Dressed in sunglasses, a top hat and what seemed like endless DePaul and Special Olympic memorabilia, "The Duck" made its way down Michigan Avenue on Aug. 7 to the Special Olympics Illinois' 9th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. Originally used as a good luck charm to ward off rain at commencement each year, "The Duck" has worked its way from talisman to mascot of DePaul's Special Olympics Illinois fundraising team, the Demon Ducks.
DePaul University celebrated its 117th academic year at the annual Academic Convocation on Sept. 5 at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park. As part of the ceremony, the university recognized dozens of faculty and staff members with academic and service awards.
Last year, DePaul formalized its relationship with Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. and the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Prejean's book, "Dead Man Walking," the MADP is coordinating national programs and events, including performances with the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project.