2005 Events

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2005 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Reception and Presentation: “Moral Values in the Marketplace”
    Guest Speaker: Dr. David W. Miller, Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Business Ethics at the Yale Divinity School. Dr. Miller is in town for the Mid-Winter Convocation at Luther Seminary.
    Refreshments are planned – Your advance RSVP requested.
    Where: Northwestern Hall (Atrium & Auditorium), Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul. Directions here.
    Cost: $5
    RSVP: Christina Lien (651)917-0539 eclien@mninter.net
  • Sunday, January 16, 2005 3:30-7:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group:The Good Life: Truths that Last in Times of Need by Peter J. Gomes
    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.
  • Sunday, January 16, 2005 5:00 p.m. 
    Oedipus at the Guthrie: Half-price preview performance tickets
    The Guthrie is offering Yale alumni half-price tickets to all preview performances of this new version of the Sophocles play, adapted by Ellen McLaughlin ’80, directed by Lisa Peterson ’83, and casting Peter Macon DRA ’03 as Oedipus andIsabell Monk O’Connor DRA ’81 as Jocasta.
    Yalies dominate the production this play, too:

    • Technical Director Jeff Dennstaedt DRA ’87
    • Assistant Technical Director Adriane Levy DRA ’99
    • Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez DRA ’92
    • Lead Carpenter Christopher Sibilia DRA ’96

    Join us at the public pre-play symposium preceding the performance, Sunday, January 16th at 5:00 p.m. You’ll gain insight into the production from Guthrie artistic and design staff. Free, reservations suggested.

    • 5:00 Public pre-play symposium
    • 7:00 Performance

    You can still get a discount at the other preview performances (all at 7:30 p.m.):

    • Saturday, January 15
    • Tuesday, January 18
    • Wednesday, January
    • Thursday, January 20

    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: regular preview prices are $14 – $40. We pay 50%, plus $2.00.
    To Order: Call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224. Ask for price code “HK”
    More: at the Guthrie’s Oedipus web site. There’s a nifty study guide, too.

  • Sunday, January 23, 2005, 12:30 p.m.
    Women Gophers Basketball game and tour

    • University of Minnesota Women Gophers Basketball game vs. Illinois
    • Meet Regina Sullivan ’83, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the “U,” who will host our visit.
    • Hear about possible sports careers – beyond being a star player.
    • Tour adjacent “U” sports venue(s) – either Mariucci or Ridder Arena, the Sports Pavilion, or Baseline Tennis Center.
    • Enjoy light refreshments and informal question time with fellow alums and Director Sullivan

    Where: Meet inside main doors to Williams Arena. Tour will commence at 12:30; reception will follow just before game, which starts at 2:00 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per adult/$5 per child under 18, payable by December 20, 2004
    Unsold tickets must be released after Dec. 20, so we cannot guarantee availability after that date. For certain participation, reserve your seats immediately!
    Two Pre-payment Methods: No matter which method you choose, you will receive a confirmation call or email.

    1. Send check payable to “YAANW” to YAANW c/o David Weyerhaeuser, Treasurer, 1540 Fox ST, Wayzata, MN 55391. Include the following information:
      Your name:_________________________________ Yale School and Class:_________
      Number of people in your party:_________ Ages of young people in your party:_______
      Telephone number:____________________ Email:_____________________________
    2. Register Online with PayPal.

    Questions: Call Jan Kleinman 952 915 1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2005 NOON
    Luncheon with Katherine Kersten ’75 Grd
    Katherine Kersten is a former senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment and Star Tribune columnist. She will talk about Intellectual Diversity on University Campuses. Read about a related controversy at St. Olaf College here. She is starting a web site devoted to this topic. Here’s an opposing view.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by January 24 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Sunday, February 20, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Bring a favorite poem! If possible, make 5 copies to share.
    Host: Bev Anderson 952-844-0920
    Where: 5616 Mt. Normandale
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday, March 20, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness We will be joined by the author Jack El-Hai who will discuss the book “The Lobotoist” with us.
    Host: Kate Sandweiss Kate Sandweiss, k.sandweiss@att.net, 612-377-6840
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2005    NOON 
    Luncheon with Amy Klobuchar ’82
    Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar ’82 will talk about Protecting the Innocent and Convicting the Guilty.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 (+ $5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by March 21 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Monday, March 28, 2005 7 p.m
    Mary Dudziak Lecture at William Mitchell
    USC Law Professor Professor Mary Dudziak ’84 J.D. ’92 Ph.D. will deliver the Maynard Pirsig Memorial Lecture on “Law in the Shadow of War ” at William Mitchell College of Law. In her lecture, Professor Dudziak will discuss the United States’ war in Iraq in the context of the relationship between law and war since World War II.
    Where: William Mitchell College of Law auditorium
    Cost: Free
    Register: On-line registration here or call Meg Daniel (651) 290-6425
    This is not a YAANW event.
  • Sunday, April 17, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness by James Campbell ’84
    This nonfiction account depicts life as really lived by a native Wisconsin man who enjoys a subsistence living on the back country. Cambell may send a video that will show more of the life of the family and others in the book.
    Host: Helen Watkins, 651/699-2023
    Where: 188 Amherst, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday April 28, 2005      5:30 pm
    2005 Technology Panel Medical Technology in Minnesota: Now and Into the Future
    Joint event with the Harvard Business School Club. Unconfirmed panelists include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $45 per person, pre-registered / $50 at the door, if space allows. Includes hors d’oeurve buffet & parking
    Questions: Amber Bullock 952-426-1569 amber@hbsclubmn.org

  • Saturday, May 21, 2005 4 – 6 pm
    Yale prof. Alexander Garvin Garvin on Creating Great Cities
    Urban studies professor Professor Garvin will discuss how the quality of life of a great city is determined by the character of its public realm: its streets and squares, its transportation systems and public buildings, and its parks. In these spaces, the citizens of a city encounter one another, move around, shop, do business, play, or just wander. Garvin will speak to the value of a great public realm, how to shape and expand it, and how to manage and pay for it.Garvin’s Biography: Alexander Garvin is Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning and Management at Yale University, where he has taught a wide range of courses including “Introduction to the Study of the City,” which for more than 38 years has remained one of the most popular courses in Yale College. In addition, he teaches two courses in the School of Architecture, including a seminar on “Intermediate Planning & Development.” He is a Yale College and Yale Architecture School graduate.
    Garvin has combined a career in urban planning and real estate with teaching, architecture, and public service. He is currently President and CEO of Alex Garvin & Associates, Inc. and Managing Director of Planning for NYC2012, New York City’s committee for the 2012 Olympic bid. During 2002-2003, he was the Vice-President for Planning, Design and Development at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency charged with the redevelopment of the Word Trade Center following 9/11. Over the last 35 years he has held prominent positions in five New York City administrations, including Deputy Commissioner of Housing (1974-1978) and City Planning Commissioner (1995-2004).Host: Ethan McCusker ’00
    Where: Marquette Place Apartments Event Room, 35th floor, 1314 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (On corner northwest of the Minneapolis Convention Center.)
    Cost: $5
    Reservations Requested: k.sandweiss@att.net
    Directions: Click here.
    Note: Onsite parking is not available. Parking is available at the adjacent Loring Ramp at the Hyatt Complex, 1330 Nicollet Mall.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
    Novel, page turner. Amateur entomologist on vacation is trapped and enslaved by a village being engulfed by sand dunes and must escape or come to terms with life in the sand.
    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.
  • Sunday, June 11, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
    Host: Ann Cohen , 651 645-2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Wednesday June 22, 2005    7 p.m. 
    The Habitat Bicycle Challenge stops in 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.
    Host: Greg Bancroft gbancroft@mn.rr.com
    Where: Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues Uptown at Calhoun Square
    Cost: about $15 per person
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2005    5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Summer Intern Reception
    A 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, July 17, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Genghis Khan by Macalester Prof Jack Weatherford
    Host: Joan Stockinger
    Where: , 4119 York Ave. S., Minneapolis. 612.922.1157
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Saturday August 6, 2005
    An Evening with the Minnesota Orchestra
    Back by popular demand! Reserve the evening for Orff’s Carmina burana conducted by Andrew Litton.

    • 6:30pm Light Buffet Dinner
    • 8:00 pm Concert
    • 10:00 p.m. Post-Concert Mixer with Andrew Litton and Orchestra/Chorus Yalies

    The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invites you to a special evening at Orchestra Hall honoring our fellow Yale alumni in the Minnesota Orchestra family. Join us at 6:30 pm for a light buffet dinner and a chance to talk to members of the MN Orchestra who attended Yale. At 8:00 p.m. enjoy the sparkle of Ravel followed by Orff’s masterpiece which sets the ribald lyrics of medieval monks to “driving rhythm and exultant hedonism.”(Groves). If that isn’t enough, join Andrew Litton for a glass of champagne after the concert for an informal mixer.
    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $42. Includes a concert ticket, light buffet dinner and a glass of champagne after the concert.
    RSVP: by July 11 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Sunday, August 14, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Lord Grizzly by Fredrick Manfred
    Host: Bev Anderson 952-844-0920
    Where: 5616 Mt. Normandale
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday August 15 2004 NOON
    Ivy Cup Golf Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Brown
    Join your friends and colleagues from alumni clubs representing Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Brown in a golf scramble designed to promote fellowship, competition and raise money for respective Club Scholarship Funds. I think Yale is the defending champ.
    Host: Tom O’Brien ’90
    Where: Chaska Town Course Chaska, MN
    Cost: $135 ($150 after July 1). Profits go to the YAANW Scholarship Fund.
    Register: Online
  • Tuesday August 23, 2005
    Annual Summer Outing: Golf, Tennis, Cocktails & Dinner Creating More Well-Rounded Yale Graduates
    Creating More Well-Rounded Yale Graduates will be the subject of a talk by Jeff Brenzel ’75 Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni, and Rowan Claypool ’80Yale Medalist of 2005 and creator of Bulldogs in the Bluegrass. “Bulldogs” is a summer internship program started in Louisville, Kentucky that has revolutionized how the University views summer internship programs and their importance in the education of Yale students. As a result, the University has committed itself to finding hundreds of international and domestic summer internships. As we’ve seen among YAANW interns, these jobs often help students find and define their professional careers.
    We’ll continue the “Bulldog Tables” for alumni who want to meet new people. Last year they were a resounding success and enabled alumni from the 1940’s to the 2000’s to meet each other and enjoy warm and interesting conversation.

    • Golf and tennis: 1:30 p.m. contact David Weyerhaeuser, 612-252-8189
    • Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar
    • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. $55.00 per person (Recent Yale Graduates:’01-’05 $10; ’96-’00 $25.00)
    • Program: 7:30 p.m. followed by Q & A; Yale Reunion Reports

    Where: Somerset Country Club
    Directions: Click here.
    RSVP: by August 17 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    Register Online with PayPal:   Pike   or   Prime Rib

  • Tuesday September 13, 2005   5:30 PM
    Reception for book designer Frank Gohlke ’66 MA
    Frank Gohlke‘s photographs of Mt. St. Helens are currently on display in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. YAANW will act as co-host with the Minnesota Center for Photography and the Phototography Council at theMinneapolis Institute of ArtsGeorge Slade ’83 is Artistic Director.
    – 5:30 Reception
    – 7 pm Lecture by Mr. Gohlke.
    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
  • Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Reason by Robert Reich
    Host: Arne Sovik ’52 Ph.D.’52 Div
    Where: 1201 Yale Place apt 707
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday, October 9, 2005 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: God’s Politics by Jim Wallis
    Host: Paul & Sally Harris 651 439-7987, 485-3384 cell
    Where: 346 Sixth St. S. Bayport, MN 55003
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Friday, October 21, 2005 7pm
    The IvyPlus Autumn Gala and Silent Auction
    …benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a drink ticket will be provided.
    Host: Ivy Plus Network
    Where: Graves 601 Hotel (formerly Le Meridien)
    Cost: Tickets are between $50 and $70, depending on how early they are purchased.
    More info here.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2005 NOON
    G. Richard Slade, ’52, Banking in the Great Northern Territory
    Retired banker Dick Slade will discuss his new book, Banking in the Great Northern Territory. Mr. Slade serves on the board of the James J. Hill Library.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($6 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by Friday October 21 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Sunday, November 6, 2005 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: The Minnesota, Forgotton River by Evan Jones
    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
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday, November 14 6:45 p.m.
    Thirst Theater – an adventurous evening of theater
    This show consists of five 10-minute plays including Head Above Water, a new work by playwright Matthew A. Everett (MFA ’91).
    Thirst Theater brings some of the most accomplished Twin Cities’ actors together with nationally renowned playwrights to create raw, accessible theater at Joe’s Garage. Every Monday, audiences experience five original short plays over dinner and drinks and enjoy a rare opportunity to see Actor’s Equity members perform at the table next to them. The program changes every week, so you can come back with friends until you’ve seen all eleven shows in all kinds of contortions.
    On November 14, Join Matthew for a pre-show introduction to Thirst and a short discussion about his past and present work.

    • 6:45 p.m. Pre-show introduction with Matthew A. Everett
    • 7:30 p.m. Thirst Theater while dining at Joe’s Garage

    Cost: Tickets $10/person plus your dinner-and-drinks tab at Joe’s Garage.
    RSVP: Reservations (612)904-1163
    Where: Joe’s Garage in Loring Park, 1610 Harmon Place in Minneapolis (north side of Loring Park, facing park)
    More: at the Fringe/Thirst web site.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005   5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Summer Internships (Bulldogs in the Bluegrass) Volunteer Organization Meeting
    What is Bulldogs in the Bluegrass?

    • A summer internship program, matching 20-30 Yale undergraduates with positions in the non-profit and for-profit community in a given city. It originated in Louisville, Kentucky – hence the name.
    • Students are housed together at an area college. They benefit from their work experience, as well as from learning about the work experience of their cohorts. They are paired with area mentors who meet with them weekly, and participate in activities and discussions which help them learn about their host community.
    • The founder, Rowan Claypool ’80, will be awarded the coveted Yale Medal in November, 2005 for his work. Rowan presented information about the program at the YAANW Annual Summer Outing at Somerset Country Club this past August at the request of our association.
    • The program has been a great success among Yale students and Louisville nonprofits and companies. It has expanded to Cleveland and is being reviewed by several other cities.

    What does it accomplish?

    • Meets Yale undergraduates’ needs for an interesting, stimulating summer internships in areas outside the East and West Coast (where demand exceeds supply).
    • Creates buzz and knowledge regarding a Midwest community, like the Twin Cities, which is still regarded by many as fly-over land.
    • Provides creative and talented employees for special projects and activities at our non-profit and for-profit businesses.

    Where: 730 2nd Ave. South, 14th Floor, Minneapolis. (NW corner 2nd Ave. and 8th Streets)
    RSVP: Bill Messinger Bill@psgrp.com

  • Saturday November 19, 2005   11:30 a.m. Kickoff 
    The GAME: Yale vs Harvard football.
    See a live broadcast from New Haven. 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.
  • Friday November 25, 2005   7:37 pm
    Yale Men’s Hockey at U of M Duluth.
    It’s the Bulldogs vs. the Bulldogs when University of Minnesota-Duluth hosts Yale Men’s Ice Hockey. After the game, gather at Sneakers Sports Bar in in the Duluth skyway adjacent to the Holiday Inn. For overnight accommodations, call theHoliday Inn 218-722-1202 and ask for the UMD rate.
    Yale plays again Saturday.
    Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
    Cost: $16 in advance, $17 at the door.
    Tickets: Ticketmaster 218-727-2121
  • Saturday November 26, 2005   7:37 pm
    Yale Men’s Hockey at UMD.
    Second game.
    Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2005 NOON
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    Meet the midwest’s top investment managers, venture capitalists, and finance executives!

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $30 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 28 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Sunday, December 4, 2005 4 p.m. 
    Swinging Nutcracker at Orchestra Hall
    Ken Freed ’83 Mus ’87 conducts the University of Wisconsin River Falls Jazz Band, with the Minnesota Dance Theatre. Children of all ages have long been delighted by visions of sugar plum fairies from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Add a swinging rendition with a jazzy twist and modern dancers, and you’ve got an amazing holiday treat the whole family will enjoy!
    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $31 per person
    RSVP: Jan Kleinman 952.915.1613 or jan_kleinman@hotmail.com
  • Sunday, December 4, 2005 6:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: Party Meeting
    Bring a wrapped book to give (randomly) to another member, bring a favorite poem, children’s book, or other reading to share.
    Host: Ann Cohen , 651 645-2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, December 29, 2005 7:37 p.m. 
    Yale Men’s Hockey at Mankato State
    A joint event with Mankato State’s Blue Line Club. We hope to have Mankato’s president Richard Davenport, as well as both coaches, give pep talks. Details to come.

    Where: Mankato State University
    Cost: $40
    RSVP: Greg Bancroft 612.827.3673 gbancroft@mn.rr.com