Student-athletes from across Northwestern's 19 varsity sports will show off their lesser-known skills at the fourth-annual Student-Athlete Talent Show, set for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at Cahn Auditorium. The show is open to the general public and features a $3 entrance fee to benefit Northwestern University Dance Marathon and Team Joseph, who is the primary beneficiary of the 2014 Dance Marathon (March 7-8) that is seeking to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative genetic muscle disease.
It is the final week of the 2013-14 regular season as the Wildcats host Michigan State Thursday for Senior Night and then play their final tune-up at Wisconsin on Sunday before the 2014 Big Ten Tournament next week in Indianapolis. Be sure to arrive early for Thursday's game as the Wildcats will honor seniors Meghan McKeown and La'Terria Taylor for their contributions to the program before tip. Freshman point guard Ashley Deary was recently named a finalist for the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation's top point guard.
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Several pieces of jewlery were among items taken in a home burglary in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue yesterday afternoon. Also graffiti was found on Dempster and on Dodge in separate incidents. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Washington School PTA presents “How to Talk to Your Kids about Sensitive Topics” on TONIGHT, Feb. 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Washington School library.
Our preadolescents will be facing big changes in the coming months and years. Research shows that we can have a significant and positive influence on our kids as they navigate tough situations. Adults who are prepared with good strategies and helpful information can help their children make healthy decisions.
Admission is $5 per family. Tickets can be purchased at Norris Center on the day of the event. The children’s fair will feature fun family-oriented activities, including face painting, cookie decorating and beanbag tossing.
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Northwestern University Dance Marathon hosts a 5K run around the university's lakefill on Saturday, March 8, with proceeds to benefit Team Joseph and the Evanston Community Foundation.
NUDM FUNDRAISING HISTORY
In its 40 years, Northwestern University Dance Marathon -- one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the world -- has raised more than $14 million for more than 30 different charities.
One thousand undergraduate students will dance for 30 hours in the 40th annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) to help a Michigan-based organization battle a devastating muscular disease and provide funding to an Evanston group for local grant making.
The March 7 to 9 weekend marathon marks the culmination of a yearlong philanthropic effort supporting Team Joseph and the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF), NUDM 2014’s primary and secondary beneficiaries, respectively.
Evanston police discovered a loaded handgun in a car they stopped in the 1100 block of Dodge Avenue Sunday night, as well as a 2-year-old girl who was not buckled into her car seat.
The YWCA is committed to eliminating racism. As we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and practice our conversation skills by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is our Let’s Talk @ Lunch program. Participants bring their lunch, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore provides the facilitator and a topic, article or video clip as the catalyst for honest conversation.