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November 8, 2018

November 8,2018

VOL. 52 NO. 11

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Striving to serve veterans on campus

Rachel Marciano | November 8,2018

​While DePaul has always strived to be a military-friendly institution, for more than 10 years, it has had staff and services dedicated specifically to the university's military-affiliated population. From peer veteran liaisons to Smart Start orientation and resume workshops to quarterly career and "Veterans Connect" events, DePaul's Veteran Student Services offer an array of on-campus programs to help students reach educational goals and earn their diplomas.​

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Articles

DEBUZZ

Alumni win elections this November

Rachel Marciano | November 8, 2018

​Congratulations to the DePaul alumni who won in the elections on Nov. 6.  Read ​on to see a list of names and the offices of the election winners.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Fostering a community gathered for the sake of the mission

Division of Mission and Ministry | November 8, 2018

​Led by Mark Laboe, associate vice president, Mission and Ministry will focus on building an extended ladder of mission engagement opportunities for faculty and staff at all levels of the institution. These new programmatic opportunities will include enhanced mission orientation modules for new staff and faculty, the expansion of some existing programs, such as the Vincentian Heritage Tours, and the growth of new programs​.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Rocket League team claims top seed for BIG EAST Esports Winter Challenge playoffs

Russell Dorn | November 8, 2018

​After a runner-up finish in April's inaugural BIG EAST Esports Invitational, the DePaul Rocket League team has picked up where it left off by powering through the three-week regular season of the BIG EAST Esports Winter Challenge to qualify as the top seed in December's playoffs.​

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

DePaul faculty reaches viral status as official TED speaker

Wendy Smit | November 8, 2018

​In 2017, Kelly Richmond Pope, an associate professor in the Driehaus College of Business, delivered a talk at DePaul's annual TEDx event examining the role and importance of whistle-blowers. Its popularity caught the eye of TED producers and on Oct. 12, Pope's video was published on to the TED website. In the weeks since her talk was elevated to the TED platform, the video, "How whistle-blowers shape history," has gone viral with nearly 900,000 new views.​ Speaker applications for the 2019 program are being accepted from DePaul faculty, staff, students and alumni until Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.​

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Faculty member edits book on Pope Francis

Michael Budde | November 8, 2018

​"New World Pope" explores how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis - the ideas, experiences, influences, and passions that have formed this pastor who has inspired, challenged, encouraged, and angered people worldwide. 

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FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS

Faculty and staff: Recognition matters

Ben Craig | November 8, 2018

​Over the last few months, the Office of Human Resources reviewed feedback from surveys and focus groups, and discussed strategies to increase efforts on non-monetary recognition at DePaul. Read on to learn some key takeaways and what HR has planned for the coming months.

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Multimedia

MULTIMEDIA

Holtschneider Performance Center blessing and reception

November 8, 2018

The School of Music hosted a blessing and reception for the new Holtschneider Performance Center recently on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus. Following the ribbon cutting and blessing, donors and special guests were treated to a performance of "Carmina Burana" by the DePaul Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Choir and Community Chorus in the building's new Gannon Concert Hall. The event kicked off the school's eleven-day festival, "Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul."

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MULTIMEDIA

Tibetan monks create, then destroy sand mandala

November 8, 2018

​Buddhist monks meticulously created, then promptly destroyed an intricate  sand mandala between Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 , in the Lincoln Park Student Center.

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MULTIMEDIA

Explore your purpose

November 8, 2018

Meet Bushra Amiwala, a DePaul student who combines her academics and faith in her pursuit to make an impact in public policy. Amiwala was the first Pakistani woman and youngest candidate to ever get her name on a Cook County ballot. 

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In Case You Missed It

DEBUZZ

Student Affairs recognizes staff with annual awards

Carolyn Brinckwirth | November 7, 2018

Each year, the division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding staff members for their work with students and contributions to important divisional and university programs. Student Affairs recently honored eight staff members with divisional awards for their exceptional work during the 17-18 academic year. ​

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FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS

Faculty and staff: Early close for Thanksgiving holiday

Stephanie Smith | November 7, 2018

To ease holiday travel, the university will close early for the Thanksgiving break at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Read on t​o learn more about time reporting for the holiday break.

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DEBUZZ

University computer replacement program

Information Services | November 2, 2018

Information Services has established guidelines for replacement of desktop and laptop computers on a four-year cycle based on availability of funds and instruction from University leadership. Under the replacement plan, each full-time employee will receive a new computer when their existing computer has reached the end of its four-year lifecycle.​

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DEBUZZ

Faculty and staff: Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving MEAL with DePaul

Rachel Marciano | November 1, 2018

​International Student and Scholar Services is in search of volunteers for its annual Thanksgiving MEAL with DePaul program. Faculty and staff interested in participating can fill out the online application by Friday, Nov. 9​.

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DePaul In The News

Univision Chicago • Maria De Moya, Hillary Flores, Adriana Talavera and Emmanuel Salazar

Estudiantes crean programa para monitorear cómo avanzan las elecciones de medio término

November 06, 2018

Inside Higher Ed • Robin Hoecker

Tempered Radicals: The Power of Small (and Big) Wins

November 06, 2018

Crux • Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.

Blair’s ex-homeless czar wants Pope, Vatican to lead the fight

November 5, 2018

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