WDCSA Newsletter – September 2018

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

Stanford Men’s Soccer @ University of Maryland

Friday, August 31, 6pm

Ludwig Field
University of Maryland
College Park, Md

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal men’s soccer team for this Washington D.C. away game.  

General admission tickets are available at the game for $15 adult, $10 youth/senior.  The game will also be on FS1.

Stanford Football Game Watches

Fall 2018                 

Ventnor Sports Café
2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Come join WDCSA and fellow alumni to cheer on the Cardinal this season at our official bar, Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. In addition to Stanford Pint Glasses giveaways, there will be drink specials for Stanford Alumni.

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).

See below for upcoming schedule:

  • Stanford vs. San Diego State : Friday,  August 31st, 9:00 pm
  • Stanford vs. USC : Saturday, September 8th, 8:30 pm
  • Stanford vs.  UC Davis: Saturday, September 15th, 2:00 pm
  • Stanford vs. Oregon : Saturday, September 22nd, TBD
  • Stanford vs. Notre Dame: Saturday, September 29th, 7:30 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Arty ’10 ; patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu.

Stanford Men’s Soccer @ Georgetown University

Monday, September 3, 1pm

Shaw Field, 3700 O Street, NW
Georgetown University 
Washington, DC

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal men’s soccer team for this Washington D.C. away game. Stay tuned for information about tickets.

General admission tickets are available at the game for adult (Ages 18+): $10, youth (Ages 3-17) and military: $5.

10th Annual WDCSA Potomac River Cruise

Thursday, September 13, 7:15-9:30pm

Washington Harbour, Georgetown
Washington, DC (31st and K streets NW)

Join WDCSA for a sunset cruise past the monuments! We’ve rented a beautiful boat for the exclusive use of DC Stanford alumni. Mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, enjoying happy hour food and a premium open bar.  WDCSA subsidizes this special event as a “thank you” to our members (to join WDCSA, please visit: https:// alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/? group_id=0038990539).

  • Regular registration for WDCSA members and guests: $59
  • Regular registration for Non-Members and guests: $89

Reserve your ticket today: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event27477.

Washington Harbour is located across from the Riverside Grille on the dock. Please arrive no later than 7:15, as the boat will sail shortly thereafter with or without ticket holders (refunds will not be granted for late arrivals).  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kass ’01 at mkass01@gmail.com.

Ivy Singles Happy Hour Fall Kick-Off 

Friday, September 14, 6:30-8:30pm

The Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW, Washington, DC

Join the Ivy Singles for their Happy Hour Fall Kick-Off!

Explore two floors of spacious rooms at the charming historic landmark, the James Monroe House, where monthly exhibits of paintings and photography line the walls.

Relax with old friends and meet new ones.   A good selection of appetizers will be served, and happy hour drink prices will be available for the duration of the party at the cash bar.  

When Timothy Caldwell, a wealthy businessman from Philadelphia, decided in 1806 to build “the handsomest house in the Capital City,” little did he dream that it would one day serve as home for President James Monroe, ambassadors foreign and domestic, the nation’s first weatherman, and the city’s oldest club devoted to the arts.

Inspired by London’s Chelsea Arts Club and the National Arts Club in Manhattan, Washington artists created their own club in May 1916 and purchased the Monroe House as its home. With a focus on painting, sculpture, music, and drama, the Arts Club provided a contrast to Washington’s more traditional clubs. It was also the first club in the city to admit women as charter members.

Register online at https://cornellclubdc.org/event-2993401or send $40 check payable to Cornell Club of Washington to:

Steve Piekarec
2535 West Meredith Drive
Vienna, Virginia 22181

Have your payment postmarked by Tuesday, September 11th and note your school on the check.

Walk-ins are $45 at the door (cash or check).

Opera in the Outfield:  The Barber of Seville

Streamed Live From The Kennedy Center!

Saturday, September 29, Gates Open at 5pm; Opera Starts at 7pm

Nationals Park
1500 South Capital St SE
Washington, DC 

Celebrate the 11th season of FREE opera broadcasts at Nationals Park for Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’.

When was the last time you went to the opera?  Whether it is recently or never, come join us for one of the best “free” events in DC – Opera in the Outfield.  Watch one of the most beloved operas of all time:  a comic tale of intrigue, love and deception, in Italian with English subtitles.

Gates open at 5 pm for pre-opera activities including a Costume Shop, instrument ‘meet and greet’, games, prizes and more.

Join the conversation on social media with #OperaInTheOutfield!  There are no reserved sections so come and sit in the stands or on the field.

Contactbettybyrne@stanfordalumni.orgor 202.483.4048 for more information.

End of Summer & Welcome to DC Happy Hour

Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Duke’s Grocery
1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Join the Stanford Cardinal Young Alumni & Stanford Alumni  for our annual end-of-summer bash, an extended happy hour at Duke’s Grocery! Celebrate the end of summer with fellow Stanford grads and welcome Stanford alumni to the DC area.

We have reserved the second floor at Dukes! Food and drinks will be provided.

Bring fellow alumni.

To register, please use this link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/welcometodchh

Get Involved

Join the WDCSA Board

Interested in getting involved with the local Stanford DC community? 

WDCSA is looking for alumni interested in volunteering in the following ways:

  • Social Media Chair
  • Cardinal Young Alumni Committee
  • Community Service Chair

If you are interested in any of these roles and would like to learn more, please contact Kevin Coyne, MS ’02, at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org and Patricia Arty ’10, patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu.

OVAL Training 

OVAL is hosting a training session for alumni interested in meeting and interviewing Stanford applicants on Thursday, October 11th at Stanford In Washington. More details to come in the next newsletter. For further information, contact: Margaret “Maggie” New , maggienew10@gmail.com.

Co-Ed Basketball

Calling all Cardinal alumni!  Join the WDCSA co-ed basketball team for the 2019 basketball season.  We compete against other local alumni chapters in the DC metro area from January – March.  Games are played in Alexandria, Virginia on weeknights.  It is a good opportunity to meet fellow alumni and get a good workout.  Contact Greg Billings ’88,  at billings.g@gmail.comfor more information.                               

Stanford In the News

  • Akshay Venkatesh, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, has won the 2018 Fields Medal, the highest honor in math. Venkatesh joins Stanford mathematicians Maryam Mirzakhani, who won in 2014, and Paul Cohen, who won in 1966. Professor Venkatesh’s research focuses on synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory.