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The Legend of Andrea Sununu

December 19, 2014

Written by Christopher L. Wolfe for DePauw Magazine, Fall 2014 I first met Professor of English Andrea Sununu in 2011, a few years into my time at DePauw... Read More

Company Founded by 2002 Grads Matt DeLeon & Eric Fruth Earns Awards  

December 5, 2014

Columbus Running Company, an Ohio-based chain of four stores co-founded by 2002 DePauw University graduates Eric J. Fruth and Matthew L. DeLeon, "has been... Read More

Prindle Institute Hosts 'A Poetic Journey Through Urban America' Saturday

November 2, 2014

DePauw University and its Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics invite the campus community and the public to "A Poetic Journey Through Urban America," which... Read More

Toy Chain's Marketing of Breaking Bad Figures is "Problematic," Says Prof. Andy Cullison '01

October 21, 2014

"In the '80's, they had a slogan, ‘Where a kid can be a kid.’ They wanted Toys 'R' Us to feel like a safe space," says Andrew Cullison, director of DePauw... Read More

Gotham's Drew Powell '98 Appears on Morning News Program

October 20, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University and one of the stars of the new Fox television show, Gotham, paid a visit to the studios of Indianapolis... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of English Prof. Rick Hillis

October 12, 2014

Rick Hillis, associate professor of English at DePauw University, died unexpectedly in Texas on Wednesday, October 8, while on sabbatical.  He was 58 years... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 to Keynote Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner

September 17, 2014

Bret Baier, chief political anchor on Fox News Channel and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's... Read More

Look for Drew Powell '98 in New Fox Series Gotham

September 16, 2014

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is among the cast members of the new Fox television show, Gotham, which premieres September 22. He portrays... Read More

Fiction Writer E.J. Levy Here October 15

September 15, 2014

E.J. Levy's debut collection of stories, Love, In Theory, won the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers... Read More

Putnam to Publish Debut Novel by Prof. Lili Wright

September 9, 2014

"After 10 years without publishing a first-time novelist, Marian Wood, who has an eponymous imprint at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, acquired Lili Wright’s debut... Read More

Daniel Kiley '94 Joins Cresa as VP of Project Management

September 9, 2014

Daniel L. Kiley, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined joins Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm, as vice president, project... Read More

Sally Laukitis '71 Reappointed to Michigan Travel Commission

August 29, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder has reappointed Sally J. Laukitis, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, to the Michigan Travel Commission. The commission, housed... Read More

Coming Home

August 18, 2014

“Coming back to DePauw is like coming home,” says Andrew “Andy” Cullison ’01, who recently assumed duties as Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of The Janet... Read More

Prof. Michael Sinowitz Publishes Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Sea

August 12, 2014

Michael Leigh Sinowitz, associate professor of English at DePauw, is the author of Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Sea: Sex, Drugs and the Physical Form in... Read More

Indiana Gov. Appoints Danielle McGrath '07 Deputy Chief of Staff

July 11, 2014

Danielle (Dravet) McGrath, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to serve as his deputy chief of staff... Read More

Side by Side

July 8, 2014

Senior Evan M. Miller has always planned to attend medical school. In fact, he just completed the MCAT exam. When he came to DePauw, his focus was chemistry... Read More

Poet Nathalie Anderson to Visit Campus on Sept. 10

July 5, 2014

Award-winning poet and librettist Nathalie Anderson will come to DePauw University on Wednesday, September 10, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly... Read More

Sidney Showalter '64 Authors The Single Man's Housecleaning Playbook

July 3, 2014

Sidney H. Showalter II, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has published The Single Man's Housecleaning Playbook. The new book "is a quick and simple... Read More

David McMillin '06 Places Fourth in Telluride Troubadour Competition

June 26, 2014

David McMillin, singer/songwriter and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, placed fourth in the Telluride Troubadour Competition. Held in conjunction with... Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Dispenses Advice at NYC Workshop

June 23, 2014

"If I knew how to write the novel I’m writing now, I’d be home writing it," Richard Peck, award-winning author of books for young people, told a writers... Read More

Dos Passos Review Publishes Short Story by Linda Heuring '76

June 22, 2014

A short story written by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, is published in the latest edition of Dos Passos Review.  Heuring's "Snow... Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directs The Bike Shop

June 10, 2014

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is directing the upcoming production of The Bike Shop for Theater for the New City, one of New York... Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Authors Special Heart

June 3, 2014

"It’s a powerful thing," says Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 DePauw University graduate Bret Baier, of the story told in his new book, Special Heart:... Read More

Experiential Learning Trip to Northern Ireland Includes Study of Region and Basketball Outreach

May 21, 2014

A group of DePauw University students, accompanied by head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon and Professor Tom Chiarella, are in Northern Ireland for... Read More

Prof. Andrew Cullison '01 Returning to DePauw to Lead Prindle Institute for Ethics

May 14, 2014

Andrew M. Cullison, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University who is currently associate professor of philosophy at State University of New York at Fredonia... Read More

South Putnam's Tona Gardner is Winner of Battey National Educator of the Year Award

April 30, 2014

Tona Gardner -- a teacher, librarian, academic coach, drama director and yearbook sponsor at South Putnam High School in Greencastle -- is the 2014 recipient... Read More

CNBC's Jon Fortt '98 to Receive DePauw's Young Alumni Award

April 29, 2014

Jonathan V. Fortt ’98, CNBC on-air editor, will be DePauw University’s 2014 recipient of the Young Alumni Award, Steven J. Setchell ’96, Associate Vice... Read More

Ed Lehman '82 Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Management and Entrepreneurship

April 28, 2014

Edward E. Lehman, managing partner of Lehman, Lee & Xu and 1982 graduate of DePauw, is the recipient of the University's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement... Read More

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

Abby Emmert '14 to Teach English in Republic of Turkey with Fulbright Award

April 21, 2014

DePauw University senior Abigail E. Emmert has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and will... 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

Prof. Tom Chiarella Profiles Jimmy Kimmel

April 1, 2014

"He’s not Conan, not Fallon or Letterman," Tom Chiarella writes of Jimmy Fallon in the April issue of Esquire magazine's cover story. "He’s not good at... 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

Prof. Eugene Gloria to Appear at Meramec Writing Festival

March 29, 2014

Eugene Gloria, professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at the 2014 Meramec Writing Festival.  Presented by the St. Louis... 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

California Newspaper Features Prof. & Poet Eugene Gloria

March 26, 2014

"That's the question I've been trying to grapple with in my work. This idea of 'displacement'," poet Eugene Gloria tells California's Stockton Record.... Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. Honored by International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

March 25, 2014

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, is the 2014 recipient of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts'... Read More

Novelist Michael Hainey Visits Campus on April 2

March 23, 2014

Michael Hainey, deputy editor of GQ and author of the novel After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, will come to the campus of DePauw University on Wednesday... 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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

Prof. Emeritus Fred Bergmann, Who Taught English at DePauw for 44 Years, Dies at Age 97

January 15, 2014

Fredrick L. Bergmann, professor emeritus of English at DePauw and the University's oldest retired professor, died December 28, 2013, in Peoria, Arizona... Read More

Ed Garnes Jr. '99 Featured in Documentary Premiering Next Week

January 13, 2014

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in a new documentary, Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary. The film... Read More

Bret Baier '92 Marks Five Year Anniversary as Special Report Anchor  

January 7, 2014

"The thing Brit Hume told me when I took over the show was, 'Let the news drive the show'," recalls Bret Baier, anchor of Special Report on Fox News Channel... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Keith Opdahl

January 5, 2014

Keith M. Opdahl, professor emeritus of English at DePauw University, where he taught for 26 years, died December 31, 2013 from complications following... Read More

Former Prof. Nic Pizzolatto Debuts "Bold Creative Risk" on HBO Next Week

January 4, 2014

A new HBO series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective represents a bold creative risk even on a network known for its ambition... Read More