free public middle school in Albany, N.Y., to provide the school’s employees with the opportunity to complete degree or certificate programs through Drexel. For more information on Drexel elearning, click here.
Rosato named acting dean of College of Law
On July 17, 2006, Drexel University’s College of Law announced the appointment of Jennifer Rosato (left) as acting dean for the College of Law. Rosato, a nationally recognized legal scholar, possesses a solid background in academic administration with her previous work at Brooklyn Law School as associate dean and co-director of the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy.
Rosato was the first associate dean to be hired last October and has become increasingly involved over the last year with the construction of the new college, taking part in hiring new faculty members, working on the curriculum, and developing new student orientation.
"I'm really looking forward to starting here at Drexel," Rosato said. "The mission of Drexel is what I came here for, and I really hope to have that mission embodied in the law school."
Classes for College of Law start September 5. For more information, visit www.drexel.edu/law.
Alumnus Christopher J. Ferguson ’84 to Pilot Next Space Shuttle Mission
Captain Christopher J. Ferguson '84 (left), a 1984 mechanical engineering graduate, will pilot his first space mission; Space Shuttle Atlantis for NASA's STS-115 mission. The launch window for the 11-day mission is Sunday, August 27 - Wednesday, September 13, 2006.
The six-member crew will travel to the International Space Station and install the integrated P3/P4 truss segment with its two large solar arrays that will provide one-fourth of the total power generation capability of the completed station. Captain Ferguson was selected by NASA in 1998 and is stationed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. This is his first space mission. Captain Ferguson is the third astronaut to graduate from Drexel University. The other two are James Bagian '73 and Paul Richards '87. For more information on the STS-115 mission, click here.
Alumni Help Needed for Law Internships
Experiential education is what has set Drexel apart from other Philadelphia institutions since it was founded. Alumni support in helping identify 2007 summer internships for our new law students is the best way you can help launch the College of Law.
If you or someone you know works at a company with an in-house legal department, please contact us vial email at email@example.com with the name of the company and contact information for the head of the legal department. A law school representative will contact the company’s attorney to see if a summer placement for one of our law students would be possible.
College of Medicine Celebration
On Tuesday, September 19th from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Monmouth Medical Center Sea Breeze Café, the Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations and Monmouth Medical Center cordially invite you to attend an alumni reception in celebration of more than 35 years of educational collaboration between the medical school and Monmouth. For more information, click here.
5th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Cheer on fellow alumni and friends as we defend our title as Collegiate Challenge Champions two-years running on Saturday, October 7. Join us in the Drexel tent starting at 8 a.m. to cheer on the Drexel boats with alumni, faculty, and student paddlers as they race for charity. This is a free event, so come anytime throughout the day and bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets. Grills will be provided. For more information, click here.
Alumni Night at Byers' Choice, Ltd.
Join alumni and friends on Saturday, October 14, from 6 - 9 p.m. for a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of an early 1900's holiday on the grounds of Byers' Choice, Ltd. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop at the Byers' marketplace and enjoy a jazz reception hosted by Bob `65, Hon. `02 and Joyce Byers `64, Hon. `02. For more information, click here.
Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to Budapest and Prague, two cities-one trip! On November 2 - 10, 2006, alumni will embark on a captivating exploration of the cobbled streets and broad boulevards, world class museums and designer boutiques, imposing castles and quaint churches of two Eastern European capitals. The trip includes deluxe hotel accommodations, three meals per day and excellent cultural and educational experiences. For more information, click here.
Alumni Community Service Initiative Launched
The Alumni Board of Governors is pleased to provide the Drexel alumni community the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects during the 2006-07 academic year. The first day of service is scheduled for Saturday, October 21. If you are interested in learning more about this and other community service volunteer opportunities, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Professional Development Program
The Drexel Education Alumni Association hosts the first workshop in its Education Professional Development Series on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Paul Peck Alumni Center.
The two-part workshop will include a morning session on Classroom Management followed by an afternoon session on networking for educators. All alumni are welcome to attend. Act 48 hours will be provided.
For more information, contact Dan Hanson, Director of Marketing and Recruitment, Drexel School of Education, at 215.895.2243 or email email@example.com.
South Jersey Alumni Night at the Ballpark Cheer on the home team as the Camden Riversharks take on the Somerset Patriots in one of the most exciting Atlantic Professional Baseball League match-ups. Join us at Campbell’s Field on Thursday, August 24th as we enjoy the best view in the park and a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet in the Upper Club Picnic Park. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. For more information, click here.
Chester & Delaware Counties Host Alumni Family Picnic
Pack up the kids for a family picnic full of exciting activities on Sunday, September 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Take a leisurely canoe or tubing trip down the Brandywine; play basketball, volleyball and softball; or enjoy rides, slides, miniature golf, carnival games, gazing zoos, and much more! Indulge in an all-you-can-eat picnic menu of BBQ ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cake, ice cream and other treats. Be among the first 50 families to register and receive a $20 discount on admission! Families who pre-register will also receive complimentary vouchers for a Drexel Men's Basketball home game this season. For more information, click here.
Pittsburgh Alumni Night at the Theater
On Thursday, September 14th, we invite you to laugh until your sides hurt at the Benedum Theater in downtown Pittsburgh, as we experience Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award Wining Musical, "lovingly ripped off from the musical picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, featuring a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight. Join us before curtain call at 6 p.m. for an
Exclusive Alumni Gathering at Rittenhouse Boathouse Row Bar
alumni reception in Studio B. Limited tickets. For more information, click here.
Drexel alumni are invited to a complimentary private happy hour at the new Boathouse Row Bar, located on the second floor of The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. Meet Chef Matthew Levin for special tastings from the bar and new menu. For more information, click here.
Philadelphia Networking Breakfast
Join Professor Ralph Walkling, Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Executive Director, Center for Corporate Governance; on Thursday, September 28, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. as he presents "Corporate Governance: Leadership to Create Value". Full breakfast and networking opportunity at the Union League of Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
Young Alumni Night at Helium Comedy Club
Join fellow young alumni and friends on Thursday, October 5, as we experience the side-splitting comedy of Greg Giraldo, host of Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo. Meet at 6 p.m. before the show for an alumni reception at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.
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 at the beginning of this newsletter.
Gain access to W. W. Hagerty Library or the Korman Center, acquire membership discounts at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, take advantage of special insurance programs and much more by signing up for a Drexel Alumni Card. For more information, click here.
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Be sure that you receive invitations and announcements of upcoming events in your area, as well as the alumni magazine and updates about 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 you 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.