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Google Developers University Consortium


Google Developers University Consortium (GDevU) launched today, as a collaborative space for those in academia who use Google’s products in teaching and research. Faculty have the opportunity to share their course materials with a larger community.

You can find out more information here.


Tech Tuesdays: Blogging For Faculty


Blogging is a powerful and efficient way of facilitating communication. It can be an effective means for your students demonstrate literacy, to engage with media, to opine, to cite, and to remix.

In this dynamic session, you will learn:

  • Which blogging software to recommend to your students.
  • How to avoid FERPA violations.
  • How rubrics can guide your students towards best practice.
  • Social media recommendations.
  • How to monitor student postings.

Location: DPC 7406
Date: Tuesday, June 26th
Time: 10-11 a.m.

To RSVP or for more information, please visit the Technology Tuesdays page.


Mobile & Moms 101

Mobile & Moms 101

How are moms engaging with mobile as they research, shop and purchase products for their family. The U.S. mom wields $2.4 trillion dollars of buying power, however her attention is fractured between work, play and screens. Today, more moms own smartphones than the general population. According to eMarketer , Smartphones have become tools to research purchases and comparison shop. 36% of moms use their phones for shopping comparison and 31% have researched a new product.

Join the Heartland Mobile Council as we present an educational experience on the latest strategy, methods and best practices to engage with moms via mobile. Learn how key retailers and consumer product brands are using mobile to market to moms. The HMC will provide an overview of Mobile & Moms. Then the individual brands will share insight and learnings. The experience will provide understanding of how mobile can impact you, your company, your brand and your future marketing to these mobile consumers.


5:45 Registration, Networking

6:15 Focus Group with Mom Bloggers

Beth Rosen, Content Producer at, Publisher at, Founder & Creative Director at 4 Keys Media, Inc.

MJ Tam, Editor at Chicagonista & Founding Partner at Social RevUp
Dwana DeLaCerna, Managing Editor, & Partner, SocialRevUp
Melisa Wells, Author & Blogger of Suburban Scrawls & Partner, SocialRevUp
Moderated by a professional focus group moderator from

7:00 Stats on Mobile & Moms
Srishti Gupta, Executive Vice President and General Manager, New Media Solutions, SymphonyIRI

7:15 Marketing Panel
Erin Schroeder, Sr. Marketing Manager – Whirlpool Brand, Digital, Whirlpool Corporation
Srishti Gupta, Executive Vice President and General Manager, New Media Solutions, SymphonyIRI
MJ Tam, Editor at Chicagonista & Founding Partner at Social RevUp

7:45 Networking

Marketers, Brands, Product Managers & Agencies who target moms

Strategy, trends and best practices for how to reach moms successfully through their mobile devices

Student tickets are available for $10


Upcoming ASK Workshops

Tuesday, June 12, offered twice (9:00am - 10:00am and 11:30am - 12:30pm)

ASK Workshop: Tell Me About Yourself 101
Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, 3rd Floor, Room 314 AB

Build your confidence in approaching and talking to potential employers. Specifically scheduled before and during the Just in Time Job Fair on the same day, attendees will work on perfecting their introduction to employers. You will leave knowing exactly what to say when an employer says, "Tell me about yourself." Registration ended but walk-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, June 19, 8:00am - 9:00am

ASK Networking Breakfast: From Classroom to Boardroom
Loop Campus, DPC, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Learn tips on transitioning from the school setting to the professional work environment. Leading the discussion will be Dr. Paul Hettich, co-author of "Connect College to Career: Student Guide to Work and Life Transition" and Professor Emeritus at DePaul University Department of Psychology. Enjoy complimentary breakfast while learning and meeting alumni professionals. Register here.

MKT 595 Syllabus Posted

mkt595 syllabus 2012

The syllabus for the upcoming MKT 595 (Internet and Interactive Marketing) course that I teach has been posted. You can view/download it here.


Documentary: Not Home

Exploring the Intricacies of Children with Developmental Disabilities Living in Nursing Facilities and State Run Institutions

DePaul University invites you to join us for an afternoon of film viewing and discussion about this real and relevant topic.In the words of filmmaker Narcel Reedus, “The stories in 'Not Home' will unfold with a mixture of interviews and vérité footage including homecomings, doctors visits, circle of support meetings, and travels with a parent on a visit to a pediatric long-term care facility. With these stories we hope to reveal incredible threads of commonality that cross community, race, and class."The documentary also provides a condensed creative glimpse into the history of institutionalization in the U.S. Footage for the documentary spans over many different states, as it reveals a universal connection between the families' stories.The film offers a glimpse into the lives of several families to give viewers a platform for understanding a parent’s decision to institutionalize a child, as well as an exploration of the health care policies that pay for it.After the screening, we will have a panel discussion and audience Q & A with the filmmaker, a family member, and a range of advocates and experts.A reception will follow for more informal conversation and reflection.

Free and open to the public.
The venue is totally accessible.
Screening at 1:00pm, Panel at 2:30pm, Reception to follow
This event is accessible via public transportation (1 block from the CTA Fullerton Stop on the Brown and Red Lines).
Validated parking for $6 will also be available at the Sheffield Garage at 2331 N. Sheffield, or the Clifton Garage at 2330 N. Clifton.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Values; the Departments of Art, Media, and Design; Catholic Studies; Communication Studies; Counseling and Special Education; Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies; and the Special Education Advocacy Clinic of the College of Law.

Mozilla Summer Code Party

Mozilla Summer Code Party

Tom Jacobs helpfully reminded me that the Mozilla Summer Code Party is running from June 23 - September 23. This is a series of events that is designed to help people learn the basics of coding and the Web. The events are free and open to all. You can read more about the Mozilla Summer Code Party here.


How The Internet Works

A nice little video that explains packet-switching and how the Internet works (to a certain degree):


Kelly Pope and Rick Salisbury Win Award

Crossing the Line Trailer from rsalisbu on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Kelly Richmond Pope (Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy)and to Rick Salisbury (Video Producer for the College of Business)! They received the ‘Best Contribution to Teaching Award’ from the Professionalism and Ethics Committee and Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association for their work on ‘Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes. This award will be presented at this year’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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