DEPAUW UNIVERSITY in
Greencastle, Indiana , is a private liberal arts
college with an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students. The school
* 1 History
* 2 Academics
* 2.1 National rankings * 2.2 Academic calendar and winter term * 2.3 Faculty * 2.4 School of Music * 2.5 Honors and Fellows Programs * 2.6 Technology * 2.7 Media outlets on campus
* 3 Campus
* 3.1 East
* 4 Campus life
* 4.1 Greek organizations * 4.2 Greek life * 4.3 Controversy
* 5 Athletics
* 6 Traditions
* 6.1 Music
Society of Professional Journalists
* 6.3 Rector Scholarships
* 6.4 Ubben Lecture series
* 7 Notable alumni * 8 References * 9 External links
HISTORY AT A GLANCE
TYPE CHANGED 1867
DePauw University RENAMED 1884
Indiana Asbury University was founded in 1837 in Greencastle,
Indiana, and was named after
Indiana Asbury University changed its name to DePauw
Sigma Delta Chi, known today as the Society of Professional
Journalists , was founded at the university in 1909 by a group of
student journalists, including
Eugene C. Pulliam . The world's first
Kappa Alpha Theta , was also founded at DePauw
in 1870. DePauw is home to the two longest continually running
fraternity chapters in the world, the Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi
and the Lambda Chapter of
Phi Gamma Delta
DePauw is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by 2016 U.S. News ">
Prominent faculty members include:
Mona Bhan , associate professor of anthropology and author of
Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India:
From Warfare to Welfare?
Tom Chiarella , visiting professor of English, author, and regular
contributor to Esquire magazine
* Matthew J. Hertenstein , associate professor of psychology, whose
research on communicating through touch has received international
* Jeffrey M. McCall , professor of communication and widely quoted
source in articles on media matters in the
Los Angeles Times
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
HONORS AND FELLOWS PROGRAMS
DePauw students can apply for entry to five Programs of Distinction. There are the Honor Scholars and Information Technology Associates programs as well as three fellowships in Management, Media, and Science Research.
The HONOR SCHOLAR PROGRAM is an interdisciplinary journey for talented students who want the highest level of intellectual rigor. The program includes 5 interdisciplinary seminars and an 80–120 page honor thesis the student's senior year.
MANAGEMENT FELLOWS are the top students interested in business and economics. The program includes special seminars, speakers and a paid, semester-long internship during the junior year. Students have interned in private, public, and non-profit sectors. Past internship sites include: Goldman, Sachs Partners in Housing Development Corp., Indianapolis; Ernst Cummins Inc. in India; Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami, Florida, and Brunswick Group, an international PR firm based in London.
MEDIA FELLOWS benefit from DePauw's media tradition. In addition to interacting with leading contemporary media figures – such as documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Carl Bernstein and Jane Pauley, who presented Ubben Lectures on campus – students have hands-on access to sophisticated media equipment.
SCIENCE RESEARCH FELLOWS use state-of-the-art equipment, work one-on-one with faculty members, participate in internships, make presentations at scientific meetings, publish in scientific journals and, in essence, have graduate-level science opportunities as undergraduates.
Students participating in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES PROGRAM (ITAP) enjoy an opportunity to link their liberal arts education with technology know-how through on-campus apprenticeships and on- and off-campus internships.
The ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWS PROGRAM is designed to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues.
MEDIA OUTLETS ON CAMPUS
The student newspaper ( The DePauw ) is Indiana's oldest college newspaper.
( D3TV ) is the campus television station and broadcasts newscasts and student productions.
The Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media houses all the media facilities and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The DePauw quadrangle: "Roy O" library (C) and humanities courses buildings (L and R)
Show map of
LOCATION 300 Simpson St., Greencastle, Indiana
AREA 4 acres (1.6 ha)
BUILT 1869 (1869)
NRHP REFERENCE # 75000047
ADDED TO NRHP September 25, 1975
A historic structure located at the center of campus, East
DePauw has three libraries: Roy O. West Library (main library), Prevo Science Library (located in the Julian Science Center, named for alumni Percy Julian ), and Music Library (located in the Green Center for Performing Arts). Library holdings include approximately 350,000 books; 22,000 videos; 1,000 print periodical titles; access to over 20,000 electronic titles; 450,000 government documents; newspapers; and online databases .
JUDSON AND JOYCE GREEN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Green Center for the Performing Arts
The School of Music is housed in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts; the Communication and Theater Department is also located here. The GCPA has 29 soundproof practice rooms, three performing venues, a music library, teaching studios for large and small ensembles, multiple recording studios, Cafe Allegro, and an organ. Kresge Auditorium seats 1,400 and has a balcony to host big events, speakers, and ensembles. Moore Theater seats 400 and is the stage for musicals and theater productions. Thompson Recital Hall seats 200 and is for small ensembles and chamber music concerts.
JANET PRINDLE INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS
Since 2007, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics has served as a place for reflection, discussion, and education at DePauw. Prindle sponsors events related to ethics and provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in thoughtful discussions. The institute also publishes ethics related content through The Prindle Post and the Examining Ethics podcast.
There are more than 100 organizations on the DePauw campus that students can be involved in. DePauw students also participate in on-campus intramurals, university and student sponsored musical and theatrical productions, and create local chapters of national organizations such as Circle K .
Many students engage in community service and other volunteer activities. Putnam County Relay For Life is organized by students, and brings together the college and community. In May 2006, the Putnam County Relay for Life raised more than $215,000 for the American Cancer Society .
On August 2, 2010,
Main article: DePauw University Greek organizations
DePauw's Greek system began just eight years after the founding of
Women were first admitted to
Nationally, DePauw's Greek community makes up one of the largest percentages of a college student body.
DePauw Tigers compete in the
NCAA Division III North Coast
Athletic Conference (NCAC). Every year since 1890, DePauw University
has competed in
In 1933, head coach Ray "Gaumey" Neal led the
DePauw Tigers football
team to an unbeaten, untied, and unscored opening season. The Tigers
compiled a 7–0–0 record and outscored their opponents 136–0.
Neal nearly duplicated this feat in 1943, but DePauw, 5–0–1,
finished the season with one scoreless tie and six points allowed in a
different game. The only points surrendered that season were in a
39–6 victory over
DePauw had been a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic
Conference from 1997 to 2011, and won numerous conference
championships, most notably in women's basketball, where the school is
a Division III power. DePauw's program had also won the conference's
overall "President's Trophy" seven times in that span, including six
consecutive President's Trophies from 2005–06 to 2010–11. In
2007, the Tigers defeated Washington
In 2012–2013, the women's basketball team won its second Division III National Championship with a 69 to 51 victory over the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in the title game in Holland, Michigan. The Tigers finished 34–0 on the season, which was the best basketball season at the Division III level for men's or women's basketball.
Over the years, DePauw has sent several players to the NFL ,
including Dave Finzer (1982), a punter for the
DePauw students also organize concerts for the campus community.
Performers in recent years have included
Dave Matthews , Train , The
Black Eyed Peas ,
Ben Folds ,
Rufus Wainwright , and
Guster . Past
guests have included
Billy Joel ,
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
On May 6, 1909, Sigma
Delta Chi was founded by a group of DePauw
Since 1919, the Rector Scholar Program has recognized DePauw students of exceptional scholarship and character. To be named a Rector Scholar is to join a prestigious tradition more than 4,000 graduates strong. Rector Scholarships are offered to the top academic applicants offered admission to DePauw. A limited number of full tuition Presidential Rector Scholarships are available.
UBBEN LECTURE SERIES
Endowed by a gift from Timothy H. and Sharon (Williams) Ubben, both
1958 graduates of DePauw, the speakers' series "brings the world to
Greencastle". Begun in 1986 and presented free of charge and open to
all, Ubben Lecturers have included
The 2016-17 academic year hus far has presented
Leslie Odom Jr. ,
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. , a 1957 DePauw graduate, and
The Ubben Series has hosted 107 events in its 30-year history.
MONON BELL CLASSIC
Voted "Indiana's Best
LITTLE 5 BIKE RACE
Held in late April every year, DePauw's Little 5 bike race has been a campus tradition since the first race in 1956. The first race was sponsored by Union Board as a fund raiser for the American Cancer Fund. Fourteen teams of male riders from various living units competed. The race has changed some since 1956 as a criterium style scoring system has been put into effect. Individual cyclists compete in a week-long series of events, including Time Trials, Street Sprints, and the actual Little 5 Bicycle race. Composite scores for each individual rider and their respective teams determine individual, as well as team champions. Today, in addition to the men's events, women compete in the same series of competitive events. As recently as 2010, the race was held at Blackstock Stadium. However, in 2011 Little 5 events have shifted focus campus. The race is currently held on DePauw University's streets encircling the GCPA and Julian Science and Mathematics Center.
Boulder next to East
The Boulder Run has become a tradition at DePauw University.
Students, streaking from their respective residences, run to and from
the Columbia Boulder, located in the center of the campus near the
It is not unusual to see students playing a game of Campus Golf when the weather is nice. The game of campus golf requires a golf club and a tennis ball . Players attempt to hit their golf ball against various targets on campus within a number of strokes. The game is similar to frisbee golf , where players attempt to hit targets ranging from trees to buildings with a frisbee.
WORLD WAR II
World War II
Main article: List of DePauw University alumni
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* ^ "NCAA Member Schools Sorted By State: All Divisions". NCAA .
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* ^ "Members of CIC". Retrieved 28 June 2015.
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