Our Redesigned Newletter in PDF format

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Saturday, August 1- Sunday August 9
16th & Kennedy, N, Washington DC

Five of the eight men’s Wimbledon quarterfinalists and 10 of the round of 16 will play in this year’s Legg Mason Tennis Classic. WDCSA has 6 premium box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions; our seats are in the same location as in recent years - at the end of the court and very close to the court. (These seats are $500/seat at the box office for the tournament). These seats provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available for each session at $10/pass.

Remaining WDCSA seats:
3 box seats Aisle 36, Section 3 - Wed 8/5 4pm $48
2 upper level seats (row K, Section 7A, 20% off single ticket box office prices
and no service charge):
Tues 8/4 4pm - $28
Wed 8/5 4pm - $28
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) 1pm - $36
Sun 8/9 (finals) 12pm - $40
Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 to reserve tickets.


Face AIDS- Ride Against AIDS Presentation
Monday, August 3 6:30-8:30pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join your fellow alumni to hear Austin Keeley and Dave Evans, current Stanford students, discuss their inspiring efforts to raise AIDS awareness across the country. Austin and Dave will be stopping by the Stanford in Washington House during their summer-long bike ride in the Ride Against AIDS from Stanford to Boston to present their roles as students in the fight against AIDS. Face AIDS, a student group founded at Stanford in 2005, is committed to inspire and mobilize students in the fight against AIDS in Africa. As Austin and Dave ride across the country, they will stop at local high schools, Rotary clubs, churches, and other organizations to present on AIDS in Africa and the role of
students. Their hope is that by showing others that young people today can make a difference, that we all can inspire the next generation of leaders to shape the world they want to live in.

WDCSA will host light refreshments from 6:45-7:30, followed by Austin and Dave's presentation from
7:30-8:30. Please RSVP by e-mailing John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com.


Monday, August 3, 2009
MBA Admissions Panel
The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC

The Penn Club of Washington, DC is hosting a FREE panel, sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, to provide you with information on the MBA application process.
 
The panel will feature admissions representatives from Kellogg, Harvard, Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton and they will discuss what admissions committees seek in a B-school candidate. Topics will include academic standing, professional experience, interviews, letters of recommendations and essays.

6:15 to 7:00 pm: event registration and sign-in
7:00 to 8:30 pm: panelists remarks about various admissions topics followed by open Q&A
8:30 pm: opportunity to meet further with the MBA admissions committee members
 
Click here to sign up or email danielle.s.barr@gmail.com for more information.
 
Please note that while the panel is free and open to all, space is limited and this event drew an audience of over 500 last year.  We hope to see you there!

Ivy Social Club Tour & Reception
Saturday, August 8 4-6pm
Anderson House Museum, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC (One block west of Dupont Circle)

The Ivy Social Club is hosting a guided tour of the Anderson House Museum followed by a wine and
cheese reception. Admission is $10, prepaid admission only. Anderson House is a spectacular mansion built in the Late Renaissance Revival style between 1902 and 1905 as the winter home of Isabel and Larz Anderson III by the architectural firm of Little and Browne of Boston and is widely regarded as their best work. The Andersons furnished their home with fine and decorative European and Asian art. Larz Anderson III had a distinguished career as a diplomat. He was Second Secretary of the American Legation and Embassy in London, First Secretary of the American Embassy and Charge d'Affaires in Rome, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Tokyo. Following Ambassador Anderson's death in 1937, his widow presented Anderson House along with much of the building's original art and furnishings to the Society of the Cincinnati.

Send check payable to MIT Club of Washington to Greg Howland, 6312 Carnegie Drive, Bethesda MD
20817. Please write the name of your school on the check. Contact gregoryhowland@fastmail.fm or
www.ivysinglesdc.com for more information.


Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 9, 6pm

The book group will discuss The Great Gatsby on Sunday, August 9, at 6:00PM. The September
13th book is Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China by John Pomfret.
To become a member, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/wdcsabooks or for information, email Alison Westfall at alisoncolew@hotmail.com. New members are welcome.


Cardozo Senior High School
Beautification Project
Saturday, August 22, 8am-1pm
1300 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC

Help Stanford Help DC Public Schools!
Washington DC's School Beautification project is a partnership with community organizations to help
our schools get ready for the first day of classes This year, a group of Cardinal volunteers will be
working at Cardozo Senior High School. Come and join us! The work will be manageable (painting, cleaning, minor repairs), and the time commitment is minimal.

Cardozo Senior High is also easy to get to on Metro:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardozo_Senior_High_School

Please contact Steven Kelts, Ph.D. '02, to Volunteer: kelts@gwu.edu


Meet Former Stanford Women’s
Basketball Star Candice Wiggins
Sunday, August 30 4-7pm
Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington DC

Come watch the Washington Mystics take on the Minnesota Lynx and meet former Stanford standout
Candice Wiggins! Candice finished her Stanford career as the all-time leading scorer in both Stanford and Pac-10 women's basketball history. She led the Cardinal to the National Championship game in 2008, where she completed a four-time All American career. She is currently one of the top young players in the WNBA. After watching Candice on the court, the Stanford group will meet her following the game.

Tickets have been arranged through the Washington Mystics to sit Stanford alumni in the same sections. Upper level seats are $9. A limited number of lower level tickets are available for $28. The upper level seats are normally $15/ticket and the lower level seats are normally $60/ticket.

Reserve your ticket by Friday, August 28 below. Tickets will be distributed just outside of Will Call by a WDCSA representative. The Verizon Center is located directly above the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop (red, yellow, and green lines). Please email John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com with any questions. See you at the game!

 

Stanford Football is Coming This Way!!!
Saturday, September 12, 12pm
Winston-Salem, NC
STANFORD AT WAKE FOREST FOOTBALL!!!

The 2009 Cardinal football team will take the field in Winston-Salem, NC against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Join us for all the action as the WDCSA sponsors a road trip to this game. Use the links listed here to sign up for any or all aspects of this fun outing:

TRAVEL - A 12 passenger van will leave the front/ main entrance of Terminal A, National Airport
promptly at noon on Friday, September 11, 2009, returning immediately after the game on Saturday. A
second van will leave at 6:00pm on Friday from the same location and will also return immediately after
the game. Light refreshments will be provided on the bus for the 6 hour trip down and back. Cost to ride on the van is $35 per person. THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVING SEATS ON EITHER OF THE VANS IS SEPTEMBER 1st.

LODGING – A block of rooms has been reserved at the Graylyn International Conference Center, 1900
Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 (336-758-2425) for Friday night at a cost of $162.50
for a single and $20 for an extra person sharing the room. Breakfast is included. Telephone or email
Katie Bills KBills@graylyn.com to make your reservation ASAP. Ask for the Stanford Alumni DC
Club rate and mention Matt Britt, Corporate Account Manager.

DINNER – A reservation has been made at The Old Fourth Street Filling Station Restaurant
www.theoldfourthstreetfillingstation.com/index.html
for 7pm dinner on Friday night. The OFSFSR is a
highly recommended icon of the area. Alumni from other clubs and SAA staff members have been invited to join us. Sign up for this so that we can notify the restaurant of the size of our group. Payment for the dinner is dutch-treat.

TAILGATE – The Stanford Alumni Association has organized a tailgate party that will begin at 9:30am on the patio/pavilion at Lawrence Joel Coliseum (directions on the sign-up link). The ticket price for
the tailgate is $20 General Admission, $15 Young Alumni, $10 children 12 and younger. Stanford
Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby will be a speaker. Use the link below to purchase tickets.

GAME TICKETS – Football game tickets (in the Stanford section) cost $25 (instead of the standard
$35) and can be ordered from Ike Fullard at Wake Forest by writing to him at fullaril@wfu.edu or by
calling him at 336-758-5010. Tickets must be purchased by September 7.

Register for van and Friday night dinner: http:// pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event5762reg
Register for tailgate and for other information about the weekend: www.stanfordalumni.org/erc/
regional/detail.html?cid=205710&ref=erc

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Neal jnealpe@gmail.com 202-367-6360 or Chris Shinkman
c.shinkman@verizon.net 301-229-4427. GO CARDINAL !


MEMBER PROFILE: BETTY BYRNE

At the age of 60, Betty Byrne, BS ’55, retired from her communications career to further pursue her interest in opera. She has worked as an education docent for the Washington National Opera (WNO) for the past fifteen years conducting programs for thousands of local students. She incorporates her
love of opera with her passion for education by sharing opera history, a “hands on” create and produce original opera program, and study of the stage craft with her students. She also worked with the Washington Opera Costume Studio. Betty is active with various area arts organizations and
currently serves on the board of the Wagner Society of Washington DC. Betty enthusiastically leads a group of about 100 local alums every year to the Kennedy Center for performances by the Washington National Opera through her work with Stanford at the Opera.


EVENT SPOTLIGHT:
WDCSA WELCOMED DEAN FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE, SCOTTY MCLENNAN

More than 50 alumni visited the Stanford in Washington House to hear Dean of Religious Life, Scotty
McLennan address religion in politics. on July 22. Reverend McLennan, who has been Dean at Stanford since January 2001, drew on topics covered in his latest book "Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All" to open a dialogue on the "Separation of Church and State in the Obama Administration." Drawing on numerous historical examples, he led an engaging question-and-answer session about how the role of religion in politics has changed over time, citing presidential speeches and actions.


Stanford at the Opera FALL 2009

Barber of Seville - Rossini
Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:30 pm
An audience all-time favorite with Lawrence Brownlee direct from his “brilliant” MET debut as the
Count. Deadline for ordering is August 14. Tickets will be mailed week of August 17.

Falstaff – Verdi
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Starring Washington area favorites Gordon Hawkins as Falstaff and Betsy Bishop as Meg Page.
Deadline for ordering is September 18. Tickets will be mailed week of September 21.
Orchestra $151.50; 2nd Tier $ 76.50.

For tickets - send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty @ bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.
All performances are by the Washington National Opera (WNO) and are at the Kennedy Center.

Interested in “Gotterdammerung” (concert version)? Saturday, November 7 @ 5 pm. Orchestra $ 121.50
and $ 61.50. Let me know soon and I will try to reserve a block.

Stanford in the News

• “From the Bronze Age of China to Japan’s Floating World”, an exciting new exhibition will open at
the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford on July 29, 2009 and run through October 18, 2009.
• NanoLab, a miniature, portable bioassay invented by two Stanford doctoral students, will allow
individuals to “literally take health care into their own hands”.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: John Smithson, ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427
Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, ’06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ‘61, jim.finucane@yahoo.com, (301) 365-3485
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Young Alumni: Laura Villanueva, ’06, laura694@gmail.com
Community Service: Christina Russell ’96, carussell17@comcast.net, Steven Kelts PhD '02 kelts@gwu.edu
CAN Representatives: Jill Pepper ‘93, jill@teamcoalition.org; Giselle Gaitan ‘06, Giselle.gaitan@gmail.com
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, ’79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, ’81, charmperry@aol.com
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: August 17, 2009