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Emily McWilliams is Schaenen Visiting Scholar for 2017-18

August 16, 2017

Emily McWilliams joins the DePauw University faculty as the Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics for the 2017-18 academic… Read More

Bruce Walker's ('53) Collection of Tibetan Art On Display at Peeler Center, Aug. 25 - Dec. 15

August 16, 2017

Two years after graduating from DePauw University in 1953, Bruce Walker became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Beginning August 25… Read More

Helen Zimmerman '90 On Her Journey from Bob & Tom to Leading Nonprofit

August 15, 2017

"Our mission is historic preservation, but economic progress -- to make sure it’s a viable community for not only our residents, but also our businesses… Read More

Lindsey Atkinson '02 Promoted at the National Federation of State High School Associations

August 15, 2017

Lindsey Atkinson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of sports/communications associate at the National Federation of State… Read More

Jason Kiely '94 is Directing Montana's HomeNow Program

August 14, 2017

"Jason Kiely has joined Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation as director of HomeNow, the nonprofit organization’s new program that helps more… Read More

DePauw's Plans for Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse Noted in Newspaper

August 13, 2017

"The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is shaping up to be a lights-out thriller, considering the number of watch parties, merchandise and events being tied to the… Read More

Mark Rolfing '71 & Wife Debi to Receive PGA Distinguished Service Award

August 12, 2017

Mark Rolfing, an analyst for NBC/Golf Channel and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Debi, have been named co-recipients of the PGA Distinguished… Read More

"We Could Easily Blunder Into War" With North Korea, Lee Hamilton '52 Tells NPR Affiliate

August 11, 2017

"I think we’re in a very dangerous moment because of the threat from North Korea," Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

John Marshall '93 Joins NexCore Group as Sr. VP

August 11, 2017

John Marshall, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined NexCore Group as senior vice president, business development. Based in Denver, Colorado… Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 Among Presenters at First Kent Haruf Literary Celebration

August 10, 2017

Greg Schwipps, professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, will be among the presenters at the inaugural Kent Haruf Literary Celebration… Read More

Kevin Sullivan '13 is Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Emory University

August 10, 2017

Kevin Sullivan, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant men's basketball coach at Emory University. He comes from Kenyon College… Read More

Project Involving Prof. Hilary Eppley, Aiming to Improve Chemistry Education, Receives $1.1 Million NSF Grant

August 10, 2017

Hilary E. Eppley, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University, is among a team of chemistry educators from a variety of colleges… Read More

Sharing Her Agenda

August 9, 2017

Rhonesha Byng '11 empowers young women through her growing digital media platform. Written for DePauw Magazine by Tom Chiarella. When describing the… Read More

Media Need to be Aggressive, Yet Fair in Coverage of President: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 9, 2017

"The war between the White House and the press is escalating 200 days into the administration, with President Trump launching daily attacks on the press… Read More

J. Michael Locke '89 Joins Certica Solutions Board

August 9, 2017

J. Michael Locke, managing partner at Giles Richard LLC and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Certica Solutions… Read More

R.J. Talyor '02 Pursuing His Dream as Founder of Quantifi

August 9, 2017

"Since his days in the business entrepreneurship program at DePauw University -- and after, when he was an Orr Fellow -- R.J. Talyor has wanted to start… Read More

Five DePauw Students Win Prestigious Gilman International Scholarships

August 8, 2017

Five DePauw University students will spend the Fall 2017 semester studying abroad after winning Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Sponsored… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on a Congressman Blocking a Constituent on Facebook

August 6, 2017

When it comes to social media and the way it is utilized by politicians, "As with pretty much all First Amendment issues, there needs to be some balancing… Read More

Prof. Derek Ford Contributes Talents to New Book, Forgotten Places, and Education Journal

August 5, 2017

Derek R. Ford, assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to Forgotten Places: Critical Studies in Rural Education… Read More

Jason Anders '97 Appointed Chief News Editor of Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2017

Jason M. Anders, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief news editor of the Wall Street Journal. A member of the Journal's staff… Read More

CNBC Article on College Dorm Items Cites DePauw

August 4, 2017

"In a tight, shared space like a dorm room, there's a fine line between being comfortable and being overburdened by useless stuff," notes CNBC's Kevin… Read More

UK's Guardian Lists DePauw Podcast Among "Best of the Week"

August 4, 2017

A production of DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics is listed among "the best podcasts of the week" in the UK's Guardian.  "Examining Ethics… Read More

DePauw Co-Commissions New Opera, The Last Dream of Frida & Diego

August 3, 2017

DePauw University is one of the entities behind a new, Spanish-language opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, The Last Dream of Frida & Diego, which… Read More

Matt Neff '77 Elected to Bioanalytical Systems Board

August 3, 2017

R. Matthew Neff, an attorney with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been unanimously elected as a director of Bioanalytical… Read More

Cardiologist Vijay Rao '96 Elected a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America

August 3, 2017

Vijay U. Rao, M.D.,a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), becoming the first and… Read More

Newspaper Notes Book by Chuck McConnell '61, Conquer Your Yips

August 2, 2017

"The suggestions in this book will help you stand out from the competition through four steps that will build your own 'Unique Brand Equity'," notes a… Read More

General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening '89 "Has the Skills to Succeed"

August 1, 2017

"The person who thinks farther ahead wins," says Jeffrey Harmening, chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and 1989 graduate of DePauw… Read More

Sarah Hawkins '01 is Sr. Program Officer at Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

August 1, 2017

Sarah Hawkins, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation as senior program officer. "Hawkins previously served… Read More

Nurse Practitioner Alana Goo-Frazier '02 Featured in Hawaiian Newspaper

August 1, 2017

Alana Goo-Frazier, a family nurse practitioner and outrigger paddling enthusiast, says of her work and pastime, "I think it’s helping me, my identity as… Read More

Jan Risi '81 Joins PURE Bioscience Board

July 31, 2017

Jan Risi, president and CEO of the Independent Purchasing Cooperative and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors… Read More

Amber Watson '19 is Among This Summer's Amgen Scholars

July 29, 2017

Amber R. Watson, who will be a DePauw University junior this fall, is participating in the Amgen Scholars Program. She is spending this summer conducting… Read More

Laura Lee '83 is COO of Old National Wealth Management

July 28, 2017

Laura Lee, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief operating officer and senior vice president of Old National Wealth Management… Read More

"Arguing Over Largely Superficial Press Briefings is More Symbolic Than Substantive": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 27, 2017

A bill proposed by a Democratic congressman, which would require the White House to hold at least two press briefings each week that are open to cameras… Read More

Former President George H.W. Bush & His VP, Dan Quayle '69, Reunite

July 27, 2017

"Former President George H.W. Bush reunited Wednesday with Dan Quayle, his vice president from 1989 to 1993," reports the Washington Examiner. Quayle,… Read More

Attorney & HS Head Football Coach Rob Doyle '82 is Profiled

July 27, 2017

"Veteran Indianapolis attorney Rob Doyle sees no end of 70-hour workweeks, but now less of that time will be at his law office and more will be on the… Read More

Jade Powers '13 Joins Saint Louis Art Museum as Romare Bearden Fellow

July 26, 2017

Jade Powers, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2017-18 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. Named… Read More

Simon Promotes Meredith Reed '14 to Post at Washington State's Columbia Center

July 25, 2017

Meredith Reed, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of marketing and business development for Simon Property Group and its… Read More

NSF Grant Will Enhance DePauw's Cyberinfrastructure and Internet Connectivity

July 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded DePauw University a $210,000 grant for "CC* Network Design: Network Infrastructure for Improved Student… Read More

Tiernan Shank '17 Joins CBS Affiliate in Topeka

July 22, 2017

Tiernan Shank, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, has joined WIBW-TV, a CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kansas, as multi media journalist/anchor/reporter… Read More

Two Seniors Earn Gold Badges in Computer Coding Through New Program

July 21, 2017

Two rising seniors at DePauw University -- Peter Nolan and Miguel Romero -- were part of a four-week summer boot camp where they earned certification in… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Discuss Freedom of Information Issues at National Convention

July 21, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, a veteran journalist who is the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will discuss… Read More

Prof. David Gellman Contributes Essay to Experiencing Empire: Power, People, and Revolution in Early America

July 20, 2017

David N. Gellman, professor of history at DePauw University, contributes an essay to Experiencing Empire: Power, People, and Revolution in Early America… Read More

SPJ Honors Investigative Reports by Prof. Miranda Spivack with Sunshine Award

July 19, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, is a recipient of the Sunshine Award from the… Read More

Dentist Steve Hollar '89 Still Gets Big Smiles for His Role in Movie Hoosiers

July 19, 2017

"When you grow up in Indiana, talking about basketball makes you smile. Both of those things are important to Steve Hollar," reports Andy McDonnell of… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Takes Hollywood's "Cultural Barbarism" to Task

July 18, 2017

An attempt by Sony Pictures to market "clean versions" of movies, which was scrapped after complaints from Hollywood content producers, "is a minor skirmish… Read More

Rising Sophomore Kayla Sullivan Wins Scholarship Essay Contest

July 18, 2017

Kayla Sullivan, who will be a sophomore at DePauw University this fall, is among the 2017 winners of the annual Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay… Read More

Filmmaker Henry Johnston '14 Discusses King Rat with Indianapolis Monthly

July 18, 2017

"I think there’s a lot of draw to filming in Indiana right now," Henry Johnston, director and writer of King Rat, tells Indianapolis Monthly. "I grew up… Read More

New MTV2 Show Features Shinesty, Co-Founded by "Millennial Entrepreneur" Chris White '11

July 17, 2017

"What happens when two college buddies decide to start a company?," asks MTV2 in a promo for a new show which features a Colorado-based enterprise co-founded… Read More

Bruce Armbrust '94 is Lake Tahoe Community College's 'Teacher of the Year'

July 16, 2017

Bruce Armbrust, instructor of mathematics and physics at Lake Tahoe Community College and 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the college's… Read More

Rodrigo Rabanal '17 is a Newman's Own Foundation Fellow

July 14, 2017

Rodrigo Rabanal, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is among 17 individuals selected as Fellows of the Newman's Own Foundation. The program pairs… Read More

Major Media Have a Misguided News Agenda, According to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 13, 2017

"News consumers expect the media to cover a range of issues rather than ride hobby horses that feed reporters’ own interests," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

DePauw Students & Faculty Report "Tremendous Progress" from Archaeological Dig in Italy

July 12, 2017

A second season of archaeological excavation at Itay's Vaiano-Gioiella site, in the region of Castiglione del Lago, has yielded "tremendous progress,"… Read More

Kyle Monroe '08 Appointed VP at The Alliance

July 12, 2017

Kyle Monroe, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined The Alliance® as vice president of network development and provider relations. The Alliance… Read More

Newspaper Notes Internships of Two Rising Seniors

July 12, 2017

"Two college seniors are learning the real estate business interning at Daryl Silvers Naples," reports Florida's Naples Daily News. "Jack Gruber and Ashley… Read More

Variety Story on Cable News Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 11, 2017

"Scandal-battered Fox News could be benefiting from CNN’s recent travails, suggests Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University,' writes… Read More

Prof. Marnie McInnes Contributes Essay to The Atlantic

July 10, 2017

"In the mid-19th century, the Swiss-born geologist Louis Agassiz visited Maine on a vacation from Harvard University," writes Marnie McInnes, professor… Read More

Trainer Erik Brown '06 Now at University of Evansville

July 8, 2017

Erik Brown, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the University of Evansville as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor in the athletic… Read More

Nick McCreary '15 is Sustainability Coordinator at Indiana State U

July 7, 2017

Nick McCreary, a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed coordinator of Indiana State University's Institute for Community Sustainability… Read More

Weather Balloon Experiment Gets Newspaper's Attention

July 7, 2017

"From the parking lot of North Montgomery High School, DePauw physics and astronomy Professor Howard Brooks (right) and students Kobby Van Dyck (left)… Read More

Danitra Arredondo '04 Named Principal of Houston Elementary School

July 6, 2017

Danitra Arredondo, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed principal of Petersen Elementary School in the Houston, Texas Independent School… Read More

Robert Yune (a.k.a. Prof. Robert Stevens) Wins the 2017 Mary McCarthy Prize

July 5, 2017

"Tiny Heroes, Tiny Villains" by Robert Stevens, an assistant professor of English at DePauw University who writes under the name Robert Yune, is the winner… Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Among Many Luminaries in The Words That Built America

July 4, 2017

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, is among a host of political leaders and celebrities who… Read More

Media Battles with Trump a "Losing Strategy," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 4, 2017

"Cable news outlets are pulling huge ratings and reporters are becoming overnight celebrities as the attacks between President Trump and the media enter… Read More

Matt Bollero '08 is Director of Scouting for NBA's Milwaukee Bucks

July 3, 2017

The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association have appointed Matt Bollero, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, director of scouting. "Bollero… Read More

Longtime DePauw Trustee and Civic Leader Ian Rolland '55 Dies at Age 84

July 2, 2017

Ian M. Rolland, a 1955 graduate of DePauw University, a Life Trustee, and the past chair of DePauw's Board of Trustees, died yesterday at his home in Fort… Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to be Featured on TV's Fear{less}

July 2, 2017

Bill Rasmussen, the entrepreneur and 1954 DePauw University graduate who founded ESPN, will be featured this Tuesday, July 4, on the Audience Network's… Read More

CNN's "Newsroom Environment" Needs a Makeover, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 1, 2017

"CNN's problems are self-inflicted and created by a culture that has focused more on television’s bright lights, revenue generation, and pushing narratives… Read More

Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols '89 Among "5 Hot Summer Beach Reads"

June 30, 2017

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What… Read More

Attorney Molly Lee '11 Joins Lewis Wagner

June 29, 2017

Molly E. Lee, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the litigation group of Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis as an associate. "Lee concentrates… Read More

King Rat, Shot at DePauw and Featuring Many from University, to be Premiered at Indy Film Fest

June 29, 2017

King Rat -- a feature film that was written and directed by Henry Johnston '14, produced by Alex Thompson '12, and was filmed on and around the DePauw… Read More

Katie Browning '18 is 2017's Miss Madison Regatta

June 28, 2017

Katie Browning, a rising senior at DePauw University, is the winner of the 2017 Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant. The winner of the competition… Read More

"Simplistic and Concocted News Agenda" is Dragging Media Down, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 28, 2017

"The free press was established to serve as surrogate for the citizenry and to watchdog the government on behalf of the American people," according to… Read More

At 92, Bill Hayes '47 Still Wows 'Em on The Tonight Show

June 27, 2017

Bill Hayes, a singer/actor and 1947 graduate of DePauw University, made a surprise appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight. The 92-year-old… Read More

Adam Dill '99 Appointed Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois

June 27, 2017

Adam Dill, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. He replaces the retiring… Read More

Adilah Muhammad '01 Joins Maine Community Foundation Board

June 26, 2017

Adilah Muhammad, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Community Foundation. The statewide organization… Read More

Bill Jennings '86 Promoted to VP at Wolverine Mutual Insurance

June 25, 2017

William T. Jennings, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president - underwriting at Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company of… Read More

Bob Cathcart '82 is CEO of Clear Guide Medical

June 24, 2017

Bob Cathcart, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief executive officer of Clear Guide Medical, Inc., a commercial-stage image-fusion… Read More

"Life Mentor" Bob Kirk '71 Receives Award for Lifetime Contributions to HS Athletics

June 23, 2017

Bob Kirk, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who retired this spring after 43 seasons of coaching track and field at Ohio's Columbus Academy, "is the winner… Read More

Pete Ohs '05 Honored at L.A. Film Festival

June 23, 2017

"Cinematographers Christian Sorensen Hansen and Pete Ohs earned the U.S. fiction cinematography prize for their sci-fi fantasy Everything Beautiful Is… Read More

Dave Jorgenson '13 Joins The Washington Post

June 23, 2017

Dave Jorgenson, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is joining the Washington Post.  He will work as a producer/writer in the publication's video department… Read More

Pulitzer Prize-Winning NY Times Journalist Ben Solomon '10 Assigned to Bangkok

June 22, 2017

The New York Times has appointed Ben C. Solomon, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, to serve as the outlet's first visual-first correspondent in Bangkok… Read More

Christine Kim '17 to Teach English in Thailand with Fulbright Award

June 22, 2017

Christine H. Kim, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Thailand after being awarded an English… Read More

DePauw Sophomore Cited in Nationally Distributed AP Story

June 21, 2017

"About 50 volunteers tied blue and white ribbons along a road leading from a high school to a cemetery in the hometown of a college student who was detained… Read More

Students Learn and Community Benefits Through Environmental Fellows Project

June 21, 2017

"Originally slated for a remodel, a condemned house at the DePauw Campus Farm is instead serving as an Environmental Fellows Program project, with students… Read More

Purdue Assistant JaMarcus Shephard '05 Traces His Love of Coaching Football Back to DePauw

June 20, 2017

"I actually played for Nick Mourouzis for three years and Bill Lynch was my coach my senior year -- he was the one who really introduced me to this whole… Read More

Walker Cup Recipient Sarah Fears '17 Featured in Her Hometown Newspaper

June 19, 2017

Sarah Fears, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, "attributes her commitment to community service to her parents, Eve and Robert Fears," writes Sue… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Examines Indiana's Voter ID Law in Newsday

June 18, 2017

"Last fall, I left Maryland and moved temporarily to Indiana to teach journalism at DePauw University," writes Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished… Read More

Northwestern University Honors Coach Nick Mourouzis

June 16, 2017

Nick Mourouzis, DePauw University's head football coach from 1981 to 2003, has been inducted as an honorary member into the Northwestern University Alumni… Read More

Prof. Lili Wright Contributes Essay to Indianapolis Monthly

June 16, 2017

Lili Wright, professor of English at DePauw University, contributes a column to the June 2017 edition of Indianapolis Monthly magazine.  The piece on a… Read More

Prof. & Veterinarian Amber McNamara '97 to Address Audubon Society

June 14, 2017

Amber McNamara, assistant professor and veterinarian at Lees-McRae College and 1997 graduate of DePauw University, will speak to the High Country Audubon… Read More

America Lacks "A Conversation of Civil Democracy," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall

June 13, 2017

"The public sphere has become awash in outrageous, hostile and inflammatory messages," observes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw… Read More

DePauw Mourns the Sudden Passing of Biology Prof. Bruce Serlin

June 12, 2017

Bruce S. Serlin, associate professor of biology at DePauw University and a member of the faculty for more than 30 years, died suddenly of cardiac arrest… Read More

Richard Peck '56 Honored by Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

June 12, 2017

Richard Peck, a 1956 graduate of DePauw University, is being honored by the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for his latest work, The Best Man.  It is… Read More

Malala Yousafzai, Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Coming to DePauw for Sept. 4 Ubben Lecture

June 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl whose bravery and activism for female education made her the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize… Read More

Angela Howland Blackwell '89 is Director of Internal Communications at St. Vincent Health

June 10, 2017

Angela Howland Blackwell, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined St. Vincent Health in Indinapolis as director of internal communications. … Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Receives the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession's Award for Global Leadership

June 9, 2017

"I am of the belief that in order to change a nation you must of course change hearts and minds, but you must also change the laws," notes Vernon E. Jordan… Read More

Mallory Hasty '17 to Teach in Malaysia with Fulbright Award

June 9, 2017

Mallory Hasty, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected to receive an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Presidential Tweets with The Hill

June 8, 2017

"As professor of media studies at DePauw University Jeff McCall pointed out, using a social media platform to announce a new FBI director has its limitations… Read More

DePauw Students Help "Tear Barriers Down" in Northern Ireland with Service Program

June 7, 2017

"They are children growing up in some of Northern Ireland's most divided communities," reports the Belfast Telegraph. "While peace walls may keep them… Read More

Politics, While Often Not Pretty, are Essential: Lee Hamilton '52

June 6, 2017

"I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide… Read More