2001 Events

  • Sunday, January 28, 2001    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Consilience, by Edward O. Wilson
    Chapters 1-4 and final 2 chapters. You need not have read the entire book…even one or two chapters will give you ideas. Member Joan Stockinger has offered to guide our discussion. Join us!
    Host: Helen Watkins 651-699-2023
    188 Amherst, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2001    5:30 – 7:30 pm 
    Reception for Jim McNerney ’71
    The YAANW & Harvard Business School Club host a welcoming reception for and remarks by W. James McNerney Jr. ’71, incoming CEO of 3M Co. He’ll speak about Managing in Tomorrow’s Global Economy.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 (including parking)
    RSVP: Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386 by February 1.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2001    3 pm
    YAANW Book Group: History Of The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
    Selections, from the Rex Warner translation, Penguin books. (There are other good translations out there, esp. the Crawley; if you need section numbers instead of page numbers, email Tom at twriii@hotmail.com)
    Host:Tom Russell ’69
    Where:Open Book Building, Book Club Room
    1011 Washington Avenue S., Mpls
    Directions: call 612/215-2650, press 3 for specifics. Parking lot between 10th and 11th Avenues; on street parking also available
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2001    5:30 to 8 pm 
    Waterbury Wood Turning
    Ruth and Dave Waterbury ’58 invite all Yale alumni and guests to a reception and viewing of their woodturning collection. The collection is large, remarkable, and broad in its stylistic and historic scope. It is among Minnesota’s finest private art collections. Click here for some woodturning examples.
      
    Hosts:Ruth & David Waterbury ’58
    Where: 4541 E. Lake Harriet Pkwy
    Cost: Free.
    RSVP: Jack Rosholt ’65, 612.333.6611
  • Sunday, March 25, 2001    3 pm
    YAANW Book Group: A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe
    Host: Jan Kleinman 952/915-1613
    Where: 2120 Glenhurst Road, St. Louis Park
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, April 19th, 2001    6 pm 
    Spring Technology Panel
    The Harvard Business School Club of Minnesota in conjunction with the Minnesota High Tech Association, the Minnesota Venture Capital Club, the Harvard Alumni Club, and the YAANW present:
    Current and Upcoming Changes in Technology & the Impact on You
    featuring scheduled panelists:

    • Tom Schnettler … Sr. VP Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray
    • Wade Myers … CEO, Interelate
    • Simon Foster … CEO, Simon Delivers
    • Bill Murnane … CEO, Innovex
    • Robert Cohen … VP Business Development, St. Jude Medical
    • Martin Nyman … Director of Advanced Photonics, ADC

    Register early: Last year’s event sold out!
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 each, prepaid / $45 at the door (if there’s room left) includes hors d’oeuvre buffet & free parking
    RSVP:To register, send in this form or call Lynda Barry, Harvard Club Admin. at 651-298-9707 by Friday, April 13.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2001    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
    Reception for Photographer Lois Conner ’81 M.F.A.
    Lois Conner is a graduate of the Yale School of Art and has taught at Yale for nine years. Her work has been recently published in the book China: The Photographs of Lois Conner and was featured in the recent exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, China: Fifty Years Inside the People’s Republic. She has also photographed extensively among Tibetans and the Navajo. Click here to see examples of her work

    We feel fortunate to offer this opportunity to meet Lois and have a chance to see some of her work at a wonderful exhibition space such as the Weinstein Gallery. Please let your friends know about this event. We look forward to seeing you there.
    Host: Bob Sidenberg 612.825.0239
    Where: Weinstein Gallery, 908 West 46th St, Minneapolis
  • Sunday May 20, 2001    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
    Host: Paul Harris ’70 DIV, 651 439-7987, 439-2011, paulharris@easter.org
    Where: 346 Sixth St. S., Bayport, MN 55003
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday May 30, 2001    NOON 
    Luncheon: School Reform in the USA, Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Featuring Kent Pekel ’90, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation, Saint Paul Public Schools.
    As many of you know, Kent is an exciting, well-informed, and enthusiastic speaker.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 (Parking $5). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by May 29 to Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386
  • Monday June 18, 2001    6 – 8 pm
    Reception to welcome Yale Summer Interns to Twin Cities
    Host: Jan Kleinman
    Where: 2120 Glenhurst Rd, St. Louis Park
    Map (you’ll need it): Click here.
    RSVP: 952.915.1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    Wine and light appetizers will be served.
    More on the interns: click here.
  • Thursday June 21, 2001    Noon 
    Luncheon with David Gergen ’63
    Mr. Gergen, a member of the Yale Corporation, is a nationally known political commentator. An Advisor to presidents for 30 years, he serves as an editor of US News and World Report, and a faculty member of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Mr. Gergen appears frequently on ABC:Nightline to offer analysis on politics and world affairs.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 (Parking $5). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by June 20 to Dr. Schuster’s office, 952-920-8386
  • Sunday June 24, 2001    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Host: Ann Cohen    651.645.2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Saturday June 30, 2001    2 – 4 pm?
    The Habitat Bicycle Challenge reaches Minneapolis. More than twenty Yale students are biking across the USA to help the New Haven Habitat For Humanity. Learn more here.
    If you are interested in helping out with the cyclists’ visit, want to meet them when they come to town, or want to ride into or out of town with them, contact Kate Sandweiss, (k.sandweiss@att.net, 612.377.6840).
  • Saturday June 30, 2001    6 pm
    Dinner at Famous Dave’s Barbeque in Calhoun Square, Lake and Hennepin, Mpls for the Habitat Bicycle Challenge riders. Kate Sandweiss 612.377.6840
  • Saturday June 30th, 2001    7:30 pm
    Closing night of Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang M.F.A. ’74.
    Sarah Gioia of the Directors Theater has been bugging me to list this, although strictly-speaking it’s not a Yale-related production. Check the Star Tribune’s flattering review here. Directed by Craig Johnson. Runs June 7th-30th,Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30
    Where: The Acadia Theater, Franklin and Nicollet 612.874.8800
  • Sunday July 22, 2001    6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: The Bone People by Keri Hulme
    Host: Kate Sandweiss 612.377.6840
    Where: 2515 Lake Place, Minneapolis
    Directions: I-94 to Dunwoody/Hennepin exit. South on Hennepin to W. 25th ST. Right on 25th ST. Go 4 blocks, then left onto Lake Place. #2515 is 4th house on left.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday August 6, 2001    7pm – 11pm
    Twin Cities Public Television Pledge Drive
    Host: Kate Sandweiss 612.377.6840
    Where: KTCA Studios in Saint Paul
    Watch YAANW members answer phones live during Kathy Buckley’s show for Twin Cities Public Television’s August Pledge Drive. If you’d like to volunteer, email Kate at k.sandweiss@worldnet.att.net.
    More on TPT: click here.
  • Sunday August 19, 2001    6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl (282 pp.)
    Host: Jan Kleinman jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    Where: 2120 Glenhurst Rd, St. Louis Park
    Map (you’ll need it): Click here.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday August 19, 2001    4 – 7 pm
    Undergraduate Barbecue
    Welcome the Class of ’05. Find a ride to New Haven. Compare Summers. We’ll have burgers, brats, and drinks. Please bring a dish to share (appetizer, salad, or desert.) For undergraduates, matriculants, and their families.
    Where: Shamrock Park, Shoreview. Rain or shine!
    Directions: From the intersection of I-694 and I-35W, go north on I-35W to County Road I. Turn east on Country Road I and go one mile. You will see a sign for the park on your left.
    Hosts: Matt Chu ’03, Liz Chu ’04, Kristin Kattleman ’04.
    RSVP: by August 17 to Bev & George Kattleman (or Kristin ’04): 952.890.5513 or skipk@mninter.net
  • Tuesday August 28, 2001    6:30 pm 
    Annual Summer Outing: Golf, Tennis, Cocktails & Dinner
    Senator Mark Dayton ’69 will speak. I promise this will be much easier and cheaper than trying to buttonhole the Senator at a DFL fundraiser.
    Where: Somerset Country Club
    Details: Click here!
    Directions: Click here.
  • Sunday September 30, 2001    
    YAANW Book Group: Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner (341 pp.) This the rich, tragic story of the lifelong friendship of two couples by a Pulitzer-winning author.
    Host: Jan Kleinman jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    Where: 2120 Glenhurst Rd, St. Louis Park
    Map (you’ll need it): Click here.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Friday October 5, 2001    6 pm…
    Yale Tercentennial Broadcast Cancelled
    Celebrate of Yale’s 300th birthday with us!

    • 6:00 pm Cocktails/Appetizers.
    • 7:30 pm Live satellite broadcast from the Yale Bowl.

    More at Yale’s Tercentennial site.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $15
    RSVP: by October 3 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386

  • Friday October 5
    Yale Tercentennial Broadcast Cancelled
    The satellite hookup was too expensive. I believe we can get a tape of the celebration for viewing at some future meeting. More at Yale’s Tercentennial site.
  • Sunday October 21, 2001
    YAANW Book Group: A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar (464 pp.) Read this harrowing biography of Nobel-winning economist John Forbes Nash before Ron Howard makes it into a movie with Russell Crowe and Ed Harris. (No kidding!)
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, (612)341-3641 h, (612)626-0184 w, evwatt@mail.eoh.umn.edu
    Where: 1920 S. 1st Street, #1306, Mpls
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Friday October 26, 2001   4:30 pm 
    Turned Wood Symposium
    The Yale Art Gallery brings an exhibition on Wood Turning in North America to the MIA starting October 21. The kickoff symposium is on October 26 and 27. Glenn Adamson, Yale Ph.D. candidate, will lead a sneak preview October 26. This is the kickoff for a weekend Symposium on “art lathe” organized by the Yale Art Gallery.
    Our private tour is offered only with full Symposium registration. Stay afterward for Glenn’s keynote speech and a posh reception. Return on Saturday to hear:

    • Patricia Kane, Curator of American Decorative Arts, Yale Art Gallery
    • Stephen Lash ’62, Chairman of Christie’s New York

    Thanks Ruth and David Waterbury ’58 for making this possible.
    Details: Click here.
    Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
    Directions: Click here
    Cost: $30 (gets you the tour and the entire weekend Symposium) $45 (Saturday lunch, too)
    RSVP: by October 17 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    More: Jack Rosholt 612.333.6611

  • Wednesday October 31, 2001   NOON 
    Yale Tercentennial Luncheon & Video
    Join us for lunch and a video of the October 5 extravaganza at the Yale Bowl. (The live satellite hookup was way too expensive.) Guests welcome. Tercentennial gifts will be presented to all! More at Yale’s Tercentennial site.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25
    RSVP: by October 29 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
  • Saturday November 17, 2001   11:00 AM 
    The GAME: Yale vs Harvard football. See a live satellite broadcast from New Haven. Kickoff at 11:30. The Harvard-Radcliffe Club will join us. Guests welcome, no R.S.V.P. Tercentennial gifts for anyone who can sing any part of any Yale song. (Click here)
    Where: Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill
    4217 W 80th St Bloomington, MN 55437-1120 (952) 835-1191
    Cost: Adults: $15.   Age 14 & under: $10.   Age 6 & under: free. Cash food and bar.
    Directions: Click here.
  • Sunday, November 25, 2001. 6:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: Dark Remedy: The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine, by Rock Brynner and Trent D. Stephens (208 pp.)
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, (612)341-3641 h, (612)626-0184 w, evwatt@mail.eoh.umn.edu
    Where: 1920 S. 1st Street, #1306, Mpls
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2001. 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
    Recent Grad Wine & Cheese Party
    The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Minnesota has graciously opened this event to Yalies who graduated in the last 10 years. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Significant others or dates are welcome but not mandatory.
    Host: Ryan Winkler
    Cost: $5 and a bottle of wine
    Where: 2010 S. 6th St. Minneapolis
    Directions: �FROM EAST: Take I-94E to Riverside-25th Exit, turn right at stop light onto Riverside Ave, take a left on 21st Ave, and take a quick right onto 6th St.
    FROM WEST:�Take I-94W to Riverside-25th Exit, turn left at stop light onto 25th Ave, and another left onto Riverside Ave, turn left onto 21st Ave, and take a quick right onto 6th St.
    Map: Click here.
    Questions: Jason Goldberg (612)720-0272 jgoldberg@jgleadership.com
  • Friday December 28, 2001   7:05 pm
    Yale Men’s Hockey at UMD.
    It’s the Bulldogs vs. the Bulldogs when University of Minnesota-Duluth hosts Yale at the Silverado Shootout. Yale plays again (against Boston College or Miami-Ohio) Saturday at either 4pm or 7pm. We’re not planning an outing (yet). For details see umdbulldogs.com here.
    Cost: $12. Tickets may be tough to get.
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