Community Building Events

September 21, 2015

One Book One Northwestern: The Inconvenient Indian

The 2015 One Book One Northwestern book choice is The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

September 21, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Fall Kickoff

At this first large group meeting you will get a taste of what Graduate Christian Fellowship is about. Old and new students from various disciplines and backgrounds will have a chance to meet each other.

September 21, 2015

Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) Career Workshop for Graduate Students in the Humanities

n Summer 2015, Humanities Without Walls organized its first Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) Career Workshop for graduate students in the humanities. Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium October 5th as they host several participants in a roundtable discussion about their summer experience and how it's shaping their hopes and prospects for a life in the humanities

September 21, 2015

Philosophy Workshop Open to All Women in Philosophy

In order to contribute to the creation of a thriving and supportive intellectual community for women in the profession, the Graduate School and the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University are sponsoring a work-in-progress workshop for all women philosophers (graduate and faculty) in the Chicagoland area.

September 21, 2015

NSDS and NUTango Hosting a Tango and Swing Dance Party

Join NSDS and NUTango for a sampler of Tango and Swing music and dance. Beginner lesson included. No partner or experience needed.

August 4, 2015

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders: A Discussion with Pie

Despite the fact that women made up 50 percent of US college graduates by the early 80's, women still only constitute 19 percent of elected congressional officials and only 23 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Join GradSWE to eat some pie and discuss the reasons and solutions proposed in Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In".

July 21, 2015

Reminder: TGS Night Out, Thursday, August 6

The Graduate School’s summer social is an opportunity for TGS students to socialize and enjoy food from Koi and Hecky’s.

July 7, 2015

Save the Date for TGS Night Out on August 6

The Graduate School’s summer social is an opportunity for TGS students to socialize and enjoy food from Koi and Hecky’s.

July 2, 2015

Seven Minutes of Science: The RSG Research Communication Program Final Symposium

Learn about the research being conducted by graduate students and post-docs from all sides of campus. They’ll each have 7 minutes to present, and you will learn what is going on in other labs.

June 4, 2015

Join Northwestern University and Bike to Campus During Bike to Work Week

Join Northwestern University in creating a cleaner and greener community by participating in Bike to Work Week June 12 - 19. Participation is easy, simply log one bike ride to work or class.

June 4, 2015

IGSSA/G-ISA/CSSA present: Food Without Borders International Potluck

All food enthusiasts within the NU graduate community are invited to share their native cuisine with others. Bring your favorite dish, snacks or drinks to this rooftop international potluck.

June 4, 2015

Women in Philosophy Workshops

WIPHICA provides an opportunity for professional women philosophers (graduate students or faculty) who want to present their work in progress. They meet once per quarter, with their last meeting of the Spring quarter on June 8th, at 5pm.

May 20, 2015

Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to a dinner, talk and discussion by Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, "Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television."

May 20, 2015

NSDS's Spring Dance with Riverbend Melodians

Riverbend Melodians is a hot jazz band consisting of Peter & pals in various permutations. They've played at dances and exchanges such as the Swing nights at Chicago Distilling Company, and the recent Bubble City lindy exchange in Champaign-Urbana.

May 14, 2015

CGSA Presents Habitat for Humanity: Building Community Through Unity Event

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Interested in helping build a house for a needy family? CGSA invites you to participate in their 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity: Building Community Through Unity event.

May 6, 2015

TGS Cross-Cultural Game Night and Community Dinner

Join TGS Cross-Cultural on Tuesday, May 12th at 5:30pm at the TGS Commons for Game Night and Community Dinner. For this event, the group will play SchisMania, a fun participatory game for exploring interpersonal power dynamics.

May 6, 2015

Grad Gardens Planting Days 2015

Soon, the last threat of frost will have passed and the Graduate Gardening Club can begin planting outside. Most of the vegetables will be planted on Saturday May 23rd starting at noon and the main planting event for 2015 will be on Friday June 5th starting at 3pm.

May 6, 2015

Call for Community Building Proposals Due May 15

Have a great idea for a fun student group or organization? Apply for a Community Building Grant! TGS offers these grants to fund group activities to connect students across different academic disciplines.

April 29, 2015

SPG May Workshops

PG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

April 20, 2015

Graduate Students Can Apply to Become an InterCultural Explorers Guide

Help welcome new international graduate students to Northwestern next fall by becoming an InterCultural Explorers Guide! Guides will plan weekly social outings for groups of international students during Fall Quarter 2015.

April 17, 2015

Swing into Spring with Northwestern's Swing Dance Syndicate

This quarter, NSDS will have two 8-week series on Thursdays starting April 16. The first week is in Ryan auditorium in Tech.

April 3, 2015

Grad Gardens Trip to Garfield Conservatory

The gardening club will be taking a trip to the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago on Sunday, April 12th at 1:30pm.

April 3, 2015

Northwestern Graduate Women's Month

Four organizations on campus (Association for Women in Chemistry, Graduate Women Across Northwestern, Women in Philosophy, and NU Parents Alliance) have collaborated to bring you a series of events related to women's issues during the month of April.

April 3, 2015

Swing Into Spring With NSDS

Swing into Spring with Northwestern's Swing Dance Syndicate! All classes are open to the public. No need to bring a partner.

April 1, 2015

SPG Improv April Workshops

SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

April 1, 2015

GWAN Networking Night

GWAN, in partnership with NU's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NU-MRSEC) and the McCormick Career Development (MCD) office is excited to host Networking Night.

April 1, 2015

GWAN/SPG Improv Workshop

Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join GWAN for an improv workshop led by SPG on Thursday, April 23!

March 19, 2015

April 2015 Graduate Student Appreciation Events

The following events are part of the Graduate Student Appreciation Week in April.

March 19, 2015

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Happy Hour on the Chicago Campus

Feel the appreciation! Enjoy some snacks and an adult beverage with your peers! Attend for a chance to win gift certificates donated by great restaurants near campus, including Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Timothy O’Tooles, D4, and How Do You Roll? Sushi.

March 19, 2015

TGS Mini-Resource Fair

Have questions you forgot to ask at orientation (whether it was last September or five years ago)? Now that you are settled into your programs, come and learn answers from various campus resources.

March 19, 2015

TGS Night Out at Bat 17 in Evanston

In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, The Graduate School would like to cordially invite you to TGS Night Out on Wednesday, April 8. Come enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and fun at Bat-17.

March 12, 2015

International Office Seeking Graduate Sidekicks!

The International Office seeks current (international and American) graduate students to volunteer as Graduate Sidekicks for Spring-Fall 2015.

March 5, 2015

Reducing Stereotype Threat in Learning Environments: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do About It

Join Dr. Veronica Womack as she reviews psychological interventions that reduce stereotype threat. This interactive workshop will also feature discussions of the book "Whistling Vivaldi."

February 27, 2015

SPG Improv March Workshops

SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

February 19, 2015

WIPHICA (Women in Philosophy Workshop, Chicago)

WIPHICA (Women in Philosophy Workshop) is a an all-women's group for professional philosophers (faculty, graduate students, or post docs) where women can present their work-in-progress in a challenging, collaborative, and supportive environment.

February 19, 2015

Grad Gardens Transplanting Event

March's monthly Plant-it Purple gardening event will be transplanting vegetable and herb seedlings into small plastic pots. Vegetable seedlings will continue to be cared for by the club until the vegetable garden planting in May, while guests will be able to take home a popular culinary herb.

February 17, 2015

Iranian Movie Night: Fireworks Wednesday

The Iranian Students Association (IrSA) is hosting an Iranian movie night event featuring Fireworks Wednesday, a 2006 Iranian film directed by Asghar Farhadi, an acclaimed Iranian director.

February 17, 2015

Graduate Student Women’s Support Group

Join in an opportunity for Northwestern graduate school women to connect and support one another by sharing graduate school experiences, challenges, and strategies for success.

February 10, 2015

Iranian Movie Night: No One Knows About the Persian Cats

The Iranian Students Association (IrSA) is hosting an Iranian Movie Night, featuring No One Knows About the Persian Cats, a 2009 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi, an acclaimed Iranian director.

February 3, 2015

Society of Women Engineers: Graduate Division Kick-off Event

Come learn about the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), meet fellow engineers, and eat some pie! SWE will be talking about their upcoming events and gathering feedback for future ones.

February 3, 2015

TGS Winter Quarter Night Out at the Chicago History Museum

Enjoy a beautiful private space, an open bar, appetizers, and exclusive after-hours access to exhibits at this special TGS Night Out.

February 3, 2015

TGS/CCE Social Justice History Tour

Explore past and present hubs for social change across Chicago's West Side. Join NU Professor Dan Lewis (Center for Civic Engagement) to visit historic landmarks, innovative community development organizations, and sites where doctoral students are working in communities.

February 2, 2015

CGSA Selling Tickets for Dinner & Show Event Featuring The Book of Mormon

Northwestern's Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) is selling tickets for a Dinner and Show event, featuring The Book of Mormon. The event will include a group buffet dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy, followed by a showing of The Book of Mormon.

February 2, 2015

GWAN and AWC Valentine's Day Girls Night

GWAN and AWC present a Valentine's Day Girls Night! Come and join your fellow friends and grad students for a fun night of mingling and valentines-making, accompanied by hot chocolate and snacks.

January 26, 2015

Civically Engaged Grads Policy Brief Writing Workshop

Do you want your research to be broadly accessibly outside of academia? In partnership with the Civically-Engaged Grads and the Center for Civic Engagement, the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) of Evanston is hosting a policy-brief workshop for graduate students.

January 26, 2015

SPG Improv Workshops and Shows

SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

January 20, 2015

Plant it Purple Grad Gardens Seed Starting Event

February's monthly Plant-it Purple gardening event will be planting vegetable and herb seeds in trays for germination.

January 20, 2015

TGS Cross-Cultural Game Night and Community Dinner

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to the TGS Cross-Cultural Game Night and Community Dinner on Tuesday, February 3, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the TGS Commons

January 20, 2015

NSDS Winter Workshop on Charleston & Jazz!

This workshop will include two beginner-friendly classes with award-winning dancer Jenni Bevell. Students will learn a piece of choreography involving solo movements from Charleston and jazz. No prior dance experience or partner required.

January 20, 2015

NSDS Winter Class Series

Interested in partner dancing? Want to dance to jazz music? Or just looking for something social and relaxing to do on Thursdays? Come to NSDS's swing dancing classes!

January 8, 2015

The Homestretch: A Documentary on Youth Homelessness in Chicago

hree homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home.

January 7, 2015

NSDS Intro to Swing Dancing Class (Free!)

Come to dance away those winter blues or meet a new friend! This will be a beginner-friendly class. No experience or partner necessary.

January 6, 2015

ADCA Seeks New Officers

The Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its leadership board for the 2015-2016 academic year .

January 6, 2015

GWAN Meets SPG

Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join GWAN for an improv workshop led by SPG!

January 6, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Retreat

This two day-long retreat, open to any Christians or those spiritually curious, will help you distance yourself from everyday stresses so you can learn more about God and grow closer to him.

January 5, 2015

Graduate Gardens Houseplants Event

Cold weather got you down? Missing all the green leaves of summer? Come plant your own houseplant for your room or office with Plant-it-Purple Graduate Gardens.

January 5, 2015

SPG Improv Workshops and Shows

SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

January 5, 2015

Scholars Strategy Network Meeting with Civically Engaged Grads

Do you want your research to be broadly accessibly outside of academia? The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) seeks to improve public policy by organizing scholars and connecting their research findings to policymakers, the media, and fellow citizens.