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Rev. Spencer Lundgaard '91 is New Pastor of Suburban Chicago Presbyterian Church

March 18, 2018

The Reverend Spencer L. Lundgaard, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior pastor of Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook… Read More

Tenor Joseph Leppek Takes Second Place at Young Vocalists Competition in Michigan

March 16, 2018

Joseph Leppek, a tenor and 2015 graduate of DePauw University, won second place at the 47th annual William C. Byrd International Young Artist Competition… Read More

David Greising '82 Named CEO of Better Government Association

March 15, 2018

"Veteran Chicago journalist David Greising is joining the Better Government Association as CEO, effective March 19," Crain's Chicago Business reports of… Read More

Tony Award-Winner Alice Ripley '85 Returns to DePauw for Two Events

March 13, 2018

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Alice Ripley, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, will return to campus next week for two events at the… Read More

The DePauw Gold Commitment Makes "A Grand Statement," According to Inside Higher Ed

March 12, 2018

"There is abundant evidence that a liberal arts education prepares graduates for successful careers, as well as, of course, a successful life," reports… Read More

Melissa Feemster '97 is VP of Business Development at MyRegistry.com

March 10, 2018

Melissa Feemster, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has joined MyRegistry.com as vice president of business development. She comes to the company,… Read More

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to Visit Campus in November

March 9, 2018

A November Indiana visit by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will include an event at DePauw University. Indiana Humanities, in partnership with Brick… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 to Address Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County

March 8, 2018

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw and 1976 graduate of the University, will deliver the keynote address at the annual meeting of… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Chastises Media for "Saturating American Culture with Violent Content"

March 4, 2018

In the wake of recent episodes of violence across America, including last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, "Citizens are protesting… Read More

Clarenda Phillips '92 is Provost & VP for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

March 3, 2018

Clarenda M. Phillips, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus… Read More

Krista Brucker '04 Named 'Health Care Hero' for Her Efforts to Treat Opioid Abusers

March 2, 2018

"After graduating from DePauw University in 2004, Krista Brucker did menial jobs in a health clinic in Honduras, where she became passionate about health… Read More

Indiana State Police Lt. Donna Elam '88 Promoted to Captain of Special Investigations

February 28, 2018

Donna M. Elam, an Indiana State Lieutenant, has been promoted to the rank of captain and will serve as assistant commander of the Indiana State Police… Read More

Cable Needs to Change or "Join the Dodo in the Annals of Extinction": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 24, 2018

"A business model that forces consumers to pay for products they don’t want is headed for disaster. It doesn’t take a Harvard M.B.A. to figure that out… Read More

New Novel by Award-Winning Barbara Kingsolver '77 Set for October Release

February 22, 2018

"When I discovered I could make a living as a novelist that was a jackpot because the novelist has to know about everything," Barbara Kingsolver says.… Read More

Actress & Author Jenna Fischer of The Office Coming to DePauw for April 17 Ubben Lecture

February 20, 2018

Jenna Fischer, the two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winner and Emmy-nominated actress, is coming to DePauw University. On April 17, Fischer will be a… Read More

Americans Need a Primer on What Free Expression Really Is, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 20, 2018

"The creation of the First Amendment by our nation’s founders demonstrated a profound commitment to human dignity, reason and the search for truth," writes… Read More

DePauw Again Among Nation's Leaders & Tops in Indiana Liberal Arts Colleges for Producing Fulbright Scholars

February 19, 2018

Make it seven consecutive years for DePauw University, which is again listed among the nation's leading colleges in producing winners of Fulbright scholarships… Read More

"Unwise, Uncivil Messages" Posted on Social Media Sites Can Have Legal Consequences

February 18, 2018

In a recent Indiana lawsuit, a court awarded monetary damages to a person who argued that comments posted on Facebook amounted to defamation.  A story… Read More

NPR Affiliate Recaps Hamilton '52-Lugar DePauw Discussions on Civility in Modern Life

February 16, 2018

"'We’ve had our shot,' former Rep. Lee Hamilton told an estimated audience of 375 Thursday at DePauw University. 'Now it depends on you,'" reports Bloomington… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Questions Why The View Falls Under ABC's News Division

February 15, 2018

"ABC is facing mounting criticism after its panelists on The View mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith," notes a Fox News story this afternoon… Read More

DePauw Figures (Twice) in One of Kentucky's Longest Basketball Losing Streaks

February 15, 2018

"In the long and storied history of Kentucky basketball, there have been losing streaks of five or more games only five times. It’s happened only twice… Read More

Naiomy Guerrero '12 Awarded Fellowship from Pérez Art Museum Miami

February 14, 2018

Naiomy Guerrero, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Pérez Art Museum Miami's (PAMM) inaugural Diversifying Art Museum Leadership… Read More

Dave Borbely '81 Named Offensive Line Coach & Special Asst. to Head Coach at Pitt

February 13, 2018

"Dave Borbely, most recently the offensive line coach and special assistant to the head coach at Maryland, has been hired as Pitt’s offensive line coach… Read More

Preview of Michele Obama's Indy Visit Cites Malala's Ubben Lecture at DePauw

February 13, 2018

"I believe it is important for my daughters to see women of color being strong, brave and bold,"  Jenn Mann tells the Indianapolis Star.  Mann is one of… Read More

Attorney Tom Blessing '87 Joins Massillamany Jeter & Carson as Partner

February 12, 2018

Thomas W. Blessing, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP as a partner and will be team leader for the law firm… Read More

Laura Hammack '95 is Trustee of Ivy Tech-Bloomington

February 12, 2018

"Brown County Schools Superintendent Laura A. Hammack has been appointed to the regional board of trustees for Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington,"… Read More

Crowe Horwath Extends Term of CEO Jim Powers '78

February 11, 2018

James "Jim" Powers Jr., a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been reappointed chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public… Read More

Greencastle/DePauw Partnerships Lead to "Downtown Revival"

February 10, 2018

Greencastle's relationship with DePauw University is "continuing to prosper," Kristin Clary, executive director of the Greencastle/Putnam County Development… Read More

Social Entrepreneur Megan Casey Glover '04 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 10, 2018

Megan Glover, co-founder & CEO of 120WaterAudit and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for… Read More

Prof. Amy Irby-Shasanmi '05 to Keynote Conference at Eastern Oregon U

February 9, 2018

Amy Irby-Shasanmi, assistant professor of sociology at the University of West Georgia and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, will provide the keynote… Read More

Brock Turner '17 Now Reporting for Indiana Public Media

February 7, 2018

Brock E.W. Turner, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Indiana Public Media as a reporter focusing on rural issues. His work appears on NPR… Read More

Scott Rasmussen '86 is Panelist on Florida Tax Reform Town Hall

February 6, 2018

Scott Rasmussen, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, will take part in a town hall discussion in West Palm Beach, Florida tonight. Entitled "Tax Reform:… Read More

Bret Baier '92 Among Celebrity Participants in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 5, 2018

A Golf article on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which begins today and continues through February 11, notes that Bret Baier is one of the celebrity participants… Read More

Lindi Conover-Thompson '10 is Executive Director of Shelby Arts Alliance

February 5, 2018

"Growing up in east central Indiana, Lindi Conover-Thompson did not have to search a map to find Shelbyville," reports the Shelbyville News. "But getting… Read More

Duc Pham '12 Among Forbes' "30 Under 30" in Vietnam

February 4, 2018

Duc A. Pham, founder and chief executive officer of ViCare Corporation and 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among Forbes' "30 Under 30" in… Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Longtime Trustee & Civic Leader Andy Paine Jr. '59

February 2, 2018

Andrew J. Paine, Jr., a 1959 graduate of DePauw University and longtime member and of DePauw's Board of Trustees, died January 29, from cancer.  He was… Read More

Greencastle Restaurant with DePauw Ties is "Making the Most Inspired and Polished Food in Indiana"

February 2, 2018

"Amidst all the closings here in Indy, there is a place in Greencastle … making the most inspired and polished food in Indiana," chef and restaurant consultant… Read More

Days of Our Lives' Bill Hayes '47 to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Daytime Emmy Awards

February 1, 2018

Bill Hayes, an actor/singer and 1947 DePauw University graduate who has performed on television's Days of Our Lives for 48 years, will be honored with… Read More

Aaron Grant '02 Elected Partner at Lewis Wagner LLP

January 31, 2018

Aaron D. Grant, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected partner at the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis Wagner. Grant "concentrates his practice… Read More

Pete Fosnough '87 is Managing Director of Trade Association

January 31, 2018

Peter Fosnough, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed managing director of the Epoxy Interest Group of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel… Read More

Roger Mattes '80 Elected District Governor of Rotary International

January 30, 2018

Roger Mattes Jr., an attorney at Mattes & Mattes in Scranton, Pennsylvania and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, "will become the next Rotary district… Read More

Newspaper Features Polly Hicks '54 & the Terre Haute Bridge Club

January 29, 2018

"It’s a difficult game," Polly Hicks, the longest-serving member of the Terre Haute Bridge Club tells that Indiana city's Tribune-Star. "You can’t learn… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 Seeks to Present an "Intellectually Honest Conservative Take" on Current Affairs

January 27, 2018

In a Washington Post piece headlined "Why conservative magazines matter more than ever", T.A. Frank writes that in the Trump presidency "conservative magazines… Read More

President McCoy Quoted in NY Times Look at Indy's Assets

January 25, 2018

"In the frenzy of coverage and speculation that accompanied Amazon’s initial announcement of a North America-wide competition for the new headquarters… Read More

Hip Hop Artist Kid Quill '16 Launches 16-City Tour

January 25, 2018

Kid Quill, also known as 2016 DePauw University graduate Mitch Brown, "is hitting the road for his second nationwide tour," reports his hometown Shelbyville… Read More

Story on Missing Texts of FBI Agents Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 24, 2018

"President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and political watchdogs are furious that the FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages between… Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Elected Chair of National Multifamily Housing Council

January 24, 2018

Susan M. Ansel, chief executive officer of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected chairwoman of the National Multifamily… Read More

Jeff Quinn '86 Appointed Offensive Line Coach at Notre Dame

January 23, 2018

Jeff Quinn, who earned a master's degree from DePauw University and served as an assistant football coach for the Tigers in 1984 and 1985, was today named… Read More

Walker Gilmer, "A Master English Professor," Dies at Age 82

January 22, 2018

F. Walker Gilmer, professor emeritus of English at DePauw University, died last night.  A member of the DePauw faculty from 1963 until his retirement in… Read More

President Trump Can Sway Some Voters, But Courts May Be Another Matter: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 20, 2018

The recent attempt by President Trump to block the distribution of the controversial book by Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury, "was a disaster," Jeffrey M… Read More

Indy Star Story on Public's Right to Know Cites Prof. Andy Cullison '01

January 18, 2018

"Carmel Clay Schools officials have remained vague about why the district's superintendent spent three months on paid leave, offering only a short statement… Read More

Brad Giordano '06 Joins King & Spalding in Chicago as Partner

January 17, 2018

Bradley T. Giordano, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined King & Spalding as a partner. He will work in the law firm's financial restructuring… Read More

Luke Miller '14 is Seeing the World on a Bicycle

January 16, 2018

"While a 15,000-mile bicycle trip through 15 different foreign countries can teach a man a lot about himself, it can also provide insight into how people… Read More

David Forsell '89 is Finalist for International Environmental Award

January 15, 2018

David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is one of five finalists for the Arbor Day Foundation's… Read More

The Movie Industry "Has Lost its Way", Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 14, 2018

America's movie industry, which has historically provided "dramatic escapism and ... a unique experience," in the view of Jeffrey M. McCall, "has lost… Read More

Will Pfaffenberger '04 to Open Comedy Club in Hometown

January 13, 2018

"(Will) Pfaffenberger, who’s played a large role in the Indianapolis comedy scene since he graduated from DePauw University in 2004, wanted to create a… Read More

Regina Dierckman '03 Joins Nonprofit as Community Relations Specialist

January 12, 2018

Regina Dierckman, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed community relations specialist at CDC Resources Inc. A nonprofit, CDC Resources… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses the Future of Breitbart News, Post-Bannon

January 10, 2018

With the departure of former presidential adviser Steve Bannon's from Breitbart News, "I think there's an opportunity for Breitbart perhaps to look for… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Receive Anti-Defamation League's Lifetime Achievement Award

January 10, 2018

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will honor Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a noted attorney and civil rights legend who graduated from DePauw University in 1957… Read More

Brad Stevens '99 and Boston Celtics are "Good Stewards ... All Over the Map"

January 10, 2018

The Boston Celtics are in London for a game tomorrow against the Philadelphia 76ers, and as head coach Brad Stevens tells the Boston Herald, "It’s always… Read More

Northwestern U Football Assistant Matt MacPherson '99 is Promoted

January 9, 2018

Matt MacPherson, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach for the Northwestern University… Read More

They "Had a Hand in Saving the World"; Lee Hamilton '52 & Richard Lugar to Discuss the Need for Civility in Feb. 15 DePauw Appearance

January 8, 2018

Two of Indiana’s most respected voices in the nation and around the world -- former U.S. Congressman and 1952 DePauw University graduate Lee H. Hamilton… Read More

Rita Wilder '87 Elected Partner at Agresta, Storms & O'Leary

January 7, 2018

Rita Wilder, a senior manager at Agresta, Storms & O’Leary and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected partner at the accounting firm. Wilder… Read More

Penny Sitler '82 Named to Magazine's 'AV Hall of Fame'

January 6, 2018

Penny Sitler, marketing manager for Draper Shade & Screen Co. and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has been named to Systems Contractor News magazine… Read More

Mary Lou Mastro '76 Serving on Illinois Health and Hospital Association's Board of Trustees

January 5, 2018

Mary Lou Mastro, chief executive officer for Edward-Elmhurst Health and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to serve on the Illinois Health… Read More

Craig Stevenson '02 Promoted to Partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens

January 3, 2018

Craig E. Stevenson, an attorney and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner in the law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., and… Read More

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