Alley 'Cats

Venturing into Silicon Valley

Celebrating the Alumni Connection

Untangling the Web

Sesqui-Bashes in D.C., Chicago

Extra Credit

Centennial Class Returns


Regional Clubs

Special-Interest Clubs


Kellogg Graduate School of Management

School of Law

Medical School


Lights, Camera: Access!

Getting Her Due

A Question of Ownership

Music Man

Willie gets silly with alumnae at Northwestern Night at Wrigley Field.

photo by Andrew Campbell

photo by Phil Graham















Regional Clubs

With the help of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NU Club of Chicago members saw the city in a new light. In April they visited Symphony Center and heard a live performance of the film score for Charlie Chaplin's 1931 silent classic City Lights as the film was projected on a large screen.

In May club members mingled with the stars of this year's Waa-Mu Show — Sorry We're Booked! — at a cast awards party and dessert reception. Later in the month about 100 club members joined thousands who turned out for Northwestern Night at Wrigley Field. Two days later, the group gathered for a private reception and tour of the expanded Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on the Evanston campus.

The Chicago Young Alumni Club met with the NU Club of Chicago on the rooftop of the Lake Shore Center in June to socialize and enjoy the lakefront view.

The NU Club of Austin this fall will watch Wildcat football games at Legends in the Holiday Inn Northwest. Another wine-tasting event is planned for November at the home of Kathleen Caoyonan (McC94) and Chris Colbert (McC93).

The NU Club of Metro Detroit's hangout for Wildcat game day gatherings is Shield's Bar and Pizzeria in Southfield, Mich. On Oct. 20 members will host the Penn State alumni club for the Wildcat-Penn State game. Detroit and Ann Arbor members are looking forward to a Dec. 6 holiday dinner at Fox Hills Golf and Conference Center in Plymouth, Mich.

From Oct. 12 through 14 the NU Clubs of Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando will host the first Northwestern Explores, a program featuring presentations before clubs by alumni, faculty and administrators. This debut offering is a multimedia presentation, Last Expression: Art from Auschwitz, with commentary by David Mickenberg, director of the Block Museum, and Peter Hayes, Theodore Z. Weiss Professor of Holocaust Studies. The works in the presentation were compiled from art by prisoners who were subsequently put to death at the concentration camp.

The NU Club of Washington, D.C., donated $2,000 to Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, which renovates homes and facilities for the homeless. More than 100 members and friends also gathered at a local church in April to paint and repair a kitchen used to prepare meals for the homeless.

On Sept. 29 NU Club of Switzerland members will enjoy the comical sculptures of the late Swiss artist Jean Tinquely and then visit the Foundation Beyeler to see an exhibition of buildings by famed Basel architects.