WDCSA Newsletter – August 2009

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Saturday, August 1- Sunday August 9
16th & Kennedy, N,
Washington DC

Five of the eight men’s Wimbledon quarterfinalists and 10 of the round of 16
will play in this year’s Legg Mason Tennis Classic. WDCSA has 6 premium box
seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions; our seats are in the same location as
in recent years – at the end of the court and very close to the court. (These
seats are $500/seat at the box office for the tournament). These seats provide
access to the Courtside Club restaurant. We have two parking passes available
for each session at $10/pass.

Remaining WDCSA seats:
3 box seats Aisle 36, Section 3 – Wed 8/5 4pm $48
2 upper level seats (row K, Section 7A, 20% off single ticket box office prices
and no service charge):
Tues 8/4 4pm – $28
Wed 8/5 4pm – $28
Sat 8/8 (semifinals) 1pm – $36
Sun 8/9 (finals) 12pm – $40
Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 to reserve tickets.

Face AIDS- Ride Against AIDS Presentation
Monday, August 3 6:30-8:30pm
Stanford in Washington,
2661 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC

Join your fellow alumni to hear Austin Keeley and Dave Evans, current Stanford
students, discuss their inspiring efforts to raise AIDS awareness across the
country. Austin and Dave will be stopping by the Stanford in Washington
House during their summer-long bike ride in the Ride Against AIDS from
Stanford to Boston to present their roles as students in the fight against AIDS.
Face AIDS, a student group founded at Stanford in 2005, is committed to
inspire and mobilize students in the fight against AIDS in Africa. As Austin and
Dave ride across the country, they will stop at local high schools, Rotary clubs,
churches, and other organizations to present on AIDS in Africa and the role of
students. Their hope is that by showing others that young people today can
make a difference, that we all can inspire the next generation of leaders to
shape the world they want to live in.

WDCSA will host light refreshments from 6:45-7:30,
followed by Austin and Dave’s presentation from
7:30-8:30. Please RSVP by e-mailing John Smithson at jsmithson@gmail.com.

Monday, August 3, 2009
MBA Admissions Panel
The Ritz Carlton,
1150 22nd Street NW,
Washington, DC

The Penn Club of Washington, DC is hosting a FREE panel, sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, to provide you with information on the MBA application process.
The panel will feature admissions representatives from Kellogg, Harvard, Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton and they will discuss what admissions committees seek in a B-school candidate. Topics will include academic standing, professional experience, interviews, letters of recommendations and essays.

6:15 to 7:00 pm: event registration and sign-in
7:00 to 8:30 pm: panelists remarks about various admissions topics followed by open Q&A
8:30 pm: opportunity to meet further with the MBA admissions committee members
Click here to sign up
or email danielle.s.barr@gmail.com for more information.
Please note that while the panel is free and open to all, space is limited and this event drew an audience of over 500 last year.  We hope to see you there!

Ivy Social Club Tour & Reception
Saturday, August 8 4-6pm
Anderson House Museum,
2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC (One block west of Dupont Circle)

The Ivy Social Club is hosting a guided tour of the
Anderson House Museum followed by a wine and
cheese reception. Admission is $10, prepaid
admission only.
Anderson House is a spectacular mansion built in the
Late Renaissance Revival style between 1902 and
1905 as the winter home of Isabel and Larz Anderson
III by the architectural firm of Little and Browne of
Boston and is widely regarded as their best work. The
Andersons furnished their home with fine and
decorative European and Asian art.
Larz Anderson III had a distinguished career as a
diplomat. He was Second Secretary of the American
Legation and Embassy in London, First Secretary of
the American Embassy and Charge d’Affaires in
Rome, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary in Tokyo. Following Ambassador
Anderson’s death in 1937, his widow presented
Anderson House along with much of the building’s
original art and furnishings to the Society of the

Send check payable to MIT Club of Washington to
Greg Howland, 6312 Carnegie Drive, Bethesda MD
20817. Please write the name of your school on the
check. Contact gregoryhowland@fastmail.fm or
www.ivysinglesdc.com for more information.

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, August 9,

The book group will discuss The Great Gatsby
on Sunday, August 9, at 6:00PM. The September
13th book is Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and
the Story of the New China by John Pomfret.
To become a member, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/

or for information, email Alison Westfall at
alisoncolew@hotmail.com. New members are

Cardozo Senior High School
Beautification Project
Saturday, August 22,
1300 Clifton St NW,
Washington, DC

Help Stanford Help DC Public Schools!
Washington DC’s School Beautification project is a
partnership with community organizations to help
our schools get ready for the first day of classes
This year, a group of Cardinal volunteers will be
working at Cardozo Senior High School. Come and
join us!
The work will be manageable (painting, cleaning,
minor repairs), and the time commitment is minimal.

Cardozo Senior High is also easy to get to on Metro:


Please contact Steven Kelts, Ph.D. ’02, to Volunteer:

Meet Former Stanford Women’s
Basketball Star Candice Wiggins
Sunday, August 30 4-7pm
Verizon Center,
601 F St NW,
Washington DC

Come watch the Washington Mystics take on the
Minnesota Lynx and meet former Stanford standout
Candice Wiggins!
Candice finished her Stanford career as the all-time
leading scorer in both Stanford and Pac-10 women’s
basketball history. She led the Cardinal to the
National Championship game in 2008, where
she completed a four-time All American career. She
is currently one of the top young players in the
WNBA. After watching Candice on the court, the
Stanford group will meet her following the game.

Tickets have been arranged through the Washington
Mystics to sit Stanford alumni in the same sections.
Upper level seats are $9. A limited number of lower
level tickets are available for $28. The upper level
seats are normally $15/ticket and the lower level
seats are normally $60/ticket.

Reserve your ticket by Friday, August 28 below. Tickets will be distributed
just outside of Will Call by a WDCSA representative.
The Verizon Center is located directly above the
Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop (red, yellow, and
green lines). Please email John Smithson at
jsmithson@gmail.com with any questions. See you at
the game!


Stanford Football is Coming This Way!!!
Saturday, September 12,
Winston-Salem, NC

The 2009 Cardinal football team will take the field in
Winston-Salem, NC against the Wake Forest Demon
Deacons. Join us for all the action as the WDCSA
sponsors a road trip to this game. Use the links
listed here to sign up for any or all aspects of this fun

TRAVEL – A 12 passenger van will leave the front/
main entrance of Terminal A, National Airport

promptly at noon on Friday, September 11, 2009,
returning immediately after the game on Saturday. A
second van will leave at 6:00pm on Friday from the
same location and will also return immediately after
the game. Light refreshments will be provided on the
bus for the 6 hour trip down and back. Cost to ride
on the van is $35 per person. THE DEADLINE FOR

LODGING – A block of rooms has been reserved at
the Graylyn International Conference Center, 1900
Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336-758-2425) for Friday night at a cost of $162.50
for a single and $20 for an extra person sharing the
room. Breakfast is included. Telephone or email
Katie Bills KBills@graylyn.com to make your
reservation ASAP. Ask for the Stanford Alumni DC
Club rate and mention Matt Britt, Corporate
Account Manager.

DINNER – A reservation has been made at The Old
Fourth Street Filling Station Restaurant

for 7pm dinner on Friday night. The OFSFSR is a
highly recommended icon of the area. Alumni from
other clubs and SAA staff members have been invited
to join us. Sign up for this so that we can notify the
restaurant of the size of our group. Payment for the
dinner is dutch-treat.

TAILGATE – The Stanford Alumni Association has
organized a tailgate party that will begin at 9:30am on
the patio/pavilion at Lawrence Joel Coliseum
(directions on the sign-up link). The ticket price for
the tailgate is $20 General Admission, $15 Young
Alumni, $10 children 12 and younger. Stanford
Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby will be a speaker.
Use the link below to purchase tickets.

GAME TICKETS – Football game tickets (in the
Stanford section) cost $25 (instead of the standard
$35) and can be ordered from Ike Fullard at Wake
Forest by writing to him at fullaril@wfu.edu or by
calling him at 336-758-5010. Tickets must be
purchased by September 7.

Register for van and Friday night dinner: http://

Register for tailgate and for other information about
the weekend: www.stanfordalumni.org/erc/

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Neal jnealpe@gmail.com
202-367-6360 or Chris Shinkman
c.shinkman@verizon.net 301-229-4427.


At the age of 60, Betty Byrne, BS ’55, retired from her
communications career to further pursue her interest in opera.
She has worked as an education docent for the Washington
National Opera (WNO) for the past fifteen years conducting
programs for thousands of local students. She incorporates her
love of opera with her passion for education by sharing opera
history, a “hands on” create and produce original opera
program, and study of the stage craft with her students. She also
worked with the Washington Opera Costume Studio.
Betty is active with various area arts organizations and
currently serves on the board of the Wagner Society of
Washington DC.
Betty enthusiastically leads a group of about 100 local alums
every year to the Kennedy Center for performances by the
Washington National Opera through her work with Stanford at
the Opera.


More than 50 alumni visited the Stanford in Washington House to hear Dean of Religious Life, Scotty
McLennan address religion in politics. on July 22. Reverend McLennan, who has been Dean at Stanford since
January 2001, drew on topics covered in his latest book "Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All"
to open a dialogue on the "Separation of Church and State in the Obama Administration." Drawing on
numerous historical examples, he led an engaging question-and-answer session about how the role of
religion in politics has changed over time, citing presidential speeches and actions.

Stanford at the Opera
FALL 2009

Barber of Seville – Rossini
Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:30 pm
An audience all-time favorite with Lawrence
Brownlee direct from his “brilliant” MET debut as the
Count. Deadline for ordering is August 14. Tickets
will be mailed week of August 17.

Falstaff – Verdi
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Starring Washington area favorites Gordon Hawkins
as Falstaff and Betsy Bishop as Meg Page.
Deadline for ordering is September 18. Tickets will
be mailed week of September 21.
Orchestra $151.50; 2nd Tier $ 76.50.

For tickets – send a check payable to WDCSA to
Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington
DC 20010. Contact Betty @
bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.
All performances are by the Washington National
Opera (WNO) and are at the Kennedy Center.

Interested in “Gotterdammerung” (concert version)?
Saturday, November 7 @ 5 pm. Orchestra $ 121.50
and $ 61.50. Let me know soon and I will try to
reserve a block.

Stanford in the News

• “From the Bronze Age of China to Japan’s Floating
World”, an exciting new exhibition will open at
the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford on July 29,
2009 and run through October 18, 2009.
• NanoLab, a miniature, portable bioassay invented
by two Stanford doctoral students, will allow
individuals to “literally take health care into their
own hands”.

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