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September 13, 2018

September 13,2018

VOL. 52 NO. 3

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024 launches with retention, diversity, and student support initiatives

Denise Mattson | September 13,2018

Th​e university outlines the first of several tactics that will emerge from the university’s new strategic plan, "Grounded in Mission," as DePaul pursues its vision of ensuring academic success for a diverse community of learners.

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Articles

DEBUZZ

U.S. News & World Report ranks DePaul University among 2019 Best Colleges

Carol Hughes | September 13, 2018

DePaul University is ranked 119th in the just-released 2019 listing of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also ranked DePaul 54th as a Best Value School.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Get your DePaul discount to Chicago Ideas Week 2018

Office of Public Relations and Communications | September 13, 2018

​For the second year in a row, DePaul will participate as a sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week to encourage critical discussions that have an impact on our city, enhance global learning opportunities and provide DePaul’s civic-minded faculty, staff and students an opportunity to connect with issues and topics that are important to them.​

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Cindy Summers, influential member of Student Affairs, dies at 64

Jessica Peterson | September 13, 2018

​After 32 years as a DePaul staff member in Student Affairs, Cynthia M. Summers left an indelible mark on many of the faculty, staff and students she worked with during that time. A former associate vice president and interim vice president for Student Affairs who retired in 2014, Summers passed away on Sept. 7 after an extended illness. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m.​

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Tenured and promoted faculty: College of Law 2018-19

Rachel Marciano | September 13, 2018

Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Law who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion. 

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HEY STUDENTS! NEWS YOU NEED

University to host back to school events

Carolyn Brinckwirth | September 13, 2018

Welcome Week 2018 may be over, but the fun isn’t. Check out some Back to School 2018 events, such as an amusement fair and an outdoor screening of "The Avengers." Mark your calendars today.

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Faculty members offer new translation of Rousseau writings

David Lay Williams | September 13, 2018

DePaul faculty collaborated to edit this classroom edition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings.

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DEBUZZ

Presidential Medal recipient to speak at Dolores Huerta breakfast, Sept. 26

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity | September 12, 2018

As part of the 2018-19 Diversity Signature Series, DePaul will host the 2018 Dolores Huerta Prayer Breakfast Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The event is free and open to all members of the university community.​ Register today to reserve your seat.

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Multimedia

Grounded in Mission: DePaul University launches new strategic plan ​

September 13, 2018

Have you seen the new strategic plan video yet? We gave faculty, staff and students the camera, and asked them what makes you excited about Grounded in Mission. Check out the video now. 

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In Case You Missed It

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

From the President: Political campaign activities on campus

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. | September 10, 2018

​​A message ​from A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president at DePaul, about the upcoming election season.​

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HEY STUDENTS! NEWS YOU NEED

Tuition insurance available for students

Carolyn Brinckwirth | September 11, 2018

​There’s no way of foreseeing medical or personal issues that force students to withdraw from classes. If you don’t have proper coverage you could lose some, or all, of the money you have paid. This year, the GradGuard Protection Plan is available for tuition reimbursement in cases of emergency.​

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FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS

Staff: Performance appraisals due Oct. 1, HR is here to help

Sarah Frost | September 13, 2018

Performance Appraisals for all full and part time staff are due to HR by Monday, Oct. 1. ​Members of the Office of Human Resources are available to help with any questions and concerns staff may have about the process. 

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

University launches new wifi improvement project

Facility Operations Information Services | September 12, 2018

​​Starting next week, D​ePaul will kick off a project, named ‘Light Up DePaul’ to greatly expand the university's wireless network. The goal is to dramatically improve the WiFi experience in all areas of the university, including classrooms, labs, and public areas, as well as faculty and administrative offices.​

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

A Future for the School for New Learning to Enhance Access to Education

Provost Marten denBoer | September 7, 2018

​​For 18 months, DePaul has invested time and resources to thoroughly examine the adult learner landscape—and the School for New Learning’s role in it—to determine how DePaul can continue to lead in this area. Over the next year, SNL will undergo a large-scale reorganization, rebranding, and renaming to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. 

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HEY STUDENTS! NEWS YOU NEED

Understanding FERPA

Carolyn Brinckwirth | September 12, 2018

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as FERPA, provides students with certain rights regarding educational records. ​Read on for more information about your rights under FERPA.

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DePaul In The News

The DePaulia • Gary Novak

The Second City closes welcome week

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WGN Radio • Tom Mockaitis

Remembering 9/11: 17 years later with terrorism expert Tom Mockaitis

September 11, 2018

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