DePauw Events

Saturday April 8, 2017
Sat Apr 8

JumpstART Program

Add to Calendar9:15 am – 12:00 pm

JumpstART is a free art program for elementary school kids on the first Saturday of each month from 10-noon. 

Location: Peeler Art Center 209
Organization: Hartman House
Organizer: Sarich, Samantha Marie

Undergraduate Ethics Symposium-Fourth Keynote

Add to Calendar10:00 am – 11:30 am

Fiction: The Empathy Machine by Helen Phillips, MFA, Novelist and Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College.

A mother chains her handicapped son to a tree. A man burglarizes a home and punches the lady of the house in the face. A girl kills a boy with a rock. Such horrifying scenarios demand moral outrage, yet when authors George Saunders, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Colson Whitehead convey us deep into the perspectives of the fictional characters implicated in these acts, we discover that each situation is far more emotionally nuanced and ethically complex than we assumed.   

Recent psychological studies suggest that reading fiction can improve one’s theory of mind, enhancing the ability to imagine one’s way into the minds and bodies of others. Imagination is the basis of empathy, and empathy is the basis of ethics. Reading fiction forces us to experience difficult situations that might otherwise feel distant and irrelevant to our lives. What might we ourselves do if pushed to this or that extreme?

I will read from recent work and explore the ways I grapple with ethical questions as a writer of fiction.

This event is free and open to all. A campus shuttle will depart from the Union Building bus stop 10 minutes before the lecture and return immediately following.

Location: Prindle Institute 165
Organization: Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
Organizer: Clute, Linda F Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics

Slow Art Day at The Peeler Art Center

Add to Calendar11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Slow Art Day at the Peeler Art Center.  During this national event, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly.  The goal is to focus on art and the art of seeing.  More information to come.This event is free and open to te public. 


Location: Peeler Art Center Lobby
Organization: Art and Art History
Organizer: Scott, Misti D

Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

Add to Calendar11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Any students interested in pitching their business idea please mark your calendars!

Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

1-4 p.m.

Open to all students

Questions please contact Sandy Smith in the McDermond Center at


Location: Hoover Hall Daseke Dining Room
Organization: Ctr for Managmnt + Entrepreneurship
Organizer: Smith, Sandra Beth

Senior Degree Recital: Derrick Truby, tenor - CANCELLED

Add to Calendar3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Peterman, Jacob School of Music

Junior Recital: Jackson Bailey, violin

Add to Calendar5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Peterman, Jacob School of Music

Senior Degree Recital: Dylan Prentice, baritone

Add to Calendar5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: GCPA Thompson
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Peterman, Jacob School of Music

Communiversity: French Impressionism and the Music of Claude Cymerman and Friends

Add to Calendar6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

6:30 p.m. – Part I: Impressionistic painting class, wine and hors d’oeuvres

8 p.m. – Part II: French music, wine and pastries

Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana


French Impressionism in art and in music aimed to capture glimpses of life's fleeting moments -- the

vibrancy of the light at sunrise, the serenity of a lily pond, or the conversations between wind and

waves -- a celebration of the world moment-by-moment. 


Join us at Music on the Square for a full evening of all things French or drop in a little later to listen

to the music of local Frenchman, Claude Cymerman and friends: 


PARTS I AND II ($40):  Impressionistic Painting Class, French Wine and Hors d'oeuvres

6:30 PM Arrival -- Sip a Kir Royale, nibble on cheeses and crostini, view works curated by the Peeler

Art Center, and create your own impressionistic masterpiece guided by Wine and Canvas of

Indianapolis. And, now that you're feeling like a true Parisian...


PART II ($15):  French Music, Wine and Pastries

8 PM Arrival -- Linger into the starry night accompanied by fine wine and French music performed

by a trio of pianists, including our own Claude Cymerman and Anthony Weinstein, joined by guest

artist Emile Naoumoff visiting from Paris via Indiana University.


This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a

federal agency. 

Location: School of Music Music on the Square
Organization: School of Music
Organizer: Peterman, Jacob School of Music