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Dan Quayle '69 Discusses Role of VP with Boston Globe

June 27, 2016

With some political pundits suggesting U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as a possible running mate for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, "The... Read More

New Book by Bret Baier '92, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission, Set for January Release

June 26, 2016

"Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower's presidency and the beginning of... Read More

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Sting of the Blue Scorpion

June 25, 2016

Russell Pelton, a 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Sting of the Blue Scorpion. Published by Outskirts Press, the book is described... Read More

Jeff Harmening '89 Appointed Chief Operating Officer of General Mills

June 23, 2016

Jeffrey Harmening, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today named the new chief operating officer of General Mills Inc. A 22-year veteran of the... Read More

Award-Winning Miranda Spivack Coming to DePauw as Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism

June 23, 2016

Award-winning journalist, Miranda S. Spivack, who spent nearly 20 years at the Washington Post as an editor and reporter, is coming to DePauw University... Read More

Mike Sherman '88 Named President & CEO of Endocyte

June 21, 2016

Michael A. Sherman, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) and... Read More

Alan Hill '81 Returns to DePauw Administration as VP for Student Academic Life & Dean of Experiential Learning

June 20, 2016

D. Mark McCoy, president-elect of DePauw University, today announced the appointment of Alan P. Hill, a 1981 graduate of DePauw, to serve as vice president... Read More

1911 Graduate's "Multidimensional" Life Recounted in Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest

June 19, 2016

"He was multidimensional," author Ron Hamm says of the Rev. Ross Calvin, the 1911 DePauw University graduate who is the subject of Hamm's book, Ross Calvin:... Read More

Craig Cunningham '06 Promoted to VP at Wells Fargo Advisors

June 18, 2016

Craig Cunningham, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Illinois, has been named vice president, investments with the firm. He's... Read More

Timing Terrible for a 'Trump Network,' Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 17, 2016

With Vanity Fair reporting that Donald Trump is considering launching his own cable news network, Salon's Michael Garofolo notes, "A personal network would... Read More

New Role of Newt Crenshaw '85 is a "Real High Calling"

June 17, 2016

"For Newt Crenshaw, vice president of oncology at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, helping people has been the passion driving his career," begins... Read More

Cable News Outlets Need to Up Their Game in This "Contentious Time," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2016

"The presidential primary election season has mercifully ended, and the clear winners are … the cable news channels," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Commencement DVD is Now Shipping

June 15, 2016

Order Your DVD Here The DVD of May 22's 177th DePauw University Commencement is on its way to mailboxes.  The discs arrived from the replicator yesterday... Read More

White House Aide Bess Evans '07 Honored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

June 14, 2016

Elisabeth W. "Bess" Evans, associate director and senior policy adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement & Domestic Policy Council and 2007... Read More

Publishers Weekly Praises Upcoming Book by Richard Peck '56

June 13, 2016

The Best Man, the upcoming book from award-winning author for young people, Richard Peck, is "an indelible portrait of what it looks like to grow up in... Read More

War No More: Three Centuries of American Anti-War and Peace Writing Includes Essay by Barbara Kingsolver '77

June 12, 2016

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the writers, leaders and thinkers whose works are featured in... Read More

1,400+ Alumni Return to DePauw, A Place "That Changed You So Deeply"

June 11, 2016

Reunion Weekend Photo Gallery "We were the ground-breakers," Sally Smerz Grooms Cowal said to fellow members of DePauw University's Class of 1966. Speaking... Read More

A Strong Nation Requires Effective Citizens: Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

June 11, 2016

"It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person," notes Lee Hamilton.  In a column published in newspapers... Read More

Don ('61) & Barbara Daseke's $20 Million Gift of "Gratitude" Spotlighted

June 8, 2016

"This tale of higher education giving involves gratitude," notes Inside Philanthropy in an article that begins, "DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana... Read More

Charlie Carlin '03 Writes of His Truck, Converted to Run on Used Vegetable Oil

June 5, 2016

"Running my truck on used vegetable oil won’t save the world," writes Charles R. "Charlie" Carlin in the journal Minding Nature. "It is, however, a solution... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Connects with His Viewers Via Social Media

June 4, 2016

"What would happen if the Twitterverse set the news agenda?," asks the Washington Post. "Fox News Channel chief political anchor Bret Baier is finding... Read More

Jerry Nessenson '63, Innovator in the Petroleum Industry, Announces Retirement

June 3, 2016

Jerry Nessenson, founder and longtime president of ValvTect Petroleum Products and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, announced his retirement from the... Read More

Greencastle Newspaper Praises Participation of Prof. Jeff McCall '76 in "Great Program" at Middle School

June 3, 2016

"Reading on these two pages, you'll find a series of essays from Greencastle Middle School students who recently studied the Constitution -- particularly... Read More

Internet Growth Slowing, Mary Meeker '81 Says in Annual Report on Tech Trends

June 2, 2016

"What's the state of the Internet?," asks USA Today.  "It's growing slowly, but still outpacing the smartphone market. So says Mary Meeker, the former... Read More

Boston Celtics Extend Contract of Head Coach Brad Stevens '99

June 2, 2016

"My family and I were thrilled to have been approached with this contract extension," says Brad Stevens.  The head coach of the Boston Celtics, a 1999... Read More

Anne Wilson '77 Named Community's 'School Teacher of the Year'

June 2, 2016

"If Anne Wilson is teaching her fourth-grade students about World War II, she has a story about D-Day," notes the Daily Journal of Johnson County, Indiana... Read More

Sports Media Organization to Honor ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54

May 30, 2016

Bill Rasmussen, the entrepreneur and 1954 DePauw University graduate who founded ESPN, will be among four executives to be inducted into the Hall of Fame... Read More

TV Industry's Ratings System "A Mockery," Needs Reform: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 29, 2016

To the astonishment of Jeffrey M. McCall, "The television industry ... in spite of its self-interest, is still allowed by the federal government to issue... Read More

Kelly Smith '98 Promoted to Partner at SmithAmundsen

May 28, 2016

Kelly J. Smith, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner at law firm of SmithAmundsen.  Based in Indianapolis, she is a patent... Read More

Andy Dance '01 Joins 1st Source Bank

May 26, 2016

Andrew "Andy" P. Dance, a member of DePauw University's Class of 2001, has joined 1st Source Bank (NASDAQ: SRCE) as manager of the East State Banking Center... Read More

Prof. Danh Pham '98 to Serve as Guest Conductor for Vietnam Concert Friday

May 25, 2016

Danh Pham, assistant professor of music and director of bands at Washington State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as guest... Read More

Shifting Audience for Morning TV News Programs Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 24, 2016

A Variety article on the battle for morning television news viewers notes that longtime leaders Good Morning America and Today have slipped in the ratings... Read More

Angela Yochem '93 is Sr. VP & CIO of Rent-A-Center

May 24, 2016

Angela Yochem, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president - information technology and chief information officer at... Read More

Dick Bender '89 Rejoins Clemson Basketball Program as Assistant Coach

May 23, 2016

Dick Bender, who earned a master's degree from DePauw University in 1989, has been named an assistant men's basketball coach for Clemson University. With... Read More

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89 & Tavis Smiley Awarded Honorary Doctorates from DePauw

May 22, 2016

Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order Your Commencement DVD "DePauw has always had a very special place in my heart," said Douglas Hallward-Driemeier as he received... Read More

Members of DePauw's Class of 2016, 533 Strong, "Enter a Very Exclusive Club" at the 177th Commencement

May 22, 2016

Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order Your Commencement DVD "We're about to enter a very exclusive club," Craig R. Carter told fellow members of DePauw University's... Read More

Attorney Laura Brown '11 Aligns with Krieg DeVault

May 21, 2016

Laura A. Brown, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Krieg DeVault as a government affairs associate and is based in the law firm's Indianapolis... Read More

Harvard University Honors Master's Candidate Rachel Hanebutt '15

May 20, 2016

Rachel A. Hanebutt, a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Harvard Graduate School of Education Intellectual Contribution/Faculty... Read More

Philip Georgeson '82 Launches Motivation Radio.Rocks

May 19, 2016

"Imagine, as an example, sales professionals having access to a new 24 hour tool that motivates and teaches an entire sales force how to become more successful... Read More

Brad Sugarman '94 Joins Krieg DeVault as Partner

May 17, 2016

Bradley R. Sugarman, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1994, has joined Krieg DeVault as partner and will work from the law firm's Indianapolis... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Coverage of Presidential Race with New Orleans' WWL

May 17, 2016

Media coverage of the 2016 race for the White House and the odds of a third-party candidate emerging this summer were among the topics discussed by Jeffrey... Read More

Jim Sandgren '88 Promoted to President & COO of Old National Bancorp

May 17, 2016

Jim Sandgren, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB).  Sandberg... Read More

"Strong Leadership Can Make Congress Work," Says Lee Hamilton '52

May 16, 2016

"In the country at large, people are fretting about control of our borders, stagnant wages, college expenses, the cost of health care, the opioid addiction... Read More

$20 Million Gift Will "Support Future Students," Note Indy Star and Other Media Outlets

May 14, 2016

"A DePauw graduate who is now a trustee showed his appreciation for the Greencastle university in a unique way: a $20 million gift to support future students... Read More

$20 Million Gift from Don ('61) & Barbara Daseke Will Support The DePauw Trust and Other Initiatives

May 13, 2016

President Brian W. Casey announced today that DePauw University has received a $20 million gift from Don ’61 and Barbara Daseke for The DePauw Trust and... Read More

Fourteen DePauw Seniors to Teach For America in the Fall

May 13, 2016

Fourteen current DePauw University seniors have been selected as Teach For America (TFA) corps members, and will begin teaching in urban and rural public... Read More

DePauw Pays Tribute to its 19th President, Brian Casey

May 12, 2016

"I love, and I will always love DePauw," Brian W. Casey said tonight at the conclusion of a dinner in his honor.  "I loved being your president," he told... Read More

Laura Hammack '95 Appointed Superintendent of Indiana's Brown County Schools

May 12, 2016

"Returning to the district she calls home will be 'like Christmas morning' for new Brown County Schools Superintendent Laura Hammack," reports Indiana's... Read More

Troy Greenlee '91 Named Athletic Director & Assistant Principal at Jr.-Sr. HS

May 11, 2016

Troy Greenlee, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is leaving his post as boy's basketball coach and mathematics teacher at Greencastle High School to... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Honored for Distinguished Teaching by Juniata College

May 10, 2016

Jay Hosler, professor of biology at Juniata College and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded Juniata's Beachley Award for Distinguished... Read More

Uncommon Success of Don Daseke '61 Highlighted by Dallas Morning News

May 8, 2016

"Eight years ago, the largest truck Don Daseke had ever been in was a pickup," begins a Dallas Morning News profile of the 1961 DePauw University graduate... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Presents Honorary Doctorate to President Obama at Howard University

May 7, 2016

Vernon Jordan, a legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, presented President Barack Obama with an honorary... Read More

"Pandering Media" Offer "A Lowest-Common-Denominator News Agenda": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 7, 2016

Observing the modern media landscape, Jeffrey M. McCall sees a lack of "news of substance."  In a newspaper column, the professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Cortney Mauldin '99 is Sr. VP & Chief Underwriter for Multifamily Finance at Capital One

May 6, 2016

Cortney B. Mauldin, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is senior vice president and chief underwriter for multifamily finance at Capital One. Based... Read More

Jenny Vance '00 Joins PERQ as Executive VP, Sales

May 5, 2016

Jenny Vance, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined PERQ, a marketing technology and advertising company, as executive vice president, sales... Read More

Rams Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras '92 Among "Winners" of NFL Draft

May 4, 2016

Rob Boras, offensive coordinator for the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "winners" of... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 to Address IU's Baccalaureate

May 3, 2016

Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, will speak at Indiana University's Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser '65 Announces Retirement

May 2, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has announced he will be retiring effective July 31.  Prosser has... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Escapism" of a Summer Staple, the Superhero Movie

April 29, 2016

"The superhero movies are, indeed, very similar, unimaginative and ridiculously filled with special effects and explosions," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Prof. Michelle McKeown '03 and Wendy Robinson '73 Named to ISTEP Review Panel

April 29, 2016

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today appointed Michelle McKeown, part-time assistant professor of education studies at DePauw and 2003 graduate of the University... Read More

ESPN Promotes Jill Frederickson '92 to VP of SportsCenter & News Editorial Operations

April 29, 2016

Jill Frederickson, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN, where she... Read More

Actor David Cryer '58 Among Initial Inductees Into New 'Wall of Fame'

April 28, 2016

David Cryer, an actor who has appeared on Broadway and television and films, is among the inaugural class of the Fifth Third Bank Wall of Fame in Findlay... Read More

Alex Thompson '12 & Henry Johnston '14 Screen King Rat, Which Was Filmed On Campus, Monday Evening

April 27, 2016

The DePauw University and Greencastle communities will have a special opportunity to see and discuss a feature film that was shot in the shadow of East... Read More

"Unbelievable" Coach Brad Stevens '99 Profiled by ESPN.com

April 26, 2016

"He's unbelievable in how he carries himself,'' Gregg Popovich, head coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, says of Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University... Read More

Kristie McIntyre '89 Back on DC's WRQX

April 25, 2016

Kristie McIntyre, a 1989 DePauw University graduate known to friends at her alma mater as Kristie Weimar, has rejoined Washington, D.C.'s WRQX/Mix 107... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Shelby Guzzetta '14 to Teach in Poland

April 25, 2016

Shelby (Beasley) Guzzetta, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the 2016-17 academic year teaching English in Poland as the recipient of an... Read More

Example of His DePauw Professors Has Guided Entrepreneur Don Daseke '61

April 24, 2016

Don R. Daseke, the entrepreneurial 1961 DePauw University graduate who owns nine trucking companies, "comes to the industry with an eclectic work background... Read More

Tom Walsh '68 Appointed to Armed Forces Benefit Association Board

April 23, 2016

Thomas "Tom" W. Walsh, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA). "His... Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Joins LittleThings as Senior VP

April 22, 2016

Chris McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing, at LittleThings, which bills itself... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Coverage of Trump Campaign on TV's O'Reilly Factor

April 21, 2016

"The campaign coverage has been fascinating to watch," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said on tonight's edition of... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 Wins Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 19, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a 2016 Golden... Read More

U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman '90 to be Formally Sworn In Wednesday

April 18, 2016

"The investiture ceremony for the newest magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will take place this week in... Read More

Longtime Eli Lilly Executive Newt Crenshaw '85 Named President of Young Life

April 18, 2016

Newton F. "Newt" Crenshaw, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Young Life.  Crenshaw, currently vice president of oncology... Read More

Justin Agrelo '13 Will Teach in Argentina with Fulbright Award

April 18, 2016

Justin Agrelo, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Argentina after receiving an English Teaching... Read More

New Yorker Examines 'Barbara Kingsolver ('77), Barack Obama, and the Monarch Butterfly'

April 17, 2016

"Back in February, the Obama Administration committed $3.2 million toward saving the monarch butterfly," begins an article in the New Yorker. "Environmental... Read More

David McMillin '06, Big in Lithuania, Launches New Album with Fort Frances

April 16, 2016

"We somehow built a fan base there without even realizing it," says singer-songwriter David McMillin of the surprising success his band, Fort Frances,... Read More

A Rising Star in Gotham

April 13, 2016

When you’re closing down a bar with an old friend, there’s nothing inherently seedy or scandalous about the final darkling hour before last call. So let... Read More

Nation's "Free Speech Principle" is Threatened in This Election Year, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 12, 2016

"The inflammatory rhetoric, protests and disruption of political rallies in this election year have raised questions about how the First Amendment protections... Read More

Frank Patton '15 Promoted at Old National Bank

April 12, 2016

Frank W. Patton III,  a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to portfolio manager at Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana. Patton... Read More

Prof. Laura Pollom '99 Receives HS Alma Mater's Neale M. Shank Award

April 11, 2016

Laura (Hudson) Pollom, professor of communication at Concordia University Chicago and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Concordia... Read More

Steve Hollar '89 and Other Hoosiers Notables Reunite for Fundraiser

April 10, 2016

As the Indianapolis Star reports today, "key contributors to both the Hoosiers movie and the 1954 Milan team that inspired the movie gathered Saturday... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Discusses American Idol's End & Impact on Canada's CBC

April 7, 2016

Part of the success of American Idol, which ends a highly successful 15-year run on network television tonight, is that "the average viewer had a fascination... Read More

Richard Reck '71 Joins Tribune Publishing Board

April 6, 2016

Richard A. Reck, founder and President of Business Strategy Advisors LLC and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors... Read More

"Momentum is Hard to Maintain," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76 as American Idol Wraps Up

April 5, 2016

"Like everything else in pop culture, momentum is hard to maintain," says Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University.  He is quoted in... Read More

Washington State Assistant Football Coach JaMarcus Shephard '05 "Brings Passion to the Game"

April 4, 2016

A feature on JaMarcus Shephard, inside receivers coach at Washington State University, notes,  "Many football coaches coach with passion. Shephard coaches... Read More

Composer Kevin James '83 & His Vanishing Language Project Featured in Today's NY Times

April 3, 2016

Increasing numbers of composers "are turning their attention to languages that are extinct, endangered or particular to tiny groups of speakers in far-flung... Read More

Author Cathy Day '91 to Speak at UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday

April 2, 2016

Cathy Day, author of The Circus in Winter and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will present a public lecture at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington... Read More

IU Prof. & Beatles Expert Glenn Gass to Explore the Music of 1966 During April 11 Visit

April 1, 2016

Was 1966 the greatest year in the history of rock and roll? Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and creator... Read More

There's Plenty of "Madness" Associated with NCAA Basketball Tournament, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2016

Pointing to the "super-hype" surrounding the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Jeff McCall asks, "One must wonder whether this is a basketball... Read More

Jeff Grant '02 is Finalist for Golden Apple Teaching Award

March 31, 2016

Jeff Grant, a science teacher at Downers Grove North High School in suburban Chicago and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as a finalist... Read More

David Barrett '94 Co-Authors Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness

March 30, 2016

David C. Barrett, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the co-author of Harnessing the Dynamics of Public Education: Preparing for a Return to Greatness... Read More

Magazine Features Rev. Van Moody '02

March 29, 2016

"The Rev. Van Moody has mastered the art of transformation. He's a change artist, a Houdini on a Harley," begins a feature in the current edition of Birmingham... Read More

Retired Prof. Dave Bohmer '69 Continues Work on Biography of Baseball Legend Ford Frick '15

March 29, 2016

"As a retirement project, David Bohmer, Ph.D., who taught a course at DePauw University on baseball history, is writing the first biography of Noble County... Read More

Attorney Colin Munro '71 Joins Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

March 28, 2016

Colin D. Munro II, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the New York City office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle as counsel. Munro's... Read More

Music Therapist Alika Seu '11 is Impacting Lives

March 27, 2016

The impact Alika D. Seu, a music therapist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is having on a young patient... Read More

Shelley Hunter '88 is Executive VP of College Mentors for Kids

March 26, 2016

Shelley M. Hunter, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president of College Mentors for Kids. The Indianapolis-based... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Receives Cybersecurity Excellence Award

March 25, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Government Services and a 1979 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Company Led by Vicki Bohlsen '87 Strives to be "A Force for Good"

March 23, 2016

"Vicki Bohlsen was poised to make a difference following her graduation from DePauw University," begins an article in Bizvoice, the magazine of the Indiana... Read More

Brian Spilbeler '03 Oversees Award-Winning High School Radio Station

March 21, 2016

"I think that they are really dedicated to covering the different events and programs that will help listeners get a better sense of their community,"... Read More

Author Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Returns to DePauw for April 3 Event

March 20, 2016

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University and winner of the 2012 Autumn House Fiction Prize, will return to her alma mater on April 3. ... Read More