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Month: April 2017

What’s Now, What’s Next: A Dittmar Review

Check out the variety of events in the Dittmar Memorial Gallery. Imprints of the Mind, a community exhibit investigating how memory shapes us, is coming to a close with a reception Friday, April 28 6-8 p.m. Art Theory & Practice seniors’ work will be featured next.

Report a Concern Quickly and Confidentially with NUhelp

Imagine walking around campus, casually minding your own business, when you suddenly spot something concerning happening. Unsure of what to do, you stop and hesitate. You’d like to help, but you don’t know what appropriate action to take. Is there a way to get involved without risking your own safety? The answer is yes.

Step Up: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join CARE and partner organizations in working to prevent sexual violence and promote healthy sexuality throughout April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and beyond. You can support the powerful work of these groups and build your skills through opportunities like CARE classes on the impact of sexual violence and trainings on survivor support.

Health Care Deciphered: Patient Advocacy Coordinators are Here to Help

The health care system is nothing if not confusing. Learning to navigate the health care system on our own, many of us for the first time, can be a huge challenge. Luckily for us, Health Services has introduced a Patient Support Services program to help make sense of it all.

Director of Health Services Brian Druley lead the charge with developing this unique program. Druley’s vision centered on one thing: integrating student learning into the health services process. To accomplish this goal, the department instituted Patient Advocacy Coordinators at both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

NUDM Encourages Inclusivity and Learning

Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2017 celebrated a groundbreaking year of inclusivity and education efforts, helping support students in fundraising efforts and providing educational opportunities around this year’s beneficiary.

Women in Leadership Workshops Explore Gender in a Modern Context

This past fall, Northwestern’s Leadership and Community Engagement department (housed within Campus Life) introduced its new series, Women in Leadership. This cohort meets six times over the course of one quarter to discuss and explore various aspects of the intersection between gender and leadership.

“We have a pretty multifaceted mission,” Assistant Director of Leadership & Community Engagement Adrian Bitton said.“Ultimately what we want to do is empower women and build their leadership self-efficacy.”

Northwestern’s New Meal Plan Options, Explained

Keeping ourselves fed while also trying to get good grades, have a social life, and save money can be difficult. With this in mind, Northwestern has done research and conducted focus groups in order to make their meal plan options better for its students. These changes, including the introduction of a new plan called the Open Access Plan, will improve price, access, and flexibility for students on the university’s meal plans.

Norris Starbucks Awarded Team of the Quarter

If you’ve visited the Norris Starbucks recently, you’ve now officially been to the Starbucks with the best team in the Chicagoland area. The team received the Store Team of the Quarter Award for the October-December quarter from their national corporate offices.

When they found out about the award, the whole team was “jumping up and down with excitement,” Manager in Training Gina Tuch said with a laugh. “It gave our team a nice boost of confidence.”