DePaul University Newsline > Issue > 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Buddhist monks meticulously created, then promptly destroyed an intricate sand mandala between Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 , in the Lincoln Park Student Center.
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."
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.
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.
To ease holiday travel, the university will close early for the Thanksgiving break at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Read on to learn more about time reporting for the holiday break.
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.
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.