History & Timeline

 
Earliest view of St. Vincent's Church, circa 1875, with Fr. Smith's "farm" in foreground (photo courtesy DePaul Archives).

November 14, 1875

Church Cornerstone Laid

Members of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) arrived in Chicago from LaSalle, Ill. The cornerstone was laid for a church building at the northeast corner of Webster and Osgood (now Kenmore Ave.) (see 1898). The founding pastor was the Rev. Thomas Smith, C.M., and the area around the church was referred to as his "farm."

May 2, 1897

Church Dedication

A new church (the present St. Vincent's Church) was dedicated by the Most Rev. Patrick Feehan, first Archbishop of Chicago. Archbishop Feehan urged the Vincentians to open a new college on a site adjoining the recently erected church.

 
Faculty and students from the first class

1898

First Year Enrollment

Estimates vary from 69 to 72, recorded at 70 students at year's end. Tuition for the 10-month term was $40.

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June 30, 1898

St. Vincent's College Established

Classes opened in the original St. Vincent's Church, refurbished and renamed the College Building at Webster and Osgood (now Kenmore Ave.) on September 5. The College Building had classrooms on the first floor; classrooms and offices on the second floor; and a third floor, added during remodeling, that was named St. Vincent's College Hall.

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1898

First Athletic Teams

The first football and baseball teams were formed for intercollegiate competition. Uniforms bore a large D leading to the nickname D-men (see 1922).

1898

Founding Faculty

There were seven original faculty members, including the Rev. Thomas F. Levan, C.M. (see 1920). The college began operations without a president.

June 19, 1899

First Graduates

Mark Ignatius Sheridan and William David O'Brien receive bachelor of arts degrees. Sheridan became superintendent of the City of Chicago Water Department, and O'Brien became auxiliary bishop of Chicago and later titular archbishop and president of the Catholic Church Extension Society.

June 19, 1899

First Commencement

The first commencement was held in College Hall.

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January 2, 1899

Rev. Peter V. Byrne, C.M.

The Rev. Peter V. Byrne, C.M., assumed the presidency (see 1909).

1901

School Color

The student body voted to select blue as the school color, signifying loyalty.

1903

Alumni Association Established

Mark Sheridan, one of DePaul's first graduates, organized the Alumni Association in the spring.

1904

Administration Building

Erected immediately to the west of St. Vincent's Church, it included offices, a library and faculty apartments. The structure, later named the Vincentian Residence, served as the main residence for the Vincentians for 48 years and is still in use. (See 1952.)

1906

College Building Razed

The original building at Webster and Osgood was razed and construction begun on a six-story structure on the same site

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December 24, 1907

DePaul University Chartered

St. Vincent's College was chartered as DePaul University. The name was derived from St. Vincent de Paul, who founded the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) in France in the 17th century.

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1907

The Barn

The College Theater (dubbed "The Barn" by students) was just south of the Lyceum at 2219 N. Sheffield Ave. It was demolished in 1979.

1907

Enrollment

Enrollment was less than 200.

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1907

The Lyceum Constructed

Lcated at 2235 N. Sheffield Ave., it was constructed to hold the library and administrative offices. It was demolished in the summer of 1987.

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1907

New Construction

The building at Webster and Osgood (now Kenmore Avenue) was completed and served a variety of educational purposes. The Lyceum Building, 2235 N. Sheffield Ave., and the College Theatre, 2219 N. Sheffield Ave., were constructed. The total cost of the three buildings was $500,000. (See 1979.)

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May 1, 1909

Second President

The Rev. John Martin, C.M., was named DePaul's second president, succeeding the Rev. Peter V. Byrne, C.M., who resigned the post after 10 years in office (see 1899).

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August 1, 1910

Third President

The Rev. Francis Xavier McCabe, C.M., arrived at DePaul on July 27 and succeeded the Rev. John Martin, C.M., as the third DePaul president.

1910

Alumni Increases

DePaul had 51 total alumni.

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July, 1911

Women Admitted

DePaul admitted women to summer programs. It was among the first Catholic institutions in the country to implement this progressive admissions policy.

1912

First Honorary Degree

The first honorary degree on record, an LL.D., was presented to Howard N. Ogden, founder and president of the Illinois College of Law.

June, 1912

First Female Graduate

The first women to graduate from DePaul, Sister Mary Clemenza Leahy and Sister Mary Teresita, received bachelor of arts degrees

1912

New Colleges Added

The Illinois College of Law affiliated with DePaul. The College of Commerce and the School of Music were organized. The School of Music was housed in the Lyceum Building.

1912

Enrollment

Enrollment was reported at 540.

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January 13, 1913

First Business Classes

The first College of Commerce classes were offered on campus, making it one of the 10 oldest business colleges in the nation.

1914

Loop Campus Established

Commerce classes moved downtown to the Powers Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., inaugurating DePaul's Loop Campus.

1915

Loop Campus Expands

Law day classes and the library moved to the Lincoln Park Campus, and the night school relocated to the Chicago Business College at Wabash Avenue and Adams Street. In July, commerce and law classes moved to the Tower Building at Michigan Avenue and Madison Street.

1916

First Accreditation

The first DePaul academic program was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.

1918

Student Army Training Corps Established

With the entry of the United States into World War I, DePaul's president, the Rev. Francis X. McCabe, C.M., encouraged the formation of a DePaul unit of the Student Army Training Corps. In September, the College Theatre was converted into barracks by the Army, and 280 students were inducted.

July 13, 1919

First International Honorary Degree

An honorary LL.D. was conferred upon Eamon De Valera, the president of the Irish Republic. It was DePaul's first award given to an internationally known figure.

1920

Alumni Increase

DePaul had 539 total alumni.

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1920

Fourth President

DePaul's president, the Rev. Francis Xavier McCabe, C.M., was transferred to another post (see 1910). The Rev. Thomas F. Levan, C.M., succeeded him as the fourth DePaul president in April (see 1989, 1976).

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1922

DePaul Nickname Established

The nickname Blue Demons first appeared in print. The name evolved from "D-men," the term for DePaul athletes, who had a large'D' on their blue letter sweaters. (See 1900, 1901.)

1923

Newspaper Renamed

The DePaul Poll Parrot was renamed the DePaulia and the editorial content refocused on news.

1923

New Enrollment Record

Enrollment reached 3,000, a 50 percent increase from 1920.

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April 18, 1923

New Arts & Sciences Building

The ground was broken for a Liberal Arts and Sciences Building (renamed Thomas Levan Center in 1976) on Osgood Street (now Kenmore Avenue). Students began classes in the new building in September.

1924

First Intercollegiate Sport

DePaul's first official record of intercollegiate competition was established in basketball. The team finished the 1923-24 season with 86 wins under Coach Robert Stevenson and Team Captain Joe Hoban.

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1926

Nursing Department Established

The Department of Nursing Education was organized at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital.

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July 14, 1928

New Loop Building

The downtown departments moved into leased quarters at 64 E. Lake St. on July 14. This will be DePaul's downtown home for 30 years (see 1958).

1930

Drama Department Established

The Drama Department was organized.

1930

Alumni Increase

Total alumni exceeded 2,700.

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1930

Fifth President

The Rev. Francis V. Corcoran, C.M., was named the fifth DePaul president in June, succeeding the Rev. Thomas F. Levan, C.M. (see 1920, 1935).

1930

School of Music Moves to Loop

The School of Music moved downtown from the Lyceum Building. The Liberal Arts and Sciences library and executive offices moved to the Lyceum Building. The executive offices remained in the Lyceum and at 64 E. Lake St. for 28 years.

October, 1934

The DePaul Alumni Published

The first issue of "The DePaul Alumni" was published. A quarterly, it was the first university publication directed to an audience other than students.

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December 9, 1935

Sixth President

The Rev. Michael J. O'Connell, C.M., was inaugurated as the sixth DePaul President, succeeding the Rev. Francis V. Corcoran, C.M., who resigned due to illness (see 1930, 1944).

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1936

Enrollment

Enrollment exceeded 6,000.

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October 19, 1937

Hall of Science

The cornerstone was laid for the Hall of Science at 1036 W. Belden Ave., later named O'Connell Hall (see 1976). The cost was $250,000 and the building was completed in spring 1938. The facility provided classrooms, offices and laboratories for the physics, biology and chemistry departments.

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1938

Enrollment

Enrollment reached 8,000.

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1938

Hall of Science Opens

The Hall of Science, later named O'Connell Hall, opened in the spring.

1938

Elementary Education Offered

The Department of Elementary Education was established, reportedly the only one in the Midwest and one of six in the United States.

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1940

Alumni Increases

The total number of alumni exceeded 7,600.

1941

Wartime Training

DePaul offered its facilities for military war training.

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1942

Military Training

DePaul was chosen to offer V-1 training to men between 17 and 19 who are freshmen and sophomores. Enrollees take regular college programs and special courses for examinations for Navy officers' courses upon graduation.

April, 1942

Ray Meyer Arrives

Ray Meyer was appointed head men's basketball coach (see 1984).

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1942

War-time Training

DePaul announced tuition-free courses to train men and women for war industry work in March. Day and evening classes included production supervision, radio technician training, chemistry and mathematics.

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1942

Airline Hostessing Courses

DePaul offered accredited courses in airline hostessing, one of the many careers in the growing flight industry pursued by DePaul students.

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1944

Seventh President

The Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M., succeeds the Rev. Francis V. Corcoran, C.M., as the seventh DePaul president in October (see 1935, 1963).

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1945

NIT Champions

The Blue Demons men's basketball team, coached by Ray Meyer and led by George Mikan, won the National Invitational Tournament, the first and only postseason basketball tourney won by a DePaul basketball team.

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September 1, 1946

College of Physical Education

The American College of Physical Education affiliated with DePaul.

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1947

Irish Library

DePaul opened an Irish Library at the Lincoln Park Campus, the first to be considered a 'special collection.'

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1948

Enrollment

Enrollment reached 11,500.

September, 1948

MBA Program Established

DePaul's College of Commerce introduced a master of business administration (MBA) program.

September 25, 1948 - July 19, 1949

Golden Jubilee Celebration

DePaul's Golden Jubilee celebration began with a Solemn Pontifical Mass and began a yearlong celebration.

September, 1950

Faculty Hall

Construction began on Faculty Hall (see 1952). It was the first piece of the building and expansion plan developed by DePaul's president, the Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M., and Board of Lay Trustees.

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1950

Track and Field

DePaul had a track and athletic field at Belden and Sheffield, future home of Alumni Hall and now the Student Center.

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1950

Alumni Increases

The total number of alumni exceeded 14,750.

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November 29, 1952

Faculty Hall Dedicated

Faculty Hall, 2233 N. Kenmore Ave., a 35-room residence for members of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) was dedicated. It was the first new construction on campus in 14 years. Previously, the Vincentians lived in the Vincentian Residence. (See 1904.)

October, 1953

Auditorium Fundraising

DePaul's president, the Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M., announced a $5.5 million fundraising program, with the objective of building an all-purpose auditorium at Belden and Sheffield avenues (see 1956).

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1953

Student Activities

"Chicken fights" were popular in the 1950s.

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1954

University Seal

In the spring, DePaul adopted an armorial seal with a traditional coat of arms and a new university motto: "Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi" (I will show you the way of wisdom. Proverbs, IV, 11).

1954

Placement Bureau Established

DePaul established the Placement Bureau (later the Career Center) in September.

October 3, 1955

Alumni Hall

The ground was broken for Alumni Hall, 1011 W. Belden Ave.

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1955

Enrollment

University enrollment was reported at 7,701.

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October 14, 1955

Lewis Center

The Frank J. Lewis Foundation gave the 18-story Kimball Building (now the Lewis Center) at 25 E. Jackson Blvd. to DePaul. It was the largest gift to the university to date and included ownership of land on which the building stands. Plans were for the building to be occupied by the College of Commerce, the Graduate School, the College of Law, the School of Music and the University College (evening liberal arts programs). (See 1958).

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December 16, 1956

Alumni Hall Dedicated

Alumni Hall was dedicated and blessed by his Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago. The cost was $2 million. The physical education faculty moved into the building from leased quarters that it had occupied since it joined DePaul in 1946. The building included classrooms, offices, an arena, gymnasium, swimming pool, locker rooms, handball courts and the first on-campus cafeteria. (See 1953, 2000.)

1957

School of Music Moves

The School of Music moved to the Lewis Center from 64 E. Lake St. in August.

1958

College of Law Moves

The College of Law moved to the Lewis Center from 64 E. Lake St. in January, followed by the three remaining divisions at 64 E. Lake St. in May (see 1928). For the first time since 1912, all DePaul operations were housed in university-owned facilities. The executive offices moved to the Lewis Center from the Lyceum Building on Sheffield Ave.

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1960

Enrollment

Enrollment reported at 8,745, and total alumni numbered nearly 26,000.

1961

Women's Board Formed

The DePaul University Women's Board is formed and Mrs. Lydon Wild is named the first president.

October, 1962

Program for Greatness Campaign

DePaul's president, the Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M., announced a $22.4 million Program for Greatness, with $11.3 million earmarked for physical plant expansion of the Lincoln Park Campus and $11.1 million for continued improvement of faculty salaries, research opportunities, broadening of the student scholarship program and increasing cultural, religious and academic programs. The campaign is expected to conclude in conjunction with the university's 75th anniversary in 1973.

May, 1962

School of Education Established

The School of Education was established to unify and give consistency to teacher education programs in various colleges of the university.

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September, 1962

Honors Programs Established

The Honors Program was established in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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April, 1963

Lincoln Park Campus

The north side campus was officially designated the Lincoln Park Campus.

1964

New Philosophy Curriculum

Existentialism and phenomenology courses were added to the philosophy curriculum, representing the first major pioneering change in undergraduate programs offered by American Catholic institutions in 200 years

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December, 1963

Eighth President

The Rev. John R. Cortelyou, C.M., assumed DePaul's presidency, succeeding the Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley. Fr. Cortelyou was the first scientist named to the post; his predecessors were theologians.

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1965

Religious Foundation

Nuns in full habit were a common sight on campus in the 1960s.

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1966

Schmitt Foundation Gift

DePaul received a $1 million cash gift, the largest to date in DePaul's history, from the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation, and announced that the five-story learning and library complex under construction at 2323 N. Seminary Ave. on the Lincoln Park Campus would be named for this benefactor.

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1967

Quarter System

The undergraduate and graduate semester system changed to the quarter system

1967

Schmitt Academic Center

The Arthur J. Schmitt Academic Center (SAC) opened on the Lincoln Park Campus (see 1966).

1967

DePaul College Established

DePaul College, the university's general education component for all undergraduates, was established. It was organized into four divisions: humanities (art, history, literature, and music), natural sciences and mathematics, philosophy-religion, and social-behavioral sciences.

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1967

Black Student Union Established

African-American students at DePaul established the Black Student Union. The number of African-American students at DePaul increased from about 150 to about 500 during the 1960s.

1967

First Doctoral Programs

The North Central Association of Colleges and Universities approved DePaul's first doctoral programs in biological sciences, philosophy and psychology.

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1968

Byrne Hall

The DePaul Academy, the high school at 2219 N. Kenmore Ave., operated by the Vincentian Fathers of the Western Province, closed after 70 years of service to Catholic education. The building is given to DePaul for academic purposes and named the Academy Building and later Peter Byrne Hall (see 1976). The Department of Psychology was the first to move in.

1968

Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association established an awards program, with honors to be given annually to graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in their fields and/or service to humankind.

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1970

New Buildings

Construction was completed on a six-story residence hall, DePaul's first permanent student residence, at 2312 N. Clifton Ave. on the Lincoln Park Campus (see 1976).

1970

First University Senate

DePaul organized the first university senate, a 75-member body comprised of students, faculty and staff, with a representative voice in the institution's affairs.

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1970

Anti-war Demonstrations

Like most universities, DePaul was the site of anti-war demonstrations in the 1960s and 70s.

1971

Mental Health Center Established

DePaul receives a two-year, $150,000 matching grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Illinois Department of Mental Health to establish a mental health clinic (named the Mental Health Center), the only funded facility of its kind in the country attached to a department of psychology.

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1971

Stuart Center

Construction was completed on a three-story student union at 2324 N. Seminary Ave. on the Lincoln Park Campus, named the University Center (see 1978), and renamed the Stuart Center in 1978.

1971

Computer Science

DePaul created courses in computer science, required for all College of Commerce majors.

1971

Small Business Institute

The College of Commerce established the Small Business Institute.

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1971

School of Music Anniversary

The School of Music observed its 60th anniversary.

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1972

Finchley Building

DePaul purchased the 15-story Finchley Building at 23 E. Jackson Blvd., adjacent to the 18-story Lewis Center, for $1.2 million, increasing downtown campus space by 20 percent.

1972

School for New Learning

The School for New Learning, one of the nation's first colleges dedicated to adult education, was established.

1972

Art for DePaul

The Women's Board and university officials launched the Art for DePaul program to acquire and establish a university collection of fine art (see 1979).

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1972

Student Traditions

The annual mudball competition was a rite of spring.

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1973

New MBA Programs

DePaul established a master of science degree program in taxation and master of business administration program in systems management, both through the Graduate School of Business.

1973

Program for Greatness

The campaign surpassed its $32 million fundraising goal (see 1962).

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1973

75th Anniversary

DePaul began a yearlong 75th anniversary observance.

1974

Suburban Campus Opens

The School for New Learning opened the Northwest Learning Center in Park Ridge, the first DePaul program to be offered in a suburb (see 1977).

1975

Department of Special Collections

DePaul officially established the Department of Special Collections at the Lincoln Park Campus library (headquartered in the Schmitt Academic Center).

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1976

Tree of Wisdom

DePaul designed and adopted the "tree of wisdom" logo, representing the human form and a modified cruciform, the latter reflecting the Catholic roots of the university.

1976

Campus Expansion

DePaul acquired the west portion of the former McCormick Theological Seminary Campus, including seven acres for the Lincoln Park Campus and five buildings: McCabe Hall, Corcoran Hall, Cortelyou Commons, the Hayes-Healy gymnasium (demolished in 2005) and a maintenance building. The parcel also included tennis courts that are now the site of the Sullivan Athletic Center.

1976

Buildings Renamed

The university named five buildings in honor of former DePaul presidents: the Academy Building, 2219 N. Kenmore Ave., was renamed Peter Vincent Byrne Hall; the Liberal Arts and Science Building, 2322 N. Kenmore Ave., was renamed the Thomas Levan Center; the Science Hall East, 1036 W. Belden Ave., was renamed the Michael J. O'Connell Center; Zenos Hall, 900 W. Belden Ave., (acquired in the 1976 McCormick Theological Seminary west campus purchase) was renamed Francis X. McCabe Hall; and Alumni Hall, 910 W. Belden Ave., (also acquired in the 1976 McCormick Theological Seminary purchase and not the similarly named building at 1011 W. Belden Ave.) was renamed Francis V. Corcoran Hall. In addition, the Residence Hall, 2312 N. Clifton Ave., was renamed Clifton Hall (and later Munroe Hall). (See 1923, 1937, 1970.)

1977

New Milestone

DePaul reached a milestone when the total degrees awarded surpassed 50,000 at academic year convocations.

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1977

School of Music Moves

The School of Music moved to the Stone Building (acquired in the 1977 McCormick Theological Seminary east campus purchase) on the Lincoln Park Campus (see 1978).

1977

Campus Expansion

DePaul acquired the east portion of the former McCormick Theological Seminary Campus, including 4.3 acres and what is now Concert Hall, the Stone Building (later the Fine Arts Building) and McGaw Hall.

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1978

Concert Hall

The McClure Chapel, 800 W. Belden Ave., acquired in the 1977 McCormick Theological Seminary east campus purchase, was renamed Concert Hall.

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1978

Stuart Center

The Gymnasium Building, 940 W. Belden Ave., acquired in the 1976 McCormick Theological Seminary west campus purchase, was renamed the Hayes/Healy Athletic Building in honor of a $250,000 gift from philanthropists Ramona (nee Hayes) and John Healy, which funded its renovation.

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1978

Goodman/DePaul School of Drama

DePaul acquired the 47-year-old Goodman School of Drama, an integral part of the Art Institute of Chicago for nearly 50 years. The academic unit, which offered both graduate and undergraduate programs, was named the Goodman/DePaul School of Drama.

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1978

Stuart Center

The student union, University Hall, on the Lincoln Park Campus was renamed the Harold L. Stuart Center in recognition of the philanthropist's bequest.

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1979

Final Four

The Blue Demons reached the final four in NCAA tournament competition for the first time in DePaul's history. Ray Meyer, DePaul's head varsity basketball coach, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, only the fourth active coach to be so honored (see 1942, 1984). In the fall, he earned his 600th career victory in the third game of the season, one of a handful of coaches to reach this career milestone.

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1979

Barn Demolished

"The Barn," the student nickname for the College Theatre on the Lincoln Park Campus, was demolished. It was constructed in 1907 and used as a theatre and auditorium (until 1918), World War I army barracks, the home of the Blue Demons (until 1956) and then for intramural sports and student social activities. (See 1907.)

1979

Proficiency Testing

DePaul began requiring academic proficiency testing and counseling for all freshmen and some transfer students for the first time in its history.

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1980

Joey Meyer

The Blue Demons ended the regular season with a 26-1 record and finished first in the Associated Press and United Press International polls for the first time. Joseph (Joey) Meyer was selected to succeed his father, Ray Meyer, as DePaul's head basketball coach when the elder retires. The younger Meyer had been an assistant basketball coach at DePaul since 1971.

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1980

O'Malley Place

The university dedicated the Finchley Building at 23 E. Jackson Blvd. as Comerford J. O'Malley Place in honor of the Vincentian educator who served DePaul since 1934 as philosophy professor, dean of the College of Commerce, president (1944-1964) and chancellor (1964-1981).

1980

School of Accountancy

The College of Commerce launched a five-year program in accountancy through its new School of Accountancy, the only academic unit of its kind in an urban area, and one of only 11 such professional schools in the United States.

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1980

Record Enrollment

Enrollment was 13,356 students, the eighth consecutive increase and a record high for DePaul. Of the total, 47 percent are female, 18 percent were students of color, and 41 percent were adults age 26 and older. DePaul had the second largest enrollment of African-Americans and Hispanics among private universities in Illinois. There were 698 faculty members (398 full time and 300 part time).

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1980

Horizon Center

The men's basketball team began playing home games in the 17,000-seat Horizon Center in suburban Rosemont, triple the 5,300-seat capacity of Alumni Hall, which had served as the home game court since 1956

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1981

Administration Center

DePaul acquired the 10-story Lyon & Healy Building at 64 E. Jackson Blvd. The building was named the Administration Center and housed academic and administrative offices.

1981

84th Anniversary

DePaul offered over 50 undergraduate programs, 47 master's degree programs, three doctoral programs and the juris doctorate.

1981

Basketball

The men's basketball team ended the regular season with a 27-1 record and finished first in the Associated Press and United Press International polls for the second consecutive year. The team drew the top seed in the NCAA Midwest regional and fell to St. Joseph College, 49-48.

1981

Commencement Records

DePaul awarded over 2,600 degrees at commencement, bringing the total to 62,736. The cumulative total included 34,448 bachelor degrees, 14,172 master's degrees, 8,670 J.D.s, 84 Ph.D.s and 5,362 diplomas and certificates. The total number of alumni was over 60,000.

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1981

Ninth President

The Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., assumed the presidency of DePaul. His predecessor, the Rev. John R. Cortelyou, C.M., was named chancellor. The Rev. Comerford J. O'Malley, C.M., became chancellor emeritus.

July 1, 1981

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science was established. Computer classes previously were offered through the mathematics department.

1981

Loop Campus Named

DePaul officially renamed its three-building downtown Chicago complex the Loop Campus. The three buildings are the Frank J. Lewis Center and Comerford J. O'Malley Place, located respectively at 25 and 23 E. Jackson Blvd., and the Administration Center at 243 S. Wabash Ave.

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1981

Schmitt Academic Center

DePaul announced a $1.2 million, one-story expansion of the Schmitt Academic Center on the Lincoln Park Campus. The space was used for additional classrooms and academic offices and facilities.

1982

Center for Market Analysis

The College of Commerce established a Center for Market Analysis and Planning through a $1 million gift from the Charles H. Kellstadt Trust. The first research and academic component established by the Kellstadt Trust, the center uses Chicago as a marketing research laboratory linking classroom instruction to problems actually encountered by area business firms involved with consumer products and marketing services. This feature was believed to be unique in the nation.

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1982

The Hispanic Alliance

DePaul, Loyola University and Mundelein College formed a consortium known as "The Hispanic Alliance" to improve educational opportunities for Hispanics in the Chicago metropolitan area. It was supported by a $64,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

1982

Center for Church/State Studies

DePaul established a national Center for Church/State Studies. The only one of its kind in the country, the center operated under the College of Law and developed a network of scholars and attorneys throughout the country to stimulate research in areas where government impinges on religious institutions.

1983

Scholl Foundation Grant

DePaul received a $1 million gift from the Dr. Scholl Foundation to establish an endowed chair in its College of Commerce and Department of Finance. The endowed chair was DePaul's first and bears the name of the foundation's principal benefactor, Dr. William M. Scholl. (See 1986.)

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1983

Enrollment

Enrollment in the fall of 1983 was 12,447 students.

1983

Joyce Foundation Grant

DePaul received a four-year, $160,000 grant by the Joyce Foundation for a pilot program at the Benito Juarez High School to develop a model to prepare Hispanic students for college-level study, especially for careers in business and related professions.

1984

Center for Research and Taxation

The Center for Research and Taxation in the School of Accountancy was created to develop curricula and courses in the field, offering continuing professional education opportunities and serving as a clearinghouse for academic research.

1984

Institute for Business Ethics

The Institute for Business Ethics was inaugurated. A joint effort of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Commerce, it is a national resource and communication network for educators, researchers and the business community.

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1984

Ray Meyer Retires

The head coach of the men's basketball team, Ray Meyer, retired after the NCAA tournament. During his 42-year tenure, he achieved a career record of 724-354. (See 1942.)

1985

Institute for Leadership of Religious Organizations

DePaul founded the Institute for Leadership of Religious Organizations to provide management training for executives and managers of religious organizations.

1985

Hispanic Women's Project

The Hispanic Women's Project was created by a consortium composed of DePaul, Loyola and Mundelein College to improve access to higher education for Hispanic women. It received an initial $150,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

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1985

Campaign for DePaul

DePaul announced the five-year, $40 million Campaign for DePaul, the university's first major comprehensive fund drive. The major goals were to double the endowment to $32 million; strengthen academic programs, including those that meet needs of minorities and the disadvantaged; complete construction and renovation of five buildings on the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses; and maintain annual giving throughout the campaign to keep pace with rising operating costs.

1985

Alternative Education

The School for New Learning introduced a competence-based master's degree program, the first of its kind in the country, as a model for alternative graduate business and administrative education.

1985

Health Law Institute

The College of Law established the Health Law Institute, one of first programs in the country to teach health law to law students and lawyers. The college launched a master's degree in health law, the only one of its kind in Chicago.

1986

Summer Bridge Program

DePaul established the Summer Bridge Program with a $50,000 award from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation to develop the academic skills of high school students underprepared for college.

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1986

New Theatre School Home

The former St. Vincent School was dedicated as the new home for The Theatre School. The 36,000-square-foot building was renovated to provide classrooms, faculty and staff offices, rehearsal space, costume and scenery shops, props, lighting and electronics design studios.

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1986

University Hall

DePaul opened University Hall, a new $8.4 million undergraduate dormitory housing 302 students.

1986

Oak Brook Campus

The new Oak Brook Campus in the Westbrook Corporate Center in the western suburbs opened to provide full degree programs to working adults.

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1986

Kellstadt Center

The Kellstadt Center for Marketing Analysis and Planning in the Administration Center on the Loop Campus was dedicated. Established with a $1 million grant from the Charles H. Kellstadt Foundation, the center integrated state-of-the-art marketing research with curriculum and programs.

1987

Project Academus

DePaul established Project Academus, later renamed Project Academics, offering degree completion opportunities to current and former college athletes. Affiliated with the national Center for the Study of Sport in Society, its goals included athletes' participation in educational and drug outreach programs in elementary and high schools.

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1987

Wish Field Dedicated

​DePaul dedicated the Susan M. Wish Field on the Lincoln Park Campus for intercollegiate, intramural and recreational use. Named for the daughter of Ernest Wish, a life trustee and alumnus whose gift made the facility possible, it included two softball diamonds and a soccer field.

1987

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was chosen as one of the top 10 comprehensive universities in the Western and Midwestern states in a poll of college and university presidents released by "U.S. News & World Report," the only university in Illinois so chosen. The ratings were based on the cohesiveness of the curriculum, quality of teaching, relationship between faculty and students, and atmosphere of learning fostered on campus.

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1988

Enrollment

Enrollment reached a record 14,699. The number of DePaul alumni exceeded 80,000.

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1988

Blackstone Theatre

DePaul purchased the Blackstone Theatre from the New York-based Shubert Organization, Inc. The 1,400-seat theater, at Michigan Ave. and Balbo Dr. began hosting Theatre School and School of Music productions.

1989

Lawyering Skills Center

Construction was completed on the new Lawyering Skills Center in the College of Law. It provided the College of Law with one of the most sophisticated facilities in the nation for teaching the skills of negotiation, mediation, trial practice and appellate argument.

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1989

Women's Basketball Record

Diane Vines broke the DePaul women's basketball team scoring record with a total of 2006 points, the final 23 against Notre Dame.

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1989

Residence Halls Renovated

Two new residence halls, the Sanctuary and Seton Hall, were renovated and opened to students at the Lincoln Park Campus. The Lincoln Park Campus bookstore relocated from the Stuart Center to Seton Hall. Foodservice facilities were renovated and expanded in the Stuart Center.

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1990

Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education was established at the Lincoln Park Campus to better prepare individuals for teaching in Chicago schools. A $350,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation enabled the university to coordinate and expand its many partnership programs with Chicago public schools.

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1990

Enrollment

Enrollment reached 15,718. Alumni totaled more than 90,000.

1990

International Human Rights Law Institute

The International Human Rights Law Institute was founded in the College of Law, the first such center in the Midwest.

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September, 1991

Goldblatt Building

DePaul purchased the landmark Goldblatt building at 333 S. State St. from the City of Chicago for $1 million. The university spent $70 million to renovate the 11-story structure (renamed the DePaul Center) for university, retail and commercial use by September, 1993. As part of the package, DePaul established the $2.5 million "Mayor of Chicago Leadership 2000 Scholarship Program" to provide scholarships to Chicago residents who continue doing community service work while at DePaul.

1991

Center for International Business

The Center for International Business was established to train central European business leaders in a free-market economy. It offered academic courses in business, conducted research studies, offered training programs and arranged for internships in the Chicago area.

1991

Computer Science Doctorate

A doctoral program in the department of computer science and information systems was approved.

1991

Enrollment

Fall enrollment reached 16,414.

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February, 1992

New Construction

Ground was broken for a 375-space parking garage at Fullerton and Sheffield avenues on the Lincoln Park Campus.

1992

Great Chicago Flood

The "Great Chicago Flood" forced closure of the Lewis Center and O'Malley Place at the Loop Campus in April. Classes and offices serving 7,000 students were relocated to 318 W. Adams St. in five days. Classes resumed in the Lewis Center and O'Malley Place in May.

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1992

Lincoln Park Quad

The quadrangle was constructed at the Lincoln Park Campus. A portion of North Seminary Ave. was closed to traffic, and the University Hall parking lot was eliminated to make room for the quadrangle. (See 1989.)

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July, 1992

New Library

Construction of the Lincoln Park Campus library was completed, and the building opened in time for fall classes. Construction was completed in September on the Lincoln Park Campus parking garage at Fullerton and Sheffield avenues and on the quadrangle. (See 1989, 1993.)

September 18, 1992

Cornerstone Campaign

DePaul officially kicked off its Cornerstone Campaign, a $100 million capital campaign, with $45 million in gifts and pledges and the announcement of the largest gift in the university's history at the President's Club dinner at the Lincoln Park Campus. The university received $9 million from The Kellstadt Foundation, with funds specified for the establishment of the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. The late Charles Kellstadt rose through the ranks to become president, then chairman and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., retiring in 1960 (see 1983).

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1992

Enrollment

Fall quarter enrollment reached 16,499.

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November 20, 1992

Merle Reskin Theatre

The Blackstone Theatre was renamed the Merle Reskin Theatre, following a gift of more than $2 million from real estate entrepreneur Harold Reskin, who asked that the theater be named in honor of his wife, Merle, a former actress. The gift was the largest in the history of The Theatre School. (See 1988.)

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1993

Cortelyou Commons

The Commons Building on the Lincoln Park Campus was renamed in honor of the Rev. John R. Cortelyou, C.M., DePaul's eighth president, in April (see 1964).

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1993

Tenth President

The Rev. John P. Minogue, C.M., became DePaul's 10th president on July 1, succeeding the Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., who became chancellor. The Rev. John R. Cortelyou became chancellor emeritus.

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1993

DePaul Center

The $70 million renovation of the DePaul Center was completed in September, providing state-of-the-art classrooms for the College of Commerce, meeting and conference rooms, "one-stop shopping" for student services, and a new cafeteria/lounge and dining room.

1993

Oak Forest Campus

The South Campus, later called the Oak Forest Campus, opened in the fall.

1993

Driehaus Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation announced it will contribute $500,000 over the next five years to the College of Commerce to help establish a Center for International Business. The center was formally dedicated in November. Driehaus, chairman and chief executive officer of Driehaus Capital Management, Inc., took part in the dedication ceremonies (see 2012).

1993

Richardson Library

The Lincoln Park Campus Library was named in honor of the Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., DePaul's ninth president, in May. The renaming was thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Richard A. Heise (COM '57), chairman of the university's board of trustees, and his family. The Heise gift was the largest individual gift in the history of the university.

1994

International MBA Program

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business announced the creation of an 18-month international MBA program in marketing and finance, the first of its kind in the country.

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1994

Enrollment

Fall enrollment reached 16,747, the largest in university history.

1994

Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy

The Robert A. Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy was established. It was the first endowed chair in the College of Law (see 1992.)

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July 1, 1995

School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems

The Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a new School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Helmut Epp, founding chairman of the department of computer science and information systems (see 1981), is named founding dean of the school. The school's graduate program was the largest in the country.

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1994

New Arts Building

Construction was completed at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave. for the art department, which occupied its new quarters there in the fall. The Chicago Public Library branch, previously located at Fullerton and Sheffield avenues, also occupied space in that building.

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1994

Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning

The Metropolitan Planning Council gave DePaul the 1994 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning. The university was cited for redeveloping the Goldblatt Building into the DePaul Center, saving the Merle Reskin Theatre (formerly the Blackstone) [see 1988] and for continued neighborhood involvement in the expansion of the Lincoln Park Campus.

1995

Egan Center

The Monsignor John J. Egan Center, located at 243 S. Wabash Ave. on the Loop Campus, was dedicated in mid-February. The center wa named in honor of DePaul;s assistant to the president for community affairs and a Chicago archdiocesan priest who led the fight for civil rights and sought innovative solutions to urban problems. The center was developed to promote collaborative solutions to critical urban problems and nurture partnerships between organizations that address issues vital to Chicago's future.

1995

School of Music

The School of Music formed a string quartet in residence. The quartet significantly enhanced the reputation of the school locally, nationally and internationally.

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1995

Women's Center

A Women's Center was established to initiate new programs and collaborate with existing programs on women's issues. The center also served as an information clearinghouse, developed service programs and advocated for women's issues.

1995

Vincentian Studies Institute

The Vincentian Studies Institute relocated to DePaul's John T. Richardson Library in September at the university's request. Founded in 1979, the institute was sponsored and governed by the provincials and 10 provinces of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians). Its mission is to promote a living interest in the Vincentian heritage.

1995

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Ranked

"SUCCESS" magazine rated the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business among the top 25 best business schools in the country. The magazine surveyed 135 school deans across the country who ranked DePaul fifth in the nation.

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1995

Enrollment

Fall quarter enrollment was 17,133, a new record. The freshman class of 1,265 students was also the largest in university history.

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October 7, 1995

St. Vincent's Circle Dedicated

St. Vincent's Circle was dedicated. Sister Margaret Beaudette, S.C., created the cast bronze sculptures. In 1990, she created a relief of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton for the entrance of the university's Seton Hall.

November, 1995

DePaul.edu

DePaul's first university webpage debuted.

1996

Enrollment

DePaul continued to retain a larger share of its students than the national average--81.8 percent compared to 74.1 percent--according to a study prepared by the university's Office of Institutional Planning and Research.

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1996

New Flag

DePaul unveiled a new flag in red, white and blue, a combination of the university's colors with those in the flags of the United States and France, St. Vincent's homeland. (See 1976.)

1996

Discover Chicago Launched

DePaul launched the Discover Chicago program in the fall. In this program for first-time freshmen, students and faculty spent the week before the start of regular classes learning about the metropolitan community, its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and issues while exploring a specific topic. Students also learned about university life, resources and how to be a successful student.

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1996

Enrollment

Enrollment reached a record high at 17,276. Large gains in freshman and graduate enrollment were shown in the School of Education and the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems.

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1996

DePaul Centennial

DePaul's Centennial logo was unveiled in November. It began appearing on everything from stationery to street banners in 1998.

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1997

Naperville Campus

The Board of Trustees approved a 20-year lease for a new west suburban campus in Naperville; classes began in September. The campus served working adults in the area and provided enhanced educational opportunities to employees at numerous corporate offices in the area.

1997

International MBA

DePaul created an MBA program for staff of the International Bank of Asia (IBA), sending faculty members from Kellstadt to Hong Kong to teach a series of three-week classes. The program was the first in-house MBA program in Hong Kong offered by a bank to its staff.

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1997

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was ranked among the top 50 universities nationally in awarding bachelor degrees in business to Hispanic and Asian students and baccalaureate education degrees to Hispanic students, according to July editions of "Black Issues in Higher Education." The College of Law was ranked among the top 50 in awarding law degrees to Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. Overall, DePaul was ranked 59th among universities that awarded master's degrees in all disciplines combined to minority students.

1997

College of the Year Finalist

DePaul was named one of seven finalists for College of the Year by "TIME" magazine and The Princeton Review in the 1998 edition of "The Best College for You." DePaul was noted for its strong commitment to the Chicago metropolitan area and its success in recruiting a diverse student body and faculty. It was the only Illinois university cited in the magazine.

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1997

Enrollment

Enrollment increased by 510 students to 17,804, the largest enrollment in DePaul's history. Computer, business and the graduate education programs saw significant increases that reflected trends in career interests among college students.

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April, 1997

St. Vincent de Paul Parish 100th Anniversary

St. Vincent de Paul Parish marked its 100th anniversary. Established in 1875, the parish dedicated the current church on May 2, 1897, and 16 months later, St. Vincent's College opened in the original church building (see 1875, 1898).

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June 8, 1998

Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

DePaul broke ground on the $12 million Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center (see 1997). At the ceremony, Meyer was presented with a sign reading "Ray Meyer Drive," an exact replica of the honorary street sign unveiled that day renaming the stretch of Belden Ave. in front of Alumni Hall between Kenmore and Sheffield avenues for "The Coach."

1998

Space Science Education and Outreach Center

DePaul was chosen by NASA to serve as one of five regional brokers to foster partnerships between educators and scientists. The university received $610,000 over three years to establish the DePaul Space Science Education and Outreach Center, which identified the needs of educators, museums and the general public, and matched institutions with scientists for educational and outreach initiatives. One of the program's major initiatives was to help develop educational programs directed toward under-served and under-utilized groups.

September 27, 1998

McGowan Hall Dedicated

Daniel Goldin, administrator of NASA, delivered the keynote address at the dedication of the new $12 million William G. McGowan Biological and Environmental Sciences Center at 2335 N. Clifton Ave. (See 1997.)

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October 15, 1998

Center for Law and Science

The College of Law established the Center for Law and Science to identify, collect and analyze important scientific literature, related trials and appellate reviews of criminal and civil cases that have science issues as important components.

1998

Enrollment

DePaul enrollment grew to 18,565 students in the fall, the largest enrollment in the university's 100-year history and a 4.3 percent increase over the previous fall. It earned DePaul the distinction of being the largest Catholic university in America. Enrollment at DePaul increased over 50 percent in the last 15 years, significantly outpacing growth at other Catholic universities in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions.

December 19, 1998

International Graduation

DePaul held its first-ever graduation outside the Chicago area when the Rev. John P. Minogue, C.M., president, presented MBA degree diplomas to 18 employees of the International Bank of Asia (IBA) in Hong Kong. They were the first class to graduate from DePaul's in-house MBA program offered at the bank, which launched in 1997.

1998

International Criminal Justice and Weapons Control Center

The College of Law established the International Criminal Justice and Weapons Control Center to address worldwide criminal justice issues and explore the legal aspects of controlling weapons of mass destruction. Under the co-direction of professors M. Cherif Bassiouni and Barry Kellman, the center conducted research and served as a legal and informational resource. The center continued Bassiouni's work on globally significant programs such as the establishment of a permanent international criminal court to try individuals charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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1998

Centennial Hall

The residence hall/retail center at the southeast corner of Fullerton and Sheffield avenues included four floors of housing for 108 students, two floors of retail space housing a Dominickls grocery store, and a floor for administrative offices.

March, 1999

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

M. Cherif Bassiouni, a College of Law professor, longtime advocate of international peace and justice, and president of DePaul's International Human Rights Law Institute (see 1998), was nominated for the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, the first DePaul faculty member so honored. He was nominated by The International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations, which said Bassiouni was the "single most driving force behind the global decision to establish the International Criminal Court."

March, 1999

International Environmental Law

A United Nations ambassador became the first in the world to lead an interactive distance learning class at DePaul without ever leaving the UN. Pakistani Ambassador Ahmad Kamal taught SNL's International Environmental Law seminar to students at distance-learning classrooms at the Loop, Lincoln Park, O'Hare and Naperville campuses. Students were able to communicate with Ambassador Kamal and view materials at his site just as if he were in the room, while he could see the students and answer their questions.

June 12-13, 1999

DePaul Centennial

DePaul closed its historic Centennial year with the university's 101st commencement, awarding more than 3,000 diplomas to graduates from eight schools and colleges.

1999

Electronic Commerce Technology

DePaul launched an Electronic Commerce Technology master's degree program and created an Electronic Commerce Technology Institute to conduct applied research with the e-commerce industry. Both were housed in a new Electronic Commerce Technology Center.

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1999

DePaul Ranked

Friendly students, good classes, caring administrators, accessible professors and an exciting campus were just a few of the ingredients that made DePaul University students the happiest in the country, according to a survey of 59,000 college students conducted by the Princeton Review, a New York-based educational services company. The results appeared in the "Princeton Review Guide: The Best 331 Colleges," published in August by Random House.

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1999

Ray Meyer Dedication

Former DePaul University men's basketball coach Ray Meyer and one of his former players, NBA forward Tyrone Corbin, returned to a DePaul basketball court to dedicate the university's new $13 million Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center (see 1942, 1984, 1998.) The four-level, 115,000-square-foot facility is a venue for intramural athletic programs, wellness activities and fitness training for students. It included a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool; four regulation-sized basketball courts; an elevated jogging track; 7,000 square feet of multipurpose aerobics space; 9,000 square feet of weight and fitness training space; courts for various sports; locker rooms; a juice bar; and a lounge area. (See 1942, 1984.)

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1999

Enrollment

DePaul enrolled the largest freshman class in its 101-year history, with 1,749 freshmen entering the university, an increase of 267 students (18 percent) over the previous year. The university's total enrollment reached 19,549, exceeding 1998's enrollment by 984 students (5.3 percent) and reaffirming DePaul's place as the largest and fastest-growing Catholic university in the United States.

1999

South Africa

The School for New Learning and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business began working with the University of the Orange Free State in post-apartheid South Africa to develop educational programs modeled after these two groundbreaking programs.

May 8, 1999

Vincent de Paul: An Oratorio in Three Parts

A musical score for an oratorio dedicated to St. Vincent de Paul that lay dormant in a Vincentian archive for more than a century was brought to life when Ars Musica Chicago performed "Vincent de Paul: An Oratorio in Three Parts" at St. Vincent's Church. The free concert was sponsored by DePaul as part of its Centennial and developed by Enrique Alberto Arias, an assistant professor at DePaul's School for New Learning and president of Ars Musica Chicago, a performance organization devoted to historically informed music of the 12th through 18th centuries.

2000

School for New Learning Ranked

The School for New Learning was named one of the six "Best Practice" institutions in North America by the Chicago-based Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and the American Productivity and Quality Center. SNL was touted for its individualistic education of non-traditional students. The honor was derived from a survey of experts and educators in adult education.

April 15, 2000

Alumni Hall Wrecking Ball

Blue Demon fans bid on pieces of history at the "Alumni Hall Wrecking Ball" dinner and auction. Alumni Hall paraphernalia, including doors from the men's locker room, student athlete lockers, Blue Demon neon signs, carpet swatches with the Demon logo and sections of bleachers, were auctioned to raise money for the soon-to-open DePaul Athletic Center that will replace antiquated Alumni Hall. Alumni Hall closed in May and demolition began in June to prepare the site for a new student union. (See 1956.)

May 23, 2000

Virtual Open House

DePaul held its first virtual open house, an event that has been offered by only a handful of universities in the nation. For six hours, dozens of DePaul representatives were available online to answer questions from cyberspace visitors who entered over 20 different live chat rooms, staffed by deans, administrators, current students and parents.

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June 9, 2000

Vincentian Letter Dedicated

DePaul dedicated a 21-foot sculpture, entitled "Vincentian Letter," in its plaza at Jackson Blvd. and State St. The sculpture was created by Alexander Tylevich, originally from the Soviet Union, but now of St. Paul, MN, and the winner of a national competition that DePaul held to find an artist best suited for the work. The sculpture is a pair of bronze elements, which are actually an "envelope" and an "open letter." The letter side is a bas-relief image of St. Vincent. The envelope tells the history of DePaul through an artistic interpretation of archival documents.

2000

Center for Justice in Capital Cases

The College of Law established the Center for Justice in Capital Cases with the aid of funding from the Illinois State Appellate Defender's Office. Under the direction of Andrea Lyon, former chief of the Homicide Task Force for the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, the center served as a training ground for students interested in working on capital cases. It also provided attorneys with training and consultation resources to better represent their clients.

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August 10, 2000

President Clinton

President Bill Clinton visited DePaul to introduce new federal government initiatives for college students and lead a discussion of higher education issues with a panel that included members of the DePaul community. The President announced lower interest rates for Direct Student Loan recipients who repay on time, a loan forgiveness program for students who become teachers in high-need areas nationally, and a proposal for Congress to enact the College Opportunity Tax Cut for middle class families.

2000

International MBA

DePaul partnered with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) to launch the first MBA degree program in the Arabian Gulf.

2000

Enrollment

Fall enrollment increased by 5.1 percent to 20,547 students, surpassing the 20,000 mark for the first time, and affirming DePaul's status as the largest Catholic university and ninth largest private university in the nation. DePaul maintained its selectivity while enrolling 1,950 freshmen, its biggest freshman class ever, chosen from a record number of applicants. Since 1990, DePaul's overall enrollment increased by 31 percent, or 4,829 students.

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September, 2000

New Residence Halls

The West Village residential complex opened on the Lincoln Park Campus, consisting of two new residence halls housing 600, a remodeled Munroe Hall and a 525-space parking garage. The halls featured semi-suites with bathrooms shared by up to four students, computers with Internet access, separate phone and data ports, and cable television. The complex was bounded by Belden, Fullerton and Racine avenues.

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2000

Rolling Meadows Campus

DePaul opened a campus in Rolling Meadows to offer weekend and evening graduate school courses for the College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. The 15,000-square-foot facility on the second floor of the East Tower of the Meadows Corporate Center, 2550 Golf Rd., accommodated up to 600 students.

2000

Distance Learning

A distance learning computer system called Course OnLine was created, allowing students to go online and review synchronized video and audio of entire class lectures, including board notes and computer presentations. Conceptualized by the dean of the College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems, Helmut Epp, and developed by the schoo's Center for Applied Computer Science, it married traditional classroom presentations with technological components to provide additional student resources for learning.

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November, 2000

Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation

DePaul received the Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation for its transformation of Goldblatt's department store into the DePaul Center (see 1993). The award was given by the Urban Land Institute, which recognizes fewer than a dozen projects worldwide each year.

2000

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences created the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center to address the rapidly growing impact of science, mathematics and technology on daily lives.

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2000

Order of Lincoln

Law professor M. Cherif Bassiouni was named a recipient of the Order of Lincoln medallion, the highest award given by the State of Illinois. He was recognized for his work in documenting atrocities in the Balkans in the 1990s and his ongoing commitment to international human rights. (See 1998.)

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2000

New Student Center

Construction began on the new student center on the corner of Sheffield and Belden avenues. Completed in fall 2001, the center provided expanded office and meeting space for student organizations, a religious services center, the Cultural Center, game and recreation areas, a cyber cafe, dining facilities and a ballroom.

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April 24, 2000

Athletic Center Opens

The new $10.8 million Athletic Center (see 2006) opened on the northeast corner of Sheffield and Belden avenues. It housed practice, training and fitness facilities for student athletes on DePaul's 15 intercollegiate sports teams (including men's and women's basketball), a 2,800-spectator court and athletic staff offices.

2001

Community Service Minor

DePaul created a community service minor, possibly the first in the nation, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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February 1, 2001

Barat College Alliance

DePaul and Barat College finalized the alliance between the two schools (see 2000). Enrolled students at Barat could finish their degree either through Barat or DePaul during the four-year transition. As DePaul's ninth college, Barat College of DePaul began enrolling students in a unique liberal studies curriculum in September.

April, 2001

DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives

In April, the archives of the Vincentians' Midwest Province (the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives) moved to Richardson Library from St. Mary of the Barrens in Perryville, MO. Though the province retained ownership and control over the collection, DePaul's University Archives staff began providing management and conservation services while working to develop the collection's scholarly and exhibit potential. The library also received the collected documents of Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., his brother, Philip, and Philip's wife, Elizabeth McAlister, prominent figures in Catholic nonviolent resistance for the past four decades.

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2001

International Computer Science

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems was the initial participant in a five-year cooperative exchange program between DePaul and Unisul, Universidade Do Sul De Santa Catarina, a Brazilian university of about 20,000 students. Students and faculty studied and taught at the partner schools, both leaders in different areas of information technology.

2001

Center for Community Research

The Center for Community Research opened in the Dietzgen Building (990 W. Fullerton Ave.), hosting $9 million in grant projects managed by psychology professor Leonard Jason and his team. The center, along with the adjacent Center for Urban Education and the technology division of the Egan Urban Center, comprised the "Center for Centers," creating synergy among these externally focused programs.

2001

Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning

Philanthropist and banker Harrison I. Steans committed $5 million to establish and endow the Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul in Chicago and to expand the university's integration of academics and community service. The center opened in June.

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2001

Enrollment

In the fall, an all-time high of 6,585 minority students enrolled at DePaul. Students of color represented 31 percent of the university's total enrollment of 21,363, a 1 percent increase over the previous year, and up from 20 percent in 1990.

2002

Space Science Center for Outreach and Education

DePaul's Space Science Center for Outreach and Education received a $1.625 million, five-year grant from the Office of Space Science of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to continue its work linking scientists with educators and students throughout the Midwest. DePaul was named one of five regional brokers in NASA's educational outreach efforts in 1998.

April, 2002

DePaul Ranked

For the third consecutive year, DePaul was named one of the nation's top 25 colleges and universities for Hispanic students, according to rankings published in "Hispanic" magazine.

2002

Animal Rights Law

The College of Law created the Dr. Florence Wissig Dunbar Program in Animal Rights Law.

2002

Computer Science

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems announced three master's degree programs that could be completed entirely online, the first such programs at DePaul.

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July 1, 2002

DePaul Athletics

Jean Lenti Ponsetto became DePaul's athletic director, one of only 17 female athletics administrators in NCAA Division I.

2002

African and Black Diaspora Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched the African and Black Diaspora Studies program. The program focused on African influences in world history and the relationships between Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. It also launched the master of arts degree program in advertising and public relations.

2002

DePaul Ranked

The 2003 Edition of the Princeton Review ranked the DePaul University student body as one of the most diverse in the nation.

2002

Enrollment

Enrollment reached 23,227. DePaul became the eighth largest private university in the nation.

2002

The Real Estate Center

The College of Commerce created The Real Estate Center at DePaul. The center offered an interdisciplinary MBA degree in real estate, sponsored conferences and conducted research in conjunction with Chicago's real estate institutions.

January 10, 2003

Governor Ryan at DePaul

Outgoing Illinois Governor George Ryan pardoned four Death Row inmates and two other prisoners during a speech at DePaul's College of Law. Law professor Andrea Lyon was instrumental in representing the men. Gov. Ryan previously had placed a moratorium on all executions in Illinois because of concerns over Illinois' justice system.

April, 2003

Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics

Patricia H. Werhane, one of the nation's top business ethics scholars, was appointed to the university's Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics. She also directed DePaul's Institute for Business & Professional Ethics.

2003

Center for Strategy

The Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business opened. The center offered an MBA concentration in strategy, execution and valuation, as well as executive seminars and research into strategy.

2003

Coleman Foundation Grant

The Coleman Foundation pledged $2.5 million in a challenge grant over five years to fund the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Commerce, headed by Harold Welsch, holder of DePaul's Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship.

September, 2003

Afghanistan Judicial Reform Project

The International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul began participating in a 16-month program to help Afghanistan rebuild its justice system. The Afghanistan Judicial Reform Project trained 450 judges, most newly appointed; 50 were women. The IHRLI helped provide instruction in criminal justice and human rights.

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2003

DePaul Ranked

DePaul students voted themselves the happiest students in the nation for the second time in five years in the Princeton Review's annual survey. DePaul ranked fourth for "great college town" and 18th for "diverse student population," the only Illinois university in the top 20. The university garnered the top spot in the category in 1999 and placed in the top five in three of the previous five years.

2003

College of Law

Law professor Andrea Lyon received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work with Death Row inmates.

2003

DePaul Recognized

A groundbreaking synthetic interpreter developed by computer scientists at the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems received the "Most Innovative Solution" award from "Speech Technology" magazine in October. DePaul was the only university among 30 winners of the award, which recognizes companies and institutions that have developed creative speech and service applications. The interpreter, "Paula," used speech recognition software and sophisticated computer animation to translate spoken English into American Sign Language.

2003

Enrollment

For the 10th consecutive year, DePaul set a new university record for total number of students enrolled. Total enrollment for fall 2003 was 23,610, an increase of 383 students over last year's total. The freshman class included 2,261 students, part of an all-time high of 14,585 total undergraduate students.

November, 2003

Big East Conference

DePaul announced that it will join the Big East Conference for NCAA athletics, effective July, 2005. It had been a founding member of Conference USA, established in 1994. DePaul sponsored 15 NCAA sports teams.

2003

CPS Partnership

The School of Education partnered with the Chicago Public Schools to create Professional Development Schools, designed to enhance preK-12th grade education while providing a creative environment for teacher training and faculty development.

June 28, 2003

International Commencement

DePaul University held its first-ever commencement in Eastern Europe, awarding diplomas to 18 students enrolled in the university's MBA program in the Czech Republic (see 2002).

2004

Digital Cinema Program

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems launched the nation's first comprehensive digital cinema program.

Febrary 11, 2004

Barat Campus

DePaul University's Board of Trustees voted to end the university's operations on the Barat Campus in Lake Forest by June 2005, after the university fulfilled its commitment to educate all students who were enrolled at Barat College prior to the 2001 alliance between the two Catholic institutions of higher education. Low enrollment and infrastructure issues meant that the campus could not provide a top-quality education to sufficient numbers of students to remain viable.

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2004

Egan Statue Unveiled

A 9.5-foot bronze statue of Monsignor John J. Egan was unveiled at the entrance plaza of the Student Center at the Lincoln Park Campus. The lifelong soldier for social justice, who died in May 2001, began and ended his career at DePaul.

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2004

University Center of Chicago

The University Center of Chicago, an 18-story residence hall at 525 S. State Street, opened. The building was jointly constructed by DePaul, Roosevelt University and Columbia College and featured a food court, third-floor rooftop garden and workout center.

2004

Islamic World Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched a bachelor of arts program in Islamic World Studies, the first of its kind nationally. Unlike programs that focus on Islamic religion from a community or regional perspective, DePaul's concentrated on the study of Islam as a worldview and civilization.

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2004

Barnes & Noble

DePaul signed a 15-year agreement with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc., to build and manage a new two-level "academic superstore" in the DePaul Center, operate DePaul's Lincoln Park campus bookstore, and provide online textbook services to students on other DePaul campuses. The superstore opened in June, 2005.

2004

Computer Science

Researchers in the College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Services, working in collaboration with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, developed a computer program that analyzed computed tomography (CT) scan images and automatically classified tissue by organ or region of the body. The new program was designed to save the time and resources of radiologists by processing large volumes of patient data more rapidly.

2004

Enrollment

Undergraduate enrollment for the fall was 14,717, an increase of 1 percent over last year. The freshman class tallied 2,317 students, an increase of 56 students over 2003. Just under 70 percent of the record 10,087 prospective freshmen submitting applications were admitted to the university. The freshman class demonstrated a composite mean score of approximately 24 on the ACT and 1,130 on the SAT, as well as a mean high school GPA of 3.3. Total enrollment--graduate and undergraduate--leveled off at 23,570. DePaul remained the nation's largest Catholic university, the eighth largest private not-for-profit university in the country, and the only one in the top 10 with a primary mission of teaching and service.

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November 20, 2004

Eleventh President

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., was formally installed as DePaul's eleventh president. Previously, he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Niagara University. He began work in July 2004.

2004

Chronic Illness Initiative

The School for New Learning launched the Chronic Illness Initiative, which targeted students ages 18-24 who had difficulty in traditional bachelor's degree programs because of the unpredictability of their symptoms. The program launch included four scholarships.

2005

College of Commerce

The College of Commerce added a real estate major, making DePaul the first university in Chicago to offer the degree at the undergraduate level.

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2005

Cacciatore Stadium

A $1 million gift from alumnus and life trustee Victor Cacciatore and his family helped fund a major renovation project that substantially upgraded DePaul's soccer field, which remained Wish Field, and softball stadium, christened Cacciatore Stadium. The gift enabled DePaul to make changes needed for the teams' entry into the Big East Conference in the fall of 2005.

2005

Barat College

The American College of Education signed an agreement with DePaul to acquire the academic assets and assume control of Barat College. The new owners planned to reinvigorate the college and operate under a new name at a new location. (See 2001.)

2005

International Studies

The School for New Learning began offering its Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS) program to teachers at a Catholic elementary and secondary school in Bangkok. There were 32 students in the program's inaugural class, which was taught on-site at St. Gabriel's College.

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2005

Computer Science

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, one of eight programs recognized as national leaders in computer network security and information assurance education.

May, 24, 2005

New Light Digital Cinema Festival

Digital Cinema Program held the first New Light Digital Cinema Festival, showcasing innovative works of student filmmakers in the Chicago area.

June, 2005

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was recognized as one of the country's best universities for fostering social responsibility and public service in "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement," a national guidebook published by the Princeton Review.

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2005

Barat Campus

Barat Campus closed.

2005

Enrollment

About 4,500 degrees were awarded for academic year 2004-05.

2005

Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems was one of only six colleges of computer science nationwide selected by Sony Pictures Imageworks to participate in its Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence (IPAX) program. The program helped faculty teach future artists, designers, animators and engineers who will help the visual effects industry to grow.

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June 13, 2005

Eugene Lenti Recognized

DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti was named Conference USA's Women's Sports Coach of the Decade.

2005

DePaul Ranked

In August, the School of Music was named as one of the "Schools that Rock" in a new college guidebook of the best music schools and rock scenes in the nation, issued by "Rolling Stone" magazine.

2005

Enrollment

Enrollment in fall 2005 was 23,148, including 14,740 undergraduates, 7,229 graduate students and 1,179 law students.

October 1, 2005

International Studies

More than two dozen students were among the first to earn master of science degrees in computer science through the College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems' partnership with Nowy Sacz WSB (Higher Business School) in Poland.

2005

DePaul Ranked

The College of Law was named one of the nation's 159 best law schools by the Princeton Review. The report said that studying and working in downtown Chicago gives students the opportunity to pursue a quality legal education in the heart of Chicago, and that the law school's research centers and institutes allow them to contribute directly to Chicago's legal community.

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2005

Dietzgen Building

DePaul purchased the Dietzgen Building at 990 W. Fullerton. Several departments had been housed in rented space in the building since 2001.

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July 22, 2006

Sullivan Athletic Center

The Athletic Center was rechristened the Sullivan Athletic Center in memory of Gene Sullivan, former athletic director. The center's gymnasium was renamed McGrath Arena in honor of the late Frank McGrath, a longtime men's assistant basketball coach.

2006

Grayslake Campus

A baccalaureate degree-completion program in psychology, a master's degree in computer science and an array of continuing and professional education programs were DePaul's first offerings at the Grayslake campus of the University Center ' County (UCLC), a consortium of area universities. The new class building at UCLC enabled DePaul to offer students an on-site liaison as well as courses.

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March 17, 2006

Ray Meyer Dies

Ray Meyer, coach of the men's basketball team for 42 years before he retired in 1984, died at the age of 91. Nearly 2,000 people, including many past basketball stars and NCAA coaches, attended an eight-hour wake on March 20. About 800 attended the private funeral March 21 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. (See 1942.)

March 20, 2006

Sweet Sixteen

The women's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time in program history with a win over Tulsa, following the wake for former men's coach Ray Meyer.

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2006

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was profiled in a new national college guide book, "Creative Colleges," written by education editor Elaina Loveland and published by SuperCollege. The guide researched universities from around the country and profiled the top 200 with outstanding programs in art, drama, dance, music and creative writing.

2006

Computer Science Award

A team of College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems students tied for second in the nation and 39th overall in the world finals of the 30th annual International Collegiate Programming Contest, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IBM.

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May 31, 2006

Center for Justice in Capital Cases

DePaul's Center for Justice in Capital Cases celebrated its five-year anniversary with a program featuring Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., death-penalty opponent and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of "Dead Man Walking" (see 2011).

June 2, 2006

Premiere Film Festival

The College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems held the first Digital Cinema Premiere Film Festival, intended to be an annual event featuring student-produced narrative, experimental, music video, and documentary films.

2006

DePaul Ranked

The March issue of "Fortune Small Business" magazine recognized the Leo V. Ryan Center for Creativity and Innovation as one of 10 university programs nationwide that are "entrepreneurial hot spots" with the "most innovative programs for fledgling business owners."

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2006

DePaul Ranked

The Princeton Review ranked DePaul No. 1 in the nation in the "Diverse Student Population" category of its annual survey of the best colleges and universities in the United States.

2006

Enrollment

Fall 2006 enrollment was 23,149, including 14,893 undergraduates, 7,161 graduate students and 1,095 law students.

2006

DePaul Central

DePaul Central launched on the Lincoln Park Campus, integrating student accounts, student records, financial aid and the payment center in a single center to serve students more efficiently. A second location was planned for the Loop Campus.

2006

Digital Cinema

The College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems introduced the master of science and master of arts in digital cinema degree programs, the first in the Midwest.

2006

Illinois Professor of the Year

Miriam Ben-Yoseph, associate professor in the School for New Learning, was named the 2006 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Illinois Professor of the Year.

2006

Center for Global Accountancy Education, Benchmarking and Research

The Center for Global Accountancy Education, Benchmarking and Research was established to improve the global economy's financial record keeping by policing three specific areas: international auditing standards, financial reporting and accounting education.

December 12, 2006

Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust charity awarded $1 million to DePaul's new Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management, named for the pioneering former finance faculty member who died in late 2006.

June 6, 2007

McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building

Ground was broken for the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (McGowan South). The $40 million building opened in January, 2009 and was linked to William McGowan science building (see 1998). The building was a core component of DePaul's $20 million Campaign for Excellence in Science. The building later received a gold-level certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It was the first time DePaul sought this classification for one of its buildings.

2007

Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award

The clinical psychology program was one of three nationwide to receive the American Psychological Association's Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award, which recognizes scientific and professional doctoral programs that demonstrate excellence in the recruitment, retention and training of ethnic minority students.

January, 2007

DePaul Ranked

The faculty of DePaul's doctoral programs was recognized as the most productive and distinguished in the country among universities with fewer than 15 doctoral programs. The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index rated the scholarly output of faculty in more than 7,000 doctoral programs across the nation. Harvard University was ranked first among universities with 15 or more doctoral programs. DePaul offers doctoral programs in clinical psychology, philosophy, computer science and education.

2007

International Studies

The College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems established a unique dual-degree program with Linköping University in Linköping, Sweden, enabling students to earn a computer science degree from DePaul and a three-year European bachelor's degree in international business from Linköping. The program prepared students for technology careers in international business.

2007

DePaul Recognized

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the premier national higher education research and advocacy organization, announced its first class of designees in a new Community Engagement classification. DePaul was one of only 62 universities in the nation--and the only one in Illinois--to earn the highest honor.

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March 3, 2007

College of Communication

The Board of Trustees voted to elevate the department of Communication, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to the College of Communication, formally launching in the fall. Jacqueline Taylor, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of communication, was named dean. The college was co-located on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses and included a new journalism lab and classroom space on the mezzanine level of the DePaul Center.

2007

Award in Excellence in Education

DePaul's community psychology doctoral program and its clinical-community psychology doctoral program received the first-ever Award in Excellence in Education Programs from the Society for Community Research and Action, a division of the American Psychological Association.

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2007

DePaul Student Wins

Graduating senior Rania El-Sorrogy won the top prize in the first Illinois-Missouri region Idea to Product collegiate entrepreneur competition.

2007

DePaul Degrees

In 2006-2007, DePaul awarded 5,554 degrees: 2,842 bachelor's degrees, 2,319 master's degrees, 29 doctoral degrees, 359 juris doctor degrees and five master of laws degrees.

June 25, 2007

DePaul Distance Learning

The inaugural class of DePaul distance learning students in Jordan received master of science degrees from the College of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul's president, traveled to Amman to congratulate the 29 graduates.

2007

CPS Partnership

DePaul received a College Partner Award from the Chicago Public Schools Office of High Schools and Postsecondary Education and Student Development in recognition of outstanding support to Chicago Public Schools professional school counselors.

2007

School of Music

The School of Music's DePaul A Capella chamber ensemble earned high awards in all four categories they entered at the Llangollen International Musical Festival in Wales, competing against 86 other choirs from around the world.

2007

The DePaul Quad Launched

The DePaul Quad, an online community for parents of current and prospective students, launched.

2007

Male Initiative Project

DePaul joined the Male Initiative Project, launched by the Chicago Public Schools to help African-American and Latino students graduate through mentoring and leadership training.

2007

Hague Prize for International Law

College of Law professor M. Cherif Bassiouni was awarded the prestigious Hague Prize for International Law. Recognized globally for his work to advance human rights through law, Bassiouni was selected for the award because of his outstanding contributions to the study and promotion of international criminal law, and specifically for his work to create the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague.

September 4, 2007

St. Louise de Marillac Chapel

The 65-seat St. Louise de Marillac Chapel was dedicated in the Student Center. It was the first chapel on the Lincoln Park Campus; previously, DePaul depended on the adjacent St. Vincent de Paul Church. Meltem Aktas, a liturgical iconographer, designed much of the chapel's artwork and furnishings.

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2007

Enrollment

Enrollment in fall 2007 was 23,401, including a record 15,024 undergraduate students, 7,353 graduate students and 1,024 law students. The university remained the largest Catholic and one of the 10 largest private universities in the nation.

2007

National Science Foundation Award

The National Science Foundation awarded DePaul a $1.1 million grant to implement the Science Talent Expansion Program in conjunction with the Harold Washington and Harry S. Truman city colleges. The grant was designed to increase the number of area science and math students, particularly minorities and women, earning degrees in these fields.

2007

DePaul Ranked

"Fortune Small Business" magazine ranked DePaul's undergraduate entrepreneurship program as one of the best 25 in the country. The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business was named among the nation's top 26 "B-schools with entrepreneurial flair" for its entrepreneur MBA concentration. The School of Music's performing arts management program--an interdisciplinary music, business and theatre undergraduate major--was named one the 23 best cross-discipline programs. The magazine also recognized the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center's "Start Your Own Business" workshop and its community consulting program, and the Center for Creativity and Innovation's Idea Clinic, as well as associate professor Gerhard Plaschka.

2007

Alexian Award of Excellence

Sister Frances Ryan, D.C., professor of human services and counseling in DePaul's School of Education, received the Alexian Award of Excellence for her unwavering support of Alexian Brothers' future permanent housing site for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS on Chicago's South Side.

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November 5, 2007

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Alumnus Benjamin Hooks (LAW '48), executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, on Nov. 5.

2008

Center on World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology

DePaul launched the Center on World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, focusing on research and dialogue surrounding the shifting demographics of global Catholicism.

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2008

Animation Degree

The College of Computing and Digital Media's School of Cinema & Interactive Media launched a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science degree in animation.

February 15, 2008

School of Public Service

The university formally launched the School of Public Service, elevated from a program that began in 1970. It offered five graduate degrees and integrated the study of nonprofit, governmental, and regulatory sectors nationally and abroad.

2008

Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service named DePaul to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service and service to disadvantaged youth.

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April 15, 2008

College of Computing and Digital Media

The School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Sys tems became the College of Computing and Digital Media. The "new" college was organized into two schools: the School of Computing, which incorporated traditional information technology majors such as computer science, security, information systems, networking and software engineering; and the School of Cinema and Interactive Media, which featured digital arts majors such as digital cinema, computer games development, animation and interactive media

2008

Center for Access and Attainment

DePaul launched the Center for Access and Attainment, integrating the Community Outreach Program, TRiO programs and other programs that targeted recruitment, retention and graduate study by low-income students.

2008

Special Education Advocacy Clinic

The College of Law launched its Special Education Advocacy Clinic, which addresses the legal needs of children with developmental disabilities.

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June 9, 2008

College of Communication and the School for New Learning

DePaul acquired the historic 14 E. Jackson Blvd. building, an 18-story, 384,000-square-foot structure that became the home of the College of Communication and the School for New Learning.

June 12, 2008

Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award

Associate Professor of Accountancy Elizabeth Murphy received the Illinois CPA Society's inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award. Bel Needles Jr., the Ernst & Young Professor of Accountancy at DePaul, received the group's Lifetime Achievement Award, in part because of his authorship of the textbook "Principles of Accounting," which is used in classrooms throughout the world.

June 15, 2008

Karen Alkoby

Karen Alkoby became the first deaf woman in the U.S. to receive a Ph.D. in computer science, earned at DePaul.

2008

Summer Academy

The School of Cinema and Interactive Media held its first-ever Summer Academy, through which a group of area high-school students took part in the weeklong hands-on exploration of filmmaking, digital cinema production, computer game development and 3-D animation.

2008

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the "Great College Town" category by the Princeton Review's annual college rankings. The new ranking marked the sixth consecutive year the university has made the nation's top 20 according to the survey, and DePaul was the only Midwest university among this year's honorees in the category. DePaul also was honored for its campus diversity, coming in at No. 10 in the country in the "Diverse Student Population" category. This was the sixth year DePaul was ranked in the top 20 in diversity by the survey, including a No. 1 ranking two years ago.

February 7, 2008

Meeting the Challenge of Peace

DePaul hosted the "Meeting the Challenge of Peace: 25 Years Later" conference, which featured an opening address by Cardinal Francis George. The conference honored the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Catholic Bi shops' Pastoral Letter on War and Peace. Keynote speaker Pat Callahan, professor of political science, discussed the letter's historical context and its implications for war and peace today. The conference was co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program; the Peace, Conflict Resolution and Social Justice Studies Program; and the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Peace and Justice.

2008

DePaul Ranked

"U.S. News & World Report" ranked DePaul's service-learning program as one of the 25 best in the nation in the magazine's "America's Best Colleges 2009" edition.

2008

Virtual Trading Room

The College of Commerce opened a virtual electronic trading room on the university's Loop Campus.

2008

Accelerated Veterans Admissions Program

DePaul launched the Accelerated Veterans Admissions' Program, providing returning veterans with an immediate admission decision and, if admitted, an assessment of the transferability of any existing college credits, financial aid consultation and other admission support.

September 23, 2008

Alumni

The Chicagoland Alumni Chapter was launched.

2008

Student Laureate

Commerce student Charlene Rhinehart was named a Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and delivered the keynote address at the organization's annual student convocation.

2008

International Human Rights Law Institute

The International Human Rights Law Institute at the College of Law received $5.1 million in new grants to fund human rights and education programs in Iraq. The funding supported three programs to reform legal education, train local human rights groups and empower young women leaders. The grants were awarded by the Bureau of Human Rights Labor and Democracy and the Office of International Women's Issues of the U.S. Department of State.

2008

Enrollment

Fall enrollment was 24,352, a 4 percent increase over last year's enrollment of 23,401 and an all-time high. The freshman class of 2,555 also was a record. The number of transfer students was up 13 percent over the prior year. Graduate and law school enrollment held steady at 8,570, with 1,756 new students registering in the fall.

2008

Artadia Award

Jim Duignan, founder and director of DePaul's Stockyard Institute, which brought the arts to youth in underserved Chicago communities, was one of two Chicago artists chosen to receive the top 2008 Artadia Award in Chicago.

December 1, 2008

DePaul Recognized

A seven-year collaboration between DePaul and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) in Humboldt Park earned top honors from Illinois Campus Compact when it was named winner of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation Award.

December 18, 2008

International Studies

The first students graduated from the School for New Learning's bachelor of arts program in Nairobi, Kenya, conducted in partnership with Tangaza College. The 18-month program is designed to help graduates assume leadership and management roles in their African religious communities and social service organizations.

February 1, 2008

Entrepreneurship Education Award

Management Professor Raman Chadha was among 27 teachers from across the country presented with the first annual Entrepreneurship Education Awards by the Texas-based Acton Foundation to recognize superior entrepreneurship educators.

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January 6, 2009

McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building

The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (McGowan South) was dedicated. The $40 million, four-story, 130,000-square-foot environmentally friendly building housed the environmental science and chemistry programs and provided additional space for biology, now the sole tenant of the William G. McGowan Science Building (McGowan North). The two adjacent buildings were named for the late founder of MCI Communications and his brother, also deceased. DePaul raised more than $20 million to support construction of the building and scholarships for its students. The building received a Gold LEED® rating by the U.S. Green Building Council, the first for a university science building in Illinois.

2009

Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies

The College of Law established the Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies to provide top-quality Jewish legal education in Chicagoland. The center promotes multi-disciplinary education in Jewish law, philosophy, theology, history, and culture and helps facilitate understanding about what Judaism has to say about issues of critical contemporary importance.

2009

DePaul Ranked

DePaul placed No. 12 in a national ranking of the 50 best workplaces for managers from diverse backgrounds issued by "Diversity MBA Magazine." DePaul ranked highest among higher education institutions that participated in the survey and received special recognition for its retention strategies in the fourth annual ranking, titled "50 Out Front Companies for Diversity: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work 2009."

2009

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

DePaul began participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which covered almost all tuition expenses for veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at 100 percent of the benefit. Under the program, DePaul matched the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' contribution to cover any outstanding tuition and fees above those covered by the base GI Bill benefit.

June 30, 2009

DePaul Degrees

DePaul had conferred 145,416 degrees on 137,442 alumni who were still alive (some earned more than one degree). Since DePaul was founded, 162,739 degrees had been conferred on 152,853 alumni.

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2009

College of Communication

The College of Communication moved to its new location at 14 E. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago's Loop in summer 2009. The new space included a converged media newsroom equipped with flat-panel televisions, Mac computers, and a camera and anchor desk where students can create content for the Web, print or video; a 100-seat film-screening room that doubles as a black-box theatre for performances; writing labs; a computer lab; and a room specially designed for audio documentary and radio classes with two adjacent soundproof studios.

2009

Vincentian Mission Institute

DePaul, St. John's University and Niagara University launched the Vincentian Mission Institute: Leadership in Higher Education, designed to develop successive generations of lay leaders to support their institutions' Catholic and Vincentian identities. The program included select faculty and staff leaders from each institution who participated in an intensive three-year continuing education program.

September 9, 2009

School of Hospitality Leadership

DePaul opened its new School of Hospitality Leadership, part of the College of Commerce, and funded in part by a $7.5 million gift last fall from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The school prepared students for management roles at hotels, restaurants, convention and tourism ventures, spas and related leisure industries. Chris Roberts was the inaugural director.

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2009

Record Enrollment

Despite the troubled economy, DePaul set an all-time record for enrollment in the fall, surpassing 25,000 for the first time while welcoming its most diverse freshman class ever. Total enrollment increased nearly 3 percent to 25,072. The strongest gains occurred in graduate programs and among transfer students. Graduate enrollment rose about 3.5 percent to 7,795, while undergraduate enrollment was 2.5 percent higher, reaching 16,199. The university's transfer enrollment increased 6.5 percent since last year and set an all-time record at 1,655 students. The College of Law's enrollment increased 3 percent to 1,078.

November 16, 2009

Four Palms Award

DePaul's business school was awarded Four Palms for being an internationally known top business school and placed 34th in the United States category of a ranking of the 1,000 best business schools in the world issued by Eduniversal, a Paris-based educational consulting organization.

2009

Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Regional Activity

DePaul's Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter won the Dr. Frederick H. Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Regional Activity from the Public Relations Society of America for "Taste of Chicago PR," a regional event co-sponsored in February, 2009 with the Valparaiso student chapter.

December 22, 2009

International Human Rights Law Institute

The International Human Rights Law Institute received a $4.7 million grant from the United States Department of State. The award, which was the largest single government grant ever given to the College of Law, supported legal education and human and women's rights work in Iraq.

2009

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center in Lincoln Park at 2400 N. Sheffield was completed. The 28,000- square-foot space--which included a state-of-the-art, 120-seat auditorium--was the new home to undergraduate admission, graduate admission for the School of Education, College of Liberals Arts and Sciences, and College of Communication, and the community outreach program. The facility also housed the DePaul University Alumni Center.

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2010

Bob Lark Receives Jazz Education Achievement Award

Bob Lark, director of the School of Music's jazz education program, was recognized as one of the nation's best jazz educators with a 2010 Jazz Education Achievement Award from "DownBeat" magazine.

2010

Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint

"Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint," a 64-minute biographical documentary about St. Vincent and St. Louise de Marillac, premiered. It was written and executive produced by Edward Udovic, C.M., senior executive for University Mission and an associate professor of history. It was accepted at numerous film festivals and slated to begin airing on CatholicTV on Sept. 27, St. Vincent's Feast Day.

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2010

Zafen.org

Led by faculty and staff in the College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul partnered with the international Vincentian family to create Zafen.org, a website that enabled people to make micro loans and donations to help Haitian businesses and schools create jobs and educate the citizens of that impoverished nation. The project was undertaken as part of the worldwide celebration of the 350th anniversary of the deaths of St. Vincent and St. Louise.

2010

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was named one of 286 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review, citing initiatives in conservation, transportation and alternative energy sources, student-led recycling initiatives and the Gold LEED-certified McGowan South science building.

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2010

O'Hare Campus

DePaul relocated its O'Hare Campus to Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, near O'Hare Airport. Classes and other programs in the new state-of-the art facility began in September.

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2010

Radio DePaul

Radio DePaul, the student-run station, won nine awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, including the Abraham & Borst Award for Best College Station in the Nation.

2010

Enrollment

DePaul enrolled 25,145 students in fall 2010. The largest increase was charted in DePaul's master's programs, which showed a 2.8 percent increase to 8,017 graduate students.

2010

DePaul Ranked

DePaul was ranked among the top 10 universities in the world for its research in business ethics by the "Journal of Business Ethics."

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November 6, 2010

Doug Bruno Recognized

DePaul named the basketball court at McGrath Arena for women's coach Doug Bruno, who was beginning his 25th season at DePaul and was two wins shy of a career 500, a milestone he achieved soon after.

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December 21, 2010

Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building

DePaul named its academic building at 14 E. Jackson Blvd. the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building in recognition of the many contributions to the city and university by Chicago's first couple (see 2008).

2010

DePaul Students Recognized

Devil's Tuning Fork, a computer game created by students in the Computer Game Development program, was named one of 10 finalists out of 190 entries in the Independent Games Festival's international competition for university and trade school students.

2011

DePaul Students Recognized

Octodad, a third-person PC adventure about "destruction, deception and fatherhood" created by students in the College of Computing and Digital Media, was named one of eight Student Showcase Winners for the 2011 Independent Games Festival (IGF) at the Game Developers Conference. Devil's Tuning Fork, also created by DePaul students, was also an IGF Student Showcase Winner in 2010.

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2011

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., the nation's best-known activist for the abolition of the death penalty, donated a large portion of her personal papers and materials to DePaul's archives. The gift was in recognition of DePaul's overall commitment to social justice and in particular to the work of its Center for Justice in Capital Cases.

2011

Test-optional Admissions

DePaul implemented a test-optional admission policy effective for entering freshmen in 2012. During the four-year pilot, the university gave students the option of submitting ACT or SAT scores or completing a series of essays. The goal was to increase applications from students who did not score well on standardized tests but otherwise had the credentials to succeed at DePaul, particularly students who were low-income, first-generation and/or of color. DePaul was among the first select universities nationwide to implement this policy.

2011

DePaul Ranked

DePaul's video game design program was ranked in the top 15 nationally in the Princeton Review's second annual list of the best graduate schools in the United States and Canada.

2011

Women's Basketball

The women's basketball team was selected as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, its highest placement ever.

2011

College of Science and Health Established

DePaul established its 10th college, the College of Science and Health, encompassing programs in biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, psychology, environmental science, mathematics and statistics that were previously located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (renamed the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences). The university also launched an undergraduate degree in health sciences, with concentrations that prepared students for careers providing direct health care or in health care policy and administration.

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September 16, 2011

DePaul Art Museum

The new, freestanding Art Museum opened on Fullerton Ave. next to the L station. It featured spacious exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art facility for the storage and preservation of the university's art collection, and an art study room.

October 25, 2011

Catholic Theological Union

DePaul and the Catholic Theological Union, the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the United States, announced they were forming an educational alliance. The alliance enabled CTU students preparing for ministry to courses in management, communications and social media, while DePaul students interested in theological graduate study could begin doing so while still at DePaul.

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2011

Arts and Letters Hall Completed

The Arts and Letters Hall was completed on the Lincoln Park Campus. The 120,000-square-foot brick, masonry and limestone building was designed to house 47 new classrooms of various sizes and configuration. It will also house the departments of English and History of Art & Architecture. The building contained a digital commons (computer lab), computer classroom and a significant amount of seating for students. It surrounded a four-story atrium that featured a large skylight at the top.

2012

Driehaus College of Business

DePaul alumnus, Chicago momentum investment pioneer and philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus donated $30 million to enhance the academic programs of the 100-year-old College of Commerce, which was renamed the Driehaus College of Business. It was the largest gift to date in DePaul's history.

March 1, 2012

Chicago Family Business Council

The Chicago Family Business Council began operating under the umbrella of the College of Commerce on March 1. CFBC helps family-owned and closely held businesses achieve their goals through peer support and educational programs.

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2012

DemonTHON

About 300 students participated in the first DePaul DemonTHON, a 24-hour dance marathon on April 20-21, held in McGrath Arena and raising money for Children's Memorial Hospital.

2012

College of Education

The College of Education began offering a doctoral degree in education with a focus in early childhood education in fall 2012.

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2012

Vision 2018

DePaul launches "Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community," a six-year strategic plan to reinforce the university's strengths and enhance academic excellence.

2012

Rosalind Franklin Partnership

DePaul University and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science establish The Alliance for Health Sciences to help address the expanding need for health care professionals. The alliance includes collaboratively created undergraduate curricula, 3+4 pathways that shorten the time to graduate degree completion, and expanded opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research.

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2012

Belden Building

DePaul purchased the three-story Belden Building at 759 W. Belden Ave., on the southeast corner of Belden and Halsted, from Children's Memorial Hospital. The agreement was signed in February and the university took possession in the fall.

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2013

New Provost

Donald B. Pope-Davis, professor of psychology and former vice president and associate provost at the University of Notre Dame, is elected provost of DePaul by its Board of Trustees and assumes the role July 1.

2013

Big East Conference

DePaul remains part of the reconfigured BIG EAST Conference, which is formally announced in March 2013.

2013

DePaul Ranked

DePaul’s graduate video game design program is ranked 15th in the nation by the Princeton Review. DePaul’s undergraduate program received an honorable mention and was among the 50 schools saluted by the Princeton Review “for their commitment to this professional field.”

2013

Cinespace Chicago

DePaul’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media partnered with Cinespace Chicago, the city’s premier television and film studios, to create a learning environment providing students with film and television production experience in the midst of a working studio. Cinespace Chicago provides an exclusive cinema production stage and design space for DePaul’s cinema students — next door from where the NBC TV shows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are filmed.

2013

DePaul Ranked

The Theatre School was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Best Drama Schools in the World, sharing the spotlight with such notables as The Julliard School, Yale School of Drama, and the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia. Citing its “6-to-1 faculty-student ratio” and noting that it “draws strength from Chicago’s hot drama scene,” The Hollywood Reporter ranked The Theatre School number 17 on its latest list. This marks the second consecutive year DePaul’s program has been recognized among the best by the weekly magazine, which offers in-depth coverage of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

2013

Urban Development Program

DePaul launched a Master’s program in sustainable urban development, believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation. The program is designed for students seeking skills needed to help urban areas adapt the economic, environmental and societal policies that contribute to sustainable urban development.

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2014

Theatre School Building Given LEED Gold Designation

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded DePaul University’s new Theatre School building the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation, making it Chicago’s first theatre performing arts building to receive that level of certification. It is the fourth building at DePaul to receive LEED certification, joining Arts & Letters Hall (LEED Gold, 2012), Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building (LEED Gold, 2009) and DePaul Art Museum (LEED Silver, 2011).

2014

DePaul Ranked

DePaul's Digital Cinema program, one of the first of its kind in the nation, is recognized as one of the country’s best academic institutions for film and media education by The Hollywood Reporter. After only ten years in existence it is ranked 17th out of the top 25 film programs.

2014

DePaul Recognized

The INSIGHT Into Diversity ‘Higher Education Excellence in Diversity’ (HEED) Award recognized DePaul as demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 
 
Church Dedication
May 2, 1897
 
 
 

Church Cornerstone Laid

 

Church Dedication

 
 

First Year Enrollment

 
 

St. Vincent's College Established

 
 

First Athletic Teams

 

Founding Faculty

 

First Graduates

 

First Commencement

 
 

Rev. Peter V. Byrne, C.M.

 

School Color

 

Alumni Association Established

 

Administration Building

 

College Building Razed

 
 

DePaul University Chartered

 
 

The Barn

 

Enrollment

 
 

The Lyceum Constructed

 
 

New Construction

 
 

Second President

 
 

Third President

 

Alumni Increases

 
 

Women Admitted

 

First Honorary Degree

 

First Female Graduate

 

New Colleges Added

 

Enrollment

 
 

First Business Classes

 

Loop Campus Established

 

Loop Campus Expands

 

First Accreditation

 

Student Army Training Corps Established

 

First International Honorary Degree

 

Alumni Increase

 
 

Fourth President

 
 

DePaul Nickname Established

 

Newspaper Renamed

 

New Enrollment Record

 
 

New Arts & Sciences Building

 

First Intercollegiate Sport

 
 

Nursing Department Established

 
 

New Loop Building

 

Drama Department Established

 

Alumni Increase

 
 

Fifth President

 

School of Music Moves to Loop

 

The DePaul Alumni Published

 
 

Sixth President

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

Hall of Science

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

Hall of Science Opens

 

Elementary Education Offered

 
 

Alumni Increases

 

Wartime Training

 
 

Military Training

 

Ray Meyer Arrives

 
 

War-time Training

 
 

Airline Hostessing Courses

 
 

Seventh President

 
 

NIT Champions

 
 

College of Physical Education

 
 

Irish Library

 
 

Enrollment

 

MBA Program Established

 

Golden Jubilee Celebration

 

Faculty Hall

 
 

Track and Field

 
 

Alumni Increases

 
 

Faculty Hall Dedicated

 

Auditorium Fundraising

 
 

Student Activities

 
 

University Seal

 

Placement Bureau Established

 

Alumni Hall

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

Lewis Center

 
 

Alumni Hall Dedicated

 

School of Music Moves

 

College of Law Moves

 
 

Enrollment

 

Women's Board Formed

 

Program for Greatness Campaign

 

School of Education Established

 
 

Honors Programs Established

 
 

Lincoln Park Campus

 

New Philosophy Curriculum

 
 

Eighth President

 
 

Religious Foundation

 
 

Schmitt Foundation Gift

 
 

Quarter System

 

Schmitt Academic Center

 

DePaul College Established

 
 

Black Student Union Established

 

First Doctoral Programs

 
 

Byrne Hall

 

Alumni Association Awards

 
 

New Buildings

 

First University Senate

 
 

Anti-war Demonstrations

 

Mental Health Center Established

 
 

Stuart Center

 

Computer Science

 

Small Business Institute

 
 

School of Music Anniversary

 
 

Finchley Building

 

School for New Learning

 

Art for DePaul

 
 

Student Traditions

 
 

New MBA Programs

 

Program for Greatness

 
 

75th Anniversary

 

Suburban Campus Opens

 

Department of Special Collections

 
 

Tree of Wisdom

 

Campus Expansion

 

Buildings Renamed

 

New Milestone

 
 

School of Music Moves

 

Campus Expansion

 
 

Concert Hall

 
 

Stuart Center

 
 

Goodman/DePaul School of Drama

 
 

Stuart Center

 
 

Final Four

 
 

Barn Demolished

 

Proficiency Testing

 
 

Joey Meyer

 
 

O'Malley Place

 

School of Accountancy

 
 

Record Enrollment

 
 

Horizon Center

 
 

Administration Center

 

84th Anniversary

 

Basketball

 

Commencement Records

 
 

Ninth President

 

Computer Science

 

Loop Campus Named

 
 

Schmitt Academic Center

 

Center for Market Analysis

 
 

The Hispanic Alliance

 

Center for Church/State Studies

 

Scholl Foundation Grant

 
 

Enrollment

 

Joyce Foundation Grant

 

Center for Research and Taxation

 

Institute for Business Ethics

 
 

Ray Meyer Retires

 

Institute for Leadership of Religious Organizations

 

Hispanic Women's Project

 
 

Campaign for DePaul

 

Alternative Education

 

Health Law Institute

 

Summer Bridge Program

 
 

New Theatre School Home

 
 

University Hall

 

Oak Brook Campus

 
 

Kellstadt Center

 

Project Academus

 
 

Wish Field Dedicated

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

Blackstone Theatre

 

Lawyering Skills Center

 
 

Women's Basketball Record

 
 

Residence Halls Renovated

 
 

Center for Urban Education

 
 

Enrollment

 

International Human Rights Law Institute

 
 

Goldblatt Building

 

Center for International Business

 

Computer Science Doctorate

 

Enrollment

 
 

New Construction

 

Great Chicago Flood

 
 

Lincoln Park Quad

 
 

New Library

 

Cornerstone Campaign

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

Merle Reskin Theatre

 
 

Cortelyou Commons

 
 

Tenth President

 
 

DePaul Center

 

Oak Forest Campus

 

Driehaus Foundation

 

Richardson Library

 

International MBA Program

 
 

Enrollment

 

Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy

 
 

School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems

 
 

New Arts Building

 
 

Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning

 

Egan Center

 

School of Music

 
 

Women's Center

 

Vincentian Studies Institute

 

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Ranked

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

St. Vincent's Circle Dedicated

 

DePaul.edu

 

Enrollment

 
 

New Flag

 

Discover Chicago Launched

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

DePaul Centennial

 
 

Naperville Campus

 

International MBA

 
 

DePaul Ranked

 

College of the Year Finalist

 
 

Enrollment

 
 

St. Vincent de Paul Parish 100th Anniversary

 
 

Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

 

Space Science Education and Outreach Center

 

McGowan Hall Dedicated

 
 

Center for Law and Science

 

Enrollment

 

International Graduation

 

International Criminal Justice and Weapons Control Center

 
 

Centennial Hall

 

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

 

International Environmental Law

 

DePaul Centennial

 

Electronic Commerce Technology

 
 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

Ray Meyer Dedication

 
 

New Athletic Logo

 
 

Enrollment

 

South Africa

 

Vincent de Paul: An Oratorio in Three Parts

 

School for New Learning Ranked

 

Alumni Hall Wrecking Ball

 

Virtual Open House

 
 

Vincentian Letter Dedicated

 

Center for Justice in Capital Cases

 
 

President Clinton

 

International MBA

 

Enrollment

 
 

New Residence Halls

 
 

Rolling Meadows Campus

 

Distance Learning

 
 

Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation

 

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center

 
 

Order of Lincoln

 
 

New Student Center

 
 

Athletic Center Opens

 

Community Service Minor

 
 

Barat College Alliance

 

DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives

 
 

International Computer Science

 

Center for Community Research

 

Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning

 
 

Enrollment

 

Space Science Center for Outreach and Education

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Animal Rights Law

 

Computer Science

 
 

DePaul Athletics

 

African and Black Diaspora Studies

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Enrollment

 

The Real Estate Center

 

Governor Ryan at DePaul

 

Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics

 

Center for Strategy

 

Coleman Foundation Grant

 

Afghanistan Judicial Reform Project

 
 

DePaul Ranked

 

College of Law

 

DePaul Recognized

 

Enrollment

 

Big East Conference

 

CPS Partnership

 

International Commencement

 

Digital Cinema Program

 

Barat Campus

 
 

Egan Statue Unveiled

 
 

University Center of Chicago

 

Islamic World Studies

 
 

Barnes & Noble

 

Computer Science

 

Enrollment

 
 

Eleventh President

 

Chronic Illness Initiative

 

College of Commerce

 
 

Cacciatore Stadium

 

Barat College

 

International Studies

 
 

Computer Science

 

New Light Digital Cinema Festival

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

Barat Campus

 

Enrollment

 

Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence

 
 

Eugene Lenti Recognized

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Enrollment

 

International Studies

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

Dietzgen Building

 
 

Sullivan Athletic Center

 

Grayslake Campus

 
 

Ray Meyer Dies

 

Sweet Sixteen

 
 

DePaul Ranked

 

Computer Science Award

 
 

Center for Justice in Capital Cases

 

Premiere Film Festival

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

DePaul Ranked

 

Enrollment

 

DePaul Central

 

Digital Cinema

 

Illinois Professor of the Year

 

Center for Global Accountancy Education, Benchmarking and Research

 

Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management

 

McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building

 

Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award

 

DePaul Ranked

 

International Studies

 

DePaul Recognized

 
 

College of Communication

 

Award in Excellence in Education

 
 

DePaul Student Wins

 

DePaul Degrees

 

DePaul Distance Learning

 

CPS Partnership

 

School of Music

 

The DePaul Quad Launched

 

Male Initiative Project

 

Hague Prize for International Law

 

St. Louise de Marillac Chapel

 
 

Enrollment

 

National Science Foundation Award

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Alexian Award of Excellence

 
 

Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

Center on World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology

 
 

Animation Degree

 

School of Public Service

 

Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

 
 

College of Computing and Digital Media

 

Center for Access and Attainment

 

Special Education Advocacy Clinic

 
 

College of Communication and the School for New Learning

 

Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award

 

Karen Alkoby

 

Summer Academy

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Meeting the Challenge of Peace

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Virtual Trading Room

 

Accelerated Veterans Admissions Program

 

Alumni

 

Student Laureate

 

International Human Rights Law Institute

 

Enrollment

 

Artadia Award

 

DePaul Recognized

 

International Studies

 

Entrepreneurship Education Award

 
 

McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building

 

Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

 

DePaul Degrees

 
 

College of Communication

 

Vincentian Mission Institute

 

School of Hospitality Leadership

 
 

Record Enrollment

 

Four Palms Award

 

Teahan Chapter Award for Outstanding Regional Activity

 

International Human Rights Law Institute

 

Welcome Center

 
 

Bob Lark Receives Jazz Education Achievement Award

 

Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint

 
 

Zafen.org

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

O'Hare Campus

 
 

Radio DePaul

 

Enrollment

 

DePaul Ranked

 
 

Doug Bruno Recognized

 
 

Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building

 

DePaul Students Recognized

 

DePaul Students Recognized

 
 

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

 

Test-optional Admissions

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Women's Basketball

 

College of Science and Health Established

 
 

DePaul Art Museum

 

Catholic Theological Union

 
 

Arts and Letters Hall Completed

 

Driehaus College of Business

 

Chicago Family Business Council

 
 

DemonTHON

 

College of Education

 
 

Vision 2018

 

Rosalind Franklin Partnership

 
 

Belden Building

 
 

New Provost

 

Big East Conference

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Cinespace Chicago

 

DePaul Ranked

 

Urban Development Program

 
 

Theatre School Building Given LEED Gold Designation

 

DePaul Ranked

 

DePaul Recognized

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