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Earlier this summer, DePaul named Rebecca Feinberg, a teaching assistant professor of health sciences, and Michael Naas, a professor of philosophy, as the recipients of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics' 2020-21 Wicklander Fellowship.
Under new guidance from the Chicago Department
of Public Health, a campus-wide notification will be made after a positive COVID-19
case on campus is reported to the university.
Watching a TEDx talk might make you wonder what you might speak about if given chance . At DePaul, there's a class for that. Working remotely, communications students launched short, inspiring talks to an online audience.
Watching the rising rates of COVID-19 in your state, learning about the different signs and symptoms, and hearing about the deaths the virus is responsible for can cause worry, stress, fear and anxiety.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its devastating effects on people and communities, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review and commit to DePaul's Community Health and Safety Pledge.
One simple, but critical, way to take care of each other during the ongoing pandemic is to wear a face covering. It protects others in case you are infected with COVID-19 but don't have symptoms and helps slow the spread of the virus.
For years, the DePaul Student Emergency Assistance Fund has been a resource for students facing urgent financial need. The fund helps our... read more
The RSM US Foundation has made a $1 million gift to DePaul to promote academic excellence at the School of Accountancy & Management Information Systems.
In June, when DePaul announced our plans for a limited return to campus in the fall, Chicago was reopening and the city's COVID-19 infection rate was decreasing. Since then, the environment has changed. A concerning increase in the rates of COVID-19 locally is leading the university to reevaluate our return to campus planning and to take a second look at the number of courses that will occur on campus.
Students who identify as being in recovery have leaned on DePaul's Collegiate Recovery Community as a support network during these challenging times.
Over the summer, DePaul has worked hard to prepare for the university's phased return to campus. The university has built and installed more than 700 hand sanitizer stations throughout the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses in hallways, classrooms, office suites, common areas and residence halls.
The gift will help DePaul University in its efforts to deliver an array of continuing education and leadership training programs to Catholic sisters in Africa over the next three years.
The College of Law has announced the Kopple Scholars Endowment, made possible through a $1 million gift from alumnus Robert C. Kopple. Beginning in 2022, the endowment will provide recognition and financial support for two full-time law students who demonstrate outstanding academic credentials.
The Theatre School's Stephanie LeBolt had been rehearsing the play "BOXED IN" for two weeks when COVID-19 put Chicago on lockdown. The director soon learned the way forward would take creativity and collaboration. With this approach, LeBolt and her team turned their stage play into a virtual, choose-your-own adventure experience.
To provide employees more detailed instructions for Fall, the Restarting Campus Operations Task Force collected many of its recommendations to date into a guide, DePaul's Plans for Fall: An Overview of Employee Considerations.
Signed into law on July 26, 1990, by U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act became landmark legislation that broke down barriers for those living with disabilities in the United States.
While the city of Chicago is now firmly in Phase 4 for reopening, earlier this month the Chicago Department of Public Health issued the city's Emergency Travel Order, which affects the entire DePaul community as they prepare to return to campus.
The Driehaus College of Business' finance and real estate departments merged to create a new combined unit, called the Department of Finance and Real Estate. Interim Dean Thomas Donley appointed Thomas Berry as chair, effective July 1.
Tomorrow, July 17, the Ray Meyer Fitness Center on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus will reopen for use with modified hours and activity area capacity limits.
DePaul Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm has been appointed director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, effective Aug. 1, 2020. Laura-Caroline de Lara will serve as interim director for the museum.
Now that the city is firmly in Phase 4 for reopening, DePaul University created the following guidelines for on-campus events and activities.
We are thankful with yesterday's announcement the Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to take in-person classes this fall in order to remain in the country and continue their education. The previously announced rule change on July 6 created a precarious situation that put our international students at a major disadvantage. DePaul University had joined many other higher education institutions in support of the legal challenges to the new rule in the court system.
On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new rules prohibiting international students from staying in the United States if the university they are enrolled in only offers online instruction. DePaul will join Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and other institutions across the country in submitting an amicus brief in the case.
On July 6, U.S. immigration authorities released new guidance to universities and colleges that enroll international students. DePaul is in the process of getting further clarification regarding the guidance and expects to share additional details soon.
The month of July is Black, Indigenous, People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month (BIPOC MHAM). For this month, we want to honor Bebe Moore Campbell who made this all happen.
decades, community psychologists have used their psychology training to
identify solutions to challenging problems like neighborhood violence and
undiagnosed illnesses across large populations.
Previously, DePaul had asked employees to plan to work from home through July 17. Moving forward, the continuation of teleworking will be decided on a unit-by-unit basis while DePaul maintains a reduced density of people on campus, in accordance with city and state public health guidelines.
On July 1, Lori Holland assumed the role as chair for DePaul University's Board of Trustees. A DePaul alumna, Holland has served as the board's vice-chair since 2017.
One of poetry’s most important powers is its ability to personalize the impersonal, according to Chris Green, a senior professional lecturer of English. He hoped to give a human voice to the statistics of gun violence in Chicago and reached out to a diverse group of writers, from famous poets to aspiring ones, to the teens directly impacted by the city’s gun violence, with the goal of collectively writing a single poem.
Earlier this month via Zoom, Academic Affairs and the Office of Research Services launched the second phase of its grant proposal writing workshop. Five faculty from CSH and six faculty from CDM, are members in the phase two cohort, which runs through September.
After 45 years of service at DePaul University, director of athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced on June 5 her plans to retire in the coming months. A search committee has been carefully selected to represent the campus community in the national search for our next director of athletics.
Kathryn Stieber was appointed June 10 by DePaul’s Board of Trustees as secretary of the university, effective July 1. Stieber also assumes the role of vice president and general counsel on that date.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shelter in place orders can be an exceptionally scary time for those who are suffering from family violence, sexual abuse, harassment and abusive relationships.
The Office of Research Services Research Protections section announces the release of the online eProtocol portal for the submission of new human subject research protocols to the Institutional Review Board.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, DePaul called on its scientific community to address challenges in the areas of disease dynamics, health diagnostics, security, preparation for testing and clinical care related to the outbreak. In late spring, six proposals were approved for the university's new "Contributing to the Understanding of COVID-19" initiative.
Necessity required DePaul move its annual Graduate Program Open House from the Student Center to Zoom. The result was record-breaking attendance. Last month's open house attracted 626 prospective students, more than double the past two years.
More than 26,000 people have tuned in to watch the Class of 2020's online commencement ceremonies on YouTube.
In recent days, we have been asked to sever ties with the Chicago Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police. Our ties to these organizations are limited to programs that involve teaching. Student petitions have requested DePaul stop offering courses to CPD officers. We understand this request is rooted in pain, outrage, and the desire to take a stand against police brutality.
June 19 commemorates the day in 1865 that Union Army Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order #3 informing the people of Texas, one of the last states to abolish slavery, that “all slaves are free."
In recognition and celebration of Juneteenth, the June 19 issue of Newsline features two essays written by members of our DePaul community.
Despite more states jumping on board to observe Juneteenth every year, it is still not observed as a national holiday. In light of the current social unrest, the case for making Juneteenth a national holiday is stronger than ever.
Career outcomes help shape consumer perception of a university's value and serve as a measure of institutional success. Data on the... read more
We are heartened by two landmark decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States, announced this week. Today's decision upholds the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Earlier this week, the high court issued a ruling that protects LGBTQ+ employees and job applicants.
Chi-Jang Yin, area head of photography and media art, and associate professor in The Art School at DePaul, will use her well-honed expertise in the field of diversity to advance the university's equity and inclusion goals as the 2020-21 Presidential Faculty Fellow.
As summer descends on us and restaurants and businesses begin to open, it’s important to understand potential risks and adopt different types of preventative measures to care for yourself and others, while reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Rooted in the Vincentian practice of valuing experience, the Seeds of the Mission Campaign will gather stories of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners living the DePaul Mission.
Even though orientation programs have moved online, we are still welcoming many new Blue Demons into the community, and your help in doing this is more important than ever.
The John T. Richardson and the Loop libraries will remain physically closed to students, faculty and staff for the remainder of the summer for the safety and well-being of our community. While our buildings are closed, we will continue to provide virtual support and we want to share a few ways we can help you with your summer research needs.
As the DePaul community prepares for the launch of tomorrow's online commencement ceremonies, DePaul University recognizes the... read more
In alignment with the city's "Protecting Chicago" framework and the state's "Restore Illinois" guidelines, DePaul' has outlined its protocol for on-campus events and activities during Phase 3.
we are encouraged by some of the early enrollment numbers for Fall, like
universities across the country, DePaul has begun planning for significant
financial repercussions as a result of COVID-19.
As each week passes, we have found ourselves being challenged every which way in our lives. And with graduation quickly approaching, I’m sure our graduates have many thoughts, feelings and concerns about their graduation.
The Rev. Tom Grace, C.M., a beloved Vincentian priest who held several different positions at DePaul intermittently from the late 1960s into the early 2000s, died on Friday, June 5, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Considered "a big man with a big heart for all things DePaul," Fr. Grace's dedication to the university community spanned several decades.
DePaul's Facility Operations staff is prioritizing safety, sanitizing and social distancing measures in their plans to prepare the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses for fall.
Among the many populations brought into the spotlight by the coronavirus pandemic are those currently living in jails and prisons across the nation. We are hoping to raise funds to purchase thousands of travel-sized bars of soap by donating through DePaul's partner, the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison. Contributions are welcome through this Thursday, June 11.
We write today with one voice, as an institution inspired by Vincent de Paul, that is committed to racial equality and justice and upholding the dignity of all people.
DePaul's Restarting Campus Operations Task Force has determined the use of face coverings will be a part of many aspects of returning to campus. Faculty, staff and students are expected to provide their own face coverings. The university will have a limited supply to share when people occasionally forget theirs.
As the city of Chicago begins cautiously
reopening, DePaul is preparing to share more detailed information in the coming
weeks about the university’s plans for returning to campus in the fall.
Following an illustrious 45-year career at DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto has notified University President Gabriel Esteban and the University Board of Trustees of her intention to retire in the coming months. Ponsetto has agreed to stay on in her role and assist the university with the leadership transition to a new athletic director.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban announced on June 4 Kathy Stieber will serve as vice president and general counsel. Her appointment is effective July 1.
This spring, “The Unwelcome Stranger" hit the internet, aiming to help parents communicate the topics of public health and COVID-19 with their children. Given a nod by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the book is a product of DePaul alumnus Drew Edwards and his nonprofit, PANGEA Educational Development.
In this time of grief and uncertainty, we want you to know that the DePaul community is here for you. Resources are available, including emotional, physical and spiritual services. Use these tips to care for yourself and connect with Health Promotion and Wellness for support and resources.
As you may know, in early May, the Department of Education released its new regulations relative to compliance with Title IX, the... read more
Do you need a break? A few words of inspiration? Next week, on June 9, join DePaul students from the College of Communication as they present a virtual lunchtime idea-fest, Better Together: Voices of Strength during the Distance.
To help the Class of 2020 and the DePaul community prepare for the Saturday, June 13 launch, please visit the commencement website. There you will find helpful information including dedicated pages by college, launch times, ways to celebrate the Class of 2020 on social media and ceremony programs.
As we approach this year’s online commencement
ceremonies, the Class of 2020 is preparing to celebrate in unprecedented
ways. Among this year’s graduates are exceptional students who have
already put their knowledge into practice through comedy screenwriting,
health care, theatre and legal advocacy.
As you undoubtedly know, the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last week has set off days of protests across the United States. Unfortunately, the justifiable outrage felt by so many at the death of another unarmed black man, has been overshadowed by acts of violence and destruction. Over the weekend, the disorder in Chicago resulted in damage to property in the Loop, including three DePaul buildings.
More than 1,000 faculty and staff members joined a virtual town hall on May 21, to hear directly from university leadership about... read more
In the past few weeks, we have witnessed the jarring violence of racism in images in the news and social media. These events cause grief, sadness, anger and frustration at our inability to conquer racism and protect our loved ones and our communities. In our grief, let us pledge to work for change, to seek reform and to hold each other accountable for taking a stand against injustice. Let us work to become instruments of peace.
Jalene LaMontagne, an associate professor of ecology at DePaul University, studies mast seeding in white spruce and other boreal conifers. She has co-authored a series of research papers that explore the concept of ecological dipoles on plant and wildlife populations.
University of Colorado has appointed José Padilla, DePaul Secretary of the University, Vice President and General Counsel, as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Regents, effective July 6, 2020.
While in quarantine, you have likely seen the social media posts or heard conversations about gaining weight or coming out of quarantine with a set of six-pack abs. How come it has to be either extreme? Either we look like a fitness model or look like we’ve gained what is being compared to as, "the freshmen 15 weight." Why can’t we strive to be healthy and allow everyone to define healthy for themselves? Let’s strive to define health on our own terms rather than just by shape or size or by what others are telling us healthy means.
As spring quarter classes come to a close, DePaul employees should plan to work from home through at least July 17.
Since moving to remote operations on March 16, DePaul's leadership has strived to make decisions to support staff employees and student workers during this time of disruption in normal work schedules. Effective July 1, the university will only pay for actual hours worked.
More than 1,000 faculty and staff members joined a virtual webinar yesterday, May 21, to hear directly from university leadership about university operations and future planning in the era of COVID-19.
Proposed by Ruben Parra, interim associate provost for diversity and inclusion, the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Grant is an opportunity for the university community to engage with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
With a goal of leveling the playing field in the startup world, DePaul’s Women in Entrepreneurship Institute uses academic research and programs to address the challenges and barriers faced by women entrepreneurs looking to open and grow their businesses.
There are many stigmas and myths associated with mental illness. One of those myths is that recovery is not possible. But, most people with mental health problems can get better, and treatment and recovery are an ongoing process that happens over time. The first step is reaching out for help.
As the healthcare community faces unprecedented challenges in delivering care, DePaul's College of Law, in collaboration with the American Health Law Association and dbase media, have produced a series of public service announcement videos to heighten awareness of the ever-shifting legal landscape in light of the coronavirus.
In keeping with themes of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' the DePaul cast and the creative team are combating isolation by bringing support to individuals with autism. The students have developed a website for people on the autism spectrum, scheduled to launch May 29, in addition to a series of live events.
I write with an update on an important question and to confirm that DePaul is planning to be open for limited in-person learning and reduced occupancy in on-campus student residences in the fall quarter 2020.
Following a national search, Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced on May 14, Dr. Cynthia Pickett will serve as DePaul's associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Office of Academic Affairs. Her appointment will begin July 1.
This year, Mental Health Awareness Month coincides with one of the most complex and challenging times in our nation's history. The coronavirus pandemic has caused immense physical pain and hardships, as well as loss for many people.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The fund provides $7.1 million to help DePaul students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Actor Joe Keery, who graduated from The Theatre School in 2014 and stars in the sci-fi horror Netflix series, “Stranger Things,” will be a special guest at this year’s online commencement.
On Saturday, April 25, the Office of Undergraduate Admission hosted its first virtual Spring Visit Day. Nearly 900 students, both admitted and prospective, attended the digital program.
On Wednesday, the Department of Education released its long-awaited new Title IX guidance for universities' responses to campus sexual violence and harassment. DePaul anticipated that these regulations were coming and is prepared to conduct a thorough review.
As we live in close quarters with family, friends and roommates, it is more important than ever to communicate and maintain healthy relationships. If you are living alone, it is critical to make sure that you are continuing your relationships and maintaining open communication with each of them. Our relationships with others are unique and special, but there are a few key factors to maintaining a healthy relationship, whether romantic, familial or friendship.
Beginning this fall, the College of Law will host Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Zachary D. Clopton as the inaugural Clifford Scholar-in-Residence.
We are doing our best thinking to face new challenges and a number of teams are currently developing plans to address fall quarter and beyond. As Vincent de Paul, no stranger to turbulent times, said, we need to do all this with 'a heart filled with compassion'.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Tatum Thomas has committed herself to preparing adult and nontraditional learners for the next stage in their careers. Effective July 1, she will serve as dean for DePaul's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
As far as first days go, this is not what Soumitra Ghosh envisioned when he was named vice president for Enrollment Management back in January. The state's shelter-in-place order kept him home on May 1, but it did not suppress his enthusiasm.
While our DePaul community continues to respond to COVID-19, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of the recent guidance in Illinois' latest stay-at-home extension.
Deciding how much personal information to share online has become an everyday choice for consumers. However, whose responsibility is it to keep private information safe — companies or consumers? New research from DePaul’s James A. Mourey and New York Law School’s Ari Ezra Waldman finds that consumers share less private information when companies empower them to be in charge. However, when companies communicate that they actively manage users’ privacy, consumers become even more willing to share private, personal information online.
An expert in cancer biology and leader in higher education will serve as the next dean for DePaul's College of Science and Health. Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced today, April 29, Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes will join the DePaul community on July 1.
As we enter the halfway point of spring quarter, we hope that you’ve started to settle into this new virtual world. It has been a difficult few weeks personally, academically, professionally and economically. This week DePaul Health Promotion and Wellness wants to empower you to stay focused, grounded and moving forward through gratitude and mindfulness meditation.
On Stage/Online, The Theatre School's newest website, is dedicated to sharing live TTS plays, some launching as early as today, April 28. Productions will be accessible through a live broadcast, podcast or an interactive web feature.
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, DePaul will launch celebratory online commencement ceremonies to honor the Class of 2020, their families and friends, and the entire DePaul community.
This month, DePaul announced the first cohort of Sinai Urban Health Institute-DePaul Research Fellows. The program allows faculty to collaborate to understand health disparities and improve health equity in Chicago by translating research into scalable actions.
Almost all university departments and divisions began working remotely on March 16. As the month of April comes to a close, DePaul employees should plan to work from home through at least Friday, June 12.
Getting enough sleep is always a topic for conversation. We are notorious for not getting enough sleep and/or quality sleep. Despite being at home during the coronavirus pandemic, we hear from many students, staff and faculty alike that sleep has become even worse for them. Falling asleep, getting enough sleep and getting quality sleep pose many challenges for us.
With a vast amount of teaching, learning and operations happening remotely these days, University Marketing and Communications' Visual Services team has some tips to help you look and sound your best while participating in Zoom meetings, FaceTime, Hangouts or Skype.
While the galleries at DePaul Art Museum are currently closed, museum staff offering ways for visitors to connect with art online. For Earth Day, the museum is releasing a short video tour of the current exhibition, "The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene."
National Library Week kicks off today, April 19. To celebrate this year's theme of "Find your place at the library," DePaul will highlight the university's resources beyond those used for research and study. From video games to films to the Maker Hub, the DePaul University Libraries are a place for everyone, even those with non-academic interests.
The Society of Professional Journalists this month cited the best collegiate journalism with DePaul’s 14 East magazine and Good Day DePaul receiving four Mark of Excellence Awards as first place winners in the Region 5 competition.
DePaul’s “Blue Book Anthology,” a collection of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, celebrates the creative writing talent of Illinois high school students. Founded by Chris Green, a senior professional lecturer of English in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and edited by students in the Writing & Publishing graduate program, “DePaul’s Blue Book: Best Illinois High School Writing 2018-19” features 66 works considered from over 70 high school literary magazines from around the state.
In an effort to keep the music playing during spring quarter, the School of Music started an online initiative called DePaul Music At Home. Selections from past and previously unreleased performances featuring both student ensembles and world-renowned faculty members will be shared on the School of Music's YouTube Channel.
Staying at home is the most important thing we all need to do right now. Despite feeling bored and wanting to be outside or with our friends and family, staying home will help keep ourselves and everyone safe. To stay connected and promote staying at home, have some fun with Health Promotion and Wellness's "Stay Home" campaign on Instagram.
Through regular meetings and a new database, the university's Council on Community Engagement hopes to expand the campus' knowledge DePaul's engagement with and service to Chicago communities.
With the COVID-19 pandemic showing few signs of ending soon, DePaul will extend the pay guidelines that it shared with faculty, staff and student workers in March.
In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis in recent memory, it’s more important than ever to celebrate Public Health Week.
April is a spiritually significant month for people of many faiths around the world. This week - Holy Week - represents the most important period of days in the Christian calendar. The Jewish community also celebrates Passover this week, and later this month, the Muslim community will begin the holy month of Ramadan. While COVID-19 forces many of us to adapt our traditional plans for the coming holy days and observances, I encourage the DePaul community to reflect, as Jo and I have, on our blessings – quite simply, our appreciation for life.
As Blue Demons continue to support the community in various ways amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Housing is no exception. As the department worked to help 2,650 students move out of campus housing at the end of the winter quarter, the team collected unwanted clothing, toiletries and storage containers to donate to USAgain, a textile recycling company.
Last week's announcement that traditional in-person commencement ceremonies could not be held this Spring elicited a whole range of reactions - deep disappointment, sadness, empathy, understanding. One sentiment was universal: the hard work, the challenges met, the joy of achievement are worthy of celebration. And, celebrate we will. We will do so heartily, sincerely, joyously and as a community.
In recognition of the economic uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced into families' lives, DePaul announces it will not increase tuition for 2020-21 for new and continuing students and will offer support from a $266 million financial aid pool.
As the DePaul community continues to adapt to a new normal of teleworking and remote instruction, Information Services has announced several tools that are now available to students, faculty and staff. Highlights include access to an expanded Office 365 platform which features Microsoft Teams, Zoom conferencing software for faculty, staff and students, and a transition to a new @depaul.edu email address for students to further connect them with faculty and staff. More information below.
DePaul's Center for Teaching and Learning has worked around the clock to assist faculty in moving courses online in light of COVID-19. Since March 9, the nearly 50 webinars offered by CTL on videoconferencing, lecture recording, online discussion and D2L essentials have attracted more than 1,000 faculty attendees.
DePaul University Interim Provost Salma Ghanem has named Thomas Donley interim dean for the Driehaus College of Business, effective July 1.
As we all adjust to the new normal and find ways to create an environment that supports our academics, work life and well-being, DePaul Health Promotion and Wellness wants to provide some tangible tips to support your well-being and those around you.
Today, April 1, is National Census Day, and by now you should have received an invitation in the mail to participate in this important undertaking. If you haven't already done so, Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot is asking large employers, such as DePaul, to encourage its employees to respond to the census. It takes only a few minutes and will make a difference for our city and our state.
In light of federal and state extensions of stay-at-home guidelines and for the health and well-being of our entire community, DePaul will extend its remote work measures for nearly all faculty and staff for the foreseeable future.
"Home" has become the first line of defense against COVID-19. At DePaul's Institute of Global Homelessness, we are daily reflecting on what it means to "stay home" or "shelter in place" if you have no home or shelter.
Today we begin a time in DePaul's history unlike any other. I'm grateful to each and everyone one of you for being a part of it. Your role in the DePaul community matters more than ever.
In recent news, language has been repeatedly used to describe COVID-19 that is factually incorrect and has led to racism against the Asian community. DePaul University denounces anti-Asian and anti-Asian American bigotry. We stand together as a Catholic, Vincentian community that values human dignity.
Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients across the nation are facing a critical shortage of personal protection equipment, especially face shields and respiratory N95 face masks. DePaul faculty and students are answering the call by using 3D printers to manufacture these much-needed supplies for hospitals in Illinois.
The first episode of the DePaul Connection will be available for viewing today, after 1 p.m. on the COVID-19 website. Tune in to watch a video update from DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban and senior leaders as they answer questions submitted by members of the university community.
The John T. Richardson Library, the Loop Library and the Rinn Law Library will be closed through spring quarter. While our buildings are closed, we will continue to provide virtual reference and instruction services, as well as virtual support for services like course reserves and electronic document delivery.
Jeff Lanfear, director of University Counseling Services, offers tips and steps individuals can take to reduce anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When team members within DePaul’s Information Services unit got the word that teleworking was the new normal for the foreseeable future, there was little discussion as to whether their lunchtime crossword puzzles would continue.
As healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic face a national shortage of medical supplies, DePaul's School of Nursing is donating its personal protective equipment to local area hospitals in need.
How are you holding up? Many of us are tuning in to social media to ask how others are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecting... read more
Jeremy P. "Jerry" Mulderig, a DePaul professor for more than 25 years and former Chair of DePaul's English department, died peacefully on March 7 from complications related to cancer. He was 69.
The circumstances of the current COVID-19 crisis have challenged and affected each of us, our families and loved ones in profound ways. This situation invites us to a response rooted in the core values that have long been at the heart of who we are as an institution and a university community. We are DePaul, with a mission deeply rooted in the spirit and life example of St. Vincent de Paul.
In response to the ongoing
news about COVID-19, DePaul University’s COVID-19 Planning and Response Task Force launched a new website.
DePaul University has received a significant, eight-figure gift from the estate of the late William E. Hay, an alumnus and former university trustee, to endow a university-wide leadership center and a scholarship matching fund.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend open forum sessions with each candidate. The first session will be Thursday, March 12.
The international emergence of COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, has introduced uncertainty into our lives. As we navigate this... read more
Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced Rob Karpinski will serve as associate vice president for academic and library affairs. As part of his role, Karpinski will assume the leadership role of the library.
The budget will help
ensure the continuing viability of the university’s Vincentian mission and
commitment to student success.
Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau makes an effort to get an accurate count of every single person living in the country. Census data is used to support community initiatives for the upcoming decade including many that will affect DePaul. I invite you to not only answer the census, but also to act as ambassadors and communicate the importance of an accurate count to your own community.
In December 2019, DePaul welcomed 20 faculty into the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program, its 2019-20 cohort for The OpEd Project. Since the start of the fellowship period, these faculty have placed more than 35 op-ed articles with national news outlets.
The CDC has updated its travel warnings to include several new countries that should be avoided for nonessential travel. Stay up to date on the latest info and university guidance.
Since its launch in 2013, more than 500 middle-school girls have participated in Digital Youth Divas to develop skills through STEM-based projects and activities. Beyond project-based learning, the program's goal is to create a full "learning ecosystem" with mentors, parental resources and community support.
With many of you planning to travel internationally during the upcoming spring break, please use this opportunity to learn the latest information about important health issues surrounding the COVID-19 virus, previously referred to as coronavirus.
Named after the Rev.
Thomas M. Croak, C.M., the clinic is a continuation of Croak Community Legal
Services, which provided free legal advice to DePaul students on matters such
as landlord-tenant disputes and minor criminal offenses.
Listen to the DePaul faculty and administrators who have appeared in the first season of DePaul Download and enter to win tickets to TEDxDePaulUniversity.
Advocates from DePaul and the Catholic community brought homelessness to the forefront at recent meetings at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. For the first time in more than 30 years, homelessness was the main focus for the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Social Development.
On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19. The university has been monitoring the situation, will continue to do so and is sharing the following information to raise awareness and inform the campus community.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., addressed more than 550 faculty and staff members in the Lincoln Park Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 18, sharing an update on the university’s current enrollment and projected budget. Interim Provost Salma Ghanem and Executive Vice President Jeff Bethke joined Dr. Esteban for the community discussion that followed the presentation.
A new degree, the MFA in creative writing and publishing, empowers students to prioritize their own writing while building career-ready skills in teaching and publishing.
Most youth living with a debilitating illness commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome have not been properly diagnosed, according to research from DePaul University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Leonard A. Jason, a professor of psychology at DePaul, led the seven-year study to screen more than 10,000 children and teenagers in the Chicago area for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
For me, the right to vote is the epitome of democracy, and I strongly believe it's my civic responsibility to use it.
DePaul Art Museum is launching a Latinx Initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists in Chicago and across the U.S. The multi-year effort will include curatorial research and exhibitions as well as collection- and community-building.
For the fifth annual TEDxDePaulUniversity, DePaul unveils its 2020 speakers. Learn more about them and purchase your tickets today to take advantage of an early bird discount.
DePaul’s inaugural Innovation Day, held Jan. 24, showcased faculty initiatives and offered participants guidance on how to pursue their own ideas.
Creators of award-winning television shows and movies will appear at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts for its Visiting Artists Series this winter.
While the immediate health risk of the 2019 novel coronavirus to the general public remains low, both in the United States and in Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health has issued new guidance for universities.
Among the many student organizations and honors societies at DePaul lies Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the College of Computing and Digital Media's international honors society for computing and information disciplines. With more than 2,000 members, the chapter is the largest and most active in the nation, earning the 2018 and 2019 Outstanding Chapter award.
So far this fiscal year, faculty and staff members from across the university earned 36 external grants. Research projects and academic programs range from religious studies and community engagement to diversifying higher education faculty. Cumulatively, the grants total nearly $5 million for this fiscal year and $8 million in additional funds over the next several years.
From a new passport caravan program to helping students decide which of DePaul's 90 study aboard options is right for them, DePaul's Study Abroad office strives to make international experience available for as many Blue Demons as possible.
Kathryn Statz will serve as the new director of gender equity, or Title IX coordinator, at DePaul.
When taking into account factors such as work-life balance, the pay difference between new male and female physicians is still largely unaccounted for, according to findings by economics professor Anthony Lo Sasso.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak the university would like to ensure all members of our DePaul family who are from or have personal ties to east and southeast Asia feel supported. You are important and valued members of our community. The university has been monitoring the situation, will continue to do so and is sharing the following information to raise awareness and inform the university community.
DePaul welcomes six leaders from the fields of business, education and finance to its 40-member board of trustees. Joining the board are Gery Chico, Timothy S. Crane, John Kerr, Claire O’Grady, Anne Prisco and Jennifer W. Steans.
This academic year, Sánchez began teaching at DePaul University as the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.
Dr. Misty Johanson, dean of the Driehaus College of Business, has declined a reappointment as dean and will step down at the end of the academic year.
This year’s Blue Demon Challenge set a goal of raising $1,000,000 within 24 hours. Members of the DePaul community both near and far rose... read more
The Vincentian Family celebrates Jan. 25 as the foundation day of the Congregation of the Mission. If you see a Vincentian or member of the Congregation of the Mission, be sure to wish them Happy Foundation Day!
The Division of Mission and Ministry has announced the recipients of 2019-20 Principal Vincentian Endowment Fund Grants.
Researchers at DePaul and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will examine potential connections between chronic fatigue and mono in college students under a new five-year, $2.8 million study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health.
In summer 2020, DePaul University Library, along with more than 91 I-Share libraries in Illinois, will update its public-facing and internal library systems. These new systems will provide a better user experience, enabling a more seamless discovery of the library's various print materials, electronic journal articles, e-books and more in a single easy to use search interface.
Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced today, Jan. 14, Dr. Soumitra Ghosh will serve as DePaul’s next vice president for Enrollment Management. His appointment is effective May 1.
As the university steps into a new quarter, Public Safety would like to remind campus about several procedures.
Legendary Chicago news anchor Ron Magers and Chicago Tribune police reporter Jeremy Gorner will receive awards in 2020 from DePaul University’s Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence. DePaul will honor Magers with the Distinguished Journalist Award and Gorner with the Distinguished Alumnus Award for work that embodies the highest principles of journalism, including truth, accuracy, fairness and context. Center co-directors Carol Marin and Don Moseley will present the awards at a ticketed event on April 30.
During the 2018-19 academic year, DePaul University continued forward on the path to being unequaled among U.S. urban universities. Our achievements range from new student scholarships for graduates of Chicago's public schools and Catholic schools statewide to interdisciplinary programs developed with support from the Academic Growth and Innovation Fund. I invite you to read about our many accomplishments in the first annual President’s Report.
Yesterday, Jan. 6, Ball State University announced DePaul’s Paula Luff has been named its vice president for Enrollment Planning and Management. Luff currently serves as the interim vice president for Enrollment Management. Her last day at DePaul will be March 20.
As the university begins a new quarter, President A. Gabriel Estban, Ph.D., reflects on the campus community's achievements so far this academic year.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., announced today, Dec. 12, the Rev. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, C. M. will serve as the vice president for Mission and Ministry. His appointment is effective March 1, 2020.
Did you know DePaul has a new Global Fluency Certificate? Interested in the 2020 International Virtual Exchange Conference? Get the latest from Global Engagement in its fall 2019 newsletter.
After the conclusion of elections in October, the new and re-elected members of the Workplace Environment Committee for adjunct faculty have joined continuing members in meeting for the 2019-20 academic year.
For three weeks this fall, the College of Education’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning hosted 23 teachers from the Haidian district of Beijing, China, to share knowledge on strategies and methods to better engage students.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois will be the 11th state to legalize the limited possession and recreational use of cannabis to state residents over the age of 21. While the state law is changing, the university policy on campus is not.
DePaul's esports program has officially kicked off the 2019 fall season, with both the League of Legends and Rocket League squads competing against their BIG EAST Conference foes in online tournaments.
The president and interim provost have approved the following schedule for the 2020 commencement ceremonies.
Members of the DePaul community now have the opportunity to participate with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council in a number of ways, thanks to the university’s new special consultative status with the charter. Less than 20 universities worldwide hold this status.
Delivered by the Division of Mission and Ministry, Living the Mission program offers new staff a comprehensive examination of Vincent’s mission and values.
DePaul recently submitted its Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Annual Report to the state to share university policy and data related to reports of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking involving students.
Grounded in Mission's annual report highlights key accomplishments from
2018-19. The online report is now available with a Campus Connect login.
The Strategic Resource Allocation Committee has begun meeting to launch the university's budgeting process for the 2020-21 academic year. The goal of the committee, known as SRAC, is to propose a budget that continues to achieve the university’s strategic objectives and further DePaul's pursuit of its mission.
A new Office of Gender Equity was created at DePaul this
year to more accurately describe the responsibilities of the Title IX
Coordinator. Attorney Ann Skiffington assumed the role of Director of Gender
Equity (Title IX Coordinator) this fall.
This holiday season, DePaul is creating its own Christmas window tradition for the Loop Campus near the bustling corner of State and Jackson. On Nov. 7, faculty and students will debut a stop-motion animated film and 3-D window display that captures the spirit of the season and DePaul’s Vincentian mission.
Congratulations to the faculty from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
The world-famous TEDx
platform is returning to The School of Music’s Holtschneider Performance Center
on April 24 and is now accepting speaker applications from all solution seekers in the
DePaul community interested in sharing their “ideas worth spreading.”
Student evaluations of teaching are an important part of the assessment of faculty and courses at DePaul. This fall, DePaul will retire the current evaluation system and introduce OTE-Blue. Faculty will receive an email from OTE-Blue on Oct. 23 to begin interactions with the new system.
DePaul's sponsorship of Chicago Ideas Week 2019 provided an opportunity to showcase the School of Cinematic Arts’ unique program offerings at Cinespace Chicago and connected the new Grace School of Applied Diplomacy to an important conversation on border security and the refugee crisis.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, commonly known as “The Ray,” celebrated its 20th birthday in September. Opened in 1999, the Ray was created to be a place not only for students, but also for the surrounding community, faculty, and staff. For the past 20 years, the Ray has continued with this idea and even expanded upon it this summer.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
This fall, Newsline will feature tenured and promoted faculty from each college and school. This week's edition features faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Last month, the university celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Vincentian Studies Institute. During the commemoration, DePaul welcomed its inaugural Holtschneider Chair in Vincentian Studies, Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée.
Psychology professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason have earned $6.6 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. The award is the largest research grant DePaul University has ever received.
From wind turbines to natural weed-killers, Facility Operations works hard to keep DePaul green. The university has recently expanded two projects on its long list of sustainability efforts: solar panels and composting.
The university has resumed its recruitment work for the next vice president of Mission and Ministry and appointed a new search committee to represent the campus community.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Business who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Education who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
This fall, Newsline will feature tenured and promoted faculty from each college and school. This week's edition features faculty from the College of Business and the College of Education.
Meet a few members of the DePaul community who are planning on sleeping outside on the quad for the World's Big Sleep Out, and make plans to join them.
The largest freshman class in DePaul's history was not enough to offset a decline in overall enrollment this fall, according to data from the Sept. 28 census. The 22,064 students registered this quarter are 2 percent below the budgeted headcount target and 373 fewer than last year.
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities announced Euan Hague will receive the Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award, an award that recognizes the growing need for research-informed leadership in higher education.
The School of Nursing and Steans Center at DePaul developed a five-course community engagement curriculum for the Master’s entry into nursing practice program.
Congratulations to the faculty from the School of Music who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Science and Health who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
This fall, Newsline will feature tenured and promoted faculty from each college and school. This week's edition features faculty from the School of Music and the College of Science and Health.
In spring 2019, a number of Blue Demons won Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Boren and Critical Language Scholarships. From Colombia to India and international studies to world language education, 10 students will use their scholarships to study in the 2019-20 academic year across a range of countries and disciplines.
How many people at DePaul can say their father and both of their grandfathers were members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Amy Moncher, the associate director of scholarships in the Office of Financial Aid, is one of them.
The newest murals in a multi-year public art project to memorialize key figures and moments in DePaul's history are on display under the Chicago Transit Authority’s Fullerton 'L' station on the Lincoln Park Campus. A dedication will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, in the DePaul Art Museum.
This fall, the university will retire Digital Measures permanently. It will be replaced with Faculty 180, a component of the larger Interfolio suite of solutions that will help document the career of all faculty at DePaul from hiring, through yearly merit reviews, to promotion and tenure processes. Digital Measures will be fully decommissioned on Nov. 1.
Congratulations to the faculty from The Theatre School who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Communication who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
The search for the vice president of Enrollment Management is underway. A search committee has been carefully selected to represent the campus community.
This fall, Newsline will feature tenured and promoted faculty from each college and school. This week's edition features faculty from the College of Communication and The Theatre School.
This Sept. 27, we will honor the anniversary of St. Vincent's death by gathering as a community to pause and reflect on our Catholic, Vincentian and urban mission. Generation Success is one example of how we carry forward the trailblazing legacy of our namesake.
Eligible adjunct faculty members have until Tuesday, Oct. 1, to submit self-nominations to serve on the Workplace Environment Committee.
This summer, DePaul collaborated with the University of Notre Dame to launch a consortium of Catholic and faith-based diversity officers in higher education. The group held its first convening on DePaul’s Loop Campus in August to discuss the incorporation and intersection of mission, Catholic values and faith in diversity and inclusion work.
Download is a university podcast exploring the people and initiatives that
distinguish DePaul. Guests will include our faculty experts and university president, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. Subscribe or listen today.
From greater self-expression, to increased physical skill, and a reduction in stress and anxiety, the benefits of dance are numerous. For Lin Batsheva Kahn, a faculty member in The Theatre School, dance can provide at least one additional benefit: a gateway to talking with her students about “isms” — specifically racism, sexism, ageism and ableism.
Two years after the opening of DePaul’s first makerspace, the Idea Realization Lab, the university opened its newest hub on the Lincoln Park Campus on Sept. 11. Dubbed the IRL2, this new space aims to serve the creative and educational needs of LPC community members. Later this month, a Week of Making will end with the grand opening of the space on Friday, Sept. 27.
DePaul is and always has been a university that welcomes people of every faith to study and work. Our diverse and accepting environment is a key component of our university culture and our Vincentian mission. Therefore, I ask the university community to remember our diverse heritage by facilitating a culture of respect, understanding and civility for religious holidays throughout the year.
In recent weeks, we completed a review of key communication and analytics functions and identified steps that would strengthen these efforts.
On July 1, DePaul officially launched the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, a new college-level unit dedicated to providing degree and non-degree programs to adult learners at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new school integrates the former School for New Learning and office of Continuing and Professional Education. SCPS continues to deliver the full complement of programs of both former units, and it fully serves the students and alumni of all programs.
DePaul is the official Chicago host for the World's Big Sleep Out, a night when people in 50 cities will show solidarity and raise support for people experiencing homelessness.
More than 86,000 Chicagoans were homeless in 2017, according to an estimate from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. The number is staggering and how to fix the problem is a question asked by many. One DePaul course this past spring evoked the university’s namesake — St. Vincent de Paul — in asking “what must be done” to help the university community play a greater role in addressing homelessness in Chicago.
Tanu Malik, an assistant professor in DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development grant, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty.
DePaul Art Museum presents three new exhibitions this fall organized on the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Together, the exhibitions - "Julia Fish: bound by spectrum," "Architectural Annotations" and "Remember Where You Are" - consider the influence of architecture, geography and place on individual narratives and experiences.
This quarter, Salma Ghanem, DePaul’s interim provost, and Jeff Bethke, the executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host town halls that will serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in conversation about the academic and financial well-being of DePaul.
DePaul has received a $20 million gift from anonymous benefactors to establish The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, which is designed to transform the landscape of diplomacy by empowering a diverse generation of diplomats from a wide range of professions with the education and skills needed to develop solutions to society’s most vexing challenges.
At 2019 Academic Convocation on Sept. 5, DePaul recognized a number of faculty and staff with annual awards. This year's honorees included 30 Via Sapientiae Award recipients, the highest honor to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have served the university.
Chicago's premiere ideas festival is back Oct. 12-17, and beginning today, members of the DePaul community receive a 15 percent discount on $15 tickets.
Many DePaul faculty are returning to campus this academic year with a promotion in rank, newly granted tenure or both. Newsline will feature tenured and promoted faculty from each college or school in upcoming editions. In the meantime, congratulations to the following DePaul faculty.
A letter from A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul, welcoming the university community to the 2019-20 academic year.
MEAL with DePaul provides a chance for DePaul faculty and staff to engage with our global student community in a vital way. Through this program, our international students have an opportunity to experience the diversity of U.S. food and culture by visiting a DePaul faculty or staff members' home. Applications are due by Oct. 2.
DePaul’s first new student academic convocation, the Blue Demon Welcome, will take place on Sept. 10 at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demon Welcome is the first formal gathering for the new academic class and marks the beginning of their college journey.
DePaul is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends DePaul in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 385 Colleges."
A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul, provides an update to the university community about the search for the Vice President of Mission and Ministry.
Today we officially launch DePaul University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. As one of DePaul’s ten colleges and schools, SCPS will carry forward and build upon the work of its predecessors, the School for New Learning and Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
Acting Provost Salma Ghanem announced today, June 26, the appointment of Daniela Raicu as the associate provost for research. Raicu is a professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media, director of the DePaul Center for Data Science and founder and co-director of the Medical Informatics Research Laboratory. She will assume her new role as DePaul's chief research officer on July 1.
This year, more than 90 faculty and staff are retiring from the DePaul. Together, these members of the university community delivered more than 2,400 years of service to our campus and students. We recognize and thank all our retiring faculty and staff members for their many contributions to DePaul.
DePaul’s Board of Trustees voted to appoint Salma Ghanem Interim Provost effective July 1. Ghanem, professor and dean of the College of Communication, has been serving as acting provost since October 2018.
DePaul Provost Marten denBoer today announced he will be stepping down on June 30, 2019. Effective July 1, denBoer will report to the president and work with the interim provost, serving as special assistant to the president for strategic initiatives with a focus on health sciences and engineering.
Earlier this spring, the Institute of Global Homelessness, housed at DePaul University, launched Santiago, Chile, as its latest Vanguard City. The initiative seeks to help 150 cities around the world end homelessness by 2030.
Earlier this spring, Sasha Gerritson, a member of the Board of Trustees; and her husband, Eugene Jarvis, made a donation to DePaul to establish the Opera Theatre Endowment. The endowment will support opera productions in the School of Music and designate the Donald E. Casey Lobby in the anticipated Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall, scheduled for completion in spring 2020.
Six ceremonies will take place June 15-16 at Wintrust Arena, as graduates take part in DePaul’s 120th commencement.
Over the course of two years, some 94 DePaul students,
alumni, faculty and staff contributed to filmmaker Meghann Artes' latest Project Bluelight short film,
As David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing, prepares to retire on June 30, we took the opportunity to sit down with him and reflect on his 22 years at DePaul. In this Q&A, Kalsbeek discusses enrollment and marketing strategies, as well as his thoughts on how DePaul is positioned to navigate challenges.
The School for New Learning was founded nearly half a century ago. As the newly branded School of Continuing and Professional Studies, it continues to offer adult learners innovative programs that meet their needs.
The search committee for the Vice President for Mission and Ministry has reviewed the applicants for this position and recommended its list of finalists. The committee interviewed a strong set of religious and lay candidates, including external applicants and current DePaul employees. The finalists will participate in interviews with selected DePaul trustees, cabinet members and Dr. Esteban by the end of the month.
DePaul's Board of Trustees has appointed José Padilla, J.D., as the next secretary of the university. Padilla has served as DePaul's vice president and general counsel since May 2005. In his new role, effective July 1, he will continue to lead the Office of the General Counsel in addition to the Office of the Secretary.
The recent measles outbreak in the U.S. has left many concerned and asking questions about whether they can protect themselves and their families, especially as the summer vacation season approaches and we begin putting together travel plans. Read on for information about the disease, its symptoms and what to do if you think you have been exposed to the measles.
DePaul alumni and students pitched their purpose-driven businesses at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center’s third annual Purpose Pitch Competition May 14. The six companies split $25,000 in award money and were ranked from first to third place.
This June, DePaul students will gather with family and friends to celebrate commencement at Wintrust Arena. This year some 6,600 new grads will be making plans to take what they’ve learned and shape the future of this city and other communities throughout the world. Read one to learn about some of this year's graduates.
DePaul students expecting their classroom to sit squarely on the Lincoln Park or Loop campuses get a little something different with classes taught through the university’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Classes on theatre, religion, criminology, community service studies and political science instead take place at Chicago’s Cook County Jail or Stateville Correctional Center, where DePaul undergraduates — called “outside” students — are joined by detainees — called “inside” students — to learn as peers and engage in a variety of topics.
Radio DePaul's “Global Talks and Tunes” focuses on learning about different ethnicities represented at DePaul. Through playing music from around the globe and exploring common issues experienced by international students. Since the winter, the show hosts have worked with the students in DePaul's inaugural Global Pathways Program cohort to share experiences of acculturation and life as an international Blue Demon.
Acting Provost Salma Ghanem announced today, June 6, the appointment of Ruben Parra as the interim associate provost for diversity and inclusion. Parra is currently a professor of computational chemistry in the College of Science and Health. His interim appointment will begin July 1 through the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
At the end of May, David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul, announced he will retire from the university on June 30. Effective July 1, Paula Luff will serve as interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Karen LeVeque will take on Luff's current responsibilities, serving as interim assistant vice president of Financial Aid. Luff and LeVeque will serve in their interim roles until the search for a permanent vice president is successfully concluded.
Speakers for DePaul's University's 2019 commencement ceremonies are campus and community leaders and representatives of Vincentian values. They will address approximately 6,600 graduating students at the university's six commencement ceremonies this June at Wintrust Arena.
A new urban studies cluster at DePaul, including six graduate programs, five undergraduate programs and two centers, fosters multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty across academic lines, providing students the rich, complex course offerings that will prepare them for future success. As part of the university’s strategic plan, the Academic Growth and Innovation Fund provided support for the Urban Studies Cluster.
Modeled on the Chicago Algebra Initiative, the Elementary Math Specialist Project is a partnership between the Chicago Public Schools, DePaul, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Faculty from the three universities created a program to provide middle school teachers with the knowledge and credentials they needed to teach eighth-graders algebra for high school credit.
Nine DePaul speakers delivered powerful TEDx talks in April 2019 before nearly 400 faculty, staff, students, alumni and local community members—the largest TEDxDePaulUniversity event since its inception four years ago. Now, videos of their talks are being shared around the world.
Curious about the university's new Global Pathways Program? Did you know DePaul was selected to participate in the American Council of Education's US-Japan COIL initiative? Get the latest from the Office of Global Engagement, including updates about record growth with the Global Learning Experience program, in its spring 2019 newsletter.
Earlier this month, Misty Johanson, dean for the College of Business, announced Lisa Gundry will be the interim chair of the college's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, effective July 1.
David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul, has announced he will retire from the university on June 30. A recognized leader and innovator in his field, Kalsbeek has successfully led enrollment development strategies at DePaul since 1997.
Since the beginning of the academic year, all faculty, staff and students have received Newsline Daily to their inbox every weekday morning. As publication for the campus community, we welcome event and announcement submissions to Newsline Daily. Read on to learn how to submit items to the daily digest.
Whether you’re a student advertising your campus organization’s charity bake sale or a faculty member posting about an upcoming lecture, the university events calendar is a crucial tool in getting the word out to the DePaul community. Read on for some tips on listing your event in Localist, the official university events calendar.
Two junior scientists at St. Constance School on Chicago’s northwest side wondered about the effect of high altitude on marigold and lettuce seeds. The students planned their experiment, raised funds to purchase equipment and received some technical guidance from high altitude balloon expert, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, a DePaul physics professor.
Graduating students and their commencement guests should download the Guidebook app to find readily available information about DePaul’s upcoming commencement ceremonies.
Amanda Moreland will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law on May 18. During her time at DePaul, Moreland contributed more than 1,000 hours of public service by helping homeless youth in Chicago and leading her classmates on service trips to New Orleans, all while following a dream to prevent public health crises from happening in the first place.
This spring, the Mazza Foundation renewed its commitment to DePaul University by awarding $1.2 million to the university's Mazza Foundation Scholarship Program.
On Friday, May 17, DePaul will host the 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Better Together: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments." Faculty and staff are invited to join colleagues for a day of reflection and tangible takeaways.
This spring, DePaul's Ideal Realization Lab received its first sponsorship to create 1,700 custom badges for THOTCON Infinity, the nonprofit organization that sponsors the largest hacking conference in the Midwest. Unlike your typical conference badge, DePaul created a circuit board that plays a video game. The badges made their grand debut this past weekend on May 3-4 at the 10th annual THOTCON event in Chicago.
Each year, DePaul community members have the opportunity to travel to Paris on the university’s Vincentian Heritage Tour. The trip is a chance to experience the Vincentian mission in a way unlike any other. Participants walk in the footsteps of DePaul’s namesake, St. Vincent de Paul, and his colleague St. Louise de Marillac. Read on to learn more about the tours and the impact they have on the university community.
Acting Provost Salma Ghanem responds to the "Views on the Middle East and Freedom of Expression at DePaul" forum and shares a link to a video from the event.
Since the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D., announced he will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year, DePaul has been preparing for the search process for a new vice president of Mission and Ministry. A search committee has been carefully selected to represent the campus community, and will provide A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul, with viable candidates to fill the role by July 1.
During the winter quarter, DePaul’s Faculty Council approved a new B.A. and M.A. in applied diplomacy program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The program will launch this fall, at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
To encourage a dialogue incorporating distinct perspectives, DePaul Acting Provost Salma Ghanem is convening a university-wide event, featuring five professors from different disciplines, exploring “Views on the Middle East and Freedom of Expression at DePaul.” Scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, the discussion will present diverse viewpoints on these topics based upon each professor’s area of expertise and give attendees an opportunity to share their own thoughts.
A military veteran’s political art is the focus of “Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee,” a new exhibition from DePaul Art Museum opening this spring. Through a site-specific wall mural, sculpture, video projections, political cartoon drawings and a video game, Garcia examines gun violence, military indoctrination and the experience of a veteran returning home. The exhibition opens April 25 and runs through Aug. 11 on DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus.
It's election season for DePaul's Staff Council, which means it's time to decide who will be the voice for staff concerns and ideas in the coming year. Erin Berkowitz, staff council president, spoke with Newsline about why she got involved and how you can make an informed decision as a voter.
“Go - then” is a philosophy defined by noted Vincentian priest and author, Robert P. Maloney, C.M. Maloney suggests that at the heart of the Vincentian tradition is action. You must first go, step out from apathy or fear and act, and then reflect and learn from the experience. Go serve generously and then learn from others where further action may be needed and effective. Such an approach helps explain how the tradition of Vincentian Service Day came to be. This year's event is set for Saturday, May 4.
Assistant professor of environmental science Bala Chaudhary is a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development grant, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Integrity, service leadership and passion are the three non-negotiable aspects Maureen McGonagle, director of Campus Recreation, attributes to the success of her work while at DePaul. McGonagle has been at the university for 20 years and has been integral in institutionalizing the Vincentian Mission into the mission of the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.
A new exhibition at DePaul Art Museum, “New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival,” will examine how contemporary artists are appropriating and critiquing New Age philosophies and practices regarding social change and empowerment.
The foundation of DePaul’s “Here, We Do.” brand awareness advertising campaign demonstrates how the university’s connection to Chicago is an instrumental part of the student experience and leads to success after graduation. Showcasing success is one of the main components of the spring brand advertising flight that launches April 15 and runs through June 30.
The recent purchase of a house near Chicago’s Midway Airport by nonprofit Depaul USA will mean four homeless DePaul University students now have a place to call home.
Earlier this year, 11 students from the College of Law, enrolled in the International Human Rights Law Practicum, traveled to Kakuma, Kenya. The students engaged in a traditional human rights documentation and analysis project, and collected testimonies from Anuak refugees living in the Kakuma Refugee camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement. The law students are now preparing an individual complaint which will be submitted to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.
DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a humanities initiative that will bring together faculty, Chicago area community organization leaders and students to address current day societal issues.
It is with sadness that we announce John P. Minogue, DePaul University’s 10th president, passed away April 4 following a long illness. Minogue served as DePaul’s president from 1993 to 2004. During his tenure, DePaul celebrated its centennial and transformed its city campuses with the addition of more than $300 million in facilities and amenities that offer students state-of-the-art services. Under his leadership, DePaul also became the largest Catholic university in the nation. A memorial mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the Lincoln Park Parish Church.
Coming soon to the Lincoln Park Campus: a new makerspace that will inspire students to design, create and innovate. Set to open at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year, the makerspace will be located on the second floor of the Schmitt Academic Center. Construction will begin this summer.
Collegiate recovery communities, or communities of people in recovery who are also college students, are often a resource students have access to on their campus. They have been around since the 1980s, when Rutgers University established one. DePaul students now have the option to join a similar community.
For many years, Muslim students have been an active part of the student body at DePaul. In mid-March, the university’s Muslim student group, United Muslims Moving Ahead, celebrated its 25th anniversary on campus. This year also marks the 10th work anniversary of Abdul-Malik Ryan, DePaul's Muslim Chaplain, the first hired by a university in Chicago, as well as the 10th anniversary of the university’s Muslim Life Center.
The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness will deliver several signature events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including the annual Take Back the Night event and a new Trauma-informed Response Training for faculty and staff.
This year’s commencement ceremonies at DePaul will include speeches from a brain surgeon from the Mayo Clinic, a leader of the Chicago Blackhawks, the founder of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and a trailblazing judge.
As the university community bids farewell to another winter quarter, the Newsline team decided to use its spring break edition to look back at some of our most popular content from this academic year so far. From profiles on faculty, staff and students to highlights of programs and events around campus, we've compiled the stories with the highest readership from each column. We'll be back next week with fresh content for the spring quarter, but for now enjoy our best of 2018-19.
Ending homelessness is more than just possible, it’s work that must be done, says Lydia Stazen, the new executive director of DePaul’s Institute of Global Homelessness. Stazen has spent years working on the issue in Chicago and has seen progress being made.
More than 300 faculty are listed in the DePaul Experts Guide, a searchable online database for journalists that is updated annually. Journalists can access the database directly, and the DePaul Newsroom team references the guide to quickly find faculty who are willing to be quoted in the news. Again this year, all DePaul faculty are invited to join the guide or make sure their profile is up-to-date.
Class of 2019 graduating students with an inspiring message to share are encouraged to apply by April 12 to become a student speaker at commencement.
The speaker schedule,
raffle prizes, giveaways and surprise audience engagement opportunities have
been set. Buy your ticket to TEDxDePaulUniversity now so you don’t miss this
DePaul Women's Basketball won its fourth BIG EAST Tournament title on Tuesday, March 12, at Wintrust Arena. The team will make its 17th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance. Tune in on Monday for the NCAA women's basketball selection to find out who the Blue Demons will face in the NCAA Tournament First Round. Read on to get the full game recap.
You likely have read coverage of the unfolding investigation of college admissions fraud and may be concerned about whether it touches DePaul, as one of those who have been indicted has made donations to the university. Read DePaul's statement regarding the admissions scandal in higher education.
DePaul University’s part-time MBA program placed among the 50 best programs in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools survey, achieving the program’s highest ranking in seven years. DePaul’s MBA in Accountancy also received its first-ever U.S. News ranking
DePaul’s Board of Trustees approved a $583 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that helps DePaul further its Catholic, Vincentian mission and secure an academically vibrant and financially sustainable future for the university.
Homelessness is coming to the forefront at the United Nations, thanks in large part to work by DePaul’s Institute of Global Homelessness and its partners.
Digital marketing talent is in high demand by organizations nationally. In fact, it is the most recruited role by marketing leaders, according to the McKinley Marketing Partners 2019 Hiring Trends Study. To ensure that DePaul students are well-prepared for these opportunities, the Driehaus College of Business has launched a digital marketing concentration in its undergraduate marketing major.
Mining in the Amazon rainforest can leave a lasting negative impact on water supply, plants and animals, while affecting local communities and indigenous populations, according to the World Wildlife Foundation. However, as DePaul students and faculty learned on a trip in December to Peru, the reasons for the mining and potential solutions aren’t so clear cut. A student poster presentation, titled “Mining, Forests and Community in Peru,” is set for Friday, March 8.
To celebrate Open Education Week this year, March 4-8, the DePaul Library will host screenings of the documentary “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. “Paywall” investigates the impact of restrictions imposed by the publishing industry on access, or lack thereof, to research. All members of the DePaul community are welcome to attend.
Despite owning 38 percent of businesses in the U.S., women entrepreneurs received just 2 percent of venture capital funding in 2017, according to a report by Pitchbook, a venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions database.
Graduating students who are eligible to participate in commencement can now indicate plans to attend their college’s ceremony and purchase regalia.
Harrison I. Steans, entrepreneurial banker, life-trustee and long-time friend to DePaul University, died Feb. 26. A memorial service will be held in the Martin Theater at Ravinia on March 9.
With University President A. Gabriel Esteban’s approval, Acting Provost Salma Ghanem has reappointed Don Opitz as interim dean of the School for New Learning, to become the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in July 2019, through the 2019-20 academic year.
If you have a business idea, but aren’t sure of the steps needed to start a company, DePaul College of Law’s newest in-house legal clinic - the business law clinic - is ready to help. Founded in 2018 to provide law students with an opportunity to practice their craft while still in school, the business law clinic offers counsel at an affordable rate to the DePaul community’s budding entrepreneurs.
When he created the new Presidential Fellows program last fall, DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban sought to move the university closer to its vision as a place where all faculty, staff and students are affirmed, feel included and have equal access to opportunities to achieve their goals. The appointment of Christina Rivers, associate professor of political science, and Alyssa Westring, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, as the inaugural Presidential Fellows will help bring that vision to life.
The Rev. Ed Udovic, C.M., recently announced he will step down from his roles as university secretary and vice president for Mission & Ministry at the end of this academic year. As a result of the review of key processes in the Office of the Secretary, prompted by Fr. Udovic’s plan to retire, responsibility for all aspects of Commencement and Convocation will be consolidated within Academic Affairs, an appropriate home for the university’s preeminent academic events. Responsibility for the variety of other university-wide events managed by the Office of University Events will be consolidated within the Office of Public Relations and Communications.
This year, social justice organizing and art will be coming together at DePaul University Special Collections and Archives. Beginning in February, the library will feature a rotating display of protest art by different organizations as part of its newest exhibit, “Voices of Protest/Voces de Protesta.” The exhibit will be on display in the John T. Richardson Library, room 314, throughout 2019.
Whether you are a recent graduate about to enter the job market or an alumnus looking for a raise or new employment opportunities, one of the most important skills you need to master is negotiation. We asked Driehaus College of Business associate professor of management Charles E. Naquin, an organizational behaviorist and co-author of “The Essentials of Job Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want,” for advice that will tip the job negotiation scale in your favor.
Imagine a biologist driving a cab for a living, or a civil engineer wiping down tables at a fast food restaurant to make ends meet. These are some of the real life stories College of Computing and Digital Media PhD students Badar Al Lawati and Redar Ismail have come across in Chicago’s refugee community. With hopes of remedying these situations, Al Lawati and Ismail created BridgeLink, a refugee-hiring platform. Following a win at last year’s Campus 1871 competition, the two applied for and received a $100,000 credit grant via the Google Cloud Platform for Startups program.
This April, Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and WGN-TV news anchor Lourdes Duarte will receive awards from DePaul University’s Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence. DePaul will honor Baquet with the Distinguished Journalist Award and Duarte with the Distinguished Alumna Award for work that embodies the highest principles of journalism, including truth, accuracy, fairness and context.
On Jan. 2, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students gathered in Arts and Letters Hall to begin a three and a half day training for their new jobs as student success coaches. Soon, these 21 students would become partners in goal setting, accountability and success for their share of the 2,400 first-year students invited to take part in the new Student Success Coaching program launched by New Student and Family Engagement.
In the spring of 2018, the university’s Student Care Team, began to consider establishing an opioid overdose reversal program at DePaul University. SCT members were concerned about DePaul community members in the context of the national opioid overdose public health crisis. Concurrent to the SCT’s efforts, the student organization, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, began to advocate for opioid-antagonist drugs on campus, and approached the Student Government Association in early fall 2018. It was then that the seeds of the recently launched Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Program at DePaul began to take root.
The Reverend Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D., first joined the DePaul University community as an undergraduate student in 1972. He graduated in 1976 and returned nearly 20 years later to serve as senior executive for university mission. Fr. Udovic announced this morning, Jan. 24, he will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
Tickets are now on sale for TEDxDePaulUniversity’s return on April 12 with nine speakers, interactive engagement opportunities and a new location—the School of Music’s Holtschneider Performance Center.
On Friday, Feb. 22, DePaul faculty and staff will put the Vincentian mission of charity and service into action at a Chicago community partner site in need during the 2019 Day with Vincent. All faculty and staff are invited to participate.
On Jan. 12, a group of College of Law students, joined by two staff, returned from a winter service immersion trip to New Orleans. Originated in the wake of the hurricanes and flooding in New Orleans in 2005, the annual service trip to Louisiana is one of multiple service immersion trips that occur each year at DePaul. Applications for undergraduate spring break 2019 service immersion opportunities are due Friday, Jan. 18.
As we begin the winter quarter, DePaul Public Safety would like to remind faculty, staff and students of important emergency procedures and information.
Chicago-based artists Karolina Gnatowski and Betsy Odom, who create works of art using techniques of weaving, leather tooling, woodcarving and airbrushing, will be featured in solo exhibitions this winter at DePaul Art Museum.
Laura Kina, an artist and Vincent de Paul professor of Art, Media and Design at DePaul, was a student in painter and Japanese immigrant Michiko Itatani’s painting class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kina’s project, “Michiko Itatani: Painting the Cosmic Novel,” is one of the inaugural exhibitions of the Virtual Asian American Art Museum, launched this fall to offer “curated materials from U.S. and international repositories to visualize, analyze, and contextualize Asian American art history.”
As we settle in to 2019 and a new quarter on campus, we're taking a quick look back at our most noteworthy and popular content from 2018. From news about TEDxDePaulUniversity to Fulbright winners to the launch of Grounded in Mission, here, in chronological order, are 18 of DePaul's most significant and well-read stories.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, DePaul will host its 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. All members of DePaul are welcome to attend.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to the DePaul University College of Law’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic.
In this feature originally published by DePaul Magazine, six former Student Government Association presidents from the 1950s to the present reflect on their experiences representing DePaul students on campus.
DePaul’s president, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., and his wife, Josephine, mark their first year at the university. Read on to learn about the road that led them to DePaul University.
In fall 2016, DePaul’s College of Law launched the Third Year in Practice Program, a progressive approach to experiential learning that further prepares students for their first year practicing law. The following spring, the inaugural cohort of 11 students all graduated, passed the bar exam and have found employment—largely because they were ready to jump right into their careers.
Are you a faculty member who wants to get more involved in global engagement at DePaul? Did you know the English Language Academy now offers a Pronunciation Training for Success program? Curious about the latest international student recruitment numbers? Get the latest from the Office of Global Engagement, including updates from various divisions around DePaul about their internationalization efforts, in its fall 2018 newsletter.
What do an urban garden in Lincoln Park and a historical research project about Vincentian missionaries in the early modern era in Europe have in common? Each was a project selected to receive a Vincentian Endowment Fund grant because it serves in some capacity as a concrete manifestation of DePaul’s mission in action. Read on to learn more about this year's 19 award winners.
DePaul University has elected Donna Thompson, CEO of Chicago-based Access Community Health Network, and Joseph R. Marbach, president of Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, to its 41-member board of trustees.
Earlier this year, DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry created a campaign to bring more awareness to the ethical implications of the fast fashion industry. Following a campus-wide t-shirt design contest, two winners were selected and their designs went to print. The shirts are now available for purchase in the DePaul campus bookstores.
DePaul University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program moved up nine places to rank No. 13 in the Princeton Review’s annual “Top Schools for Entrepreneurship” survey released Nov. 13. It was the biggest year-over-year rankings jump among undergraduate programs listed as the best in the nation for 2019.
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
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.
As we are now already approaching final exams in the first quarter of our academic year, I would like to thank you for your assistance in helping our student athletes achieve academic success. By participating in intercollegiate competition, our DePaul student athletes contribute greatly to enhancing the national recognition and reputation of our university. In the process, they have to make many sacrifices in order to coordinate their academic responsibilities with time expended in practice and competition.
After the recent conclusion of elections, the Workplace Environment
Committee for adjunct faculty has begun its work for the 2018-19 academic year.
More than 600 entrepreneurship conference leaders from across the world attended the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center Conference cohosted by DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and the Illinois Institute of Technology. With a theme of “Entrepreneurship in Chicago: Big City, Big Impact!,” the conference took place on the DePaul and IIT campuses from Oct. 18-20.
Faculty, staff, student and administration representatives
of the Strategic Resource Allocation Committee, or SRAC, have begun meeting to prepare
a budget recommendation for DePaul’s 2019-20 fiscal year.
Are you ready to get your holiday spirit on? Have you always wanted an ugly sweater for a holiday party? Here's your big chance. This year, DePaul University is starting a new tradition, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for the inaugural DePaul Tree Lighting Ceremony. Prior to the tree lighting ceremony, all students are invited to attend an Ugly Sweater Party.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Academic Affairs is announcing the first round
of DePaul proposals that will be funded to spur innovation at the university.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences who achieved tenure or received a promotion this academic year.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media who achieved tenure or received a promotion this academic year.
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.
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.
A hush came over a DePaul soundstage at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios this summer, and cameras started rolling on a scene from Comedy Central’s new show “South Side.”
Murals honoring a DePaul basketball legend, the former Blue Demon football program, the university’s first building in Chicago’s Loop, and the creation of the school’s Black Student Union are the newest works in a multi-year public art project to memorialize key figures and moments in DePaul’s history.
provost and president have approved the schedule for DePaul's 2019
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Communication who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
DePaul enrolls 22,437 students this fall, surpassing the budgeted goal by 240 students. The 279,904 credits for which they enrolled exceed projected estimates by 1 percent. These are important outcomes for the university and strong indicators for subsequent quarters.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Education who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.