2012 Family Weekend Schedule
This is the schedule for Northwestern University's 2012 Family Weekend.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Welcome to 2012 Family Weekend at Northwestern University! These pages include events happening during Family Weekend for you to attend if you wish, though the weekend is yours to celebrate your involvement with the NU community. We could not be more thrilled to share this weekend with you and your student. Welcome to the community; welcome to Northwestern. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. FAMILY WEEKEND CHECK-IN Norris University Center, Ground Level 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH WITH YOUR STUDENT Take a walk into beautiful downtown Evanston or even join your student in an on-campus dining hall for a bite to eat before Family Weekend events begin. Get the complete Family Weekend schedule and have questions answered by New Student & Family Programs staff. This is also the location to pick-up previously reserved NU Revue, Taste of NU, and Conversation with University Administrators tickets. 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART BUILDING AND COLLECTIONS TOUR 40 Arts Circle Drive Throughout the weekend FREE ADMISSION TO SPAC (NU’s fitness center) Come join NUFitRec this weekend and participate in one of the free classes offered to Family Weekend registrants. Join students and staff from the Block Museum for an exclusive behind-thescenes tour. Tour the facility and current collection. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. AFTERNOON WITH THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS Various locations; meeting locations in Norris leaving at 1:15 p.m. Throughout the day ATTEND A CLASS WITH YOUR STUDENT Learn about Global Health in the morning and Engineering Analysis at noon. Prior permission from the professor is required by your student, or view a list of approved classes for visitors at check-in. 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. INTEREST SESSIONS: ROUND 1 Norris University Center 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. VISIT THE MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART 40 Arts Circle Drive Sessions listed on the following page. 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. INTEREST SESSIONS: ROUND 2 Norris University Center Explore NU’s own art museum and featured exhibits. Admission is free, a $5 suggested donation is appreciated. Sessions listed on the following page. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. AFTERNOON WITH THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS Undergraduate schools will host an event for family weekend registrants. If desired, family members may go to the designated meeting point in Norris University Center by 1:15 p.m. to be escorted to the event location by a student leader. Bienen School of Music (BSM): Rather than a formal meeting, family members are invited to attend various ensemble rehearsals throughout the afternoon (outside of the 1:30-2:30 p.m. time period). See back page. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (MEAS): Q&A session in Ryan Auditorium at the Technological Institute with Dean Carr Meeting Point: Northwestern Room 202, Norris Medill School of Journalism: A brief presentation and discussion with select faculty and staff members in McCormick Tribune Center 3-119 Meeting point: Wildcat Room 101, Norris School of Communication (SoC): The Dean will speak briefly; mingle with select faculty and staff at Wallis Theatre Meeting point: Big Ten Room 104, Norris School of Education and Social Policy (SESP): An open house and conversation with select faculty and staff will be hosted in the Student Life office on the first floor of Annenberg Hall Meeting Point: Arch Room 206, Norris Weinberg College of Arts and Science (WCAS): Join the Dean and her colleagues for refreshments and conversation. Two articles written by President Schapiro will also be discussed in Harris Hall Room 108 Meeting Point: McCormick Auditorium (first floor), Norris I N F O R M AT I O N S E S S I O N S : R O U N D 1 UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING YOUR COLLEGE STUDENT Northwestern Room 202 Counseling and Psychological Services’ Dr. Eileen Biagi discusses college adjustment and the changing relationship between students and their families. LINKING COLLEGE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Wildcat Room 101 University Career Services will offer an overview of the career resources available to your student. THE ORIGIN OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: A RICH HISTORY REVISED Big Ten Room 104 University Archivist Kevin Leonard shares the thrilling history and tradition of Northwestern in this popular Family Weekend presentation. I N F O R M AT I O N S E S S I O N S : R O U N D 2 MEETING WITH THE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT McCormick Auditorium (1st floor) Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Burgwell Howard hosts a session to speak with family members about the Northwestern experience and student engagement. OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION Lake Room 203 Each year, hundreds of Northwestern students participate in study abroad programs around the world. This session will provide insight into the process and possibilities of studying abroad. INFORMATION SESSION FOR FAMILIES OF STUDENTS CONSIDERING FRATERNITY AND SORORITY RECRUITMENT/INTAKE Wildcat Room 101 Learn more about the fraternity and sorority community at Northwestern. Current students and staff will highlight community values, recruitment, and activities in this discussion. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. TOURS OF THE FRATERNITY AND SORORITY FACILITIES Fraternity tour: Big Ten Room 104, Norris Sorority tour: Wildcat Room 101, Norris 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. THE REAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE: A STUDENT-LED Q&A PANEL Norris University Center McCormick Aud: Freshman/sophomore parents Northwestern Rm 202: Junior/senior parents The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be hosting a tour of select fraternity and sorority facilities. Tours are only for family members as the facilities are closed to prospective members. Those interested in the fraternity tour will meet in the Big Ten Room 104 of Norris while those interested in the sorority tour will meet in the Wildcat Room 101 of Norris by 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CURATOR’S TOUR: “SOUNDS & SILENCE: JOHN CAGE COMPOSING HIMSELF EXHIBIT University Main Library A panel of current students will discuss common issues and successes and how they have navigated their tenure at NU. There will be two different panels. One panel will be geared to discussing the experience of freshman and sophomore students (McCormick Aud) while the other will discuss the experience of juniors and seniors (Northwestern Room 202). 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. DINNER ON YOUR OWN Venture into downtown Evanston for a wide variety of dining options. For those with an iPhone or Android-powered phone, download the Downtown Evanston app for suggestions and discounts. Northwestern University Library celebrates what would have been the 100th birthday of avant garde composer John Cage with an exhibit composed from the collection of scores, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials. The tour will begin inside the main entrance of University Library. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. NU REVUE Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. A WILDCAT BREAK Various locations For those who choose not to participate in the tours above, use the hour to take a quick breather following an afternoon of travel and sessions. Grab some coffee from Norbucks (Norris Starbucks), visit the bookstore on the ground level, walk next door to see the art in the Block Museum, or the newly renovated front of Deering Library, one of NU’s most picturesque facilities. You can also use this time to write and turn in your “Note from home” card you received at Check-in! This student variety show– including a cappella, dance and comedy student groups– is returning for a second year for 2012 Family Weekend. For those without tickets, all empty seats will be filled beginning 5 minutes prior. We ask those with tickets to arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. MOVIE SHOWING: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPONSORED BY A&O FILMS McCormick Aud., Norris University Center A&O– a student organization– will show the latest addition in the Batman saga throughout the weekend. Admission to this movie is free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. BLOCK CINEMA VIEWING: ELENA Block Museum of Art, Arts Circle Drive 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. NU NIGHTS AND HOMECOMING PRESENT FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER Norris University Center Elena is one of the most striking films to come out of Russia in recent years and is a gripping exploration of family loyalties and the class divide in modern Russia. Winner for the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. General admission: $6; NU students: $4 8 p.m. THE VERONA PROJECT Josephine Louis Theatre, Arts Circle Drive This student-run event promises a great deal of October fun. Free food, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin moonwalk, a costume contest, disco dance lessons (10:15 p.m. and 11 p.m.), and a free screening of The Exorcist at midnight will be included. This event is open to the NU community. 10 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. MOVIE SHOWING: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPONSORED BY A&O FILMS McCormick Aud., Norris University Center The Verona Project is an electric hybrid of theatre and live concert infused with original indie-folk-rock music. This performance is inspired by Shakespeare’s first comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. General admission: $30; NU students: $10 Admission to this movie is free. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. VISIT THE MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART 40 Arts Circle Drive 8 p.m. –10 p.m. STARGAZING AT DEARBORN OBSERVATORY 2131 Tech Drive NU’s Dearborn Observatory will host free sessions from 8 p.m. –10 p.m. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. Please call 847-4917650 for reservations. 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT Ground level, Norris University Center 8 p.m. LOVERS AND MADMEN PRESENT: MACBETH Shanley Hall, 2031 Sheridan Road Tickets can be purchased at the door for this student performance. General admission: $10; NU students: $5 President Morton “Morty” Schapiro will provide a welcome and answer questions from family members. No ticket is required for this event. 11:30 a.m. TASTE OF NU: PRE-GAME EVENT Norris University Center 9:30 p.m. –11 p.m. NU REVUE Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute For those without tickets, all empty seats will be filled beginning 5 minutes prior. We ask those with tickets to arrive early. Doors open at 9 p.m. This inaugural event will showcase a variety of food highlighting NU Cuisine and the Chicago-community. Food stations will be placed throughout Norris University Center while we also celebrate Northwestern spirit with a "photo booth," music, spirit items, games, and television viewing of the football game for those who do not have tickets to the game. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. GAME DAY INFORMATION Shuttles begin running from campus at approx. 12:30 p.m. Buses will be parked at the drop-off location during the game for those who must leave early. Buses will run up to one hour following the end of game . 7:30 p.m. PURPLE HAZE PRESENTS BEST OF THE MIDWEST Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute 12:30 p.m. WILDCAT ALLEY Located northeast of Ryan Field In its 14th year, this a cappella invitational will welcome groups from Indiana University, University of Illinois, DePaul University, and, of course, NU’s Purple Haze. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Visitors: $10; NU students: $5 The pregame fan fest area offers free fun for all ages: games, face painting, giveaways, Willie the Wildcat, cheerleaders, a marching band performance, and more! 8 p.m. The Verona Project Josephine Louis Theatre, Arts Circle Drive 2:30 p.m. NU FOOTBALL VS NEBRASKA Ryan Field See details for this show on p. 5. Visitors: $30; NU students: $5. 8 p.m. LOVERS AND MADMEN PRESENT: MACBETH Shanley Hall, 2031 Sheridan Road Contact the Athletics Ticket Office regarding ticket concerns. Will Call is located at Gate K (for those who purchased online). AFTERNOON IN CHICAGO If you choose to forego the football game, we suggest taking advantage of the eclectic mix of sites and activities in Chicago. By CTA “L” train or cab, a myriad of options are waiting for you! View options on the Family Weekend website or ask at check-in. Tickets can be purchased at the door for this student performance. General admission: $10; NU students: $5 10 p.m. PURPLE HAZE PRESENTS BEST OF THE MIDWEST Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Visitors: $10; NU students: $5 7 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. MOVIE SHOWING: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPONSORED BY A&O FILMS McCormick Aud., Norris University Center 10 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. MOVIE SHOWING: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, SPONSORED BY A&O FILMS McCormick Aud., Norris University Center Admission to this movie is free. Admission to this movie is free. 7:30 p.m. NORTHWESTERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: COPENHAGEN AND ROME Pick-Staiger Concert Hall 11 p.m. LOVERS AND MADMEN PRESENT: MACBETH Shanley Hall, 2031 Sheridan Road Tickets can be purchased at the door for this student performance. General admission: $10; NU students: $5 General admission: $8; NU students: $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. JOGGING TOUR OF NORTHWESTERN Meeting location: The Weber Arch FRIDAY ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS For the family members of Bienen students, drop into any of the rehearsals listed below on Friday, October 19 as your schedule allows. Begin your final morning with a dynamic jog-walk. This student-led tour will include fun facts about NU while taking in the morning view of NU’s own lakefill. 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. BAROQUE MUSIC ENSEMBLE Parkes Hall, Room 034 9:30 a.m. –11 a.m. CONVERSATION WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS Louis Room, Norris Center 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. CONTEMPORARY/EARLY VOCAL ENSEMBLE Music Administration Building, Room 109 While your student sleeps in, hear from the Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs. A complimentary light breakfast will be available at 9:30 a.m. while talks will begin at 10 a.m. Previously reserved tickets are required for this event. 2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. UNIVERSITY CHORALE Music Administration Building, Room 109 2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m. SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Pick-Staiger Concert Hall Rehearsal Room 12 p.m. NU MEN’S SOCCER VS PENN STATE Lakeside Fields 2:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pick-Staiger Concert Hall Stage Tickets can be purchased at the gate. RELIGIOUS SERVICES Please find a list of religious services occurring over the weekend by enquiring at the Family Weekend check-in tables in Norris University Center on Friday/ Saturday or visit the Religious Life website: www.northwestern.edu/religious-life 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. UNIVERSITY SINGERS Music Administration Building, Room 109 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. JAZZ ORCHESTRA Regenstein Hall, Room 011 Have a smartphone handy? There are numerous “apps” and mobile websites that provide insight to discounts in Evanston and Chicago and a calendar of items happening in the Chicago-land community. Below are two recommendations: Downtown Evanston: This app provides an easier way to explore and save at local stores in downtown Evanston. Family Weekend website: Our website is mobile friendly! View our “Suggestions for the Weekend” page for a list of Evanston and Chicago sites and experiences. www.northwestern.edu/orientation/parents/family-weekend/suggestions Did you get a “Note from home” card at the Family Weekend check -in tables in Norris? There is space on the back of the postcard for you to write a note to your student. You will address the envelope, hand it back to us during the times below, and we’ll take care of delivering it! The cards will be delivered in two weeks, while students are still in the midst of midterms; we are sure they would love to hear from you! Card Drop-off locations Friday, October 19: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at check-in tables in Norris; 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. in the Technological Institute Lobby Saturday, October 20: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at check-in tables in Norris Sunday, October 21: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at lobby tables in Norris *NOTE: Please address envelopes completely . Addresses of residence halls and fraternity/sorority buildings will be on hand during the times above if you do not recall the specific address. Sample: Willie Wildcat Res Hall Building Room # 9 Street Address Evanston, IL 60201 OFFICE OF NEW STUDENT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS