DePaul University Newsline > Issue > February 7, 2019
On Jan. 2, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students gathered in Arts and Letters Hall to begin a three and a half day training for their new jobs as student success coaches. Soon, these 21 students would become partners in goal setting, accountability and success for their share of the 2,400 first-year students invited to take part in the new Student Success Coaching program launched by New Student and Family Engagement.
In December 1912, Chicago CPA John Mahony penned a quick note to the Rev. Daniel J. McHugh, C.M., Treasurer of DePaul University at that time. Though short, the note covered a variety of topics - an enclosed bill, books that would be standard for a commerce library, and how Mahony had multiple people helping him arrange courses at night. Mahony touches on all of these subjects in preparation for a rapidly approaching date - Jan. 6, 1913 - the day classes were set to open in DePaul's new College of Commerce. Read on to learn about how DePaul's College of Business became what it is today.
A cross-section of faculty, staff and students has been appointed to the DePaul Experience Task Force, to identify innovative ways to improve student engagement and school spirit. Georgianna Torres Reyes, associate vice president for student engagement in Mission and Ministry, and Rico Tyler, associate vice president in Student Affairs, will chair the task force.
This April, Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and WGN-TV news anchor Lourdes Duarte will receive awards from DePaul University's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence. DePaul will honor Baquet with the Distinguished Journalist Award and Duarte with the Distinguished Alumna Award for work that embodies the highest principles of journalism, including truth, accuracy, fairness and context.
In the spring of 2018, the university's Student Care Team, began to consider establishing an opioid overdose reversal program at DePaul University. SCT members were concerned about DePaul community members in the context of the national opioid overdose public health crisis. Concurrent to the SCT's efforts, the student organization, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, began to advocate for opioid-antagonist drugs on campus, and approached the Student Government Association in early fall 2018. It was then that the seeds of the recently launched Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Program at DePaul began to take root.
After finishing second in the inaugural BIG EAST Esports Invitational last spring, the DePaul League of Legends team is back in action this winter and spring against fellow BIG EAST foes in an extended conference season.
Whitney Spencer, a graduate student studying critical ethnic studies at DePaul, is a recipient of the sixth annual Roger Ebert Fellowship at the Sundance Institute. Spencer and the two other 2019 fellows had the opportunity to critique films and write reviews for RogerEbert.com during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The state of affairs of sex trafficking in the city of Chicago and what can be done to combat modern day slavery will be addressed in panel discussions on Feb. 11 during the 2019 summit on combating sex trafficking, hosted by the College of Law. The event is free and open to the public.
On Jan. 29, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fielded questions from student reporters during an hour-long discussion at the College of Communication. Journalism and public relations students and faculty sat in on the candid discussion about the mayor's career and Chicago politics.
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. The priority deadline for student organizations and departments across campus to adopt a gnome is Thursday, Feb. 7.
Google G Suite for Education is now available on the list of software services provided to DePaul faculty and staff. This new service became available Jan. 30, and provides DePaul employees with access to the G Suite of Google products using your DePaul email account.
DePaul employees running Windows 10 versions prior to the Fall Creators Update (Windows 1709) will soon see a popup message stating than an upgrade is available for installation. When prompted, Information Services strongly recommends users schedule their upgrade to occur outside of normal work hours. The upgrade to Fall Creators Update may take more than two hours to complete and may require several reboots.