Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator
PhD candidate Kathleen Blackburn's essay "By Bread Alone" was recently published in the High Desert Journal.
PhD candidate Sarah Buchmeier is partnering with UIC librarian Teresa Moreno Garcia to create an innovative new class at UIC, "Social Justice and the Politics of Information."
MA student Justin Allen recently published an interview for Riff Magazine, "Interview: Model Shaun Ross completes a music metamorphosis with ‘Shift’."
May 7 (TODAY!): Communications Director for the Rivers Alliance of Wisconsin: "The River Alliance of Wisconsin seeks a talented communications professional committed to clean water for all. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Director will set and guide strategy for all communications, outreach and public relations activities to amplify the voices of members across Wisconsin. This critical teammate will work with development and program staff to identify, create, and employ strategies, messages and tactics that expand our influence and impact."
ASAP: Learning & Engagement Coordinator at Chicago Architecture Biennial. "The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is seeking a part-time, temporary Learning & Engagement Coordinator to support youth education and audience engagement projects and programming. Reporting to the Manager of Learning & Engagement, the Coordinator will help develop and implement a robust youth (K-12) education program including workshops, educator resources, competitions, and more. The Coordinator will also lend support to CAB’s audience engagement efforts including volunteer recruitment, training, and scheduling; visitor resources; tours; and evaluation."
May 23: Civic Reporting Fellowship at City Bureau. "The City Bureau Civic Reporting Fellowship is a paid, 11-week opportunity for emerging and established journalists looking to grow their skills in reporting, community engagement and leadership. Fellows work in teams to produce a journalism project on a big-picture sociopolitical issue facing communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides. Participants may also spend several hours a week mentoring high school students at our community media partner for an additional stipend."
Events & Deadlines
May 14: "What Am I Going To Do With This? Humanities and Social Science Career Exploration Outside the Academy" Part 2 of 2, 10 am-12 pm via Zoom. Hands-on Workshop with UIC Alumni Panel, including Jen Phillis and Mary Hale! Register at https://go.uic.edu/hss-career-exploration-may-2021.
May 14: Round Table on anti-racist and activist creative writing pedagogy, part of the Mellon-funded Crossing Latinidades initiative led by Daniel Borzutzky. 2-4 pm. Registration link now live!
May 19: Summer I (4-week term) add/drop deadline.
June 1: Application deadline for Fall 2021 Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies programming.
June 18: Summer II (8-week term) add/drop deadline.
July 23: Last day to submit dissertation to Graduate College for graduation this term (PhD only).
Aug 4: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office for Summer graduation.
Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.
June 1: Deadline to submit a review for the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. They are looking especially for reviews of specific books; see the list on Box.
June 4: Premodern Studies Seminar Call for Porposals at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies.
Funding & Grants
Varied: United Negro College Fund (UNCF), UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships, and Fellowships. Provides various scholarship programs (each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation), fellowships, internship, and career entry programs. Applicants must apply through the on-line application process. Many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid. Openings vary, but deadlines tend to be in the first quarter of every year.
Varied: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Open Competitions & Funding Opportunities. The foundation generally awards multi-year grants that range from $100,000 to $1 million. The foundation's grant-making focuses on the following initiatives: Arts, Child Well-being, Environment, Medical Research, Building Bridges and African Health Initiative.
May 28: Higher Education Media Fellowship. Applications are now open for the Higher Education Media Fellowship which supports working U.S. journalists interested in learning more about and covering issues related to post-secondary career and technical education (CTE). Selected Fellows are awarded $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards a postsecondary CTE reporting project. The six-month, non-residential program begins with an expense-paid CTE symposium where Fellows are paired with a mentor. Following the symposium, Fellows must complete a reporting project, such as a special report or series. Additional professional development funding and opportunities are available to Fellows.
Provost Poser wants you to take a survey describing your experience as a student during COVID-19. You should have received a reminder email from her about it on Tuesday with your unique survey link.