Instant Classic

Instant classic

When Denison and Ohio Wesleyan meet in men’s lacrosse, it’s usually a riveting battle the goes right down to the wire. The 2014 edition of the match-up lived up to that tradition on every level. Yes, the Big Red triumphed by a 10-9 score, and we have some exciting video highlights.

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Instant Classic

Instant classic
When Denison and Ohio Wesleyan meet in men’s lacrosse, it’s usually a riveting battle the goes right down to the wire. The 2014 edition of the match-up lived up to that tradition on every level. Yes, the Big Red triumphed by a 10-9 score, and we have some exciting video highlights. (Apr. 17, 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)


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


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


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


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)

Spring is Here

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


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)

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)

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)


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)


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)

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)

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)

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)

Planting Hope

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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


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)

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)

And the winners are ...

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

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

Dressed In Time

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

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)


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)

Denison's Next President

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

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)

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)

Water World

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)


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)

'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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

Baby, They Were Down

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Turn, Turn, Turn

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

Celebrating Science

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

'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)

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)

Rock On, Brothers

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

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)

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)

‘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)

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)

'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)

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)

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)

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)


The Royal Wedding and … Denison?
Colleen Russo ’12 and other Denison students check in with E! News’ live coverage of the royal wedding. (Apr. 29, 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)

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)

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)

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)

Enchanting Theatre

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

They're Bendy

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


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)

Preston House Rules

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

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)

One Treed Hill

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

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

Candlelight Collaboration

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

Margot Singer, assistant professor of English and award-winning author

Hanukkah Lights
NPR’s annual holiday favorite, “Hanukkah Lights,” features a story by English prof and award-winning author Margot Singer. (Dec. 2, 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)

Decoding History

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

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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)

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)

It's official

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

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)

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)


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

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)

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)

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)

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