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Thanksgiving Break: Housing Plans

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A Message from the Office of Residential Education & Housing:

As you know, Thanksgiving break is quickly approaching. We want to take a moment to give everyone a few brief reminders for the break: Crawford, Shepardson, Curtis East, Curtis West, Smith and Chamberlin are designated as break halls and will remain open during the Thanksgiving Break

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The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

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One way to have a meaningful summer is to apply to internships and summer programs that can help you build the skills that are useful in the future career path and field you choose to follow. Here’s a great opportunity to take great advantage of. The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) can give you a summer research experience that an undergraduate can only dream of. The program will be held over the course of 9 weeks over the summer. That is 9 weeks of doing research on a topic of your interest at Ohio State University (OSU). Some of you are thinking about the idea of staying in Ohio over the summer. However, the pros of this program definitely outweigh the cons. SROP wants to help students of historically underrepresented backgrounds. Thus, the program provides research experiences through OSU to women in science and math, people of color, first- generation college students, and low-income students. Despite the fact that the program wants to help increase graduate school access for students from underrepresented in graduate education, members who are not of a minority group may still apply. This program is also targeted toward sophomores and juniors. Freshmen may still apply but your chances of being accepted are greater if you have some coursework preparation in your proposed field and area of research. If you are a senior, you must be returning to complete at least one semester of undergraduate education after completing the SROP experience. Start thinking about this opportunity now! You have a chance to do intense research and analysis on the interests that you have. You will be under the supervision of a faculty mentor and build a great network between yourself and the faculty at Ohio State University (OSU). You will gain an experience that is not like any other. As an undergraduate student, you will also gain an advantage when applying to graduate school. Another plus to participating in this program is that you will earn money and have all of your expenses paid during your summer research opportunity at Ohio State University. The benefits of the OSU SROP include the following: 2 semester credits, earn a $3000 stipend for the 9-week session, and receive free campus housing and a meal plan. This opportunity is something you definitely do not want to miss. Take advantage of this chance to do something worthwhile that will help you in your future. The big question is HOW DO YOU APPLY? Well first, the eligibility criteria are listed below. Students wishing to participate in SROP must meet all of the following criteria:

• Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)

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Resident Assistant Applications!

A Message from the Office of Residential Education & Housing

The RA Recruitment & Selection team is still accepting applications for Resident Assistants for next year! To apply, go to RA Application.

If you are interested in applying for an RA position for next year, you must attend one RA information session. You don’t have to have submitted an application before you attend a session. Come learn more about this leadership position!

RA Applications 2014

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Info sessions will be held as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 15th (2 sessions)

    • 7:00pm in Burton Morgan Knobel Hall  
    • 9:00pm in Burton Morgan Knobel Hall 
  • Thursday, October 23rd
    •  8:00pm Burton Morgan  Knobel Hall 
  • Monday, November 3rd
    • 9:00pm Burton Morgan Knobel Hall 
  • Saturday, November 15th
    • 5:00pm All-American Room (Mitchell)

 If you have any questions please contact BaShaun Smith at smithb2@denison.edu or 740-587-6232.

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New Social Space for La Fuerza Latina

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Thursday, September 18 marked the joyous opening ceremony of the La Fuerza’s social space in Moshier-Hutchison House (otherwise known by students as “Mo-Hutch”) in the North Quad.

This proud success came after La Fuerza Latina’s long and emotional campaign for funds from DCGA (interested readers can read all about it here on the Denisonian). The organization’s purpose is to bring Latinos and students interested in the Latin American Culture together. Therefore, the lack of a common area for growing number of members to hang out and interact was a big disadvantage. Obtaining a social space was therefore a constant aspiration of the organization. Understandably, excitement was brewing in the air the day it became a reality.

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Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One

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Over the summer, I was mailed a booklet that contained all first-year programs, including the pre-orientation programs that Denison offers. At first, I thought to myself, why would I want to get to college sooner? Why do I want to rush myself into this pool of bigger and scarier fish? All of these questions ran through my mind. However, there were certain pros that outweighed all of the cons. I would be able to settle into my residence hall before the entire campus arrives, I would be able to choose my side of the room first and I would get to meet new people. This was definitely a win-win-win situation. I checked out the programs and decided that Paving The Way: Each One, Reach One Pre-Orientation sponsored by Multi-Cultural Student Affairs would be a perfect fit for me. I would connect with so many people and get out of my shell. Coming from a predominantly African American educational and social experience, I knew it would be a change. Paving The Way seemed like it would address my questions and the change in my learning environment. Paving the Way did just that and more. We had sessions that addressed academic success, ethnic and cultural identities, personal development, and an exploration of resources to build stronger relationships with Denison University. We were even able to participate with another pre-orientation, specifically the International Student’s Pre-O. Through PTW, I was able to get the opportunity to meet and connect with students that are initially seen as different from me. After this activity, I grew to be more open about the people I meet. I still speak with the students that were in my group. Paving The Way tackled almost all of my fears and allowed me to create a great start to many amazing friendships.

Memories, memories, and more memories! I have three favorite memories from PTW. The first was when we took a “top secret” trip. My friends and I had some possible ideas in mind. After participating in icebreaker after icebreaker, we started to hear a rumor about the PTW staff taking us on a trip to Walmart and Target. We were so excited because after having just settled in on campus, we discovered that we needed more important things, like fans. However, the Paving The Way staff had other plans in mind. They took us to Dave and Busters. We were given free tokens and dinner which is the dream for all college students, at least it was mine!

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Pre-Orientation for Students Coming from Abroad

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I do not tend to have great experiences with orientations in general. The icebreakers are always awkward. There are way too many team activities for bonding purposes – in the end, people keep running around without doing the actual talking and getting to know each other part. And, most importantly, the orientation part – which I define as setting expectations and providing basic navigations for students – is severely lacking.

International Pre-Orientation (ISS Pre-O) defies all of those negative notions I hold.

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A Message from the Admissions Office

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Each year the Admissions Office seeks the best and brightest Denison juniors to apply to be Senior Interviewers during their senior year. This is a wonderful professional opportunity that has benefits to any career path you may pursue. This year, as in past, we are requiring applications to be submitted earlier than normal so that we have ample time to interview and evaluate the candidates.

The main role of a Senior Interviewer is to interview prospective Denison students and meet with their parents to guide them through the college search process. You will provide a written evaluation of each candidate which plays a crucial role in our admission decisions. No matter what your career path, our Senior Interviewers find this position to be an excellent way to gain valuable interview and evaluation experience, while also making a direct impact on the future of Denison.

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Public Policy Leadership Conference @ Harvard’s Kennedy School

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Are you a first year or second year undergraduate student?

This could be a great opportunity!

The 15th annual Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) will take place February 19-February 22, 2015. PLEASE APPLY! The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.
Please note only first and second year undergraduate students who U.S. citizen or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
The conference will take place on the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All conference expenses are covered by HKS. The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service, particularly those from historically undeserved communities and people of color. While on campus, participants will learn about:
  • Careers in public service
  • Domestic and international policy issues
  • Fellowship programs
  • Summer Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes
  • Graduate schools that offer programs in public policy
  • Student life

The deadline to apply is November 12, 2014!

Click HERE to read interviews from previous PPLC participants.

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Join the Campus Climate Team!

Join the Campus Climate Team!

The Directors of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs and the Center for Women and Gender Action welcome applications from students to serve on the Campus Climate Team (CCT). We will select two students.

What is the CAMPUS CLIMATE TEAM?
The Campus Climate Team represents different constituencies of the campus in monitoring and reporting on matters that influence the climate experienced by members of the University community.

The Campus Climate Team (CCT) monitors campus climate issues through the review of individual and aggregated incidents that violate community standards; shares information with the Denison community about campus climate concerns by means of the Campus Climate Watch webpage; and reports at least once each semester to the President and to the Campus Affairs Council (CAC) on its findings regarding campus climate, with the expectation that its findings will be reported by CAC to both the DCGA Student Senate and to the faculty at regularly scheduled meetings.

For more information about who is on CCT and what we actually do, please click on the link below. Applications are due by Thursday, September 25 at 4:30 pm.

CCT Application: https://denison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6XtD3AjYGspKiAB

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Scholarship for Asian American Female Students

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Scholarship Overview:

Asian Women in Business (AWIB) is pleased to present our annual scholarship for Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship. Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level.

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