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.

 


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


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.


Honors Open Forum

For anyone who has ever been to an Honors Student Government meeting, you know that we are constantly looking for student feedback and trying to devise new ways to improve the Honors program to best meet everybody’s needs. In our continued mission to ensure students get the most out of their Honors experience, HSG has planned an open forum event to be held after our meeting on Friday, January 21st. Students that attend the forum will be able to talk directly with the Honors faculty and propose changes they would like to see made to the Honors program in the future. We would love to see as many people there as possible! The event will be held in Room 103 in the Arts and Letters Hall and there will also be a chance to Zoom into the forum for those who would like to participate remotely. More information will be coming out soon from the Honors Student Government president, Elizabeth. See you then!



2022 Honors Symposium

Accepting proposals until February 5th at midnight

Do you want an opportunity to showcase your work and receive feedback? The Honors Council of the Illinois Region is hosting its annual symposium over Zoom on February 26th.

Undergraduate students can present their research thesis and receive meaningful feedback. Participating students are even eligible to win awards up to $250 for their presentation. This is not only a chance for students to hone their research and presentation skills but also an opportunity to meet other honors students from the Illinois area with similar interests and career goals.

Students must submit their research proposal and register for the event by midnight on February 5th. The event will be held on February 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM CT.

For more information on the symposium and how to apply, visit the official website


Welcome Back!

Happy New Year, Honors students and staff!

We hope everyone enjoyed their Winter break and that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. The start of Winter Quarter 2022 might not be how many of us anticipated, but rest assured that everyone in the Honors program is here to ensure your success and well-being during this period of remote learning. Honors Student Government will still be hosting biweekly meetings over Zoom to discuss future events and to hear the needs of Honors students (more info can be found here). Remote Honors advising is also open for any students wanting to talk through their schedules and needs. Advising appointments can be made through BlueStar Student Support on your Campus Connect page.

HSG is also interested in hearing about how students spent their break! If you have any pictures or fun stories you want to share from break, please feel free to DM them to @hsgdpu on Instagram or email them to hsgdpu@gmail.com. You can also reach out to Honorable Mentions if you would like to write about your experience over break for the Winter quarter edition.

We hope everyone has a fantastic and safe start to the new quarter and the new year!

For more information on DePaul’s COVID-19 protocols and resources, visit: go.depaul.edu/covid

Make sure to also reach out to your individual professors to follow their plans for instruction during the first two weeks of remote learning


Christmas Time in the City- December Events in Chicago

Compared to the neverending slog that was 2020, this year seems to have sped by, but alas, it is somehow December yet again. 

I’ve always loved the holiday season, for a variety of reasons. Being from Ohio, I still feel a nostalgic joy in watching the snow and seeing the individual intricacies of each snowflake as it falls into my hands. I love peppermint, gingerbread, hot chocolate, and all of the seasonal goodies that I might not otherwise enjoy but which bear the charm of impermanence that makes them irresistible. As I have grown older I have become less fixated on the gift element of Christmas and more infatuated with the gooey, sentimental aspects that a younger me would have considered nothing more than schlock. I have yet to turn to Hallmark movies for seasonal entertainment, but my Nat King Cole playlist tells me that it likely will not be long before I make the full transition into a Buddy-the-Elf-esque Christmas aficionado. 

This holiday season is unique for me, though. This year, and I am sure the same can be said for many other students, is my first year on my own. My familial holiday traditions–putting up the tree, baking, deciding to put up lights and then immediately regretting to put up lights–have to be translated to fit my solitary garden unit apartment. This holiday season is undoubtedly different for me, but that does not make it a necessarily solemn event. Chicago has a wide variety of unique December experiences and for anyone who may be having their very first Chicago Christmas, here is a list of fun (college student budget-friendly) activities to make the most of it. 

Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo

From 4-10pm each day through January 2nd, the Lincoln Park Zoo will be decked out in Christmas lights and decorations. Tickets are $5, but admission is free every Monday and Tuesday night. The Lincoln Park Zoo also provides specific accommodations for visitors with sensory sensitivities.

For tickets and more info, visit: https://www.lpzoo.org/event/zoolights-presented-by-comed-and-invesco-qqq/

Christkindlmarket 

Christkindlmarket is a traditional German-style Winter Market with locations in both the Loop and Wrigleyville. The outdoor market features local artisans, bakers, and a variety of performers. A Chicago holiday staple, this would be a great place to find gifts for your out-of-town family members and loved ones.

For more information on vendors and locations, visit: https://www.christkindlmarket.com/

Ice Skating

What better way to celebrate the holidays than falling on your face with friends? Even if you don’t have the grace of Nancy Kerrigan, ice-skating is undoubtedly a Winter must. Fortunately, Chicago offers many free opportunities to hit the rink, literally. Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park are both offering outdoor ice rinks from now until March and if you’re heading to Chriskindlmarket in Wrigleyville, Gallagher Way has an adjoining rink that features curling alongside ice-skating.

Winter Flowers at the Garfield Conservatory 

If this is your first time experiencing a Chicago winter (it’s certainly mine!), then perhaps you would prefer an indoor activity. Lucky for you, the Garfield Conservatory currently has a seasonal exhibit, Serenity: Winter Flower Show, running through January 9th. Seasonal flowers like the iconic poinsettias and zinnias are on display in the conservatory’s indoor show house. Admission is free, but reservations are currently required.

For reservations and more information, visit: https://garfieldconservatory.org/

Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre

Did you know that DePaul students get a student discount at many of Chicago’s famous local theaters? Among these is the Goodman Theatre, which is currently hosting its annual production of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. With a student discount, you can see the iconic Christmas show and support local theatre artists for only $10!

For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.goodmantheatre.org/tickets/special-discounts/