Drexel Exploring Plans to Open Private University in California
The University is exploring the possibility of establishing a four-year private university in Placer County, California, 15 miles northeast of Sacramento. President Papadakis recently met with Placer County community leaders and toured an 1,100-acre tract west of Roseville where a 600-acre university is proposed. Five hundred acres of the tract would be developed and sold by noted philanthropist and California real estate developer Angelo Tsakopoulos, raising more than $100 million to help finance the construction of the campus.
The land for the university would be donated by the Tsakopoulos family, William and Claudia Cummings, Wayne and Mary Prim and their partners. Angelo Tsakopoulos is a prominent real estate developer and the founder and owner of Sacramento-based AKT Development. More
Sacramento Alumni Champagne Brunch with President Papadakis
Please join President and Mrs. Papadakis for an Alumni Champagne Brunch hosted by Angelo, Sofia and Kyriakos Tsakopoulos on Sunday, October 21, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Del Paso County Club in Sacramento, CA. We invite you to hear remarks on the unique opportunity and potential of our Drexel University West Coast campus. For more information, click here.
Drexel to Host 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Table Tennis
Drexel will roll out the red carpet when USA Table Tennis brings the 2008 U.S. Olympic & National Team Trials in table tennis to the Daskalakis Athletic Center from January 10 to 13, 2008. The event, combined with the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in gymnastics, which Philadelphia will host in June 2008, makes the city one of only two U.S. cities to host two U.S. Olympic Trial events leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games. More
MAD Dragon Records to Distribute the Redwalls' New Album
MAD Dragon Records, Drexel’s student-run record label, announces the October 23, 2007, release of “The Redwalls,” an album by the Chicago-based band of the same name. The record follows up the critically acclaimed album “De Nova,” which attracted much attention. MTV featured the band as a “You Hear It First” artist. In support of “De Nova,” the band toured the world with groups such as Oasis, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, Rooney and OK Go and performed on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show.” More
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Drexel Alumni Reception at FNCE
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Drexel University Alumni Association invite Nutrition and Food Science alumni and faculty for a reception in conjunction with the American Dietetic Association's Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) on Monday, October 1, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception will be hosted by Mary K. Howett, Ph.D., head of the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. For more information, click here.
Drexel University College of Medicine Discovery Day 2007
Discovery Day is the Drexel University College of Medicine's annual Research Day and will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at the Queen Lane Medical Campus. The event has been a long-standing tradition of the College to showcase the research efforts of students, summer interns, technicians, postdoctoral fellows and residents. The day will include a lecture by Joan Brugge, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. For more information, click here.
Dragon Boat Festival
Come out to the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 6, 2007, for a day of family fun. Cheer on four dragon boats of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine alumni and friends in the 6th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Watch as we paddle to our 4th consecutive victory as Collegiate Challenge Champions! Races begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Bring your coolers, games and lawn chairs to spend the day with us in the Drexel tents on Kelly Drive. For more information, click here.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Alumni Reception
Join Dr. Gloria Donnelly, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the alumni and faculty of the Nurse Anesthesia Program for a reception and tour of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice on Friday, October 12, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New College Building. For more information, click here.
CAN DU: Step Up to Fight Diabetes
The Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU) invites you to volunteer with fellow alumni, faculty, students and friends for Step Up to Fight Diabetes, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, on Saturday, October 20, 2007, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fund-raising walk will be held across Philadelphia's staircases – from Independence Park to City Hall. For more information, click here.
Arts and Sciences Alumni After-hours at the Philadelphia Zoo
The College of Arts and Sciences invites its alumni for an after-hours reception at The Philadelphia Zoo on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 6 p.m. Join the College in welcoming Dr. Gail Hearn, professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology and co-director of the Bioko Biodiversity Program, who will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Hearn will share and discuss her work in the conservation of endangered primates on Bioko Island in Africa. For more information, click here.
Goodwin and Evening College Alumni Aboard the Battleship New Jersey
Join fellow graduates of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the former Evening College aboard America's most decorated battleship, the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ, on Sunday, October 28, 2007, from noon to 3 p.m. Spend the afternoon and enjoy a luncheon and a tour of this historic ship. Then cheer with the crowd at the "Red, White & Blue Review" USO-style show. For more information, click here.
"Motown Magic" on the Avenue of the Arts
Spend an afternoon on the Avenue of the Arts with fellow alumni and friends on Sunday, November 11, 2007, beginning with a champagne brunch at the Union League of Philadelphia from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Following brunch, enjoy the magic of Peter Nero and The Philly Pops at a matinee performance of "Motown Magic" at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Tickets are limited, so register early. For more information, click here.
Save the Date for Bat Boy: The Musical
Don't miss the Drexel Players production of Bat Boy: The Musical at Mandell Theater on Friday, November 16, 2007, at 8 p.m. Following the performance, gather with fellow alumni for a reception and "talk back" discussion with the cast of this comedy horror musical. For more information, click here.
Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Receptions
The Drexel University College of Medicine invites its alumni and faculty to receptions at the following locations:
Allegheny General Hospital
Reception October 4, 2007, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
American College of Emergency Physicians 2007 Scientific Assembly
Reception October 8, 2007, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA
American College of Surgeons 2007 Annual Meeting
Reception October 9, 2007, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
American Association College of Gastroenterology 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting
Reception October 14, 2007, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science National Meeting
Reception October 14, 2007, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
The Henry Rosenberg, M.D. Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology
October 24, 2007, from 5 to 6 p.m., reception to follow
New College Building, Geary Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA
For more information on the events listed above and to register, call 1.866.DREX.MED, 215.255.7345, or e-mail email@example.com.
LeBow College of Business Fall Events
LeBow College of Business has planned an exciting schedule for alumni this fall, including:
Planning for Dependents with Special Needs
September 20, 2007, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Great Valley Campus, Malvern, PA
The Disney Keys to Excellence
September 27, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Drexel University, Behrakis Grand Hall
5th Annual Dean's Cup Golf Tournament
October 1, 2007, beginning at 11 a.m.
Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, PA
A View From the Top with Leslie Brun, Chairman and CEO of Sarr Group
October 3, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
Networking event to follow
Drexel University, Matheson Hall Room 109
For a complete calendar of LeBow College of Business events, visit www.lebow.drexel.edu/events.
Save the Date for The Odd Couple
Neil Simon`s classic The Odd Couple is one of Broadway`s funniest comedies. Save the date for Thursday, March 13, 2008, and enjoy this hilarious tale of mismatched buddies at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Join Drexel alumni before the 8 p.m. show for a private reception. For more information, click here.
Calling Members of the Classes of 1958 and 1983!
We are looking for volunteers from the Classes of 1958 and 1983 to help spread the word on your 50th and 25th reunions, part of Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend 2008 from May 2 through 4, 2008. If you are not celebrating a reunion this year, we need you, too! Bring back members of your class, student activity or Greek organization. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucks County Networking Evening
The Alumni Club of Bucks County invites alumni to join international productivity expert Neen James for a networking evening at Furia Rubel Communications Inc. in Doylestown, PA, on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ms. James will discuss techniques for successful networking. Seating is limited, so register early! For more information, click here.
Pittsburgh Young Alumni at The Warhol Museum
Meet and network with fellow Drexel young alumni for a "Good Friday" at The Andy Warhol Museum on Friday, October 26, 2007. Join graduates from the Pittsburgh area as the museum stays open late with a cash bar and special programs. 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 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 Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons travel from state to state competing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes, and register for permanent e-mail 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 above.
Your alumni card is your key to campus: access 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 of 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
College of Medicine e-mentoring connects students and alumnae/i through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni 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.