WDCSA Newsletter – October 2005

Sep-Jan Flag Football
Every Saturday in October Stanford Football Game Watching
Sun 10/9 Stanford Book Club
Tue 10/18 The Way Forward in Iraq with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Tue 10/18 Vienna Teng at Wolf Trap Barns
Fri 10/28 Ivy Singles at Women’s Democratic Club
Tue 11/1 WDCSA Board Meeting
Wed 11/9 Stanford Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley
Sat 11/19 Stanford vs. Cal BIG GAME!

Calling All Flag Football Players
Now through January (Sat & Sun), Location: Ellipse

Following a successful debut year in the Capitol Alumni Network (CAN) softball
league, Stanford won its first flag football game vs. Arizona on September
25. In a thrilling comeback — down 12-0 — Stanford prevailed 19-12. A notable
accomplishment as many teams do not win a game the first year in this competitive,
co-ed league. The team welcomes players (and fans) to come out and enjoy a
good time on the ellipse. Our next game will be on 9 October against Texas.
For more information, contact Matt Cordova ’94 at matthew.cordova@verizon.net,
(202) 663-0309 (w) or (703) 370-1238 (h). www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal

Stanford Football Game Watching
Every Saturday in October
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, near
the Foggy Bottom Metro

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, the official sponsor of our Stanford
CAN softball and flag football teams, has "Direct Ticket" and will
be showing all Stanford football games on TV at 5pm Eastern for all October
games except Oct. 15 when it will be at 6pm. McFadden’s will offer us drink
and food specials. The Stanford schedule: Oct. 8 vs. Washington State, Oct.
15 vs. Arizona, Oct. 22 vs. Arizona State, Oct. 29 vs. UCLA.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, Oct. 9 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Location: TBA

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet to discuss Radical
Evolution: the Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies–and What
It Means to be Human
by Joel Garreau. Please RSVP to Alison Westfall
at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com.
Contact Alison for information about meeting location. For information on
or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks
and click "join this group." The directions will be sent out from
the Yahoo website this week. For people who like to plan ahead, the November
book is Victory by Joseph Conrad.

The Way Forward in Iraq
Tuesday, Oct 18 6:30-8:00pm, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St., NW, Free
(Please RSVP)

Join Rajiv Chandrasekaran, ’94, The Washington Post’s former bureau chief
in Baghdad, for a discussion about the past, present and future in Iraq. Rajiv
spent two years in Iraq for The Post, chronicling the lead-up to the war and
the aftermath. He is currently a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center in Washington, where he is writing a book about the American
occupation to be published next year. Rajiv will share his perspectives on
Iraq’s constitutional process, the upcoming referendum, the American exit
strategy and media coverage of the story.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold at wdcsa.president@gmail.com
or (202) 256-1324. Entrance is free and light refreshments will be served
from 6:30-7:00pm. Enter the Washington Post Building on 15th Street between
L & M Streets.

Vienna Teng at the Wolf Trap Barns, Tuesday, Oct. 18
8PM, $18

Vienna Teng ’00 (also known as Cynthia Shih) performs in her Wolf Trap Barns
debut. After graduating from Stanford in Computer Science, she worked at Cisco
Systems till summer 2002. She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman,
the CBS Early Show, and NPR Weekend edition. An eloquent signer and pianist,
she has been compared to Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. For tickets, visit
For more information, visit www.viennateng.com

Ivy Singles – Women’s National Democratic
Friday, October 28 6:30 – 9:00 PM, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington

Hosted by the Cornell Club of Washington. Join us for an evening of exceptional
non-partisan company and conversation in the Adlai Stevenson Ballroom of the
Woman’s National Democratic Club.

The Woman’s National Democratic Club is located near Dupont Circle in the
Whittemore House, one of Washington’s most elegant, historic mansions with
ten function rooms and a garden. Each room displays political campaign memorabilia,
portraits, photographs, political cartoons, antique furnishings in handsomely
appointed rooms, such as the antique filled Marjorie Merriweather Post Parlor.
In addition to its permanent collection, the museum features special exhibits
like its 2002, The Kennedys: A Legacy of Style and Substance.

Sarah Adams Whittemore, a descendant of President John Adams, commissioned
Washington architect Harvey Page to design the home in 1892. Whittemore sold
the building to the Woman’s National Democratic Club in 1927. The House was
placed on the DC Register in 1964 and on the National Register in 1973.

Reservations: $25 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna,
Virginia 22181, by Monday, October 24th. Make checks payable to "The
Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check. $30 for
email (Spiekare@cs.com) or phone reservations
(703-281-4311) by Oct 24th and walk-ins. For more info, please see Ivy Singles
website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.

WDCSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 1 7:00-8:00pm, Stanford in Washington House (2661 Connecticut
Ave, NW)

Looking to reconnect with Stanford? Now is the time! WDCSA is kicking off
another great year of Stanford programming. All are welcome to come onBOARD
with the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association Board of Directors. Our next
meeting will take place November 1 at 7 PM. Hope to see you then! Please contact
Lindsay Arnold, WCDSA President with questions at wdcsa.president@gmail.com
or (202) 256-1324.

Stanford Faculty Book Tour with Stephen Barley: Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies
Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:30 – 8 PM, Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave,
NW, Free (Please RSVP)

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies tells the story of how the market
for temporary professionals operates from the perspective of the contractors
who do the work, the managers who employ them, the permanent employees who
work beside them, and the staffing agencies who broker deals. Based on a year
of field work in three staffing agencies, life histories with over seventy
contractors and studies of workers in some of America’s best known firms,
the book dismantles the myths of temporary employment and offers instead a
grounded description of how contracting works.

Stephen R. Barley is the Charles M. Pigott Professor of Management Science
and Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology and
Organization at Stanford’s School of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization
Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Barley is currently
studying contingent work among engineers and software developers in the Silicon
Valley. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries
including publishing, banking, computers, electronics and aerospace.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Arnold (wdcsa.president@gmail.com
or 202.256.1324). The event is free and light refreshments are served from

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game, Saturday, Nov. 19 7:00pm

Mark your calendars for this year’s Big Game, which will kick off at
7:00pm EST! Join us for the Annual Stanford-Cal Big Game Party!

All Stanford fans are invited to McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 2401
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C., on November 19, 2005 to watch Cardinal football
take on rival UC Berkeley. We will be joined at McFadden’s by the DC Area
Berkeley Alumni Association. More details to follow!

If you are interested in helping plan the Big Game Party, contact Urvi Parekh
(parekhu@gmail.com, 405-822-6462).