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Jedediah McClure '02 is Finalist for 'Book of the Year' Award

September 3, 2015

Myths of Christianity: A Five Thousand Year Journey To Find The Son of God by Jedediah McClure, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected... Read More

Liberal Arts Education Serves Tech Executive R.J. Talyor '02 Well

September 2, 2015

"It’s no secret that tech companies are on a constant hunt for software programmers," begins a story in the Indianapolis Business Journal. "But these firms... Read More

Fulbright Award Sends Kacy Rauschenberger '15 to Malaysia

September 1, 2015

Kacy R. Rauschenberger, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, will spend this academic year teaching English in Malaysia after receiving an English... Read More

Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Wants More Kids to "Dream Big"

September 1, 2015

"As a second-generation Mexican-American from one of the poorest counties in the nation, and an African-American who grew up during the days of legal segregation... Read More

Prof. Neal Allen '98 Among Presenters at Conference on 'J. William Fulbright in International Perspective'

August 31, 2015

Neal R. Allen, assistant professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Wichita State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will be... Read More

University Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Ned MacPhail  

August 30, 2015

Ned Brown MacPhail, a professor of education studies at DePauw University for 36 years, died this morning at his home in Greencastle.  He was 82 years... Read More

Updating of Classic Musical by '57 Classmates Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford to Premiere in October

August 30, 2015

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct and star in the world premiere of the musical she wrote with her DePauw classmate Nancy... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Cites Influence of His College Coach, Bill Fenlon, During Indy Fundraiser

August 28, 2015

Speaking at a fundraiser last night for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens "recounted some of the most... Read More

Olivia Hatton '05 is Assistant Prof. of Molecular Biology at Colorado College

August 28, 2015

Olivia L. Hatton, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is assistant professor of molecular biology at Colorado College. She is one of 13 new tenure-track... Read More

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Receives DePauw's Young Alumni Award

August 27, 2015

Brad Stevens, head coach of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, received DePauw's Young Alumni... Read More

DePauw Ranks #18 Among Baccalaureate Institutions for Most International Students

August 27, 2015

DePauw University ranks #18 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for most foreign students in 2013-14, according to the Chronicle of Higher... Read More

Stephen Perkins '74 is New President of Indianapolis Medical Society

August 27, 2015

Stephen W. Perkins, M.D., F.A.C.S., a plastic surgeon and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, will be installed as 142nd president of the Indianapolis... Read More

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Attorney Who Successfully Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case Before SCOTUS, to Speak Oct. 26

August 26, 2015

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney and 1989 DePauw University graduate whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of... Read More

Ron DeFeo '97 Appointed VP for Global Communications at American Airlines Group

August 26, 2015

Ron DeFeo, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, is joining American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) as vice president - global communications. In his... Read More

Senior Discusses Donald Trump's Presidential Candidacy with Washington Examiner

August 25, 2015

"Donald Trump hasn't offered many details about his policy proposals beyond immigration, but his supporters don't seem to mind," reports the Washington... Read More

Nicole Pence '06 Named Morning News Co-Anchor at Indy's CBS4

August 25, 2015

Television news anchor Nicole Pence, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is moving to mornings.  Pence, who currently anchors the 11 p.m. newscast, ... Read More

Prof. Kate Lusheck '87 Returns to Campus for a Pair of Sept. 28 Art Talks

August 25, 2015

Catherine "Kate" H. Lusheck, program director and assistant professor for the University of San Francisco's arts history/management department and 1987... Read More

Meredith Siemens '05 Among Charleston, SC's 'Forty Under 40'

August 24, 2015

Meredith H. Siemens, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Forty Under 4)' featured in South Carolina's Charleston Regional Business Journal... Read More

Prof. Steven Burr '73 Takes on Teaching Responsibilities at Utah State-Moab

August 23, 2015

Steven W. Burr, professor of recreation resources management at Utah State University and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, will be teaching undergraduate... Read More

619 New Students Welcomed to DePauw, "A Place Where People Come to Change the World"

August 22, 2015

Photo Gallery "You never know what complex array of interests and loves and connections and passions you will encounter on this campus, with this faculty... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Published in Broad River Review  

August 22, 2015

"Breaking Point," a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the 2015 edition of Broad River Review... Read More

Paintings of Homer Davisson (1889) to be Auctioned

August 21, 2015

Twenty-one paintings by renowned Indiana impressionist Homer G. Davisson, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1889, will be auctioned tomorrow to... Read More

St. Olaf College Names Katie Bretscher '08 Women's Track and Field Coach

August 20, 2015

Katie Bretscher, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, was today named head coach of the St. Olaf College women's track and field program. Bretscher comes... Read More

Human Rights Activist Yeonmi Park, Youngest-Ever Ubben Lecturer, Coming to DePauw October 5

August 20, 2015

Yeonmi Park will come to DePauw University share her powerful story of defecting from North Korea, the horrors of human trafficking and the need to bring... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Receives Kudos for His Fifth Graphic Novel, Last of the Sandwalkers

August 20, 2015

"It is a story of the joy of exploration, and it is on several 'must-read' lists this summer," reports Pennsylvania's Altoona Times. "Released in April... Read More

HS Head Soccer Coach Kristen McMahon '10 Gears Up for First Season

August 19, 2015

Kristen McMahon, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, is preparing for her first season as head girl's soccer coach at Olentangy Liberty High School in... Read More

Kate Manecke '06 is Host of Ohio TV's Broad & High

August 19, 2015

Kate C. Manecke, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is the new host of Broad & High , an Emmy® Award-winning weekly magazine show produced by WOSU Public... Read More

Column by Prof. Alicia Suarez Addresses Misconceptions About Hepatitis C

August 19, 2015

"Through harm reduction, accurate information, increased public discourse, reducing stigma, and access to treatment, we can address the HCV epidemic,"... Read More

Gumption Counts with Ad Executive Matt Fischer '82

August 19, 2015

"Matt Fischer, president and creative director of fastgrowing Curiosity Advertising, says he'll schedule an interview with anybody who has the gumption... Read More

Blogging in Grado

August 18, 2015

Students in the Summer in Italy program spent between two weeks and two months in the northeastern coastal town of Grado. During that time, they were immersed... Read More

C. Kennon Hetlage '81 Named an 'Ultimate CEO'

August 17, 2015

C. Kennon Hetlage, chief executive officer of Memorial Hospital West in Pembrook Pines, Florida and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is a "Broward Ultimate... Read More

Richard Blanco, In Residence at DePauw in January, Recites Poem at Reopened US Embassy in Cuba

August 16, 2015

"Richard Blanco, a Cuban-American poet who read his poem at President Obama's second inauguration, gave a unifying message when he recited a new poem Friday... Read More

Anne Gilbert '57 Co-Authors The Holiday Trilogy Collection

August 15, 2015

Anne A. Gilbert, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of The Holiday Trilogy Collection. The book "invites young readers to rediscover the... Read More

Why Does Bouncing Bet Blush?

August 14, 2015

There are more than two dozen student-faculty research projects taking place on campus this summer. Biology Professor Dana A. Dudle is working with five... Read More

Presidents Obama and Clinton Prepare to Join in Celebration of Vernon Jordan's ('57) 80th Birthday

August 14, 2015

On the eve of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday, Bloomberg writes of the 1957 DePauw University graduate, "Even more than that of the nation's first African-American... Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Helps Develop Community's 'ChalkTalk' Program

August 14, 2015

An article in Indiana's Dubois County Herald, headlined "ChalkTalk: New chalkboard draws big crowds in Indiana town of Ferdinand," notes that Courtney... Read More

Bill Harris '60 Takes the Fight Against Polio Personally

August 13, 2015

"Seven years ago the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club started an annual 5K race at Shoaff Park with all net proceeds earmarked for the fight to eradicate polio... Read More

Jon Stewart "Is Not a Walter Cronkite," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 13, 2015

The "glowing accolades" Jon Stewart is receiving after wrapping up a successful run on TV's Comedy Central "seem out of proportion" to Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Maria Romaine '08 & Her Business, 'Like the Lettuce', Featured

August 12, 2015

Maria Romaine, an Indianapolis-based health and fitness coach and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, "didn’t have to look far" when seeking a name for... Read More

Anchor/Reporter Eileen Park '08 Joins Portland's KOIN

August 10, 2015

Eileen Park, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Portland, Oregon's KOIN-TV and will anchor the station's new weekend morning newscast, which... Read More

Los Angeles Times Features Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92

August 9, 2015

Of Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier, today's Los Angeles Times notes, "The 45-year-old graduate of DePauw University in Indiana anchors Special Report... Read More

Old Media Still Pack a Potent Punch in Presidential Contest, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells New Orleans Paper

August 9, 2015

"National media exposure still plays a major role in the presidential process, even though contests in individual states will pick the delegates who choose... Read More

President's Clean Power Plan is "A Fool's Errand," According to Prof. Glen Kuecker

August 9, 2015

"President Barack Obama announced his final Clean Power Plan on Monday, which called for a 32 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels... Read More

Peeler Art Center Selected to Participate in Second Museum Assessment Program

August 8, 2015

DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center has been selected to participate in its second consecutive Museum Assessment Program (MAP). The first... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Offers Advice to Young Entrepreneurs

August 7, 2015

"If I knew then what I know now, I would have not sweated taking a risk," Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate... Read More

Debate Moderator Bret Baier '92 Talks Coffee with Boston Globe

August 6, 2015

Bret Baier, chief political anchor at Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the Boston Globe's "My Morning Cup" column... Read More

Karen Mullins '03 Named Executive Secretary of Chamber of Commerce

August 6, 2015

Karen Mullins, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the new executive secretary of the Benton, Illinois Chamber of Commerce.  A native of that city... Read More

Hayley Pratt '15 Recognized as Indianapolis Outstanding Senior Greek Woman

August 5, 2015

The Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic (IAP) is honoring Hayley A. Pratt, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, as its 2015 Outstanding Senior Greek... Read More

Elise Povejsil '12 Among Millennials Who Are Part of a Trend

August 4, 2015

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center "shows more Millennials are now living with their parents than during the Great Recession... Read More

Work by Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. Published in Chinese Journal

August 3, 2015

An article by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, is published in a Chinese journal, Comparative Literature in China... Read More

Exhibition of Photos by Yaakov Israel at DePauw's Peeler Center, Sept. 3 - Nov. 26

August 3, 2015

Also: Art of Guerilla Girls On Display at Peeler Center, Sept. 3 - Dec. 11; New Media Artist & Physicist Combine for 'Mediation,' at Peeler Center Aug... Read More

Ben Kopecky '14 Recalls Valuable Lessons Learned as a Student Athlete

August 2, 2015

Ben Kopecky, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University where he was a standout on the Tiger men's tennis team, is featured in the Post-Bulletin of Rochester... Read More

Michael Field '02 is Director of Educational Tech for Glenbrook, IL High Schools

August 1, 2015

Michael Field, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of educational technology for Glenbrook, Illinois high schools. "Field... Read More

Reporting In!

July 31, 2015

In the cramped and constantly belt-tightening world of news media, student interns are often asked to forgo a paycheck in lieu of the chance to work. These... Read More

New York's City Center Revives Musical by '57 Grads Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford

July 31, 2015

"A new series at New York's City Center this summer is reviving off-Broadway musicals, including I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer is Consultant to NEH-Supported Online Role-Playing History Project

July 30, 2015

"Public media provider WNET has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Mission US: No Turning Back, the seventh interactive... Read More

Josh Yoder '11 is a Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellow in Education Leadership

July 29, 2015

Joshua M. Yoder, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a 2015 Woodrow Wilson M.B.A. Fellow in Education Leadership.  The program, designed... Read More

Political Debates are Shows with Little Substance, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Writes in USA Today

July 29, 2015

"Political debates have become nothing more than media events that do little to promote reasoned, in-depth discussion," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in USA... Read More

Schaenen Visiting Scholar Christopher Hager is Recipient of New Public Scholars Grant

July 29, 2015

An Inside Higher Ed story on Public Scholars, a new grant program administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities , notes, "Christopher Hager... Read More

Steven Hoar '94 is President of Evansville Bar Association

July 28, 2015

Steven S. Hoar, a civil litigator at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP and 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Evansville... Read More

Prof. Clinton Gass, Who Taught Mathematics for 32 Years, Dies at Age 95

July 28, 2015

Clinton Burke Gass, professor emeritus of mathematics at DePauw University, where he taught for more than three decades, died last night (July 27) in Logan... Read More

Foundation President Kent Lanum '83 Among Publication's '20 People to Know'  

July 27, 2015

"As the president and CEO of the Paul Ogle Foundation Inc., Kent Lanum finds and funds projects that have the potential to transform the community," reports... Read More

Upcoming Ohio Concert to Feature Rachael Andrew Boezi '89

July 26, 2015

"The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Summer Chorus will feature two notable vocalists at this year’s Troy Mayors’ Concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday... Read More

Plastics Industry Publication Spotlights CEO Lisa Jennings '93

July 25, 2015

"I’m in the job I really want, and I strive every day to have a healthy work-family balance,"  says Lisa Jennings, president and CEO of Cincinnati-based... Read More

Peeler Galleries Receive Grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

July 24, 2015

Also: See “Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol,” Through July 26 A gift of $8,500 from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation... Read More

Attorney Doug Hallward-Driemeier '89 Featured in Washington Business Journal

July 23, 2015

Doug Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage this summer, tells ... Read More

Newspaper Spotlights Katie Ukrop '91

July 22, 2015

"Mistakes and missteps are the best ways to learn lessons -- about your business and about yourself," says Katie Ukrop, director of Quirk Gallery in Richmond... Read More

Indiana Pacers to Honor Hoosiers, Which Starred Steve Hollar '89

July 21, 2015

"On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced they will wear special Hoosiers-themed jerseys to honor the iconic film's 30-year anniversary," reports the ... Read More

Peeler Art Center Galleries Lead Efforts to Make Object-Based Teaching More Effective

July 21, 2015

The Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) has announced that a funding proposal submitted by Craig Hadley, director/curator of exhibitions and University... Read More

Kelly Writers Series Presents Playwright & Distinguished University Prof. Heather McDonald on Sept. 8

July 20, 2015

Heather McDonald, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright who is coming to DePauw University as 2015-16 Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished... Read More

Senior Pens Column on the Importance of College Visits

July 19, 2015

"When I began searching for colleges in 2010, I knew that I'd most likely end up at DePauw University, based on influence from my family and familiarity... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Appointed VP at Sutherland Global Services

July 18, 2015

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Sutherland Global Services as vice president for government relations and marketing.  Brooks... Read More

Attorney Mark Robertson '72 to Receive Samuel S. Smith Award

July 17, 2015

Mark A. Robertson, a partner at Robertson & Williams in Oklahoma City and 1972 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the American Bar Association... Read More

Historical Society of the United Methodist Church to Honor Prof. John Baughman '48

July 17, 2015

John J. Baughman, professor emeritus of history at DePauw and 1948 graduate of the University, will be presented with the 2015 Ministry of Memory Award... Read More

Work by Pulliam Prof. Meg Kissinger '79 Included in The Best American Newspaper Narratives

July 16, 2015

A story by Meg Kissinger, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is included in The Best American... Read More

Fox News Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier '92 Signs New Contract

July 15, 2015

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel's chief political anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "has signed a new multiyear deal to keep him on past the... Read More

Biggest Questions "Up for Grabs" Heading Into 2016 Elections: Lee Hamilton '52

July 15, 2015

As the 2016 election cycle kicks into gear, "the country is not in a sunny mood, Lee Hamilton, a longtime Democratic congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Common Spaces and Commonplaces

July 14, 2015

This summer, members of the DePauw community have filled the Percy Lavon Julian Science & Mathematics Center atrium to share lunch – and research. Forty-five... Read More

Lisa Wallace '06 Promoted to Sr. Communications Manager at Visit Indy

July 14, 2015

Lisa Wallace, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to senior communications manager, conventions & meetings at Visit Indy.  The organization... Read More

Provocative Art of Guerrilla Girls On Display at Peeler Center, Sept. 3 - Dec. 11

July 13, 2015

Also: New Media Artist & Physicist Combine for 'Mediation,' at Peeler Center Aug. 26 - Oct. 14 DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center will present... Read More

Lilly Center Featured in Athletic Business Magazine

July 12, 2015

"The Lilly Center at DePauw University was expanded and renovated as the first of a three-phase process to address the university’s top priorities related... Read More

Wall Street Journal Appoints Jason Anders '93 Business Editor

July 11, 2015

Jason M. Anders, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed business editor of the Wall Street Journal. A 17-year veteran of the newspaper... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Featured in Young Black Entrepreneur

July 10, 2015

"I get a charge out of supporting my own," Ed Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, tells Young Black Entrepreneur.  The founder of From Afros... Read More

Article on "Summer Rush to Replace TV Actors" Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

July 10, 2015

A Los Angeles Times article, which examines "a frenzy of tinkering" in some fall TV shows, includes comments from a DePauw University professor. The newspaper's... Read More

Joe Rogowski '00 is Director of Physiology and Research for National Basketball Players Association

July 9, 2015

Joe Rogowski, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been named director of physiology and research for the National Basketball Players Association... Read More

Incoming First-Year Students Volunteer to Enhance Greencastle Community Center

July 9, 2015

"In (an) effort to reboot the mostly dormant Family Youth and Community Development Program (FYCDP), DePauw University students donated time at the Dr... Read More

Mayor Names Caroline Ruhl '74 to Search Committee

July 8, 2015

Caroline I. Ruhl, president of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by Davenport, Iowa Mayor Bill Gluba to a... Read More

Attorney Craig Queen '87 Joins Ginzkey Law Office

July 7, 2015

Craig D. Queen, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ginzkey Law Office in Bloomington, Illinois. Queen will handle personal injury litigation... Read More

Barron's Profile of Nation's Top Financial Advisors Cites David Singer '91

July 6, 2015

"Joe Evelo likes to hire recent college graduates. He appreciates their high energy and trainability -- but he’s also found the youngsters nudge him into... Read More

New Media Artist & Physicist Combine for 'Mediation,' at Peeler Center Aug. 26 - Oct. 14

July 6, 2015

Also: See “Capturing Fame: Photographs and Prints by Andy Warhol,” Through July 26 “Mediation,” an exhibition of work by new media artist Claudia Esslinger... Read More

Mary Thoits '48, "The Peter Pan of Long Beach," Turns 92

July 5, 2015

"Mary Thoits may be 92 in calendar years, but she’s really the Peter Pan of Long Beach," reports that California city's Press-Telegram. "As the dynamic... Read More

Peter Curts '06 Appointed Pastor of Indiana Church

July 4, 2015

Peter H. Curts, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is the new pastor at Indiana's Yorktown United Methodist Church. "Curts previously served at the... Read More

New Nonprofit COO Tiffany O'Donnell '91 Offers 'Five Step Program for Re-Invention"

July 3, 2015

"Habits don't make you better. They reinforce where you are. So what happens when your job becomes a habit?," asks Tiffany O'Donnell.  The 1991 DePauw... Read More

Anchor Change Gives NBC an Opportunity to Create "Real Impact," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 2, 2015

Calling NBC's decisions to make Lester Holt the anchor of the Nightly News and send Brian Williams "to Siberia (MSNBC)" the right moves, Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Brand, New Trophy

July 1, 2015

Members of DePauw’s Management Fellows Program left Procter & Gamble’s headquarters with invaluable experience. And a big shiny trophy. Kevin Coquillette... Read More

Prof. Anne Harris Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs

July 1, 2015

DePauw University President Brian W. Casey today announced that he has appointed Anne F. Harris, Johnson Family University Professor and Professor of Art... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 Promoted to CEO at Strand Life Sciences

July 1, 2015

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has today been appointed chief executive officer of Strand Life Sciences, a global genomic profiling... Read More

Cynthia Vernon '76 is COO of Monterey Bay Aquarium

July 1, 2015

Cynthia L. Vernon, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief operating officer of California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. "With the aquarium... Read More

Study Overseen by Vernon Jordan '57 Finds CIA's Diversity Efforts Lacking

June 30, 2015

"The CIA has consistently failed to promote minorities into its leadership ranks and progress in building diversity at the top of the spy agency has largely... Read More

HS Baseball Coach Bob Kyle '78 Leads Team to First-Ever State Championship

June 30, 2015

"You don't realize it, then you'll be driving down the road and you'll think about what you've done and realize you're state champs," says Bob Kyle, the... Read More