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November 4, 2010

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DePauw Auction Set for Saturday Morning

DePauw University's annual surplus and supplies auction is slated for Saturday morning. Furniture and other excess supplies will be up for bidding in an attempt to recoup money for DePauw's general fund. Director of business services Dick Shuck couldn't estimate the possible income, but expects a large turnout.

The event is yearly protocol for shuck and has no reflection on the university's financial state. In past years the event was held in October but was pushed back this season. The originally planned date conflicted with the board of trustees' arrival on campus last month. Bidding gets underway at 10AM Saturday, with item previews available at 8AM.

Depauw Ranks 51st in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges

This year, DePauw has ranked 51st in Kiplinger’s best values in private colleges. The annual Kiplinger 100 rankings will appear in the December 2010 issue. Kiplinger’s PR director Laura Stevens says that the magazine makes the list not only to increase sales but to help parents make an objective judgment of value on schools. She says that academic quality makes two-thirds of the ranking, and the rest is based on sticker price, financial aid, and debt after graduation.

Director of Media Relations at DePauw, Ken Owens, says that the school’s ranking isn’t that important. He says that there are so many rankings out there and that it really does not have that much influence upon possible students.

The school does not do anything with this number but is glad to make the list in general.

Knit Night Returns to Campus

Knit Night returns to the Women’s Center after its absence last year. Women’s Center Assistant Director Ann Molloy says that students as well as community members requested to reinstate the group. Knit Night is scheduled at the Women’s Center every Tuesday at 8 pm. Group members are provided with knitting materials and learn how to knit at the meeting. The Women’s Center has been advertising Knit Night by spreading flyers around campus and through word of mouth. Seven people showed up for the first meeting on Tuesday. Ann Molloy says that the turnout of Knit Night was a success because interested students and members attended.

Taste Of Putnam County Event Scheduled For Saturday

People will sample tasty morsels from several Greencastle vendors gathered in the same place during a new event. The first ever Taste of Putnam County event has been organized by the Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and will take place this Saturday. Chamber executive director Tammy Amor (AY-MORE) said the event is a part of the “Buy Local” campaign.

Amor says between two-hundred and fifty and four-hundred people are expected at the event. Because most of the event has been donated, the Chamber is footing little of the bill. Besides food, the event will feature live music and a bounce house. The event will take place between four and six o’clock on Saturday at the Dixie Chopper Business Center. Tickets are available ahead of time at any participating vendor or at the door.

Up 'Til Dawn

DePauw has joined the fight against pediatric cancer through the student-run program Up 'Til Dawn. The group will be hosting events on November nineteenth to benefit Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Program advisor J.C. Lopez says some of the event’s activities include writing letters to friends asking for support in the fight against childhood cancer. Other activities include discussions with cancer patients and other people involved in this nationwide program. Festivities will also take place throughout the day for those signed up for the event. Lopez says the forty member group has set up a big bounce house, a laser event, a caricature artist, and a Depauw-capella performance. Up ‘Til Dawn is also working to get the Colt’s cheerleaders on campus. Registration for the event can be done through e-mail or through the DePauw Up 'Til Dawn Facebook page. Assorted prizes will be rewarded to the teams who send the most letters. The grand prize is a dinner with President Casey. For more information, contact students Emily Jones or Mark Fadel.

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