Vol. 48 No. 14
Matthew C. von Nida
February 18, 2015

Blue Demon Week will take place from Feb. 23 to March 1. The week-long festivities will bring together students, faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate what it means to be a Blue Demon.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
February 18, 2015

On Feb. 18, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University, announced the appointment of Marten denBoer as our new provost. Read on to learn why he looks forward to moving to Chicago and how he might commute to work every day (at least when it's not snowing).

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Cheryl Hover
February 18, 2015

The recent measles outbreak in the U.S. has left many concerned and asking questions about whether they can protect themselves and their families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the following information.

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Rachel Marciano
February 18, 2015

Ashley Knight, the new dean of students, brings many things to DePaul: a doctorate, more than 10 years of work on countless committees, involvement in five higher education-based professional development organizations, two honor awards and 15 years of experience working in higher education.

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Elizabeth Clements
February 18, 2015

DePaul Trustee Jim Jenness will run his 25th Chicago Marathon in a row this October. He wants to celebrate this milestone and make a difference while doing so. For every runner who joins the 2015 Chicago Marathon Mercy Home Heroes team by April 1, Jenness will match the donations raised up to $100,000.

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Matt Ragas and Ron Culp
February 18, 2015

The rise of digital media and the demand for transparency have elevated the importance of communication for every business. Written specifically for strategic communication educators, students and professionals, this book provides the essential "Business 101" knowledge needed to navigate the business world with the best of them.

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Gabriela Najera
February 18, 2015

Matthew Sorenson, an associate professor in DePaul's School of Nursing started volunteering for the Night Ministry in 1999. He believes education alone is not enough to make changes in the lives of patients. The first step, he has learned, is to build a relationship with the community. That way the Night Ministry can support changes as they begin to happen.

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Christine Gallagher Kearney
February 18, 2015

Effective and continual communication are at the core of a new training from the Office of Human Resources, "Getting Better Every Day: Ongoing Coaching and Feedback." The training is the third module in a three-part performance management training series and will be available in March.

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Rachel Marciano
February 18, 2015

Congratulations to members of the School of Music for winning the January drawing of Newsline's "On Thursdays We Wear Blue!" photo contest. If you would like a chance to win our drawing for February, submit your photos to Newsline or via Facebook and Twitter now.

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Rachel Marciano
February 12, 2015

Ronald Harvey, project director and researcher in DePaul's Center for Community Research, is a recipient of the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Harvey earned the award for his work in Bulgaria, aimed at creating homes for people recovering from substance abuse.

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Multimedia

In this DePaul Art Minute video, Laura Fatemi, interim director of the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, discusses the connection between humans and nature in the "Rooted in Soil" exhibition.
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#DePaul In The NEWS

February 13, 2015
Forbes

"Whistleblowing is never easy on the whistleblowers, but our society depends on it, to function ethically and well," Kelly Richmond Pope writes in Forbes. As a fraud researcher and forensic accounting expert, Pope discusses the importance of whistleblowing and the ethical weight that comes with it, even when the victims may be Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team.

February 13, 2015
WGN

Losing someone you love can physically impact your health; "we call it broken heart syndrome," assistant professor of nursing Karen Larimer tells WGN. Mental health expert Mona Shattell adds that if you're feeling depressed or sad over the lack of love in your life, it's important to reach out to family and friends for support. "Sometimes it's hard to do that, but that's when you really need to do it the most."

February 11, 2015
The Wall Street Journal

Trading in stolen antiquities has become the Islamic State's second-largest source of financing, according to experts and the United Nations Security Council. "What we know is that sites under ISIS control are being looted on a massive scale," says Patty Gerstenblith, director of DePaul's Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law. "I don't think we need to know the dollar value or the ranking of this income stream to know that we are all losing our cultural heritage and knowledge of our history through the looting."

February 10, 2015
The New York Times

Will patients like the proposed new name for chronic fatigue syndrome: Systemic exertion intolerance disease? Not likely, according to DePaul psychology professor Leonard Jason, who says the Institute of Medicine committee that coined the new name did so "without vetting it." Jason tells The New York Times, "And they will basically get a tremendous amount of discontent and dissatisfaction right from the starting point, because the patients want something different."

Events

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is DePaul University's annual celebration of Chinese lunar new year. Come out to enjoy authentic lunar new year dinner and exciting cultural performances by DePaul students and professional performers. It is also a great opportunity to network with new and old friends with interest in China and other Asian countries and regions. All DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as friends outside the DePaul community are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

DePaul guests, please bring your DePaul ID to check in.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The President's Diversity Council presents the 2nd Annual Diversity Forum:

"Diversifying the Future: Together We Are DePaul"

February 20, 2015 9:00AM - 2:00PM Lincoln Park Student Center Lunch will be provided

The event is a collaborative project of DePaul University affinity groups: DePaul University Black Leadership Coalition (DPUBLC), DePaul Women's Network (DWN), Elevate: DePaul's Asian and Asian American Professional Community, Latinos Empowered at DePaul (LEAD), and the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A quarterly lunch dialogue program designed to foster reflection and conversation on Vincentian spirituality and its application to our life and work, while also enabling DePaul faculty and staff the opportunity to connect with one another in meaningful dialogue and interaction. Lunch provided. RSVP to:

cfrontza@depaul.edu

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Big East and midwestern rivals, the Bluejays are coming to Allstate Arena to face up against the Blue Demons! Come cheer on your men's basketball team! Student tickets are free (reserve on Campus Connect).

Saturday, February 28, 2015

To close out the month, come to Allstate Arena to watch the Blue Demons dominate the Butler Bulldogs the 28th! Student tickets are free (reserve on Campus Connect).