DePaul University Newsline > Issue > May 23, 2019
Nine DePaul speakers delivered powerful TEDx talks in April 2019 before nearly 400 faculty, staff, students, alumni and local community members - the largest TEDxDePaulUniversity event since its inception four years ago. Now, videos of their talks are being shared around the world.
Earlier this month, Variety named DePaul to its list of Best Film Schools of 2019. DePaul and 49 other schools across the country were honored for both their academic offerings and showbiz circles.
Modeled on the Chicago Algebra Initiative, the Elementary Math Specialist Project is a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools, DePaul, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Faculty from the three universities created a program to provide middle school teachers with the knowledge and credentials they needed to teach eighth-graders algebra for high school credit.
On Oct. 15, 1955, DePaul received one of the most momentous gifts in its history: ownership of what was then the W.W. Kimball Building. The giver of this gift was Chicago businessman-turned-philanthropist, Frank J. Lewis. The university dedicated the Frank J. Lewis Center on May 2, 1959. Though DePaul has grown tremendously in the 60 years since then, Lewis' prediction remains true: the Lewis Center has been the home of thousands of diverse students who use what they learn on campus to make an impact in the world.
DePaul will launch a new registered nurse to master of science in nursing program this fall at the University Center at Harper College.
Curious about the university's new Global Pathways Program? Did you know DePaul was selected to participate in the American Council of Education's US-Japan COIL initiative? Get the latest from the Office of Global Engagement, including updates about record growth with the Global Learning Experience program, in its spring 2019 newsletter.
This month, faculty and students from the School of Cinematic Arts will showcase their projects and experience the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, one of the world's largest and most impactful film events. Two Cannes programs, the Marché du Film and Court Métrage, will feature projects from DePaul students and faculty.
On Saturday, May 18, sStudents from the DePaul College of Law stole the show at the Chicago Theatre during the 2019 commencement ceremony. This year, an estimated 260 graduates received their Juris Doctors or Master of Laws degrees.
On May 14, DePaul hosted the Adjunct and Term Faculty Appreciation Reception in Cortelyou Commons. Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Workplace Environment Committee and the Committee on Contingent Faculty, the event recognized the contributions adjunct and term faculty make to the DePaul community.
David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul, has announced he will retire from the university on June 30. A recognized leader and innovator in his field, Kalsbeek has successfully led enrollment development strategies at DePaul since 1997.
John P. Minogue, DePaul University’s 10th president, passed away April 4 following a long illness. A memorial mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the Lincoln Park Parish Church.
Earlier this month, Misty Johanson, dean for the College of Business, announced Lisa Gundry will be the interim chair of the college's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, effective July 1.
French language students at DePaul saw their translations come to life this month during a visit to The Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago.