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BBC Previews Today's DePauw Visit by David Cameron

December 8, 2016

Details on Today's Ubben Lecture "David Cameron has posted pictures of himself courtside at a U.S. basketball game with ex-president George W. Bush,"... Read More

CT Center & Its Director, Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer '00, Focus on Outdoor Ministry

December 8, 2016

"In the Northwest Corner bubble, few organizations are as socially in tune on the national level as Silver Lake Conference Center," begins a story in the... Read More

Report: JaMarcus Shephard '05 to Join Purdue Football Coaching Staff

December 7, 2016

The Seattle Times is reporting this afternoon that JaMarcus Shephard, inside receiver coach for the Washington State University football program and 2005... Read More

History, Practiced and Learned

December 6, 2016

This semester, Anna M. Savery '18 has been far from the DePauw classrooms where she spent the past two years pursuing a degree in history. Studying through... Read More

"Donald Trump's Challenges are Really Just Beginning," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

December 4, 2016

"As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning," writes Lee H. Hamilton... Read More

Prof. Emmitt Riley Authors Op-Ed Column on President-Elect's "Troubling" Appointments

December 3, 2016

"In the days following Donald Trump’s election, thousands took to the streets across the United States to protest," writes Emmitt Y. Riley, assistant professor... Read More

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Provides Funding for Improved Access to Japanese Folding Screens

December 2, 2016

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation is presenting DePauw University with a $13,274 gift to assist with improvements to the care of nine Japanese... Read More

DePauw's Prindle Institute for Ethics Receives Grant for Diversity and Inclusion

December 1, 2016

DePauw University's Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Philosophical Association (APA) to kickstart... Read More

Real Estate Broker E.P. Scherer '98 is Spotlighted

November 30, 2016

E.P.  Scherer, commercial real estate broker for Cushman and Wakefield/Commercial Kentucky, is listed among "20 People to Know: Real Estate" in Louisville... Read More

Washington Post Cites 2002 DePauw Commencement Address by Elaine Chao

November 29, 2016

The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint Elaine L. Chao, who was U.S. Labor Secretary under George... Read More

Janet Rummel '89 Named VP at Ivy Tech Community College

November 29, 2016

Janet Rummel, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of workforce alignment operations and marketing at Ivy Tech Community... Read More

Two Juniors Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

November 28, 2016

DePauw University juniors Peter T. Gorman and Margaret J. Rocha are recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.  The award... Read More

Prof. Dennis Killinger '69 Named AAAS Fellow in Physics

November 26, 2016

Dennis K. Killinger, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of South Florida, has been named to the new class of Fellows... Read More

Prof. Derek R. Ford's Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution is Published

November 25, 2016

Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution by Derek R. Ford, assistant professor of education studies at... Read More

Columnist Recalls "Total Bubble Brain" Eiffel Plasterer '24

November 24, 2016

In his newspaper column, Dick Wolfsie pays tribute to a "forgotten Hoosier" during the state's bicentennial year, 1924 DePauw University graduate and "total... Read More

Book by Prof. Robert Stevens on Longlist for International Dublin Literary Award

November 23, 2016

Robert Stevens, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, is a longlist nominee for the International Dublin Literary Award.  Stevens, who writes... Read More

From USA to UAE

November 21, 2016

Carrie M. Robinson ’17 was one of only a few American students who studied at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates during... Read More

Readiness & Loyalty Key Traits of US VPs, Says Dan Quayle '69

November 21, 2016

"Every vice president has a different role, a different responsibility," says the 44th Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle. "It all depends... Read More

Prof. Lili Wright Examines 'Mexico in Fiction' for the New York Times

November 20, 2016

Lili Wright,  professor of English at DePauw University, contributes to the book review section of today's New York Times. In a piece headlined "Mexico... Read More

Journal Reviews Prof. Derek R. Ford's Communist Study: Education for the Commons

November 20, 2016

In a review of Derek R. Ford's Communist Study: Education for the Commons in Studies in Philosophy and Education, Weili Zhao writes, "As a Chinese citizen... Read More

Research of Prof. Pascal Lafontant & His Students Published in Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry

November 19, 2016

An article co-authored by Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, and his students is published in the latest edition... Read More

Geoff Dains '95 Named Interim Head Men's Basketball Coach at Cal Lutheran

November 18, 2016

Geoff Dains, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been named interim head men's basketball coach at California Lutheran University.  He takes over... Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Analyzes Court Ruling in Police Records Case

November 17, 2016

"The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the University of Notre Dame and other state private universities can keep police records closed to the... Read More

Pizza Hut Taps Noah Droddy '13 as Part of New NCAA Sponsorship

November 17, 2016

"As part of a multi-year sponsorship deal, Pizza Hut was recently named the 'Official Pizza of the NCAA.,'" reports Indianapolis Business Journal. "The... Read More

Donald Trump "Has to Find a Way to Work" With News Media, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

November 16, 2016

"Defying the usual presidential press protocols, Trump has twice in the past week ditched the pool of reporters who follow him in public," reports the... Read More

Two Articles on Government Secrecy by Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack are Published

November 16, 2016

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, has been awarded a grant from the Fund for Investigative... Read More

Prof. Rebecca Upton Authors What Would Jesus Haul?

November 16, 2016

Rebecca L. Upton, professor of sociology and anthropology at DePauw University, is the author of Negotiating Work, Family, and Identity Among Long-Haul... Read More

David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the UK, Coming to DePauw Dec. 8 to Discuss 'Where We Go From Here'

November 15, 2016

David Cameron, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 until stepping down from the post in July, will come to DePauw University... Read More

DePauw Again One of USA's Top Colleges for Providing Opportunities to Study Abroad

November 14, 2016

DePauw University has moved up one spot and now ranks fourth among the nation's four-year baccalaureate colleges for the percentage of students studying... Read More

Steve Hollar '89 Cited as Newspaper Marks 30th Anniversary of Hoosiers

November 14, 2016

"The greatest sports movie ever (some say), Hoosiers, turns 30 today," reports Indiana's Evansville Courier & Press. In a piece that offers "5 things you... Read More

Journalist Gwen Ifill, Who Came to DePauw as Ubben Lecturer in 1997, Dies at Age 61

November 14, 2016

"Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died," reports NPR this afternoon.  Ifill, who was 61, was reportedly... Read More

The Immersive Experiences Enjoyed by DePauw Students are Spotlighted During National Monon Bell Telecast

November 12, 2016

"Since 1837, young scholars from around the nation and around the world have come to Greencastle, Indiana to live and learn," begins a feature that aired... Read More

Media's Focus on Sizzle Over Substance Marred Presidential Campaign, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells WGN

November 12, 2016

On election night Tuesday, "The results were surprising on a lot of levels," Jeffrey M. McCall told Chicago's WGN Radio today, "but it was interesting... Read More

Longtime Gustavus Adolphus Soccer Coach Larry Zelenz '78 Inducted Into Hall of Fame

November 12, 2016

Larry Zelenz, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University who was head men's soccer coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for almost a quarter century and served... Read More

Campaign '16 Marked by "Inane and Destructive News Agenda," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 11, 2016

"The 2016 presidential campaign was characterized by a harshness and superficiality that made citizens cringe," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of... Read More

Hometown Newspaper Notes "Outstanding" College Football Career of Jason Kirchhoff '17

November 10, 2016

For DePauw University senior Jason Kirchhoff, "Saturday marks the culmination of the playing career ... of (a) former local high school football hero,"... Read More

"Bing" Davis '59 to Speak at Organization's Annual Meeting

November 8, 2016

Artist and educator Willis H. "Bing" Davis, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University, will speak to the annual meeting of the 365 Project. The event will take... Read More

AP Article on "Blatant Mistruths" in Today's Politics Cites Prof. Andy Cullison '01

November 6, 2016

"Andrew Cullison, a professor at DePauw University in Indiana who studies the relationship of  skepticism to politics, said the internet has allowed lies... Read More

2016 Grads Heather Bucher & Ellen Sauter Join Jesuit Volunteer Corps

November 5, 2016

Two 2016 graduates of DePauw University, Heather R. Bucher (pictured) and Ellen K. Sauter, have begun full-time service with two Jesuit volunteer organizations... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Authors Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections

November 4, 2016

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was dubbed "Mr. Integrity" by Newsweek, is... Read More

DePauw Theatre Production of The Good Person of Szechwan Features Original Music by Jerald Parks '17

November 4, 2016

DePauw Theatre presents The Good Person of Szechwan, the second play of the 2016-17 season. The production opens Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in... Read More

Panel of Indiana Journalists to Deconstruct 2016 Election Next Thursday, Nov. 10

November 3, 2016

Are we there yet? What just happened?   In a historic election season that has seen some extraordinary twists and turns, a distinguished panel of Indiana... Read More

"Fairness is a Skill," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells TV's O'Reilly Factor

November 2, 2016

"One thing I think that's really important for us to keep in mind here is that fairness is a skill, and that it can be taught," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Filmmaking Premieres at DePauw

November 2, 2016

Students in Professor Matthew Herbertz’s advanced film production class filmed a scene during their Tuesday evening lab. They were learning the challenges... Read More

Letter from DePauw Senior & Cubs Fan to Her Professor Gets National Attention

November 1, 2016

"Julie Block’s father grew up living across the street from Wrigley Field and her family has been huge Cubs fans her entire life," reports Chicago NBC... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Panel for Nov. 8 Indianapolis Economic Update

November 1, 2016

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, will be one of the panelists participating in the Indianapolis Economic Update on November... Read More

Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Wins Indiana Authors Award

October 30, 2016

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of the 2016 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award for "Emerging Author... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Delivers a Powerful Statement as He Returns to His Alma Mater for the Presidential Inauguration

October 29, 2016

America is struggling to deal with "the rubble" left behind by the civil rights movement, according to Vernon Jordan, a legendary figure in the struggle... Read More

Entrepreneurship Requires Perseverance, Says 'List' Co-Founder Angie Hicks '95

October 29, 2016

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, says perseverance is key when building a business... Read More

Alicia Cotsoradis '18 Wins Full-Tuition Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand

October 28, 2016

DePauw University junior Alicia Cotsoradis is the recipient of a $15,000 full-tuition scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand for a semester.  Go Overseas... Read More

Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack Examines "Pretty Exhausting" Presidential Campaign

October 28, 2016

"In the midst of perhaps the most contentious presidential race in history, the national news media has dropped the ball, a visiting journalism professor... Read More

Organist John Schwandt Accompanies Silent Film Classic Metropolis on Nov. 2

October 28, 2016

Celebrate ArtsFest 2016: Art & Utopia with a special screening of Metropolis, the classic 1927 silent science fiction film, with live accompaniment by... Read More

Article on Possible Trump TV Network Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 26, 2016

"Donald Trump's campaign on Monday broadcast its first 'nightly campaign coverage' from Trump Tower," leading to speculation the Republican plans to create... Read More

David McMillin '07 & Fort Frances Launch First-Ever West Coast Tour

October 25, 2016

"Don't try to pigeonhole the band Fort Frances," begins an article in the Santa Ynez Valley News of Solvang, California. "They're alternative rock in the... Read More

Prof. Christina Holmes Publishes Ecological Borderlands

October 24, 2016

Christina Holmes, assistant professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at DePauw University, is the author of Ecological Borderlands: Body, Nature... Read More

Vice Presidency is "An Awkward Office," Says Dan Quayle '69

October 23, 2016

"It’s not the easiest job in the world," the 44th Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, says of the post he held from 1989 to 1993.  A 1969... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Summarizes Presidential Debates, Challenges for Candidates in Radio Interview

October 22, 2016

Republican Donald Trump is "really not very good at delivering his own points," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said... Read More

Former Tiger QB Jeff Voris '90 Recalls "A Different Era" in HS Football

October 21, 2016

The football team at West Aurora High School in suburban Chicago is 8-0 and eyeing a playoff bid, something that has not happened since back-to-back appearances... Read More

Earnings of Graduates an Increasingly Important Factor in College Rankings, Writes James B. Stewart '73

October 21, 2016

"Despite the hand-wringing of many in academia, who saw the immeasurable richness of a college education crassly reduced to a dollar sign, the data has... Read More

Author & Prof. Cathy Day '91 to Keynote Steel Pen Writers' Conference

October 21, 2016

Cathy Day, author and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will present the keynote address at the Steel Pen Writers’ Conference. Presented by the  Indiana... Read More

Sarah Reese Wallace '76 to Receive Victoria Woodhull Woman of Achievement Award

October 20, 2016

Sarah Reese Wallace, director and chairman of the board of central Ohio's First Federal Savings and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2016 recipient... Read More

Finishing Second at USA Track & Field 10-Mile Championships "A Breakthrough" for Noah Droddy '13

October 19, 2016

"After finishing dead last in the Olympic Trials 10,000, this was a breakthrough for me," says 2013 DePauw University graduate Noah Droddy, who finished... Read More

Preview of Tonight's Final Trump-Clinton Debate Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 19, 2016

Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace, who is moderating tonight's third and final presidential debate, says his goal is largely stay out of the way of the... Read More

Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack to Examine Role of Media in Democracy for League of Women Voters

October 19, 2016

"Press conferences, rallies, debates, interviews, soundbites and 24-hour coverage of 'breaking news' --- we have been inundated with so much information... Read More

Dan Quayle '69 & Eiffel Plasterer '24 to be Honored by Huntington, Indiana

October 18, 2016

DePauw University graduates Eiffel Plasterer '24 and Dan Quayle '69 are among "two-dozen-plus movers and shakers (who) will be recognized during a ceremony... Read More

United Nations' Habitat III Seen as "Dismal Failure" by Prof. Glen Kuecker

October 17, 2016

"As the U.N. Habitat’s World Urban Forum meets this week in Quito, Ecuador to launch a little known, but highly significant U.N. agenda called Habitat... Read More

Elizabeth Gering '17 is a 2016 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish

October 17, 2016

DePauw University senior Elizabeth R. Gering is the recipient of a 2016 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award. The honor is presented by... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in Golf Magazine

October 16, 2016

A profile of Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier in the new (November 2016) issue of Golf magazine notes that he captained his college golf team and has... Read More

Fifteenth Annual DePauw ArtsFest, 'Art & Utopia,' Oct. 26 - Nov. 6

October 15, 2016

DePauw University’s 15th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, begins Wednesday, October 26, and continues through Sunday, November 6. The 2016 edition... Read More

Boston TV News Anchor Heather Unruh '89 Signs Off After More Than 15 Years at WCVB

October 14, 2016

Heather Unruh, a 1989 DePauw University who is 4:30 & 6 p.m. anchor and medical reporter at Boston's WCVB-TV, is leaving the station after more than 15... Read More

Prof. Lili Wright to Read from Dancing with the Tiger on Oct. 26

October 14, 2016

Lili Wright, author of the critically acclaimed novel Dancing with the Tiger and professor of English at DePauw University, will read from her new book... Read More

Bob Wesselkamper '85 Joins Korn Ferry Hay Group as Sr. Partner

October 13, 2016

Bob Wesselkamper, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) as senior partner and global head of... Read More

Wisconsin Newspaper Editorial on Presidential Debates Cites Comments by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 12, 2016

"It is probably too late to do anything to improve the current presidential debate format as only one remains, but here is a thought for the future --... Read More

Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52 "Worried" About the "Aftermath of This Campaign Season"

October 12, 2016

"This campaign year has been full of twists and turns," according to Lee H. Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 DePauw University graduate. "We don... Read More

New York Times Features "An Original," Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56

October 11, 2016

"Richard Peck, a decorated author of children’s fiction -- the Newbery Medal, the National Humanities Medal, the Edgar Award -- lives in a co-op on the... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) Releases His Second Album Friday

October 10, 2016

The second album by Kid Quill -- also known as Mitchell Quilleon Brown, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University -- "will be released Friday on iTunes and... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Oct. 18 US Senate Debate

October 8, 2016

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and a 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as moderator of the Indiana U.S. Senate debate... Read More

Movie Rights to Prof. Lili Wright's Dancing with the Tiger Acquired by Mark Gordon Company

October 7, 2016

"The Mark Gordon Company has acquired the feature rights to Lili Wright's debut novel Dancing with the Tiger, and will finance the thriller with eOne,"... Read More

Hello World

October 7, 2016

Founded in 1999 in a studio above a Silicon Valley garage, iD Tech has grown into one of the largest youth-focused technology programs in the world. Each... Read More

Judge Hugh Finson '69 to be Inducted Into His HS Hall of Fame Tonight

October 7, 2016

William H. "Hugh" Finson, Piatt County (Illinois) Circuit Court Judge and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, is being inducted into the Monticello High... Read More

Matt Kreutz '95 Joins Navidar as Managing Director

October 6, 2016

Matt Kreutz , a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Navidar as a managing director of the investment banking firm's Indianapolis office. Kreutz... Read More

NY Times' Ben Solomon '10 to Discuss 'Conflict and War Journalism in the Digital Age' Tuesday

October 5, 2016

Ben C. Solomon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning international video journalist for the New York Times and 2010 graduate of  DePauw University, will return to... Read More

Washington Post Preview of Tonight's VP Debate Quotes Ken Owen '82

October 4, 2016

In tonight's vice presidential debate,  "The stakes for Mike Pence are twofold," Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw University,... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Ralph S. Steele '46

October 4, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Ralph Samuel Steele, a 1946 graduate of DePauw and a former member of the University's Board of Trustees, died Saturday, October 1, in Valparaiso... Read More

Emilie Townes to Present Mendenhall Lecture on Monday

October 4, 2016

DePauw University will welcome Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education and dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, to... Read More

Prof. Bill Riley '05 and His New Book, The Milan Miracle, Featured in Newspaper

October 4, 2016

Seeing the movie Hoosiers on television was the first step in a process that led to the new book, The Milan Miracle: The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind... Read More

Groundswell Startup CEO Jenna Buehler '12 Featured on Magazine Cover

October 2, 2016

Jenna Buehler, CEO and co-founder of Groundswell Startup Incubator and 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is featured on the cover of the October 2016... Read More

Ken Owen '82 Previews Kaine-Pence Debate on Fox News Channel

October 1, 2016

Calling Indiana Governor Mike Pence a "very disciplined and cautious communicator," Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes Clinton-Trump Debate for Chicago's WGN Radio

October 1, 2016

"I don't think Round One was a great event for democracy, when you get right down to it,"  Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Discuss Upcoming Pence-Kaine Debate on Fox News Channel Tomorrow

September 30, 2016

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and a 1982 graduate of the University, is scheduled to appear on Fox News Channel's American... Read More

Editor of The American Conservative, Daniel McCarthy, Here for Two Oct. 6 Events

September 30, 2016

Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, will visit DePauw University next Thursday, October, 6 for two public events. At 11:40 a.m., McCarthy... Read More

Newspaper Spotlights School Principal Milton Mitchell '01

September 29, 2016

"It was the unrest in Ferguson that made Milton Mitchell want to leave the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County and come back home," begins a story... Read More

Jason Kirchhoff's Senior Football Season Off to "Memorable" Start

September 29, 2016

"The season is just three and four weeks old, but Jason Kirchhoff ... already (has) made it known that (his) senior seasons in college football will be... Read More

'Deconstructing Donald and Hillary' the Focus of Tuesday Panel Discussion

September 28, 2016

A historic campaign between a reality TV star/businessman and the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party has sparked a national... Read More

Post-Debate Analysis Includes Comments from Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 27, 2016

"I have much respect for Lester Holt, but this was not a good night for him," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells... Read More

LA Times Preview of Tonight's Presidential Debate Quotes Bret Baier '92

September 26, 2016

In tonight's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, "Social media will likely let the moderators know quickly which side users think... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Business Owner Natalie Malik '01

September 25, 2016

"Interior Design is my second career; I have a master’s degree in advertising from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from DePauw University... Read More

'Banned Books Week' is a Misnomer, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 24, 2016

"An avid reader goes to a bookstore to find something to read," begins a newspaper column by Jeffrey M. McCall. "The reader narrows his choice to two books... Read More

Two New Publications from Prof. David Newman

September 23, 2016

New editions of two books by David M. Newman, Lester M. Jones Professor of Sociology at DePauw University, have been published. The fifth edition of ... Read More

Tim Solso '69 to Speak at Montana State University

September 22, 2016

Theodore M. "Tim" Solso -- board director of General Motors, past chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University... Read More