Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Northeastern Illinois University reunion is almost upon us! The theme for this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 17-18, is “Reimagining Food ... Remembering Your Roots.” Here are the Top 5 reasons you need to call all of your Golden Eagles friends and register now!

You can meet Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis.

Bill Kurtis will present a historical perspective on how the American diet has changed over the past decade and what we can do to make heathier choices and eat in a more naturally sustainable manner. Join this dynamic presentation titled “Death By Food: How the American Diet is Making Us Sick and USANA Optimal Nutrition.” 

You can attend a film screening of “Food Patriots” and participate in a discussion with director Jeff Spitz.

Watch a feature-length documentary and learn about a public campaign to change eating and buying habits by 10 percent. The film’s director will lead a discussion on the American diet, eating and buying habits.

You can reconnect with GOLD Alumni at Logan Arcade, one of Chicago’s new popular hangouts.

Join Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) with a night of gaming and good company. This event features one of Chicago’s trendiest “barcades” with more than 40 vintage video games and 25 pinball machines.

You can learn about chemistry of wine and the history of cocktails.

Check out one of Evanston’s newest locations, The Wine Goddess, and participate in an interactive wine tasting and historical perspective on the cocktail. This event will include an assortment of great wines and two featured cocktails: the Corpse Reviver and Jasmine Smiles. Guests will receive recipes of eight classic cocktails.

You can connect with fellow alumni and faculty while helping raise awareness about issues related to food and social justice.

The two-day Northeastern all-alumni reunion program focuses on food in a variety of ways. Celebrate alumni and faculty doing extraordinary work in the food industry and addressing social justice issues that involve food. Don’t miss out on this educational and social experience!