Thursday, September 29, 2016

Destination MSP     
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota - 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Sponsored by: Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) & Make It. MSP.
Cost: $15
Contact us:
Is this event open to all TCAN member schools? Yes
Details: Destination MSP – Enjoy St. Paul’s finest view of the Mississippi River from the Science Museum of Minnesota, hear from keynote speaker Make It. MSP. on learnings and resources for a richer personal and professional life in the Twin Cities, then browse the exhibits at the Science Museum.
Join us for a fun and engaging evening featuring a keynote presentation from Make It. MSP., an initiative of Greater MSP. Greater MSP is dedicated to helping people and businesses prosper in our region by attracting and welcoming people making the Twin Cities their home. Hear from Make It. MSP. on their efforts, learning and resources, as well as information on other social and networking groups that help people lead richer and more social lives in the Twin Cities.

The event includes:
Socializing & Networking
Keynote Speaker Make It. MSP.
Delicious Appetizers
Cash Bar
General Museum Admission (there will be time to browse the exhibits after the presentation)
Museum Team Scavenger Hunt with Prizes!
Great views of the mighty Mississippi River
Lots of Fun!

Please visit the Eventbrite page at to purchase tickets and for more information.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

An Evening with Professor James Von Geldern
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Open Book Minneapolis, Target Performance Hall (1011 Washington Avenue South)
Sponsored by: Brown and Harvard Alumni Clubs
Cost: $15
Contact us: Karen Dickson (email:
Is this event open to all TCAN member schools? Yes
Details: This wonderful night will include delicious appetizers, networking with other Twin Cities Alumni Network members, and a fascinating talk given by Professor James Von Geldern on the topic: Crimea and Its Russian History.

James Von Geldern is Professor of International Studies and Russian at Macalester College, where he teaches courses on Soviet culture and international law. He is author of Bolshevik Festivals, 1917-1920, co-author of Mass Culture in Soviet Russia: Tales, Poems, Songs, Movies, Plays and Folklore, 1917-1953 (1995) and Entertaining Tsarist Russia: Urban Entertainments, 1798-1917 (1998), and co-developer of the website Seventeen Moments in Soviet History ( He is also a practicing attorney, representing asylum seekers pro bono in collaboration with the Advocates for Human Rights, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Professor Von Geldern completed his degree in Slavic Languages & Literatures at Brown University in 1987; and his law degree at University of Minnesota in 2005.

PDF: JamesVonGeldern_EventInvitation.pdf

Monday, October 10, 2016

Guthrie Artistic Director Joseph Haj on His Life in Theater
Time: 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Guthrie Theater, 9th Floor
Sponsored by: Harvard Club of Minnesota
Cost: $40
Contact us:
Is this event open to all TCAN member schools? Yes
Details: Meet the Guthrie’s new Artistic Director and hear his thoughts on how theater can serve the community. Preceded by a reception in the Guthrie’s 9th floor amber-box lobby overlooking the Mississippi.
Joseph Haj was named the Guthrie Theater’s eighth artistic director in 2015. He and the Guthrie are working to engage a broader audience through innovative programming and $9 tickets for events in the Dowling Studio. He will share his own story and the role theater has played in his life as well as his thoughts on leadership and how to connect the work the Guthrie does with the community it is charged to serve.
This promises to be an enjoyable and thought-provoking evening. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

TCAN at Habitat for Humanity&nbs
Time: 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 2950 Oliver Ave N, Minneapolis
Sponsored by: YAANW
Cost: Free
RSVP: Stoneman, Vicky <>
Contact us: Stoneman, Vicky <>
Is this event open to all TCAN member schools? Yes
Details: Come and help build a home for a hardworking family with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. No experience required, just a willingness to learn. Check out all the work Habitat is doing in the Jordan Neighborhood of North Minneapolis here<>!

All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. We ask that these are sturdy shoes like workboots or tennis shoes. Also, dress for the weather. In October it might be a little chilly and you might be doing outdoors work. Please dress in layers and clothes that can get dirty.

Please plan to bring lunch with you. There should be water available on site, but it doesn't hurt to bring water as well.

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