Don’t Ban Yourself from Banned Books Week! (Scrawl S11 E01)

Hello Scrawl Nation! We took a little break for summer, but now we're BACK! We wasted no time getting into fascinating territory today by discussing the upcoming nationwide Banned Books Week. DePaul has several on campus events to celebrate, and we talked about them in detail today! Continue Reading ››

Uncovering Your Tacit Knowledge

As students, teachers, and writers, we know many things.  We know about events. We know information and data and facts.  Most likely, we are familiar with this type of knowledge, our explicit knowledge: things we can easily write down or verbalize, which is also easy to understand.  However, there is another kind of knowledge, tacit … Continue Reading ››

Graduation!! …Wait, NOW WHAT? (Scrawl S10 E08)

Hello Scrawl Nation! This time of year is always bittersweet for the UCWbL --when graduating seniors say their goodbyes to DePaul.  It's an exciting time, but students may feel anxious about the next steps outside of college and into real life. R-L Scrawlers Rima Mandwee and Megan Deppen, … <a href=Continue Reading ››

You Can “Handle” This: Blogging and Twitter 101 (Scrawl S10 E07)

Hello Scrawl Nation! For this week’s episode of Scrawl Radio we brought on a very special guest from the UCWbL's social media team, Allana T, to talk about blogging and social media! It seems that today, everything has its own blog, twitter handle, and Facebook page, but how does one create a good blog? Allana showed us … Continue Reading ››

Writing FEST: Rhetoric of Festival Marketing (Scrawl S10 E6)

Hello Scrawl Nation! For this week’s episode of Scrawl Radio, we talked about marketing for large events, like music festivals! Just outside the studio, the DePaul Activities Board (DAB) was busy setting up for DePaul's annual music festival, FEST. As custom before EVERY music festival, we examined publicity for FEST and DAB's social marketing strategy. [caption id="attachment_8674" … Continue Reading ››

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