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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

Prof. Laura Pollom '99 Receives HS Alma Mater's Neale M. Shank Award

April 11, 2016

Laura (Hudson) Pollom, professor of communication at Concordia University Chicago and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Concordia... Read More

Steve Hollar '89 and Other Hoosiers Notables Reunite for Fundraiser

April 10, 2016

As the Indianapolis Star reports today, "key contributors to both the Hoosiers movie and the 1954 Milan team that inspired the movie gathered Saturday... Read More

Works of Senior Studio Art Majors On Display at Peeler Center, April 15 - May 21

April 8, 2016

An exhibition honoring the work of DePauw University's graduating senior studio art majors opens at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Friday, April 15... Read More

Dean Raj Bellani Appointed Assistant to the President at Denison University

April 7, 2016

Rajesh “Raj” N. Bellani, who has served as dean of experiential learning and career planning at DePauw University since July 2012, has been appointed assistant... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Discusses American Idol's End & Impact on Canada's CBC

April 7, 2016

Part of the success of American Idol, which ends a highly successful 15-year run on network television tonight, is that "the average viewer had a fascination... Read More

Madeline Hawk '16 to Teach in South Korea with Fulbright Award

April 7, 2016

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

Richard Reck '71 Joins Tribune Publishing Board

April 6, 2016

Richard A. Reck, founder and President of Business Strategy Advisors LLC and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors... Read More

"Momentum is Hard to Maintain," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76 as American Idol Wraps Up

April 5, 2016

"Like everything else in pop culture, momentum is hard to maintain," says Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University.  He is quoted in... Read More

Washington State Assistant Football Coach JaMarcus Shephard '05 "Brings Passion to the Game"

April 4, 2016

A feature on JaMarcus Shephard, inside receivers coach at Washington State University, notes,  "Many football coaches coach with passion. Shephard coaches... Read More

Three Student-Written Plays to be Presented, April 14-17

April 3, 2016

Three original plays written by DePauw University students will be presented by DePauw Theatre from April 14 through 17. They include The Parable of the... Read More

Author Cathy Day '91 to Speak at UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday

April 2, 2016

Cathy Day, author of The Circus in Winter and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will present a public lecture at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington... Read More

Sydney Cason '16 & Maritza Mestre '14 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

March 31, 2016

Sydney E. Cason, a DePauw senior, and Maritza J. Mestre, a 2014 graduate of the University, have both been awarded awards from the National Science Foundation's... Read More

There's Plenty of "Madness" Associated with NCAA Basketball Tournament, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2016

Pointing to the "super-hype" surrounding the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Jeff McCall asks, "One must wonder whether this is a basketball... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 is Finalist for Golden Apple Teaching Award

March 31, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as a finalist... Read More

David Barrett '94 Co-Authors Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness

March 30, 2016

David C. Barrett, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness... Read More

Magazine Features Rev. Van Moody '02

March 29, 2016

"The Rev. Van Moody has mastered the art of transformation. He's a change artist, a Houdini on a Harley," begins a feature in the current edition of Birmingham... Read More

Retired Prof. Dave Bohmer '69 Continues Work on Biography of Baseball Legend Ford Frick '15

March 29, 2016

"As a retirement project, David Bohmer, Ph.D., who taught a course at DePauw University on baseball history, is writing the first biography of Noble County... Read More

Prof. Clarissa Peterson Honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

March 29, 2016

Clarissa L. Peterson, Frank L. Hall Professor of Political Science and director of Africana Studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2016... Read More

Hunter Sego '19 Represents DePauw in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign

March 28, 2016

Hunter W. Sego ’19 has spent most of his life raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes, and he hopes that his latest efforts will place him on center court... Read More

Attorney Colin Munro '71 Joins Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

March 28, 2016

Colin D. Munro II, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the New York City office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle as counsel. Munro's... Read More

Shelley Hunter '88 is Executive VP of College Mentors for Kids

March 26, 2016

Shelley M. Hunter, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president of College Mentors for Kids. The Indianapolis-based... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Receives Cybersecurity Excellence Award

March 25, 2016

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

Company Led by Vicki Bohlsen '87 Strives to be "A Force for Good"

March 23, 2016

"Vicki Bohlsen was poised to make a difference following her graduation from DePauw University," begins an article in Bizvoice, the magazine of the Indiana... Read More

Newspaper Spotlights McDermond Center's April 9 Entrepreneurship Showcase

March 22, 2016

"The young entrepreneur behind Greencastle's successful Myers' Market venture will be one of the guest speakers when the DePauw University McDermond Center... Read More

Brian Spilbeler '03 Oversees Award-Winning High School Radio Station

March 21, 2016

"I think that they are really dedicated to covering the different events and programs that will help listeners get a better sense of their community,"... Read More

Author Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Returns to DePauw for April 3 Event

March 20, 2016

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University and winner of the 2012 Autumn House Fiction Prize, will return to her alma mater on April 3. ... Read More

US Influence Crucial in "Increasingly Interconnected World," Write Lee Hamilton '52 & Richard Lugar

March 19, 2016

"As the co-chairs of the Indiana Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, we believe that in an increasingly interconnected world,... Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Arne Duncan Aims to Improve Opportunities for Chicago Youth

March 18, 2016

"Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Education Secretary three months ago, announced Thursday that he is turning his attention to tackling the entangled... Read More

Sudhir Mehta '91 Elected Chair of Confederation of Indian Industry's Western Region

March 18, 2016

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

Bob Bever '75 to be Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

March 16, 2016

Bob Bever,  an attorney with Boston Bever Klinge Cross & Chidester and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into Junior Achievement of... Read More

Prof. Harry Brown to Address Local Heritage Preservation Society

March 15, 2016

Harry Brown, associate professor and chair of English at DePauw University, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Heritage Preservation... Read More

Jennifer Bott '98 Named Dean of Ball State's Miller College of Business

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Bott, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed dean of Ball State University's Miller College of Business. Bott has served as... Read More