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Men's Basketball Team Schedules Exhibition Game with D-I Butler

September 17, 2013

As part of its exhibition schedule this fall, Division I Butler University "will host DePauw, the alma mater of former head coach Brad Stevens ... on Nov... Read More

Jason Kreag '97 is Visiting Assistant Professor at U of Arizona's Rogers College of Law

September 17, 2013

Jason P. Kreag, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers... Read More

Cable TV's Billing Practices Not Fair to Non-Sports Fans, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 15, 2013

"The average cable television subscriber has access to more than 20 sports channels," notes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University... Read More

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley '85 Recalls Her DePauw Experience

September 14, 2013

"I was really grateful for DePauw," Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley tells Playbill. The publication's website features a video interview with Ripley... Read More

Kathy Vrabeck ’85 Makes $650,000 Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

September 10, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Kathy Patterson Vrabeck ’85 has committed a $650,000 gift to DePauw University to support a developing initiative... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Speak at DC's Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

September 9, 2013

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- a civil rights leader, presidential adviser and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will be the featured speaker at the Metropolitan... Read More

'Rising Star' Kristin Dovenmuehle '03 is Profiled

September 8, 2013

"I like to do things that people say I can’t do," says Kristin Dovenmuehle, director of applied behavior analysis at Damar Services Inc. Today's Indianapolis... Read More

Attorney Nick Gaffney '05 Joins Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders

September 7, 2013

Nicholas D. Gaffney, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Evansville, Indiana law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP, as... Read More

Article on Blowback Over Planned Hillary Miniseries Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 6, 2013

Fallout over NBC's plans to make a miniseries based on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton suggests that "politics and broadcast TV dramatizations don't... Read More

Peace Corps Service of Anthony Navarette '12 is Noted

September 6, 2013

Anthony Navarette, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, "is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia," notes an article on his recent... Read More

Sam Rund '08 a Lead Author of Study on the Mosquito's Ability to Smell

September 5, 2013

Samuel S. Rund, a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is one of... Read More

Column on "Binge TV" Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 5, 2013

With options such as downloading programs via the Internet or watching season sets on DVD, "binge TV is a real thing -- this way to plow through running... Read More

Doug Frantz '71 Named Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at State Dept.

September 4, 2013

Doug Frantz, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Frantz is... Read More

120th Monon Bell Classic to be Seen Nationally on AXS TV

September 4, 2013

[Download Video: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - 2007 Version" - 10,419kb] [Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb]. The 120th football... Read More

DePauw Again One of USA's Top Producers of Teach For America Corps Members

September 3, 2013

Teach For America today released its annual ranking of the colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to its 2013... Read More

Rev. Christine Isham '88 Appointed Pastor of Iowa Church

September 3, 2013

Christine Isham, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed pastor and staff leader at Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ in... Read More

Will Roess '79 is VP at Technical Assurance Inc.

August 31, 2013

William J. Roess, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Technical Assurance Inc. in Willoughby, Ohio, as vice president - corporate development... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 to Make Presentation at Nation's Largest Independent Book Festival

August 29, 2013

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is among the presenters at this weekend's AJC Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta. On Saturday... Read More

Prof. Geoff Klinger '88 Analyzes Dr. King's 'Dream' Speech & Its Staying Power

August 27, 2013

The "I have a dream" section of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic speech at the March on Washington in 1963 "was just one of many high points in what Geoffrey... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees Uncertain Future for Radio's Rush Limbaugh

August 26, 2013

"An obscure radio announcer without a college degree was plucked from a Sacramento radio station in August 1988 and given a syndicated talk show on a 56-station... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Wins Inaugural Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize

August 26, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, former chairman and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will be awarded the first... Read More

Governor Appoints Ted Holaday '74 to Indiana Board of Tax Review

August 25, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has appointed Ted J. Holaday, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, to the Board of Tax Review. "Holaday has served as Senior... Read More

John Jakes '53 is Executive Producer of New Miniseries Based on His Bestselling Trilogy  

August 25, 2013

The Discovery cable network is developing a new miniseries based on North and South, the bestselling book trilogy by 1953 DePauw University graduate John... Read More

DePauw's Role in Life of NBA's Brad Stevens '99 Noted in Sports Illustrated Feature

August 23, 2013

A lengthy feature on Brad Stevens, new head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 DePauw graduate, appears in the current (August 26) issue of Sports Illustrated... Read More

Bill Rasmussen '54 to Address UT-Arlington's Maverick Speakers Series

August 22, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among five distinguished individuals who will address the University of... Read More

"Futility" is One Area in Which the Current Congress Excels, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

August 21, 2013

"Few, if any, Congresses can match this one for futility," according to Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S... Read More

Jud Fisher '91 Appointed to Indiana Hospital's Board

August 20, 2013

Michael "Jud" Fisher Jr., president and chief operating officer of the Ball Brothers Foundation and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed... Read More

Chris Holliday '83 Co-Produces & Stars in Off-Off-Broadway's Be A Good Little Widow

August 19, 2013

Chris Holliday, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the stars and co-producer of Be A Good Little Widow. The dark comedy, which was written... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Comments on Today's Launch of New TV Sports Channel

August 17, 2013

"Competition gets as heated on video providers as it does on the field today with the launch of Fox Sports 1, a new sports channel debuting along with... Read More

Research of Karl Koehler '08 is Published in Journal Nature

August 16, 2013

Karl R. Koehler, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of research published by Nature, the international weekly journal of science. "Generation... Read More

AP Story on Today's "Free Flow of Racy Content" Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 15, 2013

"The entertainment industry has a huge role in deciding what is culturally OK, and society will often take (its) lead," Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Margaret Sutherlin '10 Joins Magazine as Editorial Assistant

August 15, 2013

Margaret A. Sutherlin, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has been named editorial assistant at Footwear News. A May 2013 recipient of a master's degree... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees "Crash" Coming to Cable TV Sports Industry

August 14, 2013

"Sports fees paid by cable, satellite and telco TV companies are on pace to increase 12% in 2013, to $17.2 billion, according to research firm SNL Kagan... Read More

Cartoonist Rob Harrell '91 Authors Monster on the Hill

August 14, 2013

Rob Harrell, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has published his first graphic novel, Monster on the Hill. Published by Top Shelf Productions, the... Read More

Hermes Grullon '13 Contributes Article to Migration Policy Practice

August 13, 2013

Hermes R. Grullon, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of an article that appears in the August-September issue of Migration Policy... Read More

Chase Hall '13, Recipient of Prestigious Fellowship, is Featured in Article on New Grads with Great Opportunities

August 13, 2013

"Whether you major in anthropology or chemical engineering, companies are looking for a skill set that may go beyond your school's core curriculum," reports... Read More

Kendall Quisenberry '13 Prepares for Fulbright Experience in Malaysia

August 12, 2013

"Teaching English is something I'm good at and I'm passionate about, so I'm definitely ready for the experience," Kendall C. Quisenberry tells the Messenger-Inquirer... Read More

"A Different Tone" Draws Non-Traditional Fox News Viewers to The Five, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 12, 2013

"Palm Beach County is used to being at the center of politically-centered stories -- 2000 elections, anyone? -- but here’s a new, unexpected distinction... Read More

'On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis 'Bing' Davis '59' Opens at Peeler Center Aug. 28

August 11, 2013

Also: Visual Art, Design & Creative Writing Intersect in Peeler Exhibition, 'Darkfire and The Waiting Room' and Explore and Discuss Unique Exhibition,... Read More

American Cancer Society Names Sally Cowal '66 Sr. VP, Global Health

August 10, 2013

Sally Cowal, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, global health, for the American Cancer Society. "A former... Read More

Courtney Fischer '07 Now Reporting for Pittsburgh's WTAE

August 10, 2013

"For many in the TV news business, the jump from city to city is guided by the head, and not the heart," begins a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. "Courtney... Read More

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Returns to DePauw for Event on October 12, Old Gold

August 9, 2013

Bret Baier, the 1992 DePauw University graduate who anchors Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier, the number one cable news program in its... Read More

Leanna Walther '87 Joins Board of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

August 9, 2013

Leanna J. Walther, a human resources executive and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Lake Forest Graduate... Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 Launches New Media Venture

August 8, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, today announced the Rasmussen Media Group, LLC. The firm will "develop and invest in digital media... Read More

World Record Swim Attempt by George Thornton '62 Comes Up Short

August 8, 2013

George Thornton, a 1962 graduate of DePauw and member of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame, is today trying to become the oldest person ever to swim... Read More

Two Media Studies Professors Offer Thoughts on CBS-Time Warner Dispute

August 8, 2013

A Christian Science Monitor article exploring the dispute between CBS and Time Warner over the fees the network receives from cable and satellite subscribers... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Emcee Ceremonies Celebrating 2013's 'Indy PR Legend'

August 7, 2013

When the Indianapolis Public Relations Society presents its 2013 "Indy PR Legend Award" to Gretchen Wolfram in two weeks, "Ken Owen, executive director... Read More

Sale of Washington Post to Amazon Founder Creates "Competing Loyalties": Prof. Bob Steele '69

August 7, 2013

"Amazon.com Inc., (AMZN) whose founder Jeff Bezos is purchasing the Washington Post (WPO), ranks among the biggest spenders among high-technology companies... Read More

DePauw to Name Football Field in Honor of Nick Mourouzis on Old Gold, October 12

August 7, 2013

The new field being installed at Blackstock Stadium will be named to honor Nick Mourouzis, an icon of DePauw University's storied athletics program and... Read More

Katie McNeely '02 Named VP at Fifth Third Bancorp

August 6, 2013

Katie McNeely, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president at Fifth Third Bancorp. McNeely, "is an enterprise risk programs... Read More

Too Many Americans Misunderstand First Amendment's Role: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 5, 2013

"Free expression philosophers have long asserted that a society’s overall freedom hinges on the rights of citizens to speak and publish freely," begins... Read More

David Bausman '06 Joins Indiana Dept. of Agriculture

August 4, 2013

David C. Bausman, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed program manager for policy & regulatory affairs with the Indiana State Department... Read More

Pat Aikman '57 to Sign His New Book at Tuesday Event

August 4, 2013

J. Patrick Aikman has spent much of his life writing stories, but his new work, Memoirs of a Life, is his first attempt at publishing a book. On Tuesday... Read More

Mike King '79 Joins Board of Indiana Bank

August 2, 2013

Michel J. "Mike" King, a dentist and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a director of the Owen County State Bank in Spencer, Indiana... Read More

George Thornton '62 in England for World Record Swim Attempt

August 1, 2013

"George Thornton of Fort Collins will again try to become the oldest man to swim the English Channel," reports the Denver Post of the 1962 graduate of... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes MSNBC's Ratings Dip

August 1, 2013

"MSNBC’s problems might be more than just a hiccup," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells Variety.  Dr. McCall is... Read More

Thomas Charters '66 Elected to Ringling Museum Board

July 31, 2013

Thomas J. Charters, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, have been named to board of directors of the The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Located... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Among Contributors to Book Exploring The New Ethics of Journalism

July 31, 2013

Robert M. Steele, Distinguished Professor of Journalism Ethics at DePauw University, authored the foreword for The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles... Read More

John Jakes '53 to Receive Literary Legends Award

July 31, 2013

John Jakes, bestselling author and 1953 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored as a Literary Legend at the Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers... Read More

Linda Grice '81 Joins Ohio's Citizens Bank

July 30, 2013

Linda Grice, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ohio's Citizens Bank as mortgage lender for the Norwalk area. "She has more than 23 years... Read More

Broadcast Executive Bud Walters '63 Remembers the Influence of Prof. Elizabeth Turnell  

July 30, 2013

A new radio station in Decatur, Illinois, GRIZ-FM, is named to honor the late Gerald “Griz” England, a broadcaster and community leader. A story in the... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Talks with Forbes About Revival of Her Musical Collaboration with Nancy Ford '57

July 29, 2013

"A new series at New York’s City Center this summer is reviving off-Broadway musicals, including I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road... Read More

James K. Baker, Former Chair of Board of Trustees, Dies at Age 81

July 28, 2013

James K. Baker, a 1953 graduate of DePauw and a former member and chair of the University's Board of Trustees, died July 24 in Columbus, Indiana.  The... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Why Governing is So Difficult Today

July 28, 2013

"If you want to know why passing congressional legislation has gotten so difficult, here are two numbers to remember: 5 and 532. They illustrate a great... Read More

John Chittum '06 Will Use Fulbright Award to Study Politics of Swedish Death Metal Music

July 24, 2013

John R. Chittum, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University and currently a doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music... Read More

At DePauw, NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99 Was "Challenged to Think and Learn and Grow"

July 24, 2013

"I knew that if I went to DePauw I'd be challenged to think and learn and grow," Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of the... Read More

Pete Ohs '05 Among Filmmaker's '25 New Faces of Independent Film'

July 24, 2013

The 16th edition of Filmmaker magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" includes Pete Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Andrea... Read More

Amy Elaine Hayes '05 & Steven Linville '06 'Reunited' at Wednesday Concert  

July 23, 2013

Two alumni of the DePauw University School of Music -- Amy Elaine Hayes '05, soprano and founder of the Intimate Opera company in Indianapolis, and Steven... Read More

Justice Dept. Report "Should Alarm First Amendment Advocates," Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 22, 2013

According to Jeffrey M. McCall, "The Department of Justice’s new report on searching news media records should alarm First Amendment advocates." The professor... Read More

Migration of TV Viewers to Non-Traditional Outlets Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

July 19, 2013

"The era of Internet television is officially here," reports Scott Collins in this morning's Los Angeles Times.  "Netflix's House of Cards garnered nine... Read More

Kaitlin Klose '13 Awarded Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Internship

July 19, 2013

Kaitlin F. Klose, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a competitive summer internship by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences... Read More

Daniel Reck '03 Overseeing Daily Coverage of National Scout Jamboree

July 17, 2013

Daniel M. Reck, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is serving as managing editor for Jamboree Today, which covers the daily news of the National Scout... Read More

Nathan Sprenkel '12 Eyes Roster Spot on New Pro Soccer Team

July 17, 2013

Nathan Sprenkel, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University where he was a standout goalkeeper on the men's soccer team, is among those trying to earn a spot... Read More

TV Station Profiles Tracy Stevens '99

July 15, 2013

As Brad Stevens joked when he accepted the Boston Celtics head coaching job earlier this month, "I am the only coach in the country who pays 100 percent... Read More

35 Years After Debut, Musical by 1957 Graduates Nancy Ford & Gretchen Cryer Returns to NY Stage

July 15, 2013

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road, which was written by 1957 graduates Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer and made its Off-Broadway debut... Read More

TV Industry is Being 'Revolutionized,' as Prof. Amanda Lotz '96 Predicted

July 14, 2013

"It was 2007 when Amanda Lotz of the University of Michigan wrote a book entitled The Television Will be Revolutionized," notes Michigan Radio. The NPR... Read More

Column Turns to Tracy Stevens '99 for Advice

July 14, 2013

With Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting their first child to arrive imminently, the Indianapolis Star's Cathy Kightlinger "asked a handful of... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Americans' Waning Confidence in Government

July 13, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, the 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is alarmed by a Gallup poll last month which... Read More

Richard Peck '56 Creates "A World of Dazzling Hierarchy" in Latest Book for Young Readers

July 12, 2013

"Children love the idea of tiny, hidden worlds -- of pixie, fairy or animal societies that exist alongside our own," writes Meghan Cox Gurdon in the Wall... Read More

"It's About Love," J. Nichols '89 Says of His Efforts to Save Sea Turtles

July 10, 2013

Wallace J. Nichols, the 1989 DePauw University graduate who has spent his career researching and working to protect sea turtles, is asked what motivates... Read More

Prof. Emeritus Forst Fuller '38 Dies at Age 97

July 9, 2013

Forst D. Fuller, professor emeritus of zoology at DePauw and a 1938 graduate of the University, died July 6 in Greencastle.  Dr. Fuller, who served on... Read More

Fortune Spotlights Angie Hicks '95 and Her Highly Successful 'List'

July 9, 2013

"When Angela Hicks first met venture capitalist Bill Oesterle in 1994, she was an introverted economics major at DePauw University," notes Fortune magazine... Read More

Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell '91 is Excited for His Friend, New NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

July 8, 2013

"They are not each other’s best friends forever but as former backcourt players at DePauw University, Brad Stevens, the new coach of the Boston Celtics... Read More

App Developed by Three From DePauw Featured in Indianapolis Star

July 7, 2013

"In a tight spot where a 911 call would be overkill, but you sure could use a helping hand?," asks the Indianapolis Star's "Biz Buzz" column. Jeff Swiatek... Read More

Mazzio's CEO Greg Lippert is Profiled

July 7, 2013

Gregory R. Lippert, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, "serves as president and CEO of Mazzio's, the Tulsa-based pizza company that boasts 159 eateries... Read More

Cable TV's Pricing Model is Unfair to Consumers, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 6, 2013

"When you go to a restaurant for a burger and fries, you only pay for the items you order. You don’t pay for the entire menu," notes Jeff McCall. His ... Read More

Controversy Over Use of Firefighters' Photo Analyzed by Prof. Bob Steele '69

July 5, 2013

A photograph that first appeared on the Facebook page of the Granite Mountain Hotshots -- the Arizona firefighters who died in the line of duty Sunday... Read More

Bri Dennison '13 Leading Service Project Involving 150+ High School Students

July 4, 2013

"My first impression is that Stockton is rich in culture and variety," says Brianna M. Dennison, a May 2013 DePauw University graduate. "It's awesome and... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Named Head Coach of NBA's Boston Celtics

July 3, 2013

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who has spent the last six seasons as head men's basketball coach at Butler University, announced this... Read More

Literary Journal Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

July 3, 2013

An award-winning short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the Summer 2013 issue of  Clover, A Literary Rag.... Read More

Lori Spoon Rafkin '85 Joins Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as Sr. VP

July 2, 2013

Lori Spoon Rafkin, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, customer & broker engagement, at Berkshire Hathaway... Read More

Outside the Box

July 2, 2013

Procter & Gamble could fill most of a corner drug store with its products. Whether they’re under your arms (Old Spice, Secret), in your mouth (Crest, Scope)... Read More

Cristine Marchand '73 Named Interim Executive Director of National Nonprofit Organization

June 28, 2013

Cristine Marchand, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim executive director of Family Voices, the national nonprofit organization... Read More

Sara Mummey '04 Honored as Outstanding Young Professional

June 27, 2013

Sara Mummey, executive director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, was honored today as a 2013 Tippy Connect Top... Read More

Ellen Kobe '13 is Society of Professional Journalists' Communications Coordinator

June 27, 2013

Ellen C. Kobe, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, is communications coordinator for the Society of Professional Journalists. On May 6, 1909, a... Read More

Peter Lazaroff '07 Among the '30 Under 30' in St. Louis

June 27, 2013

Peter J. Lazaroff, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "30 Under 30."  Selected from 270 nominations, the program... Read More

Penny Sitler '82 Honored with 2013 Women in AV Award

June 26, 2013

Penny (Rutherford) Sitler, advertising manager for Draper Shade & Screen Co. and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 Women in... Read More

Composer Seth Tsui '11 is Winner of Film Scoring Competition

June 26, 2013

Seth Tsui, a 2011 graduate of the DePauw University School of Music, is co-winner of the inaugural Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers. It... Read More

Jim Callane '64 Elected President of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

June 25, 2013

Jim Callane, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.  Callane will begin serving his two-year... Read More

Timothy Knauff Jr. '93 Installed as Senior Pastor of NW Indiana Church

June 24, 2013

Timothy L. Knauff Jr., a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is senior pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was formally installed... Read More