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This Day in DePauw History

Discover what happened on August 23rd in years past.

Government Openness Lacking, Needed: Lee Hamilton '52

August 23, 2014

"Secrecy and a widespread failure to share information both within government and with the American people remain major barriers to the effective operation... Read More

DePauw's Role in Life of NBA's Brad Stevens '99 Noted in Sports Illustrated Feature

August 23, 2013

A lengthy feature on Brad Stevens, new head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 DePauw graduate, appears in the current (August 26) issue of Sports Illustrated... Read More

Football Team and Coach Bill Lynch Prepare for 2013 Season

August 23, 2013

"It was a great place the last time I was here and I get the same feel now," says DePauw University's head football coach, Bill Lynch. A story in Greencastle's... Read More

NY Times Features New Composition by Kevin James '83

August 23, 2012

"Most performers who have been inclined to commemorate John Cage’s centenary this season have done so by performing Cage’s music," begins a review published... Read More

Colin Doran '11 is Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Concord U

August 23, 2012

Colin Doran, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Concord University's football program as a graduate assistant coach. He rejoins former Tiger... Read More

Sophomore is Finalist at State Fair Queen Pageant

August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Abby Emmert didn't expect to be named one of the 10 finalists at Sunday’s Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant," notes... Read More

Kevin Ferguson '82 Named VP of Sales at Dayforce

August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Kevin L. Ferguson, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of sales at Dayforce®,... Read More

"Hard Choices" Require Lawmakers Willing to Take a Stand, Writes Lee Hamilton '52

August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "If you were paying attention to the end-game of the debt-ceiling negotiations, you may have noticed something interesting... Read More

One Stop, Endless Opportunities

August 23, 2010

The Memorial Student Union Building lobby offers much more these days than just a space to sit and talk to your friends. It’s now a place to explore a... Read More

Recently Restored 1941 Admission Film Now Available to View

August 23, 2010

[Download Video: "1941 Admission Film" - 28,317kb] August 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — A DePauw admission film from the early 1940's -- recently discovered... Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 On Cover of Urban Influence Magazine

August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "My time at the Urban League was to me the greatest opportunity in my life to be of service," says Vernon E. Jordan... Read More

Noted Anti-Racism Writer/Activist to Present All-Campus Convocation

August 23, 2009

August 23, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Tim Wise, one of the nation's most prominent anti-racist writers and activists, will present an all-campus convocation... Read More

Assistant Matt MacPherson '99 Prepares for Fourth Season at Northwestern

August 23, 2009

August 23, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Matt MacPherson, running backs coach at Northwestern University and a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, tells the... Read More

New President and New Tradition Welcome 625 Incoming Students on Opening Day

August 23, 2008

[Download Audio: "President Casey's Welcoming Address" - 5810kb]; [Download Video: "Procession of Students" - 4800kb] August 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind... Read More

Prof. Matthew Balensuela Publishes Book Review and Paper

August 23, 2008

August 23, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - C. Matthew Balensuela, a professor in the DePauw University School of Music, contributes a book review to the latest... Read More

"Bud" Walters '63 Calls on Congress to Preserve Radio Broadcasting Act

August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Full-power broadcasters do not oppose licensing low-power stations," writes Bayard H. "Bud" Walters, president and... Read More

Shades of Grace Collects Another Award, Festival Date

August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Shades of Grace, a short film by 2007 DePauw University graduates Bryan Dobrik and Luis Davila, took the "Audience... Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 and 9/11 Commission Prepare Progress Report for Nation

August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "The leaders of the 9/11 commission are preparing a progress report on their recommendations for improving the nation's... Read More

Darci (Branch) Thomas '95 Promoted at August Mack Environmental

August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Darci (Branch) Thomas, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to senior technical manager at August... Read More

Study & Conduct Research Around the World With a Fulbright Award

August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University students seeking opportunities to study, research or teach English abroad are invited to apply for... Read More

New Musical by '57 Alumnae Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford to Debut in Spring

August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Gretchen Cryer (book and lyrics) and Nancy Ford (music), the team behind I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it... Read More

Dedication to Community Service "Speaks to Us in a Very Strong Way," Admissions VP Tells Newspaper

August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Commitment sounds as dated as an 8-track tape deck in a '77 Duster these days," begins a column in Indiana's Terre... Read More

HS Paper Edited by New DePauw Student is National Gold Medalist

August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "The Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City has named the 2005-06 HiLite, Carmel High School's student... Read More

Dana Hayes Jr. '86 Named Sr. VP/Sales at Tribune Interactive

August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Dana C. Hayes Jr., a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president/sales at Tribune... Read More

DePauw-Led CTEP Brings Community Computer Lab to Cloverdale

August 23, 2006

August 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Chalk up another assist to the people of Putnam County for DePauw University's Community Technology Enhancement Program... Read More

Crimmel Colloquium Will Examine 'Core Values and Core Curricula in the Liberal Arts,' September 1-3

August 23, 2005

August 23, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education, "Core Values and Core Curricula in the Liberal Arts... Read More

Author Cathy Day '91 to Appear on NPR & in New York Times This Weekend

August 23, 2005

August 23, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Cathy Day -- author of The Circus in Winter, assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh's MFA... Read More

NPR Affiliate Examines DePauw's Place Among The Best Colleges

August 23, 2004

August 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University received "high rankings for academics, Greek life, and activities available on campus, in Princeton... Read More

VP Madeleine Eagon Quoted in Indianapolis Star

August 23, 2004

August 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - A story in today's Indianapolis Star on National Merit Scholars includes a quote from a DePauw University vice president... Read More

Enjoy Tours of New DePauw Nature Park and Free Football on 'Community Day,' September 11

August 23, 2004

August 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - People can receive guided tours of the new DePauw University Nature Park and enjoy a free football game on Saturday... Read More

"Prepare for Your Role in History," President Bottoms Urges DePauw's 600+ New Students as They Arrive On Campus

August 23, 2003

August 23, 2003, Greencastle, Indiana - [DOWNLOAD VIDEO: "History" 509KB] "History is not something other people do," DePauw University President Robert... Read More

DePauw picked to finish second in SCAC race

August 23, 2002

In voting by the seven Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference head football coaches, the Tigers were picked to finish second in the SCAC behind nine-time... Read More

Charleston is Latest Best-Seller by John Jakes '53

August 23, 2002

August 23, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Jakes is in tip-top shape here," Booklist writes of best-selling novelist and 1953 DePauw University graduate John... Read More

"Anime, Manga & Youth" Subject of September 7 Toshiba Symposium

August 23, 2001

August 23, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Two leading experts in the study of Japanese animated films, or “anime,” and Japanese comic books, “manga,” will be... Read More