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NU Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Modified: November 21, 2014

This week, September 29th to October 4th, the OPA and TGS are hosting events for NU postdocs in recognition of National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

There was an evening networking reception on September 29th on the Chicago campus that many postdocs attended and enjoyed the hot and cold appetizers, beverage service and mingling with fellow postdocs and representatives from university offices!

Abbott Molecular will be on campus during NPAW! Please attend an information session on either October 1st, from 4-6pm in Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium, 2nd Floor, McGaw Pavilion (240 E Huron, Chicago, IL) OR October 2nd, from 4-6pm in TGS Commons (2122 N Sheridan Road, Room 140, Evanston, IL).

The culminating NPAW event is the Postdoc Appreciation Picnic on October 4th, from 11am-2pm at Deering Meadow (1937 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL 60201). Face painting, balloon animals, outdoor activities, music, and lunch will be provided! Giveaways for all attendees! Menu now available, please see below!

Salad Buffet:

  • Caesar Salad (Vegetarian)
  • Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies tossed with Sundried Tomato Pesto
Corn and Black
  • Bean Salad with Cilantro and Red Onions tossed with Lime Juice & Cumin Vinaigrette

Assorted Small Sandwiches Buffet:


  • Roast Beef, Horseradish Crème Sauce and Arugula

  • Turkey, Provolone & Shredded Lettuce with sides of Mustard and Mayo
  • Mozzarella, Roma Tomato, Spring Greens and Basil Pesto (veggie but includes pine nuts)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly “Triangles”(Special kids option)

 Additional Menu Items:

  • Mini Curry Chicken Wonton Cups garnished with Cilantro
  • Trays of Assorted Cookies and Brownies
  • Fresh Fruit Platters (3 platters)
  • Assorted Sodas, Sweet Ice Tea and Lemonade Sparkling & Still Water, Ice, Lemons & Limes

In case of rain: Event will be moved to Parkes Hall, Room 122 (1870, Sheridan Road, Evanston).

Please note: We realize that the picnic takes place during Yom Kippur and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We worked to find an alternate date, but were unable to do so. We hope you will still be able to join us at the Postdoc Appreciation Picnic on October 4th.

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