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Alumni performing at the February NU Club of Albuquerque event (clockwise from top left) Kurt Civilette, associate principal horn and personnel manager for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra; Lori Lovato (Mu83), second clarinet; Susan Fritts (GMu83), fourth horn; Mark Hyams (GMu00), second trumpet; Chrissy Saari (Mu00), assistant principal flute; Peter Ulffers (GMu91), principal horn; Lisa DiCarlo (Mu91, GMu93), viola; Stefanie Przybylska (GMu87), principal bassoon. Not pictured: Michael Stordahl (GMu93), principal clarinet

Northwestern Alumni Association club officers from the NU Clubs of Atlanta, Boston, Greater New York City, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Twin Cities, Virginia and Washington, D.C., participated in a series of regional workshops in their respective cities throughout the year. The sessions trained leaders in event planning, volunteer management and web content development.

To show off the talents of Northwestern's musical theater students, the NAA sponsored the Traveling Student Revue in March. Students performed for alumni in the NU Clubs of Coachella Valley, Greater New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Members of the NU Club of Albuquerque enjoyed a special evening of music Feb. 5, courtesy of nine School of Music alumni who play in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. The concert, which attracted more than 25 club members, friends and many new alumni participants, featured Holst's The Planets and the Brahms' Violin Concerto. NMSO personnel director Kurt Civilette (Mu87, WCAS87) hosted a dinner reception afterward.

In March members of the NU Club of Atlanta viewed an exhibit by innovative African American artist Romare Bearden at the High Museum of Art, hosted by Susan Clark (KSM96), director of marketing at the museum. Earlier in the year more than 30 members, representing classes from 1959 to 2004, turned out for a fun evening of wine and gourmet dishes at the home of Ed O'Meara (GJ92) and his wife, Cathy.

At the NU Club of Sarasota/Manatee's annual awards banquet in March, Medill School of Journalism dean Loren Ghiglione presented "Today's Press: Government Watchdog or Lapdog?" The club also presented the University with $2,500 for the Otto Graham Fund, which supports scholarships for Florida students attending Northwestern's National High School Institute, or "Cherub" program. Accepting the contribution on behalf of the fund was Beverly Collinge Graham (SESP46), widow of the late Wildcat football great Otto Graham Jr. (SESP44) (Deaths, spring 2004).

Members of the NU Club of Washington, D.C., spent a Saturday afternoon in late February at the Shenandoah Brewing Co. in Alexandria, Va. Alumni learned some finer points about making their own beer and brewed a batch of red ale to share and take home.

Learn how to participate in NAA clubs by visiting www.alumni.northwestern.edu.

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