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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Our next book will be “Bel Canto”, by Ann Patchett. Thanks to Jeanne LaDuke for the recommendation. We deleted short story collections and some other items from our future consideration list.
The next meeting is Wednesday, December 2 in Room 115 of the Richardson Library. Discussion begins at 1:30, but the room is available at 1 pm. for anyone who wants to bring in a brown bag lunch beforehand. For further information contact Kathryn DeGraff or Helen Marlborough.
Suggested titles for future consideration:
“God in Ruins” Kate Atkinson
“Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal” Kirsten Downey
“Barney” by Barney Frank
“Being Mortal” Atul Gawande
“That Cape Magic” Richard Russo
Monday, October 26, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Christmas at DePaul
It is my pleasure to inform you that Christmas at DePaul returns to St. Vincent de Paul Church for its ninth year of performances. Selections of familiar and classic music are performed by the 150-member DePaul Community Chorus and a 50-member orchestra of students from the School of Music, providing a joyful score to this passionate retelling of our Lord's birth. Each year a student is selected from The Theatre School to narrate the sacred story.
Unlike most Christmas productions in the city, there is no admission charge, but we request that a donation be made to one of the St. Vincent de Paul parish-sponsored charities. The intention behind this event is that we celebrate this joyous season together while ministering to those in need in the spirit of Vincent.
Performances this year will be:
Thursday, December 10, 2015; 7:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2015; 7:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2015; 9:00pm
Following the Friday 7:00 p.m. performance, there will be a Christmas party in the Student Center for the DePaul faculty, staff, students, trustees, and families. Santa Claus will share treats with the children and pose for photos with family and friends.
Due to high demand in the past few years, tickets for this year's performances will again be distributed via a lottery. You can register for the lottery at the Christmas at DePaul website from October 22 through November 2. Those that have been selected through the lottery will be notified if they have received tickets on November 5 and 6. Once again, tickets will be required for each and every performance of Christmas at DePaul.
Additional details about the performances and a list of suggested donation items that will most benefit St. Vincent de Paul charities can be found here.
During the busy Christmas season, I hope that you will be able to take time to join us for what I am certain will be a magical and inspiring evening.
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
October 22, 2015
Photo: Christmas at DePaul website
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It is with sorrow that we have learned of the death of Dr. Joan Junkus, Professor of Finance. Joan passed away on September 28, after an eight-month battle with cancer. She was 63, and had served at DePaul for 30 years.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 6, 3 - 8 p.m.at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL, 60521. Funeral service on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.sullivanfuneralhomehinsdale.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=629118#/obituaryInfo
Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, university colleagues, and students who mourn the loss of Professor Junkus. She will be greatly missed.
Office of Mission and Values
Email to University Community, September 29, 2015
Dr. Joan C. Junkus, Ph.D.; age 63; Professor of Finance DePaul University; loving wife of Dr. Kevin C. Spencer, Ph.D.; beloved sister of Justin J. and Marilyn J. Junkus; fond aunt of Kristin, Suzanne, Kimberly, and Alyssa; dear sister in-law of Crissan, Kim, Holly, Peter, Lisa, and Michael. Visitation Tuesday, October 6th 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 South Grant St. Hinsdale. Funeral Wednesday, October 7th, 10:00 AM at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Rd. (31st & York Rd.) Oak Brook. Interment Private. 630-323-0275 or www.sullivanfuneralhomehinsdale.com
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Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Prior to the luncheon, we will celebrate an All Souls Mass in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel in the Student Center. The Mass is in remembrance of our retired colleagues who have passed away during the previous 12 months.
In addition to catching up with our colleagues and enjoying a terrific lunch we also will have the pleasure of hearing from students in The Theatre School as they share with us how they use lighting techniques as a storytelling medium.
Watch for your invitation in the U.S. mail. And, please RSVP to Alice Farrell by October 19.
Hope to see you all in October.