jump-started their College lives during mid-September's New
Student Orientation with artsy, exotic, and just plain fun events.
taste of the Bohemian
After breakfast and a tour of the Smart Museum of Art, first-years
sneaked a peek at the studios of Chicago artists Stephanie Brooks
and Roger Brown, ate lunch by one of the Loop's famous outdoor
sculptures, and viewed installation art by Karen Reimer, MFA'89,
and Connie Bacon, MFA'97, at the Hyde Park Art Center.
by the Powwow
Students gathered with Native American dancers, singers, and
craftspeople at the annual Eschikagou Powwow and Indian Traders
Rendezvous, which featured over a thousand performers, cultural
demonstrations, and native food.
Cruising through history
First-years cruised down the Chicago River on a boat tour that
covered the architectural history of more than 90 buildings.
The half-day excursion also included a brief lecture on the
history of Chicago architecture.
Students attended a showing of High Fidelity and Wayne's
World, two films set in the Windy City and presented by
Doc Films in Mandel Hall.
Students' night out
After a performance by the improvisational comedy troupe Off-Off
Campus, first-years grooved to the sounds of College DJs at
the Reynolds Club Party. Food was provided by Hyde Park restaurants
and entertainment by a hypnotist and a "battle of the bands"
sponsored by radio station WHPK.