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What the heck is "Vincentian Personalism anway?"


This was a question asked recently at a new employee orientation offered by the Office of Mission and Values. It is an important question.

Over the years, the university community has use the phrase "Vincentian Personalism" to capture the ways in which our Vincentian identity, values, and mission are lived out at DePaul; especially in how we serve our students, how the university relates to its employees, and how we relate to each other. While the term is a popular one with the university community, its exact meaning can be illusive as can be clarity as to the means by which the university puts this value into practice. This in-service will provide opportunity's for this important question to be asked and answered as part of an ongoing university dialogue.

The in-service normally lasts for 90 minutes and includes:

  • " A presentation on how the life of Vincent de Paul can give us insights into the meaning of the concept of "Vincentian personalism."
  • An exploration of the different perspectives that members of the university community have with respect to "Vincentian personalism," and what this value concretely demands of us as individuals, and as an institution.

Previous In-Services

  • December 14, 2004, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Housing Services In-Service
    Housing Services Office

  • December 14, 2004, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Information Services In-Service
    Information Services Office

  • January 20, 2005, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    ARC In-Service
    ARC Office

  • February 14, 2005, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Treasurer's Office In-Service
    C.N.A. 406A

  • February 15, 2005, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Treasurer's Office In-Service
    C.N.A. 19th Floor Conference Room

  • February 17, 2005, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Admissions Office In-Service
    LPC Admission Office

  • February 23, 2005, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    University Ministry In-Service
    Student Center 312

  • March 15, 2005, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Libraries In-Service
    Richardson 400 
  • April 7, 2005, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Administrative Services In-Service
    DPC 8014

  • April 19, 2005, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Education Department Chairs In-Service
    SAC 471

  • April 21, 2005, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    General Counsel, Internal Audit
    and Mission and Values In-Service
    DPC 11013

  • May 18, 2005, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
    Staff Council In-Service
    CNA 406A