Byrne Hall

Byrne Hall
The Academy building was turned over to DePaul University, and renamed Byrne Hall. Bygone DePaul | Special Collections & Archives

Introduction

About the DePaul Emeritus Society

DePaul University values its ongoing connections with its faculty and staff retirees, as it values their past contributions to the university’s mission. The DePaul University Emeritus Society was founded in 2008 with the merger of the Staff Emeritus Society and the Emeritus Professors Association. The Society is sponsored by the University’s Office of Mission and Values.

The purpose of the DePaul Emeritus Society is to provide a means for ongoing connection, communication, and socialization between the university and its emeritus faculty and staff, and between individual retirees whose professional lives were for so many years dedicated to university service.

Photos, events, and information of interest to members of the DePaul Emeritus Society will be posted to this blog. Please take a look, add your comment, offer to be an "author" or just enjoy.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Book Club Meeting August 3, 2016

"Howard's End" proved to be one of the most disagreed upon books we have read and discussed. Some of us liked the insights E. M. Forster had about the growth of cities, the role of women in the future, and his uncanny understanding of the connections as well as differences between England and Germany. But some of us felt the constant back and forth of narrative and description disruptive, the relationship between Margaret Schlegel and Henry Wilcox incomprehensible, and the coincidences of the plot resolution too far fetched. It made for a very lively discussion.


Our next book will be “On Beauty”, by Zadie Smith. Here is the New York Times review from 2005. This book is considered by some to be Ms. Smith's homage to "Howard's End", so this might give us some points of consideration.

We next meet Wednesday, October 5, in Room 115 of the Richardson Library. Discussion begins at 1:30, with the room open at 1 pm. for anyone who wants to bring in a brown bag lunch.  For further information contact Kathryn DeGraff or Helen Marlborough.

As we considered titles for future consideration, rather than simply review our existing lists, we decided to have all participants submit titles they would like to read to Kathryn DeGraff. She will compile the list with brief annotations for us all to review together.

Friday, August 26, 2016

In Memoriam - Edwin Schillinger


Edwin Schillinger, 1981
Photo courtesy: DPU Archives
Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Edwin J. Schillinger, Ph.D at age 93. Dr. Schillinger served the university for more than four decades as a Physics Professor, Department Chair, and Dean of the then College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was a lifelong Blue Demon Fan. He was the recipient of the Via Sapientiae and Cortelyou-Lowery awards, and was a World War II veteran.

Ed was the beloved husband of 67 years to Carmelita; loving father of Rose (Larry) Eiden, Mary (Michael) Baljevich, Ann (Eric) Rahn, Ed (Mary Jo), Jerry (Nora) and Elizabeth (Mike) Jerfita; cherished grandpa of 16; proud great grandpa of 12. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave. Chicago, 60631. Visitation Saturday at Kolbus - John V. May Funeral Home 6857 W. Higgins Ave. Chicago. from 9 A.M. until time of prayers 10:45 A.M. Procession to Immaculate Conception Church for 11:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment All Saints Cemetery. For info www.kolbusmayfh.com or (773) 774-3232.

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=181196298#sthash.EhTfmI7C.J75tkE2H.dpuf

A note of sympathy can be left at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/chicagotribune/edwin-schillinger-condolences/181196298?cid=full

Our deepest sympathies to the Schillinger family. May he rest in peace.

Source: Office of Mission and Values, August 26, 2016

*******************************************************************************************

Edwin J. Schillinger PhD Age 93. Beloved husband of 67 years to Carmelita; loving father of Rose (Larry) Eiden, Mary (Michael) Baljevich, Ann (Eric) Rahn, Ed (Mary Jo), Jerry (Nora) and Elizabeth (Mike) Jerfita; cherished grandpa of 16; proud great grandpa of 12. He had a deep love for DePaul University devoting 43 years as a Physics Professor, department chairman, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and lifelong Blue Demon fan. Recipient of the Via Sapientiae and Cortelyou awards. PhD from Notre Dame University. World War II Army Veteran. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave. Chicago, 60631. Visitation Saturday at Kolbus - John V. May Funeral Home 6857 W. Higgins Ave. Chicago. from 9 A.M. until time of prayers 10:45 A.M. Procession to Immaculate Conception Church for 11:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment All Saints Cemetery. For info www.kolbusmayfh.com or (773) 774-3232.


Source: Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

In Memorian - Yuen Wong

It is in sadness we have just learned of the death of Yuen Wong, professor in the department of mathematics. Dr. Wong died on July 27, 2016. May he rest in peace.


2004
Yuen F. Wong, age 80, beloved husband of Katherine Wong; loving father of Yvonne (Larry) Kaminsky, Elaine Babb and Eva Wong (Martin) Fodor; dear grandfather of Isa, Jakob, Brittaney, Gaby, Madison, Lia and Ben. Dr. Wong was a Math Professor at DePaul University for over 40 years. Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Saint Mary Church, 1012 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223-7195 or www.psoriasis.org. Info: 847 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com.

Source: Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 28, 2016
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=180810404#sthash.pxsnvN8S.dpuf

*******************************************************************************

Dear Colleagues,

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Professor Yuen F. Wong, retired professor of the Department of Mathematics.  Prof. Wong served at the university from 1964 until his retirement in 2007.  He passed away on July 27 at the age of 80.  He is survived by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren.

Services have been held.  Memorial donations are appreciated to the National Psoriasis Foundation, www.psoriasis.org.  Our condolences go to the family, friends, colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Professor Wong.  May he rest in peace.

Thank you.

Mission and Values

Source: Email, August 10, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Medicare Advantage - a new BC/BS medical program available to retirees


Did you know that DePaul is offering a new medical plan option, Medicare Advantage, for DePaul retirees who are age 65 and over and eligible for Medicare?

Learn more about this new plan on HR's website:

http://offices.depaul.edu/human-resources/Pages/medicare-advantage.aspx

Look for more details in late August/early September.

An important note:

If DePaul does not receive an open enrollment form from you by the end of October, we will attempt to contact you again to confirm whether or not you want to enroll in the Medicare Advantage plan. If we do not receive a completed form, your Carve-Out plan coverage will end December 31, 2016 and you will not have retiree medical coverage through DePaul as of January 1, 2017. If you waive coverage or do not submit an enrollment form for 2017, you will not be eligible for the retiree medical plan in the future.​

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Club Meeting, June 1, 2016

"A God In Ruins" provided us with the basis for a very lively discussion. The contrast between Teddy's life as an heroic World War II fighter pilot and his dismal post war life created divergent opinions on whether or not we liked the book. Teddy's heroic life during the war included the devastating bombings on German civilians, while his life after the war showed his wish to always be kind for the rest of his life. The ending generated some disagreement; some thought it a cheat, some relished it. But we all agreed that Kate Atkinson is a brilliant stylist and that this book incorporated a comprehensive knowledge of English literature. 


Our next book will be “ Howard's End”, by E. M. Forster, published in 1910. The novel deals with family relationships and the changing social order in England just before World War I. For those not familiar with the book, there are many reviews available online; here is just one.

We next meet Wednesday, August 3, in Room 115 of the Richardson Library. Discussion begins at 1:30, with the room open at 1 pm. for anyone who wants to bring in a brown bag lunch.  For further information contact Kathryn DeGraff or Helen Marlborough.

As we considered titles for future consideration, rather than simply review our existing lists, we decided to have all participants submit titles they would like to read to Kathryn DeGraff. She will compile the list with brief annotations for us all to review together.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In Memoriam - Brother Leo Ryan, C. S. V.

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Brother Leo Ryan, C.S.V. (MBA '53), who led our business school as dean from 1980 to 1988.

Brother Leo, 89, will be remembered for championing many key initiatives that make our college distinctive today, including the development of the School of Accountancy and MIS, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, Kellstadt Marketing Center, and the college's first endowed professorships in entrepreneurship and finance. During his tenure he also established the Dean's Advisory Council and fostered greater engagement between the college and Chicago's business community. A world traveler and respected scholar in business ethics, entrepreneurship and management, Brother Leo was generous in sharing his insights with his colleagues here and around the globe. At commencement in 2013, the college was proud to present him with an honorary doctorate degree that recognized the enormous contributions he made to business education, DePaul and the many students who graduated from the programs he advanced.

Information about services for Brother Leo will be forthcoming.

Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, university colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Brother Leo.

Thank you.

Source: Mission and Values email, June 23, 2016
Photo: Elaine Beaudoin, November, 2013, DES Luncheon

*****************************************************************************************************************************


Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. died June 22, 2016 at the Moorings of Arlington Heights Rehabilitation Center in Arlington Heights, IL. Br. Ryan was born on April 6, 1927 in Waukon, IA, the son of John and Mary (O'Brien) Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James and one nephew, Daniel Hart. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth E. Hart of Waukon, one nephew, Gregory (Kathy) Hart of Sioux City, Iowa, his niece, Mrs. Christine (Christopher) Cummings of Sussex, WI and his niece Mrs. Diane (Larry) Wolfe and their children Elizabeth and Ryan Wolfe of Charles City, IA.

After graduation from St. Patrick High School in Waukon in 1944, Br. Ryan enrolled as a student at the R.A. Johnston College of Business Administration at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. In 1945, he was inducted into the United States Army where he served in a variety of assignments until November, 1946. He then returned to Marquette University earning a B.S. in business administration. He went on to complete graduate studies at DePaul University in Chicago, earning an M.B.A. and then at Saint Louis University School of Commerce and Finance, where he earned a Ph.D. in management and educational administration. He received honorary degrees, awards, and medals from universities and organizations in the United States and Europe.

Br. Ryan was a prolific author, publishing numerous books, articles and lectures in the area of business and business ethics, with a concentration on the economy of Poland. Br. Ryan pronounced his first vows as a member of the Clerics of St. Viator on March 2, 1950 and perpetual vows on Feb. 2, 1955.

He was assigned as teacher and business manager at Cathedral Boys High School, Springfield, IL, (1950-1951) and at Spalding Institute, Peoria, IL, (1952-1954). He then was assigned to Saint Louis University, as teaching assistant in management and marketing (1954-1957). During his years at Marquette University, (1957-1965), he served as Assistant Professor, director of the evening division of the College of Business Administration, Assistant Dean, Director of Continuing Education, coordinator of all university evening divisions and summer sessions, Director of Peace Corps activities for the university and Professor of Industrial Management. In July 1965, he was named Chairman of the Department of Management for the College of Business Administration at Loyola University in Chicago. From January through December, 1966, he served as deputy director and administrative officer for the U. S. Peace Corps in Nigeria-Lagos, Nigeria. In 1967, he served the Viatorian Community as a member of the General Council in Rome and then as Director of Education for the Province of Chicago. In 1972 he was named as the first President of Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, IL, where he served until 1974. He then was appointed as Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame, (1975-1980), and then as Dean of the College of Commerce and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, (1980-1988). From 1991 – 2001, Br. Ryan lectured at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Mikkeli, Finland; the Adam Mickiewicz University and the Poznan University of Economics and Business in Poznan, Poland. In 1999, Br. Ryan moved into the retirement residence at the Viatorian Province Center, 1212 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL. He once again served his community as Chair of the Querbes Commission for the Province of Chicago from 2001-2009.

Br. Ryan requested that his body be donated to science. A memorial Mass will be held July 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Saint Viator High School, 1213 E. Oakton St. in Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. Scholarship Fund at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, IL or the Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. Endowed Scholarship in Management at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

To leave a message in the guest book click here.

Source: Dignity, Lauterburg-Oehler Funeral Homes, Arlington Heights,