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John Jakes '53 to Receive Literary Legends Award

July 31, 2013

John Jakes, bestselling author and 1953 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored as a Literary Legend at the Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers... Read More

Linda Grice '81 Joins Ohio's Citizens Bank

July 30, 2013

Linda Grice, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ohio's Citizens Bank as mortgage lender for the Norwalk area. "She has more than 23 years... Read More

Broadcast Executive Bud Walters '63 Remembers the Influence of Prof. Elizabeth Turnell  

July 30, 2013

A new radio station in Decatur, Illinois, GRIZ-FM, is named to honor the late Gerald “Griz” England, a broadcaster and community leader. A story in the... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Talks with Forbes About Revival of Her Musical Collaboration with Nancy Ford '57

July 29, 2013

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

James K. Baker, Former Chair of Board of Trustees, Dies at Age 81

July 28, 2013

James K. Baker, a 1953 graduate of DePauw and a former member and chair of the University's Board of Trustees, died July 24 in Columbus, Indiana.  The... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Why Governing is So Difficult Today

July 28, 2013

"If you want to know why passing congressional legislation has gotten so difficult, here are two numbers to remember: 5 and 532. They illustrate a great... Read More

Magazine Notes DePauw Research on Communicating Through Touch

July 27, 2013

The August 12 issue of First For Women magazine cites DePauw University as the source for this statistic -- "78%: accuracy with which people communicate... Read More

Prof. Doug Harms Tells Publication, "Computer Science is My Passion"

July 26, 2013

The current (July 20) edition of ComputerWorld Bulgaria features an interview with Douglas Harms, professor of computer science at DePauw University. ... Read More

Bradley Manning Case Raises Concerns About Right to Speak Out: Prof. Mark Tatge

July 26, 2013

The court martial of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of aiding the enemy by providing sensitive government material to WikiLeaks, could... Read More

Mud Lotus

July 25, 2013

A Tibetan monk on a quest to find the reincarnation of his dead teacher is the basis of Mud Lotus, a short film shot recently in rural Greencastle, written... Read More

Three-Time Presidential Candidate Ron Paul to Discuss NSA Surveillance and Personal Liberties in Sept. 10 Ubben Lecture

July 25, 2013

"Thomas Jefferson lives. He's Ron Paul," declared presidential biographer and author Doug Wead. On Tuesday, September 10, Dr. Paul -- a three-time presidential... Read More

At DePauw, NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99 Was "Challenged to Think and Learn and Grow"

July 24, 2013

"I knew that if I went to DePauw I'd be challenged to think and learn and grow," Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of the... Read More

Michael Appelgate '13 is Assistant Sports Editor of Holland Sentinel

July 24, 2013

Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant sports editor of Michigan's Holland Sentinel. "The 22-year-old from... Read More

Pete Ohs '05 Among Filmmaker's '25 New Faces of Independent Film'

July 24, 2013

The 16th edition of Filmmaker magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" includes Pete Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Andrea... Read More

Cinema Prices Hit Record High But It's All Relative, Says Prof. Gary Lemon

July 23, 2013

"The average cost of a movie ticket in the USA is the highest on record," reports USA Today's Scott Bowles. "The flip side: Adjusted for inflation, that... Read More

Justice Dept. Report "Should Alarm First Amendment Advocates," Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 22, 2013

According to Jeffrey M. McCall, "The Department of Justice’s new report on searching news media records should alarm First Amendment advocates." The professor... Read More

Prof. David Gellman Co-Authors American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America

July 21, 2013

David N. Gellman, professor of history at DePauw University, is co-author of American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America, which is being released... Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Pens 'Notes on the Occasion of Philip Roth’s Retirement'

July 20, 2013

"Last October, a few months shy of his 80th birthday, Philip Roth, America’s most celebrated living novelist, quietly announced his retirement," writes... Read More

Migration of TV Viewers to Non-Traditional Outlets Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

July 19, 2013

"The era of Internet television is officially here," reports Scott Collins in this morning's Los Angeles Times.  "Netflix's House of Cards garnered nine... Read More

Kaitlin Klose '13 Awarded Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Internship

July 19, 2013

Kaitlin F. Klose, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a competitive summer internship by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences... Read More

Story Examining Controversy Over Rolling Stone Cover Quotes Prof. Mark Tatge

July 18, 2013

"Rolling Stone’s decision to feature Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its Aug. 1 cover has kicked up a social media and real world... Read More

Daniel Reck '03 Overseeing Daily Coverage of National Scout Jamboree

July 17, 2013

Daniel M. Reck, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is serving as managing editor for Jamboree Today, which covers the daily news of the National Scout... Read More

Nathan Sprenkel '12 Eyes Roster Spot on New Pro Soccer Team

July 17, 2013

Nathan Sprenkel, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University where he was a standout goalkeeper on the men's soccer team, is among those trying to earn a spot... Read More

Rising Senior Leads Summer Writing Workshops for Local Kids

July 16, 2013

Jessica Maginity, who will be a senior at DePauw University this fall, is leading summer writing workshops for children at the Putnam County Museum and... Read More

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Publishes Senior's Article

July 15, 2013

Patrick T. Schmitz, a rising senior at DePauw University, is co-author of an essay published on the website of the American Institute for Contemporary... Read More

TV Industry is Being 'Revolutionized,' as Prof. Amanda Lotz '96 Predicted

July 14, 2013

"It was 2007 when Amanda Lotz of the University of Michigan wrote a book entitled The Television Will be Revolutionized," notes Michigan Radio. The NPR... Read More

Column Turns to Tracy Stevens '99 for Advice

July 14, 2013

With Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting their first child to arrive imminently, the Indianapolis Star's Cathy Kightlinger "asked a handful of... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Americans' Waning Confidence in Government

July 13, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is alarmed by a Gallup poll last month which... Read More

Richard Peck '56 Creates "A World of Dazzling Hierarchy" in Latest Book for Young Readers

July 12, 2013

"Children love the idea of tiny, hidden worlds -- of pixie, fairy or animal societies that exist alongside our own," writes Meghan Cox Gurdon in the Wall... Read More

Interviewing Celebrities and Teaching DePauw Students Makes Prof. Tom Chiarella "Lucky"

July 11, 2013

"People tell me that all the time, that I’m lucky," writes Tom Chiarella, visiting professor of creative writing at DePauw University, in Indianapolis... Read More

"It's About Love," J. Nichols '89 Says of His Efforts to Save Sea Turtles

July 10, 2013

Wallace J. Nichols, the 1989 DePauw University graduate who has spent his career researching and working to protect sea turtles, is asked what motivates... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Forst Fuller '38 Dies at Age 97

July 9, 2013

Forst D. Fuller, professor emeritus of zoology at DePauw and a 1938 graduate of the University, died July 6 in Greencastle.  Dr. Fuller, who served on... Read More

Fortune Spotlights Angie Hicks '95 and Her Highly Successful 'List'

July 9, 2013

"When Angela Hicks first met venture capitalist Bill Oesterle in 1994, she was an introverted economics major at DePauw University," notes Fortune magazine... Read More

Former English Prof. Nic Pizzolatto Creates New HBO Show, True Detective

July 8, 2013

"True Detective is going to be HBO’s next great drama," writes Dave Walker in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  The new show -- which stars Woody Harrelson... Read More

Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell '91 is Excited for His Friend, New NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

July 8, 2013

"They are not each other’s best friends forever but as former backcourt players at DePauw University, Brad Stevens, the new coach of the Boston Celtics... Read More

App Developed by Three From DePauw Featured in Indianapolis Star

July 7, 2013

"In a tight spot where a 911 call would be overkill, but you sure could use a helping hand?," asks the Indianapolis Star's "Biz Buzz" column. Jeff Swiatek... Read More

Mazzio's CEO Greg Lippert is Profiled

July 7, 2013

Gregory R. Lippert, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, "serves as president and CEO of Mazzio's, the Tulsa-based pizza company that boasts 159 eateries... Read More

Cable TV's Pricing Model is Unfair to Consumers, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 6, 2013

"When you go to a restaurant for a burger and fries, you only pay for the items you order. You don’t pay for the entire menu," notes Jeff McCall. His ... Read More

Essay by Prof. Anne Harris Published in Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies

July 5, 2013

An essay by Anne F. Harris, University Professor, associate professor of art and art history and director of the women's studies program at DePauw University... Read More

'Restore the Fourth' Protests Will Have Little Effect: Prof. Mark Tatge

July 4, 2013

A Christian Science Monitor story on today's "Restore the Fourth" protests begins, "For most Americans, the Fourth of July means barbecue and fireworks... Read More

Bri Dennison '13 Leading Service Project Involving 150+ High School Students

July 4, 2013

"My first impression is that Stockton is rich in culture and variety," says Brianna M. Dennison, a May 2013 DePauw University graduate. "It's awesome and... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Named Head Coach of NBA's Boston Celtics

July 3, 2013

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who has spent the last six seasons as head men's basketball coach at Butler University, announced this... Read More

Article Offering Financial Tips to Incoming Freshmen Includes Advice from Prof. Mary Dixon

July 3, 2013

U.S. News and World Report turns to "a handful of academics and college financial advisers" who offer money management advice for incoming freshmen, among... Read More

Literary Journal Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

July 3, 2013

An award-winning short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the Summer 2013 issue of  Clover, A Literary Rag.... Read More

Lori Spoon Rafkin '85 Joins Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as Sr. VP

July 2, 2013

Lori Spoon Rafkin, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, customer & broker engagement, at Berkshire Hathaway... Read More

Outside the Box

July 2, 2013

Procter & Gamble could fill most of a corner drug store with its products. Whether they’re under your arms (Old Spice, Secret), in your mouth (Crest, Scope)... Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Reflects on Paula Deen and the Need for "Intercultural Dialogue"

July 2, 2013

Racially-charged language used by celebrity chef Paula Deen "struck a chord because diversity is in everybody's face right now, in the news media and in... Read More

Cristine Marchand '73 Named Interim Executive Director of National Nonprofit Organization

June 28, 2013

Cristine Marchand, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim executive director of Family Voices, the national nonprofit organization... Read More

Ellen Kobe '13 is Society of Professional Journalists' Communications Coordinator

June 27, 2013

Ellen C. Kobe, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is communications coordinator for the Society of Professional Journalists. On May 6, 1909, a... Read More

Peter Lazaroff '07 Among the '30 Under 30' in St. Louis

June 27, 2013

Peter J. Lazaroff, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "30 Under 30."  Selected from 270 nominations, the program... Read More

Jim Callane '64 Elected President of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

June 25, 2013

Jim Callane, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.  Callane will begin serving his two-year... Read More

Nick Mourouzis Inducted Into Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

June 24, 2013

Nick Mourouzis, who led the DePauw University football program from 1981 through 2003 and is the college's all-time winningest football coach, has been... Read More

Timothy Knauff Jr. '93 Installed as Senior Pastor of NW Indiana Church

June 24, 2013

Timothy L. Knauff Jr., a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is senior pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was formally installed... Read More

Newspaper Columnist Cites Research of Psychology Prof. Matt Hertenstein

June 23, 2013

According to columnist Lonny Cain, "touch might be impacting you more than you realize. We do have 'powers' that come with touch, important powers," he... Read More

Walter Lenckos '99 Honored as One of Northwest Indiana's Top Young Leaders

June 22, 2013

Walter J. Lenckos, superintendent of parks and recreation for Porter County, Indiana, is being celebrated among the top leaders in his region by inclusion... Read More

DePauw Teammates, Friends and College Coach to Remember Dave Galle '87 & Raise Funds for Education

June 21, 2013

"Several of (Dave) Galle’s teammates and his coach from his days playing basketball at DePauw University were talking after his funeral and thought about... Read More

Beloved Icon of DePauw Who Led The College Twice, Bob Farber '35 Dies at Age 99

June 20, 2013

Robert H. Farber, a 1935 DePauw graduate who served as an administrator at the University for 42 years, working with five presidents and serving twice... Read More

Rev. Peter Curts '06 Named Teaching Pastor at Southern Indiana Church

June 19, 2013

Peter H. Curts, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed teaching pastor at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Floyd County, Indiana... Read More

Business Ethics Prof. Jeffery Smith Coming to DePauw as Schaenen Visiting Scholar

June 18, 2013

Jeffery Smith, associate professor of business ethics and founding director of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society at the University of Redlands... Read More

Prof. Bob Dewey Among Presenters at Fiji Rugby Centenary Conference

June 17, 2013

Robert Dewey, assistant professor of history at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the Fiji Rugby Centenary Conference, hosted by the University... Read More

"Dangerous Mindset" Leads to Surveillance of Reporters, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2013

"Constitutional framers established a free press to make sure there would be watchdogs around to keep an eye on the government," begins an Indianapolis... Read More

Google's Internet Balloon Project Could Create "Enormous Benefits," Says Prof. Kevin Howley

June 15, 2013

"Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire... Read More

Curator Kelly Conway '99 Joins Corning Museum of Glass

June 14, 2013

Kelly A. Conway, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed curator of American glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.  Conway... Read More

Dave Underwood '78 Appointed Sr. VP & CFO at Heritage Enterprises

June 14, 2013

David M. Underwood, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Heritage Enterprises... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Address National Small Business Week Event

June 13, 2013

Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University,"will take part in an arm chair forum with U.S... Read More

Investigations Done Right Will Benefit the Country, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

June 12, 2013

"By my count, 11 separate Washington investigations are looking into the three big issues besetting the Obama Administration right now: Benghazi, IRS targeting... Read More

Article on Man Who Broke the NSA Leaks Story Cites Prof. Bob Steele '69

June 11, 2013

"The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication... Read More

Senior Matt Reda "Has a Dream": St. Louis Post-Dispatch

June 11, 2013

"Matt Reda has a dream," begins an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "And he also has a plan." The newspaper reports that Reda, a rising senior at... Read More

"Mirage" of 'Reality' Shows Has "Largely Faded," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 10, 2013

"They well know by now that these shows are not real and the stories are highly concocted and managed," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at... Read More

Sarah Anderson '13 Headed to Zambia as Peace Corps Volunteer

June 9, 2013

Sarah E. Anderson, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, "will leave June 11 for Zambia to begin training as a community outreach volunteer for the... Read More

Alumni Celebrate 'The DePauw Experience' at 2013 Reunion Weekend

June 8, 2013

"I think we all want to belong to or be of something. You have that with DePauw," Philip Eskew Jr., M.D., told fellow members of the University's Class... Read More

Center Named for Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Expands its Mission

June 8, 2013

"In its 20 years of existence, Huntington's Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center has grown to offer visitors much more than the story of a hometown... Read More

New York Times Reviews Film Directed by Pete Ohs '05

June 7, 2013

"Iceland’s beguiling, extreme landscape is presented as a way to understand, or even feel, the cognitive blizzard of mental illness in I Send You This... Read More

Groundbreaking Turtle Research of J. Nichols '89 Noted in Orion  

June 6, 2013

In the mid-1990s, "a doctoral student named Wallace J. Nichols proposed studying the biology and conservation of sea turtles in northwestern Mexico for... Read More

Acclaimed Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Now in Paperback

June 6, 2013

USA Today's listing of new paperback books begins with, "This month's critic's pick is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver." The newspaper has previously... Read More

Katie Reid '05 Nominated for a Regional Emmy Award

June 5, 2013

Kathryn E. "Katie" Reid, creative services/promotions producer for KOCO/Hearst Television in Oklahoma City and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among... Read More

National Historic Chemical Landmark at DePauw is Noted

June 5, 2013

"In recognition of its 80-plus years of service as a center for education and cutting-edge research, the American Chemical Society has designated Purdue... Read More

Norm Strasma '55 Receives Beacon Award for Community Leadership

June 2, 2013

"Norm Strasma helped raised more than $6 million in charitable donations for Kankakee County," begins an article in the Daily Journal of Kankakee, Illinois... Read More

Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Continues to Make "American Legislative Process Stronger, Smarter and Better"

May 31, 2013

"Much like the new moon on a cloudy night, political icons never really go away. Few still shine so brightly from behind the scenes as Lee Hamilton," begins... Read More

History Prof. John Schlotterbeck Authors Daily Life in the Colonial South

May 30, 2013

John Schlotterbeck, professor of history at DePauw University, is the author of Daily Life in the Colonial South. The new book is part of the The Greenwood... Read More

"More Assertive Approach" Needed from FCC in Regulating Broadcast Indecency: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 30, 2013

"I think the FCC, looking at the national broadcast airwaves as our collective living rooms, should maybe take a little more assertive approach to make... Read More

Juliana Odetunde '07 Receives Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health

May 29, 2013

Juliana O. Odetunde, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University who is now a third year medical student at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 to Discuss FCC on TV Program Thursday Night

May 28, 2013

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw and 1976 graduate of the University, will discuss the role of the Federal Communications Commission... Read More

Rising Sophomore Among Participants in Blue Mind Summit, Founded by J. Nichols '89

May 28, 2013

"A group of neuroscientists, oceanographers, artists, film makers, educators, poets, and explorers will gather on Block Island this week to consider the... Read More

Lauren Bohlander Kanaan '04 Celebrates Indy 500 Victory by Her Husband, Tony

May 27, 2013

"From her days as a standout athlete at Lincoln High School to watching husband Tony Kanaan speed to victory Sunday in the Indianapolis 500, Lauren Kanaan... Read More

Dennis Marek '64 to Present Memorial Day Address

May 26, 2013

J. Dennis Marek, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day commemoration in St. Anne, Illinois, tomorrow. The... Read More

TV News Delivers Distorted Message on Guns, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 25, 2013

"Television remains the primary news source for most Americans, but instead of seeing a mirror of reality, citizens often see circus mirrors that create... Read More

Jud Fisher '91 Joins Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company's Board

May 22, 2013

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

"Star" Orr Fellows Ali Roach '03 and Mike Langellier '04 Featured

May 21, 2013

"When Ali Roach graduated from DePauw University in 2003, the honors student had a choice to make: accept a marketing position with an established company... Read More

Evolving Landscape Will Force Cable TV Industry to Change: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 20, 2013

"Cable's financial model will undoubtedly have to change," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells CNBC.com. The professor... Read More

"Lean In to the Unfamiliar," Teach For America's Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Advises DePauw's Class of 2013

May 19, 2013

Key Links: Mark Fadel '13 Addresses Classmates; Three Receive Honorary Degrees; Webcast; Order Your DVD "To reach your potential as leaders, you’ve got... Read More

J. Arnold '89 is VP at Fifth Third Bank

May 16, 2013

J. Arnold, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and business banking relationship manager. "Arnold has... Read More

Turning a New Page

May 15, 2013

DePauw University continues to build upon its strong journalism traditions – which include the founding of the nation's most broad-based journalism organization... Read More

Story on Marketing in the Wake of a Tragedy Offers Perspective of Prof. Mark Tatge

May 15, 2013

"There’s no such thing as bad publicity, they say, but what about when your brand is associated with a tragic news event involving torture, rape, and kidnapping?... Read More

America is On a First Name Basis with Angie Hicks '95

May 14, 2013

"Angie Hicks calls Indianapolis home. Her family is here. Her business is here. However, her name is absolutely everywhere," begins a report aired by Indianapolis... Read More

DePauw's Sixth Fulbright Winner, Kartik Amarnath '13, to Conduct Research in Malaysia

May 13, 2013

DePauw University senior K. Kartik Amarnath has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship for his project, "Development and Disability: Spatial... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Featured in UK's Guardian

May 12, 2013

"If it seems true to people, it must be well written," novelist Barbara Kingsolver tells UK's Guardian. "If they think the characters I have invented are... Read More

"Idol Fatigue" a Factor in Success of The Voice, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 12, 2013

"People kept waiting for American Idol to be dethroned as the biggest reality competition show," begins a story in Macleans, Canada's national weekly current... Read More

"Intensity of Political Life" is High, as "Basic Work of Politics" Suffers: Lee Hamilton '52

May 11, 2013

"When people ask me how politics has changed since I first ran for Congress in 1964," Lee Hamilton writes, the 24-hour news cycle -- the barrage of information... Read More

Influence of Project Frog CEO Ann Hand '90 Cited by Business Publication

May 10, 2013

Ann Hand, chief executive officer of Project Frog Inc. and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, is listed as one of "The Most Influential Women in Bay Area... Read More