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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


Beyond DePauw: Homelessness in Our Community

Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm, Prindle Great Room

Come join the Prindle interns for a lively discussion on the current issue of poverty and homelessness in our community. How do we ethically approach and address issues of poverty in our community?

Free and Open to the Public 

Justice for Chiapas!

Friday, April 4th at 4:15 pm, Watson Forum

  Azalia Hernandez of the Fray Bartolme Human Rights Center and Mexico Solidarity Network representative Stuart Schussler will speak on the human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico, the Fray Barolome Center's work, and the role of international solidarity. The Center has been widely recognized for accompanying indigenous communities in building autonomy, documenting human rights abuses, and being at the service of poor and marginalized peoples organizing for a better life. 

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Fellows Program, Sigma Delta Pi, Latin American Studies, the Office for Sustainability, the Modern Languages Department, and the Conflict Studies Department. 

Free and Open to the Public


Community Chat Series

Tuesday, April 1st at 5:30 pm, Putnam County Library 

Megan Alexander is a Teaching Artist for The Cincinnati Playhouse’s Department of Community Engagement and Education.  She is a specialist in community engagement techniques of Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed approaches of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire, and has her Master’s in Theater Education from Emerson College in Boston.  Megan is a 2006 graduate of DePauw.

Thursday, April 3rd at 5:30 pm, Putnam County Library

Dr. Susan Russell is the Artistic Director of Cultural Conversations of State College, PA, which is devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual arts, and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity, including artistic debates on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, violence, and sexual orientation, and each year the theme of the festival changes to address a specific social issue.  Dr. Russell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University.

Tuesday, April 8th at 5:30 pm, Prindle Great Room

Emily Terrell is a Founding Member of the West Indiana Theater Troupe of the Putnam County Museum, and will earn her Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Western Illinois University this spring, after which she will embark on a nine-month immersion of community-based theatre with Everybody’s Theatre Company in Toronto.  She has presented community-based workshops and academic papers at the Mid America Theater Conference, and is a 2011 graduate of DePauw.

All Community Chat Events are Free and Open to the Public

Virtue and Victory: Ethical Challenges in Competitive Life

The 7th Annual DePauw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

April 10-12, 2014

More information on dates and speakers to come. If you are interested in submitting an essay or creative work for the symposium, please visit our 2014 Symposium site.


 Cooking with a Conscious: Vegan Cooking Workshop

Tuesday, April 22nd at 4:00 pm, Prindle 138

Bon Appétit chefs will lead a small group of students in a vegan cooking workshop to demonstrate how a flavorful and substantial meal can be made completely meat and dairy free. The students will then sit down to dinner and discuss food ethics and the importance of home-cooked meals.  This event will be limited to 20 students, and tickets will be available on a date in early April TBA.


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