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Sue Ansel '82 Promoted to President & CEO at Gables Residential

June 28, 2012

Susan M. Ansel, chief operating officer of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to the company's president and... Read More

Federal Government Needs "Robust, Continuing Scrutiny," Opines Lee Hamilton '52

June 28, 2012

"Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes... Read More

Jim Alling '83 is Interim CEO of T-Mobile USA

June 27, 2012

Jim Alling, chief operations officer for T-Mobile USA and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim CEO of the company. He replaces... Read More

Broadway's David Cryer '58 Returning to DePauw in November to Star in The Crucible

June 27, 2012

Broadway star and 1958 DePauw University graduate David Cryer will portray the fiery Deputy-Governor in a production of The Crucible at his alma mater... Read More

'Future Majority Project' Includes AJ Feeney-Ruiz '04

June 26, 2012

AJ Feeney-Ruiz, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University and candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives, "is one of 114 Hispanics involved in the Future... Read More

Elliott Ross '12 Featured in Article

June 25, 2012

"There aren’t many better ways to wrap up a baseball career than how Elliott Ross pitched in his last outing for DePauw University Tigers," begins a story... Read More

NY Times' 'Corner Office' Features Angie Hicks '95

June 24, 2012

"I started Angie’s List right out of college, so I was all of 22," Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie’s List and 1995 graduate... Read More

Josh Baugh '11 Spreads His Enthusiasm for Swimming

June 23, 2012

Josh Baugh, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, "is hoping to grow Frankfort's swimming community," notes the Times of Frankfort, Indiana. Baugh is serving... Read More

Prof. George Thornton '62 Hopes to Become Oldest Man to Swim the English Channel

June 21, 2012

"George Thornton's whole life has led to this moment," reports KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver. "Actually, make that a moment sometime between July 10... Read More

Eric Schurr '80 Joins Bit9 as Chief Marketing Officer

June 21, 2012

Eric L. Schurr, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief marketing officer at Bit9. "Schurr brings more than 20 years of experience... Read More

Case Nafziger '12 is Semifinalist in National Vocal Competition

June 19, 2012

Case M. Nafziger, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is among 18 competitors who will take part in the semifinals of the inaugural National Association... Read More

Voters to Choose Between "Two Very Different Approaches to Wielding Power": Lee Hamilton '52

June 18, 2012

"Political campaigns are not just about who will govern, but also about the candidates' vision and how they plan to achieve it," writes Lee Hamilton, veteran... Read More

New Novel by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Set for November Release

June 17, 2012

"The book is about catastrophe and disaster and the psychological triggers that lead us to look at evidence and accept or deny what we’ve seen," Barbara... Read More

Star Columnist Writes of NYC Vernon Jordan '57/Dan Quayle '69 Event

June 16, 2012

"DePauw University alums former Vice President Dan Quayle and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan Jr. were on hand to celebrate their alma mater’s 175th... Read More

Sara Mummey '04 is Executive Director of Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

June 16, 2012

"Like her first year as operations manager and assistant director with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Sara Mummey’s first two months as executive director... Read More

Carl Frank '10 Named a Resident Artist for Florentine Opera Company

June 14, 2012

Carl Frank, a baritone and 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a resident artist for the Florentine Opera Company's 2012-13 Studio Program... Read More

Laura Demaree Shinall '83 Promoted to VP at Syndicate Sales

June 14, 2012

Laura Demaree Shinall, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, "has been promoted to vice president of Syndicate Sales," reports Indiana's Kokomo Tribune... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 to Address West Liberty University Economics Club

June 11, 2012

"Columnist, author and political analyst Scott Rasmussen is expected to talk about the upcoming presidential election when he visits the West Liberty University... Read More

USAF Capt. Mike Phillipp '05 Featured in Newspaper Story

June 10, 2012

"Mike Phillipp seemed to have everything going for him: He had left high school early to go to DePauw University where he graduated with a degree in political... Read More

Alumni Gather to "Celebrate a DePauw Education" at 2012 Reunion Weekend

June 9, 2012

"We celebrate a DePauw education for having taught us to read, write, think critically and establish core values," Barbara E. Smith told fellow members... Read More

Mary Meeker '81 Appointed to Board of Lending Club

June 8, 2012

Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Lending Club, "the... Read More

Kira McManus '87 Aligns with FORTRUST

June 5, 2012

Kira McManus, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has rejoined FORTRUST as director of business development/channel sales. McManus "has over 23 years... Read More

Bill Hayes '47 Authors Trumpet: A Novel of the Regency Era

June 4, 2012

Bill Hayes, a singer/actor and 1947 graduate of DePauw University, has authored a historical novel with his wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes.  Trumpet: A Novel... Read More

Larry Rink '62 Meets with Russian Authorities to Discuss Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade

June 4, 2012

Lawrence D. Rink, M.D., chair of the medical committee of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation)... Read More

Familiar Faces and Timeless Places

June 1, 2012

Still thinking about returning to DePauw for Alumni Reunion Weekend? It’s nearly time to get off the fence and on the road. As in previous years, the... Read More

Newspaper Highlights Work and Activism of J. Nichols '89

June 1, 2012

"I don’t like to do the same old thing or follow what people tell me to do," Wallace J. Nichols tells California's Santa Cruz Weekly. "I’m not a rebel... Read More

Tim Clark '87 Endeavors to "Change Families and Transform Lives"

May 28, 2012

"(I) lead all aspects of an organization that is attempting to change families and transform lives in South Minneapolis," Timothy S. Clark, chief executive... Read More

Karl Odenwald '05 Named Head Baseball Coach at Missouri HS

May 25, 2012

Karl Odenwald, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been named head baseball coach at Missouri's Rolla High School. "Odenwald, age 29, will be entering... Read More

Ryan Miller '97 Joins Availity as Sr. VP

May 24, 2012

Ryan A. Miller, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has joined health information network Availity as senior vice president of strategy and corporate... Read More

Bob Wells '66 Receives Harrington-Howes Community Spirit Award

May 23, 2012

Robert F. Wells, a 1966 graduate of DePauw and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, has been presented with the Obie Harrington-Howes Community... Read More

NFL's Baltimore Ravens Name David Blackburn '04 an Area Scout

May 23, 2012

David Blackburn, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed area scout for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens. "In his new position... Read More

TV Anchor/Reporter Nicole Pence '06 Moving to Indy NBC Affiliate

May 22, 2012

Nicole Pence, morning co-anchor for Lexington, Kentucky NBC affiliate WLEX and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has accepted a job as an anchor/reporter... Read More

Doug Frantz '71 is Washington Post's National Security Editor

May 21, 2012

"Doug Frantz, a veteran investigative journalist who has done stints at the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, joined the ... Read More

Indiana Humanities & CEO Keira Amstutz '91 Launch 'Spirit of Competition'

May 21, 2012

"I have a challenge for you: Think of one aspect of life that doesn't include competition," writes Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities... Read More

Honorary Doctorates Presented to Four Distinguished Individuals

May 20, 2012

Order Commencement DVD "Your tireless service for your alma mater continues to enrich this campus, with support for faculty, support for student financial... Read More

Author & Journalist James B. Stewart '73 Urges DePauw's Class of 2012 to Seize "Defining Moments"

May 20, 2012

Order Commencement DVD As members of DePauw University's Class of 2012 end their undergraduate experiences and enter the world of work, public service... Read More

Josh Yoder '11 Named Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow

May 18, 2012

Joshua M. Yoder, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is a member of the 2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. Announced by Governor... Read More

Comedy is King in Fall TV Lineups, Notes Article Quoting Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 18, 2012

Unveiling their fall lineups, television networks "have gone cuckoo for comedy in a way not seen in at least 15 years," writes Scott Collins in today's... Read More

Judge Michael Peyton '65 Receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

May 18, 2012

Michael D. Peyton, who is retiring as a judge of Indiana's Henry Superior Court, is the recipient of the Distinguished Hoosier Award. The honor "is one... Read More

Libel "A Very High Bar to Prove," Prof. Bob Steele '69 Tells Newspaper

May 17, 2012

Laurie Fine, the wife of a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of child molestation, says she will sue ESPN for libel, claiming... Read More

Donna Burroughs '76 Named Superintendent of Indiana School Corporation

May 17, 2012

"I’m excited about the opportunity for working with great teachers at Triton," says Donna Burroughs.  The 1976 DePauw University graduate has been appointed... Read More

Tim Ubben '58 to Receive Top CASE Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement

May 15, 2012

Timothy H. Ubben, a 1958 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2012 recipient of the Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement. Presented... Read More

J. Nichols '89 to be Honored for Environmental Efforts

May 14, 2012

Wallace J. Nichols -- marine biologist, environmentalist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the 2012 "Wave Saver Award" from the Save... Read More

Anchor Bret Baier '92 Extends Contract with Fox News Channel

May 10, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has signed "a multi-year deal to lead political coverage for at least the next... Read More

Paul Johnson '04 Will Conduct Research in Spain with Fulbright Award

May 10, 2012

Paul Michael Johnson, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been been awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship that will send him to Spain for the 2012-13... Read More

Kelly Conway '99 Named Chrysler Museum's Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass

May 8, 2012

Kelly A. Conway, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been named as the first Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of... Read More

'Wikipedia of Memories' Created by Two 2004 Grads is Spotlighted

May 7, 2012

"There was no platform on the Internet dedicated to memories or first-person accounts of historical events," Brandon Sokol, co-founder of Remember.com... Read More

Efforts of Steve Kaniewski '72 Bring Public Art to Illinois Community

May 6, 2012

"Other communities have public art commissions. Some of them are better financed than what Algonquin can do," notes Steve Kaniewski, chair of the Public... Read More

Mary Meeker '81 on Forbes' 'Midas List'

May 5, 2012

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is on the "Midas List." Published by Forbes magazine... Read More

GCBs Part of Successful Business Formula for Jill Skogheim '00

May 3, 2012

Jill Skogheim, president of Food Services Inc. and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The co-owner of the 5-8... Read More

Astronaut Joe Allen '59 is Next Distinguished Alumni Lecturer

May 3, 2012

Joseph P. Allen IV, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University who has flown on two space shuttle flights and is a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame... Read More

Tenor Joseph Shadday '09 to be Featured at Saturday Concert

May 2, 2012

Joseph Shadday, a tenor and 2009 graduate of the DePauw University School of Music, will be featured in Saturday's performance of the Berlioz Requiem at... Read More

Jennifer Smith '08 Appearing in The Confession

May 1, 2012

Jennifer Smith, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast in Blue Gate Theater's production of The Confession. The company, based in Shipshewana... Read More

Outreach of Boston TV Anchor Heather Unruh '89 is Noted

April 30, 2012

Heather Unruh, evening news anchor at Boston's WCVB-TV and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as co-emcee at the Natick Education Foundation's... Read More

Joseph Shadday '09 Sings on Indianapolis NBC Affiliate

April 29, 2012

Joe Shadday, tenor and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, performed on WTHR's morning newscast.  Shadday sang Lerner and Loewe's On the Street Where You... Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 Authors Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu

April 29, 2012

Carolyn Mueller, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the author and illustrator of a new children's book, Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu. An English (writing)... Read More

General Motors Nominates Tim Solso '69 to Serve on Board

April 26, 2012

Theodore M. "Tim" Solso, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University,has been nominated to serve... Read More

Daily Beast Profiles Vernon Jordan '57

April 26, 2012

A Daily Beast story on Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- notes, " looking... Read More

Work by "Bing" Davis '59 Considered for New Memorial Art Garden in Lexington

April 26, 2012

Willis "Bing" Davis, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University, is "one of five artists from across the country who was asked to submit a scaled model of his... Read More

Indy Star Spotlights "Social Collaboration" Site Created by Two 2004 Grads  

April 24, 2012

"In the summer of 2009, two friends sat down to brainstorm business ventures. While researching their opportunities, they identified a lack of a memory-dedicated... Read More

Micah Ling '03 to Present Indianapolis-Area Reading Wednesday Evening

April 23, 2012

Micah Ling, author and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, will present a reading at the Franklin branch of the Johnson County, Indiana library this Wednesday... Read More

Prof. Brent Johnson '95 Awarded Berglund Center for Internet Studies Faculty Fellowship

April 22, 2012

Brent Johnson, assistant professor of English at Pacific University in Oregon and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Berglund... Read More

Gift by Vera May Kierstead-Farber '36 Renovates Thompson Recital Hall

April 21, 2012

"At age 99, Vera May Kierstead-Farber, a longtime Greencastle resident and 1936 graduate of DePauw University, has taken to giving gifts on her birthday... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Keynote Kentucky's Books-in-Progress Conference

April 20, 2012

Bestselling and award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Books-in-Progress... Read More

Ken Owen '82 Among Presenters at Next Week's O'Bannon Institute for Community Service

April 18, 2012

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will moderate a panel discussion at the ninth annual O’Bannon... Read More

Prof. Karl Hostetler '61 Honored by by the International Society of Antiviral Research

April 17, 2012

Karl Y. Hostetler, M.D., a 1961 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by... Read More

Ian Rolland '55 Receives 2012 Sachem Award, Indiana's Highest Honor

April 17, 2012

Ian M. Rolland, the former chairman and CEO of Lincoln National Corp. and 1955 graduate of DePauw University, "has been honored by Gov. Mitch Daniels with... Read More

Prof. David Callies '65 Publishes Tax Increment Financing

April 16, 2012

David L. Callies, Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law and 1965 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 and His Award-Winning Book

April 16, 2012

"When he was growing up in Milan, Greg Schwipps often took trips to the Brookville reservoir and couldn't help noticing the squares at the bottom of the... Read More

Jane Bankhurst '02 Among Atlantic City's 'Top 40 Under 40'

April 15, 2012

Jane Bankhurst, activities manager at Marriott Vacation Club and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among Atlantic City Weekly's "2012 Top 40 Under... Read More

Comprehensive Master Plan Being Developed for Athletics Facilities & Fields

April 13, 2012

With the support of alumni gifts, DePauw University has formally launched a major effort to develop a comprehensive facilities master plan for athletics... Read More

Linda Underwood '74 Named 'Superintendent of the Year'

April 12, 2012

"To be honored by my colleagues is very meaningful," says Linda A. Underwood, superintendent of Goochland County, Virginia schools, who has been recognized... Read More

Rob Boras '92 is St. Louis Rams' Tight Ends Coach

April 10, 2012

Rob Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been hired by the new coach of the St. Louis Rams, Jeff Fisher, to serve as the tight ends coach for... Read More

Brandon Chapman '02 Authors Journal Article

April 10, 2012

An article by Brandon Chapman, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, appears in the journal Cultural Survival Quarterly. Titled "Perspectives of an Iñupiaq... Read More

Amy Youngblood Schuermann '90 is Featured Designer at Upcoming Ohio Event

April 8, 2012

Amy Schuermann, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, "will be the featured designer of an 'urban oasis' set for Art Design Consultant’s ongoing Design... Read More

Film by Peter Ohs '05 to Premiere at Full Frame Festival This Week  

April 8, 2012

I Send You This Place, a feature-length documentary film made by Peter Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Andrea Sisson, will premiere... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 to Give Commencement Address at Syracuse U College of Law

April 7, 2012

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will deliver the commencement address this spring at the... Read More

Judith Edstrom '70 and Mary Leonard '70 Continue 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series Wednesday

April 6, 2012

Two 1970 graduates of DePauw University -- Judith A. Edstrom and Mary C. Leonard -- will discuss "Leading with Excellence and Ethics in Times of Great... Read More

Mike Howland '02 Picks Up 2 'Coach of the Year' Awards

April 3, 2012

"Being named Coach of the Year is a wonderful honor for our entire program,” says Mike Howland, head boy's basketball coach at Saint Viator High School... Read More

NBC's 'Co-Host' Role for Sarah Palin Not Appropriate: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 2, 2012

NBC's announcement that former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will serve as "co-host" of the Today Show tomorrow... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Speak at National Portrait Gallery Next Week

April 2, 2012

"Share the experience of being a 'Living Self-Portrait' on April 9, when civil rights icon and portrait subject Vernon Jordan shares his story with former... Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 to Keynote Las Vegas Event

March 31, 2012

Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports and 1986 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote address at the National Association... Read More

"Dogged Reporter" David Greising '82 Aligns with World Business Chicago

March 29, 2012

David Greising, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined World Business Chicago as a full-time consultant. "He will help the board recruit corporate... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Discusses Journalism Ethics with Maine TV Station

March 29, 2012

The sale of the parent company of three Maine newspapers to a financier who is "a major donor to liberal causes" is raising questions about editorial bias... Read More

Indiana Bankers Association Promotes Rod Lasley '92

March 27, 2012

Rod Lasley, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president -products and services at the Indiana Bankers Association and president... Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 to Speak at Franklin College

March 26, 2012

Greg Schwipps, Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing and associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, will present... Read More

Now is Not the Time to Lift Supreme Court Blackout, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 25, 2012

"In today's visual culture, people wonder why the justices refuse to allow camera coverage," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Share DePauw Memories Via New Site Founded by Two 2004 Grads

March 22, 2012

DePauw alumni, students, faculty and staff, and friends of the University are now able to share memories of their campus experiences on a new online platform... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Struggles of Oprah's OWN

March 21, 2012

"OWN is struggling for a number of reasons, said Jeffrey McCall, professor of media studies at DePauw University," reports MSNBC.com in a story on the... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directing NYC Production of Open Hearts

March 21, 2012

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct Miriam Kulick's one-woman show, Open Hearts, which opens in New York City April 19 in... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Wins Fish Short Story Prize

March 20, 2012

Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has won first place in the 2011-12 Fish Short Story Prize competition. Presented by Ireland's Fish... Read More

Jennifer Monty Rieker '00 Named Partner at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis

March 19, 2012

Jennifer Monty Rieker, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA. Monty Rieker practices in the... Read More

Laura Sherman '93 Profiled in Tampa Bay Business Journal

March 18, 2012

"Considering the urgent nature of our business, prioritization is paramount," Laura Sherman, founding partner of Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners and 1993... Read More

Bill Caskey '78 and Steve Langerud Quoted in Article on Social Media and Older Professionals

March 17, 2012

"Many older professionals are hesitant about taking on social media," begins a Technorati.com article. "We talked with a few workforce veterans who have... Read More

Article on "Eye-Catching" Product Artwork Cites Jim Zimmer '98

March 15, 2012

"With names like Hoptimus, Moloko and Osiris, Indiana craft beers get your attention. But they're also becoming known for eye-catching art and design,"... Read More

Scott Storrer '89 Promoted to President & CEO of Genomind

March 15, 2012

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president and CEO of Genomind.  Storrer had been serving as chief operating... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Breaks NCAA Coaching Record

March 15, 2012

Butler University's 75-58 men's basketball victory last night over Delaware was one for the record books for coach Brad Stevens. The Indianapolis Star... Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to Headline Wharton Sports Innovation Conference

March 14, 2012

Bill Rasmussen, the entrepreneur and 1954 graduate of DePauw University who founded ESPN, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Wharton Sports... Read More

The Problems of Congress Extend to Main Street, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

March 13, 2012

When it comes to being a member of Congress, "judgment and criticism" come with the territory, and both are essential, argues Lee Hamilton.  But the Democrats... Read More

State Department's Keri Maloney '94 Featured in Hometown Newspaper

March 12, 2012

"She majored in history. Then pursued being a apart of history," reports the Star of Auburn, Indiana, on Keri Maloney, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University... Read More