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DePaul University Receives Largest Gift in its History

Good news for students, faculty, and staff in DePaul’s College of Commerce:

“DePaul University today announced a $30 million gift from Chicago momentum investment pioneer and philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus to enhance the academic programs of its 100-year-old College of Commerce. Coming as the College enters its centennial year, the record gift is expected to transform the future of business education at DePaul, the largest private, nonprofit university in the Midwest.”

More information can be found here

Crossing The Line

Crossing the Line Trailer from rsalisbu on Vimeo.

Kelly Richmond Pope (Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy) and Rick Salisbury (Video Producer for the College of Commerce) have collaborated on creating a white-collar crime documentary project entitled, "Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes.” The 90-minute film will be completed at the end of November.

Kelly has assembled a series of short vignettes and cases created from the documentary, which DePaul faculty can use in their courses. If interested, please contact Kelly for details.

A trailer to Crossing the Line can be found here.


Josh Lund: New FITS Consultant to the College of Commerce

Josh Lund

We are pleased to announce that Josh Lund is the new FITS Consultant to the College of Commerce, replacing Jan Costenbader.

After completing a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition at St. Olaf College and an M.M. in Composition at Northern Illinois University, Josh spent six years teaching instrumental music at Elgin Academy, William Penn University, andCentral College and working as an active performer and clinician before returning to Illinois to complete a second master’s degree in instructional technology at Northern Illinois. A life straddling two different disciplines, technology and the fine arts, has led him to researching teaching technology in the collaborative arts, multimedia and recording technologies, interoperability of hardware and software components with alternative operating systems, and interactive-whiteboard technologies.

Josh enjoys cooking, travel, and the outdoors, particularly when his wife Clare is also involved.

Josh’s contact information is:

Location: DPC 6316, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: +1 (312) 362-6689


Part-Time / Adjunct Training for D2L

This blog post goes out to all part-time and adjunct faculty in Commerce.

As you may have heard, the University is moving to a new online learning management system for Winter quarter. Desire2Learn will replace Blackboard beginning in December 2010. The new system can be found at Documents and course files from the 2009-2010 academic year have been copied across into a staging area in Desire2Learn. The staging area is under the “BBImports” tab. If you discover that courses that you need have not been copied across, then you can manually request a transfer with this online form:

To successfully use the new D2L system, a basic 2-hour training is strongly advised. The College of Commerce has set up three training sessions in November especially for our part-time faculty. Just click on the link below for the date/time you wish to attend. You are also welcome to sign up for day-time training sessions at the Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) webpage: To learn more about our transition to Desire2Learn and for information regarding other teaching support resources please visit

Remember, ALL Winter Quarter courses will be taught in Desire2Learn (D2L). Blackboard will NOT be available for any courses – online or face-to-face. So, sign-up for training today!

Mon, Nov 8th , from 5:30-7:30pm; in Lewis 1307

Thur, Nov 11th , from 5:30-7:30pm; in Lewis 1308

Sat. Nov 13th , from 10am-noon; in DPC 6306

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