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Laura Monnett '99 Joins First Financial Bank

June 1, 2017

Laura Monnett, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, has joined First Financial Bank as manager of its Greencastle center. "Her experience includes 15… Read More

Kaela Goodwin '17 Will Teach English in Thailand with Fulbright Award

May 30, 2017

Kaela T. Goodwin, a May 2017 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in Thailand after being awarded an English… Read More

Indiana Library Exhibits Photographs of Elizabeth Hannah '06

May 30, 2017

"The Photographic Art of Elizabeth Hannah," an exhibition of the work of the 2006 DePauw University graduate, is on display at Indiana's Greentown Public… Read More

Jerry Pyle '98 Selected for Directors Guild of America Mentorship & Professional Development Program

May 29, 2017

Jerry Pyle, a Los Angeles-based editor and director and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) to… Read More

Sara Dungan '01 Appointed Superior Court Judge by Indiana Governor

May 28, 2017

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Sara Anne Dungan, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, as judge in Morgan County Superior Court III. She… Read More

John Miller '79 Named President & CEO of Power Solutions International

May 27, 2017

John P. Miller, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Power Solutions International (OTC Pink… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees No Improvement Coming in Strained Relations Between Media & Politicians

May 26, 2017

According to the Christian Science Monitor, "as U.S. politics becomes increasingly polarized and partisan a heightened tone of hostility may be seeping… Read More

Dave Hoover '67 to Receive Old Gold Goblet Over Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 7 - 11

May 26, 2017

R. David Hoover, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and 1967 graduate of DePauw University, will be… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Honored by Harvard Business School

May 25, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, has been presented with Harvard Business School's Alumni Achievement Award.  Hicks… Read More

2017 Commencement DVD is at Replicator, Will Ship Soon

May 25, 2017

Pre-Order Your DVD Here The master DVD of Sunday's 178th Commencement at DePauw University is arriving at the replicator in New Jersey today, and the… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Get Itself Out of the News," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

May 24, 2017

Fox News Channel "needs to get itself out of the news," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Washington Post this… Read More

DePauw is "An Amazing School", Adobe VP Sarah Gormley '94 Tells Forbes

May 24, 2017

"After 16 years in NYC, the last few spent as chief marketing officer for the marvelous leadership factory that is the Girl Scouts, Sarah Gormley joined… Read More

Newspaper Writes of Todd Rundgren's Belated Message to DePauw's Class of 2017

May 23, 2017

In it's coverage of Sunday's 168th Commencement at DePauw University, this morning's Banner-Graphic notes that in "what was expected to be one of the highlight… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Says DePauw Gave Him & Class of '17 "Critical Thinking Skills and Lifelong Friendships"

May 21, 2017

"You are more ready than you think," Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, told the 561 graduates of his alma mater, DePauw University, this morning. "You have… Read More

Joe Schoen '01 Named Assistant GM of NFL's Buffalo Bills

May 15, 2017

"The Bills got better Sunday. And it was at the Dolphins’ expense," reports the Miami Herald.  "Buffalo has hired Joe Schoen, Miami’s director of player… Read More

"Run Towards Justice," Vernon Jordan '57 Tells Syracuse University Graduates

May 14, 2017

"Whatever you do, run towards justice," civil rights legend Vernon Jordan told graduates at Syracuse University's commencement today. "Run into the fire… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author Linda Heuring '76

May 12, 2017

"Stepping into different characters and situations is great fun for me," says Linda Heuring, the 1976 DePauw University graduate who authored the new collection… Read More

John Feld '84 Developing TV Show for Dale Earnhardt Jr. & His Wife

May 10, 2017

"We've seen how Dale Jr. races a car, so we're confident that with Amy's help he will easily navigate the typical trials and tribulations of a home renovation… Read More

Sara Scully '13 Will Teach English in Taiwan as Fulbright Winner

May 10, 2017

Sara Scully, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching in Taiwan after being awarded an English Teaching Assistantship… Read More

Jeff Bird '81 Named President of IU Health's East Central Region

May 9, 2017

Jeff Bird, a 1981 graduate of DePauw University, "has been named the new president of the East Central Region for IU Health, which includes IU Health Ball… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 Addresses Syracuse Graduates Sunday

May 9, 2017

"In the 60 years since Vernon Jordan Jr. graduated college, he’s helped the first black students gain admission to the University of Georgia, led voter… Read More

AP Story on Sinclair-Tribune Deal Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 8, 2017

"Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger," begins an Associated Press report this afternoon… Read More

Indiana Governor Salutes Mike Langellier '04 as Sagamore of the Wabash

May 7, 2017

Mike Langellier, president and chief executive officer of Techpoint and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Sagamore of the… Read More

DePauw Roots of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Explored in Indy Star Article

May 6, 2017

"He learned how not to be from me," says DePauw University head men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon of his former player Brad Stevens, now the head coach… Read More

Investigative Report by Stan Jastrzebski '03 Honored by RTDNA

May 4, 2017

Stan Jastrzebski, news director of West Lafayette, Indiana public radio station WBAA and 2003 graduate of DePauw University,has been honored with an Edward… Read More

Grace Anshutz '17 Receives National Award for DePauw Dance Marathon Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

Grace Anshutz, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 20 graduating college students to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Miracle… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Stabilize the Ship," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 4, 2017

"Fox News Channel needs to stabilize the ship, and have a few weeks in which they can broadcast news and not be the subject of news," Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Jeff Harmening '89 is the New CEO of General Mills

May 3, 2017

Jeffrey Harmening, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today elected chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) by the company's board… Read More

David Simons '06 Joins Board of Music for All

May 3, 2017

David Simons, software developer at Bertram Labs in Denver, Colorado, and 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected to the board of directors… Read More

"The Main Competition for Fox is Itself," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel’s twentieth anniversary celebration has hardly gone as planned," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Fulbright Recipient Olivia Flores '14 Hopes to "Empower Others" by Teaching in Colombia

May 2, 2017

Olivia Flores, a ninth grade English teacher at UCSN Soccer Academy High School in Chicago and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, will spend the upcoming… Read More

Mike Protogere '83 "Isn't Your Typical Oil Guy"

May 2, 2017

Mike Protogere "isn’t your typical oil guy," according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The publication's latest issue looks at the 1983 DePauw graduate… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Quoted in AP Story on Rumored Media Deal

May 1, 2017

"All the big media companies want to get bigger," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated Press today… Read More

Praise for New Book by Linda Heuring '76, A Woman Walked into the Bar

May 1, 2017

A Woman Walked into the Bar, a new book by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has been published. The collection of short stories has… Read More

Emily Babb '01 Named Assistant VP for Title IX Compliance at U of Virginia

April 27, 2017

Emily Babb, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant vice president for Title IX Compliance at the University of Virginia. She… Read More

Bill O'Reilly/Tucker Carlson Switch to Have Little Impact, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 26, 2017

"With upheaval in any organization comes opportunity, and no one in cable news has benefited more from chaos than Tucker Carlson of Fox News," writes Joe… Read More

Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

Huffington Post Spotlights Uncommon Success of Jen Thiermann '02

April 24, 2017

"At my core I’m motivated by helping others reach their full potential," Jen Thiermann, director of implementation - Americas at SAP Fieldglass and 2002… Read More

Tigers Pay Tribute to Late Coach Ed Meyer '62

April 24, 2017

"DePauw University honored the memory of alumnus and longtime baseball coach Ed Meyer on Saturday during its doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan," reports… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Blythe Gifford '71 Publishes Rumors at Court

April 22, 2017

Rumors at Court is the latest book by Wendy Blythe Gifford, a 1971 DePauw University graduate who writes using her middle name.  Published by Harlequin… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More

Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

April 20, 2017

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 DePauw University graduate who is vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services, has been named… Read More

Abigail Lynn '04 is Chief Executive of the American Association of Sleep Technologists

April 20, 2017

"The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

Adrian Ables '16 Signs with Pro Soccer's Indy Eleven

April 19, 2017

Adrian Ables, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been signed by Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis franchise in the North American Soccer League.  A… Read More

Attorney Tom Nolasco '95 Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

April 19, 2017

Thomas Nolasco, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dickinson Wright is a general practice business… Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Receive 2017 Trailblazer Award

April 18, 2017

Angie Hicks, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will be presented with TechPoint's "Trailblazer… Read More

Sean Major '86 Named Exec. VP & General Counsel at Air Products

April 18, 2017

Sean D. Major, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel at Air Products (NYSE: APD). Major… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on TV Coverage of Facebook Killing

April 18, 2017

Video of Sunday's murder of a 74-year-old Ohio man, which the suspect shared on Facebook, is the subject of debate: How much, if any, of the footage should… Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

April 17, 2017

Barbara Kingsolver, award-winning author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new anthology, Letters to a Young Farmer:… Read More

Rev. Jim Lemler '74 Announces Retirement Plans

April 16, 2017

"The Rev. James Lemler, the pastor of Christ Church in Greenwich and a minister with 41 years of service in the Episcopal Church, announced to his congregation… Read More

Nordstrom VP Linda Glass '91 to Headline Indy's RESOLVE 2017

April 14, 2017

Linda Glass, vice president of talent for Nordstrom and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker for RESOLVE 2017. Presented by… Read More

Rajpreet Heir '12 Writes of 'The Art of Balancing Cultures' for The Atlantic

April 13, 2017

"Growing up in the U.S., I’d caught glimpses of Indian people in mainstream movies: There were villains and extras in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom… Read More

Courtney Knies '10 Named Community Coordinator at Current Blend

April 13, 2017

Courtney Knies, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Current Blend, a co-work space in Huntingburg, Indiana, as community coordinator. "Her… Read More

Andrea Heslin Smiley '90 Joins Egalet Corporation Board

April 11, 2017

Andrea Heslin Smiley, president and chief executive officer of VMS BioMarketing and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the board of directors… Read More

Corporations Have a Role in Keeping "Seedy" Shows Off TV: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 9, 2017

"The Subway sandwich chain has a 'Social Responsibility' section on its corporate website," Jeffrey M. McCall points out in a newspaper column. " It claims… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Comments on Cable News "War"

April 7, 2017

"Fox News and CNN are at war," reports The Hill's Jonathan Easley. "Anchors and reporters at the cable news giants are directly attacking one another on… Read More

Video Coverage of SCOTUS Would Lead to "Posturing, Grandstanding, Mugging, and Sensationalism": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 5, 2017

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, "Five different senators lectured Gorsuch about… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Honor 2017's 'Indy PR Legend'

April 3, 2017

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as master of ceremonies as the Indianapolis Public… Read More

Attorney Charles Compton '89 Promoted at Jackson Kelly

April 2, 2017

Charles A. Compton, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "has been promoted to member at Jackson Kelly and will serve as managing member for the Evansville… Read More

Return to DePauw as Kilgore Counselor Gives Dana Ferguson '14 "Hope for the Future of Journalism"

April 1, 2017

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus Leader and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, says she felt "hope for the future of journalism… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes Seventh in NY Half-Marathon

March 31, 2017

"Noah Droddy is getting attention for more than his appearance," reports the Indianapolis Star of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "Droddy -- whose… Read More

Entrepreneur Jenna Buehler '12 Featured in Hometown Newspaper

March 30, 2017

Jenna Buehler, a 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is just 27 years of age, but already "has amassed a considerable resume and experience reaching an… Read More

Taylor Hackett '16 Promoted to Associate Broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate

March 30, 2017

Taylor Hackett, a 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to associate broker at RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate. "He specializes in tenant… Read More

Vernon Jordan '57 is Syracuse University's Commencement Speaker

March 29, 2017

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. -- a business executive, attorney and legendary figure in the civil rights movement and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- will… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs in on Apparent Firing of Conservative Commentator

March 28, 2017

"TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s stumbling multi-platform media network, faces an uncertain future after the apparent dismissal this month of Tomi Lahren -- who… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Dexter Filkins to Examine 'New Ways of Writing War', April 5

March 25, 2017

Dexter Filkins, called "the premier combat journalist of his generation" by the Washington Post, is coming to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 5.… Read More

Andy Harmening '91 Joins Huntington Bancshares as Sr. Executive VP

March 24, 2017

Andy Harmening, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, is joining Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) as senior executive vice president,… Read More

It's a New Era for Conservative Commentators, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells the Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Recent controversies surrounding conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Napolitano and Tomi Lahren "occurred as the conservative media have… Read More

Jacob Blasdel '07 is New Town Manager of Speedway, Indiana

March 23, 2017

"Speedway has a new town manager," reports WISH-TV of Indianapolis. "Jacob Blasdel, a former staffer in the Gov. Mitch Daniels administration, was appointed… Read More

Trainer & Kinesiology Major Sarah Merkel '09 Celebrates 'Safe Sports School Award'

March 22, 2017

"It’s fantastic to be recognized and to do it again for a second year, maintaining that level of care for our athletes and safety," says Sarah Merkel,… Read More

Rita Wilder '87 Promoted to Director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary

March 21, 2017

Rita Wilder, a Certified Public Accountant and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to director of Agresta, Storms & O’Leary.  She joined… Read More

Lee Hamilton '52 Writes of Need for Pragmatism on Capitol Hill

March 20, 2017

Capitol Hill is in desperate need of pragmatism, according to Lee H. Hamilton. "At heart it’s a mindset, a preference for a practical, workable solution… Read More

News Outlet's Russia Coverage is "Enterprising", Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2017

"Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian… Read More

"Purity of DIII Basketball Sings to" Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99

March 16, 2017

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who is head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics, "has taken the time to build relationships with New England… Read More

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary '06 Named Partner at Riley Bennett Egloff

March 16, 2017

Stephanie Snell Chaudhary, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Riley Bennett Egloff LLP.  She has been with the Indianapolis… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 to Address DePauw's 178th Commencement

March 15, 2017

Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, whose experiences as a DePauw University undergraduate led to leadership roles at some of America's most admired companies… Read More

Ann-Clore Duncan '89 to be Honored for Volunteer Service

March 14, 2017

Ann-Clore Duncan, founder and college admissions counselor at Duncan College Consulting and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored with an… Read More

Nationally Distributed AP Story Notes DePauw Efforts to Teach Civility

March 13, 2017

An Associated Press story headlined "As incivility hits new depths, many are working to combat it" notes, "In state capitals, lawmakers attend workshops… Read More

The Campaign for DePauw Surpasses its $300 Million Goal and Will Continue

March 12, 2017

“The love alumni, parents and friends of DePauw University have for this institution is apparent, intense and transformative,” said President D. Mark McCoy… Read More

Prof. Mark Kelley '79 Named to Education Board of American Health Council

March 10, 2017

Mark R. Kelley, Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and 1979 graduate of DePauw University… Read More

Indianapolis TV News Anchor Nicole Pence '06 Steps Down

March 9, 2017

"CBS4 morning anchor Nicole Pence announced her departure from the station Wednesday, saying she's opting to spend a little more time with family," reports… Read More

Media Should Respond to President with "Professionalism and Tough, Accurate Reporting": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 8, 2017

"The Trump administration will provide an extreme test of the press’ relationship with government, but it is time for the media to engage the contest with… Read More

Tiffany O'Donnell '91 to Become CEO of Iowa Nonprofit

March 6, 2017

Tiffany O'Donnell, chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), will become chief executive officer of the organization in June.  "O'Donnell… Read More

Dave Edwards '84 is VP at Siemens Healthineers North America

March 5, 2017

David Edwards, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is now senior vice president of strategic corporate accounts at Siemens Healthineers North America… Read More

Work of Prof. Georgette Zirbes '62 On Display at Peeler Art Center, March 10 - April 9

March 2, 2017

The work of DePauw University alumna Georgette Zirbes ’62 will be on display at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center March 10 through April 9. "Conversations:… Read More

Company Led by Don Daseke '61 Goes Public

February 28, 2017

"We’ve been a consolidator of the open deck industry over the past eight years, and we’ll continue to do that going forward," says Don Daseke, the 1961… Read More

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Selects Prindle Institute as New Home

February 28, 2017

DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics will be the new institutional home for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), the… Read More

Screenplay by Prof. Chinonye Chukwu '07 Honored at Athena Film Festival

February 27, 2017

Clemency, a screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of film production at Wright State University and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is… Read More

Three from DePauw to Contribute Programs to Indiana Women's Expo

February 27, 2017

Sarah Gerkensmeyer, award-winning author of What You Are Now Enjoying and 2001 graduate of DePauw University, will present the opening address Saturday… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

Scholarship at New College of Florida Will Honor Author John Jakes '53

February 26, 2017

"A new scholarship honoring historical novelist John Jakes is being created at New College of Florida by the Rotary Club of Sarasota and friends of the… Read More

Justin Christian '95 Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

February 24, 2017

Justin P. Christian, chief executive officer and founder of BCforward and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2017 inductees into the Central… Read More

Indiana State Museum Exhibit Honors Percy Julian '20, "One of the Nation's Most Accomplished Scientists"

February 24, 2017

In an article headlined "13 Indy museum exhibits coming and going", the Indianapolis Star notes that "'Making a Mark in Science: Percy Julian' ends Feb… Read More

Tim Cooper '97 Joins Pitt Football Program

February 24, 2017

Tim Cooper, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a quality control assistant for the University of Pittsburgh football program. Head… Read More

Jennifer Kopecky '08 Takes Post with Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

February 23, 2017

Jennifer C. Kopecky, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as coordinator of Young Adult and Campus Ministry… Read More

Pop Culture is Turning Society Into a Reality Show, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 22, 2017

"Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Justin Woodard '02 Among '40 Under 40' in St. Louis

February 20, 2017

Justin Woodard, president of Woodard Cleaning & Restoration and 2002 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under… Read More