More than 100 members of the Northwestern University Dental School alumni gathered for a reception Feb. 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Held in conjunction with the annual Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, the event honored the 25th and 30th reunion classes of 1981 and 1976. In April members of the Dental School class of 1966 celebrated their 40th reunion in Chicago. Dental School alumni are planning an Oct. 16 reception at this year’s American Dental Association Annual Session at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Members of LANU (Latino Alumni of Northwestern University) presented $1,000 scholarships to five undergraduates at the Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs’ first Latino Networking Gala on Jan. 12. The winners are junior Yvette Cebrian, a sociology major from Urbana, Ill.; junior Lijia Evariz, an economics and psychology double major from Chicago; senior Jaime Flores, an economics and international studies major from Chicago; Omar Lopez, a senior industrial engineering major from Berwyn, Ill.; and Ana Valenzuela, a senior political science and international studies major from Chicago.
University President Henry S. Bienen, School of Communication Dean Barbara O’Keefe and Northwestern Alumni Association President Rich Dean (EB69) joined 600 alumni and friends in saluting Northwestern’s presence on Broadway at the NUEA East (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance) and NAA’s “Toast to the Past, Toast to the Future” concert at the Hudson Theatre in New York March 20.
NUEA West held its annual Oscar party March 5 at Busby’s Restaurant Bar in Santa Monica, Calif. Also in March, novelist and screenwriter Loraine Despres (C60), who wrote the famous “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of the Dallas TV series, led a workshop on creating suspense in scenes and stories. The club is also seeking alumni volunteers to mentor students and lead workshops for the Northwestern Association for Women Filmmakers, a student-run organization dedicated to increasing participation of females in film and production professions.
In March NUGALA (Northwestern University Gay and Lesbian Alumni) co-sponsored the Rainbow Alliance Drag Show at the Norris University Center, awarding a $500 cash prize to the winning student group entry. In San Francisco, members mingled with Stanford alumni at an intercollegiate LGBT mixer at the home of David Nale (WCAS85). The club is also planning events in conjunction with the upcoming Gay Games VII in Chicago in July. The Games’ wrestling and powerlifting competition will be held at Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena.
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