DePaul University Newsline > Issue > October 25, 2018
For the second year in a row, DePaul’s sponsorship of Chicago Ideas Week encouraged civic-minded faculty, staff and students to be vehicles of change inside and outside of their communities and provided an opportunity to showcase the School of Music’s new Holtschneider Performance Center.
As noted in the new strategic plan, "Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024," the university is committed to cultivating an engaging, diverse and inclusive campus community for everyone. In support of that commitment, DePaul has launched the Presidential Fellows program. Set to begin next academic year, applications for the program will be accepted until Nov. 1, 2018.
Nearly two dozen DePaul departments and offices will participate in the Oct. 30 Adjunct Faculty Resource Fair to give adjunct faculty the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the university.
It all started with a library book about Haunted Houses. Shayna Connelly’s fascination with ghosts turned into a full-fledged film career, and today she’s an associate professor of film and television in the College of Computing and Digital Media. A member of the DePaul community for 10 years, Connelly recently completed the last two films in a collection of eight shorts that examines the ways ghosts and hauntings affect our daily lives.
As the campus celebrates the grand opening of the Holtschneider Performance Center, it is a fitting time to reflect on the past of this corner of DePaul’s campus. The Holtschneider Performance Center is a stunning addition to the School of Music, but many may not know it also is the first building on the corner of Fullerton and Halsted that built. The other buildings on that corner, as well as other well-known buildings on campus, are what remain of the McCormick Theological Seminary.
Throughout the final days of October, DePaul’s StudioCHI, other entities across the university and Loyola University will join an international cohort of universities, libraries and organizations in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” To mark the bicentennial, the collaboration team will offer a variety of events from Oct. 27 – 31, also known as Frankenweek.
This month, DePaul will host a second Lunch with Vincent event, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
As part of DePaul University's sponsorship of Chicago Ideas Week, on Oct. 18 the School of Music hosted a Chicago Ideas Week lab in the new Holtschneider Performance Center to showcase the building's acoustics. Guests heard from the building's acoustic designer and toured three performance venues.
This spring, Chicago will host the 2019 NCAA Division | Women's Basketball Regional semifinals and finals at Wintrust Arena. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. All members of the university community are welcome to purchase tickets for the tournament, set for March 30 and April 1.
On Thursday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 30, DePaul will team with the American Red Cross to host blood drives on campus. The donation drives are open to all members of the university community.
This year Christmas at DePaul returns to St. Vincent de Paul Church for its 12th anniversary. Due to high demand, tickets for this year's performances will again be distributed via a lottery. You can register for the lottery at the Christmas at DePaul website from Thursday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Nov. 2.
Calling all vision vanguards and idea generators: applications are now being accepted for TEDxDePaulUniversity 2019. Now in its fourth year, DePaul’s TEDx event on April 12, 2019, will unite the university community for a half-day of idea-driven programming at the Holtschneider Performance Center, the new home of the School of Music. All faculty, staff, student and alumni thought leaders are invited to apply.
The Division of Mission and Ministry will host the 7th Annual DePaul Gathering of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 14. All DePaul community members and their family and friends are welcome to attend as we show support and care for those in our community.