Thursday, February 9, 2017

Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations


You are invited to submit nominations for the award by the end of the day on Monday, February 20.  

Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.

All College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree-credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration.

Who May Nominate
Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education.

When You May Nominate

Ø  Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Ø  Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Assistant, at

Ø  Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter.

Submit an Article for the Illinois Counseling Association CONTACT Newsletter

The deadline for submitting articles for the Illinois Counseling Association Spring CONTACT Newsletter is fast approaching. Articles are due by February 28, 2017. This is a good time to submit as we are still in need of a couple articles for Spring. If you can't get it ready for Spring, Summer CONTACT is around the corner. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2017.

Submission rules are below. Happy writing!

The deadlines for submission are:
Spring CONTACT (published May); submission deadline February 28, 2017
Summer CONTACT (published August); submission deadline May 30, 2017
Fall Illinois Counselor Magazine (published October); submission deadline June 15, 2017.
Winter CONTACT (published February); submission deadline November 30, 2017
The rules for submission are the same for all four publications.

Here are the submission rules:
1.      All articles are to be typed in Times New Roman 12pt font
2.      Submit as a Microsoft word attachment via email to
If you don’t use Microsoft word, send it as an rtf (rich text format). Most word processors handle this format. Do not submit copy inline in email. Include your phone number in the submission.
3.      If you make changes, resubmit the full manuscript, not just the changes.
4.      Include photo(s) and short biography (about 30 words) about the author(s).  
5.      Articles should be no more than 1000 words in length, not including title and bio.
6.      By submitting your article you are agreeing to have it edited by the Contact/Magazine editors. This can include changes to length, content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
7.      All authors will be notified via email if their submission was chosen with an attachment of the edited version that will be published
8.      All authors will be notified via email if their article was not chosen
9.      Any photos submitted with your article, including the bio photo, should be as high quality as possible. Low quality photos, such as might be used on the internet, are too grainy for print. In addition you must have the legal right to use the photo. Photos must be sent as a separate files, not embedded in the article.  We prefer jpeg format.
10.   Late submissions cannot be accepted for consideration in the pending issue. However, we invite article submissions of a non-timely nature at any time for consideration in the next issue.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Black Graduate Student Association

This is a friendly reminder that the interest meeting for the Black Graduate Student Association is tomorrow, February 7th from 4:30-5:30pm in Lewis 1401!  This is meant to be an informal coming-together where we can all meet one another and get the ball rolling on what we want this association to look like. Some things that we will discuss are: executive board positions and duties, the National Black Graduate Student Association conference in March, and our next meeting. But please bring any questions, ideas, or suggestions that you have!

In addition, if you haven't already, please take a moment to fill out the interest form as it is a way for us to start consolidating our membership database.

Lastly, if you're unable to make the meeting in person tomorrow, you can join the Google Hangout through your phone or laptop and stream the meeting live!

Kristin Lansdown
M.Ed Candidate School Counseling
DePaul University
John T. Richardson Library | Access Services 
Circulation Student Supervisor 
Cell: (708) 543-0926

Deadline Extended! Campus 1871



Campus 1871 is a weekend-long (March 31 – April 2) collaborative cross-campus initiative between 1871, Northwestern University, The Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, The University of Illinois at Chicago, The University of Illinois Springfield, DeVry University, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, and The University of Chicago that welcomes approximately 100 students for an immersive startup extravaganza.

The weekend will include Startup 101 crash courses, keynote speakers, mentorship, pitches, and a grand prize for the winning team! The purpose of Campus 1871 is for you and your team to create a viable business model and design for a potential startup company that would solve a meaningful problem in today’s world. Come in with ideas and get ready to pitch to the crowd!

*Note, you must be able to attend the entire event in order to be eligible, from Friday, March 31st at 5pm through Sunday, April 2nd at 3:30pm. 

More info can be found at 


Apply for Campus 1871 here. Please also email and let us know that you are interested in participating. 

EXTENDED Applications are due on Friday, February 10, 2017 

Good luck! We look forward to a strong showing of DePaul entrepreneurs at Campus 1871.