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Author & New Testament Prof. Candida Moss Presents Spring Mendenhall Lecture, March 16

February 13, 2016

Candida R. Moss, whose first book was the winner of the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise and who served as an academic consultant to the... Read More

Valentine's Day Communications Have Changed Little Over Time: Prof. Jennifer Adams

February 12, 2016

"Valentine's Day conjures up thoughts of romance, and it is a time when couples tend to express their personal relationships through love letters," begins... Read More

DePauw to Host Annual Meeting of Indiana Physiological Society

February 12, 2016

DePauw University will host the sixth annual meeting of the Indiana Physiological Society on Saturday, February 27. The one-day conference for high school... Read More

Federal Election Commission Rules in Case Involving DePauw Intern

February 11, 2016

"An Indiana college student convinced an often-deadlocked Federal Election Commission on Thursday that allowing DePauw University to pay her a stipend... Read More

Tristan Glover '02, R.J. Talyor '02 & Jason Spilbeler '07 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 9, 2016

Three graduates of DePauw University -- Tristan Glover '02, senior vice president of Zeller Realty Group; Jason Spilbeler '07, vice president, global investment... Read More

New Technology Center Will Provide DePauw Students with Even Stronger Tools for Success, Says Prof. Dave Berque

February 8, 2016

"I think it is very important that we're producing graduates who have good technology skills, but even more important is that we're producing those graduates... Read More

As Teach For America Turns 25, CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Talks with NPR

February 8, 2016

"An important milestone in American education has been reached this year. Teach for America turns 25," notes NPR.  The network marked the milestone by... Read More

Be My Valentine

February 8, 2016

Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of romance, and it is a time when couples tend to express their personal relationships through love letters. While... Read More

Prof. Bruce Stinebrickner Makes a DePauw Connection on the Campaign Trail in Iowa

February 8, 2016

In a column for Greencastle's Banner-Graphic, Bruce Stinebrickner, professor of political science at DePauw University, shares his observations after interacting... Read More

John Perry '85 is Chief Development Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center

February 7, 2016

John A. Perry, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been named chief development officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, an independent, non-profit... Read More

Associated Press Carries News of DePauw's New Technology Initiative

February 6, 2016

"DePauw University officials say the private school has received a $10 million donation to be used to build a new technology center," begins an Associated... Read More

Dani Weatherford '97 Working to Change Perceptions of Greek Life

February 6, 2016

"In spite of many academic achievements and a dedication to philanthropy, sorority women still fight stereotypes. Dani Weatherford's on a mission to change... Read More

$10 Million Gift for Technology Initiative Brings DePauw to 85% of $300 Million Campaign Goal

February 5, 2016

President Brian W. Casey announced today that the University’s Board of Trustees, at its meeting last weekend, accepted a $10 million gift from an unnamed... Read More

Coffers of TV Networks are Real Winners of Presidential Debates, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 5, 2016

"Seven Republican and four Democrat presidential primary 'debates' were held in advance of the Iowa caucuses, and the clear winner is … big television... Read More

Jay Caldwell '08 Joins Diversified Wealth Management

February 4, 2016

James R. "Jay" Caldwell, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Bismarck, North Dakota branch of Diversified Wealth Management as a financial... Read More

Monday Performance by Core Ensemble Celebrates the Art & Music of the Harlem Renaissance

February 3, 2016

On Monday, February 8, the four-member Core Ensemble will come to DePauw University to present its chamber music theatre work, “Of Ebony Embers–Vignettes... Read More

Dan Barth '12 is Operations Manager at Robertson Stephens

February 2, 2016

Daniel J. Barth, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Robertson Stephens, a global wealth advisory and investment management firm for high... Read More

Prof. Khalilah Brown-Dean to Look 'Beyond Ferguson' in Feb. 15 Lecture

February 2, 2016

Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, will visit DePauw University to present a Walker Horizon Lecture... Read More

Eppley's VIPEr a Resource for Teachers

February 2, 2016

Students have the support of a community of peers and faculty when they are in undergraduate and graduate studies, but what about faculty when they enter... Read More

David McMillin '09 & Fort Frances Bring New Sound to Alio

February 2, 2016

"Led by vocalist and guitarist David McMillin, the band has gradually shed their Americana roots and morphed into something much more dynamic," notes ... Read More

Seattle Times Profiles "Self-Made Man," Coach JaMarcus Shephard '05

February 1, 2016

JaMarcus Shephard, the new inside receivers coach at Washington State University and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, "is the football-coaching equivalent... Read More

Prof. Emeritus James Mannon Schedules Two Events to Sign His New Book, Close, But No Cigar

February 1, 2016

James M. Mannon, professor emeritus of sociology at DePauw University, has published a new autobiography, Close, But No Cigar.  Dr. Mannon, who taught... Read More

Income Inequality "A Defining Issue of Our Day": Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

January 31, 2016

"When the history of this year’s presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it... Read More

Rip Tilden '75 Joins Board of Andesa Services

January 28, 2016

Charles "Rip" Tilden, a partner with Makarios Consulting LLC and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Andesa Services... Read More

Work of International Artists & Designers Featured in 'StereoType,' Feb. 10 - May 13

January 28, 2016

"StereoType: New directions in typography," opening at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center on February 10, is a groundbreaking exhibition... Read More

Sally Krouse '74 Honored as 'Citizen of the Year'

January 27, 2016

Sarah "Sally" Krouse, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, "was named 2015 Citizen of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 21, during the 72nd Annual North Manchester... Read More

NFL's Rams Remove "Interim" from Title of Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras '92

January 26, 2016

"As expected, the (Los Angeles) Rams have lifted the interim from Rob Boras’ title as offensive coordinator and added Mike Groh as wide receivers coach... Read More

'The Red Sun in Our Hearts,' On Display at Peeler Art Center Feb. 1 – May 12

January 26, 2016

Also: Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 4 Drawn exclusively from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, "The Red Sun in Our Hearts" surveys... Read More

Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 4 at Peeler Center

January 25, 2016

DePauw University’s annual juried student art exhibition opens Thursday, February 4,and continues through Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The campus-wide exhibition... Read More

Adrienne Westenfeld '15 Tells of How Her DePauw Internship Led to a Job at Town & Country

January 25, 2016

Adrienne Westenfeld, assistant to the editor-in-chief at Town & Country magazine, Jay Fielden, and 2015 graduate of DePauw University, is profiled by ... Read More

Award-Winning Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell Coming to DePauw as Field Distinguished University Professor

January 25, 2016

Award-winning novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, called "an original American voice" by the Los Angeles Times, is coming to DePauw University... Read More

Sarah Richards '63 Honored for Support of Arts & Education in Hawaii

January 24, 2016

Sarah Richards, a 1963 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Hawaii Arts Alliance's Alfred Preis Honor her lifetime support of the arts... Read More

Prof. Brett O'Bannon to Speak as Part of World Affairs Council of West Michigan Series

January 24, 2016

Brett O'Bannon, Leonard E. and Mary B. Howell Professor of Political Science at DePauw and coordinator of the University's Conflict Studies Program, will... Read More

Betty Neely Reinhardt '30 Was Oscar Nominated for Screenplay of Classic Film Noir, Laura

January 23, 2016

An essay by Larry Harnisch on the classic film noir Laura points out that one of the screenwriters, Elizabeth "Betty" Neely Reinhardt, was an alumna of... Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Seminar, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3

January 22, 2016

Seminar, a dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, will be presented by DePauw Theatre.  Directed by M. Susan Anthony, Mary Alice Braden... Read More

Jim Rechtin '93 Named President of HealthCare Partners' California Market

January 21, 2016

Jim Rechtin, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president of HealthCare Partners' California market effective, effective February... Read More

Pre-Law Students Make Winter Term Visit to Putnamville Correctional Facility

January 20, 2016

"Putnamville Correctional Facility hosted a recent student tour for pre-law students from DePauw University and their Winter Term instructor, Darrell Eddie... Read More

Jeremy Zoladz '98 Joins Dynasty Financial Partners as VP

January 20, 2016

Jeremy W. Zoladz, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Dynasty Financial Partners as vice president, relationship management. He will be based... Read More

Gail Courtney '81 is Exec. Director of First Tee of Orange County

January 20, 2016

Gail Courtney, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been named executive director of The First Tee of Orange County. A nonprofit youth development... Read More

Despite Civil Rights Progress, "A Lot is Superficial," Says Prof. John Dittmer  

January 18, 2016

Speaking of the civil rights movement on the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Dittmer says, "A lot of progress has been made,... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Glut of January TV Premieres

January 18, 2016

"The next couple of months will bring season or series premieres for nearly 300 new shows on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms," writes Scott Collins... Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Qualifies for US Olympic Trials

January 18, 2016

Noah Droddy, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon, which will take place February 13 in Los... Read More

JaMarcus Shephard '05 Appointed Inside Receivers Coach at Washington State U

January 18, 2016

JaMarcus Shephard, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the new inside receivers coach at Washington State University, reports the Seattle Times. He... Read More

James Bell '96 Joins Paganelli Law Group

January 18, 2016

James J. Bell, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Paganelli Law Group. He will continue to practice in the areas of criminal defense... Read More

Magazine Story on Rise of Real-Life Crime Shows Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 17, 2016

Programs such as Netflix's documentary series, Making a Murderer, "coupled with last year's breakout podcast Serial and the critically acclaimed docuseries... Read More

City Wide Maintenance President Jeff Smith '94 is Profiled

January 16, 2016

"Jeff Smith’s job is high maintenance, and he likes it that way," begins an Indianapolis Star profile of the 1994 DePauw University graduate. "Prior to... Read More

Dave Borbely '81 Named Offensive Line Coach at Maryland

January 15, 2016

"DJ Durkin completed his initial Maryland football coaching staff on Wednesday, tabbing former Virginia assistant Dave Borbely as his offensive line coach... Read More

Big TV Deals Have Caused College Football to Lose its Way: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 15, 2016

"The clock has run out on another college football season, so it’s time for the powers that be to assess the condition of the product," writes Jeff McCall... Read More

Clemson Coach Brad Brownell '91 Logs Back-to-Back Wins Over Hall of Famers

January 14, 2016

"With opponents only winning 20 percent of games during Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski's career at Duke University, any win over the Blue Devils is... Read More

DePauw Awarded Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant

January 14, 2016

DePauw University is the recipient of a 2016 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant. Awarded by the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical... Read More

Todd Hambidge '04 Elected Partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

January 13, 2016

Todd R. Hambidge, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected a partner of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.  He is based in the law firm's... Read More

President Obama Nominates Winfield Ong '80 to Federal Judgeship

January 12, 2016

President Barack Obama today appointed Winfield D. Ong, criminal prosecution chief for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana... Read More

Lawren Mills '01 & Matt Ehinger '06 Named Partner at Ice Miller

January 12, 2016

Two DePauw University graduates -- Matt Ehinger '06 and Lawren K. Mills '01 -- have been named partners of Ice Miller LLP, effective January 1, 2016. ... Read More

Publishers Weekly Notes Upcoming Book by Prof. Jeannie Vanasco

January 11, 2016

"Based on her Believer magazine essay 'What’s in a Necronym?,' Jeannie Vanasco’s memoir, Glass Eye, was acquired by Masie Cochran at Tin House," reports... Read More

Richard Blanco, Who Read Poem at Obama Inauguration, Here for Events on Jan. 18 & 20

January 10, 2016

Richard Blanco, a noted American poet, author and civil engineer who read one of his works at President Barack Obama's second inauguration, will present... Read More

"Economies of Scale" are Driving Media Consolidation: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 9, 2016

"Media General, parent company of WTHI-TV, has agreed to be acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., parent company of NBC affiliate WTWO-TV, but the deal... Read More

"Community Asset," Greencastle's Ashley Square Cinema, Under New Management

January 9, 2016

"It's a real community asset, and we feel it's been underutilized," says Mark Thiemann of Greencastle’s movie theater, Ashley Square Cinema.  DePauw University... Read More

Kate Manecke '06 Profiled in Ohio's Columbus Monthly

January 8, 2016

"WOSU-TV program host and special events marketing manager Kate Manecke moved to New York City six months after graduating from college at DePauw University... Read More

Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager Scott Moon '83 to Speak in Florida

January 7, 2016

Scott L. Moon, stage manager for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, will address Florida's Freedom Plaza Opera... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Marks Seven Years of Anchoring a "Solid and Recurring Success"

January 5, 2016

"Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor Bret Baier took over for Brit Hume exactly seven years ago today as the anchor of Special Report," reports ... Read More

New Venture of ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 Aims to Connect Teams & Fans

January 5, 2016

"ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen is hitting the market this week with a new venture that he says will enhance the at-stadium experience," begins a story in... Read More

At the Forefront of Digital Humanities

January 5, 2016

Harry J. Brown, Tenzer Family University Professor in Instructional Technology, associate professor of English and chair of the English Department, finds... Read More

British Invasion

January 5, 2016

Americans’ obsession with everything British is nothing new, according to M. Susan Anthony, Mary Alice Braden Professor of Communication and Theatre. The... Read More

NBC/Golf Channel's Mark Rolfing '71 is Back to Work After Fighting Rare Cancer

January 5, 2016

Mark Rolfing is "one of the best at the tricky task of providing on-course commentary," notes Golf Digest.  The 1971 graduate of DePauw University "has... Read More

Living Positively

January 4, 2016

As a new year approaches, many people look forward to a new beginning by making promises to better themselves in various ways in the next 12 months – usually... Read More

A Politician's Job is "Unusually Challenging Right Now," According to Lee Hamilton '52

January 3, 2016

"You know who I feel sorry for?," asks Lee Hamilton in a nationally-distributed newspaper column. "Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear... Read More

Gary Life '85 Profiled in Newspaper

January 2, 2016

"Life on the stage is pretty thrilling. Just ask Gary Life, manager of service excellence at Tidelands Health, and the hundreds of theatergoers who saw... Read More

Prof. Pam Propsom Offers Suggestions for Keeping New Year's Resolutions

January 1, 2016

Pamela M. Propsom, professor of psychology at DePauw University, "has come up with a few suggestions that might help you stay true to your New Year resolutions... Read More