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David Cryer '58 Among Cast of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's The Merry Wives of Windsor

December 1, 2015

David Cryer, a 1958 graduate of DePauw University, plays Robert Shallow in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of William Shakespeare's... Read More

David Fitzgerald '93 Named Chief Pilot of CommutAir

November 30, 2015

David W. Fitzgerald, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been named chief pilot of CommutAir.  He comes from Mesa Airlines, where he was a captain... Read More

Rick Weinheimer '78 Authors Move Your Chair: A Guide to Everyday Excellence

November 28, 2015

Rick Weinheimer, boys and girls cross country coach at Indiana's Columbus North High School and 1978 graduate of DePauw University, shares his "life-altering... Read More

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Lee Hamilton '52 on Battling ISIS

November 26, 2015

When it comes to dealing with ISIS after the latest round of terrorist attacks in Paris, veteran statesman Lee Hamilton tells NPR, "It's a multifaceted... Read More

TOMS and CEO Jim Alling '83 Honored by Save the Children

November 22, 2015

Jim Alling, chief executive officer of TOMS and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, accepted Save the Children's Visionary Award on behalf of his company... Read More

Kyle Lanham '79 Joins Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana as VP

November 21, 2015

Kyle Lanham, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed ‎vice president of community engagement and chief advancement officer at Goodwill... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Sudden Passing of Art Prof. Catherine Fruhan

November 20, 2015

Catherine E. Fruhan, professor of art and art history at DePauw University since 1984, died suddenly today while on campus.  She was 67 years old. (at... Read More

DePauw's Dan Gurnon is 2015 Indiana Professor of the Year

November 19, 2015

Daniel G. Gurnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University, has been named the 2015 Indiana Professor of the Year by the... Read More

DePauw Now #4 in US in Providing Opportunities for Students to Study Abroad

November 18, 2015

The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that DePauw University is ranked #4 among the nation's four-year baccalaureate colleges... Read More

Prof. Pedar Foss Explains the Origins of Latin to Chicago Newspaper

November 17, 2015

A student's question -- "Why do most languages stem from Latin?" -- elicits a response from Pedar Foss, professor of classical studies at DePauw University... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

November 16, 2015

Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, is among seventeen individuals named today by President Barack Obama as 2015... Read More

DePauw Alums Ford Frick '15 & Dave Bohmer '69 Cited in Story on 1907 Baseball Game

November 16, 2015

"In my book, 150 Years of Kendallville, written for the city’s sesquicentennial in 2013, I had a chapter on VIPs who visited the community over the years... Read More

Prof. James Bradley Wells Publishes The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece

November 15, 2015

The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece a poetry collection by James Bradley Wells, assistant professor of classical studies at DePauw University, has been published... Read More

GOLD Alumni Speaker Series Welcomes Kyle Smitley '07, Nov. 19

November 14, 2015

Kyle Smitley, a 2007 DePauw University graduate who was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her founding of the Detroit Achievement Academy, will... Read More

Senior Honored by Greencastle Commission on Sustainability

November 13, 2015

DePauw University senior Sara C. Lejsner is the recipient of the Greencastle Commission on Sustainability's "Young Leader of the Year Award." A biology... Read More

Prof. Glenn Welliver, Who Taught German at DePauw for 38 Years, Dies at Age 82

November 12, 2015

Glenn E. Welliver, professor emeritus of German at DePauw University and a member of the faculty for 38 years, died November 8 at his home in Berryville... Read More

James McKinney '02 Promoted to CFO at Banc of California

November 11, 2015

James J. McKinney, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief financial officer of Banc of California, Inc. Previously the company's... Read More

Being on the Debate "Undercard" is a Problem for Presidential Candidates, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 10, 2015

A New Orleans Advocate article previewing tonight's Republican presidential debate includes analysis from Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Austin Malayer '12 Joins Greencastle Law Office as Associate Attorney

November 9, 2015

Austin Malayer, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Greencastle law office of Jeffrey A. Boggess as an associate attorney. A political... Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Arcadia, Nov. 19 - 22

November 7, 2015

"Arcadia is Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and, new for him, emotion," opined the New... Read More

Nichole Wilson '99 Among Indy's 'Women of Influence'

November 6, 2015

Nichole Wilson, executive director of sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation at Community Health Network and 1999 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Enjoy 'An Evening with Emily Dickinson' Wednesday

November 5, 2015

Audience members are invited to step into the world of the iconic American poet Emily Dickinson Wednesday when DePauw University School of Music faculty... Read More

Changes in TV Industry Lead to Fewer Shows Being Canceled

November 5, 2015

"This year, the TV season has stretched into November without a single new title consigned to the rubbish heap -- something that industry watchers say... Read More

Retiring TV News Anchor Melissa Long '80 "Both Trusted and Liked"

November 4, 2015

"'Trust me' ... From the moment then-Melissa Hunter began her career reading afternoon news on WGL Radio in 1980, fresh out of DePauw University with a... Read More

Ashley Conard '14 Named Student Board Member of Anita Borg Institute

November 3, 2015

Ashley M. Conard, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University who is pursuing a Ph.D. in computational biology at Brown University, has been named a student member... Read More

Emilie Townes to Discuss 'Justice Notes' in Nov. 18 Mendenhall Lecture

November 3, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education and dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will present DePauw... Read More

Gynecologic Oncologist John Bomalaski '86 Featured in Newspaper

November 2, 2015

"The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery on gynecologic cancers can make the difference on the patient's fertility, quality of life and even survival... Read More

Erosion in Public Trust of Media Should be a Wake-Up Call, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 1, 2015

The latest Gallup Poll on the public's trust in media is "yet another dismal report on public perception of the journalism industry," says Jeff McCall... Read More

The Ultimate Green Concert: Judson Green '74 and Eighth Element, Thursday

October 31, 2015

Judson Green, a 1974 DePauw University graduate who was president and CEO of NAVTEQ Corporation and chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, Inc., will travel... Read More

Lukas Schooler '09 Named Executive Director of No Exit

October 30, 2015

"Right now what's on Lukas Schooler's mind is stilts," begins a story in NUVO. "Yes, the giant wooden circus legs are one of the many things preoccupying... Read More

Pianist Seymour Bernstein, the Subject of an Ethan Hawke Film, to Visit DePauw Nov. 3 & 4

October 30, 2015

An opportunity to learn from international piano pedagogue Seymour Bernstein will be offered through the DePauw University School of Music in a series... Read More

Artist Marc Swanson to Explore His Work and Its Impact, Nov. 5 & 6

October 30, 2015

Ten years after DePauw University acquired and displayed Fits and Starts, a work by Mark Swanson, the artist will visit campus as the inaugural Ukrop Visiting... Read More

Literature Prof. Michael Bérubé Coming to DePauw as Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

October 30, 2015

Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Penn State University, will visit DePauw University during thew 2015-16 academic year as a... Read More

Prof. James Bradley Wells Authors Chapter in A Companion to Greek Literature

October 29, 2015

James Bradley Wells, assistant professor of classical studies at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to A Companion to Greek Literature, edited by... Read More

Dramatist Guild Fund Honors Gretchen Cryer '57

October 28, 2015

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University and former president of the Dramatist Guild Fund, was honored by that organization at a New York City... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Nov. 4 James Carville-Karl Rove Discussion for Indiana Chamber

October 28, 2015

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and a 1982 graduate of the University, will moderate a discussion between James Carville and... Read More

"Common Humanity" Inspires Curriculum 

October 27, 2015

Reflecting the emphasis at DePauw on liberal arts and diverse experiences, five faculty members embarked on a two-part immersion and exploration of China... Read More

Actors From The London Stage to Perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nov. 3

October 27, 2015

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage, will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream... Read More

Lessons Learned at DePauw Helped Shape Successful Argument in Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, Says Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89

October 26, 2015

DePauw University "did, to a considerable degree, expose me to the ideas that later shaped my views about marriage and, ultimately, helped me to argue... Read More

Profs. Greg Schwipps '95 & Susan Neville '73 Among 13 Authors Represented in 'Next Indiana Bookshelf'

October 26, 2015

What This River Keeps, by Greg Schwipps, associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, and Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing... Read More

Experience 'Art & Transformation' During Annual ArtsFest, Oct. 28 - Nov. 8

October 26, 2015

Complete ArtsFest Schedule DePauw University’s 14th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, will begin Wednesday, October 28, and continues through... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Advise Gates Foundation's Technology Partner Network

October 25, 2015

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

Attorney Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Here Monday for Ubben Lecture, Takes On Student Debt Case

October 22, 2015

Webcast  Link for Ubben Lecture; Event Information Mark Tetzlaff "has spent three years battling lawyers for the Department of Education over the right... Read More

Award-Winning Journalist James B. Stewart '73 Says He "Learned to Ask the Right Questions" at DePauw

October 19, 2015

At a recent conference on the value of the liberal arts, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C., "James B. Stewart, the Pulitzer... Read More

Fascinating Life of Rev. Albert Fay Hill '50 Recalled in Denver Post

October 19, 2015

The colorful and fascinating life of Albert Fay Hill, "a Presbyterian minister whose back story includes a battle with the New York mob that inspired a... Read More

Former Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy Coming for Oct. 29 Compton Lecture

October 18, 2015

Lloyd Axworthy, the former minister of foreign affairs for Canada and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, will come to DePauw University on Thursday,... Read More

Jane Austen Book Club Author Karen Joy Fowler Coming to DePauw on October 28

October 17, 2015

Karen Joy Fowler -- an author of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction whose best-selling novel The Jane Austen Book Club was made into a movie... Read More

Jonathan Coffin '06 Joins VOX Global as VP

October 16, 2015

Jonathan Coffin, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined VOX Global as a vice president at the strategic communications firm's Indianapolis office... Read More

Congressional Inaction "Doing Real Damage to Our Country," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

October 16, 2015

"Congress’s inaction on a host of important issues is doing real damage to our country," Lee Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Melanie Bella '93 Named Sr. VP of Policy & Strategy at Alignment Healthcare

October 14, 2015

Melanie M. Bella, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Alignment Healthcare as senior vice president of policy and strategy.  She comes to... Read More

Andy Buroker '84 Joins Faegre Baker Daniels as Partner

October 14, 2015

Andy Buroker, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ national real estate practice as a partner. He is based in the firm... Read More

"Sensible Setting" is Needed for Meaningful Presidential Debates, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 13, 2015

Those looking for "rational political dialogue" in tonight's first televised debate between the Democrat presidential candudates "are sure to be disappointed... Read More

The Giving Trees

October 10, 2015

A student perspective by Hannah N. Bradley '16. On a chilly and overcast day, I trudge up and down the fields behind Blackstock Stadium in search of a... Read More

Rockne Brubaker '78 Brings Talents to Mississippi Hospital

October 9, 2015

"For Dr. Rockne Brubaker, the intimacy of community medicine in Greenwood provides a welcome change after a career in large urban hospitals," begins a... Read More

Marissa Jansen '14 Discusses the Power of Snapchat in College Admissions

October 8, 2015

"It's a growing trend among young adults, and increasingly, colleges are joining the social media conversation through University Snapchat accounts and... Read More

Prof. Jinyu Liu Helps Create Groundbreaking Classical Studies Project

October 8, 2015

A collaboration involving Jinyu Liu, associate professor and chair of Classical studies at DePauw University, and other scholars of Western classics in... Read More

Book Review by Economics Prof. Bert Barreto Published in Choice

October 6, 2015

Humberto Barreto, Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University and chair of the department, contributes... Read More

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park, Youngest-Ever Ubben Lecturer, Captivates DePauw Audience

October 5, 2015

Photo Gallery "My journey to freedom is not a hero's journey," Yeonmi Park told an enthusiastic and emotional audience at DePauw University tonight. ... Read More

Tonight's Ubben Lecture by Yeonmi Park, 'What It Means to be Free,' to be Webcast Live

October 5, 2015

Event Information; Webcast Link "I really hope this book will shine a light on the darkest place in the world," Yeonmi Park tells the UK's Guardian of... Read More

Dave Jones '84 Plans Run for California Attorney General

October 3, 2015

Dave Jones, insurance commissioner for the state of California and a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, "plans to run for state attorney general in 2018... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

October 3, 2015

Vernon Jordan, a prominent attorney and adviser to former President Bill Clinton, will receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham... Read More

Kathy Vrabeck '85 Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

October 2, 2015

Kathy Vrabeck, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) as senior client partner in the consumer markets, and will also working... Read More

UN's Sustainable Development Goals "Nothing More Than a Cosmetic Makeover," Opines Prof. Glen Kuecker

October 2, 2015

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, recently approved, "are a set of 17 goals with 169 targets that carry an ambitious agenda for eliminating... Read More

David Taylor '89 Aligns with Indiana's Home Bank

October 2, 2015

David Taylor, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Home Bank in Mooresville, Indiana as the mortgage loan originator. "Taylor has been in... Read More

Nonprofit Led by Dennis Trinkle '91 Helps "Transform the Trajectory" of Young People

September 30, 2015

College Mentors for Kids "pairs at-risk youth with college students to encourage academic achievement and foster companionship," notes a report by Indianapolis... Read More

Yeonmi Park's In Order to Live Arrives in Bookstores, Six Days Before Her Ubben Lecture at DePauw

September 29, 2015

Information on Monday's Ubben Lecture "I think everybody deserves to be free and to have a happy life," Yeonmi Park tells NPR. The 21-year-old's story... Read More

Renee Wynn '85 Appointed CIO at NASA

September 28, 2015

Renee P. Wynn, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief information officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration... Read More

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation to Honor "Alumni Legend" Wallace J. Nichols '89

September 28, 2015

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored as an "Alumni Legend" by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation... Read More

Poker and Perseverance 

September 28, 2015

Steven A. Bogaerts, assistant professor of computer science, and students Robert T. Arrington ’15 and Clay P. Langley ’17 are hoping they have designed... Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 is "Living Proof You Can Live Your Passion"

September 28, 2015

"Finding your passion and making it your life’s work may sound like an impossible dream, but children’s author Carolyn Mueller is living proof that with... Read More

Jennifer Pope Baker '89 Selects a Favorite from the Banned Books List

September 27, 2015

As Banned Books Week begins, the Indianapolis Star "asked some local people (and one national celebrity) what’s their favorite book that has been banned... Read More

JT Benton '03 is Chief Revenue Officer at Goji

September 27, 2015

John Tyler "JT" Benton, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Goji as chief revenue officer. The firm bills itself as the largest online, independent... Read More

Susan McKinney '87 "Discovered Her Love of Libraries" at DePauw

September 26, 2015

"Susan McKinney didn’t always want to be a librarian," begins an article in the Leader of East Central Illinois. "She originally wanted to go school to... Read More

Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 to Speak at TEDxDayton

September 25, 2015

Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of motion pictures at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is among those scheduled to... Read More

Three of MacMurray College's Presidents Had DePauw Ties

September 24, 2015

An article tracing the history of presidents at MacMurray College in the Journal-Courier of Jacksonville, Illinois, notes that three of the institution's... Read More

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

September 23, 2015

When tree leaves turn bright colors in the fall, it might seem like magic. But it turns out that the brilliant autumn display is more sleight of hand,... Read More

Bobby Frederick '04 Takes Post at National Grain and Feed Association

September 23, 2015

Robert C. "Bobby" Frederick, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, will become director of legislative affairs and public policy for the National Grain... Read More

Michael Neill '82 Joins First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust

September 22, 2015

Michael G. Neill, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust as Carbondale Community Bank President and Trust & Wealth... Read More

Apps for Mental Health are Unproven Commodities, Prof. Matt Hertenstein Writes

September 22, 2015

"One of every five Americans will experience major depression or anxiety every year," writes Matthew Hertenstein in a New York Times "Room for Debate"... Read More

Monty Python's Musical Comedy Spamalot to be Staged Oct. 1 - 4

September 22, 2015

DePauw Theatre and the School of Music combine to present Monty Python’s three-time Tony Award-winning musical, Spamalot. The production, the first of... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 Elected to Lilly Endowment Board

September 21, 2015

Jennett M. Hill, senior vice president and general counsel of Citizens Energy Group and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board... Read More

IU's Grunwald Gallery of Art Presents Exhibition by Prof. Cynthia O'Dell

September 21, 2015

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University - Bloomington presents a solo exhibition by Cynthia O'Dell, professor of art at DePauw University, October... Read More

Attorney Mitchell Ray '12 Joins Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette

September 20, 2015

Mitchell A. Ray, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the law firm of Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette as associate attorney.  He is... Read More

Nick Parkinson '08 Contributes to The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art

September 19, 2015

Nicholas K. Parkinson, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University and currently working on his Ph.D. in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University,... Read More

You're Invited to Create Art at Community Aluminum Pour

September 18, 2015

The DePauw University and Putnam County communities are invited to join in a unique event, a Community Aluminum Pour, on Friday, October 2. Presented by... Read More

NIH Awards $287,000 to Research Project Led by Prof. Pascal Lafontant

September 18, 2015

Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH), Academic Research... Read More

Pre-Emmys, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses the Changing Landscape of TV Program Distribution

September 18, 2015

"Audiences are still much larger for network-originated shows, but the shows on streaming services have the attention of the entertainment establishment... Read More

Adonis, "Greatest Living Poet of the Arab World," at DePauw Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

September 18, 2015

Adonis -- "the greatest living poet of the Arab world," in the words of the UK's Guardian, and according to the New York Times, "a perennial favorite to... Read More

Sportswriter Ron Gilbert '34 Had "The Best Seat in the House" for a Legendary Game

September 17, 2015

On March 20, 1954, a night that is legendary in the annals of Indiana high school basketball history, "I had the best seat in the house," 1934 DePauw University... Read More

Matthew Brookman '90 Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

September 17, 2015

"Evansville attorney Matthew P. Brookman has been selected to be a magistrate judge in the federal court for the Southern District of Indiana, Chief Judge... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler to Describe His Creative Process in Juniata College Talk

September 15, 2015

"Acclaimed graphic novelist and Juniata College biology professor Jay Hosler will draw the curtain back on his creative process in a talk, 'Stories That... Read More

Dani Weatherford '97 is Executive Director of the National Panhellenic Conference

September 14, 2015

Dani Weatherford, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive director of the National Panhellenic Conference. NPC is a premier... Read More

Delta Airlines Sr. VP Steve Sear '87 Delivers First Alumni Fellows Lecture Thursday

September 13, 2015

Steve Sear, senior vice president of global sales for Delta Airlines and a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, will return to campus to present the inaugural... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Has Advice for Moderators of Second GOP Debate

September 12, 2015

"The August televised 'debate' among Republican presidential contenders on Fox News Channel was a smashing success by the standards of television executives... Read More

Reparation, Directed by Kyle Ham '94, to be Screened at Breckenridge Film Festival

September 11, 2015

Reparation, a film directed by 1994 DePauw University graduate Kyle Ham and adapted from a play by professor of communication and theatre Steve Timm, will... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes Stephen Colbert's Hot Start on CBS

September 10, 2015

Stephen Colbert's CBS debut pulled in about 6.6 million viewers Tuesday night, doubling the ratings of NBC's Tonight Show, reports the Christian Science... Read More

Mike Howland '02 is Director of Basketball Operations at Winthrop University

September 9, 2015

Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of basketball operations  at Winthrop University, an NCAA Division I program... Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. Speaks at University of Alabama - Huntsville Thursday

September 8, 2015

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, will be the featured speaker at "Solaris Week", being presented at the University... Read More

CBS Needs to be Patient with Stephen Colbert, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Newspaper

September 8, 2015

"America's press has been going crazy with curiosity about what Stephen Colbert will do with The Late Show," writes Michael Hewitt in California's Orange... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Worries Inaction Could Lead to "A Fiscal Crisis of Historic Proportions"

September 7, 2015

Storm clouds are forming on the economic horizon, at least as far as veteran statesman Lee Hamilton sees it.  In a newspaper column, the 1952 DePauw University... Read More