DePaul University Newsline > Issue > October 11, 2018
As DePaul developed "Grounded in Mission" during 2017-18, the Division of Student Affairs discussed and planned for an expanded fall 2018 welcome involving an increased number of university partners. The university developed many new events for fall 2018 and set an ambitious goal of 10,000 students engaged. That goal was exceeded by more than 2,000 engagements, with the final tally at 12,158.
It’s time again for the St. Vincent’s Health Benefit Fair. Taking place Monday, Oct. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 25, the fair is a one-stop shop for many of your health and wellness needs. Available at the fair will be everything from information regarding 403(b) retirement accounts to discounted gym memberships to flu shots.
Four DePaul venues will be featured as part the city’s annual architecture festival when the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago returns on Oct. 13 and 14. DePaul affiliated sites include Cortelyou Commons, The Holtschneider Performance Center, and the DePaul Theatre School on the Lincoln Park Campus and Wintrust Arena in the South Loop. The St. Vincent de Paul Church also will be featured.
DePaul’s 2018 Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning is just around the corner. Set for Friday, Oct. 19, this year’s event will address the complexity and challenges of teaching in a time of increasing political polarization. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Additionally, BUILD program participants can register for this event and receive credit.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media who achieved tenure or received a promotion this academic year.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host a screening of “Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees,” the first of a new two-part series human rights, and the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants and refugees as the resettle in the U.S.
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will host a number of sessions this fall, including two workshops facilitated by guest lecturers highlighting active listening and implicit bias. These sessions are open to all faculty and staff, count toward search requirements for faculty and as an offering in the BUILD Diversity Certificate program.
DePaul University finance students will benefit from innovative academic and cocurricular programming at the newly named John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services, thanks to a generous commitment from the family of the late finance executive John L. Keeley Jr. and the Keeley Family Foundation to the university’s Driehaus College of Business.
Last week was challenging for many members of our community as we awaited the verdict of the Van Dyke trial and followed the Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearing. As these events take place within the broader cultural landscape where our country grapples with issues of equity and justice, the media is saturated with discussion of both police brutality and sexual violence. While this dialogue is important, we recognize the impact these conversations may have on members of our community. We encourage you to consider whether participating in the following programs or utilizing our campus resources may be helpful to you.
A vote to elect adjunct faculty members to the 2018-19 Workplace Environment Committee for adjunct faculty is taking place Oct. 5 through Oct. 12.