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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Lee Hamilton '52 on Battling ISIS

November 26, 2015

When it comes to dealing with ISIS after the latest round of terrorist attacks in Paris, veteran statesman Lee Hamilton tells NPR, "It's a multifaceted... Read More

TOMS and CEO Jim Alling '83 Honored by Save the Children

November 22, 2015

Jim Alling, chief executive officer of TOMS and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, accepted Save the Children's Visionary Award on behalf of his company... Read More

Kyle Lanham '79 Joins Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana as VP

November 21, 2015

Kyle Lanham, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed ‎vice president of community engagement and chief advancement officer at Goodwill... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

November 16, 2015

Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, is among seventeen individuals named today by President Barack Obama as 2015... Read More

DePauw Alums Ford Frick '15 & Dave Bohmer '69 Cited in Story on 1907 Baseball Game

November 16, 2015

"In my book, 150 Years of Kendallville, written for the city’s sesquicentennial in 2013, I had a chapter on VIPs who visited the community over the years... Read More

GOLD Alumni Speaker Series Welcomes Kyle Smitley '07, Nov. 19

November 14, 2015

Kyle Smitley, a 2007 DePauw University graduate who was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her founding of the Detroit Achievement Academy, will... Read More

DePauw Alumni Make 2015 GOLD Challenge a Record-Setter

November 12, 2015

It's a new record for DePauw University's Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD).  A total of 1,032 young alumni made donations in support of their alma mater... Read More

James McKinney '02 Promoted to CFO at Banc of California

November 11, 2015

James J. McKinney, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief financial officer of Banc of California, Inc. Previously the company's... Read More

Being on the Debate "Undercard" is a Problem for Presidential Candidates, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 10, 2015

A New Orleans Advocate article previewing tonight's Republican presidential debate includes analysis from Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Austin Malayer '12 Joins Greencastle Law Office as Associate Attorney

November 9, 2015

Austin Malayer, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Greencastle law office of Jeffrey A. Boggess as an associate attorney. A political... Read More

Nichole Wilson '99 Among Indy's 'Women of Influence'

November 6, 2015

Nichole Wilson, executive director of sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation at Community Health Network and 1999 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Changes in TV Industry Lead to Fewer Shows Being Canceled

November 5, 2015

"This year, the TV season has stretched into November without a single new title consigned to the rubbish heap -- something that industry watchers say... Read More

Retiring TV News Anchor Melissa Long '80 "Both Trusted and Liked"

November 4, 2015

"'Trust me' ... From the moment then-Melissa Hunter began her career reading afternoon news on WGL Radio in 1980, fresh out of DePauw University with a... Read More

Ashley Conard '14 Named Student Board Member of Anita Borg Institute

November 3, 2015

Ashley M. Conard, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University who is pursuing a Ph.D. in computational biology at Brown University, has been named a student member... Read More

Gynecologic Oncologist John Bomalaski '86 Featured in Newspaper

November 2, 2015

"The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery on gynecologic cancers can make the difference on the patient's fertility, quality of life and even survival... Read More

Erosion in Public Trust of Media Should be a Wake-Up Call, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 1, 2015

The latest Gallup Poll on the public's trust in media is "yet another dismal report on public perception of the journalism industry," says Jeff McCall... Read More

The Ultimate Green Concert: Judson Green '74 and Eighth Element, Thursday

October 31, 2015

Judson Green, a 1974 DePauw University graduate who was president and CEO of NAVTEQ Corporation and chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, Inc., will travel... Read More

Lukas Schooler '09 Named Executive Director of No Exit

October 30, 2015

"Right now what's on Lukas Schooler's mind is stilts," begins a story in NUVO. "Yes, the giant wooden circus legs are one of the many things preoccupying... Read More

Dramatist Guild Fund Honors Gretchen Cryer '57

October 28, 2015

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University and former president of the Dramatist Guild Fund, was honored by that organization at a New York City... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Nov. 4 James Carville-Karl Rove Discussion for Indiana Chamber

October 28, 2015

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and a 1982 graduate of the University, will moderate a discussion between James Carville and... Read More

Lessons Learned at DePauw Helped Shape Successful Argument in Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, Says Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89

October 26, 2015

DePauw University "did, to a considerable degree, expose me to the ideas that later shaped my views about marriage and, ultimately, helped me to argue... Read More

Profs. Greg Schwipps '95 & Susan Neville '73 Among 13 Authors Represented in 'Next Indiana Bookshelf'

October 26, 2015

What This River Keeps, by Greg Schwipps, associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, and Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Advise Gates Foundation's Technology Partner Network

October 25, 2015

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

Thomas Cooley '91 is Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Music of the Baroque

October 23, 2015

Thomas Cooley, lyric tenor and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is serving as artist-in-residence for Music of the Baroque's 45th anniversary concert... Read More

Attorney Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Here Monday for Ubben Lecture, Takes On Student Debt Case

October 22, 2015

Webcast  Link for Ubben Lecture; Event Information Mark Tetzlaff "has spent three years battling lawyers for the Department of Education over the right... Read More

Award-Winning Journalist James B. Stewart '73 Says He "Learned to Ask the Right Questions" at DePauw

October 19, 2015

At a recent conference on the value of the liberal arts, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C., "James B. Stewart, the Pulitzer... Read More

Fascinating Life of Rev. Albert Fay Hill '50 Recalled in Denver Post

October 19, 2015

The colorful and fascinating life of Albert Fay Hill, "a Presbyterian minister whose back story includes a battle with the New York mob that inspired a... Read More

Jonathan Coffin '06 Joins VOX Global as VP

October 16, 2015

Jonathan Coffin, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined VOX Global as a vice president at the strategic communications firm's Indianapolis office... Read More

Congressional Inaction "Doing Real Damage to Our Country," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

October 16, 2015

"Congress’s inaction on a host of important issues is doing real damage to our country," Lee Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Melanie Bella '93 Named Sr. VP of Policy & Strategy at Alignment Healthcare

October 14, 2015

Melanie M. Bella, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Alignment Healthcare as senior vice president of policy and strategy.  She comes to... Read More

Andy Buroker '84 Joins Faegre Baker Daniels as Partner

October 14, 2015

Andy Buroker, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ national real estate practice as a partner. He is based in the firm... Read More

"Sensible Setting" is Needed for Meaningful Presidential Debates, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 13, 2015

Those looking for "rational political dialogue" in tonight's first televised debate between the Democrat presidential candudates "are sure to be disappointed... Read More

Greencastle Paper Notes Athletics Hall of Fame Induction of Brett Hecko '92

October 13, 2015

"I was very, very lucky to play with the guys I played with," Brett "Moose" Hecko said as he was inducted into the DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame... Read More

Rockne Brubaker '78 Brings Talents to Mississippi Hospital

October 9, 2015

"For Dr. Rockne Brubaker, the intimacy of community medicine in Greenwood provides a welcome change after a career in large urban hospitals," begins a... Read More

Marissa Jansen '14 Discusses the Power of Snapchat in College Admissions

October 8, 2015

"It's a growing trend among young adults, and increasingly, colleges are joining the social media conversation through University Snapchat accounts and... Read More

Article Recalls Jimi Hendrix Performance at DePauw, 50 Years Ago This Week

October 7, 2015

"A Purple Haze didn't exactly envelope Bowman Gym at DePauw University on Oct. 9, 1965, but it was on that Saturday evening that arguably the greatest... Read More

Dave Jones '84 Plans Run for California Attorney General

October 3, 2015

Dave Jones, insurance commissioner for the state of California and a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, "plans to run for state attorney general in 2018... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

October 3, 2015

Vernon Jordan, a prominent attorney and adviser to former President Bill Clinton, will receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham... Read More

Kathy Vrabeck '85 Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

October 2, 2015

Kathy Vrabeck, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) as senior client partner in the consumer markets, and will also working... Read More

David Taylor '89 Aligns with Indiana's Home Bank

October 2, 2015

David Taylor, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Home Bank in Mooresville, Indiana as the mortgage loan originator. "Taylor has been in... Read More

William Dugan '60 Recognized for Founding Community Cancer Care

October 1, 2015

"Putnam County Hospital celebrated 30 years of quality cancer care Monday by recognizing founding member of the Cancer Center, Dr. William Dugan," begins... Read More

Nonprofit Led by Dennis Trinkle '91 Helps "Transform the Trajectory" of Young People

September 30, 2015

College Mentors for Kids "pairs at-risk youth with college students to encourage academic achievement and foster companionship," notes a report by Indianapolis... Read More

Renee Wynn '85 Appointed CIO at NASA

September 28, 2015

Renee P. Wynn, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief information officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration... Read More

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation to Honor "Alumni Legend" Wallace J. Nichols '89

September 28, 2015

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored as an "Alumni Legend" by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation... Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 is "Living Proof You Can Live Your Passion"

September 28, 2015

"Finding your passion and making it your life’s work may sound like an impossible dream, but children’s author Carolyn Mueller is living proof that with... Read More

Jennifer Pope Baker '89 Selects a Favorite from the Banned Books List

September 27, 2015

As Banned Books Week begins, the Indianapolis Star "asked some local people (and one national celebrity) what’s their favorite book that has been banned... Read More

JT Benton '03 is Chief Revenue Officer at Goji

September 27, 2015

John Tyler "JT" Benton, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Goji as chief revenue officer. The firm bills itself as the largest online, independent... Read More

Susan McKinney '87 "Discovered Her Love of Libraries" at DePauw

September 26, 2015

"Susan McKinney didn’t always want to be a librarian," begins an article in the Leader of East Central Illinois. "She originally wanted to go school to... Read More

Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 to Speak at TEDxDayton

September 25, 2015

Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of motion pictures at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is among those scheduled to... Read More

The First National Monon Bell Telecast from 1984 is Preserved on DVD

September 24, 2015

A DVD of the 1984 Monon Bell Classic -- the first game in the historic rivalry between DePauw University and Wabash College to be televised nationally... Read More

Bobby Frederick '04 Takes Post at National Grain and Feed Association

September 23, 2015

Robert C. "Bobby" Frederick, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, will become director of legislative affairs and public policy for the National Grain... Read More

Michael Neill '82 Joins First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust

September 22, 2015

Michael G. Neill, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust as Carbondale Community Bank President and Trust & Wealth... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 Elected to Lilly Endowment Board

September 21, 2015

Jennett M. Hill, senior vice president and general counsel of Citizens Energy Group and 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board... Read More

Attorney Mitchell Ray '12 Joins Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette

September 20, 2015

Mitchell A. Ray, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the law firm of Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette as associate attorney.  He is... Read More

Nick Parkinson '08 Contributes to The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art

September 19, 2015

Nicholas K. Parkinson, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University and currently working on his Ph.D. in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University,... Read More

Pre-Emmys, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses the Changing Landscape of TV Program Distribution

September 18, 2015

"Audiences are still much larger for network-originated shows, but the shows on streaming services have the attention of the entertainment establishment... Read More

Sportswriter Ron Gilbert '34 Had "The Best Seat in the House" for a Legendary Game

September 17, 2015

On March 20, 1954, a night that is legendary in the annals of Indiana high school basketball history, "I had the best seat in the house," 1934 DePauw University... Read More

Matthew Brookman '90 Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

September 17, 2015

"Evansville attorney Matthew P. Brookman has been selected to be a magistrate judge in the federal court for the Southern District of Indiana, Chief Judge... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler to Describe His Creative Process in Juniata College Talk

September 15, 2015

"Acclaimed graphic novelist and Juniata College biology professor Jay Hosler will draw the curtain back on his creative process in a talk, 'Stories That... Read More

Dani Weatherford '97 is Executive Director of the National Panhellenic Conference

September 14, 2015

Dani Weatherford, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive director of the National Panhellenic Conference. NPC is a premier... Read More

Delta Airlines Sr. VP Steve Sear '87 Delivers First Alumni Fellows Lecture Thursday

September 13, 2015

Steve Sear, senior vice president of global sales for Delta Airlines and a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, will return to campus to present the inaugural... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Has Advice for Moderators of Second GOP Debate

September 12, 2015

"The August televised 'debate' among Republican presidential contenders on Fox News Channel was a smashing success by the standards of television executives... Read More

Reparation, Directed by Kyle Ham '94, to be Screened at Breckenridge Film Festival

September 11, 2015

Reparation, a film directed by 1994 DePauw University graduate Kyle Ham and adapted from a play by professor of communication and theatre Steve Timm, will... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes Stephen Colbert's Hot Start on CBS

September 10, 2015

Stephen Colbert's CBS debut pulled in about 6.6 million viewers Tuesday night, doubling the ratings of NBC's Tonight Show, reports the Christian Science... Read More

Mike Howland '02 is Director of Basketball Operations at Winthrop University

September 9, 2015

Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of basketball operations  at Winthrop University, an NCAA Division I program... Read More

CBS Needs to be Patient with Stephen Colbert, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Newspaper

September 8, 2015

"America's press has been going crazy with curiosity about what Stephen Colbert will do with The Late Show," writes Michael Hewitt in California's Orange... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Worries Inaction Could Lead to "A Fiscal Crisis of Historic Proportions"

September 7, 2015

Storm clouds are forming on the economic horizon, at least as far as veteran statesman Lee Hamilton sees it.  In a newspaper column, the 1952 DePauw University... Read More

Super-Speed Internet Packages Mostly About Marketing, Suggests Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 6, 2015

A new Internet package, offering Indianapolis-area homeowners Internet speeds of "up to 2,000 megabits per second, 167 times faster than the average U... Read More

Teacher Madison Payton '11 Among International Literacy Association's '30 Under 30'

September 5, 2015

Madison Payton, an English teacher at New York's English Academy for Young Men II and a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is among the International... Read More

Football & TV Combine to Create "A Broad Cultural Force": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 4, 2015

"The old expression says you can’t get enough of a good thing," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, in the Detroit... Read More

Jedediah McClure '02 is Finalist for 'Book of the Year' Award

September 3, 2015

Myths of Christianity: A Five Thousand Year Journey To Find The Son of God by Jedediah McClure, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected... Read More

Liberal Arts Education Serves Tech Executive R.J. Talyor '02 Well

September 2, 2015

"It’s no secret that tech companies are on a constant hunt for software programmers," begins a story in the Indianapolis Business Journal. "But these firms... Read More

Fulbright Award Sends Kacy Rauschenberger '15 to Malaysia

September 1, 2015

Kacy R. Rauschenberger, a May 2015 graduate of DePauw University, will spend this academic year teaching English in Malaysia after receiving an English... Read More

Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Wants More Kids to "Dream Big"

September 1, 2015

"As a second-generation Mexican-American from one of the poorest counties in the nation, and an African-American who grew up during the days of legal segregation... Read More

Prof. Neal Allen '98 Among Presenters at Conference on 'J. William Fulbright in International Perspective'

August 31, 2015

Neal R. Allen, assistant professor of political science and pre-law advisor at Wichita State University and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will be... Read More

Updating of Classic Musical by '57 Classmates Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford to Premiere in October

August 30, 2015

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct and star in the world premiere of the musical she wrote with her DePauw classmate Nancy... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Cites Influence of His College Coach, Bill Fenlon, During Indy Fundraiser

August 28, 2015

Speaking at a fundraiser last night for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens "recounted some of the most... Read More

Olivia Hatton '05 is Assistant Prof. of Molecular Biology at Colorado College

August 28, 2015

Olivia L. Hatton, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is assistant professor of molecular biology at Colorado College. She is one of 13 new tenure-track... Read More

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Receives DePauw's Young Alumni Award

August 27, 2015

Brad Stevens, head coach of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, received DePauw's Young Alumni... Read More

Stephen Perkins '74 is New President of Indianapolis Medical Society

August 27, 2015

Stephen W. Perkins, M.D., F.A.C.S., a plastic surgeon and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, will be installed as 142nd president of the Indianapolis... Read More

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier '89, Attorney Who Successfully Argued Same-Sex Marriage Case Before SCOTUS, to Speak Oct. 26

August 26, 2015

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney and 1989 DePauw University graduate whose arguments helped persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of... Read More

Ron DeFeo '97 Appointed VP for Global Communications at American Airlines Group

August 26, 2015

Ron DeFeo, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, is joining American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) as vice president - global communications. In his... Read More

Nicole Pence '06 Named Morning News Co-Anchor at Indy's CBS4

August 25, 2015

Television news anchor Nicole Pence, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is moving to mornings.  Pence, who currently anchors the 11 p.m. newscast, ... Read More

Prof. Kate Lusheck '87 Returns to Campus for a Pair of Sept. 28 Art Talks

August 25, 2015

Catherine "Kate" H. Lusheck, program director and assistant professor for the University of San Francisco's arts history/management department and 1987... Read More

Meredith Siemens '05 Among Charleston, SC's 'Forty Under 40'

August 24, 2015

Meredith H. Siemens, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Forty Under 4)' featured in South Carolina's Charleston Regional Business Journal... Read More

Prof. Steven Burr '73 Takes on Teaching Responsibilities at Utah State-Moab

August 23, 2015

Steven W. Burr, professor of recreation resources management at Utah State University and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, will be teaching undergraduate... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Published in Broad River Review  

August 22, 2015

"Breaking Point," a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the 2015 edition of Broad River Review... Read More

Paintings of Homer Davisson (1889) to be Auctioned

August 21, 2015

Twenty-one paintings by renowned Indiana impressionist Homer G. Davisson, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1889, will be auctioned tomorrow to... Read More

St. Olaf College Names Katie Bretscher '08 Women's Track and Field Coach

August 20, 2015

Katie Bretscher, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, was today named head coach of the St. Olaf College women's track and field program. Bretscher comes... Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Receives Kudos for His Fifth Graphic Novel, Last of the Sandwalkers

August 20, 2015

"It is a story of the joy of exploration, and it is on several 'must-read' lists this summer," reports Pennsylvania's Altoona Times. "Released in April... Read More

HS Head Soccer Coach Kristen McMahon '10 Gears Up for First Season

August 19, 2015

Kristen McMahon, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, is preparing for her first season as head girl's soccer coach at Olentangy Liberty High School in... Read More

Kate Manecke '06 is Host of Ohio TV's Broad & High

August 19, 2015

Kate C. Manecke, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, is the new host of Broad & High , an Emmy® Award-winning weekly magazine show produced by WOSU Public... Read More

Gumption Counts with Ad Executive Matt Fischer '82

August 19, 2015

"Matt Fischer, president and creative director of fastgrowing Curiosity Advertising, says he'll schedule an interview with anybody who has the gumption... Read More

C. Kennon Hetlage '81 Named an 'Ultimate CEO'

August 17, 2015

C. Kennon Hetlage, chief executive officer of Memorial Hospital West in Pembrook Pines, Florida and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is a "Broward Ultimate... Read More

Anne Gilbert '57 Co-Authors The Holiday Trilogy Collection

August 15, 2015

Anne A. Gilbert, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of The Holiday Trilogy Collection. The book "invites young readers to rediscover the... Read More

Presidents Obama and Clinton Prepare to Join in Celebration of Vernon Jordan's ('57) 80th Birthday

August 14, 2015

On the eve of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday, Bloomberg writes of the 1957 DePauw University graduate, "Even more than that of the nation's first African-American... Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Helps Develop Community's 'ChalkTalk' Program

August 14, 2015

An article in Indiana's Dubois County Herald, headlined "ChalkTalk: New chalkboard draws big crowds in Indiana town of Ferdinand," notes that Courtney... Read More

Bill Harris '60 Takes the Fight Against Polio Personally

August 13, 2015

"Seven years ago the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club started an annual 5K race at Shoaff Park with all net proceeds earmarked for the fight to eradicate polio... Read More

Jon Stewart "Is Not a Walter Cronkite," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 13, 2015

The "glowing accolades" Jon Stewart is receiving after wrapping up a successful run on TV's Comedy Central "seem out of proportion" to Jeffrey M. McCall... Read More

Maria Romaine '08 & Her Business, 'Like the Lettuce', Featured

August 12, 2015

Maria Romaine, an Indianapolis-based health and fitness coach and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, "didn’t have to look far" when seeking a name for... Read More