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Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

Huffington Post Spotlights Uncommon Success of Jen Thiermann '02

April 24, 2017

"At my core I’m motivated by helping others reach their full potential," Jen Thiermann, director of implementation - Americas at SAP Fieldglass and 2002… Read More

Tigers Pay Tribute to Late Coach Ed Meyer '62

April 24, 2017

"DePauw University honored the memory of alumnus and longtime baseball coach Ed Meyer on Saturday during its doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan," reports… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Publishes Rumors at Court

April 22, 2017

Rumors at Court is the latest book by Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name.  Published by Harlequin… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

April 20, 2017

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 DePauw University graduate who is vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services, has been named… Read More

Abigail Lynn '04 is Chief Executive of the American Association of Sleep Technologists

April 20, 2017

"The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

Adrian Ables '16 Signs with Pro Soccer's Indy Eleven

April 19, 2017

Adrian Ables, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been signed by Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis franchise in the North American Soccer League.  A… Read More

Attorney Tom Nolasco '95 Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

April 19, 2017

Thomas Nolasco, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dickinson Wright is a general practice business… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Receive 2017 Trailblazer Award

April 18, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with TechPoint's "Trailblazer… Read More

Sean Major '86 Named Exec. VP & General Counsel at Air Products

April 18, 2017

Sean D. Major, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel at Air Products (NYSE: APD). Major… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on TV Coverage of Facebook Killing

April 18, 2017

Video of Sunday's murder of a 74-year-old Ohio man, which the suspect shared on Facebook, is the subject of debate: How much, if any, of the footage should… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

April 17, 2017

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new anthology, Letters to a Young Farmer:… Read More

Rev. Jim Lemler '74 Announces Retirement Plans

April 16, 2017

"The Rev. James Lemler, the pastor of Christ Church in Greenwich and a minister with 41 years of service in the Episcopal Church, announced to his congregation… Read More

Nordstrom VP Linda Glass '91 to Headline Indy's RESOLVE 2017

April 14, 2017

Linda Glass, vice president of talent for Nordstrom and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for RESOLVE 2017. Presented by… Read More

Rajpreet Heir '12 Writes of 'The Art of Balancing Cultures' for The Atlantic

April 13, 2017

"Growing up in the U.S., I’d caught glimpses of Indian people in mainstream movies: There were villains and extras in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom… Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Named Community Coordinator at Current Blend

April 13, 2017

Courtney Knies, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Current Blend, a co-work space in Huntingburg, Indiana, as community coordinator. "Her… Read More

Andrea Heslin Smiley '90 Joins Egalet Corporation Board

April 11, 2017

Andrea Heslin Smiley, president and chief executive officer of VMS BioMarketing and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors… Read More

Corporations Have a Role in Keeping "Seedy" Shows Off TV: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 9, 2017

"The Subway sandwich chain has a 'Social Responsibility' section on its corporate website," Jeffrey M. McCall points out in a newspaper column. " It claims… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Comments on Cable News "War"

April 7, 2017

"Fox News and CNN are at war," reports The Hill's Jonathan Easley. "Anchors and reporters at the cable news giants are directly attacking one another on… Read More

Video Coverage of SCOTUS Would Lead to "Posturing, Grandstanding, Mugging, and Sensationalism": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 5, 2017

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, "Five different senators lectured Gorsuch about… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Honor 2017's 'Indy PR Legend'

April 3, 2017

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as master of ceremonies as the Indianapolis Public… Read More

Attorney Charles Compton '89 Promoted at Jackson Kelly

April 2, 2017

Charles A. Compton, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "has been promoted to member at Jackson Kelly and will serve as managing member for the Evansville… Read More

Return to DePauw as Kilgore Counselor Gives Dana Ferguson '14 "Hope for the Future of Journalism"

April 1, 2017

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus Leader and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, says she felt "hope for the future of journalism… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes Seventh in NY Half-Marathon

March 31, 2017

"Noah Droddy is getting attention for more than his appearance," reports the Indianapolis Star of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "Droddy -- whose… Read More

Taylor Hackett '16 Promoted to Associate Broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate

March 30, 2017

Taylor Hackett, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to associate broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate. "He specializes in tenant… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 is Syracuse University's Commencement Speaker

March 29, 2017

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- a business executive, attorney and legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs in on Apparent Firing of Conservative Commentator

March 28, 2017

"TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s stumbling multi-platform media network, faces an uncertain future after the apparent dismissal this month of Tomi Lahren -- who… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Dexter Filkins to Examine 'New Ways of Writing War', April 5

March 25, 2017

Dexter Filkins, called "the premier combat journalist of his generation" by the Washington Post, is coming to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 5.… Read More

Andy Harmening '91 Joins Huntington Bancshares as Sr. Executive VP

March 24, 2017

Andy Harmening, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) as senior executive vice president,… Read More

It's a New Era for Conservative Commentators, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells the Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Recent controversies surrounding conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Napolitano and Tomi Lahren "occurred as the conservative media have… Read More

Jacob Blasdel '07 is New Town Manager of Speedway, Indiana

March 23, 2017

"Speedway has a new town manager," reports WISH-TV of Indianapolis. "Jacob Blasdel, a former staffer in the Gov. Mitch Daniels administration, was appointed… Read More

Trainer & Kinesiology Major Sarah Merkel '09 Celebrates 'Safe Sports School Award'

March 22, 2017

"It’s fantastic to be recognized and to do it again for a second year, maintaining that level of care for our athletes and safety," says Sarah Merkel,… Read More

Rita Wilder '87 Promoted to Director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary

March 21, 2017

Rita Wilder, a Certified Public Accountant and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary.  She joined… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Writes of Need for Pragmatism on Capitol Hill

March 20, 2017

Capitol Hill is in desperate need of pragmatism, according to Lee H. Hamilton. "At heart it’s a mindset, a preference for a practical, workable solution… Read More

News Outlet's Russia Coverage is "Enterprising", Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2017

"Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian… Read More

"Purity of DIII Basketball Sings to" Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99

March 16, 2017

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who is head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics, "has taken the time to build relationships with New England… Read More

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary '06 Named Partner at Riley Bennett Egloff

March 16, 2017

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Riley Bennett Egloff LLP.  She has been with the Indianapolis… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 to Address DePauw's 178th Commencement

March 15, 2017

Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, whose experiences as a DePauw University undergraduate led to leadership roles at some of America's most admired companies… Read More

Ann-Clore Duncan '89 to be Honored for Volunteer Service

March 14, 2017

Ann-Clore Duncan, founder and college admissions counselor at Duncan College Consulting and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored with an… Read More

Nationally Distributed AP Story Notes DePauw Efforts to Teach Civility

March 13, 2017

An Associated Press story headlined "As incivility hits new depths, many are working to combat it" notes, "In state capitals, lawmakers attend workshops… Read More

The Campaign for DePauw Surpasses its $300 Million Goal and Will Continue

March 12, 2017

“The love alumni, parents and friends of DePauw University have for this institution is apparent, intense and transformative,” said President D. Mark McCoy… Read More

Prof. Mark Kelley '79 Named to Education Board of American Health Council

March 10, 2017

Mark R. Kelley, Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and 1979 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Indianapolis TV News Anchor Nicole Pence '06 Steps Down

March 9, 2017

"CBS4 morning anchor Nicole Pence announced her departure from the station Wednesday, saying she's opting to spend a little more time with family," reports… Read More

Media Should Respond to President with "Professionalism and Tough, Accurate Reporting": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 8, 2017

"The Trump administration will provide an extreme test of the press’ relationship with government, but it is time for the media to engage the contest with… Read More

Tiffany O'Donnell '91 to Become CEO of Iowa Nonprofit

March 6, 2017

Tiffany O'Donnell, chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), will become chief executive officer of the organization in June.  "O'Donnell… Read More

Dave Edwards '84 is VP at Siemens Healthineers North America

March 5, 2017

David Edwards, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is now senior vice president of strategic corporate accounts at Siemens Healthineers North America… Read More

Work of Prof. Georgette Zirbes '62 On Display at Peeler Art Center, March 10 - April 9

March 2, 2017

The work of DePauw University alumna Georgette Zirbes ’62 will be on display at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center March 10 through April 9. "Conversations:… Read More

Company Led by Don Daseke '61 Goes Public

February 28, 2017

"We’ve been a consolidator of the open deck industry over the past eight years, and we’ll continue to do that going forward," says Don Daseke, the 1961… Read More

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Selects Prindle Institute as New Home

February 28, 2017

DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics will be the new institutional home for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), the… Read More

Screenplay by Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 Honored at Athena Film Festival

February 27, 2017

Clemency, a screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of film production at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is… Read More

Three from DePauw to Contribute Programs to Indiana Women's Expo

February 27, 2017

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, award-winning author of What You Are Now Enjoying and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, will present the opening address Saturday… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

Scholarship at New College of Florida Will Honor Author John Jakes '53

February 26, 2017

"A new scholarship honoring historical novelist John Jakes is being created at New College of Florida by the Rotary Club of Sarasota and friends of the… Read More

Justin Christian '95 Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

February 24, 2017

Justin P. Christian, chief executive officer and founder of BCforward and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2017 inductees into the Central… Read More

Indiana State Museum Exhibit Honors Percy Julian '20, "One of the Nation's Most Accomplished Scientists"

February 24, 2017

In an article headlined "13 Indy museum exhibits coming and going", the Indianapolis Star notes that "'Making a Mark in Science: Percy Julian' ends Feb… Read More

Tim Cooper '97 Joins Pitt Football Program

February 24, 2017

Tim Cooper, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a quality control assistant for the University of Pittsburgh football program. Head… Read More

Jennifer Kopecky '08 Takes Post with Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

February 23, 2017

Jennifer C. Kopecky, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as coordinator of Young Adult and Campus Ministry… Read More

Pop Culture is Turning Society Into a Reality Show, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 22, 2017

"Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Justin Woodard '02 Among '40 Under 40' in St. Louis

February 20, 2017

Justin Woodard, president of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under… Read More

"I Know My Lane," Says All-Star Game Coach Brad Stevens '99

February 19, 2017

"I don't know how much coaching you actually do," says Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who will be head coach of the Eastern Conference… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 to Keynote DC Conference

February 18, 2017

Stephen F. Hayes, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Again Receives Cybersecurity Excellence Award

February 17, 2017

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

DePauw's Prindle Institute Receives $30,000 NEH Grant to Study the Value of Ethics in Business

February 16, 2017

DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics -- where students and faculty engage in critical and constructive reflection about right and wrong, justice… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Blurring Lines" Between Celebrities & Politicians

February 16, 2017

"President Trump, who became famous for his role on The Apprentice, has been called the 'reality TV President,'" begins an article in the Chronicle of… Read More

Winthrop U Director of Basketball Operations Mike Howland '02 is Featured

February 15, 2017

"Mike Howland was an All-American point guard at DePauw (University) in the early 2000s and his current job as Winthrop men’s basketball’s director of… Read More

Deborah Emerson '72 Named Director of Library in NY State

February 14, 2017

Deborah Emerson, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is the new director of Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, New York.  She is currently executive director… Read More

Haley Altman '02 & Brian Garrison '00 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 13, 2017

Two DePauw University graduates -- Haley Altman '02, founder and CEO of Doxley Inc., and Brian Garrison '00, partner atFaegre Baker Daniels LLP -- are… Read More

Graham Wilkerson '12 Discusses His Business, Genesis Sports Performance, on Statewide TV Show

February 12, 2017

"A dream of former DePauw University football player Graham Wilkerson has turned into the reality of Genesis Sports Performance," reported Bill Benner… Read More

Greencastle Commission on Sustainability Honors Anthony Baratta '10 & Madeline Piscetta '17

February 11, 2017

Anthony Baratta, director of sustainability at DePauw and 2010 graduate of the University, has been recognized as "Citizen of the Year" by the Greencastle… Read More

Brad Stevens '99 to Coach East Team in Feb. 19's NBA All-Star Game

February 10, 2017

"When the East All-Stars take the floor in this year's NBA All-Star Game, (the head coach will) be a 40-year-old native of Zionsville, Indiana who started… Read More

Katie Imborek '02 to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine

February 9, 2017

Katherine "Katie" L. Imborek, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine and 2002 graduate… Read More

"Clear Sourcing" Lacking in NY Times Trump Story, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 8, 2017

Writing in The Hill of an unflattering New York Times story on the Trump White House at night, Joe Concha asks, "So was the story presented in a responsible… Read More

Alison Clark Zajdel '01 Stepping Down as Leader of Cope Environmental Center

February 7, 2017

"After overseeing the construction of a new home for Cope Environmental Center, its executive director hopes to spend more time at her own home," reports… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Enters Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

February 6, 2017

"That is a job to live up to the name Kentucky writer," Barbara Kingsolver said Thursday as she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. The… Read More

Prof. Sara Lennox '65 is Editor of Remapping Black Germany

February 5, 2017

Sara Lennox, professor emerita of German studies at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and 1965 graduate of DePauw University, is the editor of… Read More

Mindy Colbert '04 Takes On Key Roles in Indiana GOP

February 3, 2017

"Newly elected Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer Thursday announced the three individuals who will comprise the Party's senior staff… Read More

Dustin Hertel '07 Joins ESCO Communications

February 3, 2017

Dustin Hertel, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has joined ESCO Communications as senior account executive for the healthcare market of the central… Read More

Trump-Press Feud Benefits No One: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 2, 2017

In a column for The Hill, Jeffrey M. McCall examines "the indecorous feud that the Trump administration and the press both seem determined to sustain."… Read More

Angie Torain '94 Appointed Associate AD at University of Notre Dame

January 31, 2017

Angelina (Andrews) Torain, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate athletics director at the University of Notre Dame. In her… Read More

Peak Aspirations

January 31, 2017

It’s still dark when Brad Clement crawls out of his tent. The snow crunches beneath his feet as a cold wind chills his face. He fills a pot with snow and… Read More

Anne Ballentine '86 Named VP at Rogers Behavioral Health

January 31, 2017

Anne Ballentine, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president - communications at Rogers Behavioral Health. Based in Wisconsin… Read More

Surgeon Rockne Brubaker '78 Aligns with Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates

January 31, 2017

Rockne Brubaker, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, "has joined Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates in the newly formed practice Mercy Ear, Nose and… Read More

Old National Bank Appoints Dan Doan '75 Regional President

January 30, 2017

Dan L. Doan, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the Fort Wayne Region President for Old National Bank. Doan will retain his responsibilities… Read More

NY Times Story on Retirees and Music Features Lois Owen '56

January 29, 2017

A New York Times feature examines "a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or… Read More

Attorney Rob Doyle '82 Named Head Football Coach at Bishop Chatard HS

January 27, 2017

Rob Doyle, a partner in the Indianapolis law firm Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer LLP and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, was today named varsity head… Read More

Prof. Barry Nelson '79 to be Added to HS Wall of Fame

January 25, 2017

Barry L. Nelson, Walter P. Murphy professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University and… Read More

New Book by Bret Baier '92 Debuts at #2 on New York Times Best Seller List

January 25, 2017

In the New York Times' "The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers," Gregory Cowles writes, "The Fox News anchor Bret Baier, whose previous best seller… Read More

NFL Running Back's Pursuit of Medical Degree Has Ties to Robert Schrier '57

January 24, 2017

"With the grind of the NFL season complete, Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner is ready to jump right back into training," reports the Detroit News… Read More

Short Story by Linda Heuring '76 Receives Rash Award for Fiction

January 24, 2017

"Red Light, Green Light," a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of the 2016 Rash Award for Fiction… Read More

Nicole Lorch '96 is COO of First Internet Bancorp

January 24, 2017

Nicole Lorch, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has been named chief operating officer of First Internet Bank and its parent companty, First Internet… Read More

Inc. Calls Two Sentences from Brad Stevens '99 "The Best Advice You'll Hear Today"

January 22, 2017

"I'm not even thinking about any other team," Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 DePauw University graduate, tells Inc.. "We're trying… Read More

Rafael Bahamonde '80 Appointed Interim Dean at IUPUI

January 20, 2017

Rafael E. Bahamonde, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes 15th in Houston Half-Marathon

January 18, 2017

"Indianapolis native Noah Droddy finished 15th in a half-marathon at Houston in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds," notes today's Indianapolis Star. "Droddy… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Contributes Story to NY Times on Indy's Technology Boom, Notes DePauw's Contributions

January 18, 2017

"Indianapolis, a city of about 850,000, has long been known as a manufacturing center where air-conditioners, cars and car parts are made," writes Miranda… Read More

Buffalo Bills Name Rob Boras '92 Tight Ends Coach

January 17, 2017

"The Buffalo Bills added another experienced coach to Sean McDermott's staff Tuesday," reports the Buffalo News this evening. "Rob Boras, who worked the… Read More

A Reassessment of Vice President Dan Quayle '69

January 17, 2017

"As America prepares to install Mike Pence as the sixth vice president from Indiana, it’s well past time to take another, and more positive, look at the… Read More