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Wildcat Excellence Gratitude Celebration
Calling all students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff! RSVP by Thursday, May 23 for the 2024 Wildcat Excellence Gratitude Celebration on Tuesday, May 28, 6:00-8:00 PM in the Louis Room of the Norris University Center. 

Seniors: Share Feedback on Your NU Experience
The Senior Survey is now in the field for all undergraduates who have petitioned to graduate this year. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $100 Visa gift cards. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. It closes 5/29, so take it before it's too late. 

Let’s Talk About Sex: Centering LGBTQIA+ Students’ Sexual Health Education
Help us analyze queer student experiences and address gaps in programming and education by completing this anonymous survey.


“Actions for the Earth” Gallery Talk with Climate Crisis + Media Arts

May 23, 12:30-1:30 PM

Join Michael Metzger, co-lead of the Climate Crisis + Media Arts Working Group (CCMA) and Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts, Block Museum of Art, for a discussion of exhibition "Actions for the Earth" and CCMA’s work. CCMA aims to influence cultural and political discourse on the climate emergency by creating new ways of depicting what it means to live and die within a changing climate, right now.

Virtual Student Debrief Space

May 23, 5:00-6:00 PM

This hour serves to connect students in an inclusive space, to debrief around the Israel & Palestine Speaker Series.  This event will be virtual and a link will be shared with those who register.

Register Here.

Food Trucks on Campus

May 29, 2024, 2:00-4:00 PM, Evanston Campus

The Office of the Provost invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by one of five food truck locations across the Evanston campus for free Italian ice, churros, funnel cakes, ice cream treats and whoopie pies while supplies last. There’s always room for (free!) dessert.

CESR's Annual Poster Session for Research in Sustainability and Resilience

May 30, 3:00-5:00 PM

Join our showcase of research in sustainability and resilience at McCormick and around the university! Our active Seed Grant project teams will be present to share their work alongside faculty and students working in sustainability and resilience from throughout Northwestern.

Spring Finals Relief

June 3, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Mudd Library Lawn

Take a break from finals and join us for an afternoon of fun! Attendees can enjoy a selection of food trucks, including Kona Ice, Traveling Tom's Coffee Truck, Sweet Ride. Outdoor games, such as spike ball, bean bag toss, frisbee, and a photo booth will also be available! Grab a friend and join us! No RSVP required.


Chicago White Sox Student Pass Program

Sign up here with your .edu email address to get special access to heavily discounted White Sox tickets this season!

Add to May Purple Praise Board

All are invited to add to the MAY Purple Praise board! Use our campus-wide Kudoboard to share your gratitude with friends, faculty, peers, advisers now through the end of the month!

The Cities Project

May 27

Earn credit to mentor middle school youth! The Cities Project fights stress and trauma among low-income youth by connecting middle school students with college student mentors. Mentors take a fall quarter course on youth development and mental health, and mentor 6th–8th grade students at a local Chicago Public School once a week throughout the year. Earn credit and build leadership skills through hands-on experience. Apply to become a mentor for 2024-25.

Books and Breakfast is Hiring

Applications Due May 27

Do you love kids? Want to be better connected to your Evanston neighbors? Interested in issues of education equity? You are invited to apply to work for Books and Breakfast, a morning before-school program supporting Evanston kids and addressing historic inequities in the school system.

Click the link for more info and to access the application. Applications are due May 27.

2024 Wildcat Excellence Gratitude Celebration

Tuesday, May 28 from 6:00-8:00 PM - Louis Room, Norris

The Wildcat Excellence Gratitude Celebration is an annual celebration event that recognizes and honors the outstanding leadership of our students, staff, faculty, student organizations, and their advisors. The end-of-year event is open to the entire Northwestern community and recognizes and extends gratitude for how NU members support and care for one another, lead with justice and equity at the center, and serve NU and the local Evanston and Chicago communities.


Red Watch Band Alcohol Bystander Intervention Trainings

Have you ever had to help a drunk friend but weren’t sure exactly what you were doing? Attend a Red Watch Band bystander intervention training this spring quarter to learn more. The training will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and intervene effectively in an alcohol-related medical emergency. You’ll learn about how to prevent and/or respond to an alcohol emergency; and the truth behind common alcohol-related myths.

Drop-In Peer Tutoring

Come see the ASLA Peer Tutors for help with variety of courses! You can find them Sunday through Thursday at Schapiro Hall, Shepard Hall, Elder Lounge, the Multicultural Center, and the GSRC.
Subjects covered include biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, economics, engineering analysis, math, physics, and statistics.

Student Affairs Marketing Needs Photographers & Videographers for Fall 2024

SAM is looking for talented and dependable photographers, videographers, as well as photo/video editors. (or any combination of those) for Fall Quarter 2024. Ideally we would like to get you familiar with the team and your role this quarter. Candidates MUST have a portfolio for review. Work-Study is strongly preferred. If interested, read more about the job description and fill out the application here.

PawPrint Calendar

VentureCat 2024 Public Showcase

May 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kellogg Global Hub, 2211 Campus Drive

VentureCat is Northwestern’s annual student startup competition and celebrates the University’s most promising student f...

“Actions for the Earth” Gallery Talk with Climate Crisis + Media ...

May 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive

Block gallery talks explore exhibitions by posing multidisciplinary questions and perspectives, led by faculty, staff, s...

Student Debrief Space (Virtual)

May 23, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This hour serves to connect students in an inclusive space, to debrief around the Israel & Palestine: Joint Speaker Seri...

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