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Senior Stewart Jones to Teach in Malaysia with Fulbright Award

April 18, 2012

DePauw University senior Stewart E. Jones is the recipient of an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition and… Read More

Prof. Karl Hostetler '61 Honored by by the International Society of Antiviral Research

April 17, 2012

Karl Y. Hostetler, M.D., a 1961 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by… Read More

Medievalist Steven F. Kruger Presents April 24 Talk

April 17, 2012

Steven F. Kruger, a leading medievalist, will visit the campus of DePauw University next Tuesday, April 24, to discuss "The Space and Time of Religious… Read More

Two Juniors Win National Science Award

April 17, 2012

Junior Tyler L. Perfitt’s road to a Goldwater Scholarship wasn’t a direct route. The prestigious award is difficult to come by, even more so if you don… Read More

WGRE Student Broadcasters Win Six Awards, Including Three First Place Prizes

April 17, 2012

Projects by ten DePauw University student broadcasters were honored with six prizes at two awards ceremonies in Indianapolis Saturday.  The works, which… Read More

Prof. David Callies '65 Publishes Tax Increment Financing

April 16, 2012

David L. Callies, Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law and 1965 graduate of DePauw… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 and His Award-Winning Book

April 16, 2012

"When he was growing up in Milan, Greg Schwipps often took trips to the Brookville reservoir and couldn't help noticing the squares at the bottom of the… Read More

Jane Bankhurst '02 Among Atlantic City's 'Top 40 Under 40'

April 15, 2012

Jane Bankhurst, activities manager at Marriott Vacation Club and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among Atlantic City Weekly's "2012 Top 40 Under… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses "Aging" of TV's American Idol

April 14, 2012

"As American Idol winds down its 11th season, it's time to ask: Is Fox's smash singing contest losing the kids?," asks Scott Collins in today's Los Angeles… Read More

Perry Thapa of Nepal is 2012 Battey National Educator of the Year

April 14, 2012

Perry Keil Thapa, an American citizen who teaches at a high school in Nepal, is the 2012 recipient of the Battey National Educator of the Year Award. Administered… Read More

Popular Online Video Caine's Arcade Doesn't Wow Prof. Mark Tatge

April 13, 2012

A Christian Science Monitor article on the popularity of an 11-minute online film, Caine's Arcade, includes comments from Mark Tatge, Eugene S. Pulliam… Read More

Rob Boras '92 is St. Louis Rams' Tight Ends Coach

April 10, 2012

Rob Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been hired by the new coach of the St. Louis Rams, Jeff Fisher, to serve as the tight ends coach for… Read More

Brandon Chapman '02 Authors Journal Article

April 10, 2012

An article by Brandon Chapman, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, appears in the journal Cultural Survival Quarterly. Titled "Perspectives of an Iñupiaq… Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents The Heidi Chronicles, April 12 - 15

April 9, 2012

The Heidi Chronicles is "not just a funny play, but a wise one," noted the New York Daily News. This Thursday-through-Sunday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read More

Senior Sam Holley-Kline Will Conduct Research in Mexico as Fulbright Scholar

April 9, 2012

Sam Holley-Kline, a senior at DePauw University, will conduct anthropological field research in Mexico during the upcoming academic year through a Fulbright… Read More

Amy Youngblood Schuermann '90 is Featured Designer at Upcoming Ohio Event

April 8, 2012

Amy Schuermann, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, "will be the featured designer of an 'urban oasis' set for Art Design Consultant’s ongoing Design… Read More

Film by Peter Ohs '05 to Premiere at Full Frame Festival This Week  

April 8, 2012

I Send You This Place, a feature-length documentary film made by Peter Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, and his wife, Andrea Sisson, will premiere… Read More

Former VP Dan Quayle '69 to Give Commencement Address at Syracuse U College of Law

April 7, 2012

Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will deliver the commencement address this spring at the… Read More

Court of Appeals Holds Oral Arguments Here April 17

April 6, 2012

The Indiana Court of Appeals will come to campus of DePauw University on Tuesday, April 17, and the public is invited to observe.  The court will hear… Read More

Making a Case for DePauw

April 5, 2012

Just as March Madness was heating up, DePauw’s Bioethics Bowl team was making a deep run in a national tournament of its own. At the National Undergraduate… Read More

First Howey/DePauw Poll Shows Sen. Lugar with Slim Lead; Obama Trailing in Indiana

April 5, 2012

"Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, the most senior Republican in the Senate, is in serious jeopardy of losing his May 8 GOP primary race to state Treasurer Richard… Read More

Breakdown of "Old Media Silos" Creates "Confusion in Marketplace," According to Prof. Mark Tatge  

April 5, 2012

"There's a lot of confusion in the media marketplace," Mark W. Tatge, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University… Read More

Junior Tyler Perfitt is Second Goldwater Scholarship Winner

April 5, 2012

Tyler Perfitt, a junior at DePauw University, is the winner of a 2012 award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Contributes to Popularizing Research

April 4, 2012

Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, authored a chapter which is published in Popularizing Research: Engaging… Read More

Network Morning Shows Take "Sharp Turn in a Shrill Direction," Says Prof. Mark Tatge

April 3, 2012

"If you thought morning news shows were just about weather and cooking, think again," reports the Christian Science Monitor. "As Katie Couric’s high-profile… Read More

Women in Computer Science Earn Awards at Conference

April 3, 2012

Allana J. Johnson ’13 (at right) was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference in Baltimore, Md… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus to Read From Poison Sonnets April 11

April 3, 2012

Joseph Heithaus, University Professor and professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his collection of poems, Poison Sonnets, at a Wednesday… Read More

Fulbright Award Recipient Case Nafziger '12 Will Teach in South Korea

April 3, 2012

DePauw University senior Case M. Nafziger will spend the upcoming academic year in South Korea teaching English as a result of being awarded an English… Read More

NBC's 'Co-Host' Role for Sarah Palin Not Appropriate: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 2, 2012

NBC's announcement that former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will serve as "co-host" of the Today Show tomorrow… Read More


April 2, 2012

The importance of animals in human history is almost impossible to overstate. For millennia, animals have been tools of war and agriculture, companions… Read More

Senior Honored by American College Personnel Association

April 2, 2012

DePauw University senior Luke P. Bretscher has been recognized with the "Outstanding Undergraduate Student" award by the American College Personnel Association's… Read More

Senior Catie Baker Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 1, 2012

DePauw University senior Catherine "Catie" Baker has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support Ph.D. studies she… Read More

Occupy Wall Street is "Morphing," Says Prof. Mark Tatge

April 1, 2012

A Christian Science Monitor piece by Gloria Goodale on Occupy Wall Street notes that the movement "is in transition, says Mark Tatge, journalism professor… Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 to Keynote Las Vegas Event

March 31, 2012

Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports and 1986 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote address at the National Association… Read More

Junior Brad Wethington is Goldwater Scholar

March 29, 2012

DePauw University junior Bradley P. Wethington is the recipient of a 2012 award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program… Read More

Prof. David Gellman Contributes to Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream

March 28, 2012

David N. Gellman, professor of history at DePauw University, contributes an essay to Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream… Read More

Indiana Bankers Association Promotes Rod Lasley '92

March 27, 2012

Rod Lasley, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president -products and services at the Indiana Bankers Association and president… Read More

DePauw Wins National Undergraduate Bioethics Competition

March 26, 2012

A team from DePauw University emerged the winner of the Bioethics Bowl debate tournament, which took place at the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference… Read More

Freshman's Scholarship Noted in Chemical & Engineering News

March 26, 2012

Kwame Newton, a first-year student at DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2011-12 college scholarship through the American Chemical Society's Project… Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 to Speak at Franklin College

March 26, 2012

Greg Schwipps, Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing and associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, will present… Read More

Now is Not the Time to Lift Supreme Court Blackout, Argues Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 25, 2012

"In today's visual culture, people wonder why the justices refuse to allow camera coverage," writes Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Prof. Steve Timm Has Ties to Hunger Games Author

March 24, 2012

Suzanne Collins, the author of the Hunger Games books, has a connection to a DePauw University professor, notes a report by Indianapolis Fox affiliate… Read More

"Everybody Has a Megaphone" in Today's Media Environment: Prof. Mark Tatge

March 21, 2012

"News organizations haven't been immune to bending the truth," notes a story on CNN's website. "Until the early 20th century, newspapers were often partisan… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Struggles of Oprah's OWN

March 21, 2012

"OWN is struggling for a number of reasons, said Jeffrey McCall, professor of media studies at DePauw University," reports in a story on the… Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directing NYC Production of Open Hearts

March 21, 2012

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct Miriam Kulick's one-woman show, Open Hearts, which opens in New York City April 19 in… Read More

DePauw Debate Team Wins National Championship

March 20, 2012

Two members of the DePauw University debate team -- sophomore Ronnie Kennedy and junior Jimmy Kirkpatrick -- won the national championship at the Pi Kappa… Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Wins Fish Short Story Prize

March 20, 2012

Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has won first place in the 2011-12 Fish Short Story Prize competition. Presented by Ireland's Fish… Read More

Jennifer Monty Rieker '00 Named Partner at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis

March 19, 2012

Jennifer Monty Rieker, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA. Monty Rieker practices in the… Read More

Laura Sherman '93 Profiled in Tampa Bay Business Journal

March 18, 2012

"Considering the urgent nature of our business, prioritization is paramount," Laura Sherman, founding partner of Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners and 1993… Read More

Bill Caskey '78 and Steve Langerud Quoted in Article on Social Media and Older Professionals

March 17, 2012

"Many older professionals are hesitant about taking on social media," begins a article. "We talked with a few workforce veterans who have… Read More

Article on "Eye-Catching" Product Artwork Cites Jim Zimmer '98

March 15, 2012

"With names like Hoptimus, Moloko and Osiris, Indiana craft beers get your attention. But they're also becoming known for eye-catching art and design,"… Read More

Scott Storrer '89 Promoted to President & CEO of Genomind

March 15, 2012

Scott A. Storrer, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president and CEO of Genomind.  Storrer had been serving as chief operating… Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Breaks NCAA Coaching Record

March 15, 2012

Butler University's 75-58 men's basketball victory last night over Delaware was one for the record books for coach Brad Stevens. The Indianapolis Star… Read More

Former Prof. Sally Gray Dies at 78

March 14, 2012

Sally Hallof Gray, who was an economics professor at DePauw University from 1965 through 1979 and was retired senior judge of the Putnam County Court,… Read More

The Problems of Congress Extend to Main Street, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

March 13, 2012

When it comes to being a member of Congress, "judgment and criticism" come with the territory, and both are essential, argues Lee Hamilton.  But the Democrats… Read More

Miami Heat VP Eve Wright '96 Among SportsBusiness Journal's 'Forty Under 40'

March 12, 2012

"The deals have been coming fast and furious for the Miami Heat since LeBron James landed in South Beach last season," notes today's edition of SportsBusiness… Read More

Artists from Around the Globe Contribute to Passing Time, at Peeler Center March 27 - May 10

March 12, 2012

Passing Time, a new exhibition of recent works by fourteen international artists in a range of media, explores the multiple and converging meanings of… Read More

Prof. Thomas Hall at Speak at Ashland University Symposium

March 10, 2012

Thomas D. Hall, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at DePauw University, will speak at Ohio's Ashland University on Tuesday, March 20. Dr… Read More

Tusha Mittal '06 Honored for Her Reporting

March 9, 2012

Tusha Mittal, a reporter in the Kolkata (Calcutta) news bureau of Tehelka, a weekly news magazine in India, is the 2012 recipient of the Chameli Devi Jain… Read More

Frank Portolese '75 Profiled in Just Jazz Guitar

March 9, 2012

"Frank Portolese is a jazz guitarist with a voice uniquely his own," begins a piece published in Just Jazz Guitar. "His guitar playing reflects a deep… Read More

Kelly Elmore '01 Joins Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

March 9, 2012

Kelly C. Elmore, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and will serve in the law firm's Chicago office in the Community… Read More

Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare

March 8, 2012

The second annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare at DePauw University is scheduled on Saturday, May 12 in Moore Theatre of the Judson and Joyce Green… Read More

Meghan Wolfgram '11 Creates Lure Coursing Organization

March 8, 2012

"On the morning of March 18, Meghan Wolfgram will rise early to fence off a 500- or 600-foot-long area near the pavilion at Wickham Park," begins a Florida… Read More

Acclaimed Fiction Writer Danielle Evans Here March 14

March 8, 2012

Danielle Evans, a "Washington-area author who has been praised by Salman Rushdie and the Paris Review as a literary prodigy," according to the Washington… Read More

DePauw Reaches Semifinals of National 'Ethics Bowl'

March 7, 2012

A team from DePauw University reached the semifinals at the national Ethics Bowl competition, which took place in Cincinnati last Thursday, March 1. DePauw… Read More

Soccer Coach Nick Noel '07 Moving to Indiana HS

March 7, 2012

Nick Noel, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been named the boy's soccer coach at  Lawrence North High School, reports the Indianapolis Star. "Noel… Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in Charlotte Observer

March 7, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "is at the forefront of Fox's political coverage this year and will be one… Read More

Prof. Dave Berque Discusses 'Digital Citizenship' with Campus Technology

March 6, 2012

"Too often, faculty members assume that because students are very comfortable using technology, they are also well prepared to be digital citizens," Dave… Read More

Senior J.C. Pankratz is National Finalist in Playwriting Contest

March 5, 2012

DePauw University senior J.C. Pankratz is one of four national finalists for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. The Cauble Award recognizes… Read More

Yale Scientific Cites DePauw Research of Prof. Matt Hertenstein

March 4, 2012

"Humans can express a wide range of emotions from anger to love. These emotions can be transmitted through means such as words, tones of voice, or facial… Read More

Brad Brownell '91 Preps Clemson for Regular Season Finale

March 4, 2012

"Brad Brownell earned a history degree from DePauw University. However, he must have taken a theater class or two, because he knows how to build drama… Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Ties 61-Year-Old NCAA Coaching Record

March 3, 2012

Brad Stevens, head men's basketball coach at Butler University and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, reached a milestone with the Bulldogs' 71-49 victory… Read More

NY Times Spotlights Entrepreneurial Success of Angie Hicks '95

March 3, 2012

A New York Times story today on the success of Angie's List notes, "The company was born in 1995, when Angie Hicks, a newly minted graduate from DePauw… Read More

Prof. Mark Tatge Discusses Cable News "Rethink"

March 3, 2012

"Here's a news flash: Politically flavored reporting –- as in conservatives prefer Fox News and liberals like MSNBC or CNN –- may be undergoing a rethink… Read More

Kirsten Crawford '93 Appointed City Attorney in Colorado

March 3, 2012

"At its regular meeting March 6, the Littleton City Council will consider approving a contract appointing Kirsten J. Crawford as Littleton City Attorney… Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Named Publisher of Men's Journal

March 2, 2012

Christopher W. McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed publisher of Men's Journal. He comes to the post from Redbook/Redbookmag… Read More

Social Entrepreneur Kyle Smitley ’07 Here for 175th Anniversary Lecture, March 7

March 2, 2012

Kyle Smitley, a 2007 DePauw University graduate who was featured in Inc.’s 2009 listing of "30 Under 30: America’s Coolest Entrepreneurs," will return… Read More

NSF Grant Will Support Research of Prof. Tim Cope and His Students in China

March 1, 2012

Tim D. Cope, associate professor of geosciences at DePauw University, has been awarded a $144,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation… Read More

Plans for 2012 Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll to be Outlined March 6

March 1, 2012

An intriguing national political environment featuring a compelling U.S. Senate primary, a Republican presidential contest coming to Indiana and the historic… Read More

Southeast Asia Trekkers Discover Different Things

February 29, 2012

For three weeks in January, DePauw students and professors toured Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, exploring cities and villages, rivers and ruins. The trip… Read More

'Leap Year Baby' Prof. John Schlotterbeck Noted in Newspaper Story

February 29, 2012

A Terre Haute Tribune-Star story on "Leap Year babies" -- who were born on February 29 and celebrate every four years when that date appears on the calendar… Read More

Article Offering 'Money Etiquette' Advice Calls Upon Prof. Bob Steele '69

February 29, 2012

"If my child doesn't go to college, must I give her the money I saved for it?," asks a Real Simple article examining "money etiquette" issues. It notes… Read More

Economic Perceptions, Not Numbers, Key in Presidential Contest: Scott Rasmussen '86

February 28, 2012

When it comes to how economic conditions affect the 2012 presidential race, "The trend is likely to be more important than the actual number," notes pollster… Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Among Presenters at Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference

February 27, 2012

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, was among the presenters at the Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference (BLC). The event took… Read More

Prof. Rebecca Bordt Honored by North Central Sociological Association

February 27, 2012

Rebecca L. Bordt, associate professor of sociology at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2012 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching… Read More

Kathleen Jagger '75 Named Interim VP and Dean at Transylvania University

February 25, 2012

Kathleen S. Jagger, a 1975 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim vice president and dean of the college at Transylvania University… Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Among Presenters at Syracuse U Symposium on Media & Sports Scandals

February 23, 2012

Bob Steele, Distinguished Professor of Journalism Ethics at DePauw University and Phyllis W. Nicholas Director of DePauw's Janet Prindle Institute for… Read More

James Reynolds '81 Appointed President of Wilmington College

February 23, 2012

James M. Reynolds, who received a master's degree from DePauw University in 1981, has been named the eighteenth president of Wilmington College in Ohio… Read More

Saks Internship Never Goes Out of Style

February 22, 2012

Seniors Julie C. Buchta, Kirsten A. Seeland and Katherine “Katie” C. Wickman spent Winter Term interning at Saks Fifth Avenue Corporate Office in Palm… Read More

Thursday Poetry Reading by Prof. Joe Heithaus Previewed in Newspaper

February 22, 2012

"Hard work really does pay off, at least in the case of DePauw University professor and poetry writer Joe Heithaus, who was recently awarded the honor… Read More

Cummins Names Mark Sifferlen '87 VP of Ethics and Compliance

February 21, 2012

Mark J. Sifferlen, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president - ethics and compliance at… Read More

Drawing Funny

February 20, 2012

Troy Cummings was having the kind of back-and-forth you only find in the world of children’s books. A 1996 graduate of DePauw, Cummings was just putting… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Returns to the "Second Home of My Youth" to Mark DePauw's 175th Anniversary

February 19, 2012

"Looking out at this audience and standing in this historic building, I am reminded that it is a wonderful, marvelous experience to return to one's alma… Read More

Karega Rausch '99 One of Indy's '10 to Watch'

February 19, 2012

M. Karega Rausch, Indiana director of Stand for Children and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among "10 to Watch" in today's Indianapolis… Read More

Story by Linda Heuring '76 in Southern Women's Review

February 19, 2012

A short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, appears in the new Southern Women's Review.  The piece is titled "Side of Bacon." An… Read More

Island Hopping

February 17, 2012

Associate Professor of Biology Kevin S. Kinney has traveled to the Galapagos Islands more than most people. Since his first trip eight years ago, he’s… Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directs Off-Broadway Production of Relative Pitch

February 17, 2012

"Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning Mentor Project will begin its 13th season with Elizabeth Rose's one-woman musical, Relative Pitch, beginning Feb.… Read More

Dean Kerry Pannell Named a GLCA Teagle Pedagogy Fellow

February 16, 2012

Kerry E. Pannell, dean of faculty, Q.G. Noblitt Professor of Economics and Management, and associate professor of economics and management at DePauw University… Read More

Presidential Candidates' Debates Offer Little for Voters, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

February 16, 2012

"Some prominent Republicans are worried that the nonstop series of GOP debates has done their party more harm than good by showcasing all the differences… Read More

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Outlines Rewards and Struggles of Promoting Peace in Ubben Lecture

February 15, 2012

"Dedicating your life to peace is one of the most beautiful things, but it's one of the most difficult things," 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah… Read More