From politics to cooking, and from sports to entrepreneurship, there’s something for everyone on campus this month. Here’s our list of can’t-miss events in November.
Myra Kraft Open Classroom
This semester’s Open Classroom focuses on the 2016 presidential election. Weekly classes are held every Wednesday through Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., in West Village F, room 20. The next one is Wednesday, Nov. 2, which will focus on down ballot issues.
Classes on Nov. 9, Nov. 16, and Nov. 30 will focus on Election Day debriefing, reflections on the 2016 election, and President Barack Obama’s legacy, respectively. There is no session on Nov. 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference
The third annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference is on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5.
The university’s award-winning Reach (Out) LGBTQA+ Career Conference will bring together LGBTQA+ students and industry professionals for discussions around career development, identity, and networking as well as successes and challenges in the workplace.
The event is free for Northeastern and Boston-area students with a college ID, though advance registration by Thursday is encouraged.
A weeklong celebration of all things Northeastern will take place from Sunday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 12, during Homecoming 2016. Head over to the Curry Student Center on Nov. 6 to take a peek at some of the creations from the Homecoming Block Party Building Competition and stick around for trivia starting at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, show off your Husky pride by wearing red and black throughout the day, and stop by the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad between 12 and 2 p.m. for the Homecoming festival, where there will be free food and games.
Many other events will be taking place throughout the week—including men’s and women’s basketball home openers against Boston University—and Amy Poehler will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 10, to headline the Homecoming lineup.
The semesterlong Food Network-style series features cooking demonstrations at the university’s Xhibition Kitchen in Stetson Hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon, chef Cal Peternell will give a tutorial from his book, A Recipe for Cooking, which includes meals meant to be shared with close family and good friends.
The university’s annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor Northeastern students and alumni who have served their country will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial across from the Egan Research Center on Neal F. Finnegan Plaza.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis, program executive officer for C3I and Networks at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, will deliver the event’s keynote address. In his position, Dennis is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel as well as the acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio related to developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations.
The event will be held in the Raytheon Amphitheater in case of inclement weather.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Education hosts campus events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs around the world. This year, GEW will be held from Monday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 20.
The semesterlong Husky Startup Challenge will culminate on Monday, Nov. 14, with Demo Day in the Curry Student Center, and other events will be held throughout the week—including NEXPO, IDEA’s annual venture showcase, on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Future of…
This presidential speaker series hosted by President Joseph E. Aoun explores what’s on the horizon for topics that shape our lives, such as food, dating, media, and transportation. Held throughout the semester, the series offers opportunities for members of the Northeastern community to hear conversations between Aoun and innovators in their respective fields.
The latest installment will explore the future of eating with celebrity chef Mario Batali on Friday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. on the 17th floor of East Village.
Northrop Grumman CEO talk
For expert insight, don’t miss a lecture by Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman. A conversation between Bush and President Joseph E. Aoun will be held on Monday, Nov. 21.
November’s athletics lineup is packed with rivalries and opportunities to show off your school spirit.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their home openers against Boston University on Friday, Nov. 11, as part of the university’s annual Homecoming celebration. The women’s team plays at 3 p.m. at Cabot Center, followed by the men’s team at 7 p.m. at Matthews Arena.
They’re not the only ones in action, though.
On Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., the men’s hockey team will face off against rival Boston University in Matthews Arena.
Head back to Matthews Arena on Sunday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 26, to see the women’s hockey team take on Boston College at 2 p.m. on both days. And on Tuesday, Nov. 29, the men’s hockey team will take on the Eagles at 7 p.m.