News

Eight Early-Action Students from Colorado

January 2019

ASC Director Shannon Scott sends word that eight early-action students from Colorado have been admitted, although not all have yet accepted Yale’s offer:  three are from Denver, two are from Telluride, and Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Boulder each have one.

A recent Westword article highlights Ayanle Nur, a DSST Green Valley Ranch student and son of Somali refugees : “Nur says that he plans to get on the pre-med track at Yale. ‘I’ve always wanted to help people. Getting into Yale is my first step in realizing the American dream,’ he says. But his fellow DSST Green Valley Ranch seniors see another future for Nur: They voted him most likely to become president.”

Later this year, CYA will have a casual get-together to welcome the Colorado freshman class. If you want to become a volunteer interviewer, contact Shannon: shannony93@msn.com


Events

Celebrate the Season at the CYA Holiday Party

6 JAN 2019 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Jo Koster, Snowy Landscape (1922) Kroller Muller Museum

Perhaps the most popular CYA event of the year, the holiday party will be on Sunday, January 6th, starting at 5:30 pm. Thanks once again to Joe Smith ’88 for hosting at his Country Club neighborhood home and providing food & wine. The event is free, but there is a cap on the number of attendees. . Guests are welcome, but please limit to one. RSVP to Stephanie Grilli: steph@artscribe.net. When you do, the address will be provided


News

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: steph@artscribe.net. They are also open for other engagements.


Events

‘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: steph@artscribe.net


Events

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 annebweil@gmail.com. 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 (hilarymorland@me.com). 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 heather.day@aya.yale.edu


News

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.