Vol. 49 No. 2

Articles

Kristin Claes Mathews
September 23, 2015

A nationally renowned curator of contemporary art, Julie Rodrigues Widholm joined the DePaul Art Museum as its new director Aug. 31. Newsline talks with Widholm about her vision for the museum, her nomadic childhood and her commitment to making Chicago a world-class city for the arts.

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Avery Cunningham
September 23, 2015

Now in its second year, the Chicago Housing Authority's BMO Harris Financial Literacy and Leadership Institute at the Driehaus College of Business introduced 30 Chicago inner-city high school students to the business world. Of the students inducted into the institute since last year, 63 percent of college-aged participants are currently enrolled in college.

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Rachel Marciano
September 23, 2015

For nearly 10 years, the Digital Youth Network has provided Chicago's under-resourced youth access to the ever-evolving array of tools and technology needed to be successful in today's educational and professional world. Read on to learn just some of the ways the organization is making a difference.

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Rachel Marciano
September 23, 2015

The rule of tincture states that in designing coats of arms, light-colored objects cannot be placed on light-colored backgrounds, nor dark objects on dark backgrounds. For example, a gold heart should not be placed on a white background. DePaul's coat of arms, however, does just that. Read on to learn what DePaul experts have to say on the subject.

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Jane Connelly
September 23, 2015

Throughout DePaul's history, new students have turned to friendly student groups and university publications to learn how to put their best foot forward on campus. As students head back to school this month, the University Archives looks at the history of rules and advice for freshmen, covering everything from academics to dating.

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Peter Vandenberg
September 23, 2015

The book aims to serve as an exploration of the principle ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. The contributors address the development, transformation and interconnections among 36 of the most critical terms that make up writing studies - each a highly contested focal point of significant debates about matters of power, identity and values.

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Rachel Marciano
September 23, 2015

This school year, DePaul is continuing the 2014-15 Student Government Association's affinity campaign, "On Thursdays We Wear Blue!" If you're looking for a little wardrobe inspiration, take a peek at last year's "OTWWB!" photo contest gallery to see how faculty, staff and students alike celebrated their Blue Demon pride.

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Multimedia

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Carol Hughes
September 17, 2015

The Obama administration announced plans this month to make it easier for students and families to apply for and access federal grants and loans. DePaul is onboard and preparing to make changes in its financial aid application process to align with the new federal initiatives.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

September 17, 2015
National Geographic

A tiny prehistoric shark tooth led to a big discovery for paleobiologist Kenshu Shimada, reports National Geographic. Shimada connected a tooth found in Texas with a "case of convergent evolution" that points to a "gentle giant," plankton-eating genus of shark. "I believe we have just barely begun to scratch the surface of the elusive plankton-feeding diet regime that existed in ancient marine ecosystems," says Shimada.

September 16, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new executive order allowing students and their parents to use prior-prior year income information when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will shift the behavior of applicants and colleges, writes enrollment management expert Jon Boeckenstedt in the Chronicle of Higher Eduction. Colleges will see a drop in applications because students won't need to shop around for the best deal, Boeckenstedt says Money section. "It's going to wreak some havoc about how we do business in the profession, which isn't exactly a bad thing," he adds.

September 15, 2015
WBEZ

New information regarding reprisal killings by members of the Irish Republican Army has caused disruption with Northern Ireland's two main political parties, explains associate teaching professor Nick Kachiroubas on WBEZ's "Worldview." "The Irish nationalist, or Sinn Féin, party is trying to convince the British or Unionist party that the IRA doesn't exist anymore, but the Unionist party says it has evidence that proves otherwise," Kachiroubas says.

September 15, 2015
Investor.com

Leaders should be agile, adapt to change and empower their employees to make leadership decisions within an organization, says Pamela Meyer, author of "The Agility Shift." Meyer, adjunct professor in DePaul's School for New Learning, shares with Investor.com tips for managers from her book, including how to recognized and award agility and how to respond to unexpected challenges.

September 15, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is being called upon by Pope Francis to participate in an upcoming synod where bishops can present proposals to possibly change the church's teaching on family and marriage. "Cupich is kind of identified with (the pope's) agenda of a more pragmatic pastoral approach," Catholic studies expert William Cavanaugh tells the Chicago Tribune. "I don't think it's too much of a reach to think he wants those kinds of pragmatic pastoral voices in the synod, which is bound to be kind of contentious."

Events

Friday, September 25, 2015

Join the Office of Mission and Values to celebrate St. Vincent's Feast Day with a mass and lunch.

Loop: Mass will be in the 1st Floor Lewis Center Chapel and lunch to follow at the DePaul Center 11th Floor North Cafe.

LPC: Mass will be in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel with lunch to follow in Student Center 104.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The first ever Vinny Fest will be on Friday, September 25 from 2-4 in the Quad & St. Vincent's Circle. The vision of Vinny Fest is to have a festive carnival event to build community, celebrate St. Vincent DePaul's feast day which is on September 27. Festivities could include fun games, photos with Vincent, raffle prizes, Vinny trivia, cotton candy, snacks and more!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welcome to our "FAMILY REUNION"!

The 2nd Annual Passport to DePaul: Black Global Village takes place on the Lincoln Park campus Monday, September 28th, from 10AM-6:30PM, at the Student Center, room 120. Black faculty & staff have organized this event rooted in fellowship, information and fun to connect students to resources at DePaul. Be a part of this great experience that welcomes new and returning Black students by celebrating the network of professionalism, scholarship and the creativity our community contributes to the University.