Yale Club of Chicago

February 2016

February / March Events

Feb 11 | 6:30 pm


Feb Club Logo

Upstairs Private Room
228 W. Chicago Ave | Chicago
6:30 - 10:00 pm

Come brave yet another Polar Vortex and join your fellow Chicago Yalies for Feb Club. A $25 registration fee ($30 at the door) will get you entry to a great party, one drink ticket, and appetizers. Cash bar after first drink. All Yale alumni and friends are welcome!


For more information about Yale's Feb Club tradition, please visit: http://febclub.webs.com/

Feb 22 | 12 pm


Old Blues luncheon

Cliff Dwellers
200 S. Michigan | Chicago
12:00 - 2:00 pm 

Come and enjoy the four C's  Conversation, Camaraderie, Conviviality and Cuisine! (Classes of 1972 or lower)

Lunch is $25 inclusive, paid at the door. Reservations are recommended.


or call Winnie Lu at 847-256-5800.

Feb 28 - Apr 16

Training workshops for
Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists

The Gift of Art

The Gift of Art, Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists, is a book detailing a series of workshops to teach second grade through high school and college to experience making sculptural objects with additive, subtractive and constructive processes. A collaborative performance is video taped with student sculptures interacting in a performance for students to learn the time arts. The intent of the workshops is to exercise creativity while introducing processes for making sculpture.

Please come to a The Gift of Art Training workshop in your neighborhood to learn how to teach elementary students how to exercise creativity through learning sculpture processes. Two hour adult workshops will teach Yale Alumni the skills to share art with elementary students. Bring a student if youd like. Maximum workshop size is 25 adults.

$5.00 will be charged for each adult to cover the cost of materials.

See the full event description
and register here.


Western Suburbs: Sun, Feb. 28, 3-5pm
Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park

Northern Suburbs: Mar. 5, 10am-1 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central, Evanston

Chicago: Mar. 12, 9:30-11am
Next Door , 659 W. Diversey, Chicago

Far North Suburbs: Apr. 16, 10am-12pm
Ragdale, 1260 Green Bay Road, Lake Forest

Mar 15 | 6 pm


 Whim 'n Rhthym

 Low Strung

Woman's Athletic Club
Drawing Room
626 N. Michigan Ave. | Chicago
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Enjoy an exquisite evening of pop hits and contemporary classics by two outstanding Yale ensembles. This will be the only downtown venue in which either group will appear on their spring break tour, as well as being the first-ever joint appearance by the two groups. The concert will start promptly at 6pm and will last for approximately for an hour and a half.

Tickets are only $20.

See the full event description here.


Other chances to see Low Strung:

Mar. 17, 7:00 PM
Skokie Public Library

Mar. 19, 8:15 PM
The Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston

See the Low Strung website for details. Low Strung has additional concert dates available between March 13 and 20. If you would like to schedule a performance for your event or organization, contact Benji Fleishacker at [email protected].

Mar 15 | 5:30 pm

The Harvard Club of Chicago presents
The Future Isnt What It Used To Be

Join the Harvard Club of Chicago and Harvard Medical Society of Chicago for a conversation with Dr. Edward M. Hundert, the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical. The program should provide a unique insight into the current state of medicine in America as well as what is perceived as the challenges that will have to be met for a successful medical system in the future.

See the event details here.

Mar 19 | 5 pm

at Michigan Shores

 Whim 'n Rhthym

Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Ave. | Wilmette
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Concert starts at 5:00 pm

Here is another chance to hear this senior women's singing group, this time in a solo performance.

As of 1981, Yale's vibrant a cappella scene featured a dozen underclassmen groups of every variety. However, seven senior women felt that a key part of their musical experience was missing a senior group. These seven seniors founded Whim n Rhythm as an answer to the decades-old tradition of The Whiffenpoofs. Thirty-three years later, the 14 singers of Whim n Rhythm represent the best and most experienced female musicians of the senior class

See the event description here.


Community Service Opportunities

Yale Day of Service 2016
Saturday, May 7

Calling all Site Coordinators! We are looking for volunteers to serve as Site Coordinators for this year's Yale Day of Service scheduled for May 7. If you are actively involved in a not for profit, this would be a great opportunity to introduce their work to the broader Yale community. If you are interested in being a site coordinator please take a moment to review the Organizer's Toolbox on the Yale Day of Service website. Here you can find all the information necessary for planning a Yale Day of Service site. Please also feel free to contact Gail Saracco at [email protected]. if you have any questions. Although most of the events will be scheduled for May 7 we are happy to include events in April and June as well as other dates in May. Thanks for your service.


Refugee Project Preparing for Move-in Day

Yale volunteers, family and friends spent the weekend of January 23rd preparing an apartment for a family from Eritrea arriving in Chicago. Thanks for everyone's hard work! Stay tuned for information about the family as they settle in.

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Great news for the Jahn School!

Congratulations to the Frederich Ludwig Jahn Elementary School and Principal Michael Herring and his team. The school, which was rated as a "Level 3" school when Principal Herring came on board, is now rated as "Level 1" based on academic achievement and other measures. Many thanks to all of the Yale volunteers who provide tutoring at Jahn and help organize field trips and other activities for the students.


Yale Summer Internships in Chicago

Yale's Office of Career Strategy has shared this information about internships in Chicago. Each year, dozens of Yale students make their way to Chicago to embark upon summer internships and research opportunities! These students also stand to receive support from a robust alumni presence via the Yale Club of Chicago. The Yale Office of Career Strategy, in collaboration with the Yale Club of Chicago, would like to invite your organization to consider hiring a Yale student this summer and help expand the Yale Internships In Chicago program!

We invite interested employers to post their summer opportunities to Yales job/internship database, Symplicity. In posting your position there is no associated cost or obligation! For more information and next steps, please feel free to reach out to Brian Frenette, of Yales Office of Career Strategy, at [email protected].

Host Yale students for Job Shadowing or a Yale Trek

Host students at your office for either a day, or a few days, of job shadowing and career related activities. Providing students with a "day-in-the-life" perspective of your profession will enable them to gain first-hand knowledge about a career field, and to connect directly with people working in that field. Alumni hosts may choose to have students shadow them for one or several days. Hosts may also choose to arrange career related activities such as; informational discussions and panels, informational interviews with colleagues and site tours. This program will take place during spring recess, March 14th-25th. For more information and next steps contact Denise Byrnes, of Yales Office of Career Strategy, at [email protected].



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