Vol. 48 No. 10
Matthew von Nida
January 07, 2015

On Thursdays We Wear Blue - or at least, that will be the case every Thursday for the rest of the school year. This January, DePaul’s Student Government Association is launching a campaign to promote affinity in the simplest of ways - through the way we dress. Wearing blue every Thursday doesn’t just promote DePaul pride and affinity. It also reminds us that we are all a part of something bigger.

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The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider
January 07, 2015

In the past week, I have received many kind words to welcome me back on campus. While I enjoyed my sabbatical in Boston, I am thrilled to be back home at DePaul.  Many of you have asked what I did on my sabbatical, which prompted me to take stock of the past five months.

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Wendy Zamaripa Smit
January 07, 2015

Starting in January, registered nurses with an associate's degree in nursing will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new specialized online degree program from DePaul. The "RN to MS in Nursing" program offers a path for registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from DePaul, as well as a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in the areas of health administration or health professions education.

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Savannah Fish
January 07, 2015

When 5 p.m. arrives, most employees head straight for the door. Not so for 70 employees at Lurie Children's Hospital and Medline, a healthcare supplies manufacturer. Instead of hopping on a bus or train, the employees head to a makeshift classroom at their workplaces to earn graduate degrees - thanks to DePaul's CEO Initiative.

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Christine Gallagher Kearney
January 07, 2015

More than 1,700 men and women serve DePaul as part-time faculty. In the School of Music and The Theatre School, part-time faculty are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or internationally known actors, designers or directors. The Driehaus College of Business faculty includes CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, while working journalists teach in the College of Communication.

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Office of Mission & Values
January 07, 2015

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Julia Neary, assistant professor of movement and acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Neary passed away early Saturday morning, just a few days after her fiftieth birthday, surrounded by her parents and her siblings. She waged a valiant battle against late stage liver and colon cancer.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

January 06, 2015

Were there three wise men bringing gifts to baby Jesus? Or two, bringing three gifts? "We have little to go on from Matthew's gospel," says scripture scholar Scott Moringiello. "We hear there are wise men, or Magi," he says, but not the number. Moringiello explores the backstory of the wise men and their gifts on WBEZ's "Morning Shift."

January 03, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Julia Neary, an assistant professor and alumna of The Theatre School at DePaul University, used her many gifts as an actress, director and choreographer to challenge and support her students, says Dean John Culbert. "In addition to the expertise Julia brought to her teaching, it was the humanity she brought to her work that set her apart," Culbert tells the Chicago Sun-Times. Neary recently died after a battle with cancer.

January 03, 2015
Modern Healthcare

"This is a fascinating board because it's more than just a health delivery system," the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University, tells Modern Healthcare. Holtschneider will chair the board of directors for Ascension, which is the nation's largest Catholic health system.

January 02, 2015
The Guardian

The beginning of a new year often includes making resolutions to break bad habits and reflecting on personal relationships. If you slip-up, it "doesn't mean you failed ... It means you're human," psychologist and procrastination expert Joe Ferrari says. In his research highlighted in The Guardian, Ferrari says people stay in relationships during the holidays and break up in the new year because, "procrastinators are very concerned with what other people think about them."

December 31, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Fantasy author Star Hall (aka Stella Atrium) talks to the Chicago Tribune about teaching writing at DePaul, reimagining women characters in sci-fi, and the rigorous academic research that informs her novels. Hall's love for research is apparent in her novels -- and inspiring in the classroom, says Peter Vandenberg, professor and chair of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse at DePaul.

December 22, 2014
My Fox Chicago

Chris and Mason Parrish didn't bond over playing catch like some fathers and sons; instead, they pitched jokes and story ideas. In one such session, Mason gave his dad, a Hollywood screenwriter and DePaul instructor, the idea for a kids action film called "Thrill Ride." Unfortunately, before the film could begin production, Mason died from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Parrish tells My Fox Chicago and Fox News how DePaul faculty, students, alumni, and the Chicago community are bringing Mason's ideas to life in "Thrill Ride."


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Public Relations and Advertising professionals and DePaul University faculty Ron Culp and Matt Ragas will be signing their new book, Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators at the Loop Campus's Barnes & Noble. Join the authors in support of their work and the College of Communication's PRAD program.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Join Public Relations and Advertising's Professional Director Ron Culp and Assistant Professor Matt Ragas as they discuss their upcoming book, "Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators: Creating Shared Value for the Organization and its Stakeholders".

Networking opportunities will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., while the lunch and program itself will be held from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Register at the link below.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Explore the dimensions of the communication field with this unique twist on the typical research presentation. Communication faculty present on various topics PechaKucha style - 20 images, 20 seconds each. Hear faculty reveal interesting insights on relationships, culture, entertainment, social media, healthcare and more with this fun, fast-paced format.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is DePaul University's annual celebration of Chinese lunar new year. Come out to enjoy authentic lunar new year dinner and exciting cultural performances by DePaul students and professional performers. It is also a great opportunity to network with new and old friends with interest in China and other Asian countries and regions. All DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as friends outside the DePaul community are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

DePaul guests, please bring your DePaul ID to check in.