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Award-Winning Miranda Spivack Coming to DePauw as Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism

June 23, 2016

Award-winning journalist, Miranda S. Spivack, who spent nearly 20 years at the Washington Post as an editor and reporter, is coming to DePauw University... Read More

Timing Terrible for a 'Trump Network,' Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 17, 2016

With Vanity Fair reporting that Donald Trump is considering launching his own cable news network, Salon's Michael Garofolo notes, "A personal network would... Read More

Cable News Outlets Need to Up Their Game in This "Contentious Time," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2016

"The presidential primary election season has mercifully ended, and the clear winners are … the cable news channels," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

White House Aide Bess Evans '07 Honored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

June 14, 2016

Elisabeth W. "Bess" Evans, associate director and senior policy adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement & Domestic Policy Council and 2007... Read More

Greencastle Newspaper Praises Participation of Prof. Jeff McCall '76 in "Great Program" at Middle School

June 3, 2016

"Reading on these two pages, you'll find a series of essays from Greencastle Middle School students who recently studied the Constitution -- particularly... Read More

TV Industry's Ratings System "A Mockery," Needs Reform: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 29, 2016

To the astonishment of Jeffrey M. McCall, "The television industry ... in spite of its self-interest, is still allowed by the federal government to issue... Read More

Shifting Audience for Morning TV News Programs Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 24, 2016

A Variety article on the battle for morning television news viewers notes that longtime leaders Good Morning America and Today have slipped in the ratings... Read More

Philip Georgeson '82 Launches Motivation Radio.Rocks

May 19, 2016

"Imagine, as an example, sales professionals having access to a new 24 hour tool that motivates and teaches an entire sales force how to become more successful... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Coverage of Presidential Race with New Orleans' WWL

May 17, 2016

Media coverage of the 2016 race for the White House and the odds of a third-party candidate emerging this summer were among the topics discussed by Jeffrey... Read More

"Pandering Media" Offer "A Lowest-Common-Denominator News Agenda": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 7, 2016

Observing the modern media landscape, Jeffrey M. McCall sees a lack of "news of substance."  In a newspaper column, the professor of communication at DePauw... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Escapism" of a Summer Staple, the Superhero Movie

April 29, 2016

"The superhero movies are, indeed, very similar, unimaginative and ridiculously filled with special effects and explosions," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor... Read More

Actor David Cryer '58 Among Initial Inductees Into New 'Wall of Fame'

April 28, 2016

David Cryer, an actor who has appeared on Broadway and television and films, is among the inaugural class of the Fifth Third Bank Wall of Fame in Findlay... Read More

DePauw and Putnam County Students Collaborate on Annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare, May 7

April 26, 2016

DePauw Theatre’s 2015-16 season closes with the annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare on Saturday, May 7 in Moore Theatre, located in the Green Center... Read More

Kristie McIntyre '89 Back on DC's WRQX

April 25, 2016

Kristie McIntyre, a 1989 DePauw University graduate known to friends at her alma mater as Kristie Weimar, has rejoined Washington, D.C.'s WRQX/Mix 107... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Media's Coverage of Trump Campaign on TV's O'Reilly Factor

April 21, 2016

"The campaign coverage has been fascinating to watch," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, said on tonight's edition of... Read More

Kid Quill (Mitch Brown '16) to Perform at Common Ground Musical Festival

April 18, 2016

Kid Quill, known to fellow DePauw University students as Mitch Brown, has been added to the lineup of the Common Ground Music Festival, which takes place... Read More

Sophomore Robert Sherman to Spend Summer Broadcasting Kenosha Kingfish Games

April 14, 2016

"The Kenosha Kingfish are pleased to announce the return of radio broadcaster, Robert Sherman, to the broadcast booth this upcoming summer," notes an announcement... Read More

Nation's "Free Speech Principle" is Threatened in This Election Year, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 12, 2016

"The inflammatory rhetoric, protests and disruption of political rallies in this election year have raised questions about how the First Amendment protections... Read More

Prof. Laura Pollom '99 Receives HS Alma Mater's Neale M. Shank Award

April 11, 2016

Laura (Hudson) Pollom, professor of communication at Concordia University Chicago and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Concordia... Read More

Steve Hollar '89 and Other Hoosiers Notables Reunite for Fundraiser

April 10, 2016

As the Indianapolis Star reports today, "key contributors to both the Hoosiers movie and the 1954 Milan team that inspired the movie gathered Saturday... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Discusses American Idol's End & Impact on Canada's CBC

April 7, 2016

Part of the success of American Idol, which ends a highly successful 15-year run on network television tonight, is that "the average viewer had a fascination... Read More

"Momentum is Hard to Maintain," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76 as American Idol Wraps Up

April 5, 2016

"Like everything else in pop culture, momentum is hard to maintain," says Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University.  He is quoted in... Read More

Three Student-Written Plays to be Presented, April 14-17

April 3, 2016

Three original plays written by DePauw University students will be presented by DePauw Theatre from April 14 through 17. They include The Parable of the... Read More

There's Plenty of "Madness" Associated with NCAA Basketball Tournament, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2016

Pointing to the "super-hype" surrounding the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Jeff McCall asks, "One must wonder whether this is a basketball... Read More

Company Led by Vicki Bohlsen '87 Strives to be "A Force for Good"

March 23, 2016

"Vicki Bohlsen was poised to make a difference following her graduation from DePauw University," begins an article in Bizvoice, the magazine of the Indiana... Read More

Brian Spilbeler '03 Oversees Award-Winning High School Radio Station

March 21, 2016

"I think that they are really dedicated to covering the different events and programs that will help listeners get a better sense of their community,"... Read More

Jennifer Bott '98 Named Dean of Ball State's Miller College of Business

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Bott, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed dean of Ball State University's Miller College of Business. Bott has served as... Read More

Colorado Broadcasters Association Honors Dan Lucero '08

March 12, 2016

Dan Lucero, sports director for Media Logic Radio's KSTC/KATR in Sterling, Colorado, and 2008 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2015... Read More

John Cassady '91 Named VP at National Rural Electric Cooperation Association

March 11, 2016

John M. Cassady, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of legislative affairs within the government relations department... Read More

Newspaper Profiles Gary Swanson, Who Taught Communication at DePauw in the 1990s

March 9, 2016

"After making his name around the world as an acclaimed broadcaster, photographer, educator and speaker, Gary Swanson has a new place to call home: Ellwood... Read More

TV Anchor Kristen Nicole '04 Joining Chicago's WFLD

March 8, 2016

Kristen Nichole Pflum, a 2004 DePauw University who is known professionally as Kristen Nicole, is the new weekend anchor for WFLD/Fox 32's Good Day Chicago... Read More

Ian Daniel '04 & Ellen Page Collaborate on New TV Show

March 6, 2016

Ian Daniel, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is co-creator (with his best friend, actress Ellen Page) of the new Viceland cable television documenary... Read More

New Viceland Cable Network Will Face Challenges, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 4, 2016

"Gaycation, a reality travelogue about LGBT people all over the world, is one of the inaugural offerings from Viceland, the network that digital journalism... Read More

Dana Ferguson '14 Interviewed on ESPN

March 2, 2016

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, was interviewed by ESPN in a story... Read More

Loads of Shows, But Very Little Quality: Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on TV in 2016

February 27, 2016

"The critically acclaimed television drama of the early 1960s, Naked City, concluded each episode with the narrator proclaiming: 'There are 8 million stories... Read More

Potential SCOTUS Nominee Has DePauw Connection

February 16, 2016

One of the names raised in media reports as a potential successor to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has ties to DePauw University.  Today's... Read More

Valentine's Day Communications Have Changed Little Over Time: Prof. Jennifer Adams

February 12, 2016

"Valentine's Day conjures up thoughts of romance, and it is a time when couples tend to express their personal relationships through love letters," begins... Read More

Tristan Glover '02, R.J. Talyor '02 & Jason Spilbeler '07 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 9, 2016

Three graduates of DePauw University -- Tristan Glover '02, senior vice president of Zeller Realty Group; Jason Spilbeler '07, vice president, global investment... Read More

Be My Valentine

February 8, 2016

Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of romance, and it is a time when couples tend to express their personal relationships through love letters. While... Read More

Dani Weatherford '97 Working to Change Perceptions of Greek Life

February 6, 2016

"In spite of many academic achievements and a dedication to philanthropy, sorority women still fight stereotypes. Dani Weatherford's on a mission to change... Read More

Rob Apatoff '80 Helps Make Possible 'Random Acts of Flowers'

February 5, 2016

"Sometimes when bad things happen to good people, compassion inspires great things. On Jan. 27, 102 supporters, sponsors and those enchanted by the mission... Read More

Coffers of TV Networks are Real Winners of Presidential Debates, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 5, 2016

"Seven Republican and four Democrat presidential primary 'debates' were held in advance of the Iowa caucuses, and the clear winner is … big television... Read More

Jay Caldwell '08 Joins Diversified Wealth Management

February 4, 2016

James R. "Jay" Caldwell, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Bismarck, North Dakota branch of Diversified Wealth Management as a financial... Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Seminar, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3

January 22, 2016

Seminar, a dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, will be presented by DePauw Theatre.  Directed by M. Susan Anthony, Mary Alice Braden... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Glut of January TV Premieres

January 18, 2016

"The next couple of months will bring season or series premieres for nearly 300 new shows on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms," writes Scott Collins... Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Qualifies for US Olympic Trials

January 18, 2016

Noah Droddy, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon, which will take place February 13 in Los... Read More

Magazine Story on Rise of Real-Life Crime Shows Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 17, 2016

Programs such as Netflix's documentary series, Making a Murderer, "coupled with last year's breakout podcast Serial and the critically acclaimed docuseries... Read More

Big TV Deals Have Caused College Football to Lose its Way: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 15, 2016

"The clock has run out on another college football season, so it’s time for the powers that be to assess the condition of the product," writes Jeff McCall... Read More

Lawren Mills '01 & Matt Ehinger '06 Named Partner at Ice Miller

January 12, 2016

Two DePauw University graduates -- Matt Ehinger '06 and Lawren K. Mills '01 -- have been named partners of Ice Miller LLP, effective January 1, 2016. ... Read More

"Economies of Scale" are Driving Media Consolidation: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 9, 2016

"Media General, parent company of WTHI-TV, has agreed to be acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., parent company of NBC affiliate WTWO-TV, but the deal... Read More

Kate Manecke '06 Profiled in Ohio's Columbus Monthly

January 8, 2016

"WOSU-TV program host and special events marketing manager Kate Manecke moved to New York City six months after graduating from college at DePauw University... Read More

Metropolitan Opera Stage Manager Scott Moon '83 to Speak in Florida

January 7, 2016

Scott L. Moon, stage manager for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, will address Florida's Freedom Plaza Opera... Read More

British Invasion

January 5, 2016

Americans’ obsession with everything British is nothing new, according to M. Susan Anthony, Mary Alice Braden Professor of Communication and Theatre. The... Read More

Gary Life '85 Profiled in Newspaper

January 2, 2016

"Life on the stage is pretty thrilling. Just ask Gary Life, manager of service excellence at Tidelands Health, and the hundreds of theatergoers who saw... Read More