Anusha Jogi '05
B.A., Mathematics and Dance; Harare, Zimbabwe
Anusha Jogi has been inducted into Phi Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and served as president of Mortar Board (senior honorary). She was awarded a Heritage Scholarship and was named as a Jeanne Vail Scholar, the Wiley B. Forbes Mathematic Award winner, a Van Beuren Music Scholar and a fellow in the dance department for two years. Named to Who's Who, she participated in the Denison Chamber Singers, the Concert Choir, and the Singers' Theatre Workshop group. Jogi also was an executive board member of the Denison International Student Association, an interviewer and tour guide for the admissions office, and a tutor for the dance department.
Anusha, where on earth did you learn to do it all, and how did you find time to cram it all into four short years at Denison? You sing, you dance, you do math, you do community work, you work as residence hall staff, and you interview for the admissions office. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa, you have cast your academic net widely, spanning the artistic and scientific worlds of inquiry through your double major in Dance and Mathematics. You have embodied the liberal arts ideal through your integration of different domains of knowledge, giving testimony to the old adage that a liberal arts education should make us "cosmopolitan," conversant with and able to move about comfortably in many worlds. Last summer you gave further witness to this adage in your extraordinary Young Scholar's project, a personal investigation of your own life growing up as an ethnically Indian girl in a Zimbabwean culture.
Your work in Dance has resulted in beautiful choreographic pieces and highly creative improvisational performances, leading your dance professor to observe that you have become "a beautiful contemporary dancer and inspired performer." In addition, on the Hill you have been Head Resident, Senior Interviewer, Dance Tutor, and active member of the Denison Chamber Singers, World Music Ensemble, the Denison International Students Association, and Leadershape Institute. You have also been a prime mover and leader in the Creative Movement class. Off the hill you are known in the Granville and Newark communities for your work as a performer and backstage worker with local children. One of the most outstanding examples of the latter is your annual involvement with the Central Ohio Youth Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.
Anusha, we are confident you will continue to cut as wide a swath after Denison as you have while here, knowing as we do that your accomplishments at Denison are a mere prelude to what is to come.