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17 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Balanced Approach: A Conversation With SGA President Watfae Zayed
Watfae Zayed studies neuroscience at DePaul, serves as Student Government Association president and a mentor, and teaches Arabic at her mosque. She joins the podcast to share how the pandemic has changed her as a leader, her own shift in career path, and how she balances all her responsibilities while still prioritizing a good night’s sleep.
14 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
How speech language pathology supports care for preemies, kids, the elderly and more
Speech language pathologists treat patients with a range of health issues, from preemies in the NICU, to Parkinson’s patients, to those struggling with long-haul COVID-19. But finding treatment can be difficult. DePaul is meeting that need by starting a new graduate program and opening a community clinic to assist underserved children and adult clients in Chicago. Jayne Jaskolski joins the podcast to discuss the clinic and the new graduate program she directs.
6 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Begin Again: University President Discusses Community's Return to Campus
This fall, the DePaul community started more than a new set of classes and work assignments. Students, faculty and staff also began working towards a B.A. — the charge to begin again. Furthermore, DePaul’s President, Dr. Gabriel Esteban, announced earlier this year that he will step down from his role on June 30, 2022. Dr. Esteban joins the podcast to talk about the community's return to campus after learning and working online during a global pandemic, to reflect on his time as president and to outline what's in store for this academic year.
18 minutes | May 14, 2021
Faith, community and living Vincentian values in the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 is fundamentally altering the way people live, and that includes how they practice their faiths. In this episode, DePaul’s new Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, C.M., outlines how the university community can continue connecting in faith-based ways during a time when we’re encouraged to be apart. Fr. Memo first came to DePaul as a student in 1999 after escaping from Colombia as a political refugee. He returned to DePaul for his current role just weeks before the university announced it would move nearly all courses and operations to remote delivery to help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19. In this time of social distancing, Fr. Memo says we should follow the example of St. Vincent de Paul and focus on finding creative ways to reach to people who may be marginalized members of society.
11 minutes | May 11, 2021
Meet DePaul’s New Blue Demon: Coach Stubbs, the Men’s Basketball Head Coach
In April, DePaul welcomed a new member to the Blue Demon family, Tony Stubblefield – or Coach Stubbs as he prefers to be called – as the new men’s basketball head coach. The Iowa native comes to DePaul after spending 11 seasons at the University of Oregon. He joins the podcast to talk about his plans for the team, shares how he will recruit local athletes and even gives the DePaul community a personal factoid that many may not know about him.
8 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Commencement Celebrations Like No Other
The COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly every aspect of the collegiate experience – including commencement. DePaul wanted to ensure the Class of 2021 had the opportunity to participate in the time-honored tradition – even if it looked different than a typical year. So, the university planned Graduation Celebration, a 10-day outdoor, interactive commencement experience. DePaul’s interim provost, Salma Ghanem, shares more about all of the university’s commencement plans for the Class of 2021.
25 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
DePaul’s College of Science and Health Meets the Demand for Growth in STEM
In a year that included the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, DePaul’s College of Science and Health stayed busy as faculty and staff chipped in to make a difference by donating PPE equipment, publishing research to shape the conversation around the virus, and creating guidance on how to build an antiracist lab. As the college begins celebrating its 10th anniversary, Dean Stephanie Dance-Barnes joins DePaul Download to discuss the college’s past, present and future.
12 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
On with the Show: Performing Arts in the Age of COVID 19
Last spring at the start of the pandemic, instead of canceling Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure, The Theatre School at DePaul University chose to go on with the show! They transitioned from a live in-studio play to a radio show. 2020 MFA graduate Maricruz Menchero joins the podcast to talk about her experience playing Escalus in the play-turned-radio-drama, unexpected benefits of the radio show and how her coursework introduced her to new skillsets for life after graduation.
19 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
The importance of Black love in romance novels
For Julie Moody-Freeman, reading Black romance novels isn’t a guilty pleasure - it’s an area of study. Moody-Freeman is the director of DePaul's Center for Black Diaspora and a faculty member in the African and Black Diaspora Studies Department. On this episode, she discusses the history and importance of Black love in romance novels, which inspires her work as the host of The Black Romance Podcast. She also reflects on her conversations with Black romance writers, editors and scholars and the importance of their oral histories.
22 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Teaching Through Tough Times
With the COVID-19 pandemic, political unrest and long-needed reckonings on race, 2020 presented many challenges for teachers and principals. To help educators, students and parents during these times, Donna Kiel, director of DePaul’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning and a College of Education professor, joins the podcast to outline DePaul’s programs and efforts that helped local teachers and principals transition to remote learning. She also shares strategies on how to be an anti-racist educator and ways to help students become more resilient during tough times.
23 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Christmas from DePaul: A behind the scenes look at this year’s virtual event
Like many things in 2020, the university’s cherished annual holiday event will look a bit different. Christmas from DePaul is going virtual. To give the DePaul community a behind the scenes look at this year’s event is its producers, Tony Peluso and Jamie Davis. On this episode, they talk about the challenges they faced due to COVID-19, explain how DePaul’s campus was used to help tell the story of Jesus’ birth and share how DePaul’s students were involved in creating this year’s event, in front of and behind the camera.
16 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Get to know DeWayne Peevy, DePaul’s new director of athletics
Earlier this year DePaul University named a new director of athletics, DeWayne Peevy. Coming from the University of Kentucky, Peevy sits down with DePaul Download three months into his tenure to share more about how he’s adjusting to DePaul’s campus and the city, his “ABCs of DePaul Athletics,” and some previously unknown facts about himself.
16 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
How to cope with election-related stress
If you’re feeling uneasy or frustrated this election-season, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association found that many people are citing the 2020 elections as a significant source of stress in their life. To learn more about election-related stress and how to cope with it, listen to latest episode with Jocelyn Carter, associate professor in DePaul’s College of Science and Health and director of clinical training.
22 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Research, technology and emotions: How political marketing plays a critical role in government and presidential elections
Elections have evolved the last few decades. From simply polling voters to using big data to sway voters’ decisions, DePaul Driehaus School of Business professor, former White House advisor and author, Bruce Newman, outlines political marketing’s growing influence in elections and, simply, within government. He also shares his analysis of the 2020 Presidential election and what the 2020 winner will need to accomplish before January’s Inauguration.
17 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Behind the scenes of moderating a political debate with Chicago journalist and faculty member Carol Marin
Debates have taken center stage during the dynamic 2020 Presidential election—from plexiglass shields, socially distanced audiences and candidates interrupting one another to even a fly trending on Twitter. The debate moderators’ performances also have been scrutinized and criticized. To give her take on this year’s debates and share some of her experiences as a political debate moderator is Carol Marin, award-winning Chicago journalist and director of DePaul University’s Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.
9 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
DePaul Creates New Scholarship to Offer Private Education at Attainable Cost
Families are increasingly burdened by financial strain due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and many are concerned with how they can afford a private university education. In response to that, this fall, DePaul University established the new State Scholar Plus University Scholarship Program. To talk about the new program, who’s eligible, and how it aligns with DePaul’s Vincentian mission and purpose is university President, Dr. Esteban.
12 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
DePaul Professor and Environmental Scientist Shares How to Build an Antiracist Lab
Racial and ethnic diversity within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields remains low, and many scientists and researchers are seeking solutions to help address racism in their workplaces. To help, assistant professor and environmental scientist in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies for DePaul’s College of Science and Health, Dr. Bala Chaudhary, collaborated with another researcher of color to create the “Ten Simple Rules for Building an Antiracist Lab.”
24 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Students Find More than Gaming in DePaul Esports
The Esports market, or competitive video gaming, is anticipated to surpass $1.5 billion by 2023. At DePaul, Esports is even a BIG EAST-sanctioned program. DePaul’s director of Student Involvement, Courtney James, talks about DePaul’s unique Esports community, which draws hundreds of student gamers. Through their participation, the students find connection, an inclusive environment and even inspiration for career paths. James also discusses some of DePaul’s upcoming Esports events and the pandemic’s impact on the industry.
17 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
DePaul Kicks Off Unique Academic Year Rooted in its Mission
While nearly every aspect of our lives was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, one area strongly remains the same DePaul – the university’s commitment to its Catholic, Vincentian and urban mission. To kick off the unique 2020-2021 academic year, DePaul Download sits down with DePaul University’s President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban. He explains how the community’s commitment to the university’s mission is stronger than ever, even during these unprecedented times, shares remote-learning success stories and challenges the community to apply the mission to their personal lives.
32 minutes | May 26, 2020
Sister Helen Prejean and the Death Penalty: Decades of Fighting Capital Punishment
Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated her life to opposing the death penalty after she witnessed an execution in her home state of Louisiana. Her efforts have sparked a national dialogue on capital punishment and she has helped shape the Catholic Church’s position on the topic. In 2011, she donated her personal archives to the university to help the DePaul community continue to learn from her work. On this episode of DePaul Download, Sister Helen talks about life’s work and what keeps her going.
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