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Miami Heat VP Eve Wright '96 Among SportsBusiness Journal's 'Forty Under 40'

March 12, 2012

"The deals have been coming fast and furious for the Miami Heat since LeBron James landed in South Beach last season," notes today's edition of SportsBusiness... Read More

Newspaper Recalls Inauguration of President Clyde Wildman '13 75 Years Ago

March 11, 2012

The "Remember When" column in today's Evansville Courier & Press notes that on this day in 1937 the newspaper reported, "Dr. Clyde E. Wildman was formally... Read More

Tusha Mittal '06 Honored for Her Reporting

March 9, 2012

Tusha Mittal, a reporter in the Kolkata (Calcutta) news bureau of Tehelka, a weekly news magazine in India, is the 2012 recipient of the Chameli Devi Jain... Read More

Frank Portolese '75 Profiled in Just Jazz Guitar

March 9, 2012

"Frank Portolese is a jazz guitarist with a voice uniquely his own," begins a piece published in Just Jazz Guitar. "His guitar playing reflects a deep... Read More

Kelly Elmore '01 Joins Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

March 9, 2012

Kelly C. Elmore, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and will serve in the law firm's Chicago office in the Community... Read More

Meghan Wolfgram '11 Creates Lure Coursing Organization

March 8, 2012

"On the morning of March 18, Meghan Wolfgram will rise early to fence off a 500- or 600-foot-long area near the pavilion at Wickham Park," begins a Florida... Read More

Soccer Coach Nick Noel '07 Moving to Indiana HS

March 7, 2012

Nick Noel, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the boy's soccer coach at  Lawrence North High School, reports the Indianapolis Star. "Noel... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in Charlotte Observer

March 7, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "is at the forefront of Fox's political coverage this year and will be one... Read More

Brad Brownell '91 Preps Clemson for Regular Season Finale

March 4, 2012

"Brad Brownell earned a history degree from DePauw University. However, he must have taken a theater class or two, because he knows how to build drama... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Ties 61-Year-Old NCAA Coaching Record

March 3, 2012

Brad Stevens, head men's basketball coach at Butler University and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, reached a milestone with the Bulldogs' 71-49 victory... Read More

NY Times Spotlights Entrepreneurial Success of Angie Hicks '95

March 3, 2012

A New York Times story today on the success of Angie's List notes, "The company was born in 1995, when Angie Hicks, a newly minted graduate from DePauw... Read More

Kirsten Crawford '93 Appointed City Attorney in Colorado

March 3, 2012

"At its regular meeting March 6, the Littleton City Council will consider approving a contract appointing Kirsten J. Crawford as Littleton City Attorney... Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Named Publisher of Men's Journal

March 2, 2012

Christopher W. McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed publisher of Men's Journal. He comes to the post from Redbook/Redbookmag... Read More

Social Entrepreneur Kyle Smitley ’07 Here for 175th Anniversary Lecture, March 7

March 2, 2012

Kyle Smitley, a 2007 DePauw University graduate who was featured in Inc.’s 2009 listing of "30 Under 30: America’s Coolest Entrepreneurs," will return... Read More

Jason Asbury '95 to be Featured in NJ 'Festival of Organists'

March 1, 2012

Jason Asbury, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the featured performers who "will perform music ranging from Louis Marchand to Maurice... Read More

Economic Perceptions, Not Numbers, Key in Presidential Contest: Scott Rasmussen '86

February 28, 2012

When it comes to how economic conditions affect the 2012 presidential race, "The trend is likely to be more important than the actual number," notes pollster... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Among Presenters at Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference

February 27, 2012

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, was among the presenters at the Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference (BLC). The event took... Read More

Kathleen Jagger '75 Named Interim VP and Dean at Transylvania University

February 25, 2012

Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim vice president and dean of the college at Transylvania University... Read More

"Giving Back to a Community" Key to Danny Capes '12

February 24, 2012

Eighteen prospective medical students came to Terre Haute, Indiana, this week to interview for 12 openings in the Indiana University School of Medicine... Read More

Karega Rausch '99 Among 'Black History Makers of Today' Honorees

February 23, 2012

M. Karega Rausch, Indianapolis director of Stand for Children and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is among eight individuals recognized by the McDonald's... Read More

James Reynolds '81 Appointed President of Wilmington College

February 23, 2012

James M. Reynolds, who received a master's degree from DePauw University in 1981, has been named the eighteenth president of Wilmington College in Ohio... Read More

Cummins Names Mark Sifferlen '87 VP of Ethics and Compliance

February 21, 2012

Mark J. Sifferlen, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president - ethics and compliance at... Read More

James B. Stewart '73 to Present 2012 Commencement Address, Receive Kilgore Medal

February 21, 2012

James B. Stewart -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, columnist for the New York Times and 1973 graduate of DePauw University -- will... Read More

Drawing Funny

February 20, 2012

Troy Cummings was having the kind of back-and-forth you only find in the world of children’s books. A 1996 graduate of DePauw, Cummings was just putting... Read More

Musical Outreach of Linden Christ '05 Featured in Newspaper Story

February 20, 2012

"I really have a joy of performing and being able to share the music that I love with kids who wouldn’t get a chance to hear it," says Linden Christ, artistic... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Returns to the "Second Home of My Youth" to Mark DePauw's 175th Anniversary

February 19, 2012

"Looking out at this audience and standing in this historic building, I am reminded that it is a wonderful, marvelous experience to return to one's alma... Read More

Karega Rausch '99 One of Indy's '10 to Watch'

February 19, 2012

M. Karega Rausch, Indiana director of Stand for Children and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among "10 to Watch" in today's Indianapolis... Read More

Story by Linda Heuring '76 in Southern Women's Review

February 19, 2012

A short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, appears in the new Southern Women's Review.  The piece is titled "Side of Bacon." An... Read More

See and Hear Sunday's Address by Vernon Jordan '57 Via Webcast

February 18, 2012

Tomorrow evening's inaugural 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture, which will be presented by Vernon Jordan, can be seen anywhere in the world... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directs Off-Broadway Production of Relative Pitch

February 17, 2012

"Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning Mentor Project will begin its 13th season with Elizabeth Rose's one-woman musical, Relative Pitch, beginning Feb.... Read More

Presidential Candidates' Debates Offer Little for Voters, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

February 16, 2012

"Some prominent Republicans are worried that the nonstop series of GOP debates has done their party more harm than good by showcasing all the differences... Read More

Derek Empie '95 & Sarah Moore '01 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 14, 2012

Two DePauw University graduates -- Derek Empie '95 and Sarah S. Moore '01 -- are among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2012. The... Read More

2004 Grads Jason Becker & Brandon Sokol Co-Found Remember.com

February 12, 2012

"The preservation of the world's memories" is the stated goal of Jason Becker and Brandon Sokol and their new enterprise, Remember.com. "The 2004 DePauw... Read More

Elizabeth Thompson '05 Joins Arnstein & Lehr LLP

February 9, 2012

Elizabeth Anne Thompson, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Chicago-based law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP as an associate in the firm's... Read More

Courtney Kurland '87 is Midwest Sales Director at 33Across

February 8, 2012

Courtney (Olds) Kurland, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined 33Across as midwest sales director. She brings to the company "more than 20 years... Read More

Prof. Alex Kondonassis '52 Authors Global Economic Development: The Evolution of Theory and Practice

February 7, 2012

Alexander Kondonassis, a 1952 graduate of DePauw University, has authored Global Economic Development: The Evolution of Theory and Practice.  The book... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Presents First 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture on February 19  

February 7, 2012

In conjunction with the celebration of its 175th anniversary -- which began January 10 and continues for eighteen months -- DePauw University will welcome... Read More

John Lawrence '95 Joins Slingshot SEO as VP of Applications Development

February 6, 2012

John A. Lawrence, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Slingshot SEO as vice president of applications development. A computer science major... Read More

Andrew Bever '08 Impacting Young Scholars Through Teaching Fellowship

February 6, 2012

Andrew Bever, a physics teacher at Indiana's Logansport High School, "is a 2008 graduate of DePauw University and is working on his master’s degree in... Read More

Michael Pagano '92 is Candidate for Indiana Supreme Court Seat

February 6, 2012

"At age 41, Lake County Magistrate Michael Pagano is the youngest of 15 candidates seeking to replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana... Read More

Glenn Davis '79 Elected Vice Chair of LCA's Academy of Antitrust Law

February 5, 2012

Glenn E. Davis, an attorney at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman L.C. and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected vice chair of the Academy of Antitrust... Read More

DePauw Volunteers Making Indy-Hosted Super Bowl One to Remember

February 4, 2012

Stephanie Dietz, a 1972 graduate of DePauw University, "is one of 8,000 Super Bowl volunteers helping create a positive experience for fans and a super... Read More

Comics that Teach by Prof. Jay Hosler '89 are Praised

February 4, 2012

Clan Apis, Jay Hosler's "collection of comic books illustrating the life of a honey bee (is) both a delightful read and a superb leaching tool," exclaims... Read More

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh '04 Discusses Dangers of Reporting from the Middle East

February 3, 2012

"Jordanian journalist Nisreen El-Shamayleh was recently taught how best to stay safe when covering events in the world’s hot spots," begins a story published... Read More

Pulitzer Prize-Winner James B. Stewart '73 Discusses Tangled Webs in Indiana Speech

February 3, 2012

In a speech in Terre Haute last night, bestselling author and award-winning journalist James B. Stewart said that "the problem of perjury is nothing new... Read More

Dave Lawrence '90 Leads Public Art Initiative for Super Bowl XLVI

February 2, 2012

"Public art and football may make strange bedfellows, but the Arts Council’s president and chief executive, Dave Lawrence, said that the city used the... Read More

Students Contribute to Recently Published Heart Regeneration Study

February 2, 2012

Six DePauw students who worked in Assistant Professor of Biology Pascal Lafontant’s heart regeneration lab contributed to a recently published study. Appearing... Read More

Barbara Banker '63 to Receive School District's 'Award of Excellence'

February 1, 2012

Barbara (Smith) Banker, director of community services for School District 200 in Woodstock, Illinois, and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, will be... Read More

Social Entrepreneurship of Three Young Alums Spotlighted in Newspaper

February 1, 2012

Johnny Buchta "developed True Hero Ties with two friends he met at Indiana's DePauw University: Matt Newill and Ryan Tinker," notes a story in Illinois'... Read More

Performing Arts Series Presents Piano-Organ Concert Tuesday

February 1, 2012

Bridging the gap between traditional piano and organ repertoire -- with original advances to more contemporary and popular genres -- Martin Ellis, on the... Read More

Sean Surrisi '99 Appointed City Attorney

February 1, 2012

Sean M. Surrisi, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed city attorney for Plymouth, Indiana.  He will be sworn in on March 1, reports... Read More

Super Bowl Party Fills Supper Bowls

January 31, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI has no shortage of drama. Will New England’s Tom Brady win a Super Bowl on archrival Peyton Manning’s home turf, or will Manning’s younger... Read More

Bud Walters '63 on Cover of Radio Ink

January 31, 2012

"Cromwell Group President Bud Walters is perhaps the definitive successful small-market operator," begins an article in the January 23 issue of Radio Ink... Read More

Katie Wahl '98 Joins Dysinger & Associates LLP

January 30, 2012

Katrina L. "Katie" Wahl, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dysinger & Associates LLP in Tipp City, Ohio, and is focusing her practice on... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Questions Relevance of Super Bowl's Halftime Show

January 29, 2012

"It seems ridiculous to think a music concert would fill its intermission break with a few downs of live football on the stage," begins a column by Jeff... Read More

Community Service of Roger Mattes '80 Noted in Newspaper

January 29, 2012

"It is truly a joy for Roger Mattes Jr., president of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons, to be involved in the community," begins a profile published in... Read More

Lorraine Martin '84 Takes New VP Post at Lockheed Martin

January 27, 2012

Lorraine Martin, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president and deputy for the F-35 program at Lockheed Martin Corporation... Read More

Bill Carroll '73 Elected Board Chair of American Chemical Society

January 26, 2012

William F. Carroll Jr., a vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected board chairman of the nonprofit... Read More

Steve Sear '87 One of Business Travel Industry's '25 Most Influential Executives'

January 26, 2012

Steve Sear, senior vice president of global sales for Delta Airlines and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is one of Business Travel News' "25 Most Influential... Read More

Eve Wright '96 Elected to USA Track & Field Board

January 23, 2012

Eve Wright, vice president and associate general counsel for the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat and 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has... Read More

Michael Hays '99 Joins Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

January 23, 2012

Michael J. Hays, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Tuesley Hall Konopa, a law firm in South Bend, Indiana. "He will practice in the areas... Read More

"The Face of Fox News," Bret Baier '92, Profiled in Newspaper

January 23, 2012

"This still boyish-looking kid from Dunwoody isn't good at handling the unexpected," notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Fox News Channel anchor... Read More

Indianapolis Star Talks with Dramaturg Richard Roberts '81

January 22, 2012

As resident dramaturg for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Richard J Roberts asks when considering a production, "Why here? Why now? Why for this audience? What... Read More

Maggie Doherty '04 Named Patron Services Manager for Glacier Symphony and Chorale

January 21, 2012

"Maggie Doherty has been hired as patron services manager at Glacier Symphony and Chorale," reports the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana. "Doherty... Read More

Dave Bagley '88 Promoted to Principal at MorrisAnderson

January 17, 2012

David M. Bagley, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to principal at MorrisAnderson, a financial and operational advisory firm. "In... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Recalls DePauw Internship as He Preps for GOP Debate

January 16, 2012

"What memories come to mind from your professional debut on television, in Beaufort in 1991-92, when you were interning from DePauw University in Indiana?... Read More

Room for All's Marilyn Paarlberg '71 Featured in Newspaper

January 15, 2012

"I think people have the choice of letting our faith constrict or enlarge our horizons," says Marilyn Paarlberg, executive director of Room for All. The... Read More

Attorney and Activist Jason Kreag '97 Speaks on 'Flaws of the Justice System' Monday

January 12, 2012

On Monday, January 16, DePauw University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation by Jason Kreag, a 1997 DePauw graduate... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer & Tamra Walker '98 to Join in Local MLK Celebration

January 9, 2012

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University and a noted civil rights historian, will speak at a Putnam County Library event honoring... Read More

Volunteering Gave Molly Heitzman '10 "A Competitive Advantage"

January 7, 2012

"While her friends interned at big investment-banking firms, Molly Heitzman chose a summer job in 2009 with Fundación Paraguaya, a microfinance company... Read More

Trinchero & COO Bob Torkelson '82 Launch New Sonoma County Wines

January 7, 2012

"Trinchero Family Estates is a family-owned business that cares deeply about quality," says Bob Torkelson, president and chief operating officer of Trinchero... Read More

Matt Newill '08 Discusses Alum-Led Nonprofit in Radio Interview

January 6, 2012

"The three of us that started it all went to DePauw University, just down the road," Matt Newill tells Inside Indiana Business of the not-for-profit True... Read More

Mike Weadick '81 to be Inducted Into HS Athletic Hall of Fame

January 6, 2012

Mike Weadick, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2012 inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati,... Read More

Amy Hayes '05 Makes News with Her 'Intimate Opera' Company

January 5, 2012

"I think we have to reduce opera apprehension," Amy Hayes, co-founder and executive director of Intimate Opera of Indianapolis and 2005 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Dentist Theo Mioduski III '03

January 5, 2012

"I've been fortunate to learn about dentistry from my dad. I was always interested in what he did and was constantly tinkering in his office as a kid,"... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Analyzes GOP Presidential Contest

January 4, 2012

Mitt Romney's eight-vote victory in last night's Iowa caucus has the sweepstakes for the Republican presidential nomination off and running, but pollster... Read More

Jonathan Bailor '05 Authors The Smarter Science of Slim

January 2, 2012

Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Smarter Science of Slim: What the Actual Experts Have Proven About Weight Loss... Read More

Barron's Puts Tim Solso '69 in its 'CEO Spotlight'  

January 1, 2012

"Anyone who thinks American manufacturing is dead hasn't been to Indiana, where 92-year-old Cummins is leading an industrial revival, hiring American workers... Read More