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Winter / Spring 2016 Newsletter Volume 22, Number 2

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Winter/Spring 2016 Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 2

 

INSIDE: UPCOMING EVENTS/HIGHLIGHTS:

Annual Dinner***Lunar New Year Dim Sum***Princeton Club Diversity***Another Word for Beauty Theater Outing***Princeton Men’s Volleyball at Loyola***Women’s Network Luncheon Featuring Mellody Hobson ’91 and SallyBlount ’83 P12 P14***Wine Tasting Dinner Featuring Larry Tsai ’79***Princeton in Chicago Schools (PICS) ScholarshipCommittee***Alumni Schools Committee Update and New Admit Reception***Thank You to Benefactors andPatrons***Round-Up of Past Events***Club Resources and Web Site Information***Club Calendar***

 

*** NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – March 31 for events after April 20

 

IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR PROGRAMS/SPEAKERS, PLEASE CONTACT CO-CHAIRS OF THE PROGRAMS COMMITTEE CHARLENE HUANG OLSON ’88 OR JULIA SCHWARTZ ’08. IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES OR ARE SETTING A DATE FOR ANY TYPE OF CLUB ACTIVITY, PLEASE CONTACT CLUB PRESIDENT ROBERT KHOURY ’90. ROBERT MAINTAINS A CLUB CALENDAR TO ASSURE THAT EVENTS DO NOT CONFLICT.  OCCASIONALLY CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES ON OR NEAR THE SAME DAY, BUT THE CLUB TRIES TO AVOID SUCH SITUATIONS. SEE CONTACT INFO BELOW.

 

PRINCETON CLUB OF CHICAGO ANNUAL DINNER

This year’s Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 14, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There is a Pre-Reception for Benefactors and Patrons.

Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends for this annual tradition and gathering as we honor two local Princetonians for their service. The Club will present the 2016 Arnold M. Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton University Award toRick Klein ’82 and the John Fish ’55 Distinguished Service to the Community Award to Linda Ginzel *89 and Boaz Keysar *89.  Rick Klein has chaired the Class Affairs Committee of the Alumni Council Executive Committee, served as Class President, served on Reunions Committees for his class and for the Alumni Council, and served as an ASC interviewer, in addition to many professional activities. Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar founded KID (Kids in Danger) after the death of their infant son Danny in 1998. They played a key role in the passage of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008, in getting the world’s strongest crib safety standards passed, in promoting the development and independent testing of safer children’s products, and in educating the public about dangerous products.

This year’s speaker is Angus Deaton S*83 S*88 P91 P93, the 2015 Nobel Laureate in Economics and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at Princeton.

The Annual Dinner is also a great opportunity to meet some of Princeton’s new admits and this year’s Princeton Project 55 fellows. Mark your calendar now, look for e-mails with more details, and always check the Club’s website regularly for the latest information and registration details. Prices increase after April 1 so register now! Sponsors make it possible for young alumni, new admits, PICS Scholars, and AlumniCorps/PP55 fellows to attend. For questions contact Annual Dinner Co-Chairs Jess Gonzalez ’95 at Jessica.Gonzalez@bp.com or Cheryl Stevens ’10 at cherylstevens50@gmail.com.

 

LUNAR NEW YEAR DIM SUM

Please join us in celebrating the Year of the Monkey with Dim Sum at Cai Restaurant, 2100 South Archer Avenue (2nd Floor) in Chicago’s Chinatown, on Saturday, February 20, at 11:30 a.m. We’ll select a variety of tasty small plates and share them family-style. The fee is $25 for PCC or A4P members, $30 for non-members. Please register via the Club web site by February 18. This is a very popular event and fills up quickly, so please reserve your spot soon! If you have questions, please contact Greg Wong ’02 at gregwong@alumni.princeton.edu or Jenny Korn ’96 atjkorn@alumni.princeton.edu.

 

PRINCETON CLUB DIVERSITY AT LATINICITY

Open to Princeton alumni of all backgrounds, Princeton Club Diversity serves as an in-person transracial discussion forum for race-related issues. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, from 12-1:30 p.m., at Latinicity (located inside Block 37 at 108 North State Street, 3rd Floor), just prior to the theater event mentioned below. The event will be hosted by Brigitte Anderson ’02, ABPA, ALPA, A4P, and PCC. Look for the tables with people wearing Princeton and orange and black clothing. Please contact Jenny Korn at jkorn@alumni.princeton.edu for more information and to let us know you are coming; RSVPs are appreciated but not required, so please drop on by whenever you can make it!

 

ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY AT THE GOODMAN THEATRE

The Princeton Club of Chicago invites you to the matinee and final performance in Chicago of Another Word for Beauty, a stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award Nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Grammy Award Winner Hector Buitrago on Sunday afternoon, February 21 at 2 p.m., at the Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn, just north of Randolph Street in Chicago’s Loop Theater District. Our group rate includes complimentary pre-show access to the Lounge. There will be an optional pre-show brunch at Latinicity and post-show drinks/discussion at Petterino’s for those who are interested. Brunch and drinks are not included in the ticket price. Register via the Club web site. For questions contact Brigitte Anderson ’02 at brigitteranderson@gmail.com.

 

PRINCETON MEN’S VOLLEYBALL VS LOYOLA

Join the Princeton Club of Chicago on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m., for a night of fantastic Division 1 Volleyball and to welcome the Princeton Men’s Team as they return to the Windy City! Come see Jonah May ’17 (Lincolnshire) and Mike Fuerst ’18 (Arlington Heights) on the court as the Princeton men’s team takes on last year’s NCAA champions at Loyola’s Gentile Arena. Register via the Club web site. For questions contact Charlene Huang Olson ’88 atcholson@alumni.princeton.edu.

 

WOMEN IN THE FOREFRONT LUNCHEON

The Princeton Women’s Network (PWN) invites you to the Chicago Network’s hallmark event featuring Mellody Hobson ’91 in conversation with Sally Blount ’83 P12 P14 on Friday, April 15. Ms. Hobson is President of Ariel Investments and Ms. Blount is Dean of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. The reception begins at 11:15 a.m. followed by a 12-1:30 p.m. luncheon at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Register via the Princeton Club web site. For questions contact Charlene Huang Olson ’88 at cholson@alumni.princeton.edu.

 

WINE TASTING DINNER FEATURING LARRY TSAI ’79

The Princeton Club of Chicago and the Asian American Alumni Association (A4P) are pleased to present a special wine tasting dinner on Thursday evening, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. Larry Tsai ’79 of Moone-Tsai wines will be joining us from his vineyard in Napa Valley to talk about winemaking and engage us in discussion over a fine meal with delicious wine pairings. Register via the Club web site. For questions contact Charlene Huang Olson ’88 at cholson@alumni.princeton.edu.

 

PRINCETON IN CHICAGO SCHOOLS (PICS) SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

PICS Scholars, Committee members, and mentors gathered over dinner at Strings2 in Lincoln Park on January 18th. Since 2010, the Princeton Club of Chicago has awarded $79,000 in college scholarships to top graduates from Roosevelt High School. To learn more about the program or to get involved, please contact Charlene Huang Olson ’88 atcholson@alumni.princeton.edu or Bruce Rosenberg ’69 at itsokdoit@aol.com. If you are interested in helping to provide scholarship support, please contact Bob Loveman ’69 at loveman@brfinc.com.

 

ALUMNI SCHOOLS COMMITTEE (ASC)

Admissions Fairs and Interviews

Our local Alumni School Committee’s year began with a bang in September 2015 and has continued nonstop until today, when more than 200 alumni from across northern Illinois are in the process of interviewing applicants to Princeton for the Class of 2020. October 2015 was a particularly packed month full of service opportunities. On October 4, ASC Regional Vice Chair Rick Woldenberg ’81 P15 and Jen Cunningham ’90 represented Princeton at the Coast-to-Coast College Fair in Oak Brook with Assistant Dean of Admission Tova Meyer. Thank you to Jen and the many Western Suburbs alumni interviewers who were willing to help out.

On October 10, ten alumni, many of them repeat volunteers, represented Princeton at the 13th Annual 100 Black Men of Chicago College Scholarship Fair, which draws as many as 5000 attendees. Thank you to Reggie Ponder ’84, Edgar Gonzalez ’02, ASC Regional Vice Chair Ted Yeh ’06, Kalle Eko ’07, Meko McCray ’11, Nick Antoine ’12, Jenn Asare ’12, Cameron Brown ’12, Pauline Ndambuki ’12, and Destiny Ortega ’12, for their service!

Also on October 10, just a few miles away, Kelly Rouser ’11 represented Princeton alongside Assistant Dean of Admission Charlotte Burkly at the Chicago Reception for Multicultural Students hosted by Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, Thank you, Kelly, for serving a second year in a row.

On October 13, ASC hosted a successful Admissions Interviewers’ Roundtable with Assistant Dean of Admission Charlotte Burkly. The ASC volunteers in attendance learned about current news and events on campus, what makes for a successful interview and a useful interview report, and what the University looks for when creating a freshman class. A special thank you to Peter Barack ’65 P99 for hosting the roundtable at his firm.

Finally on October 17, ASC Chair Candace Jackson ’00 and Jenn Asare ’12 represented Princeton at the Chicago Public Schools Highly Selective Schools Fair. It was Princeton’s first time at the fair and materials “sold out” quickly!

In November, we met our goal of offering every early action applicant to Princeton from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs an opportunity to interview with a Princeton alumnus/a. Thank you to the many alumni who served as ambassadors to the high school students applying early to Princeton!

It’s not too late to sign up to interview Princeton applicants. Volunteering means working with an amazing team of ASC vice chairs: Scott Strausser ’83 and Lauren Sykora ’11 (Western Suburbs), Rudi Moreno ’90 (Northwest Suburbs), Rick Woldenberg ’91 P15 (North Suburbs), Christine O’Neill ’06 S05 (City of Chicago), and Ted Yeh ’06 (South Suburbs, Urbana-Champaign and East Central Illinois, Northwest Illinois). Please contact ASC Chair Candace Jackson ’00 atcandacej@alumni.princeton.edu to join our team. We always have a special need for alumni volunteers who live in or can travel to the South Suburbs, West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, East Central Illinois, and Northwest Illinois.

Photos from some events are on the Club web site.

Class of 2020 New Admit Reception

The Alumni Schools Committee and the Parents’ Committee invite alumni and parents of current Princeton students to meet and welcome newly admitted students at the New Admit Reception on Sunday afternoon, April 17, at 4 p.m. See Club web site for location details and registration. For questions contact ASC Chair Candace Jackson ’00 atcandacej@alumni.princeton.edu or Parents Committee Chairs Liz and Jeff Sharp ’80 P14 P18 at jsharp@sbcglobal.net or Carol and David Stone P17 at cstone@stonehill1.com.

 

SAVE THE DATES

October 28, 2016 - Club outing to see Hamilton at PrivateBank Theatre Details will be sent via the Princeton-Chicago list and posted on the Club web site.

 

THANK YOU TO CLUB BENEFACTORS AND PATRONS

A special thank you to the Princeton Club of Chicago’s Benefactor and Patron level members. Our Club is not supported by the University and therefore relies almost entirely on membership dues to fund our programming and philanthropic activities. Over half of our Club’s financial support is due to the generosity of Benefactors and Patrons, so we would like to recognize you here.  It is through your membership in the Princeton Club that we are able to accomplish all of the great things you read about in this newsletter. Benefactors