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Keira Amstutz '91 Joins Board of Federation of State Humanities Councils

November 23, 2014

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation... Read More

Nick Gaffney '05 Named to Conservancy of Southwest Florida Planned Giving Committee

November 22, 2014

Nicholas D. Gaffney, an associate in the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the Conservancy... Read More

Chris Forde '99 Appointed Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information at Lincoln Trail College

November 19, 2014

Chris Forde, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is now coordinator of marketing and public information at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Joins Franklin Foundation's Board

November 18, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, a vice president for Xerox who works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to board of directors of... Read More

Annual 'Open Doors' Report Again Cites DePauw as a Top College for Study Abroad Opportunities

November 17, 2014

DePauw University ranks fifth among the nation's four-year baccalaureate colleges for the number of students studying abroad, up from #6 last year, according... Read More

J. Nichols '89 Discusses the 'Blue Mind' with Pittsburgh NPR Affiliate

November 16, 2014

Most of our time in modern society is spent in what Wallace J. Nichols calls a "red mind" state: "You know, you wake up to the sound of your smartphone... Read More

Peeler Galleries Receive Grant from Carpenter Foundation

November 15, 2014

DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center Galleries are the recipient of a $10,000 grant award from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation... Read More

Deborah Daniels '73 Elected Managing Partner of Krieg DeVault

November 14, 2014

Deborah J. Daniels, a partner at Krieg DeVault LLP and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected the managing partner of the law firm, effective... Read More

Leslie Chambers Strohm '78 Named VP & General Counsel at U of Louisville

November 14, 2014

Leslie Chambers Strohm, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for strategy and general counsel at the University of Louisville... Read More

Prof. Steve Timm's X ← Steve Here 2.0 to be Staged Nov. 20 - 23

November 13, 2014

DePauw Theatre presents X ← Steve Here 2.0, an original play written and directed by Steve Timm, professor of communication and theatre. The production... Read More

IU School of Education Honors Retired DePauw Prof. Stan Warren

November 12, 2014

Stanley Warren, retired dean of academic affairs and professor of education at DePauw and the former University's associate dean and director of black... Read More

Sophomore Celebrated for 'Realizing the Dream'

November 11, 2014

DePauw University sophomore Vanessa M. Freije is among 31 students from Indiana's private colleges and universities being celebrated this fall for "Realizing... Read More

David Reid '82 Joins Chamber of Commerce Board

November 10, 2014

David E. Reid, controller/treasurer for INTAT Precision, Inc. and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Rush... Read More

Governing Takes Hard Work, Writes Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

November 8, 2014

"This country cannot be governed without compromise, dialogue and accommodation, and it comes apart at the seams when we go too long without them," writes... Read More

Journalist's Claims of Government Abuses Must Be Checked Out, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 7, 2014

"Former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson is either a paranoid kook or victim of one of the most heinous government abuses of a reporter in American history... Read More

Rob Johnson '90 & Ryan McGuffey '01 Win Chicago Emmys

November 5, 2014

Two alumni of DePauw University are the recipients of a 2013-14 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award. Presented last weekend, the regional awards competition is... Read More

Article on Freshman Success Includes Advice from Dean Raj Bellani

November 3, 2014

"Freshman year is an ideal time to challenge yourself and expand your horizons," begins an article which is headlined "Freshman Year Checklist: 10 Things... Read More

Prindle Institute Hosts 'A Poetic Journey Through Urban America' Saturday

November 2, 2014

DePauw University and its Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics invite the campus community and the public to "A Poetic Journey Through Urban America," which... Read More

Live Events Such as Wallenda Stunt are "DVR-Proof," According to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 2, 2014

A story in the UK's Guardian previewing today's planned high-wire walk in Chicago by Nik Wallenda includes analysis from a DePauw University professor... Read More

NY Times Cites Prof. David Gellman's Paper on Bruce Springsteen

November 2, 2014

"Having been securely canonized at this stage in his career, Bruce Springsteen has increasingly become the subject of popular and scholarly literature... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 is Indianapolis Business Journal 'Woman of Influence'

November 1, 2014

Jennett M. Hill, senior vice president and general counsel of Citizens Gas and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal... Read More

Local Children Invited to Enjoy 13th Annual 'Art Attack' Sunday

October 30, 2014

Putnam County children and their families are invited to help kick off DePauw University's ArtsFest 2014 this Sunday, November 2, by joining in Art Attack... Read More

2014 Edition of ArtsFest, 'Art & Laughter', Begins Sunday

October 28, 2014

Complete ArtsFest Schedule DePauw University’s 13th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, will begin Sunday, November 2, and continue through Sunday... Read More

Observing Corruption in Government May Require Expansive View, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

October 27, 2014

"As late as the second half of the 1800s, American society was alarmed by the notion private individuals might seek to influence government on their own... Read More

Ph.D. Candidate Kate Mittendorf '10 Honored by Vanderbilt U School of Medicine

October 25, 2014

Kathleen F. "Kate" Mittendorf, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University who is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of biochemistry and Center for Structural... Read More

Prof. Mona Bhan Interviewed in Online Journal

October 23, 2014

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University, engages in a lengthy interview with Kashmir Lit, an online journal of Kashmiri and... Read More

Retired Prof. Bob Steele '69 Discusses the State of Journalism with Editor & Publisher

October 22, 2014

"(We should) recognize that citizens, in general, have increasing distrust at many institutions in our society; therefore, newspapers, as well as other... Read More

Prof. Alexander Komives Previews Thursday's Partial Solar Eclipse

October 21, 2014

"Indiana residents will have an opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23, but clarity of the eclipse will depend upon weather conditions... Read More

Toy Chain's Marketing of Breaking Bad Figures is "Problematic," Says Prof. Andy Cullison '01

October 21, 2014

"In the '80's, they had a slogan, ‘Where a kid can be a kid.’ They wanted Toys 'R' Us to feel like a safe space," says Andrew Cullison, director of DePauw... Read More

Gotham's Drew Powell '98 Appears on Morning News Program

October 20, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University and one of the stars of the new Fox television show, Gotham, paid a visit to the studios of Indianapolis... Read More

International News Agency Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76 in Story on TV's Move to Streaming

October 20, 2014

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, analyzes the quickly-changing world of programming distribution in a story distributed... Read More

Public's Fading Trust in News Media Has "Broad Consequences": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 19, 2014

"The public’s lack of respect for the news media has broad consequences for America’s system of government," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in a newspaper opinion... Read More

TV Networks' Move to Online Delivery Draws More Comment from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 18, 2014

"The TV business took a big leap into the future this week, as CBS and HBO announced online subscription services that will allow viewers to bypass cable... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on "Major Sea-Change" in TV Programming Delivery

October 16, 2014

"HBO’s and CBS’s announcements this week that the networks will begin their own Internet streaming services is being seen as a major sea-change in the... Read More

Look for An Evening with Vernon Jordan '57 on PBS Stations

October 16, 2014

Over the next month, PBS affliliates around America will be airing An Evening with Vernon Jordan. Taped in New York City in the spring, the program features... Read More

Talking with Sharon Crary

October 16, 2014

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Sharon M. Crary has worked with Ebola at the CDC's Special Pathogens Branch and as a member of a response... Read More

Attorney Janice Pascuzzi '11 Joins Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

October 15, 2014

Janice K. Pascuzzi, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the largest health care focused law firm in... Read More

History Profs. James Giesen '95 & Anne Marshall Present Oct. 27 & 28 Lectures

October 15, 2014

DePauw University's history department will present two visiting scholars from Mississippi State University, James C. Giesen '95 and Anne Marshall, in... Read More

Donna Heckler '85 Authors Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer

October 15, 2014

Donna A. Heckler, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer. A global brand strategy executive, "When... Read More

Drew Madsen '78 is President & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

October 13, 2014

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Madsen brings a... Read More

Mark Johnson '88 Joins Capital Results as Partner

October 13, 2014

Mark Johnson, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Capital Results, a leading provider of government relations, public affairs and business... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of English Prof. Rick Hillis

October 12, 2014

Rick Hillis, associate professor of English at DePauw University, died unexpectedly in Texas on Wednesday, October 8, while on sabbatical.  He was 58 years... Read More

Edward Jones & Managing Partner Jim Weddle '75 Lauded for Commitment to Community

October 11, 2014

"I’d like to thank Jim Weddle and the associates of Edward Jones for ensuring that helping people is always a major part of their business," said Scott... Read More

"Respected Leader" George Rehnquist '64 Profiled in Newspaper

October 10, 2014

"My true love has always been for a rehabilitation center, because I think the need is so severe and so important," says George R. Rehnquist, a retired... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses New Digital Ventures of Traditional News Organizations

October 9, 2014

An Advertising Age story examines how Reuters, CNN and other newsgathering organizations are looking "to find new ways to make live news more on-demand... Read More

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Winners of 2014 International Young Eco-Hero Awards

October 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will make a keynote address at an October 18 reception honoring winners of... Read More

Today's Americans "A Little More Pleased with Ourselves" and That's a Liability, David Brooks Says in Ubben Lecture

October 4, 2014

"There's been a shift in values that I think undergirds some of the problems in our politics and makes it harder for young people to lead the sort of rich... Read More

Ebola Researcher Prof. Sharon Crary Discusses the Virus with Wired

October 4, 2014

"You should be afraid of Ebola -- if you live in some parts of West Africa. But here in the United States? Not so much," reports Wired in a story that... Read More

Boston TV Anchor Heather Unruh '89 Lends Talents to Cancer Fight

October 3, 2014

Heather Unruh, evening news anchor at Boston's WCVB-TV and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will emcee what's billed as "the largest coordinated lung... Read More

Upcoming Election Unlikely to Change "Dysfunction and Lack of Productivity" of Congress, Observes Lee Hamilton '52

October 2, 2014

"The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th -- the one that Harry Truman blasted as 'do-nothing' -- look like a paragon of... Read More

Doors Open at 6 p.m. Saturday for Ubben Lecture by David Brooks; Webcast Available

October 1, 2014

Also: Webcast Link; Event Information Doors to Kresge Auditorium will open at 6 p.m. Saturday for the free Ubben Lecture by New York Times columnist... Read More

Ron Stiver '96 Promoted to President, System Clinical Services, at IU Health

September 30, 2014

Indiana University Health has appointed Ron Stiver, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, to the newly created position of president, system clinical services... Read More

Prof. Jim Cooper Reviews Book on National Register of Historic Places

September 30, 2014

The October 2014 edition of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries includes a book review by James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at... Read More

Morning Edition Report on NFL's Woes Includes Analysis from Prof. Bert Barreto  

September 29, 2014

"Humberto Barreto is an economist at DePauw University who has written about the NFL," noted NPR's Morning Edition today.  The national radio program included... Read More

Former Political Science Prof. Robert Sullivant Dies at Age 89

September 29, 2014

Robert S. Sullivant, who taught political science at DePauw University from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday, September 25, in Toledo, Ohio. He was 89 years... Read More

Newspaper Features One of the "Nation's 10 Best College Stations," WGRE Radio

September 29, 2014

"WGRE-FM 91.5 at DePauw University in Greencastle is now 65 years old," notes today's Terre Haute Tribune-Star. "It shows no signs of aging, though. For... Read More

Envisioning Zero Waste

September 28, 2014

This year, DePauw’s Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Fellows Program are asking how we can shift toward a vision of the world in which nothing... Read More

Prof. Erik Wielenberg Authors Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

September 27, 2014

Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, authored by Erik J. Wielenberg, professor of philosophy at DePauw University... Read More

Students and Visiting Professor to Collaborate on Large-Scale Art Installation

September 26, 2014

David Katz, assistant professor of art at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, will collaborate with students from the DePauw University studio art... Read More

DePauw's Hubbard Center is Preparing Students for Success in a Changing World, Writes Dean Raj Bellani

September 25, 2014

"As freshmen settle in on college campuses in Indiana and around the country this fall, they have many things on their minds about the exciting potential... Read More

DePauw Theatre's 2014-15 Season Opens with Parade, Oct. 9-12

September 25, 2014

DePauw Theatre opens its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Parade, which dramatizes the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager... Read More

John Morrow '92 Joins Apptio as Sr. VP, General Counsel & Secretary

September 24, 2014

John C. Morrow, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Apptio as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Apptio is a leading provider... Read More

Fr. William Murphy '93 to Step Down from Presidency of Cleveland School

September 23, 2014

"St. Ignatius High School President William J. Murphy will leave the school at the end of the school year to pursue further religious study as a Jesuit... Read More

Prof. Erik Wielenberg Authors Chapters for Two New Books

September 22, 2014

Erik J. Wielenberg, professor of philosophy at DePauw University, contributes chapters to two recently published books. In Skeptical Theism: New Essays... Read More

Former Physics Prof. Roger Ptak Dies at Age 76

September 22, 2014

Roger L. Ptak, assistant professor of physics at DePauw University from 1966-68, died September 18 as a result of injuries he suffered in an accident during... Read More

Peeler Center Receives Indiana Arts Commission Grant

September 21, 2014

The Richard E. Peeler Art Center Galleries at DePauw University is the recipient of a $4,337 grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. The award will provide... Read More

Archaeological Institute of America Presents Lecture on 'Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome', Sept. 30

September 20, 2014

The Archaeological Institute of America's National Lecture Program will bring Gregory Aldrete, Frankenthal Professor of History and Humanistic Studies... Read More

NFL Blackout Rule "Faces Fourth and Very Long": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 19, 2014

"Virtually all NFL owners are billionaires," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, in an opinion column published... Read More

Inside Higher Ed Praises New Book by Mandy Henk

September 18, 2014

Inside Higher Ed today features the "short, practical, thoughtful book" by Mandy Henk, Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library.... Read More

Public Trust in Media is Important for Our Democracy, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells TV's O'Reilly Factor

September 18, 2014

"I think we need to think about the lack of trust in the media as being very bad for our democracy," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Aliza Frame '05 Offers Advice for International Students

September 18, 2014

"International students should create copies and files for their immigration documents and spend time learning what they mean, says Aliza M. Frame, director... Read More

Newspaper Features Housecleaning Playbook Author Sid Showalter '64

September 18, 2014

"A native of Columbus, Ind., and a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, (Sid) Showalter -- a lifelong bachelor -- decided to undertake housecleaning duties... Read More

Contemporary Art Exhibition, 'Infinite Mirror,' Showcases Shared American Culture

September 18, 2014

DePauw University presents "Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity", a rich, reflective exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural... Read More

John Gambaiani '69 Joins S&T Bank as VP, Commercial Banker

September 18, 2014

John V. Gambaiani, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has joined S&T Bank (NASDAQ: STBA) as vice president, commercial banker. "He will be responsible... Read More

Vote for Independence in Scotland Could Have "Domino Effect," Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69

September 17, 2014

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States of America and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, worries that if voters in Scotland decide to... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 to Keynote Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

September 17, 2014

Bret Baier, chief political anchor on Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's... Read More

Look for Drew Powell '98 in New Fox Series Gotham

September 16, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast members of the new Fox television show, Gotham, which premieres September 22. He portrays... Read More

Fiction Writer E.J. Levy Here October 15

September 15, 2014

E.J. Levy's debut collection of stories, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Potential Challenge for Hillary Clinton

September 14, 2014

"When the New York Times recently looked at how an increasingly unstable world could affect the 2016 presidential race, the paper turned to two Hoosiers... Read More

Bud Walters '63, Whose Love of Broadcasting Began at WGRE, Receives 2014 National Radio Award

September 12, 2014

"Please remember: do the best you can, be good at something, be important where you are, random acts of kindness, and persistence counts," said Bayard... Read More

Séverine Autesserre to Discuss Her Book Peaceland on Sept. 18

September 11, 2014

Séverine Autesserre, whose new book "suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential," will... Read More

9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton '52 Sees a New Terrorism Threat Emerging

September 11, 2014

"We are at war in the digital world. And yet, because this war lacks attention-grabbing explosions and body bags, the American people remain largely unaware... Read More

Senior's Essay Published in Several Indiana Newspapers

September 11, 2014

"Democrats in the Indiana Senate are pushing for universal pre-kindergarten, while the Republican governor focuses on low-income children. An independent... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Role of Technology in Political Campaigns

September 11, 2014

"Younger voters aren't sitting in front of a television and watching a major network in the evening," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Chemist Percy Julian '20 "Changed the World", Notes Newspaper

September 10, 2014

"Montgomery native Percy Julian (1899-1975), the grandson of slaves, is credited with creating synthesized medications to treat glaucoma and rheumatoid... Read More

Putnam to Publish Debut Novel by Prof. Lili Wright

September 9, 2014

"After 10 years without publishing a first-time novelist, Marian Wood, who has an eponymous imprint at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, acquired Lili Wright’s debut... Read More

Daniel Kiley '94 Joins Cresa as VP of Project Management

September 9, 2014

Daniel L. Kiley, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined joins Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm, as vice president, project... Read More

DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College Contributing Alumni Talent to Teach For America

September 8, 2014

DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year.  The... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker to Lecture at Baldwin Wallace

September 8, 2014

Glen Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, will present a lecture at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, on Monday, September 15.... Read More

Letter by Ken Owen '82 Published in Wall Street Journal

September 8, 2014

"Joseph Rago's review of Andrew Lohse's 'Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy' (Bookshelf, Aug. 23) raises important points about the fraternity/sorority... Read More

Prof. Jeff Kenney Discusses Extremist Groups with Iranian News Agency

September 8, 2014

"An American political analyst said the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group takes advantage of regional crises to broaden its activities... Read More

Tina Ahlgren '05 is Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year

September 8, 2014

Tina Ahlgren, a math teacher at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy in Indianapolis and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among... Read More

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Dance of the Sharks

September 7, 2014

Russell Pelton, a veteran Chicago litigator and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Dance of the Sharks. Published by Outskirts Press... Read More

Joseph Amy '72 is Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer of Jacksonville Bancorp

September 6, 2014

Joseph W. Amy, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and chief credit officer of Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc... Read More

Prof. Bill Clyde '78 is Candidate for US House of Representatives

September 3, 2014

"A Madison man who is a college professor is running as the Green Party candidate for the 2nd District seat in the U.S. Congress," notes the Day of New... Read More

Art of Caleb Weintraub On Display at Peeler Art Center

September 3, 2014

Caleb Weintraub, assistant professor of art at Indiana University-Bloomington, is presenting a new body of painting, sculpture, and digital art at DePauw... Read More

Orange Is the New Black's Piper Kerman Coming to DePauw for Feb. 4 Ubben Lecture

September 3, 2014

Piper Kerman -- whose experience behind bars is the basis of a bestselling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison, as well as a hit... Read More

ISIS "Using the Media as a Tool for Propaganda," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 2, 2014

"The ISIS terror group published a video Tuesday titled 'A second message to America,' showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff," reports... Read More

"We Really Need That Now," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Says of Uplifting Fact-Based Films

September 2, 2014

"I think movie watchers are tired of bizarre and overproduced movies that are just too far-flung," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Role of Larry Nichols '58 in Inventing Famous Toy is Recalled

September 1, 2014

"Rubik was not the first to develop his unique and complex cube with the many colors on each side," notes a column in Ohio's Fairborn Daily Herald. "A... Read More