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This Day in DePauw History

Discover what happened on July 5th in years past.

Mary Thoits '48, "The Peter Pan of Long Beach," Turns 92

July 5, 2015

"Mary Thoits may be 92 in calendar years, but she’s really the Peter Pan of Long Beach," reports that California city's Press-Telegram. "As the dynamic... Read More

Article on the Power of Touch Cites Prof. Matt Hertenstein

July 5, 2014

"When we hug or touch in any way such as kissing or handholding, it releases a hormone called oxytocin," notes a Medical Daily article on the health benefits... 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

Controversy Over Use of Firefighters' Photo Analyzed by Prof. Bob Steele '69

July 5, 2013

A photograph that first appeared on the Facebook page of the Granite Mountain Hotshots -- the Arizona firefighters who died in the line of duty Sunday... Read More

Essay by Prof. Anne Harris Published in Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies

July 5, 2013

An essay by Anne F. Harris, University Professor, associate professor of art and art history and director of the women's studies program at DePauw University... Read More

The Water's Edge

July 5, 2012

Professors Joseph “Joe” W. Heithaus and Cynthia O’Dell combined their artistic talents – poetry and photography – to offer a May Term course on the island... Read More

Lilly Scholarship Was Transformative for Michelle Sharp '08

July 5, 2012

At the annual meeting of the Jennings County Community Foundation, "Michelle (Sollman) Sharp spoke of how being named a Lilly Community Scholar afforded... Read More

DePauw and 30 Other Campuses Joining in Indiana Private College Week, July 23-27

July 5, 2012

From Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, DePauw University and Indiana's 30 other private, nonprofit colleges and universities will be opening their... Read More

Early 2012 Presidential Poll "Has Very Little Value," Says Scott Rasmussen '86

July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Primary polling the summer before a national election has very little value in terms of predicting the ultimate nominee... Read More

Tim Feemster '68 Named a DC Velocity 'Rainmaker'

July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. —  Timothy S. Feemster, senior vice president and national director of global logistics at the real estate firm Grubb ... Read More

Columbus Dispatch Features Bob and Peg Murphy ('42 & '43)

July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "It's like a real-life version of The Notebook," says Janell Whiteside, who works at Summit's Trace healthcare center... Read More

Kelly Writers Series Presents Prof. Nic Pizzolatto on September 7

July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Nic Pizzolatto, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, whose debut novel, Galveston, is receiving strong... Read More

Pro Golfer Jessica Schneider '04 Noted in Chicago Tribune

July 5, 2009

July 5, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Jessica Schneider, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, tied for 57th place at the Horseshoe Casino Classic at Lost... Read More

Nancy Ford '57 Elected Co-Secretary of League of Professional Theatre Women

July 5, 2009

July 5, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Nancy Ford, award-winning Broadway composer and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected co-secretary of... Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Sees "Uphill Battle" for GOP Presidential Hopeful John McCain

July 5, 2008

July 5, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - America's 44th Vice President, 1969 DePauw University graduate Dan Quayle, says "he respects Democrat Barack Obama 'because... Read More

Tiffany Hodge '02 Will Conduct Research in Bangladesh with Fulbright Award

July 5, 2008

July 5, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Tiffany Hodge, a research assistant and third-year doctoral candidate at Emory University and 2002 graduate of DePauw... Read More

Frank Kaiser '57 Reflects on His 50th Class Reunion and "A Good Life"

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Graduation Day 1957 promised us all a full and prosperous life with no looking back," writes Frank Kaiser, who graduated... Read More

Short Film by Pair of 2007 Graduates Deemed 'Best' by Independent Festival

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. -  Shades of Grace, a film by 2007 DePauw University graduates Bryan Dobrik and Luis Davila, has been honored as "Best... Read More

Attorney Jacqueline Brown '01 Named a 'Rising Star'

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Jacqueline V. Brown, an attorney with Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the... Read More

Prof. Stan Warren Examines Impact of YMCA on Indianapolis African-Americans in New Book

July 5, 2006

July 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Stanley Warren, professor emeritus of education at DePauw University, is the author of The Senate Avenue YMCA for African-American... Read More

Karen Meyer '82 Receives US Bank's 'Pinnacle Award'

July 5, 2006

July 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Karen A. Meyer, vice president of corporate banking at U.S. Bank and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is a recipient... Read More

Newspaper Writes of All-State HS Golfer Who's Headed to DePauw

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "He has the highest character," says Munster High School golf coach Brian Clark of Joey Piatek, who graduated this spring... Read More

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Story on Public Support for Iraq War Quotes Prof. Kevin Howley

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "The parallels between Vietnam and this conflict are quite stark," Kevin Howley, assistant professor of communication... Read More

Richard Reck '71 Joins Interactive Intelligence Board of Directors

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Richard A. Reck, founder and president of Business Strategy Advisors LLC and 1971 graduate of DePauw University, has... Read More

Columnist Cites Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver '77 as 'Favorite Book'

July 5, 2005

July 5, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - In the News-Record of Greensboro, North Carolina, columnist Cathy Weaver lists 1977 DePauw University graduate Barbara... Read More

Prominent Military Sociologist Charles Moskos Speaks September 30

July 5, 2004

July 5, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The Wall Street Journal calls Charles Moskos America's "most influential military sociologist." On Thursday, September... Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 to Present July 27 Talk on Nature Writing

July 5, 2003

July 5, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - On Sunday, July 27, "Greg Schwipps, assistant professor of creative writing at DePauw University, will do a reading of... Read More

Incoming Student's Summer Internship Noted in Star

July 5, 2003

July 5, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - "Spending her days working at a wastewater treatment facility adds a unique dimension to Kim Le's final summer before... Read More