WDCSA Newsletter – May 1997

Monday, May 12

MARKETABLE SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (in conjunction with the Stanford
Business School Alumni Association)

Time: 6:45 Beverages and light fare

         7:20 Presentation followed by questions
and answers

Place: Stanford in Washington

2661 Connecticut Ave NW (Woodley Park Metro)

Send check for $10 to SBSAA* to: Robert Cole, 3003 Van Ness St. NW, #W814

Washington DC 20008.  202-244-4546

Career on track? Planning for the future? Positioning yourself for 2002?
Networking regularly?

Hear from a leading Stanford career counselor and people in recruiting and
human resources what you can do now to have the skills that will be sought
after in the future. Find out how to assess your skills and learn what you
need to do to be competitive and have a meaningful career in the 21st century

Dr. Margaret New, founder of The Middleburg Group, holds graduate degrees
in Counseling and Education from Stanford University and U.C.L.A.. She is
a member of the American Counseling Association, National Career Development
Association, International Association of Career Management Professionals
and the Metropolitan Area Career/Life Planning Network. Dr. New’s approach
to mapping a career looks at what an individual loves to do and what they
do well. With her guidance and experience, the search for a meaningful career
becomes a process of discovery for the individual rather than simply preparing
to find a job.

Mr. Neil Mann (SEP ’90), VP of Human Resources (HR) for Aerotek, is responsible
for all aspect of personnel administration. With over 30,000 people, Aerotek
is the world’s largest technical staffing company and has served companies
such as MCI, AT&T, and Marriot for over 10 years. Mr. Mann served as
Vice President of HR for Amtrak for 8 years before joining Aerotek in 1995.

Ms. Ellen Kidwell, Consultant to Interactive Insurance Services for Human
Resources, is responsible for the continuing staffing needs of this Internet
start up company now owned by Intuit. She previously worked for Borg Warner
Industries in HR and holds degrees from Ohio State University.

Ms. Jennifer Gertenbach, Ass’t Director HR, Hyatt Crystal City, is responsible
for all aspects of staffing and many personnel issues. She has been in the
hospitality industry for over 17 years.

Saturday May 17


The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China

Dr. Richard Vinograd,

Professor and Chair, Department of Art at Stanford

Walters Art Gallery, 600 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD; (410) 547-9000

Send check payable to WDCSA to: Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N. 27th Street, Arlington,
VA 22207

Program Schedule:

6:15: Event Registration (Outside Graham Auditorium, Lower Lobby Entrance)

6:45: Faculty lecture (Graham Auditorium)

7:45: Reception (Lower Lobby)

8:30: Viewing of The First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China (3rd Floor

About the Museum Exhibit:

This exhibition is the first ever in the United States to focus on the brilliant
First Emperor of China (Emperor Qin Shihuangdi; 259-210 B.C.), the man who
established the country of China and built the Great Wall. Highlights include
14 spectacular life-size terra cotta tomb figures from what is recognized
as the archeological find of the century– the discovery in 1974 in Xian,
China, of the magnificent buried army of the First Emperor. The First Emperor:
Treasures from Ancient China will be an unforgettable experience of one of
the most remarkable times and legacies the world has ever known. This evening
is the last that the blockbuster exhibit will be open; afterwards, the statues
return to China forever. This evening, Stanford has reserved a premium timed
entrance slot for alumni and friends. Don’t miss this to see, learn, and
be entertained.

About the Speaker

Richard Vinograd came to Stanford in 1989 and has served as chair of the
Department of Art since 1995. Previously he was professor and chair of the
Department of Art History at the University of Southern California, and he
was a member of the faculty at Columbia University. Professor Vinograd is
an internationally known expert on Chinese painting, and has lectured at
museums and conferences around the world, including the Central Institute
of Fine Arts in Beijing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He has written
or contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, essays, and articles, and
his most recent book, Boundaries of the Self: Chinese Portraits, 1600-1900,
was published in 1992. Professor Vinograd received his BA from UCLA, and
his MA and PhD from UC-Berkeley.


Walters Art Gallery is located in Midtown Baltimore at 600 North Charles
Street, one half mile north of The Inner Harbor.

(From Washington DC) I-95 North past Baltimore Beltway to 395 North, Take
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Exit, MLK North approximately 1 mile, Turn
right at Druid Hill Avenue, Four blocks down on the left.

Parking: Street and pay-lot parking are available.

Event Cost: $17 per person, includes faculty lecture, reception, and viewing
of the Special Exhibit, First Emperor: Treasures from Ancient China ($7 per
person for faculty lecture and reception only)

Please reply by Friday, May 9, 1997. We regret no refunds thereafter.
Reservations that include gallery admission are limited to the first 150
persons. Please reply early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will not be
mailed; your name will be held at the door. For additional event information,
please call Dell Wilkinson (’86): (703) 237-4818.

Friday, May 30


The Heurich House Museum

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Place: 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington DC 20036

Checks (payable to WDCSA) to

Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 486-0952.

Over-30 singles are invited to the Heurich House Museum on Friday, May 30,
from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Heurich House Museum is the headquarters of The
Historical Society of Washington, D.C., which is co-sponsoring this event
with the Washington Wellesley Club.

The only late-Victorian house museum and garden park in the city, the Heurich
House Museum features beautiful reception rooms and a lovely garden which
will be open for guests, weather permitting.

In the Eleanor Medill Patterson Gallery of Washington History, guests may
view the exhibition Black and White and Red, White, and Blue, a photographic
survey of African Americans, Anglo Americans, the federal government, and
the interactions of the three groups in creating Washington’s culture immediately
following World War II.

The museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, at the corner of 20th
Street. The nearest metro is two blocks north at the Dupont Circle station
on Q and 20th Streets. Street parking is available after 6:30 pm, and parking
garages are nearby.

Advance registration is $15. Admission at the door will be $25 if space is
available. There will be a cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Space is limited, so reserve early to ensure your place.

Volunteer Opportunities!

The Historical Society of Washington D.C. welcomes volunteers and offers
training for a number of volunteer positions. The Society is dedicated to
collecting, preserving, and teaching the history of Washington as hometown
as well as the nation’s capital. Volunteers are needed to serve as docents
in the Heurich House Museum; hosts for programs, lectures, tours, and workshops
for adults and children; and assistants in the Research Library’s extensive
collection of photographs, maps, manuscripts, and books.

Internet savvy volunteers or interns are needed to assist the Society in
the design of a World Wide Web page. Experience with HTML and Web design
are necessary. Scheduling is very flexible.

Also, the Society could put to good use any spare 286, 386, or 486 computer
which needs a new home.

For additional information on volunteering or Society membership, please
contact Debra Vanderhoven at (202) 785-2068.