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February 14, 2019

February 14,2019

VOL. 52 NO. 20

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Bridging the hiring gap for refugees

Rachel Marciano | February 14,2019

​Imagine a biologist driving a cab for a living, or a civil engineer wiping down tables at a fast food restaurant to make ends meet. These are some of the real life stories College of Computing and Digital Media PhD students Badar Al Lawati and Redar Ismail have come across in Chicago's refugee community. With hopes of remedying these situations, Al Lawati and Ismail created BridgeLink, a refugee-hiring platform. Following a win at last year's Campus 1871 competition, the two applied for and received a $100,000 credit grant via the Google Cloud Platform for Startups program.

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Articles

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds: Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta at the DePaul library

Patty Chavez | February 14, 2019

This year, social justice organizing and art will be coming together at DePaul University Special Collections and Archives. Beginning in February, SPCA will feature a rotating display of protest art by different organizations as part of its newest exhibit, "Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta." The exhibit will be on display in the John T. Richardson Library, room 314, throughout 2019​.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Tips on negotiating job offers and raises from a professor who wrote a book about it

Andrew Zamorski | February 14, 2019

Whether you are a recent graduate about to enter the job market or an alumnus looking for a raise or new employment opportunities, one of the most important skills you need to master is negotiation. We asked Driehaus College of Business associate professor of management Charles E. Naquin, an organizational behaviorist and co-author of "The Essentials of Job Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want," for advice that will tip the job negotiation scale in your favor.​

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DEBUZZ

Best-selling author Wes Moore to speak at DePaul

Rachel Marciano | February 14, 2019

​On Thursday, March 14, combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore will deliver the keynote address at DePaul's inaugural President’s Lecture Series. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Space is limited. ​

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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

Associate professor examines history of co-created theater in Chicago

Coya Paz | February 14, 2019

"Ensemble-Made Chicago" brings together the work of a wide range of Chicago theater companies to share strategies for co-creating theatrical performance as an ensemble,​ providing histories of both co-created theater in Chicago and the various companies featured in the book.

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FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS

Employees share why they love DePaul this Valentine s Day

Ben Craig | February 14, 2019

​In honor of Valentine's Day, the Employee Engagement team asked various employees across the university to share why they love DePaul. Read on to see some of the team's favorite responses.

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DEBUZZ

Meet 2018 Vinny Prize winners, take part this year

Division of Mission and Ministry | February 14, 2019

Calling all filmmakers, animators, and designers! The Division of Mission and Ministry is sponsoring a university-wide student and alumni competition for creative content that explores how career paths and academic pursuits can intersect with a deeper sense of purpose.​ Read on to learn more about the competition and view last year's winning pieces.

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Multimedia

MULTIMEDIA

Chinese New Year gala 2019

February 14, 2019

​On Saturday, Feb. 9, students, faculty, staff and members of the Chicago community gathered on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus for the annual Chinese New Year Gala. The 11th annual event, hosted by the Chinese Studies program, featured a Chinese meal and cultural performances to celebrate the Year of the Pig.​

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In Case You Missed It

DEBUZZ

Teaching Commons presents: How to get from here to there

Teaching Commons | February 8, 2019

On Feb. 28 and March 1, Teaching Commons will host workshops, titled "How to Get from Here to There: Providing Students with Multiple Access Points to Learning," that provide attendees with strategies on how to serve students who vary in age, ability and experience. The workshops are open to all faculty and staff. ​

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DEBUZZ

Register for the second annual Gnome Hunt

Rachel Marciano | February 6, 2019

​From Feb. 25 to March 1, the Office of Student Involvement will host DePaul's 2019 Gnome Hunt. Departments and student organizations across campus are invited to take part and decorate gnomes for the second annual scavenger hunt. 

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DePaul In The News

Chicago Tribune • Samantha Loo

Wanted: Public servants for thankless jobs. OK, who's in?

February 14, 2019

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