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Alabama Literary Review Publishes Work by Linda Heuring '76  

April 25, 2014

The latest issue of Alabama Literary Review (Volume 22, Number 1) includes a short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Summer Movie Preview Includes Analysis from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 25, 2014

"It's summer movie season, with all that implies: sequels, reboots and lots and lots of explosions," writes Bill Goodykoontz in the Arizona Republic. The... Read More

"There is a Fix for What Ails Congress," Writes Lee Hamilton '52

April 25, 2014

According to Lee Hamilton, the veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "as grim as things seem now, there is a fix for what ails Congress... Read More

Jeff Easterling '13 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from US State Dept.

April 23, 2014

Jeffrey T. Easterling, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical... Read More

Sarah Masterson '06 Presents Piano Recital at Fitchburg State U

April 22, 2014

Sarah E. Masterson, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will present a piano recital at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts on Sunday, April... Read More

Libby Christiansen '94 Joins Willow Marketing

April 22, 2014

Elizabeth G.  "Libby" Christiansen, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Willow Marketing as account coordinator. An English (writing) major... Read More

UK Newspaper Cites Barbara Kingsolver's ('77) Poisonwood Bible

April 20, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the "10 best novels about Africa," according to the United... Read More

Frank Jacobs '66 to Lead Musical Commemoration of Kent State Anniversary

April 19, 2014

"Frank Jacobs was a state away when four students were shot to death at Kent State University (KSU) on May 4, 1970, as anti-war protests escalated there... Read More

Justin Woodard '02 is President of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

April 18, 2014

Justin C. Woodard, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration, a residential and commercial carpet... Read More

John Georgy '99 Named VP & Partner at Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning

April 17, 2014

John Georgy, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president and  named a partner at Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc. A... Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to Perform in Broadway Tribute & Fundraiser

April 16, 2014

Alice Ripley, Tony Award-winning actress and singer and a member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, has joined the roster of artists participating in... Read More

Margaret Davidson '80 Leading Asher Agency's New Indy Office

April 15, 2014

Margaret Davidson, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Asher Agency as vice president of strategic development and will lead the full-service... Read More

Google Marks 115th Birthday of Legendary Research Chemist Percy Julian '20

April 11, 2014

Today's "Google Doodle" -- the cartoon atop the main search page of Google.com -- is a sketch of Percy L. Julian, groundbreaking research chemist and 1920... Read More

Transition to Mainstream Network May Be Tricky for Stephen Colbert, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 11, 2014

Stephen Colbert will face challenges when he takes over David Letterman's late night CBS program next year, reports the Christian Science Monitor.  Gloria... Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Panel at 2014 O'Bannon Institute for Community Service

April 9, 2014

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

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 On Hand for Texas Celebration of George H.W. Bush Presidency

April 7, 2014

"About 600 of George H.W. Bush’s closest friends, administration officials, political allies and family members headed to his presidential library in Texas... Read More

Bret Baier '92 'Talks Tech' with USA Today

April 7, 2014

"If there's a tech angle to reporting the news, Fox's Bret Baier is there," begins USA Today's "Celebrities Talking Tech" column.  Jefferson Graham writes... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Butler U

April 6, 2014

Brad Stevens, head basketball coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, will receive an honorary doctorate at Butler University's... Read More

Long-Term Stability in Ukraine is Key, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

April 4, 2014

"What's happening in Ukraine represents an extremely dangerous crisis, as alarming and precarious as any crisis of the post-Cold War period," according... Read More

Investigative Reporter Meg Kissinger '79 Wins Second Prestigious Polk Award

April 3, 2014

Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of a George Polk... Read More

Article on Noah's Opening Weekend Cites Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 1, 2014

The film Noah opened #1 at the box office last weekend, notes USA Today.  "Despite the solid opening and a thumbs-up from three-fourths of the nation's... Read More

Juan Pedroza '03 Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

April 1, 2014

Juan M. Pedroza Jr., a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2014 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.  Currently working toward... Read More

Steve Spicer '82 Appointed Indy President of First Financial Bancorp

March 31, 2014

Steve Spicer, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed Indianapolis market president of First Financial Bancorp.  "Most recently, Spicer... Read More

Ali Sales Roach '03 Making a Mark in High Tech

March 31, 2014

Ali Sales Roach, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is among "10 Central Indiana women -- including entrepreneurs, executives, educators and communicators... Read More

Inconsistencies in School Free-Expression Rulings Must Be Addressed, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 30, 2014

"Public school administrators must have their heads spinning as they try to sort out recent court decisions regarding the free-expression rights of students... Read More

Wendi Taylor Nations '85 is Chief Marketing Officer for World Business Chicago

March 27, 2014

Wendi Taylor Nations, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief marketing officer for World Business Chicago (WBC). Chaired by Mayor... Read More

Jay Moore '74 Elected to Bank's Board of Directors

March 27, 2014

James "Jay" D. Moore, a partner in the law firm of Ryan, Moore & Cook and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to serve on the board of... Read More

Jennifer Pope Baker '89 and Women's Fund Eye Solution to Critical Problem

March 26, 2014

"Now that we understand the ripple impact of not serving this population we know we have to come up with solutions," Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director... Read More

Market Forces are Behind Spate of Religious-Themed Movies: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 26, 2014

"Not since The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur more than a half-century ago has the film industry bankrolled religious-themed pictures as it has this year... Read More

Jeffrey Ganis '80 Joins Reality Shares as Regional Sales Director

March 25, 2014

Jeffrey C. Ganis, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Reality Shares as regional sales director.  "A longtime leader in the derivatives and... Read More

W. Clifford Mull '01 Named a Partner at Benesch

March 24, 2014

W. Clifford Mull, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Benesch.  Mull is based in the business law firm's Cleveland office... Read More

2014 'Cinderella' Team Once Recruited Brad Stevens '99

March 22, 2014

"Mercer University, an 8,300-student school in Macon, Ga., stole the basketball spotlight Friday when its 14th-seeded Bears upset third-seeded Duke in... Read More

Customers Cutting Cable is No Surprise to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 22, 2014

Across the nation, about 250,000 cable, satellite and fiber optic television customers canceled the service last year -- the the first full-year decline... Read More

Sam Holley-Kline '12 Authors Article for Berkeley Review of Education

March 21, 2014

An article by Sam Holley-Kline, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the Berkeley Review of Education. The piece, "History Through First-Year... Read More

UPushStart

March 20, 2014

The largest entrepreneurial event ever hosted by DePauw, UPushStart, the DePauw Startup Institute is scheduled on April 4-5 in the Memorial Student Union... Read More

Ben Purvis '09 is Head Soccer Coach at Indiana HS

March 19, 2014

Ben Purvis, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been named head boy's soccer coach at Indiana's Shelbyville High School.  An alumnus of the high... Read More

Sarah Palin & Sportsman Channel A Good Fit, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2014

"It takes a certain kind of pizzazz for a politician to make the move into reality television," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Gretchen Haehl '08, a National Champ at DePauw and Now a Stanford Graduate Student

March 19, 2014

"Gretchen Haehl was the first Shelby County girl to score more than 1,400 points in her career," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News.  "Three... Read More

Media's Hidden Cameras in Schools a "Random Fishing Expedition," Says Prof. Bob Steele '69

March 18, 2014

A New York Times article detailing undercover news reports which sent hidden cameras into schools to test their security measures includes analysis from... Read More

Winfield Ong '80 Receives Receives US Department of Justice Director's Award

March 17, 2014

Winfield D. Ong, assistant United States Attorney and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the prestigious Director’s Award from the... Read More

Attorney Rhonda Long '99 Joins Dickinson Wright

March 15, 2014

Rhonda R. Long, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as an associate. She is practicing out of law firm's Las Vegas,... Read More

Sports Producer Ryan McGuffey '01 Gives Baseball Fans a New Perspective

March 14, 2014

Ryan McGuffey, coordinating producer for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, "has now joined the significant ranks of video... Read More

American Idol's Ratings Decline Draws Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 13, 2014

"Once upon a time, American Idol rivaled the Oscars telecast for TV viewers," begins a Yahoo! TV article. "Last week, it got beat in the weekly Nielsen... Read More

J. Peter Konkle '70 Authors On Bolton Flats: An Irish Insurrection in Vermont’s North Woods

March 13, 2014

J. Peter Konkle, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University graduate, is the author of On Bolton Flats: An Irish Insurrection in Vermont’s North Woods. Set... Read More

Educator and Coach Rick Weinheimer '78 is Honored

March 12, 2014

Rick Weinheimer, teacher and coach in Columbus, Indiana, and 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2014 Education Hall of Fame Award... Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Authors Secrets at Court

March 10, 2014

Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name, is the author of Secrets at Court.  The new book is published... Read More

Work by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime'

March 9, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among Amazon.com's "100 Books to Read in a Lifetime." Parade magazine... Read More

J. Nichols '89 to Address TEDx SantaCruz

March 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the presenters at today's TEDx SantaCruz in California.  The... Read More

FCC Needs to Explain Recent Actions, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 7, 2014

"The Federal Communications Commission has backed away from the senseless study it planned that would have had researchers snooping into the content decisions... Read More

Playwright Christian Hamilton '50, Who Taught at DePauw in the 1950s, Dies at Age 86

March 6, 2014

E. Christian Hamilton Jr., a 1950 graduate of DePauw who taught at his alma mater and several other colleges, died February 17 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice... Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 Authors Lily: a True Story of Courage & the Joplin Tornado

March 6, 2014

Carolyn Mueller, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of a new children’s book Lily: a True Story of Courage & the Joplin Tornado.  Based... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 & Dennis Trinkle '91 Join Indy Chamber Board

March 4, 2014

Angie Hicks '95, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, and Dennis A. Trinkle, provost and chief academic officer of Harrison College... Read More

Ben Solomon '10 is Honored in Pictures of the Year International Competition

March 3, 2014

Ben C. Solomon, a freelance multimedia journalist and 2010 graduate of  DePauw University, is a third place winner in the 71st annual Pictures of the Year... Read More

Former Professors and Classmates Talk with Boston Globe About NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

March 2, 2014

Friday's appearance by Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics, at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, "the top gathering of analytic-minded... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Address Racial Reconciliation Conference in Mississippi

March 1, 2014

John Dittmer is among the speakers who will address a racial reconciliation conference at Delta State University in Mississippi, March 18-19. The event... Read More

Toby McClamroch '77 Named Managing Partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll

February 28, 2014

W. Tobin "Toby" McClamroch, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been named sole managing partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll. In that role, McClamroch... Read More

Ryan Sipe '05 Promoted to VP at Pacific Wine & Spirits of Hawaii

February 27, 2014

Ryan M. Sipe, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, general sales manager of Pacific Wine & Spirits (PWS) of Hawaii... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 to Speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

February 27, 2014

"Celtics coach Brad Stevens, holder of an economics degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana," is among the speakers at the MIT Sloan Sports... Read More

Chris Burton '09 Directs Indianapolis Production of Antigone

February 27, 2014

Chris Burton, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is directing the Garfield Shakespeare Company's spring production of Antigone, which opens its five-date... Read More

Mark Davis '86 Named President of Illinois Hospital's Medical Staff

February 25, 2014

Mark E. Davis, M.D., a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the medical staff at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Illinois. "This... Read More

Coach Bill Fenlon & Josh Burch '99 on the "Fire Inside" Brad Stevens '99

February 24, 2014

Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, was ejected from a game for the first time in his career Saturday... Read More

"Let's Try Strengthening Congress," Suggests Veteran Statesman Lee Hamilton '52

February 24, 2014

"In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance... Read More

Carrie Birge '08 is Director of Johnson County Museum of History

February 23, 2014

Carrie A. Birge, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the new director of the Johnson County Museum of History.  Located in Franklin, Indiana, the... Read More

Slate of New Religious-Themed Movies Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 21, 2014

"Get ready for a flood of religious movies coming out of Hollywood this year and next," reports Houston's KTRH radio in a story that quotes a DePauw University... Read More

Chinonye Chukwu '07 & Prof. Samuel Autman to Screen New Short Film at Princeton U

February 19, 2014

A Long Walk, a short film by 2007 DePauw graduate Chinonye Chukwu (pictured at right), and an adaptation of a short story by Samuel Autman (seen below)... Read More

Joe Brent '97 and Sara Caswell Coming for Feb. 26 Performance

February 18, 2014

DePauw University's Performing Arts Series presents Joe Brent, a 1997 graduate of DePauw on mandolin, and Sara Caswell, violin, in a Wednesday, February... Read More

Philanthropic Work of Gabrielle Benson '05 is Spotlighted

February 16, 2014

"Gabrielle Benson once described her dream job as being one where she could 'raise money and give it away'," notes today's Indianapolis Star of the 2005... Read More

Reality TV Genre is "Cooling," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells LA Times

February 16, 2014

"The reality genre is cooling for network TV," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Los Angeles Times. Dr. McCall... Read More

"Process of the Press" is Beyond President's Powers, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 15, 2014

"The president of the United States is often characterized as the most powerful person in the world," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at... Read More

Linda Marks Lyon '65 Publishes One Small Community: One Expansive Flagship

February 15, 2014

Linda Marks Lyon, a 1965 graduate of DePauw University, has published a photo book, One Small Community: One Expansive Flagship. "Comprised of photos... Read More

Attorney Craig Stevenson '02 Aligns with Murphy Desmond

February 14, 2014

Craig E. Stevenson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C. as an associate attorney. Stevenson is practicing in the firm's... Read More

Reuters Profile Cites Tim Solso's ('69) 2011 Commencement Address at DePauw

February 13, 2014

"General Motors Co's new Chairman Theodore 'Tim' Solso is not afraid to make edgy and sometimes unpopular decisions, a trait that could come in handy as... Read More

Richard and Lee Hamilton ('49 & '52) Featured in PBS Affiliate's Three-Part Series

February 12, 2014

A three-part series featuring two distinguished graduates of DePauw University, Lee and Richard Hamilton: Conversations with a Politician and a Pastor... Read More

Sally Krouse '74 Joins Not-for-Profit Foundation's Board

February 11, 2014

Sally Krouse, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Honeywell Foundation in Wabash, Indiana. Sarah... Read More

$1 Million Gift from J. William Asher '50 to Create Fund in the Humanities

February 10, 2014

President Brian W. Casey announced today that a $1 million gift from Dr. J. William “Bill” and Dorothy A. Asher will create a new endowed fund in the humanities... Read More

Gift of $10 Million from Janet Prindle '58 to Endow Ethics Institute

February 10, 2014

President Brian W. Casey announced today that a $10 million commitment from Janet W. Prindle ’58 will create an expanded endowment for the University’s... Read More

DePauw Receives $14.4 Million in New Gifts for Academic Programs and Athletics

February 10, 2014

President Brian W. Casey announced today that the University’s Board of Trustees, during its meeting over this past weekend, formally accepted $14.4 million... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author & Prof. Cathy Day '91

February 10, 2014

"Indiana runs through Muncie author Cathy Day’s books," begins an Indianapolis Star feature. "Born in Peru, she started writing her first novel, The Circus... Read More

Magazine Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

February 9, 2014

A short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the latest issue of Rosebud magazine (Issue 56/Winter 2013-14). ... Read More

Prof. Beth Felker Jones '98 Authors God the Spirit

February 8, 2014

Beth Felker Jones, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of God the Spirit: Introducing... Read More

Relationship of JFK and Gen. David Shoup '26 Explored in New Book

February 6, 2014

The February 2013 edition of Leatherneck, the magazine for United States Marines, includes a review of the new book Kennedy's General: A Story of Uncommon... Read More

Doug Elmore '86 Honored as Indiana HS Orchestra Teacher of the Year

February 5, 2014

Doug Elmore, orchestra teacher Floyd County Central High School and Highland Hills Middle School and 1986 graduate of DePauw University, is the Indiana... Read More

Prof. Brian Dixon '01 & Mike Langellier '04 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 4, 2014

Brian E. Dixon, an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, and Mike Langellier... Read More

NaShara Mitchell '01 Puts a Variety of Skills to Use

February 3, 2014

"As an undergraduate at DePauw University, (NaShara) Mitchell found herself the go-to person for makeup and wardrobe advice," notes the Indianapolis Star... Read More

Sarah Carlson '08 Named National Teacher Fellow

February 1, 2014

Sarah Carlson, a physics teacher at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, "is one of 13 educators nationwide to... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on Super Bowl Commercials

January 31, 2014

"Every big Wall Street bank is a host sponsor of this year’s Super Bowl but experts question if it’s worth the exposure," writes Sital S. Patel of MarketWatch... Read More

1st Source Bank Promotes Ryan Fenstermaker '05 to VP

January 30, 2014

Ryan J. Fenstermaker, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana. An item in the... Read More

Lisa May '84 is VP at AAIPharma Services and Cambridge Major Laboratories

January 29, 2014

Lisa C. May, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of human resources at AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading global provider... Read More

Ads in the Big Game are Less Than Super: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 28, 2014

Advertisers who are spending $4 million for each 30-second commercial airing during Sunday's Super Bowl  "might as well be dumping those dollars in the... Read More

Ryan McGuffey '01 Receives Jerome Holtzman Award for Documentary on 2003 Cubs

January 28, 2014

Ryan C. McGuffey, coordinating producer for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Jerome Holtzman... Read More

AP Column on Super Bowl Media Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 25, 2014

"The NFL is a powerful force in our nation's cultural landscape precisely because it has done such an excellent job in monitoring and managing its image... Read More

COO Drew Coolidge '93 Motivates Employees

January 23, 2014

Andrew P. "Drew" Coolidge, chief operating officer of Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is engaging his company's... Read More

Elizabeth Rydell '87 is Dental Director at Midwest Dental Support Center

January 22, 2014

Elizabeth Rydell, D.D.S., a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Midwest Dental Support Center in Mondovi, Wisconsin, as dental director. In... Read More

Andrew Brooks '79 Joins Conexus Indiana Board

January 21, 2014

Andrew F. Brooks, president of Brooks Construction Co. and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Conexus... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Writes of "Cultural Responsibility of the Media Industry"

January 19, 2014

"The roots of violence in America are many and complex, but there is no doubt the primary dispenser of cultural violence into society is the media industry... Read More

George Mitru '61 Enters Mercer County Hall of Fame

January 18, 2014

George P. Mitru, a 1961 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted tonight into the Mercer County, Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.  The ceremony is taking... Read More

JaMarcus Shephard '05 Promoted to Wide Receivers Coach at Western Kentucky

January 17, 2014

JaMarcus Shephard, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to wide receivers coach at Western Kentucky University.  Shephard served as... Read More

Michael Hays '99 Elected Partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

January 17, 2014

Michael J. Hays, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected partner at Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.  Hays joined the South Bend, Indiana-based... Read More

New Book by Jonathan Bailor '05 on NY Times Bestseller List

January 16, 2014

The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, debuts at #14... Read More

Greg Gordon '86 Appointed VP at Ameriana Bank

January 16, 2014

Gregory D. Gordon, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ameriana Bank in New Castle, Indiana, as vice president, commercial loan officer. ... Read More