2009 - 2010 VOLUmE ONE

Faculty Profile: William Calzaretta

School of Public Service Welcomes Its Largest Class Yet
Reflections on the popularity of service and the School of Public Service
By Megan Balderston and Simone Gourguechon The School of Public Service (SPS) welcomed 148 new graduate students to its programs in September—over 50 percent more than last autumn, and the largest incoming class in the school’s history. The new class joins an additional 140 students who started in prior quarters in 2009, and about 300 continuing students in seven degree programs. With students and enrollment at record levels, the School of Public Service is poised to educate and inform the next generation of nonprofit and government leaders. SPS students are a combination of recent college graduates, mid-career professionals and career changers, all who share a love of service, volunteering, and giving back to their communities. They come from as far as Pakistan and as close as the south Loop, with interests ranging from graphic design to urban poverty to disaster management. Even with their varied backgrounds, SPS students are united in their desire to make a difference in the world with their career choices.

Enrollment Stats at SPS
New Enrollment up 54% Students Enrolled Public Administration Public Service Management International Public Service Leadership & Policy Nonprofit Management 2008 17 61 18 new program new program 2009 57 33 35 9 13

Student Profile: Caitlin Allen

From SPS to Uganda

study abroad
The Run of Ireland The Art of India

Recent growth in national service organizations such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America has validated service organizations as a career path. In 2008 alone, almost 90,000 volunteers participated in these programs. National service is generally thought of as a short-term obligation, giving young people practical skills and experience in areas that are personally meaningful, but many participants who want to continue with this meaningful work return in search of graduate education to prepare them for lifelong careers related to service.
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Plan of Chicago Hay Updates


Ron Fernandes
the region receives—like maintaining trenches, and planting trees and groundcover. Creating and maintaining these systems requires full community participation. For Fernandes the central question is, “How do you get people to cooperate and build social capital that has been destroyed?” After the December 2009 study abroad trip, Fernandes will remain in India for an academic leave (Winter and Spring of 2010.) He will interview stakeholders in villages with successful watershed redevelopment projects, to record and disseminate best practices. Thus far, WOTR has implemented 728 watershed projects in 996 Indian villages. “But,” says Fernandes, “There are 600,000 villages in India, and the work will have further implications for other developing countries.”

Fernandes awarded academic leave
Over 65 million people live in the rural villages of India where unpredictable and low rainfall, widespread deforestation, and lack of public works infrastructure has put the long-term survival of Indian farming communities on the line. Since 2006, professor Ron Fernandes has led SPS study abroad classes in India in which students study policy and leadership issues in fieldwork with the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR). WOTR, a large nongovernmental organization working in four Indian states, works closely with communities to restore farmland to impoverished rural areas. WOTR works with communities to create sustainable systems that can harness the rainfall

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Have you seen our new offices?
The School of Public Service is the proud new resident of 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1600. SPS moved in mid-July, and faculty and staff now enjoy 35 spacious offices and workstations. SPS students have a common area where they can study on their own or with a group. The new offices provide space for the School’s continued growth and development, as well as stunning views of the Harold Washington Library and the South Loop.

Photo Contest
Please submit your best photo from study abroad or SPS life here in Chicago. We will choose our favorites for display in the new 14 E. Jackson office and the top four to be published in the next SPS newsletter. Please share with us your interesting and evocative images depicting your experience as an SPS student. Photos can be color or black and white, but should be good quality (no camera phones please) for reproduction. Send your images and a brief description of the photo to the newsletter editor at by January 15, 2010.

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William Calzaretta
On September 1st, Director J. Patrick Murphy began a year-long academic leave from the School of Public Service. He will work on writing projects until March, and then begin a Fulbright scholarship: a four month appointment teaching in the School of Business at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil. William Calzaretta is Interim Director of the School for the 20092010 academic year. A clinical psychologist, Calzaretta joined the DePaul Community in 1976 as an instructor in the Rehabilitation Facility Administration Program. He served as director of the program from 1980 until 1996. Recently, Calzaretta was Executive Director of Suburban Campuses for DePaul. SPS graduate assistant, Jacob Adams, spoke with Bill Calzaretta about his appointment.

Faculty Achievements
• Patricia Bombard and J. Patrick Murphy conducted a two-week training program at Adamson University, Manila, Philippines, in April for university administrators, faculty and professionals working in Vincentian organizations throughout Southeast Asia. • Woods Bowman is a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University in autumn 2009. • Christopher J. Einolf co-authored with Jacqueline Chevalier Minow a paper titled “Sorority Participation and Sexual Assault Risk” published online in Violence Against Women, May 19, 2009. • Dean Eitel presented “Responsible Stewardship—Developing Your Own Personal Strategic Plan to Guide Work-Life Balance” at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in August where he was inducted as co-chair of the Public and Non-Profit Division of the Academy for the year. • David G. Ehrlich presented “United States Energy Policy: Overview, Legislation, State & Local Policies, Energy Conservation, Emission Reduction, and Energy Efficiency” to the State Council Delegation of the People’s Republic of China in September. • Ron Fernandes presented two papers, one at the NASPAA annual conference in Washington, D.C. in October and another at the ARNOVA annual conference in Cleveland, OH in November. • J. Patrick Murphy presented “Fools and Visions: Leadership Mettle” at the 2nd “Where People Count” conference at All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland. In October, Murphy presented “Developing Faculty by Teaching Abroad” to the Midwest Academy of Management, and lectured to MBA students at Viterbo University, where he is a trustee. • Joe Schwieterman published a new book, Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region, Northwestern University Press in September. The book has been featured by the Chicago Tribune, WBEZNPR, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. • Marco Tavanti presented on a panel with UNESCO-Etxea and SPS Chiapas Alumni on “University and NGO Engagement for Sustainable Development and Peace” at the 62nd Annual United Nations Conference for NGOs in Mexico City in September.

Jacob: How has your background at DePaul prepared you to become Interim Director of the School of Public Service? Bill: When I started at DePaul, the Rehabilitation Facility Administration Program actually shared the same office as the Public Service Management Program. Both programs were founded in 1970 by Dominic Parisi, to provide students with similarly structured, practitioner-based curricula. I remained with the Rehabilitation Program and served as its director for many years, and moved on to become Executive Director of Suburban Campuses. Each of these positions required the ability to administer to diverse public sector and nonprofit communities, within the context of DePaul University’s mission.

I’m a member of Rotary International and our motto is “service above self” and I try to live my life with this in mind.
Bill: I began teaching in some capacity as soon as I graduated, but I have also worked at various mental health facilities and for the Illinois Department of Corrections. I have served on the boards of rehabilitation and mental health facilities and am a member of the American Psychology Association, National Rehabilitation Association, and American Counseling Association. Jacob: Now, a question that SPS students think about often: what kind of leader are you, or do you aspire to be? Bill: I would like to think I approach stressful situations with humor, that I am accessible, and open-minded. I am an easy person to work with, and empower people to achieve their full potential. Jacob: During this period of growth for SPS, what challenges do you foresee and how might we overcome them? Bill: It is imperative to ensure that our teaching and faculty resources adjust to accommodate enrollment growth. We must continue to develop new academic and experiential opportunities. Jacob: Do you have any particular quote that you live by or wisdom to offer to the SPS community? Bill: I’m a member of Rotary International and their motto is “service above self.” I try to live my life with this in mind. I think energy is the key to happiness and success. We can regulate where that energy goes and so determine our future achievements. No limits, just barriers—if you have the will, you can overcome anything. Jacob: How has your psychology background intersected with nonprofits and academia?



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SPS Welcomes Its Largest Class Yet
The employment outlook in both the nonprofit and government sectors is promising. Recent reports project that as the Baby Boomer generation begins to retire over the next ten years, it will leave senior-level management positions without clear successors. The Partnership for Public Service’s “Where the Jobs Are,” a publication about federal government hiring, states that, “Federal agencies will be hiring more than 270,000 workers for mission-critical jobs by end of September, 2012” (Partnership for Public Service. Where the Jobs Are. 2009. Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting group, conducted a similar study of nonprofits, estimating that the industry will need over 600,000 senior executives within the next 10 years (Pope, Tom. 2009. Where Are All the Jobs? The NonProfit Times. April 15. graduate school in larger and larger numbers, these beliefs may drive the types of degree programs they choose. The School of Public Service continues to accommodate these new students’ needs—and their goals. Over the last several years, faculty have developed and revamped a number of degree programs to reflect societal changes, including a new, practitioner-based Master of Nonprofit Management; the MS in Leadership and Policy studies that draws on field-based and action research principles; and the Master of Public Administration. These degrees join the flagship SPS program, the MS in Public Service Management, along with existing programs in International Public Service, Health Law and Policy, and the joint JD/MS in Public Service Management. The growing student body at SPS understands the need for managers with diverse and practical skills in an increasingly complex and global society—and they know they are exactly the people to do the job.

SPS welcomed the largest incoming class in the school’s history. DePaul’s School of Public Service teaches practical skills using a values-focused curriculum. Applicants for graduate school in 2009 are likewise interested in combining a passion in life with a practical career. Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of a series of books about the Millennial Generation (those born after 1982), state that Millennials believe that solutions to the world’s problems “will take a substantial amount planning, work and sacrifice. They see their generation as the key to addressing these problems.”(Howe, Neil and Strauss, William. 2007. Millennials Go to College. 2nd ed. United States: LifeCourse Associates.) As Millennials begin to enroll in

Degree Candidate: Master of Science in Public Service Management Term of Study: First Quarter Hometown: Milford, New Hampshire We graciously thank the Hora Foundation for its continued support of SPS students. Recently, six students received Hora Foundation scholarships to cover the registration fee for the Academy of Management Annual Conference in August. Also, in Spring 2009 the Hora Foundation granted students need-based funds for study abroad in Chiapas, Mexico. In June 2009, Stephanie Peddicord received the Hora Award for the Outstanding Student Nonprofit Capstone Paper for “Assessing the Impact of the Current Economic Crisis on the Philanthropic Sector – An exploratory study of fundraising efforts and results at nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia metropolitan region and the greater Delaware Valley.”

michael and Diane Hora Foundation Awards


Caitlin Allen
I chose DePaul because the School of Public Service offers high quality instruction and unique practical experiences.
I am the Data and Communications Manager for Northwestern Settlement here in the Chicago Wicker Park area. The organization provides opportunities for its community neighbors through crisis intervention, arts, youth and education programming. In my work, I focus on three areas: fundraising data and technology, communications, and volunteers. My goal is to provide high-quality tools and thoughtful resources to colleagues, volunteers, and donors to support the work of the Settlement. In the future, I know my degree will highlight my experiences, provide new opportunities, and ultimately help me become a valuable asset to the public service sector.

It’s only been a few weeks since I started at DePaul but I feel my program aligns perfectly with my background and greater goals. In 2006 I graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a degree in political science. Following graduation, I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in Montana, and learned that the faces of poverty didn’t look so different from mine. When my service ended I moved to Seattle where I worked with the Annual Fund on issues of domestic violence. The School of Public Service has impressed me with its supportive and challenging environment. I chose DePaul because SPS offers high quality instruction and unique practical experiences—and, I have the great benefit of learning with so many invested, engaged peers. I work full time and attend class in the evenings. I enjoy applying the theories and concepts I learn in class to my job, shedding new light on my routine.



The SPS Alumni Forum is looking for a few good alums to join SPS Alumni Events Committee.

Calling all Alumni
Mike and I volunteered to chair the Alumni Forum as a way to give back to DePaul and the School for Public Service. It is our way of thanking the department that built the foundations for our lifelong commitment to public service. Now, we need your help. We are looking for ideas on what kinds of events (networking or other) you would like to see, and help organizing the events and recruiting attendees. Like you, we are busy professionals with only a few hours a month, but this is a great opportunity to work together and strengthen our SPS alumni network in Chicago and nationwide. We had one successful event this autumn and we hope to create more this year so please email us at if you are interested in participating. To find out about upcoming events please check the SPS website regularly.

Thanks! Your SPS Alumni Chairs Meena Beyers and Mike Kamon

From SPS to
By Margaret Guzzaldo, class of 2009

I am a musician, and my husband is a baker. When I started the MS in International Public Service at DePaul University in 2005, I could not imagine how these skills could be used to change the world. As a recent graduate, I see a clear answer now. My discovery began with two classes I took at SPS that sparked a personal passion for fighting poverty. In 2007 I worked with relocated squatter communities in the Philippines, and in 2008 traveled to Mexico to advocate for support of the indigenous people of Chiapas. Each experience equipped me with tools to understand systemic poverty, and inspired me to search for ways my husband and I could reduce poverty and serve the world. At the culmination of these trips, we learned about an exciting opportunity with International Teams, an interdenominational Christian mission agency. They were looking for people with our specific abilities to go to Soroti, Uganda to teach baking as a vocational skill and to use music to work with people traumatized by war and HIV/AIDS. They also asked me to use my SPS-gained knowledge to register the mission as an NGO in Uganda. The fit seemed too perfect to be true, but musician and baker were going humanitarian. We will move to Uganda in July 2010. Drawing on my learning in the Philippines and Mexico, I dedicated my SPS capstone project to study vocational training for the alleviation of poverty in Uganda. We plan to develop baking and music programs as partnerships with the local community. The baking program will teach basic baking techniques—using locally available ingredients—and business management principles. With these skills students will learn to manage small business ventures. We will also research and revive traditional forms of Ugandan music, providing an expressive outlet for the community. By addressing both physical and spiritual needs, we hope to improve the quality of life for those who have been suffering from poverty, war, and disease for too long. We begin with a two year initial commitment, and hope to extend our service there indefinitely. To learn more or get involved visit:

Margaret Guzzaldo and her husband, Jim, in Uganda in 2008



• Terry William Gainer (MS ’76, JD ’80) U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the 38th Benedictine College Commencement Exercise in Atchison, KS, where he also gave the commencement address in May, 2009. • Ronald E. Harper (MS ’03) Ronald received the Harlan Award for Academic Excellence, honoring Rasmussen College employees who exemplify excellence in their job performance. He is the coordinator for Rasmussen's criminal justice program and also serves as the IL/WI Regional Coordinator for the National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security. • Richard Greggory Johnson (MS ’90) Richard was awarded tenure and a promotion to associate professor in the Leadership and Policy Studies Department at the University of Vermont. His latest book is "The Queer Community: Continuing the Struggle for Social Justice" (Birkdale Publishers, 2009). Richard's research focuses on social justice, social and public policy, leadership studies and human resources management.

• Guy Norman Maras (MS ’91) Guy was the winner of the Midwest Regional Burnham Plan 100 Student Writing Competition from John Marshall Law School for his article “The Plan’s the Thing, but the Devil Is in the Details: Historical and Modern-Day Challenges to Implementing Daniel Burnham’s Regional Vision for Chicago.” • Joseph Kearney (MS ’06) Joseph was the winner of the Midwest Regional Burnham Plan 100 Student Writing Competition from John Marshall Law School for his article “The Plan’s the Thing, but the Devil Is in the Details: Historical and Modern-Day Challenges to Implementing Daniel Burnham’s Regional Vision for Chicago.”

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The Run of




By Emily Rolkowski and Jenny Mohan July 2009 marked the 10th year the School of Public Service and All Hallows College collaborated to offer students an opportunity to take class in Dublin, Ireland with Irish and American students. In Dublin, we immersed ourselves in two classes, a 5k race, traveling and the life and culture of Ireland. With plans in place to study policy (MPS 452) and leadership (MPS 521) during the summer session at All Hallows College, we decided to fill our days with local activities. We learned of the July 15th 5k race hosted by the Business House Athletic Association (BHAA) at Irishtown Stadium and decided this would be an opportunity to participate in local events. We contacted BHAA race director Charlie Cronin and received an enthusiastic invitation to participate and bring our classmates along. The race was one of the high points of almost a month in Ireland—two weeks taking classes and a week and a half of travel. The classes and travel challenged us to think about and see the world in new ways, while the race gave us the opportunity to share our love of athletics with another culture. During our free time, we wandered the streets of Dublin and visited the costal towns of Ireland. We traveled by train to Limerick, by bus across the countryside, and eventually landed at the Atlantic coast. Our travels included scenic and historical sites of Ireland— Galway City Centre, Burren Bay, famine graves and WWII forts, and Bunratty Castle. We enjoyed fish and chips at O’Conners Pub in Doolin before heading to Cliffs of Moher. Local music, craic (good times), street entertainers, pints of Guinness and Bulmers completed our perfect days in Ireland. Our studies ended with participation in the “Where People Count Leadership Conference” at All Hallows College hosted by All Hallows and SPS. We participated in the poster session on leadership and attended four sessions on leadership topics. Our time in Ireland ended with sounds of U2 playing live at Croke Park echoing throughout campus as we packed up our rooms and prepared to return to the United States.

(1) A sign that hangs at the famous

O’Conners Pub in Doolin.
(2) The Ha'penny Bridge (offically

Wellington Bridge after the 'Iron Duke') was opened in 1816. The bridge acquired its unofficial monniker from the toll paid to cross the river - one old half penny.
(3) On the west coast of Ireland,

the Cliffs of Moher.
(4) SPS students in the BHAA 5k

race, including authors Jenny and Emily front and center with race director Charlie Cronin, left, and John Campion, right, Director of Sustainability for ESB.
(5) Bunratty Castle is a large tower

house in County Clare, Ireland.



SPS students experience MPS 542 and MPS 521 through two lenses: Ireland and India

The Art of India
By Jessica W. Taylor

“The orchestra and choir are much more than artistic studies. They are examples and schools of social life. To sing and to play together, means to intimately coexist.” — Jose Antonio Abreu

I will be participating in both the study abroad classes that are going to India in December 2009: Policy Design and Analysis (MPS 542) and Leadership and Management (MPS 521). I will apply these experiences to my personal and professional interests of creating social change through the arts. Jose Antonio Abreu is an economist and musician who founded a system of youth orchestras in Venezuela to combat material poverty. The success of his endeavors has inspired me to pursue similar interests in the U.S. The experience of studying abroad in India will help me understand how community development and social change work in another country. For the leadership class we will visit several organizations that were created to serve the poor. Our studies there will focus on how leaders create

social, political, and economic change for the disadvantaged in a multicultural context. Many complex hurdles influence how effective and successful these organizations can be. I look forward to learning from people who are addressing these challenges and applying these lessons to overcome similar obstacles in arts organizations. The policy class will help me understand how policies affect the people for whom they are created. We will be examining the policy process at the state, city and village level and will stay in the villages to gain firsthand experience with the people who are implementing the policies. I hope to gain a diverse perspective when analyzing and creating policies in my professional work. The arts are a universal language that allows people across cultures and barriers to share their stories with each other. There are many ways that the arts can raise awareness of social disparities and help alleviate these issues. I hope to take my intimate experiences from India and employ them to improve individual and collective circumstances through my passion for the arts.



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The Chaddick Institute Celebrates Daniel burnham and Edward bennett’s

Plan of Chicago
• Chaddick Institute faculty and staff welcomed hundreds of people to campus during the centennial anniversary of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s famed Plan of Chicago, for more than a dozen seminars, outings, and roundtable discussions. Twenty-five faculty members and more than 1,000 students took part in the celebrations. Professor Ron Fernandes used the “Burnham Plan” as a case study for his SPS course examining three-sector collaboration. Professor Marco Tavanti studied Burnham’s plan for Manila during his annual course in the Philippines. • Chaddick Institute research projects on the effects of rising sales tax and transportation policy were featured in recent months in Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Daily Southtown, ABC-Channel 7 News, and the Washington Post. Eight SPS students are currently supporting Chaddick’s research efforts. For updates on Chaddick Institute research, please visit • In September, the Chaddick Institute Young Professionals group participated in an exclusive tour Trump Tower, led by the Tower’s director of development. Such outings are offered free of charge on a monthly basis for students and alumni. For more information about these events, please email:

Original drawing of Burnam’s Plan of Chicago

SPS students Andrew Pizzano (left) and Steven Field (right) and recent SPS alumni Sara Smith (center) pose at the Daniel Burnham Birthday Party Gala held on September 11, 2009.

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Vincent on Leadership:

The Hay Project Updates
Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project moved with the School of Public Service this summer to 14 E. Jackson Blvd. The Hay Project team occupies offices near the entry—suites 1639 and 1640. Please stop by the new space and visit to learn more about current and upcoming events. Also, please join the Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project Facebook group. The Project staff presents leadership workshops including Inspiring Voices: DePaul’s Leadership Legacy in Action, a speaker series co-sponsored by the Student Leadership Institute. On October 28, 2009 DePaul alumna Shonda Morrow, JD, MS, RN gave the first presentation of the 2009-2010 academic year. Each quarter, Inspiring Voices speakers share their experiences, emphasizing the importance of socially responsible leadership. Past speakers include DePaul trustee and founder of The Hay Project, Bill Hay, and SPS alum Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, Terry Gainer (MS ’76, JD ’80). The Hay Project Team also presents workshops for SPS students in a series called Meet, Learn, Lead. The first workshop on November 4, 2009 offered leadership assessments and strategies for identifying servant leadership, vision, and calling.



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When asked about the forum, students provided positive feedback:

Public Service Nonprofit & Government Career Forum
This fall the DePaul University Career Center and SPS professor Dean Eitel hosted a career forum for all DePaul students interested in working in the nonprofit or government sectors. The event featured a panel discussion by ten individuals working in public service, public policy, nonprofit and government organizations. The panel was followed by a smaller meet-and-greet session where attendees spoke informally with the panelists.

“I met a few good contacts tonight and definitely got ideas about the options in the Chicago area for after I graduate.”
—Dylan Lerch, IPS candidate

"This forum was really great and I even got an interview."
—Manisha Patel, IPS candidate

SPS Annual Lecture:
Burton A. Weisbrod

SPS Alumni Distinguished in Magazine
Two SPS alumni, Ronza Othman (MS/JD ’06) and Luis O. Sanchez (MS ’02) were featured in the article “Success Stories from 14 Alumni under 40” in the Fall 2009 issue of DePaul Magazine. We are proud to congratulate Othman, Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, and Sanchez, Policy Director for the Office of the Secretary of State, on their successes. You can read their stories online at

William Calzaretta (left) and J Patrick Murphy, CM (right) of SPS welcome the speaker, Burton Weisbrod (center), at the Chicago Union League Club.

Burton A. Weisbrod presented the SPS annual lecture to a full house at the Union League Club of Chicago on October 15, 2009. Weisbrod spoke about his new book, Mission and Money: Understanding the University (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He discussed the changing economic responsibilities of higher education, identifying trends in university endowments and analyzing higher education finance. After Weisbrod’s comparison of institutions in Chicago and around the U.S., panelists Warrick Carter, president of Columbia College, and DePaul University president, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, CM responded with their insights as experienced leaders in higher education administration. Weisbrod has written or edited 15 books and authored nearly 200 articles on the economics and public policy analysis of nonprofit organizations, education, health, the causes and consequences of research and technological change in health care, poverty, manpower, public interest law, the military draft, and benefit-cost evaluation. His most recent research examines the comparative economic behavior of forprofit, government, and private nonprofit organizations, and the causes and consequences of the growing commercialism of nonprofits.




Upcoming Events
Please visit the School of Public Service website periodically for information on upcoming events. We host a number of special engagements, including networking and socializing events, holiday parties, and many other opportunities for students, alumni, and friends to get to know one another. Our events take place in our spacious new offices and at some of Chicago’s most exciting bars and restaurants. You can find us at events



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