DePaul University Newsline > Issue > June 6, 2019
This June, DePaul students will gather with family and friends to celebrate commencement at Wintrust Arena. This year some 6,600 new grads will be making plans to take what they've learned and shape the future of this city and other communities throughout the world. Read one to learn about some of this year's graduates.
DePaul's Board of Trustees has appointed José Padilla, J.D., as the next secretary of the university. Padilla has served as DePaul's vice president and general counsel since May 2005. In his new role, effective July 1, he will continue to lead the Office of the General Counsel in addition to the Office of the Secretary.
Acting Provost Salma Ghanem announced today, June 6, the appointment of Ruben Parra as the interim associate provost for diversity and inclusion. Parra is currently a professor of computational chemistry in the College of Science and Health. His interim appointment will begin July 1 through the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
The recent measles outbreak in the U.S. has left many concerned and asking questions about whether they can protect themselves and their families, especially as the summer break approaches and we begin putting together travel plans. Read on for information about the disease, its symptoms and what to do if you think you have been exposed to the measles.
Radio DePaul's "Global Talks and Tunes" aims to represent different ethnicities and cultures at DePaul through global music and conversations exploring common issues experienced by international students. Since the winter, the show hosts have worked with the students in DePaul's inaugural Global Pathways Program cohort to share experiences of acculturation and life as an international Blue Demon.
DePaul students expecting their classroom to sit squarely on the Lincoln Park or Loop campuses get a little something different with classes taught through the university's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Classes on theatre, religion, criminology, community service studies and political science instead take place at Chicago's Cook County Jail or Stateville Correctional Center, where DePaul undergraduates, called "outside” students, are joined by detainees, called "inside" students, to learn as peers and engage in a variety of topics.
DePaul alumni and students pitched their purpose-driven businesses at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center's third annual Purpose Pitch Competition May 14. The six companies split $25,000 in award money and were ranked from first to third place.
Eligible DePaul faculty and staff can take advantage of the summer months to earn points in the Healthy Vincent's Wellness Program. The wellness program is part of an ongoing initiative to promote the health, safety and productivity of DePaul's faculty and staff. All eligible employees can earn a $300 incentive for accumulating 100 points through participation in healthy activities through Oct. 31, 2019.
The university's Education and Development Grant for Employability program, better known as EDGE, provides highly-motivated first-year students the opportunity to develop professional and career skills while gaining important hands-on experience working within a university department. EDGE recently awarded its inaugural student-of-the-year honor to Aryana Carreras for her outstanding participation and dedication to the program.
On Thursday, May 23, DePaul faculty and staff gathered for the 21st annual Distinguished Service Awards luncheon in the Lincoln Park Student Center. The event recognizes DePaul employees who have reached work anniversary milestones between 10 and 50 years, in increments of five years.
On Thursday, May 23, Staff Council held its annual town hall with A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul. The meeting provided an opportunity for staff and faculty to meet with Dr. Esteban and hear about university initiatives.
International Student and Scholar Services is in search of volunteers for its annual Airport Welcome Program. Each fall quarter, volunteers meet new international DePaul students at O'Hare International Airport to give them a warm, Blue Demon welcome. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate.
At the end of May, David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul, announced he will retire from the university on June 30. Effective July 1, Paula Luff will serve as interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Karen LeVeque will take on Luff's current responsibilities, serving as interim assistant vice president of Financial Aid. Luff and LeVeque will serve in their interim roles until the search for a permanent vice president is successfully concluded.
The open forums with the three candidates for associate provost for research position have now concluded. The AP-Research search committee requests feedback from the entire university community. Read on to access videos of the forums and feedback surveys for each candidate.