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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, November 14, 2016

In Memoriam - Carol Cyganowski

Dear Colleagues,

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Carol Cyganowski.  A Professor of English and former program director for both American Studies and Women's Studies, Carol served at DePaul from 1983 until her retirement in 2014.  She passed away on November 11 at the age of 67.

A celebration of life service will be announced early in 2017.

Our condolences go to the family, friends, colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Carol.  May she rest in peace.

Source: Office of Mission and Values, November 14, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book Club Meeting, October 5, 2016

We all enjoyed the comparisons and contrasts we were able to make between "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith, and "Howard's End" by E. M. Forster. The book discussion led to wider discussions dealing with social class and how they changed between 1915 and 1905; issues of academic culture and conflict; and the psychological conflicts of our modern world. Of particular interest was the contrast between the need for social decorum at the beginning of the 20th century in opposition to the self analysis, often public, seemingly required at the beginning of the 21st century. The insights we gained in the conversation were helpful to us all in understanding both books.

Our next book will be "The Hare With Amber Eyes", by Edmund de Waal. Here is the New York Times Review from September, 2011.  

We next meet Wednesday, December 7, 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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In Memoriam - Gerard Radice

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Gerard Radice. Gerard was a professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems until his retirement in 1988. He passed away on October 28 at the age of 97. He is survived by his brother, and many nieces and nephews. A retired Lt. Colonel of the Army, Gerard was a WWII veteran of the Pacific Theatre, and the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars for Valor, and a Silver Star Mention.

Visitation will take place Friday, November 4, 3 - 9 p.m. at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, Ill. Funeral on Sunday, November 5 at 10:15 a.m. from Knollcrest to Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1 S 314 Summit Avenue, Oakbrook Terrace for mass at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment service at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=gerard-radice&pid=182214379&fhid=2342

Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Gerard. May he rest in peace.

Source: Office of Mission and Values, November 1, 2016

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Gerard V. Radice, age 97, LT. Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), fond brother of Richard (Frances), the late Marguerite (Louis) Spizzirri, the late Doris Grace (Dennis) Flanagan; uncle of Nicholas (Barbara) Radice, Michael (Betty) Radice, Vincent (Carol) Radice, Terry (Doris) Radice, Cathy Radice, Rena (Brian) Sisco, Theresa (Jim) Radice Blank, Joyce (Edward) Mueller, Louis (Prudence) Spizzirri, Anilise (Ernie) Flanagan Frankl, Michael Flanagan, Milton (Becky) Flanagan, the late Sharon Merritt; Granduncle of many nieces and nephews.

World War II Veteran of the Pacific Theatre; Recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars for Valor, and a Silver Star Mention.

Visitation Friday, November 4th, 3-9 PM, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 blks. So. of Roosevelt Rd) Lombard. Funeral Saturday, November 5, 10:15 AM from the funeral home to Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1 S 314 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace. Mass 11:00 AM. Inurnment service at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM. Funeral Info: 630-932-1500 or knollcrest.net.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 30, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

In Memoriam - Kenneth Fidel

It is with sadness we learned of the death of long time Sociology Department faculty member, Kenneth Fidel. Dr. Fidel retired from the university in 2014.

Kenneth Fidel PhD, 79, a 42 year resident of Wilmette; beloved husband of Yildiz; loving father of Kerim (Christa) and Tamar Fidel; cherished grandfather of Asher. All services private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, www.chicagosfoodbank.org. Arrangements by Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 847-256-5700.

Source: Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2016

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It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Ken Fidel.  Ken served at DePaul from 1971 until his retirement from the Sociology Department in 2014.  Ken passed away over the weekend at the age of 79.  He is survived by his wife, two children, and one grandchild.

Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Greater Chicago Good Depository, www.chicagosfoodbank.org.  Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-fidel&pid=181972058.

Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Ken.  May he rest in peace..


Source: Office of Mission and Values, email, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fr. Richardson September 2016 letter

Fr. Richardson shares with us his thoughts at the beginning of the new school year.


Mailed to retirees and friends of the University, October, 2016

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.