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Attorney John Stephen '76 on 'All-Star' List

March 27, 2013

John M. Stephen, a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright's labor and employment department, has been nominated as a "BTI Client Service All-Star" for... Read More

Take Two

March 26, 2013

Last fall, the ink still drying on his diploma, Alex Thompson ‘12 was on the verge of something big. A world-famous actress was bringing unusual attention... Read More

Wendi Taylor Nations '85 Joins Fleishman-Hillard as Sr. VP & Partner

March 26, 2013

Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as senior vice president, partner... Read More

Eli Lilly's Phyllis Ferrell '94 is Profiled  

March 24, 2013

"Phyllis Ferrell believes her career has flourished because her employer’s culture and values mimic those of her own," begins an Indianapolis Star article... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 a "Hall of Fame Coach," Says Marquette's Buzz Williams

March 23, 2013

"Coach Stevens is a Hall of Fame coach," says Marquette head men's basketball coach Buzz Williams, whose team will face the Butler University squad coached... Read More

Tim Solso '69 Joins Board of MasterCard Foundation

March 23, 2013

Theodore "Tim" M. Solso, former chairman and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the... Read More

Mohammad Usman '13 Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

March 22, 2013

Mohammad Usman, a member of DePauw University's Class of 2013 who completed his graduation requirements in December 2012, is the recipient of a 2013 Gates... Read More

LA Times Story on Future of Tonight Show Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 21, 2013

"NBC's Tonight Show may soon be switching hosts -- and coasts," reports the Los Angeles Times this morning. "The long-struggling network is finalizing... Read More

Lockheed Martin Taps Lorraine Martin '84 to Lead F-35 Program

March 19, 2013

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has appointed Lorraine Martin, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, vice president and general manager of the... Read More

"Stop the Blame Game" and Get Serious About Addressing Nation's Fiscal Challenges: Lee Hamilton '52

March 18, 2013

"As the deadline for congressionally mandated budget cuts known as the sequester came and went, we got a taste of how difficult cutting federal spending... Read More

Brad Sexauer '73 Elected to Nonprofit's Board

March 17, 2013

Brad Sexauer, vice president for strategy and market development at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York, and 1973 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Makes 11th Appearance on TV's O'Reilly Factor

March 15, 2013

"I think the Founding Fathers would be disappointed because they wanted an independent press to be a watchdog of the powers that be," Jeff McCall, professor... Read More

DePauw to Host Indiana United Methodist Historical Society's Annual Meeting

March 15, 2013

Kevin Armstrong, president of Methodist Health Foundation and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual meeting... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among Finalists for Women's Prize

March 14, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the finalists for the $45,000 Women's Prize, the UK's top book award. "The annual prize... Read More

Devin Koch '88 is VP of International Markets for ATDynamics

March 14, 2013

Devin E. Koch, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of international markets for ATDynamics. Koch is based in Zurich... Read More

Julie Underwood '76 to Discuss 'The Privatization of Education' in Wisconsin Presentation

March 13, 2013

Julie K. Underwood, dean of the School of Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, will discuss "The Privatization... Read More

Prof. Mark Kelley '79 Awarded National Cancer Institute Grant

March 12, 2013

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

J.C. Pankratz '12 Takes Second in Prestigious Playwriting Competition

March 12, 2013

Joan Catherine “ J.C.” Pankratz, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, finished second in the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award competition for her... Read More

Rich Bonaccorsi '85 Named Harrison College's VP of International Operations

March 12, 2013

Richard J. Bonaccorsi, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Harrison College as vice president of international operations. "In this role,... Read More

Effects of Media Violence are Quite Real, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 11, 2013

In an op-ed column on the effects of violent television programs and video games, Jeff McCall writes that "while parents should pay more attention to their... Read More

Marketing Firm Founder Abbi Achterberg '02 is 'Rising Star'

March 11, 2013

"I had always wanted to start my own business," Abbi Achterberg, owner and founder of Tipping Point Marketing and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, tells... Read More

NY Times Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 10, 2013

"The transition out of children’s entertainment is perhaps Hollywood’s trickiest professional maneuver," writes Brooks Barnes in the New York Times. "Changing... Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Among USA's 'Top 25 Women in Commercial Real Estate'

March 8, 2013

Susan M. Ansel, president and CEO of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among the 25 "Top Women in Real Estate" in the... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Visits CBS This Morning

March 7, 2013

"I started Angie's List right out of college 18 years ago looking for a better way for consumers to find information on who's the best and most trustworthy... Read More

Music of Fort Frances, Featuring David McMillin '06, is Receiving Buzz

March 7, 2013

Fort Frances, a band featuring 2006 DePauw University graduate David McMillin, has been named a "new and notable artist" on the leading music website,... Read More

"Robust, Rough and Tumble Societal Dialogue" is Healthy, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 7, 2013

A mock movie trailer aired on NBC's Saturday Night Live is drawing criticism from conservative Christians, who have successfully lobbied Sears to pull... Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Contributes Essay to New Anthology, Where Did Our Love Go

March 7, 2013

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, contributes an essay to the newly-published anthology, Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships... Read More

Jane Stacy '34 Honored on Her 100th Birthday

March 6, 2013

"Some just can’t resist the glamour of the stage," begins a story in the Doings of Western Springs, Illinois. "But it wasn’t the spotlight that attracted... Read More

Anna Cahill Leonard '88 Named President of Antenna Group

March 5, 2013

Anna Cahill Leonard, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the strategic communications agency Antenna Group as president.  "Leonard brings... Read More

Nobel Prize Winner Ferid Murad '58 Returns Saturday for 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture

March 5, 2013

Ferid Murad, the 1958 DePauw University graduate who received the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine, will return to his alma mater this Saturday, March 9, to... Read More

David Cryer '58 Joins Cast of World Premiere Musical, Somewhere in Time

March 4, 2013

"Casting is now complete for the Portland Center Stage world premiere of the new musical Somewhere in Time, starring Ryan Silverman, Hannah Elless and... Read More

Barbara Bayless Close '71 is Finalist for Teaching Award

March 2, 2013

Barbara Bayless Close, a mathematics teacher at Florida's Palm Beach Day Academy and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, is a finalist for a William T... Read More

Brett Vanderkolk '88 is CFO at Centra Credit Union

March 1, 2013

Brett R. Vanderkolk, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Centra Credit Union in Columbus, Indiana, as chief financial officer. "According... Read More

Dan Hasler '80 to Lead Purdue Research Foundation

February 28, 2013

Dan Hasler, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and chief entrepreneurial officer of the Purdue Research Foundation.  Hasler... Read More

Stephen F. Hayes '93 to Speak at Union University Next Month

February 27, 2013

Stephen F. Hayes, senior writer at the Weekly Standard and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, will speak at Tennessee's Union University on March 19.... Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Judge 2013 Border Security Awards

February 26, 2013

Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as... Read More

David Singer '91 Among Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors

February 26, 2013

David L. Singer, senior vice president in the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and 1991 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Ampersand Capital Partners Adds John Perkins '94 to Management Team

February 25, 2013

John Perkins, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ampersand Capital Partners and an operating partner.  Ampersand is a healthcare-focused... Read More

Craig Cunningham '06 Joins Wells Fargo Advisors

February 25, 2013

Craig A. Cunningham, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Illinois, as a financial advisor. "Prior to... Read More

"Complicated Legislative Agenda" Faces Congress and White House, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2013

"Earlier this year, it seemed there might be some hope for Capitol Hill when Congress dealt easily with raising the debt ceiling," writes Lee H. Hamilton... Read More

Reuters Names David Greising '82 Midwest Bureau Chief

February 23, 2013

David Greising, veteran journalist and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed Midwest Bureau Chief at Reuters.  Greising will begin working... Read More

Topher Jones '07 "A Talent on the Rise" on Electronic Dance Music Scene

February 22, 2013

"When Topher Jones meets fellow Electronic Dance Music artists, he rarely finds anyone else who was a four-sport athlete in high school," begins an Indianapolis... Read More

Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Calls Teach For America "A True Social Justice Movement"

February 21, 2013

"Ultimately, what we're trying to do is ensure every kid has the access and opportunity to access a great education, that every child has a choice in life... Read More

Bill Carroll '73 Re-Elected Board Chair of American Chemical Society

February 20, 2013

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

Eddie Felling '09 Joins Law Practice of His Father, Darrell Felling '69  

February 19, 2013

"Local attorney Darrell E. Felling has announced that his son, Darrell 'Eddie' Felling II, has joined his legal practice serving Putnam County as well... Read More

"Linguistic Bomb" on Super Bowl Telecast Worthy of FCC Attention: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 19, 2013

"Another CBS Super Bowl and another broadcast indecency mess," begins an Indianapolis Star column by Jeffrey M. McCall.  The professor of communication... Read More

Former Tiger Golfer, TV's Bret Baier '92, Competes in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

February 18, 2013

"I can speak to millions and millions of people when the red light on the camera goes on. But when you have to physically perform and turn on a little... Read More

TV Report Features Innovative Teacher Sarah Carlson '08

February 16, 2013

"Long lectures in the classroom may become a thing of the past," begins a report by Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV which features Sarah Carlson.  A... Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Presents 175th Anniversary Lecture, February 20

February 14, 2013

Scott Rasmussen, the 1986 DePauw University graduate who has been called "today's leading insurgent pollster ... (and) a key player in the contact sport... Read More

Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Named Co-CEO of Teach For America

February 13, 2013

Elisa Villanueva Beard, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed co-CEO of Teach For America. TFA is a national teacher corps of recent... Read More

Laura Kelley '08 & Chris Burton '09 in Indy Production of The Matchmaker

February 11, 2013

Two graduates of DePauw University -- Laura Kelley '08 and Chris Burton '09 -- have key roles in the upcoming Garfield Shakespeare Company production of... Read More

$20 Million Gift Among Week's 'Hits'  

February 10, 2013

"DePauw University alumni Tim and Sharon Ubben say it's essential for well-qualified students to attend their alma mater regardless of financial circumstances... Read More

Grammy Telecast is More About "Spectacle" Than Awards, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 10, 2013

"While the ceremonial aspect of the annual Grammy Awards suggests it is an event designed for industry recognition, the actual Grammy telecast Sunday is... Read More

Greg Wallis '91 is VP of Finance at Harrison College

February 10, 2013

Gregory C. Wallis, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of finance at Harrison College. In his new role, Wallis has... Read More

Success & "Stupefying" Record of Coach Brad Stevens '99 Spotlighted in Washington Post

February 9, 2013

"If you go to two national title games in three years and become one of the college basketball programs in the country, you become a target, a signature... Read More

"Chastising the Media" Not a Wise Tactic for Presidents: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 9, 2013

"All presidents, of both parties, eventually tire of hearing critical news reports about their administrations," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication... Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Answers Ethical Question Posed to Magazine

February 8, 2013

In the March 2013 issue of Real Simple magazine, a reader asks, "A friend lent me money and said I could pay it back slowly. Then I received an unexpected... Read More

Lawren Mills '01 One of Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 6, 2013

"For the past few years, the Statehouse has been almost a second home for Lawren Mills," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal, which lists the 2001... Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Named Professor of Practice at IU's SPEA

February 5, 2013

Lee H. Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S.  House of Representatives, has been appointed a Professor of Practice... Read More

David Zitlow '90 Appointed U.S. Chair of Burson-Marsteller's Healthcare Practice

February 5, 2013

David P. Zitlow, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed U.S. chair of the healthcare practice of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global... Read More

Gift from 1982 Graduates Kenneth & Carrie Coquillette to Endow Career Preparation in Center for Student Engagement

February 4, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that a $2 million commitment from Kenneth W. and Carrie Melind Coquillette, both 1982 graduates of DePauw, will... Read More

Major Gifts to Support Final Phase One Improvements to Anderson Street and East College Lawn

February 4, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that the University has received a combined $2 million from two donors, which will provide for the completion... Read More

1958 Graduates Tim and Sharon Ubben Commit $20 Million for Need-Based Financial Aid Endowment

February 4, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Timothy H. and Sharon W. Ubben, both 1958 graduates of DePauw, have committed a $20 million gift to the University... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Contributes to PBS Documentary on Whitney Young

February 3, 2013

Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University --  appears in the PBS program, "The Powerbroker:... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 on Congress: "Watching It Now is Painful"

February 2, 2013

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University graduate who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, writes that "in the years since I left Capitol... Read More

Yong Choe '99 Appointed VP at Rite Aid Corporation

January 31, 2013

Yong Choe, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) as vice president of federal affairs and public policy. Rite... Read More

Documentary by Pete Ohs '05 to be Screened at NYC Film Festival

January 31, 2013

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 be... Read More

Huntington Bank Promotes John Irwin '79 to Regional President

January 30, 2013

John W. Irwin, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president of Huntington Bank's West Michigan region. "Irwin, 56, has been part... Read More

HS Choral Director Jared Norman '12 Cited in Story

January 30, 2013

An Indianapolis Star story examining how Center Grove High School choir members are preparing for the upcoming choral competition season notes, "One of... Read More

Hilliard Lyons CEO Jim Allen '79 Featured in Publication

January 30, 2013

"Jim Allen started working for Louisville-based Hilliard Lyons fresh out of graduate school in 1981. And he has worked there ever since, rising from an... Read More

Hollywood Reporter Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 28, 2013

"After years of sustaining the TV business, ratings for on-air talent competitions are going in the wrong direction," write the Hollywood Reporter's Scott... Read More

Don Smith '78 Joins Board of Attorneys Association; Michele Bryant '86 Elected Treasurer

January 27, 2013

Michele S. Bryant, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected treasurer of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and Donald S. Smith, a 1978... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Visits TV's O'Reilly Factor

January 25, 2013

"CNN has a serious ratings problem, and they also have some credibility problems," said Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, on... Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Has Three Short Stories Published

January 25, 2013

Short stories by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, appear in three recent publications. Her "Bordering on Sainthood" was published... Read More

David Coolidge '87 Appointed CEO of Gearbox Holdings

January 24, 2013

David B. Coolidge, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief executive officer of Gearbox Holdings, Inc. "Under the Raybestos, Allomatic... Read More

Emily Ristine '98 Stars in Production of Tony Winner Next to Normal

January 23, 2013

Emily Ristine, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, stars as "Diana" in the Phoenix Theatre production of Next to Normal.  "The rock musical, by Tom Kitt... Read More

Tory Patrick '04 Named Account Director at Walker Sands

January 23, 2013

Tory Patrick, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Walker Sands, a public relations agency for B2B and technology companies, as an account... Read More

Profs. Amanda Lotz '96 and Jeff McCall '76 Analyze Effects of Lance Armstrong Interview on OWN

January 22, 2013

"Lance Armstrong's reputation wasn't the only makeover candidate on display Thursday and Friday nights on the Oprah Winfrey Network," begins a story in... Read More

Paintings & Sketches of Eugene Smith '51 On Display at Illinois Art Center  

January 21, 2013

An exhibition at the Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Illinois, "Watercolor to War Birds = Works by Eugene V. Smith," features the paintings and sketches... Read More

Company Led by David Becker '75 Named a 'Tech Startup to Watch'

January 21, 2013

RICS Software, which is led by "serial entrepreneur" and 1975 DePauw University graduate David Becker, is among "5 Indy tech startups to watch in 2013... Read More

"Largely Irrelevant" CNN Needs to Embrace News, Not Fluff: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 20, 2013

The new president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, "takes the reins of a previously prestigious channel that has become largely irrelevant in the journalism industry... Read More

Patrick Grady '70 to Discuss Latest Book at Arizona Historical Society

January 19, 2013

"Patrick Grady, a writer from Cave Creek, and author of Out of the Ruins, a history of frontier Phoenix from 1867 to 1881, will be the guest speaker" at... Read More

Pharez Whitted '82 a "Powerful Soloist with Decibels to Burn": Chicago Tribune

January 19, 2013

"Chicago trumpeter Pharez Whitted owns a richly deserved reputation as a powerhouse soloist with decibels to burn," opines the Chicago Tribune's Howard... Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to be Conference's Keynote Speaker

January 18, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote address at the 2013 Human Capital Institute (HCI) Workforce... Read More

Marine Biologist J. Nichols '89 Discusses 'Neuroconservation' with Magazine

January 18, 2013

An article in the February 2013 issue of Coastal Living magazine examines "why just being near the water brings us such deep contentment. Headlined "Why... Read More

Wes Molyneaux '04 Named Head Soccer Coach at Suburban Chicago HS

January 17, 2013

Wes Molyneaux, a science teacher at New Trier High School in suburban Chicago and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the school’s boys... Read More

Bob Cathcart '82 Joins Hansen Medical as Sr. VP

January 16, 2013

Robert O. Cathcart, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN) in the newly created position of senior vice president... Read More

Exhibition of Ceramics by Prof. Richard Peeler '49 and Nine Former Students Opens February 12

January 16, 2013

As part of the celebration of DePauw University's 175th anniversary, an exhibition will honor a former DePauw faculty member who is one of Indiana’s best-known... Read More

Optometrist Megan Walton '08 Joins Indiana Practice

January 15, 2013

Megan L. Walton, O.D., a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Indiana's Plainfield Eye Care as an optometrist. The Hendricks County Flyer notes... Read More

Congress "Unwilling to Make Truly Hard Decisions": Lee Hamilton '52

January 12, 2013

"In our system of representative democracy, Capitol Hill should be the place where their competing concerns get hammered out," writes Lee H. Hamilton in... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Talks with Audubon Magazine

January 11, 2013

"I’ve been asking myself for some time now: How can we all be looking at climate change and believe different things about it?," Barbara Kingsolver tells... Read More

Sussy Project Founder Meggie Dials '03 is 'Woman to Watch'

January 9, 2013

An Indianapolis Star profile of Meggie Dials -- a 2003 DePauw University graduate deemed a 'Woman to watch' by the newspaper -- notes, "She puts in about... Read More

Karen Turman '81 to be Inducted Into HS Athletic Hall of Fame

January 7, 2013

Karen E. Turman, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is among 10 individuals who will be inducted into the Hamilton, Ohio City School District's Athletic... Read More

Dan Korb '79 Named Indiana Sportswriter of the Year

January 6, 2013

Dan Korb, an assistant sports editor with the Evansville Courier & Press and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been named Corky Lamm Indiana Sportswriter... Read More

Family of William Dugan '60 Donates Letters from Matthew Simpson to University Archives

January 5, 2013

A gift by William M. Dugan, M.D., a 1960 graduate of DePauw, and his family, has provided the University's Archives with a collection of letters written... Read More

Colin Milligan '07 Named Communications Director for Newly-Elected Congresswoman

January 3, 2013

Colin Milligan, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been named communications director for U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, whose term began Wednesday... Read More

Mary Elizabeth McKnight '07 Selected as New Science Teacher Academy Fellow

January 2, 2013

"Mary Elizabeth McKnight of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is among six Kentucky educators chosen for the New Science Teacher Academy, organized by... Read More

American Theatre Wing's Heather Hitchens '91 to Speak in Illinois  

January 2, 2013

Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, which administers the Tony Awards, will make a presentation at Illinois' Atlanta Public... Read More

Jennett Hill '85 Named VP and General Counsel of Citizens Energy Group

January 1, 2013

Jennett M. Hill, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, will join Citizens Energy Group as vice president and general counsel. She comes to the post, effective... Read More