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Prof. Joseph Heithaus Publishes Poison Sonnets

February 15, 2012

Poison Sonnets, a collection of poems by Joseph Heithaus, University Professor and professor of English at DePauw University, has been published by David… Read More

Derek Empie '95 & Sarah Moore '01 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 14, 2012

Two DePauw University graduates -- Derek Empie '95 and Sarah S. Moore '01 -- are among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2012. The… Read More

2004 Grads Jason Becker & Brandon Sokol Co-Found

February 12, 2012

"The preservation of the world's memories" is the stated goal of Jason Becker and Brandon Sokol and their new enterprise, "The 2004 DePauw… Read More

Elizabeth Thompson '05 Joins Arnstein & Lehr LLP

February 9, 2012

Elizabeth Anne Thompson, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Chicago-based law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP as an associate in the firm's… Read More

Senior Playwright Pens Award Winner

February 8, 2012

Since this feature was written, J.C. Pankratz ’12 has won a prestigious Michael Kanin Playwriting Award, and will attend the Kennedy Center American College… Read More

Student-Created Museum Exhibit Celebrates 175 Years of DePauw History

February 8, 2012

"In many ways, it's a story about how DePauw and the community interact," DePauw University senior Sam Spahn says of a new exhibit at the Putnam County… Read More

Courtney Kurland '87 is Midwest Sales Director at 33Across

February 8, 2012

Courtney (Olds) Kurland, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined 33Across as midwest sales director. She brings to the company "more than 20 years… Read More

Prof. Alex Kondonassis '52 Authors Global Economic Development: The Evolution of Theory and Practice

February 7, 2012

Alexander Kondonassis, a 1952 graduate of DePauw University, has authored Global Economic Development: The Evolution of Theory and Practice.  The book… Read More

Newspaper Notes Junior's Internship in Berlin

February 7, 2012

"I really love the fields of business and economics" says DePauw University junior Adam Weaver. An economics and German major and Management Fellow, Weaver… Read More

Junior, Studying in Middle East, Featured in Hometown Newspaper

February 6, 2012

"In search of understanding a culture that many of us may know little about, 20-year-old Janelle Thixton traveled across the world to satisfy her curious… Read More

John Lawrence '95 Joins Slingshot SEO as VP of Applications Development

February 6, 2012

John A. Lawrence, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Slingshot SEO as vice president of applications development. A computer science major… Read More

Andrew Bever '08 Impacting Young Scholars Through Teaching Fellowship

February 6, 2012

Andrew Bever, a physics teacher at Indiana's Logansport High School, "is a 2008 graduate of DePauw University and is working on his master’s degree in… Read More

Michael Pagano '92 is Candidate for Indiana Supreme Court Seat

February 6, 2012

"At age 41, Lake County Magistrate Michael Pagano is the youngest of 15 candidates seeking to replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana… Read More

Prof. Bert Barreto Discusses NFL's Business Model with BBC

February 5, 2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's comments that the league's business model "combines socialism with capitalism" are examined in a BBC report which includes… Read More

Glenn Davis '79 Elected Vice Chair of LCA's Academy of Antitrust Law

February 5, 2012

Glenn E. Davis, an attorney at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman L.C. and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected vice chair of the Academy of Antitrust… Read More

Comics that Teach by Prof. Jay Hosler '89 are Praised

February 4, 2012

Clan Apis, Jay Hosler's "collection of comic books illustrating the life of a honey bee (is) both a delightful read and a superb leaching tool," exclaims… Read More

Dave Lawrence '90 Leads Public Art Initiative for Super Bowl XLVI

February 2, 2012

"Public art and football may make strange bedfellows, but the Arts Council’s president and chief executive, Dave Lawrence, said that the city used the… Read More

Students Contribute to Recently Published Heart Regeneration Study

February 2, 2012

Six DePauw students who worked in Assistant Professor of Biology Pascal Lafontant’s heart regeneration lab contributed to a recently published study. Appearing… Read More

Facebook Has Challenges as it Goes Public: Prof. Mark Tatge

February 2, 2012

An article on the planned initial public offering (IPO) by Facebook is the subject of a Christian Science Monitor story. Gloria Goodale reports that "social-media… Read More

Prof. Mona Bhan Speaks at IU-Bloomington February 9

February 2, 2012

Mona Bhan, assistant professor of anthropology at DePauw University, will speak at Indiana University - Bloomington as part of the Dhar India Studies Program's… Read More

Barbara Banker '63 to Receive School District's 'Award of Excellence'

February 1, 2012

Barbara (Smith) Banker, director of community services for School District 200 in Woodstock, Illinois, and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, will be… Read More

Social Entrepreneurship of Three Young Alums Spotlighted in Newspaper

February 1, 2012

Johnny Buchta "developed True Hero Ties with two friends he met at Indiana's DePauw University: Matt Newill and Ryan Tinker," notes a story in Illinois'… Read More

Sean Surrisi '99 Appointed City Attorney

February 1, 2012

Sean M. Surrisi, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed city attorney for Plymouth, Indiana.  He will be sworn in on March 1, reports… Read More

Super Bowl Party Fills Supper Bowls

January 31, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI has no shortage of drama. Will New England’s Tom Brady win a Super Bowl on archrival Peyton Manning’s home turf, or will Manning’s younger… Read More

Bud Walters '63 on Cover of Radio Ink

January 31, 2012

"Cromwell Group President Bud Walters is perhaps the definitive successful small-market operator," begins an article in the January 23 issue of Radio Ink… Read More

Katie Wahl '98 Joins Dysinger & Associates LLP

January 30, 2012

Katrina L. "Katie" Wahl, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dysinger & Associates LLP in Tipp City, Ohio, and is focusing her practice on… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Questions Relevance of Super Bowl's Halftime Show

January 29, 2012

"It seems ridiculous to think a music concert would fill its intermission break with a few downs of live football on the stage," begins a column by Jeff… Read More

Community Service of Roger Mattes '80 Noted in Newspaper

January 29, 2012

"It is truly a joy for Roger Mattes Jr., president of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons, to be involved in the community," begins a profile published in… Read More

Immigration Law Attorney Julie Ferguson '89 Aligns with Carlton Fields

January 28, 2012

Julie C. Ferguson, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Carlton Fields as a shareholder and is practicing in the Miami, Florida law firm's… Read More

Sweet and Savory Science

January 27, 2012

The explosion of interest in food preparation and the science behind it were the focus of a Winter Term course, Sweet and Savory Science, developed by… Read More

Lorraine Martin '84 Takes New VP Post at Lockheed Martin

January 27, 2012

Lorraine Martin, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president and deputy for the F-35 program at Lockheed Martin Corporation… Read More

Bill Carroll '73 Elected Board Chair of American Chemical Society

January 26, 2012

William F. Carroll Jr., a vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected board chairman of the nonprofit… Read More

Steve Sear '87 One of Business Travel Industry's '25 Most Influential Executives'

January 26, 2012

Steve Sear, senior vice president of global sales for Delta Airlines and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is one of Business Travel News' "25 Most Influential… Read More

Making a Splash

January 25, 2012

What happens when a water droplet hits a puddle? A lot more than you might think. But it happens so quickly – in just a few tenths of a second – that the… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Writes of 'Teaching 9/11 Culture' in Journal

January 24, 2012

Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, contributes an essay to the latest edition (volume 24) of the Journal… Read More

Eve Wright '96 Elected to USA Track & Field Board

January 23, 2012

Eve Wright, vice president and associate general counsel for the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat and 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has… Read More

Michael Hays '99 Joins Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

January 23, 2012

Michael J. Hays, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Tuesley Hall Konopa, a law firm in South Bend, Indiana. "He will practice in the areas… Read More

"The Face of Fox News," Bret Baier '92, Profiled in Newspaper

January 23, 2012

"This still boyish-looking kid from Dunwoody isn't good at handling the unexpected," notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Fox News Channel anchor… Read More

Indianapolis Star Talks with Dramaturg Richard Roberts '81

January 22, 2012

As resident dramaturg for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Richard J Roberts asks when considering a production, "Why here? Why now? Why for this audience? What… Read More

Maggie Doherty '04 Named Patron Services Manager for Glacier Symphony and Chorale

January 21, 2012

"Maggie Doherty has been hired as patron services manager at Glacier Symphony and Chorale," reports the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana. "Doherty… Read More

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Coming for February 15 Ubben Lecture

January 19, 2012

Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian activist whose work on behalf of women's issues and peace earned her the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will visit DePauw University… Read More

American Idol and its Rivals Meet "Need for Optimism" in Tough Times: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 18, 2012

American Idol has spawned a series of television programs based on talent competitions, including The X Factor, America's Got Talent and The Voice, writes… Read More

Visiting Professor & Acclaimed Author Ian Frazier Presents February 14 Reading

January 18, 2012

Acclaimed writer and humorist Ian Frazier, who is at DePauw University as the 2012 Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing… Read More

Prof. Mark Tatge on Ramifications of SOPA, Wikipedia Blackout

January 17, 2012

"As the fracas over the proposed federal anti-privacy legislation known as SOPA heats up this week, the open-source encyclopedia website, Wikipedia, says… Read More

Dave Bagley '88 Promoted to Principal at MorrisAnderson

January 17, 2012

David M. Bagley, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to principal at MorrisAnderson, a financial and operational advisory firm. "In… Read More

WGRE Outreach Benefits Local HS Students

January 17, 2012

"The Greencastle High School Future Broadcaster's Initiative (FBI) is 'taking over' DePauw University's radio station, 91.5 WGRE," reports Greencastle's… Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Mysteries ... and Smaller Pieces Feb. 2 - 5

January 17, 2012

Students in Professor Tim Good’s Winter Term class are spending the month preparing to perform Mysteries … and Smaller Pieces, a revival of a collective… Read More

Enjoy Mysteries … and Smaller Pieces Friday Night

January 16, 2012

DePauw Theatre will present a preview performance of The Living Theatre's Mysteries … and Smaller Pieces, this Friday, January 20. The performance, which… Read More

DePauw Students Become Teachers for Youth Science Club

January 16, 2012

Under normal circumstances, the scene that unfolded in the Julian Science & Mathematics Center one day in late November would have been an unmitigated… Read More

Bret Baier '92 Recalls DePauw Internship as He Preps for GOP Debate

January 16, 2012

"What memories come to mind from your professional debut on television, in Beaufort in 1991-92, when you were interning from DePauw University in Indiana?… Read More

Two Seniors Win Accolades at Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival

January 16, 2012

J.C. Pankratz (pictured), a senior at DePauw University, is a national semifinalist in the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's one-act… Read More

Room for All's Marilyn Paarlberg '71 Featured in Newspaper

January 15, 2012

"I think people have the choice of letting our faith constrict or enlarge our horizons," says Marilyn Paarlberg, executive director of Room for All. The… Read More

Art of Nancy Bowen on Display at Peeler Center, February 6 - March 23

January 14, 2012

DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center presents Nancy Bowen: Begettings, an exhibition which opens Monday, February 6, and will remain on view… Read More

Winter Term Group in United Arab Emirates Featured in Newspaper

January 13, 2012

"A group of 21 students from different faculties of the DePauw University, Indiana, USA, are in town for the last couple of days as a part of their winter… Read More

Attorney and Activist Jason Kreag '97 Speaks on 'Flaws of the Justice System' Monday

January 12, 2012

On Monday, January 16, DePauw University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation by Jason Kreag, a 1997 DePauw graduate… Read More

The Strategy of Strategy Games

January 11, 2012

Students shuffle into a classroom at 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, only a few hours removed from the first Winter Term weekend of 2012. At the front of… Read More

President Casey Discusses DePauw's 175th Anniversary with Statewide Radio Network

January 10, 2012

Today's kick-off of an 18-month-long celebration of DePauw University's 175th anniversary and the events to follow will "highlight what the institution… Read More

Prep School's January is Modeled After DePauw's Winter Term

January 9, 2012

"A Hamilton County high school has a different approach to get students back into the grind of the classroom after Christmas vacation," reports Indianapolis… Read More

Prof. John Dittmer & Tamra Walker '98 to Join in Local MLK Celebration

January 9, 2012

John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University and a noted civil rights historian, will speak at a Putnam County Library event honoring… Read More

Volunteering Gave Molly Heitzman '10 "A Competitive Advantage"

January 7, 2012

"While her friends interned at big investment-banking firms, Molly Heitzman chose a summer job in 2009 with Fundación Paraguaya, a microfinance company… Read More

Trinchero & COO Bob Torkelson '82 Launch New Sonoma County Wines

January 7, 2012

"Trinchero Family Estates is a family-owned business that cares deeply about quality," says Bob Torkelson, president and chief operating officer of Trinchero… Read More

Matt Newill '08 Discusses Alum-Led Nonprofit in Radio Interview

January 6, 2012

"The three of us that started it all went to DePauw University, just down the road," Matt Newill tells Inside Indiana Business of the not-for-profit True… Read More

Touch Matters, Prof. Matt Hertenstein Tells Good Housekeeping  

January 6, 2012

"It's no secret that a pat on the back or a peck on the cheek can make you feel special," writes Ayana Byrd in the February 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping… Read More

Mike Weadick '81 to be Inducted Into HS Athletic Hall of Fame

January 6, 2012

Mike Weadick, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2012 inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati,… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Dentist Theo Mioduski III '03

January 5, 2012

"I've been fortunate to learn about dentistry from my dad. I was always interested in what he did and was constantly tinkering in his office as a kid,"… Read More

Book by Prof. Yung-chen Chiang One of China's 10 Best for 2011

January 3, 2012

Educating Hu Shi, 1891-1917, authored by Yung-chen Chiang, professor of history at DePauw University, has been selected by the Shenzhen Book Festival as… Read More

Legendary Coach and Athletic Director Tommy Mont Dies at 89

January 2, 2012

Thomas A. "Tommy" Mont Jr., who served as DePauw University's head football coach from 1959 through 1976 and as athletic director from 1972 until his retirement… Read More

Jonathan Bailor '05 Authors The Smarter Science of Slim

January 2, 2012

Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Smarter Science of Slim: What the Actual Experts Have Proven About Weight Loss… Read More

Barron's Puts Tim Solso '69 in its 'CEO Spotlight'  

January 1, 2012

"Anyone who thinks American manufacturing is dead hasn't been to Indiana, where 92-year-old Cummins is leading an industrial revival, hiring American workers… Read More