Special Feature: Wildcat Welcome 2011
One Last Welcome
President's Convocation marks end of Wildcat Welcome orientationSeptember 19, 2011 | by Brendan Cosgrove
"Here at Northwestern, you have the opportunity to build a great story,” Telles-Irvin said. “My advice to you is, don't let anything stop you from making that happen."
Linda Hicke, associate vice president for research and professor of molecular biosciences, discussed this year's One Book One Northwestern selection, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. As the faculty director for the community reading project, Hicke encouraged students to participate in a variety of upcoming programs related to the subject of the book.
A portion of the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band provided a spirited soundtrack to the event and a capella group Freshman 15 also performed.
With Wildcat Welcome coming to an end, reality sets in Tuesday when classes begin.