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Upcoming Events


Prindle Reading Groups

Meet 2-4 times a semester in the evenings in the Prindle Great Room

More information HERE


Campfire Conversations

Friday, April 25th at 7:00 pm, DePauw Nature Park

 Ever notice how meaningful conversations are fostered in nature? Outside on a front porch, hiking up a mountain, or sitting on a lake dock with friends? With the end of the semester quickly approaching, The Prindle Institute and Outdoors Club would like to foster those discussions and good times with a night camping in the Nature Park.

Tents, camp sites, s’mores and other snacks will be provided; you bring the conversation (and a full Liter of water, sleeping bag, and creature comforts you deem necessary). Music, poetry and other talents are encouraged! Can’t stay for the entire night? Join us until 8:30 pm (sunset and Nature Park closing) at the campsites. 

Spaces are limited, so please RSVP by next Thursday, April 24th to 


Moving in the Right Direction? Multicultural Education at DePauw

 Sunday, April 27th at 5:00 pm, Peeler Auditorium

This semester there has been a lot of discussion and debate over whether we should have a multicultural requirement at DePauw. Join student leaders from The Movement, DePauw Student Government and other student organizations to hear some different perspectives about what multicultural education could (or should) be at DePauw.

Free and Open to the Public


Popcorn and Pop Culture: Satire in the Media

Thursday, May 1st at 4:00 pm, Reese Hall Lobby

Join the Prindle Interns and Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Professor of Communication and Theater, for an informal group discussion about satire in pop culture and ethics in our society today. We’ll focus on the well-known Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert’s recent controversial tweet and how his intentions – to get at the nuances of the new Washington Redskins Foundations for Original Americans – went awry.  

As a result, the  #CancelColbert trend has come about as a means to draw attention to and decrease the racism that still exists today.  “The problem with the ‘Colbert Report’ joke is that when you use language rooted in oppression, it feels oppressive whether it was meant to be funny or not” (Prois).  Where do we draw the line in satire when humanity becomes the punchline of the joke?  Local popcorn from D&S Kettle Corn will be provided as a light snack!

Free and Open to the Public


Vegan Study Snacks

Sunday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 13

Homemade and vegan study snacks, prepared by the Prindle Interns, will be provided during extended study hours the Sunday through Tuesday of finals week. Come and enjoy delicious treats, learn new recipes, and snack with a conscious!


For more information on past events hosted by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, see Recent Events or Recent Symposia.