WDCSA Newsletter – September 2014

September 2014

Stanford Football Game Watches
Fall 2014
Mackey’s 1823 L Street, NW,
Washington, DC

The 2014 Stanford football season has begun! WDCSA will be back at Mackey’s for
the following football game watches:

Saturday, September 6 vs. Southern Cal at 3:30pm
Saturday, September 13 vs. Army at 5:00pm
Saturday, September 27 vs. Washington kick-off time TBA
Saturday, October 4 vs. Notre Dame at 3:30pm

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, September 14 5 pm
Fairfax, Va

The book group will meet at the home of Walter and Diana Wilson to discuss the
nonfiction book Life Ascending by Nick Lane. The October book is the novel
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, September 16 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md

The September selection is Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred
Lansing. This is an account of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led
by Sir Ernest Shackleton to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914, and their
struggle for survival for over two years. This book is rated 4.8 stars from over
500 reviews on Amazon. The November selection is The Ocean at the End of the
by Neil Gaiman.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at

Annual Welcome to DC/End of Summer Bash
Thursday, September 18 5:30-8 pm
Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC

Join your fellow young alumni for an extended happy
hour at one of the most popular venues in Dupont
Circle: Cafe Citron! Come celebrate the end of
summer and welcome the most recent Stanford
grads to DC. We have reserved the entire VIP access
area for Stanford only – just mention at the door that
you are with the "Stanford VIP Party" and you will be
led to a secret door. There will be friends, music, and
your first drink will be covered by the Stanford
Alumni Association and the Washington DC Stanford
Association! Happy hour specials for food and drinks
will run from 5:30-8pm.

Please RSVP on the Young Alumni Facebook group’s
event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/

Boomers to Busters:
The Mansion Happy Hour
Monday, September 22 5:30-8 pm
The Mansion
2020 O Street NW,
Washington, DC

Come see what National Geographic called one of
Washington’s best hidden gems, and where
presidents and countless others have gone to get
away from it all. Go on a treasure hunt in over 100
rooms with people who are old enough to think of
Sean Connery or Roger Moore as James Bond.
Disappear behind a few hidden doors and admire

The price is $20 per person (plus tax). Light hors
d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.
The Mansion is five minutes from the Dupont Circle
Metro south entrance. Valet parking is available.
Informal dress is fine. To RSVP, click the following
link: http://www.uchicagodc.org/article.html?aid=452.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University
of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted to
undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and
similar schools who were undergraduates from the
1970s to the 1990s, and their spouses, partners, and

Stanford at DC United
Friday, October 3 5:30-10 pm
RFK Stadium,
Washington, DC

Join your fellow Stanford alums to cheer on DC
United against Sporting Kansas City! We will have a
potluck tailgate prior to the game as a way to mingle
and enjoy the great company. Game time is 8pm and
we’ll start tailgating at 6pm by the tailgating tents in
the RFK Parking lot. Look for the Stanford banner.
If you can’t find us, call Nina at 305-803-1783.

Tickets can be picked up at the tailgate until 30
minutes before the game starts. If tickets are needed
prior to the game, they will be mailed out if enough
time is available. There are a limited number of tickets
available, so sign up via the Stanford Alumni
page: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=15789.

Questions? Email Nina Rodriguez
at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

SBAA-DC Author Talk
Sunday, October 5

Have you ever wanted to write a book but didn’t
know how to get started? Do you have a finished
manuscript but aren’t sure how to get it published?
Are you looking for the next selection for your book
club? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,”
then SBAA-DC’s Author Talk event is just for you!

Join a talented group of Stanford alumni authors: Dr.
Chisara Asomugha ’98 (author of "The Evolution of a
Saint"), Nicki Harris Salcedo ’96 (author of "All
Beautiful Things"), Robert Joseph ’91 (author of
"Words From The Spirit"), and Adrian Miller ’91
(author of "Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an
American Cuisine – One Plate at a Time") for an
enlightening, informative, provocative, and
inspirational conversation.
Time and Location TBD.

Please contact Jamelia
Morgan ’06 at jnmorgan@stanfordalumni.org to
RSVP and for additional information.

Boomers to Busters: Ghosts of
Georgetown Private Walking Tour
Friday, October 24 7-8:30 pm
Washington, DC

Join Boomers to Busters for a tour of some of
Georgetown’s ghostly secrets! The tour is billed as a
"creepy, cosmic, and sometimes comic crawl through
paranormal Georgetown — DC’s most historic and
absurdly haunted neighborhood!"

The tour begins at the spooky Old Stone House at
3051 M Street NW and ends at the Exorcist Steps
(near the Key Bridge, around 36th & Prospect Streets
NW) and is about 1.5 miles long. The price is $20
for adults and $10 for ages 10-21. To reserve your
ticket, please visit http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters. Get your tickets early as this
tour has always sold out!

Tours take place rain or shine and the minimum age
is 10. The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom, where you
can walk, take the Circulator, or 30s buses. Parking is
tight in Georgetown, but there are paid lots at
Wisconsin and M.

Stanford at the Opera
Monday, November 10
7 pm
Kennedy Center Opera House
Washington, DC

In November, Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ‘La
Boheme’ will be in an exciting new production.

Join other Stanfordites before the opera for a “meet
and greet” over a glass of wine or “whatever” as
Betty shares a bit of insight into this Puccini classic –
a new production by director Jo Davies with
evocative sets and costumes by young American
designers Lee Savage and Jennifer Moeller.

Prime Orchestra tickets are $135; Second Tier Prime
tickets are $92. For tickets – send a check payable to
WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW,
Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at
202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org.
The deadline for ordering is October 15.

Get Involved

Stanford Admissions to Train Alumni Interviewers in

  • If you’d like to help out Stanford Admissions by
    interviewing high school applicants, this fall is the
    time to sign up and get trained. Regional
    Admissions Officer Debra von Bargen will lead
    interview training sessions for eligible alumni on
    Sunday, October 5th at Georgetown Preparatory
    School. For more information and to register for
    these sessions and the Stanford OVAL interview
    program, contact Lisa Larragoite, ’88, at larragoite@aol.com

Stanford In the News

  • On June 24, Paul Goldstein ’98 was named Stanford
    men’s tennis coach. A native of Rockville,
    Maryland, Paul was a 1994 graduate of Sidwell
    Friends School in Washington, DC. He became the
    first player in NCAA history to compete as a
    starting member of four consecutive national
    championship teams. He was the highest ranked
    player in the world with a college degree for the
    majority of his 10-year professional career.

  • On August 13th, Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian
    mathematician and Stanford University
    mathematics professor, became the first woman to
    receive the Fields Medal, an award dubbed "math’s
    Nobel Prize" by Time Magazine.

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