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Rockne Brubaker '78 Brings Talents to Mississippi Hospital

October 9, 2015

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

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

October 8, 2015

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

Prof. Jinyu Liu Helps Create Groundbreaking Classical Studies Project

October 8, 2015

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

Book Review by Economics Prof. Bert Barreto Published in Choice

October 6, 2015

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

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

October 5, 2015

"My journey to freedom is not a hero's journey," Yeonmi Park told an enthusiastic and emotional audience at DePauw University tonight.  As a 13-year-old... Read More

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

October 5, 2015

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

Dave Jones '84 Plans Run for California Attorney General

October 3, 2015

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

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

October 3, 2015

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

Kathy Vrabeck '85 Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

October 2, 2015

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

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

October 2, 2015

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

David Taylor '89 Aligns with Indiana's Home Bank

October 2, 2015

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

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

September 30, 2015

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

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

September 29, 2015

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

Renee Wynn '85 Appointed CIO at NASA

September 28, 2015

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

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

September 28, 2015

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

Poker and Perseverance 

September 28, 2015

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

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

September 28, 2015

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

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

September 27, 2015

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

JT Benton '03 is Chief Revenue Officer at Goji

September 27, 2015

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

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

September 26, 2015

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

Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 to Speak at TEDxDayton

September 25, 2015

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

Three of MacMurray College's Presidents Had DePauw Ties

September 24, 2015

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

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

September 23, 2015

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

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

September 23, 2015

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

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

September 22, 2015

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

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

September 22, 2015

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

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

September 22, 2015

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

Jennett Hill '85 Elected to Lilly Endowment Board

September 21, 2015

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

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

September 21, 2015

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

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

September 20, 2015

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

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

September 19, 2015

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

You're Invited to Create Art at Community Aluminum Pour

September 18, 2015

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

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

September 18, 2015

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

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

September 18, 2015

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

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

September 18, 2015

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

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

September 17, 2015

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

Matthew Brookman '90 Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

September 17, 2015

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

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

September 15, 2015

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

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

September 14, 2015

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

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

September 13, 2015

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

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

September 12, 2015

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

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

September 11, 2015

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

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

September 10, 2015

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

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

September 9, 2015

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

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

September 8, 2015

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

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

September 8, 2015

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

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

September 7, 2015

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

Super-Speed Internet Packages Mostly About Marketing, Suggests Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 6, 2015

A new Internet package, offering Indianapolis-area homeowners Internet speeds of "up to 2,000 megabits per second, 167 times faster than the average U... Read More

Teacher Madison Payton '11 Among International Literacy Association's '30 Under 30'

September 5, 2015

Madison Payton, an English teacher at New York's English Academy for Young Men II and a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is among the International... Read More

Football & TV Combine to Create "A Broad Cultural Force": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 4, 2015

"The old expression says you can’t get enough of a good thing," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, in the Detroit... Read More

Jedediah McClure '02 is Finalist for 'Book of the Year' Award

September 3, 2015

Myths of Christianity: A Five Thousand Year Journey To Find The Son of God by Jedediah McClure, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected... Read More

Liberal Arts Education Serves Tech Executive R.J. Talyor '02 Well

September 2, 2015

"It’s no secret that tech companies are on a constant hunt for software programmers," begins a story in the Indianapolis Business Journal. "But these firms... Read More

Fulbright Award Sends Kacy Rauschenberger '15 to Malaysia

September 1, 2015

Kacy R. Rauschenberger, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, will spend this academic year teaching English in Malaysia after receiving an English... Read More

Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Wants More Kids to "Dream Big"

September 1, 2015

"As a second-generation Mexican-American from one of the poorest counties in the nation, and an African-American who grew up during the days of legal segregation... Read More

Prof. Neal Allen '98 Among Presenters at Conference on 'J. William Fulbright in International Perspective'

August 31, 2015

Neal R. Allen, assistant professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Wichita State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will be... Read More

University Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Ned MacPhail  

August 30, 2015

Ned Brown MacPhail, a professor of education studies at DePauw University for 36 years, died this morning at his home in Greencastle.  He was 82 years... Read More

Updating of Classic Musical by '57 Classmates Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford to Premiere in October

August 30, 2015

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct and star in the world premiere of the musical she wrote with her DePauw classmate Nancy... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Cites Influence of His College Coach, Bill Fenlon, During Indy Fundraiser

August 28, 2015

Speaking at a fundraiser last night for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens "recounted some of the most... Read More

Olivia Hatton '05 is Assistant Prof. of Molecular Biology at Colorado College

August 28, 2015

Olivia L. Hatton, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is assistant professor of molecular biology at Colorado College. She is one of 13 new tenure-track... Read More

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Receives DePauw's Young Alumni Award

August 27, 2015

Brad Stevens, head coach of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, received DePauw's Young Alumni... Read More

DePauw Ranks #18 Among Baccalaureate Institutions for Most International Students

August 27, 2015

DePauw University ranks #18 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for most foreign students in 2013-14, according to the Chronicle of Higher... Read More

Stephen Perkins '74 is New President of Indianapolis Medical Society

August 27, 2015

Stephen W. Perkins, M.D., F.A.C.S., a plastic surgeon and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, will be installed as 142nd president of the Indianapolis... Read More

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Attorney Who Successfully Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case Before SCOTUS, to Speak Oct. 26

August 26, 2015

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney and 1989 DePauw University graduate whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of... Read More

Ron DeFeo '97 Appointed VP for Global Communications at American Airlines Group

August 26, 2015

Ron DeFeo, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, is joining American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) as vice president - global communications. In his... Read More

Senior Discusses Donald Trump's Presidential Candidacy with Washington Examiner

August 25, 2015

"Donald Trump hasn't offered many details about his policy proposals beyond immigration, but his supporters don't seem to mind," reports the Washington... Read More

Nicole Pence '06 Named Morning News Co-Anchor at Indy's CBS4

August 25, 2015

Television news anchor Nicole Pence, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is moving to mornings.  Pence, who currently anchors the 11 p.m. newscast, ... Read More

Prof. Kate Lusheck '87 Returns to Campus for a Pair of Sept. 28 Art Talks

August 25, 2015

Catherine "Kate" H. Lusheck, program director and assistant professor for the University of San Francisco's arts history/management department and 1987... Read More

Meredith Siemens '05 Among Charleston, SC's 'Forty Under 40'

August 24, 2015

Meredith H. Siemens, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Forty Under 4)' featured in South Carolina's Charleston Regional Business Journal... Read More

Prof. Steven Burr '73 Takes on Teaching Responsibilities at Utah State-Moab

August 23, 2015

Steven W. Burr, professor of recreation resources management at Utah State University and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, will be teaching undergraduate... Read More

619 New Students Welcomed to DePauw, "A Place Where People Come to Change the World"

August 22, 2015

Photo Gallery "You never know what complex array of interests and loves and connections and passions you will encounter on this campus, with this faculty... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Published in Broad River Review  

August 22, 2015

"Breaking Point," a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the 2015 edition of Broad River Review... Read More

Paintings of Homer Davisson (1889) to be Auctioned

August 21, 2015

Twenty-one paintings by renowned Indiana impressionist Homer G. Davisson, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1889, will be auctioned tomorrow to... Read More

St. Olaf College Names Katie Bretscher '08 Women's Track and Field Coach

August 20, 2015

Katie Bretscher, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, was today named head coach of the St. Olaf College women's track and field program. Bretscher comes... Read More

Human Rights Activist Yeonmi Park, Youngest-Ever Ubben Lecturer, Coming to DePauw October 5

August 20, 2015

Yeonmi Park will come to DePauw University to share her powerful story of defecting from North Korea, the horrors of human trafficking and the need to... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Receives Kudos for His Fifth Graphic Novel, Last of the Sandwalkers

August 20, 2015

"It is a story of the joy of exploration, and it is on several 'must-read' lists this summer," reports Pennsylvania's Altoona Times. "Released in April... Read More

HS Head Soccer Coach Kristen McMahon '10 Gears Up for First Season

August 19, 2015

Kristen McMahon, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, is preparing for her first season as head girl's soccer coach at Olentangy Liberty High School in... Read More

Kate Manecke '06 is Host of Ohio TV's Broad & High

August 19, 2015

Kate C. Manecke, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is the new host of Broad & High , an Emmy® Award-winning weekly magazine show produced by WOSU Public... Read More

Column by Prof. Alicia Suarez Addresses Misconceptions About Hepatitis C

August 19, 2015

"Through harm reduction, accurate information, increased public discourse, reducing stigma, and access to treatment, we can address the HCV epidemic,"... Read More

Gumption Counts with Ad Executive Matt Fischer '82

August 19, 2015

"Matt Fischer, president and creative director of fastgrowing Curiosity Advertising, says he'll schedule an interview with anybody who has the gumption... Read More

Blogging in Grado

August 18, 2015

Students in the Summer in Italy program spent between two weeks and two months in the northeastern coastal town of Grado. During that time, they were immersed... Read More

C. Kennon Hetlage '81 Named an 'Ultimate CEO'

August 17, 2015

C. Kennon Hetlage, chief executive officer of Memorial Hospital West in Pembrook Pines, Florida and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is a "Broward Ultimate... Read More

Richard Blanco, In Residence at DePauw in January, Recites Poem at Reopened US Embassy in Cuba

August 16, 2015

"Richard Blanco, a Cuban-American poet who read his poem at President Obama's second inauguration, gave a unifying message when he recited a new poem Friday... Read More

Anne Gilbert '57 Co-Authors The Holiday Trilogy Collection

August 15, 2015

Anne A. Gilbert, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of The Holiday Trilogy Collection. The book "invites young readers to rediscover the... Read More

Why Does Bouncing Bet Blush?

August 14, 2015

There are more than two dozen student-faculty research projects taking place on campus this summer. Biology Professor Dana A. Dudle is working with five... Read More

Presidents Obama and Clinton Prepare to Join in Celebration of Vernon Jordan's ('57) 80th Birthday

August 14, 2015

On the eve of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday, Bloomberg writes of the 1957 DePauw University graduate, "Even more than that of the nation's first African-American... Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Helps Develop Community's 'ChalkTalk' Program

August 14, 2015

An article in Indiana's Dubois County Herald, headlined "ChalkTalk: New chalkboard draws big crowds in Indiana town of Ferdinand," notes that Courtney... Read More

Bill Harris '60 Takes the Fight Against Polio Personally

August 13, 2015

"Seven years ago the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club started an annual 5K race at Shoaff Park with all net proceeds earmarked for the fight to eradicate polio... Read More

Jon Stewart "Is Not a Walter Cronkite," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 13, 2015

The "glowing accolades" Jon Stewart is receiving after wrapping up a successful run on TV's Comedy Central "seem out of proportion" to Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Maria Romaine '08 & Her Business, 'Like the Lettuce', Featured

August 12, 2015

Maria Romaine, an Indianapolis-based health and fitness coach and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, "didn’t have to look far" when seeking a name for... Read More

Anchor/Reporter Eileen Park '08 Joins Portland's KOIN

August 10, 2015

Eileen Park, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Portland, Oregon's KOIN-TV and will anchor the station's new weekend morning newscast, which... Read More

Los Angeles Times Features Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92

August 9, 2015

Of Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier, today's Los Angeles Times notes, "The 45-year-old graduate of DePauw University in Indiana anchors Special Report... Read More

Old Media Still Pack a Potent Punch in Presidential Contest, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells New Orleans Paper

August 9, 2015

"National media exposure still plays a major role in the presidential process, even though contests in individual states will pick the delegates who choose... Read More

President's Clean Power Plan is "A Fool's Errand," According to Prof. Glen Kuecker

August 9, 2015

"President Barack Obama announced his final Clean Power Plan on Monday, which called for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels... Read More

Peeler Art Center Selected to Participate in Second Museum Assessment Program

August 8, 2015

DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center has been selected to participate in its second consecutive Museum Assessment Program (MAP). The first... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Offers Advice to Young Entrepreneurs

August 7, 2015

"If I knew then what I know now, I would have not sweated taking a risk," Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate... Read More

Debate Moderator Bret Baier '92 Talks Coffee with Boston Globe

August 6, 2015

Bret Baier, chief political anchor at Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the Boston Globe's "My Morning Cup" column... Read More

Karen Mullins '03 Named Executive Secretary of Chamber of Commerce

August 6, 2015

Karen Mullins, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the new executive secretary of the Benton, Illinois Chamber of Commerce.  A native of that city... Read More

Hayley Pratt '15 Recognized as Indianapolis Outstanding Senior Greek Woman

August 5, 2015

The Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic (IAP) is honoring Hayley A. Pratt, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, as its 2015 Outstanding Senior Greek... Read More

Elise Povejsil '12 Among Millennials Who Are Part of a Trend

August 4, 2015

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center "shows more Millennials are now living with their parents than during the Great Recession... Read More

Work by Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. Published in Chinese Journal

August 3, 2015

An article by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, is published in a Chinese journal, Comparative Literature in China... Read More