Congratulations to Kathleen and Beth Rooney!

Our very own Kathleen Rooney and sister Beth were published in the New York Times this week!

Check out their essay, A Lesson From the Strange and Lovely World of ‘Leaf Town’: The story of the rise and fall of a society built by schoolchildren

The sisters are both writers, and Professor Kathleen Rooney is teaching undergraduate courses this Winter Quarter on fiction writing, writing the body, and ladies/womanhood in literature.

Luminary’s Fellowship Applications Are Live!

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation is committed to the region’s most talented emerging artists during the pivotal time between their education and career. 

2021 applications are NOW OPEN to all eligible artists in the Chicago community working in Classical Music, Visual Arts, Jazz, and Creative Writing.

The application is free and winners can win up to $15,000 in unrestricted grant money. 

Find out more here

Scholarships for English Majors! Due this Fall

After you have sent DePaul the results of your completed FAFSA, complete the general application here so you can apply for opportunities such as this one!

If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “Applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “Active”. You will also hear from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the Home tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rebecca Cameron, Acting Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, at rcameron@depaul.edu.

For Sophomores — Seniors: The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship

For Juniors and Seniors: The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award

For Honors students:

Wondering about Editing Certificate Programs?

If you’re interested in a career in the publishing industry, you might have come across editing certificate programs.

If you’re unsure of what they are, how they can help, or if you even need a certificate, check out this blogpost written by Miranda Lukatch for new and upcoming editors.

As an independent editor and author, Miranda Lukatch gives advice on what to consider when researching and applying for editing certificate programs. Now a professional in the industry, this is the sort of information she would have found helpful when starting out.