Spring Break Service Immersion Trips- Info Sessions!

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 umintrips@depaul.edu 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: Visit : http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/ministry/serviceimmersions.html

Email: umintrips@depaul.edu

Join: FACEBOOK: DePaul Service Immersion Central http://groups.to/umintrips/

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: seeingseas@gmail.comOn your marks….get set….WRITE!