Looking Ahead: What’s Happening in April?

Looking for cool WRD- and NMS-related events to check out? We’ve got you covered!


Upcoming Events

SEO Tactics Beyond Content Optimization

When? Wednesday, April 13, 6 pm
Where?  Epic Burger, 40 East Pearson St, Chicago, IL (map)
How much? Free! (But consider buying something at the restaurant)

Copywriting Meetup logoOrganized by the Chicago Copywriting and Content Marketing Meetup group, this event invites those interested in search engine optimization (SEO) to share what they know and learn about strategies that others are using.



Spring Faculty Forum on “Black Lives Matter”

When? Thursday, April 21. 4 pm
Where? DePaul Student Center, Room 220, 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL (map)
How much? Free! 
This event is open to DePaul students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited so register early!

Photo of Valerie Johnson, DePaul Professor of Political ScienceDePaul faculty member and chair of the Political Science Department,  Dr. Valerie Johnson will reprise her presentation from earlier this year on the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Johnson is the author of Black Power in the Suburbs: The Myth or Reality of African American Suburban Political Incorporation and is currently working on another book titled At the Water’s Edge: The Unfinished Business of Black Equality.

This event is sponsored by the the DePaul Women’s Network and the Black Leadership Coalition (DPUBLC).



The Neurochemistry Behind Your Personality & Digital Persuasion Susceptibility

When? Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Where? Frequency540, 111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 300, Chicago, IL (map)
How much? Free!
Sign up early to reserve your spot, and b
ring a photo ID 

Photo of Brian Cugelman PhDBrian Cugelman, PhD will lead a workshop that a explores how technology design can adapt to variations in users’ motivations, emotional responses, and cognitive decision-making.

This event includes an optional live polling component. Bring your smartphone to participate!


Style Matters

When? Saturday, April 30, 12:30 pm
Where? Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL (map)
How much? $10 for students and teachers ($15 for everyone else)

The Chicago Humanities Festival sponsors this panel discussion that brings together authorities on style in different fields, including writing. The panelists include journalist and graphic design expert Jude Stewart, Chicago Manual of Style editor Carol Saller, and New York Times reporter Jennifer Schuessler, along with several fashion entrepreneurs.

Headshots of "Style Matters" panelists

Ongoing Events

Busy schedule? Here are a couple ongoing events to keep your eye on when you have the time:

West Ridge Writers Meetup Group

Photo of hands typing on a keyboardThe West Ridge Writers is an informal writing group set up by Hana Yoo, a fellow MA student at DePaul from the English program. Hana invites writers of any genre (blogs, academic writing, fiction, etc.) to meet twice a week at a café, restaurant, or library to write in companionable silence and spend some time socializing afterwards. All writers are welcome!

Register for Meetup.com to access the calendar of events.



ShortDocs Radio Cinema Challenge

Third Coast International Audio Festival LogoThe Third Coast Festival is looking for 2-3 minute audio story submissions for their international contest. People of all levels of experience are encouraged to participate.The winning audio story will be adapted for the stage and performed here in Chicago this November!

The details and submission rules can be found on Third Coast’s website. You’ll see that the deadline for submitting isn’t until May 17, which should give you plenty of time to put together something fun!



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