NU Club of Chicago members enjoyed a number of cultural events during the summer, including a performance of director Mary Zimmerman's (C82, GC85, 94) Mirror of the Invisible World June 24 at the Goodman Theatre and the American Music Theatre Project's In the Bubble Aug. 2 at the Ethel M. Barber Theater on the Evanston campus. The summer calendar also infcluded the screening of the documentary The Trials of Darryl Hunt, produced by Katie Brown (C02), at Facets Cinematheque Aug. 3 and an afternoon of thoroughbred racing at the Arlington Park racetrack Aug. 25. The club's fall calendar includes an October tour of the Goose Island Brewery.
In May President Henry S. Bienen visited with 60 members and guests of the NU Club of Indianapolis at a reception at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis. This fall the club will welcome Wildcat football fans to the Northwestern Alumni Association's away game tailgate Oct. 27 when Northwestern faces the Purdue University Boilermakers.
Networking was the topic of the NU Club of Milwaukee's May 23 career event, "Tapping into the NU Network: Beyond LinkedIn, MySpace and the Company Picnic" at the Radisson Hotel. Keynote speaker Marilyn Moats Kennedy (J65, GJ66), founder and managing partner of Career Strategies, offered tips on effective networking techniques, and participants applied them at a reception that followed. They also learned about the NAA's online career resources.
On Sept. 14 members of the NU Club of Greater New York will gather for a performance of the New York Philharmonic, led by composer-conductor John Williams at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Avery Fisher Hall. In July members congratulated Northwestern's three-time national champion women's lacrosse team, coach Kelly Amonte-Hiller and her staff at a Sports Night celebration at the Williams Club.
For the fourth year in a row the NU Club of the North Carolina Triangle held its annual new student send-off at the Fearrington Swim & Croquet Club near Pittsboro to give incoming first-year students and their families a chance to learn firsthand about life on campus from returning students and alumni. On May 18 young alumni mixed and mingled at a happy hour at Tyler's Taproom in Durham. Members can check the club's web site for more information about upcoming Wildcat football game-watching get-togethers at various venues.
Check the NU Club of Philadelphia web site for details on its upcoming career workshop "Creating Your Own Powerful Personal Brand" for all ages and job stages with author and coach Catherine Kaputa (WCAS70) Oct. 4 at the University of the Arts' Hamilton Hall. On Aug. 19 club president Qamara Edwards (C02) hosted a new student welcome barbecue for incoming and returning students, their parents and club members at her South Jersey home. Members are still buzzing about the club's successful "Weekend with Royalty" events in March that drew nearly 120 alumni and guests from the entire East Coast, spanning Connecticut to Georgia. The group toured the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia with Northwestern history professor Carl Petry and attended a performance of the Tony Kushner musical Caroline, or Change at the Arden Theatre.
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