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February 2007

4th Annual Bowl-a-thon Fun(d)-raiser for the Little Brown Jug Scholarship fund
Networking/Happy Hour Connect with the Club!
Alternative Spring Break Take a current student to dinner after their service.
Feed My Starving Children Service Event
Illuminating Bolcum Concert
The Merchant of Venice ... along with a lecture by U-M Prof. Ralph Williams
Nelson L. Peralta<br>President, Twin Cities Michigan Club

Message from the President

Dear Members:

Now is a great time to get involved with the Twin Cities Michigan Club again. I'm delighted to tell you that we have an outstanding roster of upcoming events and activities in the coming weeks and months. Just to whet your appetite, here's a quick look at what we have coming up.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Go Blue!

Nelson L. Peralta
President, Twin Cities Michigan Club

4th Annual Bowl-a-thon

The University of Michigan Club of the Twin Cities cordially invites you to a fundraising event that supports the club's Scholarship Fund. Each year the club awards 1 or 2 scholarships to returning second year Michigan students who meet the following requirements: they must have been originally from the greater Twin Cities area, displayed strong academic performance in their first year, demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, and shown significant commitment to social responsibility in their extracurricular activities. The bowl-a-thon is a fun way to support a great cause and will be a good way to reconnect with old friends and maybe even make a few new ones!

Click here FFI and to register online.

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Networking/Happy Hour

If you haven't been participating in Club events, you've been missing out. We've been a very busy group and plan on continuing that trend. Check us out at The Newsroom in downtown Minneapolis on February 22, beginning at 5:15 p.m. for a casual networking/happy hour get-together. We hope you'll make a resolution to connect with the Club!

Maybe you want to find Wolverines who live in the area or share the same career goals. Perhaps you want to help recruit future Michigan students or volunteer as an advocate for the University. No matter what sort of Michigan connection you're looking to make, we can help.

FFI: Wendy Rigterink at wrigteri@umich.edu

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Alternative Spring Break

A group of Michigan students will be working on two projects in the area: One focusing on Domestic Violence at Tubman Family Alliance in Minneapolis, and one tutoring immigrant children at Como Elementary School in St. Paul. We take them out for dinner afterwards.

This is a great opportunity to talk with students about The University as well as support them in their volunteer efforts to make our area a better place. We had rave reviews of this event last year.

Click here FFI and to sign up online.

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Feed My Starving Children

Our club will be volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. We would be happy to have you there! Feel free to invite similarly inclined friends and family members to join us, as well. Children (3rd grade and older) are welcome, too!

Your gift of time and energy will make a difference in the lives of thousands of children. You will have a unique opportunity to discover how the simple, hands-on action of packaging nutritious meals deepens everyone's sense of spirit and community. At the same time, you will make a real difference in the lives of children in difficult situations.

Click here FFI and to sign up online.

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Illuminating Bolcum

This two-week festival beginning in April 2007 will celebrate the music of Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom, who joined the teaching staff of the University of Michigan in 1973 was named the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Composition in 1995.

The focal point of the festival will be the first-ever multi-media staged version of Songs of Innocence and of Experience, featuring live video, multi-level sets and projected images along with almost 500 musicians on stage.

FFI: http://www.umclubs.com/twincities/IlluminatingBolcom.shtml

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The Merchant of Venice

... along with a lecture by U-M Prof. Ralph Williams

Ralph Williams is a Professor in the Department of English, Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. He has studied 15 languages including Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, and uses Italian, French, and Latin, especially frequently.

He specializes Medieval and Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, literary theory, literature and Biblical studies.

The lecture will be before or after (TBD) the May 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m. show.

FFI: visit The Guthrie's web site.

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