Weekend of April 26-27, 2014

It’s going to be a weekend filled with activities at Drew! Alumni are welcome to join us on campus for the following events. Please check with the event organizer in case of inclement weather. Annual Rugby Student vs. Alumni Games, Saturday 4/26 (Rain or Shine) Drew Rangers Baseball, Doc Young Field, Friday 4/25, Saturday 4/26 and Sunday 4/27 TOO BIG: Theatre & Dance Dept. Capstone Production, Friday 4/25 and Saturday 4/26 FernFest, Outside Ehinger Center/HERB Circle, Saturday 4/26 Medfest XXVIII Lawn behind Hoyt, Saturday 4/26 Drew Chorale, Choral Union, & Festival Orchestra: Mozart Requiem, Saturday 4/26 Drew African Student Association (DASA) Fashion, Arts & Music Festival, Saturday 4/26 Remember to mark your calendar and register for Reunion 2014, May 30-31! #DREWItAgain  

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Chorale Tour 2014

Dr. Jason Bishop, conductor Sunday, May 18 10:00 a.m. Madison United Methodist Church 24 Madison Avenue; Madison, NJ Sunday, May 18 5:30 p.m. St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church 1409 Pacific Avenue; Atlantic City, NJ Monday, May 19 7:30 p.m. Church of St. Martin-­in-­the-­Fields 8000 St. Martin’s Lane; Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, May 20 7:30 p.m. Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 233 N. Charles Street; Baltimore, MD Wednesday, May 21 7:00 p.m. Foundry United Methodist Church 1500 16th Street NW; Washington, DC Thursday, May 22 7:00 p.m. Central Moravian Church 73 W. Church Street; Bethlehem, PA

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The Casement Fund presents Comfort Songs

A Drew University Music and Poetry Showcase in Brooklyn April 11, 2014 7 p.m. The Old Stone House 336 Third Street (between 4/5th Avenues) Brooklyn, NY 11215 Words by Patrick Phillips Music by Trevor Weston Pamela Stein, Soprano Jonathan Katz, Piano Learn more at casementfund.org

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Celebration of Benefactors

April 9, 2014 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Ehinger Center By invitation only Questions? Please contact Jane Himmelrich at (973) 408-3733 or specialevents@drew.edu View photos from the 2014 Celebration of Benefactors luncheon    

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5th Annual Business Leadership Conference

May 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Drew enjoys a vibrant network of alumni, current students, faculty and local business leaders who come together in Drew’s Business Studies program. This 5th Annual Business Leadership Conference celebrates the program’s continued success, and provides an opportunity to strengthen our personal connections with each other and to think about leadership and problem-solving in our lives, our businesses and our world. Keynote – 2014 Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Justin Marcucci founded Nickelfish, an interactive digital agency in 2002, an outgrowth of his experiences and extensive practical background in user interface creation and usability as well as product and business strategy. Prior to Nickelfish, Justin lead Product, Business Development, and User Experience organizations for both AT&T and Sony Electronics. Justin’s strategic and tactical talents have grown NF into an award-winning interactive and digital strategy firm servicing some of the world’s largest brands like American Express, BMW/Mini Cooper, Coldwell Banker, Prudential, ADP, Unilever, Wyndham Hotels, Verizon, and others. Justin graduated from Drew in 2000 with a major in Fine Arts. This program has been made possible by support from the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series Endowment. Endowed by Mr. Ross Traphagen, Trustee Emeritus, the series brings prominent alumni to campus to engage in discussion with students […]

Roots: Ghanian Experience of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Alumni Seminar & Tour July 14-28, 2014 Visitors to the modern nation of Ghana may visit Elmina and Cape Coast castles to see and hear about the connection of the West African coastline to the Middle Passage. What they may never see are the long distances from the point of capture and sale to the coast for the final exit. This 14-day seminar and tour, “Roots,” will take participants to several of the sites of capture, encampment and sale. We retrace, to some extent the long and painful journeys and of the captives from Northern Ghana to the coast. These sites include Gwollu, Salaga, Pinkoro, Kumasi, and Assin-Manso. Side attractions on this trip include a visit to Kakum National Park where a canopied walkway allows visitors to walk along the tree line to view various wild species of birds and animals, and Bonwire, home of the famous Kente cloth. The seminar will be taught by Pan-African Studies Program faculty, Professor E. Obiri Addo. For more information contact Lillie Edwards (ledwards@drew.edu) or E. Obiri Addo (eaddo55193@aol.com).

Drew University’s Merrill Maguire Skaggs Lecture to Feature Metropoli …

Tuggle’s March 25 lecture will share letters, anecdotes and cartoons tracing the history of the Metropolitan Opera, especially from its critics. Madison, NJ – Visitors to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City know of its elegant lobby, Marc Chagall murals and state-of-the-art acoustics. But they might not know what goes on behind the scenes of the largest classical music organization in North America. Enter Robert Tuggle, the Director of Archives of the Metropolitan Opera, who is an expert on the history of the Met since its founding in the 1880’s. Tuggle will be the guest speaker at this year’s Merrill Maguire Skaggs Lecture on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University. An impressive music historian who is a frequent contributor to The Opera Quarterly, Tuggle also has a wry sense of humor and plans to share some of the lesser-known history of the Met. His talk, titled “An Irreverent Look at the Metropolitan Opera” will include some unflattering opera reviews from renowned critics, cartoons that appeared in past magazines, and some fun facts about the history of the hallowed institution. “It’s very interesting and very vivid,” […]

Fifty Years Later

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Drew University In between the marches on Washington and from Selma to Montgomery, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about civil rights spoke at Drew on February 5, 1964. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to campus, we are pleased to offer the following programs. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service at Seminary Hall Sponsored by the Black Ministerial Caucus Wednesday, February 26 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Lincoln Gardens, will be preaching in chapel, then will host a lunchtime discussion. WMNJ Broadcast Sponsored by the Drew University Library Wednesday, February 26 12:00-1:30 p.m. Dr. Christopher Anderson, Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Methodist Librarian and Matthew Beland, University Archivist will discuss King’s speech on Drew’s own radio station WMNJ. The broadcast includes: An historical/contextual introduction, A call for archival memorabilia related to the event, and The historic recording in its entirety. The original recording includes an introduction by then President Oxnam of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King’s 50-minute speech titled “The American Dream” and a Q & A session with Dr. King. Listen live!

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Celebrate the Holidays with Drew!

Join together with the Drew family as we celebrate the season and prepare to welcome the New Year with festive gatherings. We look forward to celebrating with you! Drew Club of New York Holiday Party Tuesday, December 3 Drew Club of Atlanta Annual Holiday Party Thursday, December 5 Drew Club of Northern New Jersey Holiday Reception Saturday, December 7 Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, (973) 408-3229 or alumni@drew.edu.

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Drew Rugby Football Club: 50th Anniversary

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Save the date for a full day of activities celebrating the 50th Anniversary of  the Drew University Men’s Rugby Football Club. Can’t make it back to campus for April 27? Join the celebration by making a gift to the Men’s Rugby Team. Visit drew.edu/makeagift and note Rugby 50 in the comments section. Support Drew Rugby The following items will be for sale to support Drew Rugby at the celebration: $50: Custom DRFC Rugby Ball [$35 tax deductible] $100: DRFC Short OR Long Sleeve Jersey (M, L, XL & XXL available) [$35 tax deductible] $350 Kit ‘n Kaboodle:  [$150 tax deductible] Custom DRFC Rugby Ball DRFC Short Sleeve Jersey (M, L, XL & XXL available) DRFC Long Sleeve Jersey (M, L, XL & XXL available) DRFC Kit Bag customized with your name Rugby Ball Size 5, high-quality, hand stitched Zenon training ball made by Gilbert uses the hydratec technology to enhance the life and performance of the ball. This ball has standard grip and the 3-ply polycotton and cotton laminate. Durable rubber surface allows the ball to work well in all weather conditions. This ball confirms to all IRB size specifications.   DRFC Short OR Long Sleeve Jersey Halbro traditional heavy weight cotton jersey in short and long sleeves. Gold collar […]

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