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Anne Morrissey '90 is CFO of SigFig

March 21, 2019

Anne Morrissey, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief financial officer of SigFig. A financial technology company for banks, advisors… Read More

British Author's Research on Biography of 1894 Graduate & Poet Max Ehrmann Brings Him to DePauw

March 20, 2019

"It’s debatable how the late Max Ehrmann would take the news, that a British author is writing a book about him," writes Mark Bennett in the Terre Haute… Read More

National College Athlete Honor Society Creates Endowment Named for its Founder, DePauw's Nick Mourouzis

March 19, 2019

The National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS) today announced the creation of the Nick Mourouzis Postgraduate Scholarship endowment. The first honor… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Cited in NPR Report on Lilly Singh's Move to Network TV

March 18, 2019

"NBC just announced that YouTube star Lilly Singh will replace the time-slot currently filled by Carson Daly, whose late-night show has been going for… Read More

DePauw Alumni Take Lead in Developing University Partnership with Cristo Rey Schools

March 17, 2019

Through the efforts of several of its alumni, DePauw University is now an official university partner of the Cristo Rey Network® of high schools. Thirty-five… Read More

Saint Frances, Directed by Alex Thompson '12, Recognized as "Breakthrough Voice" at SXSW Film Festival

March 16, 2019

Alex Thompson, a 2012 DePauw University graduate whose new film, Saint Frances, is having its world premiere at the SXSW Festival, is among those cited… Read More

AP Story on Public Cynicism About America's Moral Standards Quotes Prof. Andy Cullison '01

March 15, 2019

"In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable," begins a nationally distributed … Read More

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Praises the "Rock Solid Integrity" of the Late Sen. Birch Bayh

March 14, 2019

"Retired Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton remembers Birch Bayh as a great friend and master legislator who brought a new energy and an inclusive style… Read More

Music on the Square Presents a Night of Cabaret Friday

March 12, 2019

“What good is sitting alone in your room?”  Come hear the music play at Music on the Square this Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. as the DePauw School of… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52: "Ideological Divisions are Fundamentally a Sign of the Vitality of Our Politics"

March 11, 2019

"One of the more striking political developments of the last few years has been the partisan sorting of American voters," writes veteran statesman Lee… Read More

Army Surgeon Lt. Col. Richard Helfrich '53 Profiled in Newspaper

March 9, 2019

"Lt. Col. Richard Helfrich served as an Army surgeon for 12 years, saved lives and got shot at," begins a profile in the News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois… Read More

Brian Ahlborn '84 Named President & CEO of Fusion Coolant Systems

March 8, 2019

Brian H. Ahlborn, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Fusion Coolant Systems. A Canton, Michigan-based… Read More

Jane Davis Long '05 Promoted to Partner at WinterWyman

March 7, 2019

Jane Davis Long, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner in the finance and administration division of WinterWyman, a talent… Read More

Boards Formed to Enhance Fraternity and Sorority Experience at DePauw

March 6, 2019

DePauw University announced today an initiative to ensure the strongest possible fraternity and sorority experience in support of the university’s academic… Read More

"The Pre-eminent American Choral Conductor of His Generation," Joseph Flummerfelt '58, is Remembered in the New York Times

March 6, 2019

"The country is absolutely populated with people who studied with Joe," choral conductor and educator Donald Nally tells the New York Times of Joseph R… Read More

DePauw #3 Among USA's Small Colleges for Recipients of Gilman International Scholarships

March 6, 2019

DePauw University is number three among America's small colleges (defined as fewer than 5,000 students) for sending the most students overseas through… Read More

Ted and Katie Ukrop ('89 & '91) Unveil Plans for 80-Room Hotel in Charlottesville

March 5, 2019

"Construction is well underway for the planned Quirk Hotel on Charlottesville’s West Main Street," begins an article in the Daily Progress of Charlottesville… Read More

Buffalo Bills Assistant GM Joe Schoen '01 Took DePauw Internship to NFL Career

March 4, 2019

Joe Schoen, assistant general manager of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, "played quarterback as a freshman at Indiana’s DePauw University… Read More

Prof. Laurin Henry '42 "Helped to Make a Bit of American History"

March 3, 2019

"[Laurin] Henry, now 97, lives in retirement in Charlottesville, Va., reading a lot of American history," reports the Daily Journal of Kankakee, Illinois… Read More

Caroline Torie '13 Begins Anchoring Weekend Evening News at South Bend CBS Affiliate

March 2, 2019

Caroline Torie, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to weekend evening news co-anchor at South Bend, Indiana CBS affiliate WSBT-TV… Read More

Richel Geisse '10 Joins Crawfordsville Hometown Dental

March 1, 2019

Richel Geisse, D.D.S., a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, is now practicing dentistry at Crawfordsville Hometown Dental.  She comes from Hometown Dental… Read More

Jordan Dillon '05 Joins the Plaid Agency

February 28, 2019

Jordan Dillon, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Plaid Agency in Carmel, Indiana, as account executive.  The company is a full-service… Read More

Radio Conversation on Fact-Checking News Items on Social Media Includes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 26, 2019

"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the task of weeding through Facebook and picking out false news stories is too large a task for one company to handle… Read More

Modern Political Debates are "Fake, Soundbite Exchanges," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 25, 2019

Plans by Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to hold 12 debates involving his party's 2020 presidential candidates lead Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

CIO Carol Smith '85 Writes, "IT Collaboration in Higher Education is Key"

February 24, 2019

"In higher education, work that focuses on teaching and learning, retention and graduation, and student outcomes after graduation is the heart of our mission… Read More

Launch Indy Partners with DePauw

February 23, 2019

"DePauw University has announced a partnership with Launch Indy to allow DePauw University students and faculty unlimited access to Launch Indy's member… Read More

Brian Sullivan '08 Promoted to Exec. VP & COO of Merchants Capital

February 22, 2019

Brian J. Sullivan, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Merchants Capital… Read More

Kathy Hubbard '74 Appointed to Kenzie Academy's Board

February 21, 2019

Kathryn "Kathy" F. Hubbard, a philanthropist, policy advocate and business leader and 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the inaugural… Read More

Taryn Owens '13 Joins Board of Decatur County United Fund

February 21, 2019

Taryn Owens, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Indiana's Decatur County United Fund. A native of Decatur County… Read More

Michael Montagano '03 is CFO of Kitchen United

February 20, 2019

Michael A. Montagano, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kitchen United as chief financial officer.  He comes to the post from Mopro, where… Read More

Actor Drew Powell '98 to Address DePauw's Class of 2019 at Commencement, May 19

February 20, 2019

Drew Powell, an actor and 1998 DePauw University graduate who is best known for four seasons as a character on Fox's hit series Gotham, will provide the… Read More

Weekly Newspaper Spotlights Classical Pianist Joshua Thompson '04

February 19, 2019

"As he’s pursued his classical music aspirations, [Joshua] Thompson has received help and support from several individuals along the way, including fellow… Read More

Attorney Peter Borkon '93 Joins Bleichmar Fonti & Auld

February 19, 2019

Peter E. Borkon, a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP as a partner and co-director of institutional investor relations… Read More

Eight Straight: DePauw Again Among USA's Top Producers of Student Fulbright Award Recipients

February 19, 2019

For an eighth consecutive year, DePauw University is listed among the nation's leading colleges in producing student winners of Fulbright scholarships… Read More

Faculty-Student Collaboration Results in Publication of James Riley Weaver's Civil War: The Diary of a Union Cavalry Officer and Prisoner of War, 1863-65

February 19, 2019

A collaboration between two faculty members and a student at DePauw University has brought to print a story that, in the words of John T. Schlotterbeck… Read More

Chicago Tribune Reflects on Life and Contributions of Pioneering Chemist Percy Julian '20

February 17, 2019

"There wasn’t a high school for blacks in Montgomery, so [Percy] Julian went to Indiana and enrolled at DePauw University. Although he graduated as his… Read More

Attorney Benjamin Huffman '07 Promoted to Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

February 15, 2019

Benjamin A. Huffman, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. A member of the firm's… Read More

Allison Matters Taylor '03, David Trogden '04 & Barry Wormser '02 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 14, 2019

Three DePauw University alumni -- Allison Matters Taylor '03, Medicaid director for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; David Trogden… Read More

Jeff Bezos Battle Only Adds to National Enquirer's Challenges, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 13, 2019

"Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos alleged that the National Enquirer tried to extort him, and the billionaire’s backlash over the alleged blackmail… Read More

King Rat, Shot On Campus by Henry Johnston '14 & Alex Thompson '12, Now Available for Viewing

February 13, 2019

"King Rat, a feature film shot on DePauw University’s campus in the spring and summer of 2015, is now available to stream, purchase and rent on Amazon… Read More

Prof. Gloria Townsend, Katie Birge '08 & Three Alumni-Led Companies are Nominees for "Best of Tech in Indiana"

February 12, 2019

Gloria Childress Townsend, professor of computer science and chair of the department at DePauw University, is a nominee for the 20th annual TechPoint Mira… Read More

Community's Youth Baseball League Named in Honor of Charles "Biff" Geiss '62

February 10, 2019

The community of Valparaiso, Indiana, is honoring Charles "Biff" Geiss, who taught and coached in the Valparaiso Community School system for 40 years,… Read More

"One-Off Commercial" Isn't Enough to Bolster Journalism's Reputation: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 9, 2019

"The Washington Post jumped into a parade of beer and snack commercials during the Super Bowl with its own sixty second advertisement designed to underscore… Read More

Clemson Assistant Hoops Coach Dick Bender '89 to Keynote Maryland Banquet

February 7, 2019

"Clemson University’s Dick Bender, whose basketball resume spans from Grantsville to Madison Square Garden and plenty of places in between, will be a guest… Read More

Prof. Brian Dixon '01 to Receive 'Inspiring Alumni Award' from College Mentors for Kids

February 6, 2019

Brian E. Dixon, associate professor in the department of epidemiology, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and 2001 graduate… Read More

Judge Shea Nickell '81 Seeks Kentucky Supreme Court Seat

February 5, 2019

Shea Nickell, a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, has filed to run for a vacant seat on the Kentucky Supreme… Read More

Clemency, Written & Directed by Chinonye Chukwu '07, Takes Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival

February 3, 2019

"Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency, which stars Alfre Woodard as a warden at a maximum security prison struggling with an approaching execution, claimed the Grand… Read More

Indy Star Previews Feb. 22 Performance by Joshua Thompson '04

February 3, 2019

Joshua Thompson, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is among the artists who will be showcased in "Art & Soul" concerts, presented by the Arts Council… Read More

IndyGo CEO Mike Terry '74 Announces Plans to Step Down

February 2, 2019

Michael "Mike" A. Terry, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has announced plans to step down as president and CEO of IndyGo, the public transportation… Read More

Chinonye Chukwu '07 to Direct Film Version of A Taste of Power

February 1, 2019

"Chinonye Chukwu is attached to direct an adaptation of former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown’s memoir, A Taste of Power," reports Deadline. "This comes… Read More

Robert Darnall '60 Joins Board of Lixivia

January 31, 2019

Robert J. Darnall, a 1960 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the board of directors of Lixivia. A venture-backed start-up located in… Read More

Federal Judge J.P. Hanlon '92 to be Sworn In Friday

January 31, 2019

"Judge James Patrick Hanlon, the newest addition to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, will be formally sworn in at a special… Read More

Rudy Skorupa '73 to Enter Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall of Fame

January 30, 2019

Rudy Skorupa, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2019 inductees into the Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.  Skorupa is one of seven… Read More

Study by Prof. Juan Pedroza '03 Cited in California Newspaper

January 29, 2019

"Sheriff’s and police departments in counties with a majority or near-majority of Hispanic residents were about as likely to cooperate with Immigration… Read More

"Superbly Crafted" Clemency, Written & Directed by Chinonye Chukwu '07, Debuts at Sundance Film Festival

January 29, 2019

Clemency, a film directed and written by Chinonye Chukwu, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, "is a superbly crafted film, particularly in terms of its… Read More

Pioneering Artist Mary Beth Edelson '55 to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

January 28, 2019

Mary Beth Edelson, a 1955 DePauw University graduate who is "a celebrated American artist, activist, and pioneer of the first-generation Feminist art movement… Read More

Ashley Boling Molyneaux '04 is Candidate for Mayor of Elkhart, Indiana

January 25, 2019

"I’m thrilled," said Ashley Boling Molyneaux, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, as she formally launched her campaign for mayor of Elkhart, Indiana… Read More

Jan Risi '81 Named to Restaurant Industry's 'Power List'

January 24, 2019

Nation's Restaurant News has named Jan Risi, president and CEO of the Subway Independent Purchasing Cooperative and 1981 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Public Deserves Better Than a "Copycat News Industry," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 22, 2019

"The news-consuming public is the loser whenever a media organization becomes a key focus of a news situation it is supposed to be covering," begins a… Read More

Alumni Couple Makes $6.25 Million Gift Commitment for Rector Scholarship Centennial Initiative

January 21, 2019

In support of DePauw University’s commitment to the success of each student, an anonymous alumni couple has used estate planning to document their future… Read More

Attorney Nick Gaffney '05 Joins Bass, Berry & Sims

January 20, 2019

Nicholas D. Gaffney, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Bass, Berry & Sims as an associate. Working from the law firm's Nashville, Tennessee… Read More

Newspaper Spotlights Track Coach & Business Owner Steve Norris '67

January 19, 2019

Steve Norris, who ran high school track in New Canaan, Connecticut,  "chose to run all four years while in college," reports the Darien News. "'As of a… Read More

Wall Street Journal Column Cites Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1960 Speech on the DePauw Campus

January 18, 2019

"Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which means it’s time for the political commentariat to fight its yearly battle for King’s legacy," writes Coleman… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 to Mentor USAF Technology Accelerator Program

January 18, 2019

Chuck Brooks, principal market growth strategist for cybersecurity and emerging technologies for General Dynamics Mission Systems and a 1979 graduate of… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Writes of "The Impossibility That Reporters Can Magically Create an Exact Copy of Reality"

January 17, 2019

Writing of so-called "fake news" for The Hill, DePauw University Professor Jeffrey M. McCall states, "The citizenry must sort journalistic fairness out… Read More

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Receive Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences NOGI Award

January 16, 2019

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist, author and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be the recipient of a 2019 Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences… Read More

John Sibbitt '09 Named VP of Business Development at Recovery Database Network

January 14, 2019

John Sibbitt, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Recovery Database Network (RDN) as vice president of business development. RDN, a business… Read More

Veterinarians Ross & Anne Clayton ('95 & '96) Open a Clinic Together

January 13, 2019

"Together they attended and graduated from DePauw University and the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine," an article in Indiana's Carmel… Read More

Golf Digest Profiles Former Tiger Captain & Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92

January 12, 2019

Bret Baier, anchor and executive editor of Fox News Channel's Special Report and the network's chief political anchor, "is a serious news broadcaster,… Read More

Rick Locke '83, Renowned Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist and Longtime DePauw Trustee, Dies at Age 57

January 11, 2019

G. Richard Locke III, M.D., a 1983 graduate of DePauw and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, died yesterday at his home in Rochester, Minnesota… Read More

Jonathan Bailor '05 "Offers Readers a Powerful Set of Tools" in The Setpoint Diet

January 11, 2019

Jonathan Bailor, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of The Setpoint Diet: The 21-Day Program to Permanently Change What Your Body “Wants… Read More

President McCoy Addresses Leadership Development Symposium in Tokyo

January 10, 2019

"The liberal arts education provides the broad base and the foundation in ethics, in cultural agility, and in creativity that leaders need," DePauw University… Read More

Mayor Appoints Molly Chavers '98 to Indianapolis Foundation Board

January 10, 2019

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed Molly Chavers, a 1998 DePauw University graduate, to a six year term on the Indianapolis Foundation board… Read More

Uncommon Success Begins Immediately for 97% of DePauw's Class of 2018

January 9, 2019

An analysis of DePauw University's 2018 graduating class finds that 97 percent of the students who were conferred degrees by June 30, 2018 found employment… Read More

Josh Miller '97 is Business Development Manager at Airxcel RV Group

January 9, 2019

Josh Miller, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to business development manager for Airxcel RV Group.  Miller was previously an outside… Read More

Bret Baier '92 Signs New Multi-Year Contract with Fox News Channel

January 8, 2019

Bret Baier, the 1992 DePauw University graduate who is anchor and executive editor of Fox News Channel's Special Report and the network's chief political… Read More

Challenges Facing CBS News Analyzed by Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 8, 2019

The move by CBS News to make veteran producer Susan Zirinsky the president of the division "makes sense on several levels," according to DePauw University's… Read More

Elizabeth Seewer '16 Selected as Kentucky Derby Festival Princess

January 8, 2019

Elizabeth Seewer, a 2016 DePauw University graduate and now in her second year of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University, is one… Read More

120WaterAudit, Founded by Megan Glover '04, Chosen For Global Accelerator

January 6, 2019

120WaterAudit, an Indiana company founded and led by 2004 graduate of DePauw University graduate Megan Glover, "has been selected for a global accelerator… Read More

Climate Change is "A Political Issue That Cannot be Avoided": Lee Hamilton '52

January 4, 2019

"Looking back at 2018's weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable," writes Lee Hamilton in a newspaper… Read More

Southern California Radio Station Talks with Prof. Jeff McCall '76 About Study of Media Bias

January 3, 2019

"Americans might think the news is growing more biased, but the news consumer might want to take a look in the mirror," notes Southern California's KPCC… Read More

Dangers and Difficulties of Journalism are Examined in Column by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 3, 2019

"A societal commitment to the free flow of information has long been a hallmark of civilized and citizen-focused nations," begins a column for The Hill… Read More

Keira Amstutz '91 and Molly Chavers '98 Appointed to Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission

January 2, 2019

Two DePauw University graduates -- Keira Amstutz '91 and Molly Chavers '98 -- are part of a "a nine-member bipartisan commission [that] will lead the planning… Read More

HS Wrestling Coach Andrew King '85 to be Inducted Into Indiana's Grant County Sports Hall of Fame

January 2, 2019

"Successful coaches have a profound impact on young people and their communities, and no better example may exist than Oak Hill wrestling coach Andrew… Read More

School Supt. Laura Hammack '95 to Discuss Trip to China

January 1, 2019

Laura Hammack, superintendent of Indiana's Brown County Schools and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, "will discuss her recent trip to the People’s Republic… Read More

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