Vol. 49 No. 5
Rachel Marciano
October 21, 2015

Just one year after its official conception, Academic Affairs’ Innovation through Collaboration initiative has made notable progress. On Oct. 6, faculty, staff and other members of the university community gathered in the DePaul Center for the unveiling of the initiative’s newly-designated collaboration space.

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Articles

Avery Cunningham
October 21, 2015

While planning and designing your syllabi for upcoming classes, keep in mind the writing fellows program sponsored by the University Center for Writing-based Learning. The program offers support for professors and students to get the most out of written assignments through revision and feedback.

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Wendy Smit
October 21, 2015

Daryl Koehn, a professor of philosophy, returns to DePaul as the Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics, a position she previously held from 1997-98. In her role, she also serves as the managing director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics where she promotes the importance of ethics among students, business leaders and the Chicago community.

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Denise Mattson
October 21, 2015

The Strategic Planning Task Force reunited in mid-October to take stock of accomplishments and challenges as the university moves into the second half of the six-year Vision 2018 strategic plan. Later this month the Board of Trustees will meet to review "where we are and where we want to go given the changing landscape in higher education," according to Jay Braatz, vice president for Planning and Presidential Administration and chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

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Jane Connelly
October 21, 2015

Few alumni stories can rival that of Antonia Rago, a 1938 graduate of the College of Law who headed her own law firm in the Loop for nearly 50 years. Known for her glamorous wardrobe as well as her track record of success in the courtroom, Rago was a leader in Chicago's legal community and an advocate for women's rights long before second-wave feminism caught the attention of the American public. And she did it all while wearing her signature four-inch heels.

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Rachel Marciano
October 21, 2015

After 15 years of strengthening the university’s finances and financial reporting systems, Bonnie Frankel, vice president for Finance, retired from DePaul on Oct. 16.

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Erin Moran
October 21, 2015

The Advancement Services department of DePaul’s Office of Advancement has received the 2015 CASE Platinum Award for best practices. CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the international professional association for educational advancement, and its platinum award program is its top honor.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
October 21, 2015

DePaul Humanities Center's third annual Halloween event Oct. 29 will feature avant-garde exhibits pointing to the horror of everyday life, as well as the relationship between horror and the history of the humanities.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Jasminne Hernandez
October 19, 2015

The Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment will offer faculty and staff the opportunity to discuss how they can enrich their work with students through civic engagement at this year's fall forum on Oct. 23.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

October 19, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Mariano's grocery chain is upping its food game by hiring an executive chef to develop recipes for prepared foods and in-store dining options, reports the Chicago Tribune. Busy consumers have an appetite for high-end prepared food, which is just another way to show social status, says Joel Whalen of DePaul's Center for Sales Leadership. "What kind of reward can you grab quickly and at a reasonable price point, given the long hours you're working?" he asks.

October 15, 2015
WBEZ

The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter is a universal slogan on social media representing frustration surrounding racial profiling and excessive force used by police against African-Americans. The topic is the subject of a course taught by Michael McIntyre, director of DePaul's International Studies. McIntyre tells WBEZ's "Morning Shift" that he was in Missouri when Michael Brown was killed and was inspired to open the dialogue by teaching a class on contemporary social justice during his drive back to Chicago.

October 13, 2015
DNAinfo Chicago

Social activist and co-founder of Slow Roll Chicago, Olatunji Oboi Reed, hopes his community-based organization that uses bicycles to connect a diverse group of people will decrease violence and improve health in Chicago's South Side neighborhoods. Sustainable urban development expert Euan Hague tells DNAinfo Chicago that even though African-Americans have been "cycling for decades," there's a perception "that they don't really bike." Hague explains, "It's seen as more of a North Side-type of activity, and I think that any group that can expand biking, as (Slow Roll Chicago) is suggesting, into the South Side neighborhoods would be great."

October 13, 2015
Windy City Times

The book "This Bridge Called My Back" continues to attract new readers and inspire old ones, says Lourdes Torres, at a reading celebrating the book's 35th anniversary. Torres, director of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul, tells Windy City Times there is no argument that the book "significantly redefined our knowledge of the feminist movement and transformed our understanding of women of color, scholarship and activism."

October 12, 2015
The DePaulia

"Art just reflects the whole spectrum of life," says Julie Rodrigues Widholm in a Q&A with The DePaulia. Widholm, the new director of the DePaul Art Museum, plans to appeal to those outside the art community by looking at "global and personal issues." The DePaulia has more on the current exhibition "Idol Structures."

Events

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FASE present The 1st Annual Fashion Against HIV/AIDS Charity Show-a fashion benefit on the campus of DePaul University, which will showcase urban luxury designers within the chicagoland to raise awareness and education on HIV/AIDS.

The itinerary includes: red carpet, education panel and seminar on HIV/AIDS lead by leading disease researcher, fashion show, dance performance(s), singing performance, poetry, and pop-up shops from local designers.

Schedule of event: (It's imperative that guest arrive by no later than 5:30 PM for seating)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Join us for a special celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Hear welcome remarks by DePaul Provost Marten denBoer, PhD, and keynote address by Marca Bristo, president/CEO, Access Living. Participate in interactive sessions to understand how ADA supports all facets of life for people with disabilities, especially student learning and success. Conference agenda with breakout sessions will be emailed to registered guests.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DePaul University's College of Education Fall Forum

Curriculum for Social Justice: Grounded in Our Students' Lives

and Their Communities

The questions that frame the forum include:

-How can DePaul's Vincentian values of social justice, promoting social and ethical values, and civic engagement be actualized in K-12 curriculum?

-How can teachers develop student-centered, culturally responsive, humanistic teaching approaches that are grounded in students' lives and their communities?