2004 Events

  • Tuesday January 6, 2004       7 – 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, January 8, 2004       6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Sneak preview: PBS Documentary on Alzheimer’s
    Join the creators of an extraordinary PBS documentary on Alzheimer’s in a sneak preview and behind the scenes look at this high-profile, high-impact special. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, it will air nationally on January 21. Click here for more…
    Note: Space is limited. RSVP soon!
    Where:Twin Cities Public Television station, St. Paul. Directions here.
    Cost: $15/person includes a buffet dinner from Leann Chin’s. LIMIT 50 people!
    RSVP: to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386 6545 France Ave. South Suite 363, Edina, MN 55435. Checks payable to YAANW.
    QUESTIONS: Kate Sandweiss, k.sandweiss@att.net, 612-377-6840
  • Friday January 9, 2004       7 – 10 pm
    Walker After Hours with IvyPlus
    Enjoy contemporary art with contemporary people, not to mention hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and the Martini of the Month. Tickets purchased through IvyPlus $12 (regularly $14)
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Walker Art Center
    Cost: $12 (regularly $14). Purchase tickets on the�IvyPlus web site: Use the PayPal button.�
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:30 am
    Guthrie Preview Lunch
    Meet and greet fellow Yale Alums while enjoying a box lunch in the Guthrie Theater Lobby.
    Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling will share some remarks and Guthrie Associate Manager Mary Ann Ehlshlager will reveal plans for the new Guthrie on the River, scheduled to open in 2006. Guests will be able to view a model and architectural drawings of the new space. In addition, playwright Janet Allard DRA ’97 will be our guest, schedule permitting.

    • 11:30 a.m. Meet & Greet and lunch
    • 12:15 a.m. Program (lunch continues)
    • 1:15 p.m. adjourn

    Where: The Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis. Click here for directions. Parking is available in pay lots next to the Guthrie and adjacent to the Sculpture Garden together with limited street parking.
    Cost: $15
    RSVP: by Monday, January 5, 2004 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386 6545 France Ave. South Suite 363, Edina, MN 55435
    Questions: Bob Sidenberg 612-339-8925

  • Sunday, January 18, 2004 6:30
    YAANW Book Group: A trio of readings!

    • Facing the Congo, by Jeffrey Tayler (265 pp.) Travel writing by former Peace Corps volunteer who retraces another westerner’s 1870s journey down a navigable stretch of the Congo River.
    • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (various editions, approx. 120 pp.) From the publisher: “Traveling to the heart of the African continent, [protagonist] discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow’s struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.”
    • Introduction only to King Leopold’s Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism in Colonial Africa, by Adam Hochschild (Book group member Sally Harris is looking into alternative formats to distribute this piece. Meanwhile, libraries do have this book.)

    Host: Bev Anderson 952-844-0920
    Where: 5616 Mt. Normandale
    More on the book group: click here.

  • Tuesday February 3, 2004 6 – 8 pm YAANW New Governance Documents
    Alumni are invited to discuss the organization’s new draft governance documents and ideas for future programs�at an open meeting (light supper provided). Click here to see the document. If you are interested in attending, or have a comment, please contact Kate Sandweiss, k.sandweiss@att.net, 612-377-6840.
    Where: Ideas to Go in Riverplace, One Main Street, S.E. Suite 504, Minneapolis, MN 55414. The entrance is directly below the “Neon Steamboat” skyway over East Hennepin Avenue. The elevators are inside the door; take one to the 5th floor. Click here for directions.
    Cost: Free – but we need to know if you are coming.
    RSVP: Kate Sandweiss, k.sandweiss@att.net, 612-377-6840
  • Tuesday February 3, 2004       7 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Nye’s
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Nye’s, 112 East Hennepin, Minneapolis
  • Saturday February 14, 2004
    Walker Closing Party with IvyPlus
    …with live performances, films, storytelling and improvisations that run until 4am! For details click here.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Walker Art Center
    Cost: $26 (regularly $30). Purchase tickets on the�IvyPlus web site: Use the PayPal button.�
  • Sunday February 15, 2004   6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
    Host: Helen Watkins, 651/699-2023
    Where: 188 Amherst, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, February 19, 2004       11:30 am – 1 pm
    HBS Club: Curtis C. Nelson
    Harvard Business School Club of MN Presents Curtis C. Nelson, President and COO, Carlson Companies
    Host: the Harvard Business School Club of Minnesota
    Where: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., 4000 PillsburyCenter 40th Floor, Pepin/Vermillion Conference Room
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $35 ($25 for HBS Club members in advance). Lunch included.
    RSVP: at the HBS web site by Tuesday, February 17.
    Questions: Amber Bullock 612-599-9220
  • Saturday, February 21, 2004       10 am – 2 pm
    Families Celebrate Reading at the Loft
    kid-friendly event based around Neil Gaiman’s book Coraline2003 Hugo Award winner for best novella. (see www.loft.org for more details)

    • writing games and book art projects
    • speaker Maria Elena Baca (Star-Tribune’s Mindworks)
    • instructors David Bernardy and John Coy (MN Center for Book Arts)
    • tour for Yale Alumni offered by Antay Bilgutay (BK ’89), Loft Literary Center’s Development Director
    • hospitality room for Yalies and their families

    Cost: Free! Complimentary coffee and apple juice for Yalies available throughout the event in the Third Floor Book Club Room.
    RSVP: to Jan Kleinman 952.915.1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
    Where: The Loft is located in the the Open Book literary arts center in Minneapolis.
    Parking: Parking is available in the Standard Parking Lot, a large well-lit lot kitty-corner across Washington Avenue from the Open Book, and in other local lots for a nominal fee. On-street parking is also available with inexpensive parking meters. Handicapped parking is available directly behind the building.
    Directions: Open Book is located on Washington Avenue near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. Exit Interstate 35W at Washington Avenue. Coming from St. Paul, exit Interstate 94 at 5th Street. Coming from the northwest, exit Interstate 94 at 4th Street. For more detailed directions, check the Open Book’s Web site at www.openbookmn.org or The Loft’s web site.

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2004       NOON
    Charles A. Zelle and the Itasca Project
    Charles A. Zelle ’83 SOM will talk about the Itasca Project: Strategies for Regional Economic Development. The Itasca Project, or Itasca Group, consists of about forty Twin Cities CEOs who are digging into regional issues and looking forpragmatic solutions.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 each ($5 parking at Club)
    RSVP: by Feb 23 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
  • Tuesday March 2, 2004       7 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at the Local
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: the Local, 10th Street and Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2004       Noon – 1:30 pm
    HBS Club: Ecolab’s Al Schuman
    Harvard Business School Club of MN Presents Allan L. Schuman, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab
    Host: the Harvard Business School Club of Minnesota
    Where: Ecolab Center, 370 N. Wabasha, Saint Paul Minnesota
    Cost: $40 ($30 for HBS Club members in advance). Lunch included.
    RSVP: at the HBS web site by Wednesday March 10.
    Questions: Amber Bullock 612-599-9220
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2004       7 pm
    Shannon Olson-Children of God Go Bowling
    The fourth year of Talking Volumes, the regional book club of the LoftMPR, and the Star Tribune, continues with Children of God Go Bowling, the new novel by local favorite, Shannon Olson.
    Antay Bilgutay ’89, Loft Literary Center’s Development Director, is offering us a limited number of free tickets!
    Host: Antay Bilgutay ’89, Jan Kleinman ’83
    Where: Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul
    Cost: Free if you RSVP, $12 at the door
    RSVP:Please email or call Eileen at the Loft if you would like complimentary tickets to this event (612-215-2598, ebloodgood@loft.org.) The tickets will be held in your name at the will-call window and should be picked up by 6:45 pm.
  • Thursday March 18, 2004       5:30 pm
    Wharton Club: Gary Stern of the Federal Reserve
    The Wharton Club of Minnesota invites you to an “Executive Speaker Event” featuring Gary Stern, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
    Mr. Stern will speaking on The State of the Economy and the Road Ahead

    • 5:30pm- 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, MN
    Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (no credit at door)
    RSVP: Please send check payable to ‘Wharton Club of Minnesota’, along with your name & address & phone to: Bob Frost, Piper Jaffray, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    �-OR- Pay by credit card online via PayPal at: http://www.paypal.com Select “Send Money” tab and specify payee as whartonclubmn@hotmail.com, then enter details in ‘Note’ box.
    Questions: Bob Frost at 612.303.8248

  • Sunday March 21, 2004
    YAANW Book Group: Devil_on_the_Cross by Ngugi wa Thiongo
    Host: Tom Russell, 612 821 9226
    Where: 5340 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday April 1, 2004       7 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Vodka Tasting
    Vodka Tasting hosted by Millennium Imports featuring their Chopin and Belvedere brands of premium vodkas. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Cost: $10 (proceeds go to charity!)
    Where: Marquette Place Apartments (party room), Minneapolis
  • Tuesday April 6, 2004       7 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at the Tonic
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Tonic of Uptown, 1400 West Lake St, Minneapolis
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2004       NOON – 1:30
    Dave Hage Book Signing at The Humphrey Center
    The Humphrey Institute’s Policy Forum will host a book signing by Dave Hage ’77 for his book, Reforming Welfare by Rewarding Work. They gush:
    Former Policy Fellow David Hage’s new book describes Minnesota’s pioneering and much-admired effort to achieve what both liberals and conservatives wanted from welfare reform: To move recipients into the job market while also lifting them out of poverty. The book chronicles Minnesota’s 15-year endeavor to design a bipartisan, research-based welfare system that reduces dependency while improving the well-being of poor families. It also tells the stories of three women over the course of a year as they use the Minnesota Family Investment Program to leave welfare.
    Where: The Humphrey Center on the west bank of the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: Free. The book is $18.95.
    Questions: Liz Marquez at emarquez@hhh.umn.edu or 612-625-8330.
  • Thursday, April 22 2004
    Harvard/Radcliffe Fellow speaks on modern notions of US childhood
    Cindi Katz is a professor of geography in environmental psychology and women’s studies at the Graduate Centerof the City University of New York. During her fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute, Katz is working on a new book project: a critical examination of modern notions of US childhood. Drawing on archival materials and ethnographic research, she addresses the relationship of children to nature, the city, war, and terror and of the way children are understood as workers, consumers, investors, spectacles, and social actors.
    For more information and to reserve a space please visit the Harvard/Radcliffe web site.

    • 6pm cash bar
    • 6:30pm dinner
    • 7:30pm presentation

    Host: Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Minnesota
    Where: Minneapolis Women’s Club, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls, MN 55403
    Cost: $30 if paid online. ($35 at the door)

  • Sunday, April 25, 2004       2 pm
    Bach & Beethoven with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    This is a concert event for Yale alums, their school-age children/friends! Part of the SPCO Ensemble Series, this program is performed by an intimate group of 12 musicians. (4 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, horn and harpsichord.)
    Afterwords, Meet SPCO musicians and Yale grads

    Enjoy musical insights, questions and light snacks. Great chance for you and the young musicians in your life to appreciate both classical music and our fellow alums who love it!
    Cost: $24 per person payable by March 18. (SPCO tickets are normally $22-$27, I think.)
    Where: Sundin HallHamline University, St. Paul
    RSVP: Send check made payable to “YAANW” to Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 6545 France Avenue S. Suite 363, Edina, MN 55435.
    Please enclose on a piece of paper:

    • Your name:
    • Your class:
    • Number of people in your party:
    • Ages of young people in your party:
    • Telephone number:
    • E-mail:

    You will receive a confirmation call or email.
    Questions: Call Jan Kleinman 952 915 1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com

  • Thursday April 29, 2004      5:30 pm
    2004 Technology Panel Technology: Where is the Recovery
    Joint event with the Harvard Business School Club. Scheduled Panelists Include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $45 per person, pre-registered / $55 at the door, if space allows. Includes hors d’oeurve buffet & parking
    Questions: Kateri Knight 763-473-0633 hbsclubmn@aol.com

  • Sunday May 2, 2004 6 – 8:30 pm 
    YAANW Book Group:Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    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.
  • Saturday May 8, 2004 9:30 am – NOON
    IvyPlus Arbor Day
    Help the city of St Louis Park plant 80 trees along the beltway. Bring a shovel.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: The Bike Path at Beltline Blvd and Parklands Road about 2 blocks south of Hwy 7 on Beltlinein St. Louis Park
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004       NOON Steven Rosenstone on Minnesota’s Research University: What’s In It For Us?
    Steven J Rosenstone ’85 MAH, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota, will discuss how the University serves the people of Minnesota, its role in the state’s education system, and its contributions to the state’s vitality. Rosenstone was a Yale faculty member, among other things, before being appointed Dean in 1996.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 each ($5 parking at Club)
    RSVP: office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
  • Tuesday June 1, 2004       7 – 9 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Brit’s Pub
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis
  • Thursday, June 3, 2004    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 June 13, 2004 6 – 8:30 pm 
    YAANW Book Group: Independent People by Halldor Laxness
    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.
  • Wednesday June 23, 2004      5 – 7 pm Cargill Reception
    …with remarks by Cargill’s Chairman & CEO Warren Staley.
    Join us for a unique opportunity to hear first hand about one of the leading privately held companies in the world. Learn how Cargill has transformed a commodities business into one that has skillfully added value and branded products. Mr. Staley will speak to the benefits of long-term thinking, broad decision making, the advantages gained from community involvement, and elements of developing customer and supplier partnerships.
    Open to you and your guest.
    Where: Cargill Office Center, 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata
    Directions: Click here. Go to the Office Center (the Headquarters building, not the Lake Center).
    Cost: $5. Appetizers and beverages courtesy of Cargill.
    RSVP: office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
  • Wednesday June 23, 2004    
    The Habitat Bicycle Challenge reaches Minneapolis. About twenty Yale students are pedaling from New Haven to Seattle to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Minneapolis will be their first day off in two weeks of riding.
    Join them at Famous Dave’s for supper.
    Details: David Weyerhaeuser (612)339-5332
  • Sunday July 11, 2004 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: Fury by Salman Rushdie
    Host: Ann Cohen �� 651.645.2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Tuesday July 13, 2004 � 6:00pm
    An Evening with the Minnesota Orchestra
    Reserve the evening for Sommerfest Pops: Crazy About Gershwin conducted by Andrew Litton. Mr. Litton conducts and plays the piano in this all-Gershwin concert featuring the original jazz band version of Rhapsody in Blue and Who Cares?(the Gershwin Songbook).

    • At 6pm join us for a light buffet dinner and a chance to talk with members of the MN orchestra who attended Yale.
    • At 7:30 enjoy a wonderful summer concert of Gershwin.
    • After the concert, meet Andrew Litton at an informal mixer.

    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Cost: $40. Includes a concert ticket, light buffet dinner and a glass of champagne after the concert.
    RSVP: office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    Directions: Click here.

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2004    6 – 8 pm
    Another 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
    Two Yale undergraduates are spending the summer 2004 working at Twin Cities non-profit organizations. Chris Lange, Trumbull College ’06, is working for the Step-Up program of Achieve!Minneapolis. Elyse Schneiderman, Pierson ’05, is working at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.
    Furthermore, recent Yale graduate Jennifer Nou ’02 will spend her summer, before entering Yale Law School, at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.
    If you have not met them yet, now is the time. If you have already met them, come hear more about what they are learning and contributing to our community. Also, learn about two Twin Cities non-profit organizations– Achieve! Minneapolis and Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights!
    More on the interns: click here.
  • Thursday August 5, 2004       7 pm
    IvyPlus Happy Hour at Lord Fletcher’s
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Where: Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka
  • Thursday August 12, 2004       7 pm
    IvyPlus Wine Tasting
    Come learn about Beaulieu Vineyards (Napa Valley) and taste their wines! Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. A representative from Beaulieu Vineyards has agreed to spend an evening with our IvyPlus group, educating us on the full range of their Red & White wines, and walking us through a tasting of a variety of their products.
    Host: IvyPlus Group
    Cost: $20? (proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House!)
    Where: To be determined. It will be sent out to those who sign up.
  • Sunday August 15, 2004 2pm – 5pm
    Picnic for incoming freshmen and current students
    …on the west patio outside of the North Oaks club house.� We will have hamburgers and hot dogs and soft drinks, great conversation and a festive feeling!
    Host: Malcom McDonald ’58
    Where: North Oaks Golf Club, North Oaks MN
  • Tuesday August 31, 2004 � 5 pm 
    Annual Summer Outing
    “Our Changing Cultural Infrastructure: Why Should We Care?”
    Presentation by Noa Staryk, Chairperson of the McKnight Foundation. Introduction by her grandfather, James Binger, ’38.

    • Golf (optional): Beginning at 1:00 p.m. Greens fees $80.00 per person. Reservations required. Call: Tom Crosby, ’60 at 612-766-8605 (Work)
    • Tennis (optional): $10.00, Call Woodhill Country Club Tennis Shop, 952-473-3490
    • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar
    • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. $50.00 per person (Recent Yale Graduates:’00-’04 no charge; ’95-’99 $25.00)
    • Program: 7:30 p.m. followed by Q & A; Yale Reunion Reports – Volunteers Please!

    Where: Woodhill Country Club
    Directions: Click here.
    Register Online with PayPal:   Pike   or   Prime Rib
    More: Click here.

  • Sunday, September 12, 2004 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Planning Discussion!
    Bring titles of a book(s) you have read and enjoyed. Persuade others that they want to read this book too. Please RSVP. Also, include the title of your suggested book(s). Gets us off and running.
    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.
  • Monday September 13 2004 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. 4 person scramble format.
    Host: Tom O’Brien ’90
    Where: Bent Creek Golf Club Eden Prairie, MN
    Cost: $150 includes Lunch, cart, hors d’eouvres. $30 per player goes to the YAANW Scholarship Fund.
    RSVP: Doug Fulton 763-450-3300 dfulton@northstarpartners.net
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2004 6:30 pm
    HBS Club presents: Is Early Childhood Development a Good Investment?!
    …a Forum on Civic Affairs. Panelists:

    • Art Rolnick, Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will discuss his recent research which shows that the public gets a 16% annual ROI by investing in quality school readiness programs.
    • Chuck Slocum will describe the work of the Minnesota School Readiness Business Advisory Council (MSRBAC), a partnership of over 80 Minnesotachief executives.� Mr. Slocum is founder of the Williston Group and a consultant to the MSRBAC.
    • Betty Cooke will present the study upon which Art Rolnick and Chuck Slocum from business have based their conclusions and initiatives regarding MN.� She is the co-author of the MN Department of Education “2002-2003 Kindergarten Assessment Study” and is spearheading the new 2004 study.

    Following the social hour and panel presentations, members and guests will participate in small group discussions facilitated by the panelists and other prominent leaders of Minnesota’s early childhood development policy initiatives.

    • 6:30 – 7:30 Registration/Social Hour
    • 7:30 – 8:00 Brief panel presentations
    • 8:00 – 9:00 Small group round table discussions

    Hors D’Oeuvres served during the Social Hour and cash bar will be available.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $35
    RSVP: Havard Business School Club This is not a YAANW event.

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2004 7:00 pm
    Yale recruiter Dan O’Neill discusses the current admissions situation at Yale. 
    Non-binding early action has made Yale the “Hottest Ivy.” As a result the odds against admission are daunting for even the best candidates. Assistant Director of Admissions Dan O’Neill will tell us why and what we can do about it. This meeting also includes a training session for people wishing to interview prospective students.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: free
    RSVP: Malcolm McDonald (651)484-7714 malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net
  • Friday, October 15, 2004
    Role of the Public in U.S. Foreign Policy
    Noel Lateef LAW ’82, president and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association will lead a discussion on how citizens can affect U.S. foreign policy, the role and impact of various groups on foreign policy, as well as lessons learned from the past 100 years. More information here. Sponsored by the Minnesota International Center. This is not a YAANW event.
    Where: McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, U of M East Bank, Minneapolis
    Cost: $25
    RSVP:Register online here.
  • Sunday, October 24, 2004 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group:
    The wisdom of crowds : why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations , by James Surowiecki
    This timely book is about decision making. Come early, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and hear about the Harris’ recent stay in Tanzania.
    Host: Sally and Paul Harris 651 439-7987, 485-3384 cell paulharris@aol.com
    Where: 346 Sixth St. S. Bayport, MN 55003
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Tuesday November 9, 2004   5:30 PM
    Reception for book designer Katy Homans ’83 MFA
    Homans is an internationally recognized graphic designer who has specialized in art and photography books for the past thirty years, working with such artists as Barbara NorfleetMilton Rogovin and Eli Reed. She designed Art for Yale, a beautiful volume about the Yale Art Gallery and the Yale artists and collectors who have made it what it is today. See examples of her work here.

    • 5:30 wine and hors d’oeuvres
    • 7pm Katy will speak about her career and recent work
      with Lee Friedlander.

    This is a great opportunity to visit the Minnesota Center for Photography in their brand new location in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. George Slade ’83 is Artistic Director.
    Where: Minnesota Center for Photography 165 13th Avenue NE Minneapolis (612)824-5500
    Cost: $5 for the 7pm lecture. (Pay at the door.)
    Directions: Click here or here.
    Questions? Bob Sidenberg 612-339-8925

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2004 NOON
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls our first two panelists the best money managers in Minnesota!

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 12 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Saturday November 20, 2004   11:00 a.m. Opening – 11:30 a.m. Kickoff 
    The GAME: Yale vs Harvard football.
    See a live broadcast from Cambridge, and cheer Yale’s placekicker Andrew Sullivan ’05 from Minnneapolis Southwest. The Harvard-Radcliffe Club will join us. Family and guests welcome. No R.S.V.P.
    Where: Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill 
    4217 W 80th St Bloomington, MN 55437-1120 (Hwy. 494 & South Frontage Road, West of France Ave.) (952) 835-1191
    Cost: Adults: $5.    Kids 12 and under: Free.
    Directions: Click here.
  • Sunday, November 21, 2004 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group:
    Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the years of hope, by Jonathan Kozol, 388p.
    This book discusses children in a low income New York school district. Written by a modern day saint.
    Host: Tom Russell 612 821 9226
    Where: 5340 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday December 2, 2004   6 – 11 pm
    YAANW Ballroom Gala
    The YAANW cordially invites you to a holiday dinner dance benefiting our Summer Intern Program.

    • Black Tie
    • Music by Jerry Mayeron
    • Light supper – Cash Bar

    Where: Minikahda Club 3205 Excelsior Blvd Minneapolis (612)924-1666
    Cost: $65 per person. Bar service extra.
    RSVP: by November 1 to Malcolm McDonald (651)484-7714 malcolmmcdonald@comcast.net

  • Sunday, December 5, 2004 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    YAANW Book Group: Book Exchange
    Bring a favorite picture book or poem to share! (Choose something you enjoy or would enjoy reading to a child.) Also, choose a book from your shelf which you have read and enjoyed, gift wrap it and bring it for a reading exchange!
    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.