DePaul University Newsline > Issue > March 21, 2019
Class of 2019 graduating students with an inspiring message to share are encouraged to apply to become a student speaker at commencement. Applications are open until midnight on April 12 for students who would like to be considered to present an address at their respective commencement ceremonies in June.
For the second year in a row, the Peace Corps named DePaul to its list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Currently, 19 DePaul alumni volunteer in 15 countries around the world.
Ending homelessness is more than just possible, it's work that must be done, says Lydia Stazen, the new executive director of DePaul's Institute of Global Homelessness. Stazen has spent years working on the issue in Chicago and has seen progress being made.
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.
Viviana Favela began her journey at DePaul almost two years ago in the fall of 2017. Now a sophomore, Favela is as busy as it gets with her dedicated involvement in Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and the Latinx Cultural Center, along with her major in art, media and design, and a minor in marketing.
On Feb. 14, the DePaul and Lincoln Park communities lost one of their most prominent members: John P. Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Pub. Kelly was known in the community not only as the owner of Kelly's Pub, but also as a 36-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department. While there is no question the place he held in the Lincoln Park community was a momentous one, he also, along with the pub he owned for more than 60 years, has a special place in the history of DePaul.
Just in time for spring, DePaul has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the first time DePaul has received the distinction, which honors universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
After 40 years of service to DePaul, David Drehmer, an associate professor of management in the Driehaus College of Business, died on Feb. 5. Faculty and staff are invited to a memorial service for Drehmer, scheduled for April 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cortelyou Commons.
DePaul men's basketball took care of business in the first round of the Roman College Basketball Invitational Wednesday night as the Blue Demons prevailed with a 100-86 win over Central Michigan. The Blue Demons return to action on Monday, March 25 in the quarterfinals of the CBI as they take on Longwood at McGrath-Phillips Arena.
On Thursday, March 14, combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore delivered the keynote address at DePaul’s inaugural President’s Lecture Series. During his address, Moore discussed the importance of understanding the role we all play in the success of our instituion and our community.
In late February, DePaul's adjunct faculty members gathered for a networking reception and panel discussion with members of the Workplace Environment Committee recently on the Lincoln Park Campus. The event offered participants the opportunity to meet fellow adjunct faculty members and learn how WEC advocates the needs and concerns of adjunct faculty members to the university's leadership.
A team of Public Relations and Advertising graduate students from DePaul won first prize in the 2019 Arthur W. Page Society and Institute for Public Relations Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications.