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Registration is Open for The Bursar’s Commemoration and The 4th Annual NUBAA Summit!

We are just 26 weeks away! Registration is officially open for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1968 Takeover of the NU Bursar’s Office and for the 4th Annual NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala, occurring May 3th-6th 2018. In this space and on a weekly basis, we will provide you updates on the multitude of events occurring. Nothing like this has ever happened at Northwestern. You don’t want to miss this!

Click to register now for Commemoration!

Click to register now for The NUBAA Summit!

In the meantime, we’ll take you back through past of the NUBAA Summits with pictures and videos. More to come!

  

Be sure to visit the official NUBAA Commemoration website for all the details, announcements and surprises, and we look forward to seeing you in May! Go Cats!

Special Event: Destination Homecoming Theatrical Performance and NUBAA SBI-Arts Event – “In the Red and Brown Water”

We are pleased to share the RSVP link for the free NUBAA Student Based Initiatives (SBI) Arts event with the cast and crew of IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER on Saturday, October 7 from 5:00-6:30PM at the Louis Theatre.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nubaa-meet-greet-in-the-red-and-brown-water-tickets-38404526974

Food will be provided.  Director Jerrell L. Henderson will be joining and the cast and crew are invited to attend.  You can come and go as they wish since this is an informal meet-and-greet, and the timing will allow you to get to the DH Party by 9 pm!

Also, the link includes a discount code for NUBAA members to see the show.  Feel free to share as you wish!

As a reminder, we have three Student Based Initiatives (alumni/student) mixers during Destination Homecoming week (registration for all DH17 events can be accessed by clicking this link):

  • Athletes Connect: Wednesday, October 4th from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Black House
  • The General SBI roll out in conjunction with the Commemoration Launch: Friday, October 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Black House
  • The Arts SBI event as noted above.

Later in the year, look for additional NUBAA SBI events in Business/Entrepreneurship, Engineering, the Health Professions and Law. See you beginning Wednesday. Go Cats!

Reminder: NUBAA Board Succession Call – Sunday at 2:30 pm CDT

We want to thank you for the enthusiastic response to NUBAA’s transition and orientation activities. This post is a reminder of the schedule for the NUBAA Orientation activities. We are planning a series of 30-minute sessions occurring monthly over the next year, leading into the election process. Although participating is not required for those interested in running for NUBAA offices, it is likely that participation will make you a more competitive candidate and a better officer once elected or appointed.

Here is the schedule (all conference calls will occur at 2:30 pm CDT/CST) on either the last or next to last Sunday of each month. These calls will allow for a break introduction of topics of importance to NUBAA governance, followed by questions and access to current office holders about the particulars of given offices.

2014 Annual Meeting
  • August 27, 2017: Introduction and NUBAA Programmatic Agenda
  • September 24, 2017: NUBAA Archives
  • October 29, 2017: NUBAA Finances and Financial Development
  • November 19, 2017: NUBAA Governance Structure, Extended Board and MultiCity Groups
  • December 17, 2017: NUBAA Marketing and Communication
  • January 28, 2018: NUBAA Programming
  • February 25, 2018: NUBAA Reporting to and Relationship with the Northwestern Alumni Association
  • March 18, 2018: NUBAA Scholarships and other Fundraising
  • March, 2018: Elections for NUBAA President and NUBAA Secretary
  • June, 2018: NUBAA Annual Meeting

If you have any questions, or if you would like to guarantee your participation in these activities, please leave a comment or use the attached comment form. Alternatively, you may send an email to nubaapresident@gmail.com. To those that have already and RSVP as a result of this post, pertinent documents will be forwarded in advance of the meeting. You will not be personally identified during the conference calls.

The current NUBAA Extended Board has over one hundred members providing expertise and time on behalf of NUBAA and Northwestern. Please consider continuing your service or adding your name to the roster of those building on the legacy started over thirty years ago. Go Cats!

Have You Registered For Destination Homecoming 17?

It’s almost time for Destination Homecoming 2017 (DH17). In case you haven’t seen any of the many other notices, we’re reminding you to register by clicking this link! Here’s everything in one place.

Friday, October 6th

Friday Welcome Back Reception/Commemoration Launch/General Student Based Initiatives Mixer: 6 pm – 9 pm (Sponsored by Hecky’s Barbecue, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and The Commemoration)

The Black House will be busy and hopping! At our traditional welcome back reception, we will have several activities occurring.

  • We’re welcoming back and honoring reunion classes from graduation years that end in either a 2 or a 7. Welcome back, Cats! Just think: you’ll get to see NU twice in a year!
  • The general session of our very successful student-alumni mixer, the Student Based Initiatives (SBI) is now in its fourth year. Come ready to mix, mingle and mentor as we get you connected with students via the SBI and the Northwestern Mentor Network.
  • It’s the official launch of the slate of NUBAA activities honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover. Come hear about all the happenings and the upcoming projects that will make the Commemoration the grandest set of events in NUBAA history.

Saturday, October 7th

Randy Walker Terrace Tailgate: 10:30 am – 2 pm

For the third year, NUBAA will be joining the throng of fans cheering the Wildcats on to victory. But first and along the way, join us on this open-air patio with sweeping views of Ryan Field. Enjoy a hot food buffet through the third quarter, with both breakfast and lunch menus, and beer, wine and Bloody Marys through halftime. Doors open one hour prior to kickoff. Tickets are subject to availability and include access to the terrace and buffets as well as a seat in sections 101-103.

Note: Due to the construction at Welsh-Ryan Arena, there is no elevator access to Randy Walker Terrace this year. Guests who cannot manage a flight of stairs should not register for this event. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Destination Homecoming (DH17) Party: 9 pm – 1 am (Sponsored by Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and The Commemoration)

This year’s Destination Homecoming party is being held at The Keymans Club, on the near South Side of Chicago. Tickets include open bar and buffet dining at this swanky art gallery with rotating exhibits. Come ready to party! Early registration and Young Alum discounts are available with advance purchase.

Sunday, October 8th

Sunday Brunch: 11 am – 1 pm (Sponsored by Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and The Commemoration)
Recap the weekend’s activities and upcoming NUBAA initiatives with an informational brunch featuring Walker Brother’s. Join us at the John Evans Alumni Center, 1800 Sheridan Rd in Evanston.

C’mon home. We’re looking forward to seeing you. Go Cats!

Schedule for NUBAA Succession Planning Conference Calls

We want to thank you for the enthusiastic response to the orientation announcement. This post is to announce the schedule for the NUBAA Orientation activities. We are planning a series of 30-minute sessions occurring monthly over the next year, leading into the election process. Although participating is not required for those interested in running for NUBAA offices, it is likely that participation will make you a more competitive candidate and a better officer once elected or appointed.

Here is the schedule (all conference calls will occur at 2:30 pm CDT/CST) on either the last or next to last Sunday of each month. These calls will allow for a break introduction of topics of importance to NUBAA governance, followed by questions and access to current office holders about the particulars of given offices.

2014 Annual Meeting
  • August 27, 2017: Introduction and NUBAA Programmatic Agenda
  • September 24, 2017: NUBAA Archives
  • October 29, 2017: NUBAA Finances and Financial Development
  • November 19, 2017: NUBAA Governance Structure, Extended Board and MultiCity Groups
  • December 17, 2017: NUBAA Marketing and Communication
  • January 28, 2018: NUBAA Programming
  • February 25, 2018: NUBAA Reporting to and Relationship with the Northwestern Alumni Association
  • March 18, 2018: NUBAA Scholarships and other Fundraising
  • March, 2018: Elections for NUBAA President and NUBAA Secretary
  • June, 2018: NUBAA Annual Meeting

If you have any questions, or if you would like to guarantee your participation in these activities, please leave a comment or use the attached comment form. Alternatively, you may send an email to nubaapresident@gmail.com. To those that have already and RSVP as a result of this post, pertinent documents will be forwarded in advance of the meeting. You will not be personally identified during the conference calls.

The current NUBAA Extended Board has over one hundred members providing expertise and time on behalf of NUBAA and Northwestern. Please consider continuing your service or adding your name to the roster of those building on the legacy started over thirty years ago. Go Cats!

NUBAA Succession Plan and Orientation Activities

2014 Annual Meeting

As part of NUBAA’s succession plan, we would like to invite any and all NUBAA members who are interested in serving in the next NUBAA administration (2018-2020) to join us for a series of information and orientation activities. Over the next several months, we will provide all members interested in learning more about our activities pertinent documents, policies and other information needed to perform competently at any and all positions, including the NUBAA Presidency.

We will also have a series of monthly conference calls meant to allow interested individuals to speak directly with current office holders about the particulars of various offices. Among others, these calls will focus on the following topics:

  • NUBAA Programmatic Agenda
  • NUBAA Archives
  • NUBAA Finances and Financial Development
  • NUBAA Governance Structure, Extended Board and MultiCity Groups
  • NUBAA Marketing and Communication
  • NUBAA Programming
  • NUBAA Reporting to and Relationship with the Northwestern Alumni Association
  • NUBAA Scholarships and other Fundraising

Participation in these activities are not required for those interested in running for NUBAA offices, but it can be expected that those engaged will be better candidates and better officers if elected or appointed. If you have any questions, or if you would like to guarantee your participation in these activities, please leave a comment or use the attached comment form.

The current NUBAA Extended Board has over one hundred members providing expertise and time on behalf of NUBAA and Northwestern. Please consider continuing your service or adding your name to the roster of those building on the legacy started over thirty years ago. Go Cats!

 NUBAA Executive Director (Senior Associate Director for Alumni Engagement) Position Now Available

As you are aware, NUBAA has seen tremendous activity and growth. The construction of a large operational infrastructure has presented the need to ensure stability and continuation of our best efforts. To that end, over the last year, we have been in discussions with Northwestern’s Department of Alumni Relations and Development about permanent, targeted support for NUBAA.

We are extremely proud to announce NU has approved a new position that will be responsible for the enhancement and cultivation of the Black alumni community through the development of strategies to better engage black alumni with Northwestern and with each other. The Senior Associate Director for Alumni Engagement will report directly to Laura M. Wayland, Executive Director of the Northwestern Alumni Association. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact with NUBAA to develop and implement alumni and student based initiatives for Northwestern, starting with having an integral role in the activities of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Bursar’s Office Takeover.

This position will also develop and implement programming and outreach to connect black alumni back to Northwestern. The Senior Associate Director will serve as a liaison to student life and diversity units on campus.

This position is posted on the website. If you have any questions or know of someone you think would be interested in the position, please reach out to me.

Job Opening ID: 31416

Posting Title: Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

To view this Job Opening, visit:

Senior Associate Director for Alumni Engagement