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Presidential Race is "Very Close," According to Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86

July 6, 2012

When analyzing presidential polls, "The exact wrong thing, which a lot of people do, is they pick the result they like best and rationalize as to why it… Read More

Troubled Water?

July 6, 2012

The Big Walnut Creek watershed is only a speck on a map of Indiana, but its 424-square-mile footprint probably doesn’t seem so small to the handful of… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Examines Climate Change in Upcoming Novel, Flight Behavior

July 6, 2012

"When I begin a novel, it's intimidating to swim out into the current of the river of all human experience and find something new," Barbara Kingsolver… 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

Peter Richard '12 Wins Award as He Prepares to Teach English in South Korea

July 4, 2012

Peter Richard, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University who is spending the summer as a lifeguard at Lions Park Pool in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is the… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Remembers Andy Griffith in Christian Science Monitor

July 3, 2012

"Andy Griffith was successful on television because average viewers could connect with him," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Article on Guatemalan Femicide Includes Analysis from Prof. Glen Kuecker

July 3, 2012

"One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsurgency campaign against the country… Read More

Two DePauw Students Among 5 "Dedicated, Adept" Interns at Salt Lake Tribune

July 3, 2012

DePauw University students Michael Appelgate and Dana Ferguson are spending the summer at the Salt Lake Tribune, and are among five "paid interns whose… Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Presents Readings in California This Week

July 2, 2012

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his new book of poems, My Favorite Warlord, in San Jose, California… Read More

Natalie Erickson '08 Joins SYM Financial Advisors

July 2, 2012

Natalie L. Erickson, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined SYM Financial Advisors in Midland, Michigan, as a client service representative.… Read More

Faculty-Student Dig Yields Artifacts from DePauw's Past

July 1, 2012

"With temperatures literally 100 degrees in the shade at noon Friday in Greencastle, members of the archaeological dig team unearthing the remnants of… Read More

Lockheed VP Lorraine Martin '84 Joins Board of Inroads

June 30, 2012

Lorraine Martin, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Inroads, a non-profit organization that provides… Read More

Shift of Ann Curry Off NBC's Today Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 29, 2012

"NBC hasn't had much to crow about in recent years, but Today has been a stable ratings-maker and moneymaker," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication… Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Promoted to President & CEO at Gables Residential

June 28, 2012

Susan M. Ansel, chief operating officer of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to the company's president and… Read More

Federal Government Needs "Robust, Continuing Scrutiny," Opines Lee Hamilton '52

June 28, 2012

"Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes… Read More

Jim Alling '83 is Interim CEO of T-Mobile USA

June 27, 2012

Jim Alling, chief operations officer for T-Mobile USA and 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim CEO of the company. He replaces… Read More

Broadway's David Cryer '58 Returning to DePauw in November to Star in The Crucible

June 27, 2012

Broadway star and 1958 DePauw University graduate David Cryer will portray the fiery Deputy-Governor in a production of The Crucible at his alma mater… Read More

Research of Prof. Matt Hertenstein Cited in Oklahoma Newspaper

June 26, 2012

"What's a most surprising way to predict whether your marriage is likely to last?," asks today's edition of the Oklahoman. "Take a look at your spouse's… Read More

'Future Majority Project' Includes AJ Feeney-Ruiz '04

June 26, 2012

AJ Feeney-Ruiz, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University and candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives, "is one of 114 Hispanics involved in the Future… 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

NY Times' 'Corner Office' Features Angie Hicks '95

June 24, 2012

"I started Angie’s List right out of college, so I was all of 22," Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie’s List and 1995 graduate… Read More

Prof. Matt Hertenstein Cited in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

June 24, 2012

"Almost any daily routine can be an opportunity for your baby to listen and learn from your words and phrases, advises Matt Hertenstein, Ph.D., a researcher… Read More

"Wonkish, Formulaic, Tired and Yappy" CNN Needs a Makeover: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 23, 2012

"The rearranging of deck chairs is under way at CNN as the flailing and formerly prestigious news organization tries to reverse its ongoing ratings slide… Read More

Josh Baugh '11 Spreads His Enthusiasm for Swimming

June 23, 2012

Josh Baugh, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, "is hoping to grow Frankfort's swimming community," notes the Times of Frankfort, Indiana. Baugh is serving… Read More

Prof. Doug Harms Named ICC Faculty Fellow

June 21, 2012

Douglas E. Harms, Herrick E. H. Greenleaf Professor of Computer Science at DePauw University, has been named an Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellow for… Read More

Media Fellow Headed to London to Assist NBC with Olympics Coverage

June 21, 2012

"Carter McKay, 21, isn’t an Olympic athlete, but during the course of the 2012 summer games next month, she will be competing in her own decathlon of interview… Read More

Prof. George Thornton '62 Hopes to Become Oldest Man to Swim the English Channel

June 21, 2012

"George Thornton's whole life has led to this moment," reports KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver. "Actually, make that a moment sometime between July 10… Read More

Eric Schurr '80 Joins Bit9 as Chief Marketing Officer

June 21, 2012

Eric L. Schurr, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief marketing officer at Bit9. "Schurr brings more than 20 years of experience… Read More

The Team That Bretscher Built

June 19, 2012

Mary M. Bretscher began building a successful women’s swimming and diving  program from the ground up 37 years ago. Bretscher, who retires from coaching… Read More

Case Nafziger '12 is Semifinalist in National Vocal Competition

June 19, 2012

Case M. Nafziger, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is among 18 competitors who will take part in the semifinals of the inaugural National Association… Read More

Sights and Sighs

June 18, 2012

Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael E. Roberts was reading a review article about eye tracking and its application in everything from marketing to… Read More

Voters to Choose Between "Two Very Different Approaches to Wielding Power": Lee Hamilton '52

June 18, 2012

"Political campaigns are not just about who will govern, but also about the candidates' vision and how they plan to achieve it," writes Lee Hamilton, veteran… Read More

New Novel by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Set for November Release

June 17, 2012

"The book is about catastrophe and disaster and the psychological triggers that lead us to look at evidence and accept or deny what we’ve seen," Barbara… Read More

Newspaper Welcomes Rising Senior as Pulliam Intern

June 15, 2012

Nana Aduba-Amoah, who will be a senior at DePauw University this fall, has "always had a passion for writing," notes the Journal Review of Crawfordsville… Read More

Archaeological Dig Aims to Unearth Artifacts from Minshall Laboratory

June 14, 2012

"Without an Indiana Jones fur fedora anywhere in sight, sunbonnets, caps and floppy hats had to suffice this week as an archaeological dig commenced on… Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Publishes My Favorite Warlord

June 13, 2012

My Favorite Warlord, the third book of poems by Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, has been published by Penguin. "The… Read More

Brad Grabow '85 Joins Lake City Bank as VP

June 11, 2012

Bradford S. Grabow, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Lake City Bank in Indianapolis as vice president and commercial banking officer. "He… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Talks with LA Times About Online Cartoon's Transition to TV  

June 11, 2012

"The Web and TV are merging, but we aren't there yet," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Los Angeles Times.  Dr.… Read More

Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 to Address West Liberty University Economics Club

June 11, 2012

"Columnist, author and political analyst Scott Rasmussen is expected to talk about the upcoming presidential election when he visits the West Liberty University… Read More

USAF Capt. Mike Phillipp '05 Featured in Newspaper Story

June 10, 2012

"Mike Phillipp seemed to have everything going for him: He had left high school early to go to DePauw University where he graduated with a degree in political… Read More

Elizabeth McDaniel '05 Named Director at Blue Crane Creative

June 9, 2012

Elizabeth A. McDaniel, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been named director of creative services for Blue Crane Creative, "a Cincinnati agency… Read More

Mary Meeker '81 Appointed to Board of Lending Club

June 8, 2012

Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Lending Club, "the… Read More

Todd Brandon '92 Joins Board of Indiana Hospital

June 7, 2012

Todd Brandon, M.D., a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Indiana. A biological… Read More

Prof. Terri Bonebright to Serve as Dean of the Faculty

June 5, 2012

Terri L. Bonebright, professor of psychology, has accepted a three-year appointment as dean of the faculty at DePauw University.  Dr. Bonebright will take… Read More

Kira McManus '87 Aligns with FORTRUST

June 5, 2012

Kira McManus, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has rejoined FORTRUST as director of business development/channel sales. McManus "has over 23 years… Read More

Former Prof. David Klooster Dies at Age 58

June 3, 2012

David J. Klooster, a professor of English at Hope College and a member of the DePauw University faculty from 1984 to 1989, died yesterday from a brain… Read More

Prof. Emeritus Jim Cooper Reviews A History of the World in 100 Objects

June 3, 2012

James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, contributes a book review to the latest edition of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic… Read More

University Mourns Passing of Prof. Emeritus David Herrold

June 1, 2012

David Herrold, professor emeritus of art at DePauw University and a member of the faculty for 36 years, passed away Thursday, May 31, at his Greencastle… Read More

Prof. John Dittmer Discusses The Good Doctors on NPR Affiliate

May 30, 2012

  John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, is featured on this week's edition of Sound Medicine, a weekly talk radio show sponsored… Read More

Tim Clark '87 Endeavors to "Change Families and Transform Lives"

May 28, 2012

"(I) lead all aspects of an organization that is attempting to change families and transform lives in South Minneapolis," Timothy S. Clark, chief executive… Read More

Networks Have Hit "Desperation Time" as Media Universe Changes: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 27, 2012

"Desperation time has arrived for broadcast television networks as they struggle to maintain relevance in a crowded media marketplace," according to Jeff… Read More

Karl Odenwald '05 Named Head Baseball Coach at Missouri HS

May 25, 2012

Karl Odenwald, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been named head baseball coach at Missouri's Rolla High School. "Odenwald, age 29, will be entering… Read More

Ryan Miller '97 Joins Availity as Sr. VP

May 24, 2012

Ryan A. Miller, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has joined health information network Availity as senior vice president of strategy and corporate… Read More

NFL's Baltimore Ravens Name David Blackburn '04 an Area Scout

May 23, 2012

David Blackburn, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed area scout for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens. "In his new position… Read More

The Writing Program

May 22, 2012

As a first-year student, Sam K. Rumbach ’15 was part of a pilot program that helped him make the significant and often challenging transition from academic… Read More

TV Anchor/Reporter Nicole Pence '06 Moving to Indy NBC Affiliate

May 22, 2012

Nicole Pence, morning co-anchor for Lexington, Kentucky NBC affiliate WLEX and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has accepted a job as an anchor/reporter… Read More

Doug Frantz '71 is Washington Post's National Security Editor

May 21, 2012

"Doug Frantz, a veteran investigative journalist who has done stints at the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, joined the … Read More

Indiana Humanities & CEO Keira Amstutz '91 Launch 'Spirit of Competition'

May 21, 2012

"I have a challenge for you: Think of one aspect of life that doesn't include competition," writes Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities… Read More

Prof. David Newman to Explore 'Identities and Inequalities' at NCORE 2012

May 20, 2012

David M. Newman, professor of sociology at DePauw University, will make a "special feature presentation" at the 25th Annual National Conference on Race… Read More

Lauren Hannan '12 Named Girl's Soccer Coach at Indiana HS

May 19, 2012

The school board in Washington, Indiana, has approved the hiring of Lauren Hannan as girls soccer coach at Washington High School. "Hannan, who graduates… Read More

Josh Yoder '11 Named Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow

May 18, 2012

Joshua M. Yoder, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is a member of the 2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. Announced by Governor… Read More

Comedy is King in Fall TV Lineups, Notes Article Quoting Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 18, 2012

Unveiling their fall lineups, television networks "have gone cuckoo for comedy in a way not seen in at least 15 years," writes Scott Collins in today's… Read More

Judge Michael Peyton '65 Receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

May 18, 2012

Michael D. Peyton, who is retiring as a judge of Indiana's Henry Superior Court, is the recipient of the Distinguished Hoosier Award. The honor "is one… Read More

Libel "A Very High Bar to Prove," Prof. Bob Steele '69 Tells Newspaper

May 17, 2012

Laurie Fine, the wife of a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of child molestation, says she will sue ESPN for libel, claiming… Read More

Donna Burroughs '76 Named Superintendent of Indiana School Corporation

May 17, 2012

"I’m excited about the opportunity for working with great teachers at Triton," says Donna Burroughs.  The 1976 DePauw University graduate has been appointed… Read More

Olin's Hidden Treasure

May 16, 2012

Students often pass by the F.W. Olin Biological Sciences Building without knowing about the tiny paradise it contains.  Camouflaged by tall transparent… Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. to Examine 'Trends in Science Fiction Criticism'

May 15, 2012

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at a daylong symposium on science fiction at the University… Read More

Prof. John Dittmer to Keynote Civil Rights Conference

May 14, 2012

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will provide the keynote address this week at a three day conference sponsored by Louisville's… Read More

J. Nichols '89 to be Honored for Environmental Efforts

May 14, 2012

Wallace J. Nichols -- marine biologist, environmentalist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will receive the 2012 "Wave Saver Award" from the Save… Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Contributes Essay to The Chalk Circle

May 13, 2012

A work by Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, appears in a new anthology, The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning… Read More

TV Station Features Standout Scholar-Athlete Catie Baker '12

May 11, 2012

"I chose Division III because I wanted the balance between athletics and academics," DePauw University senior Catie Baker tells KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids… Read More

Broadcast TV "Not That Essential" to Young People, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 11, 2012

A story in this morning's Los Angeles Times, headlined "TV networks desperately seeking young-adult viewers," includes comments from DePauw University… Read More

Michael Risdon Appointed Lee G. Hall Visiting Professor

May 11, 2012

Michael "Mick" Risdon will join the faculty of DePauw University this fall, and will serve as Lee G. Hall Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and… Read More

Anchor Bret Baier '92 Extends Contract with Fox News Channel

May 10, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has signed "a multi-year deal to lead political coverage for at least the next… Read More

Paul Johnson '04 Will Conduct Research in Spain with Fulbright Award

May 10, 2012

Paul Michael Johnson, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been been awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship that will send him to Spain for the 2012-13… Read More

Prof. Cas Mudde Writes of 'The Relationship Between Immigration and Nativism in Europe and North America'

May 9, 2012

Cas Mudde, Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at DePauw University, has authored "The Relationship Between… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus Remembers Author Maurice Sendak

May 9, 2012

"Maurice Sendak, for me, embodied the pleasure of curling in next to your child and reading something that could delight both of you," Joseph Heithaus… Read More

Junior Wins Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

May 8, 2012

Hermes R. Grullon, a DePauw University junior, is the recipient of a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Grullon, who is studying… Read More

Kelly Conway '99 Named Chrysler Museum's Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass

May 8, 2012

Kelly A. Conway, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been named as the first Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of… Read More

Efforts of Steve Kaniewski '72 Bring Public Art to Illinois Community

May 6, 2012

"Other communities have public art commissions. Some of them are better financed than what Algonquin can do," notes Steve Kaniewski, chair of the Public… Read More

Mary Meeker '81 on Forbes' 'Midas List'

May 5, 2012

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is on the "Midas List." Published by Forbes magazine… Read More

Local Schoolkids Perform Shakespeare at DePauw on May 12

May 4, 2012

Local school children will take to the DePauw University stage to perform classics that have entertained generations of audiences when DePauw presents… Read More

Antonya Nelson

May 3, 2012

Students will have a unique opportunity this fall to work with nationally recognized creative writer Antonya Nelson. She is the third recipient of the… Read More

GCBs Part of Successful Business Formula for Jill Skogheim '00

May 3, 2012

Jill Skogheim, president of Food Services Inc. and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The co-owner of the 5-8… Read More

Astronaut Joe Allen '59 is Next Distinguished Alumni Lecturer

May 3, 2012

Joseph P. Allen IV, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University who has flown on two space shuttle flights and is a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame… Read More

Prof. Jonathan Nichols-Pethick Authors TV Cops

May 1, 2012

Jonathan D. Nichols-Pethick, associate professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is the author of TV Cops: The Contemporary American… Read More

Nic Flores is 2012 Walker Cup Recipient

April 30, 2012

DePauw University senior Nicholas "Nic" Flores is the 2012 recipient of the Walker Cup, which is awarded to the senior who has contributed the most to… Read More

Line Between Public TV and Commercial Stations is Blurring: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 30, 2012

"Public broadcasting already does look increasingly like commercial television," according to Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 Authors Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu

April 29, 2012

Carolyn Mueller, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the author and illustrator of a new children's book, Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu. An English (writing)… Read More

Kara Bischak '12 is DePauw's Fourth Fulbright Award Recipient This Spring

April 27, 2012

Kara L. Bischak, a senior at DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in India as a recipient of an English Teaching Assistant… Read More

Clean Water Commitment

April 26, 2012

Though senior Xinyi “Sunny” Wang spent the past four years studying far from her Shanghai home, as graduation approaches, her thoughts are centered on… Read More

Work by "Bing" Davis '59 Considered for New Memorial Art Garden in Lexington

April 26, 2012

Willis "Bing" Davis, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University, is "one of five artists from across the country who was asked to submit a scaled model of his… Read More

Indiana's Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, Coming for Thursday Talk

April 24, 2012

Indiana's poet laureate, Karen Kovacik, will visit the campus of DePauw University this Thursday, April 26. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Kovacik… Read More

Micah Ling '03 to Present Indianapolis-Area Reading Wednesday Evening

April 23, 2012

Micah Ling, author and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, will present a reading at the Franklin branch of the Johnson County, Indiana library this Wednesday… Read More

Prof. Brent Johnson '95 Awarded Berglund Center for Internet Studies Faculty Fellowship

April 22, 2012

Brent Johnson, assistant professor of English at Pacific University in Oregon and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Berglund… Read More

Senior Leads Fundraising Effort for Children's Hospital

April 21, 2012

"DePauw senior Hannah Clingan will put on a Latin-inspired dance fitness event benefiting the Riley Hospital for Children on Tuesday, April 24," notes… Read More

Prof. Cas Mudde Writes of 'The Remarkable Non-Impact of the Norwegian Terrorist Attack'

April 20, 2012

As the trial of a terrorist accused of killing 77 people in Norway begins, Cas Mudde opines that "the horrific attack in Norway has had some short-term… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Keynote Kentucky's Books-in-Progress Conference

April 20, 2012

Bestselling and award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Books-in-Progress… Read More

Ken Owen '82 Among Presenters at Next Week's O'Bannon Institute for Community Service

April 18, 2012

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will moderate a panel discussion at the ninth annual O’Bannon… Read More