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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.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall DES Luncheon, October 28, 2016

On Friday, October 28, join us for the All Souls Mass remembering departed DES members at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Luncheon and a presentation by Ken Krimstein of the College of Communication.



Your invitation should shortly arrive in the mail for the Fall DES Luncheon.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

BCBSIL Medicare Advantage Information Sessions



All retirees (over 65) should have received information packets on the new Group Medicare Advantage plan that will become effective January 1, 2017. If you haven't received your packet and you are retired and over 65, call Jen Rupp in Human Resources at 312-362-8574.

The Medicare Advantage information sessions will be held:

September 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DePaul Loop Campus
25 E. Jackson Blvd.
2nd floor, Room 241
AND
September 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DePaul Lincoln Park Campus
Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
3rd floor, Room 314AB

If you wish to contact HR with questions, call 312-362-8232 or email to hrbenefits@depaul.edu.

Additionally, a Webinar is planned for individuals who are unable to attend one of the sessions on campus.

Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 1 PM CST

Join WEBEX Meeting

Meeting number 621 307 382

Jen Rupp provided the following information: "I will work on putting together an email to send to all retirees who are either eligible for Medicare Advantage or have a spouse that is eligible for it.   The email will include the dates for the sessions and also the link and phone number for the webinar (the phone number was not included in the letter from BCBS because normally when somebody logs into the webinar, the phone number will be provided at that time).  That way even if somebody doesn’t have the ability to watch the webinar, they can still call in and listen to the presentation."

Thank you Jen.

St. Vincent Health Faire 2016

The dates for the St. Vincent Health Faire have been established. Mark you calendars now and take advantage of:

  • fitness membership discounts, 
  • free flu shots
  • free and discounted wellness screenings, 
  • exciting giveaways, 
  • raffle prizes. and a 
  • vendor fair.



More information will be provided with your Open Enrollment package later this month/early September.

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

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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

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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.​