Revised Call for Papers – AGLSP 2018 Fall Conference

The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP), a professional organization that provides working adults with interdisciplinary graduate-level education in the liberal arts and sciences, is calling for papers for the 2018 Fall Conference hosted by Arizona State University on October 11-13. The theme for the conference is “Borders & Migrations.” The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to June 15.

Please see the revised flier below for more information:



2018 Convergence — Now Available!

The Interdisciplinary Self-Designed Program is happy to announce the release of our latest issue of Convergence. ISD students and alumni should anticipate the arrival of Convergence in their mailboxes within the next few weeks. Until then, please browse the issue (here) on our blog. This edition is focused on the transition from MALS/IDS Programs to the Interdisciplinary Self-Designed Program (ISD). Inside, you will find information about this exciting change. Our in-depth section, Returning Student Profiles, spotlights MALS students Valerie Coleman, Jennifer Rhee, Anna Bahow, and Erika Coble and their degrees. Also featured in this issue: first-person discoveries from IDS students Shelby Lasaine and Estella Achinko, an inside look at the newly-redesigned Richardson Library, and a recognition of our students’ academic achievements.

You can download a PDF of Convergence here.

Thank you to all that contributed to this issue of Convergence!

Liberal Arts College Careers Event for Graduate Students of Color in the Chicago Area

Associated Colleges of the Midwest invite graduate students of color in the Chicago area to an event about job opportunities at liberal arts colleges. Please join us to mix, mingle, and talk with faculty from ACM colleges about their teaching and scholarship and about careers at liberal arts colleges.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.

ACM office, 11 E. Adams Street

Light hors d’oeurves and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by July 1 at:

For more information, contact Lilly Lavner at ACM.

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Growing Up Blue

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Growing Up Blue by Chloë Orlando and directed by Shade Murray:

On the verge of Blue’s 14th birthday, everyone in their small town finds out Blue may be transgender. Blue is confronted with violence, new restrictions on bathroom use, and an offer to star in a new reality television show. In this new play by Chloë Orlando, Blue struggles to grow up and escape a life in hiding to discover the beauty in difference.

And the core question: What does it mean to hide who you are in order to survive?

See Growing Up Blue from May 18 to May 26 on the Fullerton Stage. Tickets are $15.

To find out more information and purchase tickets, visit this page.

Two Events with StudioCHI

Join StudioCHI for two events next week: “In the Realm of the Digital Senses: Eyes & Ears” on May 10 from 4:30pm to 6pm, and “Under the Hood: Foo & Wilson” on May 11 from 10am to 11am.

Both events will be held in the Richardson Library’s IdeaLab2 (JTR 207, LPC). Visit the event pages to RSVP and learn more information:

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