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Month: January 2020

Black History Month

Northwestern University celebrates Black History Month (BHM), an annual observance of the achievements and legacies of African Americans, through various events that bring the campus community together. Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) has been planning the events for months to “celebrate the Black diaspora,” says Alyscia Raines, the Assistant Director. Raines emphasizes that the theme this year, “All

Staff Spotlight: Christina A Smith

Name: Christina A Smith Title: Administrative Assistant Department: Student Enrichment Services Where are you from? South Side of Chicago What brought you to Student Affairs? I was a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow (NUFP) during undergrad. I joined this program because all the people who had a significant impact on my identity development worked in Student Affairs

The Week Ahead (February 3-9)

Hidden Figures: A Continuation of their Legacies  Wednesday, February 5 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM  TGS Commons in Seabury Hall, 2122 Sheridan Road  Join Dr. Erica J. Alston from NASA in a conversation about how NASA collaborated with 20th Century Fox to bring the movie Hidden Figures to life. This talk will focus on the challenges that women and people

The Week Ahead (January 27-February 2)

MLK 2020 Commemoration Keynote, ft. Tarana Burke  Monday, January 27 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM  Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive  Join the Northwestern community in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Following a weeklong series of events, the time will culminate in a keynote speech by Tarana Burke, the founder of the

Staff Spotlight: Briana Newkirk

Name: Briana Newkirk (they/them/their) Title: Administrative Assistant 3 Department: Campus Inclusion & Community Where are you from? Rural Wisconsin What brought you to Student Affairs? Ironically, an English internship. I thought I would be a magazine editor when I was in my undergrad and ended up in the Women’s Resource Center for an English internship…

MLK Day Commemoration

  Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Northwestern University Community throughout this month. Since 1987, Northwestern University has commemorated Dr. King with an expanded special commemoration including discussions, lectures, films, music, theater, and service projects. This year, the Northwestern community will observe MLK day from January 15 to 27. Includedamong the

The Week Ahead (January 20-26)

Eva Jefferson Day  Monday, January 20 from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM Evanston students from Family Focus will come to Northwestern to enjoy a full day of arts, crafts and discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    Norris Mini Courses Begin  Tuesday, January 21  Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive  It’s not too late

Staff Spotlight: Fabiola Montiel

Name: Fabiola Montiel Title: Director of Clinical Services Department: CAPS Chicago Campus Where are you from? I’m originally from Mexico City. How many years have you worked in Student Affairs at Northwestern? 4 What’s your favorite part about working in Student Affairs? Ever since my training years, I have dedicated my career to university counseling centers and

The Week Ahead (January 13-19)

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) Dance Lessons  Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00 – 8:15 PM  Ryan Auditorium or Seabury Hall, 2122 Sheridan Road  Want to pick up a new, exciting hobby? Interested in different ways to exercise and dance? Learn how to swing dance with the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate this winter quarter. First lessons are free! 

Staff Spotlight: Jod Taywaditep

Name: Jod Taywaditep Title: Staff Psychologist/Associate Director for Training Department: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Where are you from? I grew up in Thailand but I’ve lived in Chicago for 28 years. What brought you to Student Affairs? I was hoping to extend beyond being a university counseling center staff psychologist to take on the