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This Day in DePauw History

Discover what happened on May 23rd in years past.

Dick Bender '89 Rejoins Clemson Basketball Program as Assistant Coach

May 23, 2016

Dick Bender, who earned a master's degree from DePauw University in 1989, has been named an assistant men's basketball coach for Clemson University. With… Read More

Prof. Leslie James Contributes to The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

May 23, 2016

The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, just published by Oxford University Press and edited by Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis… Read More

Tigers Finish in Tie for Fifth at NCAA Championship

May 23, 2015

DePauw's postseason run came to an end at the hands of Linfield College, but the Tigers finished the season tied for fifth in the NCAA Division III Softball… Read More

Dozier Completes Season at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2015

DePauw's Marcus Dozier wrapped up his junior season today by competing in his second event at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships Read More

Prof. Mac Mackenzie Selected to Participate in Special Seminar on Teaching European Art

May 23, 2015

Michael "Mac" P.  Mackenzie, associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen… Read More

2014 Commencement DVD Now at Factory, Will Ship Soon

May 23, 2014

Order Commencement DVD Those who have pre-ordered the DVD of DePauw University's 175th commencement exercises, which took place Sunday, will be receiving… Read More

Book Review Praises Prof. Nahyan Fancy's Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

May 23, 2014

"This book should be read by any historian of pre-modern science and medicine, not only by Islamicists," writes Leigh Chipman in a review of Science and… Read More

Droddy Finishes Collegiate Career at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2013

DePauw's Noah Droddy (Indianapolis, Ind./International) wrapped up his collegiate career tonight at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships Read More

Droddy Finishes Collegiate Career at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2013

La Crosse, Wis. - DePauw's Noah Droddy (Indianapolis, Ind./International) wrapped up his collegiate career tonight at the NCAA Division III Track and Field… Read More

DePauw's Three Student-Athletes Bow out of NCAA Play

May 23, 2013

Kalamazoo, Mich. - The season came to an end, today, for DePauw's singles and doubles participants in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships… Read More

Droddy Running in NCAA 10K Tonight

May 23, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw's Noah Droddy wraps up his collegiate career tonight when he runs in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Championships… Read More

Three Tigers Set to Compete Today at NCAA Tennis Championships

May 23, 2013

Host Site | Live Scoring (when available) Greencastle, Ind. - Due to weather, today's NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships matches have been… Read More

2013 Commencement DVD Now Being Manufactured

May 23, 2013

The DVD of DePauw University's 174th commencement exercises, which also includes an array of features from the Class of 2013's time on campus, arrived… Read More

Bob Wells '66 Receives Harrington-Howes Community Spirit Award

May 23, 2012

Robert F. Wells, a 1966 graduate of DePauw and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, has been presented with the Obie Harrington-Howes Community… Read More

Catie Baker Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

May 23, 2012

Greencastle, Ind.—  Catie Baker (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) of the women's swimming and diving team who graduated on Sunday, has been selected as an NCAA… Read More

NFL's Baltimore Ravens Name David Blackburn '04 an Area Scout

May 23, 2012

David Blackburn, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed area scout for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens. "In his new position… Read More

CoSIDA to Honor DePauw Sports Information Director Bill Wagner

May 23, 2012

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) will honor Bill Wagner, director of sports information at DePauw University, with its 25 Year… Read More

Mike Howland '02 Named Head Hoops Coach at HS Alma Mater

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "I couldn't be more excited," says Mike Howland, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, who was today introduced as the… Read More

Advocacy of Rob Johnson '90 Noted in Chicago Sun-Times

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "When WBBM-Channel 2 anchor Rob Johnson was asked to be the master of ceremonies for the Neumann Family Services' spring… Read More

Kristen Pflum '04 Receives AP Award for 'Best News Anchor'

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Kristen Pflum, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been recognized as "Best News Anchor" in the 2011 Kentucky … Read More

Oprah's Timing "Is Clearly Right," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — As the final new episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show airs this week, wrapping up the enormously successful daytime talk… Read More

Softball Team's Season Ends in 8-1 Loss at NCAA Championship

May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010, Eau Claire, Wis. — DePauw University's softball team saw its 2010 season come to a close today at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship… Read More

485 Receive DePauw Degrees at 171st Annual Commencement

May 23, 2010

Also: J. Nichols '89 Urges DePauw's Class of 2010 to "Love and Fight"; Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order the 2010 Commencement DVD May 23, 2010, Greencastle… Read More

DePauw Finishes Season at 40-9 after NCAA Loss to Eastern Connecticut State

May 23, 2010

OFFICIAL SITE | BOX SCORE May 23, 2010, Eau Claire, Wis. —  DePauw's run at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship came to an end this afternoon… Read More

J. Nichols '89 Urges DePauw's Class of 2010 to "Love and Fight"

May 23, 2010

Also: 485 Receive DePauw Degrees at 171st Annual Commencement; Photo Galleries 1 & 2; Order the 2010 Commencement DVD May 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind… Read More

'SlamMaster' Erin Livingston '04 Featured in Indianapolis Star

May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Erin Livingston could be described as shy and soft-spoken, though you wouldn't see either of those characteristics from… Read More

Tigers Face Eastern Connecticut in NCAA Softball Elimination Game

May 23, 2010

OFFICIAL SITE | DEPAUW AUDIO | DEPAUW GAME NOTES May 23, 2010, Eau Claire, Wis. —  Tenth-ranked DePauw returns to the field at the NCAA Division III… Read More

Tim Solso '69 Joins President Obama for White House Energy Announcement

May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. —"While Cummins Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Tim Solso stood behind him, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum… Read More

Reich Earns All-America Honors in Two Events at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009, Marietta, Ohio — DePauw's Lauren Reich added to her list of athletic accomplishments this afternoon after picking up all-America honors in… Read More

Tigers Doubles Team Rally Falls Short in NCAA Quarterfinals

May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009, Lawrenceville, Ga. — DePauw's doubles team of Greer Mackie (left) and Kayla Smith (right) dropped the first set of their NCAA Division III… Read More

Bestselling Author John Jakes '53 is Penning New Book

May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — John Jakes, bestselling author and 1953 graduate of DePauw University, is "working slowly but steadily toward book 3… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus Contributes to National Art Museum of Sport Exhibit

May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Joe Heithaus, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is one of eight Central Indiana poets who have written… Read More

Prof. Ken Bode: Lobbyist Ties Becoming an Issue for John McCain

May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "For his entire career, John McCain has styled himself as a maverick, determined to do business differently, an opponent… Read More

Eric Reese '08 to Teach in South Korea Under Fulbright Award

May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Eric M. Reese, a May 2008 graduate of DePauw University, will spend a year in South Korea teaching English to young people… Read More

Harvard's Radcliffe Institute Selects Prof. Mitch Merback as 2007-08 Fellow

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Mitchell B. Merback, associate professor of art at DePauw University, has been selected as a 2007-08 Radcliffe Fellow… Read More

Pulliam Family's Gift Will Help Create 'Newseum' in Washington

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "The Pulliam family's links to journalism go back to 1909 when Eugene C. Pulliam (1889-1975) and nine DePauw University… Read More

Becky Relic '89 Joins Hill & Knowlton as Senior VP

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Here's one Relic getting a fresh start," begins an item in Congress Daily on Becky Relic, a 1989 graduate of DePauw… Read More

Vannatta named to SCAC 15th Anniversary Softball Team

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Former DePauw pitcher Darcy Vannatta '02 was the Tigers' lone selection to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference… Read More

Stoffregen named SCAC Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Kori Stoffregen was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year after leading… Read More

Lazar named SCAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Vince Lazar guided his Tigers to the school’s fifth consecutive women’s golf title at the 2006 Southern Collegiate… Read More

Sipe named to SCAC 15th Anniversary Baseball Team

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Former DePauw second baseman Ryan Sipe '05 was the Tigers' lone selection to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's… Read More

DePauw Women Are Nation's Second-Best Doubles Team

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "The Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis doubles team of Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen successfully defended their Division… Read More

Bartlett named SCAC Offensive Player of the Year; seven players earn all-SCAC honors

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Senior outfielder Carolyn Bartlett was voted the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year… Read More

Five Tigers earn all-SCAC honors

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Five DePauw baseball players have earned spots on the all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Team. Senior pitcher… Read More

Cobb set to compete at Division III Championships

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw freshman Adrienne Cobb has qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships and will compete… Read More

New DePauw Loyalty Society Honors Regular Supporters of the Annual Fund

May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - When Anne Nelson Jones ‘55 made her most recent DePauw Annual Fund gift, it accompanied a proud note indicating it was… Read More

HS Valedictorian, Coming to DePauw, Profiled in Indianapolis Star

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Coralyn Josephine Newman Lowe, who ranks first in her senior class at Arlington High School in Indianapolis, "will attend… Read More

Bondi finishes second in Division III in three-set match

May 23, 2005

PHOTO GALLERY May 23, 2005, Kalamazoo, Mich. - DePauw junior Liz Bondi won the first set in her NCAA Division III Singles Championship match, but Washington… Read More

Tom Cath '76 Named NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Coach of the Year

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Tom Cath, men's tennis coach at DePauw University, has been named the 2005 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association… Read More

Five Distinguished Individuals -- Including Two Alumni and a Former DePauw Professor -- Receive Honorary Degrees

May 23, 2004

May 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Stephen W. Sanger, chairman and CEO of General Mills, Inc., remembers when he graduated from DePauw in 1968. It was a… Read More

Retired Coach Nick Mourouzis Presents One Final Pep Talk to Class of 2004

May 23, 2004

Also: Video of Complete Address; More Commencement Coverage May 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - [DOWNLOAD VIDEO: "Tiger Pride" 906KB] "'Tiger Pride' is… Read More

522 Receive Diplomas at DePauw's 165th Commencement

May 23, 2004

Also: "Coach Nick" Addresses Class of 2004; Five Distinguished Individuals Receive Honorary Degrees; View Photo Gallery; Order Your Commencement DVD May… Read More

Sophomore Mike Knight Selected for International Mission on Diplomacy in Brazil

May 23, 2004

May 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Michael Knight, who just completed his sophomore year at DePauw University, is participating in the International Mission… Read More

Flory finishes 13th at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2003

Simon Flory finished 13th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Championships at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He finished… Read More

HS Tennis Player Preps for State Tournament and College at DePauw

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Normal Community High School senior Brian Tweedie "will try to extend a streak as well today and Saturday," notes an… Read More

Mark Your Calendar for Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 4-8

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - What could be more fun than a June weekend spent in Greencastle amid good friends and the DePauw University campus? All… Read More

Jennifer (Amos) Chesrown '92 Becomes Youngest & First Female Judge in Licking County, Ohio, Municipal Court

May 23, 2003

May 23, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - "I worked very hard to learn as much as I could as quick as I could. I just never dreamed I'd be a judge at 32," 1992… Read More

Mike Miles '78 Cited as Leader in Financial Services

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - Michael K. Miles of Concord Partners in Indianapolis and a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the Indianapolis… Read More

Julian Addition and New Art Building Continue to Progress

May 23, 2002

May 23, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - It's full steam ahead for two ambitious construction projects on the DePauw University campus, one that will renovate… Read More

Experts to Discuss Future of Local Journalism on Alumni Weekend

May 23, 2001

May 23, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Five alumni of DePauw University who have gone on to distinguished careers in the mass media will return to campus to… Read More

DePauw's 540 Graduates Hear from Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

May 23, 1998

May 23, 1998, Greencastle, Ind. - "Already you have learned of the days that are no more and how quickly life moves on," United States Congressman Lee… Read More

Journalist Howard K. Smith Addresses DePauw's 585 New Graduates

May 23, 1987

May 23, 1987, Greencastle, Ind. - "We're caught up in a huge change in the basics of life, as big as the shift from a hunting to an agricultural society;… Read More

New York Times Provides the Story Behind Tomorrow's Commencement Address at DePauw

May 23, 1986

May 23, 1986, Greencastle, Ind. - "When DePauw University invited Representative Philip R. Sharp of Indiana and his wife, Marilyn, a mystery novelist,… Read More

Quote from Garry Trudeau's Commencement Remarks Has National Reach

May 23, 1983

May 23, 1983, Greencastle, Ind. — "Garry Trudeau, who received an honorary degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., along with space shuttle… Read More

Erma Bombeck Provides Humor and AT&T Executive Speaks of DePauw Graduates' "Enormous Opportunities" at 142nd Commencement

May 23, 1981

May 23, 1981, Greencastle, Ind. - "I remember my own graduation -- just like it was 32 years ago yesterday," quipped humorist Erma Bombeck to the 542 candidates… Read More

General Motors CEO Addresses 556 Graduates at DePauw's 137th Annual Commencement

May 23, 1976

May 23, 1976, Greencastle, Ind. - "We couldn't do without our DePauws," said Thomas A. Murphy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of General… Read More

Prof. Thomas Fitzpatrick to Lead Summer Music Program in Colorado

May 23, 1975

May 23, 1975, Greencastle, Ind. — The Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado, today announced the appointment of Thomas Fitzpatrick as its summer… Read More

Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Addresses DePauw's 556 Graduates

May 23, 1971

May 23, 1971, Greencastle, Ind. - Rain forced DePauw University graduates, their family and friends, and faculty and staff to gather in Bowman Gynasium… Read More

Peg Taylor Receives DePauw's Walker Cup

May 23, 1956

May 23, 1956, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University senior Margaret "Peg" Taylor is the recipient of this year's Walker Cup.  The award, which goes to… Read More