Ken Owen '82 to Present 'Indy PR Legend Award' at June 15 Luncheon

Ken Owen '82 to Present 'Indy PR Legend Award' at June 15 Luncheon

June 6, 2011

72076June 6, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw University and former WISH and WRTV news anchor/reporter, will emcee the June 15 ceremony" at which Carl Henn is honored as the 2011 "Indianapolis PR Legend," reports Inside Indiana Business. Owen, a 1982 graduate of DePauw, is a member of the Indianapolis Public Relations Society, which presents the award, and serves on IPRS' board of directors. (pictured at left: Ken Owen; below right: Carl Henn)

Henn is a World War II veteran who served as a journalist with the now-defunct Indianapolis Times and went on to a lengthy career in communications and public relations. Now 89, he remains active as executive producer of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis.98236

"The Indy PR Legend Award was first presented in 2008 to James R. Hetherington, long-time Indianapolis journalist and public relations executive. The 2009 honoree was Robert L. Gildea, senior vice-president of Sease, Gerig & Associates, and Myra Borshoff Cook, principal of Borshoff, was last year’s recipient," notes the article.

Formed in 1949, the Indianapolis Public Relations Society is a limited membership organization composed of senior level public relations personnel.

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Ken Owen returned to DePauw in 2001 after two decades in TV news. Along his responsibilities to raise the University's external visibility, he coordinates the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series and the annual Monon Bell telecast. His efforts to make pieces of DePauw's past more relevant and accessible98237 include the recent restoration of a 1941 admission film, and he has created "Monon Memories" of every football game between DePauw and Wabash College for the Monon Bell since the rivalry began in 1890. The video vignettes were the subject of features in the Chronicle of Higher Education and during HDNet's telecast of the 115th Monon Bell Classic in November 2008. (at left: Owen with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Oscar Arias outside of Asbury Hall; December 8, 2010)

A communication major and Rector Scholar at DePauw, where he delivered broadcasts over WGRE, Owen has taught journalism at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis and presently co-chairs the Annapolis Group communications committee.

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