WDCSA Newsletter – May 2005

Sat 5/7 Virginia Gold Cup Tues 5/24 Prof. David Brady: Corporate Responsibility.
Sun 5/8 Washington Book Club Sun 5/29 Midsummer Night’s Dream – Free
Sat 5/14 Sierra Club Canoeing Wed 6/8 Prof. Michael McFaul: Russia
Mon 5/16 Prof. David Victor: Energy Policy Thur 7/21 Wolf Trap: Peter Pan
Tue 5/17 Black House Reception Sat 7/23 Bowie Baysox Baseball
Fri 5/20 Ivy Singles – Mansion on O Street Sat 7/30 – Sun 8/7 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Fri 5/20 Shakespeare Reading Group Sun 9/4 Wolf Trap: My Fair Lady

Also: Nationals baseball tickets,
Summer intern classifieds.

Thanks go to all who attended last month’s reception of the Museum
of the American Indian, hosted by WDCSA and Stanford Black Alumni Association
volunteers and Stanford Alumni Association staff. The effervescent group of
over 600 enjoyed Director and Stanford Trustee Rick West’s hospitality
during a night to remember.

This month, join us at one of many events, and come out to cheer the Stanford
softball team whose record is 2-1, and watch their progress at www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal
(watch out — Stanford Band music starts automatically!)

Virginia Gold Cup
Saturday, May 7 12:00 – 5:15 PM

WDCSA is sponsoring a Tent on University Row this year, along with several
other alumni clubs. And…we’re SOLD OUT! You can still purchase
tickets through Penn State at www.universityrow.org

If you have already signed up: WDCSA’s agreement with U of M / University
Row requires us to provide two volunteers from our paid attendees to help
the event organizers. If you can help out, please email Kerri at klc184@yahoo.com
with name, email address and cell phone number.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, May 8 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Perry and Dianne Seiffert, 8213 Kentbury Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, S. Greenblatt.
A potluck dinner will precede the book discussion. Please RSVP with what you
are bringing to eat or drink.

RSVP & Directions: Perry Seiffert (301) 652-1288, (301) 951-1588 (office),
or e-mail at seifferco@covad.net.

For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
and click "join this group."

Sierra Club: Mason Neck Canoeing
Saturday, May 14 9:00-11:30 AM
Mason Neck State Park (near Lorton, VA)

The Sierra Club (including many alums) will rent canoes from the state park
(cost is $7/person) and be guided on this 2.5 hour tour up Kanes Creek into
the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge where you will see many heron, and
probably bald eagles and osprey. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED (limited to 15
adults). Carpools will be formed to minimize the number of cars (parking fee
$4/car) Leader: Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

david victorProf.
David Victor: Energy Policy
Monday, May 16 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

With gasoline prices soaring, what are the prospects for America’s
energy future? Stanford Professor David Victor, Director of Stanford’s
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, will discuss “Energy
Policy and Climate Change: What Next for America?”

Prof. Victor teaches in the Political Science Department and the Law School
at Stanford. Previously, he directed the Science and Technology program at
the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where he remains Adjunct Senior
Fellow. He has published several books on these topics and is the author of
more than 100 essays and articles, which have been printed in The New York
Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Scientific

The evening will begin with a 6:30 reception; Prof. Victor will speak from
7:00-8:00 p.m., including Q&A. Kindly RSVP to Garry Tyran at GKTyran@aol.com,
or by phone at 301-652-6632. Bring your $10/person payment with you to the
event if you register by May 13; after that, $15.

Black House Reception
Tuesday, May 17 6:30 – 8:30 PM
3499 Newark Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Stanford Black Alumni Association of Washington, DC (SBAA-DC) invites
you to a very special event that will bring together alumni from the area
and raise awareness of the Black Community Services Center (BCSC) Expansion

Black students and alumni have joined for an unprecedented capital project
to renovate and expand the Black House. You’ll have the opportunity
to see the new architectural plans, hear from a current student, and reunite
with old friends.

Light dinner will be served at the home of Judy and Ken Bacon, Stanford Trustee
and Leadership Committee Member for the project. Special guest: Jan Barker
Alexander, Assistant Dean and Director of the Black Community Services Center

Please reply by May 9th to May-Ling Gonzales via phone (650) 723-7486 or
email at maylingg@stanford.edu

Ivy Singles – Mansion on O Street
Friday, May 20 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW Washington DC

Hosted by the University of Chicago and Harvard Clubs of Washington, DC
Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check payable to "The University of Chicago
Club of Washington"; note your school on the check. Send to Debby Prigal,
1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009, by Mon, May 16th.
Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 for email or phone reservations to dprigal@aol.com
or (202)265-3145.

For more information please see their website at www.ivysinglesdc.com

Shakespeare Reading Group
Friday, May 20 6:30 – 9:30 PM

This new Stanford group invites you to participate in an informal reading
of Shakespeare’s "Taming of the Shrew". No acting or pre-reading
required, but a sense of humor is handy. Non-Stanford alums are also welcome
in the group, which meets monthly. We share bread, cheese, fruit and wine,
and trade parts as we read. Email Nancy Moss (nemoss@att.net)
or Alison Westfall (alisoncolew@hotmail.com)
to RSVP and obtain information on location, or call Nancy Moss at (202) 518-0022.

David BradyProfessor
David Brady
What We Know and Don’t Know about Corporate Social Responsibility
Tuesday, May 24 6:30 pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Corporate social responsibility has grown to be a recurring theme for public
discussion, forcing business leaders to take responsibility for the influence
their individual and corporate actions have on their stakeholders.

Professor David Brady will share his perspective on a corporation’s
ethical issues related to social responsibility.
David Brady is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political
Science and Leadership Values at the Stanford Graduate School of Business,
and Deputy Director at the Hoover Institution. His research has focused on
the political history of the U.S. Congress, the history of U.S. election results,
and public policy processes.

He has taken a special interest in issues of corporate social responsibility,
has taught ethics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a champion
of the Business School’s Center for Social Innovation.

Cost – $20. You can register online at: https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/chapters/WashingtonDC_Baltimore/
or send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington,
VA 22202. Space is limited. No refunds will be given for cancellations received
after May 13, 2005. For more information, please contact Patricia Dwyer at
650-725-2471 or dwyer_patricia@gsb.stanford.edu

Shakespeare Free for All: A Midsummer Night’s
Sunday, May 29 7:30 pm
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Ave., NW

Enjoy a night of Shakespeare under the stars with Stanford alumni, family,
and friends! Each spring, the Shakespeare Theatre treats Washington-area residents
to a week of free, outdoor performances in Rock Creek Park during their annual
Free for All celebration. This year’s production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
has been described by The Washington Post as "a breath-stopping realization
of an enchanted world." Don’t miss out — tickets are limited, so RSVP

Prior to the show, alumni and guests are invited to a potluck dinner beginning
at 5PM in the picnic area just outside the amphitheatre gates. Bring a dish
of your choice and look for the red and white balloons near the parking lot.

RSVP: Kelly McKenzie, Class of ’03 (kellymck@stanfordalumni.org
or 202-244-4621) by May 20. Please indicate how many tickets you will need
(maximum of four per person). Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30.
If you do not plan to attend the potluck, please be sure to arrive by 7:10
in order to claim your ticket from Kelly in the potluck area. Tickets CANNOT
be held for individuals at the box office.

For directions and transportation to Carter Barron Amphitheatre, see www.shakespearedc.org/ffatrans.html.
For more information about the Free for All and the venue, please see www.shakespearedc.org/ffa2005.html.

This event is being organized by the Cardinal Young Alumni Network of DC
(C-YA) in conjunction with WDCSA and is open to DC-area Stanford alumni (and
guests) of all ages.

Michael McFaul

Professor McFaul
Russia and Democratic Transition
Wednesday, June 8 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

You are cordially invited to a talk and reception with Dr. Michael McFaul,
Stanford Associate Professor of Political Science, speaking on Russia: Between
Dictatorship and Democracy, and Other Democratic Transitions.

Dr. McFaul is an expert on U.S.-Russia relations, regime change in non-democratic
states, and the current U.S. policy of promoting democracy. He co-directs
the project on democratization in Iran at the Hoover Institution. He has written
articles on Russian-U.S. affairs for major U.S. newspapers, has appeared as
a featured guest on all US networks, BBC, and as topic expert on The Lehrer

Before joining the Stanford faculty, Dr. McFaul worked as Senior Associate
for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He serves as an advisor
to many non-governmental organizations, companies and government agencies.

To sign up, send a check for $10 payable to WDCSA by June 6 ($15 at the door)
to Jim Finucane, 8100 Fenway Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, or pay online
below. For more infor-mation, call Lois Herrmann 202-333-4678.

Advance Price – $10:

Washington Nationals
May-October 2005
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

WDCSA has purchased 4 season tickets to the Washington Nationals baseball
games at RFK Stadium. The seats are located in the 5th row of the lower left
outfield reserve section 448. All games are $8 except $10 for weekend (Friday-Sunday)
games in June, July, and August. Giants.

Ticket Availability – Upcoming games for which we have tickets
are the following (as of 11PM June 2)

Friday, June 3, 7:05PM – Florida Marlins – 2 tickets – $10
Tuesday, June 7, 7:05PM – Oakland Athletics – 2 tickets – $8
Sunday, June 12, 1:05PM – Seattle Mariners – 2 tickets – $10
Tuesday, June 28, 7:05PM – Pittsburgh Pirates – 4 tickets – $8
Thursday, June 30, 1:05PM – Pittsburgh Pirates – 4 tickets – $8
Monday, July 4th, 1:05PM – New York Mets – 4 tickets – $10
Wednesday, July 6 7:05PM – New York Mets – 2 tickets – $8

The schedule may be found at www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=was&m=6&y=2005
and we have

  1. 4 seats for all games except those listed below
  2. we are sold out for June 2, 4-5, June 8-11, 24-26, 29, July 5, 7, July
    22-24, August 2, August 4-6 and Sept. 3, 10-11, 21-23 and
  3. have 2 remaining for June 3, 7, and 12, July 6 and Aug. 23, 26, and 27.

Send an email to Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org
listing your choices in order (number of tickets and the game), indicating
whether you want tickets to more than one game. Once your request is accepted
via return email, please send a check for the appropriate amount payable to
WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions?
Contact Bill at 703-486-0952,

WDCSA has also purchased group tickets for the following two games
against these California teams:

Tuesday, August 2 – Dodgers 7:05PM – Rows 1-3, Section 523
Tuesday, September 20 – Giants 7:05PM – Row 3, Section 514

Seats for these 2 games are $9/each (normally $15 seats) and are in the infield
upper reserved section. Section 523 is about at 3rd base, whereas 514 is close
to home plate on the first base side.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Thurs., July 21 Peter Pan 8 PM
Sun., Sept. 4 My Fair Lady 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (Peter
Pan: rows F42-51, G48-57; My Fair Lady E40-49, F42-51). Tickets are $48/ticket,
which is a $4 discount off the regular price (and no service charge). To reserve
your seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South
18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. You can also pay below. Tickets will be mailed
this summer. Questions email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net
or 703-486-0952.

Peter Pan – $48:

Peter Pan – $48:

WDCSA Night – Bowie Baysox
Saturday, July 23, 7:05PM

Join fellow WDCSA members for a family night of fun as the Bowie Baysox take
on the Binghamton Mets. A spectacular fireworks show will follow the game.
The gates open at 6:00pm and we are planning a pre-game event. Discounted
ticket prices for our group are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Marlene Engberg
’93, the Assistant Director of Marketing for the Baysox, has hinted that she
might get us involved in on-the-field during the game!

Email C.Shinkman@verizon.net,
or call Chris for information/tickets: 301-229-4427.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 30-August 7, 2005

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th
& Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year – at the
end of the court and close to the court. Our prices average 18% less than
single box seats and there is no service charge. We will allocate our two
onsite parking passes per session by lottery.

Sat., July 30, 9 am $15 (qualifying) Friday, August 5, TBD $47 (quarterfinals)
Sun., July 31, 11 am, $15 (qualifying) Friday, August 5, 7 pm $47 (quarterfinals) (2 left)
Monday, August 1, 4 pm $30 Saturday, August 6 TBD $51 (semifinals) (2 left)
Tuesday, August 2, 4 pm $35 (4 remain) Saturday, August 6, 7 pm $51 (semifinals) (none)
Wednesday, August 3, 4 pm $39 (2 left) Sunday, August 7, TBD $60 (finals) (4 left)
Thur, August 4, 4 pm $43 (4 left)  

Check back here for current availability (as of 8:30PM May 10th) and then
email wmpegram@comcast.net indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Upon
confirmation of seat availability, send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill
Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

StanfordFest NYC

StanfordFest NYC is accepting documentaries, shorts, features, animations
and experimental films for a night of films
and bands showcasing Stanford talent for the NY audience. A Stanford alum
must be either the writer, director, producer or major actor. For bands, alums
must be able to perform in NYC on a night in October tbd.

Questions? email StanfordFest@gmail.com.
Send entries by June 30th to StanfordFest, 302A West 12th Street, Box #345
New York, NY 10014

"Classifieds" – Summer Intern Housing

Stanford undergrad Mrinal Menon is looking for summer family stay or shared
housing for approximately 9 weeks starting the middle of June. Please contact:Ravi
& Mallika Menon (804) 788-6022. Ravi.Menon@AftonChemical.com

Stanford sophomore looking for summer housing – 10 weeks: mid-June to early
Sept. Please contact Milton Solorzano ’07 milano@stanford.edu
or via cell at (707) 592-0322 with leads.

Graduating senior Mary Perez is looking for summer housing for six weeks
beginning mid-June, looking for a place close to the metro. If you know of
anyone interested in renting out a room, contact mtperez@stanford.edu
– 650-387-6564.