Thursday, October 19, 2006

Quote of the Day
"It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive."
- Homer, The Iliad

Hot Topic
01. Drexel to Host Philadelphia Law School Fair

Topics of the Day
02. Drexel Health Sciences Conference Scheduled for Center City Hahnemann Campus
03. Thursday Night Live Presents Kevin Anderson
04. For the Job Search: Basic Skills of Self Branding
05. Free Weight Loss Treatment Program
06. Biomed Holds Biomedical Signal Processing Seminar
07. CEO Program Presents Diversity Workshop
08. MPiRP Presents Open Discussion on Dramaturgy and Literary Management
09. Drexel News Media Watch

 
Drexel to Host Philadelphia Law School Fair

The Steinbright Career Development Center will host the Philadelphia Law School Recruiting Fair on Monday, October 23, 2006 at Amtrak's 30th Street Station from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Representatives from more than 100 U.S. law schools will be on hand to discuss their schools' programs and admission requirements. Among the schools represented are Drexel, New York University, Stanford, University of Southern California, Yale and Duke. Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and The Access Group nonprofit graduate student loan organization will also attend.

The fair is free and open to the public. For a complete list of law schools that will be in attendance, visit http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/events.asp.

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

 
Drexel Health Sciences Conference Scheduled
for Center City
Hahnemann Campus

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health will hold the Drexel University Health Sciences Conference 2006 on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2006 on the Center City Hahnemann Campus.

The conference is designed for college juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about the variety of careers available in the health-related professions. Dr. John Rich, chair of the department of health management and policy in the School of Public Health and a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient, will discuss public health as the conference's keynote speaker at a dinner on October 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia (10 South Broad Street).

The conference's sessions, which will be held at the New College Building (245 N. 15th Street) on October 28 beginning at 8 a.m., will allow participants to discover opportunities in the ever-changing health care field; meet current Drexel faculty and students from a variety of educational, professional and research backgrounds; participate in engaging and informative conference sessions on current health care topics; and discuss graduate programs and admission criteria with admission committee members.

The $40 registration fee includes all session materials, receptions and meals listed in the conference schedule.

For more information, contact the Health Sciences Visit Center at 215-762-8288 or visit http://www.drexel.edu/em/hscon2006/default.html.

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

 
Thursday Night Live Presents Kevin Anderson

Stop by Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue) for free live entertainment every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. on the second floor. Tonight's show features local artist Kevin Anderson performing urban funk and jazz fusion with special guest JD Mallone from Steamroller Picnic. Anderson has performed with Jeffery Gaines, Fuel, Joan Jett, and many other artists.

Also every Thursday, enjoy a free hot beverage with the purchase of any dessert on the second floor.

Interested in hosting a TNL event? Email nmm35@drexel.edu. For more information, contact the Ross Commons hotline at 215-895-1000 or http://www.drexel.edu/rosscommons.

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

 
For the Job Search: Basic Skills of Self Branding

What is it that Coca-Cola, Nike, and Microsoft have mastered? Branding.
What have successful job-seekers and employees mastered when looking to advance their careers? Branding.

Branding is developing an image. Most job-seekers are not proactive in establishing and building their career brand, letting their actions speak for them when seeking promotions or new jobs. Master some basic skills that will help build your career brand and make you a much more attractive employee or job-seeker. If you don't brand yourself, others may do it for you.

Come find out how self branding works and get a head start on your future. Peter Madden will speak on "Leaders and Leading" today, October 19, 2006 at 5 p.m. in Pearlstein Business Learning Center room 102 (33rd and Market Streets).

Madden, founder and president of AgileCat, is a young entrepreneur in the marketing and communications field who has made a mark in the community with his innovative marketing techniques, service to the community, and regular performances at Chris' Jazz Cafe on Tuesday night weekly open jam. The lecture is sponsored by the MBA Association. Listen to an interview with Madden at http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Newsroom/Podcasts/media.html. To register for the event, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/calendar.

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

 
Free Weight Loss Treatment Program

Do you need to lose weight? The Behavioral Weight Loss Program at Drexel is offering a free weight loss treatment program to overweight adults as part of a research study.

For more information or to find out whether you qualify, email weightloss@drexel.edu, call 215-762-2254, or visit http://www.drexel.edu/academics/coas/psychology/weightloss/.

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

 
Biomed Holds Biomedical Signal Processing Seminar

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems will hold the seminar "Biomedical Signal Processing - Geometry is Destiny: Causality, Prediction and Transition in Multivariate Time Series" on Friday, October 20, 2006 at 4 p.m. in Matheson Hall room 109 (32nd and Market Streets).

The guest speaker is Dr. Paul E. Rapp from the department of pharmacology and physiology in the Drexel University College of Medicine and the trauma and resuscitative medicine department at the Naval Research Center.

The seminar is free and open to students, faculty and staff. To view the session via Webcast, visit http://media.irt.drexel.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=49cd0a6f-a691-4b21-ba0e-6ed98b9f474d.

For more information about the seminar, visit http://www.biomed.drexel.edu/new04/Content/news_events/display_event.cfm?EVENT_ID=404.

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

 
CEO Program Presents Diversity Workshop

The Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) program will hold the workshop "Who's Here..." today, October 19, 2006, in the Myers Hall Tutor Lounge (33rd and Arch Streets).

Philip Poczik, coordinator of multicultural programs, will present an interactive session to show why diversity appreciation and awareness are the greatest assets of any organization.

The free session is open to all students. For more information, visit http://www.drexel.edu/oca/leadership/ceo.html.

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

 
MPiRP Presents Open Discussion on Dramaturgy and Literary Management

The Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) will host an open discussion on dramaturgy and literary management with Adrien-Alice Hansel, literary manager of Actors Theater of Louisville, Ky., and Los Angeles-based playwright Alice Tuan on Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. in the Living Arts Lounge adjacent to Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's screenwriting/playwriting program and MPiRP, which is supported in part by a grant from the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation.

Hansel and Tuan will discuss career paths for playwrights, including the function of literary managers and dramaturges in regional theaters around the country. Hansel and Tuan are currently in residence with New Paradise Laboratories (NPL) as part of MPiRP. They are collaborating with NPL's Artistic Director Whit MacLaughlin on Batch: An American Bachelor/ette Party in Six Rounds. Batch will be performed at Mandell Theater on October 21 at 8 p.m.

The open discussion is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Tickets for Batch are $5 for students and the Drexel community with valid ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be reserved by calling 215-923-0334. For more information about the workshop and the performance, contact MPiRP Director Nick Anselmo at nick.anselmo@drexel.edu.

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

 
Drexel News Media Watch

The University was noted on UDaily (University of Delaware) on October 17, 2006 for earning a special commendation from the Colonial Athletic Association by setting a Blood Challenge record with 605 units collected from 700 potential donors.
StoryLink - UDaily

The Drexel University College of Medicine was noted as one of nine medical schools to increase enrollment by at least 10 percent this year in a NewsWise.com story on October 18, 2006.
StoryLink - NewsWise.com

News about the sale of the Divine Tracy Hotel in Philadelphia continues to be covered. MySanAntonio.com published a story on October 17, 2006 about Dallas-based Trammel Crow Co.'s plans to convert the building into a residence for Drexel, Penn and University of the Sciences students. The sale includes the creation of the Father Divine International Peace Mission Scholarship, which will provide room and board for four students each year for the next five years.
StoryLink - MySanAntonio
.com

DragonFire was noted in a MediaMatters.org story on October 17, 2006 about illegal immigrants.
StoryLink - MediaMatters.org

Dr. Myrna Shure, professor of psychology, commented for an hour on October 8, 2006 on "Childhood Matters," a live call-in show broadcast on KRXA-AM and KISS-FM in the San Francisco area. The show was called "Your Preteen's Desire for Independence."
StoryLink - Childhood Matters

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

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