DePaul Summer Book Club for Kids

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Do you enjoy reading books? Working with children? Giving back the the community? If the answer is yes, join DePaul’s Readin’ Demons, a new summer “book buddy” program. Twice a month, groups of DePaul volunteers and elementary school students will partner up to read books, make crafts, and explore children’s fiction. All majors are welcome!  For more information, please contact Kelly Cunningham at cunninghamkelly12@gmail.com.

Call for participation, submissions from The Writer’s Block

11246021_10203597397054368_2519301881990653554_nCall for Participation and Submissions from The Writer’s Block:

The Writer’s Block is a creative writing club at DePaul that meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm in Levan 506 (during winter quarter). The Writer’s Block prides itself on providing a safe space for writers to respond to prompts, create and edit pieces, and share their written work through workshops and various writing sessions.

During Spring Quarter, The Writer’s Block will be creating an anthological “zine” of pieces either created at the club or submitted to depaulwritersblock@gmail.com. To be eligible to submit, you must attend at least two of our meetings! Email us with any questions, and join our Facebook group, “The Writer’s Block”!

We can’t wait to meet you and read your writing!

Register for Spring Break Service Immersion Trips

It’s hard to believe it is 2017 already, and we are looking forward to Spring Break! As you make your plans, be sure to check out the Spring Service Immersions. Immersions are a great way to travel, build community, engage in service and justice work, and grow aware of the realities of our world.

The total cost for the immersion is $220. Partial scholarships are available for those in financial need. See the flyer below for location descriptions, dates, and other information.

The application is available at this link, and it is due January 13. In order to access the link, you need to join the Vincentian Community Service Office page on Orgsync. Please contact Emily at elahood@depaul.edu with any questions.

 

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Crook & Folly accepting applications

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Crook & Folly, DePaul’s award-winning art and literary magazine, is assembling a staff of undergraduate and graduate students for the 2016/17 academic year. Positions include: section editors and readers for each literary genre, copy-editors, social media/marketing, public relations coordinators, and more. If you are interested in becoming involved as a member of the magazine’s team, please send an email, as an attachment to crookandfolly@gmail.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Contact information
3. Year in school, major/concentration
4. Application letter of 150-200 words or less describing any relevant experience, commitment, and interest in working for the magazine

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to the same address. Thank you for your interest! 


– Audrey Juergens and Ian Vlahakis
[Crook &Folly Co-editors in Chief]

CHICAGO CLIMATE FESTIVAL: RAPTIVATE!

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Divestment Presentation, Rap, and Open Mic Event

The Chicago Climate Festival, an initiative of DePaul University’s Institute for Nature & Culture is pleased to announce its first scheduled event, Raptivate!

The evening will begin with a presentation by Melissa Brice, founder of Chicago 350. Brice will be speaking on Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Divestment.  Divestment is a fascinating and controversial subject that needs the input of creative, forward-looking, and articulate individuals with a big-picture perspective.  Please come out to contribute to this vitally important conversation and help to move it forward.

See “Fossil Fuel Divestment in a Nutshell” at the Institute for Nature & Culture blog, Environmental Critique: https://environmentalcritique.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/fossil-fuel-divestment-in-a-nutshell/

Also see “The Climate Math”: http://world.350.org/chicago/campaigns/

In keeping with the Festival’s focus on the arts, Brice’s talk will be followed by a performance of climate-change rap and an open mic.  Joey FineRhyme, a climate-change educator and “raptivist” will perform written material and rap “off-the-dome,” and then host a spoken-word open mic session.

  • Open Mic volunteers wanted.  Please RSVP to cskolnik@depaul.edu (to ensure a spot)

The event will take place on October 5th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, in the McGowan South science building at 1110 W. Belden Ave., on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus, in Room 105.

See information about this and other events in our “Event Calendar” at the Chicago Climate Festival website, and our Facebook site (below that):

http://chicagoclimate.org/event-calendar/2016/10/5/raptivate

https://www.facebook.com/events/283871848662449/permalink/286946425021658/

Please come out to this important and entertaining event!  Be the Change!!!

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“350.org has chapters organized across the United States and in countries abroad, pressuring universities, colleges, church organizations and governments to withdraw their funds from companies extracting carbon based fuels from the earth, burning said fuels and polluting the planet ” (Chicago 350)

“Driven by the belief that rhythm and rhyme are powerful tools to inspire action, the anchor for many of FineRhyme’s lyrics returns to this ethos of Be the Change.” (Joey FineRhyme)

Crook & Folly, the DePaul Literary & Art Magazine, Seeks 2015-2016 Staff and Editors

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Crook & FollyDePaul’s award-winning art and literary magazine, is assembling a staff of undergraduate and graduate students for the 2015/16 academic year. Positions include: section editors and readers for each literary genre, copy-editors, social media/marketing, and public relations coordinators. If you are interested in becoming involved as a member of the magazine’s team, please send an email as an attachment to crookandfolly@gmail.com no later than Monday, October 5th with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Year in school, major/concentration
  • Application letter of 200 words or less describing relevant experience, commitment, and interest in working for the magazine.

Questions? Contact the 2015-2016 Co-Editors-in-Chief, Eric Hollander and Alyssa Walker, at crookandfolly@gmail.com.

*Being involved with Crook & Folly is an amazing way to make friends, learn how a literary magazine is created and brought into the world, be involved with a publication of the English Department, and have a lot of fun! You also get to see the amazing work and talents of your fellow students and promote creative expression.*