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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

Sarah Carlson '08 Named National Teacher Fellow

February 1, 2014

Sarah Carlson, a physics teacher at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, "is one of 13 educators nationwide to... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on Super Bowl Commercials

January 31, 2014

"Every big Wall Street bank is a host sponsor of this year’s Super Bowl but experts question if it’s worth the exposure," writes Sital S. Patel of MarketWatch... Read More

Deconstructing Utopia

January 30, 2014

When Professor of History Glen D. Kuecker talks about the perfect storm, he’s not talking about the weather – at least, not entirely. Kuecker is one of... Read More

1st Source Bank Promotes Ryan Fenstermaker '05 to VP

January 30, 2014

Ryan J. Fenstermaker, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana. An item in the... Read More

Senior is in Sochi, Assisting NBC's Today with Winter Olympics Coverage

January 29, 2014

"I'm lucky. I feel like I saw a lot of shooting stars right in a row," says Brian Alkire. The DePauw University senior is in Sochi, Russia, where he'll... Read More

Lisa May '84 is VP at AAIPharma Services and Cambridge Major Laboratories

January 29, 2014

Lisa C. May, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of human resources at AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading global provider... Read More

Ads in the Big Game are Less Than Super: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 28, 2014

Advertisers who are spending $4 million for each 30-second commercial airing during Sunday's Super Bowl  "might as well be dumping those dollars in the... Read More

Legendary Artist & Activist Harry Belafonte Returns to DePauw for Feb. 12 Compton Lecture

January 28, 2014

Harry Belafonte, known worldwide as much for his social activism and pursuit of social justice as he is for his acting and musical talent, will come to... Read More

Ryan McGuffey '01 Receives Jerome Holtzman Award for Documentary on 2003 Cubs

January 28, 2014

Ryan C. McGuffey, coordinating producer for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Jerome Holtzman... Read More

Tom Ewing '35, Member of Legendary 1933 Tiger Football Team, Sees Broncos Winning Super Bowl

January 26, 2014

"Tom Ewing, who turned 100 in November, has a few years on Peyton Manning," begins a feature on the 1935 DePauw University graduate published in the News-Gazette... Read More

AP Column on Super Bowl Media Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 25, 2014

"The NFL is a powerful force in our nation's cultural landscape precisely because it has done such an excellent job in monitoring and managing its image... Read More

Hannah Douglas an "Important Cog" for #1-Ranked Women's Basketball Team  

January 24, 2014

"DePauw junior Hannah Douglas is emerging as an important cog for the No. 1-ranked team in the country," reports the Banner-Graphic in an article on the... Read More

COO Drew Coolidge '93 Motivates Employees

January 23, 2014

Andrew P. "Drew" Coolidge, chief operating officer of Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is engaging his company's... Read More

Two Juniors Take First Place in Microsoft/Facebook Hackathon Challenge

January 22, 2014

DePauw University students Rajat Kumar and Tao Qian are part of a team that emerged as the first-place winner of the Microsoft/Facebook Hackathon challenge... Read More

Elizabeth Rydell '87 is Dental Director at Midwest Dental Support Center

January 22, 2014

Elizabeth Rydell, D.D.S., a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Midwest Dental Support Center in Mondovi, Wisconsin, as dental director. In... Read More

Andrew Brooks '79 Joins Conexus Indiana Board

January 21, 2014

Andrew F. Brooks, president of Brooks Construction Co. and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Conexus... Read More

'Modernist Prints 1900-1955' On View at Peeler Art Center Beginning Feb. 13

January 20, 2014

The Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University is pleased to present "Modernist Prints 1900-1955: Selections from the Syracuse University Art Collection... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Writes of "Cultural Responsibility of the Media Industry"

January 19, 2014

"The roots of violence in America are many and complex, but there is no doubt the primary dispenser of cultural violence into society is the media industry... Read More

George Mitru '61 Enters Mercer County Hall of Fame

January 18, 2014

George P. Mitru, a 1961 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted tonight into the Mercer County, Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.  The ceremony is taking... Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents New Play, Achilles/Achilles' Son

January 17, 2014

Achilles/Achilles’ Son, a new play by Sean Graney, Nancy Schaenen '51 Visiting Scholar at the Prindle Institute for Ethics, will be staged by DePauw Theatre... Read More

JaMarcus Shephard '05 Promoted to Wide Receivers Coach at Western Kentucky

January 17, 2014

JaMarcus Shephard, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to wide receivers coach at Western Kentucky University.  Shephard served as... Read More

Michael Hays '99 Elected Partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

January 17, 2014

Michael J. Hays, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.  Hays joined the South Bend, Indiana-based... Read More

New Book by Jonathan Bailor '05 on NY Times Bestseller List

January 16, 2014

The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, debuts at #14... Read More

Greg Gordon '86 Appointed VP at Ameriana Bank

January 16, 2014

Gregory D. Gordon, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ameriana Bank in New Castle, Indiana, as vice president, commercial loan officer. ... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Fred Bergmann, Who Taught English at DePauw for 44 Years, Dies at Age 97

January 15, 2014

Fredrick L. Bergmann, professor emeritus of English at DePauw and the University's oldest retired professor, died December 28, 2013, in Peoria, Arizona... Read More

Attorney Laura Clymer '86 Joins Arizona Law Firm

January 15, 2014

Laura Clymer, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University is a new associate at the Tucson, Arizona law firm of Brian Clymer. "The firm represents people in Arizona... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Lead Howard University's Presidential Search Committee

January 14, 2014

"Howard University’s board of trustees announced Monday that veteran Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will lead a presidential search committee charged... Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein's The Tell "Enjoyable, Informative"  

January 14, 2014

"If you’ve ever sized up a situation quickly and felt small about it later, The Tell is highly recommended," writes Terri Schlichenmeyer in the Spectrum... Read More

Ed Garnes Jr. '99 Featured in Documentary Premiering Next Week

January 13, 2014

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in a new documentary, Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary. The film... Read More

IU's Jakobi Williams to Commemorate Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King with Jan. 20 Speech

January 13, 2014

DePauw University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a Monday, January 20 lecture by Jakobi Williams, associate professor of history... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Address Local MLK Celebration

January 11, 2014

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will speak at the Putnam County Public Library's community celebration of Martin Luther... Read More

Jeff Bowden '69 Joins Illinois Bankers Association

January 11, 2014

Jeffery J. Bowden, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) as senior banking advisor. Bowden brings more... Read More

Ohio Gov. Appoints Cheryl Archer '78 to State Board of Optometry

January 10, 2014

Cheryl Archer, an optometrist in Bowling Green, Ohio, and 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the Ohio State Board of Optometry by... Read More

Americans' Lack of Trust is Worrisome to Lee Hamilton '52

January 8, 2014

"Events in recent years have given us plenty of reason to be distrustful," according to Lee Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Marks Five Year Anniversary as Special Report Anchor  

January 7, 2014

"The thing Brit Hume told me when I took over the show was, 'Let the news drive the show'," recalls Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report on Fox News Channel... Read More

Jonathan Bailor '05 Authors The Calorie Myth

January 5, 2014

Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Keith Opdahl

January 5, 2014

Keith M. Opdahl, professor emeritus of English at DePauw University, where he taught for 26 years, died December 31, 2013 from complications following... Read More

Former Prof. Nic Pizzolatto Debuts "Bold Creative Risk" on HBO Next Week

January 4, 2014

A new HBO series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective represents a bold creative risk even on a network known for its ambition... Read More

Andy Henrikson '83 Appointed Superintendent of Illinois School District

January 3, 2014

H. Andrew Henrikson, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed superintendent of Mundelein, Illinois' Elementary School District 75, effective... Read More

Explore 'Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran' at Peeler Center, Feb. 10 - May 8

January 2, 2014

"Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran," an exhibition of 58 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran’s most celebrated... Read More