SIGP makes job opportunities possible

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.

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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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Externship Program Provides Opportunities for Career Exploration

Externship Program Provides Opportunities for Career Exploration

One of the best things about college is trying out new things, whether those be extracurriculars, classes, or career paths. With so many potential career options available, exploring as many as you can while at Northwestern can help you shape your future.

“I really believe that you never know what a career is going to look like until you get a firsthand look at it, experience it in a way,” Medill junior Pia Basu said. “I wanted to spend some time with a Northwestern alum who could walk me through what their career path was and some of the challenges they face at work, but also what they enjoy most about their job so I could get a sense of what would be a good fit for me.”

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Find Safety Resources with NUhelp

Find Safety Resources with NUhelp

Blue lights, neighborhood desks, police… these are all common safety features at universities around the country, but do you really know how to find or use Northwestern’s safety features? Lucky for you, the NUhelp app has an option specifically for connecting with University resources and staying safe at Northwestern. The Safety feature provides links to descriptions of safety resources all around campus.

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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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Find and Use Resources Through NUhelp

Find and Use Resources Through NUhelp

Have you ever been unsure of where to find a resource on campus? Has there ever been a time when you didn’t know where to look for help? Luckily, the NUhelp app consolidates all of this information with the Resources feature. Find and share information on Northwestern’s many health resources, including AccessibleNU and Northwestern Recreation, on the NUhelp app!

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2017 Dillo Day Guide to Res Hall Guests

2017 Dillo Day Guide to Res Hall Guests

It’s almost time for the highlight of spring quarter – Dillo weekend. You’ve invited your best pal from back home to come visit and enjoy the music and fun with you. But wait...what do you need to do to make sure they have a happy and healthy stay in your res hall room? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a handy guide of all the necessary steps below.

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Earth Month May Be Over, But You Can Still Be "Green"

Earth Month May Be Over, But You Can Still Be "Green"

The month of April was designated as Earth Month, revolving around the main event on April 22, so being “green” was a big topic of conversation. Northwestern provides ample resources to the University community and works hard to make sure campus operates sustainably year-round, but it amped up the programming during Earth Month. 

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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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