School of Music Concert and Events

DePaul University School of Music has a full calendar in January and February. From performances by international guest, alumni, faculty, and students, the variety of recitals next month offer a wide range of choices to pick from.

Among these events are two symphonies, the DePaul Symphony Orchestra on February 2 and the DePaul Wind Symphony on February 3. Both events will be held at the DePaul Concert Hall at 800 W. Belden Ave at 8 p.m.

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All concerts and events are free. To view their full schedule and register for events, visit their calendar here.

Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing scholarly essays and creative work such as short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged and explored.

Submissions are welcome year-round, and will be reviewed promptly after receipt. Authors will generally be notified of the verdict on their work within four to six weeks, with publication often soon thereafter.

For complete submission instructions, please visit the Instructions for Authors page.

Who We Are: Sana Bell

sana bellMy interests in race/racism, politics, public policy, social norms/perceptions, law, and Black liberation have transformed into a passion for African-Centered Education, Critical Legal Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, Curriculum Theory, and Urban Education. These interests have led me to fields of study that allows me to pursue more than one interest and take part in a lifelong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journey. Each of my courses has helped me expand on my interests through deeper exploration and critical analysis of the connection between society, power, and education, which provide the foundation for my next steps academically and professionally. Out of the courses I have taken so far, three of them are key for the remainder of my academic journey at DePaul and increases my admiration for African-Centered Education.

From wanting to understand how politics and policies affect racial identities and ideologies to critical theories on race and education, the remainder of my program will focus on the role education plays in perpetuation society’s social constructions, castes, and oppressions. The remainder of my program is also final preparation for doctoral study in education, by pursuing more opportunities for research and writing.  This includes taking more courses in Social and Cultural Studies in Education and Human Development. I hope to complete the program with a thesis.  My research focus will continue to uncover the societal impacts on education and remain vocal of the importance of anti-oppressive African-Centered curriculum for African American students.

Start your self-constructed educational journey today by contacting the DePaul MALS/IDS program.

Graduate Research Funding

The College of LAS supp​orts the research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students through its Graduate Research Funding (GRF) program. The GRF helps defray the cost of conducting research and creative work and for presenting papers at academic conferences through a competitive process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: January 22, 2018

For guidelines and to apply, visit the website here.

 

Who We Are: Jennifer Rhee

Jenn RheeMy journey as a graduate student is divided into two parts.  During the first part, I taught English at Wilmette Junior High and decided to explore the MALS program.  Unlike several of my colleagues, I did not want to pursue a master’s in education; instead I wanted to garner more knowledge in my content area.

I had always liked writing and had been fairly successful at it, however, I did not view writing as my strength.  I took a language and style class with a linguistics focus and then found the WRD (Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse) department and became hooked, finishing my MALS program with four WRD courses.  The WRD courses were challenging, learning and approximating a new discourse, and I believed understanding language and being able to communicate effectively was a necessary skill for students to enter into academic discourse with confidence.

Teaching Writing with Jennifer O’Brien was the last class I took before my Capstone course, Digital Storytelling.  Jennifer O’Brien designed the course through various teaching pedagogies like genre, multimodal, critical, ethnography, translingual, and transfer. O’Brien’s class did two specific things for me as a student and professional educator.  First O’Brien made me think like a teacher once again with coherence in my pedagogy. Secondly, Jennifer O’Brien became a mentor to me even though I probably surpassed her in age by over ten years.  She dismantled the power structure that often exists between a student and teacher and allowed me to think like an educator once again.  This class, more than any other graduate class I have taken, gave me the academic freedom and grace to make it my own and define myself through a pedagogical lens that was both theory-based and practical, embodying transfer theory through praxis.

My undergraduate journey was a straight path leading to a career in teaching, whereas my graduate journey was a country mile with curves, pauses, new paths each leading back to where I started.  I am an educator, a teacher, … and I am moved by my education and am ready to empower others to be and do the same.

Start your self-constructed educational journey today by contacting the DePaul MALS/IDS program.

 

Christkindlmarket

November 17 – December 24
Chicago | Naperville | Park at Wrigley

The Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s largest open-air Christmas festival is an enchanting and inviting holiday village nestled in the center of the city’s downtown. Inspired by the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first holiday markets of its kind, the Christkindlmarket is well-known for its vendors’ high quality gifts and food, holiday cheer, and for being the ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions.

For more information, visit their website at www.christkindlmarket.com.

christkindlmarket

 

DePaul ASK Mentorship Opportunity

The ASK network connects DePaul students and graduates with alumni to explore college and professional transitions, life challenges, and university and career questions.

You can gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community.

The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform

The platform will connect you with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.

When you join as a Student, you will be able to:

* Expand your DePaul community

* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest

* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni

* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs

* Access educational/career resources and discussions

It just takes a couple minutes to register. 

Visit here to learn more about how the program works.