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Newspaper Shares "Inspiring Story" of DePauw VP Alan Hill '81 & '83

October 17, 2017

"There are people in that town who made a tremendous difference in my life," Alan Hill says of Terre Haute, Indiana.  The 1981 DePauw University graduate… Read More

Susan Finney '80 Joins Avison Young in St. Louis as Principal

October 16, 2017

Susan Finney, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a principal of St. Louis operations for Avison Young, which bills itself as "the world's… Read More

Pre-Order 2017 Monon Bell DVD and Save; 18 Other Games Available

October 12, 2017

Monon Bell DVD Order Form; Game Day Tickets; Telecast Information It's one of America's oldest and most storied college football rivalries, and the 124th… Read More

FOX News Anchor Bret Baier '92 Talks with The Atlantic

October 11, 2017

"Every administration thinks they’re getting bad press," says Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report on FOX News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Milwaukee Brewers Name Matt Kleine '08 Director of Baseball Operations

October 10, 2017

Matt Kleine, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of baseball operations by the Milwaukee Brewers.   "Kleine is entering… Read More

Old Gold Weekend 2017 Brings Together Many Celebratory Events 

October 9, 2017

Old Gold Weekend, a DePauw tradition dating back to 1907, took place October 5-7. The weekend invites alumni back to explore and celebrate campus life… Read More

Coach Dick Tomey '60 to be Inducted Into Pima County Sports Hall of Fame

October 8, 2017

Dick Tomey, a longtime college football coach and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into Tucson, Arizona's Pima County Sports Hall of… Read More

General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening '89 Receives HS Alma Mater's 'Polaris Award'

October 7, 2017

Jeffrey Harmening, chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Terre Haute… Read More

Todd Ernst '90 Promoted to VP at Raytheon

October 6, 2017

Todd Ernst, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president, corporate development of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), effective… Read More

Monon Bell Classic To Be Televised by FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Indiana

October 5, 2017

The 124th football game between DePauw University and Wabash College -- one of America's oldest and most storied college rivalries known as the Monon Bell… Read More

"New Edition" of TV's Megyn Kelly "Is Simply Not Authentic," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 5, 2017

With it's new show, Megyn Kelly Today, "In a sense, NBC is trying to do what CBS did with Katie Couric, only in reverse, where Couric was asked to move… Read More

Greg Goetcheus '90 is Executive VP of Gabriella White

October 4, 2017

Greg Goetcheus, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president of Gabriella White LLC. The Alabama-based company is… Read More

DePauw Again Among Nation's Top Contributors to Teach For America

October 2, 2017

DePauw University is once again among America's top small colleges for graduates participating in Teach For America.  The organization has announced that… Read More

"Shrill Chicken Little-like Panic" at the Core of 'Banned Books Week', Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

October 1, 2017

The American Library Association's "Banned Books Week" wrapped up yesterday, and while Jeffrey M. McCall embraces the annual event's missions to "celebrate… Read More

Ticket Sales for the 124th Monon Bell Classic Begin Monday, Oct. 2

September 29, 2017

Alumni, parents, and other fans of DePauw University may begin purchasing tickets for the 124th Monon Bell Classic -- the annual rivalry game with Wabash… Read More

Lauren Franklin '98 Appointed Principal of Indianapolis High School

September 29, 2017

Lauren Franklin, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed principal of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis for the 2018-19 school… Read More

Dentist Richel Geisse '10 Now Practicing in Greencastle

September 28, 2017

Richel Geisse, D.D.S., a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Hometown Dental Group in Greencastle, owned by Dr. Dennis Knuth and his wife… Read More

Wendy Robinson '73 is Indiana School Superintendent of the Year

September 27, 2017

Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2018 Indiana Superintendent of the Year.… Read More

OB-GYN Michael Gentry '09 Joins Staff of North Carolina Hospital

September 27, 2017

Michael Gentry, M.D., a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Northern Obstetrics… Read More

Few Americans Understand First Amendment, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 26, 2017

"The freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment have been the bedrock of the nation’s character for more than two centuries," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Melanie Norton, VP for Development & Alumni Engagement, Leaving in November to Establish Consulting Practice

September 25, 2017

Melanie J. Norton, vice president for development and alumni engagement at DePauw since June 2013, will leave the University in November to establish an… Read More

Drew Madsen '78 Joins Noodles & Company Board

September 25, 2017

Drew Madsen, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS), effective September… Read More

Amy Boyles '97 Authors The Witch's Handbook to Hunting Vampires

September 24, 2017

Amy Boyles, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Witch's Handbook to Hunting Vampires. The book is dubbed as the first in the "Southern… Read More

Laura Shinall '83 is Treasurer/Secretary-Elect of the American Floral Endowment

September 23, 2017

Laura Shinall, president of Syndicate Sales and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed appointed treasurer/secretary-elect of the American… Read More

Media Ownership Limits "Don't Make as Much Sense Anymore," Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 22, 2017

"A pending deal that would consolidate ownership of Sinclair and Tribune TV stations is taking heat from a diverse group of opponents, but it’s still early… Read More

Kristin Maguire '08 Joins Kinetrex Energy as Sr. Customer Solutions Manager

September 22, 2017

Kristin Maguire, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kinetrex Energy as senior customer solutions manager. Kinetrex is an Indianapolis-based… Read More

Indianapolis Star Notes Upcoming DePauw Residency by ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54

September 21, 2017

"Bill Rasmussen was unemployed and sitting in traffic nearly 40 years ago when he came up with the idea for a 24-hour sports television network," begins… Read More

The "Softer Side" of Megyn Kelly May Be a Tricky Sell for NBC, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 21, 2017

In launching a morning program hosted by Megyn Kelly, "NBC faces a task similar to the one CBS grappled with when it hired Katie Couric, long known for… Read More

Gotham Star Drew Powell '98 Visits Hometown TV Station

September 20, 2017

Drew Powell, the 1998 DePauw University graduate who portrays Butch Gilzean in Fox's hit series Gotham, is taking a break from Hollywood and visiting his… Read More

ESPN Founder & 1954 Graduate Bill Rasmussen Returns to DePauw for Ubben Lecture, Nov. 8, During Monon Bell Week

September 20, 2017

Bill Rasmussen has been called "the George Washington of ESPN" (by longtime anchor Chris Berman) and "a guy whose idea gave birth to, arguably, the most… Read More

Lizzy Gering '17 Will Teach in Brazil as a Fulbright Recipient

September 19, 2017

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Gering, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, will spend this academic year in Brazil after receiving an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Controversy Over ESPN Anchor's Tweets Elicits Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 13, 2017

"ESPN's recent ratings and financial difficulties are the result of several factors, the main one being the surge in cord-cutting,” Jeffrey M. McCall,… Read More

Andrew Holloway '00 Promoted to Director at Crowe Horwath

September 13, 2017

Crowe Horwath LLP has promoted Andrew Holloway, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, to director in the performance healthcare advisory practice. In that… Read More

Attorney Derek Kaczmarek '97 Joins Dickinson Wright

September 13, 2017

Derek W. Kaczmarek, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the law firm of Dickinson Wright in Phoenix, Arizona. Kaczmarek "represents taxpayers… Read More

Wendy Robinson '73 is Indiana's District II School Superintendent of the Year

September 12, 2017

Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association… Read More

Researcher Sam Rund '08 Calling for National Database of Mosquito Records

September 10, 2017

"For decades, agencies around the United States have been collecting data on mosquitoes," reports The Atlantic. "The problem, according to Micaela Elvira… Read More

FOX Anchor Bret Baier '92 on Covering Current Politics & President Trump's Media Criticisms

September 9, 2017

"I think that we've done a good job of reacting to what is a very volatile news cycle, on a number of different fronts -- not just here in the U.S., but… Read More

DePauw Internship Started Doxly CEO Haley Altman '02 Down Entrepreneurial Path

September 8, 2017

An Indianapolis Star profile of Haley Altman, co-founder and CEO of Doxly Inc., notes that "Altman’s passion for helping companies grow started at DePauw… Read More

With a Free Press Comes Responsibility: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 7, 2017

"Maintaining a useful press demands a media industry that lives up to its First Amendment privileges," asserts Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication… Read More

Houston Public Media's Dave Fehling '82 Finds Creative Ways to Enhance Coverage of Hurricane Harvey

September 6, 2017

"Dave Fehling found an unfamiliar scene when he arrived at Houston Public Media Tuesday morning," begins an article on the director of news and public… Read More

Judge Matt Kincaid '92 Receives ISBA's 2017 Civility Award

September 6, 2017

Matt Kincaid, presiding judge of Indiana's Boone Superior Court 1 and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association's… Read More

Houston TV Reporter Courtney Fischer '07 Discusses Covering Hurricane Harvey on ABC's This Week

September 3, 2017

"It has been non-stop," says Courtney Fischer, a reporter for Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, of the job of covering Hurricane Harvey. Fischer, a 2007 graduate… Read More

With Declining Ratings, NFL "Faces Third and Long": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 3, 2017

"Pro football might look healthy enough on the surface, but last year’s television ratings amount to a sack on second down," writes Jeffrey M. McCall,… Read More

Julie Hurbanis '90 is Assistant VP for Marketing & Communications at Macalester College

September 2, 2017

Julie Hurbanis, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been named assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Macalester College. She… Read More

Justin Agrelo '13 Contributes Column to Washington Post

September 1, 2017

"It happened again a few weeks ago. I was in a restaurant in Buenos Aires having brunch with a fellow Fulbright Scholar," writes Justin Agrelo, a 2013… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Hands-On Engagement with Texas Storm Victims

September 1, 2017

"Reporters have become a part of the story in Texas, where catastrophic floods from Hurricane Harvey has displaced tens of thousands and captivated a national… Read More

David Carns '95 Named Chief Strategy Officer at Casepoint

August 31, 2017

David Carns, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to chief strategy officer at Casepoint and will "lead global sales and marketing efforts… Read More

Mackenzie Cremeans '14 to Lead Association of Women Geoscientists

August 30, 2017

Mackenzie Cremeans, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University who is now a geology doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas, has been named president-elect… Read More

Emily Kaufmann '15 Joins Indy's WISH-TV as News Producer

August 30, 2017

Emily Kaufmann, a 2015 graduate of DePauw University, has joined WISH-TV in Indianapolis as a news producer. She comes from WLNS in Lansing, Michigan,… Read More

Attorney Danica Mathes '98 Named to Leadership Dallas Class of '18

August 29, 2017

Danica L. Mathes, an intellectual property, entertainment, advertising and new media attorney with Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas, Texas, and 1998… Read More

Susie Schmank '17 is Recipient of Arts Journalism Fellowship

August 28, 2017

"This fall and spring, a 2017 DePauw University graduate will help IndyStar broaden its coverage of the arts," begins a story in the Indianapolis newspaper… Read More

Ujjwal Nair '17 Receives NSF Cybersecurity Fellowship

August 24, 2017

Ujjwal Nair, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Fellowship. He will use the award to pursue… Read More

Natalie Sutton '03 is Chapter Executive for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana

August 22, 2017

Natalie Sutton, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is chapter executive for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. She comes to the post from… Read More

Streaming Services Make Parental Supervision of TV Viewing Trickier, Writes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 20, 2017

"Responsible parents are rightfully concerned about the media content absorbed by their children," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication… Read More

Sophomore Institute Will Welcome 300 Students Monday 

August 19, 2017

DePauw University's sixth annual Sophomore Institute is Monday, Aug. 21.  More than 300 students will participate in the event. The Institute is a professional… Read More

Irish Times Praises "Many Moving Stories" of Linda Heuring '76

August 19, 2017

"Character creation, vivid scene-setting, humour and authentic dialogue are some of the strengths of this excellent short story collection," declares the… Read More

"This is a Magical Time," President McCoy Tells 630 New Students at DePauw's 2017-18 Opening Day

August 18, 2017

"Welcome to DePauw and to what will likely be the most influential years of your life," Mark McCoy, the 20th president of the University, told the 630… Read More

Bruce Walker's ('53) Collection of Tibetan Art On Display at Peeler Center, Aug. 25 - Dec. 15

August 16, 2017

Two years after graduating from DePauw University in 1953, Bruce Walker became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Beginning August 25… Read More

Helen Zimmerman '90 On Her Journey from Bob & Tom to Leading Nonprofit

August 15, 2017

"Our mission is historic preservation, but economic progress -- to make sure it’s a viable community for not only our residents, but also our businesses… Read More

Opera Singer & Music Educator Alicia Berneche '93 is Profiled

August 15, 2017

"Alicia Berneche has performed on stages around the world as one of the most distinguished soprano singers in the country," begins a newspaper feature… Read More

Lindsey Atkinson '02 Promoted at the National Federation of State High School Associations

August 15, 2017

Lindsey Atkinson, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of sports/communications associate at the National Federation of State… Read More

Mark Rolfing '71 & Wife Debi to Receive PGA Distinguished Service Award

August 12, 2017

Mark Rolfing, an analyst for NBC/Golf Channel and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Debi, have been named co-recipients of the PGA Distinguished… Read More

"We Could Easily Blunder Into War" With North Korea, Lee Hamilton '52 Tells NPR Affiliate

August 11, 2017

"I think we’re in a very dangerous moment because of the threat from North Korea," Lee H. Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

John Marshall '93 Joins NexCore Group as Sr. VP

August 11, 2017

John Marshall, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined NexCore Group as senior vice president, business development. Based in Denver, Colorado… Read More

Kevin Sullivan '13 is Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Emory University

August 10, 2017

Kevin Sullivan, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant men's basketball coach at Emory University. He comes from Kenyon College… Read More

Sharing Her Agenda

August 9, 2017

Rhonesha Byng '11 empowers young women through her growing digital media platform. Written for DePauw Magazine by Tom Chiarella. When describing the… Read More

Media Need to be Aggressive, Yet Fair in Coverage of President: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

August 9, 2017

"The war between the White House and the press is escalating 200 days into the administration, with President Trump launching daily attacks on the press… Read More

J. Michael Locke '89 Joins Certica Solutions Board

August 9, 2017

J. Michael Locke, managing partner at Giles Richard LLC and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Certica Solutions… Read More

R.J. Talyor '02 Pursuing His Dream as Founder of Quantifi

August 9, 2017

"Since his days in the business entrepreneurship program at DePauw University -- and after, when he was an Orr Fellow -- R.J. Talyor has wanted to start… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on a Congressman Blocking a Constituent on Facebook

August 6, 2017

When it comes to social media and the way it is utilized by politicians, "As with pretty much all First Amendment issues, there needs to be some balancing… Read More

Jon Weed '91 and His Family Launch B. Happy Peanut Butter

August 4, 2017

"We’ve got a family sign downstairs in our basement and it says be nice and do good things and be happy," Jon Weed, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Jason Anders '97 Appointed Chief News Editor of Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2017

Jason M. Anders, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief news editor of the Wall Street Journal. A member of the Journal's staff… Read More

UK's Guardian Lists DePauw Podcast Among "Best of the Week"

August 4, 2017

A production of DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics is listed among "the best podcasts of the week" in the UK's Guardian.  "Examining Ethics… Read More

Matt Neff '77 Elected to Bioanalytical Systems Board

August 3, 2017

R. Matthew Neff, an attorney with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been unanimously elected as a director of Bioanalytical… Read More

Cardiologist Vijay Rao '96 Elected a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America

August 3, 2017

Vijay U. Rao, M.D.,a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), becoming the first and… Read More

Newspaper Notes Book by Chuck McConnell '61, Conquer Your Yips

August 2, 2017

"The suggestions in this book will help you stand out from the competition through four steps that will build your own 'Unique Brand Equity'," notes a… Read More

General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening '89 "Has the Skills to Succeed"

August 1, 2017

"The person who thinks farther ahead wins," says Jeffrey Harmening, chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and 1989 graduate of DePauw… Read More

Sarah Hawkins '01 is Sr. Program Officer at Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

August 1, 2017

Sarah Hawkins, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation as senior program officer. "Hawkins previously served… Read More

Nurse Practitioner Alana Goo-Frazier '02 Featured in Hawaiian Newspaper

August 1, 2017

Alana Goo-Frazier, a family nurse practitioner and outrigger paddling enthusiast, says of her work and pastime, "I think it’s helping me, my identity as… Read More

Jan Risi '81 Joins PURE Bioscience Board

July 31, 2017

Jan Risi, president and CEO of the Independent Purchasing Cooperative and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors… Read More

Laura Lee '88 is COO of Old National Wealth Management

July 28, 2017

Laura Lee, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief operating officer and senior vice president of Old National Wealth Management… Read More

"Arguing Over Largely Superficial Press Briefings is More Symbolic Than Substantive": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 27, 2017

A bill proposed by a Democratic congressman, which would require the White House to hold at least two press briefings each week that are open to cameras… Read More

Former President George H.W. Bush & His VP, Dan Quayle '69, Reunite

July 27, 2017

"Former President George H.W. Bush reunited Wednesday with Dan Quayle, his vice president from 1989 to 1993," reports the Washington Examiner. Quayle,… Read More

Attorney & HS Head Football Coach Rob Doyle '82 is Profiled

July 27, 2017

"Veteran Indianapolis attorney Rob Doyle sees no end of 70-hour workweeks, but now less of that time will be at his law office and more will be on the… Read More

Jade Powers '13 Joins Saint Louis Art Museum as Romare Bearden Fellow

July 26, 2017

Jade Powers, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Saint Louis Art Museum as the 2017-18 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow. Named… Read More

Simon Promotes Meredith Reed '14 to Post at Washington State's Columbia Center

July 25, 2017

Meredith Reed, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of marketing and business development for Simon Property Group and its… Read More

Soprano & Music Educator Alicia Berneche '93 to be Inducted Into 'Hall of Legends'

July 23, 2017

Alicia Berneche, an acclaimed opera singer and voice teacher and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is among six individuals who will comprise the 2017… Read More

Tiernan Shank '17 Joins CBS Affiliate in Topeka

July 22, 2017

Tiernan Shank, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, has joined WIBW-TV, a CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kansas, as multi media journalist/anchor/reporter… Read More

Dentist Steve Hollar '89 Still Gets Big Smiles for His Role in Movie Hoosiers

July 19, 2017

"When you grow up in Indiana, talking about basketball makes you smile. Both of those things are important to Steve Hollar," reports Andy McDonnell of… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Takes Hollywood's "Cultural Barbarism" to Task

July 18, 2017

An attempt by Sony Pictures to market "clean versions" of movies, which was scrapped after complaints from Hollywood content producers, "is a minor skirmish… Read More

Filmmaker Henry Johnston '14 Discusses King Rat with Indianapolis Monthly

July 18, 2017

"I think there’s a lot of draw to filming in Indiana right now," Henry Johnston, director and writer of King Rat, tells Indianapolis Monthly. "I grew up… Read More

Greg Ruark '83 Named Interim Head Women's Soccer Coach at Ripon College

July 17, 2017

Greg Ruark, who received a master's degree from DePauw University in 1983 and was an assistant soccer coach for the Tigers, has been appointed interim… Read More

New MTV2 Show Features Shinesty, Co-Founded by "Millennial Entrepreneur" Chris White '11

July 17, 2017

"What happens when two college buddies decide to start a company?," asks MTV2 in a promo for a new show which features a Colorado-based enterprise co-founded… Read More

Bruce Armbrust '94 is Lake Tahoe Community College's 'Teacher of the Year'

July 16, 2017

Bruce Armbrust, instructor of mathematics and physics at Lake Tahoe Community College and 1994 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the college's… Read More

Rodrigo Rabanal '17 is a Newman's Own Foundation Fellow

July 14, 2017

Rodrigo Rabanal, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is among 17 individuals selected as Fellows of the Newman's Own Foundation. The program pairs… Read More

Major Media Have a Misguided News Agenda, According to Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 13, 2017

"News consumers expect the media to cover a range of issues rather than ride hobby horses that feed reporters’ own interests," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Kyle Monroe '08 Appointed VP at The Alliance

July 12, 2017

Kyle Monroe, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined The Alliance® as vice president of network development and provider relations. The Alliance… Read More

Variety Story on Cable News Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

July 11, 2017

"Scandal-battered Fox News could be benefiting from CNN’s recent travails, suggests Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University,' writes… Read More

Deedie Dowdle Named VP for Marketing and Communications; Admission Adds New Financial Aid Director; Mellasenah Morris to Lead School of Music

July 10, 2017

Deedie Dowdle has been named vice president of marketing and communications at DePauw University, effective September 3. Currently associate vice president… Read More

Trainer Erik Brown '06 Now at University of Evansville

July 8, 2017

Erik Brown, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the University of Evansville as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor in the athletic… Read More