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Jenny Vance '00 Joins PERQ as Executive VP, Sales

May 5, 2016

Jenny Vance, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined PERQ, a marketing technology and advertising company, as executive vice president, sales... Read More

Rams Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras '92 Among "Winners" of NFL Draft

May 4, 2016

Rob Boras, offensive coordinator for the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "winners" of... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 to Address IU's Baccalaureate

May 3, 2016

Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, will speak at Indiana University's Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser '65 Announces Retirement

May 2, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has announced he will be retiring effective July 31.  Prosser has... Read More

First-Year Student Featured in Teach For America Magazine

May 1, 2016

"The year has tested her both academically and socially," notes One Day, the magazine of Teach For America, in an article on Janeya Cunningham, who "is... Read More

Sophomore Chelsea Conard Wins Boren Scholarship, Will Study in China

April 30, 2016

DePauw University sophomore Chelsea F. Conard will study in China having been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship. Sponsored by the National Security... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Escapism" of a Summer Staple, the Superhero Movie

April 29, 2016

"The superhero movies are, indeed, very similar, unimaginative and ridiculously filled with special effects and explosions," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Prof. Michelle McKeown '03 and Wendy Robinson '73 Named to ISTEP Review Panel

April 29, 2016

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today appointed Michelle McKeown, part-time assistant professor of education studies at DePauw and 2003 graduate of the University... Read More

ESPN Promotes Jill Frederickson '92 to VP of SportsCenter & News Editorial Operations

April 29, 2016

Jill Frederickson, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN, where she... Read More

Actor David Cryer '58 Among Initial Inductees Into New 'Wall of Fame'

April 28, 2016

David Cryer, an actor who has appeared on Broadway and television and films, is among the inaugural class of the Fifth Third Bank Wall of Fame in Findlay... Read More

Sophomore to Appear on Fox's Kelly File Tonight

April 27, 2016

"Michael Froedge, a 2014 New Castle High School graduate, is slated to be on the national Fox News program, The Kelly File, from 9-10 p.m. tonight as part... Read More

Alex Thompson '12 & Henry Johnston '14 Screen King Rat, Which Was Filmed On Campus, Monday Evening

April 27, 2016

The DePauw University and Greencastle communities will have a special opportunity to see and discuss a feature film that was shot in the shadow of East... Read More

"Unbelievable" Coach Brad Stevens '99 Profiled by ESPN.com

April 26, 2016

"He's unbelievable in how he carries himself,'' Gregg Popovich, head coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, says of Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University... Read More

'City Building' is Ambitious, But, In the End, Artificial: Prof. Glen Kuecker

April 26, 2016

The parent company of Google parent, Alphabet Inc., and its urban technology-focused subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs, may "delve into an ambitious new arena:... Read More

DePauw and Putnam County Students Collaborate on Annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare, May 7

April 26, 2016

DePauw Theatre’s 2015-16 season closes with the annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare on Saturday, May 7 in Moore Theatre, located in the Green Center... Read More

Senior Craig Carter is Awarded DePauw's 2016 Walker Cup

April 25, 2016

Craig R. Carter is the 2016 recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to the University community during... Read More

Kristie McIntyre '89 Back on DC's WRQX

April 25, 2016

Kristie McIntyre, a 1989 DePauw University graduate known to friends at her alma mater as Kristie Weimar, has rejoined Washington, D.C.'s WRQX/Mix 107... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Shelby Guzzetta '14 to Teach in Poland

April 25, 2016

Shelby (Beasley) Guzzetta, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Poland as the recipient of an... Read More

Example of His DePauw Professors Has Guided Entrepreneur Don Daseke '61

April 24, 2016

Don R. Daseke, the entrepreneurial 1961 DePauw University graduate who owns nine trucking companies, "comes to the industry with an eclectic work background... Read More

Tom Walsh '68 Appointed to Armed Forces Benefit Association Board

April 23, 2016

Thomas "Tom" W. Walsh, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA). "His... Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Joins LittleThings as Senior VP

April 22, 2016

Chris McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing, at LittleThings, which bills itself... Read More

"Public Education Has to be the Great Equalizer," Arne Duncan Says in Ubben Lecture at DePauw

April 21, 2016

"We have one common goal, that's academic excellence, and one common enemy, and that's academic failure," Arne Duncan, the former U.S. Secretary of Education... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Coverage of Trump Campaign on TV's O'Reilly Factor

April 21, 2016

"The campaign coverage has been fascinating to watch," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said on tonight's edition of... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Receives Fulbright Lecturer Award

April 20, 2016

Eugene Gloria, professor of English at DePauw University, has received a Fulbright Lecturer Award to travel to Manila, Philippines, where he will be hosted... Read More

Learning from the Past

April 19, 2016

The deliberations lasted a month.  Wanli, emperor of China, had listened patiently to the advice of the imperial academy as each member made a case for... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 Wins Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 19, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a 2016 Golden... Read More

U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman '90 to be Formally Sworn In Wednesday

April 18, 2016

"The investiture ceremony for the newest magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will take place this week in... Read More

Longtime Eli Lilly Executive Newt Crenshaw '85 Named President of Young Life

April 18, 2016

Newton F. "Newt" Crenshaw, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Young Life.  Crenshaw, currently vice president of oncology... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) to Perform at Common Ground Musical Festival

April 18, 2016

Kid Quill, known to fellow DePauw University students as Mitch Brown, has been added to the lineup of the Common Ground Music Festival, which takes place... Read More

Justin Agrelo '13 Will Teach in Argentina with Fulbright Award

April 18, 2016

Justin Agrelo, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Argentina after receiving an English Teaching... Read More

New Yorker Examines 'Barbara Kingsolver ('77), Barack Obama, and the Monarch Butterfly'

April 17, 2016

"Back in February, the Obama Administration committed $3.2 million toward saving the monarch butterfly," begins an article in the New Yorker. "Environmental... Read More

David McMillin '06, Big in Lithuania, Launches New Album with Fort Frances

April 16, 2016

"We somehow built a fan base there without even realizing it," says singer-songwriter David McMillin of the surprising success his band, Fort Frances,... Read More

Prof. Humberto Barreto Publishes Teaching Macroeconomics with Microsoft Excel

April 15, 2016

Humberto Barreto, Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University, is the author of Teaching Macroeconomics... Read More

Sophomore Robert Sherman to Spend Summer Broadcasting Kenosha Kingfish Games

April 14, 2016

"The Kenosha Kingfish are pleased to announce the return of radio broadcaster, Robert Sherman, to the broadcast booth this upcoming summer," notes an announcement... Read More

A Civil War Treasure

April 13, 2016

A 700-page Civil War diary written by James Riley Weaver was given recently to DePauw Archives and Special Collections. Not only is it a unique piece of... Read More

A Rising Star in Gotham

April 13, 2016

When you’re closing down a bar with an old friend, there’s nothing inherently seedy or scandalous about the final darkling hour before last call. So let... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Senior Hattie Blair to South Korea

April 13, 2016

DePauw University senior Hattie E. Blair is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and... Read More

Nation's "Free Speech Principle" is Threatened in This Election Year, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 12, 2016

"The inflammatory rhetoric, protests and disruption of political rallies in this election year have raised questions about how the First Amendment protections... Read More

Sunday's 'WaterMusic' to Showcase Music, Art & Community Activism

April 12, 2016

On Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the DePauw University Choirs and DePauw Percussion Ensemble will be joined by Professors Sarah Lee and Jeanette Pope, student... Read More

Frank Patton '15 Promoted at Old National Bank

April 12, 2016

Frank W. Patton III,  a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to portfolio manager at Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana. Patton... Read More

Prof. Laura Pollom '99 Receives HS Alma Mater's Neale M. Shank Award

April 11, 2016

Laura (Hudson) Pollom, professor of communication at Concordia University Chicago and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Concordia... Read More

Steve Hollar '89 and Other Hoosiers Notables Reunite for Fundraiser

April 10, 2016

As the Indianapolis Star reports today, "key contributors to both the Hoosiers movie and the 1954 Milan team that inspired the movie gathered Saturday... Read More

Works of Senior Studio Art Majors On Display at Peeler Center, April 15 - May 21

April 8, 2016

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 15... Read More

Dean Raj Bellani Appointed Assistant to the President at Denison University

April 7, 2016

Rajesh “Raj” N. Bellani, who has served as dean of experiential learning and career planning at DePauw University since July 2012, has been appointed assistant... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Discusses American Idol's End & Impact on Canada's CBC

April 7, 2016

Part of the success of American Idol, which ends a highly successful 15-year run on network television tonight, is that "the average viewer had a fascination... Read More

Madeline Hawk '16 to Teach in South Korea with Fulbright Award

April 7, 2016

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

Richard Reck '71 Joins Tribune Publishing Board

April 6, 2016

Richard A. Reck, founder and President of Business Strategy Advisors LLC and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors... Read More

"Momentum is Hard to Maintain," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76 as American Idol Wraps Up

April 5, 2016

"Like everything else in pop culture, momentum is hard to maintain," says Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University.  He is quoted in... Read More

Washington State Assistant Football Coach JaMarcus Shephard '05 "Brings Passion to the Game"

April 4, 2016

A feature on JaMarcus Shephard, inside receivers coach at Washington State University, notes,  "Many football coaches coach with passion. Shephard coaches... Read More

Three Student-Written Plays to be Presented, April 14-17

April 3, 2016

Three original plays written by DePauw University students will be presented by DePauw Theatre from April 14 through 17. They include The Parable of the... Read More

Author Cathy Day '91 to Speak at UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday

April 2, 2016

Cathy Day, author of The Circus in Winter and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will present a public lecture at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington... Read More

Sydney Cason '16 & Maritza Mestre '14 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

March 31, 2016

Sydney E. Cason, a DePauw senior, and Maritza J. Mestre, a 2014 graduate of the University, have both been awarded awards from the National Science Foundation's... Read More

There's Plenty of "Madness" Associated with NCAA Basketball Tournament, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2016

Pointing to the "super-hype" surrounding the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Jeff McCall asks, "One must wonder whether this is a basketball... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 is Finalist for Golden Apple Teaching Award

March 31, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as a finalist... Read More

David Barrett '94 Co-Authors Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness

March 30, 2016

David C. Barrett, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness... Read More

Magazine Features Rev. Van Moody '02

March 29, 2016

"The Rev. Van Moody has mastered the art of transformation. He's a change artist, a Houdini on a Harley," begins a feature in the current edition of Birmingham... Read More

Retired Prof. Dave Bohmer '69 Continues Work on Biography of Baseball Legend Ford Frick '15

March 29, 2016

"As a retirement project, David Bohmer, Ph.D., who taught a course at DePauw University on baseball history, is writing the first biography of Noble County... Read More

Prof. Clarissa Peterson Honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

March 29, 2016

Clarissa L. Peterson, Frank L. Hall Professor of Political Science and director of Africana Studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2016... Read More

Hunter Sego '19 Represents DePauw in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign

March 28, 2016

Hunter W. Sego ’19 has spent most of his life raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes, and he hopes that his latest efforts will place him on center court... Read More

Attorney Colin Munro '71 Joins Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

March 28, 2016

Colin D. Munro II, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the New York City office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle as counsel. Munro's... Read More

Shelley Hunter '88 is Executive VP of College Mentors for Kids

March 26, 2016

Shelley M. Hunter, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president of College Mentors for Kids. The Indianapolis-based... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Receives Cybersecurity Excellence Award

March 25, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Government Services and a 1979 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Company Led by Vicki Bohlsen '87 Strives to be "A Force for Good"

March 23, 2016

"Vicki Bohlsen was poised to make a difference following her graduation from DePauw University," begins an article in Bizvoice, the magazine of the Indiana... Read More

Newspaper Spotlights McDermond Center's April 9 Entrepreneurship Showcase

March 22, 2016

"The young entrepreneur behind Greencastle's successful Myers' Market venture will be one of the guest speakers when the DePauw University McDermond Center... Read More

Brian Spilbeler '03 Oversees Award-Winning High School Radio Station

March 21, 2016

"I think that they are really dedicated to covering the different events and programs that will help listeners get a better sense of their community,"... Read More

Author Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Returns to DePauw for April 3 Event

March 20, 2016

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University and winner of the 2012 Autumn House Fiction Prize, will return to her alma mater on April 3. ... Read More

US Influence Crucial in "Increasingly Interconnected World," Write Lee Hamilton '52 & Richard Lugar

March 19, 2016

"As the co-chairs of the Indiana Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, we believe that in an increasingly interconnected world,... Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Arne Duncan Aims to Improve Opportunities for Chicago Youth

March 18, 2016

"Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Education Secretary three months ago, announced Thursday that he is turning his attention to tackling the entangled... Read More

Sudhir Mehta '91 Elected Chair of Confederation of Indian Industry's Western Region

March 18, 2016

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

Bob Bever '75 to be Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

March 16, 2016

Bob Bever,  an attorney with Boston Bever Klinge Cross & Chidester and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into Junior Achievement of... Read More

Prof. Harry Brown to Address Local Heritage Preservation Society

March 15, 2016

Harry Brown, associate professor and chair of English at DePauw University, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Heritage Preservation... Read More

Jennifer Bott '98 Named Dean of Ball State's Miller College of Business

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Bott, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed dean of Ball State University's Miller College of Business. Bott has served as... Read More

Prof. Andy Cullison in Nation's Capital to Present to National Humanities Alliance

March 14, 2016

Andrew M. Cullison, Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw and 2001 graduate of the University, is in Washington, D... Read More

Court of Appeals to Hold Public Session at DePauw, March 31

March 13, 2016

On Thursday, March 31, DePauw University students, faculty and staff, and those in Putnam County community will again have an opportunity to see firsthand... Read More

Colorado Broadcasters Association Honors Dan Lucero '08

March 12, 2016

Dan Lucero, sports director for Media Logic Radio's KSTC/KATR in Sterling, Colorado, and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2015... Read More

Dee Seketa '81, Who Served DePauw for 27 Years and Taught Biology, Dies at Age 83

March 11, 2016

Delores "Dee" J. Seketa, retired supervisor of laboratories with rank of instructor in biology at DePauw University, died February 24 at Dover Union Hospital... Read More

Dr. Stephen Strup '84 Discusses "Hits Below the Belt" with ESPN.com

March 11, 2016

An ESPN.com article takes a look at what seem to be increasing incidents in the NBA of "hits below the belt."  The story includes analysis from a 1984... Read More

John Cassady '91 Named VP at National Rural Electric Cooperation Association

March 11, 2016

John M. Cassady, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of legislative affairs within the government relations department... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Trustee James G. Stewart '64

March 10, 2016

James “Jim” G. Stewart, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University and a member of his alma mater's Board of Trustees since 2003, died Saturday, March 5, at... Read More

Forbes Spotlights Game Developed by Steve Robinson '04

March 10, 2016

A game developed by Steve Robinson, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in Forbes.  His creation, Jobstacles, is described as "an Apples... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Gary Swanson, Who Taught Communication at DePauw in the 1990s

March 9, 2016

"After making his name around the world as an acclaimed broadcaster, photographer, educator and speaker, Gary Swanson has a new place to call home: Ellwood... Read More

TV Anchor Kristen Nicole '04 Joining Chicago's WFLD

March 8, 2016

Kristen Nichole Pflum, a 2004 DePauw University who is known professionally as Kristen Nicole, is the new weekend anchor for WFLD/Fox 32's Good Day Chicago... Read More

Mark McCoy Named DePauw University's 20th President

March 7, 2016

DePauw University’s Board of Trustees today unanimously selected D. Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw School of Music since August 2011, as president of DePauw... Read More

Jim Karozos '82 Joins Newmark Knight Frank Halakar as Sr. VP

March 7, 2016

Jim Karozos, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Newmark Knight Frank Halakar as senior vice president.  Based in Indianapolis, the company... Read More

Ian Daniel '04 & Ellen Page Collaborate on New TV Show

March 6, 2016

Ian Daniel, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is co-creator (with his best friend, actress Ellen Page) of the new Viceland cable television documenary... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Calls on DePauw Students, the Next Generation of Leaders, to "Make This Country Work"

March 6, 2016

"As I've gotten older, I'm less concerned with whether you're a Republican or a Democrat," Lee Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Tavis Smiley to Deliver Address to Class of 2016 at DePauw's 177th Commencement

March 4, 2016

Tavis Smiley -- whose nightly interviews with the world's top leaders, thinkers and artists make him an important voice in the American conversation --... Read More

New Viceland Cable Network Will Face Challenges, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 4, 2016

"Gaycation, a reality travelogue about LGBT people all over the world, is one of the inaugural offerings from Viceland, the network that digital journalism... Read More

Prof. Larry Stimpert Named President of Hampden-Sydney College

March 3, 2016

John Lawrence "Larry" Stimpert, Joseph Percival "Perk" Allen III University Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University, has been appointed... Read More

"It's Fun," Says Bret Baier '92 as He Prepares to Moderate His Third Presidential Debate of the Season

March 3, 2016

In Detroit, where he's preparing to moderate his third presidential debate of Campaign 2016, Bret Baier says, "It’s fun. I’m not a professional athlete... Read More

Dana Ferguson '14 Interviewed on ESPN

March 2, 2016

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, was interviewed by ESPN in a story... Read More

Bret Baier '92 to Keynote University of Mobile Leadership Banquet

March 2, 2016

Bret Baier, chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote address at the 11th annual University... Read More

Ben Farris '01 Named Managing Director at Lincoln International

March 1, 2016

Benjamin M. Farris, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to managing director of Lincoln International, a leading global, mid-market... Read More

Video of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Dunking Goes Viral

February 29, 2016

"The Boston Celtics got an impressive dunk on Sunday -- from their coach," begins a nationally distributed Associated Press story. "Brad Stevens was shagging... Read More

Rev. Kate Smanik Quoted in Article on Increase in Muslim Student Advisers

February 29, 2016

"A growing number of Minnesota private campuses are enlisting Muslim student advisers as their Muslim enrollment has sometimes doubled or tripled in recent... Read More

Former US Education Secretary Arne Duncan Coming to DePauw for April 21 Ubben Lecture

February 29, 2016

Link to Live Webcast Arne Duncan -- the second longest-serving member of the Obama administration and described by Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post... Read More

Article on Water Quality Turns to Geosciences Prof. Jeane Pope

February 28, 2016

"When you fill a drinking glass, do you know what’s in the water?," asks a story in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.  Nick Hedrick writes, "There are nutritional... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Here Thursday

February 28, 2016

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who has been called "Mr. Integrity" by Newsweek, will return to campus on Thursday, March 3.  The... Read More

Loads of Shows, But Very Little Quality: Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on TV in 2016

February 27, 2016

"The critically acclaimed television drama of the early 1960s, Naked City, concluded each episode with the narrator proclaiming: 'There are 8 million stories... Read More

Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 Returns March 16 for Concert & Talk

February 26, 2016

Chicago-based singer-songwriter David McMillin, a 2006 DePauw University graduate, will return to Greencastle for a Performing Arts Series concert on Wednesday... Read More