The White Rock Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, enhance and protect White Rock Lake and its natural beauty, is seeking a social media intern to create new content for the organization’s blog and social media channels. Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, be familiar with White Rock Lake, have a basic understand of how Twitter and Facebook operates, and should have a desire to learn more about social media marketing. Additional training in social media will be provided if necessary.
- Create original blog posts that promote White Rock Lake Conservancy and its goals
- Connect to audiences on Twitter and Facebook
- Manage existing content for the White Rock Lake Conservancy website
- Strong writing skills
- Understanding of Twitter, Facebook and the basics of blog writing is preferred
- Self-directed with strong work ethic and desire to enhance White Rock Lake
- Basic understanding of content management systems is a plus
- Duration: Temporary
- Pay: Uncompensated
- Work will be conducted out of Standing Dog Interactive located across North Central Expressway from SMU.
We want to introduce to all undergraduate students and their faculty mentors SMU’s 2nd annual full-time Summer Research Assistantships opportunity. Focusing on a project of a student’s interest during the summer can be a very rewarding experience. With appropriate matching funding from a student’s department, school or individual faculty mentor grant, a student can earn up to $4000 during the summer performing research from disciplines across the university. The application process is competitive, and details can be obtained from the Undergraduate Research Assistantships website:
The deadline for applications is March 29, 2013. Applications submitted by this date are guaranteed full consideration.
Join professor Gary Swaim for an 8-day trip to Oxford, England.
MAJOR SITE VISITS
» A focus on writing historical fiction: several options but significant
emphasis on WWII era
» London to Oxford via Woburn Abbey (main headquarters of the Political Warfare Executive during WWII
» Oxford Christchurch College
» Bletchley Park (where German WWII codes were broken)
» Imperial War Museum Duxford (Europe’s premier aviation museum)
» London (an evening of theatre at the New Globe Theatre)
» London (Churchill Cabinet War Rooms
» Train to Paris, visit Normandy, Beaches and Museum
» Overnight in Paris
This already famous theatre in London had its origin in 1599 and became prominent as “Shakespeare’s theatre.” Today’s Old Globe is essentially a replica of the original and was built only some 750 feet or so from the original location, in 1997.
The Oxford Library comprises a collection of libraries, the Bodleian Library foremost among them, and dates back to the 16th century C.E. with roots dating to the 14th century C.E. A beautiful and most functional place. On entering, one must make a pledge before being received into this stately place.
July 15-July 23, 2013
This tour is offered for credit or noncredit through the Master of Liberal Studies Program at SMU. firstname.lastname@example.org • 214.768.4273
Approximately $4,500 (including tuition) + airfare. Breakfast included each day—other meals on your own.
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Ryan Cordell’s work focuses on identifying texts that “went viral” in 19th-century American newspapers and magazines — including literary texts like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Celestial Railroad,” but also jokes, news reports, and semi fictional anecdotes. In collaboration with colleagues in English and Computer Science, he is developing tools to automatically identify viral texts in databases of 19th-century print, and to analyze their spread across the nation using geospatial and network visualization. His research promises to foreground long-forgotten texts that were among the most widely read pieces of writing in 19th-century America. Ultimately, however, he hopes to theorize how and why texts spread in 19th-century America, constructing a set of models that can describe nineteenth-century textual virality.
He spoke at Southern Methodist University on February 7, 2013, at an event co-sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, the DFW-Area Digital Humanities Colloquium, Futures for Humanistic Learning, and the SMU Department of English.
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Ryan Cordell – Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America
For over fifty years, Marshall Terry has toiled in the vineyard at Southern Methodist University, as undergraduate, graduate student, instructor, assistant to President Willis Tate, author of the Master Plan of 1963, novelist, chair of the English department, founder of the creative writing program, and E.A. Lilly Professor, emeritus.
Now at the time of the centennial of SMU’s founding in 1911, Terry’s memoir, Loving U., is an affectionate and clear-eyed narrative of his involvement in both the philosophical ideals and mundane details that characterize university life, into which is woven his personal experience as an aspiring writer, devoted husband and father, and good friend and counselor to generations of SMU students and faculty.
Told with self-depricatingwit and a gift for the apt phrase and anecdote, Loving U. provides alumni and friends of SMU with a valuable perspective on SMU’s past, from great triumphs to great tragedies, interspersed with vivid sketches of numerous memorable characters and incidents, from the pen of a master story-teller.
Position: Study Skills and Support Tutor in Grammar and Writing
Description: Work with students one-on-one on homework support, study skills, and time management techniques. Specific knowledge of grammar and writing is a must. Students will come prepared with homework or other academic work they wish to pursue. Tutors and students will build close bonds and address students’ most pressing academic needs. You will get trained in our Study Jet program and have access to a comprehensive on-line resource library to help your work with students. Our Academic Director will serve as a source of guidance and support.
Work: $20/hour for undergraduate, $30 for MA, Part-time, off-campus
Qualifications: Candidates must have a desire to work with middle and high school students. Enthusiasm for teaching. Ability to make learning interesting. Availability during the weekday afternoons and evening and through mid-June. GPA should be a minimum of 3.3
Applicants: Send a cover letter and reuse to: Victoria Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Academic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are invited for an interview, your transcript, standardized test scores and references will be checked.
Organized by the “Thinking about Agency” Fellows Seminar, this lecture series will explore the nature of agency- the capacity, condition, or state of acting or exerting power- across a range of disciplines.
Find out more:
Thinking About Agency
Please join Emma Candelier, from the University of Virginia, for an information session and dinner on Wednesday, February 6 to learn about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce, a one-year business degree for non-business majors. This 40-credit-hour degree is designed specifically for liberal arts, science, and engineering graduates and features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
The Tower Center Student Forum is now accepting submissions for our undergraduate research journal, dialogue. If you have written a research paper concerning politics, economics, world events, or the like for a class, independent study, or fellowship please consider submitting it to our journal!
The submission deadline for dialogue is February 28th. We ask that submitted papers be no longer than 30 pages. Please see and comply with the attached guidelines before submitting your paper. Papers that do not comply with the guidelines will not be accepted under any circumstances. See Below: