DePaul University Newsline > Issue > April 25, 2019
Assistant professor of environmental science Bala Chaudhary is a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development grant, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Throughout their collegiate careers, student athletes are taught to balance academics with athletics in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and get the most out of their college experience. Kyle Decker, a track athlete majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, has managed to achieve this balance and be successful in both areas, while also maintaining a healthy social life and paying attention to self-care.
A military veteran's political art is the focus of "Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle's Toupee," a new exhibition from DePaul Art Museum opening this spring. Through a site-specific wall mural, sculpture, video projections, political cartoon drawings and a video game, Garcia examines gun violence, military indoctrination and the experience of a veteran returning home. The exhibition opens April 25 and runs through Aug. 11 on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus.
It's election season for DePaul's Staff Council, which means it's time to decide who will be the voice for staff concerns and ideas in the coming year. Erin Berkowitz, staff council president, spoke with Newsline about why she got involved and how you can make an informed decision as a voter.
"Go - then" is a philosophy defined by noted Vincentian priest and author, Robert P. Maloney, C.M. Maloney suggests that at the heart of the Vincentian tradition is action. You must first go, step out from apathy or fear and act, and then reflect and learn from the experience. Go serve generously and then learn from others where further action may be needed and effective. Such an approach helps explain how the tradition of Vincentian Service Day came to be. This year's event is set for Saturday, May 4, and all members of the university community are welcome to participate.
April is National Poetry Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the impact poets and their works have had on the world. The effects of poetry can be found in unexpected places and the DePaul University archives are no exception. By celebrating these writers, DePaul University has continued to show appreciation and support for one of humanity's most popular art forms.
Since 2015, DePaul has teamed with the Art Institute of Chicago to foster deeper connections between the institute and the broader university community. On Thursday, May 2, all DePaul faculty, staff and students can use their DePaul IDs to gain free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago for the spring 2019 "Partner Night with the Art Institute."
As part of World Catholicism Week 2019, DePaul will host the 11th annual World Catholicism Week Conference on May 3 - 5, titled "Put Away Your Sword: Gospel Nonviolence in a Violent World." Organized by DePaul's Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, each year the event gathers scholars from around the world to explore a particular topic.
Vincentian Service Day is Saturday, May 4. More than 1,500 DePaul students, faculty, staff and alumni will participate in a day of service with more than 50 community partners across the Chicagoland area. All members of the university community are encouraged to participate in the event.
This year's School of Music gala, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, is just around the corner. With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra still on strike, organizers have decided to move the 2019 event to the Holtschneider Performance Center.