Friday, February 2, 2007

Quote of the Day
""Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
- John Lennon

Hot Topic
01. Feel the Fire: Drexel Dragon Hoops!

Topics of the Day
02. Black History Month Fashion Show
03. Send a "Love Cow" to Someone Special
04. Professor Herman Krier to Speak on Aluminum Combustion
05. CAB Sponsors Trip to See Giselle
06. Workshop on the Online Virtual World Second Life
07. I Am Drexel Campaign to Hold Meeting on Monday
08. MSE Seminar to Host Dr. Dentcho Genov's Talk on Surface Plasmons
09. Drexel University Furniture Vendor Fair
10. MAD Dragon Records to Celebrate Release of Lipke's The Way Home...

11. Fourth Annual International Bayada Award
12. New Job Opportunities for Drexel Students
13. Coming Soon at the World Cafe Live
14. Westphal College to Premiere Freeze Frame
15. Pearlstein Gallery to Present "Drawing the Outside Edge" Exhibition
16. Academic Bistro
17. Bridging Scholarship Program for Study in Japan
18. Senior Portraits - Make Your Appointment Now
19. Independent Filmmaker to Screen Sacco and Vanzetti Documentary
20. 17th Annual Madrigal Dinner Tickets On-Sale Now

21. Drexel News Media Watch

 
Feel the Fire: Drexel Dragon Hoops!

Students, faculty and staff are invited to "Pack the Dac" and cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams this weekend.

The men host the Towson University Tigers on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets).

The women host the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks on Sunday, February 4, at noon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

For more information or tickets, visit http://www.drexeldragons.com.


Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Black History Month Fashion Show

The National Association of Black Accountants, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Creative Youths Promoting Hip-Hop Awareness (CYPHA), Student Life and Multicultural Programs will sponsor the Black History Month Fashion Show, featuring clothing styles, accessories, music and dance, on Saturday, February 3, 2007, at 6 p.m. in the Main Building Auditorium (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

Vendors will sell their merchandise in the Great Court of the Main Building after the show.

Admission is $3. Tickets are available at the Office of Student Life and at the door the evening of the event.

For more information, contact Joseph Casey at 215-762-8271 or joseph.casey@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Send a "Love Cow" to Someone Special

Is there someone special that you'd like to send a Valentine?

The Triangle, Drexel's student newspaper, invites all students and staff to send in their Valentine's Day greetings for publication in the newspaper.

Each message must be less than 50 words and received by Monday, February 5, 2007, to be included in the issue. Look for the special edition of The Triangle on campus on Friday, February 9.

Send something priceless. Send a "love cow." Send it to love@thetriangle.org.

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Professor Herman Krier to Speak on Aluminum Combustion

Professor Herman Krier (above) , the Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Shock Tube Measurements of Aluminum and Nano-Aluminum Combustion: Spectroscopy, Pyrometry, Photometry" today, February 2, 2007, at 3 p.m. in the Bossone Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center (32nd and Market Streets).

Dr. Krier will examine the fundamental combustion characteristics of fine metal particle combustion under conditions relevant to energetic materials applications.

The lecture, sponsored by the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics, is open to the public. For information, contact paul.yu.oh@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
CAB Sponsors Trip to See Giselle

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring a trip to see a performance of Giselle on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center (260 S. Broad Street).

Tickets are $10 per person with a limit of two tickets per undergraduate ID. Tickets are on sale now at the CAB office. The CAB office is located in MacAlister Hall, around the corner from the bookstore. Ticket sales hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 1 p.m. and Monday to Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Ultima funds are now accepted as payment.

For more information, check out http://www.drexel.edu/cab or email cab@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Workshop on the Online Virtual World Second Life

A workshop on "Some Educational Uses of the Online Virtual World Second Life" will be held Monday, February 5, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Room 4020, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets). Tim Siftar, an information services librarian from Hagerty Library, will provide examples.

For information and to RSVP, contact Jean-Claude.Bradley@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
I Am Drexel Campaign to Hold Meeting on Monday

The I Am Drexel Campaign is a student run, school spirit campaign that puts on fun events around campus, gives out useful information and free items to the student body, encourages optimism on campus and in doing so, sets a positive tone for students at Drexel.

Another planning meeting will be held to discuss the campaign for those who were unable to attend one of the first two. Free food will be provided. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2007, at 7 p.m. in Room 226, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

All students as well as faculty and staff are invited to attend to get information on how to participate.

For more information and to RSVP contact Tiffany at tdr28@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
MSE Seminar to Host Dr. Dentcho Genov's Talk on Surface Plasmons

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering presents Dr. Dentcho Genov (above) in a lecture on "The Exciting World of Surface Plasmons: Order vs. Chaos" Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Room 303, Bossone Research Enterprise Center (32nd and Market Streets).

Dr. Genov is an associate Researcher in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center at the University of California at Berkeley. His research has been published in two book chapters and more than 30 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

The MSE seminar will present some of the current advances of researchers' understanding of the fundamental processes of wave-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Refreshments will follow the seminar in Room 311, LeBow Engineering Center (31st and Market Streets).

For more information, contact Sheila Berninger at 215-895-2323 or sheilab@coe.drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Drexel University Furniture Vendor Fair

University Procurement will host the Drexel University Furniture Vendor Fair, Wednesday, February 7, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets). Lunch will be provided.

Furniture-preferred vendors will display new and refurbished case goods, office systems, seating, and lounge furniture. Representatives from University Procurement, Facilities Management and Planning, Design and Construction will be present to answer questions, provide tips and information.

University Procurement, Facilities and staff members from Planning, Design and Construction on Drexel's three campuses will conduct two furniture buying workshops. The first workshop will be before the opening of the fair, at 10:30 a.m., and the second workshop will be held following the fair at 1:30 p.m.

To sign up for the furniture vendor fair or the furniture buying workshops, contact the University Procurement Office at 215-895-2876 or email procurement@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
MAD Dragon Records to Celebrate Release of Lipke's The Way Home...

MAD Dragon Records will celebrate the release of Andrew Lipke's debut LP The Way Home... on Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at Milkboy Coffee (2 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore).

Lipke will be joined by fellow MAD Dragon artist Matt Duke and local musicians Trisha O'Keefe and The Name.

Admission is $10, which includes a copy of The Way Home... before it is available in stores. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.milkboycoffee.com. Public transportation to and from Milkboy Coffee is available on Septa's R5 Lansdale-Thorndale rail line.

The Way Home... will be released on February 20, 2007 through Drexel's MAD Dragon Records, the University's student-run record label.

For more information, visit http://www.maddragonrecords.com.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Fourth Annual International Bayada Award

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) is accepting applications for the 4th Annual Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice competition.

One $5,000 prize will be awarded to a nursing educator or a practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved nursing education and student outcomes. One $5,000 prize will be awarded to a nurse educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes.

The application deadline is April 2, 2007. Resubmissions from previous years are welcome.

The award is sponsored by J. Mark Baiada, founder of Bayada Nurses, and University trustee Mel Baiada '82, '85, benefactor of Drexel's Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, to recognize the importance of incorporating technology in nursing for improved patient outcomes.

For more information, visit: http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/bayada/bayada_award.asp.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
New Job Opportunities for Drexel Students

The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) is pleased to announce Direct Apply Job Board, a new resource for students to search for immediate employment opportunities.

Direct Apply contains the following types of positions: full-time and part-time, temporary and permanent, freelance, volunteer work and research positions.

No online resume is required because students will apply directly to the employer, based upon their prescribed instructions. Currently there are more than 200 job postings for part-time, full-time, volunteer or fellowship positions for students in a variety of majors.

To access Direct Apply Job Board, visit http://one.drexel.edu.

This job board doesn't post positions offered for co-op students or opportunities for on-campus recruitment. Students will still need to apply for these respective positions through the appropriate SCDC Online modules.

For more information regarding Direct Apply Job Board, contact the SCDC at directapply@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Coming Soon at the World Cafe Live

"Philly's Best Quizmaster" Johnny Goodtimes returns to World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street) with Quizzo Bowl III on Saturday, February 3, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Johnny is upping the ante this year, as the winning team will walk home with $500 cash and 2nd place team will win $250. Halftime show by The Bawdy Girls!

The night will also feature live music and lots of free giveaways. For more information, visit http://www.worldcafelive.com.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Westphal College to Premiere Freeze Frame

CoMAD will present the Philadelphia premiere of playwriting student Deborah Yarchun's Freeze Frame on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 8 p.m. in the Living arts Lounge, adjacent to Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

Yarchun was the winner of the 2005 Young Playwrights Festival's National Playwriting Competition. Her play was successfully staged off Broadway in May 2006.

For more information, call 215-895-ARTS (2787) or visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Pearlstein Gallery to Present "Drawing the Outside Edge" Exhibition

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will hold the exhibition "Drawing the Outside Edge" on Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 23, 2007. The Gallery is located in Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets).

"Drawing the Outside Edge" is an exhibition of drawings rendered in pencil and paint by British artist Jayne Bingham.

Bingham's series of ephemeral, atmospheric drawings are described by the artist as being "motivated by peripheral or secondary elements of visual encounter."

The Pearlstein Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Monday, February 19, from 5 to7 p.m.

For more information, call 215-895-2548 or email gallery@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Academic Bistro

Goodwin College's Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science Programs will serve dinner on Tuesdays and lunch on Thursdays during winter term at the Academic Bistro on the sixth floor of the Academic Building (33rd and Arch Streets).

The menu for the week of February 5, 2007 is as follows:

Tuesday Dinner

February 6: 6:30 p.m., $22 - Cafe Cuba
Amuse-bouche of ceviche
Garbanzo bean soup
Lime-marinated sirloin steak and yucca fries
Cheesecake flan

Thursday Lunch

February 8: noon, $9 - Island Soul
Spinach salad with spinach, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, red onion vinaigrette
Jerk pork, sauteed green beans and rice pilaf
Sweet potato pudding with coconut cream

Make reservations with Adrienne Hall at 215-895-5872.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Bridging Scholarship Program for Study in Japan

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in fall 2007. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2007. To download an application and to learn more go to http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html.

In addition, Morgan Stanley will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2007-2008 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. Applicants must submit an essay on one of several designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program.

Laura Fegely, an electrical engineer student now studying at Tohuku University as part of the GE3 program, is a current recipient of a $4,000 Bridging Scholarship.

Information about this and other fellowship opportunities can be found on Drexel's fellowship Web site at http://www.drexel.edu/fellowships. Information about study abroad programs can be found at http://www.drexel.edu/studyabroad.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Senior Portraits - Make Your Appointment Now

Have you had your senior portrait taken? A professional photographer from Carl Wolf Studios will be on campus to take senior portraits. Photo sessions for the 2007 Lexerd yearbook have been scheduled for Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23, 2007.

To schedule your appointment, call Carl Wolf Studios at 1-800-687-9327 or schedule online at http://www.carlwolfstudio.com/. To schedule online click the "schedule" link and enter Drexel University's access code 87172.

If you have any questions or concerns, email the Lexerd at dmv28@drexel.edu .

Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Independent Filmmaker to Screen Sacco and Vanzetti Documentary

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Politics will welcome independent filmmaker Peter Miller for a screening of his highly acclaimed documentary on the famous Sacco-Vanzetti case. The screening will take place today, February 2, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 125, Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets). Admission is free and open to the public.

The case of Sacco and Vanzetti remains one of the most important and controversial legal battles in American history. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and militant anarchists, were swept up in the post-World War I witch hunt of radicals known as the "Red Scare." Arrested in 1920 on charges of committing two murders in the course of a payroll robbery at a shoe factory in South Braintree, Mass., Sacco and Vanzetti were tried and convicted.

After a series of failed appeals and biased extra-judicial evaluations of the trial proceedings, Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in 1927. By the time of their deaths, the Sacco-Vanzetti case had become an international cause celebre, with huge protest demonstrations taking place in dozens of countries in Europe and the Americas.

Peter Miller's documentary is "a wonderful film, as timeless as the struggle for human justice, as relevant as today's headlines," film producer Ken Burns said.

For more information, contact Christina O'Neill at 215-895-5976 or Christina.ONeill@drexel.edu.


Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
17th Annual Madrigal Dinner Tickets On-Sale Now          

Tickets are on sale now for the 17th Annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Court, Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

The Madrigal Dinner will feature Renaissance food, music and merriment. Jugglers, storytellers, jesters and musicians will all be adorned in period costumes.  The Chamber Singers will delight audiences with the sounds of Elizabethan madrigals, French chansons, English ballads and lute songs. 

Reservations must be made in advance by calling 215-895-1275. Tickets are $21.95 for the dinner and concert and $3 for the concert only. Personal checks, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.

For more information visit http://www.drexel.edu/depts/perform/chorus/chamber_singers.htm


Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Drexel News Media Watch

The appointment of Roger L. Dennis, provost at Rutgers-Camden campus, as founding dean of Drexel Law continues to receive coverage. The Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.) published a story on February 1, 2007.
StoryLink - The Courier-Post

A West Philadelphia shooting involving a Penn student who fired on Drexel students received widespread coverage on January 31 and February 1, 2007.
StoryLink - CBS 3

Dr. William Rosenberg, professor of political science, commented on the use of the Internet to announce and promote presidential candidacies on WTXF-TV (FOX-29) on January 31, 2007.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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