2010 Travel Program Schedule Exciting, Educational Excursion
The Travel Program offers you the opportunity to explore other cultures and experience firsthand places you may have only read about. It is open to alumni, parents, and friends of Washington University. The 2010 program includes destinations that will appeal to various ages and interests. Washington University faculty members will lead four of the trips, lending their expertise.

Please contact the Alumni Association Travel Program Office to request a 2010 Travel Program brochure at 314-935-7378 or 866-WUTRIPS, or send an e-mail to For more information, visit the Alumni Association Web site at

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2010 Travel Program Offers
January 22–30
Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galapagos Islands
January 26–February 6
Legends of the Nile
January 31–February 8
Island Life in Tahiti and French Polynesia
February 3–14
Cruise the Panama Canal
March 12–21
Amazon River Expedition
April 13–27
Treasures of South Africa
May 22–June 2
Fabled Islands of the Mediterranean: Stepping Stones of Civilizations
June 2–10
June 23–July 3
The Great Journey Through Europe: Switzerland/France/Germany/Holland
July 5–13
The Baltic’s Amber Coast: St. Petersburg to Stockholm
August 15–24
Canadian Maritimes
Travel Leader: T.R. Kidder
August 29–September 6
Travel Leader:
Elizabeth Childs
September 2–12
Waterways of Russia
September 5–13
Island Life in Ancient Greece
Travel Leader: Constantine E. Michaelides
September 19–30
Bavaria Discovery, featuring Oberammergau
September 22–October 1
Treasures of Morocco
October 7–15
Village Life in Dordogne
October 7–19
Grand Journey Spain
Travel Leader: Jim Davis
October 9–19
Ancient & Modern Architecture of China
October 20–28
Amalfi: The Divine Coast

Travel Leaders

Elizabeth Childs
Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology & Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Arts & Sciences
An international authority on modern European art, Childs once served as a consultant at the National Gallery of Scotland. She leads “Scotland” in August.

Jim Davis
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Arts & Sciences
Although Davis’ career focused largely on American politics and public policy, he has spent some of his “most memorable” times in Spain. He leads “Grand Journey Spain” in October.

Tristram R. Kidder
Professor of Anthropology, Arts & Sciences
In the last decade, Kidder has focused his research on the archaeology of climate change, examining the influences of global change on the Mississippi River basin and subsequent influences on human cultures through time. He leads “Canadian Maritimes” in August.

Constantine E. Michaelides
Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture
Born in Athens, Michaelides focuses his scholarly work on the vernacular architecture of the Aegean islands. He leads “Island Life in Ancient Greece” in September.


Alumnus Volunteer Spotlight

Steve Green, MBA ’83
Chair, Alumni Board of Governors

Why do you volunteer for Washington University in St. Louis?
Washington University represents the future of our country and the world. We have the finest students, faculty, staff, and facilities. That combination should lead to global leadership and innovation in the years ahead, and I would like to participate in that process. As an alumnus, I am part of the University’s history, but as a volunteer, I am also part of the future of Washington University.

What volunteer positions have you held at the University?
As a 1983 graduate of the Olin Business School, I have served in several roles over the years, including president of the Olin Alumni Association Executive Committee, chair of the Olin Eliot Society Membership Committee, and chair of the Olin Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner. At the University level, I served as vice chair for Annual Giving.

What do you enjoy most about your current role as chair of the Alumni Board of Governors?
It is a joy to work with such a dedicated and talented staff. They create an experience that is enjoyable, productive, and rewarding. I also have the opportunity to meet and connect with a broad base of exceptional alumni and parents, who are engaging and motivating. Their deep dedication, creative ideas, and sincere generosity of time and resources continue to inspire me.

What advice would you give to alumni who are considering volunteering at the University?
My advice would be to do it. Your involvement will help the University, and the relationships you develop will also help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Your time will be well spent, and you will have an impact on the future of Washington University. In my mind, you owe it to yourself to get involved. You will be glad you did!

To learn more about how you can volunteer, contact the Alumni Association at 314-935-7378 or 800-867-ALUM (toll-free), or e-mail