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  • ***********Winter 2024 Course Per Diems*********

  • The Evolution of Chicago: Winter 2024, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Norris University Center

    The Evolution of Chicago given by Henry Binford, Professor Emeritus, History Tuesdays, explores major developments in the history of Chicago...
  • Musical Excursions: Winter 2024, Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Norris University Center

    Dr. Stephen Alltop, Senior Lecturer, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, offers wide-ranging discussions on a variety of musical topics, from notable composers to luminaries in the realm of performance. As always, a variety of musicians and special guests join Dr. Alltop to add their talents and insights. 
  • Instant Classics of Contemporary Cinema: Winter 2024, Thursdays, 9:30 -11:00 a.m.

    Nick Davis, Associate Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies surveys a range of provocative and innovative movies from the last five years, produced in the U.S. and around the world... 
  • The Extreme Universe: Traveller's Tales from Exotic Corner of the Cosmos: Winter 2024, Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Norris University Center

    Shane L. Larson, Associate Director of CIERA, Research Professor, Astronomy, talks about some of these "Exotic Corners"- what they are, and how we know about them... 
  • Kathy Reichs, the 2023 Recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University's Alumnae Award 

    EVANSTON, Ill. --- Kathy Reichs, American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2023 Alumnae Award. The award, established in 1976, is presented annually to an outstanding alumna who has made significant contributions in her field and who has attained national recognition. 


Wed, 12/21/2022 - 4:37pm

Alumnae Continuing Education Parking and Busing have been cancelled due to a low level of interest in the busing option. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 3:40pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2022 Alumnae Award. As a biologist and amateur musician, she thinks about sound and brain health. Kraus is a role model for women in science and technology. Through her diverse partnerships, her work on the effects of music experience on the nervous system has targeted African American and Latino children living in low-income areas. Her research on HIV takes place in under-resourced communities in China and Tanzania.


Her latest book, Of Sound Mind – How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World, which was written for the intellectually curious, has received national recognition. When talking about her book, Kraus notes in the Evanston Round Table: “This is my love-letter to sound, how sound connects us, its biological impact on making us us, and how it affects the world we live in. Sound is an underrecognized, powerful force in our lives. The hearing brain engages how we think, feel, move and integrate our other senses.” A Wall Street Journal review of the book notes: “Of Sound Mind offers a deeply scientific yet often poetic look at the hearing brain and provides an in-depth narrative about why such explorations are important.”

To read the complete news release, click here.

To visit her website, click here: brainvolts.

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 12:03pm

Planning to attend as an In-person per diem?  

Per diem students will be admitted for $30 per class session (cash or check only).  Norris is currently a NO CASH operation; however there is an ATM on the ground level of Norris Center for your convenience. Per diem students will not have access to lecture recordings. There are no online per diems.

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:54pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected eight students to receive 2022-2023 Alumnae STEM scholarships, which are awarded to students who excel in a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Criteria for selection include academic excellence, honors achieved, and financial need.

Click here to read the complete news release about these outstanding students:  Victoria Chung, (WCAS), Emilya Ershtein, (WCAS), Miriam Hansen-Erraziqi, (WCAS), Hassan Mohammad, (WCAS), Mariya Nemesh, (WCAS), Katelyn Nguyen, McC, Lili Pope, (WCAS), and Jeongyoon Yeo, (WCAS).