Vol. 50 No. 6
Brady Johnson
October 06, 2016

Increasing competition, rising costs, flat or declining populations in several key markets, and an unsettled budgetary environment in Illinois have made enrollment outcomes more unpredictable for all colleges and universities, and DePaul is no exception. In the face of mounting external pressures, the university enrolled 23,110 students this fall, or 99.6 percent of the projected target.

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Articles

Makayla Mizser
October 06, 2016

DePaul's Teaching Commons Workshop Series presents another year full of professional development opportunities for the 2016-17 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the free events that provide educators the necessary tools for the success of their students.

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Ric Popp
October 06, 2016

Every year, Student Government Association, DePaul Central and other university offices encourage students to "Keep Calm and do the FAFSA" as soon as they return from winter break. Because many students were unaware of recent changes to this year's filing process, DePaul faculty and staff are encouraged to help students understand the importance of completing the FAFSA by Nov. 15.

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Rachel Marciano
October 06, 2016

As an adjunct faculty member in the Driehaus College of Business, Clancy Ryan gives students the opportunity to execute real-life sales plans that have a positive impact on their peers and the broader Chicago community. Read on to learn how he makes DePaul students world ready.

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Ben Craig
October 06, 2016

Managing a busy schedule can be a challenge, especially when that schedule involves tiny tots or other dependents. Luckily DePaul offers several benefits to help faculty and staff parents manage their families' time and well-being.

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Rachel Marciano
October 06, 2016

As of Oct. 1, all DePaul faculty, staff and students can use their DePaul ID to gain free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago, thanks to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' collaboration with the Art Institute's University Partner Program.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Lucil Macwan
October 04, 2016

Chicago artists, academics and community groups will gather at DePaul University, Columbia College and other Chicago locations throughout October to address issues of climate change. All events are open to the public and most have free admission.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

October 04, 2016
National Geographic

Teeth are the key to a new discovery of an ancient shark that theoretically swam along both the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. "The fact that such a large ... shark with such a wide geographic distribution had evaded recognition until now indicates just how little we still know about the Earth's ancient marine ecosystem," paleobiologist Kenshu Shimada tells Live Science and The Christian Science Monitor. National Geographic writes more about this "extinct car-size shark."

September 29, 2016
NPR Illinois

Bad credit ratings mean the state of Illinois pays higher interest costs when selling bonds, says Martin Luby, a public finance expert. He tells NPR Illinois the state's poor fiscal standing is dragging down credit ratings for other entities, including Illinois' public universities. "In the capital markets, we call that the 'Illinois penalty,'" says Luby.

September 28, 2016
Reel Chicago

Reel Chicago reports that television and film writers whose credits include "Law and Order: SVU," "Top Gun" and "Die Hard" will share strategies for emerging writers at DePaul's Courier 12 screenwriting conference. Faculty from the School of Cinematic Arts will lead discussions on writing diversity and project development.

Events

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:00pm: Reception

6:30-8:00pm: Presentation

Why is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops planning to release a pastoral letter on racism in 2018, nearly 40 years after their last statement? Will this statement help us navigate the recent struggles dividing our communities? This talk will examine the Catholic Church's response to racism since Vatican II and how changing attitudes will help or hinder the outlook of race relations not only in this country but throughout the world.