From: Franco Sambataro
Date: October 12, 2020
Subject: This Week in the DEN-Fall Quarter 2020 Week 6!

Welcome to the DEN

All DePaul students have now been added to DePaul’s Digital Engagement Network (DEN), an online resource that shares virtual events offered by departments across the university. The DEN gives students multiple opportunities each week to connect in fun ways with other DePaul students in our current remote environment. Each Monday, all students will receive this DEN newsletter, which lists all of that week’s virtual events. If you should decide that you do not want to receive the newsletter, simply click on ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the email. We hope you take advantage of the DEN, and start connecting with more of your fellow DePaul students!

This is Week 6 of Fall Quarter. Thank you for checking in and seeing what's new this week!  We have some great events coming up this week!   Please continue to visit our group page to learn more about the events. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at

DAB Presents-Can You Escape? A Virtual Escape Room

When: 10/12/2020, 10/13/2020 & 10/16/2020
Where: Click Here!
Time:  5pm-6pm

Join DAB for a Virtual Escape Room!  Three opportunities to participate but space is limited so sign up right away!  As a team can you beat the race of time?
Zoom link.

DePaul Activities Board Presents-Music Mania!

When: 10/13/2020
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Join here!

A fun night of Charades, Music Trivia, General Trivia, and Pictionary centered around Rock & Roll, Classical, Pop, and Rap. The participant with the highest score will be crowned the Music Mania Champion and win a JBL speaker!
Click here to join!

DePaul After Dark Presents-Drag Bingo!

When: 10.15.2020
Time:  9:00pm-11:00pm
Link:  Zoom Link!

Calling all drag fanatics to come play bingo hosted by Chicago's own Queen, Alexis Bevels! Prizes included are wigs, the James Charles Artistry Palette, a mini-cut out of RuPaul, and more!

Office of Alumni Relations & Office of Student Involvement Present-Virtual Alumni and Family Weekend 2020!

When: 10.15.2020-10.18.2020
Calendar of Events:  Calendar

Join us Oct. 15-18, 2020 for our annual Alumni & Family Weekend! In light of COVID-19, we're excited to host a fully virtual schedule of events to celebrate your connection to DePaul! Registration deadline for all Alumni and Family Weekend events is Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Please complete the registration form at

DePaul Campus Recreation Presents-Well Fit U!

When: 10/12/2020-11/16/2020
Link: Register here!

Join the Well Fit U FREE 6-week program that features nutrition and fitness coaching to help educate and motivate you to create the healthiest version of yourself. Every Monday you will receive weekly workouts, helpful nutrition tips and resources that help you track and better manage your short-term and long-term goals. 6-weeks starts Monday, October 12th, so sign-up today!

DePaul Activities Board Presents-Spell Bound!

When: 10/14/2020
Time:  5:00pm-8:00pm
Link:  Here!

A commentary discussion on Disney's Hocus Pocus. Instagram livestream about elements of the film along with a themed bingo game with witchy prizes. Watch along with the host and talk with peers amongst the comments.

Academic Affairs- Application to Academic Integrity Board

When: Open Now

Academic Affairs is looking for members to be a part of The Academic Integrity Board.  The board is made up of faculty and student members.  All meetings are currently via Zoom for now. 
The time commitment is 1-2 hearing panels per academic year, depending on student availability. Please reach out to Peggy Kelly Schultz to find out more about this great leadership opportunity. 
Peggy Kelly Schultz- or

Big Heads and Beats: Virtual Caricature Artist Event


Big Heads and Beats: Virtual Caricature Artist, October 17th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: While a Drumming DJ plays to all the hits, a professional caricature artist will create your digital caricature LIVE! Once your caricature is completed, you will receive an email with your digital caricature as well as a video download of the experience. Click here!


OSI's Take Home Tuesday: Light Boxes (10/13)

When: Tuesdays weekly throughout Fall Quarter!
Where: Office of Student Involvement, LPC, Student Center, 201
Time:  1pm-5pm

Throughout fall quarter, students can stop by the Office of Student Involvement to pick up supplies to participate in a remote event, grab DePaul swag, and more on Tuesdays from 1-5pm! Follow us on social media @DPUInvolvement for announcements on what will be distributed.

Items that will be available to be shipped for remote students will have a form for students to request the supplies or swag.

Depaul Esports & Gamers.Vote Present-A Conversation about Voter Engagement.

When: 10/14/2020
Time:  6:00pm-7:00pm
Link:  click here!

Join Gamers.Vote & DePaul Esports as they discuss the importance of being civically engaged and voting. Questions for the panelists? Post them in the Discord.GG/DePaulEsports Voter Engagement server prior to the event or ask them live to the panelists during the event.

This session will be live streamed to Twitch.TV/DePaulEsports,, and the Digital Engagement Network.

Alumni and Family Weekend Trivia


Alumni and Family Weekend Trivia, October 17th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Join fellow Blue Demons for an interactive pop-culture trivia game. A mixture of awesome games with audience interactions and fun trivia. Play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge! Click here!


Virtual Scholarship & FAFSA Awareness Fair

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00am
to Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm
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Did you know it's peak scholarship season? Also, October 1st is the opening date of the FAFSA!

Visit the DePaul Central website to watch instructional videos that will provide tips on how to search and apply for scholarships and other awards at DePaul as well as important information for early FAFSA filing.

Watch the videos to enter into a drawing for a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card!



All for DePaul Fun Run

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:00am
to Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:00pm
Online Event
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Benefiting the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, the All for DePaul Virtual Fun Run welcomes all members of the DePaul community to participate! Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are all invited to lace up their running (or walking!) shoes and get in some steps in support of our students. Register at and we'll send you a special DePaul active band to wear during your run/walk. These bands are available exclusively to Fun Run participants. Check out our Fun Run page to sign up, support DePaul and show your Blue Demon pride!



Trauma Informed Care

Monday, October 12, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Online Event
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This workshop will explore the basics of trauma, how it impacts the body and practical strategies to manage trauma symptoms. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of trauma and how to rebuild trust with their bodies. This training will be geared towards DePaul students but any DePaul member is welcome to attend. This training will be facilitated by LeChae Mottley, LSW who is a Trauma Therapist at Resilience’s Austin Office. She received her master’s degree in social work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 2018. LeChae has worked with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use concerns and intimate partner violence. She incorporates anti-oppressive frameworks into her work including harm reduction, trauma-informed care and intersectional feminist perspectives. LeChae is grateful to be able to hold space for clients to heal and develop a life that aligns with their values.



Civic Engagement & Social Change Series ft. Caroline McAteer- DePaul University

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online Event
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SGA’s Civic Engagement & Social Action Series will feature the opportunity for students to learn about how they can engage in important issues that affect the world around them. This series will connect a student interviewer with DePaul students, faculty/staff, alumni, and campus partners. This series will begin the week of September 1 and will occur weekly until the election. Each session will end with a reminder for students to register to vote utilizing TurboVote.

In the series, DePaul SGA President Alyssa Isberto and other members of SGA’s cabinet will interview various individuals to learn about how they became civically engaged. The interviews will be designed to last 15-30 minutes and will be streamed to DePaul’s Student Government Association facebook page.

This week's session features Donald Bell from Heartland Alliance.



90 Stories for 90 Years: Esmeralda Silva

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online Event
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For 90 years, Fraternity and Sorority Life members have shaped a lasting legacy at DePaul University, helping to create many of the traditions we all cherish as Blue Demons! In celebration of this milestone, we are interviewing 90 students, alumni, and advisors about their undergraduate experience.

In this interview, we will be interviewing Esmeralda Silva, Alpha Phi Alumnae! She will be discussing her experience as Panhellenic President, lessons learned, and post-graduate life.



The Latinx Vote in 2020: History and Voting Rights

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Event
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Historian Benjamin Francis-Fallon and political scientist Bernard L. Fraga will be in conversation with DePaul professor Joe R. Tafoya (Political Science, Latin American and Latino Studies) to discuss the possibility of a Latino voting bloc, the national diversity among Latinxs, and ways of overcoming the barriers that have historically blocked Latinx, Black, and Asian American communities from voting.