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Month: November 2014

What’s Next at Norris?

Interview with Kelly Ann SchaeferNorris University Center Executive Director

In the fall of 2019, Northwestern University is on track to have a new university center. The plan to build a new center is well underway and on schedule as the university prepares to break ground in 2017. In the meanwhile though, Norris University Center staff and administration is still actively working to serve the needs of students.

“We’re using the research we have for the new center to do what we can to improve our existing facilities,” said Kelly Ann Schaefer, the university center’s executive director.

New Name Latest Enhancement to Career Advising

Northwestern Career Advancement — formerly University Career Services — has a new name that reflects its focus on helping Northwestern University students through the career advancement process in a personal and optimal way.

The University has close to 20,000 students enrolled in hundreds of different majors, minors and other programs. Everything that NCA does, including innovative new enhancements put into place over the last year, is designed to help these highly talented and diverse students with a wide range of career goals.

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Celebrates Anniversary with Expansion

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

There have been many changes in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center this summer. We have a new space, a new name and a new director on the way

During our 10-year anniversary celebration this past spring, we had an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our journey at Northwestern. We were also able to plan for the opening of an all-gender restroom at Norris, expand our space and initiate a name change to celebrate all gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.

Creating a Culture of Caring: It’s On Us

Less than four years ago, the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) did not exist. Each year since its creation, CARE has grown and found new ways to better serve students who have experienced sexual violence.

This year is no different.

CARE, now an integrated part of the Northwestern community, was created with funds the university received in 2011. The funds came from a three-year grant that the university received from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women.