Stolen memories

The next issue of Denison Magazine explores the realities of Alzheimer’s disease and the alumni fighting it first-hand. Writer David Zivan ’88 shows us what it looks like in person.

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Stolen memories
The next issue of Denison Magazine explores the realities of Alzheimer’s disease and the alumni fighting it first-hand. Writer David Zivan ’88 shows us what it looks like in person. (Apr. 16, 2014)


Comedy break
While many spring breakers across the nation were beach bound, the Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company headed for stages in the Windy City. (Apr. 14, 2014)

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What are YOU doing this weekend?
The Denison calendar gets extra packed with events in April — so much so that it’s tough to keep up. We don’t want you to miss anything, so here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend. (Apr. 11, 2014)


Top chefs
A crowd at Curtis Veggie tested the cooking skills of students last week. (Apr. 9, 2014)

Denison Grad Coaches In NCAA Championship Game

Denison grad coaches in NCAA Championship game
John Robic, Denison class of 1986, is on his way to his fourth national championship game Monday night in Dallas as assistant coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, and we’ll be cheering him on. (Apr. 6, 2014)


Sing-a-long songs
Grammy-winner Bobby McFerrin shares the stage with Denison students and faculty in a two-night performance that wasn’t really a performance at all. (Apr. 2, 2014)


Fantastic finish
Two Denison seniors capped their illustrious swimming careers with individual championships at this year’s NCAA Nationals. (Mar. 31, 2014)


We believe!
A celebration of spring gets off to a chilly start, but the warm weather is coming. We swear. (Mar. 28, 2014)


Genetic information
Ronneberg Lecture guest Kristy Crooks talks with students about real world careers in genetics. (Mar. 27, 2014)


Opening act
Ladies’ Night Out plays the Nationwide Arena—and helps raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. (Mar. 25, 2014)


They came. They saw. They led.
Twenty students were honored for making a lasting impact on Denison during their time on the Hill. (Mar. 17, 2014)


History lesson
The Black Student Union offers campus a look at painful U.S. history—and a beautiful culture. (Mar. 13, 2014)


Professors of the future
Denison welcomes the newest group of tenured faculty. When you see these folks on campus, don’t forget to say congrats! (Mar. 11, 2014)


Rethinking global education
Denison President Adam Weinberg believes that a global education is imperative for the future of America’s students, but he’s worried that the country is going about it in the wrong way. (Mar. 7, 2014)


How to seek revenge with success
The Department of Theatre presents “Malvolio,” a new play by Playwright-in-Residence Betty Shamieh. (Mar. 6, 2014)

A Day of Thought and Inspiration

A day of thought and inspiration
TEDxDenisonU speakers share their ideas of “Real Utopias.” (Mar. 5, 2014)


Mardi Gras’ second home
As Mardi Gras kicks off in New Orleans, we offer a snapshot of a lesser-known — but still elaborate — celebration. (Mar. 4, 2014)


Ideas worth spreading
Denison offers a TEDx program focusing on this year’s campus theme. (Feb. 28, 2014)


Calling on future leaders
Former presidential candidate Gov. Jon Huntsman calls upon America’s future leaders to make change. (Feb. 27, 2014)


The frog scientist
Tyrone Hayes, a biologist from UC Berkley, shares his personal story—and some public health concerns. (Feb. 25, 2014)


Anything grows
Lia Crosby ’13 and Shane Richmond ’13 are pushing their local food mission—and helping the community along the way. (Feb. 21, 2014)

Bluegrass Festival

Breaking out the banjo
The 10th annual Bluegrass Festival had them dancing in the aisles. (Feb. 18, 2014)


A calling and a career
How to balance a writer’s life with a career when they’re not exactly one and the same. (Feb. 14, 2014)


‘Sempre avanti’
Students and alumni collected well wishes from near and far for Denison’s swimming and diving teams, hosts of the NCAC Championships in Granville. (Feb. 13, 2014)


Remembering David Hallman ’14
The Denison community mourns the loss of a beloved friend. (Feb. 9, 2014)


Hot Jazz
The Julian Lage Trio warms up for their performance in Swasey. (Feb. 7, 2014)


Farewell to a legend
The Denison and Granville communities gathered to say goodbye to Coach Ted Barclay. (Feb. 6, 2014)

After Work

Anyone want to meet up after work?
On Jan. 29, the college hosted the 9th annual “After Work with Denison … Everywhere!” event—and Denisonians took over pubs and restaurants all over the country and beyond. (UPDATED) (Jan. 29, 2014)


Call and response
Denison’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration reminded us that King’s dream has yet to be fulfilled—and that it’s up to us to continue dreaming. (Jan. 28, 2014)


A shark bites
Berry Wanless ’99 and his sister Betsy Johnson take their business to ABC’s Shark Tank. (Jan. 27, 2014)


Welcome to Twitter, @AdamAtDenison!
President Adam Weinberg joins the Twitterverse. (Jan. 22, 2014)

Spring is Here

Spring is here! No, seriously.
A look—in photos—at the start of spring semester. (Jan. 21, 2014)


Denison in the Blogosphere (1/17/14)
How to draw the human heart, become a fashionista, and make the most of your time on the Hill. (Jan. 17, 2014)


A soldier in the poverty war
Fifty years ago, the U.S. government launched the War on Poverty under Lyndon B. Johnson. Today, the battle continues, and Robert Caldwell ’82 is fighting hard. (Jan. 15, 2014)


When the students are away…
Dear Students: Please come back. It seems we’re going a little stir crazy without you. (Jan. 10, 2014)

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Dressed to Kill

The reality of Baker Street
What Sherlock Holmes, Dear Watson, and their shared turf on Baker Street can teach us about the liberal arts experience. (Jan. 7, 2014)


Bring on 2014
A look at the semester ahead. (Jan. 2, 2014)


Happy holidays
Wishing you and yours the best and brightest. (Dec. 23, 2013)


We are the champions
Youth and numbers prevailed in an epic battle between freshies and sophs. (Dec. 20, 2013)


Hittin’ the books
Things just got awfully quiet around here. (Dec. 17, 2013)


Home on ice
Todd Frederickson ’96 started playing ice hockey at age 5. Now he’s sitting in the front office of the Iowa Wild, presiding over a brand new team. (Dec. 16, 2013)


That high (not so) lonesome sound
The Mark Wade Trio recently brought a little bluegrass to Taiwan and showed an international audience just what a dulcimer can do. (Dec. 11, 2013)


Social movement
You think flash mobs are a relatively new phenomenon? Think again. (Dec. 6, 2013)


Zappa – a token of extreme
English professor Jim Davis remembers an iconic iconoclast, 20 years after his death. (Dec. 4, 2013)

Dodo Revolution

Dodo revolution
It’s possible to bring many species — or their very close cousins — back from extinction, but is it the right thing to do? (Dec. 2, 2013)


Eat it up
A “Happy Thanksgiving” from our family to yours. (Nov. 27, 2013)


Change starts here
Members of the Great Lakes Colleges Association gathered at Denison for the GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference — and they walked away with real plans to make a difference. (Nov. 25, 2013)

Kennedys in Dallas 1963

On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, one alumnus reflects on the memory of a slain president and how that day changed the future. (Nov. 22, 2013)

President Barak Obama bestows the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, upon Denison alumnus Sen. Richard Lugar '54.

‘An internationally respected statesman’
Denison alumnus and former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar ’54 receives the nation’s highest civilian honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Nov. 21, 2013)


At life’s core
There’s birth, there’s death, and then there’s everything in the middle. Middletown, Denison Theatre’s recent production, explores life in between it’s two most defining moments. (Nov. 20, 2013)


Go ahead, pick up that controller
Rebecca Achtman’s research has shown that video games are better for you than you think. (Nov. 15, 2013)

Less Stress

Less stress
Sometimes all you need to fight the stresses of everyday life are a few deep breaths and the occasional piglet. (Nov. 12, 2013)


On this Veterans Day, we share the story of two service members who met at Denison and began a 50-year friendship. (Nov. 11, 2013)


The Bechdel Test
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel came to campus and got students to think about the many ways stories can be told. (Nov. 7, 2013)


A sneak peek
Check out this video highlighting tonight’s Vail Series performers. (Nov. 5, 2013)


Lessons from the barn
Everything about Julia Boss ’14 seems to be wrapped up in horses — her talents, her career choice, even her study habits. (Nov. 1, 2013)


Everyone is scared of something. Students — and a couple of professors — share their biggest fears. What’s yours? (Oct. 31, 2013)


It was ‘alright’
More than 1,500 students showed up in the Mitchell Center on D-Day for headliners Hoodie Allen and Matt and Kim. A look at the day of music in photos. (Oct. 30, 2013)


‘The Single Wing and a Prayer’
An inside look at the legendary offense that will forever be linked to the Big Red football program and legendary coach Keith Piper. (Oct. 28, 2013)


Inauguration celebration
On a gorgeous fall day in Granville, as Denison inaugurated Adam Weinberg as its 20th president, the community welcomed him and offered words of advice. (Oct. 23, 2013)


They’ve done it again
More than 300 students get together to announce this year’s D-Day performers—and they do it in song. (Oct. 16, 2013)


Family matters
At a recent “philosophy coffee” parents and their children debated their family obligations. (Oct. 15, 2013)

1927-Avery Shaw Inaugural Pageant 1aa

The heritage
As the college celebrates the Presidential Inauguration of Adam Weinberg, we look back on an inaugural pageant in 1927 that captures the familiar beauty of an October day on the hill. (Oct. 11, 2013)

What A Weekend

What a weekend!
Big Red Weekend was a heck of a good time—and it helped that Denison dominated on the athletic fields. (Oct. 7, 2013)


A big start to Big Red Weekend
Denison welcomed parents, alumni, family and friends for a fun fall weekend on campus. (Oct. 4, 2013)


Found lives
Forgotten photographs inspire a documentary about the lives of real people, and the town where they live. (Oct. 2, 2013)


Rockin’ that cello
A conversation with the members of ETHEL, who gave the first Vail Series performance of the year on Friday in Swasey. (Sep. 27, 2013)


What poetry is
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine gives aspiring writers some advice for a life well led. (Sep. 23, 2013)

Preserving A Landmark

Preserving a landmark
Denison has announced plans to purchase the historic Granville Inn. (Sep. 20, 2013)


Congress on campus
Two former U.S. Congressmen showed up in a few political science classes to give students an inside look at a life of public service. (Sep. 18, 2013)

A Denison student discusses her work with eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter, who presented "Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice" in Swasey last night as part of the Spectrum Series.

Dreams can come true
Majora Carter, the first speaker in this year’s Spectrum Series, showed Denison that utopias really are possible. (Sep. 13, 2013)

The Denisonian staff of 1959-60 certainly understood the phrase "cut and paste."

The power of print
David Sweet ’85 still believes in the power of print. He believes in it so much, in fact, that he decided to launch a couple of newspapers. (Sep. 11, 2013)

Has anyone seen the zumba table?

Has anyone seen the Zumba table?
The annual Involvement Fair gives students the opportunity to check out campus organizations — from the newly established to those groups that have been around for generations. (Sep. 6, 2013)


Growing up Denison
Katherine Dimancescu ’03 uncovers a surprising family history. (Sep. 5, 2013)


It starts with an idea
Students participating in this year’s social entrepreneurship workshop came up with some creative solutions to some very real problems. (Sep. 4, 2013)


Get your move on
Every semester begins with the long schlep from the car to your dorm room—at least MP3s have lightened that load. (Aug. 30, 2013)


So, what’s new?
A guide to all the latest around campus (Aug. 29, 2013)

Let's Get Started

Let’s get started
Today sophomores, juniors, and seniors are descending on campus, but for the last three days this place belonged solely to the first-year students as they participated in Aug-O, which began with their official Induction Ceremony. (Aug. 28, 2013)


Rude awakening
A black and white yearbook photo brings back a fall morning on the East quad almost forty years ago. (Aug. 23, 2013)


Bright idea
A partnership with The Works and an internship in Joe Reczek’s lab are educating the next generation of scientists—students who are already devising strategies to solve the world’s biggest problems. (Aug. 22, 2013)


The road to Nashville (UPDATED)
Caroline Spence ’11 takes the stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival—and she may earn yet another prize for her work. (Aug. 16, 2013)


A detailed history
Ellen Reid ’15 combines her love of art and French history to create a graphic novel that examines the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. (Aug. 12, 2013)


White House honors
The White House announced that former Sen. Richard Lugar ’54 will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Planting Hope

Planting hope
Each summer a trio of Denison students teams up with local teens to grow a stronger community. (Aug. 8, 2013)


Yes, another story about the Royal Baby …
… but this is no fairy tale. (Aug. 6, 2013)


Dressing down and gettin’ down
Who would have thought that freedom once took the form of Bermuda shorts? (Aug. 2, 2013)

One of Etz' favorite pieces from the Little Boxes exhibition is this dollhouse created by Yinka Shonibare.

If these walls could talk
As a summer intern at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Karly Etz ’13 helped to curate an exhibition that examines the intersection of architecture and art. (Aug. 1, 2013)


What’s in a number?
Al Weik ’14 has spent his summer counting and studying shells to show the impact humans have had on the natural world. (Jul. 30, 2013)

Abdi Ali ’13 is one of four Posse Scholars highlighted in a recent article from the Boston Posse Quarterly.

Posse pride
Denison Scholars thrive on campus. That’s the headline of a new article in the Summer 2013 issue of Posse Boston Quarterly. (Jul. 26, 2013)


Who’s that girl?
Did you notice the alumna featured in Sunday’s New York Times? And no, we’re not talking about Jennifer Garner ’94. (Jul. 24, 2013)


Our driveway
Ever wonder how the “Main Drag” came to be? Seems that Denison landmark was the idea of one clever man. (Jul. 19, 2013)


On her first big climb, Liza Hudock ’12 brought some very important gear to the top of Mount Rainier. (Jul. 16, 2013)


National treasure
Denison alumnus William G. Bowen ’55 has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. (Jul. 12, 2013)


A new home at the Homestead
Students, alumni, staff and others are working hard at the Homestead this summer to build Cabin 6—the newest addition to the “living experiment.” (Jul. 8, 2013)


They’ve arrived
Last week, Dr. Adam Weinberg became Denison’s 20th president. A Big Red welcome to the Weinberg family. (Jul. 1, 2013)

Dale & Tina Knobel

It’s the people
President and Mrs. Knobel officially retire on June 30. The Denison community shares a few memories as they bid them farewell. (Jun. 28, 2013)

How Can They Keep From Singing?

How can they keep from singing?
Dr. William Osborne and his Denison Singers marked yet another triumphant return to Granville, making music and making merry as only they can. (Jun. 26, 2013)

Rolling Out the Big Red Carpet

Rolling out the Big Red Carpet
Sharon Siegel Carr ’73 and Carl Moellenberg ’74, a pair of Broadway producers, raked in the awards at this month’s Tonys. (Jun. 24, 2013)

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in motion
Jennifer Luebbers ’09 shares her work, which recently earned her the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Jun. 20, 2013)

Share the Love

The case for love
June 12 marks a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that changed the way the United States views marriage. (Jun. 12, 2013)

Top Teach

Top teach
When Alison Grizzle ’97 became the Alabama Teacher of the Year, she was proud to represent a school that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. (Jun. 10, 2013)

The Little Things

The little things
Alumni often notice how much has changed since graduation when they come back for Reunion Weekend—but they also notice that some things never change. (Jun. 5, 2013)

Easy Rider

Easy rider
Folks are arriving for Reunion by plane, train, and automobile, but Cam Shuford ’63 pedaled his way to Denison. (May. 31, 2013)

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home
Reunion Weekend 2013 kicks off today with the arrival of the Class of 1963. Let’s get this party started. (May. 30, 2013)

Carol of the Bells

Carol of the bells
Six new bells in the Swasey bell tower will make campus a lot more musical. (May. 29, 2013)

Things I Wish I Knew at 22

Five things I wish I knew at 22
His daughter’s college graduation got Matthew Harrington ’84 thinking about a few important life lessons. (May. 24, 2013)

George Bellows, Polo at Lakewood, 1910 (Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Art Association Purchase)

Expert advice
On the heels of a National Medal for the Columbus Museum of Art, we asked Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes ’75 to share her picks for “must-see” CMA exhibitions. (May. 23, 2013)

Look closely! The eaglet that lives in a local nest tends to be a little camera shy.

Eagle eyes
Two Granville eagles—and a slew of local birders—keep watch over Granville’s newest neighbor. (May. 21, 2013)

Commencement 2013

Let the mortarboards fly
The Class of 2013 learned a lot here — from critical thinking to the reasons why our seemingly odd choice in an unofficial mascot makes perfect sense. (May. 15, 2013)

And Away They Go

And away they go
It’s hard to say goodbye, but at least the Class of 2013 had fun in the process. (May. 10, 2013)

The End of the Knobel Era

The end of the Knobel era
This summer, the Denison community will bid farewell to retiring President Dale Knobel and his wife, Tina, after 15 years of leadership. (May. 7, 2013)

Lew Ludwig, associate professor of mathematics

It all adds up
Mathematics prof Lew Ludwig’s varied and innovative approaches to teaching earn him top honors from his peers in the Mathematical Association of America. (May. 2, 2013)

Members of the Berry and Nance Dance Project, including Stafford Berry, assistant professor of dance (center), performed last Friday as part of Africa Moves!

Africa Moves!
Artists gathered in Ace Morgan Theatre last week to celebrate the world of African dance, from traditional forms to pieces that explored some current—and complex—issues. (May. 1, 2013)

What Happened on Deliria?

What happened on Deliria?
In this psychological thriller, students tell the story of the island of Deliria and the power it has over those brave enough to visit. (Apr. 30, 2013)

Vote of Confidence

Vote of confidence
Meet Ana Morales ’14 and Hung Tran ’15, the newly elected president and vice president of Denison’s student government. (Apr. 29, 2013)

Morgan Phoenix, El Camino High School in Oceanside, Calif.

They’ve got mail!
Here’s a look at a few of our prospective students after they received the good news from our Admissions Office in their mailboxes. (Apr. 28, 2013)

The Portrait of a President

The portrait of a president
The Presidents’ Room in the library holds the portraits of Denison’s leaders throughout history. Last week, Dale Knobel took his place among them. (Apr. 25, 2013)

Home of the Big Red

Home of the Big Red
With the dedication of the Mitchell Center, alumnus Lou Mitchell’s dream officially came true. (Apr. 24, 2013)

Olympia Snowe spoke to a crowd in Swasey as part of the Richard G. Lugar Symposium in Public Policy, named for former Senator Richard Lugar '54, who joined her on stage.

Meeting in the middle
Former Senator Olympia Snowe urges voters and politicians to remember that “compromise” is not a dirty word. (Apr. 23, 2013)


The big leagues
The women’s rugby club took on some major college competition in the national tournament, eventually advancing to the Elite 8. But this is no “David-and-Goliath” story. (Apr. 22, 2013)

Habits of Mind—and Heart

Habits of mind — and heart
Friday’s Academic Awards Convocation was Denison’s heartfelt celebration of the best in teaching and learning. (Apr. 19, 2013)

While teaching music to students in Tanzania, Kurt Ebsary '12 wrote and recorded an album with them, and he hopes the sales from their CD will help to fund a soundproof recording room for the school.

The sound of music
Kurt Ebsary ’12 has teamed up with students at the International School Moshi to record an album to raise funds for the school in Tanzania. (Apr. 16, 2013)

A Life's Work on Death Row

A life’s work on death row
Sister Helen Prejean, human rights activist and author of Dead Man Walking, brings lessons from death row to Denison. (Apr. 12, 2013)


Soprano Jessye Norman’s Vail performance wraps the season and Lorraine Wales’ extraordinary 34-year directorship on the perfect note. (Apr. 9, 2013)

Drew Johnson '14

Novel ink
Students in Introduction to Printmaking learn a lot about techniques, but they learn even more about themselves in the process. (Apr. 2, 2013)

Chelsea Flowers '13

Blossoming artist
The work of multimedia artist Chelsea Flowers ’13 is part autobiography, part personal therapy—and now it’s award-winning. (Mar. 29, 2013)

I Love Granville

‘I Love Granville’
The Sustainability Fellows have just launched a new campaign, ‘I Love Granville,’ to encourage folks to think global and buy local. (Mar. 28, 2013)

The Dorm Food Do-Over

The dorm food do-over
As the “food issue” of Denison Magazine makes its way across the country, we offer up a recipe from Kathy Lesser ’79 to tease your taste buds. (Canned peas never looked so good.) (Mar. 26, 2013)

The (Not So) Abominable Snowman

The (Not So) Abominable Snowman
Last night’s snowstorm didn’t keep everyone indoors. Some ventured out and made a new friend. (Mar. 25, 2013)

Huffman Hall

Waiting for Huffman
While Huffman Dining Hall is closed for extensive renovations, here’s the low-down on keeping up your calorie count during the final push of the semester. (Mar. 20, 2013)


Getting silly with Steve
“Sapphire” Steve Carell ’84 tells Jimmy Fallon about his radio days on WDUB. (Mar. 15, 2013)

In Search Of Direction

In search of direction
A behind-the-scenes look at the dramatic production of “The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God.” (Mar. 13, 2013)

Modern Maestros

Modern maestros
Every two years, the sounds of innovative musicians fill classrooms and performance spaces as the Tutti New Music Festival takes up residence on campus. (Mar. 7, 2013)

Honoring Leadership

Lauding leadership
Recognizing the Class of 2013’s Distinguished Leaders for being among the best of the best, and for making the most of their time at Denison. (Mar. 5, 2013)


Every second counts
Emily Hopcian ’12 documented a few seconds of each day in her 23rd year of life. She shares the experience and the video. (Feb. 28, 2013)

The Wonderful Wizard Of College

The wonderful wizard of college
A play teaches local fourth-graders the importance of education and money management. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Daniel Littman ’15 works with a student in the writing center.

Word by word
Daniel Littman ’15 reflects on his time working with other students at the writing center. (Feb. 22, 2013)

Tenured Talent

Tenured talent
The Board of Trustees just announced Denison’s newly tenured faculty. (Feb. 21, 2013)

Chad Kosanovich '13 in his very specific warm-up gear: faded green Umbro shorts and an animal shirt

It’s all in the details
Sometimes winning is about more than physical training. Sometimes it all comes down to having the right socks. (Feb. 20, 2013)

What I Did Over Winter Vacation

What I did over winter vacation
How one day at the U.S. Soccer Foundation better prepared me for the job search. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air
There are a million ways to say I love you. Here’s a student video that proves it. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Frosty Fun

Frosty fun
A week of winter entertainment included hot cocoa, ice sculptors, psychics, and a dance. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A Denisonian In Paris

A Denisonian in Paris
Jessie Kanelos Weiner ’08 explains how the liberal arts drew her to the City of Light. (Feb. 7, 2013)

And the winners are ...

And the winners are …
The top three designs in the Denison Magazine cover contest are revealed. (Feb. 6, 2013)

The British are coming

The British are coming
The Vail Series presents the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Lessons From The Pizza Line

Lessons from the pizza line
When two men were harassed in downtown Columbus, the local community stepped in. Why bystander intervention can help the fight for equality. (Jan. 30, 2013)

What Are You Doing Wednesday Night?

What are you doing Wednesday night?
The “After Work with Denison … Everywhere” event will be in full swing at more than 30 locations around the world. See if there’s one near you. (Jan. 28, 2013)

The Significance Of Selma

The significance of Selma
Winter Break was more than a vacation for 84 students participating in the Break Away program—it was a service-learning experience. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Learning From Dr. King … And One Another

Learning from Dr. King … and one another
On Monday, students, faculty and alumni joined their hearts and voices in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 22, 2013)

King On The HIll

The courage to create a just world
In the 45th year after his death, the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on. (Jan. 18, 2013)

Sweet Charity & Medieval Guilt

Sweet charity & medieval guilt
Adam Davis has just won a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study charitable practices in medieval France. (Jan. 16, 2013)

Spring Renewal

Spring renewal
It’s the start of spring semester, and we put together a photo gallery to mark the occasion. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Denison In The Blogosphere (1/11/13)

Denison in the Blogosphere (1/11/13)
In this international edition of Blogosphere, we journey across three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. (Jan. 11, 2013)

Columbus In Color

Columbus in color
How do you depict a skyline using crayons—without ever using them to draw a single line? Watch this time lapse video to find out. (Jan. 8, 2013)

Dr. Cynthia Baum ’78 confers honorary degree to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former president of Costa Rica, Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez, at Walden’s 48th Commencement Ceremony in August 2012

A life of learning
Cynthia Baum ’78 is about to wrap up her first year as the ninth president of Walden University. A pretty impressive academic career that started with the words, “Why not? (Jan. 4, 2013)


Need a resolution?
Here’s some inspiration: DU students volunteer tens of thousands of hours in the community every year. (Jan. 3, 2013)

'Tis The Season

’Tis the season
Enjoy an image gallery highlighting some of the holiday cheer we’ve spotted across campus and down in the village. (Dec. 20, 2012)

My First Boss Was A Would-Be Senator

My first boss was a would-be senator
Lucas Meyer ’12 explains how managing a state Senate campaign has a lot to do with money, messaging, and the liberal arts. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Final Movement

The world’s a stage
We are in the midst of finals week but this exam is not being held in a classroom. In fact, it can’t be. (Dec. 14, 2012)

Awards Season

Awards season
Earlier this week President Knobel was honored with the CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Award. And that’s just one of the accolades he’s received this fall. (Dec. 13, 2012)

An Adventure To Remember

An adventure to remember
Get an inside look as a group of first-year students explore the many sights of Daniel Boone National Forest. (Dec. 12, 2012)

The View From Luxor

The view from Luxor
Thanks to an old photograph in the Denison Museum collection, Marisa Zemesarajs ’16 can journey to Luxor, Egypt, without ever leaving campus. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire?
Alex Parker ’12 pocketed part of last week’s record setting Powerball drawing. (Dec. 7, 2012)

Remembering Liz

Remembering Liz
Friends, family and the Denison community come together to honor the memory of Liz Minter ’13, who passed away last spring of a rare brain tumor, by raising money to fund brain cancer research. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Sports Authority

Sports authority
Tuesday night in New York, George Bodenheimer ’80 was honored by the National Football Foundation with its Distinguished American Award. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Indian Summer

Indian summer
A senior reflects on his internship in India last summer, helping economically disadvantaged women to become entrepreneurs. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Luck Of The Draw

Luck of the draw
Like poker? Like word games? Then this duo of alumni brothers has the perfect game for you. (Nov. 30, 2012)

Dressed In Time

Dressed in time
Denison’s newly digitized Historical Costume Collection showcases fashion from times gone by. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Out Of The Storm

Out of the storm
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Lauri Pierson Weinfeld ’78 offered her rental property, rent-free, to a family in need. In Sandy’s wake, she’s hoping to do it again (Nov. 27, 2012)

Back In The Saddle

Back in the saddle
Matt Kretchmar is about to finish his first semester back in the classroom after spending five years in the First-Year Program as dean. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Teachers, Public Schools, & Gay Rights

Teachers, public schools, & gay rights
Professor Karen Graves recently talked about discrimination in public schools to the History of Education Society. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Rachel Laughlin '14 used images of bacteria cultures in her Advanced Photogray course.

Art magnified
Rachel Laughlin ’14 combined biology and photography to create stunning images featuring scenes from under the microscope. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Check Your Mailbox

Check your mailbox
Channel your inner artist. The new issue of Denison Magazine is on its way—and we want you to use the cover as a canvas. (Nov. 15, 2012)

Nice To Meet You, Dr. Weinberg

Nice to meet you, Dr. Weinberg
Denison’s next president received a warm reception as he was formally introduced to the campus community. (Nov. 14, 2012)

In Thanks

In thanks
In honor of Veteran’s Day, we tell the story of one local man—and a former Denison faculty member—whose World War II sacrifice ensured our freedom. (Nov. 12, 2012)


Writing through the years
Exile, a student literary journal, has been published for more than 50 years. And now it’s all online. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Walking In Circles

Walk in peace
A recently completed labyrinth encourages people to walk while they think—and think while they walk. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Denison's Next President

Denison’s next president
Dr. Adam Weinberg will become Denison’s 20th president on July 1, 2013. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Half-Court Dreams

Half-court dreams
Courtney Baxter ’11 wrote a recent New York Times article about her unique job-hunting journey. (Oct. 31, 2012)

All Dressed Up

All dressed up
Happy Halloween! We asked a few people around campus about their costume plans. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The Calm Before The Storm

The calm before the storm
With Hurricane Sandy all over the news, we take a look at much more pleasant weather from the past few weeks. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Classroom Creativity And Courage

Teaching with creativity and courage
Professors from three different disciplines discuss creativity and courage in the classroom. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Hot Jazz On A Cool Night

Hot jazz on a cool night
Chucho Valdés brings the heat of Cuban nights and Latin jazz to Swasey. (Oct. 25, 2012)

Heavenly Haiti

Heavenly Haiti
Eat Good. Do Good. As part of a special week exploring and celebrating Haiti, you can have your Whit’s frozen custard (almost) guilt-free. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Drum Roll Please ...

Drum roll please …
DCGA has chosen this year’s D-Day performer, and they created a lip dub video to share the announcement. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Brand New Browns

Brand new Browns
In a big day for Cleveland sports, the Browns’ new ownership appointed Joe Banner ’75 as the team’s new CEO. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Summer Scholars—All Year Long

Summer Scholars—all year long
The Summer Scholars program is a four-season opportunity for students, but the fall is when we see the fruits of their research. (Oct. 11, 2012)


The Department of Theatre turns to a classic in its latest production, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” (Oct. 9, 2012)

Solar Sizzle

Solar sizzle
Prof. Joe Reczek’s innovative way to demonstrate the power of the sun is helping local school kids see solar in a whole new light. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Water World

Water world
The brand new Trumbull Aquatics Center made a big splash during its Big Red Weekend debut. (Oct. 3, 2012)

It's Big Red Weekend!

It’s Big Red Weekend!
There’s a lot to do and see on campus, as parents, alumni, friends, faculty and students all gather up at the same time. (Sep. 27, 2012)

Our Pal Hal

Our pal Hal
Hal Holbrook ’48 entertained a rapt Denison crowd with intimate stories from his life, career and college days. (Sep. 25, 2012)

Beck's Big Year Gets Underway

Beck begins
Author Pam Houston ’83 returns to campus for a reading that celebrates 50 years of the Beck Lecture Series. (Sep. 18, 2012)

Music Mojo

Musical mojo
It was one of those ridiculously perfect Denison moments: a cellist, blue skies, and a thousand chocolate chip cookies. (Sep. 14, 2012)

We Got The Gold

Ebaugh’s golden
Denison’s revamped Ebaugh Laboratories scores a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Sep. 13, 2012)

Tonight's The Night

In it to win it
Comedian and DU alum Tom Cotter ’86 is one of six finalists on America’s Got Talent. He’s the first comic ever to make it to the finals. (Sep. 12, 2012)

For The Village Pedalers

For the village pedalers
We headed out to Granville’s bike path for a ride and brought you a few scenes from the trail. (Sep. 11, 2012)

C Is For Cookie

C is for cookie
The Spectrum Series opened with a visit from a trio of Sesame Street panelists and a very blue, very furry friend. (Sep. 7, 2012)

Open Sesame

Open Sesame
Members of the Sesame Workshop explore creativity and courage in Denison’s first convocation of the year. (Sep. 5, 2012)

Living The Green Life

Living the green life
An ambitious new sustainability program has been planted at Denison and it’s already growing strong. (Sep. 4, 2012)

Something For Everyone

Something for everyone
The Academic Quad was booming as students participated in the annual Involvement Fair. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Oh, What A Night

Oh, what a night
During last week’s induction ceremony, the Class of 2016 was encouraged to work together, but also shine as individuals. (Aug. 29, 2012)

We Heart Liberal Arts

We heart liberal arts
The beginning of the academic year is a perfect time to celebrate the liberal arts and sciences. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Sweet ’16

Sweet ’16
Presto chango: Watch 632 first-year students become 16 right before your very eyes. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Welcome Home

Welcome home
The Class of 2016 is officially on campus and we have a photo gallery to prove it. (Aug. 23, 2012)

Lauren Mueller '13

Finding what I like—and what I don’t
As first-year students arrive on campus wondering what the next four years will be like, Lauren Mueller ’13 looks back on her own experience and offers up the wisdom of a senior. (Aug. 22, 2012)

You Are Special (and You Are Not Alone)

You are special (and you are not alone)
An exhibition of art by Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 in Columbus’ groovy Short North district. (Aug. 20, 2012)

In Theatres Near You: Steve & Jen

In theatres near you: Steve & Jen
Grab the popcorn and take your pick. Between Steve Carell ’84 in Hope Springs and Jennifer Garner ’94 in The Odd Life of Timothy Green, there’s a little bit of everything in theatres this week, from comedy to drama to fantasy. (Aug. 16, 2012)

A Little Boost for the Roost

A little boost for the Roost
Slayter’s third floor got a fresh new look, and the painters had a good time on the job. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Denison in the Blogosphere (8/8/12)

Denison in the Blogosphere (8/9/12)
In this summer’s addition, we have the Venture Philanthropy Club, a new reality show, and a video from the softball team. (Aug. 9, 2012)

You Can Grow A Garden, Too

You can grow a garden, too
A new book by former Homesteaders Brad Halm ’02 and Colin McCrate ’00 will have you growing your own food in no time. (Aug. 6, 2012)

The Granville Inn

Room in the inns
From the beginning, the histories of the Buxton and Granville inns have been linked to our fair college. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Well Represented

Well represented
Mark Heckmann ‘11 says he feels honored to represent recent Denisonians as one of the newest additions to the Board of Trustees. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Giving Of The Heart

Giving of the heart
Shea McMahon ’09 returned a war medal to the son of the man who lost it more than two decades ago. (Jul. 30, 2012)

Each year our community is invited to contribute to an anthology of creative projects reflecting our annual campus-wide theme. This year’s theme? “Courage and Creativity.” First year student Kyle Gasaway submitted this awesome black and white piece and more entries are rolling in each day. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31 – keep ’em coming!

‘Creativity and Courage’
This year’s campuswide theme is getting a creative boost from incoming first-year students. (Jul. 27, 2012)

Derecho Damage

Derecho damage
A severe storm hit campus just before the Fourth of July. Here’s a photo gallery of the aftermath. (Jul. 25, 2012)

Goodbye Sunsets, Hello Presidents

Goodbye Sunsets, hello presidents
When the four apartment-style residence halls on Sunset Hill open for students this fall, each will have a venerable name over the doors. (Jul. 24, 2012)

Reaching The Peak

Reaching the PEAK
Denison students, staff, and faculty help Newark students to learn about higher education. (Jul. 23, 2012)

Mathematically Bent

Knot happening
More than 100 mathematics undergraduates and faculty from across the states gathered in anticipation for a little-known phenomenon—mathematical dinner theater. (Jul. 20, 2012)

Business Lessons

Business lessons
In a recent article from Barron’s, John Faraci, a Denison trustee and the CEO of International Paper, shares the secrets of his success. (Jul. 19, 2012)

More Than A Sport

Taking his best shot
For Casey Stockton ’12, basketballs have become tools for change. This October, he’s off for a 10-month journey to Rwanda. (Jul. 17, 2012)

Manipulating Reality

Manipulating reality
“This Vacuum Is Too Loud,” a film by Gus Péwé ’15, has won the Hammer To Nail Short Film Contest. (Jul. 13, 2012)

If you're a sports fan, you know sports writer and radio personality Dan Patrick. And if you're a Dan Patrick fan and a Denison fan, you may have been pretty excited to see a familiar Denison symbol during a recent Dan Patrick Show simulcast: a Denison swim cap. It first appeared in June and has been part of the studio décor for a few weeks now. How did it get there? Turns out, Nancy Duncan Porter, a development officer for the college, began trading emails with the Dan Patrick team back in March in hopes of getting a group of organizational studies students a tour of the studio and a chat with some professionals in the broadcasting and entertainment world. Unfortunately, the show wasn't equipped to host a tour at the time, but when a Duncan Porter sent them the cap, the Dan Patrick team offered up the hat trick as a very cool consolation prize.

The latest in desk décor
The story of how a Denison swim cap made its way to the on-air desk at the Dan Patrick Show. (Jul. 11, 2012)

Jeremy Blake's passion is helping the people of his hometown Newark, Ohio.

Home improvement
Recent grad Jeremy Blake didn’t follow the traditional path to college—he’s been creating avenues for hope. (Jul. 9, 2012)

Hot Off The Press

Hot off the press
Denison Magazine is making its way to you. Here’s a look at what you’ll find inside. (Jun. 28, 2012)

All In The Family

All in the family
Quinn Bartlett ’13 will follow in his family’s footsteps when he swims in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. (Jun. 26, 2012)

Advice From A Centenarian

Advice from a centenarian
Kerma Bradford Nordyke ’27 shares a tip for those with a little less life experience. (Jun. 22, 2012)

Out Of The Box

Out of the box
Christian Faur, director of collaborative technologies for the Fine Arts, pays homage to the dying pixel. (Jun. 20, 2012)

Home Again

Home again
A recent Homestead reunion coincided with an effort to digitize and archive its 35 years of history. (Jun. 18, 2012)

A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom

A tribute to irreplaceable wisdom
Cathy Dollard ’88 reflects on the impact of her former teacher and (now former) colleague, Professor Emeritus of History Don Schilling. (Jun. 15, 2012)

Making it in style

Making it in style
How an off-campus study experience in Taiwan set Cally Rieman ’93 on the path to launching her own line of women’s fashion. (Jun. 13, 2012)

Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces

Finding inspiration in Empty Spaces
Caitlin Hodson ’12 dreams up a story of yesterday and finds a way to tell it with help from the Class of 1959. (Jun. 11, 2012)


Back in action
More than 1,100 people showed up on the Hill for Reunion Weekend 2012. Check out the video and photos and see how it all went down. (Jun. 8, 2012)

Smart Start

Smart start
The Class of 2016 has started to trickle onto campus for June-O. Check out some photos as students and parents begin to get acquainted with living and learning on “the Hill.” (Jun. 5, 2012)

And Away We Go …

And away we go …
Campus is all dressed up and ready to boogie … now the alumni are arriving and the party has started. (Jun. 1, 2012)

Going Back To Give Back

Going back to give back
Track star Dee Salukombo ’12 touches lives wherever he is. Now he’s going back to Africa to help the children of his homeland, and it’s a story that a lot of people want to tell. (May. 30, 2012)

Nine By Nine

Nine by nine
Senior interns have curated their own exhibition from a fascinating sampling of the Denison Museum’s collections. (May. 29, 2012)

Going Global

Going global
President Knobel recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to share ideas with a new liberal arts college for women. (May. 25, 2012)

Denison's Got Talent

Denison’s got talent
Tom Cotter ’86 cracked up the judges on America’s Got Talent and managed to advance to the next round. (May. 23, 2012)

Be Kind To One Another

Be kind to one another
Recent graduate Colleen Russo’s research has opened her eyes to a potential game-changer in the realm of bullying. (May. 21, 2012)

Crooked Arrows

‘Crooked Arrows’
A breakout movie about lacrosse, “Crooked Arrows,” has its roots on the Denison playing fields. (May. 17, 2012)

'Make It Count'

‘Make it count’
A record crowd of more than 5,000 parents, friends and family joined in celebrating the graduation of 513 members of the Denison class of 2012. (May. 16, 2012)

Just Can't Say Enough About Dee

Just can’t say enough about Dee
New Denison graduate Dee Salukombo is back in the news as he leaves Granville to serve in his homeland in Africa. (May. 14, 2012)

Bricks and Mortar

Bricks and mortar
Everything’s taking shape at two important expansion and renovation projects. See how Mitchell and Chamberlin are coming right along. (May. 11, 2012)

Lightning Strikes Twice

Lightning strikes twice
Denison’s men’s and women’s lacrosse squads both earned dramatic overtime victories in the the opening round of the NCAA Championships. (May. 10, 2012)

The Odd Couple

The odd couple
Biology and computer science are like peanut butter and chocolate—two great academic fields that work well together. (May. 9, 2012)

Where Exploration Begins

Where the exploration begins
The seniors who work in Career Exploration and Development share their post-graduation plans. (May. 7, 2012)

Doctor, Speaker, Difference Maker

Doctor, teacher, difference maker
Ellen Gould Chadwick ’75, this year’s commencement speaker, helps children with HIV from around the world. (May. 4, 2012)


A family film
What happens when greed goes unchecked? Kirk Combe and his son explore the possibilities in their new sci-fi film, The Feed. (May. 2, 2012)

Every year at about this time, there's a bit of a shift in the Denison atmosphere. Today is the last day of classes, and for the rest of this week and next, students take all that learning they did throughout the semester and apply it to final exams, papers, and projects. So instead of seeing them rush from class to class, you're more likely to see sleepy students hunkered down over laptops writing or studying, perfecting the last strokes on a final art project, or in the lab wrapping up their work.  At the end of next week, it'll all be over, and the students will be off on other adventures. The seniors will start preparing for graduation (May 13) and life after Denison. The rest of the students will head home for the summer or embark on summer internships. Some will hang out on the Hill to continue their studies through summer research projects. Our advice to them? Don't forget to rest, because on August 27 at 8:30 a.m., it'll start all over again.

School’s (almost) out for summer
Caution: students at work. Today marks the last day of classes and exams are right around the corner. (Apr. 30, 2012)

Great Journeys Begin With A Single Step

Great journeys begin with a single step
Signe Burgstaller ’88 recently stopped by to spend a day with students and talk about her personal experience as an international student and a U.N. ambassador. (Apr. 27, 2012)

Faith In Chemistry

Faith in chemistry
Faith Simunyu ’13 has received a prestigious science award from Merck, and will intern at one of the company’s facilities this summer. (Apr. 26, 2012)

One Win, Two Trophies

One win, two trophies
With a perfect league record, the men’s lacrosse team has secured its second straight NCAC title … and added a newly minted trophy for good measure. (Apr. 25, 2012)

Denison's Tallest Residents

Denison’s tallest residents
Maybe you’ve walked right by them, or maybe you’ve stopped to notice, but the trees here are gorgeous. Now this Tree Campus USA has an arboretum. (Apr. 24, 2012)

Workaholics Anonymous

Workaholics Anonymous
From her vantage point on the national board of Workaholics Anonymous, assistant professor Laura Russell strives to create healthy work lives for students and faculty. (Apr. 23, 2012)

President Dale Knobel shares his very personal thoughts and values in the Very Room of the Open House.

What matters to me, and why
President Knobel wraps up a successful personal dialogue series sponsored by the Open House. (Apr. 20, 2012)


Student dancers spring into action in their latest performance, featuring pieces by three different choreographers. (Apr. 19, 2012)

The People's Choice

The people’s choice
Senior Brittany Kunkel just won the People’s Choice Award in a competition that pitted her against the best and brightest college artists in the state. (Apr. 18, 2012)

One Day Without Shoes

One day without shoes
Denison students ditched their shoes to help raise awareness for children in need throughout the world. (Apr. 17, 2012)

Tales From The Bottom

Tales from the bottom
Denison Magazine will be in the mail next week, and we have a sneak peek featuring a lost Kentucky community. (Apr. 16, 2012)

'The Best In Teaching And Learning'

‘The best in teaching and learning’
Student and faculty achievement are recognized at the college’s annual Academic Awards Convocation. (Apr. 13, 2012)

Keynes In Context

Keynes in context
On Bloomberg Radio, Provost Brad Bateman discusses Keynesian economic theory and its relevance today. (Apr. 12, 2012)

Knight Class

Knight class
Before they brought down the house at Swasey, members of The Knights orchestra shared some insights with student musicians. (Apr. 11, 2012)

Cell Intel

Cell intel
Newly tenured biology professor Lina Yoo has a passion for teaching immunology, and she takes pride in the pursuits of her students. (Apr. 10, 2012)

The Thoughtful Generalist

The thoughtful generalist
Josh Finnell, Denison’s humanities liaison librarian, has been honored with Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers recognition. (Apr. 6, 2012)

First Friday, this Friday

First Friday, this Friday
Feeling a little stressed about that test? Here’s a way to start the weekend off right. (Apr. 4, 2012)

Big Red Lends A Hand

Big Red lends a hand
From community cleanup to voter registration to face painting—Big Red’s Big Day was a giant success. (Apr. 3, 2012)

Hail the Conquering Heroes

Hail the conquering heroes!
Watch the campus celebration rally in honor of the men’s swimming and diving team, which recently captured its second consecutive NCAA Division III national championship. (Mar. 29, 2012)

Men On A Mission

Men on a mission
For the second year in a row, the men’s swimming and diving team takes the national championship. (Mar. 28, 2012)

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is where the heart is
Dee Salukombo ’12 has won a Davis Projects for Peace award, and this summer he’ll use it to create a learning center in the village of his birth in the Congo. (Mar. 23, 2012)

Bird in charge

Bird in charge
The Buzzard recently crashed a Reunion 2012 planning meeting and really put his claw down. (Mar. 21, 2012)

McChrystal Commands Swasey

McChrystal commands Swasey stage
Retired General Stanley McChrystal spoke at Swasey about what he learned during his 30 years in the U.S. Army. (Mar. 21, 2012)

Spring Awakening

Spring awakening
It’s the first day of spring and it seems the whole campus is outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. (Mar. 20, 2012)

An Insider's Look At History

An inside look at history
The Orangeburg Massacre, one of the first violent civil rights confrontations on an American college campus, is the subject of a new book by faculty member Jack Shuler. (Mar. 19, 2012)

Robotics, Computing & Society

Robotics, computing & society
A first-year studies course uses robots to get a glimpse of what computer science is all about. (Mar. 16, 2012)

Illustration from John Lydgate's Siege of Troy, showing the Wheel of Fortune held/turned by the Quene of Fortune.

Feeling lucky?
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we set out to learn a little about luck. (Mar. 15, 2012)

Marc Anderson '07 and Julie Black '05 (front) were among a panel of alumni invited to speak to students by professor Sue Davis (rear) and the political science department.

Sound advice for career planning
Four recent alumni return to campus to share stories and lessons with current political science majors. (Mar. 14, 2012)

It's A Google World

It’s a Google world
The folks in ITS have been busy as bees, and, as a result, we’re more synched, collaborative, and on-the-go than ever before. (Mar. 13, 2012)

To Chardon, With Love

To Chardon, with love
In a student-organized event, Denisonians gathered on campus for a night of heartfelt music and fun for a very good cause. (Mar. 12, 2012)

Distinguished Denisonians

Senior sensations
Twenty-five celebrated students were recognized for their commitment to excellence and leadership. (Mar. 9, 2012)

Where's your nook?

Where’s your nook?
Students tell us about their favorite places to hit the books. (Mar. 8, 2012)

Research incubation, defense strategy, venture capitalism—if it has to do with cutting edge technology, Sergei Kanareykin '03 has probably had his hands in it. The Boston-based alum was on campus yesterday talking with math and computer science majors about the many possibilities students have after their time at Denison. Since graduation, Kanareykin has served as the chief technical officer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, the deputy managing director of Oxantium Ventures, and CEO of Make a Mind Company, a technology incubator.

Techno talent
Sergey Kanareykin ’03 talked with math and computer science majors about his many pursuits in various fields of technology. (Mar. 8, 2012)

It Takes A Campus

It takes a campus
A look behind the scenes of Defying the Distance, a new class that examines the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Mar. 6, 2012)

What Can You Do With An English Major, Anyway?

What can you do with an English major, anyway?
Matthew Harrington ’84 is taking on a new role as global COO of the world’s largest public relations firm. (Mar. 2, 2012)

Modern Musician

Modern musician
HyeKyung Lee, a recently tenured faculty member, is fascinated by new works, and that includes discovering others’ music or creating her own original pieces. (Mar. 1, 2012)

That's What He Tweets

That’s what he tweets
Steve Carell ’84 has suddenly decided to tweet. More importantly, we have mustache photos. (Feb. 29, 2012)

More Than A Meal

More than a meal
Daisy Hackett ’13 is taking an interdisciplinary look at food—in Italy. (Feb. 27, 2012)

The Myths Of Motherhood

The myths of motherhood
Motherhood is stressful, but this research on expectations may make a difference. (Feb. 24, 2012)

The Philosophy Of Film

The philosophy of film
Jonathan Walley, one of the college’s newly tenured professors, delves deep into the art of cinema. (Feb. 21, 2012)

A Meeting Of Historical Minds

A meeting of historical minds
A class studying the history of Granville hears from President Knobel that the village’s true identity lies in its past. (Feb. 20, 2012)

Big Band Boast

Big band boast
Members of the Jazz Ensemble are gearing up to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association’s annual conference. (Feb. 17, 2012)

And The Survey Says....

And the survey says…
The Wilson family—including siblings Laura ’14 and Sarah ’09—recently competed on Family Feud. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Start Something That Matters

Start something that matters
Emily Hopcian ’12 is learning that it’s possible to make a living and change the world at the same time. (Feb. 15, 2012)


Love and the liberal arts
Six professors weigh in on how their disciplines deal with the ultimate affection. (Feb. 15, 2012)

More Than A Feeling

More than a feeling
This is your brain … this is your brain on love. It turns out that being smitten with that special someone is a lot like being on drugs. (Feb. 14, 2012)

Perennial Bluegrass

Perennial bluegrass
The eighth annual Denison Bluegrass Festival’s “high lonesome sound” warmed a February weekend. (Feb. 13, 2012)

Performance Plus

Performance plus
Dancer Dada Masilo did even more than stage her U.S. debut at Swasey. She also brought her insight and experience into classrooms across the campus. (Feb. 10, 2012)

The Wonder Of Fiction

Writing magical realism
Assistant Professor of English and Pulitzer nominee Peter Grandbois on the wonder of teaching and writing. (Feb. 9, 2012)

Composition And Rhetoric And More

Composition and rhetoric … and more
Brenda Boyle, one of the college’s newly tenured professors, directs the Writing Center and teaches English courses, but she values her mentoring and advising roles, as well. (Feb. 8, 2012)


‘Home of Hope’
Kayla Mahalchak ’12 returns to an orphanage in Zimbabwe she first visited in 2008. (Feb. 7, 2012)

Getting A Handle On Molecular Baskets

Getting a handle on molecular ‘baskets’
Professor Jordan Fantini and his chem students are synthesizing basket-like molecules that can be used in a number of new ways. (Feb. 3, 2012)

Jerome Price (center) and the third-grade class of “Team Duke” at the college-focused Promise Academy, where each class is named for the teacher’s alma mater.

Educational access and inequity in the nation’s capital
Jerome Price ’12 discusses on the inequities of access that exist among America’s educational systems. (Feb. 2, 2012)

So You Think You Can dance?

So you think you can dance?
Dada Masilo’s Vail Series performance on Friday—her American premiere—will fuse classical ballet and African dance. (Jan. 30, 2012)

Tonight's The Night

Tonight’s the night
After 50 years of service, historic Gregory Pool hosts its final intercollegiate swimming and diving meet. (Jan. 27, 2012)


Sunglasses at night
Last night, from Granville all the way to London and Rio de Janeiro, alums gathered together for After Work with Denison…Everywhere. (Jan. 26, 2012)

Defying the Distance

Defying the distance
On Monday, the campus community celebrated the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of “teach-ins.” (Jan. 25, 2012)


A love letter to Senegal
Alexa Dorris ’12 studied in Senegal last year, and though she says she couldn’t come up with words to describe it—her incredible blog says otherwise. (Jan. 25, 2012)

A New Way to Celebrate King Day

A new way to celebrate King Day
The college’s annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. takes a new form this year. (Jan. 19, 2012)

Granville: The Place To Be

Granville: the place to be
Midwest Living magazine reminds us why the village is such a special place. (Jan. 18, 2012)

They're Back!

They’re back!
Today is the first day of classes, and next Monday is Denison’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 16, 2012)

Granville's Beginnings

Granville’s beginnings
Professor Bill Kirkpatrick traces the early history of our hometown in his new book published by the Granville Historical Society. (Jan. 13, 2012)


Great folks and great folk music
Every Wednesday, local musicians gather in a circle at Slayter and fill the air with bluegrass. (Jan. 12, 2012)

What To Expect When You're Expecting College

What to expect when you’re expecting college
Nancy Woodward Berk ’81 has managed to get two kids off to college. In the next issue of Denison Magazine, she offers tips on how you too can survive the college search. (Jan. 11, 2012)


Something new for Denisonians…everywhere
The launch of DenisonEverywhere.com gives Denison alums (everywhere) ways to connect on social, professional, and intellectual levels. (Jan. 9, 2012)

An 'Omnibus' View Of The World

An ‘Omnibus’ view of the world
How a 1950s TV show changed the way Americans saw the world. (Jan. 5, 2012)

New Year's Resolution Tips

New Year’s resolution tips
A few tips for making (and keeping) those New Year’s resolutions. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Glory Days

Glory days
It’s been quite a year for the Big Red varsity sports teams, and 2011 may well have been the “Best. Year. Ever.” (Dec. 28, 2011)

City Sidewalks

City sidewalks
Granville celebrates this holiday season with a glowing display. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Home For The Holidays

Home for the holidays
Monomoy Place, pretty as a picture, is all dressed up for Christmas. (Dec. 21, 2011)

The Library Gets All Warm And Fuzzy

The library gets all warm and fuzzy
Students took a break from their studies with some four-legged friends. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Seven Days Of Denison

Seven days of Denison
As 2011 draws to a close, enjoy a look back at scenes from the spring and fall semesters. (Dec. 15, 2011)

100 Years Of Phi Beta Kappa

100 years of Phi Beta Kappa
Denison’s chapter of the nation’s premier academic honorary society held a birthday party on campus to celebrate both its first century and its next one. (Dec. 14, 2011)

From left, Megan Keaveney and Sibylle Freiermuth

Mumbai movie-makers
Megan Keaveney and Sibylle Freiermuth, both Class of ’11, traveled to India last summer with a goal of improving the health of women living in poverty. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Skeletons In The Room

Skeletons in the room
Paleontologist Donald Johanson talks with students and faculty about “Lucy,” a hominid skeleton about 3.2 million years old. (Dec. 9, 2011)

What's Keeping You Busy?

What’s keeping you busy?
With two weeks left in the semester, we talked to students to see what’s on their to-do lists. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Interpreting the Past, Preparing for the Future

Interpreting the past, preparing for the future
History professor Mitchell Snay looks back with a new book on Horace Greeley and looks ahead with a deep appreciation of the liberal arts. (Dec. 7, 2011)

In This Issue ...

In this issue …
Denison Magazine should be making its way to readers in the coming weeks. Here’s what’s in store. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Good Science, Clean Water

Good science, clean water
Joe Reczek is a prof on a mission: interest local kids in going to college and in the sciences—and do some good in the world at the same time. (Dec. 6, 2011)

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Cross-cultural understanding
Tory Scott ’15 receives an award from the Davis United World College Scholars Program. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Baby, They Were Down

Baby, they were down
Re-live the annual D-Day concert. In 145 seconds. (Dec. 1, 2011)

Preserving Spring Valley

Preserving Spring Valley
The history of Licking County flows through Spring Valley, and now an effort is underway to restore and preserve the historic watershed. (Nov. 30, 2011)

Write On

Write on
The pure joy of putting words on a page gets a crazy boost in November as aspiring writers take on the NaNoWriMo Challenge. (Nov. 28, 2011)

The Truth about Tryptophan

The truth about tryptophan
Professor Susan Kennedy talks turkey about tryptophan, the naturally occurring chemical that allegedly causes comatose behavior on Thanksgiving evening. (Nov. 23, 2011)


‘A downgrade in confidence’
Noted economist Lee Sachs ’85 talks to Bloomberg TV about the supercommittee’s failed deficit-reduction talks. (Nov. 23, 2011)

Art Work

Art work
Summer Scholars come together to show off their research in the fine arts. (Nov. 21, 2011)

An Open Book

An open book
Modern libraries and librarians are using established wisdom as they move forward through the 21st century. (Nov. 18, 2011)

Last month, the DU Art Collective got busy with campus and area community members at the Bryant Arts Center to make a big bunch of lovely handcrafted bowls. This afternoon in the Welsh Hills Room, all those vessels were sold (complete with some tasty soup) to raise money for the Licking County Food Pantry in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Filling empty bowls
The art and craft of helping to feed the hungry. (Nov. 17, 2011)

Dance lessons

Dance lessons
Effi Taylor ’12 made the journey from Ghana to America to attend college, but it was in Granville, Ohio, that she learned a traditional Ghanaian dance. (Nov. 16, 2011)

Fields of Gold

Fields of gold
Tying Denison’s all-time record for wins, the field hockey team brought home plenty of hardware this season. (Nov. 14, 2011)

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and sense
Director of Financial Aid Nancy Hoover is back from Capitol Hill where she continued her work to help students here and across the country. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Guitar Heros

Guitar heroes
Six-string virtuosos Romero Lubambo and Julian Lage rocked out Burke Recital Hall as part of the 15th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival. (Nov. 10, 2011)


A Titanic scientist
Bob Ballard in class and on stage, talking with students about science, technology and discovery on a legendary scale. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Bludgers, Quaffles, And A Snitch

Bludgers, quaffles, and a snitch
Quidditch is not just for Harry Potter fans anymore. The newly minted sport has found a fanatical following among folks of all ages and inclinations, from wizards to squibs. (Nov. 8, 2011)

The folly of dentistry economics

The folly of ‘dentistry’ economics
In a New York Times op-ed, provost and economics professor Brad Bateman suggests where today’s economists have gone wrong. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Tea Time

Tea time
Last weekend, 75 people gathered at Burke auditorium to witness an intimate Japanese ritual not often open to the public. (Nov. 4, 2011)

This Toy Is No Toy—It's Made To Play

This toy is no toy—it’s made to play
Assistant professor of music and pianist HyeKyung Lee’s powerful presence on a very small piano. (Nov. 1, 2011)

The Quietest Place On The Hill

The quietest place on the hill
Come with us for a special Halloween show-and-tell featuring our College Cemetery. (Oct. 31, 2011)

Performing With Greatness

Sharing the stage with the masters
Munich Symphony Orchestra, Gloriae Dei Cantores Choir and Denison Chamber Singers create musical magic. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Pumpkin Pi

Pumpkin pi
Math students did a little pumpkin carving and the results were not your typical jack-o-lanterns. (Oct. 27, 2011)

Turn, Turn, Turn

Turn, turn, turn
The beautiful backdrop of fall on the hill. (Oct. 26, 2011)

n Honor From The Kennedy Center

An honor from the Kennedy Center
Mikala Hansen ’07 has won the national award for playwriting excellence, and she’s just getting started. (Oct. 24, 2011)

Hal Holbrook performs The Butter and Egg Man at the Denison Summer Theatre with Dick Welsbacher '48 and Luke Utter '50.

The boy who became Mark Twain
Hal Holbrook’s autobiography details his life before he hit the stage—including the fact that he got the nickname “Hal” at Denison. (Oct. 21, 2011)


Teach For America—No Kidding
Kimmi Oshita ’11, on her first few challenging weeks in a Baltimore school room as part of Teach For America. (Oct. 19, 2011)

Celebrating Science

Celebrating science
The new Ebaugh Laboratories is formally dedicated, and chemistry at Denison will never be the same. (Oct. 17, 2011)

I Never, Ever, Ever In My Life Intended To Go Into Politics …

‘I never, ever, ever in my life intended to go into politics …’
He may not have intended to live a political life, but James Baker III had plenty of stories to share, as well as insight into the current state of the country. (Oct. 14, 2011)

While visiting campus last week as part of the 2011-12 campus theme, "Migrations," author and historian Ira Berlin had lunch with Assistant Professor of History Lauren Araiza's senior seminar students. Berlin, who has written extensively on American history and particularly on the history of slavery, lectured later that evening on "The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations."

History over lunch
Dr. Ira Berlin visited campus to give a lecture. He also joined in that great DU tradition of hanging out with the students. (Oct. 13, 2011)

It Takes Just Four Weeks to Make A Family—And A Play

It takes just four weeks to make a family—and a play
Students and Vail guest artist Dale Shields create a family of friends and a fascinating original play in only 28 days. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Thanks to Vivan Quin '12, who caught this photo of students on Reese~Shackelford Common basking in all seven colors of the spectrum.

Sky lights
Need a study break? Catch this pretty shot, somewhere over the rainbow. (Oct. 13, 2011)

More Than Just Gossip

More than just gossip
Alyssa Howard-Tripp ’13 makes a defense of the feminine voice in celebrity gossip, and its importance in our society. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Environmental Studies: It's An Art

Environmental studies: it’s an art
Abram Kaplan steps out of the classroom and into the Ohio farmscape. See how he documents his journey in a series of art installations on campus. (Oct. 7, 2011)

Denison in the blogosphere (10/6/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (10/6/11)
Educational, cultural, and personal reports from students studying this semester in Tunisia, Chile, and Senegal. (Oct. 6, 2011)

Déjà Yuja

Déjà Yuja
Renowned pianist Yuja Wang returns to Denison for the sixth time this Friday night, and we can’t wait. (Oct. 5, 2011)

The Lantern's Back

The lantern’s back!
With its win over conference rival Wooster last Saturday, the Big Red football team has reclaimed the historic Old Red Lantern trophy. (Oct. 4, 2011)

Wired for Blogging

Wired for blogging
Geoscience Professor Erik Klemetti’s popular “Eruptions” blog has found a glitzy new home at Wired. (Sep. 29, 2011)

Designing History

Designing history
Kaitlyn Grissom ’12 turns the Henrietta Marie, an English slave ship, into a shipwreck come to life. (Sep. 28, 2011)

Not Your Typical Weekend

Not your typical weekend
Missing Big Red Weekend already? Couldn’t make it? Here’s a look at the big event in pictures. (Sep. 27, 2011)


A class act
During Big Red Weekend, the Varsity D Association inducted its class of 2011 into the Denison Athletic Hall of Fame. (Sep. 27, 2011)

The Power Of Poetry

The power of poetry
Roethke Prize-winning poet David Baker on the purpose of poetry, substance of art, and the inspiration of the Midwest. (Sep. 26, 2011)

It's What's for Dinner

It’s what’s for dinner
Eating your vegetables is more fun than ever as local foods shine in the dining halls. (Sep. 23, 2011)

The Hill Is Alive … With The Sound Of BRW

The Hill is alive … with the sound of BRW
Friends, parents, and alumni are making their way up The Drag for a weekend stuffed full of fun activities. (Sep. 23, 2011)

See You Next Summer, Summer!

See you next summer, summer!
It’s the last official day of summer, and although it was a hot season, Admissions found a way to make it cool. (Sep. 22, 2011)

'Radio is dead!'

Radio is dead?
Katie Woods ’13 considers the role of drama in radio programming, and how it’s more popular in the U.K. than the U.S.A. (Sep. 21, 2011)

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Get Bazinga-ed

Sometimes you win and sometimes you get Bazinga-ed
Our Emmy nominees were awesome. That’s not just what she said—that’s what we’re all saying. (Sep. 21, 2011)

Members of last year’s Venture Philanthropy Club helped to curb the abuse of prescription drugs in Licking County. From left: professor and club advisor Fadhel Kaboub, Zack Goldman ’11, Ellie Thompson ’11, Peter Hurford ’14, Josh Goldman ’14, Corey Ackerman ’11, Mary Kimberly ’11, Lydia Boote ’11, and Rachel Mattingly ’11.

The $10,000 question
Each year, a student organization decides how to put venture philanthropy funding into action. The current project aims squarely at the lethal abuse of prescription drugs. (Sep. 20, 2011)

A Fall Harvest of Summer Research

A fall harvest of summer research
After a summer of focused study, students display the fruits of their labor at the Summer Scholar poster sessions. (Sep. 16, 2011)

Denison Museum's new director, Sherry Harlacher

Wood and (tea) leaves
A canoe. Buddhist prayer beads. Nesting tables. Visit the Denison Museum and see what they all have in common. (Sep. 15, 2011)

This weekend, Denisonians honored the losses of Sept. 11, 2001, with activities across the campus and beyond. Students cleaned up a section of the Licking River and tended the Community Gardens in Newark. They staffed a family night for the community, showing the movie Wall-E and worked with the Licking Memorial Hospital to provide free health screenings. And Sunday evening, at an interfaith service of healing and peace, Swasey Chapel echoed with the haunting music of a 60-person choir performing Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem," with solos provided by Denison faculty members Kevin N. Wines, Belinda Andrews-Smith and Andy Carlson.

Remembering 9/11
Marking the 10th anniversary of tragedy with community-building, service and song. (Sep. 12, 2011)

Spencer Wells, geneticist and Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society, reconnoitered our campus over the last couple of days. And while he saw a lot of the beautiful fall landscape, his real focus was on students. He brown-bagged a dinner with the Sustained Dialogue group, delivered a lecture to a packed Swasey Chapel, and dropped into a couple of classrooms. Here's Spencer (he asked us to call him that) in Nestor Matthew's Psych-370 class at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

‘Migrations’ kicks off with renowned geneticist
National Geographic explorer-in-residence spends a few days with students discussing the Genographic Project. (Sep. 9, 2011)

The plight of the refugee

The plight of the refugee
Betsy Fisher ’10 went to Jordan to teach English and learn Arabic. She returned with a commitment to advocate for refugees (and photos of many Denison friends.) (Sep. 8, 2011)

Red Lives Here

Red lives here
Big Red athletics have a fab new home online. DenisonBigRed.com is the place for all your game recaps, box scores, stats, video, and more. (Sep. 7, 2011)

Here's some pretty proof that the new natatorium project is coming right along—water! Even in advance of having four walls and a roof, they recently conducted testing for the water-tightness of the pool. (It passed.) We'll have another big milestone later this month when the steel structure of the building starts to go up around it. And the project is right on schedule to open in time for the fall 2012 semester.

Who needs a roof?
At the construction site near the Mitchell Center, it’s beginning to look a whole lot like a natatorium. (Sep. 5, 2011)

They Had Us At Hello

They had us at ‘hello’
With 175 student orgs on campus, there was something for everyone at Thursday’s Involvement Fair. (Sep. 2, 2011)

Broadband Wilderness

Broadband wilderness
As a new academic year launches, a senior plugs in to the very real human connections of Outdoor Orientation. (Sep. 1, 2011)

Watch This: DUbees Say Cheese

Watch this: A class on the move
We thought it was just going to be another big group photo. Instead, the Class of 2015 has provided 63 seconds of pure fun. (Aug. 30, 2011)

It's On!

It’s on!
Campus is buzzing as the first day of classes has everyone on the move. (Aug. 29, 2011)

The Great East Coast Earthquake Of 2011

The Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011
A geosciences professor blogs about the rare quake that hit just days before Irene raced up the coast. (Aug. 29, 2011)

Go Make a Movie!

‘Go make a movie!’
The Class of 2015 starts out with a charge to discover the power of their own magic. (Aug. 26, 2011)

What do I know?

What do I know?
A been-there-done-that sophomore offers up some (semi) sage advice for the Class of 2015. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Let The Games Begin

Let the games begin
Meet Denison alumna Nan Carney-DeBord ’80, who has begun her role as the college’s new director of athletics. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Hey 2015!

Hey 2015!
The first-year class will move in on Thursday. Here’s a look at our newest Denisonians. (Aug. 22, 2011)

Finding Community In Northern Ireland

Finding community amid conflict
Meg Gaertner ’12 explores the means of sustainable peace and community-building in Northern Ireland (Aug. 19, 2011)

Jordan Kurker-Mraz '14, advised by Tim Hofmeister, Classics

Getting lost in lost books
Jordan Kurker-Mraz ’14 explores the discarded classics and why they should matter (or not) to our culture. (Aug. 17, 2011)

The Honeymooners

The honeymooners
Newlyweds Erin and alumnus Dave Hughes ’04 stopped by the Denison Homestead while on their bicycle trip from San Francisco to Pittsburgh. (Aug. 16, 2011)

I Want To Look American

‘I Want to Look American!’
Summer scholar Rebecca Zhou ’13 looks at the American fashion industry’s future in China. (Aug. 15, 2011)

No Lab Coat Required

No lab coat required!
An introduction to TheDEN’s summer series on undergraduate research in the humanities. (Aug. 15, 2011)

If you've ever left your room or office on campus, you've heard rising senior Molly Coyne sing—and usually bring down the house in the process. She's lent her talents to several campus productions as well as to special events like last year's Induction. This summer, Ohio's longest-running nonprofit professional summer stock theatre, the Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, boasted Coyne's talents in several productions, including her co-starring role as Roxie Hart in Chicago (pictured above).

Enter senior soprano, stage left
DEN Shots: Molly Coyne ’12 lighting up the stage this summer at Weathervane Playhouse in Newark. (Aug. 12, 2011)

The Soul of Newark

The soul of Newark
Student investigation of Newark, Ohio, produces some newly minted journalists and community conversation. (Aug. 10, 2011)

A fervent DEN reader

It’s hard to believe TheDEN is turning one year old. We look back at an amazing year—and some of the prestigious awards the site has picked up along the way. (Aug. 8, 2011)

Bringing Science To The Light

Bringing science to the light
A sneak peek inside the startling new Ebaugh Labs. (And yes, students are actually calling it ‘Ebaughsome.’) (Aug. 4, 2011)

Associate professor of English Ann Townsend serves on VIDA's executive committee.

An imbalance in the literary universe
Notice anything missing in The Times’ book reviews? Why are so few women writers featured? (Aug. 1, 2011)

Oh, The Places We Went!

Oh, the places we’ve been!
Allison Kranek, a 2011 graduate and President’s Medalist, reflects on the experience of helping English professor Fred Porcheddu develop and teach Denison’s first-ever course on children’s literature. (Jul. 29, 2011)

'Sapphire' Steve Carell Gives Shout-Out To Campus Radio Station

‘Sapphire’ Steve Carell ’84 gives a shout-out to campus radio station
Steve Carell ’84 discusses his time as a DJ at Denison in an interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. (Jul. 28, 2011)


Return of the redheads
The Big Red football team will be a little more red this fall, sporting new uniforms that pay homage to Denison’s rich athletic traditions. (Jul. 27, 2011)

Extraordinary Medicine

Extraordinary medicine
From the lab to the big screen, Dr. Barry Byrne ’78 is using viruses to treat a form of muscular dystrophy. (Jul. 26, 2011)

Denison In The Blogosphere (7/25/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (7/25/11)
We’ve got a playwright in Utah, a swim to Alcatraz, a specialty lacrosse store, and the Vintage Voices. (Jul. 25, 2011)

Family Ties

The human family tree
We gathered up to talk about human roots this week, in advance of geneticist Spencer Wells’ visit to campus this fall. (Jul. 22, 2011)


The nominations are in
Set the DVRs now, stock up on the popcorn, and see if Steve Carell ’84 and Christian Homlish ’03 take home Emmys in September. (Jul. 21, 2011)

Monkeying With Molecular Motors

Monkeying with molecular motors
What keeps organic cells humming? Prof. Rinna Tehver was just awarded a grant to study molecular motors. (Jul. 20, 2011)

A Match Made In The Heavens

A match made in the heavens
Ever wonder how the moon got there? Here’s an idea that may soon come to the scientific forefront. (Jul. 18, 2011)

Rock On, Brothers

Rock on, brothers
For your listening pleasure, the groovy Nashville sounds of brothers Scott and Brian Hylbert. (Jul. 15, 2011)

Hidden In Plain Sight: No Stone Left Unturned

Hidden in plain sight: no stone left unturned
What’s bigger than a breadbox, erudite, and looks like it might have been a prop from an episode of Lost? (Jul. 13, 2011)

How to Catch An Iguana

How to catch an iguana
Bio students travel to the Bahamas for hands-on (literally) research of the most endangered iguanas in the world. (Jul. 8, 2011)

2011 Athletic Director of the Year Larry Schiederer has guided the Denison athletic program for 20 years.

More hardware for the trophy case
Larry Scheiderer has been named Athletic Director of the Year by his colleagues for the second time in his 20-year career at Denison. (Jul. 7, 2011)

Granville On Holiday

Granville on holiday
Featuring fireworks, fair food, and fun on the Fourth, the Village of Granville celebrates Independence Day 2011 in style. (Jul. 5, 2011)

'The Denison Singers Turn Golden'

‘The Denison Singers Turn Golden’
Generations of Denison Singers alumni returned to Granville to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary with a reunion concert—and much more. (Jun. 29, 2011)

Left to right: row 1: Nicole Jimenez '12, Sarah Kelly '12, Stephanie Hynes '12, Christina Bazak '12, Umeshi Rajeendra '13, Brooke Felts '12; row 2: Connor Ford '14, Robert Moore '12, Stephen Czujko '13, Atanu Chakravarty '13 row 3: Will Rumford '12. Andy Gordon '12, Sam Fleuter '13, Steven Profitt '12, Robert Gardner '12, William Altman '12.

Life on ‘the other hill’
Political science students in Denison’s Richard G. Lugar ’54 Program make the most of their time on Capitol Hill. (Jun. 28, 2011)


Scholarship in far-away places
Students who’ve earned prestigious scholarships will be teaching and studying across the globe. (Jun. 27, 2011)

Returning The Love

Returning the love
As a child, Lauren Mueller ’13 found refuge in CASA, a nonprofit group supporting foster children. Today, she is helping others receive the care. (Jun. 24, 2011)

Distinguished Denisonians

Distinguished Denisonians
The college honored several highly accomplished graduates with the prestigious Alumni Citation during Reunion Weekend. (Jun. 22, 2011)

‘There Is No Midlife Crisis Going On Here!’

‘There is no midlife crisis going on here!’
As June-O turns 40, a look at why it’s been so successful—and why getting to know their college early makes perfect sense for first-year students. (Jun. 20, 2011)

Summer Is No Time For A Break

Summer is no time for a break
For students in the 2011 Organizational Studies Summer Session, learning was much more than business as usual. (Jun. 17, 2011)

The Good Grub In Granville

The good grub in Granville
If you’re going for a stroll down Broadway, might as well take your appetite… (Jun. 15, 2011)

The Singing Surgeon

The singing surgeon
Former Hilltopper Paul Bryson ’00 belted out the National Anthem to raise awareness about vocal health, and it’s pretty clear that this doctor follows his own medical advice. (Jun. 10, 2011)

Welcome! Now Get To Work

Welcome! Now get to work.
June-O sessions for the Class of 2015 are underway, and Kim Coplin ’85, associate provost, shares 5 things every student needs to know. (Jun. 8, 2011)

'Thank You for a Fabulous Weekend'

‘Thank you for a fabulous weekend’
A recap of Reunion 2011, in the words of those who took part. There are tons of great photos and now, ta da, VIDEO! (Jun. 6, 2011)

Reunion Weekend Is Here!

Reunion Weekend is here!
More than 1,200 people from a dozen classes, from 1936 through 2006, are celebrating their reunion this weekend. (Jun. 2, 2011)


The long run
Track and cross country standout Dee Salukombo ’12 is running home to Lakewood—120 miles on foot. Here’s why. (May. 31, 2011)

This Good Deed Is 'Cool'

An ice-cold good deed
The club hockey team’s home ice gets a stone cold upgrade—and everybody wins. (May. 27, 2011)

Mark Haines (1946-2011)

Remembering Mark Haines
Remembering the late Mark Haines ’68, popular host of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. (May. 25, 2011)

Red Reign

Red reign
Make it a dozen—Big Red wins the NCAC All-Sports Championship (again). (May. 24, 2011)

Denison in the Blogosphere (5/20/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (5/20/11)
We’ve got baseball, coffee, and children’s literature. (May. 20, 2011)

Mark Heckmann '11

The things they’ll carry
The college’s newest graduates reflect on what they’ll take with them—and what they’ll leave behind. (May. 19, 2011)

You're Going to Love It

‘You are going to love it’
Rainy weather couldn’t put a damper on Sunday’s commencement exercises, which saw 478 members of the Class of 2011 join the Society of the Alumni. (May. 17, 2011)

A Moment To Look Back And Celebrate

A moment to look back … and celebrate
In advance of this Sunday’s Commencement, Posse Scholars gathered with faculty, friends, and Posse Foundation representatives to reflect on their four years at Denison. (May. 11, 2011)


David Bayley ’55 to speak at 170th Commencement
International criminal justice expert David Bayley ’55 will speak and receive an honorary doctorate at this year’s Commencement ceremony. (May. 10, 2011)

Deep Roots At Denison

The ties that bind
This spring, a dozen members of the Hundley family gathered to remember their ancestor, a former dean and professor, and the start of their long association with Denison. (May. 10, 2011)

A Day In The Life

A day in the life…at the Statehouse
Amy Lyon ’11 spends a day with lawmakers and finds a bit of Denison wherever she goes. (May. 6, 2011)

Shhhhh… People Are Trying To Study

Shhhhh… people are trying to study
Thinking caps: on. Students are prepping for final exams, finishing research papers and putting the last touches on creative projects. (May. 4, 2011)

Manny Horsford '13, Anna Farrell '13, and Nicki Jimenez '12 dig a permanent home outside Curtis Hall for one of the cherry trees planted on Monday. Matt Dunn, marketing manager for Sodexo, and Jeremy King, Denison’s sustainability coordinator, provided the trees, a couple of shovels, and some digging assistance.

Talk about eating local
Students will be able to pick their own healthy snacks when new cherry trees on campus begin to bear fruit. (May. 3, 2011)


Championship weekend
Denison’s highly successful varsity athletics program produced three more conference championship teams over the weekend. (May. 2, 2011)

CNN Coverage Of Global Events Includes Denison's East Quad

CNN coverage of global events includes Denison’s East Quad
An iReporter at Denison contributes to CNN’s coverage of the national reaction to recent events in Pakistan. (May. 2, 2011)

The quintet of (L-R) Harry Brisson '11, Aaron Bennett '13, Simon Mont '11, Nathaniel Crawford '14, and Adam Safer '14 perform a new arrangement of the alma mater at the Academic Awards Convo.

‘To Denison’ like you’ve never heard it before
As his own graduating gift, Harry Brisson ’11 gives Denison a brand new arrangement of the dear old alma mater. (Apr. 28, 2011)

Michael Scott Takes A Bow

Michael Scott takes a bow
Steve Carell ’84 makes his last appearance on The Office. Here’s a quiz to test your Michael Scott IQ. (Apr. 28, 2011)

Local Kids Have Their Interests 'PEAKed'

Local kids have their interests ‘PEAKed’
Students teach local second-graders about the environment and what it’s like to go to college. (Apr. 26, 2011)

Earth Week In Motion

Earth Week in motion
Earth Week goes wild with film, music, dance, planting, blogging, even a Trashion Show. (Apr. 22, 2011)

The Diplomacy of a Good Sport

‘The Diplomacy of a Good Sport’
George Bodenheimer ’80, ESPN President, talks with the Financial Times about his past and future. (Apr. 22, 2011)

Welcome, Madame Secretary

Welcome, Madame Secretary
Madeleine Albright’s day at Denison featured plenty of good conversations with students—and a buzzard-y brooch. (Apr. 21, 2011)

The Real Impact Of ‘No Impact’

The real impact of ‘No Impact’
For Earth Week, environmental studies students put theory into practice–and blog about it. (Apr. 20, 2011)

They Came To Dance, Dance, Dance [FOLLOW-UP]

They came to dance, dance, dance [FOLLOW-UP]
Relive Friday’s flash mob on the Academic Quad. We’ve got video in all its groove-shakin’ glory. (Apr. 19, 2011)

Four Years In The Making

Four years in the making
Students and faculty gather in Swasey Chapel to recognize high achievement at the annual Academic Convocation. (Apr. 15, 2011)

They Came to Dance, Dance, Dance

They came to dance, dance, dance
News Flash(Mob): The A-Quad gets overrun by dancers. There will be video. (Apr. 15, 2011)

Now Hear This

Now hear this
George Spirou ’77 visits his alma mater and stimulates discussion about the brain. (Apr. 13, 2011)

Enchanting Theatre

Enchanting theatre
Hither and thither with the Singer’s Theatre Workshop’s production of “Iolanthe.” (Apr. 12, 2011)

Taking a Walk

Taking a walk
Returning to her alma mater prompts Shannon McLoughlin Morrison ’06 to reflect on a transformative four years. (Apr. 11, 2011)

They're Bendy

They’re bendy
Study break, a la Kenya Safari Acrobats. (Apr. 8, 2011)


‘Late Show’ with Denison
On the Late Show with David Letterman, Jennifer Garner ’94 gives a shout-out to her alma mater and the men’s swimming and diving team for their recent national championship. (Apr. 7, 2011)

Caterpiller Found In Library Divvied Up And Eaten

Caterpillar found in library divvied up and eaten
We browsed the library’s newest books on Friday—and then we ate them. (Apr. 5, 2011)

Learning From A Legend

Learning from a legend
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain chat with students at The Roost and tear it up in Swasey for this year’s Vail Series finale. (Apr. 5, 2011)

'This Team Will Never Be Forgotten'

‘This team will never be forgotten’
Sunshine and cheers on the quad today, as hundreds congratulated the men’s swimming and diving team—the 2011 NCAA National Champions. (Apr. 1, 2011)

Aasif Mandvi, correspondent on The Daily Show

And now, your moment of DEN
Aasif Mandvi, correspondent on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, plays to a packed house at Slayter. (Apr. 1, 2011)

Making Peace

Making peace
Two seniors are headed to India this summer with a $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace. (Mar. 30, 2011)


Big Red wins national title, ends rival’s historic 31-year streak
Men’s swimming and diving wins the NCAA championship in grand fashion, ending their rival’s historic 31-year championship run. (Mar. 28, 2011)

An Educated Conversation

An educated conversation
Jerome Price ’12 talks with students, faculty and local residents as he searches for answers to tough questions on education. (Mar. 25, 2011)

Hidden In Plain Sight

Hidden in plain sight (UPDATED)
Quiz Time: Do you recognize where we took this photo? (We have the answer…and a winner!) (Mar. 23, 2011)

You Think Our Hill Is Steep?

You think our hill is steep?
The view from atop Mount Kilimanjaro is gorgeous, and, hey, so is that sweatshirt. (Mar. 22, 2011)

Please, Mr. Postman

Please, Mr. Postman
This week hundreds of students will get the good news from the Admissions Office—they’re in! (Mar. 21, 2011)

Preston House Rules

Preston House rules
Language and culture rule at this res hall, where every day is global. (Mar. 18, 2011)

Gaga For Garbage

Gaga for garbage
Denison has a plan for improving its trash and recycling efforts, and Scott Barrett is the one to get it done. (Mar. 17, 2011)

Yu Itaka '11, center, is a music major from Japan.

‘They have never experienced this kind of quake before’
Yu Itaka is a senior from Japan, where his family is safe, but their experience has been frightening. (Mar. 16, 2011)

A Case For Living In Central Ohio

A case for living in central Ohio
Ohio is one of the nation’s higher education hotspots. Gail Martineau ’08 has a few ideas for how to keep those college graduates here, and she shares them in a public radio commentary. (Mar. 15, 2011)

Campus Interlude

Campus interlude
While most of the students are off in the world doing interesting stuff during Spring Break, the campus waits quietly. Really quietly. (Mar. 15, 2011)

Erik Klemetti, assistant professor of geosciences

When volcanoes are overblown
Volcanoes are hot news these days. But when the media sensationalizes science, Erik Klemetti gets a little steamed. (Mar. 11, 2011)

'New' Music Rocks

‘New’ music rocks
The Tutti New Music Festival gave students a chance to work with one-on-one renowned artists. (Mar. 9, 2011)

Commodities in an Uncertain Economy

Commodities in an uncertain economy
In an interview with the Fox Business Network, John Faraci ’72 talks commodity prices in the wake of unrest and turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East. (Mar. 7, 2011)

Jim Petro '70 has been selected as Ohio's next chancellor of higher education.

Former AG tapped to lead state’s university system
Jim Petro ’70, former attorney general of Ohio, has been named the new chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. (Mar. 5, 2011)

Creating Good Chemistry

Creating better chemistry
Matt McErlean ’12 thought the organic chemistry lab procedure could be improved. So he did something about it—he rewrote it. (Mar. 2, 2011)

Theatre As A Two-Way Street

Theatre as a two-way street
The Drowsy Chaperone hit Denison Theatre’s stage with glitz, glam, music—and a few tough issues to think about. (Feb. 28, 2011)

Peace Corps. It's Part Of What We Do.

Peace Corps & Denison go hand-in-hand
Again this year, the Peace Corps has recognized Denison as one of the nation’s top producers of volunteers. (Feb. 25, 2011)

One Treed Hill

One treed hill
Denison has been awarded Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. (Feb. 23, 2011)

President Knobel On The Value Of Independent Colleges

President Knobel on the value of independent colleges
President Knobel discusses the importance of independent, nonprofit colleges in a Columbus Dispatch op-ed. (Feb. 21, 2011)

No Limits

No limits
Emily Hopcian ’12 reflects on the Big Red vibe that inspired her team to a third straight NCAC championship. (Feb. 18, 2011)

Scenes From Egypt’s ‘Day Of Wrath’

Scenes from Egypt’s ‘Day of Wrath’
When Cairo erupted in protest, Nick Lewandowski ’09 was there. In his own words and images, he shares a street-level account of the movement’s terrifying and uncertain early days. (Feb. 16, 2011)

The Correct Answer Is: 'Who Is Watson?'

The correct answer is: ‘Who is Watson?’
Grabbing a study break to watch Watson take down a couple of mere mortals on ‘Jeopardy!’ (Feb. 16, 2011)

Did the Groundhog Actually Get It Right?

Did the groundhog actually get it right? (UPDATED)
Believe it or not, there are already signs of spring on Denison’s campus. (Feb. 16, 2011)

Celebrating African Cultures

Celebrating African cultures
African Awareness Week gives students the opportunity to experience and celebrate the rich cultures and history of Africa. (Feb. 15, 2011)

Woody Hayes '35

Roots of a legend
When it comes to Woody Hayes, everyone thinks of that big university in Columbus, but, really, it all began at Denison. (Feb. 15, 2011)

Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)
Playwrights, bloggers, and disgruntled Packers fans? (Feb. 11, 2011)

The Works

Arts and sciences with The Works
It’s just one of the ways that students and profs help local schoolchildren to learn, but it might be one of the most fun. (Feb. 10, 2011)

Liberal Arts Grads Who Mean Business

Liberal arts grads who mean business
A winter break workshop explores the experiences of alumni entrepreneurs, and what the liberal arts had to do with their success. (Feb. 8, 2011)

Nadja Plays, Speaks, And Brings Down the House

Nadja plays and speaks–and brings down the house
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg gives a fiery Vail Series performance on a cold winter’s night. (Feb. 7, 2011)

Denison junior Jim Leffew hit the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer versus Wabash on Thursday night.

Seven points in seven seconds
Junior point guard Jim Leffew scored seven of his 18 points in the final seven seconds to lift Denison over Wabash. (Feb. 5, 2011)

Carrie Brownstein, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen in 'Portlandia' / Photo by Scott Green/IFC

Homestead roots on ‘Portlandia’ farm
You know that farm featured on the new IFC show “Portlandia”? Yep, that’s run by three Homstead alums. (Feb. 4, 2011)


Should you ‘friend’ your parents?
Facebook’s Brooke Oberwetter ’02 weighs in on the ‘dislike’ button, friending your mom, and FB as a classroom teaching tool. (Feb. 3, 2011)

Sculpting The Unseen

Sculpting the ‘Unseen’
Using dreams as inspiration, Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 relied on clay and glass to express her spirituality. (Feb. 3, 2011)

Serafina Nuzzo, a sophomore point guard from Western Springs, Ill.

Women’s hoops featured in Ohio College Basketball Insider
Ohio College Basketball Insider takes a look at Denison’s 19-0 women’s basketball team. (Feb. 1, 2011)


Recent graduate reports from Cairo
Nick Lewandowski ’09, a CNN iReporter in Cairo, talks with anchor Rosemary Church as tensions continue to escalate. (Jan. 31, 2011)

Poets Taking On The Dream

Poets taking on the dream
The MLK celebration Poetry Slam gave voice to this year’s theme, “Harvesting the Dream: All Hands on the Freedom Plow.” (Jan. 28, 2011)

48 Hours To Serve

48 hours to serve
Hours donated: 539. Money raised: $1,048. Service to others: priceless. (Jan. 27, 2011)

What's cooking at Ebaugh?

What’s cooking at Ebaugh?
Check out the progress on the new chem building—it’s a recipe for 21st century teaching and learning. (Jan. 26, 2011)

Denisonians at last year's event in the Cleve

Everybody’s working for this Wednesday…
Meet us on the Twitter (& Facebook) Wednesday night for After Work with Denison…Everywhere! (Jan. 25, 2011)

With a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible

With a healthy disregard for the impossible
For six snowbound and powerful days, a throng of students and faculty retreat to the hills to learn about themselves, and how to lead and live with integrity. (Jan. 24, 2011)

When a Green Pool is Something to Strive for...

When is a green swimming pool a good thing?
Green is the word as construction continues on the new and improved home of Big Red athletics. (Jan. 20, 2011)

William G. Bowen '54, former president of Princeton University

So THAT’S what university presidents think about…
In his latest book, former Princeton U. president William Bowen ’54 shares seasoned wisdom with today’s college and university leaders. (Jan. 18, 2011)

Professor Ron Santoni

‘You have spoken pointedly, but out of love for humankind’
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Newark Advocate reprints a supportive open letter to King from philosophy professor Ron Santoni, originally published on June 29, 1967. (Jan. 17, 2011)

Holly Menninger '00

Creepy crawly cakes
This tasty TV science project is a cake walk for Holly Menninger ’00. (Jan. 13, 2011)

Anne Grimes’ Greatest Hits

In search of song
She was a talented musician, but it was her work as a folklorist and oral historian that will help to preserve Ohio’s musical past for generations to come. (Jan. 12, 2011)

Diving Into DNA Research

Diving into DNA research
Two students have been looking under the hood for ways to repair DNA damage. (Jan. 10, 2011)

Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates '04. Photo courtesy of RyanHumbert.com.

Denison in the Blogosphere (1/6/11)
The best Denison-related content on the interwebs. (Jan. 6, 2011)

You Might Have to Go 8,527 miles to Find a Better Collection

You might have to go 8,527 miles to find a better collection
A recent gift reinforces Denison Museum’s status as one of the foremost repositories of Burmese art in the world. (Jan. 3, 2011)

Photo by Paul Rinkes '94 | www.rinkesphotography.com

Landmark diner closes
Some say it was a greasy spoon, but generally it was said with affection and a hearty appetite. Granville says goodbye to the landmark Aladdin diner. (Dec. 28, 2010)

Poker Face

Poker face
Environmental engineer Shellie Miller ’00 had to keep a secret about her prestigious award from the White House. Here’s why… (Dec. 27, 2010)

Photo courtesy of ColumbusMuseum.org

Telling the stories of art
Nannette Maciejunes ’75 as been up to her elbows in new construction for more than a year, but the work pays off on 1/1/11. (Dec. 21, 2010)

Moot Is The Point

Moot is the point
Moot Court team posts best performance ever at regional competition—three teams advance to nationals. (Dec. 21, 2010)

Saving Water, One Drop At A Time

Saving water, one drop at a time
Students save 10,000 gallons of water, while staying as clean and well-hydrated as ever. (Dec. 16, 2010)

Heeere’s Mona!

Heeere’s Mona!
Forty-four years ago, Mona Abboud ’58 cracked up America (and Johnny Carson) with one of the most memorable Tonight Show performances ever. And we’ve got the footage to prove it. (Dec. 15, 2010)

Natalie in the Middle

Natalie in the middle
Halfway through her sophomore year, Natalie Olivo ’13 grapples with the college version of Middle Child Syndrome and, for good measure, a pesky indoor climbing wall. (Dec. 14, 2010)

Wales On Wiki

This article is not editable: Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales visits campus
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales meets with students & faculty to discuss free knowledge and entrepreneurship. (Dec. 10, 2010)

Michael Eisner '64

Michael Eisner on media, liberal arts & more
Michael Eisner ’64 talks to WSJ. Magazine about his career, the media biz, and the value of the liberal arts. (Dec. 9, 2010)

International Intrigue

International intrigue
Model UN students ran the table at this year’s American Model United Nations International Conference in Chicago. (Dec. 9, 2010)

Library Director Scottie Cochrane

A few thoughts on Wikipedia
With Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales visiting campus, Library Director Scottie Cochrane weighs in on the collaborative encyclopedia’s place in an academic environment. (Dec. 8, 2010)

Candlelight Collaboration

Candlelight collaboration
Enjoy a little holiday-themed music, as Ladies’ Night Out joins voices with a local choir. (Dec. 7, 2010)


UPC wins awards
Hard work pays off for the University Programming Council with two awards from the NACA in Michigan. (Dec. 6, 2010)

From East to Higley

From East to Higley
Ten years after first setting foot on campus, Erin Copple Smith ’04 returns, this time wearing professor’s shoes. (Dec. 3, 2010)

He's Still Got It

He’s still got it
Richard Price ’52 may be retired, but he loves his current line of work. (Dec. 3, 2010)

Learning on Demand

iTunes U: Learning on demand
Visit Denison on iTunes U for podcasts and recent lectures by Erik Klemetti, Mary Tuominen, Robert Malcuit, and others. (Dec. 2, 2010)

Staying Here, Moving Forward

Staying here, moving forward
A new multi-year contract ensures President Knobel’s leadership at Denison through the 2012-13 academic year. (Dec. 2, 2010)

Liz Averbeck '04 (Photo from Waffles on the Boardwalk)

Denison in the Blogosphere (11/29/10)
Check out “Denison in the Blogosphere” for the all the latest Denisonia on the interwebs. (Nov. 29, 2010)

Christina Gorski '12

Taking it all in
Life is in the details for Christina Gorski ’12, who’s doing her off-campus study in the Big Apple this semester. (Nov. 24, 2010)

Deep Roots

Deep roots
As A-Quad loses some of its faithful old sugar maples, a new stand of native trees take their place on The Hill. (Nov. 23, 2010)

Helping Refugees In Ohio

Making refugees feel at home
Erik Singh ’11 used his research project to learn about the challenges facing Somali refugees in Ohio. (Nov. 19, 2010)

Measure By Measure

Measure by measure
Students play alongside two members of the acclaimed Pacifica Quartet as they work to perfect a dynamic bit of Beethoven. (Nov. 19, 2010)

Threat Reduction In Africa

Threat reduction in Africa
Two Denisonians work to reduce the threat of biological and conventional weapon stockpiles in Africa. (Nov. 16, 2010)

Bearing an uncanny likeness to Lucas Meyer ’12, Congressional candidate Charlie Powell (center) talks shop with DCGA President-elect Rob Moore ’12 (left) and VP-elect Manny Horsford ’13.

My fellow Denisonians…
Students in Campaigns & Elections, and their fictional congressional candidates, experience the tough realities of the campaign trail. (Nov. 12, 2010)


23 million thanks
On Veterans Day, Denison honors those who have served. (Nov. 11, 2010)

Decoding History

Decoding history
Assoc. Professor of English Fred Porcheddu ’87 uncovers history through a medieval manuscript. (Nov. 10, 2010)

This Is Your Brain On Caffeine

This is your brain on caffeine
Science students and professors offer neuroscience program for central Ohio high-schoolers. (Nov. 9, 2010)

The Future Is Now

The future is now
For students thinking about grad school and international awards, this conference hit the spot. (Nov. 9, 2010)

A True Wingman

A true wingman
The Columbus Dispatch remembers longtime football coach Keith Piper and his storied single wing offense. (Nov. 8, 2010)

Staging The Conversation

Staging the conversation
With a single telephone, the Theatre Department lent its voice to the yearlong theme of “Technology and Community.” (Nov. 5, 2010)

Photo courtesy of Robert Dold for Congress (Facebook)

Mr. Dold goes to Washington
In a close race, Robert Dold ’91 is elected to Congress as a representative for Illinois. (Nov. 4, 2010)

Bowl-ing Downhill

Bowl-ing downhill
The DU Art Collective’s annual Bowl-a-Thon taps the artistic urges of an entire community with the cause of helping its less fortunate members. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Sohrab Behdad, professor of economics

Islamic economics & the Iranian Revolution
Economics prof Sohrab Behdad discusses Islamic economics in revolutionary Iran with Amsterdam’s Radio Zamaneh. (Nov. 2, 2010)

A Place for Time, Space, & Faith

A place for time, space & faith
In the Open House, students and villagers explore and practice their spirituality even while they help others follow different beliefs. (Oct. 29, 2010)

Tom Mitchell '11

Thinking about the Open House
Students share their thoughts on Denison’s place for spiritual reflection and understanding. (Oct. 29, 2010)

Fadhel Kaboub, assistant professor of economics

‘Food security is no joke’
Economics prof Fadhel Kaboub addresses rising food prices in a letter to the Financial Times. (Oct. 28, 2010)

As Ohio Goes

As Ohio goes…
With elections less than a week away, poli sci prof Mike Brady surveys the political landscape. (Oct. 28, 2010)


The brush strokes of reconciliation
Political Science major Erin Saul ’11 uses her studio art background to delve deep into Northern Ireland’s troubled past. (Oct. 22, 2010)

Kevin Locke ’88, Matt Fadel ’08, and Will Curtis ’11 talked shop at today’s Career EXPO.

On the fast track
Jobs and internships are in the spotlight at Career Services’ EXPO and Grad School Fair. (Oct. 21, 2010)

It's official

It’s official
Hard hats abound as Denison’s leaders break ground for new natatorium and athletics facility. (Oct. 19, 2010)

Networking at the Speed of Denison

Networking at the speed of Denison
Happening Now: Over in Slayter, students are getting career advice from alums who have become leaders of their fields. (Oct. 15, 2010)

Founding Feminists

Founding feminists
The Women’s Studies program recently hosted a reunion, with TAs and faculty returning to campus and engaging in an intergenerational conversation about social change with the current community. (Oct. 15, 2010)

Making a Splash

Making a splash
Biology majors Jennifer Clemmer ’11 and Eliza Miller ’11 go knee-deep into Denison’s ponds, looking for clues to understand the ecosystem’s delicate balance. (Oct. 14, 2010)

The Wildwood Sisters

Denison in the Blogosphere (10/14/10)
The best Denison-related content on the interwebs. (Oct. 14, 2010)

Mark Magnus ’11, Eric Stachura ’11, Lin Mu ’11

Water of life
Students win a $10,000 prize and spend a month in China to help give a town new hope and resources for clean water. (Oct. 12, 2010)

Kat Lenhart '09 and Bryan Blaskie '09

Come on down!
Breaking News: Kat Lenhart ’09 just won ‘The Price Is Right’ & celebrated her new spa and sailboat on camera with classmate Bryan Blaskie! (Oct. 7, 2010)

Real-Life Sci-Fi

Real-life sci-fi
In the latest Spectrum Series installment, best-selling author Rebecca Skloot talks ethics and genetics. (Oct. 7, 2010)

The Evolution of a Liberal Arts Education

The evolution of a liberal arts education
Denison’s faculty establishes a “Power and Justice” core competency, and the intent for students to question their own place in the structures of human societies. (Oct. 6, 2010)

Big Red Weekend Hits The Hill

Big Red Weekend hits The Hill
Last weekend was the annual Big Red Weekend. If you made it to the hill, relive all the fun activities, games and more. If not, see what you missed. (Oct. 5, 2010)

Breaking New Ground for the Big Red

Breaking new ground for the Big Red
Denison has broken ground on a $38.5 million renovation and expansion of its athletics and recreation facilities. (Oct. 1, 2010)


Student musicians cross strings with bluegrass superstars. (Oct. 1, 2010)

Big, Red and a Whole Lot of Fun

Big, Red, and a whole lot of fun
Big Red Weekend is a “welcome home” for Denison’s alumni, family and friends. (Oct. 1, 2010)

Fast-forward through the decades to “You’ve come a long way baby,” an exhibit co-curated by Natalie Marsh and museum interns Hannah Miller ’12 and Melissa Grannetino ’12, and based on research by Robert Jackler of Stanford University. The wall-to-wall display of cigarette advertisements creates a cube of colorful snapshots into the past, including a bride posing with a pack of smokes. Many of the ads parallel the women’s liberation movement by portraying cigarettes as “torches of freedom.” The advertisements depict smoking as part of every social experience, from cocktail parties, to sailing, to horseback riding. They often feature blithe phrases as free as the smoke trailing towards the black frames, encouraging women to “believe in yourself” and “be happy – go Lucky.”

Finding art in unlikely places
From vagabonds to Virginia Slims: A look inside Denison Museum’s latest exhibitions. (Sep. 29, 2010)

Jazz, Man

Jazz, man
Harry Brisson ’11 is majoring in econ and poly sci, but he spent his summer studying the evolution of the jazz sax. (Sep. 24, 2010)

Does Talking Make a Difference?

Does talking make a difference?
Sustained Dialogue moves difficult conversations forward by creating safe spaces to talk and helping people come to better understanding of their differences. (Sep. 23, 2010)


Must-See TV
Denison grads are taking over ‘Must-See TV’ on Thursday nights. (Sep. 21, 2010)

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Slow down, you move too fast
Hard-working students from the Language and Culture Program in Preston House spend a day chillaxing at Dawes Arboretum. (Sep. 21, 2010)

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The Diva of Disclosure
Elizabeth Loftus, renowned memory expert, meets with students and delivers the Anderson Lecture in Swasey Chapel. (Sep. 20, 2010)

Hats Off to Holbrook

Hats off to Holbrook
He may be 85 years old, but film & TV star Hal Holbrook ’48 is busy as a Bieber right now. (Sep. 17, 2010)

Denison in the Blogosphere

Denison in the Blogosphere (9/23/10)
Check out ‘Denison in the Blogosphere’ for the all the latest Denisonia on the interwebs. (Sep. 16, 2010)

Rachel Mattingly '11 discusses her research at the recent summer scholars poster presentation.

Where ‘more’ isn’t always better
Rachel Mattingly ’11 and the non-oxymoron of a Buddhist approach to economic development. (Sep. 15, 2010)

The Big Picture

The big picture
Art history prof Joanna Grabski talks urban environments, the art they inspire, and her home away from home—Dakar, Senegal. (Sep. 14, 2010)

Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Amber, aliens & the American diaspora
Summer Scholars dish out their research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. (Sep. 10, 2010)

Need a Good Book?

Need a good book?
Denison is now on Goodreads, the #1 social networking site for book lovers. Check out our Goodreads profile today for all the latest and greatest from our faculty & staff authors. (Sep. 9, 2010)

Connecting vs. Protecting

Connecting vs. protecting
Technology expert and opinion leader Steven Johnson talks about where good ideas come from. SPOILER ALERT: A lot come from the liberal arts learning environment. (Sep. 8, 2010)

Great Wall, Great Music

Great Wall, Great Music
Over the summer, more than 60 student musicians and several Music Department professors took a magical mystery tour through three Chinese cities in 10 days, along the way introducing American music to new audiences. (Sep. 8, 2010)

Provost Brad Bateman

Provost: College rankings misleading
In a Columbus Dispatch editorial, Provost Brad Bateman argues that college rankings paint an inaccurate picture. (Sep. 6, 2010)

Sculpture by Armida Portman '14

Art on the Spectrum
The 2010-11 Spectrum Series, focused on the relationship between technology and community, opens this week with a lecture by best-selling author Steven Berlin Johnson. (Sep. 6, 2010)

Choices, Choices

Choices, choices
It was organized chaos on the A-Quad, as more than 100 student organizations showcased themselves at the annual Involvement Fair. (Sep. 3, 2010)

Summer Scholars Science Symposium

Blinding with science
It was all about nucleotides, polymerases, and PR2 yesterday, as students showcased their summer research at the Science Scholars Research Symposium. Get yourself photoexcited by our Flickr slideshow! (Sep. 3, 2010)


DU + MathFest = Awards
Denison students cleaned up at this summer’s MathFest in Pittsburgh. (Sep. 3, 2010)

Bill Clapp (second human from right), district manager for the Sodexo foodservices company that serves Denison, pictured at the Knox County Fair in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Whole hog for local farming
Denison visits the Knox County Fair to show its support for local agriculture and Ohio farming families. (Sep. 2, 2010)

'I Just Write Me'

‘I just write me’
Theatre prof Mark Evans Bryan’s latest work has taken him to new places as an artist, both literally and figuratively. (Aug. 31, 2010)

Kat Lenhart '09 and Tiny Fey, backstage at the Emmys. Photo from KatLenhart.com.

Denison in the Blogosphere (8/30/10)
The best Denison-related content on the interwebs. (Aug. 30, 2010)

First Day of Classes

First day of classes
Classes have begun! Check out photos from the A-Quad on Monday morning. (Aug. 30, 2010)

Start as You Mean to Go On

‘Start as you mean to go on’
They’re off and running. The Induction Ceremony makes it official for the Class of 2014, and the learning has already begun. (Aug. 26, 2010)

Learning the Ropes: Denison Outdoor Orientation

Learning the ropes
Whether it’s through service, collaborating with artists, or hiking in the woods, Denison first-year students are acquiring the skills they need to succeed in college. (Aug. 25, 2010)

Make It Happen

Make it happen
Students get hopped up on pizza, caffeine, and ideas for social change at the ‘Make It Happen’ social entrepreneurship workshop, a six-day summer program. (Aug. 24, 2010)

Here They Come!

Here they come!
The fall semester at Denison is about to start, and along with returning students, the college is geared up to welcome the newest Denisonians, the Class of 2014. (Aug. 20, 2010)

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