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#1 Ranked Women's Basketball Team Honors 'Hasie' and Improves to 10-0  

December 31, 2013

"Amy Hasbrook graduated from DePauw in 2000, but while her career records have been surpassed and the team has reached unprecedented heights since her... Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to Star in Upcoming Independent Film

December 30, 2013

"Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will star in the new independent film Sugar!, according to Variety," notes a Playbill story. "It will feature original... Read More

Mike Smith '70 to be Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

December 29, 2013

Michael L. Smith, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2014 Laureates of the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Smith, the retired executive... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among 2013's 'Climate Champions'

December 28, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling novelist and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among Grist's "Climate Champions of 2013." "Not many top novelists... Read More

Free Speech Continued to be "Operationalized" in 2013 America: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 26, 2013

"Americans know the First Amendment guarantees free expression through speech, press, religion and assembly. It is harder, however, to know how that noble... Read More

Unproductive Congress is Hurting America, Opines Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

December 25, 2013

"The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been working hard at everything except the one thing they should have been working hard at:... Read More

Michigan County Names Eric Jenkins '10 Assistant Prosecutor

December 24, 2013

Eric R. Jenkins, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed an assistant prosecutor in Van Buren County, Michigan. "Jenkins was brought on... Read More

Prof. Priscilla Pope-Levison '80 Authors Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

December 23, 2013

Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology and assistant director of women's studies at Seattle Pacific University, is the author of Building the Old... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99: Leadership Course at DePauw Was Impactful

December 22, 2013

A Boston Globe story previewing the return of Brad Stevens to Indiana, where his Boston Celtics face the Pacers tonight, examines the leadership style... Read More

Stephen Harris '80 Seeks Judgeship

December 22, 2013

"I would like the opportunity to give back to our wonderful community which has given so much to me and my family," says Stephen P. Harris, who is seeking... Read More

Stephanie Klein '94 Named @properties VP of Brokerage Services

December 21, 2013

Stephanie Klein, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Chicago real estate firm @properties as vice president of brokerage services. Klein comes... Read More

Article Examining Duck Dynasty Controversy Quotes Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 20, 2013

"A&E's Duck Dynasty is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the... Read More

Jeff Kreutz '93 Joins Findly as Senior VP

December 18, 2013

Jeff Kreutz, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Findly as senior vice president, products. He has been tasked with leading the development... Read More

"You Don't Need a Title to Make a Difference," Says Cindy Frey '84

December 16, 2013

"You don’t have to have a title or be in a certain position to participate" in your community, Cindy Frey tells Indiana's Columbus Republic. The president... Read More

Shannon Forsell '88 Promises More "Unforgettable Nights" at Indy's Cabaret at the Columbia Club

December 15, 2013

"For the past four years, The Cabaret at the Columbia Club has offered 'unforgettable nights of music, satire, comedy and story-telling,' said Shannon... Read More

TV Networks Have Only Themselves to Blame for Declining News Ratings: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 14, 2013

"Network television news executives wanting to know why ratings continue to decline can find the answer in a growing string of professional blunders within... Read More

Dogs of Doubtful Origin

December 12, 2013

Associate Professor of Art and Art History Lori A. Miles chose a nontraditional way to culminate her yearlong sabbatical – a collaborative art exhibition... Read More

Jenny Vance '00 Again Among '50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management'

December 12, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is again listed among  the "50 Most Influential People in Sales... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Appointed Chairman of General Motors Board

December 10, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed chairman of the board of directors of General Motors Co.  "Solso, 66... Read More

Abby Tonsing '02 Receives Journalism Award

December 10, 2013

Abby Tonsing, a reporter for Indiana's Bloomington Herald-Times and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a first place award from the Hoosier... Read More

TechPoint CEO Michael Langellier '04 is Profiled

December 9, 2013

"Michael Langellier joined TechPoint a little over a year ago as president and chief executive officer," begins an Indianapolis Star profile of the 2004... Read More

Ingrid Hayes '91 is VP for Enrollment Management at Spelman College

December 8, 2013

Ingrid W. Hayes, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for enrollment management at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia... Read More

Sex and Violence Really Don't Sell, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 7, 2013

According to Jeffrey M. McCall and Tim Winter, "In the world of advertising there has been an accepted wisdom that has gone unquestioned for decades: 18... Read More

Kevin Waltman '95 Authors Next

December 6, 2013

Kevin Waltman, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Next. The book by Waltman, who was a high school basketball player, tells the story... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52: "It’s Time for Congress to Go Big"

December 6, 2013

As Congressional budget negotiators work to come up with something/anything, "The atmosphere on Capitol Hill is poisonous," writes Lee Hamilton. "The two... Read More

Scott Ullem '89 Appointed CFO at Edwards Lifesciences

December 5, 2013

Scott B. Ullem, a 1989 DePauw University graduate, has been appointed chief financial officer and corporate vice president at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation... Read More

Otolaryngologist Kimberly Kinder '03 Joins Albuquerque Medical Group

December 5, 2013

Kimberly J. Kinder, M.D., a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Presbyterian Medical Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is practicing as... Read More

New Scholarship Named in Honor of Prof. Robert Kinsell '73

December 4, 2013

"The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts board has established a scholarship in honor of Robert Kinsell, retired Stephen F. Austin State University School of... Read More

Martin Napasteck '74 Authors Mrs. Mark Twain: The Life of Olivia Langdon Clemens, 1845-1904

December 3, 2013

Martin J. Naparsteck, who earned a master's degree in English in 1974 from DePauw University, is the author of Mrs. Mark Twain: The Life of Olivia Langdon... Read More

Pat Echeverria '01 Named Head Football Coach at Indiana's Zionsville HS

December 3, 2013

Pat Echeverria, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is the new head football coach at Indiana's Zionsville High School.  He comes to the post from Eastern... Read More

Peter Noonan '82 Hits the Right Notes in Business and Music

December 3, 2013

"Peter Noonan is an expert in what he calls 'cap-ology'," begins a St. Louis Business Journal article. "As senior vice president with Commerce Bank's tax... Read More

Kara Paris '99 and Her 'Cool Job' Featured in Newspaper

December 1, 2013

"I had a personal passion for fitness, and I love helping others," Kara Paris tells the Indianapolis Star. A trainer at Fitness by Design in Indianapolis... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Prepares New Book, Special Heart, for June Release

November 30, 2013

"Like every good Washington reporter, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier wrote a book," notes U.S. News & World Report's Nikki Schwab. "But the Special Report... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes to Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

November 27, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among twenty-seven writers who contribute essays to Knitting Yarns:... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Joins TGen Foundation Board

November 26, 2013

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of the TGen... Read More

Georgia Newspaper Profiles Elvin Hughes Jr. '73

November 25, 2013

An article in Canton, Georgia's Cherokee Tribune profiles " a very special person," 1973 DePauw University graduate Elvin Hughes Jr. The column by Marguerite... Read More

J. Nichols '89 "Continues to Advocate for Sea Turtles and the Environment"

November 25, 2013

"I've devoted my life to saving sea turtles from the edge of extinction," says Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to Speak at Calvin College

November 25, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the speakers to visit Calvin College in Michigan during its 27th... Read More

Short Story by Linda Heuring '76 Featured in Literary Journal

November 22, 2013

The Winter 2013 issue of  Clover, A Literary Rag includes a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University.  Her contribution... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Tells ESPN.com of His "Beneficial" DePauw Experience

November 21, 2013

"College makes you grow up," says Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. "My experience at DePauw was about as beneficial as any experience... Read More

Mike and Sue Smith ('70 & '71) Make $2.5 Million Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

November 21, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Michael L. and Susan L. Smith have committed $2.5 million to support The DePauw Trust, a new and developing... Read More

Mercedes Kelley Tunstall '95 Testifies Before US Senate Subcommittee

November 20, 2013

At a hearing of the United States Senate's National Security and International Trade and Finance subcommittee yesterday, "Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, a partner... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Robert Kingsley and Heather Vickers '89 Open Joint Art Exhibition

November 17, 2013

"In the 1980s, Heather Vickers enrolled in Robert Kingsley’s art class at DePauw University, and she never really left," begins a story in Indiana's Lafayette... Read More

TV Features Spotlight Alumni-Student Connections, Junior Entrepreneur & Coach Lynch

November 16, 2013

"Since 1837, DePauw University has offered young scholars an opportunity to thrive on a small liberal arts campus in central Indiana," began a feature... Read More

Newspaper Features Project Led by Teacher Brandon Chapman '02

November 14, 2013

The efforts of Brandon Chapman, a teacher at Kaltag City School in Alaska, to document the history of the city are noted in an article in the Fairbanks... Read More

Lindsey Payne '00 is 'Moving the World Forward'

November 14, 2013

"Growing up along the banks of Indiana's Wildcat Creek fostered an early appreciation for conservation in Lindsey Payne and a lifelong attraction to water... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Tyler James '11 and His New Book, The Monon Bell Rivalry

November 13, 2013

"It’s something I just fell in love with," says Tyler James of the college football rivalry between DePauw University and Wabash College.  The 24-year-old... Read More

Tax Reform Talk is Idle Chatter, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

November 13, 2013

The United States has "bloated, off-kilter tax laws," according to Lee Hamilton. In a newspaper column, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Nathan Sprenkel '12 Signs Pro Soccer Contract with Indy Eleven

November 12, 2013

Nathan Sprenkel, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University and a standout soccer player for the Tigers, has signed a pro contract with the Indy Eleven, the... Read More

America's Declining Media Literacy Troubles Prof. Jeff McCall '76

November 11, 2013

"Audiences for both print and broadcast news have been decreasing for a number of years, and the trends suggest further shrinkage in the years ahead,"... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Broadcaster John Herrick '10

November 11, 2013

"(John) Herrick, an Indianapolis native and DePauw University graduate, is in his third season calling high school and junior college games on the Chisholm... Read More

DePauw 'Advocates and Changers' to be Featured at Indiana Civic Leadership Conference

November 8, 2013

DePauw University's sustainability efforts will be spotlighted at the second annual Indiana Civic Leadership Conference, which takes place next Friday... Read More

James Holmes '07 Joins Houlihan Lokey as VP

November 6, 2013

James M. Holmes, a 2007 graduate of DePauw Universty, has joined the international investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a vice president in the industrials... Read More

FTD President & CEO Rob Apatoff '80 to Ring NASDAQ's Opening Bell Today  

November 4, 2013

Robert S. Apatoff, president & CEO of FTD Companies, Inc. and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, will ring the opening bell today at the NASDAQ stock... Read More

Prof. Jim Giesen '95 Receives Southern Historical Association's Simkins Award

November 3, 2013

James C. Giesen, assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Francis... Read More

'Inspirational Story' of Charter School Founded by Kyle Smitley '07 Shared on National TV Show

November 1, 2013

Kyle Smitley, co-founder of Detroit Achievement Academy and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, was featured today on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The nationally... Read More

What Makes for 'Fishing Buddies'?, Magazine Asks Prof. Greg Schwipps '95

November 1, 2013

What constitutes "fishing buddies"?  That's the question asked by New York magazine as it examines claims by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi that he and former... Read More

$1 Million Gift from Rick ('76) and Jan Neville Will Provide Internship Experiences for Students

October 31, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Rick and Jan Neville have made a $1 million commitment to the University’s Hubbard Center for Student Engagement... Read More

DePauw University Orchestra and Guest Composer Seth Tsui '11 Kick Off ArtsFest 2013 with Sunday Concert

October 30, 2013

The musicians of the DePauw University Orchestra will swap their tuxedos and black concert dresses for blue jeans and t-shirts as they kick off DePauw... Read More

Multimedia Journalist Ben Solomon '10 Returns to DePauw for Crain Lecture Sunday

October 29, 2013

Ben Solomon, a 2010 DePauw University graduate and multimedia journalist who works with the New York Times, will return to his alma mater on Sunday, November... Read More

Beth Bull '80 Named Dallas 'CFO of the Year'

October 29, 2013

Beth Bull, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Communities Foundation of Texas and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the Dallas Business... Read More

DePauw Again Among USA's Top Producers of Fulbright Awards

October 28, 2013

For the third consecutive year and for the seventh time in the last eight years, DePauw University is listed among the American colleges and universities... Read More

Prof. George Thornton '62 is First Fort Collins 'Recreator of the Year'

October 28, 2013

George C. Thornton III, professor emeritus of psychology at Colorado State University and 1962 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the inaugural... Read More

Newspaper Profiles LeadJen President Jenny Vance '00

October 27, 2013

"At 35, she has received numerous awards, including recently being named by DePauw University as the winner of the Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence... Read More

DePauw Days of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Recalled in TV Feature

October 25, 2013

When Brad Stevens, then head men's basketball coach of Butler University, received job overtures from other teams, "I would say, 'Hey, you know, they're... Read More

Justin Jordan '03 Honored at Hollywood Black Film Festival

October 25, 2013

Mommy Uncensored , a web series which is directed, shot and edited by 2003 DePauw University graduate Justin Jordan, "won the First Place Web Series Jury... Read More

TV Station Reports on Special Day for "Coach Nick"

October 24, 2013

"He never came out to practice where he didn’t put it out there at 100 percent," Bob Torkelson says of his former football coach at DePauw University,... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Featured in NCAA's 40-in-40 Series

October 23, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - The fast ascent of Brad Stevens '99 from DePauw student-athlete to Boston Celtics head coach has drawn much attention in the last three... Read More

Laura Demaree Shinall '83 is President of Syndicate Sales Inc.

October 22, 2013

"Laura Demaree Shinall has been named president of Syndicate Sales Inc., the family floral hardgoods supplier in Kokomo, Ind., started by her grandparents... Read More

Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Lorraine Martin '84 a 'Woman Worth Watching'

October 21, 2013

Lorraine M. Martin, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Corporation's F-35 Lightning II program and 1984 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Entrepreneur Jenny Vance '00 to be Awarded McDermond Medal at November 7 Lecture

October 21, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, will return to campus on November 7 to present... Read More

Amy Koester '09 Appointed to Newbery Medal Committee

October 19, 2013

Amy E. Koester, a children's librarian and 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to the committee that awards the John Newbery Medal.  Established... Read More

Cynthia Callender Dungey '93 Named Director of Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services

October 18, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich today appointed Cynthia Callender Dungey, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, as the new director of Ohio's Department of Job... Read More

Director of Campus Living Wendy Wippich '04 Offers Roommate Advice

October 18, 2013

"Students who aren't used to sharing a room may have difficulty compromising with roommates," begins a U.S. News & World Report article which quotes several... Read More

Summer Internship Fair Puts Spotlight on New Grant

October 16, 2013

As visitors filtered in and out of the Percy Lavon Julian Science & Mathematics Center auditorium, a group of DePauw students took turns sharing what they... Read More

David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances Release Breathing Room

October 16, 2013

A new EP by Fort Frances, a band whose members include 2006 DePauw University graduate David McMillin, is now available. Breathing Room is listed by iTunes... Read More

Orthopaedic Surgeon James Gesler '72 Marks a Milestone

October 14, 2013

James W. Gesler, orthopaedic surgeon and 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is marking his 30-year anniversary at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center... Read More

Congress Shouldn't Try to Define Who's a Journalist, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 13, 2013

"There is tremendous power associated with the process of labeling things," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in the Indianapolis Star. "The U.S. Senate is in the... Read More

Chris Johnston '83 Commended for Contributions to Greek Life at DePauw

October 12, 2013

Chris Johnston, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, was recognized today by the national leadership of Phi Delta Theta fraternity for his contributions... Read More

DePauw Rolls over Oberlin on Nick Mourouzis Field Dedication Day

October 12, 2013

Box Score Greencastle, Ind. - Freshman quarterback Matt Hunt threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score and helped DePauw to a... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Returns to His Alma Mater for Old Gold Ubben Lecture

October 12, 2013

Photo Gallery "I think that our business will change dramatically in coming years," Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier told an audience at his alma mater... Read More

$15 Million Gift from Judson and Joyce Green ('74 & '75) to Launch 21st Century Musician Initiative

October 11, 2013

A $15 million gift from Judson and Joyce Green will launch an initiative to transform the DePauw University School of Music -- Indiana’s oldest and one... Read More

'Living Legend' John Jakes '53 Reflects

October 11, 2013

Learning that he was being honored as a Florida Living Legend was "a big surprise when it first came up," says John Jakes, the bestselling author and 1953... Read More

Tyler James '11 Authors The Monon Bell Rivalry: Classic Clashes of DePauw vs. Wabash

October 10, 2013

A new book celebrating one of college football's oldest and most storied rivalries, the Monon Bell, will be published at the end of the month.  Tyler James... Read More

List of Returning Football Captains Grows to 40 for Saturday's Old Gold Celebration  

October 9, 2013

"Saturday promises to be among the best-attended and most memorable Old Gold celebrations in many years," says Steve Setchell '96, associate vice President... Read More

Reductions in Local TV Newsgathering Efforts Trouble Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 8, 2013

"Times are both rosy and challenging in the local television news industry," reports New York's Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. "On one hand, it, like... Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Shares His Love of Storytelling

October 8, 2013

Richard Peck, the 1956 DePauw University graduate who began his career as a teacher and is now an award-winning author of books for young people, says... Read More

Latin Grammy-Winner Fernando Otero Presents Old Gold Concert Friday at 8 p.m.

October 7, 2013

Buenos Aires-born pianist and composer Fernando Otero, winner of the 2010 Latin Grammy Award for best classical album, will get DePauw's annual homecoming... Read More

Prof. Lori Miles and Her Former Students Exhibit Works, Oct. 29 - Dec. 15

October 6, 2013

In a quirky spin on the traditional sabbatical exhibition, DePauw University sculpture professor Lori Miles invites six of her former students, all recent... Read More

Inaction of Congress Following NSA Revelations "Astounding" to Lee Hamilton '52

October 5, 2013

"Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s... Read More

Monon Bell Ticketing Procedures Announced

October 4, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw's distribution of complimentary tickets to its students, faculty and staff for the November 16 Monon Bell football game is under... Read More

Nationally Syndicated Columnist Talks with Prof. Jeff McCall '76 About Cable TV & Sports

October 3, 2013

"An average of 40 percent of our basic cable bills goes to pay for sports programming," writes the Providence Journal's Froma Harrop, who wonders why the... Read More

Parents Magazine Cites Innovation of Pediatrician J. Brian Thornburg '89

October 2, 2013

J. Brian Thornburg, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is one of seven pediatricians cited in the November 2013 issue of Parents magazine for innovatively... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in USA Weekend

September 29, 2013

Bret Baier, Fox News anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in USA Weekend, the magazine supplement to many Sunday newspapers in America... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 to Moderate Session at Atlanta Film Festival & Music Conference

September 26, 2013

Ed Garnes, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will moderate a panel discussion which is part of the FJK (FunkJazz Kafé) Documentary Film Festival and... Read More

Excessive Party Loyalty Has Crippled Washington, Says Lee Hamilton '52

September 26, 2013

Lee Hamilton, the former congressman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "says there's too much political party loyalty in Washington," according to... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directing Musical Tribute to Laura Nyro

September 26, 2013

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is director of To Carry On... a Tribute to the Life and Music of Laura Nyro. The production, written... Read More

32 Former Football Captains to Return for Dedication of Nick Mourouzis Field, Oct. 12

September 25, 2013

A total of 32 graduates of DePauw University who captained football teams led by Nick Mourouzis will return to campus to honor the legendary coach on Old... Read More

1883 Graduate and "Exponent of Holiness" Samuel Logan Brengle Recalled in Washington Times  

September 22, 2013

"He’s been dead for 77 years, and Samuel Logan Brengle’s influence was chiefly limited in his lifetime to the Salvation Army, a scrappy evangelical church... Read More

Bob Millard '80 is CFO at GoHealth

September 19, 2013

Robert R. Millard, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined GoHealth as chief financial officer.  He comes to the post from Angie's List, where... Read More