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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

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

Poet Matthew Dickman Visits DePauw November 14

November 9, 2012

Poet Matthew Dickman "crystallizes and celebrates human contact, reminding us...that our best memories, those most worth holding on to, those that might… 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

Bestselling Author Jonathan Coleman On Campus Next Week as Schaenen Visiting Scholar

October 30, 2012

Jonathan Coleman -- a bestselling author of literary nonfiction whose latest work, West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, has just been issued in paperback… Read More

Novelist Robert Boswell Here for Reading Thursday

October 29, 2012

Robert Boswell -- an American short story writer and novelist and "a virtuoso of descriptive prose," according to Library Journal -- will come to DePauw… Read More

Prof. Joseph Heithaus Among 20 Poets Contributing to 'Landmark Lyrics' Event

October 27, 2012

Joseph Heithaus, professor of English at DePauw University, will be among 20 Indiana poets who will participate in a November 15 event at Indiana Landmarks… 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

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


October 5, 2012

"Now that I’m a little older, I realize just how critical DePauw was in my growth and development and in defining who I am as a human being and as a woman… Read More

Indy Star Previews Zionsville Event Featuring Prof. Eugene Gloria

October 1, 2012

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will present a reading Thursday at the Eagle Creek Coffee Company in Zionsville. "This… Read More

Hollywood Premiere

September 25, 2012

Alex Thompson ’12 cried when he read the email. Then he got to work. The news meant his script was one step closer to being produced, but what had been… Read More

Prof. Debby Geis to Deliver Centennial Lecture at U of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School

September 21, 2012

Deborah R. Geis, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will return to her alma mater, the University of Michigan, to deliver a lecture to… Read More

A History Rich and Bold

September 20, 2012

Associate Professor of English David Alvarez has a story you can share the next time you join a friend for coffee. The favorite beverage of early risers… Read More

Dan Hendricks '70 Named VP for Advancement at U of North Alabama

September 20, 2012

Daniel L. Hendricks, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president for university advancement at the University of North Alabama… Read More

Jamie Boyer '00 Elected President of Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

September 12, 2012

Jamie L. Boyer, a partner in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, "has been elected president of the Women Lawyers… Read More

Ethics and Children's Literature

September 5, 2012

It has produced the widest-read books of all time, countless blockbuster film adaptations, and even took a prime spot in the opening ceremony at the 2012… Read More

Drew Powell '98 Has Recurring Role on The Mentalist

August 22, 2012

Drew Powell joins the cast of the CBS series The Mentalist this fall in a recurring role as FBI agent Reede Smith. The first episode to include Powell… Read More

Will Roess '79 Joins Heapy Engineering

August 20, 2012

William J. Roess, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Heapy Engineering in Kettering, Ohio, as planning services leader. "Roess is a planning… Read More

Former Prof. Nic Pizzolatto is Force Behind New HBO Show

August 19, 2012

"With the screen rights to his first novel sold to Paramount and production of a two-year series with HBO well under way, author Nic Pizzolatto is on the… Read More

"Local Diplomat" Linda Lyon '65 Profiled; Recalls "Incredible" College Experience  

August 16, 2012

"Every child goes through stages of what they want to be when they grow up. Whether it is a firefighter, a police officer, a teacher or a movie star, the… Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Presents September 20 Poetry Reading

August 14, 2012

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his new book of poems, My Favorite Warlord, at a Thursday, September… Read More

Rob Johnson '90 On Hand as Two Former DePauw Faculty Members are Recognized

August 10, 2012

Two of the founding members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) -- former DePauw University faculty members Nathaniel… Read More

Work of Prof. Chris White Among The Best Ten-Minute Plays

August 8, 2012

A short play by Chris White, associate professor of English at DePauw University, is included in a newly-published anthology, The Best Ten-Minute Plays… Read More

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. to Speak at 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference

July 27, 2012

"Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin, special effects creator Raymond F. Harryhausen and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee will be recognized with the… Read More

Children's Book by Carolyn Mueller '09 Featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

July 25, 2012

"The part-time keeper in the children’s zoo is combining two loves: teaching about the animals, plus writing and drawing," notes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch… Read More

Drew Powell '98 Joins Cast of TV's Necessary Roughness Next Week

July 11, 2012

Drew Powell, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, joins the cast of USA Network's Necessary Roughness for the show's Wednesday, July 18 episode, "What's… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Author and Prof. Cathy Day '91

July 7, 2012

The impact of social media on authors represents "a paradigm shift," Cathy Day, associate professor of creative writing at Ball State University and 1991… Read More

The Water's Edge

July 5, 2012

Professors Joseph “Joe” W. Heithaus and Cynthia O’Dell combined their artistic talents – poetry and photography – to offer a May Term course on the island… Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Presents Readings in California This Week

July 2, 2012

Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his new book of poems, My Favorite Warlord, in San Jose, California… Read More

Natalie Erickson '08 Joins SYM Financial Advisors

July 2, 2012

Natalie L. Erickson, a 2008 graduate of DePauw University, has joined SYM Financial Advisors in Midland, Michigan, as a client service representative.… Read More

Eric Schurr '80 Joins Bit9 as Chief Marketing Officer

June 21, 2012

Eric L. Schurr, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief marketing officer at Bit9. "Schurr brings more than 20 years of experience… Read More

Case Nafziger '12 is Semifinalist in National Vocal Competition

June 19, 2012

Case M. Nafziger, a May 2012 graduate of DePauw University, is among 18 competitors who will take part in the semifinals of the inaugural National Association… Read More

New Novel by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Set for November Release

June 17, 2012

"The book is about catastrophe and disaster and the psychological triggers that lead us to look at evidence and accept or deny what we’ve seen," Barbara… Read More

Prof. Eugene Gloria Publishes My Favorite Warlord

June 13, 2012

My Favorite Warlord, the third book of poems by Eugene Gloria, associate professor of English at DePauw University, has been published by Penguin. "The… Read More

Elizabeth McDaniel '05 Named Director at Blue Crane Creative

June 9, 2012

Elizabeth A. McDaniel, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has been named director of creative services for Blue Crane Creative, "a Cincinnati agency… Read More

Former Prof. David Klooster Dies at Age 58

June 3, 2012

David J. Klooster, a professor of English at Hope College and a member of the DePauw University faculty from 1984 to 1989, died yesterday from a brain… Read More

Doug Frantz '71 is Washington Post's National Security Editor

May 21, 2012

"Doug Frantz, a veteran investigative journalist who has done stints at the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, joined the … Read More

Prof. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. to Examine 'Trends in Science Fiction Criticism'

May 15, 2012

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at DePauw University, will be among the presenters at a daylong symposium on science fiction at the University… Read More

Prof. Samuel Autman Contributes Essay to The Chalk Circle

May 13, 2012

A work by Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, appears in a new anthology, The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning… Read More

Anchor Bret Baier '92 Extends Contract with Fox News Channel

May 10, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has signed "a multi-year deal to lead political coverage for at least the next… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus Remembers Author Maurice Sendak

May 9, 2012

"Maurice Sendak, for me, embodied the pleasure of curling in next to your child and reading something that could delight both of you," Joseph Heithaus… Read More

Antonya Nelson

May 3, 2012

Students will have a unique opportunity this fall to work with nationally recognized creative writer Antonya Nelson. She is the third recipient of the… Read More

Carolyn Mueller '09 Authors Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu

April 29, 2012

Carolyn Mueller, a 2009 graduate of DePauw University, is the author and illustrator of a new children's book, Bubbles the Dwarf Zebu. An English (writing)… Read More

Kara Bischak '12 is DePauw's Fourth Fulbright Award Recipient This Spring

April 27, 2012

Kara L. Bischak, a senior at DePauw University, will spend the upcoming academic year teaching English in India as a recipient of an English Teaching Assistant… Read More

Indiana's Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, Coming for Thursday Talk

April 24, 2012

Indiana's poet laureate, Karen Kovacik, will visit the campus of DePauw University this Thursday, April 26. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Kovacik… Read More

Micah Ling '03 to Present Indianapolis-Area Reading Wednesday Evening

April 23, 2012

Micah Ling, author and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, will present a reading at the Franklin branch of the Johnson County, Indiana library this Wednesday… Read More

Prof. Brent Johnson '95 Awarded Berglund Center for Internet Studies Faculty Fellowship

April 22, 2012

Brent Johnson, assistant professor of English at Pacific University in Oregon and 1995 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Berglund… Read More

Medievalist Steven F. Kruger Presents April 24 Talk

April 17, 2012

Steven F. Kruger, a leading medievalist, will visit the campus of DePauw University next Tuesday, April 24, to discuss "The Space and Time of Religious… Read More

Newspaper Profiles Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 and His Award-Winning Book

April 16, 2012

"When he was growing up in Milan, Greg Schwipps often took trips to the Brookville reservoir and couldn't help noticing the squares at the bottom of the… Read More

Prof. Joe Heithaus to Read From Poison Sonnets April 11

April 3, 2012

Joseph Heithaus, University Professor and professor of English at DePauw University, will read from his collection of poems, Poison Sonnets, at a Wednesday… Read More

Fulbright Award Recipient Case Nafziger '12 Will Teach in South Korea

April 3, 2012

DePauw University senior Case M. Nafziger will spend the upcoming academic year in South Korea teaching English as a result of being awarded an English… Read More


April 2, 2012

The importance of animals in human history is almost impossible to overstate. For millennia, animals have been tools of war and agriculture, companions… Read More

Prof. Greg Schwipps '95 to Speak at Franklin College

March 26, 2012

Greg Schwipps, Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing and associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, will present… Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directing NYC Production of Open Hearts

March 21, 2012

Gretchen Cryer, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will direct Miriam Kulick's one-woman show, Open Hearts, which opens in New York City April 19 in… Read More

Linda Heuring '76 Wins Fish Short Story Prize

March 20, 2012

Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, has won first place in the 2011-12 Fish Short Story Prize competition. Presented by Ireland's Fish… Read More

Tusha Mittal '06 Honored for Her Reporting

March 9, 2012

Tusha Mittal, a reporter in the Kolkata (Calcutta) news bureau of Tehelka, a weekly news magazine in India, is the 2012 recipient of the Chameli Devi Jain… Read More

Kelly Elmore '01 Joins Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

March 9, 2012

Kelly C. Elmore, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and will serve in the law firm's Chicago office in the Community… Read More

Acclaimed Fiction Writer Danielle Evans Here March 14

March 8, 2012

Danielle Evans, a "Washington-area author who has been praised by Salman Rushdie and the Paris Review as a literary prodigy," according to the Washington… Read More

Fox Anchor Bret Baier '92 Featured in Charlotte Observer

March 7, 2012

Bret Baier, Fox News Channel anchor and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "is at the forefront of Fox's political coverage this year and will be one… Read More

Senior J.C. Pankratz is National Finalist in Playwriting Contest

March 5, 2012

DePauw University senior J.C. Pankratz is one of four national finalists for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. The Cauble Award recognizes… Read More

Chris McLoughlin '89 Named Publisher of Men's Journal

March 2, 2012

Christopher W. McLoughlin, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed publisher of Men's Journal. He comes to the post from Redbook/Redbookmag… Read More

Ed Garnes '99 Among Presenters at Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference

February 27, 2012

Edward M. Garnes Jr., a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, was among the presenters at the Georgia Tech Black Leadership Conference (BLC). The event took… Read More

Thursday Poetry Reading by Prof. Joe Heithaus Previewed in Newspaper

February 22, 2012

"Hard work really does pay off, at least in the case of DePauw University professor and poetry writer Joe Heithaus, who was recently awarded the honor… Read More

Cummins Names Mark Sifferlen '87 VP of Ethics and Compliance

February 21, 2012

Mark J. Sifferlen, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president - ethics and compliance at… Read More

Drawing Funny

February 20, 2012

Troy Cummings was having the kind of back-and-forth you only find in the world of children’s books. A 1996 graduate of DePauw, Cummings was just putting… Read More

Story by Linda Heuring '76 in Southern Women's Review

February 19, 2012

A short story by Linda Heuring, a 1976 graduate of DePauw University, appears in the new Southern Women's Review.  The piece is titled "Side of Bacon." An… Read More

Gretchen Cryer '57 Directs Off-Broadway Production of Relative Pitch

February 17, 2012

"Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning Mentor Project will begin its 13th season with Elizabeth Rose's one-woman musical, Relative Pitch, beginning Feb.… Read More

Prof. Joseph Heithaus Publishes Poison Sonnets

February 15, 2012

Poison Sonnets, a collection of poems by Joseph Heithaus, University Professor and professor of English at DePauw University, has been published by David… Read More

Derek Empie '95 & Sarah Moore '01 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 14, 2012

Two DePauw University graduates -- Derek Empie '95 and Sarah S. Moore '01 -- are among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2012. The… Read More

Elizabeth Thompson '05 Joins Arnstein & Lehr LLP

February 9, 2012

Elizabeth Anne Thompson, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Chicago-based law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP as an associate in the firm's… Read More

Community Service of Roger Mattes '80 Noted in Newspaper

January 29, 2012

"It is truly a joy for Roger Mattes Jr., president of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons, to be involved in the community," begins a profile published in… Read More

"The Face of Fox News," Bret Baier '92, Profiled in Newspaper

January 23, 2012

"This still boyish-looking kid from Dunwoody isn't good at handling the unexpected," notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Fox News Channel anchor… Read More

Maggie Doherty '04 Named Patron Services Manager for Glacier Symphony and Chorale

January 21, 2012

"Maggie Doherty has been hired as patron services manager at Glacier Symphony and Chorale," reports the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana. "Doherty… Read More

Visiting Professor & Acclaimed Author Ian Frazier Presents February 14 Reading

January 18, 2012

Acclaimed writer and humorist Ian Frazier, who is at DePauw University as the 2012 Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing… Read More

Bret Baier '92 Recalls DePauw Internship as He Preps for GOP Debate

January 16, 2012

"What memories come to mind from your professional debut on television, in Beaufort in 1991-92, when you were interning from DePauw University in Indiana?… Read More

Room for All's Marilyn Paarlberg '71 Featured in Newspaper

January 15, 2012

"I think people have the choice of letting our faith constrict or enlarge our horizons," says Marilyn Paarlberg, executive director of Room for All. The… Read More

Winter Term Group in United Arab Emirates Featured in Newspaper

January 13, 2012

"A group of 21 students from different faculties of the DePauw University, Indiana, USA, are in town for the last couple of days as a part of their winter… Read More