April 19-23, 2021
Celebrating our philanthropic roots
Beet Week is an annual event that brings together the Carey community to celebrate graduating students’ transition to alumni status and honor the philanthropic legacy of William P. Carey.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations invites Carey students, alumni, faculty, and staff to a week-long celebration, featuring exciting events, trivia, prizes, and fun. Participants will gain a better understanding of William P. Carey’s dedication to beet farmers and discover ways to carry on the proud legacy of William P. Carey.
Show your spirit! Use these custom Beet Week Zoom backgrounds throughout the week.
2021 Schedule of Events
Your 2021 Beet Week schedule has arrived! See below for details on all the activities being offered.
Beet Week Kick-off & Moveable Mural Unveiling
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Kick off your week with the Carey community and a brief message from Dean Triantis as we celebrate the start of Beet Week. Learn about the legacy of William P. Carey that drives the week and enjoy a special unveiling from a local artist.
Carey “Foodie” Fest
Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Or a novice to the wonders of gastronomy? Well come one, come all to Carey’s Foodie Fest!
Enjoy a day of learning new ways to become a tasting champion, gaining new perspectives from a sugar beet farmer and share your culinary talents with the Carey community.
The Crab-tivating Race! Virtual Cooking Competition
Calling all home chefs and sandwich artisans! It is time to put your skills to the test! Join members of the Carey Community for a virtual cooking competition to showcase your Ultimate Crab Cake Sandwich!
Here is how you can enter:
- Contestants will create their version of the best Crab Cake Sandwich.
- You are allowed to use any ingredients you wish (vegetarian options accepted), but the final product must have the overall look of a crab cake sandwich.
- Contestants must submit a photo of their masterpiece with a brief description of what they used to create their sandwiches to Carey.Alumni@jhu.edu.
- All photo submissions need to be received by 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 23rd to be eligible to win a special package from Baltimore in a box.
Interested in learning how renown author, chef and owner of Gertrude’s Restaurant, John Shields creates his Crab Cakes? Click Here to watch an exclusive crab cake demonstration hosted at the Johns Hopkins 2020 Virtual Alumni Weekend.
Suggested Crab Cake Ingredient List:
- 1 pound lump crab meat or claw meat/jumbo lump crab meat combo or imitation crab meat
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 cup saltine crackers (crushed) or Breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or Cooking Spray
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons green onions sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lemon wedges (Garnish)
Behind the Sugar Beet Business: From farm to the global market
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Join the Western Sugar Cooperative and Paul Schlagel from Schlagel Farms to learn the business behind the sugar beet. Paul will offer a look into life as a sugar beet farmer and share ways he has brought innovation and efficiency to his farm.
Then, hear from the Western Sugar Cooperative about how they have supported more sustainable farming efforts and why the co-op has been a successful business model in the sugar beet industry.
Join us to learn the basics of wine from the wine experts at BIN 604. We will explore the typical characteristics of popular grape varietals. Learn the basic terminology and techniques of wine tasting and how to recognize the subtle and subjective flavors of wine to impress guests at your next dinner party.
Interested in pre-ordering the wine-ology tasting package from BIN 604 today! CLICK HERE and enjoy a special discount only available for Beet Week. Please place all orders by Monday, April 19th. Pick-up your tasting package anytime between Friday, April 16th – April 19th at BIN 604.
Outside of Baltimore? No problem! Pick up your favorite local wine from the listed regions below, so you can still join in on the fun!
- Sauvignon Blanc (Region: New Zealand)
- Oaky Chardonnay (Region: California)
- Pinot Noir (Region: Oregon)
- Sangiovese/ Red Blend (Region: Tuscany, Italy)
Beet Week Brainteaser
All-Day | Download the Crossword Puzzle
Challenge your brain with this special Beet Week crossword, whose author has been featured in the New York Times. Submit a photo of your completed brainteaser to email@example.com or post to Instagram and tag @JHU_carey_business_school and #CareyBeetWeek to be entered to win a prize.
Yacob Yonas is a software engineer at Asana, based in NYC. He's been constructing crosswords for publication since 2018. His work has been featured in the New York Times multiple times, and additionally, he has created puzzles for multiple crossword tournaments (including Boswords & Lollapuzzoola).
Staying Connected: Engaging with Carey and Hopkins after Graduation
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Hear from alumni about how they navigated their transition from students to alumni and ways they’ve stayed involved. The Alumni Relations team will share resources and opportunities available post-graduation during this open dialogue.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Business of Transforming Life-Changing Discoveries
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Scientific discovery and innovation can revolutionize society, but they must be scalable, profitable, and executable to have impact and provide lasting value for all. Join us for an insightful discussion on how scientific discoveries are transformed into life-changing interventions for the benefit of humanity with Christoph Lengauer, partner at Third Rock Ventures. Christy Wyskiel, senior advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and executive director of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, will moderate the discussion.
The Legacy of William P. Carey and the W.P. Carey Foundation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Join members of the Carey community for an exclusive discussion with Dean Triantis along with Chairman, Will Carey and Chief Operating Officer, Zack Pack from the W.P. Carey Foundation. The conversation will delve into Bill Carey’s legacy as a business leader and philanthropist and the W.P. Carey Foundation’s approach to philanthropic decision making.
Beet Bash: Variety Show
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Enjoy your favorite beverage and join us for our annual Beet Bash Celebration. This year, get ready for a night of fun as we enjoy an exclusive Variety Show featuring dynamic acts and feats of wonder. We hope to see you there!
Journaling for Tranquility
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. ET | Register on Zoom →
Journaling, or daily writing, is a practice that can help settle our buzzing minds and become more present in the moment by setting aside the tedium of the day.
In this session, you will learn strategies that will encourage a calm state of mind through the process of getting words on a page and techniques to clear out daily stressors to pro-actively start each day with a fresh perspective.
Sign up to be a Beet Week ambassador!
Contribute your own ideas for activities and to be the first to learn about scheduled events. Email us at Carey.Alumni@jhu.edu if you are interested.
Make your Beet Week donation
Beet Week celebrates the philanthropic roots of the Carey Business School. You are encouraged to begin your own philanthropy legacy by making a gift today.
Behind the beet
The simple sugar beet is a profound metaphor of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and its benefactor, William P. Carey’s commitment to advancing society. In the 1940s and 1950s, Colorado and Kansas farmers grew sugar beets for the National Sugar Manufacturing Company. William P. Carey’s family was a minority stockholder in the company for decades. Due to global price wars, the company was forced to liquidate in 1966, leaving farmers to absorb their losses.
At the time, a young Carey, whose $50 million gift would later establish Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2007, was not in a financial position to aid the farmers, but he never forgot their plight. Although not legally responsible for the debts, he pledged to make the situation whole.
Twenty years later, after contacting every one of the 80 farming families involved, William P. Carey repaid the $250,000 debt in full. Responsibility. Integrity. Dedication. Humanity. These are the cornerstones of Beet Week as embodied by the actions of our benefactor and the mission of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.