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"Housing is Becoming a Bright Spot for the Economy," Says KB Home CEO Jeff Mezger '77

December 31, 2012

A Bloomberg News story detailing promising news on the nation's housing industry includes comments from Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer… Read More

Pete Richard '12, Now Teaching in South Korea, Profiled in Newspaper

December 30, 2012

"Pete Richard is eager to see and change the world," notes the Pioneer Press. The suburban Chicago newspaper profiles Richard, a 2012 DePauw University… Read More

Newspaper Spotlights Success of Butler Basketball Coach Brad Stevens '99

December 29, 2012

An article in today's Tennessean on Butler University head men's basketball coach Brad Stevens reports "attention to detail, along with a stern approach… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Observations on "Ongoing Wrestling Match" Over First Amendment

December 29, 2012

In the view of Jeff McCall, "The First Amendment remains one of the most confusing aspects of American society." Writing in the Indianapolis Star, the… Read More

Elizabeth Byrne Hogan '90 Appointed Missouri Circuit Court Judge

December 28, 2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has appointed of Elizabeth "Beth" Byrne Hogan, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, to serve as a circuit judge on the Twenty-Second… Read More

Latest Work by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among USA Today's 'Books We Loved in 2012'

December 27, 2012

USA Today lists the latest novel by Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior, among "10 books we loved in 2012." "You, too, will fall in love with Dellarobia… Read More

Baritone Robert Maril '02 to Help Raise Funds for Hometown Theatre

December 26, 2012

Robert T. Maril, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma, to take part in a December 29 fundraiser for… Read More

"Americans Want Government to Work Better for Less," Lee Hamilton '52 Opines

December 24, 2012

"We are locked in a seemingly permanent debate over the proper size and scope of government," observes Lee Hamilton in a newspaper op-ed. The former congressman… Read More

Ann Breitinger '09 Elected to Nonprofit's Board

December 23, 2012

Ann Kathryn Breitinger, an attorney with Blalock Walters and  2009 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of We Care… Read More

Prof. Jay Hosler '89 Discusses Comics That Teach in Libraries Journal

December 22, 2012

"The next big step is going to be realizing that a good popular science piece isn’t measured by vast quantities of content," according to Jay Hosler, the… Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Weighs In on Media Ethics Issue for AP

December 19, 2012

"NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it… Read More

Keira Amstutz '91 Works to "Create a Better Place" as CEO of Indiana Humanities

December 19, 2012

"We want to create a better place, a better place so people come here and live here," Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities and 1991 graduate… Read More

"This is Not Journalism; It is Marketing": Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Lottery Coverage

December 18, 2012

"The sensationalized coverage of the record Powerball jackpot demonstrated again how superficial the broadcast news agenda has become," writes Jeffrey… Read More

Ann Hand '90 Elected to Board of Weston Solutions Holdings

December 17, 2012

Ann Hand, CEO of Project Frog and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors of Weston Solutions Holdings, Inc. "We're… Read More

Bill Pollock '62 Helped Make HS Basketball Tournament a "National Fixture"

December 17, 2012

A story in Florida's Fort Myers News-Press previewing the 40th State Farm City of Palms Classic, which begins tomorrow, lists 40 individuals who have positively… Read More

Going Back

December 17, 2012

Nearly two decades ago, DePauw sent its first Winter Term in Service delegation to the village of Consolacion in El Salvador. The brutal 13-year Salvadoran… Read More

Star Reviews Performance by "Fiery Trumpeter" Pharez Whitted '82

December 17, 2012

"Pharez Whitted is about as steeped in Indianapolis and its jazz history as anyone, but he seems to have really blossomed, like so many other talented… Read More

Public's View of Congress' Competence is Troubling to Lee Hamilton '52

December 16, 2012

"As we move deeper into December, the question is: Can members of the House and Senate do something to make the public feel more positive about Congress'… Read More

Attorney Ann Breitinger '09 Joins Blalock Walters

December 15, 2012

Ann Kathryn Breitinger, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Blalock Walters. Practicing in the Florida law firm's business and health care… Read More

CIO Carol Smith '85 Named a NITLE Fellow

December 14, 2012

Carol L. Smith, chief information officer at DePauw and 1985 graduate of the University, has been named a NITLE Fellow by the National Institute for Technology… Read More

Arts Council CEO Dave Lawrence '90 Offers Funding Idea for Indy Organizations

December 13, 2012

"Funding was top of mind Monday night when local arts luminaries gathered at UIndy to discuss the state of local arts at 'Why Arts? Why Indy?," notes today's… Read More

Mary Beth Fisher '87 Joins Societe Generale as Head of US Interest Rates Strategy

December 13, 2012

Mary Beth Fisher, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been named managing director and head of U.S. Interest Rates Strategy at Societe Generale Corporate… Read More

Magazine Features Jennifer Pope Baker '89

December 11, 2012

Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director of the Women's Fund of Central Indiana and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the new edition of… Read More

Jack Isenbarger '45 Recalls How Campus Responded to Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2012

"To get a feel for its impact and to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, we asked some of the veterans the Star Press has profiled this… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver's ('77) Flight Behavior "A Brilliant Melding of Science and Emotion"  

December 6, 2012

"Kingsolver’s newest novel highlights what she does best: a brilliant melding of science and emotion," notes the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, Tennessee… Read More

Brother of David Joeckel '10 in Running for Outland Trophy

December 5, 2012

"For now, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel is focused on the Outland Trophy, the award he envisioned winning when other youth-league football players… Read More

Clay Monographs of Priscilla Snow Algava '81 On Display in New Jersey

December 4, 2012

Clay monographs created by Priscilla Snow Algava, who received a master's degree from DePauw University in 1981, will be on display at New Jersey's Plainsboro… Read More

Baby Boomers' Hold on Popular Culture is Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 4, 2012

" 'I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it/But I probably will.' Bruce Springsteen wrote those lyrics to 'Glory Days', about looking… Read More

Katie Gentry '07 Joins Lafayette Surgical Clinic

December 3, 2012

Katie Gentry, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Lafayette Surgical Clinic, a Unity Healthcare Partner in Lafayette, Indiana. Her practice… Read More

TIME Article on 'Annoying Orange' Phenomenon Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

December 3, 2012

A TIME magazine article on "Annoying Orange" videos, which started as an online sensation and spawned a series on the Cartoon Network, includes comments… Read More

Gifts from '76 Grads Sarah and John Wallace & James B. Stewart '73 to Create Faculty Club in New Hoover Dining Hall

December 3, 2012

DePauw President Brian W. Casey announced today that the University’s new Hoover Dining Hall will include a dedicated faculty dining room and gathering… Read More

Campaign 2012 Saw "Shallow and Formulaic Reporting" by Media Outlets: Prof. Jeff McCall '76  

December 2, 2012

"Analysts who wonder why Americans are so down on politics can begin the discussion by looking at media coverage," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor… Read More

Magazine Lists Kenneth Krumins '86 Among Orlando's Top Doctors

November 30, 2012

"You must love what you do, and nothing is more rewarding than seeing my patients feeling great and getting back to their active lifestyle," says Kenneth… Read More

Jim and Bev Baker ('53 & '59) Honored for Education Advocacy

November 30, 2012

Beverly B. and James K. Baker, both graduates of DePauw University, are the recipients of the 2012 James G. Simms Leadership Award. Bev Baker, a 1959 graduate… Read More

"Good Constituent Service is Crucial," Writes Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

November 29, 2012

"The rigors of the campaign are still fresh, but for newly elected House members and senators, the hard part is just beginning," writes Lee Hamilton in… Read More

2012 a Record Year for Indiana Economic Development, Reports Commerce Secretary Dan Hasler '80

November 28, 2012

"With nearly five weeks left in the year, 2012 has already broken the state's all-time record for number of deals won," according Dan Hasler, Secretary… Read More

Dana Hayes Jr. '86 Named Group VP at Acxiom

November 28, 2012

Dana C. Hayes Jr., a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed group vice president of partner development for Acxiom® (NASDAQ: ACXM). According… Read More

Minette Conrad Trosch '64 Honored by NC Governor

November 27, 2012

Minette Conrad Trosch, a family law attorney and 1964 graduate of DePauw University, has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the most prestigious… Read More

NY Times Story on Maine TV Resignations Cites Prof. Bob Steele '69

November 27, 2012

In a story on the on-air resignation of two Bangor, Maine TV news anchors, the New York Times notes, "The dueling stories about last week's sudden signoff… Read More

Graduates of the Last Decade Name First GOLD Scholar

November 26, 2012

DePauw's young alumni gave Benjamin J. Roess '14 something new to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. With support from the Graduates of the Last Decade… Read More

Drew Powell '98 Appears on Two Network TV Shows This Week

November 26, 2012

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, makes an appearance in tomorrow night's episode of television's popular NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 Co-Stars in Off-Broadway's A Civil War Christmas

November 25, 2012

Alice Ripley, Tony Award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, co-stars in A Civil War Christmas, which runs through… Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Discusses On-Air Resignations of TV News Anchors in Maine Newspaper

November 24, 2012

"This week’s simultaneous resignations of two local news anchors on live TV may be a first, according to two longtime broadcast journalism experts, but… Read More

Lewis Borsellino '79 "Embraces Football and Family," Notes Newspaper

November 23, 2012

"Win or lose Saturday’s Class 5A football championship in Champaign, hugs and tears are sure to be shared by a Montini father and son -- Broncos offensive… Read More

Kent McDill '78 Authors 100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

November 22, 2012

100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, authored by 1978 DePauw University graduate Kent B. McDill, has been published by Triumph Books… Read More

NY Times Praises "Marvelous Eighth Novel" by Barbara Kingsolver '77

November 20, 2012

"Climate change, for every good and topical reason, headlines Barbara Kingsolver’s marvelous eighth novel," begins a New York Times book review of Flight… Read More

Stephen F. Hayes '93 Offers Post-Mortem of Campaign 2012 in Indiana Speech

November 19, 2012

"Stephen Hayes, a columnist for the Weekly Standard and a commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC, was the speaker Sunday at the fourth program… Read More

Something (Else) in Common

November 19, 2012

Christopher J. Mahnken ’09 joined Teach For America as a chemistry teacher fresh out of college. The national organization recruits motivated college grads… Read More

James McClamroch Jr. '91 Now Sr. VP at Morningstar

November 18, 2012

James McClamroch Jr., senior vice president of individual software at Morningstar Inc. and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is profiled in Crain's Chicago… Read More

Thomas Cooley '91 to Perform in Minneapolis Concerts

November 18, 2012

Thomas Cooley, tenor and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the featured performers in two holiday concerts by the Musicians of the Minnesota… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Writes of Vital Issue Congress Won't Confront

November 17, 2012

"With the elections over, Congress faces a full plate of tough issues when it reconvenes," writes Lee Hamilton. "There will be a lot of talk about fiscal… Read More

Robert Haynes '83 Joins VR Laboratories as Sr. VP

November 16, 2012

Robert W. Haynes, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president, product introduction and licensing, at VR Laboratories… Read More

"Proven Entrepreneur" Mike Langellier '04 Takes Reins of TechPoint

November 15, 2012

TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, today announced that Mike Langellier, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been named its president… Read More

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver '77 "A Terrifically Entertaining Read": USA Today  

November 14, 2012

"With her flaming red hair, the unlikely but irresistible heroine of Barbara Kingsolver's wonderful new novel about climate change and endangered butterflies… Read More

Wendi Taylor Nations '85 and Other Descendants of Artist Charles Reiffel Gather in San Diego

November 12, 2012

"Some descendants of Depression-era artist Charles Reiffel were on hand for Saturday’s opening of a joint exhibit of Reiffel’s paintings at Balboa Park… Read More

With $5 Million Gift from Al & Kathy (’74) Hubbard, DePauw to Create National Model for Advising and Career Preparation in the Liberal Arts

November 12, 2012

President Brian W. Casey announced today that DePauw University has received a $5 million gift from Allan B. and Kathryn F. Hubbard to support the creation… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses TV's Groundbreaking All in the Family

November 12, 2012

"The All In the Family writers worked within traditional plot lines, and this was important for the audience, because they could recognize the structure… Read More

Award-Winning Poet Micah Ling '03 to Keynote 'WordFest 2012'

November 11, 2012

Award-winning Indiana poet Micah Ling, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, will deliver the keynote address at WordFest 2012: Wabash Valley Creative… Read More

Prof. Jake Gross '00 Asks 'How Bad Is It?' in Op-Ed

November 10, 2012

"Just how bad has the student loan burden become?," asks Jacob P.K. Gross, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Louisville and… Read More

$5 Million Gift from Marshall Reavis ’84 to Fund New Stadium for DePauw Soccer, Lacrosse

November 8, 2012

President Brian W. Casey today announced that the University has received a major gift to support significant improvements to the University’s athletics… Read More

Donna Heckler '85 Joins Board of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis

November 7, 2012

Donna A. Heckler, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis (CSC). Heckler… Read More

Publication Names Keira Amstutz '91 a 'Woman of Influence'

November 6, 2012

"Life and work have taken Indiana Humanities President and CEO Keira Amstutz all over her home state of Indiana," notes the Indianapolis Business Journal… Read More

Butler Coach Brad Stevens '99 Recalls DePauw Playing Days in Washington Times

November 4, 2012

Brad Stevens, head men's basketball coach at Butler University, a new member of the Atlantic 10 conference, "recalled his own experiences playing at Division… Read More

Citizens Must Demand Better Civic Dialogue: Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

November 4, 2012

"The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges," writes… Read More

Broadway's David Cryer '58 Heads Cast of DePauw Theatre's The Crucible

November 3, 2012

Broadway star and DePauw University alumnus David Cryer leads the cast of a new production of Arthur Miller’s Tony-award winning play, The Crucible, which… Read More

FDNY's Emily Rahimi '99 Helps New Yorkers Weather Hurricane Sandy

November 2, 2012

"As Storm Sandy barreled down on the Northeast on Monday, a one-woman response team at the Fire Department of New York monitored Twitter through the night… Read More

Community Service Experience at DePauw Opened Doors for Marine Biologist J. Nichols '89

November 1, 2012

"In 1987, I was a nineteen-year-old biology student at DePauw University, a small liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana," Wallace J. Nichols writes… Read More

"Free Media is Huge" for Presidential Candidates, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells LA Times

October 31, 2012

"With Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney locked in a close race, partisans on both sides are looking for hidden propaganda… Read More

Katie Betley '64 Receives Carroll Award for Community Service

October 31, 2012

"Katie Betley is a constant presence in civic circles, a whirling dervish of volunteerism and can-do spirit," according to the Indianapolis Business Journal… Read More

'Dreamt It' App Created by Alex Billingsley '11

October 29, 2012

"Dreams come to people in many different ways and have many different meanings but one thing remains true, it's often difficult to remember them once you… Read More

TV Sports Director John Campbell '69 Announces Retirement Plans

October 26, 2012

John Campbell, sports director of KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is "one-of-a-kind ... a role model, a leader, a true team player," according to Shannon… Read More

Charlotte Smith '33 Honored at 100th Birthday Celebration

October 25, 2012

Charlotte (Epple) Smith, a 1933 graduate of DePauw University, received a citation from Pennsylvania state Rep. Timothy Hennessey as she celebrated her… Read More

Richard Kebrdle '00 Named Partner at White & Case

October 24, 2012

Richard S. Kebrdle, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been named partner with the law firm of White & Case in Miami, Florida. Working within the… Read More

Prof. David Callies '65 Co-Authors Development by Agreement

October 23, 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

Attorney Joshua Busch '09 Joins Faegre Baker Daniels

October 22, 2012

Joshua T. Busch, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate. A member of the law firm's product liability litigation… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Moderate Final Indiana Gubernatorial Debate

October 22, 2012

The third and final debate between the three candidates for governor of Indiana, which will take place this Thursday, October 25, will be moderated by… Read More

Presidential Race Too Close to Call, Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Tells Audience

October 21, 2012

With a little more than two weeks remaining before voters go to the polls, the campaigns of presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are working… Read More

Early Praise for Latest Novel by Barbara Kingsolver '77, Flight Behavior

October 20, 2012

"Flight Behavior is a natural progression for prolific novelist, essayist and poet Barbara Kingsolver whose previous books include The Poisonwood Bible… Read More

"Listless" Congress Only Hurts Itself & the Nation, Opines Lee Hamilton '52

October 19, 2012

"There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions… Read More

Teach For America COO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Among 2013's 'Women Worth Watching'

October 18, 2012

Elisa Villanueva Beard, chief operating officer for Teach For America and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is a 2013 "Women Worth Watching" honoree… Read More

Jim Weddle '75 Included in St. Louis Business Journal List of Top CEOs

October 17, 2012

Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones and 1975 graduate of DePauw University, is included in a St. Louis Business Journal listing of "Where Area… Read More

Michael McKechnie '66 Appointed Executive Director of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

October 16, 2012

Michael McKechnie, a 1966 graduate of DePauw University, has been named executive director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. AIISF is… Read More

See ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen's ('54) Interview with Inside Indiana Business

October 15, 2012

"Today, it is an iconic sports and entertainment brand that stretches across 7 continents, but in the 1970s, ESPN was a crazy idea that was being pitched… Read More

Orlando Cela '97 Performs Two California Concerts This Week

October 15, 2012

Flutist Orlando Cela, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, will present two performances in California this week. The concerts -- set for Wednesday, October… Read More

Prof. Bob Steele '69 Analyzes Newsworthiness of High-Profile Prostitution Case

October 14, 2012

What are the ethical implications of publishing the names of as many as 150 or more alleged "johns" uncovered in a prostitution case in Kennebunk, Maine?… Read More

Bill is Back

October 12, 2012

It's been a long time since ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, a 1954 DePauw University graduate, made daily walks across campus. All he did between then and… Read More

Newspaper Previews NY Lecture by Prof. Valerie Haskins '79

October 12, 2012

Valerie Haskins, professor of anthropology and archaeology at SUNY Adirondack and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, will discuss "The Mummies of Mammoth… Read More

Column on Format of Debates Quotes DePauw Student, Two Professors

October 11, 2012

"You’re a contestant in a debate, with 20 minutes to prepare for an hourlong argument on a surprise topic -- eliminating the World Bank," writes Mark Bennett… Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to be Featured on Statewide TV Business Program  

October 11, 2012

Bill Rasmussen, the founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be featured this weekend on the statewide television program, Inside Indiana… Read More

Questions About VP Debate Moderator a "Red Herring," Prof. Bob Steele '69 Tells AP

October 10, 2012

"The day before the vice presidential debate, the guest list for moderator Martha Raddatz's 1991 wedding has become an issue, of sorts," begins an Associated… Read More

Anne Hunter Williams '92 Joins the Higgins Firm

October 10, 2012

Anne Hunter Williams, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Higgins Firm. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Higgins is a law practice that… Read More

WGRE Alum Sarah Eutsler '11 Writes of "Awesome Hands-On Learning Experience"

October 9, 2012

"When I started college, I was print journalism all the way," writes Sarah Eutsler, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, for USA Today. "I had no interest… Read More

Trustees Approve Athletics and Recreation Master Plan, Accept $5 Million Gift From Scott ’82 and Kim Welch

October 8, 2012

President Brian W. Casey today announced that DePauw University has received the first major gift toward the University’s comprehensive athletics and recreation… Read More

1967 Graduates Dave and Suzanne Hoover Make $25 Million Gift to Fund New Dining Hall and Need-Based Scholarships

October 4, 2012

President Brian W. Casey today announced that DePauw University has received a $25 million gift from R. David and Suzanne A. Hoover (both 1967 graduates… Read More

Susan Rozzi '90 Takes Reins of Leadership Hendricks County

October 4, 2012

Susan Rozzi, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed director of Leadership Hendricks County. She comes to the post after serving six… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes First Obama-Romney Debate on TV Program

October 4, 2012

"Last night's debate was fascinating, and it may be different from some of the debates in the past," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw… Read More

Attorney Brad Graveline '87 Joins Sheppard Mullin

October 2, 2012

Bradley C. Graveline, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Chicago office… Read More

Diane Bredehoft '85 is First VP at Bank of New Canaan

October 2, 2012

Diane Bredehoft, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to first vice president of the Bank of New Canaan, reports the Greenwich Time… Read More

Stan Kinsey '76 Leads After First Round of Qualifications for USGA Senior Amateur Championship

September 30, 2012

"Stan Kinsey shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take the first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship," notes an … Read More

TV is the Wrong Medium for Presidential Debates, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

September 29, 2012

In the opinion of Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, "The presidential debates would better serve the citizenry if they… Read More