Dense, Joyous, Modern, the blog of DePaul University’s MALS and IDS programs, has moved to http://densejoyousmodern.com. Please visit us at the new site for all future posts and updates.
by Jane Bohnsack
Javaria Afghani is a second year graduate student in the Writing and Publishing program. But she also works as a graduate assistant in The Center for Writing Based Learning, one of the best student resources on campus. At The Writing Center, students work with peer tutors who have specialized experience in whatever field of writing they may need assistance. Writing Center tutors offer help with any style of writing students and collaborate with students and faculty of all disciplines and experience levels. They’re trained and available to help hone critical academic writing skills, and really provide a good example of what DePaul is like – multi-disciplinary, knowledgeable, and expansive. This past winter, our MALS and IDS students benefited from Javaria’s expertise when she and Kate, another Writing Center Consultant, visited our “Winter Tune Up” to talk about their experiences as graduate writers and the services offered by the Writing Center that are of particular value to graduate level research/writing.
Javaria’s personal experiences at the Writing Center have definitely led her in an interdisciplinary direction. Prior to working at The Writing Center, she had no real interest in teaching. But in her time here at DePaul, Javaria has really come to appreciate the ways in which her multi-disciplinary skills provide her with the experience necessary to teach, and that she finds real joy in sharing that knowledge with other students. Javaria really considers tutoring to be the best resource available at The Writing Center. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, students can benefit from the Writing Center’s website which offers access to excellent resources, live chats, and email feedback. The students who tutor come from all backgrounds and experience levels — graduate students, undergrads, faculty, multi-lingual speakers. The Writing Center has the resources to assist in any area or field in a truly discipline-specific manner.
BIG EAST VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – Virtual 10:00am-5:00pm EST
Welcome to the future of career fairs. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of industry leading employers, but without ever having to leave home. Visit employers booths, view/apply for jobs, watch employer videos, chat with recruiters, submit your resume, and perhaps even secure a live video interview. Employers will be looking for part-time, full-time entry-level or experienced, summer, co-op, or internship candidates. For more information visit: http://bigeastcareerfair.com/
MULTI-SCHOOL ALUMNI JOB FAIR
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – Lincoln Park Campus
Registration & Details: http://jobfairalumni.eventbrite.com
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet top employers looking to recruit ALUMNI talent from today’s best schools!
**Note: $10 fee to attend the event as a job seeker
MALS & IDS Students,
Time is running out to register for Winter Quarter’s MLS 405: Representations of the Body. This MALS core course (also open to IDS students) is only offered once a year, so now would be a good time to satisfy this requirement if you haven’t already.
MLS 405: Representations of the Body
Wednesday 6 – 9:15 pm, Lincoln Park Campus
Professor Frida Furman
Representations of the body in philosophy, religion, art, and science reveal the human body as the site of rich historical and cultural meanings. Considering Western traditions as well as cultures other that European, this course investigates how structures of power and consciousness converge in and on the body and how they are presented in social space.
Please register as soon as possible if interested, since we may not be able to guarantee seats for much longer.
Feel free to contact the MALS/IDS office at (773) 325-7840 with any questions.
For students still searching for Winter Quarter classes , Christianity & Consumerism could be an interesting option. Please see the course description and reading list below. As a reminder, MALS and IDS students are allowed to take up to four 300-level courses.
Professor William Cavanaugh
CTH 389: Christianity & Consumerism
MW 1:00-2:30 LPC, WQ 2011
Consumerism can be defined as the tendency to reduce both the material and the spiritual to commodities. This course is an extended investigation of the dynamics of consumerism in American culture from the perspective of the Christian intellectual tradition. Sources drawn upon will include materials from theology, political theory, philosophy and economic theory. Attention will be given to the history of consumerism, the theology implicit in consumerism, and different Christian reactions to the phenomenon of consumerism.
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation
Vincent Miller, Consuming Religion
David McCarthy, The Good Life
The Bible (New Oxford Annotated Bible recommended)
For our students interested in presenting at conferences, the Career Center has posted an article including expert advice and conference tips from a current DePaul student.
Do you have plans for Spring Break 2011? Do you want to travel, meet new people, serve others and immerse yourself in a different community?
We invite you*, your friends, classmates, students, group members, etc. to apply for the 2011 Spring Break Service Immersion Trips. The service immersions provide students the unique opportunity to work, live, and build relationships with over 12 marginalized communities throughout the United States and the Americas. You could spend your spring break working with people who are homeless in Washington, DC, helping rebuild New Orleans, learning about poverty and the broken education system in New York, learning about the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and various other endeavors throughout the East Coast of the United States.
This spring you could be immersed in communities within Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Montgomery, AL, Cranks Creek, KY, New Orleans, LA, and Okolona, MS. Come to one of the information sessions below to get an application and see how you can get involved! Priority application deadline is Nov. 19**!
Information Session Dates and Times:
Tuesday, November 9 @ 1:30pm CCM Lounge
Tuesday, November 9 @ 11:45 Loop Campus Lewis Center 1411
Thursday, November 11 @ 3:30 Student Center Rm 313
Sunday, November 14 after 9:30pm mass St. Vincent de Paul parish
Tues. Nov 16 @ 7:30pm Ray Meyer Fitness Center Rm. 135
Wednesday, November 17 @ 6:30 Vincent & Louise House
*If you have already attended an info session or have been on a trip, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a returner application via email!
**You must attend an info session to receive an application. Final deadline: January 7, 2011.
See you soon at an info. session!
Service Immersion Team
To learn more:
Join: FACEBOOK: DePaul Service Immersion Central http://groups.to/umintrips/