VOTE!

November 8th is right around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time to vote! To find your nearest voting location, check out https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/. And if you’re registered to vote somewhere outside of the Chicago area, visit https://www.usa.gov/absentee-voting to figure out how you can vote by mail or get an absentee ballot. Remember to act soon, as different states will have different deadlines for both applying for and sending in a vote-by-mail ballot. Do your civic duty and make a difference this November 8th!

After casting your ballet on November 8th, check out the upcoming event on Voting Rights on November 10th with Keynote Speaker Ami Gandhi in conversation with Christina Rivers, Mark Weber, and Noah Praetz. The event will be held from 12pm-1:30pm at DePaul Center #7900 in the Loop Campus, and there will be lunch provided! Click here to register.


HEAT Stress Management Workshop

Did you know that stress can manifest in physical health? Insomnia, stomach aches, and migraines can all be products of underlying stress in your life! Taking care of your mental and physical health is invaluable to your quality of life, but it can sometimes be hard to prioritize self-care.

Fortunately, the Health Education Action Team (HEAT) is leading an upcoming workshop to discuss wellness strategies and how to prevent burnout. Here, students can share and work through their experiences and concerns heading into finals week.

This event will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at 5 PM in Arts and Letters 404. If you’re interested in participating or would like to learn more about the event, visit this link.

Students will earn an Honors point for attending this event


HSG Movie Night and Costume Contest

Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season (without getting maybe too spooky)?

You could come join our Honors Student Government social reps Wednesday, October 26th for a viewing of the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! You will be treated to your favorite Halloween candies and if you come in costume (which, come on, why wouldn’t you?) you’ll have the potential to win a gift basket with even more prizes! Last year’s costumes included Saorise Ronan as Ladybird, a doctor, and Steve Irwin, so the competition could be steep!

This event will be on October 26th at 6:30 PM in Arts & Letters 112.

Students will earn an Honors Point for attending


Three Antarcticas

A discovery expedition. A scientific study. A destination wedding. This decade-spanning tale explores the dynamic between Antarctica, the legacy of its first human inhabitants, and the progressive impact of climate change.

Join the honors program in celebrating one of our professors Kristin Idaszak and their newest show: Three Antarcticas. On Wednesday, October 26th at The Watts Theatre, 2350 N Racine Ave, honors students are invited to a pre-performance discussion starting at 6pm (refreshments provided) and then the performance at 7:30pm. To register, click here.


Speaker Event: Screenwriter and Novelist Sheri Holman

Join the Honors Program in welcoming acclaimed author (for both book and screen), Sheri Holman!

Sheri Holman grew up outside of Richmond, Virginia, and attended the College of William and Mary where she majored in Theatre. After a few years acting professionally, she made the move to publishing, as the assistant to literary agent Molly Friedrich.

A Stolen Tongue, her first novel, was published by Grove/Atlantic in 1997 and was translated into thirteen languages. The Dress Lodger, also from Grove/Atlantic followed in 2000 and was a national bestseller. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of the New York Public Library’s Books to Remember, and was long-listed for a Dublin IMPAC award. The Mammoth Cheese (Grove/Atlantic 2003), her third adult novel, was named a Publisher’s Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the UK’s Orange Prize.  

Her latest novel, Witches on the Road Tonight was an NYTBR Editor’s Choice,  the recipient of the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, winner of the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, and named a Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and PopMatters. She adapted that novel into a television pilot with NBCUniversal as “The Crooked Road.”

Sheri is currently Executive Producer on Mrs. American Pie (Apple +) starring Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, and Carol Burnett. Prior to that, she was Co-Executive Producer on George & Tammy, a limited series centered on the tumultuous love affair between country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, starring Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon. She has written and produced on Filthy Rich starring Kim Cattrall, National Geographic’s limited series, Barkskins,  based on Annie Proulx’s acclaimed novel, and Netflix Original series, Longmire. Sheri is a founding member of  The Moth, and her stories can be heard on the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour and Podcast. Her story, “Eat the Day” has been optioned by Bobby and Kristen Lopez for development as a musical. She lives with her family in Brooklyn. 

In her talk, Sheri Holman will explore her shifting perspectives on storytelling as she moved from the solitude of writing novels into the collaborative, chaotic world of television. She’ll discuss the specific demands and delights of crafting a narrative (including her stories for The Moth) across the rapidly shifting media landscape—and the continued, urgent need for original voices.

If you’re interested in learning more about Sheri and her work prior to the event, visit her official website.

This event will be held on Friday, October 21st from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Arts and Letters Room 103. To register, click here.

Students will receive one Honors point for attending this event


Food With Faculty!

The Honors Program invites you to Food with Faculty! This is a unique opportunity to get to know your faculty and enjoy the company of your fellow students. You can use this time to ask your faculty about the courses they teach, their academic interests, your shared interests, career paths, or what they like to do when they’re not teaching! Practice those networking skills!

This event will be held on the second floor of Arts and Letters Hall on Wednesday, October 12th from 5:00pm-6:00pm, and delicious appetizers and beverages will be provided. All students will receive 1 Honors Point for attending. To register for Food with Faculty, click here.


Diplomacy Virtual Conference

Join the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy in its virtual international conference: Diplomacy and the Future of Democracy: Transprofessional Responses to Contemporary Challenges on October 13-14, feature practitioners and scholars from Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceana, including:

Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia / Stanford University

Nicholas Opiyo, Director, Chapter Four Uganda

Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo, Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Sociedad, Lima

Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po, Paris

Wala’a Essam al-Boushi, former Minister of Youth and Sport, Sudan

Raj Shaw, RUSH University / Center for Community Health Equity, Chicago

Anna Popkova, Western Michigan University

Fabricio Chagas-Bastos, University of Copenhagen

Shailja Sharma, DePaul University

Nick Cull, University of Southern California

Andy Knight, University of Alberta

Access access the full conference schedule and RSVP here.


Honors Book Club: The Best of Poe

Join us on Thursday October 27 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in room 202 of Arts and Letters to discuss the twisted tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Refreshments will be provided!

Make sure you finish reading The Best of Poe by October 27 to fully enjoy and participate in Honors Book Club!

There is a limited number of free copies available for the first 25 students who RSVP. If you have been chosen to receive a free copy, you will be emailed with pick-up instructions. Copies of The Best of Poe can also be obtained through the DePaul Library, Lincoln Park Chicago Public Library, or purchased through a vendor such as Amazon.

To register for this event and possibly win a free copy, click here!


Freshman-Senior Meet-up

Do you want some insight on Honors classes and professors? Are you thinking about how to make the most out of your time at DePaul? Want to connect with other students in your college? Interested in tips and advice from students that have been in your shoes?

Then you don’t want to miss the Honors Program Freshman/Senior Meet Up!

The Freshman/Senior Meet Up is designed to connect you with Senior Honors students, and other first-year students in your college. You will have the opportunity to ask Honors seniors about their path at DePaul: classes they enjoyed, professors you must take a class with, their experiences with research, internships, study abroad, what they’re doing to prepare for life after DePaul, and more!

The Honors Program will provide an assortment of food, beverages, and desserts. All you need to do is show up with questions! And if you need a little help figuring out what to ask, we’ll provide you with some conversation starters too!

This event will be held on Monday, October 3 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm on the 4th floor of Arts and Letters. Capacity is limited by college, so please register soon! Click here to register.

All students will receive 1 Honors Point for attending.


Global Justice Teach-In

The Society of Vincent DePaul Professors’ Global Justice committee invites you to participate in the the third annual Global Justice Teach-In. 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. As a part of Vincentian Heritage Week 2022, the aim of this event is to call attention to current social justice issues, discuss potential solutions, and re-energize one another in our ongoing social justice work.

The Teach-In will be held on Friday, September 23 from 10:00am – 5:00pm CDT via zoom. To register and for more information, click here.