2016-2017 News Archive

Traditions: Spring is here, so that means it's time for graduating senior celebrations, awards and recognitions!

Traditions: Spring is here, so that means it's time for graduating senior celebrations, awards and recognitions!

At the end of each academic year, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes the many outstanding graduating seniors who have dedicated... read more

Welcome: James Stewart

Welcome: James Stewart

James Stewart was named director of Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs in January 2017. Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student... read more

Welcome: Jodi Falk, PhD

Welcome: Jodi Falk, PhD

Jodi Falk, PhD, was named the associate director in the Center for Students with Disabilities in March 2017. In her current role, she... read more

Welcome: Katy Weseman

Welcome: Katy Weseman

Katy Weseman joined the team in New Student and Family Engagement as an associate director in March 2017. In this role, Katy... read more

Welcome: Ashlee Richardson

Welcome: Ashlee Richardson

Ashlee Richardson has been with DePaul University since January 2017 as the coordinator in the Office of New Student and... read more

Aromatherapy, healthy taste-testing two aspects of new Brain Fuel Week program addressing student stress around finals

Aromatherapy, healthy taste-testing two aspects of new Brain Fuel Week program addressing student stress around finals

From aromatherapy to dodgeball, Brain Fuel Week provides many ways for students to relieve stress before final exams. The Office of Health... read more

Assessment project provides insights into student learning through the Common Hour

Assessment project provides insights into student learning through the Common Hour

Every July, a new assessment cycle begins in the Division of Student Affairs. At this time, each of the 14 departments in Student... read more

Did You Know: DePaul administering Diverse Learning Environments survey through April 28

Did You Know: DePaul administering Diverse Learning Environments survey through April 28

The Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey was launched at DePaul on February 23, 2017, and is open until April 28, 2017. The... read more

Staff Profile: Keith Baltimore, Protestant minister

Staff Profile: Keith Baltimore, Protestant minister

At the heart of activism lies the Vincentian question: “What must be done?” Keith Baltimore in the Office of Religious Diversity seeks... read more

Did You Know: Campus Connect to-do's help keep busy students on track

Did You Know: Campus Connect to-do's help keep busy students on track

  Busy students keeping track of class work and exams, work hours, co-curricular activities and their social lives, on top of the... read more

Welcome: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

Welcome: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

Joshua Smyser-DeLeon joined DePaul in January 2017 as a university minister in Catholic Campus Ministry. In his role he is responsible for... read more

Welcome: Michelle Chong

Welcome: Michelle Chong

Michelle Chong joined DePaul University in December 2016 as the business coordinator for the Office of Student Involvement. In her... read more

Carrie Don receives Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA award

Carrie Don receives Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA award

Carrie Don, business manager for the Division of Student Affairs, was presented with the Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA... read more

Courtney James selected for inaugural cohort of NACA's Leadership and Effectiveness in Association Practices (LEAP)

Courtney James selected for inaugural cohort of NACA's Leadership and Effectiveness in Association Practices (LEAP)

Courtney James, assistant director in the Office of Student Involvement, was selected for the inaugural cohort for the leadership... read more

Student Affairs staff receive divisional awards

Student Affairs staff receive divisional awards

Each year, the division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding staff members for their work with students and contributions to important... read more

Traditions: Festival of Lights

Traditions: Festival of Lights

For the past seven years and counting, the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social change has brought together DePaul’s various cultural... read more

Kristin Hagen and Courtney James of Student Involvement awarded National Association for Campus Activities Innovation Grant for #myvotematters programming

Kristin Hagen and Courtney James of Student Involvement awarded National Association for Campus Activities Innovation Grant for #myvotematters programming

The National Association for Campus Activities’ #MyVoteMatters program was a voter engagement initiative offered exclusively to member... read more

Johnny LaSalle recognized as Outstanding Staff Professional for Discover Chicago: Queer Chicago

Johnny LaSalle recognized as Outstanding Staff Professional for Discover Chicago: Queer Chicago

Johnny LaSalle, coordinator in the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, received the Outstanding Staff Professional award for... read more

Staff Profile: Student Affairs staff on Guiding Principles on Speech and Expression review team

Staff Profile: Student Affairs staff on Guiding Principles on Speech and Expression review team

As part of DePaul’s Speech and Race Action Plan implemented in Fall Quarter 2016, a team of faculty, staff and students has been assembled... read more

Welcome: Bernard Little

Welcome: Bernard Little

Bernard Little joined DePaul University in October 2016 as the assistant dean of students in the Dean of Students Office. In his role,... read more

Welcome: Jen Kouba

Welcome: Jen Kouba

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Meet Our Student Leaders: Timmy Arnold

Meet Our Student Leaders: Timmy Arnold

Meet Timmy Arnold, a junior political science major at DePaul originally from Bloomington-Normal, Ill.  Arnold is a student employee in... read more

Timely Tips Winter 2016: It's Flu Season

Timely Tips Winter 2016: It's Flu Season

Flu season’s widespread impact is evident in the sharp increase in sniffling, coughing and sneezing throughout campus. To avoid falling... read more

Student Affairs holds second annual Professional Development Symposium

Student Affairs holds second annual Professional Development Symposium

The Division of Student Affairs held its second annual Professional Development Symposium featuring keynote speaker Lori Patton Davis of... read more

Welcome: Alyssa Rickman

Welcome: Alyssa Rickman

Alyssa Rickman joined the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness in December 2016 as the Health Promotion Coordinator. In this role, she is... read more

Welcome: Tanisha Earwin

Welcome: Tanisha Earwin

Tanisha joined the Division of Student Affairs in October 2016 as the administrative coordinator in Residential Education. In this... read more

AlcoholEdu and Haven have been introduced at DePaul

AlcoholEdu and Haven have been introduced at DePaul

​Two new educational modules were introduced to Discover and Explore Students in fall of 2015: AlcoholEdu and Haven, and this fall, it was opened up to transfer, graduate and law students. AlcoholEdu, an interactive, online program that teaches students about the effects of alcohol and how to handle tricky situations involving alcohol, and Haven, a program that educates students about healthy relationships, sexual consent and bystander intervention, are used by a number of colleges and universities across the country.​

Explore Your Purpose program officially launches

Explore Your Purpose program officially launches

​During the past several weeks, you might have seen a number of students wearing “Explore Your Purpose, DePaul University” t-shirts, and wondered what that was, exactly. Well, wonder no more: the university’s vocation, or purpose, project, “Vincentian Vision and Values” has changed its name to “Explore Your Purpose.”​

Staff profile: Gregory Moorehead, Director, Center for Students with Disabilities

Staff profile: Gregory Moorehead, Director, Center for Students with Disabilities

Please help Student Affairs welcome Gregory A. Moorehead as the new director of the Center for Students with Disabilities. Moorehead comes to DePaul from the University of Chicago, and has held positions at Rutgers and Western Michigan University. ​​

Welcome: Brittany Royce

Welcome: Brittany Royce

​Brittany Royce has been with DePaul since June 2016, and serves as the residence director for Corcoran and McCabe Halls. 

Welcome: James Thomas

Welcome: James Thomas

​James C. Thomas has been with DePaul University since May 2016, and in his current role as the program coordinator for campus activities in the Office of Student Involvement, he is responsible for the DePaul Activities Board, the Blue Demon Week Committee and Big Pink Volleyball.​

Welcome: Matt Schultz

Welcome: Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz has been with DePaul University since the summer of 2016 as the residence director for Munroe & Belden-Racine halls.... read more

Welcome: Rachana Doshi

Welcome: Rachana Doshi

Rachana Doshi joined DePaul University In August 2016 as a staff psychologist and outreach coordinator for University Counseling Services.​​

Meet Our Student Leaders: Paige Skorseth

Meet Our Student Leaders: Paige Skorseth

​Paige Skorseth is a senior health science/bioscience major, as well as captain of the DePaul cross country team and indoor and outdoor track teams.​ 

Meet Our Student Leaders: Gena Lenti

Meet Our Student Leaders: Gena Lenti

Being a student athlete is hard work:  not only are they students with class, homework and tests like everyone else, but they also have... read more

Traditions: The Dolores Huerta Breakfast

Traditions: The Dolores Huerta Breakfast

​The Dolores Huerta Breakfast, hosted by DePaul’s Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, is a tradition dating back to 2009, when it first appeared as the Oscar Romero Breakfast. ​

Timely Tips: Fall 2016

Timely Tips: Fall 2016

​Election season is upon us, and we should be doing everything we can to encourage students to register and vote.​ 

College Choice ranks DePaul among top 50 disability friendly colleges and universities

College Choice ranks DePaul among top 50 disability friendly colleges and universities

​College Choice ranked DePaul as the 28th on their list of the 50 best disability friendly colleges and universities. ​

DemonThon wins national award at Dance Marathon Leadership Conference

DemonThon wins national award at Dance Marathon Leadership Conference

​DePaul’s own DemonTHON, a 24-hour dance marathon and fundraising push benefitting the Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, was recognized at the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in July.​

James Thomas selected as a National Association for Campus Activities Leadership Fellow

James Thomas selected as a National Association for Campus Activities Leadership Fellow

​James Thomas of Student Involvement was appointed a Leadership Fellow for the National Association for Campus Activities​.

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

DePaul has established a new, off-campus housing service website. Summer is prime moving season, and students, faculty and staff who... read more

Traditions: Orientation

Traditions: Orientation

  “Premiere DePaul is the gateway experience for new,... read more

University launches retention initiative aimed at low-performing students

University launches retention initiative aimed at low-performing students

  Between the 2013-14 and 2015-16 academic years, the number of low-performing freshmen at the... read more

Meet Our Student Leaders:  Marisol Villasenor

Meet Our Student Leaders: Marisol Villasenor

Meet student leader, Marisol Villasenor. She is a junior majoring in psychology with a concentration in human services. She was born... read more

Meet Our Student Leaders:  Nicole Ashley

Meet Our Student Leaders: Nicole Ashley

Meet student leader, Nicole Ashley. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology with a concentration in human services and a minor in... read more

Student Affairs staff pen chapters in new Opportunity Gap book

Student Affairs staff pen chapters in new Opportunity Gap book

​​Did you know? Three Student Affairs staff members recently penned a few chapters in the publication of "Closing the Opportunity... read more

Dorothy Griggs Staff Profile

Dorothy Griggs Staff Profile

On April 29, Tedx DePaul University showcased 12 speakers from our university community—faculty, staff, students and alumni—who delivered... read more