Washington DC Stanford Association October 2005 Newsletter

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Sep-Jan Flag Football
Every Saturday in October Stanford Football Game Watching
Sun 10/9 Stanford Book Club
Tue 10/18 The Way Forward in Iraq with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Tue 10/18 Vienna Teng at Wolf Trap Barns
Fri 10/28 Ivy Singles at Women's Democratic Club
Tue 11/1 WDCSA Board Meeting
Wed 11/9 Stanford Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley
Sat 11/19 Stanford vs. Cal BIG GAME!

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun), Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball league, Stanford won its first flag football game vs. Arizona on September 25. In a thrilling comeback -- down 12-0 -- Stanford prevailed 19-12. A notable accomplishment as many teams do not win a game the first year in this competitive, co-ed league. The team welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a good time on the ellipse. Our next game will be on 9 October against Texas. For more information, contact Matt Cordova '94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net, (202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal


Stanford Football Game Watching
Every Saturday in October
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, near the Foggy Bottom Metro

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, the official sponsor of our Stanford CAN softball and flag football teams, has "Direct Ticket" and will be showing all Stanford football games on TV at 5pm Eastern for all October games except Oct. 15 when it will be at 6pm. McFadden's will offer us drink and food specials. The Stanford schedule: Oct. 8 vs. Washington State, Oct. 15 vs. Arizona, Oct. 22 vs. Arizona State, Oct. 29 vs. UCLA.


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Oct. 9 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Location: TBA

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss Radical Evolution: the Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies--and What It Means to be Human by Joel Garreau. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com. Contact Alison for information about meeting location. For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group." The directions will be sent out from the Yahoo website this week. For people who like to plan ahead, the November book is Victory by Joseph Conrad.


The Way Forward in Iraq
Tuesday, Oct 18 6:30-8:00pm, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St., NW, Free (Please RSVP)

Join Rajiv Chandrasekaran, '94, The Washington Post's former bureau chief in Baghdad, for a discussion about the past, present and future in Iraq. Rajiv spent two years in Iraq for The Post, chronicling the lead-up to the war and the aftermath. He is currently a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, where he is writing a book about the American occupation to be published next year. Rajiv will share his perspectives on Iraq's constitutional process, the upcoming referendum, the American exit strategy and media coverage of the story.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324. Entrance is free and light refreshments will be served from 6:30-7:00pm. Enter the Washington Post Building on 15th Street between L & M Streets.


Vienna Teng at the Wolf Trap Barns, Tuesday, Oct. 18 8PM, $18

Vienna Teng '00 (also known as Cynthia Shih) performs in her Wolf Trap Barns debut. After graduating from Stanford in Computer Science, she worked at Cisco Systems till summer 2002. She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, the CBS Early Show, and NPR Weekend edition. An eloquent signer and pianist, she has been compared to Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. For tickets, visit www.wolftrap.org/performances/show101805.html. For more information, visit www.viennateng.com


Ivy Singles – Women’s National Democratic Club
Friday, October 28 6:30 - 9:00 PM, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC

Hosted by the Cornell Club of Washington. Join us for an evening of exceptional non-partisan company and conversation in the Adlai Stevenson Ballroom of the Woman's National Democratic Club.

The Woman's National Democratic Club is located near Dupont Circle in the Whittemore House, one of Washington's most elegant, historic mansions with ten function rooms and a garden. Each room displays political campaign memorabilia, portraits, photographs, political cartoons, antique furnishings in handsomely appointed rooms, such as the antique filled Marjorie Merriweather Post Parlor. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum features special exhibits like its 2002, The Kennedys: A Legacy of Style and Substance.

Sarah Adams Whittemore, a descendant of President John Adams, commissioned Washington architect Harvey Page to design the home in 1892. Whittemore sold the building to the Woman's National Democratic Club in 1927. The House was placed on the DC Register in 1964 and on the National Register in 1973.

Reservations: $25 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday, October 24th. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. $30 for email (Spiekare@cs.com) or phone reservations (703-281-4311) by Oct 24th and walk-ins. For more info, please see Ivy Singles website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.


WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 1 7:00-8:00pm, Stanford in Washington House (2661 Connecticut Ave, NW)

Looking to reconnect with Stanford? Now is the time! WDCSA is kicking off another great year of Stanford programming. All are welcome to come onBOARD with the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next meeting will take place November 1 at 7 PM. Hope to see you then! Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324.


Stanford Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley: Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies
Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:30 - 8 PM, Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave, NW, Free (Please RSVP)

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies tells the story of how the market for temporary professionals operates from the perspective of the contractors who do the work, the managers who employ them, the permanent employees who work beside them, and the staffing agencies who broker deals. Based on a year of field work in three staffing agencies, life histories with over seventy contractors and studies of workers in some of America's best known firms, the book dismantles the myths of temporary employment and offers instead a grounded description of how contracting works.

Stephen R. Barley is the Charles M. Pigott Professor of Management Science and Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford's School of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Barley is currently studying contingent work among engineers and software developers in the Silicon Valley. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, banking, computers, electronics and aerospace.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold (wdcsa.president@gmail.com or 202.256.1324). The event is free and light refreshments are served from 6:30-7:00pm.


Stanford vs. Cal Big Game, Saturday, Nov. 19 7:00pm EST

Mark your calendars for this year’s Big Game, which will kick off at 7:00pm EST! Join us for the Annual Stanford-Cal Big Game Party!

All Stanford fans are invited to McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C., on November 19, 2005 to watch Cardinal football take on rival UC Berkeley. We will be joined at McFadden's by the DC Area Berkeley Alumni Association. More details to follow!

If you are interested in helping plan the Big Game Party, contact Urvi Parekh (parekhu@gmail.com, 405-822-6462).


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: Lindsay Arnold, ’02, wdcsa.president@gmail.com, (202) 256-1324
Vice-Presidents: Chris Shinkman, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427
Kelly McKenzie, ’03, kellmck@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net 703-486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Jeff Lee ‘03, MA ’04
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: October 17, 2005