DePaul University Newsline > Issue > May 2, 2019
Since the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D., announced he will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year, DePaul has been preparing for the search process for a new vice president of Mission and Ministry. A search committee has been carefully selected to represent the campus community, and will provide A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul, with viable candidates to fill the role by July 1.
To encourage a dialogue incorporating distinct perspectives, DePaul Acting Provost Salma Ghanem is convening a university-wide event, featuring five professors from different disciplines, exploring "Views on the Middle East and Freedom of Expression at DePaul." Scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, the discussion will present diverse viewpoints on these topics based upon each professor’s area of expertise and give attendees an opportunity to share their own thoughts.
During the winter quarter, DePaul’s Faculty Council approved a new B.A. and M.A. in applied diplomacy program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The program will launch this fall, at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
Over the next few months, DePaul will transition its human resources and finance PeopleSoft applications to a cloud-based system called Oracle Cloud. Currently, PeopleSoft is the system for financial and human resources transactions for the university.
The Education and Counseling Center in DePaul's College of Education is in search of volunteers for its 2019 summer camps. All students and DePaul graduates are welcome to participate.
The Academic Success Center in the College of Education is back for spring with Get Unstuck. As midterms are upon us and finals not far behind, members of the Academic Success Center wants to remind the campus community that the center offers individual coaching for all DePaul students who fall behind or feeling overwhelmed.
On Monday, May 13, the Public Relations and Advertising graduate program in the College of Communication will host panel discussion titled, “Women Leaders in Communication.” All members of the university community are welcome to attend.
On April 30, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Lincoln Park Student Center for the 2019 Diversity Forum, presented by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. This year's event featured Ericka Huggins, a former Blank Panther Party member, political prisoner and human rights advocate.
On Thursday, April 25, Lourdes Duarte, an investigative reporter and co-anchor for WGN News and a DePaul alumna, and Dean Baquet, executive editor of the The New York Times, met with College of Communication journalism students to talk about their professional experience.
As part of Information Services' efforts to improve security of the university’s computing assets and data, IS will begin rolling out an improved antivirus solution to all DePaul owned computers. The new solution is designed to provide considerably improved protection to campus computers, along with improved performance over the current antivirus solution, McAfee. IS will begin the roll out across campus this week, and continue the updates over a two month period.
As part of World Catholicism Week 2019, DePaul will host the 11th annual World Catholicism Week Conference on May 3 - 5, titled "Put Away Your Sword: Gospel Nonviolence in a Violent World." Organized by DePaul's Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, each year the event gathers scholars from around the world to explore a particular topic.