Adult, Graduate, and Professional Student Week, November 7 – 12

Non-Trad Week Calendar 2010


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Top Ten Tips For Better Student Profiles on LinkedIn

For those of you who missed our Autumn Gathering and Melanie Murray’s excellent presentation on LinkedIn, here are some tips from our friends at the Career Center:

Register for a workshop today at:

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Calling All Writers…

IDS student Halley Miglietta is working on a multimedia project and is welcoming written contributions from anyone and everyone.  Here’s the information:

I am doing a project for a class in the New Media Studies Department titled Text and Image, and would like you, yes you, to be involved.

I am creating a digital book that will include writings by *eh hem* you, and photos by, well, me.

Here’s your prompt: “It was only a moment, but it changed everything…”

I’m looking for engaging and creative write-ups based on that theme. I would prefer them to be of the non-fiction memoir category, but if you have a hankering for fiction, that’s welcome too.

Your story can be funny, moving, inspiring, tragic, quirky, fascinating, mind-blowing… or just plain weird.  There is also great freedom in its length – It can be as short as two sentences or as long as one page. Keep in mind that if you’re going for something smaller, try and make sure that you are delivering something huge.

I will take your story, and pair it with a photograph taken by myself. This will be an active pursuit to capture an interesting and relevant visual representation of your specific words.

The project will be completed in approximately 4 weeks. I would like to have all entries in by the next 2.

You will receive a digital copy of the final product.

Please include your name, age, and location. You can also choose to remain anonymous.

I look forward to reading your contributions, and the interesting adventures that will come of them.

You can send your words to my email:

On your marks….get set….WRITE!

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National Day on Writing – Multilingual Poetry Reading

The DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning and the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research are celebrating National Day on Writing (October 20, 2010) with a multilingual poetry reading.  Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to read a poem (original or otherwise) in any language or come listen to others read.

NDOW poetry reading

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Grant Opportunity from MAP

Our current MALS and IDS students may be interested in pursuing an upcoming grant opportunity from MAP (Multi-Arts Production Funds).

MAP works to build a thriving, risk-welcoming contemporary performance field by providing project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline.  MAP supports only projects that contain a live performance.

MAP funds up to 40 grants per annual cycle, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000. The average award amount is $25,000.  MAP supports most direct costs related to the conception, creation and premiere of a new work. These include but are not limited to commissioning fees and artists’ salaries, research costs, rehearsal and workshop expenses, promotion, and audience outreach and production costs up to and including the premiere run of the work.

Letter of Intent Deadline: October 15, 2010, 2pm EST
Invited Proposals: January 10, 2011

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Convergence Is Back

by Joe Andrukaitis

When I first began working with the MALS and IDS office this summer, I was given the task of redesigning our programs’ print newsletter, Convergence.  The newsletter had been on hiatus for some time, and our goal was to get a new, revamped version into mailboxes by the beginning of Autumn Quarter.  Now after a few months of assembling information and experimenting with layouts, I’m happy to say the Autumn 2010 issue of Convergence has gone to print.

If you’re a student, alumnus, or faculty member associated with our program, you should expect to receive your copy in the mail any day now.  In future issues, we’d like to keep you updated on changes within our programs as well as the professional accomplishments of our distinguished alumni.  If you have any news you’d like to share with the MALS and IDS communities, we encourage you to contact our office with the details.

Below is a link to a .PDF version of our Autumn 2010 issue.

Convergence Autumn 2010

When I first saw this picture I thought the Prez was tackling an Indian Chief.

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Student Profile: Nan Zabriskie

Nan Zabriskie

Nan Zabriskie

by Jane Bohnsack

Nan Zabriskie is currently a faculty member at DePaul.  She is an indispensable part of the staff at the Theater School, where she designed and now directs the makeup program.  She is also a MALS student. Nan’s talents are extensive, and this summer she is designing the costumes for Writers’ Theatre’s production of She Loves Me.  From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me is set in 1930s Europe.  The musical follows two shop clerks who can’t see eye to eye on anything.  When both respond to the same “lonely hearts” add and begin to anonymously exchange letters, they ultimately alter the basis of their relationship for the better.  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s film, You’ve Got Mail, is perhaps the better known, contemporary recreation of this classic story about “the little shop around the corner.”

Nan will be teaching a full course load this fall, but she is excited to begin her MALS courses again this upcoming Winter and Spring.

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