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Stern Alumni invited to 4 great events you don’t want to miss!

Harvard Club Mobile Marketing Event – Tuesday, October 18th

Explore how to reach consumers in an increasingly mobile-centric world! Join us for an event hosted by the Harvard Club of Minnesota regarding the exciting growth and future of mobile marketing. The morning will feature Lisa Foote, President and Founder of MixMobi, and discuss how her company is bringing cutting-edge mobile marketing tools to its clients. We will also have some fun exploring QR codes, an explosively emergent new trend.

Lisa Foote left a comfortable career in financial services to launch a mobile tech startup in 2008 with her husband, Brad Roberts. The venture has since morphed into a mobile marketing platform called MixMobi, which allows retailers, restaurants and other businesses to send offers and promotions to customers’ cell phones via social networks. Its clients include Delta Sky Magazine, Twin Cities Business, Good Earth, among others. Lisa will discuss the latest trends in mobile marketing and tell us more about her journey.

Scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at Lurie Besikof Lapidus in Minneapolis, the morning will enable us to learn about the mobile-centric world, and how “old school” industries like print and hospitality reach consumers on their mobile devices quickly and effectively. The price is $15 per person for an intriguing event you do not want to miss.

When: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, 7:15 – 8:30 a.m.

What: A Harvard Club of Minnesota Event
“Mobile Marketing at the Speed of Light: Bringing Mobile Marketing to Old School Industries”

Where: Lurie Besikof Lapidus
2501 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Parking is available on the east side of the building or on the street.

Cost: $15 will be collected at the event.

RSVP: To make reservations, please visit or call 612-871-2914.

Wharton Club Event on Utilizing Israeli Technology – Wednesday, October 19th

Please join the Wharton Club of Minnesota for a special event on Israeli Technology in Minnesota led by Bruce Brownstein, Director of the Israel Knowledge Program at Wharton. This educational event will feature an address from Dr. Stephen Oesterle and a panel discussion on the topic.

Keynote speaker Dr. Oesterle is a graduate of Harvard, Yale and Stanford. Currently, he is Medtronic’s Senior Vice President of Medicine and Technology. His remarks will focus on how to utilize Israeli technology for new business opportunities for Minnesota companies.

Scheduled for October 19th at 5 p.m. at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, the evening will kick off with time to network with fellow alumni, followed by Dr. Oesterle’s address and a panel discussion. The cost for the evening is $20 per person, including food and soda.
When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, 5 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Program & Panel Discussion

What: Keynote Address and Panel Discussion:
“Sourcing Technology from Israel for New Business Opportunities for Minnesota Companies”

Where: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

PARKING: Ramp and street parking available.

Cost: $20 per person, includes food and soda.

RSVP: Please contact Katie Ley at or (651)675-6373

Payment: Submit $20 via PayPal to or send check to Dan Rutman, Penn Club MN, 6728 Rosemary Lane, Edina, MN 55439 (please make check payable to Dan Rutman and write “Alumni Event” in memo).

Harvard Club Lunch Lecture – Friday, October 21st

You are invited to a delicious luncheon lecture hosted by the Harvard Club of Minnesota. This lecture will feature President Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As president, Narayanna Kocherlakota serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve System. President Kocherlakota received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and his A.B. in mathematics from Princeton. There will be a question and answer session following this intriguing address.

When: Friday, October 21st, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

What: Harvard Club of Minnesota Lunch Lecture:
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayanna Kocherlakota

Where: The Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

PARKING: Ramp parking available on site.
Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members

RSVP: To make reservations, please visit or call 612-871-2914.

Yale Alumni Wine Dinner – Thursday, October 27th

You are invited to join the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest for an elegant dinner featuring interesting and unique wines at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. With an outstanding menu provided by Mendakota’s Executive Chef Chris Dwyer, guests will be entertained with information about each of the wines during dinner. Business attire is suggested.

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

What: Wine Dinner hosted by the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest

Where: Mendakota Country Club
2075 Mendakota Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

PARKING: Free parking available on site.
Cost: $75 per person, includes dinner and wine.

RSVP: Register online with PayPal as soon as possible, space is limited.

Questions: Please contact Ron Goldser (

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Join NYU/Stern alumni at the ‘Tour de TCAN’ Alumni Biking Event

Get in gear with alumni from the newly formed Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) for a fun-filled bike ride through Minneapolis on the way to dinner and refreshments at Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis. All biking skill levels are welcome, and with bike rentals available at nearby Nice Ride MN stations you don’t even need your own bike! And for those who would just like to meet us at Psycho Suzi’s for dinner – that’s cool too! This is a Free Event with dinner as an option at the club member’s expense.

Alumni and their guests from all TCAN schools, including Amherst, Chicago/Booth, Duke/Fuqua, Harvard/HBS, Johns Hopkins, MIT/Sloan, Northwestern/Kellogg, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Twin Cities Interclub, UVA/Darden, and Yale/YSM, among others, are welcome to join the fun.

The Twin Cities Alumni Network is an ad hoc association of local alumni clubs formed with the goal of increasing the opportunity for value-added social, intellectual and networking interaction for its members. As TCAN’s 3rd event, the Tour de TCAN is a great opportunity to meet fellow alumni while enjoying a bit of exercise on the Minneapolis Bike Trail System, as well as food and beverages on the outdoor riverside patio of Psycho Suzi’s. (Check out this “blockbuster” Star & Tribune review:

All skill levels are welcome; the group will divide up into comfortable skill/speed groups for the ride to and from Suzi’s, which is projected to take 90” at a comfortable pace.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Sun sets at 8:00 pm)

What: TCAN Biking and Networking Event: To and from Psycho Suzi’s with Cedar Lake Loop

Where: Meet us with your bike (or rent one at a convenient downtown Nice Ride Minnesota rental stand) at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge and Tiki Garden, 1900 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN (612) 788-9069 ‎(We’ll be in the lot)

5:30 pm Meet Psycho Suzi’s with bikes
6:00 pm Depart on bikes
6:00 to 7:30 pm “Tour de TCAN” on Minneapolis bikeways
7:30 pm Arrive Psycho Suzi’s for beverages/food/socializing
7:30 to 9:00 pm Food and refreshments available for purchase at Suzi’s

RSVP:Planning to attend? Please RSVP to Robin Hartwell at (612) 332-8939, before the 24th so we don’t leave without you! Note: If serious rain on afternoon of the event, we’ll meet at Suzi’s at 5:30 pm for a social hour.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your continuing interest and support!

TCAN Bike Ride Organizers and Sponsoring Clubs:

Dick Weinrib NYU-Stern Club (612) 332-8939
Hugh Williams NYU-Stern Club
Sarah Decker Columbia Club
Dan Rutman Penn & Wharton Clubs

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NYU Stern Faculty Serve as Leaders as NYU Extends its Global Reach

(Adapted from the New York Times)

A new partnership between NYU and the University of the People (UOP), an online school offering free classes, marks the University’s continuing commitment to education on a global scale, and honors the inspiration of Stern faculty members who have been committed to this unique institution since its inception 2 years ago.
University of the People, founded in 2009 by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef, offers education in business and computer science using mostly volunteer professors and course materials available free online. While not yet accredited, the school serves English-speaking students from 115 countries, including individuals from war-torn and otherwise impacted regions of the world where education is not likely to be available.
John Sexton, the president of N.Y.U., was recently interviewed in the New York Times about the partnership, which offers students with exceptional promise after at least of year of studies at UOP to apply to NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus and be eligible for financial aid. “Our Mission is spreading our education and knowledge, and if we can find some amazing kids from Sub-Saharan Africa or Haiti though this wonderful vehicle of the University of the People and set an example among elite schools with resources, so much the better. Mr. Sexton said there were no specific promises of slots for UOP students, but he hoped a few might be admitted to N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi campus by 2012.
Several faculty members, particularly from The Stern School of Business, have been working with the University of the People on a volunteer basis since the school began. Russell Winer, chairman of the marketing department at N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business, is chairman of the University of the People business administration department; Alexander Tuzhilin, a professor of information systems at the Stern School, serves as chairman of the University of the People computer science department; and Paul Affuso, an associate dean at the Stern School, is the University of the People’s chief financial officer.
Mr. Sexton said he hoped the collaboration would encourage more NYU faculty and graduate students to work with the online institution.

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Joint Stern – Twin Cities Alumni Network Event: Networking Reception and Panel Discussion on the Topic of Supplier Diversity.

The Twin Cities Alumni Network (a collaboration between clubs from NYU-Stern, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia) extends a warm invitation to alumni and guests of clubs from Northwestern, Kellogg, Chicago, Booth, Brown, Princeton, MIT, UVA, Stanford, the Twin Cities Interclub (NESCAC, Five Colleges and The Sisters schools) and Syracuse University to join them at an alumni networking event and presentation focusing on Supplier Diversity.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Panel discussion to begin at 6:30 pm sharp.

What: Panel Discussion on the Topic of Supplier Diversity
Hosted and moderated by Duane Ramseur, President of the Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), an all-star panel of Supplier Diversity Officers from the University of Minnesota, Best Buy and SuperValu will focus on the ways that shifting US demographics are influencing large organizations and their behavior towards minority populations on the demand side, and supplier diversity on the backend.

Leading minority entrepreneurs Prince Wallace and Dr. Tim Childs will share how they are making their voices heard beyond traditional corporate set asides and government mandates. Dr. Childs was recently invited to Washington where he met with President Obama and the Pentagon about his work. Some of the obstacles these entrepreneurs have had to overcome would inspire any audience.

Where: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
(Next to Loring Park)
410 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3294
Tel: 612-813-5300

PARKING: Free parking is available at The Woman’s Club.

Cost: $25 for Alumni and Guests

Registration: Please register by clicking here, or linking to

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Robin Hartwell at

We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your continuing interest and support.
The Stern Alumni Club of Minnesota
Dick Weinrib, ’74 Co-chair
Hugh Williams,’00 Co-chair

PS: Thanks to those who have given to Brains Together for a Cure in support of Arne Carlson and in honor of his brother-in-law Dr. Dale Shepard. Donations may be made online or by printing a donation form and mailing a tax-deductible check to Brains Together for a Cure.

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Joint Stern-NYU Reception with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Pres. Minnesota High Tech Association

Please join Stern and NYU alumni for an evening of cocktails, networking and great company!  We will be hosting an exciting talk with Margaret Anderson Kelliher on the future of Minnesota business, our High Tech-based economy and STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).

We also welcome Alumni from Columbia, Penn, Wharton, Harvard, Yale, MIT and other local alumni clubs.

When: Monday, March 14, 2011

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What: NYU Stern and NYU Alumni Clubs of Minnesota’ Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Inter-Club Reception and Networking Event

Our two clubs have partnered with other leading area alumni associations to host an informative and social event that you’re sure to enjoy. Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP as soon as you can.

The reception is FREE and will include a stimulating, educational and non-partisan presentation by Margaret Anderson Kelliher. It offers the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow NYU and other alumni from the Minneapolis – St. Paul area.

Where: Saliterman & Siefferman, P.C.

This event is graciously co-hosted by Dick Saliterman of Saliterman & Siefferman, PC (JD Columbia Law, LLM NYU Law ) and Dick Weinrib of MVP Marketing + Design, Inc. (MBA Stern, BA NYU) with the support of the NYU Alumni Club of Minnesota, The Columbia Club and the Penn and Wharton Clubs

US Bank Plaza, Suite 2000

220 South Sixth Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Please note: Public parking is available at U.S. Bank Plaza and in adjacent area lots

Please RSVP: Planning to attend? Please RSVP to at your earliest convenience or let us know you’re attending on Facebook!

We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your continuing interest and support,

The Stern Alumni Club of Minnesota

Dick Weinrib, ’74 Co-chair
Hugh Williams, ’00 Co-chair

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