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Prof. Mac Mackenzie Selected to Participate in Special Seminar on Teaching European Art

May 23, 2015

Michael "Mac" P.  Mackenzie, associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen... Read More

Lisa May '84 Appointed Executive VP of HR at RTI International

May 22, 2015

Lisa May, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is joining RTI International as executive vice president of human resources.  She'll begin her new role... Read More

'Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol' at Peeler Center, June 2 - July 26

May 21, 2015

From 1970 to 1987, Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid and black-and-white photographs, the vast majority of which have never been seen by the public.... Read More

Sue Anderson '91 Named Director of Business Development at Adams Kessler

May 20, 2015

Sue Anderson, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of business development for Adams Kessler PLC, a common interest development... Read More

Youth Hoops Connection Will Bring Coach Brad Stevens '99 to Montana This Summer

May 19, 2015

Brad Stevens, head basketball coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will be the guest speaker at Carroll College's coaching... Read More

Erin Flynn '96 to Present at 2015 Women in Technology Summit

May 18, 2015

Erin N. Flynn, investment banker at Ackrell Capital and 1996 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the 2015 Women in Technology... Read More

Ruth Simmons Urges DePauw's Class of 2015 to "Reclaim King's Dream"

May 17, 2015

Also: Ashton Johnson '15 Addresses Classmates; Three Honorary Degrees Conferred; Photo Gallery; Order Commencement DVD "When will we turn to a better... Read More

Article on Network TV's "Great Comedy Rollback" Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 16, 2015

"The TV networks unleashed their 2015-16 evening lineups in New York this week, leaving industry insiders buzzing about the Great Comedy Rollback," writes... Read More

Sarah Reese Wallace '76 to Receive Old Gold Goblet During DePauw's Alumni Reunion Weekend

May 16, 2015

Sarah Reese Wallace ’76, former chair of the DePauw University Board of Trustees and a prominent business, community and higher education leader in central... Read More

Prof. Mark Toole '93 Receives Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

May 15, 2015

Mark A. Toole, assistant professor of religion at High Point University and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished... Read More

Leslie Hankins '02 & Matt Stone '06 Join Red e App

May 14, 2015

Two DePauw University graduates -- Leslie Hankins '02 and Matt Stone '06 -- have joined Louisville-based technology startup Red e App. Hankins is an account... Read More

Attorney Laura Sahm '09 Joins Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

May 13, 2015

Laura Sahm, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, which bills itself as the... Read More

Greencastle HS Math Teacher Logan Kuhne Honored as Battey National Educator of the Year

May 12, 2015

Logan Kuhne, a mathematics teacher at Greencastle High School, is the 2015 recipient of the Battey National Educator of the Year Award. Presented by DePauw... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Senior Jacob Weeks as its 'Person of the Year'

May 12, 2015

Mental Health America of Putnam County has presented Jacob R. Weeks, a DePauw University senior, with its annual "Person of the Year" award.  A psychology... Read More

Drew Madsen '78 Named President of Panera Bread Company

May 11, 2015

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is the new president of Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA). "Madsen will oversee the core café business... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Featured in Chicago Tribune

May 9, 2015

"It's forced us to be a lot smarter," says David McMillin of the state of the music industry.  McMillin, a singer-songwriter and 2006 graduate of DePauw... Read More

DePauw's Long Tradition of Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Annual Awards

May 8, 2015

A pair of DePauw University faculty members -- Yung-chen Chiang, professor of history, and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, professor of English -- are the 2015... Read More

Lauren Bohlander '04 and Tony Kanaan Bring New "Cheerleader" to Indy 500

May 8, 2015

"It is always worth saying how much we love being here," says Lauren Bohlander. The 2004 DePauw University graduate and her husband, IndyCar driver Tony... Read More

Newspaper Recaps Congressional Testimony of Stacy Lightfoot '99

May 7, 2015

"A lot of our low income, under represented students don't plan financially for their education and they rely on federal and state funds to do that," Stacy... Read More

Kandyce Anderson '15 Hopes to "Validate Every Student's Sense of Self" as Fulbright in New Zealand

May 7, 2015

DePauw University senior Kandyce D. Anderson has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student fellowship and will use the award to conduct research in New Zealand... Read More

Don Daseke '61 Receives McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

May 6, 2015

Don R. Daseke, president and CEO of Daseke Inc. and 1961 graduate of DePauw University, was tonight presented with his alma mater's Robert C. McDermond... Read More

Michael Terlep '16 to Study in Turkey with US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

May 6, 2015

DePauw University junior Michael "Mickey" F. Terlep is the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

Stacy Lightfoot '99 to Testify Before US Senate Committee Tomorrow

May 5, 2015

Stacy C. Lightfoot, vice president of college & career success at PEF (Public Education Foundation) Chattanooga and 1999 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

FCC Fine for TV Indecency is Warranted: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 5, 2015

"The Federal Communications Commission shocked the broadcast world this spring by finally deciding to enforce a federal law that prohibits indecent content... Read More

Society of Professional Journalists Honors 14 from DePauw, Including a Dozen Students

May 4, 2015

Twelve DePauw University student journalists and two DePauw alumni were honored for their work in the Society of Professional Journalists' "Best of the... Read More

Poet Richard Blanco, Who Read at President Obama's Inauguration, Coming to DePauw as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar

May 3, 2015

Richard Blanco, a noted American poet, author and civil engineer who read one of his works at President Barack Obama's second inauguration, is coming to... Read More

Newspaper Talks with Prof. Steve Timm About His Award-Winning Collaboration with Kyle Ham '94

May 2, 2015

"What began for Steve Timm as a play would culminate with a premiere at (Julien Dubuque International Film Festival), and it only took 20 years," writes... Read More

Sarah Grover '87 Named Chief Brand & Strategy Officer at Barfresh Food Group

May 1, 2015

Sarah A. Grover, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief brand and strategy officer at Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH). She comes... Read More

New Spectrometer Giving Students Professional-Level Experience

April 30, 2015

A new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer obtained by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry means that science students at DePauw have... Read More

J.C. Pankratz '12 is 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalist

April 30, 2015

Joan Catherine "J.C." Pankratz, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 60 finalists of the 2015 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene... Read More

Prof. Jay Bardole '66 to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Vincennes U

April 29, 2015

Jay Bardole, professor emeritus of chemistry at Vincennes University, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the institution's commencement ceremonies... Read More

Confederation of Indian Industry Elects Sudhir Mehta '91 Deputy Chair

April 28, 2015

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

Ashton Johnson Receives 2015 Walker Cup

April 27, 2015

Ashton T. Johnson is the recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to the University community during... Read More

Ohio Newspaper Spotlights Service of Sarah Reese Wallace '76

April 27, 2015

"Sarah Reese Wallace, chairwoman of First Federal Savings and Loan, speaks with a heartfelt dedication to her job and her work with the Thomas J. Evans... Read More

"Experienced Supreme Court Advocate" Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 to Argue Same-Sex Marriage Case Tomorrow

April 27, 2015

"Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage," reports the... Read More

Matt Rowan '01 Named Director of Development for U of Saint Francis

April 27, 2015

Matt Rowan, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of development for the University of Saint Francis. Rowan comes to USF from... Read More

TV Program Airs DePauw Interview with Former VP Dan Quayle '69

April 26, 2015

"I think I've made a difference in the House, the Senate and as Vice President," Dan Quayle says.  "That's what you get into politics for -- to make a... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Bemoans "Lowest Common Denominator Approach" to Newsgathering

April 25, 2015

"NBC’s high-profile anchor, Brian Williams, has been suspended for telling tall tales," notes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Essay on 'The Object as Subject' Cites Book by Prof. Harry Brown

April 24, 2015

"Did you know that since 1985 errant golf balls have killed eight people?," asks Russell Jacoby at the start of a Chronicle of Higher Education article... Read More

Prof. Kathleen Jagger '75 Named VP & Dean at Thomas More College

April 24, 2015

Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University and former faculty member at her alma mater, has been appointed vice president of academic affairs... Read More

Susan Dinkel '95 and WTHI Celebrate 'Outstanding News Operation' Award

April 24, 2015

"WTHI-TV has a long tradition of Leading the Way in quality, local journalism," says Susan Dinkel, the station's news director and 1995 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Three from DePauw Receive Grants from Arts Council of Indianapolis

April 24, 2015

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Meredith Knapp Brickell, associate professor of art and art history; and Brian James Priest, part-time associate... Read More

Lifesaving Legacy of Eli Lilly (1856) is Celebrated

April 24, 2015

"From the time he was a youngster, Eli Lilly was fascinated by pharmaceuticals," writes Andrea Neal of the chemist, founder of Eli Lilly and Company, and... Read More

Art & Music Intersect in 'Sounds of Food-Water-Life' Wednesday

April 23, 2015

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble returns to the University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long interaction... Read More

Savon Jackson '15 to Teach in India with Fulbright Award

April 23, 2015

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

Market for Superhero Movies is "Oversaturated," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells California Newspaper

April 22, 2015

"The Hollywood dam is about to burst and send a flood of bright, masked and caped figures into a multiplex near you for at least the next four years and... Read More

27 Members of DePauw Student Media Honored with Statewide Awards

April 22, 2015

Twenty-seven members of DePauw University's student media were presented with awards at two recent ceremonies.  Fifteen staff members of Indiana's oldest... Read More

DePauw & Local School Students Collaborate on Annual 'Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare', May 2

April 21, 2015

DePauw Theatre’s 2014-15 season closes with the annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare on Saturday, May 2 in Moore Theatre, located within the Green Center... Read More

Ben Solomon '10 and New York Times Colleagues Win Pulitzer Prize

April 20, 2015

Ben C. Solomon, a video journalist for the New York Times and 2010 graduate of  DePauw University, is among a team of Times staffers to be honored today... Read More

Prof. Richard Smith '45 Authors Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War

April 19, 2015

Richard W. Smith, professor emeritus of history at Ohio Wesleyan University and 1945 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Bishop McIlvaine,... Read More

Chad Schulz '01 Joins Alliant Insurance Services as VP

April 18, 2015

Chad M. Schulz, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Alliant Insurance Services as first vice president within the company's employee benefits... Read More

Attorney Allison Eastland '96 Joins Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer

April 16, 2015

Allison S. Eastland, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer (QPWB) in the law firm's Lexington, Kentucky office... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Sophomore as 'Big of the Year'

April 16, 2015

DePauw University sophomore Evan M. Atkinson has been honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana as one of the organization's four "Bigs... Read More

St. Louis Rams Assistant Head Coach Rob Boras '92 Profiled in Post-Dispatch

April 16, 2015

"Rob’s going to have a lot more input, I’ll put it that way, as far as which direction we go," says St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher of Rob Boras... Read More

TV News Anchor Tiffany O'Donnell '91 Named COO of Iowa Women Lead Change

April 16, 2015

Tiffany O'Donnell, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the first chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change. O'Donnell, who begins... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 is Global President of Strand Life Sciences

April 15, 2015

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed global president of Strand Life Sciences, a global genomic profiling company... Read More

IU Maurer Law School Adds DePauw to Scholarship & Mentorship Program

April 14, 2015

"The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has expanded its scholarship and mentorship program to five more colleges and universities across the Midwest... Read More

Anne Decker Steinberg '92 is Executive VP of Events at GRand Solutions

April 14, 2015

Anne Decker Steinberg, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has joined GRand Solutions as executive vice president of events.  She comes to the firm from... Read More

Senior Natalie Weilandt Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Turkey

April 14, 2015

DePauw University senior Natalie M. Weilandt is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition... Read More

John Hirschman '91 Takes Reins of Browning Investments

April 13, 2015

"I guess I’m the classic case of English-major-turned-developer," quips John F. Hirschman, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, who is the president and... Read More

Robert Angeli '86 to Head Connecticut Public School District

April 12, 2015

Robert J. Angeli, associate school superintendent of the Meriden, Connecticut Public School System and 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed... Read More

Jim Barnett III '87 Joins Community Foundation's Board

April 12, 2015

Jim Barnett III, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Missouri's Crawford County Foundation. An affiliate... Read More

Richard Houck '54 Receives Good Samaritan Service Award

April 10, 2015

Richard J. Houck, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1954, is the recipient of the Samaritan Counseling Centers' Good Samaritan Service Award. The... Read More

John Herrick '10 Honored by Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters

April 9, 2015

John Herrick, sports director of Chisholm Trail Broadcasting and 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been named "Non-Metro Radio Personality of the... Read More

Alan Hill '81 Named Dean for Professional Development at Wabash College

April 8, 2015

Alan P. Hill, a 1981 graduate of DePauw Universitym has been appointed Dean for Professional Development at Wabash College. "In this role, the veteran... Read More

Tiger Assistant Brian Oilar '08 Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Otterbein

April 7, 2015

Brian Oilar, a 2008 DePauw University graduate who has served as an assistant coach on the Tigers' men's basketball team since 2009, was today named the... Read More

DePauw Theatre Stages Antigone, April 16 - 19

April 7, 2015

DePauw Theatre presents Antigone, a high-stakes drama which has been entertaining audiences for more than 2,500 years after being written by Sophocles... Read More

Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian & Overstock CEO Patrick M. Byrne Coming for Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

April 5, 2015

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist video game blogger and media critic, and Patrick M. Byrne, the founder and CEO of Overstock.com, will visit the DePauw University... Read More

Disinterest of Young Americans in News "A Disturbing and Ongoing Trend," Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 4, 2015

Young people often "stumble into" news while browsing social media sites, with Facebook being the primary outlet where "accidental news absorption" takes... Read More

Union College Showcases Art of Retiring Prof. Walter Hatke '71

April 4, 2015

The oil paintings and drawings of Walter Hatke, Walter C. & May I. Baker Professor of Visual Arts at Union College and 1971 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

CNN Contributor, Author & Former White House Adviser Van Jones Coming for April 22 Earth Day Speech

April 3, 2015

Van Jones, a CNN political contributor and environmental advocate, is coming to DePauw University to deliver an address on Earth Day, Wednesday, April... Read More

Media Outlets Report on DePauw Visit by Former VP Dan Quayle '69

April 1, 2015

"Former Vice President Dan Quayle said Tuesday that Gov. Mike Pence and opponents of the controversial 'religious freedom' law need to step back and have... Read More

Art of DePauw Seniors On View at Peeler Center, April 17-May 16

April 1, 2015

An exhibition honoring the work of DePauw University's graduating senior studio art majors opens at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Friday, April 17... Read More

"It All Began at DePauw," Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69 in Discussion of Key Issues, His Political Life, and College Days

March 31, 2015

Photo Galleries: 1, 2, 3, 4 The national controversy over a newly-approved Indiana law, America's nuclear negotiations with Iran, and reflections on the... Read More

Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89 to Argue Same-Sex Marriage Case Before US Supreme Court

March 31, 2015

"The starting lineup is becoming clear for the Supreme Court’s April 28 oral argument over same-sex marriage," reports the McClatchy News Service. "Douglas... Read More

Congress Seems Bent On "Lurching from Crisis to Crisis," Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

March 31, 2015

"Great democracies do not veer from one doomsday moment to the next, nor do they fund government on a week-to-week basis," writes former congressman Lee... Read More

Investigative Journalist Meg Kissinger '79 to Speak in Chicago

March 30, 2015

Meg Kissinger, award-winning investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote... Read More

Mitch Brown '16, a.k.a. Kid Quill, to Perform at NCAA March Madness Music Festival

March 29, 2015

"Shelbyville native and DePauw University junior Mitch Brown, also known as Kid Quill, will perform at 3:15 p.m. Saturday on the Side Stage at the NCAA... Read More

Story on Actors' Union Includes Comments from Prof. Amy Hayes

March 29, 2015

An Indianapolis Business Journal article on the Actors’ Equity Association, the professional stage actors union, is headlined "Deciding whether to join... Read More

Phil Joseph '90 Appointed CFO of Spirit Realty Capital

March 28, 2015

Phillip D. Joseph Jr., a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief financial officer of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC). In his new... Read More

Reaching Across Cultures in Italy

March 26, 2015

There is no better way to experience a culture than to be immersed in it -- just ask DePauw University junior Clare Polega, who’s studying human development... Read More

Award-Winning Investigative Reporter Meg Kissinger '79 Returning to DePauw as Pulliam Visiting Professor of Journalism

March 26, 2015

Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will return to her alma mater... Read More

Campus Preps for Next Tuesday's Visit by Former VP Dan Quayle '69

March 25, 2015

The contest to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dan Coats -- the same seat Dan Quayle gave up in 1989 when he became the 44th Vice President of the... Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Takes First Place in SLS-DISQUIET Literary Contest

March 25, 2015

"Invisible Nails" by Samuel Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, is the first place winner in the SLS-DISQUIET 2015 Literary Contest... Read More

Prof. Harry Brown to Speak at His Undergraduate Alma Mater, U of Scranton

March 25, 2015

Harry Brown, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will present a literary talk at the University of Scranton tomorrow, reports the Scranton... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Library Director Krystal Becker '05

March 25, 2015

Krystal L. Becker graduated from DePauw University in 2005 with plans to teach English.  But her path took her in a different direction, and she is now... Read More

Beth Falls '09 Joins Assurance as Employee Benefits Advisor

March 24, 2015

Beth Falls, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage.  Based in the firm's Chicago office, Falls... Read More

Gretchen Haehl '08 Helps Coach Hoops Team to Special Olympics State Finals

March 23, 2015

Gretchen Haehl, 2008 graduate of DePauw University and a member of the 2007 national championship Tiger women's basketball team, helped coach the Shelby... Read More

Tim Scott '66 Authors Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, The Man No One Knew

March 23, 2015

Tim Scott, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has authored Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, The Man No One Knew.  It has been published by Triumph... Read More

Ed Richardson '90 Talks Magnetic Materials with 60 Minutes

March 22, 2015

"How did China corner the market on a critical resource nearly every electronic device we use depends on?" asks a report aired by 60 Minutes tonight. ... Read More

Season One Success of Empire May Be Hard to Top: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 20, 2015

"Empire just wrapped its first season Wednesday night with its best ratings so far," writes Scott Collins in the Los Angeles Times. "Now comes the hard... Read More

DePauw and Five Other Colleges Share in Teagle Foundation Grant

March 20, 2015

DePauw University is one of six colleges to be awarded $335,000 from the Teagle Foundation to design and teach hybrid courses, an approach to online learning... Read More

Daniel Reck '03 Profiled in Suburban Chicago Newspaper

March 19, 2015

"When you play in a handbell ensemble, you are the only person responsible for your particular notes on the scale," Daniel M. Reck, a 2003 graduate of... Read More

Prof. Gloria Townsend is a Force Behind Initiative to Bolster Opportunities for College Women in Computing

March 19, 2015

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Google.org, and the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)... Read More

Obama Administration's "Overall Lack of Transparency" is Troubling to Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

March 18, 2015

"This administration came into office with high expectations for the free flow of information needed in a democracy," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to be Inducted Into Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame

March 17, 2015

Lee Hamilton, a basketball standout as an undergraduate at DePauw University who went on to serve 34 years with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

AP Story on Role of Journalists in Investigating Crimes Quotes Retired Prof. Bob Steele '69

March 17, 2015

"Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend... Read More

New Partnership Will Provide More Convenient and Lower-Cost Healthcare to DePauw Students & Employees

March 17, 2015

DePauw University announced today a new and unique partnership with Hendricks Regional Health and Putnam County Hospital, focused on creating a wellness-centered... Read More

Financial Reporter Christine DiGangi '11 to Speak at Chicago's East-West University

March 17, 2015

Christine DiGangi, a financial reporter and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, will speak on "10 Things Everyone Should Know about Credit Scores" at... Read More

Jill Skogheim '00 Among Minneapolis-St. Paul's '40 Under 40'

March 16, 2015

"Part of the appeal of the Twin Cities is a vibrant, successful restaurant scene, and Jill Skogheim is dedicated to keeping that tradition alive and advancing... Read More