January 2015 Newsletter

Dear Faculty & Friends: Happy New Year to all!!!

Come join us for the 31st Bowlegs 5k Run or 1 mile Walk for Scholarship on Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the entrance to the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering. The race is followed by a congenial Continental Breakfast, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Renegade Grill across the street from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering in Innovation Park. To anybody interested in either running or walking, either request a flyer from me to this e-mail or register online at Gulfwinds.org Calendar (EventBrite.com). Please contact me if you are willing to volunteer by directing, or in most cases cheering on the runners, as they pass by you at crucial intersections. The cost of the breakfast is $5.00 for club participants and volunteers and $6.50 for club members and others not wishing to participate in the race with the amount to be paid at the brunch.

To further advertise our scholarship race, Annelise will be interviewed on the WTXL Channel 27 ABC Sunrise Show this coming Monday morning January 5. The show begins at 6:30 a.m. I must admit, I wish they had offered me a time slot for the Midday Show.

 

Friday, January 9, Gourmet Sampler is meeting at Westminster Oaks at 6:30 p.m. This delightful evening is scheduled to take place at 4449 Meandering Way in the St. Andrews Pub and the adjoining Oak Room. Bring an appetizer or dessert and your own wine or beer with soft drinks and coffee provided. Although Moira Desloge is the new chairperson, please let Barbara Elam know at blelam@embarqmail.com if you are planning to attend (unless you have already notified Barbara). The rooms are in the Parry Building. They are located between Oaks South (the large apartment building) and the Health Center (the last large building on the left as you drive in from the entry. There are large columns in front of the Parry building and the parking lot is on the right as you face the building.

On Saturday, January 10, Globetrotters will take place in the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks at 7:30 p.m. Homer Ooten will make the presentation titled: Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska. Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com or at 385-7633 if you are interested in attending. Globetrotters began in January 1974, and the group is still going strong with wonderful presentations.

The monthly PUC talk is taking place on Tuesday, January 13 at 12:15 p.m. The title is: SHARDs: Science and Humanities in Archaeological Research Design – Not Just Digging Holes
presented by Daniel Pullen, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics.

Please mail reservation requests to the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with a check made payable to the Presbyterian University Center and clearly marked “Faculty Luncheon Series.” In order to pay at the door, please call the Center for a reservation at 850.222.6320, or send an email to floridastatepuc@gmail.com. All reservations must be made by noon of the Thursday before each luncheon.

The Book Discussion Group is meeting at the home of Sharon Hagopian on Monday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Bring up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com to get access to the 2015 book list.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? is meeting at the home of Bettina & Fernando Tesón on Friday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. to hear about The Innocent Project presented by Seth Miller, the executive director of the project. Please contact Toni Kirkwood-Tucker at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net to let her know you are planning to attend.

La Mesa Española is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24 at the home of Ernie Rehder and Marina Von Hirsch to celebrate the life and works of Federico Gracia Lorca. Please let Jo Stepp-Greany know at jstepp-greany@comcast.net if you are planning to attend.

Also on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. La Table Française will be meeting at the home of Sue Hansen. Please let Annelise know at aleysieffer@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.

On Sunday, January 25 come socialize at 6:00 p.m. and eat about 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the Chinese New Year’s Year of the Sheep with other club members at Lucy Ho’s Azu. The cost is $30.00, all-inclusive except for alcoholic beverages. Please mail the checks to Annelise Leysieffer, 3720 Lifford Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309 by Tuesday, January 20 with checks made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU. The address for Azu is 3220 Apalachee Parkway. Azu is on the left in the Big Oak Shopping Center, halfway between Capital Circle and Wal-Mart. If you have questions, either call Annelise at 893-1272 or e-mail her at aleysieffer@gmail.com.

The Lunch Bunch will be meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 11:45 a.m. at Bonefish Grill at 3491 Thomasville Road. Please let Denise Ellingson know the day before at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com if you are planning to attend and wish to be added to her e-vite list.

Barbara Elam, Chas La Tour and Annelise Leysieffer serve as board members of the Patrons Association at the School of Theatre. Our primary goal is to raise funds for scholarships for these amazing students. With that in mind, the Patrons board members have decided to hold a Wine Gala at Fresh Market on Thursday, February 26 7:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person with 100% of the proceeds going to the scholarships. Fresh Market will provide crab cakes, shrimp cocktails and other hors d’oeuvres together with the wine tasting while also offering up to 15% off on wine purchases. We will have tickets on hand with us at events or you can contact Annelise at aleysieffer@gmail.com.

 

We have sadly lost two members in December. John Ho passed away on December 15 on a flight from Hong Kong to Japan, and Fred Standley passed away at the end of the month. Our heartfelt condolences to Lucy Ho and to Jayne Standley.

Greetings to all and welcome to our new members,

Annelise Leysieffer

 

FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES PRESENTS
Science, Technology, and the Humanities at FSU

The Spring 2015 FSU Faculty Luncheon Series will focus on the intersection of science, technology, and the humanities at Florida State University, with distinguished speakers reflecting on the importance of building bridges between science and the humanities in their research.

Tuesday, January 13
SHARDs: Science and Humanities in Archaeological Research Design – Not Just Digging Holes
Daniel Pullen, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics

Tuesday, February 10
Women before Facebook:Social and Literary Networks in the Italian Salons of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Irene Zanini-Cordi, Associate Professor of Italian, Modern Languages and Linguistics

Tuesday, March 17
Reinvigorating Quackery: History, Ethics, and the Corruption of Biomedicine
Joe Gabriel, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, College of Medicine

Tuesday, April 14
Circulatory Looking: A New Method for Locating Women’s Intellectual Capital in Histories of Rhetoric
Tarez Samra Graban, Assistant Professor of English

The series is open to the public, and takes place at the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave. Luncheons begin at 12:15, and the programs follow at 12:45, concluding at 1:30. Lunches are $10 per session, and reservations are required.

Please mail reservation requests to the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with a check made payable to the Presbyterian University Center and clearly marked “Faculty Luncheon Series.” In order to pay at the door, please call the Center for a reservation at 850.222.6320, or send an email to floridastatepuc@gmail.com. All reservations must be made by noon of the Thursday before each luncheon.

Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Presbyterian University Center. For those who are unable to attend the luncheon, each presentation will be broadcast on 4FSU (Comcast Cable Channel 4). Check local listings for dates and times.

The Faculty Luncheon Series is co-sponsored by the Presbyterian University Center, the FSU Faculty and Friends Club, and the Alpha of Florida Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

 

 

 

December 2014 Newsletter

Dear Faculty & Friends:

Our Vice President Dian La Tour sends the following message for this wonderful annual event where over 100 attended including some brand new members. We welcome them and hope that guests joining us for the evening might also consider becoming Faculty & Friends Club members.

Annelise

 

What a wonderful turnout for the annual FSU Faculty and Friends Holiday Kickoff Party at the beautiful Dorothy B. Oven Park!  The weather cooperated and could not have been better!

Many thanks go out to the committee who planned and made this event happen – Dian and Charles La Tour, Diane Stuart, Barb and John Elam, and Linda and Bob Clickner. And a special thanks to our bartenders…Heather and Jayson. And thanks to everyone who provided either a sweet or a savory to share. It was a lovely evening!

Happy Holidays to everyone!                                                              Dian

 

At the beginning of 2015, there will be more reminders about the upcoming events and interest group meetings for January. Please provide me with further interest group information to be included in that message. The preferred way is via e-mail to aleysieffer@gmail.com.

Come join us for the 31st Bowlegs 5k Run or 1 mile Walk on Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a congenial continental breakfast beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Renegade Grill across the street from the FAMU/FSU College of engineering in Innovation Park. To anybody interested in either running or walking, either request a flyer from me to this e-mail or register online at Gulfwinds.org Calendar (EventBrite.com). Please contact me if you are willing to volunteer by directing, or in most cases cheering on the runners, as they pass by you at crucial intersections.

Friday, January 9, Gourmet Sampler is meeting at Westminster Oaks at 6:30 p.m. This delightful evening is scheduled to take place at 4449 Meandering Way in the St. Andrews Pub and the Oak Room. Bring an appetizer or dessert and your own wine or beer with soft drinks and coffee provided.

Please let Moira Desloge know if you are planning to attend. Her phone number is 385-3031 and e-mail is eadesloge@aol.com. The room is the Parry Building. It is located between Oaks South (the large apartment building) and the Health Center (the last large building on the left as you drive in from the entry. There are large columns in front of the Parry building and the parking lot is on the right as you face the building.

On Saturday, January 10, Globetrotters will take place in the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks at 7:30 p.m. Homer Ooten will make a presentation on the Iditarod. Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at 385-7633 or at duanemeeter@gmail.com if you are interested in attending these group meetings. Globetrotters began in January 1974.

Make sure to mark your calendars to come celebrate the Chinese New Year’s Year of the Sheep with the Club at Lucy Ho’s Azu on Sunday, January 25.

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful New Year.