WDCSA NEWSLETTER October 2016

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Football Viewing Parties Fall 2016
Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW Washington, DC

Come join fellow alumni and cheer on the Cardinal this season at our official bar, Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Ventnor is accessible by public transit on the Red Line (DuPont Circle and Woodley Park) or the Green/Yellow Line (Columbia Heights and U Street). Go Cardinal!
October Schedule: Saturday, October 15th vs. Notre Dame 7:30 PM EDT Kick-Off
Saturday, October 22nd vs. Colorado TBD
Saturday, October 29th vs. Arizona TBD

Check out our Facebook page for updates (www.facebook.com/groups/192108686046/). Cardinal Young Alumni Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/9607603763/

Questions? Contact Patricia Arty, '10, at patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, October 9 5-7:45 pm
McLean, Va

The book group will discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the potluck dinner.

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture.

Upcoming book selections:
November 13th- Regeneration by Pat Barker
December 11th- The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski

For more information, please contact Jennifer Presley, MA '78, Ph.D. '81 at Jenniferbpresley@gmail.com.

Understanding the Populist Backlash in the 2016 Presidential Election Museum Tour and Talk
Wednesday, October 12 4:30-7 pm
The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW Washington, DC

Join local Stanford alums for a special event at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. From 6pm to 7pm, Dr. Lara Brown will be presenting "Understanding the 2016 Presidential Election and the Populist Backlash that Has Been Decades in the Making." Free for WDCSA members; $5 for non-members.

Dr. Lara Brown is an associate professor and Program Director of The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. Her most recent book is Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants.

For those able to arrive earlier, please join us for coffee and a tour of this wonderful museum. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at 6pm for the lecture.

Event Schedule:
4:30-5 pm: Coffee and mingling
5-5:15 pm: Museum Director Dr. John Wetenhall, '85, PhD '88,will provide a brief welcome
5:15-6 pm: Exhibition tour
6:00-7 pm: Presentation

Register here: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22256.

Presidential Election Panel
Wednesday, October 26 6:30-8:00 pm
Stanford in Washington 2661 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC

WDCSA will welcome four experts for an exciting evening to hear diverse insights fresh from the 2016 campaign trail:
1) Dave Fahrenthold, Washington Post: covering the presidential campaign with front page investigative articles
2) Ron Elving, Senior Editor, Washington Desk, NPR; and regular voice on NPR’s Politics Podcast
3) Doyle McManus, LA Times, and frequent guest on PBS Washington Week, CBS Face the Nation
4) Nancy Tate, Co-Chair, 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative; former Executive Director, League of Women Voters.

Purchase your tickets, $15 for WDCSA members/ guests and $20 for non-members/guests, by Oct. 26 by visiting https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=21711.

Refreshments will be available from 6:30-7; the presenters begin promptly at 7 pm. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to hear from professionals covering U.S. electoral politics in 2016! Questions? Contact Garry or Barbara Tyran '75 at gktyran@aol.com or 301-652-6632.

Boomers to Busters Ghosts of Georgetown Tour
Friday, October 28 7-8:30 pm
Georgetown Washington, DC

Did you see "The Exorcist" in a movie theater? Then come to the Ghosts of Georgetown Tour, which starts at the Old Stone House, 3051 M Street NW, and ends at "The Exorcist" stairs at 36th and Prospect Street NW.

Selected as the best ghost tour by Washingtonian Magazine, this private tour will put you in the Halloween mood! Billed as a "creepy, cosmic and sometimes comic crawl through paranormal Georgetown - DC's most historic and absurdly haunted neighborhood!" Join us as we hear about some of Georgetown's secrets.

Tour takes place rain or shine and is around 1.5 miles. Every year this tour has sold out. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10 to 21 - minimum age is 10. Closest metro is Foggy Bottom, from there walk 10 minutes or take the Circulator or 30s buses. Parking is tight in Georgetown but there are commercial lots at Wisconsin and M.

To sign up click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghosts-of-georgetown-private-walking-tourtickets-26272430547.

If you have questions about the tour, contact Margot Ross at margot.j.ross@gmail.com.

For more information about BtoB go to: www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters.

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, November 5 6:45-11:45 pm
3010 Williams Dr. Merrifield, VA

Admission for players with advance registration is $25 by check or credit card. Door admission for players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players.

For further information and to register, visit www.yaleclubdc.org.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, November 15 7:30 pm
Mother's Federal Hill Grille 1113 S. Charles St. Baltimore, MD

The November selection is Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Stanford Professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. This book is the essence of the most popular class at Stanford - "Designing Your Life."

Read the book, do the homework, and let’s talk about our discoveries over delicious food.

The January selection is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P'14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871.

Stanford at the Opera
Wednesday, November 16 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center Washington, DC

'La fille du regiment' THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Military might meets aristocratic delight in this stylish production of Donizetti's masterful opera comique, which blends instantly hummable melodies and flagwaving anthems with innocent romance and plenty of slapstick 'faux pas.' Among all the vocal acrobatics, perhaps the most famous is the show-stopping 'Ah mes amis' (Ah, my friends) sometimes dubbed the 'Mount Everest' of arias, requiring the tenor to sing a succession of high C's! Our Captain of the 'High C's' is Lawrence Brownlee!

Back Stage tour prior to opera available to ALL ticket holders!

BUY TICKETS NOW! Prime Orchestra $145.50 ; 2nd Tier $96. Register and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22320 or send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 19 Kick-off TBD
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
3421 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC

It's time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 119th Big Game! The Washington D.C. Stanford Association is cohosting the annual Big Game viewing party with the Cal Alumni Association. Come out and support the Cardinal as we crush those Bears!

Registration and event details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Get Involved

WDCSA Basketball Are you interested in playing competitive co-ed basketball with fellow alumni beginning in January? Contact Greg Billings billings.g@gmail.com

Stanford In the News

The Class of 2020 arrived on campus September 20th for orientation activities, including the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony in the Inner Quad. Ten percent of the first-year students are international students and 3 percent are permanent residents of the United States. Slightly more than half of them are female – 50.8 percent – and 49.2 percent are male. The vast majority – 94.5 percent – ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Fifteen percent are the first members of their families to attend a four-year college. One is a military service veteran.

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: President: Kevin Coyne, MS ’02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org
Vice-President: Mike Kass, ’01, JD ’06, mkass01@gmail.com, Nina Rodriguez, MS '05,   ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster and Email Newsletter: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, '77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, '73, MBA '77, bill@billpegram.com, (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, '06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Young Alumni: Patricia Arty, ’10, patricia.arty@gmail.com
Community Service: Meaghan Conway, '14, mnconway@alumni.stanford.edu
Stanford Black Alumni Assoc: Latisha Chisolm, '07, latisha.chisholm@gmail.com Jamelia Morgan, '06, jamelianatasha@gmail.com
Parents Connection: Helene Myers, P'14, cedarhouse@comcast.net
Capitol Alumni Network: Greg Billings '88 billings.g@gmail.com
Stanford Military Service Network: David Henry, '92, david@stanfordalumni.org Adriana Lopez, '04, aclopez@stanfordalumni.org
Ivy Singles: Charlotte Perry, '81, charmperry@gmail.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Margaret "Maggie" New, '66, maggie@middleburggroup.com

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