Princeton Area Alumni Association Newsletter

November 2010

Volume 3, Number 4


Alumni In The Nation's Service


In this Newsletter:

- Calendar

- Get Involved

- Dues Request

- Advertising

Princeton AlumniCorps -- formerly Princeton Project 55 -- is an independent, alumni-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages alumni in significant public interest initiatives. The Community Volunteers program, its newest venture, seeks to connect Princeton alumni from classes in the '60s, '70s, and '80s to civic engagement opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Locally, Community Volunteers is organizing pro bono working groups of Princeton alumni to assist nonprofit organizations with substantive short-term projects not related to fundraising. Many nonprofits are deeply invested in their communities but lack the resources to fully leverage their vision. Likewise, many alumni have the skills and experience to make a real difference in their community but have not been offered an opportunity to give back to the appropriate level.

Princeton AlumniCorps wants to change that. Lend your time and your talent alongside other Princeton alumni volunteers through our pro bono working groups, partnering with local nonprofit organizations on strategic projects. The first of many opportunities is below!

Healthcare and Domestic Violence Initiative: Princeton AlumniCorps' initial partner has developed a training curriculum for healthcare providers focused on the establishment of screening mechanisms to identify victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are looking for volunteers to organize outreach and communications efforts to healthcare providers of all types, including private practices, hospitals, and clinics. If you have experience in marketing, communications, or project management, Princeton AlumniCorps wants to hear from you! If you are interested and would like to learn more about how to get involved, contact Ed Andrews '71 or John Shriver, program director.



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Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination 10th Anniversary, Woodrow Wilson School 


Alumni/International Student Mixer, Bendheim Center, Princeton U. 


Third Thursday Happy Hour, Triumph Brewery, Princeton


Isles Spirit of Community Dinner, Trenton Marriott, Trenton 



Triangle Show ("Family Feudalism"), McCarter Theatre, Princeton 


First Fridays Lunch, Nassau Club, Princeton - Please RSVP by 11/29 


Women In Science Meeting, Princeton University


Community Service, Rescue Mission of Trenton, Trenton 


Caroling, Residence of Robin Resch *03, 19 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton 


Save The Date: Annual Dinner

*Details of Events Listed Above*

*Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination 10th Anniversary Celebration

Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ*


Date: Thursday - Saturday, November 11 - 13

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton Campus

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is holding a public colloquium on campus, November 11 through 13. Panels will include "Religion, Diplomacy, and Self-Determination" (Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in 101 McCormick Hall); "New Perspectives on Self-Determination, Sovereignty, and the State" (Friday at 9:45 a.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall); "Theory and Practice of Diplomacy and Crisis Diplomacy" (Friday at 2 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium); "Determine Your Own Destiny, Case I: Afghanistan" (Friday at 4 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium); and "Determine Your Own Destiny, Case II: The Middle East" (Saturday at 9 a.m. in Dodds Auditorium). Featured speakers include HSH Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry; H.E. Joschla Fishcher, former foreign minister and vice chancellor of Germany; and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill. To register for any of the panels or other events, e-mail


*Alumni/International Student Mixer

Behdheim Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ*


Date: Wednesday, November 17

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bendheim Center, Princeton University

The Davis International Center, ISAP, and the Princeton Area Alumni Association cordially invite you to our third annual fall reception and mixer. Meet and greet international students at Princeton and renew your own connections with local alumni from the Princeton, New York City, and Philadelphia area. The purpose of the mixer is to develop new friendships with motivated students and sustain old ones with local alumni. Come and be prepared to share your interests in networking, career shadowing, internships, mentoring, and jobs. RSVP Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman'81, or Rachel Baldwin



*Third Thursdays Happy Hour*


Date: Thursday, November 18

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Triumph Brewery, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton

Join fellow Princeton area undergraduate and graduate alumni and friends for refreshments at Triumph Brewery. Look for the orange and black balloons. See you there!

Note: Each attendant pays for his/her own drinks and food. For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83.

*ISLES Spirit of Community Dinner, Trenton, NJ*

Date: Thursday, November 18th

Time: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Place: Trenton Marriott

Join Isles to honor local citizens who give back to their communities through their generosity in time, talent, and tender. The 2010 honorees are Debby D'Arcangelo *01, Donald Davis, Sacred Downing, Cameron Hunt, Jose Hernandez, Eric Maywar, and Deborah Prendergast

Isles fosters self-reliance and community development using entrepreneurial, self-help approaches that strengthen families and neighborhoods while restoring the environment. For more information visit

*The 120th Triangle Show*

Date: Friday and Saturday, November 19th and 20th

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton

Lower the drawbridge and raise the moat for a night of knights at Castle McCarter! Kings, Queens and Knaves are all in for a royal flush as Triangle celebrates its 120th year with a first-ever medieval review. Mounted on the brilliant music, lyrics and laughs of Tiger Town’s best and brightest writers, the Feud gallops on stage in a flourish of Princeton pageantry fit for a musical comedy coronation.

Chain mail your friends: this show is joust full of surprises! Will Henry’s six wives hang on to their heads? Will the castle keep? Can pawns mate? Will Triangle’s trademark all-guy kickline put knighthood back in flower?! Only one thing is certain: with hit tunes, high kicks and heraldic ha-ha-s all in the Family Feudalism, this show is sure to lay siege to your funny bone!

Visit for tickets and more information.

*First Friday Luncheon, Nassau Club*

Date: Friday, December 3

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton

Note: Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.

Undergraduate and graduate alumni and their guests are invited to meet for this social gathering, including a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. Specially priced at $25/person for dues payers ($30 for others), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required. Please click here to RSVP.

*Women in Science: 'The Scientific Toolbox -

What Every Scientist Needs to Know to Succeed After Princeton'*

Details on the time, date, and location of this meeting will be available soon!

*Community Service at the Rescue Mission of Trenton*

Date: Saturday, December 11

Time: 9:30 a.m. through lunch

Place: Rescue Mission of Trenton

Please join the Community Service Committee at the Rescue Mission of Trenton for a half-day program of information, volunteering, and lunch with clients. We'll begin at 9:30 with a half-hour presentation about what the Rescue Mission is and does and about ways to volunteer, followed by a tour of the facility. We'll then be put to work in the Thrift Store for a couple of hours. At 12:15, we'll have lunch with Rescue Mission clients.

Adults (18 and up) and family members and friends are welcome. To sign up, please e-mail Arlen Hastings '80. There is space for a maximum of 15 volunteers for this activity; first come, first served.

About the Rescue Mission: The Rescue Mission of Trenton is the agency in the City of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted. The Mission provides services and counseling to encourage individuals to reach their greatest potential. The Mission creates an environment where one can live with dignity, build self-esteem, experience love, responsibility, and hope.

Several PA3 members volunteered at the Rescue Mission over the summer as classroom instructors and literacy tutors. One wrote, "It has been a very rewarding experience for me personally to develop and participate in a program that has the task of raising an adult's literacy level. The atmosphere at the Mission and in the 'Teach' facility itself was very welcome and secure. My student was always punctual, attentive, determined, and eager to learn."

*Caroling With PA3*

Date: Sunday, December 19

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Place: "The Beatty House" (residence of Robin Resch *03), 19 Vandeventer Avenue

Join the PA3 for caroling around the neighborhood followed by hot drinks and cookies at the Beatty House.

*Save The Date: PA3 Annual Dinner*

PA3's annual dinner is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 22. Details and invitations will be available shortly.

*Call for Participants: Survey on Princeton Area Networking Opportunities*

The PA3 Careers & Networking Committee has developed a short survey to identify the career-related needs of local alumni in order to organize relevant networking events in the upcoming year. We need your feedback! You can take the survey here. Please contact Kiki Karoglou *05 with questions.

*Alumni Thanksgiving Hosting for International Students and Scholars*

Alumni host families are needed to share their homes and thanksgiving dinner traditions with international students and scholars this year. If you are planning a thanksgiving feast and have room at your table for 2 or more please RSVP to Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman '81, or Hanna Hand (Friends of the International Center) by November 23rd.

*Opportunities to Give Back*

Oral History Project: The Committee on Princetoniana of the Alumni Council is seeking the assistance of local alumni with a very special oral history project. Charged with promoting the history, lore, and traditions of the University, the committee is in the process of conducting and transcribing interviews with three historically important groups of Princeton alumni: members of the Old Guard (classes from the '30s and '40s), early alumnae, and others with significant Princeton connections. Tape recorders and funding for transcriptions are available. For more information visit the project's website. Alumni interested in conducting interviews should contact Sev Onyshkevych '83 or Donald Farren '58.

Daily Princetonian Digitization Project: Some of Princeton's history, however, has already been recorded in the pages of the Daily Princetonian. The massive effort to digitize the Prince's archives dating back to 1876 is underway and is only $15,000 short of the $260,000 needed in funding. You can see the progress made so far here. To contribute to this project, visit and be sure to enter "Daily Princetonian Digitization Project" and account number 690-2752 in the comments field, or mail a check payable to "Princeton University Library" to Daniel J. Linke, Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, 65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, and include the account number on the memo line.

*Get Involved*

*PA3 Committees*

You can help make PA3 the organization we all want. The following committees welcome your time and creative ideas:

Activities and Social Events - Lydia Zaininger '83

Alumni Schools Committee - Mickey Faigen '73

Community Service Committee - Arlen Hastings '80

Graduate Alumni Committee - Cathy Haught *05

Membership Committee - Jim Robertson '91

Networking and Careers Committee - Kiki Karoglou *05

Student Liaison Committee - Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman '81

Technology - Reilly LaMarche '04

If you would like to volunteer for one of our active Committees, contact us.


*Dues Request*

PA3 needs your support! It is a new fiscal year and we are planning several exciting events. We are a non-profit organization and your contribution helps us create opportunities for us fellow alums to connect to each other. Upon paying dues, you become a "dues-paying member," entitling you to reduced rates at certain PA3 events. Click here to pay your dues!



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