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Bethany Abercrombie '03 Recognized for Teaching Excellence

May 27, 2014

Bethany Abercrombie, a calculus teacher at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky, and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of... Read More

Choice Gives Book by Prof. Matt Hertenstein 'Recommended' Review

May 27, 2014

"Voltaire famously said that 'common sense is not so common,' but Hertenstein (developmental psychology, DePauw Univ.) might beg to disagree -- at least... Read More

Nancy Koenig Eisenmann '51 Honored as 'Veteran of the Month'

May 26, 2014

Nancy Koenig Eisenmann, a 1951 graduate of DePauw University, has been named "Veteran of the Month" for May by Connecticut State Sentator Kevin Witkos... Read More

Chris Lombardo '88 Appointed Judge of Illinois 19th Judicial Circuit Court

May 26, 2014

David C. "Chris" Lombardo, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate judge of the Illinois 19th Judicial Circuit Court.  The appointment... Read More

New Fall TV Shows Present More of the Same, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 25, 2014

"The major broadcast television networks again are demonstrating a disconnect with the audiences they so desperately want to reach," observes Jeff McCall... Read More

Coach Brad Brownell '91 Signs Six-Year Extension with Clemson

May 24, 2014

Brad Brownell, head men's basketball coach at Clemson University and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has signed a six-year contract extension with... Read More

J. Nichols '89 "Makes a Persuasive Case for Water's Healing Power" in Upcoming Book

May 24, 2014

"At the risk of sounding like Zoolander, water is having a moment right now," writes Amanda FitzSimons in the June 2014 issue of Elle. "In a book out next... Read More

Book Review Praises Prof. Nahyan Fancy's Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

May 23, 2014

"This book should be read by any historian of pre-modern science and medicine, not only by Islamicists," writes Leigh Chipman in a review of Science and... Read More

New Technologies are Quickly Changing TV Viewing Habits: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 22, 2014

"There's a new buzzword in broadcast television: eventize," according to Houston's KTRH. "DVR, on-demand and online television is killing traditional ratings... Read More

Experiential Learning Trip to Northern Ireland Includes Study of Region and Basketball Outreach

May 21, 2014

A group of DePauw University students, accompanied by head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon and Professor Tom Chiarella, are in Northern Ireland for... Read More

Commencement Speeches by Vernon Jordan '57 & Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among NPR's 'Best Ever'

May 20, 2014

Addresses by two graduates of DePauw University -- Vernon Jordan '57 and Barbara Kingsolver '77 -- are listed among NPR's "The Best Commencement Speeches... Read More

Miami Dolphins Promote Joe Schoen '01 to Director of Player Personnel

May 20, 2014

Joe Schoen, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of player personnel for the National Football League's Miami Dolphins.... Read More

Variety Shows a Tough Sell These Days, According to Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 19, 2014

Tonight's debut of The Maya Rudolph Show on NBC is "the latest attempt to revive the variety format that ruled television screens throughout the 1960s... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein Analyzes Power of Touch for Magazine

May 19, 2014

"Lack of touch seriously impacts one's life, according to developmental psychologist and nonverbal communication expert Matthew J. Hertenstein, Ph.D.,... Read More

506 Receive DePauw Degrees at University's 175th Commencement

May 18, 2014

Also: Webcast Link; Order Commencement DVD "Class of 2014, as we embark on new adventures, remember to appreciate the journey we all had together," Sandy... Read More

Robert Britigan III '84 Joins Hinman Co.

May 16, 2014

Robert D. Britigan III, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hinman Co., a Kalamazoo-based property management and development company, as... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Sports Movies with USA Today

May 15, 2014

Movies with a sports theme have struggled lately, notes a USA Today story previewing the opening of Million Dollar Arm. Last month's Draft Day had a middling... Read More

Come Full Circle

May 14, 2014

Reparation is a film-to-be about a man who can’t remember his past. It’s also a story about DePauw: about relationships that last long after graduation... Read More

Prof. Andrew Cullison '01 Returning to DePauw to Lead Prindle Institute for Ethics

May 14, 2014

Andrew M. Cullison, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University who is currently associate professor of philosophy at State University of New York at Fredonia... Read More

California Newspaper Article on ABC's Barbara Walters Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 14, 2014

An Orange County Register story on the career of ABC's Barbara Walters, who is retiring Friday, notes, "Walters’ intermingling of serious interview subjects... Read More

Tracy Stevens '99 Joins Butler U's Board of Trustees

May 13, 2014

Tracy Stevens, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to serve as a trustee of Butler University.   A double major in conflict studies and... Read More

CEO Rob Apatoff '80 "Putting the Bloom Back on FTD"  

May 13, 2014

"You can have a great brand, a great company, but if your product doesn't really resonate with your customer, you won't do any better than your competition... Read More

Rick Van Bokkelen '68 Honored by HS Alma Mater

May 12, 2014

William R. "Rick" Van Bokkelen, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Mooresville (Indiana) High... Read More

Entrepreneurial "Leap" of Management Fellow Angie Hicks '95 Paid Big Dividends

May 11, 2014

"It was 1995, and Angie Hicks was about to graduate with an economics degree from a liberal arts college," begins a profile of the DePauw University graduate... Read More

Career of Barbara Walters "Noteworthy, Not Legendary," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 10, 2014

As ABC's Barbara Walters prepares to retire next week after 53 years in the television industry, Jeff McCall reflects on her career in a column being published... Read More

Tucker, Minar and Oxnam Awards Recognize Faculty Excellence  

May 9, 2014

Two members of the DePauw University faculty -- Wade N. Hazel, professor of biology, and Nachimuthu Manickam, professor of mathematics and chair of the... Read More

Marshall Reavis '84 Elected to Chair Board of Trustees

May 9, 2014

Marshall W. Reavis, founder and chief executive officer of SVM LP and 1984 graduate of DePauw University, was today elected to serve as chair of his alma... Read More

Former Prof. Stanley Caine to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Centenary College

May 9, 2014

Stanley P. Caine, who was a faculty member at DePauw University from  1971-77 and went on to serve as president of Michigan's Adrian College from 1989... Read More

Lydia R. Hayden '14

May 8, 2014

“Storytelling is one of the most important skills for someone who edits video – the ability to accurately convey a message to an audience,” Media Fellow... Read More

All of the Above

May 7, 2014

One month away from graduation, senior Ashley M. Conard found herself in an enviable dilemma. First, she found out she won a Fulbright Study/Research Grant... Read More

Janet Byrne Thabit '89 Joins Matuszewich, Kelly & McKeever

May 7, 2014

Janet Byrne Thabit, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Matuszewich, Kelly & McKeever, LLP in Crystal Lake, Illinois as partner. "Ihabit... Read More

Anna Butz '14 Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Colombia

May 6, 2014

DePauw University senior Anna M. Butz is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and will... Read More

Futurist Michio Kaku Captivates DePauw Audience with an Examination of The Future of the Mind

May 5, 2014

Photo Gallery "What is the most complex object in the known universe?," asked futurist, physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku at DePauw University... Read More

SCOTUS Campaign Finance Ruling "Disempowers Many Ordinary People": Lee Hamilton '52

May 3, 2014

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that it is unconstitutional to "limit the aggregate amount an individual can give to candidates, political parties... Read More

Mark Brant '82 Joins Associated Bank as Sr. VP

May 2, 2014

Mark A. Brant, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Associated Bank as senior vice president, regional sales manager. In his new role, Brant... Read More

Attorney Alex Krouse '09 Co-Authors The Compliance Officer's Handbook

May 1, 2014

Alex T. Krouse, associate at Krieg DeVault LLP and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of The Compliance Officer's Handbook (Third Edition)... Read More

Greg Lippert '77 Named CEO of Quaker Steak & Lube

April 30, 2014

Gregory R. Lippert, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is the new chief executive officer of casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, a casual-dining... Read More

Information on Monday's Ubben Lecture by Futurist Michio Kaku, Which Will Be Webcast

April 30, 2014

More Information on Dr. Kaku's Ubben Lecture; Webcast Link Doors to Kresge Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, for the Ubben Lecture by futurist... Read More

South Putnam's Tona Gardner is Winner of Battey National Educator of the Year Award

April 30, 2014

Tona Gardner -- a teacher, librarian, academic coach, drama director and yearbook sponsor at South Putnam High School in Greencastle -- is the 2014 recipient... Read More

Star Story Cites "Interesting" Commencement Speakers

April 29, 2014

Commencement speeches are "sometimes delivered by someone interesting," writes Will Higgins in the Indianapolis Star. "This year at Butler it's Brad Stevens... Read More

Prof. Mark Tatge Weighs In on Donald Sterling Controversy  

April 29, 2014

"The NBA has many options for taking action in the case of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, if officials determine that his is indeed the voice... Read More

CNBC's Jon Fortt '98 to Receive DePauw's Young Alumni Award

April 29, 2014

Jonathan V. Fortt ’98, CNBC on-air editor, will be DePauw University’s 2014 recipient of the Young Alumni Award, Steven J. Setchell ’96, Associate Vice... Read More

Sandy Tran is 2014 Recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup

April 28, 2014

Sandy Tran is the 2014 recipient of DePauw's Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to the University community during... Read More

Amy Hill '83 Appointed VP at Polk Bros. Foundation

April 28, 2014

Amy (Wilmer) Hill, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president of investments and administration at Polk Bros. Foundation... Read More

Nicole Pence '06 Joins Indy's WXIN, Will Anchor 11 p.m. Newscast

April 28, 2014

Nicole Pence, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Indianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN-TV to anchor the station's new 11 p.m. newscast.  The program... Read More

Ed Lehman '82 Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Management and Entrepreneurship

April 28, 2014

Edward E. Lehman, managing partner of Lehman, Lee & Xu and 1982 graduate of DePauw, is the recipient of the University's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement... Read More

Story on Reboot of The Jungle Book Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 28, 2014

Plans by Walt Disney Studios to create a new version of The Jungle Book come with challenges, reports Yahoo! News. "Both Rudyard Kipling's original book... Read More

Claire Jagla '12 Will Teach in South Korea with Fulbright ETA

April 28, 2014

Claire E. Jagla, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition... Read More

TV Networks at a Loss When it Comes to Covering Economy: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 27, 2014

"Network television newsrooms often must cover stories for which they have no internal experts," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Scott Reasoner '09 Named General Manager of Baseball's Great Falls Voyagers

April 26, 2014

"Scott Reasoner was a history major back in the day, and now that he’s familiar with the past of the Great Falls Voyagers he’s ready to lead the team into... Read More

Prof. Mark Long Discusses Affirmative Action with NPR

April 25, 2014

Do these alternate programs designed to increase the number of minorities on college campuses have the same impact as affirmative action, Mark C. Long... Read More

Alabama Literary Review Publishes Work by Linda Heuring '76  

April 25, 2014

The latest issue of Alabama Literary Review (Volume 22, Number 1) includes a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Summer Movie Preview Includes Analysis from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 25, 2014

"It's summer movie season, with all that implies: sequels, reboots and lots and lots of explosions," writes Bill Goodykoontz in the Arizona Republic. The... Read More

"There is a Fix for What Ails Congress," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

April 25, 2014

According to Lee Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "as grim as things seem now, there is a fix for what ails Congress... Read More

Percussion@Peeler Offers Art and Music Immersion on Wednesday

April 24, 2014

The DePauw Percussion Studio, directed by Bonnie Whiting, will present a program of solo and chamber works for percussion on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p... Read More

Recent Visitor Richard Louv Discusses Overcoming "Nature Deficit Disorder" with NPR Affiliate

April 24, 2014

"I talk about a nature-rich future, nature-rich homes, nature-rich schools, nature-rich neighborhoods, nature-rich cities. What would that be like?," asks... Read More

Environmental Fellows Program Comes of Age

April 23, 2014

May marks a milestone for the Environmental Fellows Program when the first class of Fellows will graduate. Three years ago, the program became the fifth... Read More

Jeff Easterling '13 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from US State Dept.

April 23, 2014

Jeffrey T. Easterling, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

Murad Medal Awaits First Winner

April 22, 2014

This April, seniors Samantha M. Anderson, Trina M. Manalo and Maritza J. Mestre are being honored as finalists for the Ferid Murad Medal, awarded for the... Read More

Sarah Masterson '06 Presents Piano Recital at Fitchburg State U

April 22, 2014

Sarah E. Masterson, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will present a piano recital at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts on Sunday, April... Read More

Two Students Featured in Cast of Wabash's Stage Lights

April 22, 2014

DePauw University senior Felicia Santiago  and junior Casseia Todd are among the cast members of Wabash College's production of Jack Moore’s play, Stage... Read More

Libby Christiansen '94 Joins Willow Marketing

April 22, 2014

Elizabeth G.  "Libby" Christiansen, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Willow Marketing as account coordinator. An English (writing) major... Read More

Abby Emmert '14 to Teach English in Republic of Turkey with Fulbright Award

April 21, 2014

DePauw University senior Abigail E. Emmert has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and will... Read More

UK Newspaper Cites Barbara Kingsolver's ('77) Poisonwood Bible

April 20, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the "10 best novels about Africa," according to the United... Read More

Justin Woodard '02 is President of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

April 18, 2014

Justin C. Woodard, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration, a residential and commercial carpet... Read More

Biologist and Author Sandra Steingraber Coming for Earth Day Speech

April 17, 2014

Sandra Steingraber, an internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, will speak at DePauw University on... Read More

John Georgy '99 Named VP & Partner at Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning

April 17, 2014

John Georgy, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president and  named a partner at Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc. A... Read More

The DePauw Takes 16 ICPA Awards, Including 'Newspaper of the Year'

April 16, 2014

Student journalists from DePauw University collected a total of 16 awards -- including seven first place honors and recognition as Division III Newspaper... Read More

DePauw Student Journalists Win 4 'Mark of Excellence' Awards

April 15, 2014

Two of DePauw University's student journalism organizations collected four 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 5 from the Society of Professional... Read More

Margaret Davidson '80 Leading Asher Agency's New Indy Office

April 15, 2014

Margaret Davidson, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Asher Agency as vice president of strategic development and will lead the full-service... Read More

Prof. Michele Villinski Named Director of the McDermond Center; Commission Launched to Strengthen Management Fellows Program

April 14, 2014

DePauw University’s vice president for academic affairs Larry Stimpert announced today that Michele T. Villinski, DePauw’s Hiram L. Jome Professor of Economics... Read More

Sam Leist '14 to Teach in Turkey with Fulbright Award

April 13, 2014

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

Former Prof. Dave Congalton's New Film, Authors Anonymous, Opens Next Weekend

April 12, 2014

Authors Anonymous, a new film written by Dave Congalton, is "a validation of the dream I had," he tells the Chicago Tribune. "Born in New Jersey, Congalton... Read More

Google Marks 115th Birthday of Legendary Research Chemist Percy Julian '20

April 11, 2014

Today's "Google Doodle" -- the cartoon atop the main search page of Google.com -- is a sketch of Percy L. Julian, groundbreaking research chemist and 1920... Read More

Transition to Mainstream Network May Be Tricky for Stephen Colbert, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 11, 2014

Stephen Colbert will face challenges when he takes over David Letterman's late night CBS program next year, reports the Christian Science Monitor.  Gloria... Read More

Art of Graduating Seniors On Display, April 18 - May 17

April 10, 2014

An exhibition featuring the work of DePauw's graduating studio art majors opens at the University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Friday, April 18, at... Read More

Geosciences Duo Snag Fellowships

April 9, 2014

Stick around DePauw’s geosciences department long enough, and you’re bound to hear a professor quip that the best geoscientist is the one who’s seen the... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Panel at 2014 O'Bannon Institute for Community Service

April 9, 2014

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will moderate a panel discussion at the eleventh annual... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein's Research on Yearbook Photos and Happiness Again Noted

April 8, 2014

A Forbes article headlined "Can Your Yearbook Photo Predict Happiness, Divorce, Death?" notes, "The most recent photo-prediction research to get attention... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 On Hand for Texas Celebration of George H.W. Bush Presidency

April 7, 2014

"About 600 of George H.W. Bush’s closest friends, administration officials, political allies and family members headed to his presidential library in Texas... Read More

Bret Baier '92 'Talks Tech' with USA Today

April 7, 2014

"If there's a tech angle to reporting the news, Fox's Bret Baier is there," begins USA Today's "Celebrities Talking Tech" column.  Jefferson Graham writes... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Butler U

April 6, 2014

Brad Stevens, head basketball coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will receive an honorary doctorate at Butler University's... Read More

Cultural Observer & Bestselling Author Sarah Vowell at DePauw on April 17

April 5, 2014

Sarah Vowell, the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture, will come to DePauw University to address... Read More

Long-Term Stability in Ukraine is Key, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

April 4, 2014

"What's happening in Ukraine represents an extremely dangerous crisis, as alarming and precarious as any crisis of the post-Cold War period," according... Read More

Investigative Reporter Meg Kissinger '79 Wins Second Prestigious Polk Award

April 3, 2014

Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a George Polk... Read More

Ashley Conard '14 Will Conduct Computational Biology Research in Belgium with Fulbright Award  

April 2, 2014

DePauw University senior Ashley M. Conard is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will conduct research and study in Belgium during... Read More

Article on Noah's Opening Weekend Cites Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 1, 2014

The film Noah opened #1 at the box office last weekend, notes USA Today.  "Despite the solid opening and a thumbs-up from three-fourths of the nation's... Read More

Prof. Tom Chiarella Profiles Jimmy Kimmel

April 1, 2014

"He’s not Conan, not Fallon or Letterman," Tom Chiarella writes of Jimmy Fallon in the April issue of Esquire magazine's cover story. "He’s not good at... Read More

Juan Pedroza '03 Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

April 1, 2014

Juan M. Pedroza Jr., a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2014 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.  Currently working toward... Read More

Steve Spicer '82 Appointed Indy President of First Financial Bancorp

March 31, 2014

Steve Spicer, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed Indianapolis market president of First Financial Bancorp.  "Most recently, Spicer... Read More

DePauw Theatre Season Closes with Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

March 31, 2014

DePauw Theatre presents a Wild West version of one of William Shakespeare’s early plays, The Comedy of Errors. The production opens Thursday, April 10... Read More

Ali Sales Roach '03 Making a Mark in High Tech

March 31, 2014

Ali Sales Roach, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is among "10 Central Indiana women -- including entrepreneurs, executives, educators and communicators... Read More

Inconsistencies in School Free-Expression Rulings Must Be Addressed, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 30, 2014

"Public school administrators must have their heads spinning as they try to sort out recent court decisions regarding the free-expression rights of students... Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria to Appear at Meramec Writing Festival

March 29, 2014

Eugene Gloria, professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the 2014 Meramec Writing Festival.  Presented by the St. Louis... Read More

Noted Physicist and Bestselling Author Michio Kaku Coming for May 5 Ubben Lecture  

March 28, 2014

Michio Kaku, an internationally-renowned theoretical physicist whose new book, The Future of the Mind, is #2 on this week's New York Times list of bestsellers... Read More

Wendi Taylor Nations '85 is Chief Marketing Officer for World Business Chicago

March 27, 2014

Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief marketing officer for World Business Chicago (WBC). Chaired by Mayor... Read More

Jay Moore '74 Elected to Bank's Board of Directors

March 27, 2014

James "Jay" D. Moore, a partner in the law firm of Ryan, Moore & Cook and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to serve on the board of... Read More

Jennifer Pope Baker '89 and Women's Fund Eye Solution to Critical Problem

March 26, 2014

"Now that we understand the ripple impact of not serving this population we know we have to come up with solutions," Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director... Read More

Market Forces are Behind Spate of Religious-Themed Movies: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 26, 2014

"Not since The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur more than a half-century ago has the film industry bankrolled religious-themed pictures as it has this year... Read More

California Newspaper Features Prof. & Poet Eugene Gloria

March 26, 2014

"That's the question I've been trying to grapple with in my work. This idea of 'displacement'," poet Eugene Gloria tells California's Stockton Record.... Read More