Colonial Cable – October 2005 MESSAGE FROM MORY 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! Sincerely, 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 below. CLASS OF 1980 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. CLASS OF 1995 Jason A. Bezis Attorney 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. CLASS OF 2000 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. ALUMNI PROFILE REPORTING FOR DUTY 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. ALUMNI NOTES… 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 Airlines. 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.) ALUMNI NEWS COLONIALS WEEKEND 2005 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 2005 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 Center. Tickets for both Jon Stewart shows are currently sold out. To buy tickets to the Boston Pops, please visit http://gwired.gwu.edu/tickets 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 souvenir. 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 souvenir. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-994-7511. 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 http://gwired.gwu.edu/tickets 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 email@example.com. 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 luncheon. Please respond to this event by Friday, October 7, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-994- 4519. Please indicate if you have special dietary or accessibility needs. For more information, please visit www.gsehd.gwu.edu. DINNER WITH ALUMNI 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. CALL FOR NOMINEES 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, 2006. 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 http://www.gwu.edu/alumni/gwaa/index.html. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration of nominations, which we look forward to receiving. MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULES 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. COLONIALS MVP CHOSEN IN CBA DRAFT 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. FORMER GW BASEBALL PLAYER HONORED BY NATIONALS 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 HELP IN TIMES OF DISASTER 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 RANKS MBA PROGRAM #31 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. COMMENCEMENT 2006 NEWS 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. GW PLANS ITS FUTURE IN FOGGY BOTTOM 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 EARNS 15 PERCENT ON ENDOWMENT 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. HONORING OUR ALUMNI IN MILITARY ZONES 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 email@example.com. JOIN THE ALUMNI ONLINE COMMUNITY AT WWW.ALUMNI.GWU.EDU 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 www.alumni.gwu.edu. STAY CONNECTED WITH GW NEWS CENTER UPDATES Stay connected to your alma mater with weekly e-news messages from the GW News Center. Weekly GW News sent via e-mail includes the latest news and events as well as guest columnists who answer readers’ questions. To view the GW News Center, click here. Join the scores of subscribers already receiving GW’s online news source on a weekly basis. Simply click here and complete the form. It’s that simple to become more connected to The George Washington University! REGIONAL ROUNDUP Click on the link below for upcoming events in your area: WASHINGTON, D.C. [HYPERLINK] NEW EXHIBIT AT BRADY ART GALLERY 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 CINEMA FRANÇAIS À MOUNT VERNON 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 LA PETITE LILI (NR, 104 minutes, 2003) October 9 MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (Mr. Ibrahim, R, 95 minutes, 2003) October 16 LE GRAND VOYAGE (Grand Voyage, NR, 108 minutes, 2004) October 23 LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE (The Triplets of Belleville, PG-13, 80 minutes, 2003) October 30 LES CHORISTES (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 7TH ANNUAL GW GOLF TOURNAMENT 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 email@example.com or call 202-994-6650. A NIGHT OF ITALIAN CULTURE WITH DOUGLAS MORRIS, GWSB ’85 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. KYLAN JONES-HUFFMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE 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. BOSTON [HYPERLINK] SERVE-A-THON 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 [HYPERLINK] REDS, WHITES, AND BLUES 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. MILWAUKEE [HYPERLINK] 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 welcome. Thursday, October 27 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Blu 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. NEW YORK [HYPERLINK] NEW YORK CARES DAY 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. COMEDY AT CAROLINE’S 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOENIX [HYPERLINK] SAVE THE DATE –WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 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. SAN FRANCISCO [HYPERLINK] SAVE THE DATE –THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 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 Events 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 email@example.com or contact the Office of Alumni Programs at 202-994-6435 (toll free 1-800-ALUMNI-7).
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