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As Blue Demons continue to support the community in various ways amid the coronavirus outbreak, Housing Services 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.
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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.
Every year, on the anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul’s death, we come together as a community to honor our namesake with a Feast Day. The university has planned many activities to celebrate his legacy, and all members of our university community are most welcome to participate.
Last year, in preparation for DePaul’s new strategic plan, University Ministry and the Office of Mission and Values reorganized their units to create one new division: Mission and Ministry. With programming designed for students as well as faculty and staff, the Division of Mission and Ministry serves the entire university community. Learn more about the division's programs and how to participate.
On Sept. 24, Apple released their newest upgrade to the operating system for Mac computers, macOS Mojave. As with each new Apple macOS release, the supporting infrastructure and critical software, such as McAfee anti-virus, that Information Services manages will need to be upgraded to be compatible with the new version of Apple’s macOS. Please do not upgrade DePaul-owned Macs to macOS Mojave until Information Services has certified it as a supported version.
The Office of Multicultural Student Success released its updated mission, vision and scope of work in July 2018, with the statements now reflecting the identity-conscious support work the office has always been responsible for.
Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Science and Health who recently achieved tenure or received a promotion.
Two solo/featured art exhibitions by DePaul professors — the highest level of scholarship — are on display in Chicago venues this month.
Eligible adjunct faculty members have until Tuesday, Sept. 25 to submit a self-nomination to serve on the Workplace Environment Committee.
For the second year in a row, DePaul will participate as a sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week to encourage critical discussions that impact our city, enhance global learning opportunities and provide DePaul’s civic-minded faculty, staff and students an opportunity to connect with issues and topics that are important to them.
This fall, Newsline will highlight all recently promoted and tenured DePaul faculty members. This issue features faculty from the College of Law.
After 32 years as a DePaul staff member in Student Affairs, Cynthia M. Summers left an indelible mark on many of the faculty, staff and students she worked with during that time. A former associate vice president and interim vice president for Student Affairs who retired in 2014, Summers passed away on Sept. 7 after an extended illness. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Starting next week, DePaul will kick off a project, named ‘Light Up DePaul’ to greatly expand the university's wireless network. The goal is to dramatically improve the WiFi experience in all areas of the university, including classrooms, labs, and public areas, as well as faculty and administrative offices.
A message from A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president at DePaul, about the upcoming election season.
For 18 months, DePaul has invested time and resources to thoroughly examine the adult learner landscape— and the School for New Learning’s role in it—to determine how DePaul can continue to lead in this area. Over the next year, SNL will undergo a large-scale reorganization, rebranding, and renaming to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
DePaul University finance students will benefit from innovative academic and cocurricular programming at the newly named John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services, thanks to a $3 million commitment from the family of the late finance executive John L. Keeley Jr. and the Keeley Family Foundation to the university’s Driehaus College of Business.
DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus has a new entrance at the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street. A neoclassical gateway and pocket park adjacent to the School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center welcome students and visitors to campus, while giving pedestrians and bus commuters additional sidewalk space.
Steel sculptures and neon lights by artist and dancer Brendan Fernandes, which are based on fabricated African masks sold to tourists in New York City, anchor one of three exhibitions — “The Living Mask” — that opens Sept. 6 at the DePaul Art Museum.
This fall, Newsline will highlight all recently promoted and tenured DePaul faculty members. This issue features faculty from the College of Business.
A message from A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., about making appropriate accommodations to allow students, faculty and staff to fully express their faith in the upcoming academic year.
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.
Each year, DePaul awards faculty and staff across the university for their dedication to academia and the campus community. This year, 34 members of the DePaul community received recognition at the annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 30.
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As DePaul kicks off its 121st academic year, it welcomes the largest, most diverse and most academically prepared freshman class in the university’s history. Faculty and staff celebrated this achievement at the annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 30 at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park.
Dorothy Kozlowski, Vincent de Paul professor of biological sciences and co-director of the neuroscience program, will serve as interim dean of the College of Science and Health, effective Sept. 1.
After serving as dean of the College of Science and Health for the past five years, Gerald Koocher will step down this fall to become the first provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Quincy College.
This year, a number of DePaul University's diversity groups - including DPUBLC, the Center for Latino Reserach and ELEVATE - hosted events honoring their 2018 graduates.
The Special Olympics' 50th anniversary celebration will take place July 17-21 and honors an "Inclusion Revolution." The events will bring together athletes from around the world and feature the Unified Cup soccer tournament, as well as the Global Day of Inclusion festival. DePaul community members also have the opportunity to volunteer during the celebration.
After 64 years at DePaul, the Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., has decided to relocate to St. Mary's of the Barrens, a Vincentian retirement residence in Perryville, Missouri.
On Saturday, June 2, the School for New Learning presented a range of honors to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni at its annual awards luncheon held at the DePaul Club, Loop Campus. A culminating event for DePaul's adult learners, the ceremony celebrates SNL's graduates both near and far.
Michael Countryman and Tierra Novy began their Blue Demon careers like most students. Little did they know an apartment fire would bring the two together to fall in love and eventually launch a career in creating children's books.
More than 6,700 DePaul University students are graduating this year and many will gather this weekend at five commencement ceremonies to reflect on their accomplishments. Five of this year's graduates shared how their university experience has driven them from theory to action and what they plan to do next.
More than 200 faculty, staff, students, alumni and local community members came together on May 1 to experience DePaul University's third and largest TEDx event. If you were unable to make the event or would like to revisit a presentation, read on to browse the talks and view all of the videos from TEDxDePaulUniversity 2018.
Since 1994, DePaul's Chicago Quarter Program has strived to introduce first-year students to the university and provide them with the skills and resources to succeed during their time on campus. One reason the program has been successful for nearly 25 years is the diverse teaching teams that lead each course and the months of extensive training they each receive.
Since 2002, the African and Black Diaspora Studies program at DePaul has aimed to provide students with an interdisciplinary course of study of Africa and the Black world. After 16 years administering a rigorous and socially conscious inquiry into the histories, cultures and people of Africa and the Black diaspora, in spring 2018 the university elevated the program to a department.
During the 2018 commencement ceremony, the DePaul College of Law presented faculty, staff and students with individual achievement awards for their outstanding work this year. Congratulations go out to all the award recipients and the class of 2018 on their accomplishments.
DePaul University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is among the first in the nation to offer a Master of Arts in Critical Ethnic Studies. Founded in 2015, the program's second cohort will graduate this June. Continue reading to learn more about how the program provides students an advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of race and ethnicity.
Last week, about 40 international policymakers and advocates gathered at DePaul for the first official meeting of the vanguard cities, a group at the forefront of the institute's campaign to end street homelessness. These cities will work to set an achievable goal to address street homelessness in their city by 2020 as part of the goal to help 150 cities work toward ending homelessness by 2030.
Speakers for DePaul's University's 119th commencement ceremony are leaders in their respective fields and representatives of Vincentian values. They will address approximately 6,700 graduating students at the university's five commencement ceremonies during the second weekend in June at Wintrust Arena.
DePaul's Virtual and Augmented Design Lab opened earlier this month, providing a dedicated area for College of Computing and Digital Media faculty and students to collaborate on virtual and augmented reality toys and games.
In its second year, the "Art in the Halls" initiative has brought student artwork to the walls of another residence hall. The project, a partnership between the Department of Housing Services and the Department of Art, Media and Design within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, builds a connection to residential spaces while letting students see artwork from others within the DePaul community.
Internationally acclaimed performers will headline an 11-day music festival this November to celebrate the new Holtschneider Performance Center on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus. Named for the university's most recent former president - the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. - the new 185,000-square-foot performance center is set to open for classes and concerts this fall.
As the result of a joint effort between the Student Government Association and Facility Operations, DePaul is implementing the use of roof-top solar panels around its Lincoln Park campus. The first round of installations, which will be located atop the McGowan North and 1150 W. Fullerton buildings, is slated for this summer. DePaul is among the first universities in the Chicago area to use solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., announced today, May 17, Steve Stoute will serve as his next chief-of-staff. Stoute, an attorney and experienced leader in higher education, will assume his new role on June 4, overlapping with Jay Braatz, vice president for planning and presidential administration, before she retires from DePaul on July 2.
This year, 11 members of the DePaul community received the university's highest honor, the Via Sapientiae Award, for their extraordinary professional contributions as faculty and staff. Learn more about the awardees and how they exemplify the DePaul's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
It was in third or fourth grade when LaSheda Brooks remembers first declaring her intention to become a lawyer. This month, Brooks receives a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul's College of Law and will spend the summer studying for the bar exam and taking swimming lessons before she begins officer development classes and Navel Justice School with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.
It's been nearly 90 years since the creation of DePaul's original fight song, known by Blue Demons near and far as the "Victory Song." Since then, however, the university community has tested a number of versions and substitutions in hopes of finding the perfect victory march. Read on to learn more about the journey of DePaul's fight song.
Like many GIS classes, DePaul’s geographic information systems for sustainable urban development course provides students with an opportunity to hone their mapping skills and develop techniques to better analyze and capture data. However, to further connect the classwork to the community and DePaul’s mission, course developers teamed with community partners across Chicago to not only offer students an opportunity to work with real-life data, but also the chance to build meaningful professional relationships that can lead to job opportunities.
Staff Council hosted its annual Town Hall meeting with President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., on May 2 in the Loop Campus DePaul Center. During the meeting, Dr. Esteban addressed the coming year, budget changes and questions from the DePaul community.
A new collaboration between The Second City and DePaul is designed to expand comedy education and to inspire DePaul students to dream up and produce more funny movies and television shows right here in Chicago. Starting in fall 2018, DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts will offer comprehensive new undergraduate and graduate degrees in comedy filmmaking.
Do you have international visitors arriving this summer looking for a meaningful, fun way to enhance their English language skills while also discovering Chicago's rich cultural offerings? Since 2004, DePaul's English Language Academy's Summer Language and Culture Program has sought to connect English-language learners to Chicago's diverse neighborhoods and history.
All DePaul employees, except employees who act as confidential reporters, are required to promptly report sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual and relationship violence to the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. To help ensure DePaul employees, including student employees, understand this responsibility, questions on this topic became part of the university's annual compliance training in 2017. Even still, some faculty and staff may not be aware of their exact responsibilities, and may have questions about how far that responsibility extends.
DePaul students who are eligible to participate in 2018 commencement can now order a cap and gown to indicate plans to attend their college's ceremony. The ceremonies in June will take place at Wintrust Arena, a new venue for DePaul's commencement that offers proximity to downtown Chicago and connection to the university as the home of Blue Demons men's basketball.
Last week, the Fulbright Program announced eight DePaul students and alumni will receive grants for the 2018-19 academic year, setting a new record for the university. Data released by the Fulbright Program earlier this year placed DePaul among the top producers of award recipients in the U.S. DePaul's growing number of Fulbright recipients is in part due to the faculty support every student receives throughout the application process. Keep reading to learn more about the program and the deadline to apply.
DePaul University's 119th commencement will celebrate an estimated 6,700 graduating students during six separate ceremonies May 13 and June 9-10. Read on to learn about a few of this year's commencement speakers: community organizer Rami Nashashibi; broadcast journalist Carol Marin; and legal social justice advocate Edward Grossman.
Vincentian Service Day 2018 is Saturday, May 12, and we still have room for both groups and individuals to participate. I invite you to join students, staff, faculty and alumni to participate in this special DePaul tradition, which will celebrate its 20th year. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 9.
Victoria Hohenzy, chair of the Workplace Environment Committee, shares the WEC's latest initiatives and what its members hope to focus on in the near future. On May 8, the committee will co-host the Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Reception.
This year, the Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response Working Group is doing important work to keep this critical issue in front of people, and is currently developing a five-year strategic plan for SRV prevention and response at DePaul.
DePaul prepares graduates to work, succeed and contribute in the global community with an experiential education leveraging the rich resources of the city of Chicago. That unique experience is at the center of the university's new brand advertising campaign, Here, We Do. that launches on April 23, 2018.
Each April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month offers the university community a chance to learn more about sexual and relationship violence, as well as show support for survivors. This year, the university community is invited to participate in Take Back the Night, an event that serves as direct action aimed at sexual and relationship violence. The event will take place on April 25 in the Schmitt Academic Center.
After months of planning and a trial run with the recent BIG EAST eSports Invitational, the new DePaul eSports Gaming Center will officially open to the university community following a 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony April 23.
Launched in fall 2017, DePaul's new climate change science and policy minor is designed for undergraduates who want to be conversant in climate change. The study provides a targeted set of natural and social science courses, which are applicable in a variety of professional sectors - from business and research to public service and nonprofit.
Since 2005, the University Salvage Store has been collecting and reclaiming items that DePaul departments and offices no longer use or need. From lamps to laptops, appliances to artwork, or football pads to iPads, the Salvage Store offers these and many other items at significant savings to DePaul students, faculty, staff and the public at large.
Students at DePaul who are looking for wardrobe help for a job interview should check out the new Career Closet at the Schmitt Academic Center, room 151. Career Closet, opening April 16, will provide students with access to free professional attire for interviews, job fairs and networking events.
As I approach the completion of my first academic year at DePaul, I have experienced firsthand what makes our university distinct. From nationally recognized academic programs to talented faculty and staff, we have a lot to be proud of at DePaul. Your dedication to upholding our Catholic Vincentian mission continues to impress me the most. Vincentian Service Day is an excellent example of our mission in action. I encourage all members of the DePaul community to participate on Saturday, May 12.
This morning, April 5, President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Dr. Dan Allen as vice president for the Office of Advancement, effective July 1. Allen has served as vice president for development since October 2016. The university's commitment to serve low-income, first-generation students drew Allen to DePaul, which happens to be his father's and sister's alma mater.
After nearly 20 years of events experience with the City of Chicago Mayor's office and Navy Pier, Jen Kramer became director of the Office of University Events in September 2017 to help build affinity through DePaul's most prestigious ceremonies and celebrations.
DePaul Provost Marten denBoer announced today, April 5, Dr. Donald L. Opitz will serve as interim dean of the School for New Learning, effective July 1. A DePaul alumnus, Opitz started teaching adult students when he was an undergraduate and worked as a math tutor in the evenings and weekends. Today, he is a leader and scholar in adult education.
The Theatre School is renaming the Fullerton Stage in recognition of John Ransford Watts, a former dean and artistic director, and his wife, Joyce, a former business consultant and academic administrator. A June ceremony is being planned to acknowledge the couple's philanthropy and unveil the 250-seat thrust theatre as the Dr. John R. and Joyce L. Watts Theatre.
Members of the DePaul community - from all religious backgrounds - are invited to experience an interfaith Passover Seder on April 5, co-hosted by Jewish Life, Catholic Campus Ministry and the Office of Religious Diversity.
There is no need to call Apple Support, spend money at a technology retailer or panic when your laptop crashes. Previously available only to students, DePaul faculty and staff now have access to the university's very own technical support team, the Genius Squad, for assistance with their DePaul-owned computers and mobile devices. The team is open for free consultations and services on both the Lincoln Park and Loop Campuses.
An accomplished outdoor wilderness expert, Jay Braatz has led sailing expeditions along the coast of Maine and hiking tours in the Alps. She's also served as the vice president for planning and presidential administration for two university presidents, as well as overseen the development of DePaul's strategic plans. If you ask her which of these tasks is harder, she'll probably respond with laughter and wit. After 14 years at DePaul, Braatz will retire on July 2.
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.
The DePaul community sent the women's basketball team off in style yesterday, March 14, as the Blue Demons head to their 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The BIG EAST regular-season and tournament champion will face first-round opponent Oklahoma at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16 in College Station, Texas. Join a watch party at the McGrath-Phillips Arena to cheer on the Blue Demons, snack on free pizza and enter a raffle to win a DIBS bobble head.
Neuroscience, social work and game design faculty are collaborating to raise awareness about how traumatic brain injury affects victims of domestic violence. In February, they organized a conference that drew some 120 people into packed sessions, including local police, health care providers, social workers and attorneys.
One of the priorities in DePaul 2024, the university's draft strategic plan, is ensuring DePaul's continued fiscal strength for future generations. Maintaining that strength comes not only from properly managing investments and long-term debt, but also by contributing to employees' financial wellness and maintaining a healthy endowment. Read on to learn more about Erin Archer, DePaul's new treasurer, and how the Office of the Treasurer works to preserve the university's fiscal strength.
DePaul's Board of Trustees has approved a $565 million SRAC-recommended budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The new budget keeps mission sustainability at the forefront and prioritizes funding to support academic innovation and strategic initiatives that may emerge from the university's ongoing strategic planning process. To better position the university for the future, SRAC recommended major cost-saving measures and strategic reductions. Continue reading to learn more about the approved FY19 budget.
Because recent allegations at the College of Law have received significant interest from our community, I would like to share information regarding this situation, and, in general, how the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity operates when discrimination or harassment complaints have been filed.
Erin Minné, senior vice president for Advancement, will step down from that position at the close of the fiscal year, President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., announced today. Minné joined DePaul in 2014 to lead fundraising and engage alumni, family and friends to build affinity.
In fall 2017, the Mathematical Association of America chose DePaul's Department of Mathematical Sciences to be one of 12 universities and colleges across the United States to participate in its most recent calculus study. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study aims to analyze student progression through calculus courses. Read on to learn more about DePaul's role.
In 2008, Academic Affairs, in collaboration with Faculty Instructional Technology Services, launched the DePaul Online Teaching Series, commonly referred to as DOTS. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the program has helped more than 600 faculty in 30 cohorts integrate online courses into their curricula.
Rami Solomonow, a beloved Chicago musician and DePaul faculty member who shared his passions with the university for more than three decades, died Tuesday in Evanston. He was 68. Services are scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Skokie Chapel in Skokie, Ill.
Provost Marten denBoer today announced Dr. Misty Johanson's appointment as dean of the Driehaus College of Business. Johanson currently serves as interim dean and as professor and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership. She is the first woman to serve as dean of DePaul's business college.
"Maybe I was in love and then moved on. Was it my first love? Possibly. But one thing I do know is that it's possible to fall in... read more
At the Rohingya Culture Center in Chicago, Anne Saw sets out a bowl of oranges and passes around her homemade banana bread to a group of... read more
The Peace Corps ranked DePaul University No. 11 among medium schools on the agency's 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and... read more
Chinese New Year is all about family, food and firecrackers. This year, it's also about Fido.
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Paula Luff, the associate vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing, has been elected to chair the board of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Luff will serve a three-year term starting in July 2018.
DePaul University has lowered its flags to half-staff in honor of Commander Paul Bauer, a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Bauer served as commander for the 18th Police District on the city's Near North Side, which encompasses much of the Lincoln Park Campus.
The diverse group of faculty, staff, students and alumni who are this year's TEDxDePaulUniversity speakers will shed new light on powerful topics and challenge traditional ideas of leadership, business, self-care and how we communicate. Don't want to miss what this year's speakers have to say? Registration for TEDx 2018 is now open.
"When I look back at my first six months at DePaul, one thing is clear. Our community's commitment to the mission is strong." Read more about Dr. Esteban's reflections on his first six months at DePaul and his philosophy on driving success.
As of Jan. 25, the DePaul community now has access to the programs, resources and spaces offered by four identity-specific cultural and resource centers on the Lincoln Park Campus. The four centers include: the Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American Cultural Center, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, the Latinx Cultural Center and the Black Cultural Center.
Pursuing entrepreneurship can be a perfect avenue for any student. From advertising to graphic design to psychology, students of all backgrounds and majors are represented in DePaul's entrepreneurship fraternity, the Nu Chapter of Epsilon Nu Tau. Read on to learn more about the chapter, which is the first anchor for the business fraternity in Illinois.
DePaul University is honoring its Vincentian heritage with an exhibition that transports visitors back to 17th century rural France via a model of a historic church created using traditional craftsmanship and 3-D printing. Attend the official unveiling at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 in DePaul's John T. Richardson Library.
Are you looking for a way to place your work in an international publication? If so, draw some inspiration from the more than 20 of DePaul's first-year writing students who have had letters to the editor published in the "New York Times." This winter, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse placed the letters on display on the third floor of the Schmitt Academic Center and will celebrate the authors at an event on Feb. 1. Learn more about the writing program.
A collection of rare books has earned DePaul's John T. Richardson Library recognition from an international project titled "Preserving the World's Rarest Books." The project aims to identify and document the locations of rare books that were printed throughout Europe from the invention of the printing press in the mid-1400s to 1650. Read on to see the list of books.
Last week, Trinity High School announced the appointment of Corinne Benedetto as its next president. Benedetto currently serves as DePaul's interim dean of the School for New Learning. She will remain in that role through June 30, when she retires from the university.
In September 2017, Depaul USA's Dax program officially opened the first Dax House in the city's Pilsen neighborhood as a way to serve housing-insecure students. Following the success of the Pilsen house, the program hopes to open a second Chicago-based house in late spring.
In 2014, Dick Farkas, a professor of political science, launched a Global Learning Experience class aimed at teaching students about politics, civic engagement and societal development around the world. Since then, DePaul students have worked with their counterparts at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia to develop a video game focused on civic education and democracy.
Since fall 2017, Students Against Incarceration has held a book group with inmates at Cook County Jail. After diving into various readings, members of Students Against Incarceration realized having dictionaries on hand may help the inmates better understand the material and improve overall literacy. For the last several months, the group has been collecting dictionaries for incarcerated people.
Effective Jan. 1, University Ministry and the Office of Mission and Values came together to form a new division: Mission and Ministry. With the establishment of Mission and Ministry, certain roles have shifted to Academic Affairs.
College of Science and Health graduate students Maryclaret Ndubuisi-Obi and Christina Ebertsch were among 30 Chicagoland students selected for the competitive Schweitzer Fellowship, a yearlong service-learning program. Read on to learn more about their Schweitzer Fellowship projects.
What do charcoal and gardening have in common? Want to know more about T-Rex's cousin, the coelurosaurian? Ask one of the 80 DePaul students who participated in the 15th annual Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Showcase last fall.
Printed works from various artists will be on display at DePaul Art Museum this winter from Jan. 11 through March 25. Three exhibitions will include works by lithographers Clinton Adams and June Wayne of the Tamarind Institute, as well as by Chicago artists Barbara Jones-Hogu and Jose Guerrero.
Judith P. Greffin, the former executive vice president and chief investment officer at Allstate Insurance Company, has been elected to DePaul's 45-member board of trustees.
Although Newsline’s last regular issue of the year came out last week, we wanted to share some of our favorite stories from holidays past with the university community. We hope this special edition of Newsline brings you some cheer.
Last month in Edmonton, Canada, political leaders and advocates braved freezing temperatures to attend a forum on the city's newly... read more
At the beginning of December, 4,000 Chicago Public Schools students had the time of their lives at the first Wintrust Field Trip Day event held at the new Wintrust Arena. The youngsters raised the decibel level in the South Loop to new heights screaming their support during DePaul's 88-47 victory over North Side rival Loyola.
One hundred years ago today - Dec. 7, 1917 - the United States declared war on the German ally, Austria-Hungary. Eight months earlier, the... read more