DePaul University Newsline > Issue > April 4, 2019
Coming soon to the Lincoln Park Campus: a new makerspace that will inspire students to design, create and innovate. Set to open at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year, the makerspace will be located on the second floor of the Schmitt Academic Center. Construction will begin this summer.
For many years, Muslim students have been an active part of the student body at DePaul. In mid-March, the university’s Muslim student group, United Muslims Moving Ahead, celebrated its 25th anniversary on campus. This year also marks the 10th work anniversary of Abdul-Malik Ryan, DePaul's Muslim Chaplain, the first hired by a university in Chicago, as well as the 10th anniversary of the university’s Muslim Life Center.
The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness will deliver several signature events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including the annual Take Back the Night event and a new Trauma-informed Response Training for faculty and staff.
Collegiate recovery communities, or communities of people in recovery who are also college students, are often a resource students have access to on their campus. They have been around since the 1980s, and DePaul students now have the option to join a similar community.
Have an idea for a purpose driven startup in Chicago? Submit your application now for the third annual Purpose Pitch Competition. Hosted by DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, the competition will take place May 14. All DePaul students and alumni are invited to apply by Friday, April 12.
"Community Health Equity" documents more than a century of work on health equity from Chicago. It testifies to the relentless efforts of many people from many communities determined to achieve something better, more humane and just.
On Friday, April 12, the Division of Mission and Ministry will host A Day with Vincent: Spiritual Retreat. All faculty and staff are welcome to come together to enrich their spirituality, strengthen the DePaul community and deepen their understanding of the Vincentian mission.
Campus Compact recently named Ben Raanan, a student in DePaul's Master of Fine Arts directing program in The Theatre School, as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow. In addition to his role as a student, Raanan is a theatre director, educator and disability advocate.
The film, "Saint Frances," directed by Alex Thompson, a 2017 graduate of the College of Computing and Digital Media, and produced by James Choi and Raphael Nash, School of Cinematic Arts faculty, was among the winners at the 2019 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.
Beginning the week of April 8 and continuing through the end of July, the vaulted sidewalk in front of the Lewis Center and O'Malley Building will be replaced. The work will have an impact on the entire Jackson Blvd. side of the building, and a portion of Wabash Ave.
Each quarter, MEAL with DePaul invites faculty and staff to host international students in their homes for a meal during the quarter. This spring's MEAL with DePaul evens are set for May 18 and June 1. Applications to host a spring 2019 meal will be accepted until Friday, April 19.
More than 300 faculty are listed in the DePaul Experts Guide, a searchable online database for journalists that is updated annually. Journalists can access the database directly, and the DePaul Newsroom team references the guide to quickly find faculty who are willing to be quoted in the news. Again this year, all DePaul faculty are invited to join the guide or make sure their profile is up-to-date.