Gopher Connections Winter 2015

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2015

The Grinch Delights * Photo: Dan Norman The holidays are never brighter, bigger, or badder than when the Grinch is in town. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain and cheer for a beloved holiday tradition with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) through January 4.

Alumni Association members save 10 percent off single tickets to CTC’s regular 2014-15 season.

Alumni Webinar Series Tap into the popular new free Alumni Webinar Series, which features fresh thinking and expert insight on topics ranging from searching for a job to planning a vacation. More than 450 alumni joined the inaugural conversation on October 30. Join in live or listen as your schedule allows from the archive on the Alumni Association website.

Say “I Do” On Campus * Lauren Baker Photography Panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis, the Mississippi River, and Northrop Mall make the Campus Club on fourth floor of Coffman Memorial Union the perfect venue for weddings and other special events. The club provides catering and incorporates locally sourced, organic, and artisan ingredients into creative dishes.

Reservations are limited to club members. Alumni Association members who live in the Twin Cities metro area can join the Campus Club for $260 per year, a $40 annual savings over regular membership. Details on this offer and a special rate for alumni living outside the metro area can be found at

Build a Photo Album * Photo: John Gregor Learn the nuances of capturing the true spirit of your subjects. Photographer John Gregor will lead the course Familiar Faces: Photographing Family and Friends as a part of the College of Continuing Education’s Learning Life programming March 7 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Continuing Education and Conference Center at 1890 Buford Avenue in St. Paul. The course will cover how to select the best background, put your subject at ease, edit your images, and the seemingly simple, but confounding use of the on-camera flash.

Alumni Association members receive a 10 percent discount on all LearningLife offerings. For more information, visit

Renowned Harlem Dancers to Perform * Photo: Matthew Murphy Northrop presents Dance Theatre of Harlem Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. America’s first black classical ballet company will perform an eclectic program of ballet in sync with the 21st Century. Northrop is always buzzing with both free and ticketed events, as well as Surdyk’s delicious cafĂ©. Visit for a full listing of events.

All University of Minnesota alumni receive a $4 discount on up to two tickets for Northrop Dance season performances. Learn more at


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