Five students hold up a ceremonial 2,500-dollar check made out to Perma-Shine. There is a festive balloon display behind them indicating they are at the Driehaus Cup.
Team Perma-Shine, the winners of this fall quarter's Driehaus Cup competition.
Dear Driehaus College of Business community,
Congratulations on a successful fall quarter! 

The last few weeks of the quarter were busy ones. On Monday, November 20, we held our fourth-ever Driehaus Cup competition. A record-breaking ten teams participated in the competition, judged by guests from Morningstar, Protiviti, Grant Thornton and our own Coleman Entrepreneurship Center.

The energy in the room was palpable. I was especially impressed by the effort our students put in, and by how invested our teaching team was in their success. Our winning team even brought a demo of their product, a long-lasting lip gloss, on stage with them! 

Further down the pipeline of our revitalized core curriculum, our students are earning well-deserved recognition. Led by Melissa Markley and Juan Mendez, 14 Driehaus BUS 103 students participated in a 24-hour food justice hackathon held at Northern Illinois University. I am delighted to share that our teams took away first and third place. 
Looking ahead to 2024
With the success of these efforts and many others in mind, I am looking ahead to the March 1, 2024 deadline for submitting our college’s strategic plan to Provost Ghanem.

As I shared at the faculty/staff meeting in October, this plan will be a grassroots effort. I look forward to hearing the outcomes of department- and center-level discussions. These discussions will, in turn, form the basis of my plan. I look forward to sharing more updates with you in the new year.

Finally, as we look ahead to 2024, I would be delighted for you to join us at two very special DePaul basketball games:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. (men’s team vs. Creighton) 
  • Sunday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. (women’s team vs. Villanova) 

Both games are part of the "College Nights” series. These games give us the chance to showcase and celebrate the achievements of the Driehaus College of Business. You can use the promo code DCOB23 to receive a discounted ticket. 
I am sending you my warmest wishes for a joyful and restorative holiday season. I look forward to continuing our good work in 2024 and beyond! 
Sulin Ba
Driehaus College of Business
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Looking back:
Fall quarter conferences at Driehaus
I'm proud to say that Driehaus hosted an array of conferences this fall.

  • The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics joined forces with (B) Academics to host a discussion on the future of teaching social good. This topic is close to our hearts at DePaul and Driehaus -- and the revamped business core curriculum, particularly BUS 103, showcases how focusing on the intersection of business and social good can equip our students to pursue impactful, meaningful careers.

  • The Arditti Center for Risk Management held its 10th annual conference on cyber risk (pictured above). Focused on AI -- a key focus area for translational research in the Designing DePaul plan -- the conference was a truly interdisciplinary endeavor. It was hosted in collaboration with the College of Law and the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media and featured prominent guest speakers from across academia and industry.

  • Leading researchers on health and entrepreneurship came together at a conference hosted by Driehaus in collaboration with NIU and North Carolina State University. Presenters explored how entrepreneurship intersects with a wide range of topics: aging, social status, neurodivergence, and more.
Upcoming Events
Please note that the Driehaus Events Team has created a new Outlook calendar for College events. We are delighted to share it with you!

The Driehaus Calendar will enable us to organize and coordinate our events more efficiently, as well as to explore and pursue possibilities for collaboration and joint engagement.

Please contact [email protected] to subscribe and share events.

(Half) Day with Vincent
Thursday, Dec. 7
12-4 p.m.
11th floor, DePaul Center and Art Institute of Chicago
Driehaus College Day with DePaul Men's Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 9
9 p.m.
Wintrust Arena
Register here (alumni, faculty and staff: use code DCOB23 for a discounted rate)

Driehaus College Day with DePaul Women's Basketball
Sunday, Jan. 28
1 p.m.
Wintrust Arena
Register here (alumni, faculty and staff: use code DCOB23 for a discounted rate)
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