Vol. 49 No. 22
Wendy Smit
April 13, 2016

Speakers for DePaul University's 118th commencement ceremonies are thought leaders in their respective fields including education, technology, social justice, business and the arts. They will address DePaul's approximately 6,400 graduates at the university's commencement ceremonies May 15 and June 11-12. Read on to learn more about each commencement speaker.

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Articles

Kristin Claes Mathews
April 13, 2016

Breaking a lease or fighting a lawsuit would be stressful for anyone, but for college students, legal problems can threaten to derail their education. For 10 years, DePaul has offered free legal advice to students through its Croak Student Legal Services program. A recent endowment campaign in honor of the founding director, the Rev. Thomas M. Croak, C.M., has raised more than $100,000 to ensure the program can serve students for years to come.

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Elizabeth Clements
April 13, 2016

On May 4, the DePaul University President's Book Club will discuss "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," by Harvard professor Robert Putnam. Now in its 12th year, the club brings the university community together to discuss a recently published book that touches on matters of social importance. Read on to learn more about why Father Holtschneider started the book club and what he hopes members of our community gain from it.

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Elizabeth Clements
April 13, 2016

From selecting a program to preparing to leave to reintegrating back into life at DePaul, Marty McGivern helps students select the study abroad program that best meets their goals. Her top priority? Giving students a life-changing experience they can bring back to the classroom and their eventual careers.

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Rachel Marciano
April 13, 2016

What do The Beatles, China, philosophy and DePaul University have in common? The answer is Bill Martin, a professor of philosophy, who is spending his 26th year as a DePaul faculty member on leave to teach abroad at Huaqiao University in Xiamen, China. Read on to learn how Martin is sharing knowledge, culture and music with DePaul’s Chinese counterparts.

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Brendan O'Brien
April 13, 2016

Did you know that HR can help you retain a good employee? Or that HR provides staff employees with guidance on how to enhance their careers at DePaul? Read about HR's mission statement, its brand identity, and an open house for faculty and staff to learn more about the office's staff and programs.

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Lynn Safranek
April 13, 2016

The new Adjunct Task Force, comprising 11 adjunct faculty members, two Faculty Council members, and two appointees from the provost, has been formed and will begin its work soon. Read on to learn more about the members and their roles on the task force.

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Brooke Beatty
April 13, 2016

This spring DePaul University will host two social justice events on the Lincoln Park Campus. “New Media, Citizen Journalism, and Activism” will address mass media’s relationship with black activism and “Hacia un Enfoque/Shifting Focus: Race & Gender in Cuban Cinema” will screen and discuss Cuban made films, never before seen in the United States.

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Multimedia

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Rocio Ortega
April 06, 2016

Kim Everett, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Success at DePaul, recently received the third place American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Dissertation Award.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

April 07, 2016
KCUR

"What it means to be literate has always changed and has always been connected to the technology of our time," digital literacy expert Nichole Pinkard tells KCUR. Students in Pinkard's Digital Youth Network are making their own films, games and even printing jewelry on 3-D printers -- all examples of using technology to create, not just consume, she explains.

April 06, 2016
KEYE

Can the marketing tactics used in the Obama campaigns help Bernie Sanders win the 2016 presidential race? Political marketing expert Bruce Newman says it is possible. Consistency and connection to an audience is critical, whether you're selling a "cleaning product or presidential campaign." Newman tells KEYE, "It all boils down to that emotional connection made between candidate and voters."

April 06, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times

The documentary film "147 pianos," set to premiere at CIMMFest, features musicians of all ages and experience levels as they simultaneously play 147 "ramshackle instruments" housed inside a Chicago repair warehouse. Director and DePaul instructor Delores Wilber explains the goal of the film was to "celebrate all these spaces with some kind of performance where artists and professionals work together to create something special."

April 04, 2016
Chicago Lawyer

"You can use a lawyer, or at least a legal mind, everywhere," Victoria Watkins tells Chicago Lawyer magazine. Watkins, a DePaul College of Law graduate, works for the city of Chicago and describes her role as "an intermediary between powerful figures and strong personalities in City Hall and the statehouse." She encourages others to pursue the law: "There's so much more to it than going to court every day or brokering deals."

Events

Friday, April 15, 2016

Electric DePaul is the annual multi-media showcase of the Sound Recording Technology Program.

This concert is free and open to the public. No ticket or entrance fee is required.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

DePaul School of Music is pleased to welcome Mike Block, a multi-disciplinary cellist in both classical and non-classical styles to campus for a masterclass. The class will involve an intro to improvisation, some non-classical techniques, etc, rather than be a "normal" master class.

All are welcome to attend!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wendy dreams of freedom and adventure outside of the nursery walls. When carefree Peter Pan flies into her life, she and her brothers jump at the chance to visit Neverland. Faced with boisterous Lost Boys and battles with Captain Hook, Wendy must ultimately decide whether or not to embrace the most exciting adventure yet: growing up. Rediscover J.M. Barrie's classic tale and a world that is "made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust."

Reccommended for all ages.

TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM SAT & SUN at 2 PM