Fourth Annual 'DePauwpalooza' Set for Friday Evening
As summer turns to fall, you're invited to celebrate the great outdoors and student-produced sounds as the DePauw University School of Music presents its fourth annual "DePauwpalooza". The outdoor music festival will be held in Bowman Park this Friday, September 19. Co-presented by student government, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Six acts will be presented on Friday, including the University's orchestra, chorus, band, chamber singers and jazz ensemble, along with the cast from the department of communication and theatre's upcoming production of Parade .
Fiction Writer E.J. Levy Here October 15
E.J. Levy's debut collection of stories, Love, In Theory , won the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award. On Wednesday, October 15, she'll visit DePauw University as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Ian Davidson '80 Named a Regents' Professor
Ian Davidson, professor of music at Texas State University and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a Regents' Professor by The Texas State University System Board of Regents. "The designation honors exceptional and outstanding members of the System's professoriate who have achieved excellence in teaching, research and publication, and community service, while demonstrating an unwavering dedication to their students, their university and their community," according to an announcement.
Bud Walters '63, Whose Love of Broadcasting Began at WGRE, Receives 2014 National Radio Award
"Please remember: do the best you can, be good at something, be important where you are, random acts of kindness, and persistence counts," said Bayard H. "Bud" Walters this afternoon as he accepted the 2014 National Radio Award. Walters, founder and president of the Cromwell Group and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, was honored this afternoon in Indianapolis during the 2014 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau .
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Revelers Deliver "Louisiana-Bred Party Music" on Sept. 17
The Revelers, a Louisiana supergroup comprised of founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys, will bring their unique sound to DePauw University next Tuesday, September 17. The band -- which plays all styles of Cajun, zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Americana equally well -- will present a free concert as part of DePauw's Performing Arts Series. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, located within the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.
9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton '52 Sees a New Terrorism Threat Emerging
"We are at war in the digital world. And yet, because this war lacks attention-grabbing explosions and body bags, the American people remain largely unaware of the danger," write Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean in today's Wall Street Journal .
Senior's Essay Published in Several Indiana Newspapers
"Democrats in the Indiana Senate are pushing for universal pre-kindergarten, while the Republican governor focuses on low-income children. An independent survey of the research, however, indicates that whether the programs are universal or targeted, they will likely fail to meet their promise," writes DePauw University senior Hang La, in an essay published in several Indiana newspapers.
Prof. Jeff McCall '76 on Role of Technology in Political Campaigns
"Younger voters aren't sitting in front of a television and watching a major network in the evening," Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells Bizvoice . The magazine, published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, interviews Dr. McCall in a story headlined "Resurfacing the Trail: Politicians Add Digital Dimension to Campaigns."
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Chemist Percy Julian '20 "Changed the World", Notes Newspaper
"Montgomery native Percy Julian , the grandson of slaves, is credited with creating synthesized medications to treat glaucoma and rheumatoid arthritis," notes the Birmingham News , which cites Dr. Julian in an article, "11 ways Alabamians changed the world." Kelly Kazek writes, "Although he had little schooling as a child, he entered DePauw University and graduated as class valedictorian ... He would go on to teach chemistry at Fisk University, earn his master's degree from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna."
DePauw Among Nation's Most Economically Diverse Colleges: NY Times
A New York Times analysis of American higher education finds that DePauw University is among the nation's most economically diverse colleges. For the report by David Leonhardt, which appears in today's editions, the Times "analyzed data for every college with a four-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Daniel Kiley '94 Joins Cresa as VP of Project Management
Daniel L. Kiley, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has joined joins Cresa, an international commercial real estate firm, as vice president, project management. He is based in Cresa's downtown Cincinnati office.
DePauw Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College...
DePauw University and Spelman College are the top small colleges in the United States for graduates participating in Teach For America this year. The organization announced today that DePauw and Spelman each have 20 graduates in TFA's 2014 corps.
Prof. Jeff Kenney Discusses Extremist Groups with Iranian News Agency
"An American political analyst said the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant terrorist group takes advantage of regional crises to broaden its activities, saying the militants focus mainly on the regions over which the local governments have lost control," begins a story distributed by an Iranian news service. "In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency , Jeffrey Kenney, professor of religious studies at DePauw University, said the extremist groups operate 'within the context of failed nationalism'."
Tina Ahlgren '05 is Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year
Tina Ahlgren, a math teacher at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy in Indianapolis and 2005 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 10 finalists for Indiana Teacher of the Year. The award will be presented by the Indiana Department of Education next month.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
'Orange Is The New Black' author to give lecture in Indiana
Kerman's memoir deals with her time spent in a women's prison facility while doing time for a drug trafficking crime she committed with her girlfriend during their college years. Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison became such a literary smash hit that it was turned into the critically acclaimed Netflix drama by the same name.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
DePauw School of Music and Two Other Entities Form New Partnership to Benefit Indianapolis Region
The DePauw University School of Music is teaming with New Amsterdam Presents and the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health to form a new and unique partnership that will bring contemporary music in the Indianapolis region to the widest possible audience. The three organizations -- an institution of higher education, a music series in a public health care system, and a new music artists' service organization -- will coordinate their resources to increase the impact of visiting musicians, create new opportunities for local artists, and provide numerous points of access for audiences in a variety of locations.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
DePauw's 21st Century Musician Initiative is 'Making Classical New'
With market pressures facing the world of classical music, "Even top conservatories are today encouraging their students to think innovatively," notes The American Conservative . Its Sept./Oct. issue includes an article headlined "Making Classical New: Young musicians take an entrepreneurial approach to the canon."
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Prof. Bill Clyde '78 is Candidate for US House of Representatives
"A Madison man who is a college professor is running as the Green Party candidate for the 2nd District seat in the U.S. Congress," notes the Day of New London, Connecticut, in a story on the candidacy of William C. Clyde.
Orange Is the New Black's Piper Kerman Coming to DePauw for Feb. 4 Ubben Lecture
Kerman will discuss "Lessons Learned Behind Bars" on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts .
Mon Sep 01, 2014
"We Really Need That Now," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Says of Uplifting Fact-Based Films
"I think movie watchers are tired of bizarre and overproduced movies that are just too far-flung," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Arizona Republic .