With the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching, let us reflect of what a whirlwind this Fall Quarter was at DePaul! In the midst of the business of a new school year, many forget to take time in their day to sit down, relax, and give thanks. Simply put, what are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?
A fantastic reminder can be found in this adorable video here called “Jessica’s Daily Affirmation” where toddler Jessica goes all out and says everything she likes and is thankful for. It is such a feel good video that is the perfect pick me up!
The Thanksgiving Holiday is all about spending time with loved ones and expressing thanks in all ways and forms. Just like Jessica here, don’t forget to give thanks to anyone, everyone, and anything in your life!
Happy Finals Week Blue Demons! With this quarter coming to an end, our university has many sponsored events just for students to make finals week a little easier.
The ever so popular, Vinnie Van is back! Vinnie Van will give students a safe ride home from the John T Richardson Library from 9PM-5AM. The boundaries are: Belmont, Armitage, Clark, and Southport- thank you SGA! The vans will be running from November 20-21 and 24-25.
For those night owls. the John T. Richardson Library is now open for 24 hours through November 26th! Don’t forget to bring your student ID, they will be checked at 11pm for safety reasons. JTR is ready for finals, the hall is filled with additional tables and seating!
Besides studying hard, don’t forget to do a daily wellness check! Stop by the Ray Meyer Fitness Center for a quick workout before heading to JTR for a study session. The Ray is open Monday-Thursday until 11:30pm and Friday-Sunday until 10pm. Remember, breaking out a sweat and getting a good workout gives you more energy!
Need additional advice on final exams? Take a quick look at what fellow Blue Demons have to say:
On November 2nd, 2013 a tragic natural disaster occurred to our neighbors in the Philippines- Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Haiyan reportedly took away the lives of 3,900 + people but the world has come together to support the Philippines. As a DePaul community, it is important to keep our neighbors in our thoughts through various forms of support. To donate or help with relief efforts for all those involved with Typhoon Haiyan, please visit https://secure.crs.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6140&6140.donation=form1&s_src=home-page-interupt or your local American Red Cross for further instruction and support opportunities.
Let us take a moment of silence for all those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
“Our thoughts are with all those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
as well as for those around the world suffering from
privation, disease, and violence
due to natural disaster or war.
May they find comfort, healing, aid, and restoration.”
With the stress and craziness that comes upon us next week that is final exams, this weekend also marks the last free weekend all students will have to take a long study break before hitting the library stacks in full action. It isn’t only important to study hard but also to maintain your health during this high stress time! We have provided some ideas on fun and free activities that are perfect to do as a study break activity.
1. Go on a walk
Whether its a walk to the beach, around campus, or exploring a new area- go on a walk! Going on a walk and breathing in crisp and fresh air will help release tension and clear your mind. Bring a pal along that you haven’t seen in awhile, it’ll be a nice way for the both of you get get fresh air and catch up!
2. Workout at the Ray
Never got to take that kickboxing, cycling, or Zumba class you aimed for the quarter? Now is your chance. The Ray offers fitness classes seven days a week, here is a full schedule of the classes offered. Are fitness classes not your thing? The Ray has something for everyone to get active from swimming to playing a pick up fame of basketball, they’ve got it!
3. Sleep In
Allow yourself to sleep in this weekend, in high stress finals week most students prioritize sleep differently. It is strongly recommended that individuals get 7-8 hour of sleep to remain a healthy sleeping routine and to perform well.
4. Have Fun and do something new!
Wanting to try that new bakery or cafe in the neighborhood? Now is the time to do so! Even seeing a movie that recently came out, grab a group of friends and go!
Share your thoughts of what study break activities you like to do regularly or what you plan on doing before finals!
Join the DePaul Future Alumni Association today and tomorrow for Thank a Donor Day! What is Thank a Donor Day? It is a day that DePaul students can drop by an event and thank them for their many contributions for our community!
As this quarter comes to an end, stopping by these events is a wonderful way to reflect on your time here at DePaul. What opportunities are you most thankful for? Are you grateful for the campus facilities? Or perhaps the internship and leadership opportunities you’ve been able to succeed in the DPU community? Whatever it is, our donors have a huge impact on these experiences so be sure to thank them!
As a DePaul community, we would like to extend great gratitude to all those who have served and are serving in the forces. There are so many memorials happening on this honorable day on our campus, don’t forget to take time in your day to give thanks! A quick recap of Veteran’s Day events on campus today:
Our office OSI sponsored a card making event in LPSC- thanks to those who helped us make 21 cards to send out to Veterans!
The Student Government Association (SGA), placed the United States’ flag along the University Quad in memorial of those Veterans who have fallen. What a beautiful memorial!
From our DePaul community to yours, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your bravery and dedication to serving our country.