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Thinking About Heading West? Check Out University of Wyoming’s MA English Program

The folks at UW’s MA program in English have this to say:

  • Generous funding package for all accepted students, including a stipend of $12,000+ per academic year, with opportunities to earn up to an additional $3000 through summer teaching.
  • PhD and job placement in top programs (including Emory, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Stanford) and in private-/public-sector positions (3M, Library of Congress).
  • Joint-degree options and interdisciplinary coursework in other departments, including Gender and Women Studies, Environment and Natural Resources, African-American and Diaspora Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Latina/o Studies.
  • Up to two years of classroom teaching experience and training in composition pedagogy.
  • Nationally renowned mentorship in teaching preparation and a manageable teaching load (1 course per semester) for first-time teachers.
  • Generous support for students writing theses, including a thesis-completion course and up to $1000 per year in research and travel funding.
  • Outdoor activities in Laramie, which was recently ranked as the best small college town (http://www.collegevaluesonline.com/features/best-small-college-towns-in-america/).

UW is a fully-funded program: all admitted students receive stipends and tuition waivers for two years. Graduate students in the Department of English at UW have the opportunity to study and research in all areas of English and cultural studies, from poetry and film to popular culture and rhetorical theory. We offer concentrations in literature and in rhetoric and composition, together with a career-focused Public-Facing Thesis Portfolio capstone option. Our faculty have particular expertise in the medieval, early modern, and contemporary periods; in adaptation and cultural transmission; in empire and enslavement; and in interdisciplinary and eco-critical approaches. We take pride in our flexible curriculum and diverse teaching opportunities that give students the competencies to pursue both academic paths and careers in government, non-profits, and education.

For more information about the MA in English at UW and the application procedure, please see: http://www.uwyo.edu/englishma. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.

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See Professor Kathleen Rooney Read From Her New Collection, Where Are the Snows, at Sunday Salon Chicago

WHEN: September 25, 2022 @7:00 pm (arrive @6:30 pm)
WHERE: The Reveler, Roscoe Village (back room, to the right)
3403 N. Damen Ave., Chicago IL 60618

This is the first in-person event held by Sunday Salon Chicago since the reading series went to Zoom due to Covid related constraints. Other featured authors include Meg Tuite (Poetry), Tina Jenkins Bell (Fiction), Lynn Sloan (Fiction) & Larry O. Dean (Poetry).

Featuring: Book giveaways, music and pizza with Roscoe Books selling titles by the authors on site!

Learn more at: Sunday Salon Chicago

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Don’t Miss This:

Do you have an interest in graphic novels or discussing complicated issues in writing? Join Prof. Royster Prof. Shanahan for a free-form discussion about graphic novels, present and future, in the context of “Freedom to Read,” the One Book One Chicago theme for this year, and “Banned Books Week.” The discussion will take place from 10:10-11:10 Thursday, Sept. 22 in ALH 305. For more information on Banned Books Week, please visit the following links. If you’re interested in joining, please submit an interest in this google form, in order for us to get a headcount for the room.  https://forms.gle/PM6x7zSiquMRHrs79

Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022

and https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/freedomreadstatement

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Get Your Foot in the Door: New Internship Opportunities for BIPOC Students!

PubWest is launching their Fall internship program and is looking to place BIPOC students in paid entry-level positions within the publishing industry. This is a six month long, paid internship. The deadline to apply is September 30 and interviews will be held from October 3-7. Don’t sleep on this opportunity! If you’re interested, follow the links below!

For more information: PubWest – Intern Program

Or if you’re ready to apply: Internship Application

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A Unique Teaching Opportunity for Musicians:

Intonation Music is a Bronzeville-based youth development/music education nonprofit. Right now they are looking to fill several different positions with people passionate about both music and community outreach: Lead Instructor, Co-Instructor and Development Manager. If you are interested in this very important opportunity, and in helping bring music to the youth of Chicago, click here to check out their full Employment Opportunities page.

As described by Intonation Music themselves ::: Offered in partnership with schools, park districts, and community organizations, our year-round classes make music accessible to youth by providing them with instruments, instruction, mentorship, and the chance to perform on stages across the city. Each Intonation student takes part in a personal and team approach to practice, setting goals, and problem-solving; and over time, they gain the confidence to take charge of their direction and seek out new experiences.

  • Intonation is seeking committed, part-time instructors to teach our youth-centered Modern Band program for students in grades 3-12 (6:1, student: instructor ratio) for 2022-2023. Students love our engaging and challenging programs that they shape and lead! Our team of instructors uplift relationship-based learning, live performances, and recording opportunities for youth. We are looking to hire 2 new Instructors ASAP for our fall programs!
  • Intonation Music also seeks an energetic Development and Communications Manager (DCM) who is passionate about youth development and music’s power to change, strengthen, and unify individuals and communities. This key position is a member of Intonation’s leadership team and will be relied on for facilitation, problem solving, and proactive measures to drive the mission forward. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated passion for non-profit service and an ability to coalesce and engage diverse groups of people. 
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Calling for Volunteers to Serve on the Fulbright Campus Committee

With the national deadline (11 October) to apply for the Fulbright fast approaching, the Campus Committee is asking for volunteers to read applications and participate in interviews with the candidates. The campus interview and assessment are critical aspects of a student’s application and can greatly enhance their chances of obtaining this prestigious fellowship, which makes this an excellent and important service opportunity.

The interviews for the applications received to date will take place via Zoom between 9:00am-12:00noon CDT on Thursday 22 September, Friday 23 September, Tuesday 27 September, and Thursday 29 September. 

If you’re interested in volunteering, or would like more information on applying for the Fulbright, please contact Rachel at rachel.scott@depaul.edu!

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Interested in Applying for the Fulbright?

With the national deadline to apply, October 11, coming up, now is the perfect time to start your application! The Fulbright Scholarship allows students to travel abroad teaching English, or conducting research and study. All graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni are eligible to apply. Interested?

Rachel Scott will be holding an information session on the Fulbright this Thursday 15 September at 3:00pm via Zoom.  She will provide an overview of the Fulbright before focusing on “undersubscribed” awards, which are good options for students who are beginning their applications now.  Interested students can RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fulbright-information-session-tickets-416956296507.

You can reach out to Rachel for more information, or to volunteer on the Fulbright Campus Committee by shooting her an email at: rachel.scott@depaul.edu.

You can also find more information regarding the scholarship at https://us.fulbrightonline.org

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An Inconvenient Hour:

In addition to the excitement of the Printer’s Row Literary Festival this weekend in Chicago, faculty members Tara Betts (poet) and Michele Morano (creative nonfiction/memoir) will be part of “An Inconvenient Hour” reading series 5:30-6:30pm Saturday, 9/10 at Metropolis Coffee Shop, 1039 W. Granville Ave. Poets Tony Trigilio and Mary Ardery will also read. More information here.