Welcome from the Co-Presidents
The line-up of University Circle's springtime activities is taking shape. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at these events.
On April 20th University Circle hosts Settlement House children and parents at a Kids Fare Concert at Pick- Staiger Concert Hall. Led by Northwestern's Emmy award winning dance professor, Billy Siegenfeld, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project combines motion, dance gesture and unique choreography with great music. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience top-notch music and dance, have fun and benefit the children of Northwestern Settlement House. The pure joy and enthusiasm expressed by the children is contagious.
On May 17th we gather at Guild Lounge for Circle's annual Spring Luncheon. Scholarship Chair, Barbara Rossow, and her committee are hard at work with Tim Gordon, Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Services of the School of Continuing Studies, finalizing plans for the University Circle Scholarships, which will be presented at the luncheon. Each year University Circle awards scholarships toward tuition for full-time NU employees enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies. This is a lovely time to be on campus and celebrate together.
May is also the time that we share Northwestern campus with students from Noble St. Charter High School and Rowe Elementary School. Carolyn Krulee carefully plans each tour and welcomes all Circle members to join in on these very special and high energy visits. Look for further information about these events in this issue of the Courier.
The 15th Biennial Big 10 Women's Conference, hosted by the University of Illinois, will take place June 7 – 9, 2013 in Champaign-Urbana. This year's conference, titled Cultivating Winning Strategies, promises to be a very special time to explore the campus and interact in important ways with members of all 12 Big 10 universities. Does this event sound interesting to you? Please contact us for additional information.
Our term as co-presidents has been full of learning – learning to know our members, learning in-depth about Circle's programs and philanthropies and learning the important role Northwestern University Circle has played throughout its 98-year history. It will continue to thrive well after its 100th anniversary. This organization brings women together from throughout Northwestern's diverse community, providing opportunities to grow friendships and share in activities of mutual interest, enriching students' lives with scholarships and serving the larger community in charitable ways.
We thank each Circle member. We thank the Executive Board and the Interest Group Committees. Your consistent support and hard work has made these two years a very special time in our lives.