April Events and Publishing Opportunities

The DePaul English Spring Conference (May 3rd, 2013) is extending its submission deadline to:
Monday, April 8th 

Take this opportunity to send in any work you’ve done on your own or have accomplished in your classes to the conference—this could be your chance to showcase your writing!
Check out ExLibris once again for submissions guidelines and details.
We look forward to reading your work!



The DePaul Lit Club will be having its first meeting on this Thursday April 4th at 4:30pm in the English Department’s Student Resources Room, Arts and Letters Hall, Room 210-11. It will just be a short (10-15 minutes) meeting to decide when are the best times to consistently meet as well as decide which book to read, get some names for our email list, and collect any other input that anyone may have to make it a better group. After this Thursday’s meeting, the lit club will be meeting once every 2 weeks or so and discuss the reads. If you cannot make this first meeting, but would still like to participate simply email at eric.warehime@gmail.com, and you can be added to the email list. The club is open to all so bring your friends.



Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) is pleased to announce its Inspire Fellows Program for the summer of 2013. The fellowship offers graduate and upper-undergraduate students a full-time opportunity to learn best-practices in youth development and to prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector.

Inspire Fellows serve as workshop leaders and counselors for Y.O.U.’s 9-week summer program. Fellows are chosen to develop and facilitate specific workshops in one of three areas: arts and literature, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or recreational activities. Additionally, all fellows help lead discussions and workshops on life skills topics.

Primary responsibilities of Inspire Fellows include:

  • Develop and facilitate youth activities in your chosen area that promote academic, social, and emotional development.
  • Supervise youth activities in a safe, sensitive, developmentally appropriate, positive manner.
  • Maintain positive, supportive relationships with youth.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and volunteers within Y.O.U., and with others in the community who offer information about, resources for, or services to young people in Evanston.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records concerning youth participation and outcomes.

The Fellowship experience offers a unique opportunity for growth for students thinking about a career in youth development, education, the arts, or non-profits. Fellows have close supervision of their work and are provided with both formal and informal feedback to help them grow. In this way, fellows develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.

The Fellowship runs full time from June 10 through August 16. The first week offers Fellows a comprehensive orientation and training on Y.O.U., non-profit management, and positive youth development. The next nine weeks consist of high-impact summer programming.

The Fellowship offers a stipend of $1,000. (Y.O.U. is also glad to provide documentation to any students who receive support from their universities for summer employment with a non-profit organization).

For more information and to apply, visit www.inspirefellowsprogram.org


Jay Baron Nicorvo Reading presented by Department of English Visiting Writers Program is taking place this Thursday, April 4th at 6:00pm in Richardson 115. Don’t miss out!



The Department of English Visiting Writers Series will also be hosting Professor Ted Anton, author of Bold Science and writer for Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and Publishers Weekly. Join fellow students, faculty, and community for Anton’s reading on Monday, April 8th at 6pm in Richardson Library, Room 115. Professor Anton will be reading from his work, The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth. This is a free and public event, check out the event flyer for more information!


Mark your calendars, Dr. Who fanatics! DePaul University and the College of Communication will be hosting a one day colloquium in celebration of 50 years of Dr. Who. There will be scholars and fans there to discuss the show along with screenings of episodes and guest speakers. There will be a Facebook page and more info to come soon. The event will be taking place at DePaul’s Communication and CDM theaters at 14 E. Jackson, LL 102 and LL 105 on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-6pm.

Doctor Who