On Nov. 29 at the Norris University Center the Alumnae of Northwestern University will present its 2005 Alumnae of Northwestern Award to Carole Browe Segal (WCAS60), co-founder of the Crate & Barrel housewares stores and founder of the Chicago-based Foodstuffs Gourmet Foods & Catering stores.
This year, the Alumnae Board awarded $90,000 in gifts and grants to faculty members and University programs from funds raised through its continuing education courses and Waa-Mu patron program. The program support included funds for Sex Signals, a New Student Week production that highlights sexual assault awareness, and grants for renovations at Norris University Center and the John Evans Alumni Center.
In New York City, the NUEA (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance) East will welcome new alumni at a reception Sept. 19. On Sept. 26 the club will host an auditioning workshop led by Jen Bender (C01), assistant director of Broadway’s Avenue Q and Steel Magnolias. Members can check the club’s web site, www.nuea.org, for more information.
On the West Coast, NUEA West hosted “The Low Down with David Downs” on May 23 in Hollywood. Downs, a professor in the School of Communication, interviewed actress and director Laura Innes (C79), who discussed her work with the television shows ER and The West Wing. In July members also turned out to catch performances by Kat Parsons (C99), who recently released her album No Will Power and toured Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
To register or learn more about NAA club events, please visit www.alumni.northwestern.edu/clubs.