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$15 Million Gift from Judson and Joyce Green ('74 & '75) to Launch 21st Century Musician Initiative

October 11, 2013

A $15 million gift from Judson and Joyce Green will launch an initiative to transform the DePauw University School of Music -- Indiana’s oldest and one... Read More

'Living Legend' John Jakes '53 Reflects

October 11, 2013

Learning that he was being honored as a Florida Living Legend was "a big surprise when it first came up," says John Jakes, the bestselling author and 1953... Read More

Senior Receives Greencastle Sustainability Award

October 10, 2013

A DePauw University senior is among those being honored with 2013 Greencastle Sustainability Awards. "Winner of the 2013 'One-to-Watch' Award is Allison... Read More

Tyler James '11 Authors The Monon Bell Rivalry: Classic Clashes of DePauw vs. Wabash

October 10, 2013

A new book celebrating one of college football's oldest and most storied rivalries, the Monon Bell, will be published at the end of the month.  Tyler James... Read More

Theologian L. Gregory Jones to Deliver 100th Anniversary Mendenhall Lecture on Nov. 7

October 9, 2013

L. Gregory Jones, a noted theologian and the author or editor of sixteen books, will come to the campus of DePauw University to deliver the Mendenhall... Read More

Coquillette Peer Advisers

October 8, 2013

 A $2 million gift from 1982 DePauw graduates Kenneth W. and Carrie Melind Coquillette funds career preparation programming in the Kathryn Fortune Hubbard... Read More

Reductions in Local TV Newsgathering Efforts Trouble Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 8, 2013

"Times are both rosy and challenging in the local television news industry," reports New York's Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. "On one hand, it, like... Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Shares His Love of Storytelling

October 8, 2013

Richard Peck, the 1956 DePauw University graduate who began his career as a teacher and is now an award-winning author of books for young people, says... Read More

Prof. Lori Miles and Her Former Students Exhibit Works, Oct. 29 - Dec. 15

October 6, 2013

In a quirky spin on the traditional sabbatical exhibition, DePauw University sculpture professor Lori Miles invites six of her former students, all recent... Read More

Inaction of Congress Following NSA Revelations "Astounding" to Lee Hamilton '52

October 5, 2013

"Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s... Read More

Pre-Release Praise for Psychology Prof. Matt Hertenstein's Forthcoming Book, The Tell

October 4, 2013

The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are, the new book by Matthew J. Hertenstein, is "an entertaining look at our oft-maligned... Read More

Nationally Syndicated Columnist Talks with Prof. Jeff McCall '76 About Cable TV & Sports

October 3, 2013

"An average of 40 percent of our basic cable bills goes to pay for sports programming," writes the Providence Journal's Froma Harrop, who wonders why the... Read More

Parents Magazine Cites Innovation of Pediatrician J. Brian Thornburg '89

October 2, 2013

J. Brian Thornburg, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is one of seven pediatricians cited in the November 2013 issue of Parents magazine for innovatively... Read More

Prof. Mark Tatge Analyzes Allure of TV's Breaking Bad

October 1, 2013

More than 10 million Americans watched Sunday night's final episode of Breaking Bad, notes a Christian Science Monitor article. Gloria Goodale writes,... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in USA Weekend

September 29, 2013

Bret Baier, Fox News anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in USA Weekend, the magazine supplement to many Sunday newspapers in America... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 to Moderate Session at Atlanta Film Festival & Music Conference

September 26, 2013

Ed Garnes, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will moderate a panel discussion which is part of the FJK (FunkJazz Kafé) Documentary Film Festival and... Read More

Excessive Party Loyalty Has Crippled Washington, Says Lee Hamilton '52

September 26, 2013

Lee Hamilton, the former congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "says there's too much political party loyalty in Washington," according to... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directing Musical Tribute to Laura Nyro

September 26, 2013

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is director of To Carry On... a Tribute to the Life and Music of Laura Nyro. The production, written... Read More

Prof. Mark Tatge Sees New Social Media Protection Law as Sign of Things to Come

September 24, 2013

"California on Monday became the first state to require websites to give minors a way to take down photos and other posts," begins a Christian Science... Read More

1883 Graduate and "Exponent of Holiness" Samuel Logan Brengle Recalled in Washington Times  

September 22, 2013

"He’s been dead for 77 years, and Samuel Logan Brengle’s influence was chiefly limited in his lifetime to the Salvation Army, a scrappy evangelical church... Read More

The Rocky Horror Show Opens DePauw Theatre Season, October 3-12

September 21, 2013

The Tony Award-winning musical, The Rocky Horror Show, makes a celebratory return to the DePauw University campus in October to open the 2013-14 DePauw... Read More

Senior Named GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Alumni Ambassador

September 20, 2013

DePauw University senior Chelsea D. Naylor is among students from 28 college campuses across the United States who have been named Alumni Ambassadors for... Read More

Story on Business School Shift Toward Ethics Quotes Prof. Jeffery Smith

September 19, 2013

A Los Angeles Times story which examines how the nation's business schools have ramped up their ethics offerings in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis... Read More

Bob Millard '80 is CFO at GoHealth

September 19, 2013

Robert R. Millard, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined GoHealth as chief financial officer.  He comes to the post from Angie's List, where... Read More

Jason Kreag '97 is Visiting Assistant Professor at U of Arizona's Rogers College of Law

September 17, 2013

Jason P. Kreag, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers... Read More

Cable TV's Billing Practices Not Fair to Non-Sports Fans, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 15, 2013

"The average cable television subscriber has access to more than 20 sports channels," notes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Mona Bhan Publishes Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India

September 14, 2013

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology, is the author of Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare?... Read More

Two Student-Run Local Businesses Have Grand Opening Today

September 12, 2013

Grand opening ceremonies will be held today for two new Greencastle businesses operated by two DePauw University students.  The enterprises "are bringing... Read More

Syria Tests Credibility of President, Congress: Prof. Kevin Howley

September 11, 2013

"Speaking in reference to the prospect of U.S. military intervention in Syria at a recent press conference in Stockholm, President Obama told reporters... Read More

'Global Matrix III: An International Print Exhibition' at Peeler, Oct. 9 - Dec. 15

September 11, 2013

"Global Matrix III: An International Print Exhibition" opens Wednesday, October 9, at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The exhibition... Read More

Overflow Crowd Hears Ron Paul's Take on Surveillance, Syria and Liberty in Ubben Lecture

September 10, 2013

Photo Gallery In a nation with record government debt that is increasing by the second, "The burden now falls on the next generation, those who attend... Read More

Kathy Vrabeck ’85 Makes $650,000 Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

September 10, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Kathy Patterson Vrabeck ’85 has committed a $650,000 gift to DePauw University to support a developing initiative... Read More

'Rising Star' Kristin Dovenmuehle '03 is Profiled

September 8, 2013

"I like to do things that people say I can’t do," says Kristin Dovenmuehle, director of applied behavior analysis at Damar Services Inc. Today's Indianapolis... Read More

Attorney Nick Gaffney '05 Joins Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders

September 7, 2013

Nicholas D. Gaffney, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Evansville, Indiana law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP, as... Read More

Prof. Woody Dudley Cited in Article Making 'The Case Against Algebra II'

September 6, 2013

"Underwood Dudley, a number theorist who taught for many years at DePauw University, is another longtime critic of math requirements," writes Nicholson... Read More

Article on Blowback Over Planned Hillary Miniseries Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 6, 2013

Fallout over NBC's plans to make a miniseries based on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton suggests that "politics and broadcast TV dramatizations don't... Read More

Peace Corps Service of Anthony Navarette '12 is Noted

September 6, 2013

Anthony Navarette, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, "is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia," notes an article on his recent... Read More

Sam Rund '08 a Lead Author of Study on the Mosquito's Ability to Smell

September 5, 2013

Samuel S. Rund, a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is one of... Read More

Column on "Binge TV" Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 5, 2013

With options such as downloading programs via the Internet or watching season sets on DVD, "binge TV is a real thing -- this way to plow through running... Read More

Doug Frantz '71 Named Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at State Dept.

September 4, 2013

Doug Frantz, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Frantz is... Read More

DePauw-Led CTEP Works to "Bridge the Digital Divide"

September 4, 2013

"The goal of our program is to bridge the digital divide between the university and Putnam County," says Megan Carter, DePauw University senior and managing... Read More

Story on "Slew" of Movie Remakes Calls Upon Prof. Mark Tatge  

September 3, 2013

An Arizona Republic story examining the "slew of remakes" set to arrive soon at movie theaters calls upon Mark Tatge, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting... Read More

New Campus Farm Serves Students & Community, is "A Living Laboratory"

September 3, 2013

"The rich and long agricultural history of Putnam County has a new chapter with the opening of DePauw University's new, one-acre organic campus farm,"... Read More

Article Spotlights Art-Science Project at DePauw

September 3, 2013

A 2011 project at DePauw University that blended art and science is noted in the inaugural edition of SciArt in America. It includes an interview with... Read More

Rev. Christine Isham '88 Appointed Pastor of Iowa Church

September 3, 2013

Christine Isham, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed pastor and staff leader at Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ in... Read More

Prof. Pascal Lafontant is Lead Author of Study on Heart Regeneration in Zebrafish

September 2, 2013

Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, is the lead author of a paper published in PLOS ONE, an inclusive, peer-reviewed... Read More

Will Roess '79 is VP at Technical Assurance Inc.

August 31, 2013

William J. Roess, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Technical Assurance Inc. in Willoughby, Ohio, as vice president - corporate development... Read More

Prof. & Poet Rodney Jones Presents September 25 Reading

August 30, 2013

Acclaimed American poet Rodney Jones, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award, will present a reading... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 to Make Presentation at Nation's Largest Independent Book Festival

August 29, 2013

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is among the presenters at this weekend's AJC Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta. On Saturday... Read More

From Prose to Script to Screen

August 28, 2013

‘Tell me a powerful story from your memoir’ is a line that led to a humbling and surreal experience for Assistant Professor of English Samuel Autman. He... Read More

Prof. Geoff Klinger '88 Analyzes Dr. King's 'Dream' Speech & Its Staying Power

August 27, 2013

The "I have a dream" section of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic speech at the March on Washington in 1963 "was just one of many high points in what Geoffrey... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees Uncertain Future for Radio's Rush Limbaugh

August 26, 2013

"An obscure radio announcer without a college degree was plucked from a Sacramento radio station in August 1988 and given a syndicated talk show on a 56-station... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Wins Inaugural Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize

August 26, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, former chairman and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will be awarded the first... Read More

Governor Appoints Ted Holaday '74 to Indiana Board of Tax Review

August 25, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has appointed Ted J. Holaday, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, to the Board of Tax Review. "Holaday has served as Senior... Read More

John Jakes '53 is Executive Producer of New Miniseries Based on His Bestselling Trilogy  

August 25, 2013

The Discovery cable network is developing a new miniseries based on North and South, the bestselling book trilogy by 1953 DePauw University graduate John... Read More

Prof. Dan Shannon Published in Cosmos and History

August 24, 2013

A paper by Daniel E. Shannon, professor of philosophy at DePauw University, is published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy... Read More

DePauw's Role in Life of NBA's Brad Stevens '99 Noted in Sports Illustrated Feature

August 23, 2013

A lengthy feature on Brad Stevens, new head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 DePauw graduate, appears in the current (August 26) issue of Sports Illustrated... Read More

Bill Rasmussen '54 to Address UT-Arlington's Maverick Speakers Series

August 22, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among five distinguished individuals who will address the University of... Read More

"Futility" is One Area in Which the Current Congress Excels, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

August 21, 2013

"Few, if any, Congresses can match this one for futility," according to Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S... Read More

DePauw Takes the Stage at IndyFringe

August 20, 2013

IndyFringe attracts actors, writers and directors from all over the country, and this year a record number are from DePauw, including students, faculty... Read More

Jud Fisher '91 Appointed to Indiana Hospital's Board

August 20, 2013

Michael "Jud" Fisher Jr., president and chief operating officer of the Ball Brothers Foundation and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed... Read More

Three from DePauw Join Flutist Akal Dev Sharonne for Wednesday Concert

August 19, 2013

"Poet Joe Heithaus, professor of English at DePauw, will read from his own poetry as well as the 12th-century mystic poet Rumi" at Wednesday's closing... Read More

Chris Holliday '83 Co-Produces & Stars in Off-Off-Broadway's Be A Good Little Widow

August 19, 2013

Chris Holliday, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the stars and co-producer of Be A Good Little Widow. The dark comedy, which was written... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Comments on Today's Launch of New TV Sports Channel

August 17, 2013

"Competition gets as heated on video providers as it does on the field today with the launch of Fox Sports 1, a new sports channel debuting along with... Read More

Explore and Discuss Unique Exhibition, 'Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)', at Peeler Sept. 5 - Nov. 28

August 17, 2013

Also: 'On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis 'Bing' Davis '59' Opens at Peeler Center Aug. 28 and Visual Art, Design & Creative Writing Intersect... Read More

Research of Karl Koehler '08 is Published in Journal Nature

August 16, 2013

Karl R. Koehler, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of research published by Nature, the international weekly journal of science. "Generation... Read More

Anne Keller '96 Returns to Her Family's Roots

August 16, 2013

"Anne E. Keller's family has been farming since her forebears arrived in Jackson County, near Seymour, Ind., more than 150 years ago, and she has never... Read More

AP Story on Today's "Free Flow of Racy Content" Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 15, 2013

"The entertainment industry has a huge role in deciding what is culturally OK, and society will often take (its) lead," Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Margaret Sutherlin '10 Joins Magazine as Editorial Assistant

August 15, 2013

Margaret A. Sutherlin, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been named editorial assistant at Footwear News. A May 2013 recipient of a master's degree... Read More

Prof. David Newman Helps American Sociological Association Honor Radio's Ira Glass

August 14, 2013

David M. Newman, Lester M. Jones Professor of Sociology at DePauw University, was among a group of sociologists that honored Ira Glass and the producers... Read More

Library Journal Reviews Book by Prof. John Schlotterbeck

August 14, 2013

A Library Journal review of Daily Life in the Colonial South by John Schlotterbeck, professor of history at DePauw University, and Daily Life in the Colonial... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees "Crash" Coming to Cable TV Sports Industry

August 14, 2013

"Sports fees paid by cable, satellite and telco TV companies are on pace to increase 12% in 2013, to $17.2 billion, according to research firm SNL Kagan... Read More

Cartoonist Rob Harrell '91 Authors Monster on the Hill

August 14, 2013

Rob Harrell, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has published his first graphic novel, Monster on the Hill. Published by Top Shelf Productions, the... Read More

Hermes Grullon '13 Contributes Article to Migration Policy Practice

August 13, 2013

Hermes R. Grullon, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of an article that appears in the August-September issue of Migration Policy... Read More

Chase Hall '13, Recipient of Prestigious Fellowship, is Featured in Article on New Grads with Great Opportunities

August 13, 2013

"Whether you major in anthropology or chemical engineering, companies are looking for a skill set that may go beyond your school's core curriculum," reports... Read More

Prof. Doug Harms is Again an ICC Faculty Fellow

August 13, 2013

Douglas E. Harms, professor of computer science at DePauw University, will spend the 2013-14 academic year as an Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellow... Read More

Kendall Quisenberry '13 Prepares for Fulbright Experience in Malaysia

August 12, 2013

"Teaching English is something I'm good at and I'm passionate about, so I'm definitely ready for the experience," Kendall C. Quisenberry tells the Messenger-Inquirer... Read More

Prof. Art Evans Revives a "Lost Treasure" of Jules Verne, Travel Scholarships

August 12, 2013

Arthur B. Evans, professor of Modern Languages (French) at DePauw University, has published a new translation of Jules Verne's Travel Scholarships. The... Read More

"A Different Tone" Draws Non-Traditional Fox News Viewers to The Five, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 12, 2013

"Palm Beach County is used to being at the center of politically-centered stories -- 2000 elections, anyone? -- but here’s a new, unexpected distinction... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria to Present Reading at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art

August 12, 2013

Eugene Gloria, professor of English at DePauw University and winner of the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, will appear at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary... Read More

'On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis 'Bing' Davis '59' Opens at Peeler Center Aug. 28

August 11, 2013

Also: Visual Art, Design & Creative Writing Intersect in Peeler Exhibition, 'Darkfire and The Waiting Room' and Explore and Discuss Unique Exhibition,... Read More

American Cancer Society Names Sally Cowal '66 Sr. VP, Global Health

August 10, 2013

Sally Cowal, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, global health, for the American Cancer Society. "A former... Read More

Courtney Fischer '07 Now Reporting for Pittsburgh's WTAE

August 10, 2013

"For many in the TV news business, the jump from city to city is guided by the head, and not the heart," begins a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. "Courtney... Read More

Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages Includes Essay by Prof. Harry Brown

August 9, 2013

Harry J. Brown, associate professor of English at DePauw University, contributes an essay to Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages. Edited by Daniel... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Returns to DePauw for Event on October 12, Old Gold

August 9, 2013

Bret Baier, the 1992 DePauw University graduate who anchors Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier, the number one cable news program in its... Read More

Leanna Walther '87 Joins Board of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

August 9, 2013

Leanna J. Walther, a human resources executive and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Lake Forest Graduate... Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 Launches New Media Venture

August 8, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, today announced the Rasmussen Media Group, LLC. The firm will "develop and invest in digital media... Read More

World Record Swim Attempt by George Thornton '62 Comes Up Short

August 8, 2013

George Thornton, a 1962 graduate of DePauw and member of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame, is today trying to become the oldest person ever to swim... Read More

Two Media Studies Professors Offer Thoughts on CBS-Time Warner Dispute

August 8, 2013

A Christian Science Monitor article exploring the dispute between CBS and Time Warner over the fees the network receives from cable and satellite subscribers... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Emcee Ceremonies Celebrating 2013's 'Indy PR Legend'

August 7, 2013

When the Indianapolis Public Relations Society presents its 2013 "Indy PR Legend Award" to Gretchen Wolfram in two weeks, "Ken Owen, executive director... Read More

DePauw to Name Football Field in Honor of Nick Mourouzis on Old Gold, October 12

August 7, 2013

The new field being installed at Blackstock Stadium will be named to honor Nick Mourouzis, an icon of DePauw University's storied athletics program and... Read More

RNC Threat to Two Networks is Publicity-Driven, Says Prof. Mark Tatge

August 6, 2013

"The head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has threatened to ban CNN and NBC from 2016 GOP primary debate coverage if they do not drop two Hillary... Read More

Katie McNeely '02 Named VP at Fifth Third Bancorp

August 6, 2013

Katie McNeely, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president at Fifth Third Bancorp. McNeely, "is an enterprise risk programs... Read More

Talking with Eugene Gloria

August 5, 2013

Professor of English Eugene Gloria picks over his poems for months or even years at a time. “Water,” which opens his 2012 collection, My Favorite Warlord... Read More

Too Many Americans Misunderstand First Amendment's Role: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 5, 2013

"Free expression philosophers have long asserted that a society’s overall freedom hinges on the rights of citizens to speak and publish freely," begins... Read More

David Bausman '06 Joins Indiana Dept. of Agriculture

August 4, 2013

David C. Bausman, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed program manager for policy & regulatory affairs with the Indiana State Department... Read More

Visual Art, Design & Creative Writing Intersect in Peeler Exhibition, 'Darkfire and The Waiting Room'

August 3, 2013

Also: 'On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis 'Bing' Davis '59' Opens at Peeler Center Aug. 28 and Explore and Discuss Unique Exhibition, 'Living... Read More

George Thornton '62 in England for World Record Swim Attempt

August 1, 2013

"George Thornton of Fort Collins will again try to become the oldest man to swim the English Channel," reports the Denver Post of the 1962 graduate of... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes MSNBC's Ratings Dip

August 1, 2013

"MSNBC’s problems might be more than just a hiccup," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells Variety.  Dr. McCall is... Read More

Prof. Nahyan Fancy Authors Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

July 31, 2013

Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection, by Nahyan Fancy, associate professor of history at DePauw... Read More