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Adrian Ables '16 Signs Pro Soccer Contract with NASL's Rayo OKC

June 30, 2016

Adrian Ables, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has signed a contract with the North American Soccer League's Rayo OKC. A forward, Ables "began... Read More

Two DePauw Professors Join in Collaborative Travel Seminar to Guatemalan, Mexican and US Borders

June 28, 2016

Two members of the DePauw University faculty -- Rebecca Alexander, assistant professor of education studies, and Glen Kuecker, professor of history --... Read More

Dan Quayle '69 Discusses Role of VP with Boston Globe

June 27, 2016

With some political pundits suggesting U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as a possible running mate for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, "The... Read More

New Book by Bret Baier '92, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission, Set for January Release

June 26, 2016

"Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower's presidency and the beginning of... Read More

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Sting of the Blue Scorpion

June 25, 2016

Russell Pelton, a 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Sting of the Blue Scorpion. Published by Outskirts Press, the book is described... Read More

Article on New Independence Day: Resurgence Cites Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay

June 24, 2016

"When the first Independence Day hit the silver screen in the summer of 1996, TIME reported on yet another summer of sci-fi action, with flicks such as... Read More

Jeff Harmening '89 Appointed Chief Operating Officer of General Mills

June 23, 2016

Jeffrey Harmening, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today named the new chief operating officer of General Mills Inc. A 22-year veteran of the... Read More

Award-Winning Miranda Spivack Coming to DePauw as Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism

June 23, 2016

Award-winning journalist, Miranda S. Spivack, who spent nearly 20 years at the Washington Post as an editor and reporter, is coming to DePauw University... Read More

Mike Sherman '88 Named President & CEO of Endocyte

June 21, 2016

Michael A. Sherman, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) and... Read More

Alan Hill '81 Returns to DePauw Administration as VP for Student Academic Life & Dean of Experiential Learning

June 20, 2016

D. Mark McCoy, president-elect of DePauw University, today announced the appointment of Alan P. Hill, a 1981 graduate of DePauw, to serve as vice president... Read More

1911 Graduate's "Multidimensional" Life Recounted in Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest

June 19, 2016

"He was multidimensional," author Ron Hamm says of the Rev. Ross Calvin, the 1911 DePauw University graduate who is the subject of Hamm's book, Ross Calvin:... Read More

Craig Cunningham '06 Promoted to VP at Wells Fargo Advisors

June 18, 2016

Craig Cunningham, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Illinois, has been named vice president, investments with the firm. He's... Read More

Timing Terrible for a 'Trump Network,' Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 17, 2016

With Vanity Fair reporting that Donald Trump is considering launching his own cable news network, Salon's Michael Garofolo notes, "A personal network would... Read More

New Role of Newt Crenshaw '85 is a "Real High Calling"

June 17, 2016

"For Newt Crenshaw, vice president of oncology at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, helping people has been the passion driving his career," begins... Read More

Cable News Outlets Need to Up Their Game in This "Contentious Time," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2016

"The presidential primary election season has mercifully ended, and the clear winners are … the cable news channels," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

White House Aide Bess Evans '07 Honored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

June 14, 2016

Elisabeth W. "Bess" Evans, associate director and senior policy adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement & Domestic Policy Council and 2007... Read More

Publishers Weekly Praises Upcoming Book by Richard Peck '56

June 13, 2016

The Best Man, the upcoming book from award-winning author for young people, Richard Peck, is "an indelible portrait of what it looks like to grow up in... Read More

War No More: Three Centuries of American Anti-War and Peace Writing Includes Essay by Barbara Kingsolver '77

June 12, 2016

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the writers, leaders and thinkers whose works are featured in... Read More

A Strong Nation Requires Effective Citizens: Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

June 11, 2016

"It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person," notes Lee Hamilton.  In a column published in newspapers... Read More

Elizabeth Morales '17 in MTV.com Feature on Summer Fashion

June 10, 2016

Elizabeth Morales, who will begin her senior year at DePauw University in the fall, is among a group of college students featured in an MTV article on... Read More

Prof. David Gellman to Speak Saturday at the Putnam County Museum

June 9, 2016

David N. Gellman, professor of history and chair of the department at DePauw University, will speak on "The End of Slavery in Indiana and the Old Northwest... Read More

Ethics Bowl 101

June 7, 2016

This past spring a team of five DePauw students traveled to Cleveland to compete in the National Bioethics Bowl. Though their tournament run ended just... Read More

Charlie Carlin '03 Writes of His Truck, Converted to Run on Used Vegetable Oil

June 5, 2016

"Running my truck on used vegetable oil won’t save the world," writes Charles R. "Charlie" Carlin in the journal Minding Nature. "It is, however, a solution... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Connects with His Viewers Via Social Media

June 4, 2016

"What would happen if the Twitterverse set the news agenda?," asks the Washington Post. "Fox News Channel chief political anchor Bret Baier is finding... Read More

Greencastle Newspaper Praises Participation of Prof. Jeff McCall '76 in "Great Program" at Middle School

June 3, 2016

"Reading on these two pages, you'll find a series of essays from Greencastle Middle School students who recently studied the Constitution -- particularly... Read More

Internet Growth Slowing, Mary Meeker '81 Says in Annual Report on Tech Trends

June 2, 2016

"What's the state of the Internet?," asks USA Today.  "It's growing slowly, but still outpacing the smartphone market. So says Mary Meeker, the former... Read More

Boston Celtics Extend Contract of Head Coach Brad Stevens '99

June 2, 2016

"My family and I were thrilled to have been approached with this contract extension," says Brad Stevens.  The head coach of the Boston Celtics, a 1999... Read More

Anne Wilson '77 Named Community's 'School Teacher of the Year'

June 2, 2016

"If Anne Wilson is teaching her fourth-grade students about World War II, she has a story about D-Day," notes the Daily Journal of Johnson County, Indiana... Read More

Pre-Release Praise for Prof. Lili Wright's Dancing with the Tiger

June 1, 2016

Dancing with the Tiger, the upcoming novel from Lili Wright, professor of English at DePauw University, is receiving praise before its release next month... Read More

Sports Media Organization to Honor ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54

May 30, 2016

Bill Rasmussen, the entrepreneur and 1954 DePauw University graduate who founded ESPN, will be among four executives to be inducted into the Hall of Fame... Read More

TV Industry's Ratings System "A Mockery," Needs Reform: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 29, 2016

To the astonishment of Jeffrey M. McCall, "The television industry ... in spite of its self-interest, is still allowed by the federal government to issue... Read More

Kelly Smith '98 Promoted to Partner at SmithAmundsen

May 28, 2016

Kelly J. Smith, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner at law firm of SmithAmundsen.  Based in Indianapolis, she is a patent... Read More

Shifting Audience for Morning TV News Programs Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 24, 2016

A Variety article on the battle for morning television news viewers notes that longtime leaders Good Morning America and Today have slipped in the ratings... Read More

Angela Yochem '93 is Sr. VP & CIO of Rent-A-Center

May 24, 2016

Angela Yochem, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president - information technology and chief information officer at... Read More

Prof. Leslie James Contributes to The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

May 23, 2016

The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, just published by Oxford University Press and edited by Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis... Read More

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 & Tavis Smiley Awarded Honorary Doctorates from DePauw

May 22, 2016

Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order Your Commencement DVD "DePauw has always had a very special place in my heart," said Douglas Hallward-Driemeier as he received... Read More

Members of DePauw's Class of 2016, 533 Strong, "Enter a Very Exclusive Club" at the 177th Commencement

May 22, 2016

Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order Your Commencement DVD "We're about to enter a very exclusive club," Craig R. Carter told fellow members of DePauw University's... Read More

Prof. Rachel Goldberg is Editor of Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution

May 22, 2016

Rachel M. Goldberg, assistant professor of conflict studies at DePauw University, is the editor of Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution: Toward a... Read More

Attorney Laura Brown '11 Aligns with Krieg DeVault

May 21, 2016

Laura A. Brown, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Krieg DeVault as a government affairs associate and is based in the law firm's Indianapolis... Read More

Harvard University Honors Master's Candidate Rachel Hanebutt '15

May 20, 2016

Rachel A. Hanebutt, a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Harvard Graduate School of Education Intellectual Contribution/Faculty... Read More

Junior Rebeca Bagdocimo Wins National Journalism Award from SPJ

May 19, 2016

Rebeca G. Bagdocimo, a junior at DePauw University, is the recipient of a National Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More

Philip Georgeson '82 Launches Motivation Radio.Rocks

May 19, 2016

"Imagine, as an example, sales professionals having access to a new 24 hour tool that motivates and teaches an entire sales force how to become more successful... Read More

Brad Sugarman '94 Joins Krieg DeVault as Partner

May 17, 2016

Bradley R. Sugarman, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1994, has joined Krieg DeVault as partner and will work from the law firm's Indianapolis... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Coverage of Presidential Race with New Orleans' WWL

May 17, 2016

Media coverage of the 2016 race for the White House and the odds of a third-party candidate emerging this summer were among the topics discussed by Jeffrey... Read More

Jim Sandgren '88 Promoted to President & COO of Old National Bancorp

May 17, 2016

Jim Sandgren, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB).  Sandberg... Read More

"Strong Leadership Can Make Congress Work," Says Lee Hamilton '52

May 16, 2016

"In the country at large, people are fretting about control of our borders, stagnant wages, college expenses, the cost of health care, the opioid addiction... Read More

Zebulon Holsopple is 2016 Battey National Educator of the Year

May 15, 2016

Zebulon Holsopple, a science teacher at J.D. Clement Early College High School in Durham, North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2016 Battey National... Read More

Prof. Barbara Steinson Receives Tucker Award as Faculty Excellence is Celebrated

May 13, 2016

Barbara J. Steinson, professor of history at DePauw who is retiring at the end of the current academic year after 38 years of service to the University... Read More

$20 Million Gift from Don ('61) & Barbara Daseke Will Support The DePauw Trust and Other Initiatives

May 13, 2016

President Brian W. Casey announced today that DePauw University has received a $20 million gift from Don ’61 and Barbara Daseke for The DePauw Trust and... Read More

Fourteen DePauw Seniors to Teach For America in the Fall

May 13, 2016

Fourteen current DePauw University seniors have been selected as Teach For America (TFA) corps members, and will begin teaching in urban and rural public... Read More

Laura Hammack '95 Appointed Superintendent of Indiana's Brown County Schools

May 12, 2016

"Returning to the district she calls home will be 'like Christmas morning' for new Brown County Schools Superintendent Laura Hammack," reports Indiana's... Read More

Sophomore to be Recognized as 'Challenger Champion'

May 12, 2016

DePauw University sophomore Lillian "Lilly" H. Burba and her younger sister, Erin, will be honored by the Challenger Learning Center of Paducah, Kentucky... Read More

'Heritage Barns' Painted by Gwen Gutwein to be Exhibited at Peeler Center, May 31 - Aug. 1

May 11, 2016

In 2004, Indiana artist Gwen Gutwein started a painting project, "Heritage Barns of Indiana." The goal -- now completed -- was to select at least two old... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Honored for Distinguished Teaching by Juniata College

May 10, 2016

Jay Hosler, professor of biology at Juniata College and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded Juniata's Beachley Award for Distinguished... Read More

DePauw's Sustainability Leadership Education Initiative Impacts 1,000 HS Students Statewide

May 9, 2016

As part of DePauw University's new Sustainability Leadership Education initiative, "Twenty students from DePauw's Environmental Fellows and Sustainability... Read More

Uncommon Success of Don Daseke '61 Highlighted by Dallas Morning News

May 8, 2016

"Eight years ago, the largest truck Don Daseke had ever been in was a pickup," begins a Dallas Morning News profile of the 1961 DePauw University graduate... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Presents Honorary Doctorate to President Obama at Howard University

May 7, 2016

Vernon Jordan, a legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, presented President Barack Obama with an honorary... Read More

"Pandering Media" Offer "A Lowest-Common-Denominator News Agenda": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 7, 2016

Observing the modern media landscape, Jeffrey M. McCall sees a lack of "news of substance."  In a newspaper column, the professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Prof. Tamara Beauboeuf-LaFontant Cited in The Nation

May 6, 2016

Writing in The Nation about untreated depression, Debbie Nathan observes, "One reason for the lack of treatment is that, even with Obamacare, many poor... Read More

Cortney Mauldin '99 is Sr. VP & Chief Underwriter for Multifamily Finance at Capital One

May 6, 2016

Cortney B. Mauldin, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is senior vice president and chief underwriter for multifamily finance at Capital One. Based... Read More

Jenny Vance '00 Joins PERQ as Executive VP, Sales

May 5, 2016

Jenny Vance, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined PERQ, a marketing technology and advertising company, as executive vice president, sales... Read More

Rams Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras '92 Among "Winners" of NFL Draft

May 4, 2016

Rob Boras, offensive coordinator for the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "winners" of... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 to Address IU's Baccalaureate

May 3, 2016

Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, will speak at Indiana University's Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser '65 Announces Retirement

May 2, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has announced he will be retiring effective July 31.  Prosser has... Read More

First-Year Student Featured in Teach For America Magazine

May 1, 2016

"The year has tested her both academically and socially," notes One Day, the magazine of Teach For America, in an article on Janeya Cunningham, who "is... Read More

Sophomore Chelsea Conard Wins Boren Scholarship, Will Study in China

April 30, 2016

DePauw University sophomore Chelsea F. Conard will study in China having been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship. Sponsored by the National Security... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Escapism" of a Summer Staple, the Superhero Movie

April 29, 2016

"The superhero movies are, indeed, very similar, unimaginative and ridiculously filled with special effects and explosions," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Prof. Michelle McKeown '03 and Wendy Robinson '73 Named to ISTEP Review Panel

April 29, 2016

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today appointed Michelle McKeown, part-time assistant professor of education studies at DePauw and 2003 graduate of the University... Read More

ESPN Promotes Jill Frederickson '92 to VP of SportsCenter & News Editorial Operations

April 29, 2016

Jill Frederickson, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN, where she... Read More

Actor David Cryer '58 Among Initial Inductees Into New 'Wall of Fame'

April 28, 2016

David Cryer, an actor who has appeared on Broadway and television and films, is among the inaugural class of the Fifth Third Bank Wall of Fame in Findlay... Read More

Sophomore to Appear on Fox's Kelly File Tonight

April 27, 2016

"Michael Froedge, a 2014 New Castle High School graduate, is slated to be on the national Fox News program, The Kelly File, from 9-10 p.m. tonight as part... Read More

Alex Thompson '12 & Henry Johnston '14 Screen King Rat, Which Was Filmed On Campus, Monday Evening

April 27, 2016

The DePauw University and Greencastle communities will have a special opportunity to see and discuss a feature film that was shot in the shadow of East... Read More

"Unbelievable" Coach Brad Stevens '99 Profiled by ESPN.com

April 26, 2016

"He's unbelievable in how he carries himself,'' Gregg Popovich, head coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, says of Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University... Read More

'City Building' is Ambitious, But, In the End, Artificial: Prof. Glen Kuecker

April 26, 2016

The parent company of Google parent, Alphabet Inc., and its urban technology-focused subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs, may "delve into an ambitious new arena:... Read More

DePauw and Putnam County Students Collaborate on Annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare, May 7

April 26, 2016

DePauw Theatre’s 2015-16 season closes with the annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare on Saturday, May 7 in Moore Theatre, located in the Green Center... Read More

Senior Craig Carter is Awarded DePauw's 2016 Walker Cup

April 25, 2016

Craig R. Carter is the 2016 recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to the University community during... Read More

Kristie McIntyre '89 Back on DC's WRQX

April 25, 2016

Kristie McIntyre, a 1989 DePauw University graduate known to friends at her alma mater as Kristie Weimar, has rejoined Washington, D.C.'s WRQX/Mix 107... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Shelby Guzzetta '14 to Teach in Poland

April 25, 2016

Shelby (Beasley) Guzzetta, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Poland as the recipient of an... Read More

Example of His DePauw Professors Has Guided Entrepreneur Don Daseke '61

April 24, 2016

Don R. Daseke, the entrepreneurial 1961 DePauw University graduate who owns nine trucking companies, "comes to the industry with an eclectic work background... Read More

Tom Walsh '68 Appointed to Armed Forces Benefit Association Board

April 23, 2016

Thomas "Tom" W. Walsh, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA). "His... Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Joins LittleThings as Senior VP

April 22, 2016

Chris McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing, at LittleThings, which bills itself... Read More

"Public Education Has to be the Great Equalizer," Arne Duncan Says in Ubben Lecture at DePauw

April 21, 2016

"We have one common goal, that's academic excellence, and one common enemy, and that's academic failure," Arne Duncan, the former U.S. Secretary of Education... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Coverage of Trump Campaign on TV's O'Reilly Factor

April 21, 2016

"The campaign coverage has been fascinating to watch," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said on tonight's edition of... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Receives Fulbright Lecturer Award

April 20, 2016

Eugene Gloria, professor of English at DePauw University, has received a Fulbright Lecturer Award to travel to Manila, Philippines, where he will be hosted... Read More

Learning from the Past

April 19, 2016

The deliberations lasted a month.  Wanli, emperor of China, had listened patiently to the advice of the imperial academy as each member made a case for... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 Wins Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 19, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a 2016 Golden... Read More

U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman '90 to be Formally Sworn In Wednesday

April 18, 2016

"The investiture ceremony for the newest magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will take place this week in... Read More

Longtime Eli Lilly Executive Newt Crenshaw '85 Named President of Young Life

April 18, 2016

Newton F. "Newt" Crenshaw, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Young Life.  Crenshaw, currently vice president of oncology... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) to Perform at Common Ground Musical Festival

April 18, 2016

Kid Quill, known to fellow DePauw University students as Mitch Brown, has been added to the lineup of the Common Ground Music Festival, which takes place... Read More

Justin Agrelo '13 Will Teach in Argentina with Fulbright Award

April 18, 2016

Justin Agrelo, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Argentina after receiving an English Teaching... Read More

New Yorker Examines 'Barbara Kingsolver ('77), Barack Obama, and the Monarch Butterfly'

April 17, 2016

"Back in February, the Obama Administration committed $3.2 million toward saving the monarch butterfly," begins an article in the New Yorker. "Environmental... Read More

David McMillin '06, Big in Lithuania, Launches New Album with Fort Frances

April 16, 2016

"We somehow built a fan base there without even realizing it," says singer-songwriter David McMillin of the surprising success his band, Fort Frances,... Read More

Prof. Humberto Barreto Publishes Teaching Macroeconomics with Microsoft Excel

April 15, 2016

Humberto Barreto, Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University, is the author of Teaching Macroeconomics... Read More

Sophomore Robert Sherman to Spend Summer Broadcasting Kenosha Kingfish Games

April 14, 2016

"The Kenosha Kingfish are pleased to announce the return of radio broadcaster, Robert Sherman, to the broadcast booth this upcoming summer," notes an announcement... Read More

A Civil War Treasure

April 13, 2016

A 700-page Civil War diary written by James Riley Weaver was given recently to DePauw Archives and Special Collections. Not only is it a unique piece of... Read More

A Rising Star in Gotham

April 13, 2016

When you’re closing down a bar with an old friend, there’s nothing inherently seedy or scandalous about the final darkling hour before last call. So let... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Senior Hattie Blair to South Korea

April 13, 2016

DePauw University senior Hattie E. Blair is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and... Read More

Nation's "Free Speech Principle" is Threatened in This Election Year, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 12, 2016

"The inflammatory rhetoric, protests and disruption of political rallies in this election year have raised questions about how the First Amendment protections... Read More

Sunday's 'WaterMusic' to Showcase Music, Art & Community Activism

April 12, 2016

On Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the DePauw University Choirs and DePauw Percussion Ensemble will be joined by Professors Sarah Lee and Jeanette Pope, student... Read More

Frank Patton '15 Promoted at Old National Bank

April 12, 2016

Frank W. Patton III,  a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to portfolio manager at Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana. Patton... Read More