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Angie Hicks '95 Visits CBS This Morning

March 7, 2013

"I started Angie's List right out of college 18 years ago looking for a better way for consumers to find information on who's the best and most trustworthy... Read More

Music of Fort Frances, Featuring David McMillin '06, is Receiving Buzz

March 7, 2013

Fort Frances, a band featuring 2006 DePauw University graduate David McMillin, has been named a "new and notable artist" on the leading music website,... Read More

"Robust, Rough and Tumble Societal Dialogue" is Healthy, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 7, 2013

A mock movie trailer aired on NBC's Saturday Night Live is drawing criticism from conservative Christians, who have successfully lobbied Sears to pull... Read More

McKim Observatory Seen on Magazine Cover

March 7, 2013

DePauw University's McKim Observatory is pictured on the cover of the latest issue of Indiana Preservationist magazine, published by Indiana Landmarks... Read More

Psychology Today Spotlights Research of Prof. Matt Hertenstein

March 7, 2013

"Probing our ability to communicate nonverbally is hardly a new psychological tack," notes a story in the March/April 2013 edition of Psychology Today... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Contributes Essay to New Anthology, Where Did Our Love Go

March 7, 2013

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, contributes an essay to the newly-published anthology, Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships... Read More

Jane Stacy '34 Honored on Her 100th Birthday

March 6, 2013

"Some just can’t resist the glamour of the stage," begins a story in the Doings of Western Springs, Illinois. "But it wasn’t the spotlight that attracted... Read More

Prof. Dan Gurnon & Jacob Stanley '05 Co-Author Journal Article on Science-Art Project

March 5, 2013

An article recapping a DePauw University project that merged science and art has been published in the journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) Biology... Read More

Anna Cahill Leonard '88 Named President of Antenna Group

March 5, 2013

Anna Cahill Leonard, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the strategic communications agency Antenna Group as president.  "Leonard brings... Read More

Nobel Prize Winner Ferid Murad '58 Returns Saturday for 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture

March 5, 2013

Ferid Murad, the 1958 DePauw University graduate who received the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine, will return to his alma mater this Saturday, March 9, to... Read More

Former Prof. Ann Burlin Passes Away

March 4, 2013

Ann E. Burlin, who taught communication at DePauw University in the spring of 1981, died February 23 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was 59 years old. Born... Read More

David Cryer '58 Joins Cast of World Premiere Musical, Somewhere in Time

March 4, 2013

"Casting is now complete for the Portland Center Stage world premiere of the new musical Somewhere in Time, starring Ryan Silverman, Hannah Elless and... Read More

National Champs: DePauw Students Win 2013 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

March 3, 2013

A team of DePauw University students emerged from the Seventeenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship as the national champion.  The event took place... Read More

Prof. William Cockrum '59 Elected to Educational Housing Services Board

March 3, 2013

William Cockrum III, adjunct professor at the Anderson Graduate School of Management of UCLA (the University of California at Los Angeles) and 1959 graduate... Read More

Barbara Bayless Close '71 is Finalist for Teaching Award

March 2, 2013

Barbara Bayless Close, a mathematics teacher at Florida's Palm Beach Day Academy and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, is a finalist for a William T... Read More

Brett Vanderkolk '88 is CFO at Centra Credit Union

March 1, 2013

Brett R. Vanderkolk, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Centra Credit Union in Columbus, Indiana, as chief financial officer. "According... Read More

Dan Hasler '80 to Lead Purdue Research Foundation

February 28, 2013

Dan Hasler, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and chief entrepreneurial officer of the Purdue Research Foundation.  Hasler... Read More

Senior is Finalist in Grand Concours de Chant Vocal Competition

February 27, 2013

Tenor Lucas Wassmer, a senior voice student in the DePauw University School of Music, will perform this weekend as a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Grand... Read More

From Chopsticks to Robotics

February 27, 2013

As they set out for a Winter Term course in Japan, nearly two-dozen students looked forward to studying the Japanese concept of monozukuri. First, they... Read More

Three Student-Written Plays to be Presented March 7-10

February 27, 2013

A trio of original plays written by three DePauw University students will be presented by DePauw Theatre, March 7 through 10. "Battle, Baby, Bird:  New... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Judge 2013 Border Security Awards

February 26, 2013

Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as... Read More

David Singer '91 Among Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors

February 26, 2013

David L. Singer, senior vice president in the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and 1991 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Article on 'The Argo Effect' Quotes Prof. Mark Tatge

February 26, 2013

"Filming in remote locations has never been a cakewalk, but thanks to Oscar’s top choice, Argo, it just got a teensy bit harder, say some intelligence... Read More

Rutgers History Prof. Camilla Townsend Here March 5 for Horizon Lecture

February 26, 2013

Camilla Townsend, professor of history at Rutgers University, will come to the campus of DePauw University next week to deliver the Horizon Lecture. Dr... Read More

Ampersand Capital Partners Adds John Perkins '94 to Management Team

February 25, 2013

John Perkins, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ampersand Capital Partners and an operating partner.  Ampersand is a healthcare-focused... Read More

Craig Cunningham '06 Joins Wells Fargo Advisors

February 25, 2013

Craig A. Cunningham, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Illinois, as a financial advisor. "Prior to... Read More

"Complicated Legislative Agenda" Faces Congress and White House, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2013

"Earlier this year, it seemed there might be some hope for Capitol Hill when Congress dealt easily with raising the debt ceiling," writes Lee H. Hamilton... Read More

Topher Jones '07 "A Talent on the Rise" on Electronic Dance Music Scene

February 22, 2013

"When Topher Jones meets fellow Electronic Dance Music artists, he rarely finds anyone else who was a four-sport athlete in high school," begins an Indianapolis... Read More

Prof. Valarie Ziegler Contributes Essay to Chronicle of Higher Education

February 22, 2013

"Adam and Eve are archetypal figures for secular and religious society alike, transplanted from their ancient setting to modern America, often with eyebrow-raising... Read More

Bill Carroll '73 Re-Elected Board Chair of American Chemical Society

February 20, 2013

William F. Carroll Jr., a vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been re-elected board chairman of the... Read More

DePauw in National Program Aimed at Increasing Women in Technology & Computing

February 19, 2013

DePauw University is among the participants in a two-year program being launched today by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)... Read More

"Linguistic Bomb" on Super Bowl Telecast Worthy of FCC Attention: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 19, 2013

"Another CBS Super Bowl and another broadcast indecency mess," begins an Indianapolis Star column by Jeffrey M. McCall.  The professor of communication... Read More

Former Tiger Golfer, TV's Bret Baier '92, Competes in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

February 18, 2013

"I can speak to millions and millions of people when the red light on the camera goes on. But when you have to physically perform and turn on a little... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Discuss Civil Rights Movement in Illinois Speech

February 17, 2013

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will present a lecture at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, this Thursday... Read More

TV Report Features Innovative Teacher Sarah Carlson '08

February 16, 2013

"Long lectures in the classroom may become a thing of the past," begins a report by Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV which features Sarah Carlson.  A... Read More

Prof. Valarie Ziegler Examines 'St. Valentine's Eden'

February 14, 2013

"Ever since the story of Adam, Eve and their Garden was crafted, readers have returned to the first couple time and again to figure out how all couples... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Presents 175th Anniversary Lecture, February 20

February 14, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, the 1986 DePauw University graduate who has been called "today's leading insurgent pollster ... (and) a key player in the contact sport... Read More

Focus on "The Common Good" is Missing in Today's Politics & Journalism, Carl Bernstein Says in Ubben Lecture  

February 13, 2013

"Journalism is not dead," legendary journalist Carl Bernstein told an audience at DePauw University tonight.  Forty years after he and Washington Post... Read More

Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Named Co-CEO of Teach For America

February 13, 2013

Elisa Villanueva Beard, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed co-CEO of Teach For America. TFA is a national teacher corps of recent... Read More

Laura Kelley '08 & Chris Burton '09 in Indy Production of The Matchmaker

February 11, 2013

Two graduates of DePauw University -- Laura Kelley '08 and Chris Burton '09 -- have key roles in the upcoming Garfield Shakespeare Company production of... Read More

Grammy Telecast is More About "Spectacle" Than Awards, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 10, 2013

"While the ceremonial aspect of the annual Grammy Awards suggests it is an event designed for industry recognition, the actual Grammy telecast Sunday is... Read More

Greg Wallis '91 is VP of Finance at Harrison College

February 10, 2013

Gregory C. Wallis, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of finance at Harrison College. In his new role, Wallis has... Read More

Success & "Stupefying" Record of Coach Brad Stevens '99 Spotlighted in Washington Post

February 9, 2013

"If you go to two national title games in three years and become one of the college basketball programs in the country, you become a target, a signature... Read More

"Chastising the Media" Not a Wise Tactic for Presidents: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 9, 2013

"All presidents, of both parties, eventually tire of hearing critical news reports about their administrations," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Answers Ethical Question Posed to Magazine

February 8, 2013

In the March 2013 issue of Real Simple magazine, a reader asks, "A friend lent me money and said I could pay it back slowly. Then I received an unexpected... Read More

Award-Winning Poet & Essayist Danielle Cadena Deulen Here February 27

February 7, 2013

Poet and essayist Danielle Cadena Deulen, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, will visit DePauw University... Read More

Lawren Mills '01 One of Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 6, 2013

"For the past few years, the Statehouse has been almost a second home for Lawren Mills," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal, which lists the 2001... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Named Professor of Practice at IU's SPEA

February 5, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S.  House of Representatives, has been appointed a Professor of Practice... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Congress: "Watching It Now is Painful"

February 2, 2013

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, writes that "in the years since I left Capitol... Read More

Yong Choe '99 Appointed VP at Rite Aid Corporation

January 31, 2013

Yong Choe, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) as vice president of federal affairs and public policy. Rite... Read More

Documentary by Pete Ohs '05 to be Screened at NYC Film Festival

January 31, 2013

I Send You This Place, a feature-length documentary film made by Peter Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Andrea Sisson, will be... Read More

Huntington Bank Promotes John Irwin '79 to Regional President

January 30, 2013

John W. Irwin, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president of Huntington Bank's West Michigan region. "Irwin, 56, has been part... Read More

Hilliard Lyons CEO Jim Allen '79 Featured in Publication

January 30, 2013

"Jim Allen started working for Louisville-based Hilliard Lyons fresh out of graduate school in 1981. And he has worked there ever since, rising from an... Read More

Chemistry Prof. John McFarland '49 Dies at Age 89

January 29, 2013

John W. McFarland, professor emeritus of chemistry at DePauw and 1949 graduate of the University, died yesterday at Asbury Towers in Greencastle.  A member... Read More

Book Review by Prof. Meryl Altman Published in Academe

January 28, 2013

"Sara Ahmed’s valuable new book is something of a departure from her previous work in phenomenology and cultural criticism, which has focused particularly... Read More

Praise for New Book by Prof. Valarie Ziegler, Enticed by Eden

January 28, 2013

"One can wonder if Adam and Eve would be surprised that their names, and their legends, live on so many millennia later," notes Publishers Weekly in a... Read More

Hollywood Reporter Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 28, 2013

"After years of sustaining the TV business, ratings for on-air talent competitions are going in the wrong direction," write the Hollywood Reporter's Scott... Read More

Don Smith '78 Joins Board of Attorneys Association; Michele Bryant '86 Elected Treasurer

January 27, 2013

Michele S. Bryant, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected treasurer of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and Donald S. Smith, a 1978... Read More

Prof. Dan Shannon Contributes Article to Journal

January 26, 2013

An article by Daniel E. Shannon, professor of philosophy at DePauw University, is published in the latest edition (Volume 42, Issue 1) of Clio: A Journal... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Visits TV's O'Reilly Factor

January 25, 2013

"CNN has a serious ratings problem, and they also have some credibility problems," said Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, on... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Has Three Short Stories Published

January 25, 2013

Short stories by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, appear in three recent publications. Her "Bordering on Sainthood" was published... Read More

David Coolidge '87 Appointed CEO of Gearbox Holdings

January 24, 2013

David B. Coolidge, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief executive officer of Gearbox Holdings, Inc. "Under the Raybestos, Allomatic... Read More

Prof. Joseph Heithaus Discusses Inaugural Poem with Maine Newspaper

January 23, 2013

"The poem that was read aloud Monday at President Obama's second inauguration was deeply personal to the Maine poet who wrote it, scholars said, but its... Read More

Emily Ristine '98 Stars in Production of Tony Winner Next to Normal

January 23, 2013

Emily Ristine, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, stars as "Diana" in the Phoenix Theatre production of Next to Normal.  "The rock musical, by Tom Kitt... Read More

Tory Patrick '04 Named Account Director at Walker Sands

January 23, 2013

Tory Patrick, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Walker Sands, a public relations agency for B2B and technology companies, as an account... Read More

Winter Term Debate Students Win Butler U Tournament

January 22, 2013

Students who are participating in the Winter Term course "The Great Debaters" won the first place debate team sweepstakes award over the weekend from the... Read More

Profs. Amanda Lotz '96 and Jeff McCall '76 Analyze Effects of Lance Armstrong Interview on OWN

January 22, 2013

"Lance Armstrong's reputation wasn't the only makeover candidate on display Thursday and Friday nights on the Oprah Winfrey Network," begins a story in... Read More

Paintings & Sketches of Eugene Smith '51 On Display at Illinois Art Center  

January 21, 2013

An exhibition at the Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Illinois, "Watercolor to War Birds = Works by Eugene V. Smith," features the paintings and sketches... Read More

"Largely Irrelevant" CNN Needs to Embrace News, Not Fluff: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 20, 2013

The new president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, "takes the reins of a previously prestigious channel that has become largely irrelevant in the journalism industry... Read More

Patrick Grady '70 to Discuss Latest Book at Arizona Historical Society

January 19, 2013

"Patrick Grady, a writer from Cave Creek, and author of Out of the Ruins, a history of frontier Phoenix from 1867 to 1881, will be the guest speaker" at... Read More

Marine Biologist J. Nichols '89 Discusses 'Neuroconservation' with Magazine

January 18, 2013

An article in the February 2013 issue of Coastal Living magazine examines "why just being near the water brings us such deep contentment. Headlined "Why... Read More

Wes Molyneaux '04 Named Head Soccer Coach at Suburban Chicago HS

January 17, 2013

Wes Molyneaux, a science teacher at New Trier High School in suburban Chicago and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the school’s boys... Read More

Bob Cathcart '82 Joins Hansen Medical as Sr. VP

January 16, 2013

Robert O. Cathcart, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN) in the newly created position of senior vice president... Read More

Exhibition of Ceramics by Prof. Richard Peeler '49 and Nine Former Students Opens February 12

January 16, 2013

As part of the celebration of DePauw University's 175th anniversary, an exhibition will honor a former DePauw faculty member who is one of Indiana’s best-known... Read More

Prof. Amy Hayes Directing IndyFringe Production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

January 15, 2013

"Amy Hayes remembers drifting off to sleep as a child to the sounds of her parents working on songs," writes Jay Harvey in the Indianapolis Star. "It's... Read More

Optometrist Megan Walton '08 Joins Indiana Practice

January 15, 2013

Megan L. Walton, O.D., a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Indiana's Plainfield Eye Care as an optometrist. The Hendricks County Flyer notes... Read More

CBS News Talks with Prof. Tom Chiarella About Latest Esquire Piece

January 14, 2013

"I went in with a little naïveté. I went in thinking, well, I don't know everything. I'm gonna let people tell me and then I'm going to vet what they say... Read More

"Literary Phenomenon" George Saunders Here April 24 as Guest of Kelly Writers Series

January 13, 2013

[UPDATE 2/20: This event, originally scheduled for March 13, has been rescheduled to April 24.] Hailed as "the writer for our time" in a New York Times... Read More

Congress "Unwilling to Make Truly Hard Decisions": Lee Hamilton '52

January 12, 2013

"In our system of representative democracy, Capitol Hill should be the place where their competing concerns get hammered out," writes Lee H. Hamilton in... Read More

Prof. Tom Chiarella Discusses 'Fracking' on MSNBC

January 11, 2013

"When there's energy to be harvested, money to be made, people are going to go after it," Tom Chiarella told MSNBC's The Cycle today. A visiting professor... Read More

Prof. Sundiata Cha-Jua Here as Schaenen Visiting Scholar Next Month

January 11, 2013

Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, associate professor of history and associate professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Talks with Audubon Magazine

January 11, 2013

"I’ve been asking myself for some time now: How can we all be looking at climate change and believe different things about it?," Barbara Kingsolver tells... Read More

A Continuing Commitment

January 10, 2013

It was early 2008, and having just returned to their Greek house from a national conference on sustainability in Washington, D.C., Anthony M. Baratta ... Read More

Prof. Glen Kuecker Contributes Book Review to The Historian

January 10, 2013

Glen David Kuecker, professor of history at DePauw University, contributes a review to the latest issue of The Historian. Issued quarterly, the journal... Read More

Sussy Project Founder Meggie Dials '03 is 'Woman to Watch'

January 9, 2013

An Indianapolis Star profile of Meggie Dials -- a 2003 DePauw University graduate deemed a 'Woman to watch' by the newspaper -- notes, "She puts in about... Read More

New Exhibition Offers View of 'Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints'

January 8, 2013

Since its eleventh century composition, The Tale of Genji has inspired everything from paintings, to kabuki plays, to anime. Now, the Richard E. Peeler... Read More

Dan Korb '79 Named Indiana Sportswriter of the Year

January 6, 2013

Dan Korb, an assistant sports editor with the Evansville Courier & Press and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been named Corky Lamm Indiana Sportswriter... Read More

Senior Honored for Work as Volunteer Mentor

January 4, 2013

DePauw University senior Brittany L. Slate has been named DePauw University "Big of the Year" for 2012 by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana... Read More

Mary Elizabeth McKnight '07 Selected as New Science Teacher Academy Fellow

January 2, 2013

"Mary Elizabeth McKnight of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is among six Kentucky educators chosen for the New Science Teacher Academy, organized by... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 Named VP and General Counsel of Citizens Energy Group

January 1, 2013

Jennett M. Hill, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, will join Citizens Energy Group as vice president and general counsel. She comes to the post, effective... Read More