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Please explore our numerous virtual and in-person alumni offerings below, which include our Alumni Book Club, Alumni Classes, and other signature events held in both virtual and in-person settings.

In addition to the links below, please check the upcoming events page to join us online from the comfort of your own home. 

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Alumni convocation in Meharry Hall
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DePauw cheerleaders
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East College at Sunset
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Alumni travel program Southwest National Parks
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Thank you to all of the alumni who have joined as part of the DePauw University Alumni Book Club, which launched in January 2021. It has been a pleasure to see this online community of alumni connect with each other and enjoy books from a range of genres.

Our office has partnered with PBC Guru, a leader in virtual book club experiences that allow people to connect through their individual journey as lifelong learners. 



Humble Pi bookOctober - December 2021 Book Selection: Humble Pi by Matt Parker “Nonsense, blunders, and delusions make for good reading, so Parker’s relentless litany will have a wide appeal. Fun reading for nonmathematicians.” ~ Kirkus review of Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

This is a great time to join the DePauw University Alumni Book Club before our exclusive interview with author Matt Parker on December 14th.

Learn more about the dizzying and hilarious world of math mistakes by reading Humble Pi with us.

Matt Parker, known as the Stand-up Mathematician, is an award-winning YouTuber, public speaker, and author. His book Humble Pi was a #1 international best-seller.

Matt is a host on the Science Channel series Outrageous Acts of Science and his YouTube videos on the Stand-up Maths and Numberphile channels have amassed over 100 million views. In 2018 Matt calculated the number pi live on-stage in front of a sold-out Royal Albert Hall using a real pie. He is also the first person to use an overhead projector at the Hammersmith Apollo since Pink Floyd.

Our alumni book club, hosted alongside PBC Guru, is free and open to DePauw University Alumni.

The sign-up for this free book club can be found here




PBC Guru + DePauw Alumni Book Archive

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business 
Charles Duhigg (January - March 2021)

The Midnight Library
Matt Haig (March - May 2021)

The Beauty in Breaking
Michele Harper (May - July 2021)

The Leavers
Lisa Ko (August - October 2021)


Jon Fortt ClassThe Black Experience in America
featuring Jon Fortt '98

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Office of Alumni Engagement has partnered with Jon Fortt ‘98 to make an independent course he produced and offers online via Fortt Media. The Black Experience in America is now freely available to all DePauw alumni, which mirrors the availability for our faculty, staff, and students.

Jon Fortt was inspired to create the course after the murder of George Floyd as a way to prepare his two young sons for life in America.

In Jon's own words, this course is his version of the "The Talk" that many black fathers have with their children about life in America. He turned that into a series of lessons that he produced through Fortt Media.

The course has three video modules that take about 45 minutes each to work through. You’ll be able to sign-up and the courses will save your progress. You’ll be able to go through the modules in tiny increments. You won’t need to do it all in the same 45 minutes.

Want to invite a friend to take the course with you, but they're not alumni of DePauw? They may enroll in the paid version of the course here.

About JON FORTT '98

Jon Fortt graduated from DePauw University in 1998. He is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” (M-F, 11 AM-12 PM ET). He joined CNBC as a technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

A Message from Jon Fortt About the Course

This is about empowerment through education. After the tragic killing of George Floyd in 2020, I decided to use my journalistic background and pull together knowledge to prepare my young sons for life in America.

We’ve heard about “The Talk” that many Black fathers have with our children; this became “The Course.” In creating The Course, I pulled from sources as diverse as Shakespeare and NWA, Miles Morales, and Toni Morrison. As I taught the 18 classes over Zoom to my sons and nine other Black kids during the summer of COVID-19, I explored the country’s history and my own and reconsidered iconic figures and moments I thought I understood. When we finished, the powerful feedback I got from the kids and parents convinced me that we hadn’t just finished something — we had started something. Now I want to continue it, and share that experience with you.

I wrote The Course for Black kids, and for the parents, teachers, and mentors who want to equip them for the future. That said, it’s for everyone who wants to explore the Black experience in America.

I’m a journalist and lifelong learner. The son of an art teacher and the husband of a reading specialist, I enjoy taking complicated subjects and making them understandable and relevant. Today I lead technology coverage at CNBC, where I’ve recently spearheaded coverage of race and opportunity in America, both on-air and in our events.


Italian ruins with church in the backgroundA Grand Tour of Italy: History, Art, and Authentic Italian Cooking

Professors Michael and Francesca Seaman co-facilitated a course that introduced participants to a grand tour of the history, art, and culture, particularly cuisine, of Italy, loosely modeled on the Grand Tour of Italy undertaken by British aristocrats in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The course consisted of two separate parts, each of 75 minutes duration. Please explore here to learn more about this alumni offering from the spring 2021 semester. 

Campus winterAlumni Winter Term: Leadership in the Liberal Arts

The programming provided by Development and Alumni Engagement seeks to share with DePauw University alumni and friends lifelong learning opportunities along with the ability to engage faculty and fellow alumni in the kind of discourse students regularly enjoy at DePauw. While our Alumni Winter Term offering for January 2021 has now passed, please explore this archive of information on the Leadership and the Liberal Arts alumni class and get inspired for what is to come for future Alumni Winter Term offerings.