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Network, Collaborate, Learn: The 2012-13 Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit October 9, 2012

The 2012-2013 Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit was this past Friday, and as usual, it delivered on its promise: tutors and mentors from across DePaul’s programs had a chance to share their strategies, goals, career advice, and more.  It was also a reminder of the vastness of DePaul’s offerings for its students: in attendance were mentors from Veteran’s Affairs, tutors from the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) and the International Student Experience Exchange, advisors from the Career Center, and many others.  Indeed, the array of programs at DePaul is every bit as diverse as DePaul’s students themselves, and so also were the rewards that the summiteers took with them. (more…)


Oak Forest gains a new Writing Group January 14, 2012

The UCWbL’s increasingly popular Writing Groups program will be adding a new Suburban Campus Writing Group this coming Monday, January 16. On top of the regular Saturday hours at DePaul’s Oak Forest, Naperville, and O’Hare campuses, the UCWbL will be hosting another Writing Group in Oak Forest on Monday evenings from 4-6:30pm. We hope you will join us in Oak Forest on Monday to celebrate this new addition to the UCWbL!


A New Tutor’s Introduction to the SNL October 25, 2011

As a new member of the Writing Groups team—and a new tutor to boot—I was mystified by all the acronyms and new vocabulary I encountered during my first weeks at the UCWbL. SNL, AP, ILP, competencies, the grid—I had no idea what any of it meant, and I was expected to help coordinate this team? Oh dear. (more…)


Writing Groups present AP and ILP Forums for SNL Writers October 5, 2011

Most UCWbLers may know or remember that Writing Groups Leaders do a lot of work with adult students from the School for New Learning.  As part of our continuing efforts to reach out to SNL students, the Writing Groups will again offer several Advanced Project and Independent Learning Pursuit Forums at the suburban and Loop campuses this quarter. (more…)


New Hot Topics in Writing Episode: Literature After Dark August 3, 2011

Hot Topics in Writing, the UCWbL’s podcast, has released the second installment of a three part series about resources for writers in Chicago!

In our last episode, we looked at physical publications to which writers could submit their work.  For our newest episode, we put down our magazines and hit the streets, taking you with us as we visit venues where writers may read their own work as well as listen to others share their work. We attended three different writing events around the city: Essay Fiesta at the Book Cellar, the Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill, and Reading Under the Influence at Sheffield’s for their themed event, “Poisons.”