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Jeff Roth '08 Inducted Into HS Athletic Hall of Fame

September 25, 2012

Jeff Roth, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has been inducted into the the Summit Country Day School Athletic Hall of Fame. Roth and three others... Read More

Hollywood Premiere

September 25, 2012

Alex Thompson ’12 cried when he read the email. Then he got to work. The news meant his script was one step closer to being produced, but what had been... Read More

"Crazy Hooks" are Driving Campaign Coverage: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 25, 2012

Speaking to the Arizona Republic about how media outlets have handled the 2012 presidential campaign, Jeffrey M. McCall states, "The coverage is characterized... Read More

Amy Holthouse '91 Named President & CEO of Chamber of Commerce

September 25, 2012

Amy Holthouse, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and CEO of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce. Indiana's Richmond... Read More

Chris Burton '09 Featured in Indianapolis Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

September 24, 2012

Chris Burton, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast members in the Garfield Shakespeare Company's fall production of A Midsummer Night's... Read More

Dave Bohmer '69 Talks Baseball with the Indianapolis Star

September 23, 2012

Dave Bohmer, director of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and Media Fellows Program at DePauw University, is among three members of the Indianapolis-based... Read More

CNBC Preview of Presidential Debates Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 23, 2012

"With the debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney just days away, there's another debate of sorts surrounding these prime-time political... Read More

Brian Hicks '00 is Director of Corporate Development at Vectren

September 22, 2012

Brian T. Hicks, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC) as a director of corporate development. He comes to the energy-holding... Read More

Prof. Debby Geis to Deliver Centennial Lecture at U of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School

September 21, 2012

Deborah R. Geis, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will return to her alma mater, the University of Michigan, to deliver a lecture to... Read More

Prof. Jeff Hansen's ('86) 'Sweet and Savory Science' Course Featured in Magazine

September 20, 2012

College classes with titles like "The Chemistry of Cooking ... have been popping up around the country, bolstered by the success of cooking shows like... Read More

A History Rich and Bold

September 20, 2012

Associate Professor of English David Alvarez has a story you can share the next time you join a friend for coffee. The favorite beverage of early risers... Read More

PGA Tour VP Tim Benton '87 Announces New Event

September 20, 2012

Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will host of the Hotel Fitness Championship, one of the four Web.com Tour Finals events. Tim Benton, vice... Read More

Dan Hendricks '70 Named VP for Advancement at U of North Alabama

September 20, 2012

Daniel L. Hendricks, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for university advancement at the University of North Alabama... Read More

Junior is One of Four Indiana Students to Receive Weldon Scholarships

September 19, 2012

DePauw University junior Branko Bibic is among four Indiana college students who have been selected for receive awards from The H. Kent Weldon Scholarship... Read More

Laura Ann Johnson '08 Stars in The Last Five Years

September 19, 2012

Laura Ann Johnson, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-star of the Old Town Playhouse's production of the two-person musical, The Last Five... Read More

David Christman '00 Promoted to CIO of Oak Street Funding

September 18, 2012

David T. Christman,a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to chief information officer of Oak Street Funding. Christman joined the firm... Read More

2012-13 DePauw Theatre Season Opens with Into the Woods

September 18, 2012

In Into the Woods, DePauw Theatre’s first production of the 2012-13 season, audiences are met with familiar fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Discusses Ethics of Government-Aided News Publication

September 17, 2012

"Once a month, a free print publication gets delivered to mailboxes, coffee shops and libraries across the mid-Atlantic with the latest news about how... Read More

Matt Welch '11 Aligns with North-American Interfraternity Conference

September 16, 2012

Matt Welch, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the North-American Interfraternity Conference as coordinator of IFC Services. The newly-created... Read More

'Professor/Entrepreneur' Dave Berque Featured in Science

September 15, 2012

"My computer science classes are better because I can bring in my own experiences from my work," DePauw University Professor Dave Berque tells Science... Read More

Alli Mousel '12 Published in Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

September 13, 2012

The work of Allison M. Mousel, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has been published in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. Mousel's... Read More

Jamie Boyer '00 Elected President of Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

September 12, 2012

Jamie L. Boyer, a partner in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, "has been elected president of the Women Lawyers... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Discusses Campaign '12 with Washington Times

September 12, 2012

"Where’s the optimism, where’s the simplicity of the candidates message in this year’s race?," asks Dan Quayle in a conversation with the Washington Times... Read More

Jon Cripe '12 to Conduct Research in Germany Through DAAD Scholarship

September 11, 2012

Jonathan D. Cripe, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to Speak at Indiana State U, September 20

September 9, 2012

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served for more than three decades in the U.S. House of Representatives and later co-chaired the... Read More

Kim Allen '88 Teaching at NC's Roseleaf Academy

September 8, 2012

Kim (Allee) Allen, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the staff at Roseleaf Academy in Farmville, North Carolina. Allen "will teach history-literature... Read More

Michael Engle '11 is Wide Receivers Coach at Bryant University

September 7, 2012

"Michael Engle graduated from DePauw University in the spring of 2011 with a degree in political science and future plans to advance his studies in law... Read More

Portland Buzzing Over November Visit by Barbara Kingsolver '77

September 6, 2012

"When the Portland Arts & Lectures organizers ask subscribers who they'd like to hear, Barbara Kingsolver is always near the top of the list," notes the... Read More

Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts at Peeler Art Center, September 7 - December 7

September 6, 2012

Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts, an exhibition of mixed media installations portraying a new realm of artistic expression through exploration of the... Read More

Ethics and Children's Literature

September 5, 2012

It has produced the widest-read books of all time, countless blockbuster film adaptations, and even took a prime spot in the opening ceremony at the 2012... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Address dbAccess 2012 Technology Conference

September 5, 2012

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Angie's List (Nasdaq:ANGI) and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, "will present to the investment... Read More

Differences are Important, But "Unity is Indispensable" as Nation's Problems are Addressed: Lee Hamilton '52  

September 4, 2012

"It has been apparent almost since the beginning that our nation's welfare rides on how well political leaders balance the needs of the country against... Read More

Senior's "Incredible Experiences" at DePauw Detailed in Hometown Newspaper

September 2, 2012

"What I have enjoyed most about college are the relationships I have formed with classmates, staff, and the faculty at DePauw," Amanda R. Brinkman tells... Read More

The Bare Facts of TV Study Discourage Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 1, 2012

"Unless you attend Prince Harry parties in Vegas or belong to a nudist colony, odds are you seldom see naked bodies parading around as you go through your... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Quoted in AP Report on bin Laden Book Coverage

September 1, 2012

"CBS News is disguising the identity of a retired Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden so it can protect 'an American... Read More

Getting Their Hands Dirty

August 31, 2012

Danica R. Andersen ‘15 and Kathleen M. Raymond-Judy ‘15 just ended their first summer break from college. It ended up not being much of a break at all... Read More

Astronaut Joe Allen '59 to Speak at Miami U Next Week

August 31, 2012

"Space shuttle astronaut Joe Allen will share his experiences from taking part in two space shuttle missions and serving on the backup crew for Apollo... Read More

Kathy Locke '85 Opens Photography Studio

August 29, 2012

"After four years of using the third floor of the Madden Art Center as a studio, Kathy Locke opened a storefront on Merchant Street for her Child’s Play... Read More

Julie Bieszczat '95 Named President of Barney Enterprises

August 28, 2012

Julie Bieszczat. a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president of Barney Enterprises. Bieszczat joined the Crown Point, Indiana-based... Read More

Struggles of NBC's Tonight Show Draw Comment from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 27, 2012

"As the No. 1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, The Tonight Show has been vital to NBC's fortunes," writes Scott Collins in today's edition... Read More

Keira Amstutz '91 One of Indy's 'New Guard'

August 27, 2012

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the "emergent leaders" of Indianapolis, writes... Read More

Political Conventions More Show Than Substance, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells LA Times

August 26, 2012

"There is so little news being made now at the conventions," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Los Angeles... Read More

Public Tasked with Determining if News Coverage is Fair, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 25, 2012

Twenty-five years ago this month, the Federal Communications Commission stopped enforcing the Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to provide... Read More

Colin Doran '11 is Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Concord U

August 23, 2012

Colin Doran, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Concord University's football program as a graduate assistant coach. He rejoins former Tiger... Read More

Drew Powell '98 Has Recurring Role on The Mentalist

August 22, 2012

Drew Powell joins the cast of the CBS series The Mentalist this fall in a recurring role as FBI agent Reede Smith. The first episode to include Powell... Read More

Will Roess '79 Joins Heapy Engineering

August 20, 2012

William J. Roess, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Heapy Engineering in Kettering, Ohio, as planning services leader. "Roess is a planning... Read More

Former Prof. Nic Pizzolatto is Force Behind New HBO Show

August 19, 2012

"With the screen rights to his first novel sold to Paramount and production of a two-year series with HBO well under way, author Nic Pizzolatto is on the... Read More

Faculty Art Exhibition at Peeler Center, August 22 - October 12

August 18, 2012

The work of the art faculty of DePauw University will be on display at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center, August 22 through October 12. The 2012 faculty... Read More

Beyond the Borders

August 17, 2012

Five films from Spain and Latin America – including an Oscar-nominated animated feature – will be shown on campus this fall. The Spanish Film Club series... Read More

New Worlds

August 17, 2012

Barely removed from their high school graduations, members of Servicio en las Américas found themselves boarding an airplane to Ecuador. It was a sudden... Read More

Prof. Nancy Davis Co-Authors Claiming Society for God

August 17, 2012

Nancy J. Davis, professor emerita of sociology at DePauw University, is co-author of Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare.... Read More

Scott Kroeger '98 Elected Shareholder of Lutz Technology

August 16, 2012

Scott M. Kroeger, director of sales and operations at Lutz Software Solutions, an affiliate of Lutz & Company, has been elected a shareholder of the company... Read More

"Local Diplomat" Linda Lyon '65 Profiled; Recalls "Incredible" College Experience  

August 16, 2012

"Every child goes through stages of what they want to be when they grow up. Whether it is a firefighter, a police officer, a teacher or a movie star, the... Read More

Presidential Candidates Dodging Important Issues, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

August 15, 2012

According to Lee Hamilton, former congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "what is good for a presidential campaign is not always good for... Read More

Amy Irby-Shasanmi '05 Receives ASA Minority Fellowship

August 15, 2012

Amy Irby-Shasanmi, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a 2012-13 American Sociological Association Minority Fellow. Currently working... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Presents September 20 Poetry Reading

August 14, 2012

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his new book of poems, My Favorite Warlord, at a Thursday, September... Read More

Turkish Newspaper Shows DePauw Team Contributing to Archaeological Project

August 13, 2012

The contributions of a DePauw University professor and two of his students to a research project in Turkey are featured in a video posted at the website... Read More

Dianna Boyce '88 Aligns with Finish Line

August 12, 2012

Dianna Boyce, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, is the new senior director of corporate communications at Finish Line. Boyce served as director of... Read More

Affectiva Names Mary Meeker '81 Board Observer

August 11, 2012

Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a board observer by Affectiva, a Massachusetts-based... Read More

Rob Johnson '90 On Hand as Two Former DePauw Faculty Members are Recognized

August 10, 2012

Two of the founding members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) -- former DePauw University faculty members Nathaniel... Read More

Fulbright Recipient Paul Johnson '04 Profiled in Hometown Newspaper

August 10, 2012

"I've always had an interest in academics and learning as much as possible," Paul Michael Johnson, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, tells the Frankfort... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 to Host Nationally Syndicated TV Show

August 9, 2012

Scott Rasmussen, pollster and 1986 graduate of DePauw University, will launch a new, nationally syndicated television show next month. What America Thinks... Read More

Work of Prof. Chris White Among The Best Ten-Minute Plays

August 8, 2012

A short play by Chris White, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is included in a newly-published anthology, The Best Ten-Minute Plays... Read More

Computer Science a "Promising Field" for Female Students, Prof. Gloria Townsend Says in Nationally Syndicated Article

August 6, 2012

An article that appeared in a number of newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, asks, "It’s clear women aren’t pursuing technology... Read More

Principal Judith Steinberg '82 Takes Reins of Pennsylvania Elementary School

August 6, 2012

"I knew I’d be in education since I was in elementary school," says Judith Steinberg, who is the new principal at Gwynedd Square Elementary School in Lansdale... Read More

Viewers Fed Up With "Dumbed-Down" TV Newscasts, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 4, 2012

"A recent Gallup survey reports Americans are increasingly frustrated with the quality of television news," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Jess McCuan '00 Joins Asheville Citizen-Times as Editor of New Section

August 3, 2012

Jessica M. "Jess" McCuan, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the staff of North Carolina's Asheville Citizen-Times and is editor of the newspaper's... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Returns to Campus September 28 as 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture

August 2, 2012

Link to Webcast Angie Hicks Bowman, founder of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma mater on Friday, September... Read More

Project 35 On View at DePauw's Peeler Art Center, August 22 - December 14

August 1, 2012

Project 35, an evolving exhibition of video works, will be on exhibit at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center, August 22 through December 14... Read More

Forbes Profiles "Superstar" Mary Meeker '81

July 30, 2012

Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, "has played a key role in Kleiner’s bid to restore its... Read More

Resignation of CNN Chief Draws Reaction from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 28, 2012

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution article reporting the resignation of the worldwide president of CNN, Jim Walton, includes analysis from Jeff McCall, professor... Read More

Prof. Amy Hayes Lends Talents to Nebraska Repertory Theatre Production

July 28, 2012

"Amy Hayes had been on the Howell Theatre stage before, but not in 20 years," begins a story in Nebraska's Lincoln Journal Star. "Hayes, who earned a master... Read More

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. to Speak at 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference

July 27, 2012

"Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin, special effects creator Raymond F. Harryhausen and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee will be recognized with the... Read More

Published

July 26, 2012

Lucy Hang La ’15 wants to learn more about the American education system and thinks that Indiana is a good place to start. Last spring, she took it upon... Read More

Mark Hiemenz '97 Named Women's Soccer Coach at Hastings College

July 25, 2012

Mark J. Hiemenz, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the new women's soccer coach at Hastings College in Nebraska. He comes to post, which... Read More

Hugh Finson '69 Appointed Illinois Circuit Court Judge

July 25, 2012

William H. "Hugh" Finson, an attorney and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as resident circuit... Read More

Children's Book by Carolyn Mueller '09 Featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

July 25, 2012

"The part-time keeper in the children’s zoo is combining two loves: teaching about the animals, plus writing and drawing," notes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch... Read More

Newspaper Story on Golf Notes Tim Mundy '80

July 23, 2012

"Tim Mundy excelled in basketball and to boot helped Terre Haute North to an IHSAA baseball state championship," notes a story in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star... Read More

Congress Stymied by "Partisan Polarization": Lee Hamilton '52

July 22, 2012

"Congress, unlike the country at large, is noxiously partisan," declares Lee Hamilton in a newspaper op-ed. The veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of... Read More

Child Psychologist Matt Hertenstein Offers Advice to Parents

July 21, 2012

"Although punching a pillow or stomping his feet may seem like a reasonable way for your child to blow off steam, a study published in the Personality... Read More

J. Nichols '89 to Keynote Colorado 'Green Summit'

July 20, 2012

"Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the 'Green Summit: Blending Business & The Environment,' a daylong conference... Read More

Mitch Strobl '12 Joins Kalkomey Enterprises

July 20, 2012

Mitch Strobl, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kalkomey Enterprises as specialist of business development and communications. Kalkomey... Read More

Bob Vedder '66 Inducted Into Florida Press Association Hall of Fame

July 19, 2012

"Bob Vedder, retired publisher of the Venice Gondolier Sun, received another in a string of honors from his peers in the news business: He was inducted... Read More

Jeffrey Hartzell '98 Practicing Orthopaedic Surgery in Arkansas

July 19, 2012

Jeffrey L. Hartzell, M.D., a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is now practicing orthopaedic surgery at the newly-established Jonesboro (Arkansas) Orthopaedics... Read More

Patron of Travelers

July 17, 2012

This spring, Brooklyn, N.Y., native Hermes R. Grullon ’13 was one of 20 undergraduates nationally to receive a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign... Read More

Prize-Winning Polar Bear Researcher Steven Amstrup Here for September 30 Lecture

July 17, 2012

Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears International and recipient of the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, will visit the campus of DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Clarenda Phillips '92 Named Morehead State's Interim Associate VP for Academic Affairs

July 16, 2012

Clarenda M. Phillips, chair of the department of sociology, social work and criminology at Morehead State University and 1992 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Court Rulings Leave Room for "Content Free-for-All," According to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 15, 2012

In recent rulings which received scant media coverage, the U.S. Supreme Court "ruled on procedural grounds to give broadcasters a pass for airing the f-word... Read More

Drew Steinhoff '08 Among '30 Under 30' in St. Louis

July 14, 2012

William Andrew "Drew" Steinhoff, senior total rewards analyst at Express Scripts Inc. and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business... Read More

Miami Heat VP Eve Wright Taylor '96 Featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal

July 13, 2012

Eve Wright Taylor, vice president and associate general counsel for the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat, "has enjoyed a meteoric rise through... Read More

Drew Powell '98 Joins Cast of TV's Necessary Roughness Next Week

July 11, 2012

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, joins the cast of USA Network's Necessary Roughness for the show's Wednesday, July 18 episode, "What's... Read More

Kristina Uland '95 Named VP of Development at WFYI Public Media

July 10, 2012

Kristina D. Uland, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been named vice president of development at WFYI Public Media -- Indiana's flagship PBS and... Read More

Hugh Finson '69 is Candidate for Illinois Circuit Court Seat

July 9, 2012

William H. "Hugh" Finson, an attorney and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, is among 8 applicants for a seat on the Illinois Circuit Court.  The seat... Read More

Candidates Should Discuss Reform, Argues Lee Hamilton '52

July 8, 2012

"As the presidential candidates go at it over the next several months, we’ll be hearing a lot about what the federal government ought to be doing," begins... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author and Prof. Cathy Day '91

July 7, 2012

The impact of social media on authors represents "a paradigm shift," Cathy Day, associate professor of creative writing at Ball State University and 1991... Read More

Presidential Race is "Very Close," According to Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86

July 6, 2012

When analyzing presidential polls, "The exact wrong thing, which a lot of people do, is they pick the result they like best and rationalize as to why it... Read More

Troubled Water?

July 6, 2012

The Big Walnut Creek watershed is only a speck on a map of Indiana, but its 424-square-mile footprint probably doesn’t seem so small to the handful of... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Examines Climate Change in Upcoming Novel, Flight Behavior

July 6, 2012

"When I begin a novel, it's intimidating to swim out into the current of the river of all human experience and find something new," Barbara Kingsolver... Read More

The Water's Edge

July 5, 2012

Professors Joseph “Joe” W. Heithaus and Cynthia O’Dell combined their artistic talents – poetry and photography – to offer a May Term course on the island... Read More

Lilly Scholarship Was Transformative for Michelle Sharp '08

July 5, 2012

At the annual meeting of the Jennings County Community Foundation, "Michelle (Sollman) Sharp spoke of how being named a Lilly Community Scholar afforded... Read More