Teaching Assistant Opportunity

Professor Sarah Richardson is looking for a TA for HON 225 Urban Ecology! Are you interested in a career in science, teaching, or simply curious about Urban Ecology? This may be the opportunity you are looking for to gain real experience in the field! In this position, you will get to work with faculty and students in a lab setting, helping to collect data, grade assignments, and even have the opportunity to attend a field trip to LaBagh Woods with the class.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Help students in a lab
  • Grade assignments and informal lab reports every week
  • Grade three formal lab report assignments over the quarter, written in the scientific style
  • Meet with Dr. Richardson 1-2 times a week to grade and prepare for lab sessions
  • Be willing to go outdoors around campus during labs to collect data

Position Requirements

  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Must be available Fridays from 9:30am-2:00pm (usually shorter)
  • Time commitment is at most 10 hours per week

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Sarah Richardson at sricha10@depaul.edu.

Teach-In on Global Justice Issues

The Society of Vincent DePaul Professors’ Global Justice committee invites you to submit a proposal for the third annual Teach-In on Global Justice Issues. This day-long event provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together to discuss and reflect on social justice issues facing our society as we begin our new academic year. Our aim is to call attention to current social justice issues, discuss potential solutions, and re-energize one another in our ongoing social justice work.

We invite you to submit an individual or collaborative proposal to present on a social justice topic at the 2022 Teach-In. Multi-person proposals and assembled panels are particularly encouraged. Short film (max. 10 minutes) proposals are also welcomed.

Ninth Annual Honors Student Conference

We encourage students to submit their best Honors paper from fall quarter, 2021, or winter quarter, 2022, to be considered for inclusion in the Honors Student Conference.

Select a paper you are proud of and that you wish to share with others in the university community. Paper lengths will vary, but 7-15 pages would be a standard expectation for your submission.  Students may submit one paper completed in an Honors course for conference consideration.

Benefits of participation:

·         Learn to present academic work in a formal setting

·         Gain important exposition skills that will be valuable for graduate school or work in your future profession

·         Receive feedback from faculty and scholars in your field

·         Exchange ideas with other undergraduate students

·         Enhance your resume with authentic and meaningful experience

·         Earn “Honors Scholarship,” one of the three steps toward achieving “Honors Distinction”

The deadline for conference submission is Monday, April 11.

If you have questions, email Nancy at ngrossma@depaul.edu.

We look forward to seeing your work!

The Honors Program Staff

Guest Speaker Dr. David Stovall

Since the Spring of 2020, Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been under attack due to distortions and lies about its creation and purpose.  As part of the “Taking a Stand” speaker series, Dr. Stovall will explain what CRT is and its utility in the battle between myth-making and historical accuracy.

This virtual event will take place on Thursday, January 20th. 6:00 – 7:15 PM.

Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.

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.