Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mermaid (Ramification) © divot

I bought a mermaid costume
Some how I lost the scales
Wore it Halloween night
And looked just like a whale

Thought I’d dress as Dracula
On my face a little blood
Tripped on a cape that’s to long
And now my name is mud

White curly locks like Bo peep
A staff there in my hand
All the old men gave me Snicker
As down the street I ran

Dressed as Richard Simons
Right down to the shorts
All I got was fruit
And exercise of course

Dressed up like the king
And you thought Elvis dead
Of coarse I couldn’t sing
Just shook my booty instead

Dressed up as a turkey
Last Thanksgiving day
Missed Halloween completely
What else can I say

So have a happy trick or treat
Use your imagination
But when it comes to costumes
I'm Think? Ramification

Friday, October 4, 2013

Patricia Francis Hilkert: Nu Family News

Hello Northwestern Families!
Now that we have wrapped up Wildcat Welcome for our new students, the Office of New Student and Family Programs is thrilled to gear up for Family Weekend for all Northwestern families, which is just around the corner! We could not be more excited for you to come back to Evanston to see your student and check out campus on October 18, 19 and 20.  We know you have been patiently waiting for a more detailed schedule for the weekend; and since game time has not yet been announced, we are still in the process of finalizing the plans. In the meantime, we wanted to provide you with a brief update regarding the weekend:
Friday October 18
  • Programming begins at 1:30 p.m. CST with each school or college hosting an event.  You will receive more details about each open house the week before Family Weekend. 
  • At 2:30 p.m., we are excited to offer class sessions with faculty members here at Northwestern.  The final details of these classes are still being determined.
  • Later afternoon will consist of various information sessions from various University offices such as the Study Abroad Office, Career Services, and Counseling Services. 
  • Families will also have the opportunity to tour fraternity and sorority housing or to attend a student experience panel.
  • Our evening programming will consist of the NU Revue, our Family Weekend student variety show.  NU Revue tickets are free and will be available at the Norris Box Office website beginning Friday, October 4th. There will be two showings on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19

  • We invite you to attend the Family Weekend Tailgate which will start two-hours before kick-off.  Food tickets will cost $10 per person for both students and guests, and will be available at the Norris Box Office website beginning this Friday as well.
  • A Conversation with President Schapiro and University Administrators will take place either an hour before the tailgate or an hour after the game concludes, depending on the time of kick-off.  This event will give you an opportunity to both hear from President Schapiro and other top administrators on campus, as well as ask any questions you might have.
  • Finally, cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats as they take on Big Ten opponent University of Minnesota Gophers!  The time of the game will be announced closer to game day. Remember, students are provided a seat in the student section at each game; if you wish for your student to sit with you; you will need to purchase an additional ticket for him/her.  If you are still interested in purchasing game tickets or have questions about tickets you have already purchased, please call the Athletics Ticket Office at  888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).

Sunday, October 20

  • Take part in the Krispy Kreme Run! During this one-of-a-kind 5K, you will have the opportunity to eat donuts at aid stations. For every donut you eat, you will have time subtracted from your running time. You don't have to eat any donuts if you don't want to!  All runners will receive tons of free products and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! Proceeds from the race go towards the Northwestern Triathlon Club and World Bicycle Relief.  For more information, please go to:  and to register for the race, go to:

In summary, the NU Revue and the Family Weekend Tailgate are the only two events that will require a ticket this year. Tickets can be obtained from the Norris Box Office website at starting this Friday, October 4.
Space for all of our other events will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have general questions about Family Weekend, or wish to register, you can visit the New Student and Family Programs website at or call our office at (847) 467-6100. A final Family Weekend schedule will be released in the next week.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Go ‘Cats!
Patti                                                                                     Daniel
Patricia F. Hilkert                                                       Daniel S. MacKenzie
Director                                                                              Assiatnt Director/Family Weekend Coordinator
New Student and Family Programs                       New Student and Family Programs
Northwestern University                                            Northwestern University