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Mary Thoits '48, "The Peter Pan of Long Beach," Turns 92

July 5, 2015

"Mary Thoits may be 92 in calendar years, but she’s really the Peter Pan of Long Beach," reports that California city's Press-Telegram. "As the dynamic... Read More

Peter Curts '06 Appointed Pastor of Indiana Church

July 4, 2015

Peter H. Curts, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is the new pastor at Indiana's Yorktown United Methodist Church. "Curts previously served at the... Read More

New Nonprofit COO Tiffany O'Donnell '91 Offers 'Five Step Program for Re-Invention"

July 3, 2015

"Habits don't make you better. They reinforce where you are. So what happens when your job becomes a habit?," asks Tiffany O'Donnell.  The 1991 DePauw... Read More

Anchor Change Gives NBC an Opportunity to Create "Real Impact," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 2, 2015

Calling NBC's decisions to make Lester Holt the anchor of the Nightly News and send Brian Williams "to Siberia (MSNBC)" the right moves, Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Prof. Anne Harris Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs

July 1, 2015

DePauw University President Brian W. Casey today announced that he has appointed Anne F. Harris, Johnson Family University Professor and Professor of Art... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 Promoted to CEO at Strand Life Sciences

July 1, 2015

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has today been appointed chief executive officer of Strand Life Sciences, a global genomic profiling... Read More

Cynthia Vernon '76 is COO of Monterey Bay Aquarium

July 1, 2015

Cynthia L. Vernon, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief operating officer of California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. "With the aquarium... Read More

HS Baseball Coach Bob Kyle '78 Leads Team to First-Ever State Championship

June 30, 2015

"You don't realize it, then you'll be driving down the road and you'll think about what you've done and realize you're state champs," says Bob Kyle, the... Read More

Roger Boswell '73 Honored by American Board of Emergency Medicine

June 30, 2015

Roger W. Boswell, M.D., a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, "has received the Longevity Award from the American Board of Emergency Medicine, marking... Read More

Jon Dill '87 a Finalist for 'CFO of the Year'

June 29, 2015

Jonathan "Jon" C. Dill, chief financial officer, executive vice president and partner at Ampac Packaging LLC and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, "has... Read More

Column on 40th Anniversary of Jaws Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 28, 2015

"Jeff McCall, professor of media studies at DePauw University in Indiana, believes Jaws succeeded in ’75 because it appealed to a wide cross-section of... Read More

Danielle McGrath '07 Named Indiana Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff

June 27, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has named Danielle McGrath, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Governor.  "In... Read More

US Supreme Court Rules that Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Case Argued by Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89

June 26, 2015

"In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights... Read More

Medical Student Shannon Fayson '11 Leads M.D. Camp at Ohio State

June 26, 2015

Shannon D. Fayson, a second-year medical student at Ohio State University and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is director of OSU's M.D. Camp. The ... Read More

Today is 'Melissa Long '80 Day' in Fort Wayne

June 25, 2015

"It was very touching, and I loved it to pieces," Melissa Long said today after the mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, declared today "Melissa Long Day" in... Read More

Tyler Fischer '04 Joins Chamber Board

June 25, 2015

Tyler Fischer, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of the Clay County, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. "He has been in... Read More

Writing the Wilderness

June 24, 2015

Isle Royale is a remote island cluster in Lake Superior and the destination of a recent May Term trip for nine students led by Steven “Steve” R. Timm,... Read More

"Fighter for Equal Rights" Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 Profiled as SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Nears

June 24, 2015

"It was 1977 when he first felt the sting of injustice," begins an article in The Hill, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. "Douglas Hallward-Driemeier’s elementary... Read More

DePauw Students Have Access to a Global Education, Mandy Brookins Blinn Writes

June 23, 2015

"International investment has become the key to a thriving Indiana economy," notes Mandy Brookins Blinn, director of off-campus study at DePauw University... Read More

Tom Kominsky '03 Joins Student Transportation Inc. as Chief Growth Officer

June 22, 2015

Thomas M. Kominsky, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief growth officer for Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ: STB).  He comes... Read More

Political Science Prof. Byron Daynes Dies at Age 77

June 21, 2015

Byron Wilford "Bill" Daynes, a professor of political science at DePauw University from 1971 to 1990, died June 7. He was 77 years old. Born October 26... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Led "Internal Revolution" at Cummins: Fortune

June 20, 2015

In a Fortune article headlined "Cummins: An engine maker bets on clean air—and wins," Clay Risen writes, "Under Theodore M. Solso, who was chairman and... Read More

Amanda Miller Luciano '03 on Transitioning from Journalist to Realtor

June 19, 2015

"Colorado Springs native Amanda Miller Luciano worked in journalism for nearly a decade before deciding last year to become a Realtor -- a career that... Read More

Dean Raj Bellani Discusses Ways Companies Can Attract Recent Graduates

June 18, 2015

A report listing "2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job" includes comments from Raj Bellani, dean of experiential learning and career planning at DePauw... Read More

Indiana's "Father of Bridges," History Prof. Jim Cooper, Cited in Story

June 18, 2015

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, "is considered the Father of Bridges to the state," Robert Hostetler tells the Terre... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Has a Message for Young Americans: Politics Needs You

June 17, 2015

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, notices something different when he talks... Read More

Jim Silkworth '88 is VP of Human Resources at United Methodist Homes

June 16, 2015

James W. Silkworth, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University,  has been appointed vice president of human resources at United Methodist Homes. The nonprofit... Read More

Erin O'Brien '15 Competes for Title of Miss Indiana This Week

June 15, 2015

Erin O'Brien, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, is among "64 young women from all over Indiana (who) are set to gather in Zionsville to begin competition... Read More

Caroline Ruhl '74 to Enter Quad-Cities Business Hall of Fame

June 15, 2015

Caroline I. Ruhl, president of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted Thursday into the Quad-Cities Business Hall... Read More

Business Reporter J.K. Wall '01 Offers Thoughts on SCOTUS & Obamacare

June 13, 2015

"While speaking Thursday to a group of Indianapolis alumni of my alma mater, DePauw University, I was asked what I think will happen in the King v. Burwell... Read More

Former English Prof. & True Detective Creator Nic Pizzolatto Profiled in Vanity Fair

June 12, 2015

"When I first met Nic Pizzolatto, he was teaching creative writing at DePauw, a small liberal arts college in Indiana," begins a Vanity Fair profile. "He... Read More

Kristin Wallace '85 Leading Health Care Clinic for Needy and Uninsured

June 11, 2015

Kristin Wallace, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been hired to serve as the first executive director of the Rock River Free Clinic. Located in... Read More

Paula Kaiser VanDam '92 Appointed to Michigan's Interagency Council on Homelessness

June 9, 2015

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Paula Kaiser VanDam, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, to serve on the state's new Interagency Council... Read More

Sophomore Places 8th in Summer X Games Motorcycle Race

June 8, 2015

"Rachel Gutish of Terre Haute placed eighth in the nationally televised Women's Enduro X motorcycle race as part of the Summer X Games on Friday night... Read More

David Minton '80 is CEO of Missouri Bank

June 8, 2015

David P. Minton, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief operating officer of Central Bank in Jefferson City, Missouri. "He comes... Read More

Robert Kiburz '98 Joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn as Partner

June 7, 2015

Robert A. Kiburz, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn as a partner in the corporate department... Read More

Sharon Rediger Lee '90 Joins Staff of Boston Homeless Shelter

June 6, 2015

Sharon Rediger Lee, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed coordinator of donor relations and events at joined St. Francis House, a nonprofit... Read More

Susan Stuart '73 Honored by HS Alma Mater

June 5, 2015

Susan P. Stuart, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is among seven individuals to be honored by the Tri-Creek Education Foundation's Lowell High School... Read More

Ethics Beyond the Walls

June 4, 2015

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to speak at Utah State University in October 2014. Unknown to most outside of a few Internet circles... Read More

The Remarkable Life of John Bartlow Martin '37 is Subject of New Biography

June 4, 2015

The life of John Bartlow Martin -- a journalist, author, diplomat and 1937 graduate of DePauw University who was connected to some of the most prominent... Read More

Advertisers, Not "Curiosity Seekers," Hold Key to Future of 19 Kids and Counting: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 3, 2015

"As Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, prepare on Wednesday to address allegations that their oldest... Read More

Lauren Capozza '08 Joins Ohio Dental Practice

June 3, 2015

Lauren Capozza, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the pediatric dentistry practice of Nannette R. Sherman in West Chester, Ohio.  Dr. Capozza... Read More

Prof. Arthur Evans Edits First Complete English Translation of Jules Verne's Debut Novel

June 2, 2015

Arthur B. Evans, professor emeritus of modern languages (French) at DePauw University, is the editor of the first complete English translation of Five... Read More

DePauw's Gallery Program Recognized for Upholding Best Practices in Museum Field

June 1, 2015

DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center galleries and collections have been recognized by the American Alliance of Museums as having an educational... Read More

"Vacuous Ethics" of Major Journalists are Nothing to Shrug Off: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 29, 2015

"The real damage done by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos’s vacuous ethics -- as shown by the revelation of his gifts to the Clinton Foundation -- won’t be... Read More

Research Project Involving Prof. Nahyan Fancy is Awarded Grant

May 28, 2015

A project on which Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw University, is a collaborator has been awarded a partnership grant from Canada's... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs In on 19 Kids and Counting Controversy

May 27, 2015

"Four advertisers pulled out of TLC's reality show 19 Kids and Counting, putting pressure on the U.S. cable network to decide the fate of the top-rated... Read More

A Good Fit

May 26, 2015

  Jon Fortt '98 made a smooth transition from print to broadcasting Currency traders have been in a tizzy for 24 hours since the Swiss National Bank... Read More

Prof. Jeff Kenney Discusses 'Religion in the Modern World' on Malaysian Radio Station

May 25, 2015

Jeffrey Kenney, professor of religious studies at DePauw University, discussed "Religion in the Modern World" in a nearly half-hour interview with BFM... Read More

Tusha Mittal '06 Receives Foreign Press Association Scholarship

May 25, 2015

Tusha Mittal, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University and currently enrolled in the master's program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism... Read More

Musician David McMillin '06 Argues, "It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify"

May 25, 2015

"If you trust the headlines about Spotify, you may believe all musicians are receiving rolls of pennies for our creative work," singer-songwriter David... Read More

NPR Spotlights DePauw Program that Benefits Community

May 25, 2015

A program that takes furniture and other items left behind by DePauw University students at the end of the academic year and redistributes those things... Read More

"Money is Poisoning Our Political System," Opines Lee Hamilton '52

May 24, 2015

"I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me," begins a newspaper column by Lee Hamilton. "But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning... Read More

Prof. Mac Mackenzie Selected to Participate in Special Seminar on Teaching European Art

May 23, 2015

Michael "Mac" P.  Mackenzie, associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen... Read More

Lisa May '84 Appointed Executive VP of HR at RTI International

May 22, 2015

Lisa May, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is joining RTI International as executive vice president of human resources.  She'll begin her new role... Read More

'Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol' at Peeler Center, June 2 - July 26

May 21, 2015

From 1970 to 1987, Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid and black-and-white photographs, the vast majority of which have never been seen by the public.... Read More

Sue Anderson '91 Named Director of Business Development at Adams Kessler

May 20, 2015

Sue Anderson, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of business development for Adams Kessler PLC, a common interest development... Read More

Youth Hoops Connection Will Bring Coach Brad Stevens '99 to Montana This Summer

May 19, 2015

Brad Stevens, head basketball coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will be the guest speaker at Carroll College's coaching... Read More

Erin Flynn '96 to Present at 2015 Women in Technology Summit

May 18, 2015

Erin N. Flynn, investment banker at Ackrell Capital and 1996 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the 2015 Women in Technology... Read More

Ruth Simmons Urges DePauw's Class of 2015 to "Reclaim King's Dream"

May 17, 2015

Also: Ashton Johnson '15 Addresses Classmates; Three Honorary Degrees Conferred; Photo Gallery; Order Commencement DVD "When will we turn to a better... Read More

Article on Network TV's "Great Comedy Rollback" Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 16, 2015

"The TV networks unleashed their 2015-16 evening lineups in New York this week, leaving industry insiders buzzing about the Great Comedy Rollback," writes... Read More

Sarah Reese Wallace '76 to Receive Old Gold Goblet During DePauw's Alumni Reunion Weekend

May 16, 2015

Alumni Reunion Weekend Schedule Sarah Reese Wallace ’76, former chair of the DePauw University Board of Trustees and a prominent business, community and... Read More

Prof. Mark Toole '93 Receives Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

May 15, 2015

Mark A. Toole, assistant professor of religion at High Point University and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished... Read More

Leslie Hankins '02 & Matt Stone '06 Join Red e App

May 14, 2015

Two DePauw University graduates -- Leslie Hankins '02 and Matt Stone '06 -- have joined Louisville-based technology startup Red e App. Hankins is an account... Read More

Attorney Laura Sahm '09 Joins Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

May 13, 2015

Laura Sahm, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, which bills itself as the... Read More

Greencastle HS Math Teacher Logan Kuhne Honored as Battey National Educator of the Year

May 12, 2015

Logan Kuhne, a mathematics teacher at Greencastle High School, is the 2015 recipient of the Battey National Educator of the Year Award. Presented by DePauw... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Senior Jacob Weeks as its 'Person of the Year'

May 12, 2015

Mental Health America of Putnam County has presented Jacob R. Weeks, a DePauw University senior, with its annual "Person of the Year" award.  A psychology... Read More

Drew Madsen '78 Named President of Panera Bread Company

May 11, 2015

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is the new president of Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA). "Madsen will oversee the core café business... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Featured in Chicago Tribune

May 9, 2015

"It's forced us to be a lot smarter," says David McMillin of the state of the music industry.  McMillin, a singer-songwriter and 2006 graduate of DePauw... Read More

DePauw's Long Tradition of Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Annual Awards

May 8, 2015

A pair of DePauw University faculty members -- Yung-chen Chiang, professor of history, and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, professor of English -- are the 2015... Read More

Lauren Bohlander '04 and Tony Kanaan Bring New "Cheerleader" to Indy 500

May 8, 2015

"It is always worth saying how much we love being here," says Lauren Bohlander. The 2004 DePauw University graduate and her husband, IndyCar driver Tony... Read More

Newspaper Recaps Congressional Testimony of Stacy Lightfoot '99

May 7, 2015

"A lot of our low income, under represented students don't plan financially for their education and they rely on federal and state funds to do that," Stacy... Read More

Kandyce Anderson '15 Hopes to "Validate Every Student's Sense of Self" as Fulbright in New Zealand

May 7, 2015

DePauw University senior Kandyce D. Anderson has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student fellowship and will use the award to conduct research in New Zealand... Read More

Don Daseke '61 Receives McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

May 6, 2015

Don R. Daseke, president and CEO of Daseke Inc. and 1961 graduate of DePauw University, was tonight presented with his alma mater's Robert C. McDermond... Read More

Michael Terlep '16 to Study in Turkey with US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

May 6, 2015

DePauw University junior Michael "Mickey" F. Terlep is the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

Stacy Lightfoot '99 to Testify Before US Senate Committee Tomorrow

May 5, 2015

Stacy C. Lightfoot, vice president of college & career success at PEF (Public Education Foundation) Chattanooga and 1999 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

FCC Fine for TV Indecency is Warranted: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 5, 2015

"The Federal Communications Commission shocked the broadcast world this spring by finally deciding to enforce a federal law that prohibits indecent content... Read More

Society of Professional Journalists Honors 14 from DePauw, Including a Dozen Students

May 4, 2015

Twelve DePauw University student journalists and two DePauw alumni were honored for their work in the Society of Professional Journalists' "Best of the... Read More

Poet Richard Blanco, Who Read at President Obama's Inauguration, Coming to DePauw as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar

May 3, 2015

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

Newspaper Talks with Prof. Steve Timm About His Award-Winning Collaboration with Kyle Ham '94

May 2, 2015

"What began for Steve Timm as a play would culminate with a premiere at (Julien Dubuque International Film Festival), and it only took 20 years," writes... Read More

Sarah Grover '87 Named Chief Brand & Strategy Officer at Barfresh Food Group

May 1, 2015

Sarah A. Grover, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief brand and strategy officer at Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH). She comes... Read More

New Spectrometer Giving Students Professional-Level Experience

April 30, 2015

A new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer obtained by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry means that science students at DePauw have... Read More

J.C. Pankratz '12 is 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalist

April 30, 2015

Joan Catherine "J.C." Pankratz, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 60 finalists of the 2015 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene... Read More

Prof. Jay Bardole '66 to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Vincennes U

April 29, 2015

Jay Bardole, professor emeritus of chemistry at Vincennes University, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the institution's commencement ceremonies... Read More

Confederation of Indian Industry Elects Sudhir Mehta '91 Deputy Chair

April 28, 2015

Sudhir Mehta, chairman & managing director of Pinnacle Industries Ltd. and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected deputy chairman of the... Read More

Ashton Johnson Receives 2015 Walker Cup

April 27, 2015

Ashton T. Johnson is the recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to the University community during... Read More

Ohio Newspaper Spotlights Service of Sarah Reese Wallace '76

April 27, 2015

"Sarah Reese Wallace, chairwoman of First Federal Savings and Loan, speaks with a heartfelt dedication to her job and her work with the Thomas J. Evans... Read More

"Experienced Supreme Court Advocate" Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 to Argue Same-Sex Marriage Case Tomorrow

April 27, 2015

"Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage," reports the... Read More

Matt Rowan '01 Named Director of Development for U of Saint Francis

April 27, 2015

Matt Rowan, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of development for the University of Saint Francis. Rowan comes to USF from... Read More

TV Program Airs DePauw Interview with Former VP Dan Quayle '69

April 26, 2015

"I think I've made a difference in the House, the Senate and as Vice President," Dan Quayle says.  "That's what you get into politics for -- to make a... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Bemoans "Lowest Common Denominator Approach" to Newsgathering

April 25, 2015

"NBC’s high-profile anchor, Brian Williams, has been suspended for telling tall tales," notes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Essay on 'The Object as Subject' Cites Book by Prof. Harry Brown

April 24, 2015

"Did you know that since 1985 errant golf balls have killed eight people?," asks Russell Jacoby at the start of a Chronicle of Higher Education article... Read More

Prof. Kathleen Jagger '75 Named VP & Dean at Thomas More College

April 24, 2015

Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University and former faculty member at her alma mater, has been appointed vice president of academic affairs... Read More

Susan Dinkel '95 and WTHI Celebrate 'Outstanding News Operation' Award

April 24, 2015

"WTHI-TV has a long tradition of Leading the Way in quality, local journalism," says Susan Dinkel, the station's news director and 1995 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Three from DePauw Receive Grants from Arts Council of Indianapolis

April 24, 2015

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Meredith Knapp Brickell, associate professor of art and art history; and Brian James Priest, part-time associate... Read More

Lifesaving Legacy of Eli Lilly (1856) is Celebrated

April 24, 2015

"From the time he was a youngster, Eli Lilly was fascinated by pharmaceuticals," writes Andrea Neal of the chemist, founder of Eli Lilly and Company, and... Read More

Art & Music Intersect in 'Sounds of Food-Water-Life' Wednesday

April 23, 2015

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble returns to the University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long interaction... Read More

Savon Jackson '15 to Teach in India with Fulbright Award

April 23, 2015

Savon M. Jackson, a senior at DePauw University, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition... Read More

Market for Superhero Movies is "Oversaturated," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells California Newspaper

April 22, 2015

"The Hollywood dam is about to burst and send a flood of bright, masked and caped figures into a multiplex near you for at least the next four years and... Read More

27 Members of DePauw Student Media Honored with Statewide Awards

April 22, 2015

Twenty-seven members of DePauw University's student media were presented with awards at two recent ceremonies.  Fifteen staff members of Indiana's oldest... Read More