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Mike Smith '70 to be Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

December 29, 2013

Michael L. Smith, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2014 Laureates of the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Smith, the retired executive... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among 2013's 'Climate Champions'

December 28, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling novelist and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among Grist's "Climate Champions of 2013." "Not many top novelists... Read More

Jules Verne Translation Edited by Prof. Art Evans Earns 'Recommended' Review

December 27, 2013

In his new edition of  Jules Verne's Travel Scholarships, Arthur B. Evans, professor of modern languages (French) at DePauw University, "offers a rediscovery... Read More

Free Speech Continued to be "Operationalized" in 2013 America: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 26, 2013

"Americans know the First Amendment guarantees free expression through speech, press, religion and assembly. It is harder, however, to know how that noble... Read More

Unproductive Congress is Hurting America, Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

December 25, 2013

"The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at:... Read More

Michigan County Names Eric Jenkins '10 Assistant Prosecutor

December 24, 2013

Eric R. Jenkins, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed an assistant prosecutor in Van Buren County, Michigan. "Jenkins was brought on... Read More

Prof. Priscilla Pope-Levison '80 Authors Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

December 23, 2013

Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology and assistant director of women's studies at Seattle Pacific University, is the author of Building the Old... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99: Leadership Course at DePauw Was Impactful

December 22, 2013

A Boston Globe story previewing the return of Brad Stevens to Indiana, where his Boston Celtics face the Pacers tonight, examines the leadership style... Read More

Stephen Harris '80 Seeks Judgeship

December 22, 2013

"I would like the opportunity to give back to our wonderful community which has given so much to me and my family," says Stephen P. Harris, who is seeking... Read More

Stephanie Klein '94 Named @properties VP of Brokerage Services

December 21, 2013

Stephanie Klein, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Chicago real estate firm @properties as vice president of brokerage services. Klein comes... Read More

Article Examining Duck Dynasty Controversy Quotes Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 20, 2013

"A&E's Duck Dynasty is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Writes of 'South Korea’s New Songdo City'

December 19, 2013

An essay by Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, appears in BAKS Papers, published by the British Association for Korean Studies... Read More

Jeff Kreutz '93 Joins Findly as Senior VP

December 18, 2013

Jeff Kreutz, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Findly as senior vice president, products. He has been tasked with leading the development... Read More

"You Don't Need a Title to Make a Difference," Says Cindy Frey '84

December 16, 2013

"You don’t have to have a title or be in a certain position to participate" in your community, Cindy Frey tells Indiana's Columbus Republic. The president... Read More

Shannon Forsell '88 Promises More "Unforgettable Nights" at Indy's Cabaret at the Columbia Club

December 15, 2013

"For the past four years, The Cabaret at the Columbia Club has offered 'unforgettable nights of music, satire, comedy and story-telling,' said Shannon... Read More

TV Networks Have Only Themselves to Blame for Declining News Ratings: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 14, 2013

"Network television news executives wanting to know why ratings continue to decline can find the answer in a growing string of professional blunders within... Read More

Prof. Gigi Jennewein in Cast of Phoenix Theatre's Tribes

December 13, 2013

Gigi Jennewein, part-time assistant professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is among the cast members in the Indiana premiere of Nina... Read More

Dogs of Doubtful Origin

December 12, 2013

Associate Professor of Art and Art History Lori A. Miles chose a nontraditional way to culminate her yearlong sabbatical – a collaborative art exhibition... Read More

Jenny Vance '00 Again Among '50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management'

December 12, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is again listed among  the "50 Most Influential People in Sales... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Appointed Chairman of General Motors Board

December 10, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed chairman of the board of directors of General Motors Co.  "Solso, 66... Read More

Prof. James Bradley Wells Publishes Poetry Collection, Bicycle

December 10, 2013

James Bradley Wells, assistant professor of classical studies at DePauw University, is the author of Bicycle.  The collection of poetry has been published... Read More

Abby Tonsing '02 Receives Journalism Award

December 10, 2013

Abby Tonsing, a reporter for Indiana's Bloomington Herald-Times and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a first place award from the Hoosier... Read More

TechPoint CEO Michael Langellier '04 is Profiled

December 9, 2013

"Michael Langellier joined TechPoint a little over a year ago as president and chief executive officer," begins an Indianapolis Star profile of the 2004... Read More

Ingrid Hayes '91 is VP for Enrollment Management at Spelman College

December 8, 2013

Ingrid W. Hayes, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for enrollment management at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia... Read More

Sex and Violence Really Don't Sell, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 7, 2013

According to Jeffrey M. McCall and Tim Winter, "In the world of advertising there has been an accepted wisdom that has gone unquestioned for decades: 18... Read More

Kevin Waltman '95 Authors Next

December 6, 2013

Kevin Waltman, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Next. The book by Waltman, who was a high school basketball player, tells the story... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52: "It’s Time for Congress to Go Big"

December 6, 2013

As Congressional budget negotiators work to come up with something/anything, "The atmosphere on Capitol Hill is poisonous," writes Lee Hamilton. "The two... Read More

Scott Ullem '89 Appointed CFO at Edwards Lifesciences

December 5, 2013

Scott B. Ullem, a 1989 DePauw University graduate, has been appointed chief financial officer and corporate vice president at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation... Read More

Otolaryngologist Kimberly Kinder '03 Joins Albuquerque Medical Group

December 5, 2013

Kimberly J. Kinder, M.D., a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Presbyterian Medical Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is practicing as... Read More

New Scholarship Named in Honor of Prof. Robert Kinsell '73

December 4, 2013

"The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts board has established a scholarship in honor of Robert Kinsell, retired Stephen F. Austin State University School of... Read More

Martin Napasteck '74 Authors Mrs. Mark Twain: The Life of Olivia Langdon Clemens, 1845-1904

December 3, 2013

Martin J. Naparsteck, who earned a master's degree in English in 1974 from DePauw University, is the author of Mrs. Mark Twain: The Life of Olivia Langdon... Read More

Pat Echeverria '01 Named Head Football Coach at Indiana's Zionsville HS

December 3, 2013

Pat Echeverria, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is the new head football coach at Indiana's Zionsville High School.  He comes to the post from Eastern... Read More

Peter Noonan '82 Hits the Right Notes in Business and Music

December 3, 2013

"Peter Noonan is an expert in what he calls 'cap-ology'," begins a St. Louis Business Journal article. "As senior vice president with Commerce Bank's tax... Read More

Students from DePauw and Local Middle & High Schools Present 'Fall Festival of Shakespeare'

December 2, 2013

[UPDATE 12/6 - The performances scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 have been postponed due to weather conditions; 12/9 - The show has been rescheduled for Friday... Read More

The Internship Experience

December 2, 2013

From working with producers behind the scenes on NBC’s Today to modeling hair products on Today’s Kathie Lee & Hoda, Stephanie M. Sharlow ’14 is getting... Read More

Kara Paris '99 and Her 'Cool Job' Featured in Newspaper

December 1, 2013

"I had a personal passion for fitness, and I love helping others," Kara Paris tells the Indianapolis Star. A trainer at Fitness by Design in Indianapolis... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Prepares New Book, Special Heart, for June Release

November 30, 2013

"Like every good Washington reporter, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier wrote a book," notes U.S. News & World Report's Nikki Schwab. "But the Special Report... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein's Research on Touch is Cited by Canadian Newspaper

November 29, 2013

"Thanks to mobile technology, it’s a good era to be in a long distance relationship -- or is it?," begins an article in today's Calgary Sun. Simone Paget... Read More

Dogged Journalism Makes for a Stronger Republic, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

November 28, 2013

"At a moment like this, we have to depend more than ever on the curiosity, skill and determination of good reporters to spur the kind of debate we should... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes to Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

November 27, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among twenty-seven writers who contribute essays to Knitting Yarns:... Read More

Drake Mabry, First Director of Center for Contemporary Media, Dies at 85

November 26, 2013

Drake Mabry, a veteran journalist who served as the first director of DePauw University's Center for Contemporary Media, died November 22 in Des Moines... Read More

Katie Couric's Move to Yahoo! Analyzed by Prof. Mark Tatge

November 26, 2013

The announcement that Katie Couric is joining Yahoo! to anchor a news program for the Internet company is drawing reaction from Mark Tatge, Eugene S. Pulliam... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Joins TGen Foundation Board

November 26, 2013

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the TGen... Read More

J. Nichols '89 "Continues to Advocate for Sea Turtles and the Environment"

November 25, 2013

"I've devoted my life to saving sea turtles from the edge of extinction," says Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to Speak at Calvin College

November 25, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the speakers to visit Calvin College in Michigan during its 27th... Read More

"Lessons of Leadership" Still Resonate 50 Years After 'Dream' Speech and Death of JFK, Says Martin Luther King III

November 21, 2013

Photo Galleries: Ubben Lecture, Student Forum, Reception; Webcast Link "It's important that we make sure that the lessons of leadership JFK and my father... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Tells ESPN.com of His "Beneficial" DePauw Experience

November 21, 2013

"College makes you grow up," says Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. "My experience at DePauw was about as beneficial as any experience... Read More

Mike and Sue Smith ('70 & '71) Make $2.5 Million Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

November 21, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Michael L. and Susan L. Smith have committed $2.5 million to support The DePauw Trust, a new and developing... Read More

For DePauw Computer Science, Hindsight is 20/50

November 19, 2013

Earlier this year, a gift from Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science Robert “Bob” J. Thomas and his wife, Doris, established the DePauw... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Robert Kingsley and Heather Vickers '89 Open Joint Art Exhibition

November 17, 2013

"In the 1980s, Heather Vickers enrolled in Robert Kingsley’s art class at DePauw University, and she never really left," begins a story in Indiana's Lafayette... Read More

Newspaper Features Project Led by Teacher Brandon Chapman '02

November 14, 2013

The efforts of Brandon Chapman, a teacher at Kaltag City School in Alaska, to document the history of the city are noted in an article in the Fairbanks... Read More

Lindsey Payne '00 is 'Moving the World Forward'

November 14, 2013

"Growing up along the banks of Indiana's Wildcat Creek fostered an early appreciation for conservation in Lindsey Payne and a lifelong attraction to water... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Tyler James '11 and His New Book, The Monon Bell Rivalry

November 13, 2013

"It’s something I just fell in love with," says Tyler James of the college football rivalry between DePauw University and Wabash College.  The 24-year-old... Read More

Tax Reform Talk is Idle Chatter, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

November 13, 2013

The United States has "bloated, off-kilter tax laws," according to Lee Hamilton. In a newspaper column, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Psychology Prof. Matt Hertenstein Drops In on TV's Fox & Friends

November 12, 2013

The hosts of the Fox News Channel morning program Fox & Friends welcomed Matt Hertenstein, associate professor of psychology at DePauw University and author... Read More

Nathan Sprenkel '12 Signs Pro Soccer Contract with Indy Eleven

November 12, 2013

Nathan Sprenkel, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University and a standout soccer player for the Tigers, has signed a pro contract with the Indy Eleven, the... Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents The Women, Nov. 21-24

November 12, 2013

Clare Booth Luce’s The Women begins a four-show run on November 21 as the second installment in the DePauw Theatre 2013-14 season. Character Mary Haines... Read More

America's Declining Media Literacy Troubles Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 11, 2013

"Audiences for both print and broadcast news have been decreasing for a number of years, and the trends suggest further shrinkage in the years ahead,"... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Broadcaster John Herrick '10

November 11, 2013

"(John) Herrick, an Indianapolis native and DePauw University graduate, is in his third season calling high school and junior college games on the Chisholm... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein Shares His Research in Wall Street Journal Column

November 10, 2013

"Do photos of ourselves only reveal who we are at the time they are taken, or is it possible that they also tell us something about our future selves?... Read More

DePauw 'Advocates and Changers' to be Featured at Indiana Civic Leadership Conference

November 8, 2013

DePauw University's sustainability efforts will be spotlighted at the second annual Indiana Civic Leadership Conference, which takes place next Friday... Read More

James Holmes '07 Joins Houlihan Lokey as VP

November 6, 2013

James M. Holmes, a 2007 graduate of DePauw Universty, has joined the international investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a vice president in the industrials... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein's New The Tell Featured in Newspaper

November 5, 2013

"These five new releases could be grouped on a bookshelf labelled The Science of Us," notes the Toronto Star in its "Recent Books of Note" column. "All... Read More

FTD President & CEO Rob Apatoff '80 to Ring NASDAQ's Opening Bell Today  

November 4, 2013

Robert S. Apatoff, president & CEO of FTD Companies, Inc. and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, will ring the opening bell today at the NASDAQ stock... Read More

Prof. Jim Giesen '95 Receives Southern Historical Association's Simkins Award

November 3, 2013

James C. Giesen, assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Francis... Read More

'Inspirational Story' of Charter School Founded by Kyle Smitley '07 Shared on National TV Show

November 1, 2013

Kyle Smitley, co-founder of Detroit Achievement Academy and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, was featured today on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The nationally... Read More

What Makes for 'Fishing Buddies'?, Magazine Asks Prof. Greg Schwipps '95

November 1, 2013

What constitutes "fishing buddies"?  That's the question asked by New York magazine as it examines claims by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi that he and former... Read More

$1 Million Gift from Rick ('76) and Jan Neville Will Provide Internship Experiences for Students

October 31, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Rick and Jan Neville have made a $1 million commitment to the University’s Hubbard Center for Student Engagement... Read More

Multimedia Journalist Ben Solomon '10 Returns to DePauw for Crain Lecture Sunday

October 29, 2013

Ben Solomon, a 2010 DePauw University graduate and multimedia journalist who works with the New York Times, will return to his alma mater on Sunday, November... Read More

Beth Bull '80 Named Dallas 'CFO of the Year'

October 29, 2013

Beth Bull, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Communities Foundation of Texas and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the Dallas Business... Read More

DePauw Again Among USA's Top Producers of Fulbright Awards

October 28, 2013

For the third consecutive year and for the seventh time in the last eight years, DePauw University is listed among the American colleges and universities... Read More

Prof. George Thornton '62 is First Fort Collins 'Recreator of the Year'

October 28, 2013

George C. Thornton III, professor emeritus of psychology at Colorado State University and 1962 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the inaugural... Read More

Noted Urban Thinker Richard Register Here Nov. 5 & 6

October 28, 2013

Richard Register, founder and president of Ecocity Builders and a noted theorist and author in ecological city design and planning, will visit the campus... Read More

Product Safety Commissioner Bob Adler Visits Nov. 4 & 5

October 28, 2013

Robert “Bob” S. Adler, vice chairman of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), visits DePauw University on Monday, Nov. 4, for a Horizon... Read More

Tobias Wolff Headlines Writer Events This Fall

October 28, 2013

Fiction writer and memoirist Tobias Wolff is among a number of acclaimed writers taking part in public readings at DePauw University this semester. Wolff... Read More

Martin Luther King III Coming for Ubben Lecture on November 21

October 28, 2013

On November 22, 1963, shots rang out as a presidential motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing President John F. Kennedy.  Three months... Read More

Newspaper Profiles LeadJen President Jenny Vance '00

October 27, 2013

"At 35, she has received numerous awards, including recently being named by DePauw University as the winner of the Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence... Read More

DePauw Days of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Recalled in TV Feature

October 25, 2013

When Brad Stevens, then head men's basketball coach of Butler University, received job overtures from other teams, "I would say, 'Hey, you know, they're... Read More

Justin Jordan '03 Honored at Hollywood Black Film Festival

October 25, 2013

Mommy Uncensored , a web series which is directed, shot and edited by 2003 DePauw University graduate Justin Jordan, "won the First Place Web Series Jury... Read More

Actors From the London Stage Perform Othello, Oct. 29

October 24, 2013

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage, will perform Othello at DePauw University... Read More

ArtsFest 2013: Art & the Quest

October 24, 2013

ArtsFest returns this November to Greencastle with a thought-provoking, new theme: Art & the Quest. A quest is a transformative journey. While it can be... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Featured in NCAA's 40-in-40 Series

October 23, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - The fast ascent of Brad Stevens '99 from DePauw student-athlete to Boston Celtics head coach has drawn much attention in the last three... Read More

Prof. Jacob Hardesty Co-Authors Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and the Persistence of America’s Permanent Talent Underclass

October 23, 2013

An "excellence gap" exists in America, where the highest-performing students are disproportionately white and wealthy, according to a new study co-authored... Read More

New LA Policy for Non-English-Speaking Students is Criticized by Prof. Bob Hershberger

October 22, 2013

"Plans to separate Los Angeles elementary school students who are not fluent in English from native speakers in all core classes is drawing fire, as educators... Read More

Laura Demaree Shinall '83 is President of Syndicate Sales Inc.

October 22, 2013

"Laura Demaree Shinall has been named president of Syndicate Sales Inc., the family floral hardgoods supplier in Kokomo, Ind., started by her grandparents... Read More

Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Lorraine Martin '84 a 'Woman Worth Watching'

October 21, 2013

Lorraine M. Martin, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Corporation's F-35 Lightning II program and 1984 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Entrepreneur Jenny Vance '00 to be Awarded McDermond Medal at November 7 Lecture

October 21, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, will return to campus on November 7 to present... Read More

Acclaimed Author Tobias Wolff Here for ArtsFest, November 8

October 20, 2013

Fiction writer and memoirist Tobias Wolff, known as a master storyteller, will visit the campus of DePauw University on Friday, November 8.  Wolff, whose... Read More

Amy Koester '09 Appointed to Newbery Medal Committee

October 19, 2013

Amy E. Koester, a children's librarian and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to the committee that awards the John Newbery Medal.  Established... Read More

Cynthia Callender Dungey '93 Named Director of Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services

October 18, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich today appointed Cynthia Callender Dungey, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, as the new director of Ohio's Department of Job... Read More

Director of Campus Living Wendy Wippich '04 Offers Roommate Advice

October 18, 2013

"Students who aren't used to sharing a room may have difficulty compromising with roommates," begins a U.S. News & World Report article which quotes several... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Offer 'Reflections on John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights' at Southwest Minnesota State

October 17, 2013

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will lead a program at Southwest Minnesota State University program commemorating the... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Release Breathing Room

October 16, 2013

A new EP by Fort Frances, a band whose members include 2006 DePauw University graduate David McMillin, is now available. Breathing Room is listed by iTunes... Read More

Kelly Writers Series Presents Poet Marianne Boruch, Oct. 30

October 16, 2013

Marianne Boruch, winner of the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, will present a reading at DePauw University on Wednesday, October 30. The free program... Read More

Prof. Howard Brooks Offers Tips on Viewing International Space Station

October 15, 2013

"The International Space Station has been visible to the naked eye for several nights in a row and will continue to be for another 10 evenings this month... Read More

Orthopaedic Surgeon James Gesler '72 Marks a Milestone

October 14, 2013

James W. Gesler, orthopaedic surgeon and 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is marking his 30-year anniversary at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center... Read More

Congress Shouldn't Try to Define Who's a Journalist, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 13, 2013

"There is tremendous power associated with the process of labeling things," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in the Indianapolis Star. "The U.S. Senate is in the... Read More

Chris Johnston '83 Commended for Contributions to Greek Life at DePauw

October 12, 2013

Chris Johnston, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, was recognized today by the national leadership of Phi Delta Theta fraternity for his contributions... Read More

Former Players and Friends Return to Honor Coach Nick Mourouzis, "An Inspiration" to Many, at Old Gold 2013

October 12, 2013

Photo Gallery Nick Mourouzis, DePauw University's legendary former football coach, "had the kind of enthusiasm that's infectious, that every kid wants... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Returns to His Alma Mater for Old Gold Ubben Lecture

October 12, 2013

Photo Gallery "I think that our business will change dramatically in coming years," Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier told an audience at his alma mater... Read More