Announcing the twenty-eighth annual Gardner/Exum Scholarship.

The Gardner/Exum Scholarship Fund was established in December of 1986 to honor Northwestern University alumnus attorney Milton Gardner, co-founder of For Members Only – Northwestern University’s Black Student Alliance, and professor William Exum, former chairperson of the Department of African American Studies. Because of their commitment to academic excellence, concern for Black students, community needs, and their belief that effective leadership can make a major impact on our lives, this scholarship has assisted many student leaders for over two decades.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in a manner that supports their academic excellence and recognizes campus and community leadership. Our hope is that these funds will help reduce the need for loans or employment for Northwestern students currently receiving financial aid, and allow them to focus more on their studies.

The scholarship will be awarded during the 2015 Harambee Celebration event on Friday January 30th, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Louis Room (Norris).  To be considered, students must show academic excellence in the form of a GPA 3.0 or higher; demonstrate leadership in clubs or organizations; show an established commitment to community service; and be a recipient of financial aid. Students must submit a resume, in addition to one letter of recommendation from an employer, on or off campus, or a Northwestern University faculty member. All applications are due by 5:00pm on Monday, December 1st, 2014 and can be submitted electronically to aasa@northwestern.edu, or turned in to our office at 1914 Sheridan Road. Finalists will be required to participate in an interview with the selection committee on Thursday, January 15th or Friday January 16th 2015 between 12pm-5pm.

For applications and further information, please visit our website http://www.northwestern.edu/msa or contact African American Student Affairs directly at (847) 491-3610 or by email at aasa@northwestern.edu.

This Week at UCS

Speak directly with recruiters at this week’s company information sessions on the Northwestern campus. More information can be found in our job and internship search system, CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso). Simply log in using your NetID and NetID password and find the list of sessions under “Events > Info Sessions.”

 Monday, November 3

Point72 Asset Management: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

 Tuesday, November 4

L’Oreal Americas (open to juniors and seniors only): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Wednesday, November 5

Academy for Urban School Leadership: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Evercore Partners (open to juniors and seniors only): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

GOLDMAN SACHS: Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Atlantic Media Company (open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific (open to juniors and MBA students only): Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to view complete details, as well as RSVP instructions (must RSVP using the link included on the flyer attached to the info session description in CareerCat) by Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Thursday, November 6

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Coffee Chats (Not in CareerCat)

Starbucks (Norris, 1999 Campus Drive) | 3-5 p.m.

RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 4: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/northwesterncoffeechats_nov_2014

Please join Bank of America Merrill Lynch for informal coffee chats before the corporate presentation. This session will provide an opportunity for one-on-one interactions with representatives across the Global Banking and Markets business areas.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Corporate Presentation

Norris, Northwestern Room A | 7-9 p.m.

Please log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso > Events > Info Sessions) to RSVP and for time and location the day of the event, as it is subject to change.

Other Information Sessions
Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Northwestern Career Sponsors (NCS)
Tech LR 5 | 7-8 p.m.

Juniors: Looking for an internship in consulting? Join this information to learn more about NCS — a selective mentorship program that pairs seniors with consulting experience with juniors seeking internships. Selected participants will have access to group networking events and interview preparation seminars in addition to exclusive one-on-one mentoring.

Tuesday, November 4

Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Norris, Louis Room South

Learn about the Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates from faculty, a career services specialist and current students. Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Register here: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_9KPR5Wza7rCFCKh

 

We hope to see you at an information session next week!

Northwestern University Career Services

Applications now being accepted…

The Civic Engagement Certificate is a five credit program that incorporates both community work and classroom learning — including trips to local nonprofits and 100 hours of community service.

In the first year of the program, students study several issues related to communities, such as criminal justice and sustainability, rotating between classroom discussion and field experiences. Second-year students work together on a community consulting Capstone Project, building capacity at organizations like the Center for Independent Futures or Living Works.

Want to learn more? Attend an info session:
• November 7, 2:30-3:30pm Annenberg G01
• November 11, 5-6pm Norris Wildcat Room 101
• November 12, 3-4pm CCE (1813 Hinman Avenue)

CivicEngagementCertificate

 

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Sneak Peek of Winter Quarter 2015 Classes

Here is your preview for Winter Quarter 2015 Classes. *

http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/sites/default/files/src/WinterQuarter2015-ClassWorksheet.pdf

New this time:

  •       Link to the WCAS Class Description List
  •       Departmental contact information next to each department heading.

Remember this course listing is provided as a snapshot of classes that might be of interest to you as an SoC student and is not meant to substitute for the listings in CAESAR or consultation with your advisor.  In fact, there are often changes made on the CAESAR listings right up until registration and sometimes even after.  Additionally, not all pre-requisites have been listed for all classes because some course descriptions have not yet been posted.   So, take a look and see what interests you and then make sure to check the CAESAR listing to confirm the class details.

As always, if you have questions about your own degree progress or whether a class will count toward your major, minor, certificate or other additional program, make sure to check with your advisor. The advisor tab at the top of the Spotlight  blog page will take you to their email address and contact information!

Don’t forget: Pre-Registration for Winter Quarter 2015 begins on Monday, November 10th and ends Thursday, November 13th at 5:15 pm. Pre-registration and registration appointment times will be listed on your personal CAESAR account on Friday, May 9th, 2014.  Regular Registration is the week of November 17th, 2014.

* If  you click on the bookmark icon in the upper left corner of the pdf, you can easily navigate course topics.

Creativity and the Arts: A Lecture by Ivonne Chand O’Neal from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Creativity and the Arts
 Wallis Theatre, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Arts
November 14, 12:00-1:00
 Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 July 13, 2013 marks the date that the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that all creative efforts directly related to artistic products would now be given monetary value that would be accounted for in the GDP of the United States.  What does this mean?  Due to the recognition of these previously overlooked efforts, the time it takes to choreograph a dance, write a play, make a movie, write lyrics to a song, and paint a portrait are now given monetary value and are considered assets rather than liabilities to creative institutions.  Now is the time to equip the next generation with skills to build, enhance, and utilize their creativity to be poised and ready to actively apply them in any field they choose to be part of a new global economy that rewards those that think creatively.

The focus of this talk is to prepare the next generation of creators with skills to capitalize on their creativity.  Broad themes will include the economics of creativity, creativity research and interdisciplinary themes of arts education.  The mechanics of the creative process along with methods to enhance productivity will be presented.

Reference to this work can be found:
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/CETAWhitePaper
http://go.usa.gov/EFnY
http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/does-school-arts-education-matter

 Biography

Ivonne Chand O’Neal serves as Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With an emphasis on creativity, O’Neal directs all research and evaluation efforts at the Kennedy Center, designs research studies to collect, analyze, and report evidence of the impact of arts and culture on American life on local, national, and international scales. Projects include examining the impact of such programs as Changing Education through the Arts, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Any Given Child, Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, Theater for Young Audiences, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and assessing accessibility to the arts for K-12 students living with disabilities.

Trained as a Cognitive Psychologist with emphasis on the creative process, program evaluation, psychometrics, and experimental design, O’Neal has published and presented research papers in a wide variety of fields, including creativity, innovation, research design, education, museology, visitor studies, and quality of life.  She currently serves as Co-Chair for the Arts, Culture, and Audiences Topical Interest Group for the American Evaluation Association, and is on the Editorial Board for the Creativity Research Journal.  Her career has combined academic research with extensive practical experience in examining the relationships between creativity, research and education.  Prior to her role at the Kennedy Center, she held a joint appointment as Co-Investigator and Research Director at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, where she examined the effects of acute cocaine administration on the creative process.  She also served as a member of the UCLA Tennenbaum Initiative on the Biology of Creativity.  She has taught a number of courses on research methods, human development, memory and learning, and personality theory.  On the practice side, she has served as a Curator for the Museum of Creativity, where she led in the development of exhibitions and programs to advance the use of creativity and innovation in everyday life.   She has also consulted with the Galef Institute on curriculum development for K-8 on incorporating creativity into the classroom.  She has worked actively with the entertainment industry (Disney Channel, NBC, TNBC, CBS) to increase innovation in children’s programming and corresponding educational materials.

UCS is collaborating with the NAA to host alumni-student mock interviews (for NU sophomores) on Nov. 11

For Northwestern sophomores:

Northwestern alumni will be coming to the Lincoln Interview Center to conduct mock-interviews with fellow ‘Cats. You will participate in one-on-one interviews with alumni and be provided constructive feedback regarding your interview skills. Start preparing for a future internship interview with the help of Northwestern alumni! You will be matched with a Northwestern alumnus for a 30-minute mock-interview based on your experience and career goals.

Northwestern Alumni-Student Mock Interview Program
Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: You will conduct a 30-minute mock-interview with an alumnus between 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Lincoln Interview Center (630 Lincoln Street)

 Interested? Log into CareerCat (https://shibboleth-nw.symplicity.com/sso) and search for CareerCat posting #104175

This event will fill quickly – make sure you submit your resume and be a part of the program as soon as possible. RSVP deadline is Monday, November 3.

Additional questions can be sent to Katie Farrington, Internship Specialist at University Career Services (katie.farrington@northwestern.edu)