University news for students

Student news
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
Over the past several months, DePaul students expressed an interest in receiving more news from the university. We heard you and are happy to officially welcome you to DePaul Newsline, the newsletter for the university community.

Since 1969, Newsline has provided university news to faculty and staff. Starting with today's issue, all DePaul students also will receive Newsline every Thursday. The column you are reading right now, "Hey Students! News You Need," is specifically tailored for our student audience. Here, we'll highlight key events and share reminders about important dates, such as the deadline to add a winter quarter class to your schedule. (It's Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. by the way.)

While this particular column is intended for students, we hope you take the time to browse other articles in Newsline for the latest university news. Did you know the roof of the Wintrust Arena now features what is believed to be the largest Chicago flag in the world? You can read about that here. Ever taken a class with Ken Butigan, senior professional lecturer of peace, justice and conflict studies? Read more about his work with the Vatican. Or maybe you're curious about dinosaurs? Here's a story about research students presented last quarter on one of T-Rex's cousins.

Newsline regularly features university announcements about the strategic planning process and administrative appointments, as well as student profiles, spotlights on new academic programs and upcoming events. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter too. 

Speaking of upcoming events, did you know there's a pasta dinner and a DePaul After Dark Welcome Back Bash tonight? Here are a few other key events happening over the next couple of weeks:

Winter Welcome Back Pasta Dinner

Thursday, Jan. 4
6 - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center
Find details here

DePaul After Dark Welcome Back Bash

Looking for alternative activities on Thursday nights? Head to DePaul After Dark. A variety of different activities, games and snacks are offered at each DPUAD.

Thursday, Jan. 4
6 - 9 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center atrium

Deadline to add Winter Quarter classes

Tuesday, Jan. 9
8 a.m. 

New Student and Family Engagement Student Leader Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a Chicago Quarter Mentor or Orientation Leader? Applications become available on Monday, Jan. 8, but in order to be considered for the position, students must attend an information session. Learn more and get the information session dates here.

Kellstadt BUILD Career Series: International Student Resume Workshop

If you are an international student seeking an internship or full-time position, you need a powerful resume. This workshop will cover critical components of a resume.

Wednesday, Jan. 10
12 - 1 p.m.
Loop Campus DePaul Center, 11th floor North Cafe

Veterans Quarterly Connect

Held the second Thursday of every quarter, Quarterly Connect is a great event for veterans to connect with other veterans on campus and get an idea of what the Veterans Affairs Office can do to help student veterans.

Thursday, Jan. 11 (first get-together of the winter quarter)
2:30 - 5 p.m.
Loop Campus DePaul Center, 11th floor North Cafe

College of Computing and Digital Media Graduate Information Session

These information sessions offer prospective graduate students the opportunity to tour the CDM facilities, hear from faculty and current graduate students and learn about the graduation process. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Jan. 11
5:30 - 7 p.m.
CDM Center
243 S. Wabash Ave., room 209

Health Education Action Team Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a peer health educator on the Health Education Action Team (HEAT)? Apply on the student employment website starting Jan. 16.

Prior to applying, attend an information session to learn more about the position from current HEAT members:

Wednesday, Jan. 10
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 220

Friday, Jan. 12
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Arts & Letters Hall

Last day to drop Winter Quarter classes with no penalty

Monday, Jan. 15