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Faces Behind the Places of DePauw University

This guide includes historical information about the people behind DePauw University's building names.

Ullem Campus Farm

The campus farm was funded by Scott Ullem (class of 1989) and his wife Beth, with construction beginning in 2017. The building contains environmentally-friendly features such as a large fan instead of conventional air conditioning, solar panels to power radiant heating, LED lighting to conserve energy, low-flow sinks and toilets to conserve water and high-efficiency appliances. The building is clad with locally sourced wood and the landscape features edible, medicinal and pollinator-friendly plants.

The 12-acre property features a three-acre crop field, greenhouse, wash and pack facility, two hoop houses, experimental growing plots and bee hives. Of note, 85% of the farm’s yield is sold to DePauw’s dining services to be turned into meals at Hoover Dining Hall. 

The Ullem Center was dedicated on May 10, 2019.