Vol. 48 No. 9
Jane Connelly
December 17, 2014

The holiday season is here, and with it the attendant feelings of excitement, anticipation, and stress. DePaul University students have asked themselves the same questions for decades: What should I give? Who can I help? And how many parties can I fit into one month? This December, University Archives looks back at favorite DePaul holiday traditions, from gift exchanges to social events for a cause.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
December 17, 2014

In five short years, Patricia O'Donoghue reinvented alumni engagement, served twice as interim provost and, for the past five months, stepped in as interim president for the university. As she prepares to retire at the end of December, DePaul is reflecting on her many contributions to the university.

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Denise Mattson
December 17, 2014

Nationally over the past 20 years, 31 million community college students did not complete their associate degree, let alone their bachelor's, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. DePaul's strategic plan seeks to buck that trend by strengthening programs that focus on critical student transitions - like transferring - and increasing retention and graduation rates.

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Christine Gallagher Kearney
December 17, 2014

DePaul's Multi-Faith Veteran Support Initiative is helping veterans with mental health problems, particularly those who are seeking help through their faith communities. The program, funded by a grant from the McCormick Foundation, brings leaders of all faiths together to develop ideas on addressing issues of moral injury across Chicago.

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Multimedia

From the academic convocation at the beginning of the year, to the commencement ceremonies at the end - 2014 was a year of special moments, on both campuses and around the city of Chicago.

#DePaul In The NEWS

December 14, 2014
Australian Broadcast Corporation

The result of Japan's snap election this week, according to commentators, gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his pro-growth economic policies -- Abenomics -- a boost of confidence. "Japan really needs to be thoughtful about the rise in competition from other Asian economies; China, Korea," says Kathryn lbata-Arens, a political economist and director of DePaul's Global Asian Studies program. She tells the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that "regulatory reform takes time."

December 08, 2014
Chicago Tribune

DePaul University is cited for high graduation rates of students from Chicago Public Schools, according to findings released by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune editorial board writes about what it takes to get CPS students through college, while WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" compares the CPS graduation rate with other large urban cities.

December 08, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

The Obama Presidential Library bid from the University of Chicago will include academic alliances with other schools, including DePaul. Faculty members and leaders at DePaul "are interested in working with the presidential library on issues of homelessness, health care, access to higher education, and providing outlets for victims of youth violence to amplify their voices." The Chicago Sun-Times has the story.

Events

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Follow the adventures and joyful milestones in the life of young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: boy genius, musical prodigy, and gifted composer. Discover how nature inspires and impacts Mozart, and how his family faces the acclaim, fame, trials, and tribulations of his early creative life in this story infused with music, dance, and a bit of magic.

Recommended for all ages.THEMES: Biography; Classical Music and Composition; Family; Happiness and Growing Pains; Health and Illness; History; NatureSpecial Events:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Public Relations and Advertising professionals and DePaul University faculty Ron Culp and Matt Ragas will be signing their new book, Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators at the Loop Campus's Barnes & Noble. Join the authors in support of their work and the College of Communication's PRAD program.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Join Us for the Official Opening and Inaugural Lecture of DePaul University's Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies...

Internationally renowned Dewey scholars Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman will speak about the 21st century relevance of American philosopher John Dewey and Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Daisaku Ikeda.

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