Homecoming Weekend and Empowerfest

Along with events such as Fan­Fest, a variety of var­sity teams in action, musical per­for­mances, Home­coming Weekend 2013 fea­tured Empowerfest, the university-​​​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion Empower cam­paign. At Empowerfest, stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni were greeted to inter­ac­tive exhibits ranging from marine sci­ence to entre­pre­neurial ven­tures to a video game design studio, all of which cel­e­brated the university’s the past, present, and future.

Photos by Mariah Tauger, Brooks Canaday and Kristie Gillooly

  • Northeastern University cheerleaders enter Cabot Cage at the start of Empowerfest.

  • Cabot Cage was filled with more than 30 interactive exhibits highlighting research and campus activities from across the university.

  • Alan McKim, center, MBA '88, gets a tour of the Baja SAE buggy from mechanical engineering students Dalton Tolen, left, and Matt Nussbaum.

  • Cheerleaders fly high in the Cabot Cage.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun with members of a cappalla group Treble on Huntington after their Empowerfest performance.

  • Nursing student Mercedes Franks interacts with children at the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun proudly displays the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun addresses the crowd.

  • Students Justin Wong, center, and Reece Yamamoto, right, talk with associate professor of game Design Alessandro Canossa in the Game Design suite at Empowerfest.

  • From left, first-year information systems graduate students Suraj Choudhary, Joyce Wang, Rishi Idnani, and Ayush Sangani show their Husky Pride at FanFest during Homecoming weekend.

  • University leaders meet with contestants and winners of the Mayor of Huntington Avenue and Homecoming King and Queen competitions.

  • A young fan greets freshman forward Mike Szmatula in between periods as the Huskies took on UNH at Matthews Arena during Homecoming Weekend.

Post a comment

7 − 5 =

Comments are moderated.
Please view our comment guidelines.

About news@Northeastern

News@Northeastern is Northeastern University’s primary source of news and information. Whether it happens in the classroom, in a laboratory, or on another continent, we bring you timely stories about every aspect of life, learning and discovery at Northeastern. Contact the news team

Subscribe to daily news email

Connect with us

Social Media Dashboard