Regional Clubs

In September NU Club of Chicago members paired up with kids from the Off the Street Club for the Wildcat football game against Eastern Michigan at Ryan Field. After the game the group attended the N Club reception to hear Northwestern tennis coach Claire Pollard, who has led the women’s tennis team to eight straight Big Ten Conference championships. The club’s fall calendar also included the Nov. 9 Career Boot Camp at Rock Bottom Brewery and the Nov. 12 performance of Hamlet at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, an event that included a postperformance talk by Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder, artistic director and Northwestern theater department faculty member Barbara Gaines (C68) (See “Shake and Lake,” summer 2001).

On Jan. 26 members of the NU Club of Indianapolis will enjoy “A Midwinter’s Evening at the Symphony” at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and in March they’ll gather at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to answer phones during the WFYI-TV spring telethon. President Henry S. Bienen will visit with club members on May 3 to talk about the state of the University and international politics.

Eighty members of the NU Club of Greater New York attended the Northwestern Alumni Association’s Career Boot Camp Sept. 18 at New York University. Ellen Lubin-Sherman (C75, GJ76), principal of the Launch self-marketing coaching service, and Marilyn Moats Kennedy (J65, GJ66), managing partner of Career Strategies, offered tactics to help young alumni and midcareer job changers achieve their career goals. In August club members picnicked at Manhattan’s Central Park and enjoyed a performance of La Traviata.

The NU Club of North Carolina Triangle hosted eight first-year students and their parents at a picnic at the Fearrington Swim and Croquet Club in Fearrington Village Aug. 20. On Sept. 30 Joseph Schofer (GMcC65, 68), William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, presented “Traffic Jam: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore” at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Durham.

This fall NU Club of Philadelphia members joined the NAA in welcoming football fans in town for the Wildcats’ game at Penn State. They also gathered for a bowling night at the North Bowl Lounge in October. A November panel discussion, “The Northwestern Network: Leading and Influencing Society,” featured Terry Applebaum (Mu67, GMu68), provost of the University of the Arts; Roger Dennis (SESP71, L74), provost of Rutgers–the State University of New Jersey at Camden; Sheinelle Jones (J00), WTXF-TV news reporter and anchor; and Ed Streb (C71, GC73, 79), professor of communication at Rowan University.

NU Club of San Diego members welcomed six new students and their parents to the Northwestern community at a barbecue at the home of Deborah Horwitz (GSESP69) and Paul Nierman (KSM76) on Aug. 19. Club members cheered on the Wildcats at Players Sports Bar during football season, and young alumni mingle at happy-hour gatherings every second Thursday of the month at the Shakespeare Pub & Grille.

In Florida, members of the NU Clubs of South Florida and Palm Beach hosted more than 80 students, parents and alumni at a buffet luncheon in August. Alan Wolfson (McC80), then-NAA president-elect (see “NAA Ushers in New Leaders”), gave a presentation about the University and its national prominence, and the event’s student forum allowed new students and their parents to “learn the ropes” from returning students from the South Florida area.

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