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Reaching Across Cultures in Italy

March 26, 2015

There is no better way to experience a culture than to be immersed in it -- just ask DePauw University junior Clare Polega, who’s studying human development... Read More

Award-Winning Investigative Reporter Meg Kissinger '79 Returning to DePauw as Pulliam Visiting Professor of Journalism

March 26, 2015

Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will return to her alma mater... Read More

Campus Preps for Next Tuesday's Visit by Former VP Dan Quayle '69

March 25, 2015

The contest to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dan Coats -- the same seat Dan Quayle gave up in 1989 when he became the 44th Vice President of the... Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Takes First Place in SLS-DISQUIET Literary Contest

March 25, 2015

"Invisible Nails" by Samuel Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, is the first place winner in the SLS-DISQUIET 2015 Literary Contest... Read More

Prof. Harry Brown to Speak at His Undergraduate Alma Mater, U of Scranton

March 25, 2015

Harry Brown, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will present a literary talk at the University of Scranton tomorrow, reports the Scranton... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Library Director Krystal Becker '05

March 25, 2015

Krystal L. Becker graduated from DePauw University in 2005 with plans to teach English.  But her path took her in a different direction, and she is now... Read More

Beth Falls '09 Joins Assurance as Employee Benefits Advisor

March 24, 2015

Beth Falls, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage.  Based in the firm's Chicago office, Falls... Read More

Gretchen Haehl '08 Helps Coach Hoops Team to Special Olympics State Finals

March 23, 2015

Gretchen Haehl, 2008 graduate of DePauw University and a member of the 2007 national championship Tiger women's basketball team, helped coach the Shelby... Read More

Tim Scott '66 Authors Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, The Man No One Knew

March 23, 2015

Tim Scott, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has authored Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, The Man No One Knew.  It has been published by Triumph... Read More

Ed Richardson '90 Talks Magnetic Materials with 60 Minutes

March 22, 2015

"How did China corner the market on a critical resource nearly every electronic device we use depends on?" asks a report aired by 60 Minutes tonight. ... Read More

Season One Success of Empire May Be Hard to Top: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 20, 2015

"Empire just wrapped its first season Wednesday night with its best ratings so far," writes Scott Collins in the Los Angeles Times. "Now comes the hard... Read More

DePauw and Five Other Colleges Share in Teagle Foundation Grant

March 20, 2015

DePauw University is one of six colleges to be awarded $335,000 from the Teagle Foundation to design and teach hybrid courses, an approach to online learning... Read More

Daniel Reck '03 Profiled in Suburban Chicago Newspaper

March 19, 2015

"When you play in a handbell ensemble, you are the only person responsible for your particular notes on the scale," Daniel M. Reck, a 2003 graduate of... Read More

Prof. Gloria Townsend is a Force Behind Initiative to Bolster Opportunities for College Women in Computing

March 19, 2015

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Google.org, and the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)... Read More

Obama Administration's "Overall Lack of Transparency" is Troubling to Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

March 18, 2015

"This administration came into office with high expectations for the free flow of information needed in a democracy," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to be Inducted Into Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame

March 17, 2015

Lee Hamilton, a basketball standout as an undergraduate at DePauw University who went on to serve 34 years with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

AP Story on Role of Journalists in Investigating Crimes Quotes Retired Prof. Bob Steele '69

March 17, 2015

"Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend... Read More

New Partnership Will Provide More Convenient and Lower-Cost Healthcare to DePauw Students & Employees

March 17, 2015

DePauw University announced today a new and unique partnership with Hendricks Regional Health and Putnam County Hospital, focused on creating a wellness-centered... Read More

Financial Reporter Christine DiGangi '11 to Speak at Chicago's East-West University

March 17, 2015

Christine DiGangi, a financial reporter and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, will speak on "10 Things Everyone Should Know about Credit Scores" at... Read More

Jill Skogheim '00 Among Minneapolis-St. Paul's '40 Under 40'

March 16, 2015

"Part of the appeal of the Twin Cities is a vibrant, successful restaurant scene, and Jill Skogheim is dedicated to keeping that tradition alive and advancing... Read More

Molly Costello '02 Finds Her Passion

March 15, 2015

"It was after reading the job-hunting self-help book What Color is Your Parachute? that Molly Costello figured out her passion," notes Cincinnati's CityBeat... Read More

Marine Biologist & Author Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Speak at Southern Illinois U

March 14, 2015

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and author of the best-selling book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under... Read More

Andrew Maddocks '11 to Discuss 'Water Crises Around the World' on March 18

March 13, 2015

Andrew Maddocks, communications coordinator for the World Resources Institute and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater to... Read More

What's New About Summer at DePauw? (A Lot.)

March 13, 2015

College campuses can get quiet during the summer months. With more than 3,000 participants expected to take part in new and improved programs, Summer at... Read More

Natalie Ciambrone '09 is Marketing Communications Manager at Dow AgroSciences

March 12, 2015

Natalie Ciambrone, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed marketing communications manager at Dow AgroSciences. "Ciambrone will assist... Read More

Indiana Court of Appeals Here on March 18

March 11, 2015

For the tenth time in the last 11 years, the Indiana Court of Appeals will come to campus of DePauw University and will hold a session which the public... Read More

Media Obsession with Young Demographic "Misguided," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells California Paper  

March 10, 2015

When it comes to television ratings, demographics trump overall audience numbers, so a show that draws large numbers of younger viewers is more attractive... Read More

Andrew Repp '11 Prepares to Hike Appalachian Trail

March 9, 2015

"Andrew Repp feels most at home when he is far away from it," begins a story in the Southern Illinoisan on the 2011 DePauw University graduate. "The Carbondale... Read More

Jackson Lewis Names Ryan Lessmann '00 Managing Shareholder

March 9, 2015

Ryan P. Lessmann, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to managing shareholder of Jackson Lewis' Denver office. "Silberman is 'one of... Read More

Column on Social Media Comments and Free Speech Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 9, 2015

"People who feel they have been wronged through social media can take strategic action to confront those who make incendiary comments," Jeff McCall, professor... Read More

Dennis Trinkle '91 Appointed CEO of College Mentors for Kids

March 8, 2015

Dennis A. Trinkle, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is the new chief executive officer of College Mentors for Kids.  The Indianapolis-based nonprofit... Read More

Profs. Marnie McInnes and Alicia Suarez Receive Exemplary Teaching Award  

March 7, 2015

Marion K. "Marnie" McInnes, professor of English and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and Alicia Suarez, associate professor of sociology, are the... Read More

"Online Threats are Still Threats," Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76 as SCOTUS Examines Issue

March 5, 2015

There exists, writes Jeffrey M. McCall, "a dark and demented corner of social media where posters threaten and scare individuals. This leaves law enforcement... Read More

Senior Bonner Scholar's Community Outreach Noted in Newspaper

March 4, 2015

"It's happy birthday to Dr. Seuss as a couple dozen youngsters hear stories, create pictures and enjoy cake and ice cream during a Greencastle Park and... Read More

Mike Sherman '88 Joins Mead Johnson Board of Directors

March 4, 2015

Michael A. Sherman, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN), a global leader... Read More

Amy Sorrells '94 Authors Then Sings My Soul

March 4, 2015

Amy K. Sorrells, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Then Sings My Soul. The novel has just been published by David C. Cook. "Flashing... Read More

Zombies Meet Shakespeare in DePauw Theatre's Living Dead in Denmark, March 12-15

March 3, 2015

DePauw Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with an invitation for audiences to visit a zombie-infested Shakespearean world in Living Dead in Denmark.... Read More

Traci Anderson '99 Named Community's Best Doctor in Online Survey

March 2, 2015

Traci Anderson, a 1999 DePauw University graduate who is a physician at Family Medicine Care in Pendleton, Indiana, tied with Stephen Lugo for "Best Doctor... Read More

Business Publication Profiles Stu Ferguson '84

March 2, 2015

Stu Ferguson, managing director of The Underwriters Group and 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "20 People to Know" in insurance.  Listed... Read More

Justin Dye '94 Named Chief Administrative Officer of Albertsons LLC

February 27, 2015

Justin Dye, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief adminstrative officer of the recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization... Read More

Cornelsen Challenge Will Make Internship Opportunities Accessible to All DePauw Students

February 26, 2015

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Katherine Cornelsen St. John ’90, Kristina Cornelsen Boctor, and The Cornelsen Charitable Foundation of St... Read More

Prof. Lydia Wilson Marshall Publishes The Archaeology of Slavery

February 25, 2015

Lydia Wilson Marshall, assistant professor of anthropology at DePauw University, is editor of The Archaeology of Slavery: A Comparative Approach to Captivity... Read More

Biography.com Features "One of the Most Influential Chemists in US History," Percy Julian '20

February 24, 2015

"As a chemist, Dr. Percy Julian did amazing things," begins an article at Biography.com. "Countless people benefited from his work, from patients with... Read More

"Media's Sense For the Dramatic" Drives Coverage of Las Vegas Killing, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 23, 2015

"The shooting in Las Vegas is sad and tragic, of course, but frankly, it doesn’t need to be on the national news agenda," says Jeff McCall, professor of... Read More

Attorney Erin Majka '99 Joins Chalgian & Tripp

February 22, 2015

Erin L. Majka, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate... Read More

"Education is Much More Than Preparation for a Job," Opines Prof. Andy Cullison '01

February 21, 2015

"The American vision of higher education is in a state of decay," writes Andrew M. Cullison, director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw, in... Read More

Author Barbara Kingsolver '77 on First Tour of South Africa

February 19, 2015

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning and bestselling author, "is revered (that's not overstating it -- ask her readers) for her ethical stand as much as her... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Changes in the Cable TV Industry

February 17, 2015

"Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is looking to expand with its proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable," begins an Indianapolis... Read More

Ben Solomon '10 of the New York Times Wins Prestigious Polk Award

February 16, 2015

Ben C. Solomon, a video journalist for the New York Times and 2010 graduate of  DePauw University, is among the winners of the 2014 George Polk Awards... Read More

Kristin Wallace '85 Joins Community Foundation's Board of Directors

February 16, 2015

Kristin Wallace, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Community Foundation's... Read More

U of Hawaii Law Prof. David Callies '65 Wins National Award for His Scholarship

February 15, 2015

David L. Callies, the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law and 1965 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Community Foundation Executive Director Brad Ward '05 Featured in Newspaper

February 14, 2015

"When this community gets hit with the loss of major employers, I want to know that we have the resources to sustain the quality of life that we have that... Read More

Prof. Nahyan Fancy Receives Fellowship from Institute for Advanced Study

February 13, 2015

Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw University, has been offered membership in the Institute for Advanced Study for the Fall 2015 semester... Read More

"NBC's Loss of Principles" an Even Bigger Story than Brian Williams, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 13, 2015

"Once a television news anchor's credibility is lost, nothing else matters," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Departure of Jon Stewart Leaves a Big Void at Comedy Central, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 12, 2015

Jon Stewart, who on Tuesday announced he will be stepping down as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show at the end of the year, "was clearly the tentpole... Read More

DePauw Once Again Among USA's Top Producers of Fulbright Recipients

February 12, 2015

DePauw University is again one of the "Institutions Producing the Most Fulbright Students" in data for 2014-15 published in the latest Chronicle of Higher... Read More

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones '84 to Speak at UC-Riverside

February 12, 2015

Dave Jones, the insurance commissioner of California and 1984 graduate of DePauw University, will speak as part of the University of California - Riverside... Read More

Paintings of Prof. John Berry On Display at Peeler Center, March 10 - April 5

February 11, 2015

Image Loading, a collection of new paintings by John Berry, assistant professor of art at DePauw University, will be on display at the Richard E. Peeler... Read More

Questions About "Agenda Setter" Brian Williams are Important, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 10, 2015

"NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams may have temporarily exited his seat on the evening newscast, but the debate over what he has done to the credibility... Read More

Meg Soultz '10 Joins Carmel, Ind. Police Department

February 10, 2015

Megan D. Soultz, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed an officer of the Carmel, Indiana police department.  She has spent the last... Read More

Credibility is Key When it Comes to Brian Williams and Other News Anchors: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 10, 2015

"Other than a news anchor’s appearance, credibility is the only thing that would make a viewer choose which newscast to watch," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Grant Will Bolster Sustainability Initiatives at DePauw and 4 Other GLCA Colleges

February 10, 2015

DePauw University -- in partnership with Albion College, Antioch College, Hope College, and Oberlin College -- has been awarded a grant from the Great... Read More

Kent State College of Business Administration Appoints Robert Hisrich '68 Associate Dean

February 9, 2015

Robert D. Hisrich, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate dean for graduate and international programs at Kent State University... Read More

Management and Informatics Programs Extend DePauw Experience

February 9, 2015

Only an hour drive separates DePauw and Indiana University, but thanks to a pair of new programs, DePauw students may feel like the two schools are closer... Read More

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Virtual Conference on Emotional Intelligence  

February 8, 2015

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the keynote speakers at Vitality, the 4th annual virtual emotional... Read More

Retired Prof. Stanley Warren Authors High Five

February 7, 2015

"This is part of my legacy, I guess," say Stanley Warren of his new book, High Five: African-American Institutions That Have Strengthened the Indianapolis... Read More

DePauw Students Build a 'Bridge to Informatics' in Partnership with IU-Bloomington

February 6, 2015

"The students have been amazing," Katie Siek says of the 17 DePauw University undergraduates she led in a course called Bridge to Informatics. The program... Read More

Steve Battreall '87 Named President & CEO of GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance

February 5, 2015

Steve Battreall, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and CEO of GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), effective... Read More

"The Criminal Justice System Affects All of Us," Says Orange Is the New Black Author Piper Kerman

February 4, 2015

Photo Gallery "What I simply tried to do was to invite the reader to step into my shoes or to step into the shoes of one of the other women who is depicted... Read More

Story on 'Cli-Fi' Cites Book by "Beloved Novelist" Barbara Kingsolver '77

February 4, 2015

"The conversation about climate change is unfolding on an international scale," reports Minnesota Public Radio. "A new genre of hyphenated fiction has... Read More

DePauw's Kelly Writers Series Presents Mary Gaitskill, March 18

February 3, 2015

Novelist Mary Gaitskill -- "who is well-known for narratives that touch on ostracism and taboo, often from the points of view of 'bad' women whose voices... Read More

Prof. Harry Brown Authors Golf Ball for Object Lessons Series

February 2, 2015

Harry Brown, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is the author of Golf Ball, a book in the Object Lessons series. Published in partnership... Read More

America's 44th Vice President Dan Quayle '69 Returns to DePauw on March 31

February 2, 2015

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater on Tuesday, March 31,... Read More

Prof. Andy Cullison '01 Discusses Ethics of Yik Yak, Where Users Post Anonymously

February 1, 2015

An article in the February 2014 issue of Atlanta magazine, which profiles the co-founders of the Yik Yak app, notes, "Andrew Cullison has studied social... Read More

Brian Lord '98 Among Nashville's '40 Under 40'

January 31, 2015

Brian Lord, senior vice president and director of sales at Premiere Speakers Bureau and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among Nashville, Tennessee's... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Examines America's "Oversized Obsession" with Sports

January 30, 2015

"Let’s remember a key fact as we prepare snacks and grab the remote to watch the Super Bowl," begins an opinion column authored by Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

College Roommates Dan Quayle '69 & Mark Rolfing '71 Reminisce, Laugh on TV's Golf Channel

January 29, 2015

Dan Quayle '69 and Mark Rolfing '71 -- who were college roommates at DePauw University and teammates on the Tiger men's golf team -- shared memories and... Read More

Chicago Magazine Piece by Prof. Tom Chiarella is Praised

January 29, 2015

"A lot of food writers -- some I know personally, others by byline -- have written pretty interesting, thoughtful, and long things in the past month or... Read More

Longtime Fort Wayne TV News Anchor Melissa Long '80 to Retire

January 29, 2015

Melissa Long, a 1980 DePauw University graduate who has been a television news anchor in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for more than three decades, will retire... Read More

Art Exhibition Opening in Indy to Include Talk by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 29, 2015

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, will speak at the opening reception at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis... Read More

Basketball Standout Credits Guidance of Scott Herrmann '87

January 28, 2015

An article in the News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington, on Pacific Lutheran University point guard Brandon Lester notes, "The guard credits his old-school... Read More

Emily Knuth '99 Honored as Greencastle 'Citizen of the Year'

January 27, 2015

Emily Knuth, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, and Suzanne Masten have been named 2014 Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year... Read More

David Taylor '89 Joins Ruoff Home Mortgage

January 24, 2015

David E. Taylor, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ruoff Home Mortgage as senior loan officer in the firm's Greencastle branch. "Taylor's... Read More

Talking with Humberto Barreto

January 23, 2015

Humberto Barreto, the Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor and professor of economics and management at DePauw University, traveled to... Read More

Chris Biggs '59, Who Taught English at DePauw for 30 Years, Dies at Age 77

January 23, 2015

Christena "Chris" Doyle Trusler Biggs, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University who was a longtime instructor of English at her alma mater, passed away on... Read More

TV's Changing Distribution Model May Leave Local Stations Scrambling: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 23, 2015

The switch of CBS television affiliates in Indianapolis could have a ripple effect and will be watched closely by broadcasters around the nation, according... Read More

DePauw and IU McKinney Partner on New 'Law Scholar' Program

January 22, 2015

DePauw University and Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law announce the creation of the “DePauw University Law Scholar” program. The first... Read More

2012 Grads and Orr Fellows Van Hoang & Molly Sender Featured in Magazine Article

January 22, 2015

"College graduation is a time for young adults to not only decide what career path to pursue, but where to begin establishing roots," begins an article... Read More

Lee Banks '85 Elected President & COO of Parker Hannifin

January 21, 2015

Lee C. Banks, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president and chief operating officer of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the... Read More

Cynthia Dungey '93 Works to "Leave a Legacy of Humanity in Human Services"

January 21, 2015

"The director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services grew up poor and hopes to use her experience to help others transition out of poverty,"... Read More

Wisconsin Baseball Team Names Parker Schwartz '15 Announcer & Media Relations Director

January 20, 2015

The Green Bay Bullfrogs, a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, has named Parker Schwartz, a DePauw University senior, to serve as play-by-play... Read More

"Injustice Affects Everyone," MLK Day Speaker Tells DePauw Audience

January 20, 2015

"Indiana State University professor Brian McGowan encouraged a full Peeler Auditorium on DePauw's campus, Monday, to recognize, the same hardships that... Read More

Insurance Executive Lori Rafkin '85 on Industry 'Hot 100' List

January 20, 2015

Lori Rafkin, senior vice president of customer and broker engagement at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and 1985 graduate of DePauw University,... Read More

"Selma is Now," Vernon Jordan '57 Tells MLK Breakfast in Minneapolis

January 19, 2015

"In his keynote remarks during an MLK Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center, nationally known civil rights activist Vernon Jordan praised... Read More

Rev. Otis Moss III to Discuss 'Blue Note Gospel' and '#blacklivesmatter' at DePauw

January 19, 2015

Rev. Otis Moss III, author and pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, will come to DePauw University to present the Mendenhall Lecture on... Read More

Dawn Hoffman '81 Joins John R. Wood Properties

January 18, 2015

Dawn M. Hoffman, a licensed real estate agent and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined John R. Wood Properties, the oldest real estate company... Read More

Darryl Neher '88 Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Bloomington, Ind.

January 17, 2015

Darryl R. Neher, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, is a candidate for mayor of Bloomington, Indiana.  The Thursday announcement by Neher, a Democrat... Read More

DePauw Students Engage in Experiential Learning Across the Globe During Winter Term

January 17, 2015

DePauw's Winter Term, "cited as a main reason many students attend the university, has seen many changes over the years," reports Greencastle's Banner-Graphic... Read More

Virginia Names Dave Borbely '81 Offensive Line Coach

January 16, 2015

Dave Borbely, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been named offensive line coach for the University of Virginia. "Borbely returns to UVa for his... Read More

David Becker '75, Mentor to Many Entrepreneurs, to Receive 'Inspire Award'

January 15, 2015

David Becker, chairman and CEO of First Internet Bancorp and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015... Read More