Yale Club of Chicago

March 2016

March / April Events

Mar 5 - 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 you'd 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.


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 13 | 1 pm

Meet the playwright's nephew!

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago
1 pm - Reception
2 pm - Performance

Experience the comic fireworks of Thornton Wilder's 1955 American classic The Matchmaker, praised as "one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written" (The Wall Street Journal) the inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly!

Come early for a special Yale luncheon reception in the Goodman VIP Lounge featuring remarks by Tappan Wilder '62, nephew and literary executor of playwright Thornton Wilder '20. Tappan is a graduate of Yale College and also holds a M. Phil. in American studies from Yale. Tappan will discuss the extraordinary history and continued popularity of The Matchmaker.

COST including luncheon reception:
$55 - Main Floor
$35 - Rear Lower Mezzanine
Discounted from standard pricing!

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 4 through Yale Chicago in order to attend the reception and get these discounted seats.


Purchased tickets will be distributed at the reception, or held at the box office after 1:50 under the ticketholder's name.

Parking at the Goodman: http://www.goodmantheatre.org/parking/

Mar 14 | 7:30 pm

March Service Event:

Ronald McDonald House

211 East Grand Ave. |Chicago
7:30 - 8:30 pm

We will be volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital on Monday, March 14 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. We will be participating in arts and crafts activities, including soap making, with the resident families. The number of volunteers is limited to eight, so please contact Gail Saracco at [email protected] if you are interested in participating. If the group is interested we can head to a nearby restaurant afterwards for dinner and/or drinks.

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.

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, Yale College '78 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.


Mar 21 | 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 Alumni Services at 847-256-5800.

Mar 31 | 5:30 pm

Yale School of Management

What Does History Tell Us?

Jeffrey E. Garten, Yale School of Management

InterContinental Hotel Chicago
505 N. Michigan Ave | Chicago
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

All Yale alumni are invited to join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for "The Future of Globalization: What Does History Tell Us?" with Jeffrey E. Garten, Author and Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management, in conversation with Ed Luce, Chief US Commentator, The Financial Times.

Globalization is often viewed through the lens of economics and understood in terms of trends and policies. But, argues Jeffrey Garten in his new book From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, a fascinating narrative of this powerful process is revealed through the lives of those individuals who linked people, ideas, and enterprise, at critical moments in world history. From the empire-building of Genghis Khan through Margaret Thatcher's thrust to liberalize markets, and Deng Xiaoping's opening of China, the groundbreaking accomplishments of a small number of pioneers have radically altered our world. What traits unite these disparate innovators and leaders of global integration? How have past trends in globalization impacted the present, and how might they shape the future?

The Chicago Council of Global Affairs Members: $10
Non-members: $20


Community Service Opportunities

Yale Day of Service 2016
Saturday, May 7
Calling all site coordinators!

Yale Day of Service

Yale Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th. This year we will be joining with the Chicago-area Dartmouth alumni for the Day of Service. This means Dartmouth alumni may act as site coordinators for service projects and will be volunteering alongside Yale alumni on May 7.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Site Coordinators. If you are actively involved in a not for profit, this would be a great opportunity to introduce their work to the broader Yale and Dartmouth community. If you are interested in being a site coordinator please take a moment to review the Organizers Toolbox  on the Yale Day of Service website. Here you can find all the information necessary for planning a 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.





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