Greencastle, IN, United States
Greencastle, IN, United States

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, US, is a private, national liberal arts college and School of Music with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The school has a Methodist heritage and was originally known as Indiana Asbury University. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw. DePauw is home to both the first modern-day sorority and the two longest continuously-running fraternities in the world. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

EmployeeChannel, Inc., a leading provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, announced today that Steve Bailey has joined the executive team as vice president, enterprise sales. Steve is responsible for the strategic and tactical sales initiatives required to meet the company’s growth objectives for revenue, profitability, and market dominance and to do so while fostering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. “We’re pleased to add Steve to the team. He has a proven track record of delivering consistent top-line revenue growth, recruiting and developing world-class sales teams, and ensuring that the customer voice is reflected in the company’s decision making,” said Steve L. Adams, EmployeeChannel CEO. “Steve is an experienced sales executive in the HR technology marketplace and is sensitive to the enterprise needs of HR professionals and the organizations they lead. We felt that adding his experience and expertise to the team would reinforce our team’s commitment to the strategic priorities of HR, particularly the delivery of a compelling employee experience.” Steve Bailey recently served as the Vice President of Sales, North America at Cornerstone OnDemand, a leader in talent management software. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Steve served as a Regional Vice President of Sales at SumTotal Systems, a provider of Human Capital Management solutions, and as a Regional Sales Manager at Concur Technologies, a provider of T&E Management Solutions. Steve has a B.A. in Liberal Arts, from DePauw University. EmployeeChannel is a leading provider of award-winning mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, enabling HR and Internal Communications teams to boost the impact and effectiveness of employee communication, to create a positive employee experience, and to drive cultural and business outcomes. The EmployeeChannel app extends the knowledge and reach of organizational experts to employees anytime, anywhere and is dedicated to the interactions between an organization and its employees. Employees can find and receive organizational information easier and faster, get personalized responses to requests, and react quickly to time-sensitive events. HR and Internal Communications teams can respond in real-time to organizational imperatives and employee needs using behavioral insights from Voice of the Employee analytics. To learn more about the EmployeeChannel app and how it can be used to engage and communicate with employees, please visit http://www.employeechannelinc.com.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilliard Lyons announced today that Thomas B. Kessinger III, a veteran Financial Consultant in its Lexington office, has been named President of the firm and will also join its board of directors. Kessinger moves into the role previously held by James R. Allen, who remains CEO and will become the Chairman of Hilliard Lyons. Hilliard Lyons is a leading wealth management firm with more than 70 offices in 12 Midwestern and southern states. Allen commented, “Our board wants to ensure strong, seamless leadership during a time when the wealth management industry has been undergoing significant change. Tom is an insider who fully understands Hilliard Lyons’ legacy and unique culture. Tom has proven himself at every stage of his professional development – and, after a short transition, will be prepared to lead this organization into the future. He will have my full support as he transitions to this new role.” Kessinger added, “I’m deeply honored to be named President. I have spent my whole career as part of the Hilliard Lyons family, and I am eager to help lead the firm more directly, even as our industry faces regulatory and strategic challenges. We will continue to support our Financial Consultants fully as they help clients build, manage, protect, and transition their wealth.” Kessinger, 47, is from Lexington, Kentucky, where he graduated from Tates Creek High School in 1989. After graduating with a BS in accounting in 1993 from the University of Kentucky, he joined his grandfather at Hilliard Lyons as a Financial Consultant. During the next 15 years (until his grandfather retired), Kessinger grew an existing book of business from $80 million to over $350 million in assets. Today, Kessinger leads the Kessinger-Lee Financial Group, a six-person team in the firm’s Lexington-Beaumont office that manages assets exceeding $440 million. The team brings together the firm’s unique resources of portfolio management, trust services, financial planning, and risk management to provide comprehensive wealth management to high-net-worth clients. As Kessinger transitions fully into his new role, his team members in Lexington will assume responsibility for serving his clients. Kessinger graduated from the Chartered Wealth Advisor program in 2004, from the Securities Industry Institute at Wharton Business School in 2006, the Preferred Portfolio Management Course in 2014, and the Wealth Planning Essentials program at Wharton Business School in 2016. Kessinger was named as an On Wall Street Top 40 under 40 Advisor in 2007 and 2008. He was named Vice President in 1997, First Vice President in 1999, and Senior Vice President in 2000. Hilliard Lyons recognized him as a President’s Club-level producer from 2000 through 2005 and as a CEO Council-level producer since 2006. Kessinger’s community involvement has included serving on numerous boards, including those of Worldwide Hearts & Hands, Lexington Philharmonic, and Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, where he served as board chair. Kessinger was also the Campaign Chairman of LexArts and Dynamic Doors. Kessinger is married and has three children. James Allen has devoted his entire working career to Hilliard Lyons after joining the firm in 1981. After being named President of Hilliard Lyons in 2003, Allen was elected Chairman and CEO of the company effective January 1, 2004. Allen is active in the financial services industry and with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, where he currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the Regional Firms Committee. Allen is involved civically in Louisville, where he is the current Board Chairman of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, former Chairman of the Fund for the Arts Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors. He chaired the 2016 Metro United Way Campaign for Greater Louisville. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Louisville School of Business, the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine University, and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Allen was inducted into the Junior Achievement Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame in 2015. He received the 2013 Joseph W. Kelly Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Board of Education for support in promoting school improvement. In 2009, he was awarded the YMCA Spirit of Louisville Award, and in 2008, he was named the Business First Business Leader of the Year (large-company category). Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and an MBA in finance from the Ohio State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Allen is married with one daughter. Founded in 1854 and operating over 70 offices in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states, Hilliard Lyons (www.hilliard.com) focuses on creating, preserving, and distributing its clients’ wealth. The firm specializes in planning issues that include education funding, business succession, retirement, and trusts and estates – to advise clients through life’s financial challenges. J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, and SIPC.


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: phys.org

A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company, from snatching up Tribune. Blackstone, a private equity firm, is said to be putting cash toward creating a joint venture, while 21st Century Fox would contribute some TV stations, according to the reports. 21st Century Fox owns and operates the Fox network, FX cable channel and 28 TV stations. Adding Tribune would give 21st Century Fox control over more local TV stations, most of them in major cities. Tribune owns or operates 42 stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. It also has stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. Several of the stations that Tribune owns are affiliated with Fox and air the network's primetime shows such as "Empire" and "The Simpsons." Tribune, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. and Blackstone declined to comment Monday. The possible deal was first reported by the Financial Times. Reports of a potential bid from Sinclair, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, emerged a month after proposals to dial back regulations that kept a lid on such deals were floated by Ajit Pai, the chairman appointed by Trump to head the Federal Communications Commission. "All the big media companies want to get bigger," said Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University. 21st Century Fox wants to enter more markets around the country and drive its revenue higher, McCall said. Shares of Tribune Media Co. jumped $1.99, or 5.5 percent, to $38.56 in midday trading Monday. Shares of 21st Century Fox, based in New York, slipped 25 cents to $29.61. Explore further: Channels go dark for millions of Dish customers


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: hosted2.ap.org

(AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports. A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company, from snatching up Tribune. Blackstone, a private equity firm, is said to be putting cash toward creating a joint venture, while 21st Century Fox would contribute some TV stations, according to the reports. 21st Century Fox owns and operates the Fox network, FX cable channel and 28 TV stations. Adding Tribune would give 21st Century Fox control over more local TV stations, most of them in major cities. Tribune owns or operates 42 stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. It also has stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. Several of the stations that Tribune owns are affiliated with Fox and air the network's primetime shows such as "Empire" and "The Simpsons." Tribune, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. and Blackstone declined to comment Monday. The possible deal was first reported by the Financial Times. Reports of a potential bid from Sinclair, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, emerged a month after proposals to dial back regulations that kept a lid on such deals were floated by Ajit Pai, the chairman appointed by Trump to head the Federal Communications Commission. "All the big media companies want to get bigger," said Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University. 21st Century Fox wants to enter more markets around the country and drive its revenue higher, McCall said. Shares of Tribune Media Co. jumped $2.19, or 6 percent, to close at $38.75 Monday. Shares of 21st Century Fox, based in New York, slipped 15 cents to $30.39.


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports. A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company, from snatching up Tribune. Blackstone, a private equity firm, is said to be putting cash toward creating a joint venture, while 21st Century Fox would contribute some TV stations, according to the reports. 21st Century Fox owns and operates the Fox network, FX cable channel and 28 TV stations. Adding Tribune would give 21st Century Fox control over more local TV stations, most of them in major cities. Tribune owns or operates 42 stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. It also has stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. Several of the stations that Tribune owns are affiliated with Fox and air the network's primetime shows such as "Empire" and "The Simpsons." Tribune, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. and Blackstone declined to comment Monday. The possible deal was first reported by the Financial Times. Reports of a potential bid from Sinclair, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, emerged a month after proposals to dial back regulations that kept a lid on such deals were floated by Ajit Pai, the chairman appointed by Trump to head the Federal Communications Commission. "All the big media companies want to get bigger," said Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University. 21st Century Fox wants to enter more markets around the country and drive its revenue higher, McCall said. Shares of Tribune Media Co. jumped $2.19, or 6 percent, to close at $38.75 Monday. Shares of 21st Century Fox, based in New York, slipped 15 cents to $30.39.


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: hosted2.ap.org

(AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports. A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company, from snatching up Tribune. Blackstone, a private equity firm, is said to be putting cash toward creating a joint venture, while 21st Century Fox would contribute some TV stations, according to the reports. 21st Century Fox owns and operates the Fox network, FX cable channel and 28 TV stations. Adding Tribune would give 21st Century Fox control over more local TV stations, most of them in major cities. Tribune owns or operates 42 stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. It also has stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. Several of the stations that Tribune owns are affiliated with Fox and air the network's primetime shows such as "Empire" and "The Simpsons." Tribune, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. and Blackstone declined to comment Monday. The possible deal was first reported by the Financial Times. Reports of a potential bid from Sinclair, based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, emerged a month after proposals to dial back regulations that kept a lid on such deals were floated by Ajit Pai, the chairman appointed by Trump to head the Federal Communications Commission. "All the big media companies want to get bigger," said Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University. 21st Century Fox wants to enter more markets around the country and drive its revenue higher, McCall said. Shares of Tribune Media Co. jumped $1.99, or 5.5 percent, to $38.56 in midday trading Monday. Shares of 21st Century Fox, based in New York, slipped 25 cents to $29.61.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: NUCLEAR PRECISION MEASUREMENTS | Award Amount: 90.00K | Year: 2013

The electroweak standard model describes two of the four fundamental forces present in the universe. By conducting experiments that probe with increasing sensitivity phenomena that can be described with this model, it is hoped discrepancies will appear that will lead to a more complete understanding of the weak interaction which is responsible for the decay, or transformation, of the neutron into a proton, electron and antineutrino. Among the measurements that can be made involving neutron decay are correlations between the properties of the neutron and its decay products. One of these correlations, known as little a, involves the direction of emission of the electron and antineutrino from the decay region. Other neutron decay correlations are known to within 1%, but little a is only known to 4%. After several years of planning and construction, the aCORN (a CORrelation in Neutron decay) collaboration is in the process of collecting data on the fundamental physics beamline at the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This grant will provide support that will allow DePauw University undergraduate students and the Principal Investigator to continue participating in the experiment.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 285.63K | Year: 2012

This funding renews a long-running and highly-successful CISE Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site at DePauw University. The
site exposes students to a range of topics in Computer Science, including
pen-based computing, computer-supported cooperative work, assistive
technology, natural language processing, functional programming
languages, wireless sensor networks, programming pedagogy, parallel
programming, and virtual reality. Students will work in small teams
with a mentor and will experience conducting research as part of a team,
disseminating research results, and participating in a community of
scholars.

This REU site will allow 24 students (over three years) to experience
research in a variety of areas in Computer Science. The site focuses
on recruiting students from undergraduate-only institutions, who do not
have as ready access to research opportunities as students at research
universities. The site?s primary objective is to encourage talented
students enrolled at undergraduate institutions to pursue graduate
studies and research careers in Computer Science.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IUSE | Award Amount: 288.99K | Year: 2016

This projects goal is to test an integrated bottom-up/top-down model of institutional reform within a college of liberal arts STEM division. The broad strategy is to provide momentum to fuel a transition from an active mobilization stage of this faculty-driven initiative to subsequent stages: implementation and then institutionalization. Initial grassroots efforts have led to base-level support for division-wide engagement of this goal. This model of change is focused on moving the STEM faculty towards significant course transformation reflective of the growing evidence base indicating what works while simultaneously developing a productive STEM learning community. This will be accomplished partly through curriculum reform awards that would be made to individuals or faculty teams to redesign their courses or to develop new, team-taught interdisciplinary courses. Linked to the awards are best practices pedagogical workshops that also engage interdisciplinary faculty teams from other institutions.

This project is building on the work of Ann Austin [Promoting evidence-based change in undergraduate science education. Paper presented at the Fourth Committee Meeting on Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research, 2011] and Susan Elrod and Adrianna Kezar [Facilitating interdisciplinary learning: Lessons learned from Project Kaleidoscope. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Jan-Feb 2012]. The institution itself will add additional diversity to the group of institutions supported by EHR grants working to achieve institutional transformation.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 218.08K | Year: 2012

This study investigates the complex, episodic development of an ancient mountain belt (the Yanshan belt), relics of which now form the rugged terrain underlying the Great Wall of China north of Beijing. Recent work in the Yanshan belt has begun to document a complex geologic history that includes multiple, cyclic episodes of crustal shortening, extension, and volcanism that took place from approximately 200 to 100 million years ago. The causes of this tectonic cyclicity are presently unclear (although multiple potential drivers exist), in part because the timing and geographic extent of each individual event is imprecisely known. The purpose of this study is to use field geologic mapping, sedimentary basin analysis, geochemistry, and radiometric dating (U-Pb zircon dating of volcanic and plutonic rocks, and detrital U-Pb and Hf dating) to better constrain the age and extent of the multiple events evident in the geology of the Yanshan. Resultant data would have bearing on major questions such as: (1) Can the variety of structures developed in the Yanshan be deconvolved into individual events that tie to discrete plate boundary processes, or is deformational complexity in the Yanshan the result of long-term, progressive deformation associated with multiple drivers?; (2) Can the magnitude of shortening be quantified in the Yanshan belt?; (3) When and by what process did lithosphere loss occur in the eastern North China craton?

Establishment of a robust tectonic history for the Yanshan region will place much-needed additional constraints on key events in the evolution of eastern Asia. These events include multiple continental collisions that were responsible for the early assembly of Asia, the initiation and development of the western Pacific plate boundary, and a mysterious loss of the ancient continental lithosphere that once underpinned the Yanshan belt and surrounding regions. This work may also yield insights into the development of mountain belts in general, including how crustal extension, compression, and volcanism interact in time and space during mountain building, how the continental crust and lithosphere respond to repeated magmatic and tectonic events, and how the lithosphere and mantle interact during crustal thickening.

This project is an extension of a long-term collaborative venture between the PI and Chinese researchers from China University of Geosciences, Beijing. The project will support summer research in China for DePauw University undergraduate students and foster collaborative relationships between these students and students from China University of Geosciences, Beijing. This project is supported by the Earth Sciences Division Tectonics Program and the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering.

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