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The Legend of Andrea Sununu

December 20, 2014

Written by Christopher L. Wolfe for DePauw Magazine, Fall 2014 I first met Professor of English Andrea Sununu in 2011, a few years into my time at DePauw... Read More

Newspaper Marks 100th Anniversary of Visit by Japanese Ambassador & 1881 Graduate Sutemi Chinda

December 19, 2014

A feature in Pennsylvania's Scranton Times-Tribune notes that 100 years ago today, Viscount Sutemi Chinda, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States... Read More

Sony's Decision to Pull The Interview Has Chilling Effect, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 19, 2014

The cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which has led the studio to mothball The Interview, a $44 million film that was set to open on Christmas Day, is troubling... Read More

Making Reparation

December 18, 2014

Written by Sarah McAdams for DePauw Magazine, Fall 2014 Kyle P. Ham ’94 was a 21-year-old student at DePauw when he saw The Activist in Moore Theatre... Read More

Annie Burnside '92 Publishes From Role to Soul: 15 Shifts on the Awakening Journey

December 18, 2014

Annie Burnside, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of From Role to Soul: 15 Shifts on the Awakening Journey.  Published by Wyatt-MacKenzie... Read More

Jonathan Secrest '99 Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

December 17, 2014

Jonathan R. Secrest, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC and is based in the law firm's Columbus, Ohio office. "Secrest... Read More

Seth Elder '08 Appointed Manager of Indiana Town

December 16, 2014

Seth C. Elder, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed town manager of Dillsboro, Indiana.  He comes to the post from Indiana Landmarks... Read More

Prof. David Feldman '98 Co-Authors Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success

December 15, 2014

David B. Feldman, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link between Suffering and Success. The book has... Read More

Attorney Rachel Steinhofer '05 Joins Barrett & McNagny

December 14, 2014

Rachel K. Steinhofer, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Barrett & McNagny LLP in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She will concentrate her practice... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Criticizes "Violence as an Entertainment Commodity"

December 10, 2014

"The causes of violence are many, complex and difficult to assess," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University. "One contributing... Read More

Grant Jenkins '00 Invents Intelligent Waste Disposal System, the PowerBin

December 8, 2014

"Carmel entrepreneur Grant Jenkins sees a lot of potential in trash," begins an Indianapolis Business Journal story on the 2000 DePauw University graduate... Read More

Media Challenged by Coverage of Race Relations, Retired Prof. Bob Steele '69 Observes

December 7, 2014

When it comes to issues such as race relations, "The media’s responsibility to provide comprehensive coverage is vital, especially today when social media... Read More

Chris White '11 & Shinesty Helping People "Look Awesome"

December 6, 2014

Chris White, a student at the University of Colorado Law School and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is also co-founder and CEO of Shinesty.  The company... Read More

Company Founded by 2002 Grads Matt DeLeon & Eric Fruth Earns Awards  

December 5, 2014

Columbus Running Company, an Ohio-based chain of four stores co-founded by 2002 DePauw University graduates Eric J. Fruth and Matthew L. DeLeon, "has been... Read More

Ed Schultz '87 Joins Greenberg Traurig LLP

December 4, 2014

Edward T. Schultz, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder... Read More

Jim Clark '01 Joins Posse's New York Advisory Board

December 3, 2014

James C. "Jim" Clark, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University where he was a Posse Scholar, has joined the Posse program's New York advisory board. "With... Read More

Kelli Wallace '01 Among Northern Colorado's '40 Under 40'

December 2, 2014

Kelli Wallace, founder of Klutch Technology and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is among Northern Colorado’s "40 Under 40" for 2014. The annual list... Read More

Nonprofit Honors Volunteer Efforts of Kacy Wendling '12

December 1, 2014

Kacy L. Wendling, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has been honored as 2014 Champion of the Year by the Best Buddies Indiana program. "She was chosen... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Again Present 'Indy PR Legend Award'

November 30, 2014

"Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw University and a former Indianapolis TV news anchor (WISH, WRTV and WXIN) will emcee the award... Read More

Choir Director Richard Hynson '75 Celebrates "Divine Obsession"

November 29, 2014

"I have that divine obsession," says Richard Hynson, director of Wisconsin's Bel Canto Chorus and Orchestra. "It's almost an addiction to music-making... Read More

Hollywood's Silence on Bill Cosby Allegations "Disappointing" to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 28, 2014

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against entertainer Bill Cosby, Hollywood "seems gripped by a strange silence," writes Scott Collins in the... Read More

Amy Rhodes '04 is Major Gifts Officer at Westminster Christian Academy

November 27, 2014

Amy Rhodes, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed major gifts officer at Westminster Christian Academy. Based in Town and Country, Missouri... Read More

Chamber of Commerce Honors Vicki Byrd '77 as 'Businesswoman of the Year'

November 26, 2014

Vicki Byrd, vice president of planning and development at Indiana's Logansport Memorial Hospital and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is the Logansport-Cass... Read More

Ann Breitinger '09 Elected to Realize Bradenton Board

November 25, 2014

Ann K. Breitinger, an attorney with Blalock Walters and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Realize Bradenton. The... Read More

Bruce Bickner '65 is Phi Delta Theta's National Alumnus of the Year

November 24, 2014

Bruce P. Bickner, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Phi Delta Theta national fraternity's 2014 Gardner Award (Alumnus of the Year)... Read More

Keira Amstutz '91 Joins Board of Federation of State Humanities Councils

November 23, 2014

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation... Read More

Nick Gaffney '05 Named to Conservancy of Southwest Florida Planned Giving Committee

November 22, 2014

Nicholas D. Gaffney, an associate in the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the Conservancy... Read More

Chris Forde '99 Appointed Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information at Lincoln Trail College

November 19, 2014

Chris Forde, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is now coordinator of marketing and public information at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Joins Franklin Foundation's Board

November 18, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Brooks, a vice president for Xerox who works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to board of directors of... Read More

J. Nichols '89 Discusses the 'Blue Mind' with Pittsburgh NPR Affiliate

November 16, 2014

Most of our time in modern society is spent in what Wallace J. Nichols calls a "red mind" state: "You know, you wake up to the sound of your smartphone... Read More

With Campaign, DePauw Taking "A Leap Forward," President Casey Says During National Monon Bell Telecast

November 15, 2014

"There are moments in various institutions' histories where they take a leap forward," noted DePauw University Brian W. Casey during today's national telecast... Read More

Deborah Daniels '73 Elected Managing Partner of Krieg DeVault

November 14, 2014

Deborah J. Daniels, a partner at Krieg DeVault LLP and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected the managing partner of the law firm, effective... Read More

Leslie Chambers Strohm '78 Named VP & General Counsel at U of Louisville

November 14, 2014

Leslie Chambers Strohm, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for strategy and general counsel at the University of Louisville... Read More

Jill Lee '07 Named Director of Minnesota's Ripple River Strings

November 11, 2014

Jill (Turner) Lee, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of the Ripple River Strings, a community orchestra in central Minnesota... Read More

David Reid '82 Joins Chamber of Commerce Board

November 10, 2014

David E. Reid, controller/treasurer for INTAT Precision, Inc. and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Rush... Read More

AXS TV Prepares for its 10th National Telecast of the Monon Bell Classic

November 9, 2014

Purchase Bell Game Tickets Online; DVD Order Form Rich Cellini returns for a second consecutive year as play-by-play announcer of the Monon Bell Classic... Read More

Governing Takes Hard Work, Writes Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

November 8, 2014

"This country cannot be governed without compromise, dialogue and accommodation, and it comes apart at the seams when we go too long without them," writes... Read More

Journalist's Claims of Government Abuses Must Be Checked Out, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 7, 2014

"Former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson is either a paranoid kook or victim of one of the most heinous government abuses of a reporter in American history... Read More

Monon Bell Ticket Sales Enter the Home Stretch

November 6, 2014

Online Ticket Order Form; DVD Order Form; Game Day Information As the 121st Monon Bell Classic -- which will be played in Crawfordsville on Saturday... Read More

Rob Johnson '90 & Ryan McGuffey '01 Win Chicago Emmys

November 5, 2014

Two alumni of DePauw University are the recipients of a 2013-14 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award. Presented last weekend, the regional awards competition is... Read More

Attorney Mercedes Tunstall '95 Joins Pillsbury

November 4, 2014

Mercedes K. Tunstall, a public policy lawyer and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is joining the law firm of Pillsbury and will work from the Washington... Read More

Live Events Such as Wallenda Stunt are "DVR-Proof," According to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 2, 2014

A story in the UK's Guardian previewing today's planned high-wire walk in Chicago by Nik Wallenda includes analysis from a DePauw University professor... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 is Indianapolis Business Journal 'Woman of Influence'

November 1, 2014

Jennett M. Hill, senior vice president and general counsel of Citizens Gas and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal... Read More

Musical Outreach of Jeff Krolick '71 Featured in Newspaper

October 29, 2014

"I think music helps the healing process," says Jeff Krolick, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1971, who plays piano five days a week in the main... Read More

Observing Corruption in Government May Require Expansive View, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

October 27, 2014

"As late as the second half of the 1800s, American society was alarmed by the notion private individuals might seek to influence government on their own... Read More

Ph.D. Candidate Kate Mittendorf '10 Honored by Vanderbilt U School of Medicine

October 25, 2014

Kathleen F. "Kate" Mittendorf, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University who is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of biochemistry and Center for Structural... Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to Star in Off Broadway's A Christmas Memory

October 23, 2014

"The Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) will star in the Off Broadway premiere of A Christmas Memory, a musical based on an autobiographical... Read More

Retired Prof. Bob Steele '69 Discusses the State of Journalism with Editor & Publisher

October 22, 2014

"(We should) recognize that citizens, in general, have increasing distrust at many institutions in our society; therefore, newspapers, as well as other... Read More

Toy Chain's Marketing of Breaking Bad Figures is "Problematic," Says Prof. Andy Cullison '01

October 21, 2014

"In the '80's, they had a slogan, ‘Where a kid can be a kid.’ They wanted Toys 'R' Us to feel like a safe space," says Andrew Cullison, director of DePauw... Read More

Gotham's Drew Powell '98 Appears on Morning News Program

October 20, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University and one of the stars of the new Fox television show, Gotham, paid a visit to the studios of Indianapolis... Read More

International News Agency Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76 in Story on TV's Move to Streaming

October 20, 2014

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, analyzes the quickly-changing world of programming distribution in a story distributed... Read More

Wall Street Journal Features Interview with President Brian W. Casey

October 20, 2014

The Wall Street Journal's "Leadership" column, published in today's edition, is headlined "How to Sell a Liberal Arts Education: DePauw's Brian Casey Says... Read More

Online Orders Now Being Accepted for Monon Bell Tickets

October 20, 2014

Online Ticket Order Form; DVD Order Form With a bit more than three weeks remaining before the 121st Monon Bell Classic is played in Crawfordsville, DePauw... Read More

Public's Fading Trust in News Media Has "Broad Consequences": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 19, 2014

"The public’s lack of respect for the news media has broad consequences for America’s system of government," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in a newspaper opinion... Read More

TV Networks' Move to Online Delivery Draws More Comment from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 18, 2014

"The TV business took a big leap into the future this week, as CBS and HBO announced online subscription services that will allow viewers to bypass cable... Read More

Prof. Pamela Coburn '74 Honored by HS Alma Mater

October 17, 2014

Pamela J. Coburn, James B. Stewart Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music at DePauw and 1974 graduate of the University, is among the 2014 recipients... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on "Major Sea-Change" in TV Programming Delivery

October 16, 2014

"HBO’s and CBS’s announcements this week that the networks will begin their own Internet streaming services is being seen as a major sea-change in the... Read More

Look for An Evening with Vernon Jordan '57 on PBS Stations

October 16, 2014

Over the next month, PBS affliliates around America will be airing An Evening with Vernon Jordan. Taped in New York City in the spring, the program features... Read More

Deborah Daniels '73 to be Inducted Into The Indiana Academy

October 16, 2014

Deborah J. Daniels, a partner in Indianapolis-based law firm Krieg DeVault LLP and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is among four new members who will... Read More

Attorney Janice Pascuzzi '11 Joins Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

October 15, 2014

Janice K. Pascuzzi, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the largest health care focused law firm in... Read More

Donna Heckler '85 Authors Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer

October 15, 2014

Donna A. Heckler, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer. A global brand strategy executive, "When... Read More

Drew Madsen '78 is President & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

October 13, 2014

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Madsen brings a... Read More

Mark Johnson '88 Joins Capital Results as Partner

October 13, 2014

Mark Johnson, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Capital Results, a leading provider of government relations, public affairs and business... Read More

Edward Jones & Managing Partner Jim Weddle '75 Lauded for Commitment to Community

October 11, 2014

"I’d like to thank Jim Weddle and the associates of Edward Jones for ensuring that helping people is always a major part of their business," said Scott... Read More

"Respected Leader" George Rehnquist '64 Profiled in Newspaper

October 10, 2014

"My true love has always been for a rehabilitation center, because I think the need is so severe and so important," says George R. Rehnquist, a retired... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses New Digital Ventures of Traditional News Organizations

October 9, 2014

An Advertising Age story examines how Reuters, CNN and other newsgathering organizations are looking "to find new ways to make live news more on-demand... Read More

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Winners of 2014 International Young Eco-Hero Awards

October 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will make a keynote address at an October 18 reception honoring winners of... Read More

Associated Press Reports on $300 Million Campaign Kickoff

October 6, 2014

"DePauw University in Greencastle is working to raise $300 million for its academic programs, financial aid, student preparation and campus improvements... Read More

DePauw Officially Opens New Home for Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer, Dedicates Reavis Stadium

October 4, 2014

Following a 5-2 win by men’s soccer over the visiting Wooster Fighting Scotts, President Brian W. Casey, Board Chairman Marshal W. Reavis ’84 and Theodore... Read More

With Renovation and Expansion Complete, DePauw Dedicates Welch Fitness Center 

October 4, 2014

President Brian W. Casey and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports Stevie Baker-Watson joined with students, faculty and staff... Read More

University Launches The Campaign For DePauw, Announces $300 Million Fundraising Goal

October 3, 2014

President Brian W. Casey announced tonight that DePauw University has launched a $300 million comprehensive fundraising campaign -- The Campaign for DePauw... Read More

Boston TV Anchor Heather Unruh '89 Lends Talents to Cancer Fight

October 3, 2014

Heather Unruh, evening news anchor at Boston's WCVB-TV and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will emcee what's billed as "the largest coordinated lung... Read More

Upcoming Election Unlikely to Change "Dysfunction and Lack of Productivity" of Congress, Observes Lee Hamilton '52

October 2, 2014

"The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th -- the one that Harry Truman blasted as 'do-nothing' -- look like a paragon of... Read More

Ron Stiver '96 Promoted to President, System Clinical Services, at IU Health

September 30, 2014

Indiana University Health has appointed Ron Stiver, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, to the newly created position of president, system clinical services... Read More

Robert Schrier '57 Pens Life's Lessons Learned: A Memoir

September 28, 2014

Robert W. Schrier, M.D., professor emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has published Life's... Read More

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist James B. Stewart '73 Returns to Campus Tuesday for Concert

September 24, 2014

On Tuesday, September 30, the DePauw University School of Music will present Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. Stewart ’73 in recital with faculty... Read More

Dick Bender '89 Named Assistant Basketball Coach at College of Charleston

September 24, 2014

Dick Bender, who earned a master's degree from DePauw University in 1989, has been appointed assistant men's basketball coach at the College of Charleston... Read More

John Morrow '92 Joins Apptio as Sr. VP, General Counsel & Secretary

September 24, 2014

John C. Morrow, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Apptio as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Apptio is a leading provider... Read More

Fr. William Murphy '93 to Step Down from Presidency of Cleveland School

September 23, 2014

"St. Ignatius High School President William J. Murphy will leave the school at the end of the school year to pursue further religious study as a Jesuit... Read More

NFL Blackout Rule "Faces Fourth and Very Long": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 19, 2014

"Virtually all NFL owners are billionaires," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, in an opinion column published... Read More

Public Trust in Media is Important for Our Democracy, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells TV's O'Reilly Factor

September 18, 2014

"I think we need to think about the lack of trust in the media as being very bad for our democracy," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Aliza Frame '05 Offers Advice for International Students

September 18, 2014

"International students should create copies and files for their immigration documents and spend time learning what they mean, says Aliza M. Frame, director... Read More

Newspaper Features Housecleaning Playbook Author Sid Showalter '64

September 18, 2014

"A native of Columbus, Ind., and a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, (Sid) Showalter -- a lifelong bachelor -- decided to undertake housecleaning duties... Read More

Pianist Barbara Nissman to Open DePauw's Faculty Select Series Wednesday

September 18, 2014

On Wednesday, September 24, local audiences have the opportunity to hear one of the great proponents of romantic pianism perform in the intimacy of DePauw... Read More

John Gambaiani '69 Joins S&T Bank as VP, Commercial Banker

September 18, 2014

John V. Gambaiani, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has joined S&T Bank (NASDAQ: STBA) as vice president, commercial banker. "He will be responsible... Read More

Vote for Independence in Scotland Could Have "Domino Effect," Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69

September 17, 2014

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States of America and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, worries that if voters in Scotland decide to... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 to Keynote Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

September 17, 2014

Bret Baier, chief political anchor on Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's... Read More

Look for Drew Powell '98 in New Fox Series Gotham

September 16, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast members of the new Fox television show, Gotham, which premieres September 22. He portrays... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Potential Challenge for Hillary Clinton

September 14, 2014

"When the New York Times recently looked at how an increasingly unstable world could affect the 2016 presidential race, the paper turned to two Hoosiers... Read More

Ian Davidson '80 Named a Regents' Professor

September 13, 2014

Ian Davidson, professor of music at Texas State University and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a Regents' Professor by The Texas State... Read More

Bud Walters '63, Whose Love of Broadcasting Began at WGRE, Receives 2014 National Radio Award

September 12, 2014

"Please remember: do the best you can, be good at something, be important where you are, random acts of kindness, and persistence counts," said Bayard... Read More

9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton '52 Sees a New Terrorism Threat Emerging

September 11, 2014

"We are at war in the digital world. And yet, because this war lacks attention-grabbing explosions and body bags, the American people remain largely unaware... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Role of Technology in Political Campaigns

September 11, 2014

"Younger voters aren't sitting in front of a television and watching a major network in the evening," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Chemist Percy Julian '20 "Changed the World", Notes Newspaper

September 10, 2014

"Montgomery native Percy Julian (1899-1975), the grandson of slaves, is credited with creating synthesized medications to treat glaucoma and rheumatoid... Read More

Daniel Kiley '94 Joins Cresa as VP of Project Management

September 9, 2014

Daniel L. Kiley, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined joins Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm, as vice president, project... Read More

DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College Contributing Alumni Talent to Teach For America

September 8, 2014

DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year.  The... Read More

Letter by Ken Owen '82 Published in Wall Street Journal

September 8, 2014

"Joseph Rago's review of Andrew Lohse's 'Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy' (Bookshelf, Aug. 23) raises important points about the fraternity/sorority... Read More

Tina Ahlgren '05 is Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year

September 8, 2014

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

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Dance of the Sharks

September 7, 2014

Russell Pelton, a veteran Chicago litigator and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Dance of the Sharks. Published by Outskirts Press... Read More

Joseph Amy '72 is Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer of Jacksonville Bancorp

September 6, 2014

Joseph W. Amy, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and chief credit officer of Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc... Read More