Events

The Yale Club of Central Ohio organizes the widest range of activities for our highly diverse alumni base, their families, and their guests. The Yale Club is creating one of the most ambitious calendars of any Yale alumni club.

Reservations and cancellations to the Yale Club of Central Ohio events are most easily made online by all registered users of this website. Reservations and cancellations can also be placed by email at admin@yalecolumbus.org or by calling 888-588-YALE (9253) toll free.

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Ocean Viruses: Patterns, Paradigms and Processes in the Global Oceans

Date: Thursday, March 1st
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: The Amelita Mirolo Barn
4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington
Cost: $15 for Everyone (Lasagna (both meat and vegetarian) will be the main dish. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served.)

The MIT Club of Central Ohio is beginning a series of events honoring the legacy of Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman student of the Institute and a pioneer of sanitary engineering and the “science of better living”, and Yale Club members and guests are invited. 

Ellen Swallow Richards' focus was on how science and engineering could improve home life and how the environment was connected to household uses.  She led the way in safe drinking water standards and brought the word “ecology” into American English. The series will connect alumni to current research work on how our human households are changing the earth and how these changes will loop around to effect human households.

The first speaker in the series will be Matthew Sullivan, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University.  He will speak on “Ocean Viruses: Patterns, paradigms and processes in the global oceans”.  This area of research has connections with many aspects of ocean behavior, controlling the entrapment of CO2 in the deep ocean, and ocean acidification.  He is the Virus Coordinator for Tara Oceans, an international global consortium project of >200 scientists and >30 countries that leveraged the Tara (a sailboat) to sample the world’s oceans.  He has also applied the “oceans toolkit” to study human gut behavior and lung disease including their effects on autism and damage from smoking.

RSVP REQUIRED: February 28th
To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by February 28th. Please include the first and last name, and HBS class (if applicable), of each attendee.

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Gene Smith: Managing the Buckeyes Athletic Department

Date: Tuesday, March 6th
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Place: The OSU Fawcett Center, Alumni Room
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus
Cost: $30 for Member, $50 for Non-Member (Includes presentation, breakfast, and beverages.)

Gene Smith is in his 14th year as Director of Athletics at The Ohio State University. He is widely recognized and lauded among the leaders of his profession, and Smith has been named "one of the most powerful people in collegiate sport".

Smith oversees the nation's most comprehensive, and one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs in the world. By way of example, a recent Wall Street Journal article ranked OSU football as the most valuable college football program in the country, coming in at just over $1.5 billion. This is up an impressive 59% over last year's #1 ranking.

But there's more to his success than just football. The athletics department manages 36 fully-funded varsity sports with more than 1,000 student-athletes. Under Smith's leadership graduation rates increased to 75% (from 65% in previous years), funding to other university programs has reached $39 million (fiscal 2015-16), and a Forbes article recognized the OSU athletics department as one of the 10 best organizations to work for in sports.

Schedule
7:30am   Registration & Breakfast
8:00am   Program
8:45am   Q&A
9:00am   Conclusion

Please join us for a very interesting breakfast discussion with Gene Smith to discuss big-time college athletics, Buckeye football, and his surprisingly simple secrets for success.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: February 24th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by February 24th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after February 24th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $40 for Yale Club members and $50 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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VIP Columbus Blue Jackets Experience for Yale Alumni

Date: Saturday, March 24th
Time: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Place: Nationwide Arena
200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus
Cost: $150 for Member, $175 for Non-Member (Includes VIP reception, behind-the-scenes tours, heavy hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and game tickets. Cash bar will be available.)

Competing for the championship again this year, the Columbus Blue Jackets are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Last year, the Blue Jackets won the most games (50) in franchise history. Fans are excited about this season as the subscription base has increased by more than 1,000 to over 10,000. Also, the Blue Jackets had their best season-ticket renewal rate ever — 96%. And the team's average rating on FOX Sports Ohio surged to a league-high by 118% last season, to a respectable 2.09. So, what accounts for the team's success and how will Blue Jackets executives ensure its momentum?

Join Yale Club of Central Ohio members and guests, along with our friends from Dartmouth and HBS, for VIP and behind-the-scenes experiences as the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the St. Louis Blues.

Our afternoon starts in the exclusive Founder's Club, where alumni will gather for cocktails and ample networking. Joining us will be Blue Jackets’ senior executives for panel discussion about all things hockey, including topics — transferable to other organizations — like, The Columbus Blue Jackets as a Revenue Generating Enterprise, and Identifying and Managing Strategic Partnerships, and How Technology Has Changed the Fan Experience, and How Technology, Broadcasting, and Video Capacity Has Changed How We Watch the Game, and How Do Green Screens and Dasher Boards Work?

Scheduled speakers include:
• Cameron Scholvin, Chief Revenue Officer
• Marc Gregory, Vice President of Digital Marketing
• Becky Coffey, Senior Director Partner Activation & Premium Service
• Andy Hookman, Production Manager
• Greg Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets Arena Announcer

Following the executive panel will be an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour into the heart and soul of the Nationwide Arena that most people never get to witness. Alumni and guests will visit private suites, the Party Tower, the Lexus Lounge, the Zamboni Tunnel, the video production rooms, the Press Room and Sky Terrace, and more before returning to the Founder's Club for more cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and networking.

Afterward, alumni and guests will head to our seats to see the puck drop, and watch Blue Jackets battle it out against the St. Louis Blues.

Schedule
2:50pm  Entrance to Nationwide Arena and VIP Registration
3:00pm  Cocktail Reception and Networking
3:30pm  Panel Discussion with Blue Jackets Executives
4:30pm  Break
4:45pm  Behind-the-Scenes Tours
6:00pm  Cocktail Reception, Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres, and Networking
6:45pm  Proceed to Seats
7:00pm  Puck Drops (Blue Jackets vs Blues)
9:30pm  Conclusion

This exclusive event is being held for members of the Yale, Dartmouth, and HBS Clubs only, and will include a premium food package in the Founder's Club. Last year's VIP experience sold out in just 10 days!

Space will be limited to the first 50 RSVPs. Tickets will be distributed inside the Founder's Club.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: March 11th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by March 11th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after March 11th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $160 for Yale Club members and $185 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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Yale Monthly Lunch and Lecture: Family Pictures

Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Place: Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: $20 for Member, $25 for Non-Member (Includes lunch, admission, presentation, and VIP Tour.)

In the spirit of bringing our community together, we’re reviving a former Yale Club tradition — a monthly, informal, mid-week lunch (and lecture). On the last Wednesday of every month, Yale alumni will meet at the Columbus Museum of Art for lunch and a brief lecture on topics like art, design, culture, photography, food/wine, and more.

These talks will focus on "Artist at Large" and "Creativity with Our Community". Each event will last between 45 and 60 minutes. First 25 or so minutes will involve a lecture/conversation (along with a gormet lunch provided by the museum) with a curator or prominent member of CMA family.  Second 20 minutes would be a tour of the space to see the art up close.

Family Pictures
The CMA's exhibition Family Pictures explores the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed a range of familial relationships, from blood relatives to close-knit neighborhoods to queer communities. The images of family life often maneuver between intimate, everyday stories and broader political realities, between the universal human condition and the particular histories of race in the United States. As artist Deana Lawson says of her work, “Every day is political, the everyday is personal.” 

Curator of Photography Drew Sawyer will lead a conversation about the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed familial relationships. Following the lunch and lecture, Mr Sawyer will accompany our alumni to a viewing of this exhibition.

Future Monthly Lunch and Lectures

April 25th:  Floral Designs of Art in Bloom
In conjunction with Art in Bloom, local floral designer Brian Coovert will lead a discussion on the design process for floral arrangements locally and on an international scale. Read more

May 30th:  Columbus Landmarks in Art
Chief Curator David Stark will discuss the work of local artist William L Hawkins who uses Columbus Landmarks to create intense, playful, quirky, and flamboyant works of art. Read more

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: March 24th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by March 24th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after March 24th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $25 for Yale Club members and $30 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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Yale Monthly Lunch and Lecture: Floral Designs of Art in Bloom

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Place: Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: $20 for Member, $25 for Non-Member (Includes lunch, admission, presentation, and VIP Tour.)

In the spirit of bringing our community together, we’re reviving a former Yale Club tradition — a monthly, informal, mid-week lunch (and lecture). On the last Wednesday of every month, Yale alumni will meet at the Columbus Museum of Art for lunch and a brief lecture on topics like art, design, culture, photography, food/wine, and more.

These talks will focus on "Artist at Large" and "Creativity with Our Community". Each event will last between 45 and 60 minutes. First 25 or so minutes will involve a lecture/conversation (along with a gormet lunch provided by the museum) with a curator or prominent member of CMA family.  Second 20 minutes would be a tour of the space to see the art up close.

Floral Designs of Art in Bloom
Celebrate the arrival of spring! Art in Bloom explores works of art from the Museum's permanent collection that are brought to life with floral design. Local floral designer Brian Coovert will lead a discussion on the design process for floral arrangements locally and on an international scale.

Inspired by nature, architecture, color, and interior design, Brian Coovert has developed a distinctive style—modern, natural, immediately recognizable and in harmony with the distinctive settings that house his works of art. His designs have been defined by pairing textural elements with delicate floral materials to create bold displays full of juxtapositions that enrich the eye of the beholder and reflect a thoughtful, intellectual approach and capture the Zeitgeist often before it can be titled as a trend. 

Coovert’s work gained recognition nationally for its meticulous designs and innovative sensibility. His exclusive designs and arrangements have been recognized nationally and published in leading publications such as Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living, Traditional Home, Modern Bride, and Flowers World.

Future Monthly Lunch and Lectures

May 30th:  Columbus Landmarks in Art
Chief Curator David Stark will discuss the work of local artist William L Hawkins who uses Columbus Landmarks to create intense, playful, quirky, and flamboyant works of art. Read more

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: April 21st

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by April 21st. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after April 21st are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $25 for Yale Club members and $30 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


RSVP

Yale Monthly Lunch and Lecture: Columbus Landmarks in Art

Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Place: Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: $20 for Member, $25 for Non-Member (Includes lunch, admission, presentation, and VIP Tour.)

In the spirit of bringing our community together, we’re reviving a former Yale Club tradition — a monthly, informal, mid-week lunch (and lecture). On the last Wednesday of every month, Yale alumni will meet at the Columbus Museum of Art for lunch and a brief lecture on topics like art, design, culture, photography, food/wine, and more.

These talks will focus on "Artist at Large" and "Creativity with Our Community". Each event will last between 45 and 60 minutes. First 25 or so minutes will involve a lecture/conversation (along with a gormet lunch provided by the museum) with a curator or prominent member of CMA family.  Second 20 minutes would be a tour of the space to see the art up close.

Columbus Landmarks in Art
From his exotic wild animals to dramatic depictions of Columbus landmarks, local artist William Hawkins created works that are intense, playful, wondrous, quirky, and flamboyant. An Imaginative Geography explores this fascinating, self-taught genius with more than 60 important works.

Hawkins explored the world through mass media and then re-presented it with a uniquely expressive bravado. His subjects were drawn from the research he amassed from newspapers, books, calendars, magazines, and other popular print media. Simplifying the forms and heightening the colors, he elaborated passages with vigorous, swirling brushwork.

Chief Curator David Stark will discuss the work of local artist William L Hawkins who uses Columbus Landmarks to create vibrant works of art. Following the lunch and lecture, Mr Stark will accompany our alumni to a viewing of Hawkins' more significant work.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: May 26th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 26th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after May 26th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $25 for Yale Club members and $30 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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