Vol. 50 No. 27
Elizabeth Clements
February 23, 2017

From DIBS to cheerleaders to an afternoon jazz reception, the DePaul community knows how to welcome its next university president. On Feb. 16, hundreds of faculty, staff and students attended a series of events to meet Dr. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul’s president-elect, and his wife, Josephine. Read on to watch a highlights video, view a photo gallery and more.

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Articles

Natalie Reehl and Wendy Smit
February 23, 2017

For the second year in a row, the DePaul community enthusiastically supported the call for TEDx speakers with 78 worthy applicants submitting their talk ideas. The selection committee was met with the tough job of judging thought-provoking speaker submissions from across the DePaul community, and ultimately chose 10 speakers for their innovative interpretations of this year's theme: "Courage to Connect."

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Kristin Claes Mathews
February 23, 2017

DePaul's Student Government Association plans to deliver 4,000 postcards to legislators in Springfield this year, urging them to fund the Monetary Award Program. But they need the campus community's help first. They're asking faculty, staff and students to take a moment to fill out the MAP Matters postcards by March 31.

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Rachel Marciano
February 23, 2017

As part of Blue Demon Week 2017, on Feb. 23 DePaul will host its fourth annual Blue Demon Challenge, a one-day giving marathon benefiting the university. Alumni Rick Kash has pledged up to $100,000 in additional support if 750 university community members donate on challenge day.

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Katherine Wilburn
February 23, 2017

In an effort to help employees recognize and avoid phishing scams, DePaul connected with Wombat Security Technologies services to offer training for faculty and staff that will provide the tools necessary to keep information safe and secure.

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From DIBS to cheerleaders to an afternoon jazz reception, the DePaul community knows how to welcome its next university president. On Feb. 16, 2017, hundreds of faculty, staff and students attended a series of events to meet Dr. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul's president-elect.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#DePaul In The NEWS

February 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

"It's more a place to follow your own intuition. It's just a space to give back," says software engineer Jayson Margalus in the Chicago Tribune about SpaceLab, a former Mokena telephone exchange station that's now a location for members to work with items such as 3D printers, carpentry tools and laser cutters. SpaceLab, founded by Margalus in 2013, could help train workers in new manufacturing skills in the future.

February 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune

In a video interview with the Chicago Tribune, A. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul's next president, says, "The neat thing about DePaul is that there's this very strong public mission." Born in the Philippines, Esteban notes the transformative nature of higher education and the impact of immigrants in the U.S. "on just about everything you can think of."

February 14, 2017
American Theatre

Plays held in Chicago's theatres are disproportionately written and directed by men, Chicago actor and DePaul graduate student Kay Kron tells American Theatre. "Most urgently, I wish to discuss the ways inequalities threaten the careers of female artists, give those in positions of power increased opportunity to take advantage of young talent, provide disproportionate access to work experience, and disrespect audience populations," says Kron. As part of her master's thesis for a degree in nonprofit management, Kron looked at 250 plays across 52 theatres in Chicago during the 2015-16 season.

Events

Friday, February 24, 2017

You're invited to attend a library workshop on building interactive exhbits using Neatline, an Omeka Plugin. Neatline is a geotemporal exhibit-builder that allows creators to tell stories with maps and timelines. Participants will learn the basics of creating a Neatline exhibit incorporating text and images.

No prior knowledge of Omeka or Neatline is required. You may bring your own laptop or use one of the library supplied computers.

Please RSVP so that we can set up demo accounts for you prior to the session.

Maximum # of participants: 12

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hosted by Professor Roberta Kwall, the Hosier IP Scholars Series brings intellectual property scholars to DePaul Law to educate guests about important IP issues. This year's series will have two speakers:

March 2, 2017 - Professor Reid Kress Weisbord from Rutgers Law will present on "Copyright Right of Publicity"

March 9, 2017 - Professor Yolanda King of Northern Illinois University College of Law will present on "The Enforcement Challenges for Tattoo Copyrights."

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to bdavinge@depaul.edu