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


On Ukraine: Upcoming Event from the International Studies Program

Hi Honors Students,

As many of you are aware, these past few weeks have been tense and painful in the realm of foreign affairs. With Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, many outside the conflict are left frightened and reeling by the first intra-continental war in Europe since WWII. DePaul’s International Studies Program will be holding a virtual panel to discuss the recent invasion of Ukraine and the history of tension between Russia and NATO. The event is co-sponsored by the Political Science Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 8th at 4:30

The event will be held over Zoom


Shamrock Shuffle Event

Believe it or not, February is already coming to a close. No need to fret, however, because HSG has student events already planned for March!

The Honors Student Government Service Committee will be having a volunteer opportunity at this year’s Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day run. For anyone who was able to volunteer at the Chicago Marathon earlier this year, the Shamrock Shuffle will operate in a similar way. Volunteers will help staff set up the event and cheer for runners along the way! Participants will get an honors point and a free Shamrock Shuffle t-shirt.

The service event will be from 6:30-11:30 AM on March 20th in Grant Park.

To register, visit their website

For more information, contact hsgdpu@gmail.com


HSG Partners with BeTheMatch

This quarter, HSG’s service committee is continuing its collaboration with BeTheMatch. BeTheMatch is an organization that connects patients in need of bone marrow transplants with a global network of potential donors. Not only do they help connect people to potential bone marrow matches, but they also contribute to blood cancer research aimed at finding a cure to cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma.

HSG has partnered with BeTheMatch in the past, and they’re excited to be working with the organization again. This Thursday, February 24th, the HSG service committee will be joining DePaul’s BeTheMatch chapter at its tabling event. Students can drop by to hear more about the organization and do a cheek swab to see if they’re a compatible donor for anyone in BeTheMatch’s registry. Honors students who participate will receive an Honors point!

You can find the BeTheMatch table at the Student Center on February 24th, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

For more information, visit the BeTheMatch website.

 


First-Year Program Writing Showcase

There’s an exciting upcoming opportunity for DePaul students to share their work!

The First-Year Program Writing Showcase gives students the chance to present work from their writing classes to a committee of DePaul professors and faculty members. Submitted works will receive constructive feedback and be posted on the Showcase’s website to reach a wider online audience. Students also have the chance to win a $50 prize for their submissions.

Students can submit work from FYSW 102, WRD 102, WRD 102x, WRD 103, WRD 103x, WRD 104, WRD 104x, LSP 110, LSP 111, LSP 112, LSP 120, HON 100, HON 111, or HON 180. Types of submitted work can be digital portfolios, multimedia projects, essays, fieldwork reports and interviews, or group projects. The work must be from Spring 2021 or later.

Submissions are due by April 1st, 2022. Recognized submissions will be honored at an event on May 18th, 2022.

For more information on how to submit work and what to expect from the showcase, please visit: https://condor.depaul.edu/writing/programs-workshops-fyp-writing-showcase.html


DePaul Events for Black History Month

Happy Monday, Honors students and staff!

In honor of Black History Month, DePaul will be hosting a series of events dedicated to honoring Black history, building community, and working towards an anti-racist future. These events will be hosted around campus through the month of February by different organizations and all students are invited to attend.


Monday, February 7th

Confronting Anti-Blackness on Campus

5 PM over Zoom

Wednesday, February 9th

Honoring the Legacy of the Big Savoy Five

8 PM in the Wintrust Arena

Thursday, February 10th

Decolonizing Black Mental Health

2 PM in O’Connell Hall, Room 300

Monday, February 14th

Celebrating Black Love

5:30 PM in O’Connell Hall, Room 300

Tuesday, February 15th

President’s Annual Book Club

10 AM in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B

Wednesday, February 16th

Black DePaul History

5 PM in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314 A/B

Friday, February 18th

Afrobeats Listening Party

12 PM in O’Connell Hall, Room 300

Monday, February 21st

Homage Black History Exhibit

11 AM-5 PM in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B

Thursday, February 24th

The Black Pacific Islander Experience

4 PM in O’Connell Hall, Room 340

Friday, February 25th

Techno is Black. Techno is Queer.

6 PM over Zoom

Saturday, February 26th

Black Leadership Institute

10 AM-2PM in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B


For more information, visit https://resources.depaul.edu/newsline/sections/debuzz/Pages/Black-History-Month-2022.aspx?utm_campaign=Daily_02012022&utm_medium=email&utm_source


Speaker Event with Sarah Schulman

There’s an exciting upcoming opportunity for members of the Honors community!

Sarah Schulman, author of the book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT-UP New York 1987-1993, will be coming to campus to speak about her new book and answer questions from students. The Honors Department is happy to co-sponsor Sarah Schulman along with the LGBTQ Studies and American Studies programs.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the event in person–which will be held in Room 154 of the Student Academic Center–or synchronously over Zoom. Students will earn one Honors point for attending.

For those participating through Zoom, please pre-register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-the-record-show-an-evening-with-author-sarah-schulman-tickets-255628420487


Planning the 2022 Honors Ball

The Social Committee leaders of HSG are currently setting the plans in motion for the biggest Honors social event of the year, the Honors Ball!

This will be the first year since quarantine that the Honors program has held its annual Spring Quarter ball, an Honors-wide party held in DePaul’s Cortelyou Commons with dancing and snacks, and, most importantly, FUN!

Since the Honors Ball is such a big event for the program and since many of us on HSG haven’t had the opportunity to attend one before, the Social Committee wants to hear student ideas for themes and is looking for help putting the event together.

If you’re interested in working on the Ball, or if you have ideas for the theme/what’d you like to see at the Ball, please fill out this form for the Social Committee: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea3M2WHy6AlzzRy1UK1ajceUoeIP_E_e2a3QOS4YJ2fmeiuw/viewform

More information should be coming out soon once a theme is decided and COVID protocols are established. We hope to see you all there this Spring!


Online Feedback for the Honors Program

Hi, everyone!

As you know, the Honors Student Government is organizing an open forum for members of the Honors community to voice their opinions and propose future changes for the program. We understand that not everyone may be able to attend the event or that some might not feel comfortable sharing their opinions publicly, so HSG has created an anonymous online form for anyone in the program to fill out. We greatly appreciate your participation as we are always striving to meet the needs of students and we need your feedback to make that possible.

The form can be found here: Honors Feedback

If you ever have thoughts on the Honors program or Honors-affiliated events that you would want to share, please feel free to reach out to the blog editors. More on how to do that can be found here


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.