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April 23, 2021

VOL. 54 NO. 30

HEY STUDENTS! NEWS YOU NEED

COVID-19 vaccine will be required for students in fall 2021

A. Gabriel Esteban | April 23,2021

​In the spirit of caring for each other and for our surrounding community, DePaul has decided to require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when the 2021-22 academic year begins. This requirement covers all undergraduate, graduate and professional students in all degree programs who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term. On April 22, DePaul faculty, staff and students received an email with a link to sign up for a Moderna vaccine clinic that will be held on the Lincoln Park Campus from April 27-30.

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Psychologist discusses mental health, racism in the Asian American community

Kristin Claes Mathews | April 23, 2021

Anne Saw, a psychologist and associate professor in the College of Science and Health, works with immigrant and refugee communities in Chicago. In this Q&A, Saw describes the impact of racism and violence on mental health, and offers ways policy-makers and bystanders can stand up for our Asian American neighbors.

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University names 2021-22 Presidential Faculty Fellows

Denise Mattson | April 23, 2021

DePaul has named two long-time members of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as the Presidential Faculty Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. Valerie Johnson, an associate professor of political science, and Jose Soltero, an associate professor of sociology, will work closely with senior leadership during a one-year term beginning in September.

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Identity-specific Cultural and Resource Centers graduation celebrations

Rachel Wojnicki | April 23, 2021

​As the Class of 2021 makes plans for this spring's Graduation Celebration, DePaul's identity-specific cultural and resource centers also are preparing to celebrate Blue Demons this commencement season.
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Hybrid DemonTHON raises funds for Lurie Children's Hospital

Rachel Wojnicki | April 23, 2021

COVID-19 did​ not stop DePaul's Blue Demons from dancing for a cause this spring. On Saturday, April 10, the 2021 hybrid DemonTHON hit this year's goal by raising more than $75,000 for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
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The Vincentian spirit and today's reality invite us to work toward nonviolent systemic change

A. Gabriel Esteban; Elizabeth Ortiz; and the Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M. | April 23, 2021

​The murder of George Floyd and the ensuing trial marked another wrenching episode for the nation. The Vincentian spirit in which DePaul University is founded demands of us attention to what is happening in our society.
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DePaul to host justice, equity, diversity and inclusion forum

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity | April 23, 2021

​On May 14, DePaul will host its annual Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Forum. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to RSVP and attend. Attendees can participate in the entire forum or in specific session and workshops.
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Staff: Become a Chicago Quarter Staff Professional

Rachel Wojnicki | April 23, 2021

​Staff members, are you looking for a way to have a meaningful impact on first-year students? Consider becoming a Chicago Quarter staff professional. Staff professionals are a critical piece of teaching teams in Chicago Quarter courses. Along with a faculty member and student mentor, the staff professional provides critical support to new students as they transition to DePaul.
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How I served in El Salvador through virtual spring immersion

Sarah Dababneh | March 23, 2021

​Over spring break, DePaul student Sarah Dababneh “travelled” to El Salvador through VIA’s virtual Spring Service Immersion trips. How did it compare to in-person immersions? What surprise lessons did she learn?
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Sickness and Solitude 2: An artistic multi-dimensional inquiry

DePaul Humanities Center | April 23, 2021

​The first 100 registrants of the DePaul Humanities Center's "Sickness and Solitude 2" will receive retro 3-D viewers and a custom reel with new images addressing the series' premise -- an artistic response to the world today.
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Check out DePaul's Career Center success stories

Sarah D'Amico | April 23, 2021

​While every career path is unique, learning from others who have been in your shoes can help you gain inspiration and direction. Explore the Career Center's new Success Stories website to hear from students and alumni about how they navigated their road to success.
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Vote for the quasquicentennial celebration logo

The Quasquicentennial Planning Committee | April 23, 2021

​DePaul students have demonstrated their talents by entering the logo design challenge for the university’s Quasquicentennial, or 125th anniversary, in 2023. Now, we invite the university community to help choose a winning design. Students, faculty and staff may vote for up to three designs by April 30.
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Ron Magers receives Distinguished Journalist Award from DePaul

Kristin Claes Mathews | April 23, 2021

​This week, Chicago news anchor Ron Magers and Chicago Tribune police reporter Jeremy Gorner received awards from DePaul University's Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence.
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Mission: Healing the world we call home

The Rev. Diane Dardon | April 23, 2021

​With both Earth Day and Arbor Day on the horizon, what actions are you willing to take to care for creation and for the betterment of our planet?
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Back to Campus: DePaul Euchre Club and on-campus events

April 23, 2021

​This week's Back to Campus Vodcast features Megan Evans, president of the DePaul Euchre Club. Since the winter quarter, the Euchre Club has met bi-weekly on campus, with some members still engaging remotely. Check out this week's episode to hear why the Euchre Club decided to host hybrid events, what the process for securing rooms has been like, and how you can join in if you are in the Lincoln Park area and looking to connect with other students.
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