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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

Nichole Wilson '99 Promoted to VP of Retail Services at Community Health Network

June 5, 2017

Nichole Wilson, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president of retail services at Community Health Network.  "She started… Read More

Lisa Hendrickson '81 is Co-Author of Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint

June 3, 2017

Lisa Hendrickson, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint. The new book, written with… Read More

Fox News Needs to Dig Itself Out of "Public Relations Holes," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel commentator Sean Hannity returned from his Memorial Day weekend vacation to host his prime time show Tuesday evening," writes Jeffrey… Read More

Laura Monnett '99 Joins First Financial Bank

June 1, 2017

Laura Monnett, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined First Financial Bank as manager of its Greencastle center. "Her experience includes 15… Read More

Stevie Baker-Watson to Speak at NCAA's Career in Sports Forum

May 31, 2017

Stefanie "Stevie" Baker-Watson, Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at DePauw University, will be among the speakers at the NCAA's… Read More

Review Calls Book by Prof. Derek Ford "A Courageous Work by a Promising Young Writer"

May 31, 2017

"Education and the Production of Space is a courageous work by a promising young writer," notes a review of the book by Derek R. Ford, assistant professor… Read More

Kaela Goodwin '17 Will Teach English in Thailand with Fulbright Award

May 30, 2017

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

Indiana Library Exhibits Photographs of Elizabeth Hannah '06

May 30, 2017

"The Photographic Art of Elizabeth Hannah," an exhibition of the work of the 2006 DePauw University graduate, is on display at Indiana's Greentown Public… Read More

Jerry Pyle '98 Selected for Directors Guild of America Mentorship & Professional Development Program

May 29, 2017

Jerry Pyle, a Los Angeles-based editor and director and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) to… Read More

Sara Dungan '01 Appointed Superior Court Judge by Indiana Governor

May 28, 2017

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Sara Anne Dungan, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, as judge in Morgan County Superior Court III. She… Read More

John Miller '79 Named President & CEO of Power Solutions International

May 27, 2017

John P. Miller, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Power Solutions International (OTC Pink… Read More

Article by Prof. Mona Bhan Takes Readers 'Inside Kashmir'

May 26, 2017

Mona Bhan, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at DePauw University, co-authored an article published in SAPIENS, an editorially independent… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees No Improvement Coming in Strained Relations Between Media & Politicians

May 26, 2017

According to the Christian Science Monitor, "as U.S. politics becomes increasingly polarized and partisan a heightened tone of hostility may be seeping… Read More

Dave Hoover '67 to Receive Old Gold Goblet Over Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 7 - 11

May 26, 2017

R. David Hoover, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and 1967 graduate of DePauw University, will be… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Honored by Harvard Business School

May 25, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, has been presented with Harvard Business School's Alumni Achievement Award.  Hicks… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Get Itself Out of the News," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

May 24, 2017

Fox News Channel "needs to get itself out of the news," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Washington Post this… Read More

DePauw is "An Amazing School", Adobe VP Sarah Gormley '94 Tells Forbes

May 24, 2017

"After 16 years in NYC, the last few spent as chief marketing officer for the marvelous leadership factory that is the Girl Scouts, Sarah Gormley joined… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Says DePauw Gave Him & Class of '17 "Critical Thinking Skills and Lifelong Friendships"

May 21, 2017

"You are more ready than you think," Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, told the 561 graduates of his alma mater, DePauw University, this morning. "You have… Read More

Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, Musical Innovator Todd Rundgren, & TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Receive Honorary Doctorates from DePauw

May 21, 2017

"Class of 2017, may you direct your civic energies to helping to empower the economically struggling in our world to have a safe and dignified life," Jesse… Read More

Prof. Jason Fuller Receives Exemplary Teaching Award

May 21, 2017

Jason Fuller, associate professor of religious studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2016-17 Exemplary Teaching Award. Presented by the… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Offers Thoughts on Proposed Changes in Net Neutrality Rules

May 18, 2017

"Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is set on Thursday to begin the process of potentially dismantling federal net neutrality rules that… Read More

The Rugby World in the Professional Era Includes Chapter by Prof. Bob Dewey

May 18, 2017

Robert F. Dewey, associate professor of history at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to The Rugby World in the Professional Era. The book, published… Read More

Gesenia Viviescas '17 Will Have Fulbright Teaching Experience in Taiwan

May 17, 2017

DePauw University senior Gesenia Viviescas has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and will spend… Read More

An Eye Toward the Skies as Commencement Weekend Approaches

May 17, 2017

Links: Commencement Page; Webcast; DVD Order Form; Weather The weather forecast for DePauw University's 178th Commencement Sunday morning suggests it… Read More

Prof. Lili Wright's Dancing with the Tiger Among "Best Summer Beach Reads"

May 17, 2017

Dancing with the Tiger, the debut novel by Lili Wright, professor of English at DePauw University, is listed among Time Out magazine's "best summer beach… Read More

Joe Schoen '01 Named Assistant GM of NFL's Buffalo Bills

May 15, 2017

"The Bills got better Sunday. And it was at the Dolphins’ expense," reports the Miami Herald.  "Buffalo has hired Joe Schoen, Miami’s director of player… Read More

"Run Towards Justice," Vernon Jordan '57 Tells Syracuse University Graduates

May 14, 2017

"Whatever you do, run towards justice," civil rights legend Vernon Jordan told graduates at Syracuse University's commencement today. "Run into the fire… Read More

New Book, Campaign Crossroads, References Visits by Presidential Candidates to DePauw

May 13, 2017

A new book, Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama, "looks back over the varied, sometimes important, sometimes irrelevant… Read More

Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Presentation of Tucker, Minar, and Oxnam Awards

May 12, 2017

Sheryl Tremblay, professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is the 2017 recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author Linda Heuring '76

May 12, 2017

"Stepping into different characters and situations is great fun for me," says Linda Heuring, the 1976 DePauw University graduate who authored the new collection… Read More

Prof. Svend Holsoe, First Director of DePauw's African Studies Program, Dies at Age 78

May 12, 2017

Svend E. Holsoe, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Delaware and a member of the DePauw University faculty from 1967-70, died May… Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman to Present at the Indiana University Writers' Conference

May 12, 2017

Samuel Autman, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the Indiana University Writers' Conference, June 3-7… Read More

Senior Midori Kawaue Receives Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

May 11, 2017

DePauw University senior Midori Kawaue is the recipient of a 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The award, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute… Read More

John Feld '84 Developing TV Show for Dale Earnhardt Jr. & His Wife

May 10, 2017

"We've seen how Dale Jr. races a car, so we're confident that with Amy's help he will easily navigate the typical trials and tribulations of a home renovation… Read More

Sara Scully '13 Will Teach English in Taiwan as Fulbright Winner

May 10, 2017

Sara Scully, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching in Taiwan after being awarded an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Jeff Bird '81 Named President of IU Health's East Central Region

May 9, 2017

Jeff Bird, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, "has been named the new president of the East Central Region for IU Health, which includes IU Health Ball… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Addresses Syracuse Graduates Sunday

May 9, 2017

"In the 60 years since Vernon Jordan Jr. graduated college, he’s helped the first black students gain admission to the University of Georgia, led voter… Read More

Park Tudor's Sven Dubie is 2017 Battey National Educator of the Year

May 9, 2017

Sven Dubie, who teaches U.S. History and Western Civilization at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, is the recipient of the 2017 Battey National Educator… Read More

AP Story on Sinclair-Tribune Deal Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 8, 2017

"Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger," begins an Associated Press report this afternoon… Read More

Prof. Andrea Sununu Receives National Award for Outstanding Advising

May 8, 2017

Andrea E. Sununu, professor of English at DePauw University, is the recipient of an Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty Academic Advising, presented… Read More

Indiana Governor Salutes Mike Langellier '04 as Sagamore of the Wabash

May 7, 2017

Mike Langellier, president and chief executive officer of Techpoint and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Sagamore of the… Read More

DePauw Roots of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Explored in Indy Star Article

May 6, 2017

"He learned how not to be from me," says DePauw University head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon of his former player Brad Stevens, now the head coach… Read More

California Newspaper Cites Research of Psychology Prof. Matt Hertenstein

May 5, 2017

"How connected do you feel to your spouse? Your kids? Your town?," asks Trudi Pratt in a column published in the Record Searchlight of Redding, California… Read More

Investigative Report by Stan Jastrzebski '03 Honored by RTDNA

May 4, 2017

Stan Jastrzebski, news director of West Lafayette, Indiana public radio station WBAA and 2003 graduate of DePauw University,has been honored with an Edward… Read More

Grace Anshutz '17 Receives National Award for DePauw Dance Marathon Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

Grace Anshutz, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 20 graduating college students to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Miracle… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Stabilize the Ship," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 4, 2017

"Fox News Channel needs to stabilize the ship, and have a few weeks in which they can broadcast news and not be the subject of news," Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Poet & DePauw Senior Inès Giramata Featured in Rwandan Newspaper

May 3, 2017

"Inès Giramata is a young and talented Rwandan poet," begins a feature in Rwanda's leading daily English language newspaper. "The Development Economics… Read More

Wes Wilson Honored by Society of American Archivists

May 3, 2017

Wesley W. Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections at DePauw University, is the recipient of The Society of American Archivists' Sister… Read More

Jeff Harmening '89 is the New CEO of General Mills

May 3, 2017

Jeffrey Harmening, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today elected chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) by the company's board… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Authors Article on "Remake" of Bethesda for NY Times

May 3, 2017

"For decades, the downtown in Bethesda, Md., had little more than a hardware store, a toy store and a few restaurants," writes Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene… Read More

David Simons '06 Joins Board of Music for All

May 3, 2017

David Simons, software developer at Bertram Labs in Denver, Colorado, and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors… Read More

"The Main Competition for Fox is Itself," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel’s twentieth anniversary celebration has hardly gone as planned," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Fulbright Recipient Olivia Flores '14 Hopes to "Empower Others" by Teaching in Colombia

May 2, 2017

Olivia Flores, a ninth grade English teacher at UCSN Soccer Academy High School in Chicago and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming… Read More

Mike Protogere '83 "Isn't Your Typical Oil Guy"

May 2, 2017

Mike Protogere "isn’t your typical oil guy," according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The publication's latest issue looks at the 1983 DePauw graduate… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Quoted in AP Story on Rumored Media Deal

May 1, 2017

"All the big media companies want to get bigger," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated Press today… Read More

Praise for New Book by Linda Heuring '76, A Woman Walked into the Bar

May 1, 2017

A Woman Walked into the Bar, a new book by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been published. The collection of short stories has… Read More

Senior Amber Calderon Wins Independent Book Publishers Association Award for Illustrations

May 1, 2017

DePauw University senior Amber Calderon has been honored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with a Benjamin Franklin Award for her illustrations… Read More

Four Greencastle Mayors to Come Together for Friday Program at DePauw

April 30, 2017

On Friday, May 5, the four individuals who have served as mayors of Greencastle since 1988 will come together at DePauw University to reflect on their… Read More

Senior Swimming Standout Angela Newlon Featured in Hometown Newspaper

April 29, 2017

"When she’s on dry land, those who know her best describe Angela Newlon as 'extremely friendly and outgoing'," begins an article in the News-Democrat of… Read More

Prof. Joseph Heithaus to Appear at This Weekend's 'Poetpalooza'

April 28, 2017

"Writers from around the region will converge on Madison this weekend for a celebration of all things poetry," reports the Madison Courier. Those appearing… Read More

Emily Babb '01 Named Assistant VP for Title IX Compliance at U of Virginia

April 27, 2017

Emily Babb, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant vice president for Title IX Compliance at the University of Virginia. She… Read More

Bill O'Reilly/Tucker Carlson Switch to Have Little Impact, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 26, 2017

"With upheaval in any organization comes opportunity, and no one in cable news has benefited more from chaos than Tucker Carlson of Fox News," writes Joe… Read More

Rob Lowe Postpones DePauw Visit

April 26, 2017

The Ubben Lecture by actor, producer and author Rob Lowe, which was scheduled to take place Monday, May 1, at DePauw University, has been postponed. "We… Read More

Former DePauw VP Neal Abraham Announces Retirement Plans

April 26, 2017

Neal B. Abraham, executive director of the Five College Consortium and vice president for academic affairs at DePauw University from 1998-2009, has announced… Read More

Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

Sarah Fears '17 Presented with DePauw's Walker Cup

April 24, 2017

The work of a DePauw University senior to better the campus and community "is attributable to her personal motto, 'lead with a servant heart'," noted President… Read More

Huffington Post Spotlights Uncommon Success of Jen Thiermann '02

April 24, 2017

"At my core I’m motivated by helping others reach their full potential," Jen Thiermann, director of implementation - Americas at SAP Fieldglass and 2002… Read More

Singer Suzy Bogguss Notes DePauw Connection: Her Son, Senior Benton Crider

April 23, 2017

"It seems like yesterday that this newspaper was announcing the motherhood of local girl made very good, Suzy Bogguss," begins an article in the Pantagraph… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Rob Lowe on This Week's CBS Sunday Morning

April 22, 2017

Eight days before he comes to DePauw University for an Ubben Lecture, Rob Lowe will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning. [UPDATE 4/26: This event has been… Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Publishes Rumors at Court

April 22, 2017

Rumors at Court is the latest book by Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name.  Published by Harlequin… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Sophomore Rebecca Kerns Awarded Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship

April 21, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Rebecca Kerns is the recipient of an Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship for 2017.  The $2,000 award -- designed to support… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More