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Northwestern alumna directs Wirtz’s main stage show ‘Machinal’

Northwestern alumna directs Wirtz’s main stage show ‘Machinal’

Ahlaam Moledina, Reporter

October 23, 2019

As Northwestern University celebrates 150 years of women on campus, the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts looks forward to exploring femininity and gender roles in an electrifying new production of “Machinal.” Directed by Jaclyn Biskup (Communication MFA ’10), “Machinal”...

NPR-inspired a capella concert in Evanston to feature historical anthems, Northwestern alums

NPR-inspired a capella concert in Evanston to feature historical anthems, Northwestern alums

Jennifer Zhan, Reporter

October 23, 2019

As a music director for Chicago a capella, Patrick Sinozich (Bienen ’88) always hopes an audience leaves a show thinking that the group sounds great. But for his vocal ensemble’s latest concert series, he wants performances to deliver beyond sound quality alone — he also wants them to be “th...

NU alums featured in “New Faces Sing Broadway 1956”

NU alums featured in “New Faces Sing Broadway 1956”

Janea Wilson, Development Editor

October 23, 2019

Sixty-three years ago, “My Fair Lady” made its Broadway debut. This month, Grace Bobber (Communication ’19), along with another Northwestern alum, is making her Chicago debut singing a song from “My Fair Lady” in “New Faces Sing Broadway 1956,” a series meant to introduce the next generation...

Q&A: Jay Shefsky brings his WTTW show to Studio5 in Evanston

Q&A: Jay Shefsky brings his WTTW show to Studio5 in Evanston

Wilson Chapman, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2019

For almost 10 years, Evanston resident Jay Shefsky has profiled ordinary Chicago residents with extraordinary passions. As host of WTTW’s “Jay’s Chicago,” Shefsky created hundreds of short-form documentary pieces about people living in the Chicago area. This weekend, Shefsky will host a special eve...

Continuing Education Program inspires students to enrich knowledge

Continuing Education Program inspires students to enrich knowledge

Arianna Carpati, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Each quarter, the Alumnae of Northwestern University offers four non-credit classes taught by NU professors through its Continuing Education program. Continuing Education enrolls approximately 3,000 students each year who can take the classes, each of which occur for two hours once a week. The Continuing...