2003 Events

  • Sunday, January 26, 2003     6:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Scheduling for 2003
    We’ll devote the entire meeting to planning a reading schedule for 2003!
    Host: Ann Cohen 651 645-2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday, February 23, 2003     6:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Wittgenstein’s Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
    Fellow reader Robert Goldman found this reportorial rendition of a true incident highly engaging.
    Host: Helen Watkins, 651/699-2023
    Where: 188 Amherst, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, February 27, 2003     6-9pm.
    IvyPlus Happy Hour for recent grads
    Where: Chang O’Hara’s Bistro (498 Selby Ave, St Paul 55102)
    Cost:� $5�(One free drink with each paid admission)
    RSVP:�to socialevents@ivyplusnetwork.com by Monday, February 24!�
    More:�at the IvyPlus site
  • Sunday, March 30, 2003     6:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Waiting, by Ha Jin
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, (612)341-3641 h, (612)626-0184 w, watte004@tc.umn.edu
    Where: 76 Seymour Avenue SE, Minneapolis
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, April 3, 2003     7 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Gluek’s
    A recent-grad event with the Ivy Plus Network.
    Where: Glueks Bar and Restaurant (16 N. 6th St, Minneapolis)
    Cost: $10 (includes an appetizer buffet)
  • Sunday April 13, 2003     4 – 6 pm
    Cornell Wine Tasting Event
    With a lecture by Cornell Hotel School faculty member Abby Nash on Great Wine Values for Tough Times. Seating is limited. Recent grads.
    Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market St, Saint Paul
    Host: The Cornell Club of Minnesota and the Ivy Plus Network
    Cost: $45
    RSVP: Melissa Lee 651.686.0784 melee00@attbi.com
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2003     5:30 P.M.
    Reception for admittees to Yale class of 2007
    YAANW board members and ASC interviewers are invited. You too, if you can make a compelling case that Yale is a better school than those in Cambridge or Palo Alto or suburban Trenton.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: TBA
    RSVP: to Kathleen Petricka:     kathleen.petricka@co.hennepin.mn.us
  • Thursday April 24, 2003     6 – 8:30 pm
    Martha Sandweiss on the American West
    Amherst Professor Martha Sandweiss ’85 Ph.D. talks about her new book Print The Legend: Photography and the American West. Both the book and Prof Sandweiss’ lecture are getting great reviews.

    • 6:00 – Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar in Library
    • 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Lecture, question/answer session, book signing in Founder’s Room.

    “Chronicling both the history of a place and the history of a medium, Print The Legend vividly portrays how Americans first came to understand western photographs and, consequently, to envision their expanding nation. Resurrecting scores of little-known images of the nineteenth-century American West, Sandweiss offers engaging tales of ambitious photographic adventurers, missing photographs, and misinterpreted images.”
    Hosts: Amherst Association of Minnesota, Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $12. Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by April 21 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386

  • April 27, 2003     
    YAANW Book Group: John Adams, by David McCullough ’55
    Yale prez Richard Levin used this book for his 2001 freshman address.
    Host: Paul and Sally Harris, 651 439-7987, 485-3384 cell
    Where: 346 Sixth St. S. Bayport, MN 55003
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Tuesday April 29, 2003     6pm
    2003 Spring Technology Panel: Technology Reality and Sustainable Growth
    Joint event with the Harvard Business School Club. Scheduled Panelists Include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35 per person, pre-registered / $45 at the door, if space allows. Includes hors d’oeurve buffet & parking
    More: Lynda Barry 651.298.9707 hbsclubmn@aol.com

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2003    NOON 
    Luncheon with Amy Klobuchar ’82
    Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar ’82 will talk about White Collar Crime
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 (+ $5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by April 28 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
  • Saturday, May 17, 2003    1 pm
    IvyPlus Volleyball/frisbee/etc
    Get outside and celebrate spring with IvyPlus!

    • Spouses/Partners welcome!
    • No cost, but bring volleyballs, frisbees, etc. if you have them.
    • RSVPs not necessary; send questions to socialevents@ivyplusnetwork.com

    Where: Lake Calhoun volleyball court
    Cost: free
    More:�at the IvyPlus site

  • Sunday, May 18, 2003
    YAANW Book Group: Anil’s Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje
    Host: Gunilla Montgomery, 651-486-6980, gmontgomery@uswest.net
    Where: 122 Demont Avenue East, Apt. 361, Little Canada
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday June 19, 2003 7:30pm
    Reading by Prof. Stephen L. Carter
    Stephen Carter ’79JD is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale. He’ll read from his best-seller The Emperor Of Ocean Park.
    Thanks to Vintage Books for bringing him to us.
    Where: Barnes & Noble , Galleria in Edina
    Cost: Free
  • Wednesday June 25, 2003 7pm
    IvyPlus at St Paul Saints baseball game (vs. Sioux City)
    Where: Midway Stadium, near the state fairgrounds in St Paul. Directions and a map can be found at the Saints’ web site.
    Cost: $6. As always, spouses & partners welcome!
    RSVP: by June 4 to socialevents@ivyplusnetwork.com AND mail a check for $6 per ticket (made out to the IvyPlus Network) to Kerry Danahy, 810 Thornton St SE #1405, Minneapolis, MN 55414. St Paul Saints games routinely sell out in advance and we have to buy the tickets ahead of time.
    More:�at the IvyPlus site
  • Thursday June 26, 2003    
    The Habitat Bicycle Challenge reaches Minneapolis.
  • Sunday June 29, 2003
    YAANW Book Group: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World, by Michael Pollan
    Host: Ann Cohen 651 645-2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, July 17, 2003    6:30 – 8:30 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.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2003 6:30
    YAANW Book Group: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared M. Diamond
    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, (612)341-3641 h, (612)626-0184 w, watte004@tc.umn.edu
    Where: 76 Seymour Avenue SE, Minneapolis
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday August 6, 2003 6pm to 9pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour 
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Brits Pub. On Nicollet between 11th and 12th Street (Downtown Mpls). Meet upstairs on the deck. We will tie a single balloon to a chair in�the�vicinity of�our group.
  • Saturday August 9, 2003 NOON to 6pm
    IvyPlus BBQ at Boom Island (Minneapolis)
    IvyPlus will provide burgers, brats, chicken, chips. BYOB (3.2 Alcohol only – there are liquor stores that sell 3.2 beer nearby). RAIN or SHINE – we have reserved a shelter that supports up to 50 people.
    Where: Boom Island, Shelter C, (near the playground) Meet at the IvyPlus Banner.
    Cost: $10. As always, spouses & partners welcome!
    Parking: $0.50 per hour per vehicle (free parking available on streets of mpls nearby)
    RSVP: by August 1 to socialevents@ivyplusnetwork.com
    More:�at the IvyPlus site
  • Saturday August 16, 2003    5:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Twin Cities Public Television Pledge Drive
    Looking for a fun way to meet people and provide a community service? Join fellow Yale alumni and their guests in answering phones for TPT’s pledge drive.� It’s simple, fun, provides an opportunity to see behind the scenes of live television, and supports our nationally recognized television station – nominated just last week for an Emmy Award for its series on Ben Franklin!�We’ll be LIVE, so wear your Yale t-shirt if you have one.
    If you’d like to volunteer, email Kate Sandweiss, k.sandweiss@att.net, 612.377.6840
    Where: KTCA Studios in Saint Paul
    More on TPT: click here.
  • Sunday August 24, 2003 2pm – 5pm
    Social for incoming freshmen and current students
    Host: Malcom McDonald ’58
    Where: North Oaks Golf Club, North Oaks MN
  • Tuesday August 26, 2003 
    Annual Summer Outing: Golf, Tennis, Cocktails & Dinner
    Senator Mark Dayton ’69 will speak on his recent trip to Iraq.
    Where: Somerset Country Club

    • 1:30 pm Golf & Tennis
    • 6:30 pm Cocktails
    • 7:30 pm Dinner ($47)

    Details: Click here!
    Directions: Click here.

  • Wednesday September 3, 2003 5:30pm to 6:35pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour before Saints game
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Gabe’s�by the Park
    On the corner of Lexington�Pky. N.�and Energy Park Drive (Como area of St. Paul). Meet at the bar.
  • Wednesday September 3, 2003 6:35pm
    IvyPlus at St Paul Saints baseball game
    Where: Midway Stadium, near the state fairgrounds in St Paul. Directions and a map can be found at the Saints’ web site.
    Cost: $7
    RSVP: by August 9 to socialevents@ivyplusnetwork.com
    Payment options:

    • PayPal. Name: IvyPlusNetwork. Email: aaron@ivyplusnetwork.com
    • By check, made out to IvyPlus Network. Checks can be turned in at the August 9 BBQ event, or mailed to: Kerry Danahy, 425 University Ave SE #108, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

    More:�at the IvyPlus site

  • Sunday September 14 2003 6:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Host: Jan Kleinman 952.915.1613
    Where: 2120 Glenhurst Road, St. Louis Park
    Map (you’ll need it): Click here.
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday September 29 2003 NOON
    Ivy Cup Golf
    Join your friends and colleagues from alumni clubs representing Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale in a golf scramble designed to promote fellowship, competition and raise money for respective Club Scholarship Funds.
    Host: Tom O’Brien ’90
    Where: Chaska Town Course Chaska, Mn
    Cost: $100 includes Lunch. $40 per player goes to the YAANW Scholarship Fund.
    RSVP: Doug Fulton 763-450-3300 dfulton@northstarpartners.net
  • Tuesday September 30, 2003    NOON
    Luncheon with Claire Gaudiani
    Claire Gaudiani will talk about her book The Greater Good: How Philanthropy can Save American Capitalism. Dr. Gaudiani is currently a Senior Research Scholar at the Yale Law School and was President of Connecticut College for 13 years. This event is hosted by the One Percent Club.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 (+ $5 parking at the club).
    RSVP: Malcom McDonald ’58 651-484-7714 malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net
  • Wednesday October 1 2003 6pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Gasthof’s
    IvyPlus has so much going on I can’t keep up!
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Gasthof zur Gem�tlichkeit 2300 University Avenue NE Minneapolis.
  • Wednesday October 8, 2003 10:15 am
    Lecture by David McCullough ’55
    David McCullough will give the Guy Stanton Ford Memorial Lecture for 2003. McCullough is the author of the best seller John Adams. This is not a YAANW event.
    Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank Campus
    Cost: Free
  • Thursday October 9, 2003 11:30
    Lunch with Jonathan Brent
    Jonathan Brent, Editorial Director of the Yale University Press, talks about his new book, Stalin’s Last Crime : The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953. Mr. Brent, who is the founder of Yale’s Annals of Communism Series, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is now writing a biography of the Soviet Jewish writer Isaac Babel.
    Host: Malcom McLean ’48 (651)291-8057 wenmal@attglobal.net
    Where: Town & Country Club, Saint Paul
    Cost: $25
  • Saturday October 18 2003 6:30pm
    IvyPlus & MIT Event: Trip to Afton Apple Orchard
    This MIT-hosted IvyPlus event is an outing to a large local apple orchard. Afton Apple Orchard features apple and pumpkin-picking, other fruits and fruit products for sale, hayrides, a large corn maze (extra), children’s activities, and a concession stand. They are open until 6pm.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Afton Apple Orchard Hastings, Minnesota
    Cost: $2 Age 5 and older, $1 age 4 and younger
    RSVP: No Later Than Friday, October 3, To Royce Shin, reshin@alum.mit.edu
  • Sunday October 19 2003 6:30pm
    YAANW Book Group: Boswell’s Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson, by Adam Sisman
    Host: Robert Goldman
    Where: 3420 Holmes Avenue, Minneapolis 612 821 8898
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday October 20 2003 6pm
    Wharton Club 2003 CFO Panel
    Featured speakers include:

    The agenda:

    • 6:00pm – Social with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar
    • 6:30pm – Presentation followed by Q&A

    Host: the Wharton Club of Minnesota
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis
    Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (no credit at door)
    RSVP:Janet Kinzler 612.926.8097. Hurry: Space is limited!

  • Tuesday October 21 2003 11:30am – 1:00pm
    HBS Club Event: Michael J. Coles, the new CEO of Caribou Coffee
    The meeting starts with a selection of Caribou beverages. A tour of the roasting facility will follow. Over a lunch of D’Amico sandwiches and New French Bakery items, Michael J. Coles, the new CEO of Caribou Coffee, will share his thoughts on how he is positioning Caribou for continued success and growth.
    Host: the Harvard Business School Club of Minnesota
    Where: Corporate Headquarters of Caribou Coffee, 615 North 3rd St., Minneapolis
    Cost: $25 (we’re negotiating for a lower rate)
    RSVP: at the HBS web site by Wednesday, October 15th.
  • Thursday October 30, 2003 7:00am – 8:30am
    HBS Club Event: Breakfast with Christopher A. Crane
    Christopher A. Crane is CEO of Opportunity International, which lends money at the prevailing market rates of each country, creating new jobs and lifting people out of poverty and subsistence living. The loans average only $300 with a repayment rate of 98%. Chris joins us from San Diego to reveal one of the most compelling, sustainable development models of our time.
    Host: the Harvard Business School Club of Minnesota
    Where: The Nicollet Island Inn , Minneapolis
    Cost: $35 (we’re negotiating for a lower rate)
    RSVP: at the HBS web site by Friday, October 24th.
  • Tuesday November 4 2003 8pm – 11pm
    Mary Cutrufello concert
    Mary Cutrufello ’91 is known as a Mellencamp/Springsteen-influenced rocker, but may soften it just a bit for this solo show. Check her web site for other local gigs.
    Where: Washington Square Bar & Grill, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Tuesday November 4 2003 7pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Half Time Rec
    Half Time Rec has Bocce Ball + Irish music on Tuesdays.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Half Time Rec, 1013 Front Ave., St Paul
  • November 9, 2003 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy 
    Host: Paul and Sally Harris, 651 439-7987, 485-3384 cell, paulharris@easter.org
    Where: 346 Sixth St. S. Bayport, MN 55003
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday November 12 2003 6:30pm
    IvyPlus Co-ed Indoor Flag Football
    Co-ed recreational Indoor Flag Football League (followed by socializing & drinking) No prior football skills are needed. More information at www.cscsports.com (Click on the “football” tab.)
    Cost: $40-$55 per person (depending on how many people join the team)
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: UofM Indoor Football Facility
    RSVP: Jen Power (the team Captain) jen_power2001@yahoo.com
  • Saturday November 22, 2003   11:00 AM 
    The GAME: Yale vs Harvard football. See a live broadcast from New Haven. Doors open at 11, kickoff at 11:30 CST. The Harvard-Radcliffe Club will join us. Guests welcome, no R.S.V.P.
    Where: Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill
    4217 W 80th St Bloomington, MN 55437-1120 (952) 835-1191
    Cost: Free!
    Directions: Click here.
  • Tuesday December 2, 2003       6 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Chino Latino
    Join your IvyPlus friends for great conversation in a hip and stylish atmosphere. Look for the balloon!
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Chino Latino, 2916 Hennepin Ave. in Uptown.
  • Thursday, December 11, 2003       7 – 9:30 pm
    IvyPlus Toys for Tots Holiday Soiree
    $5 entry fee goes to food and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic). Excess proceeds go to IvyPlus activities, including the Ronald McDonald House volunteer initiative.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Colby Skelton’s Home, 1720 Field Avenue, St Paul, MN55116
    Cost: $5 and 1 unwrapped toy for a tot
    RSVP: ASAP to Colby Skelton colby@ivyplusnetwork.com
  • Sunday, December 14, 2003 6:30
    YAANW Book Group: second annual Planning Discussion.
    Bring your great ideas! Help decide our reading list for 2004!

    • Please check at amazon.com to ensure your favorites are available in paperback,
    • or check at your local library to ensure your favorites have no waiting list.

    Host: Betsy Wattenberg, (612)341-3641 h, (612)626-0184 w, watte004@tc.umn.edu
    Where: 76 Seymour Avenue SE, Minneapolis
    More on the book group: click here.

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2003 NOON
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon Hear About our Reorganization Plan, PLUS an:
    Economics/Investment Panel

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by December 15 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386

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