Writing Workshops Abroad: Ireland and Italy

The University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad invite undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe to apply for a summer of scholarship and cultural activities in Cork, Ireland and at Brunnenburg Castle, Italy.

In the summer of 2020 UNO Ireland: Writing Workshops & Creative Arts will continue for its eighth consecutive year, with courses in creative writing, plus options in literature, history, and fine arts. After taking a look at the program’s courses and award-winning faculty, consider submitting an application.

UNO-Ireland Program 2020 details:

Dates: June 16-July 18, 2020

Program Cost: 32 days for $5,195, which includes the application fee, tuition for six credit hours, apartment-style housing (private rooms and bathrooms),study abroad health insurance; meals on class days; opening and closing receptions; transportation passes; readings, and more.

For 2020, UNO also plans to offer the Writing Workshops at Brunnenburg Castle, a smaller, poetry-based program housed at Ezra Pound’s castle in northern Italy.  This program features a poetry-writing workshop and a seminar in the works of Ezra Pound. Applications for the Brunnenburg program are also open.

Brunnenburg Castle Program 2020 details:

Dates: June 29-July 25, 2020

Cost: $4,995 for guest students. This includes the application fee, tuition for six credit hours, housing, and study abroad health insurance; meals on class days; opening and closing receptions; weekend excursions to Venice and nearby towns and villages, readings, and more.

This exciting study abroad opportunity  is a great way to see another part of the world, and to either speed up the path to graduation, or take some classes you might otherwise not have been able to fit in.

Check out  past participant testimonials or view UNO’s summer 2020 brochure for Cork and Brunnenburg.

If you have any further questions about the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad, or would like to work directly with the program in the future, please contact writingabroad@uno.edu

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.

Call for Submissions: Propeller Collective

Propeller Collective, a nonprofit that provides support for first generation and limited-income students, is currently looking for any first generation and/or low income students that would be interested in becoming a featured guest writer!

The editors ask that students write about a topic that would fall under the category of career, on campus, back home, motivation, or personal growth. If this interests you, you can contact managing editor Caley Koch directly at caley@propellercollective.org or fill out our quick questionnaire on their website.

Visit the Propeller Collective website for more information.

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/

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

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The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing with DePaul students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/DePaul

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Improving low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Charleston, SC, Lexington, KY, Topeka, KS, and St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at Sarah@thedartcenter.org.