Episode 34

October 12, 2021 - 17

Balanced Approach: A Conversation With SGA President Watfae Zayed

Watfae Zayed studies neuroscience at DePaul, serves as Student Government Association president and a mentor, and teaches Arabic at her mosque. She joins the podcast to share how the pandemic has changed her as a leader, her own shift in career path, and how she balances all her responsibilities while still prioritizing a good night’s sleep.

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Episode 33

September 28, 2021 - 15

How speech language pathology supports care for preemies, kids, the elderly and more

Speech language pathologists treat patients with a range of health issues, but finding treatment can be difficult. DePaul is meeting that need with a new graduate program and community clinic for children and adults in Chicago. Jayne Jaskolski joins the podcast to discuss the clinic and the new graduate program she directs.

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Episode 32

September 14, 2021 - 6

Begin Again: University President Discusses Community's Return to Campus

This fall, the DePaul community started more than a new set of classes and work assignments. Students, faculty and staff also began working towards a B.A. — the charge to begin again. Dr. Esteban joins the podcast to talk about the community’s return to campus and what he has planned for his last year as president.

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Episode 30

May 11, 2021 - 11

Meet DePaul’s New Blue Demon: Coach Stubbs, the Men’s Basketball Head Coach

DePaul’s new men’s basketball head coach, Tony Stubblefield – or Coach Stubbs as he prefers to be called – joins the podcast to talk about his plans for the team, shares how he will recruit local athletes and even gives a personal factoid that many may not know about him.

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Episode 29

April 27, 2021 - 8

Commencement Celebrations Like No Other

The COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly every aspect of the collegiate experience – including commencement. To ensure the Class of 2021 had the opportunity to participate in the time-honored tradition – even if it looked different than a typical year – DePaul planned Graduation Celebration. DePaul’s interim provost, Salma Ghanem, shares more about the university’s plans.

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Episode 28

March 15, 2021 - 25

DePaul’s College of Science and Health Meets the Demand for Growth in STEM

As the College of Science and Health begins celebrating its 10th anniversary, Dean Stephanie Dance-Barnes discusses the college’s past, present and future. Listen for her thoughts on the college’s interdisciplinary approach to branching into health and clinical fields and how it is advancing diversity within STEM fields.

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Episode 27

February 23, 2021 - 12

On with the Show: Performing Arts in the Age of COVID 19

Last spring at the start of the pandemic, The Theatre School transitioned Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure, from a live in-studio play to a radio show. 2020 MFA graduate Maricruz Menchero talks about the experience, the radio show’s unexpected benefits and explains how her coursework introduced her to new skillsets for life after graduation.

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Episode 26

February 9, 2021 - 19

The importance of Black love in romance novels

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, tune in to the latest episode of DePaul Download with DePaul Liberal Arts and Social Sciences faculty member Julie Moody-Freeman to learn more about the history and importance of Black representation in romance novels and the podcast she hosts, The Black Romance Podcast.

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Episode 25

January 26, 2021 - 22

Teaching Through Tough Times

When local teachers and principals needed strategies for navigating a year of pandemic disruptions, political unrest and encouraging anti-racism efforts, Donna Kiel and her colleagues in DePaul’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning answered with support. Now, the College of Education professor is considering the question, “How do we take the lessons of 2020 and change the world?”

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Episode 24

December 7, 2020 -

Christmas from DePaul: A behind the scenes look at this year’s virtual event

This year, Christmas from DePaul is going virtual. The event’s producers, Tony Peluso and Jamie Davis, talk about the challenges they faced due to COVID-19, explain how DePaul’s campus was used to help tell the story of Jesus’ birth and share how DePaul’s students were involved in creating this year’s event, in front of and behind the camera.

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