Northwestern’s Role in the Birth of Student Affairs

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.

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Voyeur Theatre Collective Brings Interactive Performances Abroad

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.

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The Featured Students of Commencement 2017

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.

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Residence Hall Construction: Looking Forward to Fall

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.

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

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.

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Explore Feelings at the Senior Art Show

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.

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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!

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Tips and Tricks for Move-out 2017

Tips and Tricks for Move-out 2017

Time is ticking down, and summer is quickly approaching, even though it might not feel like it thanks to all of our tests, papers, and projects. If you’re living on campus this year, it’s time to start thinking about moving out, which will officially take place June 5-10. If you’re worried or confused about the process, look no further than Res Services’ Move-Out Guide! To supplement the steps outlined in the guide, take a look at these tips and tricks from experienced students about how to make sure your move-out process goes smoothly.

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Northwestern Bollywood Dance Team Tops National Competition

Northwestern Bollywood Dance Team Tops National Competition

After a successful past season, Northwestern’s Bollywood dance team Anubhav continued their victorious streak, taking first place at the Legends Bollywood Dance Championship in California last month, also winning Best Choreography and Best Costumes. Senior and team captain Ushasi Naha said the victories were “a dream come true.”

Anubhav has a history of winning; they’ve won national competitions three out of their past four seasons, making them the only team in the country to do so.

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JubilAsian Celebrates Asian American Heritage

JubilAsian Celebrates Asian American Heritage

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) kicked off Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month this May with its annual JubilAsian celebration. The community gathered in the Louis Room on April 30 for an evening of pan-Asian food, music, and reflection.

The night began with opening remarks from MSA Assistant Director Christine Munteanu and Douglas Ishii, a visiting assistant professor in the Asian American Studies program. Both speakers encouraged contemplation Asian American history, especially in light of the May anniversaries of the first Japanese immigrants’ arrival in the United States and Chinese laborers’ completion of the transcontinental railroad.

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Should You Go to NU Night at the Art Institute?

Should You Go to NU Night at the Art Institute?

Have plans for the evening of Thursday, May 4? Even if you do, cancel them. You don’t want to miss NU Night at the Art Institute. The Helio Oiticica exhibit is interesting and interactive (it even has sand!), and the event is free. If that doesn’t sell you, use our handy dandy flowchart to help you make up your mind!

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Student Spotlight: Wildcat Impact Recognizes Students for Winter 2017

Student Spotlight: Wildcat Impact Recognizes Students for Winter 2017

Join us in celebrating these campus leaders' role in improving student life. Wildcat Impact Award winners were nominated for exemplifying Student Affairs' values in their work for the quarter of Winter 2017. Spring 2017 nominations, as well as nominations for the annual Wildcat Excellence Awards, are open until May 7.

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Norris Starbucks Awarded Team of the Quarter

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.”

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