DePaulian, 1992-1993



DePaulian, 1992-1993


DePaul University--Buildings--Pictorial works; Universities and colleges--Illinois--Chicago--Pictorial works; Academic libraries (buildings); College buildings; Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)


Two-page spread describing the new library. Text reads: This year brought the unveiling of the new library at the Lincoln Park Campus. The original dedication ceremony for the Lincoln Park Campus Library occurred in September and was presided over by J oseph Cardinal Ber-nardin. He blessed the new library by saying that DePaul always recognized the importance of its urban mission. The ceremony was held in the newly named Kelly Hall. The 2 story grand hall which serves as the main entrance to the library and interior pathway connecting the east and west areas of the campus. Doris Brown, director of Libraries, said in her welcome speech that the feeling of accomplishment was achieved by working with university officials, Academic Computer Services, and the architects at Lohan Associates. All ensured that the building would meet DePaul’s architectural and technological needs. Margaret Oppenheimer, President of Faculty Council spoke for the staff when she said, "the faculty feels enriched by the presence of the new library." Rev. J. Richardson, C.M. president said that, "the new library is truly the focal point of DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Academically, it invites students and faculty to a center where they draw in from inexhaustible sources of knowledge. Architecturally, it symbolized the cornerstone for what is now recognized as a remarkable university campus, distincdy urban character." He spoke of how "we will celebrate truth here, we will celebrate beauty here and we will celebrate goodness here." Then in May, a $7.5 million gift from Richard H. Heise and family renamed the university’s Lincoln Park Campus Library in honor of retiring president Rev. John T. Richardson. Father Richardson was visably touched and genuinely surprised by the gift. He expressed his deepest appreciation to the Heise Family for the great honor and he spoke about the efforts of the Vincentian community, the religious congregation which sponsors DePaul, and those of the faculty, staff and board toward the building of the university. The DePaul University Lincoln Park Library


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Chicago : DePaul University, 1924-1997




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