Vol. 48 No. 4
Chris Anderson
October 15, 2014

The Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign launched in May 2010 with an initial goal of $250 million. That goal was met in 2012, spurring DePaul's Board of Trustees to set their sights on reaching the $300 million mark. In the end, the university raised more than $333 million by the official campaign close on June 30, 2014.

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Rachel Marciano
October 15, 2014

This week, Newsline celebrated its 45th birthday. For 45 years, Newsline has been delivering university news to the DePaul community. To commemorate the anniversary, we reached out to Allan Kipp, the original editor of Newsline who published the first issue on Oct. 14, 1969.

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Matthew von Nida and Cristina Vera
October 15, 2014

Higher education is changing - and quickly. Students today face great challenges - from issues of the rising costs of education to concerns of sustainability. The SGA aims to advance 10 initiatives this year to help students overcome hurdles.

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Dana Sutan
October 13, 2014

On Sept. 22, faith-based leaders, mental health practitioners, veteran service providers, pastoral care practitioners and other interested parties came together to launch the Multi-Faith Veterans Support Initiative, a new effort to pilot projects that will enhance the quality of life for veterans and their families.

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Jaclyn Jensen
October 15, 2014

To Jacqueline Kelly-McHale, learning music is not just a way to improve a child’s math score. To her, it is a tool for expression, creativity and imagination. That's why last spring, the associate professor in the School of Music and five of her students applied their lessons to an elementary classroom in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

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DePaul Athletics
October 15, 2014

DePaul athletics is set to host two events on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 to give the campus community and fans a first look at the 2014-15 Blue Demons. The festivities start Friday night with a block party and performance by Chicago hip hop legend Twista followed by an open practice on Saturday.

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In this DePaul Art Minute video, Louise Lincoln, director of the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, discusses the historic and compelling prints from the "Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Needles Collection."

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#DePaul In The NEWS

October 10, 2014
American Psychological Association

"Fatigue is a widespread feeling," psychologist Leonard Jason tells the American Psychological Association, "and many patients feel that characterizing the illness around this one symptom trivializes it." Jason, director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul, explains, "As the confusion lingers, patients are still having trouble getting friends, family and even their own physicians to take their symptoms seriously."

October 09, 2014
DNAinfo Chicago

Ever wonder what it's like to suffer from an illness like obsessive compulsive disorder? Video games designed in DePaul's new Play for Change lab provide players with an understanding of what it's like to live with mental illnesses or face social issues like bullying. The lab aims to develop games that "create interactive experiences dedicated to personal and social change," researcher and game designer Doris Rusch tells DNAinfo.

October 09, 2014

If you smell chocolate in Chicago, Ian Petchenik wants to know. Petchenik, a technology coordinator at DePaul, uses weather patterns and "smell reports" from the public to chart, what he dubs, the Daily Chicago Chocolate Smell Map. The online map predicts the area in which you can smell the sweet scents wafting from the Bloomer Chocolate Company. DNAinfo, WGN and Chicago Tribune have the story.

October 07, 2014
Oak Leaves

The creation of a gang-proof suit is the "fantastical" outcome of a conversation about fears between Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood youth and Jim Duignan, a visual artist and founder of the Stockyard Institute. Established to aid children in self-expression, the institute is now exploring an initiative in which children will design and build a playground. "Collectively, we can work as a group to design and develop projects about the kind of community we want to live in," says Duignan, an associate professor in DePaul's College of Education. Oak Leaves


Friday, October 17, 2014

The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR), as part of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), hosts a weekly book club in the Loop. The event is open to anyone in the DePaul community interested in cultural exchange and we especially welcome English language learners.

This Autumn Quarter, we will be reading the popular graphic novel Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. We will provide the books!

Join us for reading, conversation, laughs, and snacks!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Erica Neidlinger, conductor

The DePaul Wind Symphony begins the school year with a performance of Mennin's Canzona, Holst's Hammersmith, Vaughan Williams' Folk Song Suite, and Prelude Op. 9, No. 1 and Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 by Scriabin (trans. Reed).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014




on effective principal leadership and best practices for teaching & learning

the impact of district and national education policies on their schools

how principals can effectively advocate for policies that promote best practices


Michael Beyer, Principal, Morrill Elementary School

Troy LaRaviere, Principal, Blaine Elementary School