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Walter Lenckos '99 Honored as One of Northwest Indiana's Top Young Leaders

June 22, 2013

Walter J. Lenckos, superintendent of parks and recreation for Porter County, Indiana, is being celebrated among the top leaders in his region by inclusion… Read More

DePauw Teammates, Friends and College Coach to Remember Dave Galle '87 & Raise Funds for Education

June 21, 2013

"Several of (Dave) Galle’s teammates and his coach from his days playing basketball at DePauw University were talking after his funeral and thought about… Read More

Beloved Icon of DePauw Who Led The College Twice, Bob Farber '35 Dies at Age 99

June 20, 2013

Robert H. Farber, a 1935 DePauw graduate who served as an administrator at the University for 42 years, working with five presidents and serving twice… Read More

Rev. Peter Curts '06 Named Teaching Pastor at Southern Indiana Church

June 19, 2013

Peter H. Curts, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed teaching pastor at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Floyd County, Indiana… Read More

Wednesday Concert Features Bass-Baritone Andrew Richardson '10

June 17, 2013

Andrew Richardson, a bass-baritone and 2010 graduate of DePauw University, will be featured in this week's concert presented as part of the Greencastle… Read More

"Dangerous Mindset" Leads to Surveillance of Reporters, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2013

"Constitutional framers established a free press to make sure there would be watchdogs around to keep an eye on the government," begins an Indianapolis… Read More

Curator Kelly Conway '99 Joins Corning Museum of Glass

June 14, 2013

Kelly A. Conway, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed curator of American glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.  Conway… Read More

Seth Tsui '11 is Finalist in Film Scoring Competition  

June 14, 2013

Seth Tsui, a 2011 graduate of the DePauw University School of Music, is one of five finalists in CINE’s 2013 Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers… Read More

Dave Underwood '78 Appointed Sr. VP & CFO at Heritage Enterprises

June 14, 2013

David M. Underwood, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Heritage Enterprises… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Address National Small Business Week Event

June 13, 2013

Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University,"will take part in an arm chair forum with U.S… Read More

Investigations Done Right Will Benefit the Country, Lee Hamilton '52 Writes

June 12, 2013

"By my count, 11 separate Washington investigations are looking into the three big issues besetting the Obama Administration right now: Benghazi, IRS targeting… Read More

Newspaper Covers Men of Note Reunion Concert

June 11, 2013

"We've had four reunions in the past 10 years," says Tim Grodrian of the Men of Note, the singing ensemble he's a part of. The 1967 DePauw University graduate… Read More

Article on Man Who Broke the NSA Leaks Story Cites Prof. Bob Steele '69

June 11, 2013

"The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication… Read More

"Mirage" of 'Reality' Shows Has "Largely Faded," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 10, 2013

"They well know by now that these shows are not real and the stories are highly concocted and managed," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at… Read More

Sarah Anderson '13 Headed to Zambia as Peace Corps Volunteer

June 9, 2013

Sarah E. Anderson, a May 2013 graduate of DePauw University, "will leave June 11 for Zambia to begin training as a community outreach volunteer for the… Read More

Alumni Celebrate 'The DePauw Experience' at 2013 Reunion Weekend

June 8, 2013

"I think we all want to belong to or be of something. You have that with DePauw," Philip Eskew Jr., M.D., told fellow members of the University's Class… Read More

Center Named for Former VP Dan Quayle '69 Expands its Mission

June 8, 2013

"In its 20 years of existence, Huntington's Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center has grown to offer visitors much more than the story of a hometown… Read More

Saturday Alumni Weekend Concert to Reunite DePauw's Men of Note

June 7, 2013

"A Saturday morning concert presented by the DePauw School of Music will end with a special reunion," reports the Banner-Graphic. The concert, which begins… Read More

Groundbreaking Turtle Research of J. Nichols '89 Noted in Orion  

June 6, 2013

In the mid-1990s, "a doctoral student named Wallace J. Nichols proposed studying the biology and conservation of sea turtles in northwestern Mexico for… Read More

Acclaimed Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Now in Paperback

June 6, 2013

USA Today's listing of new paperback books begins with, "This month's critic's pick is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver." The newspaper has previously… Read More

Katie Reid '05 Nominated for a Regional Emmy Award

June 5, 2013

Kathryn E. "Katie" Reid, creative services/promotions producer for KOCO/Hearst Television in Oklahoma City and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among… Read More

National Historic Chemical Landmark at DePauw is Noted

June 5, 2013

"In recognition of its 80-plus years of service as a center for education and cutting-edge research, the American Chemical Society has designated Purdue… Read More

American Theatre Wing Leader Heather Hitchens '91 Featured in Gotham

June 4, 2013

"I'm attracted to organizations that have an interesting mission, a fantastic history, and room to grow," Heather A. Hitchens, executive director of the… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 to Keynote Inaugural Becky Skillman Leadership Institute

June 3, 2013

Lee Hamilton, a 1952 DePauw University who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker for the first Becky Skillman… Read More

Norm Strasma '55 Receives Beacon Award for Community Leadership

June 2, 2013

"Norm Strasma helped raised more than $6 million in charitable donations for Kankakee County," begins an article in the Daily Journal of Kankakee, Illinois… Read More

Lou Mastro '76 Named President of Suburban Chicago Hospital

June 1, 2013

Mary Lou (“Lou”) Mastro, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in suburban Chicago.  She has been… Read More

Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton '52 Continues to Make "American Legislative Process Stronger, Smarter and Better"

May 31, 2013

"Much like the new moon on a cloudy night, political icons never really go away. Few still shine so brightly from behind the scenes as Lee Hamilton," begins… Read More

"More Assertive Approach" Needed from FCC in Regulating Broadcast Indecency: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 30, 2013

"I think the FCC, looking at the national broadcast airwaves as our collective living rooms, should maybe take a little more assertive approach to make… Read More

Juliana Odetunde '07 Receives Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health

May 29, 2013

Juliana O. Odetunde, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University who is now a third year medical student at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 to Discuss FCC on TV Program Thursday Night

May 28, 2013

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw and 1976 graduate of the University, will discuss the role of the Federal Communications Commission… Read More

Rising Sophomore Among Participants in Blue Mind Summit, Founded by J. Nichols '89

May 28, 2013

"A group of neuroscientists, oceanographers, artists, film makers, educators, poets, and explorers will gather on Block Island this week to consider the… Read More

Lauren Bohlander Kanaan '04 Celebrates Indy 500 Victory by Her Husband, Tony

May 27, 2013

"From her days as a standout athlete at Lincoln High School to watching husband Tony Kanaan speed to victory Sunday in the Indianapolis 500, Lauren Kanaan… Read More

Dennis Marek '64 to Present Memorial Day Address

May 26, 2013

J. Dennis Marek, a 1964 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day commemoration in St. Anne, Illinois, tomorrow. The… Read More

TV News Delivers Distorted Message on Guns, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 25, 2013

"Television remains the primary news source for most Americans, but instead of seeing a mirror of reality, citizens often see circus mirrors that create… Read More

Criminals Use Social Media as "Electronic Graffiti Wall," Finds Study by Prof. Scott Decker '72

May 24, 2013

A new study co-authored by Scott Decker, Foundation Professor and director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University… Read More

Jud Fisher '91 Joins Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company's Board

May 22, 2013

Michael "Jud" Fisher Jr., president and chief operating officer of the Ball Brothers Foundation and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Indiana… Read More

"Star" Orr Fellows Ali Roach '03 and Mike Langellier '04 Featured

May 21, 2013

"When Ali Roach graduated from DePauw University in 2003, the honors student had a choice to make: accept a marketing position with an established company… Read More

Evolving Landscape Will Force Cable TV Industry to Change: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 20, 2013

"Cable's financial model will undoubtedly have to change," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells The professor… Read More

"We Will Always Share This Bond," Mark Fadel '13 Tells Classmates as 571 Receive DePauw Diplomas

May 19, 2013

Key Links: Primary Address by Elisa Villanueva Beard '98; Three Receive Honorary Degrees; Webcast; Order Your DVD "I have spent four years making memories… Read More

"Lean In to the Unfamiliar," Teach For America's Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 Advises DePauw's Class of 2013

May 19, 2013

Key Links: Mark Fadel '13 Addresses Classmates; Three Receive Honorary Degrees; Webcast; Order Your DVD "To reach your potential as leaders, you’ve got… Read More

Three Honorary Degrees Awarded at DePauw's 174th Commencement

May 19, 2013

Key Links: Primary Address by Elisa Villanueva Beard '98; Mark Fadel '13 Addresses Classmates; Webcast; Order Your DVD "DePauw launched me into a very… Read More

National Radio Program Spotlights Composer Kevin James '83

May 17, 2013

"Kevin James is a musician and composer in New York City," begins a profile of the 1983 DePauw University graduate, which aired today on PRI's (Public… Read More

J. Arnold '89 is VP at Fifth Third Bank

May 16, 2013

J. Arnold, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and business banking relationship manager. "Arnold has… Read More

America is On a First Name Basis with Angie Hicks '95

May 14, 2013

"Angie Hicks calls Indianapolis home. Her family is here. Her business is here. However, her name is absolutely everywhere," begins a report aired by Indianapolis… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Featured in UK's Guardian

May 12, 2013

"If it seems true to people, it must be well written," novelist Barbara Kingsolver tells UK's Guardian. "If they think the characters I have invented are… Read More

"Idol Fatigue" a Factor in Success of The Voice, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 12, 2013

"People kept waiting for American Idol to be dethroned as the biggest reality competition show," begins a story in Macleans, Canada's national weekly current… Read More

"Intensity of Political Life" is High, as "Basic Work of Politics" Suffers: Lee Hamilton '52

May 11, 2013

"When people ask me how politics has changed since I first ran for Congress in 1964," Lee Hamilton writes, the 24-hour news cycle -- the barrage of information… Read More

Influence of Project Frog CEO Ann Hand '90 Cited by Business Publication

May 10, 2013

Ann Hand, chief executive officer of Project Frog Inc. and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, is listed as one of "The Most Influential Women in Bay Area… Read More

"LaSalle Street Standout" Kareem Edwards '07 Among '20 in Their 20s'

May 9, 2013

"The LaSalle Street Standout" is how Crain's Chicago Business refers to Kareem J. Edwards. A 2007 graduate of DePauw and former assistant vice president… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 to Address Graduates of the Columbia University School of Social Work

May 7, 2013

Vernon Jordan -- presidential adviser, attorney, civil rights legend and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will deliver the commencement address at… Read More

FCC "Shirking its Congressionally Mandated Duty": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 5, 2013

"Washington bureaucrats have long been known for buck passing, but Genachowski has set a standard few D.C. paper-pushers could match," Jeff McCall says… Read More

Mark Roesler '78 Receives Law School's Distinguished Alumni Award

May 4, 2013

Mark Roesler, chairman, CEO and founder of CMG Worldwide and 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Indiana University's McKinney School… Read More

Ongoing Budget Battle in Washington Rankles Former Congressman Lee Hamilton '52

May 3, 2013

The American people, writes veteran statesman Lee Hamilton, are "tired of brinksmanship and constant fiscal crisis. They’re fed up with accusations, spin… Read More

Quad Named to Honor Tim '58 and Sharon Ubben '58, Who "Fundamentally Altered the History of DePauw"

May 2, 2013

"It's a rare day that any college or university marks off a part of its campus in honor of those who have changed an institution, and today is one of those… Read More

Attorney Todd Hambidge '04 Joins Nashville's Largest Law Firm

May 2, 2013

Todd R. Hambidge, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Waller as an associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. He… Read More

Jim Alling '83 to Lead T-Mobile Brand Following Merger

May 1, 2013

"The merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is complete, and the combined company - T-Mobile U.S. - started trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning… Read More

Matt Cecil '12 Honored with National Journalism Award

May 1, 2013

Matthew W. Cecil, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists… Read More

LeadJen and Jenny Vance '00 Honored for Technology Excellence & Innovation  

May 1, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, accepted the Mira Award for IT/Tech Service… Read More

TV's Obsession with Serial Killer Plots "Likely a Fleeting Interest," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 30, 2013

With television shows such as The Following, Bates Motel, Criminal Minds, Dexter and The Mentalist, featuring storylines dealing with serial killers, "It… Read More

Attorney Lott Thomas '56 to be Honored as a 'Pillar of the Bar'

April 29, 2013

"Five Champaign County lawyers who all graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and who have more than 250 collective years of legal experience… Read More

Prof. Ian Davidson '80 Headed to Tanzania as Fulbright Scholar

April 29, 2013

Ian B. Davidson, a professor in the School of Music at Texas State University and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Fulbright Award… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Photographer Ellen England '75

April 28, 2013

"Ellen England searches for the details and patterns in her everyday surroundings, portraying the beauty she sees through photography," begins a feature… Read More

White House Aide Bess Evans '07 to Discuss 'Six Years with President Obama' Monday

April 27, 2013

"A 2007 DePauw University graduate Monday afternoon will discuss her experiences working at the White House in an appearance titled 'Six Years with President… Read More

Brother of David Joeckel '10 Could Be #1 Pick in 2013 NFL Draft

April 24, 2013

With the NFL draft set for tomorrow, Yahoo! Sports offers, "Every year, many players join the National Football League from families rich in athletic tradition… Read More

Philly Radio Station Spotlights David McMillin '06 & Fort Frances

April 23, 2013

"The Chicago indie rock band Fort Frances released its debut album, The Atlas, in early 2011. The band releases a new EP, Harbour, today," notes the website… Read More

The DePauw Journalists Collect 10 SPJ Indiana Awards, Alums Take Home Three

April 23, 2013

Seven student journalists working for Indiana's oldest college newspaper, The DePauw, are recipients of a total of ten "Best of the Best in Indiana" awards… Read More

DownBeat Features Jazz Trumpeter Pharez Whitted '82

April 21, 2013

"Music has the power to help mellow out some screwed-up philosophies," says trumpeter Pharez Whitted.  The 1982 DePauw University tells DownBeat, "I'd… Read More

Jim Baker '53 Named a 'Sagamore of the Wabash'

April 20, 2013

"Jim Baker is a selfless, generous Hoosier who has devoted his life to improving educational opportunities for kids throughout our state and nation," said… Read More

Book by Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 on Longlist for O'Connor Short Story Award

April 19, 2013

What You Are Now Enjoying, a collection of short stories by Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, is on the longlist for the 2013 Frank… Read More

M. Colin Hudson '92 to Co-Manage Oakmark Equity and Income Fund

April 19, 2013

M. Colin Hudson, a research analyst at Harris Associates L.P. and adviser to the Oakmark Funds, has been appointed co-manager of the Oakmark Equity and… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Fading Ratings of TV's Revolution

April 17, 2013

"Last fall's top-rated new series, Revolution has been looking energy-deprived since late March, when it returned from a four-month hiatus," writes Scott… Read More

Meredith Siemens '05 is VP of Corporate Communications at South Carolina Federal Credit Union

April 17, 2013

Meredith H. Siemens, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is vice president, corporate communications, at South Carolina Federal Credit Union. "Siemens… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 on Shortlist for UK's Women's Prize

April 16, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among six writers on the shortlist for the United Kingdom's Women's… Read More

Award-Winning Author Richard Peck '56 Living the "Impossible Dream"

April 16, 2013

"It was the dream of my life to be a writer, but I believed people when they said you couldn’t get your first book published," Richard Peck, the award-winning… Read More

Weakening of Political Parties "Carries a Cost to the Country": Lee Hamilton '52

April 15, 2013

Lee Hamilton, who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, examines "the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in… Read More

TV News Industry Clearly "In Decline" and Requires "Reinvention," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 14, 2013

In 2013, "television remains the primary source of news for most citizens -- but for how long?," asks Jeffrey M. McCall in an Indianapolis Star op-ed.… Read More

Heidi Keiser '11 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 12, 2013

Heidi N. Keiser, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program… Read More

Mainstream Media Outlets Dodge "Challenging and Divisive Issue," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells TV Program

April 12, 2013

"I know this an interesting and challenging and divisive issue, but this topic does need discussion and it does need news coverage," says Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Cancer Researcher Mark Kelley '79 Profiled in Hometown Newspaper

April 11, 2013

"Every time you do an experiment you learn something new," says noted cancer researcher Mark R. Kelley, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University. "A lot of… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Slated to Appear at National Book Festival

April 10, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the headliners at the National Book Festival. The event… Read More

DePauw Appoints VP for Development and Alumni Engagement, Calls for Expanded Alumni Programs

April 10, 2013

DePauw President Brian W. Casey announced today that the University has appointed Melanie J. Norton as the University’s Vice President for Development… Read More

Kristen Magnes Kaiser '00 is Interim Exec. Director of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

April 7, 2013

Kristen Magnes Kaiser, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed interim executive director of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. Kaiser… Read More

Sarah Gerkensmeyer '01 Authors What You Are Now Enjoying

April 7, 2013

What You Are Now Enjoying, a collection of short stories by Sarah Gerkensmeyer, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, features "surreal elements, often… Read More

LA Times Story on NBC Late Night Change Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 6, 2013

"Jimmy Fallon may have been crowned the new king of late-night TV this week, but he owes a lot to the man behind the throne: Lorne Michaels," begins a… Read More

Indiana Repertory Theatre Dramaturg Richard J Roberts '81 is Profiled

April 5, 2013

"Richard J Roberts is well aware that the specialty he’s practiced for Indiana Repertory Theatre for 15 years is obscure to the general public," begins… Read More

Back Where It All Began

April 5, 2013

It is Wednesday afternoon — the regular weekly rehearsal time for the DePauw University Choir. Today, however, the choir is joined by the DePauw Chamber… Read More

NBC's Switch to Jimmy Fallon is Analyzed by Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 4, 2013

"Now that speculation has become confirmed fact -- Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show next spring -- the question many are asking is:… Read More

175th Anniversary Lecture & Concert Sunday Feature Renowned Conductor Joseph Flummerfelt '58

April 4, 2013

Joseph Flummerfelt, the 1958 graduate of DePauw University who Leonard Bernstein called "the greatest choral conductor in the world," returns to his alma… Read More

Jim Reynolds '81 Inaugurated as Wilmington College's 18th President

April 3, 2013

"A formal inauguration ceremony was recently held for Wilmington College’s 18th president, James M. Reynolds, but on a daily basis at the Quaker institution… Read More

Paul Detlefs '77 Named to Sikich Advisory Board

April 3, 2013

Paul S. Detlefs, founder and president of The Prestwick Group and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-formed advisory board… Read More

Singer-Songwriter David McMillin '06 Returns to Campus, April 9-11

April 3, 2013

Singer-songwriter David McMillin, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater as a guest of the Performing Arts Series, April 9… Read More

TV's Bret Baier '92 "At the Top of His Game"

April 2, 2013

"Bret Baier is at the top of his game: His Fox News show, Special Report with Bret Baier, has been the No. 1 news program on TV for 50 consecutive months… Read More

New Compositions by Kevin James '83 "Haunting, Riveting": New York Times

April 1, 2013

"The 'Vanishing Languages' project by Kevin James, a New York-based trombonist and composer, is a rare hybrid of conservation effort and memorial, new… Read More

Jennifer Pope Baker '89 Discusses Feminism with Newspaper

April 1, 2013

"Why aren’t all women willing to stand up and accept the label of a feminist?," asks Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director of the Women's Fund of Central… Read More

Teach For America Co-CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard '98 to Address May Graduates; Three to Receive Honorary Degrees

April 1, 2013

Elisa Villanueva Beard, co-chief executive officer of Teach For America and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma mater to deliver… Read More

Once 'Major' TV Networks Now Irrelevant to Most Americans, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2013

"Network broadcast television has been in a downward spiral for years, but the recent disastrous ratings from the sweeps period had to shock even the most… Read More

Residents of Homeless Shelter Thank Jack Thomas '67 for Saving Mission from Closure

March 30, 2013

"Some seven months after he tapped his own bank account to save the Bread of Life mission from foreclosure, local resident Jack Thomas was thanked for… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 is Finalist for Orion Book Award

March 30, 2013

Bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is a finalist for the 2013 Orion Book Award for her latest work, Flight… Read More

Jon Secrest '99 Promoted to Partner at Roetzel

March 29, 2013

Jonathan R. Secrest, an associate at Roetzel and 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to partner by the law firm. His was one of four… Read More

IU Sports Announcer Don Fischer Recalls Key Assist from Art Kimball '55

March 28, 2013

In 1968, after a disastrous experience calling play-by-play of a football game in Ottawa, Illinois, "(Don) Fischer was truly desperate. He tossed through… Read More