Winter Break 2014-2015

A Message from the Office of Residential Education & Housing

As you know, Winter Break is quickly approaching. I wanted to take a moment to give everyone a few brief reminders for the break. 

Residence Halls will be closed from Saturday, December 20 at 9:00am through Sunday, January 18 at 9:00am. You may not stay on campus at any time during this period unless you have applied and been approved for Winter Break Housing.

    • Crawford, East, Shepardson, Curtis East, Curtis West, Smith, Chamberlin and Shaw (Shaw has limited access, see application) are designated as break halls and will remain open during the Winter Break.
    • The deadline to submit a Winter Break housing requests is noon, Friday December 12, 2014.  Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted.
  • All students who wish to remain on campus any time during Winter Break MUST complete a Winter Break Housing Application.  You can apply for Winter Break Housing online via the Residential Education and Housing Channel under the Campus Resources tab in MyDenison or by clicking on the link below:

 Winter Break Housing Application

The Office of Residential Education and Housing wishes a safe and happy break to all.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding break housing or the application criteria for break housing, please contact The Curtis Service Center at 740-587-6757 prior to the application deadline of Noon on Friday, December 12th.


Cari Meng

Assistant Director of Residential Education & Housing


Application Information for 2015 Paving the Way

PTW 2014 Staff

Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs (MCSA), Paving the Way (PTW) Pre-Orientation program encourages all entering students to participate in this program, although its primary focus is to assist traditionally under-represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University.

This program traditionally begins three days before August Orientation and extends throughout the academic year. Sessions address academic success, ethnic and cultural identities, personal development and an exploration of resources to build stronger relationships with Denison University.

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Application Info for 2015 ISS Pre-O


Pre-Orientation Goals:

International Student Services offers a four day pre-orientation program for students who are enrolling from countries outside of the U.S. The goal of the program is to facilitate the transition to the U.S. in general and more specifically to the academic, social and cultural landscape of Denison University. The program includes sessions on specific resources at Denison, healthcare and insurance in the U.S., immigration regulations, co-curricular engagement, campus employment and the myriad of opportunities available on campus and in our surrounding communities.

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Next Steps: Understanding & Responding to Racism & Inequity in Our Communities & Abroad

Please join us on Tuesday December 9th for a Teach-in hosted by Black Studies and The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement on “Next Steps: Understanding & Responding to Racism & Inequity in Our Communities & Abroad”. The event will start at 6pm in Slayter Auditorium.

What’s a Teach-in?

Teach-ins became popular in the 1960’s as a venue to talk about the involvement of the United States government in Vietnam. It has remained a powerful tool to discuss controversial issues in educational and academic environments. Teach-ins are meant to be practical, participatory and most importantly oriented towards action. Participation between speakers and audience are key to creating a successful teach-in.

Teach-In Flier

Purpose of Denison’s Teach-in:

Events surrounding the murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio, Renisha McBride in Dearborn, Michigan, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, (and other incidents) have re-ignited conversations about racism, inequality, and increasingly militaristic policing practices in black and brown communities across the US. This Teach-In strives to create a space for campus dialogue; provide social and historical context for these events and consider the impact of emerging and ongoing portrayals and responses.  

Denison Speakers: Karen Sears, Jack Schuler, Isis Nusuis, Deema Kaedbey, Charlotte Albrecht, Felice Knight,

Non-Denison: Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University (https://wgss.osu.edu/people/lindsey), Rashida Davidson- TransOhio (http://www.transohio.org/wordpress/), Ohio Student Association representative Marshawn McCarrel (http://www.ohiostudentassociation.org/), Sean Walton, Esq (http://thewaltonfirm.com/)


Google BOLD Intern Program 2015



Here’s a new Internship opportunity offered by Google. Freshmen through Juniors encouraged to apply:

“Google is proud to offer the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Intern Program. This program is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field.

Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including an 11-week paid internship, personal and professional development programming, executive speakers, mentoring, and community-building.

Interns at Google are offered competitive salaries and enjoy many Google perks. Relocation may be provided depending on your proximity to the Google office where you’ll be interning.

Applications are due by Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and will start reaching out to candidates in December 2014. All hiring will be complete by May 2015.”

Job locations include:Ann Arbor, MI, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA

For more information and the application, please follow this link: https://www.google.com/about/careers/search#!t=jo&jid=21415002&


Allie Colina– One of the Newest Additions to CLIC


Allie Colina is the newest staff member in the CLIC team. She’s working on helping Denison students have easier access to social spaces as well as aiding Aimee Maczko with Fraternity and Sorority life.

Julio Martinez: As one of the newest additions to the CLIC team, please tell us: why CLIC? Why back at Denison? Why Sorority and Fraternity Life?

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Thanksgiving Break: Housing Plans


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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International Potluck Dinner


For most international students, Big Red Weekend incites rather nostalgic and homesick feelings, as our parents in general are unable to come to Denison to visit us. However, thanks to the Big International Potluck Dinner, hosted by International Student Services (ISS), my quiet weekend was spiced up quite a bit. The idea was very simple: students signed up to cook and bring one dish of their choice to Curtis West Lounge on Saturday of Big Red Weekend. Everyone present would then share the dishes, simulating the concept of a family sharing food.

Some Vietnamese friends and I decided to try our cooking skills with the Vietnamese spring rolls (fun fact: it’s like the dish that every Vietnamese mother will teach their children to cook before they go abroad). We planned to meet up and cook on Saturday morning, so the dish would be available by the time of the potluck. We wanted to make the spring rolls a bit earlier so that if something went wrong, we had enough fixing time. We thought we were being overly cautious, but as it turned out, quite a few people shared the same idea. For example, the evening before the potluck, I already saw Moe Kyaw Thu, a freshman from Myanmar, practicing his Burmese chicken dish. I had nothing but respect for his careful preparation.

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