May 2008
Issue 68


 
WASHINGTON, D.C.


YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK SPRING HAPPY HOUR – TOMORROW!
Join the Young Alumni Network for a spring happy hour at Grand Central. Reconnect with friends, make new connections, and enjoy great food and drinks!

Thursday, May 8
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Grand Central
2447 18th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

GW will purchase appetizers and there will be great drink specials. There is no cost to attend this event, but please register your attendance in advance.

ORDER OF THE ENGINEER INDUCTION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Guest Speaker: Ashok Kumar Jha, MS ’92; MS ’90; BS ’86
Friday, May 9
8 p.m.
Alumni House,
1918 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

The Engineers' Council and the Engineer Alumni Association invite you to attend the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony and Reception, hosted to celebrate the upcoming professional status of our graduating engineering seniors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science through induction into the Order of the Engineer.

Additionally, the EC and EAA would like to invite interested members of our alumni community who have not been inducted into the Order of the Engineer to participate in this event by being inducted. *For those choosing to be inducted, we request a fee of $10 to support the cost of materials for induction.

RSVP by close of business on Friday, May 1st if attending, or by Friday, April 24th if requesting to be inducted. For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail Fatemeh Razjouyan at gworderoftheengineer@gmail.com

*Induction eligibility is a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or a license as a registered professional engineer.

Dress code: Business attire

Alumni who are interested in learning more about the EAA and/or getting involved in its activities should contact J.P. Blackford at jpb@gwu.edu or the SEAS Office of Development and Alumni Programs at millions@gwu.edu or 202-994-8474.

COMMENCEMENT LEGACY FAMILY RECEPTION
Join us to honor graduating students and their families who share a legacy connection during Commencement Weekend. Our legacy receptions are a great way to meet other legacy families. Stop by and you will receive a professional photograph of your legacy family to take home as a free gift!

As a part of a GW legacy family, we value the continued participation of you and your family in the life of this University. Your multi-generational family connections are one of our core strengths, and we are delighted that you are part of a great tradition of legacy families at GW.

Friday, May 16
1:30 – 3 p.m.
George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Please register online or call the Alumni House at 1-800-ALUMNI-7. For more information on the legacy program, please visit our website.

POLITICS AND PORT WITH DEB FIDDELKE, GSPM MA ’94
Join us for the latest installment of Politics and Port, featuring Deb Fiddelke, MA ’94. Politics and Port is a unique opportunity to exchange political views with other alumni in an intimate setting.

Deb Fiddelke received her BA in journalism from the University of Nebraska in 1990 and her Masters of Political Management from GW's Graduate School of Political Management in 1994. Her career quickly took off as within three years she went from a legislative correspondent, to Press Secretary for congress representatives, and onto Press director to US Senator Chuck Hagel. By July 2001, she became his senior policy advisor and communications director. In October 2002, she became the Associate Director for congressional affairs, advising the chairman on legislative issues while coordinating interagency legislative strategy. She currently serves as deputy assistant to the President for legislative affairs.

Tuesday, May 20
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

The cost to attend is $10 and includes port wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation! 
Please register your attendance in advance.

ANGEL INVESTING MINI-WORKSHOP
Thursday, May 22, 2008
3:30 – 6:30 pm: Mini-Workshop
6:30 – 9 pm: Reception/Start-up Trading Floor
1957 E Street, NW
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Starting at 3:30 p.m., the mini-workshop will be led by active angel investors, serial entrepreneurs, regional venture capitalists, and private equity experts. Immediately following the workshop at 6:30 p.m., we will host a reception at which area start-up companies will present their new businesses.

Please RSVP your attendance to Helen Wirka at hkwirka@gwu.edu or 202-994-8157.

This event will be hosted by: GW School of Business, GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization (CET2C), and Angel Investors of Greater Washington (AIoGW.org).

COLONIAL CONVERSATION: A DISCUSSION WITH PRESIDENT KNAPP
Join us for the latest installment of Colonial Conversation, an opportunity to discuss the roles of higher education with President Steven Knapp in an intimate setting. The conversation will focus on the responsibility of higher education institutions to the city in which they reside.

Thursday, May 29
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s urban politics, social challenges, and local economy have become intertwined with the University’s character and mission. GW is an economic engine as well as an academic and cultural resource to the District. GW is not alone – many other higher education institutions maintain the same responsibility to their communities.

In this intimate discussion with President Knapp, Foggy Bottom/West End alumni residents will have the opportunity to discuss the responsibilities of all higher education institutions, with a focus on what GW has done and continues to do for the DC community. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS. BOSTON RED SOX
Come cheer on the Baltimore Orioles as they take on the Boston Red Sox. Before the game, join fellow GW alumni for a tailgate party in the Advocates Room, a private room at Camden Yards. 

Sunday, June 1
12 noon Pre-game Party
1:35 p.m. Game
Camden Yards
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, Md.

The cost of this event is $20 and includes the pre-game party and your ticket. Our seats are located in Section 368, Rows A-D. This event is sold out, but you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list. For more information on the Baltimore Orioles or Camden Yards, please visit their website.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – PRIVATE TOUR AND RECEPTION WITH GW ALUMNI
Featuring new exhibit “RECOGNIZE! Hip-Hop and Contemporary Portraiture”
Join fellow GW alumni for a private tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibit “RECOGNIZE! Hip-Hop and Contemporary Portraiture” led by curator and GW professor Frank Goodyear. Following the tour, gather at Poste for a reception.

Tuesday, June 3
6 p.m. Tour
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

7 p.m. Reception
Poste
555 8th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

The cost of this program is $20 and includes the private tour and reception. This event is sold out.  Please visit our website for more information and to put your name on the waiting list.

YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK FINANCIAL SEMINAR
Enjoy Today without Sacrificing your Future
Young alumnus Eric Wiegand, CCAS '05, a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial, will be speaking on how to balance all of the stresses of starting a career, paying down debt, and enjoying your 20s and 30s all while building wealth for the future you dream about. He will cover such issues as creating a budget, understanding the power of saving and prudent investing, and what it means to prepare now for the future that you are working so hard to create.

Wednesday, June 4
6 – 8 p.m.
Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Wiegand will present for about an hour and then will open the floor for questions. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event, but please register in advance as space is limited.

NATIONAL RACE FOR THE CURE – PARTICIPATE WITH GW!
Join fellow alumni, friends, patients, students, and faculty for the National Race for the Cure!  GW has a long-standing tradition of helping others and this year many alumni, doctors, faculty, staff, student groups, and friends of GW are continuing this tradition by joining the GW Colonials for the Cure – The GW Komen Race for the Cure team. The following GW groups are already participating: GW Cancer Institute, Public Health Alumni Association, Public Health Student Association, GW Alumni Association, GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations, MFA Breast Care Center, and the GWU-UHS Hospital.

Saturday, June 7
8 a.m.
National Mall
Washington, D.C.

To join our GW Colonials for the Cure Team, visit the team page and click on "Join Our Team". To find in-person registration locations in and around Washington, DC, click here. All those racing with the GW Colonials for the Cure Team will receive complimentary t-shirts. More information on how to obtain your t-shirt will be available here and on the team page shortly. Please check back for team updates and news.

For more information on the National Race for the Cure, please visit its website.  More information on our second annual post-race brunch will be available shortly. If you race with another team you are still welcome to join us for the brunch.  Please continue to check the Colonial Cable, Regional Round Up and our website for updates.

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK OR LINKEDIN? SO ARE WE!
Get a direct link to the folks and activities that make the DC Alumni Chapter so exciting. Be our friend and be in the know. Sign in to Facebook and search “GW Alumni in Washington, DC” to join our group.

You can also connect with GW grads and extend your network by joining the GW Alumni Association group on LinkedIn.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO OTHER REGIONS?
We have plenty of events happening throughout the world and welcome you to attend other regional events when you're on the road. Please visit our Calendar of Events at www.alumni.gwu.edu for a complete listing of upcoming events everywhere.