September is ripe with opportunities to get involved, catch a game, and expand your knowledge. From theatrical performances to a discussion of the Boston of the future, check out what this month has to offer.
Chat with some of Northeastern’s entrepreneurship organizations—including IDEA, the Entrepreneurs Club, and Scout—at the E-Kickoff, on Monday, Sept. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Snell Library Quad.
Myra Kraft Open Classroom
What will Boston look like in 2030? That’s the focus of this semester’s Open Classroom, which will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in 20 West Village F until Dec. 13. The seminar series is free and open to the Northeastern community and the public and run by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, officials from the city and private organizations will discuss “Housing a changing city.”
20th anniversary gala
The Latino/a Student Cultural Center is turning 20. Come celebrate the milestone with students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a “Night of Inspiration” on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $20, and include dinner and parking in the Columbus Garage.
Enjoy an evening of networking and fun on Monday, Sept. 18, at 4:30 p.m., at Northeastern Crossing’s Gateway Mixer at Ruggles Plaza. The networking event will include live music, food, and activities.
The mixer is just one of several events this month hosted by Northeastern Crossing. Be sure to check out the organization’s two-year anniversary celebration on Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., and the student-leader meet and greet event on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Both events are at Northeastern Crossing.
Hear from a range of voices on the growing opioid crisis, and discuss ways to help quell the epidemic at a forum titled, “Safety first: Toward safe consumption facilities in Massachusetts.” The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Dockser Hall.
Security and resilience
The first event in this semester’s Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. at 909 Renaissance Park. Max Abrahms, assistant professor of political science and a terrorism expert, will deliver a lecture titled, “The Stupid Terrorist: Lessons from History and the Social Sciences.”
Adam J. Foss, co-founder of Prosecutor Impact and a former assistant district attorney in the Juvenile Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, will visit the School of Law for three days this month as the fall 2017 Daynard Visiting Fellow. Catch him at a community lecture titled, “Evolution of prosecution: 21st Century criminal justice” on Monday, Sept. 25 at noon in 240 Dockser Hall. He’ll also lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of what it means to be a prosecutor on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at noon in 240 Dockser Hall.
Stop by this year’s Sustainability, Bike, and Light Fair for everything from free food to bike repair training. The event will also include discounted LED lights for sale, and representatives from the Boston Cyclists’ Union, MassRides, and other groups will be on hand to chat. The fair will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. on the Snell Library Quad. In case of inclement weather, it will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the same time and place.
Perhaps best known for her viral YouTube videos, including “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls,” Franchesca Ramsey will deliver a lecture titled, “Seeing color: Exploring whiteness in a racialized world,” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
Northeastern Dining’s Food Network-style series features cooking demonstrations in Xhibition Kitchen, which is located in the Stetson West Eatery. The next event, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at noon, will be hosted by chef and author Joanne Chang.
Tim Miller, an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the field of autobiographic performance, will join the Department of Theatre and the Center for the Arts for a weeklong residency this month. On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Ryder Hall Theatre Lab, catch his solo performance of “Rooted,” a piece that shares stories of family trees and the hidden LGBT histories among them. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Fenway Center, Northeastern students will perform “Body Maps,” a piece that Miller and students are currently working on.
There’s plenty of sports action this month.
The volleyball team plays New Hampshire on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Then, be sure to cheer on the red and black during the New England Challenge over the weekend. The Huskies will face Harvard on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.; Boston College on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.; and UMass Lowell on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.
Don’t miss the field hockey team’s game against rival Harvard on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. The team will also play Brown on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., and Vermont on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m.
The women’s soccer team will play Dartmouth on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. Later this month, the Huskies will take on the College of Charleston on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m., and Delaware on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.
You can see the men’s soccer team take on the College of Charleston at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, or catch the team in action against Delaware at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Finally, toward the end of the month, you’ll get your first taste of the hockey season.
The women’s hockey team will take on Concordia in an exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. at Matthews Arena. The regular season will begin less than a week later, with games against Clarkson on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m.
Later, on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., the men’s hockey team will challenge Prince Edward Island in an exhibition game.
For a comprehensive look at upcoming games and recent results, visit http://www.gonu.com/calendar.aspx.