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DeBrief - April 13, 2022

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The Office

Clay Carter in his office

Clay Carter, director of IT technical services and coordinator of media services


What's in your office?


1.  Picture of my wife and me right before we got on a cruise ship in January 2014 for our delayed honeymoon (coincidentally the same time a major ice storm caused the university to close) and various pictures of our daughter Grace.


2.  A picture I took of the scoreboard of the Division III NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship in Holland, Michigan. I wanted to capture an image of the scoreboard to forever remember the win and the season.


3.  Picture of Coach Nick and me that Linda Striggo took before one of the Monon Bell games that DePauw won at Wabash.


4.  I have a plaque DePauw gave to my grandmother in honor of my late grandfather that says, “To the family of V. Bruce Collins. In Memory and Appreciation for 33 years of Faithful and Devoted Service to the Physical Plant Department from 1951-1984.”


5.  A lithograph of Row 2 of the 1977 Indianapolis 500 shortly after the command to start engines. A.J. Foyt, driver of the #14 car shown in the picture, would go on to win and become the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. The lithograph used to be in the Lilly Center before it was remodeled. I found it at the Service Center and gave it a home in my office.


Faculty and Staff News Roundup

Marilyn Culler paddling in a kayak

Marilyn Culler, associate director of the Media Fellows Program, won three awards at the Hoosier Outdoor Writers Conference April 2. She placed second for her photo “Making a New Friend” (see above) and third for “Nobody’s Here” in the Awards-in-Craft Outdoor Recreation Photography Contest. She also won third place in the Turn in a Poacher/Polluter Writing Contest for an article that ran in Greencastle’s Banner Graphic.


Rebecca Schindler, Edwin L. Minar professor of classical studies and director of the Honor Scholar Program, presented her paper, “Recent Archaeological Fieldwork in the Territory of Castiglione del Lago,” at an international conference March 10-11 in Perugia, Italy. Her paper was based on her four seasons of fieldwork in Umbria, Italy.


Lee Ann Roripaugh, the Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna distinguished professor of creative writing at DePauw University, presented a reading April 8 at Carlow University in Pittsburgh to celebrate the 2021 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, for which she was the judge.


Derek Ford, assistant professor of education studies, was interviewed on “A Different Lens,” the podcast of the Hampton Institute, about his book “Encountering Education: Elements of a Marxist Pedagogy.”


Campus Events

There's Something in the Water, documentary screening

Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Peeler Art Center, Auditorium. Learn more.


DePauw Theatre presents Steve Outta Here
April 14-16, 7:30 p.m., April 17, 3 p.m., Green Center for the Performing Arts, Moore Theatre. Written and directed by Steve Timm. Learn more.

Purchase tickets here.


DePauw Earth Month 2022
A schedule of events can be found here.
Contact Claire Dorner, director of sustainability, for more information.


For a complete listing of events, visit Campus Labs.


Human Resources


The 2022 Staff Appreciation Reception is April 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw. Congratulations to the honorees below!

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HSA Bank Empowerment Series, April 15
Join HSA Bank as they explore various facets of Health Savings Accounts. From opening an account to learning how to fully maximize it, this series has valuable information for you. Attend for a chance to earn a $25 credit in your HSA account. For more information and to register, click here


GOLD Learning Academy

Unlocking the Power of Strategic Thinking

April 14, 1-4:30 p.m., Hoover Hall, Daseke Dining Room. Register here.

This program explores vital components necessary to build effective strategic thinking skills to successfully achieve goals.

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