February 2012 Newsletter
Have you seen the SportsCenter Top 10 plays lately? They are full of alley-oops, half-court buzzer-beaters, and crazy blocked shots.
If you are craving a little basketball LIVE and IN PERSON, you are in luck!
We are going to a Washington Wizards game THIS WEDNESDAY! And did we get some great seats at some great prices for you! The Wizards are taking on their Eastern Conference rival New York Knicks, with Stanford class of 2010 Landry Fields at guard.
We have confirmed early access to Verizon Center to watch warm-ups at 5 PM. The entry location for warm-ups will be sent to everyone who registers after purchasing tickets.
Ticket prices are as follows: $17 for the upper level - sections 405-412, 422-429 ($14 discount); $35 for the Acela Club level - sections 202 213 217 228 Rows H-L, 225-227, 218-220 ($35 discount); $75 for the lower level - sections 102, 103, 108, 109, 113, 114, 119, 120 ($10 discount).
Click here to purchase your tickets for this game. https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=wizards&o=18498002&g=1986.
The promo code is wizards.
You better hurry, the game is THIS WEDNESDAY. You don’t want to miss this!
The book club will meet at at the home of Jennifer Presley to discuss the novel The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. For information on the book club, email Alison Westfall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford at Arena Stage
Thursday, February 23 8-10 pm
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
Come see Stanford Alum Geoff Sobelle at Arena Stage's production of "The Elephant Room." We have a special discounted ticket price of $30, which includes a drink voucher. Attendees will be able to meet with cast members after the show.
Call 202-488-4380 to purchase tickets. Mention that you are with the Stanford group to get the special pricing. Payment is due once you call, so have your credit cards handy. Purchase your tickets in advance as the show might sell out!
See the link below for information about the play. www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/elephant-room/
Any questions/comments, please email email@example.com.
Ivy Singles Happy Hour
Friday, February 24 6:30-8:30 pm
1610 20th Street, NW
The Columbia University Club of Washington and the Washington Wellesley Club are hosting an Ivy Singles Social Club Happy Hour.
The party will be held in the private library of this historic Victorian row house in the heart of Dupont Circle. Enjoy a relaxing evening of good company over hearty hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Darlington House is located one half block from the Dupont Circle Metro, use Q Street exit. The Colonial Parking Lot is behind the PNC Bank entrance between Dupont Circle and Massachusetts Ave. For prepaid reservations, send $25 check, payable to Washington Wellesley Club, to Nancy Tate, 901 N. Monroe Street, Apt. 705, Arlington, VA 22201 by Tuesday, February 21st. Please note your school on the check. RSVP's and walk-ins are $35. Questions? Email Nancy.Tate@hotmail.com or call 703-527-9265. Darlington House is not easily handicapped accessible. Please contact us if you will need assistance.
Stanford alum Katharine Read and her husband will host our third Stanford Potluck dinner at their home in Glover Park. These casual dinners have been very successful so far because of the great mix of "young" and "old" Stanford alums in attendance who have brought great food to share and who come interested in meeting others in their field of interest.
If you live in the DC, Virginia or Maryland area, are a Stanford grad, and are in the foreign affairs field, please contact Tom Kohn ('83) firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Kogan ('09) email@example.com for more details.
Stanford Day at the Races
Sunday, April 29 1pm
Middleburg Hunt Point to Point Races
Get out your hat and binoculars for a day at the Middleburg Races!
Rain or shine
The admission price of $25.00 per person will cover tasty tailgate picnic and libations in a patron space overlooking the finish line. Children under 12 are free.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by April 21 with a check payable to WDCSA and send to Margaret "Maggie" New, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933.
Tickets and directions will be mailed to you.
For further information, call Margaret "Maggie" New 703-298-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA PREMIERE! Thursday, May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Verdi's powerful blockbuster about the defeat, enslavement, and exile of the ancient Babylonian Jews by King Nabucco features a grand and gorgeous score. Thaddeus Strassberger's new production will transport you to the lost wonders of the world to witness a royal family at odds with their nation and each other.
BUY TICKETS NOW!
Prime Orchestra $146.50; 2nd Tier $ 79. For tickets - send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at email@example.com or 202.483.4048. All performances are by the Washington National Opera (WNO) and are at the Kennedy Center.
- Stanford Professor Mike McFaul was sworn in as Ambassador to Russia by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on January 10th. McFaul is a professor of political science at Stanford, a Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies. To read the full transcript of Secretary Clinton's speech, visit the following link: www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/01/180402.htm.
- Stanford University released a comprehensive examination of teaching and learning that says students need knowledge, but they also need to develop capacities for continued intellectual growth, and the ability to apply the skills and knowledge they accrued at Stanford to the novel challenges awaiting them in the wider world. Visit http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/january/faculty-senate-setup-012612.html to view the full report.
- Washington, DC area Stanford alum, Brooke Salkoff '91, has created a kayak.com type website called CampEasy for viewing, comparing, and scheduling summer camps for children.
- Tenured Computer Science Professor Sebastian Thrun is leaving Stanford and hoping to teach 500,000 students through an online start-up.
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION
President: John Smithson, ‘05, firstname.lastname@example.org, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, email@example.com, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 517-9082
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, email@example.com
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, email@example.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06, email@example.com
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jackie Crespo, '05, email@example.com
Parents Initiative: Melissa Clark P '12, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 656-3560
Community Service: vacant
Capitol Alumni Network: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, email@example.com, Greg Billings '88 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, '79, email@example.com, Charlotte Perry, '81, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Office Liaisons: Andrea Hirsch, '78 email@example.com Carolina Gutierrez, '05, MA '06 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #500, Arlington, VA 22202 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc
Revised: February 6, 2012