This Week

We are the St. Paul Branch of AAUW, one of over 1000 branches nationwide, representing more than 100,000 members who seek personal lifelong development and advocate social change and public policy consistent with gender equity.

February 28  FOURTH TUESDAY

  • 9:30 a.m. Mystery Hour in the Gold Room , The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins A psychological thriller relentlessly pulling the reader into the lives of three women who make decisions that turn out to be even more unwise than they recognize. Who’s telling the truth?  Who’s trustworthy?  Was someone murdered?  What SHOULD the girl on the train have done? Carolyn Oliver, Discussion Leader
  • 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Conversation in the Great Hall
  • 10:45 a.m. Branch Announcements
  • 11:00 a.m. Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Company, Ellen Keane Come and see an outstanding tap dancing presentation by Keane Sense of Rhythm! Ms. Ellen Keane will bring some young tappers with her and give a lecture-demonstration performance, sharing tap dancing health information beneficial to all women.  In her own words, Here’s Helen . . . When I began my ‘re-training’ to be a tap dancer at age 28, I was attracted to both the art form and the culture.  I was also attracted to the idea that I could keep getting better as I aged.  Tap dancers were (and are) performing well into their seventies and eighties.  Now in my fifties,  I have come to appreciate the health benefits of tap dance more than ever.  We will explore three specific benefits:  bone density, balance, and building new pathways in the brain.  And I’ll bring some young talent to join me in tapping a few bars as well.” Sharon Carlson, Cultural Arts Committee February 28  FOURTH TUESDAY • 9:30 a.m.  Mystery Hour   in the Gold Room   The Girl on the Train   by Paula Hawkins A psychological thriller relentlessly pulling the reader into the lives of three women who make decisions that turn out to be even more unwise than they recognize.  Who’s telling the truth?  Who’s trustworthy?  Was someone murdered?  What SHOULD the girl on the train have done? Carolyn Oliver, Discussion Leader
  • 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Conversation in the Great Hall
  • 10:45 a.m. Branch Announcements
  • 11:00 a.m. Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Company, Ellen Keane Come and see an outstanding tap dancing presentation by Keane Sense of Rhythm!  Ms. Ellen Keane will bring some young tappers with her and give a lecture-demonstration performance, sharing tap dancing health information beneficial to all women.  In her own words, Here’s Helen . . . When I began my ‘re-training’ to be a tap dancer at age 28, I was attracted to both the art form and the culture.  I was also attracted to the idea that I could keep getting better as I aged.  Tap dancers were (and are) performing well into their seventies and eighties.  Now in my fifties,  I have come to appreciate the health benefits of tap dance more than ever.  We will explore three specific benefits:  bone density, balance, and building new pathways in the brain.  And I’ll bring some young talent to join me in tapping a few bars as well.” Sharon Carlson, Cultural Arts Committee
  • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
  • 1:00 p.m. Bridging the Gap Between  the Locals and the East African Diaspora  Dr. Mohamad Hassan Dr. Mohamad Hassan will address the people, the language, the culture, and the history of the immigrant community from the Horn of Africa. Through a real case presentation, the he will cover some of the difficulties and misunderstandings which this community faces in the health care system. Dr. Hassan became a faculty member as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine-Gastroenterology Division at the University of Minnesota in 2004. His responsibilities include: Endoscopic Services, in-patient consults, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Hassan has special interest in viral hepatitis and liver transplant medicine. He is currently establishing a research project on viral hepatitis in minority communities in the Twin Cities area. He has published articles both in international and national medical journals on viral hepatitis and other related topics in Somalia. He also published in the United States on the topic of hepatitis C in sickle cell patients. Julie Ditzler, Education Committee