Monthly Archives: May 2013

Draperites at Cultures of the Suburbs Conference this June

Draperites Bridget McFadden and Scott Silsbe will be presenting at the Cultures of the Suburbs 2013 Symposium at Hofstra University this June — 6/27-6/28. The conference title is “Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl.”

Both will be presenting on Day 1, Thursday 6/27. Scott’s paper is entitled “Developing The Greenleaf Trail: Changing Perceptions of Green-space in Suffolk County, New York” and Bridget’s is “O2 pIONeers! When Science Claimed the Frontier and the Pioneer Donned a Lab Coat: Examining a Shift in Post-war American Residential Patterns in Response to Atomic Discovery.”
More info is attached. Have a great conference, guys!

Draper’s May Graduation and End-of-Semester Party! This Thursday!

Please join us in toasting our May 2013 graduates and celebrating the end of another great semester at Draper.
Thursday, May 16
5:30 PM
Map Room
Food and drink will be provided; friends and family are welcome.

RSVP’s are appreciated–call 212.998.8070 or email to let us know if you’ll be attending.

Roommate needed: Astoria, $800/month, starting August 1st

Roommate needed! 1 bedroom is available in my 2-bedroom apartment. We have a VERY sizeable living room, bathroom, and a nice little kitchen with a brand-spankin’-new oven that was just installed a few months ago. It’s quiet, with nice, big windows, hardwood floors, and tremendous natural light.
If you’re interested, please call me at 716.725.3081 or e-mail me at so I can get to know you better.
Beginning when? August 2013
How much? $800 per person, per month. This includes Heat and Hot Water, but not electric or cable. I’d say that, including those two, budget about $900 a month.
Where? Astoria, Queens. It’s <1 mile to the N, Q, R, M and (by quick transfer), F, E, and 7 lines. It’s about a 30-45 minute subway ride into the city.
Who am I, and Who am I looking for? As your future roommate, I’m a 2nd-year Draper student (female) in the dual-degree program (I’m also getting my MLS through LIU). Because I have a really heavy work load, I need a roommate who is able to pay rent/utilities on time, is (reasonably) tidy, and is respectfully quiet. You’re welcome to contact me whether you’re male or female. I believe that home should be a safe, restful, healthy environment: if you agree, and if the price is right for you, let’s make this happen!
What’s so cool about Astoria? More like, what isn’t cool about Astoria?
– It’s far enough outside of Manhattan that it’s not super loud or overridden by undergrads. (Admit it: they’re loud). I live right by little Egypt, but there’s a huge Greek community here, too. The neighbourhood is a great cross-section of young professionals, artists, students, and families. It’s a great place to live, and it’s quite safe, too.
– The pizza place down the block is the nicest place in the world. I spend a considerable amount of time there during midterms.
– 30th Avenue, right by my (our?) apartment has a great selection of bars, cafes, bakeries, etc.
– Astoria park isn’t too far away either. We even have a kickball team that plays every other Sunday. Trust me, you don’t have to be good, but the people who come are really a fantastic bunch.
– We’ve got pretty much anything you need: clothing & apparel, grocery stores, ORGANIC grocery stores, shopping, hookah lounges, transport, decent community. Heck, we’ve even got the Museum of the Moving Image. It’s a great place to be.

Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion
MSLIS Candidate, 2013
Long Island University, Manhattan Campus
MA Candidate (Interdisciplinary Studies), 2014
New York University

“Containers” Grad Conference CFP from SUNY Stony Brook

Please see the attached CFP for the Stony Brook University Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory’s upcoming graduate student conference, “Containers.”

Containers CFP fall 2013.pdf

Arts Administration Internship available, with stipend

Arts Administration Internship with Stipend Available NYC

For my client, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, I am interviewing applicants for an internship to start immediately. Assist in all aspects of running a small bi-national cultural not for profit organization. As part of the team you will assist in such activities as grant and sponsorship research; planning for events, such as VAEA’s annual gala; program and social media management. Three-month flexible schedule. Minimum BA, along with outstanding organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is required.

Please send cover letter, resume and the contact numbers of three references to: Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc.,

The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) is a NY based public charity under section 501(c)3 with the mission of promoting the ties of friendship between The Unites States of America and Venezuela through cultural exchange.

Thomas & Associates, Inc.
6 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
P. 212.779.7059
F. 212.779.7096