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Month: June 2017

SIGP Makes Job Opportunities Possible

This year, NCA is sending its largest cohort of Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) recipients in its 10-year history across the country and abroad with its funding. The program, which began in 2007, has seen its numbers soar over the years – expanding from 90 applicants and 10 grant recipients in 2007 to 795 applicants and approximately 400 grants recipients this year.

Northwestern’s Role in the Birth of Student Affairs

Over 30 departments form the Division of Student Affairs at Northwestern. Numerous organizations provide professional development opportunities for Student Affairs staff across the country. Northwestern University played a formative role in the birth of the Student Affairs profession and its professional organizations. University leaders contributed to both the initial professional gatherings and later served in leadership roles in the evolving professional associations.

Midnight Dining at Shepard

It’s a few minutes after midnight on a Friday, and Ben Kraft, a Shepard Hall Resident Assistant (RA), bursts through the door in a full tuxedo, classical music spilling out from the speaker he’s carrying. He’s not usually this dressed up — he’s just come back from an opera downtown — but it’s not a bad entrance.

Meet Me at Norris… For Your Summer Plans

Lake breezes and skyline views make the lakefill and Norris lawn one of the best spots to hang out with family and friends this summer. Join members of the Evanston and Northwestern communities in a Mini Course, movie screening, or lunchtime concert.

Voyeur Theatre Collective Brings Interactive Performances Abroad

You enter an Evanston apartment on a Friday night. At first, it feels like a typical college party. Music is blasting, the bar is stocked, and people are mingling. Instead of dancing with your friends and chatting up someone nearby as you typically might though, you sit back and watch as art unfolds around you. You’re right in the action. This is the wonder of the Voyeur Theatre Collective.

VTC is all about innovation. The group has about 40 students and brings together unique perspectives from their diverse range of majors to create a nontraditional theater experience for their audiences.

The Featured Students of Commencement 2017

Northwestern’s 159th Commencement ceremony will be held on June 16, 2017, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. As part of the Commencement ceremony, three students from the class of 2017 were chosen for important speaking roles this year. Carl Alexander, Rocio Mendez-Rozo, and Jacob Rosenblum will all have the opportunity to perform or speak in front of their graduating class in their Commencement roles.

Residence Hall Construction: Looking Forward to Fall

Sometimes it can seem like there’s construction everywhere you turn at Northwestern, but then a beautiful new building appears on campus and you forget all about how difficult it was to navigate the orange cones and green fences around every corner thanks to the amazing new facilities for you to enjoy. Next year, students living on campus have two new (or renovated) residence halls to look forward to – 560 Lincoln and Willard.

Marketing Students Showcase Work at Second Annual End-of-Year Exhibit

Student Affairs Marketing (SAM) held their second annual End-of-Year Exhibit in the Segal Visitors Center on Friday, May 12. This yearly exhibit showcased SAM’s student employees’ work created throughout the year to market Student Affairs and its 30+ departments. Student employees work as graphic designers, videographers, photographers, copywriters, and social media coordinators to promote and record the many events and programs held by Northwestern Student Affairs throughout the year.

Explore Feelings at the Senior Art Show

Video, pottery, posters, a pillow, and a mirror.

These are just some of the materials that make up the Senior Art Show. The exhibition features the work of three artists – Daniel Eghdami, Isabel Ngan, and Heiwon Shin – as they explore the construction of identity and how we interact with the world around us. The exhibit is open until June 17th.

Celebrate the Spring Wildcat Impact Award Winners!

Nominated for their significant contributions to student life, Wildcat Impact Award winners exemplify the values of Student Affairs in their work.

The Office of Student Engagement recognizes both undergraduate and graduate winners each quarter through this award, formerly known as the Campus Life Awards. Here are the Spring 2017 Wildcat Impact Award winners!