2006 Events

  • Thursday, January 12, 2006 NOON
    Interview on Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett ’94 Div
    Have lunch with the host of public radio’s Speaking of FaithKrista Tippett.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by Tuesday January 10 to the office of Dr. Lawrence Schuster, 952.920.8386
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
    Host: Arne Sovik ’52 Ph.D.’52 Div
    Where: 1201 Yale Place apt 707
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday, February 13, 2006 5:30 p.m. 
    Antay Bilgutay Reading at Kieran’s
    Listen to Antay Bilgutay ’89 read a comic short story at Raking Through Books, an event featuring “local literary luminaries reading work related to Valentine’s Day.”
    Cosponsored by the LoftThe Rake magazinePeace CoffeeKieran’s Irish Pub and University of Minnesota Bookstores.
    Where: Kieran’s Irish Pub, 330 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    Cost: Free
    Details: Here, and here.
  • Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group: The Worst Journey in The World by Apsely Cherry-Garrard. If you have trouble finding this book, read it online or download it at Project Gutenberg.
    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.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2006 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
    Happy Hour: Jake Sullivan on the Supreme Court in Transition
    Jake Sullivan ’98, ’03 LAW recounts his experiences clerking clerking for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, his recollections of the last year of the Rehnquist Court and his assessment of how recent appointees will change the Court.
    Where: Firelake Grill, 31 South 7th Street, Minneapolis (Downtown Radisson)
    RSVP: by March 23 to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
    Cost:$15 for appetizers; drinks ordered individually. Guests welcome.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2006 10 a.m. 
    New Exhibit at the MN Historical Society – “Open House: If These Walls Could Talk”
    Explore the lives of families – past and present – that have lived in one house on St. Paul’s east side since 1888. Each room is an interactive journey through time where you’ll discover stories of the people who made this house their home. TheOpen House tour will be conducted by curator Benjamin Filene ’94 Ph.D. Learn more at MPR’s website or at the Historical Society’s site.
    Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul
    RSVP: to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    Cost: $8/adults; $4/kids; $6/students or seniors. Guests welcome.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: Courting the Diamond Sow by Wickliffe Walker. . . its about an attempt to kayak down an unexplored river in Tibet. Joan Stockinger knows some of the people mentioned in the book and will share insights.
    Host: Helen Watkins, 651/699-2023
    Where: 188 Amherst, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2006 3:00 p.m.
    Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Cracking the Code Kids Concert
    Ken Freed, ’83, ’87 Mus.M. and Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Conductor, leads the Duluth Superior Orchestra in the following children’s concert production:
    Poor Mozart, so young, so talented, and so stuck with a clueless conductor who doesn’t know his allegro from his non troppo! As Mozart knows, the Emperor does not tolerate mistakes, and his conductor is sure to lose his head, quite literally, if he’s not careful. Mozart tries every trick to help the rhythmically challenged maestro crack the code to his Marriage of Figaro. As the hapless maestro attempts to lead the symphony and its guest artists, Mozart will be on hand to make sure he keeps both time-and his head.
    And take the opportunity to meet Ken in the lobby after the concert!
    Learn more at www.dsso.com.
    Where: DECC Auditorium, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth
    Cost: $14.75/adults; unlimited free admission for kids with the purchase an adult ticket. Guests welcome. Tickets must be purchased by calling Sarah at 218-733-7579, or e-mailing tickets@dsso.com.
  • Monday, April 10, 2006 Noon
    Luncheon with Vasan Kesavan: An Insider’s View of Hedge Funds
    Vasan Kesavan ’01 Law, Managing Director at D.B. Zwirn & Co., discusses the current investor fascination with hedge funds, risks in the industry, and trends in regulation.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $30 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by April 6 to Clare LaFond clare.lafond@aya.yale.edu or 651-698-0653
    -OR-: Register online with PayPal.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2006 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Reception for SOM Dean Joel Podolny
    Joel Podolny, Dean of the Yale School of Management, will comment on “The State of Management Education.”
    Management education is at an inflection point, as business schools are being criticized for adhering to an outdated model of education and for not instilling a professional ethic in their graduates. Dean Podolny will discuss what he sees as the path business schools must follow now that they are at this inflection point. An informal reception will precede and follow Dean Podolny’s remarks.
    Dean Podolny’s research is in the areas of economic sociology, complex organizations, and social networks. He has been recognized for his research on the sociological conception of status to the study of market competition. He has examined status dynamics in a variety of industries, including investment banking, semiconductors, shipping, venture capital, and the wine trade. His current research seeks to explain how leaders infuse meaning into their organizations.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $20 per person. Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by May 2. Click here to register and pay or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at the Yale School of Management at (203) 432-5483.
  • Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group:
    We are trying something a little different: your assignment is to read a memoire of childhood. No, we will not read the same book. However, we may find that by reading a variety of books we discover common themes and gain insight into what makes for an interesting story.
    Host: Joan Stockinger
    Where: 4119 York Ave. S., Minneapolis. 612.922.1157
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Friday, June 16, 2006 Noon
    Jeff Rosenheim on Curating for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Jeff Rosenheim ’83, Associate Curator of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will discuss the challenges and rewards of working for one of the world’s premier art museums. Jeff will participate in a conversation about his work with George Slade ’83, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Center for Photography in Northeast Minneapolis. As one of the curators responsible for coordinating Revelations, the traveling exhibition of Diane Arbus’ photographs, Jeff is appearing in a panel at the Walker Art Center on Thursday, June 15.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by June 11 to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Wednesday June 21, 2006   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
  • Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
    YAANW Book Group:
    The book is Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. This book is the long-promised book about Native Americans from the NA perspective, so don’t miss it.
    Host: Ann Cohen , 651 645-2753
    Where: 1831 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Monday, June 26, 2006    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.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Noon
    Luncheon with Cargill’s Rob Johnson
    Rob Johnson ’68, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs at Cargill, will speak on the topics of Globalization, Trade and Investment.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by June 23 to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Noon
    Jim Dorsey on Defending an Algerian Detainee Held in Guantanamo Bay
    Jim Dorsey ’74, attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, tells the story of his client’s path through Algeria, France, Canada, Afghanistan and Cuba, and explains the legal and diplomatic options and obstacles that his client now faces. In his discussion, Jim will offer insights and perspective on the international jihadist movement of radical fundamentalist Islamists and the tools that the United States uses to fight that movement.
    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $25 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by July 14 to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group:
    The book is a classic: F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby. There is a plot afoot to get a group together to see the book on stage at the Guthrie Theatre sometime before the curtain falls in September. We decided to skip August (many of us are out of town)
    Host: Gunilla Montgomery, 651-486-6980, gmontgomery@uswest.net
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Saturday August 5, 2006
    An Evening with the Minnesota Orchestra
    Back by popular demand! Reserve the evening for Bizet’s Carmen conducted by Andrew Litton.

    • 6:30pm Light Buffet Dinner in the Tier Drop over the lobby.
    • 8:00 pm Concert
    • 10:00 p.m. Post-Concert Mixer

    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 Bizet’s Carmen. 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: to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Sunday, August 13, 2006 6:30 – 11 pm
    What: Join fellow Yale alums to answer phones for Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) pledge drive. We’ll appear on live TV, so wear your Yale cap!
    Why: It’s fun! Interact with fellow alumni! Support a worthy local organization. Training and even dinner provided.
    Where: TPT Studios, St. Paul
    RSVP: by July 28, 2006 to jan_kleinman@hotmail.com or 952.915.1613
  • Tuesday August 22, 2006 
    Annual Summer Outing
    Jon Butler, Dean of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History and Religious Studies, will give an address on Religion in Modern America and comment on topics of interest to the alumni community regarding Yale University and the Graduate School. Dean Butler grew up in rural Minnesota and received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His books include The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World SocietyAwash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American PeopleBecoming America: The Revolution Before 1776; and Religion in American Life: A Short History, co-authored with Grant Wacker and Randall Balmer. He is currently researching a book entitled God in Gotham: The Miracle of Religion in Modern Manhattan.

    • 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 per person (Recent Yale Graduates:’02-’06 $10; ’97-’01 $25)
    • Program: 7:30 p.m. followed by Q & A; Yale Reunion Reports

    Where: Woodhill Country Club
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $55.00 per person (Recent Yale Graduates:’02-’06 $10; ’97-’01 $25.00)
    RSVP: by August 17 to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: 
    Register Online with PayPal:   Pike   or   Prime Rib

  • Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group:
    We will discuss a book that is a classic of Chinese literature: The Story of the Stone (also known under the title The Dream of the Red Chamber), written by Cao Xueqin (Ts’ao Hsueh-ch’in) and universally considered the greatest classical Chinese novel. It was written during, and is set in, the 18th century. The complicated story, with many subplots, chronicles the gradual decline of the huge, wealthy and important Jia family. The fundamental storyline is about Jia Bao-yu, the charming but decadent eldest son of an important and wealthy man, and Lin Daiyu, his virtuous but prim female cousin.
    Host: TBD
    More on the book group: click here.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:30 PM
    Jeffrey Stirling ’81 conducts the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra
    Featuring works by Rossini, Berlioz, Dvorak and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, op. 56, Scottish.
    This is not a YAANW event, but the music is good and the price is right.
    Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall
    Cost: Free
  • Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 12:30 p.m.
    Mankato Symphony Orchestra Luncheon and Closed Dress Rehearsal
    Come meet the new Music Director of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra (also the current Minnesota Orchestra Assistant ConductorKen Freed, ’83, ’87 Mus.M. Over Lunch, Ken will outline his vision for the Symphony and invite guests to a closed dress rehearsal that afternoon from 2:00 to 4:30 for his opening night debut. The debut will feature soloist Burt Hara and a repertoire including Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
    Where: Little Theater, West High School, 1351 South Riverfront Drive, Mankato (Luncheon and Dress Rehearsal)
    RSVP: by October 9th to Cam Hoang, Cam.Hoang.ES.97@aya.yale.edu or 763.764.2366
    Cost: $10.00/person (pay at the door). Guests welcome.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Noon
    David Steglich on The Business of Art: The Economics of Running a Contemporary Arts Institution
    Postponed. Keep watching for further info…
  • Saturday November 18, 2006   11:00 a.m. Kickoff 
    THE GAME: Yale Bulldogs vs Harvard Crimson Football.
    See a live broadcast from Cambridge of this historic showdown. The Harvard-Radcliffe Club will join us. As of this writing, Yale is tied for 1st place in the Ivy League, so come ready to show some spirit! Family and guests welcome. No R.S.V.P.
    Where: Joe Senser’s Sports Bar & Grill 
    4217 W 80th St Bloomington, MN (Hwy. 494 & South Frontage Road, West of France Ave.) (952) 835-1191
    Cost: Adults: $5.    Kids 12 and under: Free.
    Directions: Click here.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006 NOON
    Annual Meeting & Luncheon with Economics/Investment Panel
    Meet some of the Midwest’s top investment managers and business leaders! Panelists will include:

    Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
    Cost: $30 ($5 parking at the club). Guests welcome.
    RSVP: by November 24th to Cam Hoang, cam.hoang@genmills.com or 763.764.2366
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.

  • Saturday, December 9, 2006, Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Performance at 7:30 p.m.
    Hansel and Gretel at Orchestra Hall
    The Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest invites you and your family to a special holiday celebration at Orchestra Hall. Join us for a light buffet dinner with Ken Freed ’83 Mus ’87 of the Minnesota Orchestra, followed by main floor seats (Rows 1-25) to a fully-staged performance of Hansel and Gretel (in English)! Whimsical and yummy, this delightful story in music and dance stars Twin Cities favorites – the Baldwin sisters – and features original puppets from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Bring the whole family and celebrate the holidays with this magical tale by the Brothers Grimm!
    Where: Orchestra Hall, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Dinner will be in the Green Room.
    Directions: Click here.
    Cost: $42 per person (includes dinner and ticket). Send checks made out to “YAANW” to Cam Hoang, 5057 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417.
    RSVP: By December 1st to Cam Hoang at cam.hoang@genmills.com or 763-764-2366.
    -OR-: Register Online with PayPal.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2006 6:30 p.m.
    YAANW Book Group: Party Meeting
    This has become an annual tradition for the Yale Book Club. At the December meeting, instead of reading and discussing a specific book, usually the purpose of the club, each person is asked to bring and read a favorite children’s book or poem. We also will have a book exchange. Each of us wraps a book we’ve read (OR never got around to reading) and swaps it with a book donated by another “guest” or book club member. Light refreshments and snacks are provided, but additional contributions to the fare are welcome.
    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.
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