Gopher Connections Fall 2014

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Fall 2014

A Health Club for the Mind Photo: JUDY REMINGTON

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers more than 350 courses on subjects as diverse as astronomy, history, current affairs, literature, contemporary theater, landscape architecture, and more. In addition, more than 40 special interest groups (SIGs) provide enriching opportunities beyond the classroom in jazz, photography, knitting, play reading, and many other topics. One of the most popular is the biking, hiking, and snowshoeing SIG. Members of this active group are pictured here enjoying a hike on a beautiful fall day.

Fall term begins the week of September 15. Alumni Association members can join at a first year fee of $190, a $20 savings. Learn more at

Meet at the MAC Photo: Michelle Allen Stunning interiors, award-winning D’Amico Catering, and adjacent parking make the McNamara Alumni Center an ideal Minneapolis holiday party, conference, or meeting venue. The Center offers 35,000 square feet of on-campus meeting space, made up of 10 versatile rooms. Showcasing the Center’s Memorial Hall, this photo captures a state fair-themed holiday party.

The McNamara Alumni Center offers a special winter booking promotion through February 28, 2015. Choose two free add-ons—one from the Alumni Center and one from D’Amico Catering—when you book an event held November 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Add-on options include 10 percent off room rental, free projector rental, a free champagne toast, or trio table centerpieces. Details and available dates can be found at or by calling 612-624-9831.

Alumni Association fully paid life members enjoy special savings on McNamara Alumni Center space rental. Learn more at

From Good to Super

Photo: BRYAN KOOP Go from being a good leader to a super leader by enrolling in the Carlson School of Management’s Emerging Leaders Program, which will launch in February 2015. This compelling course will focus on important but often overlooked skills every high-potential leader needs for career advancement.

Collaborating with talent management and business leaders, Professor Connie Wanberg designed a dynamic combination of self-assessment, personalized coaching, five days of intensive in-class experiences, and a customized action plan to prepare participants for the next level as leaders. Learn more at or call 612-624-2545 to speak with Kelly Sherer. Alumni Association members receive a 20 percent savings on all Carlson Executive Education business programs.


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