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Today is #CATSGiveBack! Support a NUBAA Scholarship!

Today is Giving Tuesday. Please make Northwestern part of your giving strategy. We’ve made it one-click easy for you by visiting here! Please don’t forget to click the designation for the NUBAA Achievement Scholarship, or feel free to type in any other giving option of interest.

And now, a message from Northwestern Alumni Association President, Mark Ledogar:

Today is #CATSGiveBack, a day when thousands of alumni and friends join together to support Northwestern. I’m writing to you because I hope you will join me during this global day of philanthropy.

The NAA is an important partner with #CATSGiveBack. Our giving committee volunteers will help spread the word through their networks, and club leaders around the world will be promoting financial support of Northwestern, including support through the club scholarships program.

No matter how you decide to get involved, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the spirit of #GivingTuesday through #CATSGiveBack.

You can learn more here:  wewill.northwestern.edu/CATSGiveBack

Thanks in advance for all you do—and especially for supporting #CATSGiveBack. It’s a sincere honor to lead and serve with you, and a genuine pleasure to join you in celebrating the NAA’s leadership and commitment to philanthropy in support of Northwestern.

Go ’Cats!

Mark

Mark Ledogar ’89

President, Northwestern Alumni Association

P.S. If you’ve already made a gift this year, know that I and the University are grateful for your support.

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

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 – done
  • September 24, 2017: NUBAA Archives – done
  • November 5, 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 who 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!

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 – done
  • September 24, 2017: NUBAA Archives – done
  • November 5, 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 who 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!

Accepting Nominations for The NUBAA 50

As part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover, NUBAA will be honoring members of the Northwestern community (students, faculty, staff, administrators or surrounding community members of any race, gender or ethnicity) whose actions have propelled NUBAA, FMO, the Black experience and/or the University forward in significant ways. We’re calling this group of distinguished individuals “The NUBAA 50.”

We are inviting all members of the Northwestern community to nominate individuals for the The NUBAA 50. Please complete the contact form by December 15th, 2017 by clicking here, and please provide any documentation you believe would support and verify the nominee’s contributions. There are no limits to the number of individuals you may nominate; just give us sufficient detail to complete an evaluation! Nominations will be considered based on their work at NU, not post-graduate success that didn’t necessarily impact the University.

In the event you want to share the link, here it is: bit.ly/NUBAA50

During The Commemoration, we will hold a Grand Processional and awards ceremony honoring The NUBAA 50. Maybe you’ll be one! Don’t forget to register for The Commemoration and NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala at www.nubaa.org. We need your support, presence and enthusiastic participation. Mark your calendar for May 3-6th, 2016. Go Cats!

Hotel Registration for The Commemoration and The NUBAA Summit are Available!


Coming to Commemoration and Summit? Of course you are! We guarantee you these hotels will sell out, so reserve your rooms now (click the links for reservation information)!
Commemoration hotel: Hilton Orrington Evanston  (May 2 and 3, 2018)

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!