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Post-Debate Analysis Includes Comments from Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 27, 2016

"I have much respect for Lester Holt, but this was not a good night for him," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells... Read More

LA Times Preview of Tonight's Presidential Debate Quotes Bret Baier '92

September 26, 2016

In tonight's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, "Social media will likely let the moderators know quickly which side users think... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Business Owner Natalie Malik '01

September 25, 2016

"Interior Design is my second career; I have a master’s degree in advertising from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from DePauw University... Read More

'Banned Books Week' is a Misnomer, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 24, 2016

"An avid reader goes to a bookstore to find something to read," begins a newspaper column by Jeffrey M. McCall. "The reader narrows his choice to two books... Read More

Tim Solso '69 to Speak at Montana State University

September 22, 2016

Theodore M. "Tim" Solso -- board director of General Motors, past chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Jim McKinney '02 to Join Kemper as Sr. VP & CFO

September 21, 2016

James J. McKinney, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University,  is joining Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) in November as senior vice president and chief financial... Read More

Jon Gresley '68 Named HUD's Pacific Regional Administrator

September 20, 2016

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro has appointed Jon Gresley, a 1968 graduate of DePauw University, to serve as HUD's Regional... Read More

Trump-Clinton Debate Could Be Among Most-Watched Events in TV History: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 20, 2016

"The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promises to be the most watched ever, with an audience that could exceed 100 million... Read More

Christine Hudson '11 Joins Well Done Marketing

September 20, 2016

Christine A. Hudson, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Well Done Marketing as digital strategist. The Indianapolis-based advertising agency... Read More

Holly McKiernan '80 Promoted to COO & Exec. VP at Lumina Foundation

September 19, 2016

Holiday "Holly" Hart McKiernan, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to chief operating officer and executive vice president at Lumina... Read More

Four from DePauw Included in Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Authors

September 18, 2016

A new book, Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Authors, includes contributions from four members of the DePauw University community... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media Bias & Campaign Coverage on Chicago's WGN Radio

September 17, 2016

"Media bias is a multi-dimensional concept," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said on Chicago's WGN radio this morning... Read More

School Principal Rosalie Pettigrew '96 Finds Innovative Way to Fund Senior Pictures

September 16, 2016

"An Indianapolis principal who didn’t want any of her students to feel left out started a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the cost of senior pictures... Read More

Article on Declining Trust in Mass Media Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 15, 2016

"Americans' confidence in the mass media has plummeted to an all-time low in 2016, according to a recent Gallup poll," reports the Christian Science Monitor... Read More

Gift by 1995 Graduates Justin & Darrianne Howard Christian Supports Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at DePauw

September 14, 2016

Justin P. and Darrianne Howard Christian, both 1995 graduates of DePauw University, have committed more than $500,000 in funds to support improvements... Read More

Monon Bell Classic to Air Nationally on AXS TV for 12th Time

September 13, 2016

The Monon Bell Classic, one of college football's oldest and most storied rivalries between  DePauw University and Wabash College, will again be seen nationally... Read More

Los Angeles Times Features Rams Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras '92

September 13, 2016

Rob Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "is the first-year offensive coordinator for a Rams franchise that has returned to Los Angeles after more... Read More

Prof. Bill Riley '05 Authors The Milan Miracle: The Town that 'Hoosiers' Left Behind

September 12, 2016

Bill Riley, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Milan Miracle: The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind. The new book is published by... Read More

Liza Galliher '12 Joins ExactHire

September 11, 2016

Elizabeth "Liza" Galliher, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined ExactHire as a business development specialist.  The Indianapolis-based company... Read More

Newspaper Recalls 1873 Graduate George Bovard, the University of Southern California's Fourth President

September 10, 2016

"The Bovard-Wilson-Hayes House in San Gabriel has been a part of San Gabriel longer than the city itself," begins an article in the Mid Valley News of... Read More

Wisconsin Public Radio Gets Prof. Jeff McCall's ('76) Take on Problems with Presidential Polling

September 9, 2016

"We've got 10 to 15 different national polls coming out every week or so, and most of these media organizations are not doing these polls so much to help... Read More

DePauw is Nation's #2 Small College Contributor to Teach For America Corps

September 8, 2016

DePauw University is second among America's small colleges for graduates participating in Teach For America this year.  The organization announced today... Read More

Reparation's Premiere Screening Extended by a Week, By Popular Demand

September 7, 2016

"I really feel like it was a community effort," Steve Timm, professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, told the audience at Sunday's... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Examines Social Media's Challenge to Democracy

September 6, 2016

"The Internet and social media have upended our expectations of what it means to be well informed," states Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University... Read More

"Pandering Environments" of Comedy Shows Don't Advance the Political Process, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 4, 2016

"In today’s pop-culture-obsessed world, anybody who wants to become commander-in-chief must demonstrate the ability to also be comedian-in-chief," observes... Read More

Tulsa Newspaper Features Reparation and Director Kyle Ham '94

September 2, 2016

"Kyle Ham has come a long way since his first directing gig -- the senior class musical for the 1990 Holland Hall graduate -- to reach next weekend’s Tulsa... Read More

DePauw Class of 2015 Hits the Ground Running

September 2, 2016

Nearly 90 percent of students from the Class of 2015 responded to the First-Destination Survey upon graduation that indicated of those graduates, 92 percent... Read More

Donald Trump's Media Game Plan Needs to Change, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Delaware Radio Station

August 30, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been limiting his recent television appearances to Fox News Channel, but according to Jeff McCall, "He... Read More

Indiana's First State Forester, Charles Deam '89, is Recalled

August 30, 2016

"Charles C. Deam was born on Aug. 30, 1865. If you enjoy the forests of Indiana, you should be thankful to Charles Deam," states a Muncie Star Press article... Read More

Attorney Craig Sweeney '08 Joins Bricker & Eckler

August 29, 2016

Craig E. Sweeney, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Bricker & Eckler. A member of the Ohio law member of the firm's oil and gas group, he... Read More

Article on Donald Trump's Media Strategy Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 28, 2016

An article in The Hill on Donald Trump notes, "The Republican presidential nominee's fights with television personalities and reporters have been a consistent... Read More

Veteran TV & Broadway Actors Bill ('47) and Susan Seaforth Hayes at DePauw for Three-Day Residency in Sept.

August 27, 2016

Bill Hayes -- the 1947 DePauw University graduate who scored a #1 Billboard hit in 1955 and has been a star of TV's Days of Our Lives since 1970 -- and... Read More

Alex Weilhammer '16 Awarded Arts Journalism Fellowship

August 25, 2016

Alex P. Weilhammer, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, is one of three aspiring journalists to be awarded an Arts Council of Indianapolis Arts Journalism... Read More

Brad Stevens '99, Who "Has Wildly Overachieved," is Primed to Coach US Olympic Team: Columnist

August 25, 2016

"We’ve seen him play for Zionsville High and DePauw University. We saw him coach Butler, and now the Boston Celtics. Every step of the way -- every single... Read More

Eric DeFreeuw '09 to Emcee Young Woman/Junior Miss Program

August 24, 2016

Eric DeFreeuw, a news anchor for WISE-TV/NBC33 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, will "emcee the 52nd Distinguished Young... Read More

Mike Field '02 is Assistant Principal at Suburban Chicago Middle School

August 24, 2016

Michael C. Field, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant principal at Deer Path Middle School-West in Lake Forest, Illinois... Read More

Maryclare Flores '14 to Teach in Mexico as DePauw's 10th Fulbright Winner of the Year

August 23, 2016

Maryclare Flores, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Mexico after being awarded an English... Read More

Star Recalls First Indiana State Fair Queen, Carol Parks Morrison '64

August 22, 2016

An Indianapolis Star feature on the Indiana State Fair Queen Contest includes a profile of the first queen -- Carol Parks Morrison, a 1964 graduate of... Read More

Orlando Cela '97 Named Music Director of Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra

August 22, 2016

Orlando Cela, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed music director of the Arlington (Massachusets) Philharmonic Orchestra. "Known for... Read More

Arts Council CEO Dave Lawrence '90 Profiled in Indianapolis Star

August 21, 2016

"The Arts Council provides both roots and wings to the arts and cultural community," says Dave Lawrence,  president and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis... Read More

Media Polls Do "Little to Serve the Public Interest," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 20, 2016

"Every major broadcast and cable network, and many major newspapers, feel compelled to sponsor their own political polls," observes Jeffrey M. McCall,... Read More

Profs. Jeff McCall '76 & Amanda Lotz '96 Featured on NPR's Marketplace

August 19, 2016

"A lot of people that used to watch television are not there any more," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells Marketplace... Read More

Paul Booth Jr. '04 & Family to be Honored at Midwest Black Family Reunion in Cincinnati  

August 18, 2016

"Paul Booth Jr. has inherited the even demeanor of a preacher beneath which burns intensity and conviction: calling out the media for focusing more on... Read More

Erin O'Brien '15 is Crowned Miss Onalaska

August 18, 2016

Erin O'Brien, multimedia journalist at WEAU/WLAX-TV 1 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has been crowned Miss Onalaska 2016... Read More

Kristin Sherman '88 Named CFO of VMS BioMarketing

August 17, 2016

Kristin Sherman, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief financial officer of VMS BioMarketing.  She comes to the post from Calibrium... Read More

Presidential Debates Should Not Let "High Profile" Moderators Shift Focus from Issues: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 17, 2016

"Television networks are bracing for a decision on who will moderate this year’s presidential debates beginning in September between Donald Trump and Hillary... Read More

Roland Wikstrom '89 is President & COO of Smart Choice MRI

August 16, 2016

Roland L. Wikstrom, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and chief operating officer of Smart Choice MRI.  He comes to the post... Read More

Stephanie Deeter '99 is Counselor at Indiana Elementary School

August 15, 2016

Stephanie Deeter, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is now counselor at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She was formerly the counselor... Read More

Bess Evans '07 Named to Presidential Delegation Attending Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 15, 2016

President Barack Obama has appointed Elisabeth W. "Bess" Evans, associate director and senior policy adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement... Read More

Ed Chew '99 Founds Wrought Iron Leather and Effects

August 14, 2016

"Ed Chew, a Putnam County native and DePauw University alumnus, has founded Wrought Iron Leather and Effects, a maker of handcrafted and custom-engineered... Read More

Caroline Torie '13 Joins Staff of South Bend CBS-TV Affiliate

August 13, 2016

Caroline C. Torie, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has joined South Bend, Indiana CBS affiliate WSBT-TV as a multimedia journalist. She previously... Read More

Jim Callane '64 to be Inducted Into Indiana's Howard County Sports Hall of Fame

August 12, 2016

Jim Callane, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, is among seven individuals who will be inducted into Indiana's Howard County Sports Hall of Fame.  The... Read More

Inauguration of President Mark McCoy to Highlight Old Gold Weekend, Oct. 27-29

August 11, 2016

Old Gold Weekend Schedule The formal installation of D. Mark McCoy as DePauw University's twentieth president and the dedication of Hoover Hall will be... Read More

Scott Uddenberg '90 is Director of Elmhurst Choral Union

August 10, 2016

Scott D. Uddenberg, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of Elmhurst Choral Union.  Based in suburban Chicago, Elmhurst Choral... Read More

Xeno Carpenter-New '16 Will Teach in Macedonia with Fulbright Award

August 10, 2016

Xeno W. Carpenter-New, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) from the Fulbright U.S. Student... Read More

Kristen Nicole '04 Promoted to Weekday Morning News Anchor at Chicago's WFLD

August 8, 2016

"Kristen Nicole, who has been anchoring weekends on WFLD-Channel 32 since March, was promoted Monday to weekday morning news anchor at the Fox-owned station... Read More

Columnist Pays Tribute to Charles Bates '39, Whose Name Lives On with Bates Island

August 8, 2016

"There's an enduring and endearing story to be told about Charles C. Bates, a native Rockton farm boy with an Antarctic island named after him," writes... Read More

America Needs a Functional Congress, Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

August 7, 2016

"We’ve had a functional Congress before," states Lee H. Hamilton. "That means we can produce one again."  In a newspaper column, the former congressman... Read More

Sugar Johnson '97 Authors Food Clothes and Shelter

August 4, 2016

Sugar Johnson, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University known to his friends as Ugarhon Serrette, is the author of Food Clothes and Shelter. The new book... Read More

Twin Disc Appoints David Johnson '85 to Board

August 3, 2016

David W. Johnson, vice president and chief financial officer of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the... Read More

Andrew Tangel '03 Now Covering Manufacturing for Wall Street Journal

August 2, 2016

Andrew Tangel, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is joining the Wall Street Journal's Chicago-based corporate reporting bureau as manufacturing reporter... Read More

Ryan Grable '05 is Director of Marketing at TeamViewer

August 2, 2016

Ryan E. Grable, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of marketing at TeamViewer®. The company bills itself as "the global... Read More

Booked to Play Musomania Festival, Rapper Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) is "Going to Take Off"

August 2, 2016

"Kid Quill, a rapper from Shelbyville who graduated from DePauw University this year, will bring Musomania to a close on Aug. 6," notes an Indianapolis... Read More

Scott Ullem '89 Joins Board of Berry Plastics Group

August 2, 2016

Scott B. Ullem, corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), a 1989 DePauw University graduate... Read More

Amy Holthouse '91 Appointed Associate Director of Reunions at Earlham College

August 2, 2016

Amy Holthouse, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been named appointed associate director of reunions at Earlham College, effective August 17. ... Read More

Diversity Creates "A Rich Experience" for Teacher Shavon Mathus '14

August 1, 2016

An article on Uncommon Schools, which operates 49 schools serving 16,000 students in three states -- New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts -- focuses... Read More

TV News Helps Perpetuate "Mean World Syndrome," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 1, 2016

"Anyone who thinks the world is a mean, dangerous place, may simply be watching too much television news and the solution could be as simple as reading... Read More

DePauw's Eighth Fulbright Recipient, Jacob Hebbe '16, to Teach in Malaysia

August 1, 2016

Jacob T. Hebbe, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Malaysia after being awarded an English... Read More

Prof. Nicole Hallett '03 Joins Faculty of University at Buffalo School of Law

July 30, 2016

Nicole Hallett, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University,  is joining the faculty of the University at Buffalo School of Law (the State University of New York's... Read More

Reporter Nicole DeCriscio '16 Joins Indiana Newspaper

July 29, 2016

Nicole DeCriscio, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Reporter-Times of Martinsville and Mooresville, Indiana as a reporter. In a... Read More

Scott Lockwood '16 Will Conduct Research in New Zealand with Fulbright Award

July 29, 2016

Scott P. Lockwood, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will conduct research in New... Read More

Washington Post Publishes Essay on Miss Cleo & Stereotypes by Rajpreet Heir '12

July 28, 2016

"Miss Cleo showed me the fun you can have when you act as the very image that’s supposed to hold you back," writes Rajpreet Heir, a 2012 DePauw University... Read More

Idea of Haley Altman '02 Leads to Doxly Inc.

July 26, 2016

"For attorneys handling the paperwork for big-dollar deals, there are few things worse than getting to the 11th hour and discovering a missing signature... Read More

Journal Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

July 26, 2016

A short story written by Linda H. Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the 2016 issue of Broad River Review, a journal which... Read More

Rhymes with Opera Co-Founder Robert Maril '02 on Cover of Opera News

July 24, 2016

Robert T. Maril, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Game Changers" pictured on the cover of the August 2016 edition of Opera News.  The... Read More

AP Story on Future of Fox News Channel Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 22, 2016

"There’s a lot of concern in professional media circles that Fox (News) is going to disintegrate because it has an old audience," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Taps Pharez Whitted '82 to Direct New Jazz Ensemble

July 21, 2016

Pharez Whitted, the 1982 DePauw University graduate called "a powerhouse Chicago trumpeter" by the Chicago Tribune, has been "appointed director of the... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 Joins Affinity eSolutions as Co-CEO & President

July 20, 2016

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed co-chief executive officer and president of Affinity eSolutions.  He comes to... Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Learned "How to be Strategic" at DePauw

July 19, 2016

The Indianapolis Star features Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Reparation Takes American Spectrum Award at Indy Film Fest

July 18, 2016

"Kyle Ham and Steve Timm's Reparation, starring Jon Huertas (of Castle) and Marc Menchaca (of Homeland), captured the American Spectrum Award this past... Read More

Dan Quayle '69, Justin Timberlake & Stephen Curry Part of "Eclectic Field" at Charity Golf Tournament

July 18, 2016

"It’s time for the annual celebrity golf tournament up at Lake Tahoe, featuring such stars as Stephen Curry and Jerry Rice, Justin Timberlake and ... Larry... Read More

Americans Need "Sensible Proportion" of Daily Media, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Opines

July 16, 2016

"The media now own too many Americans," states Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University. "Instead of technology and mediated... Read More

Leslie McDonald '72 Authors Journeys with Horses

July 15, 2016

Leslie McDonald, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Journeys with Horses. The book is described as "a captivating collection of colorful... Read More

Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 is Finalist for Indiana Authors Award

July 14, 2016

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is one of three finalists for the 2016 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award for "Emerging... Read More

Eric Freeman '84 Joins Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau

July 13, 2016

Eric Freeman, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University,  has been appointed contract associate by the Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau Inc. For... Read More

Effect of Allegations Against Fox News Chief Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 12, 2016

"The future of Fox News is in question given the precarious position of chief executive Roger Ailes," reports Variety this afternoon.  Brian Steinberg... Read More

Madison Beatty '13 Awarded Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship

July 12, 2016

Madison (Gallegos) Beatty, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 43 Indiana Teaching Fellows for 2016 named by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship... Read More

Reparation a "Must-See" at This Week's Indy Film Fest

July 11, 2016

Reparation is listed among '10 must-see movies and events' at Indy Film Fest in an Indianapolis Star article.  Danielle Grady writes, "This film, set and... Read More

Laura Hammack '95 Takes the Helm of Indiana School Corporation

July 11, 2016

"We have such a fundamental responsibility to empower our educators to understand that all of the boys and girls that walk through our doors are representing... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Keynote Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Convention

July 10, 2016

"A nationally known civil rights leader and former top adviser to President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a convention for African-American Ohio... Read More

Fulbright Award Will Send Josiah Rushing '13 to France This Fall

July 9, 2016

Josiah Q. Rushing, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Fulbright Award for the 2016-17 academic year. Now a graduate student at... Read More

Olympic Bid of Noah Droddy '13 Makes Him an "Internet Sensation"

July 7, 2016

"One year ago, Noah Droddy was planning to attend the Olympic trials as a spectator," notes Runner's World of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "But... Read More

Short Story by Michael Sears '11 Awarded Henfield Prize

July 6, 2016

Michael A. Sears, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University and the recipient of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Virginia in May 2016, is... Read More

"It Should be Easy to Vote -- and Hard to Cheat": Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

July 4, 2016

"If we’re going to debate the electoral process as a nation, let’s keep in mind the core issue: It should be easy to vote -- and hard to cheat," writes... Read More

Syndicated Radio Program's 'Birthday for Our Country' Features Performance by DePauw University Band

July 3, 2016

The DePauw University Band is heard on this week's patriotic-themed edition of Wind & Rhythm, a syndicated radio program carried on 54 stations across... Read More

IU Exhibit Features Photos of the Late David Repp '59

July 2, 2016

The photographs of the late C. David Repp, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University, are on display at Indiana University - Bloomington's Wells Library through... Read More

Adrian Ables '16 Signs Pro Soccer Contract with NASL's Rayo OKC

June 30, 2016

Adrian Ables, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has signed a contract with the North American Soccer League's Rayo OKC. A forward, Ables "began... Read More

Ted Jacobi '10 Traces Lincoln's Ties to Putnam County in Museum Address

June 27, 2016

"As far as I know, he's the only president whose name greets you when you enter three states," Ted Jacobi, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, says of... Read More

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