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Celebrate “A Day With Northwestern”

Alumni Association presents an all-day seminar on topics from art to science

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March 26, 2014 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- On Saturday, April 26, the Northwestern University Alumni Association (NAA) presents “A Day With Northwestern,” an all-day seminar featuring prominent faculty and alumni speaking on topics related to art, science, sports, business and journalism.

The annual event typically draws some 400 alumni, parents, friends, and current and prospective students to the University’s Evanston campus.

“A Day at Northwestern” -- which includes a performance by the student mariachi band Mariachi Northwestern -- takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, on the University’s Evanston campus. Open to the Northwestern community and general public, the event requires registration by April 16. 

Keynote speakers are Emmy Award-winning public television writer, producer and host Geoffrey Baer and CBS legal analyst and former Court TV anchor Rikki Klieman. Baer -- known locally and nationally for his popular feature-length public television specials about architecture and Chicago history -- will speak on the skyscraper in Chicago. Klieman will examine the evolution of neutral reporting from the Walter Cronkite model to the present form of opinion being presented as news. Both speakers are Wildcat alumni. 

“The day showcases the incredible breadth of expertise we have at Northwestern, with fascinating talks by faculty, distinguished alumni and even students,” said alumnus Bob Cox, a former chair of “A Day With Northwestern’s” executive board. “Many attendees come year after year because each new lineup of speakers is so varied and the topics so timely.”

To register or to view a complete listing of “A Day With Northwestern” events, visit the Northwestern Alumni Association. For more information, call (847) 491-7975.

Topics: Campus Life