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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

Text Messaging Families of Malaysia Air Disaster Victims a Poor Call, Says Prof. Mark Tatge

March 25, 2014

"For weeks, families of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 endured an agonizing wait -- desperate for word of the fate of their loved ones... Read More

Jeffrey Ganis '80 Joins Reality Shares as Regional Sales Director

March 25, 2014

Jeffrey C. Ganis, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Reality Shares as regional sales director.  "A longtime leader in the derivatives and... Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. Honored by International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

March 25, 2014

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, is the 2014 recipient of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts'... Read More

Buongiorno!

March 24, 2014

For first-year student Grace E. Pittner, life in college is different, but familiar. She studied Spanish for a few years in high school but was looking... Read More

W. Clifford Mull '01 Named a Partner at Benesch

March 24, 2014

W. Clifford Mull, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Benesch.  Mull is based in the business law firm's Cleveland office... Read More

Novelist Michael Hainey Visits Campus on April 2

March 23, 2014

Michael Hainey, deputy editor of GQ and author of the novel After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, will come to the campus of DePauw University on Wednesday... Read More

2014 'Cinderella' Team Once Recruited Brad Stevens '99

March 22, 2014

"Mercer University, an 8,300-student school in Macon, Ga., stole the basketball spotlight Friday when its 14th-seeded Bears upset third-seeded Duke in... Read More

Customers Cutting Cable is No Surprise to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 22, 2014

Across the nation, about 250,000 cable, satellite and fiber optic television customers canceled the service last year -- the the first full-year decline... Read More

Sam Holley-Kline '12 Authors Article for Berkeley Review of Education

March 21, 2014

An article by Sam Holley-Kline, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the Berkeley Review of Education. The piece, "History Through First-Year... Read More

UPushStart

March 20, 2014

The largest entrepreneurial event ever hosted by DePauw, UPushStart, the DePauw Startup Institute is scheduled on April 4-5 in the Memorial Student Union... Read More

Peeler Art Center Selected to Participate in National Museum Assessment Program

March 20, 2014

The Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP).  Through guided self-study... Read More

Ben Purvis '09 is Head Soccer Coach at Indiana HS

March 19, 2014

Ben Purvis, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been named head boy's soccer coach at Indiana's Shelbyville High School.  An alumnus of the high... Read More

Sarah Palin & Sportsman Channel A Good Fit, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2014

"It takes a certain kind of pizzazz for a politician to make the move into reality television," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Gretchen Haehl '08, a National Champ at DePauw and Now a Stanford Graduate Student

March 19, 2014

"Gretchen Haehl was the first Shelby County girl to score more than 1,400 points in her career," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News.  "Three... Read More

National Article on President's Between Two Ferns Appearance Quotes DePauw Senior

March 18, 2014

"Was President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns a brilliant way to reach college-age viewers or was it beneath the office?... Read More

Media's Hidden Cameras in Schools a "Random Fishing Expedition," Says Prof. Bob Steele '69

March 18, 2014

A New York Times article detailing undercover news reports which sent hidden cameras into schools to test their security measures includes analysis from... Read More

Winfield Ong '80 Receives Receives US Department of Justice Director's Award

March 17, 2014

Winfield D. Ong, assistant United States Attorney and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the prestigious Director’s Award from the... Read More

Paper by Prof. Zhixin Wu and Two Seniors Published in Journal of Financial Service Professionals

March 16, 2014

Zhixin Wu, associate professor of mathematics at DePauw University, and DePauw seniors Huong Dao and Linh Phuong Nguyen are co-authors of a paper published... Read More

Attorney Rhonda Long '99 Joins Dickinson Wright

March 15, 2014

Rhonda R. Long, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as an associate. She is practicing out of law firm's Las Vegas,... Read More

Sports Producer Ryan McGuffey '01 Gives Baseball Fans a New Perspective

March 14, 2014

Ryan McGuffey, coordinating producer for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, "has now joined the significant ranks of video... Read More

American Idol's Ratings Decline Draws Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 13, 2014

"Once upon a time, American Idol rivaled the Oscars telecast for TV viewers," begins a Yahoo! TV article. "Last week, it got beat in the weekly Nielsen... Read More

J. Peter Konkle '70 Authors On Bolton Flats: An Irish Insurrection in Vermont’s North Woods

March 13, 2014

J. Peter Konkle, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University graduate, is the author of On Bolton Flats: An Irish Insurrection in Vermont’s North Woods. Set... Read More

Educator and Coach Rick Weinheimer '78 is Honored

March 12, 2014

Rick Weinheimer, teacher and coach in Columbus, Indiana, and 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2014 Education Hall of Fame Award... Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Authors Secrets at Court

March 10, 2014

Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name, is the author of Secrets at Court.  The new book is published... Read More

Work by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime'

March 9, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among Amazon.com's "100 Books to Read in a Lifetime." Parade magazine... Read More

J. Nichols '89 to Address TEDx SantaCruz

March 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the presenters at today's TEDx SantaCruz in California.  The... Read More

FCC Needs to Explain Recent Actions, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 7, 2014

"The Federal Communications Commission has backed away from the senseless study it planned that would have had researchers snooping into the content decisions... Read More

Playwright Christian Hamilton '50, Who Taught at DePauw in the 1950s, Dies at Age 86

March 6, 2014

E. Christian Hamilton Jr., a 1950 graduate of DePauw who taught at his alma mater and several other colleges, died February 17 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice... Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 Authors Lily: a True Story of Courage & the Joplin Tornado

March 6, 2014

Carolyn Mueller, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of a new children’s book Lily: a True Story of Courage & the Joplin Tornado.  Based... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 & Dennis Trinkle '91 Join Indy Chamber Board

March 4, 2014

Angie Hicks '95, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, and Dennis A. Trinkle, provost and chief academic officer of Harrison College... Read More

Ben Solomon '10 is Honored in Pictures of the Year International Competition

March 3, 2014

Ben C. Solomon, a freelance multimedia journalist and 2010 graduate of  DePauw University, is a third place winner in the 71st annual Pictures of the Year... Read More

"Heroes are in Short Supply" in Oscar-Nominated Films, Says Prof. Mark Tatge

March 2, 2014

Examining this year's Academy Award-nominated films, "Nearly all the top films are based on historical events from one era or another and portray the most... Read More

Former Professors and Classmates Talk with Boston Globe About NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

March 2, 2014

Friday's appearance by Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics, at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, "the top gathering of analytic-minded... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Address Racial Reconciliation Conference in Mississippi

March 1, 2014

John Dittmer is among the speakers who will address a racial reconciliation conference at Delta State University in Mississippi, March 18-19. The event... Read More

Toby McClamroch '77 Named Managing Partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll

February 28, 2014

W. Tobin "Toby" McClamroch, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been named sole managing partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll. In that role, McClamroch... Read More

Ryan Sipe '05 Promoted to VP at Pacific Wine & Spirits of Hawaii

February 27, 2014

Ryan M. Sipe, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, general sales manager of Pacific Wine & Spirits (PWS) of Hawaii... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 to Speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

February 27, 2014

"Celtics coach Brad Stevens, holder of an economics degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana," is among the speakers at the MIT Sloan Sports... Read More

Chris Burton '09 Directs Indianapolis Production of Antigone

February 27, 2014

Chris Burton, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is directing the Garfield Shakespeare Company's spring production of Antigone, which opens its five-date... Read More

Arizona Bill "Will Force Companies to Rethink Expansion Plans": Prof. Mark Tatge

February 26, 2014

A Christian Science Monitor article on an Arizona bill that would allow the use of religious beliefs as a basis for refusing service to gays and others... Read More

Freshman Entrepreneur is Leading Start-Up Candle Company

February 25, 2014

George Quall, a DePauw University freshman, is president and chief marketing officer of Soy by a Boy, "a hand-made all-natural soy candle company," which... Read More

Mark Davis '86 Named President of Illinois Hospital's Medical Staff

February 25, 2014

Mark E. Davis, M.D., a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the medical staff at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Illinois. "This... Read More

Coach Bill Fenlon & Josh Burch '99 on the "Fire Inside" Brad Stevens '99

February 24, 2014

Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, was ejected from a game for the first time in his career Saturday... Read More

"Let's Try Strengthening Congress," Suggests Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2014

"In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance... Read More

Carrie Birge '08 is Director of Johnson County Museum of History

February 23, 2014

Carrie A. Birge, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the new director of the Johnson County Museum of History.  Located in Franklin, Indiana, the... Read More

Prof. Jeff Gropp Offers Thoughts on Proposed Minimum Wage Hike in Newspaper Op-Ed

February 22, 2014

According to Jeff Gropp, associate professor of economics and management and chair of the department at DePauw University, "Minimum-wage laws fail to help... Read More

Indiana Court of Appeals Here on March 7

February 22, 2014

The Indiana Court of Appeals will come to the campus of DePauw University on Friday, March 7, to hold oral arguments that are open to all.  The proceedings... Read More

Slate of New Religious-Themed Movies Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 21, 2014

"Get ready for a flood of religious movies coming out of Hollywood this year and next," reports Houston's KTRH radio in a story that quotes a DePauw University... Read More

Indian Newspaper Discusses Writings of Anthropology Prof. Mona Bhan

February 19, 2014

Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University, and her book, Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India:... Read More

Chinonye Chukwu '07 & Prof. Samuel Autman to Screen New Short Film at Princeton U

February 19, 2014

A Long Walk, a short film by 2007 DePauw graduate Chinonye Chukwu (pictured at right), and an adaptation of a short story by Samuel Autman (seen below)... Read More

Alex Gasaway Earns Academic All-America® Honor

February 18, 2014

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw senior forward Alex Gasaway has been  selected to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Basketball Third... Read More

Prof. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick Appointed Director of Pulliam Center, Media Fellows Program

February 18, 2014

DePauw University Vice President for Academic Affairs Larry Stimpert announced today that Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, associate professor of communication... Read More

Prof. Maristella Cantini Publishes Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen

February 17, 2014

Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen, edited by Maristella Cantini, part-time assistant professor of modern languages at DePauw University... Read More

From Sea Turtles to Temples and Beyond

February 17, 2014

During a night patrol monitoring sea turtle activity in Costa Rica, Kristen B. Dickman ’15 was amazed to witness a sea turtle laying eggs. Even more incredible... Read More

Philanthropic Work of Gabrielle Benson '05 is Spotlighted

February 16, 2014

"Gabrielle Benson once described her dream job as being one where she could 'raise money and give it away'," notes today's Indianapolis Star of the 2005... Read More

Reality TV Genre is "Cooling," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells LA Times

February 16, 2014

"The reality genre is cooling for network TV," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Los Angeles Times. Dr. McCall... Read More

"Process of the Press" is Beyond President's Powers, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 15, 2014

"The president of the United States is often characterized as the most powerful person in the world," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at... Read More

Linda Marks Lyon '65 Publishes One Small Community: One Expansive Flagship

February 15, 2014

Linda Marks Lyon, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has published a photo book, One Small Community: One Expansive Flagship. "Comprised of photos... Read More

Attorney Craig Stevenson '02 Aligns with Murphy Desmond

February 14, 2014

Craig E. Stevenson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C. as an associate attorney. Stevenson is practicing in the firm's... Read More

Reuters Profile Cites Tim Solso's ('69) 2011 Commencement Address at DePauw

February 13, 2014

"General Motors Co's new Chairman Theodore 'Tim' Solso is not afraid to make edgy and sometimes unpopular decisions, a trait that could come in handy as... Read More

Harry Belafonte Says America "Blinked" in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement

February 12, 2014

"Here in America we seem to have lost our appetite for radical thinking (and) for radical discourse," legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte... Read More

Richard and Lee Hamilton ('49 & '52) Featured in PBS Affiliate's Three-Part Series

February 12, 2014

A three-part series featuring two distinguished graduates of DePauw University, Lee and Richard Hamilton: Conversations with a Politician and a Pastor... Read More

Senior Working on NBC's Olympics Coverage Interviewed in Sochi

February 11, 2014

A WTHR story on Olympic freestyle skier Nick Goepper, who hails from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, notes, "Also in Sochi from Indiana is Brian Alkire, a DePauw... Read More

Sally Krouse '74 Joins Not-for-Profit Foundation's Board

February 11, 2014

Sally Krouse, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Honeywell Foundation in Wabash, Indiana. Sarah... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author & Prof. Cathy Day '91

February 10, 2014

"Indiana runs through Muncie author Cathy Day’s books," begins an Indianapolis Star feature. "Born in Peru, she started writing her first novel, The Circus... Read More

Magazine Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

February 9, 2014

A short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the latest issue of Rosebud magazine (Issue 56/Winter 2013-14). ... Read More

Prof. Beth Felker Jones '98 Authors God the Spirit

February 8, 2014

Beth Felker Jones, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of God the Spirit: Introducing... Read More

Prof. David Gellman Speaks at Opening of ISU Exhibition on Lincoln & Civil War

February 7, 2014

At the opening of a traveling exhibition, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," yesterday at Indiana State University, "David Gellman, professor... Read More

Senior Honored for Her Volunteer Efforts as a Big Sister

February 7, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana has named DePauw University senior Meghan C. Gieseker one of its "Bigs of the Year."  Gieseker's volunteer... Read More

Prof. James Bradley Wells to Speak at Hamilton College

February 6, 2014

James Bradley Wells, assistant professor of classical studies at DePauw University, will speak at New York's Hamilton College on Tuesday, February 11.... Read More

Relationship of JFK and Gen. David Shoup '26 Explored in New Book

February 6, 2014

The February 2013 edition of Leatherneck, the magazine for United States Marines, includes a review of the new book Kennedy's General: A Story of Uncommon... Read More

Coach Adam Cohen is Finalist for 2014 Inspire Award

February 5, 2014

Adam Cohen, head men's swimming coach at DePauw, part-time coordinator of the University's Center for Spiritual Life and part-time instructor in kinesiology... Read More

Prof. Brian Dixon '01 & Mike Langellier '04 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 4, 2014

Brian E. Dixon, an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, and Mike Langellier... Read More

NaShara Mitchell '01 Puts a Variety of Skills to Use

February 3, 2014

"As an undergraduate at DePauw University, (NaShara) Mitchell found herself the go-to person for makeup and wardrobe advice," notes the Indianapolis Star... Read More