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Scott Storrer '89 is North American President of Strand Life Sciences

July 8, 2014

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Strand Life Sciences as president of North America. In his new role, Storrer -- the... Read More

Profs. Tom Hall and Glen Kuecker Published in Journal of Globalization Studies

July 7, 2014

Two DePauw University faculty members -- Thomas D. Hall, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology; and Glen D. Kuecker, professor of history --... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Comments on the 25th Anniversary of When Harry Met Sally...

July 7, 2014

"I think this romantic comedy will have staying power like some of the Doris Day films of the '50s and '60s," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Article on the Power of Touch Cites Prof. Matt Hertenstein

July 5, 2014

"When we hug or touch in any way such as kissing or handholding, it releases a hormone called oxytocin," notes a Medical Daily article on the health benefits... Read More

Poet Nathalie Anderson to Visit Campus on Sept. 10

July 5, 2014

Award-winning poet and librettist Nathalie Anderson will come to DePauw University on Wednesday, September 10, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly... Read More

Dave Borbely '81 Named Offensive Line Coach at Colorado State-Pueblo

July 4, 2014

"Dave Borbely, formerly at the University of Louisville and several other Division I-FBS programs, has been named as Colorado State University-Pueblo's... Read More

Sidney Showalter '64 Authors The Single Man's Housecleaning Playbook

July 3, 2014

Sidney H. Showalter II, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has published The Single Man's Housecleaning Playbook. The new book "is a quick and simple... Read More

Prof. Carrie Klaus '93 Appointed DePauw's Dean of Faculty

July 1, 2014

Carrie F. Klaus, professor of modern languages at DePauw and a 1993 graduate of the University, has been named DePauw's Dean of Faculty, effective August... Read More

Congress Must Learn Lessons from VA Scandal, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

July 1, 2014

The scandal involving Veterans Administration hospitals has the attention of many Americans, including Lee Hamilton, the former congressman and 1952 graduate... Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Cited in Article on Impact of the 1990s

June 30, 2014

"In some ways, the '90s were the best of times, including prosperity at home, relative peace abroad, a falling crime rate, an explosion in digital technology... Read More

Kurt Faires '81, Former Winter Term Intern of Howard Baker, Remembers the US Senator

June 30, 2014

Kurt Faires, an attorney with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, recalls his family's long friendship with former... Read More

Rev. Courtney Randall '97 Named Pastor of Massachusetts Church

June 29, 2014

"New Hope United Methodist Church announces the appointment of an additional pastor to increase their ministry capacity and outreach in the region," reports... Read More

Cable & Satellite TV Providers Guilty of "Customer Abuse," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 28, 2014

"The cable and satellite television industry has well earned its disrespect by a long-running pattern of customer abuse," according to Jeff McCall.  In... Read More

1987 Grads William & Sally Dillon Save Lives Through 'Start the Heart Foundation'

June 27, 2014

William C. Dillon, a Louisville, Kentucky-based cardiologist, and his wife, Sally -- both 1987 graduates of DePauw University -- want "people who go into... Read More

David McMillin '06 Places Fourth in Telluride Troubadour Competition

June 26, 2014

David McMillin, singer/songwriter and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, placed fourth in the Telluride Troubadour Competition. Held in conjunction with... Read More

Heidi Farid Sprowls '97 Crowned Ms. Ohio

June 26, 2014

Heidi Farid Sprowls, a dentist and 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been crowned Ms. Ohio and moves on to the Ms. United States pageant in Washington... Read More

Research by Prof. Pascal Lafontant and Six Students in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

June 25, 2014

A new research paper authored by Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, and six of his students is published in the... Read More

US Soldiers Deserve More Than Rhetoric, Opines Prof. Kevin Howley

June 25, 2014

"In the wake of recent scandals at the Veteran's Administration and the media firestorm surrounding the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Thinks Transformers Series "Could Go a Few More Rounds"

June 25, 2014

"Transformers: Age of Extinction opens Friday, June 27, and will make a gazillion dollars, because, well, it's a 'Transformers' movie," writes Bill Goodykoontz... Read More

Adam Bodony '08 is Artistic Director of Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

June 24, 2014

The newly-appointed artistic director of the the Bloomington (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra is "a gifted young conductor named Adam Bodony," writes Peter... Read More

Sunday Event to Honor Rev. P.T. Wilson as He Leaves Greencastle

June 23, 2014

The Reverend P.T. Wilson, who has served for eight years as senior pastor of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church and chaplain of DePauw University,... Read More

PBS Documentary on 'Freedom Summer' Includes Insights from Prof. John Dittmer

June 23, 2014

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University and a nationally recognized authority on the civil rights movement, appears in "Freedom... Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Dispenses Advice at NYC Workshop

June 23, 2014

"If I knew how to write the novel I’m writing now, I’d be home writing it," Richard Peck, award-winning author of books for young people, told a writers... Read More

Dos Passos Review Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

June 22, 2014

A short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the latest edition of Dos Passos Review.  Heuring's "Snow... Read More

CEO Scott Welch '82 Pays it Forward to Current Students

June 21, 2014

Scott Welch, CEO of Welch Packaging and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, "founded the company as Elkhart Container with four employees in 1985," reports... Read More

Franklin College Honors Prof. Sarah Mordan-McCombs '09

June 21, 2014

Sarah Mordan-McCombs, assistant professor of biology at Franklin College and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Franklin's "Faculty... Read More

Democracy Depends on Strong, Independent Media Outlets: Lee Hamilton '52

June 19, 2014

"It's been a while since a news story so quickly provoked such a storm of public indignation that a cabinet secretary -- deservedly or not -- had no choice... Read More

Prof. Jeff Gropp Points Out Money Issues That Divide Couples

June 18, 2014

A U.S. News & World Report article examining "Why Couples Fight About Money" includes comments from Jeff Gropp, associate professor of economics and management... Read More

Director Kyle Ham '94 Set to Helm Reparation

June 17, 2014

"We're hitting all corners of Putnam County," says filmmaker Kyle Ham, who will begin shooting a film, Reparation, in the Greencastle area this week. ... Read More

Reggie Fairchild '88 Joins Board of PharmRight Corporation

June 16, 2014

Reggie Fairchild, president of of Flashpoint Charleston, LLC, and 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of PharmRight... Read More

National Story on 50th Anniversary of 'Freedom Summer' Quotes Prof. John Dittmer

June 15, 2014

Fifty years ago, "During what became known as 'Freedom Summer,' hundreds of volunteers- mostly Northern white college students and others ... descended... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Retiring Education Foundation Leader Jennifer Thomas '73

June 14, 2014

"Our mission is enhancing opportunities for kids in classrooms, and it has never changed from that," says Jennifer A. Thomas, executive director of the... Read More

Mary Lou Petitt '48 is the 'Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year'

June 13, 2014

Mary Lou Petitt, a 1948 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year. Petitt "has led many social justice... Read More

Jesse Dame '04 Promoted to VP at Centier Bank

June 12, 2014

Centier Bank has promoted Jesse V. Dame, credit manager/supervisor in the commercial credit department, to vice president. A Bonner Scholar and Classical... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award

June 11, 2014

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former president of the National Urban League and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with the 2014 Hubert H. Humphrey... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directs The Bike Shop

June 10, 2014

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is directing the upcoming production of The Bike Shop for Theater for the New City, one of New York... Read More

Columnist Turns to Media Ethicist & Prof. Bob Steele '69

June 9, 2014

"The use of descriptors with story sources is a challenging issue in terms of both reporting and ethics," Bob Steele, Distinguished Professor of Journalism... Read More

NY Times Cites Barbara Kingsolver '77 & DePauw in Article on 'Viral' Commencement Addresses

June 8, 2014

A New York Times look at commencement speeches that continue to draw attention over time includes video of Barbara Kingsolver's 1994 address at her alma... Read More

Indianapolis Public Schools Celebrate Tina Ahlgren '05 as 'Teacher of the Year'

June 7, 2014

"Tina, we salute you," said Lewis Ferebee, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, as he named Tina Ahlgren the IPS "Teacher of the Year" yesterday... Read More

Mary Smith '03 Promoted to Director at SmithBucklin

June 6, 2014

Mary Smith, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director, event services at SmithBucklin. Smith joined the firm, the world's largest... Read More

New York Times Columnist David Brooks to Deliver Ubben Lecture for Old Gold Weekend, October 4

June 5, 2014

David Brooks, the New York Times columnist who is a keen observer of the American way of life and a penetrating analyst of present-day politics and foreign... Read More

Kay Shelton '89 is National President of the Lincoln Memorial Highway Association

June 5, 2014

"Have you ever seen the red, white and blue roads signs with the big blue L and wondered what they were? Kay Shelton knows, and well she should," reports... Read More

Cassie Pruzin '09 Profiled in Hometown Paper

June 4, 2014

"(Cassie) Pruzin, who was a 2005 Indiana All-Star and an NCAA Division III All-American at DePauw, is a senior financial analyst for HD Supply Waterworks... Read More

Article Cites Economic Research Co-Authored by Prof. Nathaniel Throckmorton

June 3, 2014

"Uncertainty about the direction of the U.S. economy has been associated in recent years with weaker growth, at least in part because the Federal Reserve... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Authors Special Heart

June 3, 2014

"It’s a powerful thing," says Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 DePauw University graduate Bret Baier, of the story told in his new book, Special Heart:... Read More

Prof. Kim Trimble '74 Wins Third Fulbright Award, Will Teach in Turkey

June 3, 2014

Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education at California State University - Dominguez Hills and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Dave Stone '57

June 2, 2014

David M. Stone, a 1957 graduate of DePauw and former member of the University's Board of Trustees, died May 31 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida, following... Read More

Dana Haggenjos '03 Appointed Head Women's Basketball Coach at Franklin College

June 2, 2014

Dana (Ferguson) Haggenjos, assistant women's basketball coach at DePauw and 2003 graduate of the University, is the new head women's basketball coach at... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes to Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology

June 1, 2014

Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new book of essays and interviews, Outdoors in the Southwest:... Read More

NFL Executive Joe Schoen '01 is Profiled

May 31, 2014

"I want to build a championship football team,“ says Joe Schoen, the 2001 graduate of DePauw University who was recently appointed director of player personnel... Read More

Tina Ahlgren '05 Receives Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award

May 30, 2014

Tina Ahlgren, a math teacher at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is one of four Indianapolis... Read More

"Congress Can and Will Do Better," According to Lee Hamilton '52

May 29, 2014

"With all Congress’s imperfections -- its partisanship, brinksmanship, and exasperating inability to legislate -- it’s not hard to understand" the loss... Read More

Prof. Mona Bhan Interviewed in Southasian Magazine

May 28, 2014

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University, discusses militarization and democracy in India in the wake of the Kargil War in an... Read More

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