Postings in the ‘Staff Spotlight’ Category


Twenty years ago today, one of our own joined the #DePauw IT Team. #ITatDePauwRocks… Congrats, Nelson!

December 16th, 2011 by Carol L. Smith

From Adam Hughes, Director of Administrative Information Systems

Twenty years ago today, Nelson Greenwell walked through the DePauw gates (at least figuratively) for the first time as an employee of the University.  Nelson has seen many changes on campus and in IT over the years, and he’s had a hand in making a lot of those changes happen. Currently, Nelson is a member of the Application Services development team and will play a key role in the implementation of our new advancement content management system.

Congratulations, Nelson, and here’s to the next twenty!

Meet our new FITS Instructional Technologist

December 16th, 2011 by Carol L. Smith

Mikah Pritchard, an instructional technologist who is completing her M.S. Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, joined DePauw this fall in FITS. We are glad to have her join the Information Services team!

Learn more about Mikah at

Mandy Russ ‘12 is DePauw’s Google Student Ambassador

October 2nd, 2011 by Carol L. Smith

From Donnie Sendelbach, Director of ITAP and Instructional & Learning Services

Mandy giving Chromebook demos in the UB

Mandy Russ ‘12, an ITAP Student Director and mathematics major, is serving as DePauw’s Google Student Ambassador this year.

After submitting her proposal last summer, Mandy was one of just 140 students selected from 109 campuses who were flown to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, for a 2-day summit in August.

The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors learn about innovative Google products and programs, plan and host fun events for students on their campus, and help Google better understand each university’s culture.


Step into the GIS Center and you know you’ve found the right place…

December 2nd, 2010 by Carol L. Smith
Beth Wilkerson, GIS Specialist

Beth Wilkerson, GIS Specialist

From  a recent DePauw News story about the GIS Center:

“The first time you step into Beth Wilkerson’s GIS Center, you know you’ve found the right place. Except for her desk, a large-format printer and scanner, the room is covered with maps she’s helped to conceive. There are images from an animated map that shows the waxing and waning of Chinese dynasties, and archaeological maps created for the Collaboratory for GIS and Mediterranean Archaeology (CGMA), the project that brought Wilkerson to DePauw in 2002. Judging by her walls, most of the University’s academic departments have passed through her office at one time or another.”

Read the rest of the story  in Cartography in the Age of Google . . .

Find out more about Beth Wilkerson & the GIS Center at

Two Information Services Staff Members Promoted in January

January 21st, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

I’m delighted to announce the promotion of two Information Services colleagues this month:

Andy Stouder, who has served as an I.S. graduate intern for the past couple of years, is moving to a full-time user support specialist position on the desktop support team. In this role, he will fill the position vacated by a former staff member’s recent departure.

Chris Nuss, who has been an I.S. user support specialist  for a number of years, will be taking on a new role as a network administrator, joining the network services team and filling the position left by a former staff member’s recent departure.

Please join me in congratulating Andy and Chris on their new roles!

Staff Profiles: New Faces in LIS

November 12th, 2007 by asmock

Contributed by Angie Smock, LIS Communication Specialist
(with the help of Veronica, Misti and Matt)

Library and Information Services welcomed several new members to the department this past year. Joining us are Veronica Pejril, Misti Shaw and Matt Champagne — learn more about them here, and when you have a moment, stop in to see them in their offices at the new Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Veronica Pejril
Instructional Technologist/Coordinator of the Music Instructional Technology Center (MITC) and Part-time Instructor of Music

Last January, Veronica became our new MITC Coordinator. In this capacity, she teaches courses in pedagogical and creative uses of music technology, placing special focus on assisting faculty members with curricular technology needs, particularly related to multimedia and social computing.

Roni received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Fine Arts from Princeton University, in Music Composition. She studied composition and computer/electronic music techniques with Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey and Milton Babbitt, with a special compositional focus on “installation music,” that fits a particular environment. Her music has been featured in special exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Prior to arriving at DePauw, Roni taught music and humanities courses for the City Colleges of Chicago.

Misti Shaw
Music/Performing Arts Librarian and Coordinator of the Music and Performing Arts Library

Misti came to DePauw in June from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she served as the sabbatical replacement Music Librarian. She has a B.M. in cello performance from Oklahoma City University, an M.A. in music history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, and an M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas. While a graduate assistant at UNT, Shaw assisted in conducting research, writing, and web page design for the UNT Virtual Rare Book Room website. She is a member of the Music Library Association, and serves on the Information-Sharing subcommittee, and is also a member of the Music Library Association—Midwest Chapter, and serves on the Technology, Archives, Preservation, and Sound committee.

Misti has enjoyed being part of the DePauw community and says, “What I really like about working at DePauw are my constant opportunities to meet the needs of both the School of Music, and the campus itself. I love meeting with classes to give instruction, meeting with faculty to discuss their needs, and meeting with students to give one-on-one assistance.It’s the public services side to my position that I find to be most rewarding.”

Matthew Champagne
Recording Arts Specialist

Matt arrived on campus this summer to begin work in the newly created position, Recording Arts Specialist.. Prior to coming to DePauw, Matt spent a year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha teaching music technology and administering their recording studio, and seven years as a freelance classical recording engineer, primarily in the San Francisco Bay area. He has received the degrees Bachelor of Music (Louisiana State University) in composition and Master of Music (University of Louisiana) in composition and theory; he engaged in further graduate study in musicology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied primarily experimental and electronic music of the period 1965-75. A trained bass-baritone, Matthew’s performance work was divided between early and baroque music, on one hand, and twentieth-century music on the other.

Matt’s recording work focuses on the interplay of performance and space. He is interested most of all in creating natural-sounding recordings which do not assert their artificiality, but instead become transparent portals to the performances they represent.

He is a voting member of the Audio Engineering Society, and his work appears in the Centaur Records catalog.