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.

Emoji Dick: Prequels and Sequels

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Emoji Dick is a crowd sourced and crowd funded translation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick into Japanese emoticons called emoji. Each of the book’s approximately 10,000 sentences has been translated three times by a Amazon Mechanical Turk worker. These results have been voted upon by another set of workers, and the most popular version of each sentence has been selected for inclusion in this book. In total, over eight hundred people spent approximately 3,795,980 seconds working to create this book. Each worker was paid five cents per translation and two cents per vote per translation. The funds to pay the Amazon Turk workers and print the initial run of this book were raised from eighty-three people over the course of thirty days using the funding platform Kickstarter.

2017 Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

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We are excited to announce DePaul’s 8th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!

The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on, celebrate ideas, and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume!).

The submission deadline is March 31st. Please review the guidelines before sending your submissions. If you have any questions, contact the conference organizers at englishconference.dpu@gmail. com. We look forward to reading your work!

Sigma Tau Delta call for new members

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DePaul’s Gamma Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The National English Honor Society, will elect new members in spring 2017!

English majors and minors, graduate and undergraduate, are eligible to apply providing they have completed one course beyond English 120 (or equivalent) and have a GPA of 3.4 or better.

Applications due February 24.

Download the application form.

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!

New Course: Research Grants and Scholarships

An Open Invitation to All DePaul Students

From the DePaul University Honors Program

Spring 2017

Do you want to live and study abroad and serve as a cultural ambassador? Do you want to learn more about applying for prestigious national scholarships? Would you like to get dedicated assistance in crafting an eye-catching personal statement and research proposal? DePaul has a course for you!

This spring quarter DePaul is offering a section of HON 300 Honors Research Seminar: Research Grants and Scholarships devoted to helping students apply for prestigious national scholarships such as the Boren, Fulbright, Marshall and Truman awards. These fully-funded scholarships provide students with living and travel allowances so they can reside abroad while learning languages, teaching English, or carrying out an independent research project.

HON 300 is a two-credit course.  Enrollment is open to all students.  If you are enrolled in 12-16 credits, adding this section of HON 300 does not add to your tuition expenses.

The course will meet on alternating Fridays, 10:00-1:00, on the following dates:

April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
June 2

HON300 will be taught by Professor Phillip Stalley, a member of the Political Science Department and DePaul’s Fulbright Program Advisor.

Receiving one of these awards means instant recognition as a future leader in your field, and can help launch your career. Whether you receive the scholarship or not, the mere act of applying offers a number of benefits.  The skills you learn in HON300 will help you to:

  • reflect and articulate your core values and interests
  • learn to present yourself in a concise, professional manner and
  • gain a better sense of what you can do with the knowledge you have gained at DePaul

Registration for this course must be done through the Honors Program. If you have any questions about this course or would like to enroll, please contact Phillip Stalley at pstalley@depaul.edu or email the Honors Program Associate Director, Nancy Grossman ngrossma@depaul.edu.