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Ken Owen '82 Elected to Board of Indianapolis Public Relations Society

Ken Owen '82 Elected to Board of Indianapolis Public Relations Society

April 6, 2008

Ken Owen 2008-a.jpgApril 6, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, has been elected to the board of directors of the Indianapolis Public Relations Society, notes the Indianapolis Star. The 40-member Society is an association of leading public relations practitioners in the Indianapolis area. Board members serve four year terms.

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Owen, the University's chief communicator, creates the news content which is updated daily on this site and interfaces with media organizations. He also oversees the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series (which welcomed Tony Blair last month), led the negotiations that brought Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to campus for DePauw Discourse last fall, and is the University's coordinator for the national telecast of the Monon Bell Classic. His work led to a three-year agreement with Mark Cuban and HDNet to televise the great football rivalry through 2009, and he created the "Monon Memories" of past battles for the Bell, which now number 85. Owen also produces DVDs for the Monon Bell, commencement, and Alumni Reunion Weekend. (at right: Owen with 2001 Ubben Lecturer Robert Gates)

Owen returned to DePauw in 2001 after a nearly 20-year-long career in broadcast news.  His experiences include serving nine years as an anchor/reporter at Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH-TV and winning a national IRIS Award for a 1988 documentary on the Reverend Billy Graham's trip to the Soviet Union.