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Alumni Colleges an Opportunity to Encounter Great Professors

September 25, 2013

Larry Stimpert
Vice President for Academic Affairs

It is great to be a part of the DePauw University community.  I've been on campus for only about three months now, but I am already continually impressed by the dedication of our faculty and staff to the university's educational mission. DePauw students are also highly engaged, and they have shared with me many great examples of the ways they are challenged and excited by their classes and the wide range of on and off-campus co-curricular opportunities made available by DePauw. 

My primary aim as Vice President for Academic Affairs is to enhance further the remarkable quality of our outstanding academic enterprise.  As you know from your own DePauw experiences, talented and dedicated teacher-scholars have inspired generations of students and continue to make a DePauw education distinctive.  Guided by these faculty members, the DePauw campus is a lively place of ideas and conversation.  

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Looking Back on Opening Weekend

September 23, 2013

Kyle Kerrigan '10

Opening Weekend, or “move-in weekend,” is one of my favorite weekends of the year.  Well, at least it has been ever since my first one, during which I was the one actually lugging my belongings into a (seemingly) small space alongside nervous parents, in tandem with a stranger (who become my best friend to this day), and on a blistering hot August day.  Now, I’m relegated to the sidelines (i.e. the shade) and forced to observe (or envy) new DePauw students about to embark on an incredible journey of which they have not the slightest clue.  I enjoyed this experience for three years as a first-year mentor, two years as a member of the DePauw staff, and one year – this year – as a GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) volunteer.

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Game Day

September 17, 2013

Stevie Baker-Watson
Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports

Game Day has always been my favorite day of the week.  When I was playing sports, I took great pride in wearing my uniform and representing my school and my teammates.  Game Day was always a joyous day as I was doing something I loved. 

Now as an administrator, my uniform looks a bit different but there is still the same pride and joy in Game Day.  I love watching our student-athletes compete; to see them all in the same uniform, representing DePauw, is powerful.  On those days, it's about who they are in that moment and what they can accomplish together.  Our coaches and other support staff members create an environment in which these student-athletes will be successful and from a spectator perspective, you can see the effects of their teaching.

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Making the Most of Your Time and Talent

September 11, 2013

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

One of our key objectives for the year ahead is greatly expanding alumni volunteerism to help our students and strengthen DePauw.  The time and talent of our alumni are huge assets, and ones we’ve underutilized. 

We’ve redesigned our alumni home page with clear “calls to action” in areas where you can provide meaningful help.  We know alumni are busy, but not all volunteer roles take significant time.  In just a few minutes, you can recommend a talented prospective student you’ve met in your neighborhood and community.  This is one of the most important things you can do to strengthen DePauw and maintain the tradition of great leaders and thinkers among our alumni ranks.

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Introducing the Alumni Engagement Blog

September 11, 2013

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Here we are.  This is our first post on our new blog on our newly revamped alumni website.  I hope you spend some time checking out our new site: depauw.edu/alumni.

As your new associate vice president for alumni engagement, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about what’s in store for our office in the months and years ahead.  More importantly, though, I wanted to offer a bit of a preview of how I hope we can work even more closely together to help further strengthen the DePauw we know and love.

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