Celebrating 40 Years of Adult Student Success!

The School for New Learning is proud of all of the students over the last 40 years who have enjoyed personal and professional success as a result of their new learning and made a difference in their community.

Join us to see what we do next!

See our timeline at http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/61912/School-for-New-Learning/


CANCELLED: SNL Student Town Hall with Dean Alicea
The Town Hall with SNL Dean Marisa Alicea will be rescheduled. 
For more information, contact the SNL Student Association at snlsa@depaul.edu or 312 362-7697.

Food for Thought -
sponsored by DePaul Adult Student Affairs
A new program through Adult Student Affairs that allows at least two students to apply to have lunch with one of their professors, free of charge! This gives them the opportunity to informally visit outside of the classroom environment. We encourage the faculty and the students to discuss career opportunities, work history, transferable skills, research interests, classes, future goals, etc. Application can be found here: http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/adultstudentservices/resources/docs/FoodForThoughtForm.pdf

Criminal Justice:  Reflections on Family, Law Enforcement and Public Policy
SNL Africa Diaspora Committee monthly Third Thursdays Series
April 17,  5:30 - 8:00pm
DePaul Club, 1 E. Jackson Blvd, 11th floor. 
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
RSVP snlafricadiaspora@depaul.edu.

SNL Open House Speaker Series Featuring MARIA HINOJOSA,    
Host of NPR’s Latino USA show  ...

The Growing Number of Latinos in the U.S. and Its Implications
April 24, 2014
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30-7:00 p.m. Program with Q&A
University Center Conference Center, 525 S. State St.
Lake Room
Free and open to the public.
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-growing-number-of-latinos-in-us-its-implications-with-maria-hinojosa-tickets-11263093215
For more information snlevents@depaul.edu or 312 362-7697

About Maria Hinojosa
Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter for PBS and NPR, who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues.  As the anchor and executive producer of long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and anchor for PBS’ NEED TO KNOW series and the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. In her over 25 years as a journalist, she also worked for CNN, and was a senior correspondent at NOW on PBS.

In April 2010, Hinojosa took a groundbreaking step by creating The Futuro Media Group, a multi-platform nonprofit production company based in Harlem with the mission to give critical voice to the social and civic justice issues facing the diverse new America. In October 2011, she was the first Latina to anchor a FRONTLINE report. “Lost in Detention” explored abuse at immigrant detention facilities, garnering attention from Capitol Hill to both the mainstream and Spanish-language media.

Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories---from the immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to stories of the poor in Alabama. As a reporter for NPR, Hinojosa was among the first to report on youth violence in urban communities on a National scale. During her eight years as CNN's urban affairs correspondent, Hinojosa often took viewers into communities that had rarely been shown on television.

Hinojosa has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking “Child Brides: Stolen Lives”; and many more. In addition to her broadcast work, Hinojosa has been a weekly syndicated columnist for King Features/Hearst and is the author of two books.  

She was born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, and received her BA from Barnard College.  She lives with her husband, artist German Perez, and their son and daughter in Harlem.

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and prison activist will be on campus April 21-April 29.
On April 21, 5:45-9 pm, Sister Helen will visit SNL classes, Susanne Dumbleton’s, The Fight for Human Rights, One Woman’s Crusade, and Rebecca Lindsay Ryan’s, Engage for Change. On April 23, 5:45-9 pm. She will visit Pat Ryan’s, Civil Rights, and Rebecca Lindsay Ryan’s Externship. Free. All students welcome to attend. RSVP sdumblet@depaul.edu 

On April 27, 7 pm, the School of Music will perform an Opera of Dead Man Walking at the Victory Gardens Theater. On April 29, 6 pm, see a Dramatic Reading of Dead Man Walking and lecture at Harold Washington Library.  Email sdumblet@depaul.edu for more info.

Interested in Study Abroad?
The SNL International Committee is hosting Study Abroad Week from April 14-17. Drop-in 4:30 - 6:30pm in rm. 1451, 14 E. Jackson Blvd.  Meet program directors and previous student travelers.  Get information about upcoming SNL travel courses. Find out how you can work this into your academic program. See photos, videos and artifacts from our previous travel adventures. Light refreshments will be available. Questions? snlinternational@depaul.edu

Looking for an ILP or GILP?
Use Agile Learning and Development Strategies for a Changing World
sponsored by SNL’s Center to Advance Education for Adults
April 23-24
Ask your faculty mentor.
See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/institute-agile-learning-and-development-strategies-for-a-changing-world-tickets-9618115041 Use Promo Code: DePaulStudent

May 20 - DePaul School for New Learning Preview Day (Loop)
Have you wondered what it’s like to be a student in the School for New Learning at DePaul University? Join us at our DePaul SNL Preview Day, where you can learn more about SNL's innovative approach to teaching adult students. The event will include sample classes, admission information sessions, faculty speakers and more. For more information or to register, please visit our website.

Whether you've been away from college for some time or were recently enrolled elsewhere, we invite you to check out one of Chicago's most established adult and transfer student programs. To register or for additional information, visit go.depaul.edu/SNLpreviewday.

“Veterans Voices”
President’s Signature Series Theatre Event for Memorial Day
sponsored by School for New Learning and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity in collaboration with Erasing the Distance
May 23,  5:30 - 8:00pm
DePaul University
14 E. Jackson Blvd, Daley Building Lower Level Theater 
Free and open to the public.
For more information and to RSVP snlevents@depaul.edu or 312 362-7697

Erasing the Distance, founded in 2005 by a DePaul alumnus, is a highly respected Chicago-based theatre company that uses the power of performance to shed light on issues of mental health. The productions are known for their unflinching honesty and emotional power and have been seen by over 40,000 people so far throughout Illinois and beyond. They are brought to life by some of Chicago’s best professional actors, often seen on the stages of the Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Court and Victory Gardens.

ETD created a theatrical performance from the ground up featuring the true stories of military veterans who have experienced mental health issues as well as their families. The goal is to generate awareness, break silence, & disarm stigma about mental health in the military and to link veterans and their loved ones to necessary resources.  The performance will be followed by a dialogue afterward to help the audience process the themes of the show and ask questions about mental health.

SNL Alumni Reception
May 29, 2014

We look forward to seeing you at another of our upcoming events. Feel free to invite anyone you know who might be interested in DePaul University School for New Learning.


Countdown to Graduation is a quarter-long celebration of workshops and entertainment opportunities for graduating students.
See http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/countdowntograd/.  More events are:

17th Annual Graduation Celebration for Students of African Descent with Keynote Speaker: Bertram Scott, SNL Alumnus and DePaul Trustee
Friday,  May 9, 2014 - Multipurpose Room 120
DePaul University, Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus
2250 North Sheffield, Chicago, Illinois
3:45p.m. - Check- in                   
4:30p.m. - Ceremony (including Recognition of the Graduates)  
6:45p.m. - Dinner Break                
Traditional African or Semi-Formal attire requested
Please RSVP (with maximum 3 guests) by April 30, 2014 with dpublc@depaul.edu. Degree completion and conferral will be verified during registration. Any student who has not completed a degree or applied for degree conferral within this academic year should not RSVP to participate in this year's celebration.

18th Annual Latino/a Graduation Banquet (application due by April 15 - LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE!)
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 5:30 P.M.
DePaul University, Student Center – Multipurpose Room (120)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
The Latino/a Graduation Banquet Committee cordially invites you to attend the 18th Annual Latino/a Graduation Banquet at DePaul University. In order to attend, please fill out the Registration Form the Latin American and Latino Studies Department.
The Banquet is a celebration in which graduating students and their loved ones gather to celebrate the academic achievements of the Latino community at DePaul. During the ceremony, awards are given to the graduating students, as well as, select student leaders, parents, and faculty/staff. The students are also given the time to personally thank the special people in their lives who have helped them achieve their academic goals. In addition, there will be great speakers, delicious food, and lively entertainment that will make the 18th Annual Latino/a Graduation Banquet a night to remember.
Things to note:
* It is free!
* It is conducted in English and Spanish.
* It is open to all students graduating by December 2014.
* Each student may bring a maximum of two guests (including children).
* Graduating students from all colleges are invited
* You can submit filled out applications via email, fax, or by leaving the form in our office.
* You must turn in all required forms before deadline.
If you have any questions, please contact the Latino/a Graduation Banquet Committee at 773.325.7316 or at latinogradbanq@depaul.edu. Drop off the completed Registration Form at the following address:
Latin American and Latino Studies Department
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
SAC Building, Suite 5 A-H (5th floor)
Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm


For a list of upcoming programming, visit: http://snl.depaul.edu/events/

Additional Resources:
— Alumni Resources and Events http://alumni.depaul.edu
— Link to Currently Scheduled Career Center Events: http://careercenter.depaul.edu/events/default.aspx
— Job Search Team (every third Thursday)
— Career Counseling on Site at SNL, every other Tuesday in Loop, once a month at O’Hare
— Alumni Sharing Knowledge resources & activities: http://ask.depaul.edu/