Events

Yale Night at Casa Bonita!

22 Jul 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

With all the changes happening in Denver, one place that remains is Casa Bonita. Opened in 1974, the restaurant on West Colfax with the pink tower is still going strong. Named a Lakewood Historical Society Landmark in 2015, it recently was the site for the Broncos draft pick, but it may be better known from an episode of “South Park,” which included its haunted cave, cliff divers, mariarchi bands, and sopapillas. Food is cafeteria-style, but it’s really about the Casa Bonita experience at “the World’s Most Exciting Restaurant.” Whether a native or a newcomer, join with other Yalies on Sunday, July 22nd, at 6:00 for an evening of fun at this pop-culture icon.

With group rate, adults can order anything off the menu (except fajitas). Kids can order anything off the Little Amigos menu. Refillable soft drinks. Tax and 15% gratuity included.

Either use the PayPal buttons below or send a check to Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO, 80201. If you pay by check, please RSVP to steph@artscribe.net.


Events

Ice Cream Social for Incoming Yale College Freshman

10 Jun 2018 | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come to the ice cream social for those in the entering freshman class of Yale College from Colorado on Sunday, June 10th, starting at 3 pm. Thanks to ASC volunteer extraordinaire, Oak Thorne BS ’51 MS ’54, we have a wonderful setting for this gathering, Thorne Nature Experience, 1466 North 63rd Street, Boulder. All Colorado Yalies from all schools, including current students, are invited. After new admissions, their guests, and ASC volunteers, spaces are limited. You must RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net. [Indicate if you’re interested in carpooling.] If you were an ASC volunteer, you will have gotten an evite, and your response will be noted as your RSVP. Help young Coloradans heading to Yale by sharing your stories and offering unofficial tips, while enjoying camaraderie and frozen treats. Casual dress.

Special thanks to Shannon Scott ’93, ASC Director for Colorado, and to all ASC interview volunteers!


Events

Yale President Peter Salovey Comes to Denver

11 Dec 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

On December 11th, President Peter Salovey PhD ’86 will be in Denver. Alumni and guests will have the opportunity to meet him and hear him address “Strategic Planning at Yale Today: University Priorities and Academic Investments.” The event will be held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in the Schlessman Lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a spectacular view of the city and mountains. Then we will move to the Ricketson Auditorium for his presentation and Q&A. The event begins at 6:00 pm with a reception with heavy appetizers and open  bar, and attendees can talk to President Salovey as well as meet or catch up with fellow members of the Colorado Yale community.

Ticket price: $30  This can be paid through PayPal (first button below) or by check made out to “Colorado Yale Association” and sent to P.O. Box 911, Denver, Colorado, 80201. As with all CYA events, dues are not necessary to attend but are welcome.

The ticket price reflects the Colorado Yale Association’s portion of the cost. In order to keep the registration fee within reach for all alumni, you might add a donation to CYA to help defray the cost of this event…even an extra $5 helps. Donations can be made through PayPal (second button below) or by mail. To help with this event, you are asked to consider paying tax-deductible dues, with payment details on this website under “dues.”

There is plenty of free parking at the museums lots and parking garage at this central Denver location. If you have any questions, please contact CYA president, Stephanie Grilli: steph@artscribe.net. With catering deadlines looming, you are asked to purchase tickets sooner rather than later.

This is a special event, as befits the visit of a Yale president. Because attendance should be robust, this is one CYA event not to be missed. Contact school chums and make it an occasion to get together. To those beyond the Mile High City, it’s a great time of year to come to Denver. See you on the 11th!


Events

Newcomers Party

5 Nov 2017 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

As you are undoubtedly well aware, many people have been relocating to Colorado in the past few years, especially to locations in the Front Range. As expected, many are recent graduates, but all age groups are now calling Colorado home. Some have contacted CYA to learn more about possibilities and to make connections with fellow Yalies. While a newcomers party is a standard for many social groups, it seems a timely event to hold and a “soft” way to check out the Colorado Yale Association. Give our new Yalie Coloradans a special welcome and get insights about developments that are taking place.

Heather Day ’99 has graciously offered her home in Stapleton for our get-together on Sunday, November 5th, starting at 5:30 pm. Attendees are asked to bring a light bite and/or beverage.

Please RSVP to CYA president, Stephanie Grilli: steph@artscribe.net. As we approach the day, please let her know what you will bring, so that she can co-ordinate, and you will get the street address. If you know a recent arrival, tell them about the party and ask them to email Stephanie with their contact info, even if you don’t plan to attend.

If you are a Yale alum in Colorado, you are automatically a member of the Colorado Yale Association. Because CYA is self-supporting, dues are most welcome but not required to attend events. As our numbers grow, members can expect their alumni club to reflect changes.


Events

Yale Professor Jonathan Feinstein: Creativity Journeys

5 Jun 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come explore journeys of creativity with Searle Professor of Economics and Management Jonathan Feinstein, one of Yale’s most popular teachers. How do creators find their way to exciting original ideas? Professor Feinstein will present an illustrated framework to help us think about Albert Einstein, Mark Rothko, Jef Raskin and others. He addresses creativity in all areas of human endeavor, making this event of interest to all Yale alumni and guests.

While it is common to focus on the moment of inspiration as the essence of creativity, he takes a more encompassing and organic approach, studying how creativity and innovation are generated through an unfolding process of development….He is the author of The Nature of Creative Development which describes the process of creative development with many examples drawn from a wide range of fields. His work extends from individual creativity to the study of the development of fields. In his view many creative links go unrecognized and unappreciated: In the winding path of a person’s creative development there are many influences that are not evident in that person’s ultimate creative work but were essential to its creation. — jonathan feinstein.com

The evening at the University Club, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, gets underway with a reception at 6:00 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. After his presentation, Professor Feinstein will entertain questions. Dress: business casual.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $20, payable through PayPal button below or by mail to Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO, 80201. After June 1st, contact CYA President, Stephanie Grilli, before purchasing ticket, steph@artscribe.net.


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Evening with Bulldogs Coach Tony Reno

2 May 2017 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In years past, Yale Bulldogs Football Team alums have gathered together with special guest Coach Tony Reno.  They have opened the evening with Coach Tony Reno to the Colorado Yale Association with 20 spaces. There is no fee to attend; but a contribution toward the Yale football recruiting and travel fund is encouraged and can be made at the event ($50 suggested but all donations are appreciated; tax-deductible if checks are made out to “Yale University”).

Please join us for a very important evening with Yale’s dynamic Tony Reno, coach of the resurgent Yale Bulldog Football Team! To thank you for your past support…To share what we can do to create and sustain excellence in the Yale Football program…To introduce the top-rated 2017 Yale recruiting class.

Libations and hors d’oeuvres. Spouses and significant-others welcome. Tuesday, May 2nd, starting at 5:30. Hosted by Peter Calamari, 1428 East 4th Avenue, Denver, 80218.

CYA attendees RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net, by April 28th. This event has been well-received and greatly enjoyed by football alums. If you want to be a part of the evening, you might want to RSVP sooner rather than later.