Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Study Abroad in Germany

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Germany with the “Germany: Navigating the Refugee Experience in Berlin” program! Applications close February 1, 2020.

Students will be traveling to Berlin for the last two weeks of June. Accompanying courses will be in the Spring. The program is open to undergraduates as well as graduates, and there are no language requirements.

Below are some the items on the trip itinerary:
Über den Tellerrand/“Better Plate”: Cooking class led by a cook who arrived in Berlin as a refugee and workshop with the Better Plate team about social gastronomy movements and using food as a form of social cohesion
Querstadtein tour: See one of Berlin’s neighborhoods through the eyes of a refugee tour guide
Refugio Café language tables: opportunity to use either English or German as a way to communicate at biweekly integrative language tables for refugees and other Berlin newcomers
Theatrical performance by the Exile ensemble at the Gorki Theater
Türkenmarkt and Mauerpark: visits to two large-scale, multicultural artisanal food and craft open air markets
Meetings with and presentations from NGOs and think tanks working on the ground to support refugee communities (Expert Council of German Federations on Integration and Migration, Caritas, Give Something Back to Berlin, Eed Be Eed Storytelling)
Visits to two refugee shelters: one in Berlin and one an hour outside of the city in the state of Brandenburg
• Understanding Germany and Europe in the 20th century through two installations: Topography of Terror (documents the systematic process of the Nazis’ rise to power, 1933-1945) and Tränenpalast (“Palace of Tears,” former border crossing point between East and West Berlin)
Comparative visit to Nuremberg to observe the history of Germany with regard to citizenship and belonging, through visits to the Palace of Justice and Nazi Documentation center

Those interested can view the full Study Abroad brochure, including courses and program fees, here.

Internship Opportunity: Cliff Dwellers

Currently, the Cliff Dwellers are seeking an intern with a passion for local cultural initiatives and the desire to gain experience in supporting a non-profit on a new fundraising initiative.

In 1907, Chicago author Hamlin Garland and friends founded the Attic Club, which two years later was re-named The Cliff Dwellers. The Cliff Dwellers is a private club for members who are either professionally engaged in literature, painting, music, architecture, sculpture, or one of the allied arts, or who support the fine arts and the performing arts.

The Club, located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the former BorgWarner building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, is next door to Symphony Center and overlooks Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

We offer programs and art exhibits for our members and their guests, and support local younger artists and performers through our Artists-in-Residence (A-I-R) program.  Members can also reserve Club space for private parties and dinners.

 

Qualifications: 

High-performing undergrad or graduate student with experience working in the non-profit sector and a desire to grow the arts and culture landscape of Chicago.

 

Duties: 

Reporting to Ed Gordon and Chris Vinyard, this internship position will support in administrative tasks at the Cliff Dwellers office space at 200 S Michigan Avenue. This includes:

Support in the tracking of gifts
Learning about the organizational structure and management system of Cliff Dwellers
Supporting the Full-Time staff in the procurement of 2020 Endowment
Participating in and supporting in art and cultural events towards the final mission of the Cliff Dwellers
 

Please send all resumes and cover letters to:

Ed Gordon

imperialcorp@juno.com

312-664-5196

Chris Vinyard

vinyard1@yahoo.com

312-640-1688

2019 Fall Career Fair

The DePaul Career Center will host their annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 2nd and Thursday, October 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Lincoln Park Student Center 120AB. This 2-day all majors fair is a great opportunity to interact with top employers recruiting for both jobs and internships. Over 100 employers from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors and experience levels. Different employers will be attending each day! Students can view the employer list located here.

Volunteers Needed: StoryStudio Chicago Writers Festival

StoryStudio Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with their conference on October 5th and 6th!

It is StoryStudio’s 2nd annual Writers Festival hosted by Columbia College Chicago. Curated by Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai, the two-day Festival features an amazing line-up of authors led by Keynote Speaker Garth Greenwell. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to volunteer time in exchange for free conference attendance around their shifts. 

The conference link is here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/storystudio-writers-festival/

Interested students can contact StoryStudio here: https://www.storystudiochicago.com/contact-us/

Crook & Folly Editors Application Deadline is Friday May 17th

Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student, journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2019 Editors-in-Chief.

The new editors will begin work planning for the new year late this Spring 2018 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2018. Editors-In-Chief must be available and preferably in residence during all regular quarters of the entire 2018-2019 academic year (and they must definitely be in Chicago for the Winter and Spring 2020 quarters).

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (around 250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before NOON on Friday, May 17th, 2019: bborich@depaul.edu. We will try to conduct interviews between May 20th and 21st, and if possible make the appointments before the May 22nd magazine launch.

Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. We strongly encourage newcomers to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall. Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2018.

If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails, please email crookandfolly@gmail.com and ask the the current Crook & Folly editors Emily and Madeline for their assistance.

Crook & Folly Call for Applications

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Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student, journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2019 Editors-in-Chief.

The new editors will begin work planning for the new year late this Spring 2018 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2018. Editors-In-Chief must be available and in residence during all regular quarters of the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59 PM on Monday May 7th, 2018: bborich@depaul.edu. We will conduct interviews between Friday May 11th and Friday May 18th

Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. We strongly encourage newcomers to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall. Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2018.

If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails,  please email crookandfolly@gmail.com and ask the the current Crook & Folly editors Emily and Madeline for their assistance.

 

YouthBuild Philly is Hiring

2018-2019 CPCs

YouthBuild Philly Charter School has openings for Community Projects Coordinator position.  This is a 12-month AmeriCorps (stipend based) position, beginning in August 2018 (official training start date TBD).

The position entails providing direct service to out-of-school youth, ages 18-21 in the areas of community service, student engag​​ement, event planning, and academic enrichment. This position is excellent for recent college graduates with interest and experience in education, youth development, and the social service sectors.

View the complete position description.

Event Review: CWIP Mentorship Night

CWIP Panel

By Riley Jane McLaughlin
Contributor to The Underground

On Tuesday, February 13th, in Arts & Letters Hall at 6:30 pm, Chicago Women In Publishing hosted a mentorship night for DePaul students. The three panelists—Jeff Fleischer, Marian Mangoubi, and Kristen Raddatz—discussed their individual career journeys and what it is like to work in the writing, publishing, and editing realms in Chicago today. The floor was also open for any questions the students had regarding careers in those fields and the best way to start preparing for success.

Jeff Fleischer discussed how he began his career writing for newspapers. Fleischer ran his college newspaper at Indiana University, and then ran a local newspaper in a rural town in Indiana. After coming to Chicago, he began to write for magazines and publications before receiving fellowship to go to New Zealand for a year, where he was able to write on current issues such as climate change, among other topics. After coming back and bouncing around freelance writing and editing jobs, he took a day job working forty hours a week. Outside of this, he published his first nonfiction book in 2011, and then wrote his first fiction book in 2013.

Marian Mangoubi grew up editing medical texts with her mom as a young girl. She got more into creative writing after taking a screenwriting class, and it inspired her to begin a career in freelance writing. While Mangoubi identifies the hardships of doing freelance writing as a full-time job and making a living out of it, she informs her listeners that she has a spouse who also has an income, which allows her the ability to do freelance writing for her career. During the summer, Mangoubi also teaches creative writing at a camp for young girls.

Kristen Raddatz graduated from Wesleyan University about five years ago. She realized her sophomore year that she wanted to be a publisher, and soon began networking with alums during her junior and senior years, after discovering her interest in marketing. Thanks to the connections she made during her internship at an academic magazine, Raddatz was able to get a publicity assistant position at the University of Chicago Press. She’s been promoted a few times since then, still working in publicity at UChicago. As a creative outlet, Raddatz volunteers as the executive editor at Review Books.

Overall, the advice that the panelists offered to the eager students was that networking is essential for success in writing, publishing, or editing, as it allows them to make the crucial connections they need in order to get opportunities and interviews in their field. Also, the panelists offered insights on the difficulties that are very apparent for these careers—they can be unreliable and scary at times. However, they each encouraged students to stick with it if they are truly passionate about writing or publishing.