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									Colonial Cable – October 2005


Greetings fellow alumni –

Colonials Weekend is upon us, October 21 – 23, and we look forward to welcoming our alumni
back to campus. Colonials Weekend is GW's annual celebration for the entire community, and
alumni are attending several events held in their honor. You won’t want to miss the annual Kick-
off Party on Friday night, the Colonial Lecture series, Colonials Village, and the Deans’
Receptions on Saturday afternoon. There are also 5th, 10th, and 25th reunions for undergraduate
classes, as well as classes in the Law School and School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Don’t
miss this opportunity to visit and re-experience your alma mater by participating in the
weekend’s events. See you there!

Scott M. Mory, BA ’96, JD ’99
Executive Director of Alumni Programs

P.S. Alumni from the classes of 1980, 1995, and 2000 are sending in their personal GW stories
for their reunion memory books. To read a sampling of these GW memories, please click read


Robin (Steinberg) Goldwater
Director, Reimbursement and Specialty Services, Renal Division Genzyme Corporation

My university experience at GW was nothing less than a watershed event in my life. It was such
an important time of self-discovery and evolution on so many levels that much of my experience
to this day can be traced back to my years at GW in one way or another. Since graduating from
GW with a BBA in accounting, I have earned a second bachelor’s degree in nursing and have
been fortunate enough to have spent the last 12 years at a company where I have been able to
merge these two educational experiences. My husband and I live in a suburb of Boston, Mass.,
with our son (seven). I have maintained relationships with close friends from GW who have
become more of an extended family; it is with them that I plan on attending this reunion. It is
truly amazing to me that more years have gone by since we graduated from GW than had gone
by in my life up to the point of graduation. This was such a special place to go to school and such
a wonderful environment of dynamic learning in the classroom, on the campus, and in the city. I
meet alumni from time to time in my work or through my child’s school and there is an instant
communication and understanding of where we come from – a bonding, if you will, that one
cannot get from other experiences.


Jason A. Bezis

From 1995 to 1999, I worked for Jack Faucett Associates, a Bethesda-based economic and public
policy consulting firm. In 2002, I graduated from Berkeley Law School, where I was an editor of
the California Law Review. I am now a trial attorney for the State of California in San Francisco.

The first floor residents of Thurston Hall were a close-knit group in 1991-1992. I fondly recall
our dinners together in the Thurston cafeteria – somehow the words “New Jersey” worked their
way into every discussion (the Jersey Turnpike was tantamount to the Prime Meridian at GW,
the reference point for all geographic locations). I also remember conversing with an African
computer science major that had never used a computer before GW. It made me appreciate the
disadvantages that others had overcome to be there, carrying the dreams and sacrifices of many
others with them.

Who can forget those mid-night fire alarms at Thurston? I recall evacuating to the Marvin Center
early one morning. After another fire alarm, a diplomatic procession sped past our impromptu
pajama party on F Street.

Many of us were eyewitnesses to changing political fortunes through internships on the Hill or at
the White House. We entered GW in August 1991 with a collapsing Soviet Union heralding the
end of the Cold War era, Congress dominated by Democrats, and a popular but weakening
President Bush. We left GW in May 1995 with the Oklahoma City bombing ushering an era of
domestic terrorism, a Republican Congress abuzz with the Gingrich “Contract With America,”
and a weakened President Clinton whose 1996 re-election was uncertain. Due to terrorism
concerns, the White House stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue closed a few days after our rained-
out graduation ceremony.

Only at GW can a student be so immersed in the people and places that shape the American
polity, sometimes in strange ways. I recall one evening when I attended a course taught by 1972
Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, shopped for dinner at the Watergate
Safeway, and went to a GW event that included an infamous Watergate burglar as a panelist.

The proximity of GW to the White House complex made our school a special place. The sight of
a half-mast flag on the OEOB at the end of F Street was often the harbinger of bad news, just as
the appearance of foreign flags commenced the excitement of an imminent state visit. Many of
us may remember Vice President and Mrs. Gore hosting the health care summit in the Smith
Center and Czech President Vaclev Havel’s reception in the Marvin Center ballroom in spring
1993, Senator Paul Wellstone chatting with students on a bench outside the Marvin Theater long
after taping William F. Buckley’s television program in fall 1993, First Lady Hillary Clinton and
Naina Yeltsin’s visit to the Marvin Center for the appearance with pianist van Cliburn in fall
1994, the President and Chelsea Clinton at the U.Mass. basketball game in February 1995
(stopping to pose for photos with GW students, Chelsea Clinton walked back to the White House
through campus with a friend and a Secret Service agent), or Vice President Gore’s March 1995
address on the environment in the Marvin Center theater.
In the classroom, economics Professor Anthony Yezer could always be counted on for wry,
informed commentary about the latest policy debates, involving everything from the global
economy to our “academic theme park..” Classics Professors Gary Meltzer and John Ziolkowski
brought present-day relevance to ancient Greek and Roman literature. Political science professor
Christopher Deering provided a comprehensive course on Congress that was worthy of an
institution blessed with GW’s location.

Within the business school, law instructor Max Richburg did excellent work in “de-mystifying
the law” as he amused us with his “L.A.” (lower Alabama) charm. Lobbyists, diplomats, and
bureaucrats came to the classroom of Professor Reba Carruth to speak (sometimes too candidly)
about the business/government interface. Professor Mark Starik gamely promoted
environmental considerations in business planning. Professor Paul Swiercz provided a rigorous
and humorous course in human resources management (and brilliantly de-constructed
advertisements). Professor Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes brought an infectious enthusiasm to her
marketing class, manifested through our project to improve sales of “National Press Club” logo
products. Professor Laura Birou taught more than just “production/operations management”
when she required students to concoct not only their own ice cream recipes, but also strategic
plans for the rest of their lives.

Likewise, math Professor Taghavi forced students to ponder philosophical questions during the
calculus final exam review sessions which he opened to pupils and non-pupils alike – “Some
people go through life and suddenly realize that they’re dead,” has remained in my mind long
after the derivative and integral formulas faded away.

Let’s remember Jason L. Haight, BA ’95, who was taken from us as he began Duke Law School
a few weeks after our graduation. A proud native of Gillette, Wyoming, he often wore a cowboy
hat at school. His great intelligence was matched only by his genuine concern for others.


Melissa Cohen-Powless

After GW, I moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, to work on a doctorate in industrial/organizational
psychology, which I plan to complete this coming spring. For the past two years, I’ve also been
working as a research analyst for a marketing research company in Maumee, Ohio (near Toledo).
In 2003, I got married to Seth, whom I met after moving to Ohio (and who was man enough to
also hyphenate his last name).

I have many great memories of GW, including joining Alpha Delta Pi, hanging out with my
Lambda Chi Alpha buddies, exploring D.C., walking the monuments at night, attending the
annual free NSO concert at the capital, being a C.F. in Guthridge and having the entire men’s
basketball team under my watch, and making lots of interesting friends from around the U.S. and
the world.

My favorite memory was visiting GW for the first time, when I was about to be a senior in high
school. It was the first week of classes for GW students and Hillel was having a welcome party
for new and returning students. I decided to go and see what it was all about and met Abby, then
a junior. She was so nice and welcoming to me, and made me feel at home at GW. The next
spring, when I was trying to decide between attending GW and one another school, I made
another visit and Abby offered to let me stay with her and show me around. This clinched the
deal, and I made the choice to go to GW. Abby and I stayed friends even until today, and she
even came to my wedding two years ago! She is my longest running GW friend (10 years now!),
and without having met her I don’t know if I would have made the choice to go there. Attending
GW was great preparation for life after college as well as graduate school, and looking back it
was a great choice.


Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen, MPA ’86, was recently named the chief federal officer in charge
of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Allen replaces former FEMA director Michael Brown.

Allen has served in the U.S. Coast Guard since graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
in 1971. On September 11, 2001, he was commander of all Coast Guard operations east of the
Rocky Mountains. After the terrorist attacks, Allen was in charge of securing the ports and
waterways and making sure that local responders in the New York area had the proper vessels,
aircraft, and personnel.

In 2002, Allen was named Coast Guard chief of staff, making him the third highest-ranking
individual in the Coast Guard. In 2000, Allen was awarded a the Department of Public
Administration’s Alumni of the Year Award.


Army Chief Warrant Officer Edgar A. Collins IV, MFS ’00, is currently serving in Iraq as
the detachment commander of the 48th Military Police Detachment, Criminal Investigation
Division. Collins, who attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, has been serving in Iraq
since January 2005.

Andrea Fischer Newman, JD ’83, has been named a member of The Knight Foundation
Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Newman is the chairwoman of the University of
Michigan board of regents and senior vice president for government affairs at Northwest

If you would like to read more class notes, or if you would like to enter one of your own, visit the
class notes section of the GW Alumni Online Community. (If you have not already registered, the
site will guide you through the process.)

OCTOBER 21 – 23
Colonials Weekend is less than three weeks away! The weekend gets a jump-start Friday night
with the annual Kick-off Party at Alumni House from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more
information about all of the exciting events during Colonials Weekend, please click on Colonials
Weekend 2005 under Alumni News below.


Colonials Weekend is less than three weeks away! The weekend gets a jump-start Friday night
with the annual Kick-off Party at Alumni House from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The fun continues
on Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. with Colonials Village, an all-day festival on H Street and
Kogan Plaza, featuring food and entertainment. For those of you who would like some food for
thought, there is a lecture series, including the Elmer L. Kayser lecture, in 1957 E Street NW,
from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, please see the schedule and stories below. For more
information, please visit the Colonials Weekend website.

Colonials Weekend 2005 also features performances by Jon Stewart on Friday at 7 p.m. 10 p.m.,
and the Boston Pops, featuring the New York Voices, on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Smith

Tickets for both Jon Stewart shows are currently sold out. To buy tickets to the Boston Pops,
please visit or call 202-994-7411. Stay tuned to future Colonial
Cables for more details, or visit the Colonials Weekend website for more information.

Colonials Weekend Kick-Off Party
Friday, October 21
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Alumni House
1925 F Street NW
Washington, DC

What a great way to kick-off the weekend! Join fellow GW alumni for this highly attended,
casual evening of reconnecting. Please register online for this event by clicking here.

Class of 2000 Reunion
Saturday, October 22
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Blue Gin
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC
The 5th reunion celebration takes place on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Blue
Gin in Georgetown. Blue Gin is a popular new lounge featuring music, dancing, and excellent
food and drink. The cost of the event is $25 per person and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres,
and a special class souvenir.

Please register online for this event by clicking here.

Class of 1995 Reunion
Saturday, October 22
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

New Location!
1957 E Street NW
7th Floor, City View Room
Washington, DC

The 10th reunion celebration takes place on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 1957
E Street N.W. Please plan to attend and mingle with former classmates and friends. The cost of
the event is $25 per person and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a special class

Please register online for this event by clicking here.

Class of 1980 Reunion
Saturday, October 22
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

New Location!
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

The 25th reunion celebration takes place on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the
Media and Public Affairs Building. Please join your former classmates and mingle on the
seventh floor, an elegant setting surrounded by balconies with stunning views of the city. The
cost of the event is $25 per person and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a special class

Please register online for this event by clicking here.

Class of 1955 Reunion
Friday, October 21
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

University Club
1918 F Street NW
Washington, DC

The 50th reunion celebration takes place on Friday afternoon from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the
University Club. Please join your former classmates and renew college acquaintances. The cost
of the event is $25 per person and includes a cocktail reception and luncheon.

Following the luncheon you may join us on a special guided trolley tour of campus. If you
haven't visited campus in recent years, you'll be amazed at what you see.

Please register online for this event by clicking here.

Colonials Weekend Welcome
Saturday, October 22
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

Please join Senator Michael Enzi, BA ’66, and President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, as they
welcome all alumni, parents, and students to Colonials Weekend. This event is free and seating is
general admission.

Medical Center Reunions
GW Medical Center invites alumni to return to campus during Colonials Weekend to celebrate
their medical class reunions. This year’s reunion classes are: 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975,
1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to reconnect with
old friends and classmates! Highlights of the weekend include individual class parties, a cocktail
party with current and former professors, tours of the new hospital, CME opportunities, and
much more. For more information, please contact Rebecca Leonard at or call

Boston Pops at Colonials Weekend
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will headline GW’s Colonials Weekend, an event for
students, parents, alumni, and the local D.C. community. Under the leadership of Conductor
Keith Lockhart and special guest, New York Voices, the Boston Pops will perform at 9:30p.m on
Saturday, October 22. This matchless performance is being held in the Charles E. Smith Center
on 600 22nd Street, N.W.

Do not miss the opportunity to join the George Washington University for an evening of light
classical music, Broadway show tunes, hits from the big band era, and great jazz pieces with the
Boston Pops and New York Voices. Tickets are on sale at or by
calling 202-994-7411. General admission tickets are $45.
Annual Silent Auction at Colonials Weekend
Saturday, October 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Marvin Center Great Hall, 3rd floor
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

We invite you to participate in this year’s Silent Auction on Saturday, October 22, during
Colonials Weekend 2005, by making a donation to support this event. The proceeds raised from
this year’s Silent Auction will be donated to the Senior Class Gift Campaign and to a University
community service project. In previous years, parents and alumni have donated tickets to
sporting events, the theatre, gift certificates to restaurants, and other personal items. Your gift is
considered a tax-deductible gift-in-kind to the University.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to donate an item for the auction, please
contact Leah Covington-Small, executive assistant for the Office of Parent Services, or Jaime
Spilken, student assistant, Colonials Weekend Silent Auction, at 202-994-2305 or via e-mail at Donations will be accepted up to one week before the event.

New Directions Conference
Sponsored by The Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Saturday, October 22
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Program)
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon and Forum)

Alumni House
1925 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

You are invited to attend the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s New
Directions Conference, an event that has influenced the D.C. metro area’s educational landscape
for three decades. This year’s celebration will feature an interactive open forum for alumni to
address future initiatives of the GSEHD Alumni Association. Other highlights include a keynote
address by GW President Emeritus Lloyd Elliott, an academic poster session, and a celebratory

Please respond to this event by Friday, October 7, at or by calling 202-994-
4519. Please indicate if you have special dietary or accessibility needs. For more information,
please visit

Interested in taking a small group of current GW undergraduate students out to dinner? The GW
Alumni Association is seeking alumni dinner hosts for the 2005-2006 academic year. This
opportunity is a great way to meet and mentor GW students with similar professional interests
while reconnecting with your alma mater in a meaningful way. The cost of the dinner is a tax-
deductible gift to GW. To learn more about our Dinner with Alumni program and how you can
host a dinner, please click here.


2006 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards
The George Washington Alumni Association annually recommends a number of individuals to
receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the
University upon its alumni. These awards honor University alumni who have attained notable
achievements in their field or fields of endeavor. The GWAA Awards Committee is accepting
open nominations of individuals who merit consideration for this award. The 2006 recipients will
be honored at a luncheon to be held on May 20.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award,
please get a nomination packet online by clicking here.

2006 Alumni Service Awards
The George Washington Alumni Association’s Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni
volunteer service to the University, to the GW Alumni Association, to any of the constituent
alumni organizations, and to the community at large. The GWAA Awards Committee is
accepting open nominations of individuals who merit consideration for this award. The 2006
recipients will be honored at the annual meeting of the GW Alumni Association, on June 7,

If you would like to nominate someone for the Alumni Service Award, please get a nomination
packet online by clicking here.

If you have previously nominated alumni who have not been selected as recipients, please feel
free to resubmit the nomination with updated supporting information. In order to allow sufficient
time to consider nominees, nominations for both awards are due on or before October 26, 2005.
Nominations received after this date may not be considered.

Completed nomination forms for both awards should be addressed to:
GWAA Awards Committee
1925 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

If you have any questions about the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards or the Alumni
Service Awards, please contact Scott M. Mory, executive director of alumni programs, at 202-
994-6435, or visit our website at Thank you in
advance for your thoughtful consideration of nominations, which we look forward to receiving.

The defending Atlantic 10 champion, the GW Men’s Colonials, announced the 2005-2006
basketball schedule, which includes at least three nationally televised games, and a minimum of
three regionally televised appearances. The Colonials will play three games against opponents
from the 2005 NCAA Tournament field including Charlotte and North Carolina State. The
Colonials will also play five games against opponents from the 2005 NIT field, including Boston
University, Maryland, Temple, and Saint Joseph’s. To view the complete men’s basketball 2005-
2006 schedule, please click here.

The GW Women’s basketball season begins on Friday, Nov. 18, when Virginia comes to the
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. The Colonials will play a minimum of 14 games against teams
that earned bids to the postseason last year. Opponents who made the 2005 NCAA Tournament
include Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina State, Purdue, Richmond, and Temple. To view the
complete women’s basketball 2005-2006 schedule, please click here.

Former GW Men’s basketball star T.J. Thompson was the No. 1 overall pick of the 20th Annual
Continental Basketball Association College Draft. Thompson, who holds the GW record for the
most three-pointers made in a career, was selected by an expansion team, the Albany Patroons.
As a senior last season, Thompson led the Colonials to their first Atlantic 10 Championship and
eighth NCAA Tournament appearance. He was a 2005 A-10 All-Conference First Team
selection and was named to the A-10 All-Championship Team and to the National Association of
Basketball Coaches All-District 4 First Team. For more information about GW Men’s basketball,
please click here.

The Washington Nationals announced that former GW left-handed pitcher, Michael O’Connor,
was named minor league Pitcher of the Year. During the season, O’Connor led the Nationals
minor league system in strikeouts and tied for first with 10 wins. He went 10-11 with a 3.54 ERA
in 26 starts. O’Connor received his award at RFK Stadium during a recent Nationals versus San
Francisco game.

GW students Billy Fritz and Marc Berenson, the first two students to be involved for four
undergraduate years with EMeRG, the Emergency Medical Response Group, traveled to
Louisiana to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Fritz left for New Orleans with the group
“Operation Lifeline,” made up of 200 doctors, firefighters, psychologists, and other volunteers,
led by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. The group led a convoy of ambulances,
fire engines, and a fuel tanker during the 34-hour trip. Berenson, a paramedic at EMeRG,
traveled to New Orleans with a 19-member team from the GW Medical Center. This is the first
time GW students from EMeRG have helped during a national natural disaster.

The Wall Street Journal named GW’s M.B.A. program 31st in the regional category of its annual
“WSJ Guide to Business Schools: Recruiters' Top Picks.” GW’s ranking increased six places, up
from 37th in last year’s report. For the ranking, the Journal separated schools into national,
regional, and international categories. The survey is based on the opinions and behaviors of
3,267 M.B.A. recruiters who hire full-time business school graduates. Overall, GW’s School of
Business is a recognized education leader. In August, U.S. News & World Report ranked the
undergraduate programs in business No. 47, marking the program’s sixth consecutive year in the
top 50. U.S. News also has ranked the undergraduate and graduate level international business
programs among the top 25.

The GW Vice President for Communications, Michael Freedman, has announced that the May
2006 University-wide Commencement ceremony will not be held on Ellipse as a result of
renovation plans by the National Park Service. Commencement on the Ellipse is a University
tradition that began in 1992 by President Trachtenberg. GW is currently looking for alternative
sites for the ceremony that will provide the look and feel of the Ellipse, while ensuring the safety
and security of the graduates and guests. Some alternative sites include the MCI Center, Robert
F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, and another site on the National Mall.

This summer GW, ANC 2A, and the D.C. Office of Planning co-sponsored a series of
community meetings intended to open a dialogue about the future of the GW Foggy Bottom
Campus, including the old GW hospital site, Square 54. Currently, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn
Architects, an architecture-planning firm with extensive experience in D.C., is working in
consultation with GW and the Office of Planning to create a development plan for the Foggy
Bottom Campus.

GW has proposed creating a town center design on the Square 54 property. The preliminary
proposal for Square 54 includes an office building, residential building, central courtyard, retail
area, and parking facility.

GW’s Endowment earned a 15.35 percent return in the 12 months ending June 30, 2005,
producing dollar gains of $113 million, and bringing the total assets to $823 million. The
Endowment’s investment performance is compared to a blended benchmark based on a target
allocation to individual asset classes. The benchmark gained 9.36 percent for the fiscal year. The
Endowment’s three-year annualized return of 14.05 percent well outperformed the broad U.S.
equity market as represented by the S&P 500 return of 8.28 percent.

Don Lindsey, GW Chief Investment Officer, will be speaking about the Endowment during the
Colonials Weekend lecture series on Saturday, October 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 1957 E
Street N.W., room B17. For more information about Colonials Weekend please click here.

We wish to honor our alumni serving in military zones. If you know of any GW alumni who are
currently serving, have already served, are working as contractors, or have lost their lives in Iraq
or Afghanistan please e-mail the information to Heather Milke at

To learn more about what’s happening at GW, or for information about alumni benefits and
services, regional clubs, or your alumni association, visit the GW Alumni Online Community at
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Join the scores of subscribers already receiving GW’s online news source on a weekly basis.
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George Washington University!

Click on the link below for upcoming events in your area:


The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is proud to announce its first exhibition this fall, John Walker:
Works on Paper 1990 – 2004. This exhibition is organized by The Portland Museum of Art in
Portland, Maine, and is free to the public.

September 6 – October 30
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd floor
801 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Films will be shown in French with English subtitles every Sunday in October in the Eckles
Library Auditorium at 4:30PM. The festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). This event is also
sponsored by Eckles Library, Mount Vernon Campus Life, Office of Academic Affairs at Mount
Vernon Campus, and the Romance Language Department

October 2
(NR, 104 minutes, 2003)

October 9
(Mr. Ibrahim, R, 95 minutes, 2003)

October 16
(Grand Voyage, NR, 108 minutes, 2004)

October 23
(The Triplets of Belleville, PG-13, 80 minutes, 2003)

October 30
(The Chorus, PG-13, 96 minutes, 2005)
Beginning at 5 p.m.

Details about the festival and affiliated events in addition to film synopses can be found on our
website. For other questions, please contact Mount Vernon Campus Life at 202-242-6673 or

The GW Athletic Department invites you for a day of golf at the 7th Annual Colonials Athletics
Club Golf Tournament.

Friday, October 7
11 a.m. (Registration)
11:30 a.m. (Lunch)
1 p.m. (Shot gun start)
The Virginia Oaks Golf Club
7950 Virginia Oaks Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

For more information on how to participate or to learn about corporate hole sponsorship, please
contact Cara Esposito at or call 202-994-6650.

Have you always been intrigued by the romance of Rome? Planning a trip to Italy? Join travel
writer Doug Morris as he takes you on a tour through Rome. Light reception featuring Italian
cuisine to conclude this program.

Thursday, October 27
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Alumni House
1925 F Street NW
Washington, DC
Space is limited for this program, so be sure to register online by clicking here.

The Department of History at GW presents the Kylan Jones-Huffman Memorial Lecture. This
event honors Kylan Jones-Huffman, who was admitted to GW’s Ph.D. program in Middle
Eastern history, before being killed in 2003 while on temporary assignment with the First Marine
Expeditionary Force in Iraq. Fulfilling Kylan’s wishes, his family and friends contributed gifts to
endow the Kylan and Heidi Jones-Huffman Fund, in support of graduate students in Middle
Eastern history.
Please join us for a lecture, featuring Professor Lawrence Tritle, of Loyola Marymount
University, who will present “A Warrior’s Requiem: A Soldier’s Perspective.”

Friday, October 28
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Marvin Center, Room 310
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

Reception will follow the lecture.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Phillips Hall, Room 328-329
801 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact
Brandy Vause at 202-994-8372.


Join the GW Alumni team as they make a difference in the community. Thousands of Boston-
area residents will come out on Saturday, October 22, for the 17th Annual City Year Boston
Serve-a-thon. Help them make the city a better place for its children while bonding with your
fellow alumni. Participate in projects ranging from mural painting to gardening and have fun
doing it! There is a registration fee of $25 per person, and additional fundraising opportunities
are available.

To join the team, please register online, and look for the “George Washington
University Alumni” team when you click here.


Chicago may be known for it’s blues, but on Wednesday, October 26, GW Alumni will be
thinking about reds and whites at The Tasting Room. Scott Mory, executive director of alumni
programs, will host the event, and The Tasting Room will provide a professional sommelier to
guide the group through their wine tasting experience. $25 per person includes the tastings, open
bar for two hours, hors d’oeuvres and cheese flights. Guests are welcome.

Wednesday, October 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Tasting Room
1415 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Reservations are required for this program. To register online for this event, please click here.

Join Scott Mory, executive director of alumni programs, for cocktails at Blu, while enjoying the
scenic views from The Pfister Hotel’s 23rd floor. There is no fee for this event, and guests are

Thursday, October 27
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Pfister Hotel, 23rd Floor
424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Please help us get a headcount. Register online for this event by clicking here.


Each year, GW alumni participate in New York Cares Day. This year on Saturday, October 22,
GW alumni will join the 8,000 volunteers who will revitalize 100 New York City public schools
in one amazing day. The GW team will be working at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn.
This school serves 2,431 students in grades 9-12. Volunteers will be working on a wide range of
projects including murals in cafeteria and student rooms, planting bulbs along Washington
Avenue, dusting books in the library, painting the wrought iron fence on Carroll Street, and
working in their computer room to organize and move some computer equipment.

Join the team effort! Please register before November 11 by selecting the GW Alumni and
Friends team. Register online by clicking here.

Join alumni from GW, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Emory, and Georgetown on Monday,
November 14, for a fun-filled night of comedy at Caroline’s, 1626 Broadway, between 49th and
50th Streets. For the low cover price of $5, alumni will enjoy a top-notch show featuring
headliner talent, as well as several alumni comedians.

Alumni from all six schools can meet and mix in the bar area starting at 6 p.m. Seating begins at
6:30 p.m. sharp for the 7 p.m. show. In addition to the $5 admission cost, there is a 2-drink
minimum per person, with food and beverages available for purchase throughout the show. Look
for GW NYC Chapter Chair Heather Malkin to check-in with the GW group.

Monday, November 14
6:30 p.m.
1626 Broadway
New York, NY

To reserve your space for this evening of laughs, contact the Caroline’s reservation line directly
at 212-757-4100. Be sure to provide the date and time of the show, indicate that you are
attending the Alumni Comedy Night with GW, along with your name and the number in your
reservation. Space for our alumni groups will be reserved up until Friday, October 14 (pending
availability). After Friday, please check by phone for availability of last minute reservations and
admission at the door. For additional information or questions, please email


Please join GW Professor Chuck Cushman as he presents “Congress and National Security
Policy: Iraq, Katrina, and the Future.”

What is Congress’s role in setting national security policy? How does the Congress work with
the White House to make important decisions, select priorities, and fund key agencies? What
happens in the face of difficulties, and how can Congress fix demonstrated failings?

In this short presentation, Professor Chuck Cushman will explore the historical reasons for
Congress and the President sharing powers, recent history, and current policy challenges. He will
conclude with a look to the future, and how Congress might execute its Constitutional
responsibilities more faithfully.

Please stay tuned to future Colonial Cables for more information.


Please join GW Professor Chuck Cushman as he presents “Congress and National Security
Policy: Iraq, Katrina, and the Future.”

What is Congress’s role in setting national security policy? How does the Congress work with
the White House to make important decisions, select priorities, and fund key agencies? What
happens in the face of difficulties, and how can Congress fix demonstrated failings?

In this short presentation, Professor Chuck Cushman will explore the historical reasons for
Congress and the President sharing powers, recent history, and current policy challenges. He will
conclude with a look to the future, and how Congress might execute its Constitutional
responsibilities more faithfully.

Please stay tuned to future Colonial Cables for more information.
About the GW Colonial Cable

The GW Colonial Cable is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Programs and the George
Washington Alumni Association and is produced by the Division of Advancement’s Office of
Communications and Events.

Chris Young, BBA ’80, MA ’83        President, George Washington Alumni Association
Scott M. Mory, BA ’96, JD ’99       Executive Director of Alumni Programs

Valoree Vargo                       Executive Director of Advancement Communications and
Amy G. Aldrich                      Director of Advancement Communications
Raina S. Lenney, MA ’02             Assistant Director of Advancement Communications
Jennifer Rosenthal, BA ’04          Editor of the Colonial Cable

Please send comments, suggestions, or story ideas to or contact the Office of
Alumni Programs at 202-994-6435 (toll free 1-800-ALUMNI-7).

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