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DeBrief - December 8, 2021

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The Office

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Kelly Graves, creative director


What's in your office?


Photos. I have photos of my girls, Emily and Rachel, from their DePauw graduation in May. I got to witness first-hand the impact of a DePauw education. I am fortunate to have two perspectives with which to experience DePauw: as an employee and as a parent.


DePauw marketing materials. I keep printed samples of all major print publications and publications in the current admission cycle on a project board. It allows me to maintain consistency of look/feel and logo use as well as easily check messaging and image use. The Communications and Marketing team produces more than 300 print projects annually in addition to billboards, numerous campus banners, environmental art installations and all kinds of swag items.*


Two magic wands. Because sometimes one is not enough. See above.*


Painting. I have a painting of Audrey Hepburn that my daughter Emily painted during a Winter Term course with Professor John Berry.


Wire shoe sculptures. I rescued these sculptures years ago when the Union Building “fishbowl” was converted to the Hubbard Center. They are from a class taught by Professor Lori Miles. I found homes for all but these three.

Faculty and Staff News Roundup

President Lori S. White, a member of the Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression, participated in an online conference Nov. 30 in which the task force released its report. She was quoted Nov. 30 by Higher Ed Dive in “College officials and pundits say free expression is under siege. How can institutions respond?;” Dec. 1 by Inside Higher Education in “A ‘Roadmap’ for Campus Speech/Task force report argues that free inquiry and inclusion are twin values, if campus groups all work to make them so;” and Dec. 2 in the Banner Graphic in “White, task force release report on campus free expression;” and mentioned by University Business in “How a new Roadmap for colleges on civil dialogue can drive free expression.”


Emmitt Riley, associate professor of Africana studies and political science, was interviewed by the Seattle Times for its Dec. 6 story, “National movement seeks return of land to Black owners, after victory in California.”


Tim Good, professor of communication and theatre, presented at the American Society for Theatre Research on his research project “New Repetitions: Toward an Intersectional Rehearsal Pedagogy -- Tech/Design.” in San Diego.


Adam Liebman, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, was interviewed about the illegal waste trade in a podcast titled “Plastic: Capitalistic?

Did You Know?

Students signing the Roy O. West beam
Members of the DePauw community gathered yesterday to celebrate and sign the final construction beam to be placed in the new frame of Roy O. West Library. Learn more about the library's renovation here.


DePauw partners with IU to give grads a break on master’s tuition

DePauw University is partnering with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs to enable DePauw graduates to pursue master’s degrees at discounted tuition. Read more.

DePauw University Libraries

Faculty members: Did you know that you can apply for a Spring 2022 course redesign grant? PALNI, our consortium, is offering $500 stipends to faculty members as an incentive to adopt zero cost textbooks for the Spring 2022 semester. Zero cost textbooks may include open educational resources, library ebooks or other materials available to students at no additional cost.


If you are interested, complete this application, including a short personal statement addressing these questions: Why are you interested in adopting a zero cost textbook? What are your barriers, and what do you hope to learn?


Applications will be reviewed regularly, with applicants notified of a decision no later than one week after submission. Applicants may receive this grant only once. A reminder to contact Corinne Wagner before applying to any outside grants. Any questions can be sent to Victoria Peters, scholarly communication and cataloging librarian.

Human Resources

2021 Holiday Party

The President’s Office and the Office of Human Resources would like to thank all of our employees, retirees and their families for attending our annual holiday party. We were so happy to be able to come together again and celebrate the holiday season with you. It was so nice to see all of the smiling faces and the joy in the children’s eyes when they saw Santa! Even with the rain, the skating rink was enjoyed by all. We would like to thank the School of Music for partnering with us this year to combine our holiday party and the holiday gala. We wish you all a joyous holiday season!


It’s Almost W-2 Time.

It’s hard to imagine that the year 2021 will soon be coming to a close. Now is a great opportunity to log into the ADP portal, update your address and explore the option to go paperless. Once in ADP, choose MYSELF; PAY; ANNUAL STATEMENTS to choose paperless distribution. For employees who moved counties, changes to county tax information can only be made once a year to be effective Jan. 1.  If you have moved to a different county, contact Susan Hacker, associate director of Human Resources.


HSA Incentive Program

HSA Bank Empowerment Series - Dec. 10 and 17

Join HSA Bank as they explore various facets of health savings accounts. From opening an HSA to learning how to fully maximize your account – this series has valuable information for you. Learn more.

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