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DePaul’s Online Bachelor Degree Program ranked among the Top 50 in the nation by US News and World Report

January 14, 2014

US News and World Report ranked DePaul School for New Learning’s Online Bachelor degree program #48 out of 205 for Best Online Bachelors programs in the nation. DePaul moved up ten places this year ranking in the top 23% vs. 36% last year.

This ranking was based on factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology and a peer assessment score. DePaul’s SNL Online program scored high in the areas of faculty credentials and training, student services and technology. For more information, see


Introducing the DePaul Phone App

October 22, 2012

Your phone can now guide you and have “Everything DePaul” all in one place.

iDePaul is the brand new university-wide smartphone app, centralizing information that is important to you, as a student here at DePaul.

You can log into iDePaul with your campus connect ID and password to access your class schedule or find a professor’s contact information. iDePaul can also notify you when tuition is due and of your enrollment dates for classes.

In addition, you can find campus maps, news, events, an athletics calendar, videos, important numbers & more! – All on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry, and all for FREE!

For more information, please visit:

Download the app to your iphone

Download the app to your android

Download the app to your blackberry

Have you downloaded the app?

How is it working for you?

We’d love to hear your feedback.

Looking Ahead as SNL turns 40

January 6, 2012

40th Anniversary CakeAfter many months of work and effort on the part of faculty, staff and students, SNL has completed crafting its five-year strategic plan and looks to its 40th anniversary celebration for 2012.

SNL’s vision statement reads: Employers and the public will perceive School for New Learning graduates to be lifelong learners of the highest quality, disciplined thinkers and critically engaged citizens, competent and versatile in their ability to synthesize ideas for applied use as they address the challenges and engage the opportunities of contemporary adult life. SNL’s renewed core purpose is to nurture curiosity, reflective judgment and a lifelong passion for learning— equipping global citizens to address the challenges and engage the opportunities of contemporary work, community and personal adult life.

Our four strategic goals are:

  • To achieve strategic growth in the Midwest while maintaining our national reputation as a quality provider of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for adults.
  • To provide the highest-quality educational experience for adult learners.
  • To expand and efficiently use financial resources dedicated to SNL’s strategic growth and development.
  • To restructure and simplify SNL’s governance, management and administrative systems to best achieve growth and quality. We will be working hard in the coming years to achieve these goals. Additionally, throughout the next year, SNL representatives will visit adult programs in other colleges and universities across the country to gather ideas and best practices that will inform our curricular and new program development and help us improve current programs.


Stay tuned for information about our 40th anniversary activities and celebrations.

New SNL Online Faculty Teaching in Winter 2012

January 3, 2012

Dr. Gregory Caicco is a former Jesuit who worked on the South Side of Chicago and with refugees in Guatemala. Before, he practiced as a professional architect in Toronto after earning a professional B.Arch. in Ottawa. Afterwards he did his graduate work in philosophy as well as the history, theory and philosophy of architecture/art earning an M.Phil. at Cambridge University in England, and M.A. in philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, and a Ph.D. at McGill University. Dr. Caicco taught history, theory and ethics of architecture at McGill and at Arizona State University where he held the Lincoln Chair of Ethics in Architecture and Environmental Design from 2000-04. He has published widely, including the 2008 book Architecture, Ethics and the Personhood of Place. He is currently working on a monograph concerning the architectural ethics of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Italian 13th c. Gregory will be teaching IN 307 Advanced Elective Seminar – Italian Renaissance.

Mark Enenbach has been a member of the SNL Part Time faculty since 1988. He is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The Community Economic Development Association. He received his M.A. in Urban Planning from Loyola University. Mark will be teaching China Money, Power, and the 21st Century.

James Kimsey earned his M.S. in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue School of Engineering Technology (IUPUI), and his B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, where he also studied Audio Engineering and Jazz Improvisation. Jim has worked extensively as a professional musician and has instructed in guitar and piano since 1981. He has also been a video/audio producer for over 25 years.

Nancy Morgan has an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. She has written and produced educational video programming for students and instructors, K-12 and Higher Education, on a range of topics. She has been and online instructional designer for the past 5 years and has also taught online courses. Nancy will be teaching HC 239 Globalization: Winners, Losers, and Social Justice.

Scott Murdoch has been teaching Biology since 1997. He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Biology and is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biological Sciences at Moraine Valley Community College. His interests lie in many areas of Biology including Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. He is also the co-director of MVCC’s Nature Study Area, a 40 acre prairie restoration site on campus. In his spare time Scott likes to hike, run, camp, garden, laugh, and watch children play. Scott will be teaching SW341 Ecology of Personal Life.

Regina Spellers Sims holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural and Organizational Communication from Arizona State University. She also has an MBA from University of Bridgeport. She is president/CEO of Eagles Soar Consulting, LLC which provides training, writing, curriculum development, and research services. Her teaching and research focuses on gender/girlhood studies, multicultural intergroup relations, business, and hair/body politics. Her award winning publications include a co-edited volume, book chapters, journal and magazine articles, and web based study guides.

Derise Tolliver Atta is a licensed psychologist, is a member of the SNL Resident Faculty and Director, SNL Tangaza
Project. She earned her doctorate from Duke University. Her professional and research interests include African-centered psychology, spirituality, cultural issues in psychology and education, and HIV/AIDS. Derise will be teaching LL 205 Foundations of Adult Learning.

Congratulations to Dr. Regina Spellers Sims

December 6, 2011

Dr. Spellers Sims and Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt

Congratulations to Dr. Regina Spellers Sims and Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt, on the selection of their co-edited volume, Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities (Hampton Press, 2010) for the 2011 National Communication Association’s (NCA), African American Communication and Culture Division (AACCDD) and Black Caucus (BC) “Outstanding Book of the Year Award.” The decision was made by peer review. The awards committee felt that their work represented a superior level of scholarship and promises to make a significant contribution to Africana communication scholarship.

Incomplete Boot Camp

November 29, 2011

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Are you a student with an incomplete grade on your transcript? Do you need help and motivation to complete necessary courses to obtain a bachelor’s degree? Then the Incomplete Boot Camp is for you! This program offers an academic atmosphere, writing assistance, library services and support from faculty and staff in finishing incomplete coursework.

Upcoming Incomplete Boot Camps: (Location: Lewis Center, Rm 1308, 25 E. Jackson Blvd.)

  • Thursday, December 8, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 10, 9 AM – 1 PM

To Register email and include dates(s) you would like to attend and a copy of your incomplete grade contract. Please register at least three days prior to the session.

$10,000 Challenge to DePaul Students

November 4, 2011

Do you have a revolutionary business idea to help lift Haitian people out of poverty? Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has challenged DePaul students to create social businesses that put  at least 10 Haitians living in poverty to work, and promised funding from his Grameen Creative Lab of up to $10,000 to launch one or more winning ideas.

Muhammad Yunus and DePaul students

DePaul has accepted the challenge and launched the Social Venture Business Plan competition. The contest challenges DePaul students to develop a plan for a business that will employ at least 10 workers living in poverty in Haiti with sufficient wages to support their families and pay for their children’s educations. Plans are due by May 15, 2012.

For contest guidelines and more for information please visit the Haiti Initiatives website.

Diwali the “Festival of Lights”

September 30, 2011

The DePaul Indian Student Association (DISA) and School for New Learning invites you to celebrate Diwali “Festival of Lights.” Come and experience the “Festival of Lights” on Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 4 pm-8 pm in the Concourse level of DePaul Center. The evening will feature a live performance by FunkaDesi, dance lessons by Bollywood Groove, and the DePaul Argentine Tango Club.

A Greater Perspective DePaul TV Spot (2011)

September 12, 2011

What do you think of DePaul’s newest TV spot?

Spanish ILP Workshop

September 2, 2011

Do you speak Spanish? Are you interested in satisfying H1G competence as an ILP in one meeting? Attend a gathering on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 4-6 pm. You will be assessed on conversational Spanish. Email your name, Student ID#, preferred phone number, and faculty mentor name to to register. ILP fee applies.

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