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Month: October 2019

A Chance for Warm Hugs and Familiar Faces 

We’ve been on campus for five weeks now, and as the days get colder and darker, home may already feel far away. This was especially true for me my first year, which was just last year. More than anything, I wanted to hug my parents, push my brothers around, kiss my nieces and nephews, and eat a

Hidden Figures Author Shares Stories with Northwestern Community

Northwestern’s One Book series strives to bring together the Northwestern community around meaningful and insightful books. Each year, the incoming freshman class and transfer students receive a free copy of the all-campus book that all members of the Northwestern community are encouraged to read. On Thursday, October 17, Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden

The Week Ahead (October 28–November 3) 

Spooky Photo Techniques  Tuesday, October 29 from 6:00–8:00 PM  Norris University Center, ARTica Darkroom  Interested in using your photography skills in a spooky way this Halloween? Visit a Norris mini course on Tuesday dedicated to learning creepy and creative darkroom techniques. Materials like photo paper and scary objects will be provided, and experience using darkrooms isn’t necessary

Staff Spotlight: Val Buchanan

Name: Val Buchanan Title: Assistant Director Department: Leadership Development and Community Engagement Where are you from? I still consider Lynn, MA my “home” (outside of Chi Town of course!) but have spent significant and shaping time in Michigan, Texas, Missouri, and California. How many years have you worked in Student Affairs at Northwestern? 3 What’s your

The Week Ahead (October 21-27)

PurplePalooza  Monday, October 21 from 4:00–7:00 PM  Foster-Walker Complex  Enjoy an evening of fun games and food! Come to Foster-Walker Complex to enjoy games and giveaways on the front lawn and a special tailgating menu for dinner. Dinner is available even if you don’t have a meal plan.     Fall Art and Pottery Sale  Wednesday, October

Staff Spotlight: Viviana Matthews

Name: Viviana Matthews Title: Senior Developer Department: Student Affairs IT Where are you from? I was born and raised in Valdivia, Chile. I moved to Chicago 14 years ago. What brought you to Student Affairs? Prior to coming to Northwestern, I was working for another university in the central IT department. Northwestern’s reputation and focus

Latinx Heritage Month

As October marches on its way, the Northwestern community is in the midst of celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. Latinx Heritage Month, typically celebrated in the month of September but celebrated later at Northwestern due to the late start of classes, is a chance for the Northwestern community to come together in social events, cultural shows,

The Week Ahead (October 14-20) 

NCA Law School Info Sessions  Monday, October 14 at 12:00 PM, and Wednesday, October 16 at 12:30 PM  Norris Wildcat Room 101B, Norris Art Room 206  Planning to go to law school after graduation? Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is hosting two information sessions this week. The first is for NYU School of Law, where the

Staff Spotlight: Jose Santos

Name: Jose Santos Title: Associate Director Department: Northwestern Career Advancement Where are you from? I was born in the Philippines and my family immigrated to the U.S. (New Jersey) when I was in 7th grade. What brought you to Student Affairs? Growing up I always strived to improve people and the community. In Student Affairs,

The Week Ahead (October 7-13)

On the Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern  Monday, October 7 – Sunday, October 13 all-day  University Library, Deering Library  Celebrate Northwestern University’s 150th year of women’s education with this exhibit! Examine the history of women’s education at Northwestern through documents, images, and artifacts from the University archives.   Library Olympics at Main: