Winter Quarter 2022 Update

Hi Honors Students, 

I’m sure most of you are aware of the latest news regarding Winter Quarter classes, but in case you have not seen the email from DePaul’s president: the first two weeks of the quarter (from January 3rd to January 15th) are going to be online. Campus buildings and residence halls will be open during this time, but all classes are going to be remote.* 

This comes as somewhat of a shock, albeit understandable with the unpredictable nature of the newest omicron variant, and is undoubtedly disheartening for many who have enjoyed the return to in-person classes and campus events. After a year and a half of Zoom classes, many students are likely just hoping for a return to some sense of pre-COVID normalcy, a normalcy that for now may have to wait. 

The good news is that, as of now, this is only a two-week commitment and not a whole quarter or whole year declaration. Hopefully, these two weeks will give the university ample time to prepare safety measures and protocol so that students can return to in-person classes for the duration of the quarter. Now more than ever is a time to be extra vigilant in following safety precautions and taking steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Since many students are likely travelling this holiday season, make sure to do so safely and responsibly. Please take care of yourselves and others this holiday season, and we look forward to seeing everybody back in January. 

*The Theatre School has said that all rehearsals and shop activities will remain in-person during this time period. 

If you want to see the president’s official statement, visit: https://resources.depaul.edu/coronavirus/updates/Pages/winter-quarter-update.aspx

For more information on DePaul’s COVID guidelines and safety tips, visit: go.depaul.edu/covid


Honorable Mentions Autumn Quarter 2021

The latest edition of Honorable Mentions is here! Congratulations to the writers, artists, journalists, and photographers whose work is featured.  And a huge thanks to Julia Matuszek and Ben Stumpe, the editors who pulled it all together for us and created this beautiful publication. Check out the Autumn 2021 edition of the newsletter below.



Student Alumni Ambassador Opportunity

The Office of Alumni Relations is looking for students to join their Student Alumni Ambassador program within the Future Alumni Association. Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAAs) are undergraduate students of at least Sophomore standing who serve as representatives for the Office of Alumni Relations. SAAs attend certain alumni events, including school/college receptions, to mingle and network with alumni and share their current student experience. They also help host quarterly snack breaks on campus to keep students informed about Alumni Relations traditions and initiatives.

If any students think they would be a good fit, complete the online application of talk to Kayla Michaels, Alumni Coordinator, to learn more. 

Applications for Student Alumni Ambassadors are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to get their applications in early in the academic year.

Find out more at DePaul University’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Being a Student Alumni Ambassador is a great resume builder opportunity for students and helps them connect with alumni in their field of interest.

Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Valgenti

Dr. Valgenti is a visiting professor of Philosophy at the University of Bologna.  An expert on food ethics, he is a member of The Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (www.moccollaborative.org), which focuses on using college dining halls to promote healthy, sustainable, and ethical food consumption and distribution.  He will discuss the various ways that the food system not only weaves its way through every facet of campus life, but also offers an opportunity for activism on a wide range of topics.

The lecture will be held in Arts and Letters Hall, Room 103, and attendance will be limited to forty guests.  All attendees must comply with DePaul’s COVID-19 safety protocols and vaccination requirement.  The event will also be broadcast on Zoom for those who would prefer to attend virtually.

Please register for either the in-person event OR the Zoom broadcast.  Guests who register for the virtual event will be sent the Zoom link in a confirmation email.

Honors Program students who attend this event will receive one Honors Point.

This event is co-sponsored by the Honors Program, the Philosophy Department, the Geography Department, and the Sustainable Urban Development Program.  


The Honors Program Invites You to Everybody

The Honors Program invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 13th for a performance of The Theatre School’s production of

“This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody, who is a personification of us all (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) on their quest to resolve life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.” 

Space is limited, so reserve your free ticket as soon as possible.

Please arrive at the Healy Theatre (2350 N Racine Ave.) on the Lincoln Park campus between 6:30 and 7:00 pm to pick up tickets at the box office before the performance. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.

You can also find more information on the show here: https://theatre.depaul.edu/on-stage/Pages/production-details.aspx?dpusearchbyid=404.

This event awards one Honors Point.



Art Institute Tour

The Honors Program invites you to attend a guided tour of some of the great works on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. The group will meet outside the main entrance of the Art Institute at 4:45 pm on Thursday, September 23rd. The guided tour will be from 5:00-6:00 pm. Space is very limited, so please RSVP right away to save your spot. If you aren’t able to reserve a ticket, please join the waitlist and keep an eye on your email in case space opens up.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depaul-honors-program-art-institute-tour-tickets-170758492247

Students who attend this event will earn one Honors Point.