Howard Traisman (WCAS43, M46, 47) with Liz Sturgeon
and her husband, Alex Rorke (S74, G75), at the John Evans Clubs
anniversary dinner in November
photo by Jim Ziv
FAN, the Friends of Anthropology at Northwestern, is beginning
the spring season with a variety of travel and educational events. Dwight
Conquergood, ethnographer, documentary producer and associate professor
of performance studies, discusses ceremonies surrounding the death penalty
on March 7 at Harris Hall.
In April members will join the NAA in its educational escapade to Santa
Fe and Taos, N.M. The group, guided by anthopology department faculty,
will explore the past and present of the Southwest.
Later in the month, professor Holly Pittman, director of the University
of Pennsylvanias Center for Ancient Studies, comes to campus to
deliver FANs first Jeremiah S. and Helen James Lecture in Assyrian
Civilization and Culture. Kenneth James (L59) established the lecture
to honor his parents, who were Assyrian immigrants and active philanthropists.
On May 18 anthropology professor Gil Stein leads members on a tour of
the permanent collection of the University of Chicagos Oriental
MOCs, Men Off Campus, formed in 1947 for World War II veterans
who were commuting students, will be holding its second reunion on June
22 at the Omni Orrington Hotel in Evanston. For more information, contact
Phil Podulka (EB50) at 847-729-2139 or Mel Long (EB50) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the John Evans Club enjoyed an evening of stargazing
at the Dearborn Observatory in October. During the event members and their
families picnicked outdoors and delighted in the storytelling talents
of Rives Collins, associate professor of speech and fellow in the Searle
Center for Teaching Excellence.
The club also celebrated its anniversary (No. 47) weekend in November,
beginning with a black-tie dinner at Evanstons Hilton Garden Inn.
Northwestern President Henry Bienen spoke of the clubs current and
future impact on the University. Later in the weekend members gathered
for a post-game party at the Stadium Club following the Wildcats
contest against Iowa. They also attended a Sunday matinee of the campus
production of Titanic.
In response to the Sept. 11 attacks, the N Club raised almost $1,900
to benefit the McCormick Tribune Disaster Relief Fund. More than 200 members
and guests gathered at the Goose Island Brew Pub in Chicagos Lakeview
neighborhood in October to down brews, eat sausages donated by former
Northwestern football player Richard "Chico" Kurzawski (SESP69)
and cheer on the Wildcats as they battled Ohio State.
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