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recruitment participants for study

We are recruiting participants for our interactive firefighting simulation called Project C3Fire! First you will complete a 45 minute online survey at your leisure before you come in to the ATLAS Lab to participate in our in-lab team task (2 hours) called Project C3Fire. Check available dates online:

or write an e-mail to

After half an hour of training on the C3Fire software, you will spend 90 minutes collaborating with seven other participants, managing a firefighting simulation, and answering survey questions. The C3Fire simulation is often used as a training tool for teams from military, NASA and others. You will receive a $30 gift card for the completion of the whole experiment.

The lab is located in Room 1-220 in the Frances Searle Building (2240 Campus Drive).

It is imperative that, if you commit to our study, you arrive on time because we can only conduct the study if we have a complete team of 8 people. If not all participants show up, the experiment cannot be continue. In this case you will receive a compensation of $15 for the time you spent filling out the online survey. Also, you will be able to reschedule and participate in another in-lab session to receive another $15 gift card.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in this study and experience the C3Fire simulation. If you would like to participate, please fill out the form at or email the address below as soon as possible with the specific date/time that you would like to sign up for! Space is limited! If you are unable to participate on these dates, we are hosting a few more sessions in the future, so please also email me about additional opportunities to participate.

Eligibility: Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who is enrolled in a degree seeking program or has completed a college degree.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance | Chicago Workshops

USA Workshops

Introduction to UK Conservatoire Training
27 October 2019, 10.30am – 1pm.
Location: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Studio A, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
(aimed at prospective undergraduate students)

 Transition to Professional Practice
27 October 2019, 2pm – 4.30pm.   
Location: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Studio A, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
(aimed at prospective postgraduate students)

Watch Trailer here

To discover our courses, visit:

Please note that these workshops are not auditions. If you wish to apply for a course after attending the workshop, we would welcome your submission of a remote audition; see How to Apply. As a workshop participant NSCD will waive your application/audition fee by providing you with a unique promotion code – please contact our Admissions Manager for details.

United States Federal Loans: NSCD participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programme


Audition for Northwestern’s biggest night of concert dance.
Danceworks 2020 runs March 4 – 8 2020 in the Josephine Louis Theater

 Saturday, November 16 from 1 - 3PM
Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
Room 201 at 1949 Campus Drive
Registration begins at 12pm

Please bring headshot or selfie photo and comfortable clothing for dancing
No dance shoes required

Nicole Clarke-Springer Artistic Director of Chicago’s Deeply  Rooted Dance Theater

Miguel Angel Gamero Ortega   Dancer/Choreographer of Mexico City’s Compañía Barro Rojo Arte Escénico

Jeff Hancock Northwestern Dance faculty

Joel Valentín-Martínez Northwestern’s Dance Program Director

 Questions? Contact Joel Valentín-Martínez

Winter 2020… IEMS 365: Analytics for Social Good

Winter 2020… IEMS 365: Analytics for Social Good

Northwestern Juniors and Seniors – from all colleges and departments – consider joining IEMS 365: Analytics for Social Good 

Tues/Thurs 3:30 -4:50

Professor Karen Smilowitz
Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

This university-wide course in humanitarian and non-profit logistics explores the challenges and opportunities of achieving social good in the age of analytics. Students work on interdisciplinary teams on a series of case studies that range in topic from advanced technology for disaster response and preparedness to improved decision-making frameworks for community-based health care providers. To assist in the understanding of these complex settings, the course will include guest speakers from local and national organizations, including the Manager of Operations Analysis and Disaster Dispatch at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago.  We will be partnering with Evanston Skokie Public School District 65 again this year.

Registration is by brief application to ensure a broad range of student backgrounds.  The application deadline is November 4th – click here:

Distribution IV courses & other German courses. Fall Quarter 2019

Elementary & Intermediate Language Courses in German

German 101-1 Beginning German

Denise Meuser, Coordinator (MTWF 11:00, 1:00, 2:0 &  MTTHF 4-4:50) Prerequisite in German: None

This is the first quarter of the Beginning German sequence: a systematic introduction to basic German. All four language skills – speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing – are stressed to insure that students acquire a basic command of German. Classes are conducted in German, except when explanations of grammar or other material require the use of English. Key feature of this quarter: Individual oral interviews at the end of the quarter.

German 101-2 Beginning German (Second Quarter of sequence

Denise Meuser, (MTWF 9:00) (

This is the second quarter of the Beginning German sequence and targets those students who have completed the first quarter of the sequence or have had some introduction to the language. Please contact the instructor to confirm that this course is appropriate for you.

German 102-1 Intermediate German

Martina Kerlova, Coordinator (MTWF 9:00, 10:00, 12:00, 1:00) Prereq: Ger 101-3

This is the first quarter of the three-quarter sequence of Intermediate German. Its primary goal is the continued development of proficiency in all German language skills. We will read variety of texts focusing mainly on German history and culture in the 20th century. In each of the three courses in this sequence we focus on a different aspect of German culture and language. Three quarter sequence: Fall Quarter: literature, history and culture in the 20th century. Winter Quarter: colloquial and idiomatic contemporary language, German society and culture. Spring Quarter is devoted to excerpts from contemporary German literary works and discussion arising from them.

Intermediate & Advanced Levels

German 201 Focus Reading: Art in the Modern Age

Denise Meuser (MWF 1-1:50) Prerequisite: 102-3, have German AP score of 4, or permission of the DUS.

This course examines the explosion of art and industry at the turn of the century that for the first time included substantial opportunities for women.  The class will provide an introduction to the period of the German Empire or Kaiserreich 1871 – 1918. This epoch in German history is emblematic for modernism. Through short historical texts, biographies, letters and journals, students will learn about social issues, art movements and the German politics of the period that included Bismarck, artistic colonies and war.  Students will become acquainted with the artworks of Käthe Kollwitz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Münter and more. Trips to the Art Institute and the Milwaukee Art Museum are planned and there will be a project-based presentation in lieu of a final exam.

German 205 Focus Writing: Berlin Faces of the Metropolis

Ingrid Zeller (MWF 11:00-11:50) Prerequisite: 102-3 or Instructor Consent

This grammar and composition course is designed for students who wish to improve their writing and grammar skills in order to become independent, confident, and proficient writers of German. During this quarter, we will focus on the analysis and production of portraits, descriptions of places, narratives, film reviews, literary interpretations and cultural reports. The thematic basis for the course is the city of Berlin and the personalities, places, historical events, cultural and artistic trends, and visions that have shaped this historically unique, increasingly diverse, dynamic, and fascinating city during the twentieth and are shaping it during the twenty-first century. Course materials will include current and historical materials from a variety of sources, fictional works by German-speaking authors, news features, cultural reports, several feature films, excerpts from a television series, and short films. An emphasis during Fall 2019 will be on topics that relate to different stages in the history of Berlin and its development into a global and ethnically diverse city. We will also plan an excursion to Chicago to explore connections between Chicago and Berlin with a focus on architecture and on German heritage. You will have many chances to express yourselves creatively in a variety of different contexts. The production of a student magazine will be among the highlights.

German 221-3 Introduction to Literature: 1945-Today

Franziska Lys (TTh 11-12:20) Prerequisite: One 200-level course in German or permission of/discussion with the DUS. Distro Area VI

This course, designed for majors and non-majors, introduces students to representative short stories by major German-speaking authors’ writing from 1945 through the present. The stories selected are representative of a dynamic period in German literature and highlight important social, political, and intellectual issues including questions of the recent German past and the representation of history; questions of individual versus collective guilt, questions of gender and sexuality, exile and alienation, the relationship of the individual to a modern technological society; and new themes and issues since the reunification of Germany. In addition, the course examines the genre of the short story, with attention to different modes and styles of writing.

German 309-1 Advanced Business German: The German Economy

Rob Ryder (MWF 10-10:50) Prerequisite: Two 200-level courses in German or permission of/discussion with the DUS.

This course will give you an overview of the German economy, its underlying structures, its current trends and some of the political and global issues it is facing today. Throughout the course, you will gain tools that will enable you to become well-versed in German economic and sociopolitical topics. While the course is designed to introduce you to a variety of issues, you will also be able to delve deeper into one topic of your choice for your final project, such as national health care insurance or immigration. Although content-driven, the course will also further develop your language skills. You will expand your vocabulary and become familiar with advanced grammar structures used heavily in the business context. In-class activities and will focus on how to present graphics and statistics, and lead informative discussions in a business setting.

Casting Call for TRU

A Musical for Mental Health at Stage 773

– Rehearsals — September 23rd through October 20th at City Lit Theatre (Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10pm, as well as weekend rehearsals on 9/28, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20)

– Tech — October 22nd through the 26th at Stage 773

– Previews will run from October 28th through the 30th at Stage 773. Previews will be at 7:00pm.

– TRU opens November 1st and plays through the 24th at Stage 773. Performances will run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm.

TRU is a non-union production, and my team and I are interested in casting the lead role of Truman Hayes for which we are able to offer a stipend of $1,000, as well as an ensemble role, for which we are able to offer a stipend of $300.

For the role of Truman Hayes, we are hoping to cast a male-identified actor, preferably a person of color, age 20 to 33.

For the ensemble role, we are hoping to cast a male-identified actor, open age and open race, though we as a team strive to be inclusive in our casting process.

A little more about TRU as a show —

TRU is a thoughtful and thought-provoking story that paints a picture of what it could be like to live with mental illness. To capture the depth of this struggle, TRU brings it to life, depicting it as the manipulative half of a toxic relationship, called Her. As Truman’s relationship with Her worsens and his struggles grow, he finds the strength to ask for help and seek treatment, embarking on a journey toward recovery with the help of his family and those around him. With TRU, we hope to tell a story that is accessible, empathic, and illuminating, as we fight against the stigma that surrounds mental health. Our goal is for audience members with lived mental health experiences to feel validated, understood, and seen, while shedding light on what it can be like to live with mental illness for those without lived experience.

In 2018 TRU premiered with a sold-out run in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it received 14 award nominations and 2 wins for “Best Music” and “Best Choreography”.

Contact Information

Leo Fotos
Executive Producer
Gosz & Fotos
Work: (872) 239-4636