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Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

Huffington Post Spotlights Uncommon Success of Jen Thiermann '02

April 24, 2017

"At my core I’m motivated by helping others reach their full potential," Jen Thiermann, director of implementation - Americas at SAP Fieldglass and 2002… Read More

Singer Suzy Bogguss Notes DePauw Connection: Her Son, Senior Benton Crider

April 23, 2017

"It seems like yesterday that this newspaper was announcing the motherhood of local girl made very good, Suzy Bogguss," begins an article in the Pantagraph… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Rob Lowe on This Week's CBS Sunday Morning

April 22, 2017

Eight days before he comes to DePauw University for an Ubben Lecture, Rob Lowe will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning.  A segment airing in tomorrow's… Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Publishes Rumors at Court

April 22, 2017

Rumors at Court is the latest book by Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name.  Published by Harlequin… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Sophomore Rebecca Kerns Awarded Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship

April 21, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Rebecca Kerns is the recipient of an Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship for 2017.  The $2,000 award -- designed to support… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

April 20, 2017

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 DePauw University graduate who is vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services, has been named… Read More

Harvard Prof. & Author Khalil Gibran Muhammad Coming for April 26 Horizon Lecture

April 20, 2017

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Suzanne Young… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

Adrian Ables '16 Signs with Pro Soccer's Indy Eleven

April 19, 2017

Adrian Ables, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been signed by Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis franchise in the North American Soccer League.  A… Read More

Sarah Salazar '17 to Teach in Colombia with Fulbright Award

April 19, 2017

Sarah Salazar, a DePauw University senior, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Colombia after being awarded an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Attorney Tom Nolasco '95 Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

April 19, 2017

Thomas Nolasco, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dickinson Wright is a general practice business… Read More

Indiana Broadcasters Association Awards Scholarship to Sophomore Tilly Marlatt

April 18, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Tilly Marlatt is one of six Indiana college students to be awarded scholarships from the Indiana Broadcasters Association.… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Receive 2017 Trailblazer Award

April 18, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with TechPoint's "Trailblazer… Read More

Sean Major '86 Named Exec. VP & General Counsel at Air Products

April 18, 2017

Sean D. Major, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel at Air Products (NYSE: APD). Major… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on TV Coverage of Facebook Killing

April 18, 2017

Video of Sunday's murder of a 74-year-old Ohio man, which the suspect shared on Facebook, is the subject of debate: How much, if any, of the footage should… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

April 17, 2017

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new anthology, Letters to a Young Farmer:… Read More

Rev. Jim Lemler '74 Announces Retirement Plans

April 16, 2017

"The Rev. James Lemler, the pastor of Christ Church in Greenwich and a minister with 41 years of service in the Episcopal Church, announced to his congregation… Read More

Nordstrom VP Linda Glass '91 to Headline Indy's RESOLVE 2017

April 14, 2017

Linda Glass, vice president of talent for Nordstrom and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for RESOLVE 2017. Presented by… Read More

Senior Jackie Rueda Will Conduct Research in Brazil with Fulbright US Student Scholarship

April 13, 2017

DePauw University senior Jacqueline Rueda is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will conduct research in Brazil during the 2017-18… Read More

Rajpreet Heir '12 Writes of 'The Art of Balancing Cultures' for The Atlantic

April 13, 2017

"Growing up in the U.S., I’d caught glimpses of Indian people in mainstream movies: There were villains and extras in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom… Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Named Community Coordinator at Current Blend

April 13, 2017

Courtney Knies, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Current Blend, a co-work space in Huntingburg, Indiana, as community coordinator. "Her… Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, April 21 - 23

April 12, 2017

DePauw Theatre presents Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the fourth and final play of the 2016-17 season. The production opens Friday… Read More

News of Rob Lowe's Upcoming DePauw Visit Spreads from Coast-to-Coast

April 11, 2017

"Actor Rob Lowe will be speaking next month at the Indiana college from which both of his parents graduated," begins an Associated Press report which is… Read More

Andrea Heslin Smiley '90 Joins Egalet Corporation Board

April 11, 2017

Andrea Heslin Smiley, president and chief executive officer of VMS BioMarketing and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors… Read More

Rob Lowe Coming to DePauw for May 1 Ubben Lecture

April 10, 2017

Rob Lowe -- the actor, author and producer whose parents and grandfather are graduates of DePauw University -- will make a homecoming of sorts when he… Read More

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner at DePauw on April 20

April 10, 2017

Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, will come to DePauw University… Read More

Corporations Have a Role in Keeping "Seedy" Shows Off TV: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 9, 2017

"The Subway sandwich chain has a 'Social Responsibility' section on its corporate website," Jeffrey M. McCall points out in a newspaper column. " It claims… Read More

Acclaimed Poet Marilyn Chin Coming to DePauw in 2018 as Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing

April 8, 2017

Marilyn Chin, an award-winning Chinese American poet, writer and activist, is coming to DePauw University in the Spring of 2018 as Mary Rogers Field and… Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker to Present at Lewis & Clark College's 55th Annual International Affairs Symposium

April 7, 2017

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at "Population: Transforming the Global Landscape", Lewis … Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Comments on Cable News "War"

April 7, 2017

"Fox News and CNN are at war," reports The Hill's Jonathan Easley. "Anchors and reporters at the cable news giants are directly attacking one another on… Read More

Video Coverage of SCOTUS Would Lead to "Posturing, Grandstanding, Mugging, and Sensationalism": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 5, 2017

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, "Five different senators lectured Gorsuch about… Read More

UES 2017 Draws Speakers, Students to Prindle

April 4, 2017

James Hamblin of The Atlantic and Anna Sale of WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money are among the nationally recognized speakers joining students from around the… Read More

DePauw to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

April 4, 2017

DePauw University is one of 75 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Honor 2017's 'Indy PR Legend'

April 3, 2017

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as master of ceremonies as the Indianapolis Public… Read More

Attorney Charles Compton '89 Promoted at Jackson Kelly

April 2, 2017

Charles A. Compton, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "has been promoted to member at Jackson Kelly and will serve as managing member for the Evansville… Read More

Return to DePauw as Kilgore Counselor Gives Dana Ferguson '14 "Hope for the Future of Journalism"

April 1, 2017

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus Leader and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, says she felt "hope for the future of journalism… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes Seventh in NY Half-Marathon

March 31, 2017

"Noah Droddy is getting attention for more than his appearance," reports the Indianapolis Star of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "Droddy -- whose… Read More

Taylor Hackett '16 Promoted to Associate Broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate

March 30, 2017

Taylor Hackett, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to associate broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate. "He specializes in tenant… Read More

Iowa State U Paper Notes Leslie Odom Jr.'s DePauw Visit

March 29, 2017

"Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will give a lecture titled 'Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Auditorium… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 is Syracuse University's Commencement Speaker

March 29, 2017

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- a business executive, attorney and legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs in on Apparent Firing of Conservative Commentator

March 28, 2017

"TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s stumbling multi-platform media network, faces an uncertain future after the apparent dismissal this month of Tomi Lahren -- who… Read More

U of Chicago Political Scientist Charles Lipson to Present 'A New Theory of International Relations', April 4

March 26, 2017

Charles Lipson, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science the University of Chicago, will come to DePauw University on Tuesday, April 4, to deliver… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Dexter Filkins to Examine 'New Ways of Writing War', April 5

March 25, 2017

Dexter Filkins, called "the premier combat journalist of his generation" by the Washington Post, is coming to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 5.… Read More

Andy Harmening '91 Joins Huntington Bancshares as Sr. Executive VP

March 24, 2017

Andy Harmening, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) as senior executive vice president,… Read More

It's a New Era for Conservative Commentators, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells the Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Recent controversies surrounding conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Napolitano and Tomi Lahren "occurred as the conservative media have… Read More

Jacob Blasdel '07 is New Town Manager of Speedway, Indiana

March 23, 2017

"Speedway has a new town manager," reports WISH-TV of Indianapolis. "Jacob Blasdel, a former staffer in the Gov. Mitch Daniels administration, was appointed… Read More

Trainer & Kinesiology Major Sarah Merkel '09 Celebrates 'Safe Sports School Award'

March 22, 2017

"It’s fantastic to be recognized and to do it again for a second year, maintaining that level of care for our athletes and safety," says Sarah Merkel,… Read More

Prof. Tamara Beauboeuf's Research on Post-Tenure Faculty Highlighted in Chronicle of Higher Ed

March 21, 2017

"What happens to professors in the long decades between tenure and retirement?," asks an article published in the latest Chronicle of Higher Education… Read More

Rita Wilder '87 Promoted to Director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary

March 21, 2017

Rita Wilder, a Certified Public Accountant and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary.  She joined… Read More

Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, and CEO Jim Alling '83 to Receive Honorary Degrees at May's Commencement

March 20, 2017

Musician and producer Todd Rundgren, who has been called "rock's Renaissance man" by Entertainment Tonight, will be among three individuals to be presented… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Writes of Need for Pragmatism on Capitol Hill

March 20, 2017

Capitol Hill is in desperate need of pragmatism, according to Lee H. Hamilton. "At heart it’s a mindset, a preference for a practical, workable solution… Read More

News Outlet's Russia Coverage is "Enterprising", Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2017

"Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian… Read More

Prof. Meredith Brickell Receives Grant to Support House Life Project

March 18, 2017

Meredith K. Brickell, associate professor of art at DePauw, has been awarded an  INCommon grant from Indiana Humanities for her ongoing work with the House… Read More

Art in Miniature Golf

March 17, 2017

There’s always something different on display in Peeler Art Center. This month, it’s something really different: a miniature golf course. Designed by… Read More

Prof. Derek Ford is Co-Editor of Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy and Politics

March 17, 2017

Derek R. Ford, assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, is the co-editor of Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy… Read More

"Purity of DIII Basketball Sings to" Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99

March 16, 2017

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who is head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics, "has taken the time to build relationships with New England… Read More

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary '06 Named Partner at Riley Bennett Egloff

March 16, 2017

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Riley Bennett Egloff LLP.  She has been with the Indianapolis… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 to Address DePauw's 178th Commencement

March 15, 2017

Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, whose experiences as a DePauw University undergraduate led to leadership roles at some of America's most admired companies… Read More

Ann-Clore Duncan '89 to be Honored for Volunteer Service

March 14, 2017

Ann-Clore Duncan, founder and college admissions counselor at Duncan College Consulting and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored with an… Read More

Nationally Distributed AP Story Notes DePauw Efforts to Teach Civility

March 13, 2017

An Associated Press story headlined "As incivility hits new depths, many are working to combat it" notes, "In state capitals, lawmakers attend workshops… Read More

Econ Prof. Gary Lemon Authors Savvy Investing

March 11, 2017

Gary D. Lemon, professor of economics and management at DePauw University, is the author of Savvy Investing: Strategy for Successful Investing. An announcement… Read More

Prof. Mark Kelley '79 Named to Education Board of American Health Council

March 10, 2017

Mark R. Kelley, Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and 1979 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Indianapolis TV News Anchor Nicole Pence '06 Steps Down

March 9, 2017

"CBS4 morning anchor Nicole Pence announced her departure from the station Wednesday, saying she's opting to spend a little more time with family," reports… Read More

Media Should Respond to President with "Professionalism and Tough, Accurate Reporting": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 8, 2017

"The Trump administration will provide an extreme test of the press’ relationship with government, but it is time for the media to engage the contest with… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Discuss Government Secrecy in Radio Interview Today

March 7, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will be a guest on today's edition of the Kojo… Read More

Tiffany O'Donnell '91 to Become CEO of Iowa Nonprofit

March 6, 2017

Tiffany O'Donnell, chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), will become chief executive officer of the organization in June.  "O'Donnell… Read More

Dave Edwards '84 is VP at Siemens Healthineers North America

March 5, 2017

David Edwards, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is now senior vice president of strategic corporate accounts at Siemens Healthineers North America… Read More

Senior Madison McIntyre's Short Film Will Compete in Cleveland International Festival

March 3, 2017

A short film created by Madison McIntyre, a DePauw University senior, has been accepted to compete in the Cleveland International Film Festival. McIntyre's… Read More

Public is Invited to Indiana Court of Appeals Session at DePauw, March 9

March 3, 2017

For the twelth time in the last 13 years, the Indiana Court of Appeals will come to campus of DePauw University and will hold a session which the public… Read More

Work of Prof. Georgette Zirbes '62 On Display at Peeler Art Center, March 10 - April 9

March 2, 2017

The work of DePauw University alumna Georgette Zirbes ’62 will be on display at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center March 10 through April 9. "Conversations:… Read More

Company Led by Don Daseke '61 Goes Public

February 28, 2017

"We’ve been a consolidator of the open deck industry over the past eight years, and we’ll continue to do that going forward," says Don Daseke, the 1961… Read More

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Selects Prindle Institute as New Home

February 28, 2017

DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics will be the new institutional home for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), the… Read More

Screenplay by Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 Honored at Athena Film Festival

February 27, 2017

Clemency, a screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of film production at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is… Read More

Three from DePauw to Contribute Programs to Indiana Women's Expo

February 27, 2017

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, award-winning author of What You Are Now Enjoying and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, will present the opening address Saturday… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

Scholarship at New College of Florida Will Honor Author John Jakes '53

February 26, 2017

"A new scholarship honoring historical novelist John Jakes is being created at New College of Florida by the Rotary Club of Sarasota and friends of the… Read More

Sophomore Selected as 500 Festival Princess

February 25, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Quinci Miller is one of 33 college-aged women from across Indiana to be chosen as the 2017 500 Festival Princesses. The selection… Read More

Indiana State Museum Exhibit Honors Percy Julian '20, "One of the Nation's Most Accomplished Scientists"

February 24, 2017

In an article headlined "13 Indy museum exhibits coming and going", the Indianapolis Star notes that "'Making a Mark in Science: Percy Julian' ends Feb… Read More

Tim Cooper '97 Joins Pitt Football Program

February 24, 2017

Tim Cooper, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a quality control assistant for the University of Pittsburgh football program. Head… Read More

Jennifer Kopecky '08 Takes Post with Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

February 23, 2017

Jennifer C. Kopecky, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as coordinator of Young Adult and Campus Ministry… Read More

Pop Culture is Turning Society Into a Reality Show, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 22, 2017

"Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Annual List Again Places DePauw Among USA's Leading Colleges in Providing Fulbright Opportunities

February 21, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, DePauw University is among the nation's leading colleges in producing winners of Fulbright scholarships. The latest issue… Read More

DePauw to Host National Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

February 21, 2017

Students from across North America will come to DePauw University March 10-12 to take part in the first National Annual Undergraduate Research Conference… Read More

Justin Woodard '02 Among '40 Under 40' in St. Louis

February 20, 2017

Justin Woodard, president of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Writes of Governments' Increasing "Failures to Disclose Public Information"

February 19, 2017

In many "places across the country, the rights to republish local laws in a user-friendly, searchable format, don’t belong to the people or the governments… Read More

"I Know My Lane," Says All-Star Game Coach Brad Stevens '99

February 19, 2017

"I don't know how much coaching you actually do," says Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who will be head coach of the Eastern Conference… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 to Keynote DC Conference

February 18, 2017

Stephen F. Hayes, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Again Receives Cybersecurity Excellence Award

February 17, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Government Services and a 1979 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

DePauw's Prindle Institute Receives $30,000 NEH Grant to Study the Value of Ethics in Business

February 16, 2017

DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics -- where students and faculty engage in critical and constructive reflection about right and wrong, justice… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Blurring Lines" Between Celebrities & Politicians

February 16, 2017

"President Trump, who became famous for his role on The Apprentice, has been called the 'reality TV President,'" begins an article in the Chronicle of… Read More

Prof. Lili Wright Contributes Essay to Good Housekeeping

February 15, 2017

"I have been going to the same spot in Maine for 50 years, but until recently I'd never seen the island in winter," begins an essay by Lili Wright, professor… Read More

Winthrop U Director of Basketball Operations Mike Howland '02 is Featured

February 15, 2017

"Mike Howland was an All-American point guard at DePauw (University) in the early 2000s and his current job as Winthrop men’s basketball’s director of… Read More

The Body in Motion

February 14, 2017

DePauw student researchers are working with kinesiology professors Pat Babington and Brian Wright using motion analysis software and underwater video cameras… Read More

Haley Altman '02 & Brian Garrison '00 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 13, 2017

Two DePauw University graduates -- Haley Altman '02, founder and CEO of Doxley Inc., and Brian Garrison '00, partner atFaegre Baker Daniels LLP -- are… Read More

Graham Wilkerson '12 Discusses His Business, Genesis Sports Performance, on Statewide TV Show

February 12, 2017

"A dream of former DePauw University football player Graham Wilkerson has turned into the reality of Genesis Sports Performance," reported Bill Benner… Read More

Greencastle Commission on Sustainability Honors Anthony Baratta '10 & Madeline Piscetta '17

February 11, 2017

Anthony Baratta, director of sustainability at DePauw and 2010 graduate of the University, has been recognized as "Citizen of the Year" by the Greencastle… Read More