WDCSA Newsletter – October 2004

Mon 10/4 Undergrad Info Meeting
Wed 10/6 MBA Admissions Info Meeting
Thur 10/7 MBA Admissions Info Meeting
Thur 10/7 Breakfast Briefing – Terrorism
Thur 10/14 Biz School – Mary Barth Seminar
Wed 10/20 Baltimore Book Club
Thur 10/21 Election and Media Briefing
Mon 10/25 Meet Stephen Elliott
Sat 11/6 Udvar-Hazy Center Tour


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Welcome from
Risa Shimoda

The 2004-5 calendar started out of the gate with a
super successful send-off for our new ‘crop’ of DC Area Stanford students,
held once again at the home of Greg Murphy (’69, Parent ’00
and ’05). Club VP and organizer Lindsay Arnold (’02)
was assisted by student panel members Scheimer (’06), Tianna
Terry (’04), Nina Gonzaludo (’07) and Colin Murphy
(’05); Kevin Wegener (’00) and Andrew Blotky (’02)
were masterful in offering their setting up expertise; and Chris
Shinkman, Jim Finucane, Miguel Green, Helen Britton and Laurie
Glassman attended as spirited alums and parents. Thanks to you
all.

Have you offered to volunteer for WDCSA in the past without receiving
a response? Shame on us, and … here’s your chance!

We would love to harness your volunteer energy as we evolve our
2004-5 events calendar. Here are some specific opportunities
and you may have other ideas for events.

Big Game: Cal is the primary organizer, but we need assistance
in coordinating with the Golden Bear alums and recruiting game
day volunteers. We’ll be taking the lead once again in
2005.

WDCSA Holiday Party: Early December – responsibilities include
handling refreshments, entertainment, coordination with SIW and
coordination of RSVP’s.

Wilson Bridge Tour: We are considering hosting a Spring ’05 boat
tour of this mega, multi-year project: a history, the current
status and prospects for completion will be discussed. We need
folks to help the current core of alums organize and implement.

When you raise your hand to help, know that you’ll
have an experienced board to provide assistance along the
way. Contact Risa Shimoda at risa@theshimodagroup.com to
indicate your interest!


Undergrad Admission Info Meeting
Monday, Oct. 4 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

The Office of Undergraduate Admission invites high school students,
parents, counselors and friends to an informational meeting about
Stanford. The program details the admission process, gives an
overview of financial aid and provides information about academic
opportunities and undergraduate life. A panel of recent graduates
will share highlights from their Stanford experience. While reservations
are not necessary, Stanford invites you to register in advance
at www.stanford.edu/dept/uga/applying/regionals_fall04.htm Remind
me via email


MBA Admissions Info Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 6 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 7 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Corporate Executive Board
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Suite 6000 (Sixth Floor), Washington D.C.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business is hosting their annual
MBA Program Admissions Informational Meetings in Washington,
DC. These sessions feature an overview of the MBA Program and
admission process. A panel of alumni also shares their thoughts
on their MBA experiences.

The Wednesday event has an emphasis on the Public Management
Program. To register for either evening, please visit www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/connect/coming.html Remind
me via email


Breakfast Briefing – Terrorism
Thursday, Oct. 7 7:45 – 9 AM
Location: Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street, NW
Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $15.00 per person
Topic: “The Threat of Nuclear – and Other – Terrorism”

The Washington DC Stanford Association invites you to an informal
and off-the-record Breakfast Briefing with Dr. Richard Meserve
(Stanford Ph.D., Harvard J.D.), President, Carnegie Institution
of Washington DC.

Dr. Richard Meserve, who served under Presidents Clinton and Bush
as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from
1999 to 2003, is President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
and senior counsel at the Washington, DC-based law firm Covington
and Burling. Meserve served as legal counsel to President Carter’s
science and technology advisor. Early in his career he served
as law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meserve is chairman of the International Nuclear Safety Group
of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), prominent in
United Nations and other efforts to track and verify nuclear
weapons materials throughout the world, especially in troubled “hot
spot” places such as Iraq, North Korea, Iran, and some
of the former USSR states. Responsible for regulating nuclear
power plants and the use of nuclear materials, Chairman Meserve
helped NRC and its licensees respond effectively to terrorist
challenges.

Please make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association
and send them by October 5th to: Terry Adlhock c/o Wisconsin
Energy Corporation, Suite 840, 122 C St., NW, Washington DC 20001,
(202) 662-4340, or terry.adlhock@we-energies.com.
You can also register below. Remind
me via email

Meserve Breakfast Briefing: $15














Biz School – Professor Mary Barth
Thursday, Oct. 14 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: TBD
Cost: Free in person, $75 for Web Seminar
Topic: "Expensing Options: Will it Happen? Will it Matter?"

The Baltimore/Washington chapter of the Stanford Business School
Alumni Association and WDCSA invites you to this seminar by Professor
Mary Barth, Stanford Graduate School of Business. You can either
come at no charge to the conference room we are arranging or
signup directly for your own connection at home or the office
for $75 where you would be welcome to invite others. For details
on the conference room, email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952. To obtain your own connection, visit https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/lifelonglearning/events_programs/barth10.14.html

The question of whether to expense employee stock options has
been one of the most controversial accounting questions in memory.
The International Accounting Standards Board requires expensing
for companies that follow its standards and the Financial Accounting
Standards Board in the US is considering doing the same.

A member of the International Accounting Standards Board and the
Atholl Bean Professor of Accounting, Professor Mary Barth will
focus on the status of the current debate, including describing
the IASB’s requirement to expense options and the implications
for US corporations. She will share insights from her research
that has shed light on the implications for expensing stock options. Remind
me via email


Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 20 7:00 PM
Location: 1201 William Street, Baltimore
Novel: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark
Haddon.

Please contact Sarah Clever, ’91, at slclever@earthlink.net or (410) 685-7558 for more information and directions to
the discussion. Snacks will be available. Remind
me via email


2004 Election and Media Briefing
Thursday, Oct. 21 6:30-9:00 PM
Nancy Tate ’70 and Doyle McManus ’74
Location: Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
DC
6:30 p.m.: Reception,
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Briefing
Cost: $10 general admission at the door
Please RSVP to BBaumanTyran@aol.com,
Questions? Please call 301-652-6632

WDCSA cordially invites you to an evening with Nancy Tate, Executive
Director, League of Women Voters, and Doyle McManus, Washington
Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times. They will discuss the 2004 election
prospects from their respective areas of expertise, focusing
on the changing elections process and the media’s impact
on the outcome.

Nancy Tate joined the League in October 2000. It is the nation’s
premier nonpartisan political organization that encourages the
informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Prior to the League, Nancy Tate served as the Chief Operating
Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her
earlier career experience includes a senior-level position in
a management-consulting firm and several distinguished years
of federal government service.

Doyle McManus has reported on issues for more than 25 years from
Washington. The bureau he leads has received four Pulitzer Prizes
among its 45 reporters and editors. He is a frequent panelist
on PBS’s “Washington Week”, CBS’s “Face
the Nation”, and has appeared on NBC’s “Meet
the Press” and ABC’s “Nightline”. McManus
is a four-time winner of the National Press Club’s prize
for reporting on U.S. foreign policy. Remind
me via email


Meet Stephen Elliott
Monday, Oct. 25 7:00 PM
Location: Olsson’s
2111 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Cost: Free
Topic: "Looking Forward To It: or How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the American Electoral Process"

Stephen Elliott, former Stegner Fellow, author of “Happy
Baby” and current lecturer in creative writing at Stanford
will discuss this documentation of his year spent traveling with
the 2004 presidential candidates up through the Democratic Convention.
For more information contact Olsson’s: 703-525-4227. Remind
me via email


Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, Nov. 6 10:30 AM – Noon
Location: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia
Cost: Free Tour, $12 per vehicle

Please join Mike Nelson ’59 for a tour of the highlights
of this new addition to the National Air and Space Museum at
Dulles Airport! Mike is a docent at the Center and has generously
offered to be our guide to this terrific new facility.

To Meet: Enter the museum and pass through the security checkpoint.
Look for the red and white aircraft hanging upside down above
the floor and Mike, standing below it, wearing a blue blazer
and his docent’s nametag (forgive him for the organization’s
questionable uniform color!).

Questions? Please contact Mike Nelson at 703-830-7652 or Bompa123@aol.com.
If you would like to carpool, contact Risa Shimoda at risashimoda@msn.com or 301-585-4677 to see if there are others traveling from a location
near to you.

See cybercenter.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy for transportation and
directions.

Note on Parking: The fee augments the funding the Museum receives
from the federal government. Constructed from private sources,
it is not complete and is continuing its fundraising effort for
an archives center and restoration facility. Remind
me via email


Email Reminder System

Don’t forget our new email reminder system
which can create a reminder about a WDCSA event to be sent to you on
a date you
specify. New Features: 1) You can now add a note to yourself
that will be sent to you with the event email reminder; 2) you
can now create reminders for anything — it doesn’t have to be
one of our events. Simply specify the message, the date you want
it sent, and the email address. Access both reminder systems
on the WDCSA web page at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc/remind.html or by clicking the Remind link at the top of any page in our
website. Comments or questions? — contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net

Note: our Opera tickets are sold out