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SCPS 50th Anniversary Events

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Join the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for events and programming throughout the year to commemorate our 50th Anniversary.

We hope you can celebrate with us as the year progresses.

Wintrust Arena

3:00 PM

SCPS College Night at the DePaul Blue Demon Women's basketball game against Xavier University. As a special highlight, this game takes place in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports day and was televised on FloSports.

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The Dumbletons Chicago

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Gather to celebrate the legacy and impact of SNL/SCPS. Casually bringing together SNL/SCPS family, this event will reflect on the history of nontraditional adult education and its vital legacy that inspires SCPS' future.

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Wintrust Arena

8:00 PM

SCPS College Night at the last DePaul Blue Demon Men's basketball game against Creighton University. As a special highlight, the game will be televised on Fox/FS1 and broadcast on The Score.

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Virtual Event for Current SCPS Students - Watch your email for the invitation coming soon

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Listen to a panel of current SCPS students reflect on their leadership journeys and describe how their DePaul experience has influenced their path. Attendees will be asked to share their own leadership stories and perspectives as an adult learner.

DePaul University Lincoln Park Student Center 120 A&B

3:00 - 5:00 PM

The 2023 Bertram Scott/Elizabeth Fender Distinguished Lecture, which features a dialogue between two influential human rights activist/authors, Sr. Helen Prejean and Barbara Crain Major. Presented by the Center for the Advancement of Education for Adults (CAEA) and sponsored by SNL alumnus Bertram Scott, this special interactive evening carries on the CAEA mission of gathering “adult learning practitioners across sectors to exchange ideas and inspire imaginative strategies for learning in diverse settings…by designing programs that appeal to adult learning practitioners in business, government, community-based and higher education organizations."

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Sullivan Athletic Center

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Vincentian Service Day, DePaul’s annual day of giving back to the Chicagoland area, is quickly approaching. Traditionally, over 1000 DePaul community members participate in service to 50+ community partners in and around Chicago. This year SCPS will provide service to Ginkgo Organic Gardens. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our school, faculty, staff and alumni have come together and filled all available spots! Watch for photos to be posted after the event.

Ginkgo Organic Gardens is a community pantry garden in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. They employ sustainable agriculteral practices to grow heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. They donate their produce to organizations that serve people who strugglw with poverty and illness. Ginkgo originally donated the produce from its garden to a variety of service organizations, but eventually established a relationship with the Northside location of Vital Bridges, a multi-service center that helps people with HIV/AIDS in metropolitan Chicago. For more information about Ginkgo Organic Gardens, check out their website here.

River Roast

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Engage with SCPS alumni as we celebrate our Golden 50th Anniversary. Initially founded in 1972 as the School for New Learning, SCPS is the premiere destination for adult and nontraditional learners who desire to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. The school is proud to be celebrating 50 years of upskilling and reskilling adult learners to be leaders and change agents in this complex world.

Maggiano's Little Italy

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Acknowledge excellence in the SCPS community as faculty, staff, and students are recognized for their academic, industry, and service achievements.

Move to Fall 2023

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

The annual SCPS Scholarship Showcase celebrates our faculty's scholarly and creative achievements in their various academic fields. This year, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, the Showcase will highlight alumni accomplishments directly related to the mentoring, teaching, and/or scholarship of the SNL/SCPS faculty who influenced their futures.

Registration details coming soon.