Whiffenpoofs Come to Colorado

January 2019

It’s become a tradition: the Whiffenpoofs will perform at the University of Denver in early January. This year, two concerts are scheduled on Saturday, January 5th, and you can  purchase tickets for the afternoon and/or evening concert site on the Newman Center site.

The group arrives the evening of the 3rd and leaves the morning of the 7th. If you would like to offer housing for any or all those dates, please contact CYA president, Stephanie Grilli: They are also open for other engagements.


‘Relay. Paintings by Margaret Pettee Olsen’ with the Artist & the Curator Stephanie Grilli PhD ’80

6 DEC 2018 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Partake of the paintings of Margaret Pettee Olsen with the artist and the curator & CYA president Stephanie Grilli PhD ’80 on Thursday, December 6th, starting at 6:30 pm. Daughter of the late Dan Pettee ’51, Margaret was included in Colorado Women of Abstraction and the recent Made in Colorado, and, along with Stephanie, she will speak to alumni and their guests about her work at her current solo show at 808 Projects: “Informed by abstract traditions, she ventures into new territory with the latest developments in pigments and with a sensibility that taps into the turbulence of our times.” Also learn about the new art space at 808 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Please RSVP to Stephanie:


Three YaleWomen Events in December and January

DEC 2018 | JAN 2019

The Colorado chapter of YaleWomen is an affiliate of the national alumnae organization, and information about its events can be found on the Colorado Yale Association website.

First Annual Cookie Exchange: On Sunday, December 9th, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Come celebrate the season at Anne Weil’s Park Hill home armed with your favorite holiday cookies and recipe and leave with a variety of treats to share with the people in your life. RSVP to Anne Weil As the day get closer, she will send out the address and cookie quantity request, which will depend on attendance.

YaleWomen Book Club:  The January meeting will be Book Selection Night, and the group will vote on the books to read and discuss for the year. The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the home of Hilary Morland ( Any book club participant is invited to propose a book. The group meets every other month and is open to all Yale women alums. Newcomers are always welcome. The mix of ages and experiences at our meetings always makes for interesting discussion. Details will follow in early January.

New Years Potluck: The first potluck of the new year will be held at the home of Heather Day on Sunday, January 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Celebrate 2019 and kick off the year with a little boola hoopla! RSVP to


Launch of New CYA Website

November 2018

Arthur Dove, Sunrise III (1936-37) Yale University Art Gallery

Welcome to the new Colorado Yale Association website! The new content-rich site is responsive and so can be viewed easily on phones and tablets. You’ll find events, current news & features, and other ways to get connected with your alumni community. We will continue to offer a wide range of activities that allow alumni of all Yale colleges, schools, and programs to connect with classmates and to kindle new relationships. Check regularly for updates, and be inspired to suggest and develop an event or initiative.


Yale-Harvard Game Watch 2018!

17 Nov 2018 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join fellow Yalies and Harvard alumni on Saturday, November 17th, to watch the Bulldogs and Crimson team at Fenway Park. The location is the same as last, Original Brooklyn’s (not to be confused with the bar near the Pepsi Center, 2644 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, conveniently close to I-25. Kickoff is 10 a.m. (mountain time), which is when doors open. Drinks and food are off the menu, with food service beginning at 11:00. Play the score board for door prizes. No RSVP is necessary for this family-friendly event.

The annual Yale-Harvard game watch is always well-attended. So it’s a great opportunity to visit with classmates and meet new people.

Dan Grollman ’03 has a organized a Boulder Game watch with a Harvard friend at the Twisted Pine Brewery, 3201 Walnut Street, starting at 10. They ask people to register on eventbrite.


Martin Mosko ’66 and Alxe Noden: “Design for Awakening”

24 Oct 2018 | 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Since studying painting and Sanskrit at Yale, Martin Mosko ’66 went on to found a landscape design firm based on the mindful approach gained from apprenticing with Japanese master gardeners. Becoming a Zen monk and heir to the lineage of Tenzan Keibun Otokawa Roshi, he also trained in Tibetan Buddhism with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The artistry and technique of his award-winning Marpa designs align with his practice as abbot of the Hakubai Temple in Boulder. Featured in publications such as Tricycle, Buddhist Review, and The Sun, Martin travels extensively lecturing on both garden design and meditation. The 2018 publication of his book, co-authored with his wife, writer and photographer Axle Noden, The Sound of Cherry Blossoms. Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design, is occasion for their presentation to Yalies and their guests on the qualities, techniques, and processes of Non-Dual Design, which integrates all realms and creates an environment alive with spirit.

Design is the subject of intentional living. When we realize that we are very much affected by our work and world and our reaction to it shapes and affects that same world, design comes up. It is the shaping of the future, with clarity and and discernment, or confusion and conflicting feelings . What we call Non-Dual or Zen Design means designing the future for awakening -designing our immediate environments, our homes, workplaces, schools, hospitals, recovery centers.

This is a special event on the CYA fall schedule — one with a unique opportunity for both creative and personal growth. For those attuned the environment, those spiritually inclined, and designers of all stripes, you will gain insight from an accomplished fellow alum in the Colorado Yale community, while connecting with others with similar interest. Yet this presentation should be of interest to anyone seeking more harmony and happiness in their lives.

Meet Martin and Alxe on Wednesday, October 24th, at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, 6:15 pm; presentation begins at 6:30. Light bites provided. Cash bar. The Alliance Center is a short walk from Union Station.

Tickets: $8; payable by PayPal or by check: Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO 80201. If you pay by check, please RSVP to Stephanie Grilli: Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.