WDCSA Newsletter – October 2016

October 2016

Football Viewing Parties Fall 2016
Ventnor Sports Cafe

2411 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

Come join fellow alumni and cheer on the Cardinal this season at our official bar,
Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Ventnor is accessible by public transit on
the Red Line (DuPont Circle and Woodley Park) or the Green/Yellow Line
(Columbia Heights and U Street). Go Cardinal!

October Schedule:
Saturday, October 15th vs. Notre Dame 7:30 PM EDT Kick-Off
Saturday, October 22nd vs. Colorado TBD

Saturday, October 29th vs. Arizona TBD

Check out our Facebook page for updates (www.facebook.com/groups/192108686046/).
Cardinal Young Alumni Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/9607603763/

Questions? Contact Patricia Arty, ’10, at patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, October 9 5-7:45 pm
McLean, Va

The book group will discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop
by Susan Cain. All are welcome to join the discussion and participate in the
potluck dinner.

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who
prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion;
who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa
Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great
contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically
undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the
rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how
deeply it has come to permeate our culture.

Upcoming book selections:

November 13th- Regeneration by Pat Barker
December 11th- The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski

For more information, please contact Jennifer Presley, MA ’78, Ph.D. ’81
at Jenniferbpresley@gmail.com.

Understanding the Populist Backlash in
the 2016 Presidential Election Museum
Tour and Talk
Wednesday, October 12 4:30-7 pm
The George Washington University Museum
The Textile Museum

701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC

Join local Stanford alums for a special event at The
George Washington University Museum and The
Textile Museum. From 6pm to 7pm, Dr. Lara Brown
will be presenting "Understanding the 2016
Presidential Election and the Populist Backlash that
Has Been Decades in the Making." Free for WDCSA
members; $5 for non-members.

Dr. Lara Brown is an associate professor and
Program Director of The George Washington
University’s Graduate School of Political
Management. Her most recent book is Jockeying for
the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of

For those able to arrive earlier, please join us for
coffee and a tour of this wonderful museum.
Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at 6pm
for the lecture.

Event Schedule:
4:30-5 pm: Coffee and mingling

5-5:15 pm: Museum Director Dr. John Wetenhall, ’85,
PhD ’88,will provide a brief welcome

5:15-6 pm: Exhibition tour

6:00-7 pm: Presentation

Register here: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22256.

Presidential Election Panel
Wednesday, October 26 6:30-8:00 pm
Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC

WDCSA will welcome four experts for an exciting
evening to hear diverse insights fresh from the 2016
campaign trail:

1) Dave Fahrenthold, Washington Post: covering the
presidential campaign with front page investigative

2) Ron Elving, Senior Editor, Washington Desk, NPR;
and regular voice on NPR’s Politics Podcast

3) Doyle McManus, LA Times, and frequent guest on
PBS Washington Week, CBS Face the Nation

4) Nancy Tate, Co-Chair, 2020 Women’s Vote
Centennial Initiative; former Executive Director,
League of Women Voters.

Purchase your tickets, $15 for WDCSA members/
guests and $20 for non-members/guests, by Oct. 26
by visiting https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=21711.

Refreshments will be available from 6:30-7; the
presenters begin promptly at 7 pm. You won’t want
to miss this exciting opportunity to hear from
professionals covering U.S. electoral politics in 2016!
Questions? Contact Garry or Barbara Tyran ’75
at gktyran@aol.com or 301-652-6632.

Boomers to Busters
Ghosts of Georgetown Tour
Friday, October 28 7-8:30 pm
Washington, DC

Did you see "The Exorcist" in a movie theater?
Then come to the Ghosts of Georgetown Tour,
which starts at the Old Stone House, 3051 M Street
NW, and ends at "The Exorcist" stairs at 36th and
Prospect Street NW.

Selected as the best ghost tour by Washingtonian
Magazine, this private tour will put you in the
Halloween mood! Billed as a "creepy, cosmic and
sometimes comic crawl through paranormal
Georgetown – DC’s most historic and absurdly
haunted neighborhood!" Join us as we hear about
some of Georgetown’s secrets.

Tour takes place rain or shine and is around 1.5
miles. Every year this tour has sold out. Cost is $20
for adults and $10 for ages 10 to 21 – minimum age is
10. Closest metro is Foggy Bottom, from there walk
10 minutes or take the Circulator or 30s buses.
Parking is tight in Georgetown but there are
commercial lots at Wisconsin and M.

To sign up click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghosts-of-georgetown-private-walking-tourtickets-26272430547.

If you have questions about the tour, contact Margot
Ross at margot.j.ross@gmail.com.

For more information about BtoB go to: www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters.

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed
Doubles Tennis
Saturday, November 5 6:45-11:45 pm

3010 Williams Dr.
Merrifield, VA

Admission for players with advance registration is
$25 by check or credit card. Door admission for
players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no
credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players.

For further information and to register, visit

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, November 15 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD

The November selection is Designing Your Life: How to
Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by Stanford Professors
Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. This book is the
essence of the most popular class at Stanford –
"Designing Your Life."

Read the book, do the homework, and let’s talk
about our discoveries over delicious food.

January selection is The Nightingale by Kristen

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14,
at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871.

Stanford at the Opera

Wednesday, November 16 7:30 pm
Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

‘La fille du regiment’

Military might meets aristocratic delight in this stylish
production of Donizetti’s masterful opera comique,
which blends instantly hummable melodies and flagwaving
anthems with innocent romance and plenty of
slapstick ‘faux pas.’ Among all the vocal acrobatics,
perhaps the most famous is the show-stopping ‘Ah
mes amis’ (Ah, my friends) sometimes dubbed the
‘Mount Everest’ of arias, requiring the tenor to sing a
succession of high C’s! Our Captain of the ‘High C’s’
is Lawrence Brownlee!

Back Stage tour prior to opera available to ALL ticket

Prime Orchestra $145.50 ; 2nd Tier $96.
Register and pay online at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event22320 or send a check payable to WDCSA
to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW,
Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at
bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or 202.483.4048.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party

Saturday, November 19 Kick-off TBD
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

3421 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on
the Stanford football team in the 119th Big Game!
The Washington D.C. Stanford Association is cohosting
the annual Big Game viewing party with the
Cal Alumni Association. Come out and support the
Cardinal as we crush those Bears!

Registration and event details will be announced in
the coming weeks.

Get Involved

WDCSA Basketball
Are you interested in playing competitive co-ed
basketball with fellow alumni beginning in January?
Contact Greg Billings billings.g@gmail.com

Stanford In the News

The Class of 2020 arrived on campus September
20th for orientation activities, including the 126th
Opening Convocation Ceremony in the Inner
Quad. Ten percent of the first-year students are
international students and 3 percent are permanent
residents of the United States. Slightly more than
half of them are female – 50.8 percent – and 49.2
percent are male. The vast majority – 94.5 percent –
ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school
class. Fifteen percent are the first members of their
families to attend a four-year college. One is a
military service veteran.

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