Denison Welcome Families For Parents' Weekend 2005
Posted: September 30, 2005
Denison University welcomes the families and parents of current students to campus for the annual Parents' Weekend, which is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 7-9). Attendees are encouraged to enjoy and explore the campus while also experiencing many entertainment opportunities.
President and Mrs. Dale T. Knobel will open the weekend events with a "Meet the Faculty" reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Henderson Gardens (204 W. Broadway). "I'm pleased that by the time of Commencement, I've gotten to know so many of our students personally and feel that I've become acquainted with their families, too," says President Knobel. "This, surely, is one of the special features of a place like Denison."
For those interested in finding out more about the Denison academic experience, classes will be open all day on Friday for visitation. A Philosophy Coffee from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Welsh Hills Room of the Burton D. Morgan Center offers a rousing discussion. Complimentary dinners will be served in Curtis (4:30-6:30 p.m.) and Huffman (5:30-7:30 p.m.) dining halls.
During the evening hours on Friday and Saturday, there will be a variety of activities. Those interested in astronomy can attend the planetarium program from 7 to 8 p.m. on both evenings in F.W. Olin Science Hall. The Denison University theatre department also will present "The Shape of Things" at 8 p.m. on both evenings in the Burke Hall Black Box Theatre. General admission is $8; $5 for senior citizens and $4 for students. The dance department will present "Contained," a performance/installation presented by fine arts faculty at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Doane Dance Building (Note: This is a change from the Parents' Weekend brochure time of 8 p.m.).
Saturday morning will open with a complimentary breakfast in Curtis Veggie Room with the Knobels, faculty members and members of the administration from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Beginning at 9:30, President Knobel will share an update on Denison, followed by a question and answer session. An array of departmental program open houses follows, as well as numerous Big Red athletic events, including at noon, field hockey versus Oberlin College; at 1 p.m., football versus Hiram College; at 1 p.m. women's soccer versus Hiram College and at 4 p.m., men's soccer versus Hiram College.
A "parent college" session on "After Denison ... What?" sponsored by Career Services is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon in the Slayter Auditorium in Slayter Hall. Student panelists will review Denison's internships, career opportunities and plans for graduate and professional school. Career Services staff members will also give advice about how to market a liberal arts degree. A complimentary "Out on the Grill" lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center.
The Ninth Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival also will take place on Saturday with instructional clinics from noon. until 5 p.m. in the Burke Hall Rehearsal Room (240 W. Broadway). Concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Burke Recital Hall. These concerts, as well as the clinics, are free and open to the public.
The weekend concludes on Sunday morning with "Ecclesia," an ecumenical worship service in Swasey Chapel.
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,Denison University Parents' Weekend featuring campus exploration and entertainment, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 7-9). Call (740) 587-6266 for more information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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