Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator
PhD candidate Melissa Macero received the Chancellor's Student Service Award at a ceremony last night. This award "[recognizes] outstanding student leaders and student volunteers who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement."
Apr 23: Office Support Associate in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UIC. Civil Service, FT, benefits eligible (including tuition waiver).
Apr 26: Assistant Director Recruitment & Engagement---LAS Student Affairs (Job ID #144021). Academic professional, FT, benefits eligible (including tuition waiver).
May 2: Intuit Summer Fellow at the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. "Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the museum field, the Intuit Summer Fellowship Program is a summer work opportunity for students enrolled in state, city and community colleges in Chicago from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the museum field...The eight-week fellowship is a 20-hour-a-week commitment, and the Intuit Summer Fellow will earn a $3,000 stipend. Applicants should either be enrolled in a state, city or community college in Chicago or be in their first summer post-graduation. Eligible applicants are BIPOC students interested in pursuing a career in the arts." PhD candidate Dan Magers was an intern here las spring, ask him about it!
May 10: Remote summer internships at W. W. Norton. "Interns at W. W. Norton are paid $15 per hour and work a maximum of 20 hours weekly. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work three or four days per week. All interns must be able to work during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST). W. W. Norton & Company, an equal opportunity employer, is fully independent and employee-owned."
May 15: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Family Writing Program at Northwestern University.
Events & Deadlines
Apr 21: The UIC Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, the Center for Research in Law and Justice, and the Racial Justice, Violence and The Law Project presents the Hans W. Mattick Award and Lecture, featuring award recipient Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity at Yale University, and Professor of African American Studies and Psychology at Yale University. 3 pm on Zoom.
Apr 23: One-on-one reading with Aimee Parkinson and Dan Magers. 3-4:30 pm.
Apr 29: End of the Year Department Party! Completely online--mingle a little awkwardly in a new way!
Apr 30: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office.
Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.
Apr 24: virtual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (grad student-led); theme is Historical Perspectives on Conflict, Crisis, and Change, keynote address featuring Dr. Phoebe Young, "Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement."
Funding & Grants
May 15: Ragdale Fellowship Residencies. They seek "teaching artists, artists with spinal cord injury (SCI), artists with disabilities, dancers, Latinx artists, composers/musicians, and more. We do not limit fellowships to these categories, and as we seek diverse voices and representations to enrich our artists' experiences, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. A fellowship at Ragdale includes an 18- or 25-day residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend."
DGS Pete Coviello will end his term on May 15, when Associate Head Nasser Mufti will take over as Summer DGS until August 15.
A confession: I did not hold my usual Thursday office hour this week, thanks to a confluence of deadlines and a second Pfizer shot the day before. Sorry to have missed you, if you were planning on coming. Feel free to email me if you have any pressing concerns, and if not, see you next week! <3
If you're a Bridgerton fan, check out UIC English alumna Mary Hale (Assistant Director of Scholarly Programs at the Newberry) discussing the hit show with Jill Gage (Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing & Bibliographer for British Literature and History).