2000 Events

  • January 9, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: 3 selected short stories, plus one, as follows:
    “The Leg” by Steven Plonasky, published in The Best American Short Stories 1995
    “The Jewish Hunter” by Lorrie Moore, published in Like Life (Plume Contemporary Fiction)
    “The Wig” by Nathan Englander, published in For Relief of Unbearable Urges (Knopf)
    plus an extra, appropriate for the holiday season:
    “Reb Kringle” also by Nathan Englander, and published in For Relief of Unbearable Urges
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg. 612.626.0184 evwatt@cccs.umn.eduAbout the book group: click here.
  • February 6 , 2000    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    YAANW Book Group presents: “Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It”
    You (and your guests) are invited to come hear Joan Williams ’74 discuss this complex and thorny topic. A discussion, light refreshments and book signing will follow her talk.
    Her new book is Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It, published in 1999 by Oxford University Press. Publisher’s Weekly (11/1/99) gave it a glowing review on Amazon.com. In addition to her B.A. from Yale, Williams has a law degree from Harvard University and a Master’s in City Planning from M.I.T.. Currently, she is a Professor of Law, and co-director of the Gender, Work and Family Project at the American University Law School in Washington, D.C..
    Venue: University of MN Law School, Room 65
    229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, West Bank Campus
    Fee: $5.00/person at the door
    Directions: The U. of MN Law School is at the corner of 19th Ave. South and Washington Ave. on the West Bank, not far from the Holiday Inn Metrodome. Coming from the North on I35W, take the Washington Avenue exit. From the South on I35W, take the U of M West Bank exit. Follow Washington Ave East two blocks to the Law School (past the Holiday Inn.) Parking is available in front of the school, and in the municipal ramp next to the hotel. To see a huge map with parking locations, click here.
    Room 65 is one level below street level. Enter through the main entrance at 229 19th Ave. South. Take elevator (left of entrance) or stairs (right of entrance) down one level. Room 65 is � of the way down the hall on the right.
  • February 13 , 2000    4:30 pm
    Theater Studies Professor Murray Biggs on: Misalliance, Shaw, the Guthrie, and Things Dramatic.
    See George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance at the Guthrie Theater with Professor Biggs. Nick (’74) and Lori Johnson will host (with appetizers) a reception and lecture, followed by dinner (on your own – try the Guthrie!) and the Play at 7:00 pm. $20 (pay at the reception) gets you a ticket to the play. $5 for just the reception if you are unable to attend the play (it runs 3 hours) or make your own ticket arrangements. We have a block of 30 tickets and they’re going fast! This is the closing night of this production.
    Murray Biggs is a popular lecturer on campus, and his alumni programs have been hits in every city. Also, Click here for Rohan (’89) Preston’s interview with director Neil Munro. Rohan’s Star-Tribune review of the play is here. The Pioneer Press review is here. The City Pages review is here.
    Cost: $20 (tickets available at Reception) or $5 for the reception alone.
    When: Reception 4:30-6:00 p.m., curtain at 7:00.
    Where: 1818 Kenwood Parkway (one mile south of the Guthrie)
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, (612) 920-8386
    More info: (612) 374-2701
    Directions: click here.
  • February 27, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: The Chan’s Great Continent, Jonathon D. Spence.
    Where: Dunn Bros. Coffee, 1506 W. Lake Street, Uptown, Mpls, 827-5094
    Directions: I-94 to Hennepin Avenue exit. Go south. Turn right (west) onto Lagoon Avenue. Go one block (pass Lund’s on the left) and turn left onto Humboldt. Go half a block and turn right into Brueggers’ small lot or park on street where possible. Dunn Bros. is around the next corner, right (west) on Lake, between Humboldt and Irving, adjacent to Brueggers.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • March 15, 2000    NOON
    Unicameral Legislature Debate / Luncheon
    Should Minnesota switch to a unicameral legislature? Former State senator George Pillsbury ’43 will debate current State Rep. Phyllis Kahn ’62 Ph.D.. Mr. Pillsbury has favored a one-house legislature for decades. Ms. Kahn has advocated a parliamentary system. You can read some gossip about their feud in CJ’s Star Tribune column.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 ($25 if you park at the club)
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, (612) 920-8386
  • March 26, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: IDEAS (*see below) and “The Garden of Forking Paths”, story by Jorge Luis Borges.
    Host: June Wheeler
    Where: 2183 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 651.647.1035
    Directions: I-94 to Cretin exit. South on Cretin, through first light at Marshall. West at second light which is Summit. #2183 is on corner of Summit and Cretin, with red tile roof and white stucco. Park on north side of Summit.
    *Discussion topics:
    Books: Bring your suggestions! Which books shall we read next? How shall we select them?
    Book discusion format: free conversation? discussion questions? one or more persons guide discussions? etc.
    Hosts: Shall people continue to host, as possible? Shall we meet in public places, like Dunn Bros.? Shall the person who suggests the book also host? Bring your ideas!
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday April 19, 2000    11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Profiting from Environmental Excellence: The Bottom-line Benefits of Sustainability
    Host: Terry Gips ’80 SOM
    Where: Dayton’s Downtown Minneapolis Store 5th floor Gallery 5
    RSVP: 612-331-1099 x3 by April 12.
    This isn’t a YAANW event, but we think Terry’s on to something good with “The Natural Step.” More info at 612-331-1099 x3 or at the Alliance for Sustainability
  • Sunday April 30, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Charming Billy, by Alice McDermott.
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg
    Where: 1920 S. 1st Street, #1306, Mpls, 612/341-3641 h, 612/626-0184 w, evwatt@mail.eoh.umn.edu
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday May 21, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: The Nurture Assumption, by Judith Rich Harris.
    Host: Joan Stockinger
    Where: 4119 York Avenue S., Mpls., 922-1157
    Directions: Hwy 62 to Xerxes Ave. exit. Go north to 42nd Street. Go west one block. Turn north on York. #4119 is between 42nd and 41st Streets.
    Before you go, see the Nurture Assumption web site.
    More on the book group: click here.
    Host: TBA
  • May 31, 2000    NOON
    Genetically Altered Foods / Luncheon
    Are they safe? Should modified foods be labeled? Our all-star panel:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 ($25 if you park at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, 612-920-8386

  • Sunday June 25, 2000    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, 1920 S. 1st Street, #1306, Minneapolis, 341-3641
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Saturday July 1, 2000    afternoon
    The Habitat Bicycle Challenge reaches Minneapolis. Nearly thirty Yale students are biking across the USA to help the New Haven Habitat For Humanity. Learn more here.
    Learn more about the Twin Cities Habitat here.
  • Saturday July 1, 2000    5:00 PM
    Dinner for the Habitat Bicycle Challenge at Famous Dave’s BBQ, Calhoun Square, Lake and Hennepin, Mpls. (Parking in lot one block east of Lake & Hennepin.) Yale alumni can join the buffet dinner for $14.25 (includes buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, taxes and tip. Vegetarian option available.) If you are coming, call Kate Sandweiss ’79: (612) 377-6840.
  • Sunday July 2, 2000    7:00 PM
    Another Dinner for the Habitat Bicycle Challenge at Twin City Grill in the Mall of America.
    The restaurant is on the North side of the Mall on Level 1, between Sears and Nordstroms. Seating is limited, and available on a first call, first served basis. The set menu is @$22 (excluding alcoholic beverages). RSVP required. Contact: Kate Sandweiss (’79, SOM ’87) (612) 377-6840.
  • Sunday July 23, 2000    6:30 PM
    YAANW Book Group: Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love, by Dava Sobel, 448 pages
    Host: Ann Cohen 651 645-2753
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday July 30, 2000    6:30 PM
    Yale Women: Let’s Take A Walk Around Lake of the Isles!
    Meet at the Water pump at north end of Lake of the Isles.
    In case of rain: Dunn Brothers Coffee, 1506 West Lake Street, beside Bruegger’s Bagels.
    Jan Kleinman (612) 915-1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    About the alumnae group: click here.
  • Saturday August 5, 2000    6:00 – 11:00 PM
    You’re on TV at the KTCA Pledge Drive: In keeping with a several year tradition, Yale Alumni will be answering phones during the August Pledge Drive at Twin Cities Public Television. The evening is typically split between answering phones, socializing (bring a friend!), and eating the great food they provide. Call Kate Sandweiss (612) 377-6840 or e-mail k.sandweiss@att.net for additional directions and information.
    Where: 172 East Fourth Street, St. Paul
  • Sunday August 6, 2000    4:00 – 7:00 PM
    Yale Barbeque for New Students: For current Yale students, families, and alumni to welcome the Minnesota delegation, Class of 2004. We supply burgers, brats, & drinks. You bring tennis racket, softball glove, and something to share (salad, chips, dessert, caviar, etc.) We’ll share useful information for those new to New Haven.
    Host: George & Ellie Chu (651-483-1682) (Liz ’04; Matt ’03) thechufamily@juno.com
    Where: Shamrock Park, Shoreview: (directions are slightly different from last year due to construction) From the intersection of I-694 and 35W, go north on 35W about a mile to Hwy 96. East (right) on 96 to Lexington. North (Left) on Lexington a bit over two miles to County Rd I (fire station on your left). Left at Cty Rd I, then left again shortly as Cty Rd I keeps going west and joggles. Shamrock park is about a quarter mile then on your right (watch carefully for sign at small Snelling Ave).
  • Sunday August 20, 2000    6:30 PM
    YAANW Book Group: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson, 284 pages
    Host: Helen Watkins, 651/699-2023, 188 Amherst Street, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday August 27, 2000    6:30 PM
    Yale Women: Another Walk Around Lake of the Isles
    Where: Water pump at north end of Lake of the Isles. We will walk south on the west side of the lake. In case of rain: Dunn Brothers Coffee, 1506 West Lake Street, beside Bruegger’s Bagels.
    Jan Kleinman (612) 915-1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    About the alumnae group: click here.
  • Tuesday August 29, 2000    6:30 PM
    YAANW Summer OutingPolitics 2000
  • September 24, 2000    6:30 PM
    YAANW Book Group: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris, 896 pages
    Host: June Wheeler, 651/647-1035, 2183 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • September 27, 2000    NOON 
    Millennium Luncheon Series: Juvenile Crime Issues
    Featuring Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar ’82
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 (Parking $5). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386
  • Sunday October 1, 2000    6:30 PM
    Yale Women: Walk Around Lake Calhoun
    Where: Snack counter in Boat House at north end of Lake Calhoun. We will walk south on the east side of the lake. Catch up with us if you can come later! In case of rain: Dunn Brothers Coffee, 1506 West Lake Street, beside Bruegger’s Bagels.
    Jan Kleinman (612)915-1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    About the alumnae group: click here.
  • Monday, October 9, 2000    3:30-5:00 PM
    Women, Population and Global Crisis with with Asoka Bandarage ’80 PhD
    Where: Room 125 Wiley Hall, University of Minnesota; 225 19th Ave., S. Minneapolis; 612-624-7723
    Cost: Free?
    From Asoka’s flier: The contemporary global crises of poverty, environmental destruction, and violence and insecurity are often blamed on the population “explosion” and the fertility of women in the so-called Third World. This talk will offer an alternative to the popular analysis by locating the roots of crisis in the global political economy and gender hierarchy. Bandarage will also discuss global social movements working toward women’s empowerment and fundamental changes in the global economy.
    For further information:� Chamindika Wanduragala (651-489-8393; chamindika@email.com)
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2000    7:00 PM
    Book Reading & Signing with Asoka Bandarage ’80 PhD
    Bandarage’s book Women, Population And Global Crisis:� A Political-Economic Analysis analyzes the connections among population, poverty, and the environment while exploring a global vision of peace and justice.
    Where: Amazon Bookstore Cooperative; 4432 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis; 612-821-9630
  • Thursday, October 12, 2000    11:30 AM
    Lunch with Walter Russell Mead ’76
    Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and his colleague, Sherle Schwenninger, a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, will discuss relations between our country and Russia, with special reference for a new US administration. The event begins with a social hour at 11:30, lunch at 12:15, and program at 12:40 PM, with conclusion at 1:30 PM.
    According to host Malcolm McLean ’48: Walter was an honors graduate of Yale who won prizes for history, debating, and translation of New Testament Greek. In addition to everything else, he swam the Hellespont in 1990 from Asia to Europe, but that, of course, was before his present task of writing a book on American Foreign Policy for the Century Fund.
    Where: Airport Hilton Hotel, 3800 East 80th St, Bloomington
    Cost: $20 (Send a check for $20.00 to Malcolm McLean, Apartment 2702, 111 E. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul 55101)
    RSVP: Malcolm McLean 651-291-8057; wenmal@attglobal.net
  • Sunday October 22, 2000    6:30 PM
    YAANW Book Group: The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman, 490 pages. Join us, even if you haven’t read the entire book.
    Host: Paul Harris, (651)439-7987, 439-2011
    346 Sixth St. S, Bayport, MN 55003, paulharris@easter.org
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday October 25, 2000    NOON 
    Millennium Luncheon Series: Public/Private Relationships in Travel and Transportation
    Featuring Charles A. Zelle ’83 SOM, President of Jefferson Lines and Chair, Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association.
    So what does Mr. Zelle think about Metro Transit’s new union contract? Light Rail? The freeway ramp meter holiday?
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 (Parking $5). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386
  • Friday October 27, 2000    10:00 AM
    YAANW Book Group: Arne Sovik ’52 Ph.D.’52 Div lived and worked in China during the 1940’s! (Including Japan’s invasion.) He has graciously agreed to reminisce informally with any interested alumni.
    Where: Dunn Bros Coffee on Nicollet mall between 9th and 10th St.
    Cost: free
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Friday November 17, 2000    6:00 PM
    Yale Women: Talk in St. Paul
    Where: Brewberrys (in a converted gas station) northwest corner of Fairview and Randolph. Directions: From E. Mississippi River Blvd and Randolph, go straight east on Randolph to Fairview Ave.
    Jan Kleinman (612)915-1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    About the alumnae group: click here.
  • Saturday November 18, 2000    11:00 AM 
    The GAME: Yale vs Harvard football. See a live satellite broadcast from Cambridge. Kickoff at 11:30. The Harvard-Radcliffe Club will join us. Cash bar and lunch available. Free snacks. Guests welcome, no R.S.V.P.
    Where: Fort Snelling Officer’s Club 612.713.3678.
    Cost: Adults: $15.   Age 14 & under: $10.   Age 6 & under: free
    Here’s how to get there…
  • Wednesday November 29, 2000    NOON 
    2000 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Urban Development in Minneapolis and St. Paul
    Featuring Steve Wellington ’71, President of Wellington Managment Inc., a local commercial real-estate development firm.

    • Why is Minneapolis Hot and St. Paul Not?
    • Why is every new development now called an Urban Village?
    • Are we headed for yet another crash in the office market, or will growth save us?
    • Are these fancy new riverfront condos a fad or an enduring new trend?

    We’ll also squeeze in the YAANW annual meeting. Here’s your chance to vote the rascals out!
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 (Parking $5). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386

  • Sunday, December 3, 2000    2:30
    YAANW Book Group: The Plague, by Albert Camus
    Where:Open Book Building, Book Club Room
    1011 Washington Avenue S., Mpls
    2:30 – 3:00 p.m. tour facility, 3 – 5 p.m. book discussion
    Meet at foot of stairs, 1st floor
    Host and Tour Guide: Drew Stewart ’65
    Directions: call 215-2650, press 3 for specifics.
    Parking lot between 10th and 11th Avenues; on street parking also available
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2000    7:30 – 8:30
    Lecture: Crying At the Movies: C.S. Lewis and Shadowlands.
    Professor Madelon “Mimi” Sprengnether will deliver the First Annual Fesler-Lampert Lecture in the Humanities. For more details, click here.
    Where:Room 25, Law Building, University of Minnesota
    Cost: Free!
    Directions: click here.
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