Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province • Techny, Illinois
Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation

June 2020


The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein
(German physicist, 1879-1955)



Special Interest


COVID-19 Updates
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vatican brings classic artworks to life
J-P Mauro

The Vatican has converted some of its vast collection of manuscripts into coloring books. The images are in black and white and cover a wide range of artistic styles. There are varying levels of difficulty and subjects. The books are available to download free of charge. Read...

The mystery of potholes explained

Potholes seem to appear out of nowhere and, worse, seem to take forever to be repaired. For anyone who's despaired at hitting that hole in the road, here's a complete explanation of potholes a few tips to avoid the damage they can cause. Read...

The birthplace of scrabble
Andres Schiffino

A uniquely lettered street sign marks the corner where the iconic word game was invented. Read...

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Featured this month ...

Find out about over-eating, washing hands and BAC calculators at Health & Wellness

Learn more about the transportation industries' efforts to combat human trafficking at Child Protection

Check out the mask sewing project among Chicago refugee groups aImmigration Resources

You'll find the latest updates on USCIS office closures at Immigration Alerts

Before social-distancing was the norm, SVDs were planning to attend numerous events. There's a short list of them at On the Trail

Social distancing may dampen your plans to attend an ongoing education event in person, but there are great books to read at Datebook Plus

Moving ahead ...

June 1, 2020
Annual Accountability statement (AAS) Program starts

June 1 marks the official start of the Annual Accountability Statement Program for fiscal year 2019-20. Forms will be sent out for completion. You can also access the form yourself (along with further information and details)

June 14, 2020
Flag Day

Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag's official adoption. Here are some facts about the day and the flag itself.
Read (overlooking the 2019 designation)...

June 21, 2020
father's day

Honor and celebrate your father. Here's a brief history and nine interesting facts about the holiday.

July 26, 2020
Parents' Day
In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” establishing the fourth Sunday of July as a perennial day of commemoration. On this day each year, Americans recognize outstanding parents, celebrate the teamwork in raising children, and support the role of parental guidance in building a strong, stable society.

August 2, 2020
Friendship Day
Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries. On this day people spend time with their friends and express their appreciation for them.


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Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation
Society of the Divine Word   |   Chicago Province  |  1985 Waukegan Road  |  Techny, Illinois 60082  |  Tel: 847.272.2700