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Updates from Chicago Semester!

Chicago Semester celebrates 45 years! On Friday, April 12, Chicago Semester celebrated its 45th Anniversary as a program. Over 125 program alumni, former staff and friends attended this special anniversary celebration and honored significant award recipients. Staff and student volunteers hosted the event at the American Writers Museum downtown in the Loop, raising over $22,000…
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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 Daryn: A CS English Student

Hello again! I’ve just reached the end of my seventh week here in Chicago, which means after just one more week, it’ll be halfway through the semester, which is crazy!! I haven’t been able to decide yet if it feels like I’ve been here longer or shorter than seven weeks. It seems like forever ago…
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Reflections From Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

“Life begins outside of your comfort zone.” A phrase that I never really understood until I packed up my things and moved to Chicago to take on the most challenging, yet rewarding, semester of my college career. Not only did I walk into a classroom to help move twenty-nine sweet and knowledgeable second graders towards…
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Reflections from Jennie: A CS Business Student

It is strange to look back and realize that I have been living in Chicago for an entire Semester. Before January, I had never been to this city before and now it has become a temporary home that will carry a piece of my heart for the rest of my life. These last few weeks…
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Reflections From Bailey: A CS BSW Student

In our society today, there are so many social issues that cause our nation to be so divided. When I decided to enter the social work program at Spring Arbor University, I knew I was in a field where I could speak up and make others notice the injustice occurring in our nation. During my…
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Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Hi again! So here we are, already in December with the semester all but finished. A quick snapshot of the second half of the semester… My internship at the Children’s Place has wrapped up and I have transferred the families on my caseload to other interns. I have had the chance to experience ethical service…
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