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Spring News from Chicago Semester!

Students Engage Public Life in Chicago Our students are witnessing democracy in action here in the city. Chicago voters will have the opportunity to participate in a historical runoff election on April 2, electing the city’s first African American female into office. As a program we are committed to “equipping students for integrated personal, professional…
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Don't miss our book and wine pull on Friday, April 12!

Join the Story on Friday, April 12 as we celebrate 45 years!  This interactive evening at the American Writers Museum will include delicious food and drink, games, live music, a silent auction and book and wine pull. You won’t want to miss the highlighted opportunities below to give to Chicago Semester – check it out!…
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Visit the American Writers Museum with us on Friday, April 12!

  About the Venue   Chicago Semester’s 45th Anniversary Awards Celebration will take place at the interactive American Writers Museum in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Museum opened to the public in 2017 and just a few months later was ranked the #1 Best Illinois Attraction by The USA TODAY 10Best Readers. Learn more here! We are proud…
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It Is Cold Outside, But Chicago Semester News is Host Off the Press!

Student Highlights The semester is off to a cold, but exciting, start for our students. While they’ve been adjusting to their internships and life in the city they’ve also had a chance to take advantage of some fabulous fine art events at Court Theatre in Hyde Park and Goodman Theatre in the Loop. This past…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher, Spring 2017

Final Thoughts I am now on my final week of student teaching and I will be observing classrooms in Cooper, another public school, and my own class for the rest of the week. I cannot believe that I am almost done and that I could have my own classroom this fall! This past week I…
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Reflections from Tiffany: A CS BSW Student

It was the summer of 2001, and I was six years old. My mom had taken my younger brother and I to the Museum of Science and Industry in the beautiful south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. I recall being in awe not only of the lush greenery that surrounded us but also of the…
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Reflections from Libbie: A CS Communication Student

The past three months I’ve had the time of my life. I got to work for one of the best role models in my aspired industry, I explored so many parts of the city that opened up completely new doors for me, and I became incredibly more street smart in the process. I cannot put…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

The Final Stretch This week, students created 3D models of the heart using paper cups, string, scissors, markers, and tape. The students wrapped up the Human Body unit about a week ago so we have decided to focus on the circulatory system this week. The students enjoyed the opportunity to create their own heart model…
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