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John Gambaiani '69 Joins S&T Bank as VP, Commercial Banker

September 18, 2014

John V. Gambaiani, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has joined S&T Bank (NASDAQ: STBA) as vice president, commercial banker. "He will be responsible... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 to Keynote Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

September 17, 2014

Bret Baier, chief political anchor on Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's... Read More

Look for Drew Powell '98 in New Fox Series Gotham

September 16, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast members of the new Fox television show, Gotham, which premieres September 22. He portrays... Read More

Fiction Writer E.J. Levy Here October 15

September 15, 2014

E.J. Levy's debut collection of stories, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Potential Challenge for Hillary Clinton

September 14, 2014

"When the New York Times recently looked at how an increasingly unstable world could affect the 2016 presidential race, the paper turned to two Hoosiers... Read More

Bud Walters '63, Whose Love of Broadcasting Began at WGRE, Receives 2014 National Radio Award

September 12, 2014

"Please remember: do the best you can, be good at something, be important where you are, random acts of kindness, and persistence counts," said Bayard... Read More

Séverine Autesserre to Discuss Her Book Peaceland on Sept. 18

September 11, 2014

Séverine Autesserre, whose new book "suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential," will... Read More

9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton '52 Sees a New Terrorism Threat Emerging

September 11, 2014

"We are at war in the digital world. And yet, because this war lacks attention-grabbing explosions and body bags, the American people remain largely unaware... Read More

Senior's Essay Published in Several Indiana Newspapers

September 11, 2014

"Democrats in the Indiana Senate are pushing for universal pre-kindergarten, while the Republican governor focuses on low-income children. An independent... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Role of Technology in Political Campaigns

September 11, 2014

"Younger voters aren't sitting in front of a television and watching a major network in the evening," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Chemist Percy Julian '20 "Changed the World", Notes Newspaper

September 10, 2014

"Montgomery native Percy Julian (1899-1975), the grandson of slaves, is credited with creating synthesized medications to treat glaucoma and rheumatoid... Read More

Daniel Kiley '94 Joins Cresa as VP of Project Management

September 9, 2014

Daniel L. Kiley, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined joins Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm, as vice president, project... Read More

DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College Contributing Alumni Talent to Teach For America

September 8, 2014

DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year.  The... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker to Lecture at Baldwin Wallace

September 8, 2014

Glen Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, will present a lecture at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, on Monday, September 15.... Read More

Letter by Ken Owen '82 Published in Wall Street Journal

September 8, 2014

"Joseph Rago's review of Andrew Lohse's 'Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy' (Bookshelf, Aug. 23) raises important points about the fraternity/sorority... Read More

Prof. Jeff Kenney Discusses Extremist Groups with Iranian News Agency

September 8, 2014

"An American political analyst said the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group takes advantage of regional crises to broaden its activities... Read More

Tina Ahlgren '05 is Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year

September 8, 2014

Tina Ahlgren, a math teacher at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy in Indianapolis and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among... Read More

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Dance of the Sharks

September 7, 2014

Russell Pelton, a veteran Chicago litigator and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Dance of the Sharks. Published by Outskirts Press... Read More

Joseph Amy '72 is Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer of Jacksonville Bancorp

September 6, 2014

Joseph W. Amy, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and chief credit officer of Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc... Read More

Prof. Bill Clyde '78 is Candidate for US House of Representatives

September 3, 2014

"A Madison man who is a college professor is running as the Green Party candidate for the 2nd District seat in the U.S. Congress," notes the Day of New... Read More

Orange Is the New Black's Piper Kerman Coming to DePauw for Feb. 4 Ubben Lecture

September 3, 2014

Piper Kerman -- whose experience behind bars is the basis of a bestselling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison, as well as a hit... Read More

ISIS "Using the Media as a Tool for Propaganda," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 2, 2014

"The ISIS terror group published a video Tuesday titled 'A second message to America,' showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff," reports... Read More

"We Really Need That Now," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Says of Uplifting Fact-Based Films

September 2, 2014

"I think movie watchers are tired of bizarre and overproduced movies that are just too far-flung," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Role of Larry Nichols '58 in Inventing Famous Toy is Recalled

September 1, 2014

"Rubik was not the first to develop his unique and complex cube with the many colors on each side," notes a column in Ohio's Fairborn Daily Herald. "A... Read More

Renee Madison '95 Appointed Senior Advisor to President for Diversity and Compliance

September 1, 2014

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Renee Madison, attorney and associate director of enforcement for the National Collegiate Athletics Association... Read More

Sally Laukitis '71 Reappointed to Michigan Travel Commission

August 29, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder has reappointed Sally J. Laukitis, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, to the Michigan Travel Commission. The commission, housed... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Receives The American Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award

August 28, 2014

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is a recipient of The American Lawyer magazine's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards... Read More

Junior Mitch Brown, a.k.a. Kid Quill, Performs at Indy's WARMfest This Weekend

August 27, 2014

Mitchell Quilleon Brown, a performing artist known as Kid Quill and a junior at DePauw University, will perform Sunday as part of WARMfest 2014 in Indianapolis'... Read More

Richard Williams '65 Named Chair of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Board

August 27, 2014

Richard C. Williams, founder and president of Conner-Thoele Limited and 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors... Read More

National Report Gives DePauw's Computer Science Student Outcomes High Marks

August 26, 2014

The computer science department at DePauw University is uncommonly successful at producing students who go on to receive doctoral degrees, according to... Read More

Josh Jones '14 Quoted in Essay on the Funeral of Michael Brown

August 26, 2014

In a CNN.com essay on yesterday's funeral service for Michael Brown -- the African American teen shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri --... Read More

Nonprofit Appoints Anjali Desai '09 as its Mission Manager

August 26, 2014

Anjali M. Desai, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Susan G. Komen® Greater Fort Worth as the affiliate's mission manager. "Desai will oversee... Read More

India's Economic Times Cites Book by Prof. Matt Hertenstein

August 25, 2014

The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are by Matthew J. Hertenstein, associate professor of psychology and chair of the department... Read More

Senior Hang La Authors Article on Preschool Education for Indiana Policy Review

August 24, 2014

An article by Hang La, a senior at DePauw University, is published in fall edition of Indiana Policy Review. A history major and a native of a native of... Read More

Government Openness Lacking, Needed: Lee Hamilton '52

August 23, 2014

"Secrecy and a widespread failure to share information both within government and with the American people remain major barriers to the effective operation... Read More

Mandy Henk Publishes Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library

August 22, 2014

Mandy Henk, access services librarian with rank of associate professor at DePauw University, is the author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral... Read More

Peter Hogg '05 Joins Franciscan Physician Network Orthopedic Specialists

August 21, 2014

Peter G. Hogg, M.D., a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Franciscan Physician Network Orthopedic Specialists. "Hogg recently completed a... Read More

Prof. Smita Rahman Authors Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

August 20, 2014

Smita A. Rahman, assistant professor of political science at DePauw University, is the author of Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency. The book... Read More

Former Math Prof. Joseph Corbett Dies at Age 80

August 19, 2014

Joseph W. Corbett, assistant professor of mathematics at DePauw University from 1968 to 1980, died Saturday, August 16, in Champaign, Illinois.  He was... Read More

Prof. David Gellman to Speak as Part of Iowa's 'Authors for History' Series

August 19, 2014

David N. Gell­man, professor of history at DePauw University, is among the roster of guests announced for the 2014-15 "Authors for History" series at Salisbury... Read More

Winfield Ong '80 Appointed Acting Criminal Chief of US Attorney's Office

August 18, 2014

Winfield D. Ong, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed supervisor of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern... Read More

Coming Home

August 18, 2014

“Coming back to DePauw is like coming home,” says Andrew “Andy” Cullison ’01, who recently assumed duties as Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of The Janet... Read More

"Transparency" is More Than Just a Word: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 18, 2014

"The president and his spokesmen like to dismiss stories such as Internal Revenue Service targeting, National Security Agency spying, DOJ snooping and... Read More

Mark Emkes '75 Joins CCA Board of Directors

August 16, 2014

Mark Emkes, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed an independent member of the board of directors of CCA (Corrections Corporation of... Read More

Booking Agent Brian Lord '98 Shares Story About the Late Robin Williams

August 15, 2014

Brian Lord, senior vice president at Premiere Speakers Bureau and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was in negotiations to book Robin Williams for an... Read More

Paper by Mathematics Prof. Zhixin Wu is Cited

August 15, 2014

A Bankrate analysis of equity-indexed annuities asks, "What exactly are these purported no-lose investments? Who's most likely to benefit by acquiring... Read More

Prof. Susan Olesik '77 Honored by American Chemical Society

August 14, 2014

Susan V. Olesik, Dow Professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State University and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is the... Read More

Prof. Carl Huffman Publishes A History of Pythagoreanism

August 14, 2014

A History of Pythagoreanism, edited by Carl A. Huffman, research professor and professor emeritus of Classical Studies, has been published by Cambridge... Read More

Covering Deadly NASCAR Crash is Challenging for Media, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 12, 2014

"There is just no easy way to cover the story about the dirt track racing death of Kevin Ward Jr. over the weekend," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Prof. Michael Sinowitz Publishes Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Sea

August 12, 2014

Michael Leigh Sinowitz, associate professor of English at DePauw, is the author of Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Sea: Sex, Drugs and the Physical Form in... Read More

Washington Post Book Review Praises "Fascinating Study" by Wallace J. Nichols '89

August 10, 2014

In a Washington Post book review, Nicola Joyce states that "it’s no surprise that I’ve headed to the beach to read Blue Mind. The author, Wallace J. Nichols... Read More

Founding of ESPN by Bill Rasmussen '54 Highlighted in Sports Illustrated's 60th Anniversary Issue

August 9, 2014

The 60th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now, highlights some of the most memorable moments in athletics over the past six decades... Read More

Ebola Researcher Prof. Sharon Crary Writes of the Virus, Its Toll, and Its Possibilities

August 8, 2014

"Anyone who has worked in a maximum containment lab with Ebola virus has had that moment when a headache starts and you wonder: 'Is this it? Did I do something... Read More

Emerging Genre of 'Cli-Fi' Includes Book by Barbara Kingsolver '77

August 7, 2014

"Is climate change due for an Uncle Tom's Cabin moment?," asks the Washington Post's Daniel Bloom. "The 1852 bestseller helped transform abolitionism into... Read More

Sara Dungan '01 Appointed Magistrate of Indiana County's Courts

August 5, 2014

Sara (Chamness) Dungan, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed magistrate of Indiana's Morgan County Circuit and Superior Courts. "Dungan... Read More

Advantages of Incumbents in Congress "Baked Into the System": Lee Hamilton '52

August 4, 2014

"It’s really no mystery that incumbent members get re-elected," in the view of veteran statesman Lee Hamilton. "Their advantages are baked into the system... Read More

Mark Farmer '05 Selected as Member of Leadership Louisville Class of 2015

August 3, 2014

Mark J. Farmer, a partner in the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as a member of the Leadership... Read More

Prof. Arthur Evans Publishes Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction

August 2, 2014

Arthur B. Evans, professor of modern languages (French) at DePauw University, is the editor of Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction. The book... Read More

Jeff Bowe '85 Leading Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies

August 1, 2014

Jeffrey J. Bowe, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the interim director of Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies... Read More

Mike Howland '02 Named Director of Basketball Operations at Missouri State U

August 1, 2014

Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of basketball operations  at Missouri State University.  He comes to MSU... Read More

Artist Steven Vaughan '82 Makes "Aggressive Statement About the Lust for Power"

August 1, 2014

Artist Steven Vaughan "has led a tripartite career," notes a story in Indiana's Lafayette Journal & Courier. "He graduated from DePauw University, then... Read More

Steve Harvey Show and Producer Kevin Hurley '00 Celebrate Daytime Emmy Win

July 31, 2014

Kevin Hurley, a producer of TV's Steve Harvey Show and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a 2014 Daytime Emmy Award. The program was... Read More

Mark Robertson '72 Authors Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients

July 31, 2014

Mark A. Robertson, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients. The book has been published... Read More

Northrop Grumman Promotes Diane Daegele '83 to VP of Business Management

July 31, 2014

Diane Daegele, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of business management for the unmanned systems division of Northrop... Read More

Reality TV "A Highly Perishable Commodity," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 31, 2014

It's been seven months since Phil Robertson, patriarch of the television reality show Duck Dynasty, landed in controversy for his comments about homosexuality... Read More

CEO John Kite '87 is Growing His Real Estate Company

July 30, 2014

"We went from being a company that owned 70 properties and 10 million square feet, to a company that owns 133 properties and 21 million square feet," John... Read More

Washington Post Interviews J. Nichols '89

July 29, 2014

"Wallace J. Nichols spent nearly two decades as a marine biologist studying Pacific Ocean sea turtles and working with fishermen in Baja California, Mexico... Read More

Spud Dick '10 a 'Rising Star' at Cassidy Turley

July 29, 2014

Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider, has named Gerry "Spud" Dick a "Rising Star." One of 24 individuals given the designation... Read More

Prof. Andy Cullison '01 on the Ethics of Video Game Design

July 28, 2014

"Andrew Cullison is the director of the Janet Prindle Institute of Ethics at DePauw University and the secretary-treasurer of the American Philosophical... Read More

Hoops Standout Brett Crist '91 Recalled in Story

July 27, 2014

An Indianapolis Star article on last week's Boys Top 100 Basketball Showcase at Ben Davis High School notes, "Among those attending was Hamilton Heights... Read More

Prof. Jennifer Adams to Lead Discussion in Maine

July 26, 2014

"Professor Jennifer Adams from DePauw University will lead a discussion on academic freedom on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Good Life Center in Harborside... Read More

Prof. Arthur Evans Receives France's Cyrano Prize

July 25, 2014

Arthur B. Evans, professor of modern languages (French) at DePauw University, is the recipient of the Prix Cyrano (Cyrano Prize). Named for the early French... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Keynote 'Innovation Summit' in November

July 25, 2014

Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at "Forbes Reinventing... Read More

The Exodusters of Putnam County

July 24, 2014

The Civil War brought an end to slavery in the United States, but not to the racism that sustained it for so long. African-Americans faced continued oppression... Read More

Award-Winning Conservationist Patricia Chapple Wright Here Sept. 28 to Discuss 'Saving Lemurs from Extinction'

July 24, 2014

American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist Patricia Chapple Wright -- the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize -- will come to DePauw... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Receive Library of Virginia's Literary Lifetime Achievement Award

July 23, 2014

Barbara Kingsolver, acclaimed bestselling author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2014 recipient of the Library of Virginia's Literary Lifetime... Read More

J. Nichols '89 Featured on CBS This Morning

July 22, 2014

"A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water," reports CBS This Morning. In a segment on the new book by 1989... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 and 80+ Other Celebrities Compete, Raise Money for Charity

July 22, 2014

At the 25th annual American Century Championship, which took place over the weekend at Nevada's Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, "Former Vice President Dan... Read More

New Book by J. Nichols '89 a "Groundbreaking Work," Opines Columnist

July 21, 2014

"We intuitively know that the ocean makes us happy, and after years of organizing scholarly conferences to explore the science behind that idea, Davenport... Read More

Ryan Dodd '10 is New Head Tennis Coach at Austin College

July 20, 2014

Ryan Dodd, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He comes to... Read More

Hillary is Not Newsworthy, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 19, 2014

In Jeff McCall's view, "Television is oversaturating the 'news' agenda with countless updates about everything Hillary Clinton."  The professor of communication... Read More

Film Project Helmed by Kyle Ham '94 Noted in Hollywood Reporter

July 18, 2014

"Homeland's Marc Menchaca and Castle's Jon Huertas will star in the psychological thriller Reparation from writer-director Kyle Ham," begins a Hollywood... Read More

Derick Lawrence '07 Named Head Cross Country Coach at Albion College

July 18, 2014

"Derick Lawrence, who guided the Trinity University men's and women's cross country teams to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships and... Read More

US Association of Former Members of Congress Honors Lee Hamilton '52

July 16, 2014

Lee H. Hamilton -- former United States Representative, director of the Indiana University Center on Congress, and 1952 graduate of DePauw University --... Read More

Jim Powers '78 Named CEO of Crowe Horwath

July 16, 2014

James "Jim" Powers, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting... Read More

Kartik Amarnath '13 Discusses Malaysian Homelessness With Newspaper

July 15, 2014

"Last week I met up with a 22-year-old research graduate from the U.S. by the name of Kartik Amarnath," writes Anthony SB Thanasayan in Free Malaysia Today... Read More

Thomas Trowbridge '85 Elected Assistant Treasurer of Massachusetts Dental Society

July 14, 2014

"Thomas Trowbridge, a Lowell oral and facial surgeon, has been elected assistant treasurer of the Massachusetts Dental Society," reports the Lowell Sun... Read More

Article on 'The Last Aryans' Cites Prof. Mona Bhan

July 14, 2014

"The Brogpas (or Drogpas) living in Ladakh, India-administered Kashmir, claim to be the last of the Aryans," reports Al Jazeera. "Tourists -- domestic... Read More

Wells Fargo Bank Promotes Gavin Graham '11

July 13, 2014

Gavin G. Graham, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a small business specialist by Wells Fargo Bank in Anchorage, Alaska. "Graham... Read More

Bud Walters '63 to Receive NAB's National Radio Award

July 12, 2014

Bayard H. "Bud" Walters, founder and president of the Cromwell Group and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2014 National Radio... Read More

Indiana Gov. Appoints Danielle McGrath '07 Deputy Chief of Staff

July 11, 2014

Danielle (Dravet) McGrath, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to serve as his deputy chief of staff... Read More

Role of Prof. Mark Kannowski in Grading Advanced Placement Tests is Noted

July 10, 2014

"It's sort of like summer camp -- just for highly educated adults," notes a Pacific Standard article on educators who go to Kansas City, Missouri, each... Read More

Gift by Family of Late Prof. Howard Burkett Will Endow Student Experiences in Chemistry and Biochemistry

July 9, 2014

Lucile E. Burkett of Greencastle has made a $50,000 gift to DePauw University in honor of her late husband, Howard B. Burkett, professor emeritus of chemistry... Read More

Side by Side

July 8, 2014

Senior Evan M. Miller has always planned to attend medical school. In fact, he just completed the MCAT exam. When he came to DePauw, his focus was chemistry... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 is North American President of Strand Life Sciences

July 8, 2014

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Strand Life Sciences as president of North America. In his new role, Storrer -- the... Read More

Profs. Tom Hall and Glen Kuecker Published in Journal of Globalization Studies

July 7, 2014

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Thomas D. Hall, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology; and Glen D. Kuecker, professor of history --... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Comments on the 25th Anniversary of When Harry Met Sally...

July 7, 2014

"I think this romantic comedy will have staying power like some of the Doris Day films of the '50s and '60s," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Article on the Power of Touch Cites Prof. Matt Hertenstein

July 5, 2014

"When we hug or touch in any way such as kissing or handholding, it releases a hormone called oxytocin," notes a Medical Daily article on the health benefits... Read More

Poet Nathalie Anderson to Visit Campus on Sept. 10

July 5, 2014

Award-winning poet and librettist Nathalie Anderson will come to DePauw University on Wednesday, September 10, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly... Read More

Dave Borbely '81 Named Offensive Line Coach at Colorado State-Pueblo

July 4, 2014

"Dave Borbely, formerly at the University of Louisville and several other Division I-FBS programs, has been named as Colorado State University-Pueblo's... Read More