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Neighbors Invited to Communiversity Day April 12

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November 16, 2007

Families and friends are invited to campus April 12 to take part in Northwestern Communiversity Day. Participants will be able to sample a variety of experiences and learn about the many ways to access Northwestern's academic programs for all ages, as well as arts, athletics, clinics, labs and more.

Faculty, students and staff will present a diverse program of events and activities to showcase all that Northwestern has to share with its Evanston and greater metro area neighbors. Activities will be held in facilities on the Arts Circle, as well as in engineering buildings and the sports and aquatics center.

The community day agenda will include student-led fine and performing arts, sports mini-clinics for kids, information sessions on how to enroll in credit or non-credit classes, as well as tours of campus facilities. Highlights include a matinee performance of "Charlotte's Web" and "Spectacular Chemical Reactions" by Eberhard Zwergel.

Admissions staff members will host college preparation seminars for parents and high school students, and faculty will discuss the many issues related to the 2008 presidential election.

Northwestern Communiversity Day
April 12, 2008
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Communiversity Program: Printable PDF (272K)
Campus Map: Printable PDF (270K) | Detailed Interactive Map

To locate venues, please see the above program and campus map. For questions and directions on the day of the event, look for volunteers in purple Communiversity Day caps.

Confirmed activities (as of noon April 11 — events subject to change)

Hourly or Continuous Events; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • ARTica: Arts and crafts for kids. Norris Underground. (Y, MS)
  • Arts Fest: Uniting Northwestern and the Community through the Arts. Deering Meadow. Inclement weather location: Annenberg G02, Harris 205, and University Hall 101. (All)
  • Center for Talent Development displays. Tech lobby. (All)
  • Children's literature readings. Library. (Y, MS)
  • "Domestic Sunshine," a multimedia exhibit. Norris, Dittmar Memorial Gallery. (A)
  • "Evanston and Northwestern: A Retrospective." Library. (All)
  • Exhibit by Mitch Melson, found-art sculptor. Norris, first floor. (All)
  • "Festival" food, while quantities last. SPAC. (All)
  • Fitness and fun obstacle course. SPAC. (Y, MS)
  • "For the People," a display of government information. Library. (All)
  • Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center tour and student demonstrations and designs. Ford. (All)
  • Game Room. Norris Underground. (MS, HS)
  • "One World, One Dream": Chinese culture, customs, and the Beijing Olympics. Harris 108. (All)
  • Open house and free use of facilities at Crown Sports Pavilion and Norris Aquatics Center. SPAC. (All)
  • Recycling and sustainability activities and information. Norris, first floor. (All)
  • "Say the Word," a display of manuscripts by The Beatles. Library. (All)
  • Shorefront archives exhibit and "Black History of Northwestern and the North Shore." Library, student lounge. (All)
  • Special Olympics Developmental Disability Day Carnival. SPAC. (All)
  • "Tracking River Flow" with members of the laboratory of Aaron Packman, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Tech AG18. (All)
  • University Police squad cars on display, weather permitting. Pick and SPAC parking lots. (All)
11 a.m.
  • Discovering Dance: Creative Workshop for Parents and Kids with Susan A. Lee, professor of dance. TIC, ballroom. (Y)
  • "Festival" food, while quantities last. TIC, Louis lobby. (All)
  • "Got DNA?": A DNA lab for kids. Tech MG36. (Y, MS)
  • Informational walking tour. Arch. (All)
  • Photo opportunity with Charlotte's Web cast members. Limited time. TIC, Barber lobby. (Y)
  • Storytelling with master storyteller Rives Collins, associate professor of theatre and department chair. TIC, Bergen. (Y)
  • Tech for Teens: An Open House. Ford, third floor. (MS, HS)
Noon
  • Body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure screenings with Northwestern fitness staff. SPAC. (A)
  • "Chemical Curiosity Is a Nano Blast!" with Eberhard Zwergel, senior lecturer in chemistry. Tech LR3. (All)
  • College admission tips. Library Forum Room. (HS)
  • "Festival" food, while quantities last. TIC, Louis lobby. (All)
  • "Genetic Testing: What, Why, and for Whom?" Tech LR5. (A)
  • Glucose screening with Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. SPAC. (A)
  • "Got DNA?": A DNA lab for kids. Tech M36. (Y, MS)
  • Informational walking tour. Arch. (All)
  • "Political Cartoons and Caricatures: From George III to George W. Bush" with Ralph Otwell, retired Chicago Sun-Times editor. Jacobs G40/Stern. (A)
  • Posture and spinal screenings with Chiro One Wellness Centers. SPAC. (All)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and skin cancer screenings with the American Cancer Society. SPAC. (A)
  • Tech for Teens: An Open House. Ford, third floor. (MS, HS)
1 p.m.
  • BMI and blood pressure screenings with Northwestern fitness staff. SPAC. (A)
  • College Democrats discuss civic engagement. Harris 107. (All)
  • "Festival" food, while quantities last. Harris. (All)
  • "Genetic Testing: What, Why, and for Whom?" Tech LR5. (A)
  • Glucose screening with Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. SPAC. (A)
  • Historical and architectural campus tour with Kevin Leonard, archivist. Arch. (A)
  • Posture and spinal screenings with Chiro One Wellness Centers. SPAC. (All)
  • PSA and skin cancer screenings with the American Cancer Society. SPAC. (A)
  • Storytelling with master storyteller Rives Collins, associate professor of theatre and department chair. TIC, Bergen. (Y)
  • "Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way Galaxy" with Doug Roberts, visualization architect in academic technologies. Tech MG51. (MS, HS)
2 p.m.
  • "Election 2008: An Interactive Discussion." Moderated by Henry S. Bienen, University president. With Clarke Caywood, professor of integrated marketing communications; Jack Doppelt, professor of journalism; Ryan Erickson, student leader; and Lawrence L. Stuelpnagel, assistant professor of journalism. Harris 107. (A)
  • "Festival" food, while quantities last. Harris. (All)
  • Sculpture Garden tour, weather permitting. Block. (All)
  • "Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way Galaxy" with Doug Roberts, visualization architect in academic technologies. Tech MG51. (MS, HS)
  • "Worms, Brains, and Genes: Using Simple Organisms to Understand Complex Diseases." Tech MG36. (HS, A)
3 p.m.
  • Photo opportunity with Charlotte's Web cast members. Limited time. TIC, Barber lobby. (Y)
Suggested audiences are indicated for each event:
(Y) grade school and younger, (MS) middle school, (HS) high school, (A) adult, and (All) all.