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Northwestern Hosts Second Annual Communiversity Day

May 1, 2009 | by Stephen Anzaldi
Evanston-area families came to Northwestern April 26 to take part in the second annual Communiversity Day.

The University threw open the doors so that neighbors of all ages could enjoy a variety of campus experiences and discover the many ways to access Northwestern's academic programs as well as its arts, athletics, clinics, labs and open spaces.

Faculty, students and staff presented a diverse program of events that included fine and performing arts, storytelling and crafts for kids, and a variety of lectures and discussions conducted by faculty.

New this year was the "TV Take-Back" campaign. Many took advantage of the opportunity to dispose safely of electronic waste such as analog televisions, cell phones, VCRs, DVDs, satellite receivers and computer-related materials including laptops, towers, keyboards, printers, monitors and scanners. The campaign was supported in part by a grant from the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern.

Other highlights were the NU Green Zone features with a talk on the search for life on other worlds, vermicomposting tips and techniques and a presentation on solar energy.

Sports offerings included fitness classes for adults and children, and foot and spinal screenings.

Topics: Campus Life