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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hey again!   This week has been a slower week in terms of a schedule, but ironically quite a bit more hectic in terms of “big life moments.” To give some context, it’s good to know that in the city things can get really overwhelming all of a sudden if you don’t keep them in…
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October Updates From Chicago Semester

Increasing Program Visibility Chicago Semester staff have been active this fall making presentations as part of our initiative to increase our visibility as a leader in urban experiential education. Staff have presented: “Leadership and Calling: Connecting Experiential Learning with Life’s Big Questions,” CS Faculty, Rebecca Burwell at the National Society of Experiential Education’s Annual Conference…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teaching Student

Hello, world!   So much has happened since I last updated two weeks ago!   The weather has gotten crisper, the sun is setting earlier, and spooky season is upon us! It’s quite fitting that Halloween-time converges with the scariest aspect of a student teacher’s experience: The submission of their edTPA! [lightning strikes] [distant screams]…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hello again!   You know that feeling of thinking you’ve gone without being sick for just a little too long? It almost seems like you’re just waiting to wake up with a mysterious illness? This week I think the adrenaline of being in the city and constantly doing things finally wore off and the germs…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teacher

Long time, no see!   By the time this blog post goes up, I would have completed six full weeks at my current internship site. Not only is this the second to last week at my first student teaching placement, it’s my last week lead-teaching in my cooperating teacher’s classroom! Time has absolutely flown by!…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hey vlog! And yes, I know this isn’t a video blog or a misspelling of blog, but that was a shout out to a few good Hope friends (you know who you are) :). Fall has officially hit in Chicago and I could not be happier about it! If you know one thing about me,…
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September Updates from Chicago Semester

Homegrown Event On Monday, September 16, Chicago Semester hosted Homegrown: Stories From Food Start-Ups in Chicago as part of our ongoing celebration of 45 years as a program. 1871’s auditorium provided a beautiful venue for the event which featured entrepreneurs of color who had built food businesses in neighborhoods across the city. Attendees had an…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teacher

    Hello, everyone! My name is Kaci and I am student teaching this Fall with Chicago Semester! I hope these blog posts can provide you with a little insight into the ups, downs, and curves that come with student teaching. Before I get into my student teaching placement and some cool features of the…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hi everyone! My name is Audrey Revercomb and I study Sociology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. I’m a senior there and this semester in Chicago is actually my last as a student. As bitter-sweet as that is, it makes everything I experience in Chicago mean a little bit more. Something I have always admired…
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August Updates From Chicago Semester

Our Fall CS’ers Have Arrived! Our fall semester kicked off this past Sunday with the first ever orientation hosted at 1871! Students participated in sessions about navigating the ins and outs of Chicago’s public transportation, engaged in some friendly competition with Chicago trivia, and enjoyed famous Chicago deep dish pizza! Our orientation activities continued into…
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