Washington, DC Stanford Association May 1997 Newsletter

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - click below for more info:

May 12 Marketable Skills for the 21st Century
May 17 Faculty Speaker Event: The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China (Richard Vinograd)
May 30 Over 30 Singles Event

Monday, May 12
MARKETABLE SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (in conjunction with the Stanford Business School Alumni Association)

Time: 6:45 Beverages and light fare
         7:20 Presentation followed by questions and answers
Place: Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave NW (Woodley Park Metro)

Send check for $10 to SBSAA* to: Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St. NW, #W814
Washington DC 20008.  202-244-4546

Career on track? Planning for the future? Positioning yourself for 2002? Networking regularly?

Hear from a leading Stanford career counselor and people in recruiting and human resources what you can do now to have the skills that will be sought after in the future. Find out how to assess your skills and learn what you need to do to be competitive and have a meaningful career in the 21st century from:

Dr. Margaret New, founder of The Middleburg Group, holds graduate degrees in Counseling and Education from Stanford University and U.C.L.A.. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, International Association of Career Management Professionals and the Metropolitan Area Career/Life Planning Network. Dr. New's approach to mapping a career looks at what an individual loves to do and what they do well. With her guidance and experience, the search for a meaningful career becomes a process of discovery for the individual rather than simply preparing to find a job.

Mr. Neil Mann (SEP '90), VP of Human Resources (HR) for Aerotek, is responsible for all aspect of personnel administration. With over 30,000 people, Aerotek is the world's largest technical staffing company and has served companies such as MCI, AT&T, and Marriot for over 10 years. Mr. Mann served as Vice President of HR for Amtrak for 8 years before joining Aerotek in 1995.

Ms. Ellen Kidwell, Consultant to Interactive Insurance Services for Human Resources, is responsible for the continuing staffing needs of this Internet start up company now owned by Intuit. She previously worked for Borg Warner Industries in HR and holds degrees from Ohio State University.

Ms. Jennifer Gertenbach, Ass't Director HR, Hyatt Crystal City, is responsible for all aspects of staffing and many personnel issues. She has been in the hospitality industry for over 17 years.

Saturday May 17
The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China

Dr. Richard Vinograd,
Professor and Chair, Department of Art at Stanford
Walters Art Gallery, 600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD; (410) 547-9000
Send check payable to WDCSA to: Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N. 27th Street, Arlington, VA 22207

Program Schedule:

6:15: Event Registration (Outside Graham Auditorium, Lower Lobby Entrance)
6:45: Faculty lecture (Graham Auditorium)
7:45: Reception (Lower Lobby)
8:30: Viewing of The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China (3rd Floor Gallery)

About the Museum Exhibit:

This exhibition is the first ever in the United States to focus on the brilliant First Emperor of China (Emperor Qin Shihuangdi; 259-210 B.C.), the man who established the country of China and built the Great Wall. Highlights include 14 spectacular life-size terra cotta tomb figures from what is recognized as the archeological find of the century-- the discovery in 1974 in Xian, China, of the magnificent buried army of the First Emperor. The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China will be an unforgettable experience of one of the most remarkable times and legacies the world has ever known. This evening is the last that the blockbuster exhibit will be open; afterwards, the statues return to China forever. This evening, Stanford has reserved a premium timed entrance slot for alumni and friends. Don't miss this to see, learn, and be entertained.

About the Speaker

Richard Vinograd came to Stanford in 1989 and has served as chair of the Department of Art since 1995. Previously he was professor and chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California, and he was a member of the faculty at Columbia University. Professor Vinograd is an internationally known expert on Chinese painting, and has lectured at museums and conferences around the world, including the Central Institute of Fine Arts in Beijing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He has written or contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, essays, and articles, and his most recent book, Boundaries of the Self: Chinese Portraits, 1600-1900, was published in 1992. Professor Vinograd received his BA from UCLA, and his MA and PhD from UC-Berkeley.


Walters Art Gallery is located in Midtown Baltimore at 600 North Charles Street, one half mile north of The Inner Harbor.

(From Washington DC) I-95 North past Baltimore Beltway to 395 North, Take Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Exit, MLK North approximately 1 mile, Turn right at Druid Hill Avenue, Four blocks down on the left.

Parking: Street and pay-lot parking are available.

Event Cost: $17 per person, includes faculty lecture, reception, and viewing of the Special Exhibit, First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China ($7 per person for faculty lecture and reception only)

Please reply by Friday, May 9, 1997. We regret no refunds thereafter. Reservations that include gallery admission are limited to the first 150 persons. Please reply early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will not be mailed; your name will be held at the door. For additional event information, please call Dell Wilkinson ('86): (703) 237-4818.

Friday, May 30
The Heurich House Museum

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington DC 20036
Checks (payable to WDCSA) to
Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 486-0952.

Over-30 singles are invited to the Heurich House Museum on Friday, May 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Heurich House Museum is the headquarters of The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., which is co-sponsoring this event with the Washington Wellesley Club.

The only late-Victorian house museum and garden park in the city, the Heurich House Museum features beautiful reception rooms and a lovely garden which will be open for guests, weather permitting.

In the Eleanor Medill Patterson Gallery of Washington History, guests may view the exhibition Black and White and Red, White, and Blue, a photographic survey of African Americans, Anglo Americans, the federal government, and the interactions of the three groups in creating Washington's culture immediately following World War II.

The museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, at the corner of 20th Street. The nearest metro is two blocks north at the Dupont Circle station on Q and 20th Streets. Street parking is available after 6:30 pm, and parking garages are nearby.

Advance registration is $15. Admission at the door will be $25 if space is available. There will be a cash bar, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Space is limited, so reserve early to ensure your place.

Volunteer Opportunities!

The Historical Society of Washington D.C. welcomes volunteers and offers training for a number of volunteer positions. The Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and teaching the history of Washington as hometown as well as the nation's capital. Volunteers are needed to serve as docents in the Heurich House Museum; hosts for programs, lectures, tours, and workshops for adults and children; and assistants in the Research Library's extensive collection of photographs, maps, manuscripts, and books.

Internet savvy volunteers or interns are needed to assist the Society in the design of a World Wide Web page. Experience with HTML and Web design are necessary. Scheduling is very flexible.

Also, the Society could put to good use any spare 286, 386, or 486 computer which needs a new home.

For additional information on volunteering or Society membership, please contact Debra Vanderhoven at (202) 785-2068.



Membership Information: Paul Garrett, BA '92 (703) 227-6352 Paul_Garrett@mail.amsinc.com; Sherry Abel, BA '64 (202) 244-4568
Stanford Club Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bill Pegram, BA '73, MBA '77 (703) 486-0952 dcstanlum@aol.com
Vice President: Kendall Andrews, BA '90 (301) 718-6483 KABethesda@aol.com
Newsletter: Katie Gray, BA '90 (202) 237-6377 KatieGray@grays.org