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This Day in DePauw History

Discover what happened on June 25th in years past.

Russell Pelton '60 Authors The Sting of the Blue Scorpion

June 25, 2016

Russell Pelton, a 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Sting of the Blue Scorpion. Published by Outskirts Press, the book is described... Read More

Today is 'Melissa Long '80 Day' in Fort Wayne

June 25, 2015

"It was very touching, and I loved it to pieces," Melissa Long said today after the mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, declared today "Melissa Long Day" in... Read More

Tyler Fischer '04 Joins Chamber Board

June 25, 2015

Tyler Fischer, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of the Clay County, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. "He has been in... Read More

Research by Prof. Pascal Lafontant and Six Students in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

June 25, 2014

A new research paper authored by Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, and six of his students is published in the... Read More

DePauw Student-Athletes Named to Inaugural NCAC Academic Honor Roll

June 25, 2014

A total of 69 DePauw student-athletes have earned recognition from the North Coast Athletic Conference as members of the league's inaugural Academic Honor... Read More

US Soldiers Deserve More Than Rhetoric, Opines Prof. Kevin Howley

June 25, 2014

"In the wake of recent scandals at the Veteran's Administration and the media firestorm surrounding the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Thinks Transformers Series "Could Go a Few More Rounds"

June 25, 2014

"Transformers: Age of Extinction opens Friday, June 27, and will make a gazillion dollars, because, well, it's a 'Transformers' movie," writes Bill Goodykoontz... Read More

Jim Callane '64 Elected President of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

June 25, 2013

Jim Callane, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.  Callane will begin serving his two-year... Read More

'Career Coach' Has Résumé Tips for NY Newspaper

June 25, 2012

An article in Metro New York offering "steadfast" rules for "words to never use on your résumé" notes, "Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities... Read More

Elliott Ross '12 Featured in Article

June 25, 2012

"There aren’t many better ways to wrap up a baseball career than how Elliott Ross pitched in his last outing for DePauw University Tigers," begins a story... Read More

Gift of Life Received by Melissa Simon '02 Featured in Ladies' Home Journal

June 25, 2011

June 25, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — A feature in the current (June 2011) issue of Ladies' Home Journal, "Lifesavers: Stories of Organ Donation," shares... Read More

Prof. William Hamrick '66 Authors Nature and Logos

June 25, 2011

June 25, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — William S. Hamrick, professor emeritus of philosophy at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and 1966 graduate... Read More

Founding of ESPN by Bill and Scott Rasmussen ('54 & '86) Recalled in Toronto Star

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — ESPN, the cable sports network which was founded by two DePauw University graduates -- Bill Rasmussen '54 and his son... Read More

Home Designed by Bill Laramore '42 Spotlighted in South Bend Tribune

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Bill and Betty Lou Laramore celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday," reports today's South Bend Tribune.... Read More

Brad Hayes '87 Elected to Community Foundation Board

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Bradley F. Hayes, principal of Fillmore Elementary School, has been elected to the Putnam County Community Foundation... Read More

DePauw Finishes 26th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Led by two teams finishing in the top six in their respective NCAA Championships and seven others in the top 20, DePauw... Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs In on Coverage of SC Governor's Woes

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Jeff McCall, an author and professor of mass communication at DePauw University in Indiana, tells Newsmax that Olbermann... Read More

Newspaper Notes Student's Summer Internship with Missouri State Senator

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Anthony has stepped right in and taken every challenge head-on," says Missouri State Senator Bill Stouffer of DePauw... Read More

Prof. Orcenith Smith to Judge Vienna International Youth and Music Festival

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Orcenith Smith, professor of music at DePauw University, has been invited to be a part of the international jury at... Read More

Honors for Two Incoming Student-Athletes

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Derek Mounsey, who recently graduated from Centerville Senior High School, has been selected to play in the 2009 Indiana... Read More

DePauw Administrator Recognized for 14 Years of Service to Local Library Board

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — A story in today's Banner-Graphic of Greencastle pays tribute to Bonnie Nealon, who is leaving the Putnam County Public... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 is "The Cream of the Crop of Writers," Declares Columnist

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "Poisonwood Bible and Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver are my two favourite books," writes Angela Hill in Saskatchewan's... Read More

DePauw Institute for Girls in Science Welcomes 30 to Campus

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - A total of 30 ninth grade girls from across Indiana are on the DePauw University campus this week for the annual DePauw... Read More

"Coach Nick" Reaches Out to Young Kickers at His 28th Annual Camp

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "I enjoy doing it or I wouldn't have been doing it this long," Nick Mourouzis tells the Banner-Graphic. The Greencastle... Read More

SABR Presentation by Prof. Dave Bohmer '69 Previewed by MLB.com

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The more than 600 people attending the annual convention of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) in Cleveland... Read More

Rising Senior Assists State School Superintendent

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Jessica Ash, who will be a senior at DePauw University in the fall, is spending the summer interning with Suellen Reed... Read More

New Audio Technology Excites Longtime Mellencamp Collaborator Mike Wanchic '74

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "As a longtime member of John Mellencamp's band and co-owner of an extremely well-regarded recording studio, Mike Wanchic... Read More

Jeff McLaren '88 Joins VHA as Sr. Vice President

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Jeffrey D. McLaren, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, is joining VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, as... Read More

Mapping Firms Led by Rob Apatoff '80 and Judson Green '74 Featured in Chicago Tribune

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "We have the name people have been paying for for 150 years," Rand McNally president and chief executive officer Robert... Read More

Newspapers Obligated to Monitor Readers' Online Comments: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Legal considerations aside, newspapers still have an obligation to be responsible -- and don't have to be the portal... Read More

NFL's Minnesota Vikings Call on Steve Sanger '68 for Advisory Board

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Steve Sanger, chairman and CEO of General Mills and 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by the Minnesota... Read More

Sociological Association Honors Life's Work of J. Milton Yinger '37 With New Award

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - J. Milton Yinger, founding member and former president of the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA) and 1937... Read More

Prof. Orcenith Smith Conducts at Weeklong String Clinic

June 25, 2006

June 25, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University School of Music Professor Orcenith Smith served as guest conductor at the third annual Indiana University-Southeast... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77, Don Henley and Others Contribute to Wildlife Book List

June 25, 2006

June 24, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - A list of "favorite books about wild places of notable Americans" includes Barbara Kingsolver's recommendation of Ordinary... Read More

Coach Tom Cath '76 Taking Part in USTA/Midwest Section College Night

June 25, 2005

June 25, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Tom Cath, head men's coach at DePauw and 1976 graduate of the University, will be among those participating in tonight's... Read More

Thomas Gibson '64 Elected to Board of DealerTrack Holdings

June 25, 2005

June 25, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Thomas R. Gibson, chairman emeritus of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. and IKON Office Systems and a 1964 graduate of... Read More

Prof. John Dittmer Marks 40th Anniversary of 'Freedom Summer' in Mississippi Speech

June 25, 2004

June 25, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "Civil rights historian John Dittmer Thursday paid tribute to Hattiesburg residents whose courage in the 1960s led to... Read More

Prof. Ken Bode Examines Two Bush Biographies in Weekly Op-Ed

June 25, 2004

June 25, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "The next two weeks will be wall-to-wall promotion of the Bill Clinton autobiography, My Life. For those seeking other... Read More

2003 Commencement DVD Ready to Ship, Orders Still Being Accepted

June 25, 2003

Order Your 2003 Commencement DVD; Commencement Story; View Photo Gallery June 25, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Parents, graduates, alumni and friends of... Read More

Former Astronaut Joe Allen '59 Talks with Tennessee Newspaper About Space Travel and Science Education

June 25, 2003

June 25, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - "High shool students are losing interest in science and space exploration. Their peers don't think it's 'cool,' " says... Read More

Classes Are In Session at DePauw Elderhostel 2002

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - In the 21st century, learning is a life-long endeavor. There's proof of that this week on the DePauw University campus... Read More

Hartford Courant Notes Lili Wright's New Book and Tour

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Lili Wright, a former journalist who teaches at DePauw University, will sign copies of her book Learning to Float:... Read More

Speech Assocation of America Taps Prof. Robert Weiss

June 25, 1960

June 25, 1960, Greencastle, Ind. - "Robert O. Weiss of DePauw University has been elected to the legislative assembly of the Speech Association of America... Read More