DePaul psychology professor receives Fulbright to study childrearing practices in Nepal
Starting in January, Karen Budd, a professor of psychology, will spend five months at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal as a senior scholar on a Fulbright fellowship.
A clinical and scholarly expert on parenting, with a particular interest in cultural perspectives on parenting, Budd will use her fellowship to conduct a qualitative study on parental attitudes about acceptable and unacceptable childrearing practices in Nepal. The research will build on prior work Budd conducted with colleagues to develop a measure of parenting attitudes for use with ethnically diverse parents in the U.S. While in Nepal, Budd also will teach classes in psychology and work with faculty to explore the possibility of developing a clinical training program for graduate students at Tribhuvan University.
- Elizabeth Clements
DePaul psychology professor selected as 2014 Dow Visiting Scholar
This February, Deacon Joseph Ferrari, professor of Psychology and St. Vincent de Paul professor, will participate in the 2014 Dow Visiting Scholar and Artists Program at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan.
Ferrari is one of seven international nominees. Over the course of three days, he will deliver several lectures to staff, faculty, students and the general public. The public lecture will focus on procrastination, one of Ferrari’s main areas of academic expertise. Other lecture topics will include community psychology, DePaul’s service learning program and assessing institutional mission.
- Elizabeth Clements
Nursing professor named president of Chicago American Heart Association Board of Directors
The American Heart Association named Karen Larimer, assistant professor in DePaul’s School of Nursing, as the incoming president of the Chicago Board of Directors. She will be the first nurse to hold such a position.
As an acute care nurse practitioner whose career started in the field of heart failure, transplant and interventional cardiology, Larimer focuses academically on cardiovascular disease risk reduction and community health. She is an active AHA volunteer and has served as the chair of the Go Red for Women Ambassador Committee, among many other leadership roles for the organization.
Larimer will step into her new role as president on July 1, 2016.
- Elizabeth Clements
Director of DePaul Community Music Division recognized by National Guild
Susanne Baker, founder and director of DePaul’s Community Music Division in the School of Music, received a 2013 Milestone Certificate of Appreciation from the National Guild for Community Arts Education at a ceremony on Nov. 1. Now in its second year, the Milestone program honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting and advancing community arts education for more than 20 years.
Baker is one of seven community arts education leaders from across the country to earn the recognition this year. DePaul’s Community Music Division, founded in 1988, serves 750 students in the Chicago area with a faculty of 70 teaching artists. She also teaches piano pedagogy and coordinates the group piano program as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Music.
- Elizabeth Clements
DePaul designated a Fair Trade University
This past fall, DePaul University officially earned the designation of a Fair Trade University. DePaul students first launched the fair trade campaign in October 2012 and formed a student organization called The DePaul Fair Trade University Committee. Together, the students worked with departments across campus to complete all of the Fair Trade Colleges & Universities’ requirements to earn the designation.
DePaul joins Fair Trade universities and colleges across the country, helping millions of farmers, artisans and their families obtain fair wages, access to credit, worker protection and investments in community development.
— Elizabeth Clements
Communication professor only academic to join new public relations organization
Page Up, a new public relations organization consisting of 80 top staff leaders in major U.S. corporations, agencies and universities, inducted Matt Ragas, assistant professor in the College of Communication. Ragas is the only inductee from an academic workplace. His research focuses on corporate and political communication.
Page Up is open to senior communicators nominated by members who work at their organizations. The organization is part of the Arthur W. Page Society, which consists of chief communications officers of Fortune 500 corporations, the CEOs of the world’s largest public relations agencies and leading academics from the nation’s top business and communication schools.
Ragas looks forward to sharing what is on the minds of the nation’s top corporate communicators with his students so they are best prepared to advance their careers and create value for their organizations.
— Brandon Davis
Nursing professor becomes new fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Mona Shattell, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is one of the newest fellows inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Each year the American Academy of Nursing selects 100 to 150 nurses from the thousands of nurses engaged in scholarship to become members.
Shattell is a recognized international expert on inpatient psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Her work influences policy and practice that benefits people coping with psychiatric disorders.
The American Academy of Nursing has inducted two other DePaul professors, Bill Cody and Karyn Holm, both from the School of Nursing.
In addition, Shattell is now an associate editor of Advances in Nursing Science.
— Brandon Davis
DePaul’s College of Education recognized as top Illinois institution
DePaul University has been named one of the top colleges for teacher education in the Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation.” The ranking honors higher education institutions in Illinois that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012.
Known for its commitment to education excellence and comprehensive curriculum, DePaul’s College of Education graduated 645 students in 2012 ranking DePaul six out of 53 schools on the list.
The College Database analyzed data from resources such as the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System, National Center for Education Statistics and Carnegie Classification to determine each school’s qualification and ranking.
- Wendy Zamaripa
DePaul earns high marks in international business school ranking
DePaul's business school has placed 13th among U.S. schools in the Three Palms-Excellent Business Schools category of an international business school ranking issued by Eduniversal, a Paris-based educational consulting organization.
The ranking is based on a survey of 1,000 business school deans from 154 countries who were asked about international influence, reputation and program quality of peer business schools. School accreditations and other academic rankings also factored into the results. DePaul’s ranking encompassed both the undergraduate and graduate business programs.
“These rankings show our business school’s growing international reputation for academic excellence across a wide range of business study,” said Ray Whittington, dean of the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. “Much of our reputation can be attributed to our stellar faculty of scholars and business practitioners who emphasize a real-world, global perspective in the classroom.”
Visit the Driehaus website to learn about other high marks various DePaul degree programs earned in the ranking. — Robin Florzak
Community Impact Consortium honors Geoff Smith
At their annual Impact Summit held this year in Chicago in October, the Community Impact Consortium selected Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, as one of three Emerging Leader award recipients. The Emerging Leaders award honors leaders under the age of 45 who have made an extraordinary contribution to their field while improving community conditions and well-being.
Smith received this award for his work in making housing data publicly available and his commitment to working with local nonprofits dedicated to housing and community development.
Under his leadership, the Institute for Housing Studies has emerged as a critical resource for timely research, policy analysis and data that informs local and national policy debates surrounding neighborhood stability and the preservation and production of affordable rental housing.
Professor inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame
This past October, the College of Education at Illinois State University inducted five alumni into its Hall of Fame. Illinois State University recognized Beverly Trezek, associate professor in the College of Education, for her contributions to the field of education. She specializes in special education and literacy instruction. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Trezek also is a published scholar and expert on Visual Phonics and has developed a ground-breaking method to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing children how to read. - Brandon Davis
Society of Typographic Arts recognizes Bob Zeni
The Society of Typographic Arts honored Bob Zeni, adjunct professor in the College of Communication, as its 2013 fellow.
With focus geared towards graduate students in advertising, journalism, marketing and public relations, Zeni teaches concepts of communication design and an introduction to Adobe Creative Suite.
STA is Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. It gives members the opportunity to participate in the Chicago design community and develops high profile publications, including Trademarks USA and Fifty Years of Graphic Design in Chicago.
- Brandon Davis
DePaul recognized for academic achievements
The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year College Students awarded a Delta Award at the Silver Level to the DePaul chapter. Chapters that demonstrate a dramatic increase in membership receive the award.
“There has been a 37 percent increase in our chapter’s membership when we look at 2011-12 to 2012-13,” said Toni Fitzpatrick, advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta and associate director in the Office of New Student and Family Engagement. This increase represents 119 new members for the DePaul chapter.
Students who maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher throughout their first year of college become members of the honor society.
- Brandon Davis
DePaul entrepreneurship program ranks in top 25 nationwide
The Princeton Review annually ranks the top 25 national undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, providing students with a competitive edge in their entrepreneurial pursuit. This year, the survey included DePaul’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the nation’s best at number 24.
“At DePaul University we have an active group of students and professionals who are highly committed to entrepreneurship,” said Harold Welsch, Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship program director and professor of management. “This includes dedicated faculty, Coleman Center Staff, student groups and individual students who have a vision that entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our economy that will spark the turnaround of the future growth of our country.”
The Princeton Review surveyed undergraduate colleges by asking questions that covered: the schools level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and the number and reach of their mentorship programs.
– Brandon Davis
Wolfson selected as winner of Justice John Paul Stevens Award
The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation selected Judge Warren Wolfson, distinguished visiting professor in the College of Law, as a winner of the Justice John Paul Stevens Award. Wolfson, who served as interim dean for two years in the College of Law from 2009 to 2011, received this prestigious recognition for demonstrating extraordinary integrity and service to the community throughout his more than 50-year law career.
As a judge for more than 33 years in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court, he was known for his impartiality, courage and dedication to the law. While dean, he worked with faculty to establish DePaul’s Institute of Advocacy & Dispute Resolution. Throughout his career, Wolfson has consistently had an impact on the next generation of lawmakers by making it a priority to teach and coach students, lawyers and fellow judges.
- Elizabeth Clements