DePaul University Newsline > Issue > May 21, 2021
While some students attend college right after high school, there are others who take a different path. Joel Gonzalez, an undergraduate student pursuing a major in business administration, decided to join the military before attending college. After eight years of success in the military, Gonzalez used his experience to apply and get accepted into DePaul University.
As I write this message, I feel the grief and anxiety that comes from observing the growing number of victims of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict in the Middle East, the new escalating violence, and the heartbreaking suffering of so many in the past days. Our pressure to act and to not stay quiet comes especially from our students and alumni affected personally with family and friends living in fear, affected directly by the bombing, suffering and dying.
For the third consecutive year, Graphic Design USA named DePaul a Top Graphic Design School. DePaul joins a list of 49 other institutions across the nation recognized for preparing students students to work in professional graphic design.
For the first time, students will be able to opt into the U-Pass program this summer. Students must be enrolled in at least one course and complete the opt-in form no later than July 20.
Lourdes Torres, the Vincent de Paul Professor of Latin American Studies and Latino Studies, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Frank Bonilla Public Intellectual Award.
Set for June 4, This Blissful City will feature "Slag Glass City" contributors from around the world to read their work. All are welcome to RSVP and attend.
From exploring the Land of Oz with The Theatre School to diving into game, cinema and animation with the College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul will offer children a plethora of on-campus and remote opportunities for creative learning this summer.
According to National Student Clearinghouse, enrollment across all institution types fell 2.9% this spring compared to last year. However, DePaul continues to perform better than the average, with a 2.7% decline compared to last spring. Overall, DePaul enrolled 19,008 students, 97.0% of the projected goal of 19,597 students.
As with other human resources applications, the university's annual performance appraisal forms are now in BlueSky. Staff performance appraisal forms will be available beginning June 1 and should be submitted by Sept. 1.