The St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park was the setting for DePaul University's Academic Convocation on Sept. 5. The annual ceremony is an opportunity for faculty and staff to gather and celebrate the opening of the new school year before classes begin on Sept. 10.
Hundreds of students gather in the McGrath-Phillips Arena Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 2014, for a rally kicking off the New Student Service Day at DePaul University.
"You're holding a letter that St. Vincent de Paul held," the Reverend Edward R. Udovic, C.M., tells his students. Visiting the archives to touch a 400-year-old letter (safely encased in plastic) from Vincent can be a transformational experience, Fr. Udovic says.
After a summer pilot, the BlueStar advising system is now in use across DePaul. More than just a tool to aid advising, BlueStar is a digital support system that enables faculty and staff to help students make academic progress.