February 2015 Newsletter

February News for the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU

We made $2600 for our scholarship students from the 31st annual Bowlegs 5k. Huge thanks go to Larry Giunipero and Bill Hillison for continuing this tradition. Larry and I began working together the 2nd year of the race, and Bill joined us a few years later. The date is already set for the 32nd Bowlegs planned for January 9, 2016.

38 members enjoyed a delicious meal at Azu to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Next week on Tuesday, February 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m., join us for the annual Valentine’s Dance at the American Legion Hall by Lake Ella. Come dance to the Tallahassee Swing Band with our own Bill Landing. Upon arrival, let them know that you are with the Faculty & Friends Club to receive a discount on the already low $6 entrance fee. The club will provide a few refreshments, and you can buy your beverages there. Please let Annelise know if you are planning to attend at aleysieffer@gmail.com in order for Bill Landing to have some tables reserved for us.

On Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Linda & Bob Clickner will open their festively decorated house for our annual Mardi Gras party. Their address is 3099 Shamrock Street West. We thank the Clickners for inviting us to their house. Please bring your own wine if you wish and bring either hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts or a main course for this potluck. Please let Linda know either at lindaclickner@gmail.com or call her at (703) 850-6893 by Tuesday, the 17th to let her know if you are coming and what dish you are bringing to help Linda and her committee better plan the evening. Please be advised that the Clickners have a steep semi-circular driveway so if you have limited mobility, please pull up to the top of the driveway by the garage and come through the back door. Otherwise, park in the driveway or on the street.  There should be plenty of parking on Shamrock. From Linda: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

Interest group meetings for February:

Restaurant Roulette is meeting Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. The group will be eating at The Front Porch, the former Chez Pierre, located at 1215 Thomasville Road. Please let Jan Flake know at Janice.flake@comcast.net by Monday, February 9 to let her know if you are planning to attend.

Globetrotters is meeting on Friday, February 13 – NOTE FRIDAY! At 7:30 p.m. in the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks. Tom & Sherry Hart will be showing pictures from their trip titled Lucerne, Black Forest and Bavarian Castles. Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com.

The Book Discussion Group is meeting on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Judy Goldman. Please let Judy know in advance at goldman@hep.fsu.edu if you are planning to attend and to get directions to her house. The group members will be discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri with the book being discussed by Flora Danisi. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? is meeting on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Hilly Levitz. Dr. Roberto Mendoza will be speaking about Trials and Tribulations of a Columbian Immigrant Medical Doctor to the United States. Please contact Toni Kirkwood-Tucker at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net for directions and for more information about this group. Toni is locating wonderful speakers with fascinating topics with many presented in English.

On Tuesday, February 24, the Lunch Bunch will me meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Tin Cow at 1800 Tennessee Street. Please let Denise Ellingson know by Monday noon the day before at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com if you are planning to attend.

La Mesa Española will be meeting Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Marion and Gerard Nimis. Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany for more information at jstepp@fsu.edu and to get directions.

On Saturday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tim & Regine Lynch will be hosting our annual Soirée Crêpe for La Table Française. Please provide crêpes or other French delicacies for this very popular evening. Please contact Annelise for directions and to let her know you are planning to attend at aleysieffer@gmail.com.

Gourmet Sampler encourages members to attend the Mardi Gras festivities at the Clickners. The group will again meet on Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara & Pete Cottrell to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. If interested, please contact Barbara Elam at ble@neuro.fsu.edu to have your name added to the e-vite list.

Fernando Tesón’s tango band, Tango Sur, is back for a fundraiser for the Tallahassee Youth Symphony and will perform on Sunday, February 22. Tickets can be purchased online for will call pick up here: https://squareup.com/market/tallahassee-youth-orchestras-inc The tickets can also be purchased at Beethoven & Company, at the TYO’s Sunday Rehearsals at the FSU College of Music, and at the door before the concert. Please contact Fernando if you need more information at fteson@gmail.com.

Best wishes to all. We look forward to seeing you at many of these functions.

Annelise Leysieffer

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.