Last week, I told you all about DePaul Activities Board and
the awesome events they are hosting this quarter. At the end of that blog, I
promised you more events and I’m delivering. I recently learned about the
DePaul Humanities Center and I’m so excited to share this discovery with you.
I’m currently taking my Honors Capstone and my (incredible) professor is the director of the Humanities Center,
which I had never really looked into (re: never really heard of) prior to taking
the class. After he passed out a flyer in class with all the events for this
quarter, I was instantly devastated that I had missed out on years of these…
eclectic events. These events may be slightly more academic than you had anticipated,
but there’s a reason that I’m so excited about them.
Now while I had originally intended to just write about the
events that are happening during this quarter, one of the events for next
quarter is too bizarre not to mention at this exact moment. Just to give you an
idea of the insanity that has apparently been taking place at Humanities Center
events for years without my knowledge: Next quarter, there’s an event about
Moby-Dick that includes a screening of Star Trek II. Let that sink in. Also
next quarter: DePaulywood Squares, a take on Hollywood Squares where nine
professors from DePaul have to answer trivia questions about their areas of
research. And the best part is that audience members have the chance to win
During this quarter, the Humanities Center is hosting five
events and it is my goal to be at every single one. Each event is seriously
like five events combined into one event, so let me break down a few for you!
f you love music, there are a few events perfect for you.
On February 1st, three members of the Portland-based band Typhoon
are coming to perform and then discuss their music and art. On February 8th,
you have the opportunity to attend an event about Noah’s Ark comprising of an
opera performance, a lecture on Noah and animal rights, and a climate change
scientist giving his interpretation of the parable of Noah. Or perhaps you want
to join me on March 7th for the newest installment in the “Hungry
Hungry Humanities” series, “Eating is Understanding.” At this event, billed as
interactive foodie event,” the first 100 audience members get a bento box
filled with food to eat throughout the presentation. And if you’ve ever read my
blog before, you know I love food.
There’s so much going on this quarter. You have no reason to
ever be bored. Let me know which events you’re thinking about going to!