Attend Crossing Boundaries, the Second-Annual DePaul Graduate Student Conference

This Friday, March 6 from 11:00am to 8:00 pm in the McGowan South building, join the DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as it presents a conference showcasing work by graduate students across its many departments and programs.

The conference will feature a keynote from DePaul Professor Miles Harvey, the author of Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America. His previous book, The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, a national and international bestseller, was selected by USA Today as one of the ten best books of 2000. He received wide-spread acclaim for his dramatic oral history How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theater and was the first book published by DePaul’s new publishing imprint Big Shoulders Books.

The schedule of the conference is presented below. All members of the DePaul Community are invited to attend.

Welcome & Faculty Panel
11:15-12:15pm | Room 105

Poster Presentations & Lunch
12:15-1:15pm | Second Floor

Session I — 1:30-2:45pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105

Session II — 3:00-4:15pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105

Session III — 4:30-5:45pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105
Panel D — Room 106

Keynote Address – Prof. Miles Harvey
6:00-7:00pm | Room 105

7:00-8:00pm | Second Floor

Career Opportunity for MALS/IDS Students

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting an online information session on Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm CST to discuss careers in community organizing with DePaul students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial  justice.


DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools

Positions start June 29, 2015 in Columbus, OH, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, FL and Lawrence and Topeka, KS.  Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance based raises.

Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at or (202) 841-0353.

Submit to Confluence, the Graduate Journal of Liberal Studies

DePaul MALS/IDS Students:
The AGLSP (Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs) is accepting submissions for its October issue of Confluence, its Graduate Journal of Liberal Studies.
The journal welcomes the submission of research essays, short fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry, and art.
Students, consider taking this opportunity to publish your original work in this Graduate Journal!
Submission guidelines can be found here: Submission Guidelines for CONFLUENCE
APRIL 15, 2015
You may Email with any questions.

Upcoming DePaul Humanities Center Event

The DePaul MALS/IDS programs would like to highlight this upcoming event from the DePaul Humanities Center:

Please join us Wednesday, February 11th (7:00-8:30 pm, in room 120 of the DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue), for the inaugural event in our series- Discards: The Future(s) of the Book and Library – by welcoming:
Ander Monson: Letter to a Future Book and Reader
Acclaimed poet, renowned author, and wildly inventive anarchic library patron, Ander Monson comes to DePaul’s Humanities Center to investigate what it means to be a reader, a writer, a book lover, and a library client, and to celebrate the publication of his groundbreaking book, Letter to a Future Lover
Beginning the evening with Jessica Speer and an exploration of the nature of the archive (by means of puppetry), Monson will then offer a lecture and reading from his new work: a collection of index cards inspired by, and placed into, various library books around the world.  Sure to cause a popular and critical stir in 2015, Monson’s new work is a stunningly original writing project that crosses all boundaries of fiction and nonfiction, reader and writer, modern and postmodern.  In celebration of the creative revolutionary energy of Monson’s work, at the end of the evening the audience will be invited to participate in a group writing and performative act that will change DePaul forever….
Join us for a special puppet-filled, index card-marked, interactive evening as we come together to reimagine the nature of an archive, a library, a printed idea, and the act of reading itself.