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Tracks and Sessions

We will have 2 tracks for the afternoon activities:  8-10 year old track and 11-14 year old track.  The activities for each track are listed below:


8-10 Year Old Track

11:30-12:00

Activity A – From Sketch to Stage: The Making of Costumes (ages 8-10)

Deanna Aliosius and Anna Ables, The Theater School: Design Tech Department

 

It takes a variety of skilled and talented people to make a theatrical production come to life.  It begins with the script, the director, the actors, and the designers.  From Sketch to Stage will look at the process of making costume pieces for the current production of Cinderella: The REMIX.  Who makes the costumes and what types of skills does it take?  Children will have the opportunity to build their own pair of Chinchilla Ears and/or a Crown.


Activity B – Your Name in Arabic/African Roots in Latin America (ages 8-10)

David Gilliam, Associate Professor, Modern Languages

 

Your name in Arabic:  See what your name looks like written in Arabic.  Find out if you can write your name with ease or with practice.  Learn why many students decide to learn Arabic.

African Roots in Latin America:  Why do so many Latin Americans have roots in Africa?  View a short film clip, and hear how they took the lead in the fight for freedom - why they made Spanish, Portuguese, French and Dutch their own languages in the Latin America we see today.


12:45-1:15

Activity E – Create Your Own Advertisement (ages 8-10)

Maria De Moya, Assistant Professor, College of Communications

 

Students will brainstorm and create a poster to advertise a product. Students will learn a bit about how advertising and public relations professional use research to come up with a "big idea" on how to best promote a product or service. Then, students would work in teams to write slogans and create a poster to advertise their product.


Activity F – Media Studio tour and Family Photos (ages 8-10) (limited to 6 seats)​

             Christine Gramlick, Associate Director MPT; Media Production & Training

 

We will be providing a brief tour of our Lincoln Park production studio.  At the end of the tour we will take professional photos of each family that they will receive via email.  


1:15-1:45

Activity I – Mathematics Games (ages 8-10)

Nell Cobb, Associate Professor, College of Education

 

Teacher candidates enrolled in the course, Math for Elementary Teachers, will involve children in a series of fun mathematics games.


Activity J – Stab, Stitch, and Make: Bookbinding Workshop (ages 8-10) (limited to 9 seats)

Nora Epstein, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, Special Collections and Archives

 

DePaul's Rare Books Librarian will be leading an introductory bookbinding workshop. Participants will learn the technique of Stab Stitch Binding, a non-toxic and adhesive-free process which dates back at least to the seventh century. This simple and fun technique can be adapted to make personalized notebooks, scrapbooks, photo albums and more! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Participants will leave with a small book they created themselves.


1:45-2:15

Activity M – Mathematics Games (ages 8-10)

Nell Cobb, Associate Professor, College of Education

 

Teacher candidates enrolled in the course, Math for Elementary Teachers, will involve children in a series of fun mathematics games.


Activity N Media Studio tour and Family Photos (ages 8-10)

             Christine Gramlick, Associate Director MPT; Media Production & Training

 

We will be providing a brief tour of our Lincoln Park production studio.  At the end of the tour we will take professional photos of each family that they will receive via email. ​ 



11-14 Year Old Track

11:30-12:00

Activity C - Create Your Own Advertisement (ages 11-14)

Maria De Moya, Assistant Professor, College of Communications

 

Students will brainstorm and create a poster to advertise a product. Students will learn a bit about how advertising and public relations professional use research to come up with a "big idea" on how to best promote a product or service. Then, students would work in teams to write slogans and create a poster to advertise their product.


Activity D – Media Studio Tour and Family Photos (ages 11-14)

Christine Gramlick, Associate Director MPT, Media Production & Training

 

We will be providing a brief tour of our Lincoln Park production studio.  At the end of the tour we will take professional photos of each family that they will receive via email.  


12:45-1:15

Activity G YOUR Pathway to COLLEGE! (ages 11-14)

             Horace Hall, Associate Professor, College of Education

 

Conversations with current DePaul students about career choices, the journey to college and what it takes to get YOU there! Involves a student panel and Q&A session.


Activity H YOUR Pathway to COLLEGE! (ages 11-14)

             Horace Hall, Associate Professor, College of Education

 

Conversations with current DePaul students about career choices, the journey to college and what it takes to get YOU there! Involves a student panel and Q&A session.​


1:15-1:45

Activity K - Your Name in Arabic/African Roots in Latin America (ages 11-14)

             David Gilliam, Associate Professor, Modern Languages

 

Your name in Arabic:  See what your name looks like written in Arabic.  Find out if you can write your name with ease or with practice.  Learn why many students decide to learn Arabic.

African Roots in Latin America:  Why do so many Latin Americans have roots in Africa?  View a short film clip, and hear how they took the lead in the fight for freedom - while they made Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Dutch their own languages in the Latin America we see today.​


Activity L Media Studio tour and Family Photos (ages 11-14)

             Christine Gramlick, Associate Director MPT; Media Production & Training

 

We will be providing a brief tour of our Lincoln Park production studio.  At the end of the tour we will take professional photos of each family that they will receive via email.  


1:45-2:15

Activity O Stab, Stitch, and Make: Bookbinding Workshop (ages 11-14) (limited to 9 seats)

Nora Epstein, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, Special Collections and Archives

 

DePaul's Rare Books Librarian will be leading an introductory bookbinding workshop. Participants will learn the technique of Stab Stitch Binding, a non-toxic and adhesive-free process which dates back at least to the seventh century. This simple and fun technique can be adapted to make personalized notebooks, scrapbooks, photo albums and more! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Participants will leave with a small book they created themselves.​


Activity P – Ray Meyer Fitness Center Tour & Health and Wellness Q&A (ages 11-14) 

TBA, Exercise Science Intern, Physical Education

 

Come take a tour of the Ray Meyer Fitness Center and join a question and answer session about exercise, nutrition, health and wellness.


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