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Division of Student Affairs Recognizes Spring 2015 Campus Life Awards Recipients

This quarter we recognized seven students, who have significantly contributed to the improvement of the quality of student life at Northwestern during the Spring quarter. These students have impacted our community through program development and implementation, bridging cultural differences, or have taken responsibility for and worked collectively with others to create a more engaged and inclusive campus community.

We would like to take a moment to recognize the accomplishments of our Spring 2015 Campus Life Award recipients.

Creating a More Inclusive Northwestern Community

Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) Executive Director Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson sat down for a Q&A about upcoming changes for the office and a budding reorganization that will better serve the Northwestern community.

As of September 1, 2015, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) and the newly created Social Justice Education (SJE) and Student Enrichment Services (SES) offices will be centralized under CIC to acknowledge and respond to a rapidly diversifying population across campus.

Step Up on Dillo Day

For Dillo Day 2015, student group Mayfest has five standout mainstage artists lined up to make this Saturday’s lakefill music festival “rain or shine” the best one yet. Along with the standard Dillo Day essentials like wristbands, fanny packs, and a positive attitude in the face of Evanston’s shifty weather, students need to remember one more thing: be ready to Step Up on Dillo Day.

Step Up, a bystander intervention training program implemented at Northwestern in 2013, seeks to equip students with the power to help in a variety of situations through the one-time, 45-minute to hour-long sessions.

SAIT Work-Study Students Turned SAIT Staff

This post is part of a series focusing on Student Affairs work-study students who became full-time Student Affairs employees. SAIT User Support Specialists Cameron LeCrone and Harry Seong are featured in this post. 

When Harry Seong was a junior Biology major at Northwestern, he started a work-study job at Student Affairs Information Technology. While he liked fixing computers at home, he had little knowledge on SAIT when he began the job.

He quickly started picking up skills while on the job on technology and client service.

Take Back the Night Encourages Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

With April being National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Northwestern University organizations have collaborated on events focused on raising awareness on sexual violence.

This week, the Take Back the Night March will take place in an effort to give a voice to the issue of sexual violence. This annual event, which starts as a rally, march, and then speak out, will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at the Rock.

PossePlus Retreat Creates Dialogue & Community

This spring, more than 5,000 college students at 48 colleges and universities across the country will engage in dialogue about crime and punishment in the United States.

Northwestern University became a part of this dialogue at this year’s annual PossePlus Retreat, a weekend of interactive workshops geared towards creating a safe space to discuss social, cultural, and political issues.

The Chemistry of Cooking

Medill sophomore Sierra Boone donned a chef’s toque, served up small plates of fried chicken and German waffles with maple syrup gravy, and smiled as she successfully completed a Natural Science distribution requirement.

Chemistry of Cooking, a weekly, three-hour Allison Residential Community seminar taught by Chemistry Associate Professor of Instruction Owen Priest, had its delicious finale and final exam in the Allison main lounge the evening of March 7.

New IFC President Talks Greek Community Goals

Mark Nelson, the new Interfraternity Council President, talked about the ways in which the Greek community provides a real sense of home on campus and his goal of increasing chapter’s connections to each other and the rest of the NU community at the Officer Installation Ceremony on Feb. 5.

Nelson talked about the night he found out he was accepted to Northwestern by Early Decision as he checked his emails as usual before bed: “I listened to Kevin Rudolph’s “I Made It,” did a horrifically awkward dance, and then went downstairs to watch a movie with my parents. I didn’t post anything on Facebook, nor did I tell my parents.

Night at the Museum

Mark your calendar for the next Northwestern Night at the Art Institute on Thursday, February 26! 

All Northwestern students, faculty, and staff (with a valid Wildcard) and as many guests as they like are welcome with free admission to the Art Institute after 5:00 PM when they enter at the Modern Wing (north side entrance on Monroe St.) of the museum.

Introducing Your 2015 NUDM Emcees

Hi! Our names are Cristina Garcia-Montes and Diego Henriquez-Garcia, and we are the NUDM Emcees this year! We are extremely excited to work with Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation in their missions to help the communities around us. Starlight, our primary beneficiary, is an amazing organization that helps chronically ill children live better lives.