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The Return of DePaul University Day at the Art Institute!

After a long, unavoidable hiatus, DePaul University Day at the Art Institute of Chicago is back! Join DePaul students, faculty, staff and retirees on Friday, September 30, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy gallery talks by faculty and museum staff and music by DePaul alum, Hunter Diamond, at one of the world’s best museums and let DePaul foot the bill ~ admission is free!

Check out the schedule of gallery talks

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Minnesota State Arts Board Seeking Candidates For Key Positions

Are you looking for a position where you can make a difference?  Where you can help make arts and creative activities available to residents and communities throughout the state?  Where you can support the work of Minnesota’s creative individuals and organizations?  Then consider applying for a position at the Arts Board: 

Grant program officer – The person in this position will manage the Arts Board’s largest grant program, Operating Support, which provides general support to established arts organizations.  Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

Grant programs assistant – The person in this position will provide administrative support for Arts Board grant programs.  Applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Executive assistant – The person in this position will provide administrative support to the executive director and to the board.  Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

 All are full-time, permanent positions.  Telework and/or hybrid work arrangements are available.  

Visit the Arts Board’s Web site to find more details about the positions and a link to required qualifications, salary range, and application instructions: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/about/employment.htm/

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Apply for a Fellowship with HumanitiesX

HumanitiesX, DePaul’s Experiential Humanities Collaborative, seeks six Student Fellows for the 2022-23 year. These are 10-12 hour/week positions that run from Oct.-June, paying up to $6517/student. For engaged students interested in the environment, it’s a great opportunity.

Student Fellows assist faculty and community partners as they develop new HumanitiesX courses, and with the guidance of WRD Professor Lisa Dush, create public-facing humanities deliverables about environmental action at DePaul and beyond. The application deadline is 10/10. Applications can be submitted through the Campus Job Board.

For more info, click here

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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