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What's Hot
On Campus
Alumni News
Club News
Alumni Resources


Upcoming Events

August 22
Giants vs. Padres
San Francisco, CA

September 7
New Student Send-Off
Hainesport, NJ

September 12
Wine Tasting and Concert
Washington Crossing, PA

September 14
Drexel Field Hockey vs. Duke
Duke University
Durham, NC

September 19
American Academy of Family Physicians
San Diego, CA

October 1
Food for Thought
Drexel University
Philadelphia

October 3
Dance Studio Opening
Drexel University
Philadelphia

October 4
Dragon Boat Festival
Boathouse Row
Philadelphia

October 5
American College of Gastroenterology
Orlando, FL

October 12
American Academy of Pediatrics
Boston, MA

October 14
American College of Surgeons
San Francisco, CA

October 18
Career Workshop
Drexel University
Philadelphia

October 19
USArtists Exhibit
Drexel University
Philadelphia

October 27
Nutrition Alumni Reception
Hyatt Regency
Chicago, IL

October 28
American College of Emergency Physicians
Chicago, IL

May 1 - 2, 2009
Alumni Weekend
Drexel University
Philadelphia


Alumni Travel Program

February 18 - March 3, 2009
Antarctica

June 2 - 10, 2009
ACA Italian Lake District

June 22 - 30, 2009
Rome and Greece

July 28 - August 10, 2009
Passage of Peter the Great

August 26 - September 7, 2009
China Discovery

August 29 - September 5, 2009
The Great Lakes

October 6 - 14, 2009
ACA Provence

March 2010
South Africa by Sea

What's Hot
 
Question of the Month

Alumni Association Question of the Month
What advice would you give to an incoming Drexel student? Click here to answer the Question of the Month and share some words of wisdom with the newest generation of Drexel students.

And to explore all aspects of the redesigned, user-friendly Alumni Association Web site, click here.

Alumni Survey

Tampa and Houston Alumni: We Want Your Feedback!
All alumni in the Tampa and Houston areas are encouraged to take a few moments to fill out a brief survey and share your suggestions for future events and programs with us. Your feedback will be used to enrich activities for Drexel alumni living in the Tampa and Houston areas.

To complete the Tampa survey, click here.
To complete the Houston survey, click here.

 
On Campus
 
research

Drexel Researchers License Non-Thermal Groundbreaking Technologies with Breakthrough Medical Potential
Drexel's plasma medicine technologies developed in the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute were licensed to Plasma Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a Texas-based company that intends to design, patent and market medical devices related to wound healing and care, prevention of hospital born infections, and other medical applications. The technology may have near term impact not only in civilian healthcare settings, but also on the U.S. military applications.

"We are pleased to have PTI as a partner to commercialize the plasma medicine technologies," said Dr. Ken Blank, vice provost for research at Drexel. More.

video game

Drexel Students Develop "Mind-Control" Interface to Play Video Games
Drexel students have taken game controller innovation beyond motion control with a "hands-off" approach and developed an interface that allows players to execute actions using only their minds.

The device looks like a headband and is equipped with sensors that measure brain activity. By shining near-infrared light into the skull and measuring the intensity of light reflected back, oxygen levels corresponding to brain activity can be recorded. The device, originally developed by Drexel's biomedical engineers to monitor the brain of patients under anesthesia, serves as a controller for the Drexel-developed video game Lazybrains. More.

 
Alumni News
 
Baseball Game

Swing into Summer with Drexel In San Francisco
Join Drexel Alumni and students at the ballpark as the San Francisco Giants take on the San Diego Padres on Friday, August 22, 2008. Enjoy a pre-game gathering at Pete's Tavern (located across from AT&T Park) at 5:30 p.m., followed by the first pitch at 7:15 p.m. For more information, click here.

 

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival
Gather in the Drexel tent along the Schuylkill River as two boats of Drexel alumni, faculty, staff and friends race to our 5th consecutive Collegiate Challenge Championship in the 7th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Join us throughout the day for the races and the fun on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
Field Hockey

Drexel Field Hockey at Duke: Game and Barbeque
Feel the fire as the Drexel Women's Field Hockey team takes on the Duke Blue Devils on Duke's East Campus. Last season, the team made history when it qualified for the Colonial Athletic Association Championship for the first time. Join alumni and Dragon fans as Head Coach Denise Zelenak and the girls fight for another successful season! The game starts at 1p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2008, and will be followed by a southern-style barbeque with burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fried chicken and more. For more information, click here.

Food for Thought Food for Thought: Global Warming — A Personal History
On October 1, 2008, join Drexel alumni for lunch and a discussion in the Paul Peck Alumni Center with Dr. James Spotila, Professor in the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Spotila will discuss global warming, which is one of the most important environmental issues of our time. Cost is $20, and if you completed the December 2007 Food for Thought Survey you are eligible to attend this program for free. For more information and to register, click here.
Dance Studio Opening Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio Opening Event
Join us for the opening of the Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio on Friday, October 3, 2008. The studio opening event will give attendees an opportunity to see the newly renovated studio, while connecting or reconnecting with Drexel Dance alumni and friends. The evening presentation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Mandell Theater and will include a live performance of excerpts from dances by Ellen Forman, presented by Drexel students, and a video tribute to Ms. Forman. For more information, click here.
Career Workshop Career Workshop for Design & Merchandising and Fashion Alumni
In today's competitive marketplace, learning to become your own best advocate and understanding how to manage your career's growth are essential components to professional success. Join Design & Merchandising and Fashion Design alumni on Saturday, October 18, 2008, for a breakfast and seminar on "Managing Your Own Career." Breakfast will be served in the lobby of Nesbitt Hall at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the 9 a.m. workshop. The event is hosted by the Fashion and Design & Merchandising Department. For more information, click here.
USArtists Exhibit USArtists Luncheon and Exhibition
Join us for an afternoon of art on Drexel's campus. Beginning with a 1 p.m. luncheon in the Paul Peck Alumni Center on Sunday, October 19, 2008, Jacqueline DeGroff, curator of The Drexel Collection, will talk about the works on display in the Peck Center Gallery. At 2:30 p.m. head over to the 33rd Street Armory for the 17th Annual USArtists Exhibition, the largest show and sale of American art in the country. For more information on the exhibition, click here. To register and for more information on the event, click here.
ADA Expo Nutrition Alumni Reception at the American Dietetic Association 2008 Expo
The College of Arts & Sciences and the Alumni Association cordially invite you to attend a reception in conjunction with the American Dietetic Association 2008 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Join alumni and faculty on Monday, October 27, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. And if you are not attending the conference but would like to reconnect with fellow alumni, feel free to register and join us for the reception. For more information, click here.

College of Medicine Events
Mark your calendars for the following College of Medicine Alumni Receptions:

American Academy of Family Physicians
September 19, 2008, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
San Diego, CA

American College of Gastroenterology
October 5, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Orlando, FL

American Academy of Pediatrics
October 12, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Boston, MA

American College of Surgeons
October 14, 2008 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

American College of Emergency Physicians
October 28, 2008 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, IL

For more information on these or any upcoming College of Medicine events, please contact medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

President's Papers University Archives Highlights Papers of Six Drexel Presidents
University Archives is excited to announce that the newly processed papers of six Drexel presidents, covering the 50-year period from 1913 to 1963, are now available for viewing online thanks in part to a major grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission overseen by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. To explore the new Web site for this collection of papers covering the presidencies of Hollis Godfrey, Kenneth Matheson, Park Kolbe, George Peters Rea, Robert Disque and James Creese, click here.
Travel Program

Grab Your Passport for Our Alumni Travel Program
Join fellow alumni as we head to exciting new locations with our Alumni Travel Program. Each trip offers educational opportunities in beautiful locations worldwide. Our upcoming destinations include: ACA Italian Lake District (June 2 through 10, 2009), Passage of Peter the Great (July 28 through August 10, 2009), China Discovery (August 26 through September 7, 2009), ACA Provence (October 6 through 14, 2009).

For more information on the Alumni Travel Program, click here.

The Alumni Associations of Drexel and the Drexel College of Medicine are excited to announce a new travel program which includes Category 2A CME credits. We will be traveling to the following locations: Antarctica (February 18 through March 3, 2009), Rome and Greece (June 22 through 30, 2009), The Great Lakes (August 29 through September 5, 2009) and South Africa by Sea (March 2010). For more information on these trips, please contact the College of Medicine Alumni Relations office at medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Interested in receiving the latest information and brochures on our travel program?
E-mail alumni@drexel.edu with your address to be added to the list.

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2009
It's never too soon to begin planning for next year! Plans are underway for Blue and Gold Days 2009. Mark your calendars for May 1 and 2.

If you are a member of the class of 1959, including Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and would like to help us plan your 50th reunion celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

The College of Medicine will be celebrating its 50th reunion on May 13, 14 and 15, 2009. If you are a College of Medicine graduate from 1959 and you would like to get involved in planning your reunion celebration, e-mail medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Alumni Ambassadors

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 and for more information, click here or e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu.

*There is a special need for volunteers who live in Chicago, Long Island, Florida and California, and for alumni of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Alumni Leadership Library

Alumni Leadership Library
The Drexel Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used books that they have found to be particularly motivational for the Alumni Leadership Library. The Library is a collection of books generously donated by alumni and housed within the Dean of Students' office. The books are available, free-of-charge, for Drexel students to borrow and use. Click here for more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles.

 

alumni club news
 

South Jersey Send-Off South Jersey New Student Send-Off
Join local Drexel alumni, families and Drexel-bound students at the home of Jackie Taylor McClure '87 for a South Jersey New Student Send-Off from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2008. Share your Drexel experiences and help welcome these students and their families into the Drexel community. The event is hosted by the Alumni Club of South Jersey. For more information and directions, click here.
Bucks Wine Tasting Bucks County Wine Tasting and Concert
Join the Drexel University Alumni Club of Bucks County and celebrate "Summer Under the Stars" at Crossing Vineyards and Winery from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008. Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting along with a classical music concert by the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble in the Vistas Tent. For more information and to register, click here.
 
Alumni Resources
 

Drexel Athletics
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 alumni@drexel.edu.

DragoNet Alumni Directory
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.

Alumni Cards
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 Drexel University Magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, login to the Alumni Directory (see above) or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu.

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.