Vol. 48 No. 24
Wendy Smit
June 10, 2015

Some 6,700 students will graduate from DePaul this academic year and among them are Fulbright scholars, veterans, educators, lawyers, future army leaders, advertising executives and playwrights. Their academic accomplishments will culminate at one of six commencement ceremonies planned for the weekend of June 13-14. Learn more about the stories from the class of 2015.

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Articles

Michaela Winchatz
Bamshad Mobasher
Roshanna Sylvester and Shane Kelly
June 10, 2015

In the 2014-2015 academic year, Faculty Council and its leadership worked diligently to advocate for a number of important faculty priorities. From the university budget process to selecting a new provost to work-life issues of adjunct faculty, learn more about Faculty Council's accomplishments during this past academic year.

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Molly McInerney
June 10, 2015

Known as Veep Gene by students and faculty, Gene Zdziarski has been vice president for Student Affairs since July 2014. Since joining DePaul, he has been involved with multiple student programs and has played an active role in creating opportunities for both on-campus and off-campus students. Read on to find out about Zdziarski's plans for Student Affairs, and how he received his nickname.

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Rachel Marciano
June 10, 2015

This month, DePaul University will complete the first year of its academic partnership with DePaul College Prep, a high school on the north side of Chicago. Formerly Gordon Tech College Prep, DePaul College Prep now works with the university to deliver a strong, Catholic and college-prep education to students from across the city and surrounding suburbs.

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Christine Gallagher Kearney
June 10, 2015

The Institute of Global Homelessness is bringing together people from organizations around the globe to develop a common language, leadership and best practices, and repository for cutting-edge research to address the challenge of ending homelessness worldwide.

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Rachel Marciano
June 10, 2015

For every Flowers for Dreams bouquet costing more than $27 sold at DePaul's upcoming commencement ceremonies, the organization will donate a backpack with a complete year's worth of school supplies to a CPS student in need.

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Multimedia

#DePaul In The NEWS

June 04, 2015
Newcity

Chicago's literary scene is buzzing with the release of Newcity's "Lit 50 2015: Who Really Books in Chicago" list that includes DePaul literary luminaries Michele Morano, director of the writing and publishing graduate program, and Kathleen Rooney, visiting assistant professor. The list profiles those who have impacted the local literary community and make it an "exceedingly vibrant one" from indie-bookstore owners and editors to writers and publishers.

June 01, 2015
WBEZ

"It seems that because so much money is needed to build these stadiums that rules have to be bent, bribes have to be paid ... you need to have a certain type of nondemocratic government in place in order to push these things through," Euan Hague tells WBEZ's "Worldview." The geographer weighs in on the 2022 World Cup and the corruption charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering recently brought against top officials of FIFA, soccer's international governing body.

June 01, 2015
TCG CIrcle

"I'm motivated to leadership when I feel that someone needs to be seen--their work, their face, their voice, their story," notes Lisa Portes, head of directing at DePaul's Theatre School. Portes discusses how she became a leader and the ways she hopes to use her role to address issues in her field in a Q&A with TCG Circle. "You have to believe the idea is important enough to risk your own safety and, quite often, your dignity in order to pave the way," she says.

Events

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Open to all Faculty and Staff, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity introduces the BUILD Diversity Certificate.

As a part of the BUILD Diversity Certificate, Safe Zone is an ongoing program open to any DePaul students, staff, and faculty who are interested in being allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The three hour training session incorporates lecture and interactive activities to educate participants on basic terminology, LGBTQ history, coming out, and ally development.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stemming from questions raised from the first convening of the Arts-Based Learning Group, this workshop asks: How can the experience of moving together inform our interactions with our families, friends, and work relationships? How might "listening" with our bodies serve as playful feedback to illuminate generative listening in our lives? Facilitators, Kristin Barendregt-Ludwig and Ilya Vidrin will lead participants in opportunities to pass fluidly between cognitive and physical spheres, to explore partnered movement as a mode of interactive, dialogic improvisation.