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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

"LaSalle Street Standout" Kareem Edwards '07 Among '20 in Their 20s'

May 9, 2013

"The LaSalle Street Standout" is how Crain's Chicago Business refers to Kareem J. Edwards. A 2007 graduate of DePauw and former assistant vice president... Read More

Science Road Show

May 8, 2013

Entering the final week of her tap dance class, senior Maria T. Haag was having trouble remembering parts of her last performance of the semester, if not... Read More

Collection of Essays, Including Work by Prof. Samuel Autman, is Finalist for Benjamin Franklin Award

May 8, 2013

The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, which includes a work by Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, has... Read More

Prof. Nancy Davis Receives Independent Publisher Book Award

May 8, 2013

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

Brittni Crofts '13 Will Teach English in Vietnam with Fulbright Award

May 8, 2013

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

Vernon Jordan '57 to Address Graduates of the Columbia University School of Social Work

May 7, 2013

Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will deliver the commencement address at... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Organizes U of London Workshop on 'New Songdo City and South Korea’s Green Economy'

May 6, 2013

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, is the organizer of a workshop that will take place June 5 at  SOAS, University of London... Read More

FCC "Shirking its Congressionally Mandated Duty": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 5, 2013

"Washington bureaucrats have long been known for buck passing, but Genachowski has set a standard few D.C. paper-pushers could match," Jeff McCall says... Read More

Ongoing Budget Battle in Washington Rankles Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

May 3, 2013

The American people, writes veteran statesman Lee Hamilton, are "tired of brinksmanship and constant fiscal crisis. They’re fed up with accusations, spin... Read More

Attorney Todd Hambidge '04 Joins Nashville's Largest Law Firm

May 2, 2013

Todd R. Hambidge, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Waller as an associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. He... Read More

Jim Alling '83 to Lead T-Mobile Brand Following Merger

May 1, 2013

"The merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is complete, and the combined company - T-Mobile U.S. - started trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning... Read More

Matt Cecil '12 Honored with National Journalism Award

May 1, 2013

Matthew W. Cecil, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More

LeadJen and Jenny Vance '00 Honored for Technology Excellence & Innovation  

May 1, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, accepted the Mira Award for IT/Tech Service... Read More

TV's Obsession with Serial Killer Plots "Likely a Fleeting Interest," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 30, 2013

With television shows such as The Following, Bates Motel, Criminal Minds, Dexter and The Mentalist, featuring storylines dealing with serial killers, "It... Read More

Attorney Lott Thomas '56 to be Honored as a 'Pillar of the Bar'

April 29, 2013

"Five Champaign County lawyers who all graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and who have more than 250 collective years of legal experience... Read More

Mark Fadel is 2013 Walker Cup Recipient

April 29, 2013

DePauw University senior Mark A. Fadel was honored tonight as the 2013 recipient of the Walker Cup. Awarded to the senior who has contributed the most... Read More

Student Journalists Honored with Seven Regional 'Mark of Excellence' Awards

April 29, 2013

DePauw University student journalists are the recipients of seven 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. Presented... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Photographer Ellen England '75

April 28, 2013

"Ellen England searches for the details and patterns in her everyday surroundings, portraying the beauty she sees through photography," begins a feature... Read More

New Technologies Can Leave Media Outlets Vulnerable: Prof. Mark Tatge

April 27, 2013

A false tweet sent by hackers who broke into the Associated Press' account this week temporarily sent the stock market reeling and is the subject of a... Read More

White House Aide Bess Evans '07 to Discuss 'Six Years with President Obama' Monday

April 27, 2013

"A 2007 DePauw University graduate Monday afternoon will discuss her experiences working at the White House in an appearance titled 'Six Years with President... Read More

Senior Maria Haag Wins Undergraduate Biology Research Competition

April 27, 2013

DePauw University senior Maria T. Haag emerged as the winner of an undergraduate research competition which took place this week at Experimental Biology... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Jim Cooper Reviews New Book, Entangled

April 26, 2013

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, contributes a book review to the latest (May 2013) edition of Choice: Current Reviews... Read More

Local Students Take DePauw Stage in 'Spring Festival of Shakespeare', May 3 & 4

April 25, 2013

Local teenagers are empowered by the height and breadth of Shakespeare’s emotion and language and captivated by his characters and stories as DePauw Theatre... Read More

Brother of David Joeckel '10 Could Be #1 Pick in 2013 NFL Draft

April 24, 2013

With the NFL draft set for tomorrow, Yahoo! Sports offers, "Every year, many players join the National Football League from families rich in athletic tradition... Read More

Philly Radio Station Spotlights David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances

April 23, 2013

"The Chicago indie rock band Fort Frances released its debut album, The Atlas, in early 2011. The band releases a new EP, Harbour, today," notes the website... Read More

The DePauw Journalists Collect 10 SPJ Indiana Awards, Alums Take Home Three

April 23, 2013

Seven student journalists working for Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw, are recipients of a total of ten "Best of the Best in Indiana" awards... Read More

Prof. Smita Rahman Selected to Participate in Unique Ancient Greece Seminar

April 23, 2013

Smita A. Rahman, assistant professor of political science at DePauw University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Wins 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Poetry

April 22, 2013

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for poetry for My Favorite Warlord... Read More

Column on Superheroes Quotes Pulliam Prof. Mark Tatge

April 22, 2013

"Every generation gets the superhero it deserves," writes Arizona Republic columnist Bill Goodykoontz. "Why does this matter, and why does it matter now?... Read More

Book by Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 on Longlist for O'Connor Short Story Award

April 19, 2013

What You Are Now Enjoying, a collection of short stories by Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is on the longlist for the 2013 Frank... Read More

April 24th Visitor George Saunders Among TIME's '100 Most Influential People in the World'

April 19, 2013

"Fiction writers don't often get credit for their influence on the world -- it is often invisible and unheralded. But among those on TIME magazine’s annual... Read More

M. Colin Hudson '92 to Co-Manage Oakmark Equity and Income Fund

April 19, 2013

M. Colin Hudson, a research analyst at Harris Associates L.P. and adviser to the Oakmark Funds, has been appointed co-manager of the Oakmark Equity and... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Senior Dave Tykvart to Czech Republic

April 18, 2013

DePauw University senior David Tykvart will spend the 2013-14 academic year teaching English in the Czech Republic as a result of winning an English Teaching... Read More

Improving the Planet is Up to Each of Us, World-Renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall Says in Ubben Lecture

April 17, 2013

Also: Webcast Link (click "On Demand"); Photo Gallery "Every single one of us makes an impact on this planet every single day," Jane Goodall told an audience... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Fading Ratings of TV's Revolution

April 17, 2013

"Last fall's top-rated new series, Revolution has been looking energy-deprived since late March, when it returned from a four-month hiatus," writes Scott... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Shanker Shetty

April 17, 2013

Shanker Shetty, professor emeritus of economics and management at DePauw University, died April 8 in Greencastle.  He was 89 years old. Dr. Shetty joined... Read More

DePauw Team Advances to US Finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup

April 17, 2013

A team of DePauw University students is among 13 groups that have advanced to the 11th annual U.S. Imagine Cup finals.  The Imagine Cup is Microsoft's... Read More

Meredith Siemens '05 is VP of Corporate Communications at South Carolina Federal Credit Union

April 17, 2013

Meredith H. Siemens, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is vice president, corporate communications, at South Carolina Federal Credit Union. "Siemens... Read More

The DePauw Named 'Newspaper of the Year'; Among 26 ICPA Awards

April 16, 2013

Student journalists working for Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw, won a total of 26 awards -- including twelve first place honors and recognition... Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Living the "Impossible Dream"

April 16, 2013

"It was the dream of my life to be a writer, but I believed people when they said you couldn’t get your first book published," Richard Peck, the award-winning... Read More

Anne Keller '96 Joins Economic Development Organization

April 15, 2013

"One Southern Indiana, the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for Clark and Floyd counties, has hired Anne E. Keller as senior director... Read More

The Elements

April 15, 2013

The Elements, a student-run dance production, opens Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing... Read More

Weakening of Political Parties "Carries a Cost to the Country": Lee Hamilton '52

April 15, 2013

Lee Hamilton, who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, examines "the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in... Read More

TV News Industry Clearly "In Decline" and Requires "Reinvention," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 14, 2013

In 2013, "television remains the primary source of news for most citizens -- but for how long?," asks Jeffrey M. McCall in an Indianapolis Star op-ed.... Read More

Kendall Quisenberry '13 to Teach in Malaysia with Fulbright Award

April 14, 2013

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

A Good Year for May

April 13, 2013

By the beginning of her junior year, Megan K. May ‘13 was already a seasoned field researcher. As a freshman, May, a member of DePauw’s Science Research... Read More

Heidi Keiser '11 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 12, 2013

Heidi N. Keiser, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program... Read More

Mainstream Media Outlets Dodge "Challenging and Divisive Issue," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells TV Program

April 12, 2013

"I know this an interesting and challenging and divisive issue, but this topic does need discussion and it does need news coverage," says Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. in California to Present Three Lectures

April 11, 2013

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, will discuss "Does Science Fiction Music Have a Story of its Own?" in a lecture on... Read More

Cancer Researcher Mark Kelley '79 Profiled in Hometown Newspaper

April 11, 2013

"Every time you do an experiment you learn something new," says noted cancer researcher Mark R. Kelley, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University. "A lot of... Read More

Profs. Françoise Coulont-Henderson and Mona Bhan Honored for Exemplary Teaching

April 11, 2013

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Françoise Coulont-Henderson, professor of modern languages, and Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Slated to Appear at National Book Festival

April 10, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the headliners at the National Book Festival. The event... Read More

Megan May '13 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 10, 2013

Megan K. May, a senior biology major at DePauw University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  The oldest... Read More

As World Remembers Margaret Thatcher, Her 1992 DePauw Visit is Recalled

April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of Great Britain who visited DePauw 21 years and one day ago, died this morning at age 87.  "Tonight we look... Read More

David Hoover, Teaching in India, is 2013 Winner of Battey National Educator of the Year Award

April 8, 2013

David Hoover, a teacher of high school biology, chemistry and environmental science at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India, is the 2013 winner... Read More

Kristen Magnes Kaiser '00 is Interim Exec. Director of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

April 7, 2013

Kristen Magnes Kaiser, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim executive director of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. Kaiser... Read More

Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Authors What You Are Now Enjoying

April 7, 2013

What You Are Now Enjoying, a collection of short stories by Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, features "surreal elements, often... Read More

LA Times Story on NBC Late Night Change Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 6, 2013

"Jimmy Fallon may have been crowned the new king of late-night TV this week, but he owes a lot to the man behind the throne: Lorne Michaels," begins a... Read More

DePauw Theatre Season Closes with The Herbal Bed, April 11-14

April 6, 2013

Travel back in time 400 years in DePauw Theatre’s final mainstage production of the 2012-13 season, The Herbal Bed. Set in Stratford-upon-Avon during the... Read More

Indiana Repertory Theatre Dramaturg Richard J Roberts '81 is Profiled

April 5, 2013

"Richard J Roberts is well aware that the specialty he’s practiced for Indiana Repertory Theatre for 15 years is obscure to the general public," begins... Read More

Katie Kraska '13 Will Study Wildlife Conservation in Indonesia as Fulbright Scholar

April 5, 2013

DePauw University senior Katlin "Katie" V. Kraska is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will use the award to conduct research and... Read More

NBC's Switch to Jimmy Fallon is Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 4, 2013

"Now that speculation has become confirmed fact -- Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show next spring -- the question many are asking is:... Read More

Jim Reynolds '81 Inaugurated as Wilmington College's 18th President

April 3, 2013

"A formal inauguration ceremony was recently held for Wilmington College’s 18th president, James M. Reynolds, but on a daily basis at the Quaker institution... Read More

George Saunders, Here April 24, Wins 2013 PEN/Malamud Award

April 3, 2013

George Saunders, who will visit the campus of DePauw University on Wednesday, April 24, is the recipient of the 2013 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in... Read More

Paul Detlefs '77 Named to Sikich Advisory Board

April 3, 2013

Paul S. Detlefs, founder and president of The Prestwick Group and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-formed advisory board... Read More

Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 Returns to Campus, April 9-11

April 3, 2013

Singer-songwriter David McMillin, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater as a guest of the Performing Arts Series, April 9... Read More

TV's Bret Baier '92 "At the Top of His Game"

April 2, 2013

"Bret Baier is at the top of his game: His Fox News show, Special Report with Bret Baier, has been the No. 1 news program on TV for 50 consecutive months... Read More

Junior JD Hoover Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 2, 2013

John David "JD" Hoover, a junior at DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 Goldwater Scholarship. Considered the most prestigious undergraduate... Read More

Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 to Address May Graduates; Three to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 1, 2013

Elisa Villanueva Beard, co-chief executive officer of Teach For America and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma mater to deliver... Read More

Once 'Major' TV Networks Now Irrelevant to Most Americans, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2013

"Network broadcast television has been in a downward spiral for years, but the recent disastrous ratings from the sweeps period had to shock even the most... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 is Finalist for Orion Book Award

March 30, 2013

Bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is a finalist for the 2013 Orion Book Award for her latest work, Flight... Read More

Jon Secrest '99 Promoted to Partner at Roetzel

March 29, 2013

Jonathan R. Secrest, an associate at Roetzel and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner by the law firm. His was one of four... Read More

Ireland's National Famine Commemoration to Include Photo Exhibition by Prof. Cindy O'Dell

March 28, 2013

The work of Cynthia O'Dell, associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University, will be featured at the National Famine Commemoration 2013... Read More

Attorney John Stephen '76 on 'All-Star' List

March 27, 2013

John M. Stephen, a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright's labor and employment department, has been nominated as a "BTI Client Service All-Star" for... Read More

The Oprah Magazine Talks with Prof. Matt Hertenstein About Touch Deprivation

March 27, 2013

"I wanted to find out if it was actually possible to be 'touch deprived,'" Diana Spechler writes in the April issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. "My research... Read More

Take Two

March 26, 2013

Last fall, the ink still drying on his diploma, Alex Thompson ‘12 was on the verge of something big. A world-famous actress was bringing unusual attention... Read More

Wendi Taylor Nations '85 Joins Fleishman-Hillard as Sr. VP & Partner

March 26, 2013

Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as senior vice president, partner... Read More

Eli Lilly's Phyllis Ferrell '94 is Profiled  

March 24, 2013

"Phyllis Ferrell believes her career has flourished because her employer’s culture and values mimic those of her own," begins an Indianapolis Star article... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 a "Hall of Fame Coach," Says Marquette's Buzz Williams

March 23, 2013

"Coach Stevens is a Hall of Fame coach," says Marquette head men's basketball coach Buzz Williams, whose team will face the Butler University squad coached... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Joins Board of MasterCard Foundation

March 23, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, former chairman and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the... Read More

LA Times Story on Future of Tonight Show Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 21, 2013

"NBC's Tonight Show may soon be switching hosts -- and coasts," reports the Los Angeles Times this morning. "The long-struggling network is finalizing... Read More

Collaborative of Russian Poster Artists, Rodchenko 120, On Display at Peeler Art Center April 26 - June 10

March 21, 2013

On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Aleksandr Rodchenko, twenty of today's best Russian poster artists formed a collaborative called Rodchenko 120... Read More

Mainstream Media Outlets are "Eroding Standards and Their Positions": Prof. Mark Tatge

March 20, 2013

"Just as the Steubenville rape trial has highlighted the need for the responsible use of new media, the mainstream media’s coverage of the sensitive case... Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley is Editor of Media Interventions

March 20, 2013

Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is editor of Media Interventions. Published by Peter Lang, "This collection... Read More

Lockheed Martin Taps Lorraine Martin '84 to Lead F-35 Program

March 19, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has appointed Lorraine Martin, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, vice president and general manager of the... Read More

"Stop the Blame Game" and Get Serious About Addressing Nation's Fiscal Challenges: Lee Hamilton '52

March 18, 2013

"As the deadline for congressionally mandated budget cuts known as the sequester came and went, we got a taste of how difficult cutting federal spending... Read More

Brad Sexauer '73 Elected to Nonprofit's Board

March 17, 2013

Brad Sexauer, vice president for strategy and market development at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York, and 1973 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Makes 11th Appearance on TV's O'Reilly Factor

March 15, 2013

"I think the Founding Fathers would be disappointed because they wanted an independent press to be a watchdog of the powers that be," Jeff McCall, professor... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among Finalists for Women's Prize

March 14, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the finalists for the $45,000 Women's Prize, the UK's top book award. "The annual prize... Read More

Devin Koch '88 is VP of International Markets for ATDynamics

March 14, 2013

Devin E. Koch, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of international markets for ATDynamics. Koch is based in Zurich... Read More

Julie Underwood '76 to Discuss 'The Privatization of Education' in Wisconsin Presentation

March 13, 2013

Julie K. Underwood, dean of the School of Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, will discuss "The Privatization... Read More

J.C. Pankratz '12 Takes Second in Prestigious Playwriting Competition

March 12, 2013

Joan Catherine “ J.C.” Pankratz, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, finished second in the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award competition for her... Read More

Rich Bonaccorsi '85 Named Harrison College's VP of International Operations

March 12, 2013

Richard J. Bonaccorsi, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Harrison College as vice president of international operations. "In this role,... Read More

Effects of Media Violence are Quite Real, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 11, 2013

In an op-ed column on the effects of violent television programs and video games, Jeff McCall writes that "while parents should pay more attention to their... Read More

Marketing Firm Founder Abbi Achterberg '02 is 'Rising Star'

March 11, 2013

"I had always wanted to start my own business," Abbi Achterberg, owner and founder of Tipping Point Marketing and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, tells... Read More

NY Times Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 10, 2013

"The transition out of children’s entertainment is perhaps Hollywood’s trickiest professional maneuver," writes Brooks Barnes in the New York Times. "Changing... Read More

A Companion to Woodrow Wilson Includes Essay by Prof. Barbara Steinson

March 9, 2013

Barbara J. Steinson, professor of history at DePauw University, is among the contributors to A Companion to Woodrow Wilson. Dr. Steinson authored "Wilson... Read More

Dr. Compton's Lecture

March 8, 2013

It’s no surprise that Jody Williams comes up often in political science instructor Deepa Prakash’s courses. With topics such as international security... Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Among USA's 'Top 25 Women in Commercial Real Estate'

March 8, 2013

Susan M. Ansel, president and CEO of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among the 25 "Top Women in Real Estate" in the... Read More