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.

9:30 a.m. Mystery Hour in the Gold Room  Murder in Morningside Heights (A Gaslight Mystery)   by Victoria Thompson.

This story involves the faculty members and an intelligent young woman preparing for a career in teaching at the Normal School of Manhattan, (based on Hunter College and Barnard), a genteel and more refined setting and characters than found in most sections of New York City in the hustle-bustle 1890s.  Who would wish any of them dead?

 10:00 a.m.   Coffee and Conversation   in the Great Hall

11:00 a.m.   Generational Politics and the 2028 Presidential Election

Each generation defines its own agenda and American politics is being redefined by the exit of the Silent and Baby Boomer generations and their replacement by the Millennials.  But what is distinctive about Millennial politics and how will they change America is the subject of this talk. David Schultz, Ph.D., J.D, is a nationally-known expert on politics and a frequent commentator on television, radio, and in over 100 domestic and international newspapers and periodicals.  He currently teaches a wide range of classes including Public Policy, Campaigns and Elections, and Government Ethics at Hamline University–and election law and legal ethics at the University of Minnesota.  He is the author of 30 books and 100-plus articles on various aspects of American politics, media and politics, and has lectured and consulted internationally. Katherine Cram, Program Development Committee

12:00 p.m.   Luncheon

1:00 p.m.  Carline Bengtsson

This Jamaican immigrant and marvelous cook has agreed (thanks to Sharon Carlson) to present the January 24 afternoon program. Carline moved to the US as a child and settled in Minnesota, the most Scandinavian state in the Union.  She married a native Swede and they traveled the world together.

They first went to Jamaica which she hadn’t visited in 21 years.  This journey and other travels are inspirations behind Carline’s cooking style.  Her cookbook, Carline’s Fork and Cork Simply Delish! has recipes that are works of art – pleasing to the eye and tasteful to the palette.

Carline also has a successful career at Medtronics.  Carline is described by her family and friends as a medical device industry specialist, a sports enthusiast, passionate soprano, biker chick, fashion and interior design diva, hostess supreme and connoisseur and chef of enticing and deliriously delicious eats.

We look forward to this interesting program!