DePaul University Newsline > Issue > May 30, 2019
Speakers for DePaul's University's 2019 commencement ceremonies are campus and community leaders and representatives of Vincentian values. They will address approximately 6,800 graduating students at the university's six commencement ceremonies this June at Wintrust Arena.
Living in a city, one becomes easily accustomed to the constant noise generated by humans and their daily activities. Think of the noise from transit alone: horns blaring, engines humming and trains running. It begs the question, does the noise in a cityscape ever stop? Can we experience silence and the sounds of nature, uninterrupted by human noise in an urban environment? Liam Heneghan, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies and his undergraduate research assistants set out during winter quarter to find out.
Since 2016, Sachiko Larrimore has lent her time and expertise to DePaul's English Language Academy. With a background in college counseling and student services, Larrimore is the admissions coordinator for enrollment in the ELA and the first point of contact for many of the university's international students.
This spring, the Office of the President launched an effort to engage students in the strategic plan in a meaningful way by offering to support at least one student-identified initiative from those vetted by the Student Government Association. About 40 ideas surfaced during a month-long campaign by SGA to solicit initiatives students would like to see implemented as part of Grounded in Mission, the university's strategic plan.
A new urban studies cluster at DePaul, including six graduate programs, four undergraduate programs and two centers, fosters multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty across academic lines, providing students the rich, complex course offerings that will prepare them for future success. As part of the university’s strategic plan, the Academic Growth and Innovation Fund provided support for the Urban Studies Cluster.
On Friday, June 21, the university will host its annual DePaul SWAP rummage sale on the Lincoln Park Campus. All members of the university community are invited to attend. Doors to the event open at 10 a.m. Only cash is accepted during the sale.
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.
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.