Accolades

FEBRUARY 2017


Dosinda Alvite, Modern Languages-Spanish was elected Member of the Advisory Committee (Consejo Asesor) of Revista del Instituto Egipcio de Estudios Islámicos en Madrid (published since 1953).

Nida Bikmen, Associate Professor of Psychology, received a small research grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology for her project “White Americans’ smiles in same-race and interracial interactions“

Kevin Wines, Music, was honored at the central Ohio annual celebration of theatre at the Theatre Roundtable Awards.

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Center for Learning and Teaching

FEBRUARY 2017

 

Center for Learning and Teaching (Frank Hassebrock, Director)

Workshop Series on Learning, Teaching, and the Brain: Developing a Tool-kit for Supporting Denison Students (Sponsored by Center for Learning and Teaching, Dean of First-Year Students, Office of Student Support and Enrichment)

This workshop series provides faculty with brief tutorials, information, resources, and discussions to (a) increase their knowledge and understanding of the neurophysiological and brain processes which underlie different types of learning conditions or challenges that present in Denison students and (b) develop a toolkit of teaching and advising strategies and communication skills to support these students.

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Communication

FEBRUARY 2017

Employee Wellness 

What does your Cardiovascular Profile Look Like?

On March 3, 2017, Denison Employee Wellness will bring the Employee Health Screens back to campus during the Annual Employee Wellness Fair.   The screening process gives individuals a current cardiovascular profile.

Wellness Screens involve a finger stick and results include:  Triglyceride level, Cholesterol – both HDL and LDL,  and Glucose. 

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Diversity

FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY Calendar

We would like to send a special THANK YOU to all who made our Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration such a success, especially the eight student performers in Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied and those who facilitated the many workshops.  We had wonderful feedback from all of the projects, workshops and the performance. 

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Global Learning/ Off-Campus Studies

FEBRUARY 2017

Denison Global Scholars in Residence for Spring 17:

Elena Berg, Climate Scientist, American University of Paris. Hosted by ENVS/OCS.  Feb 25-Mar 4.

Claudio Piani, Climate Scientist, American University of Paris, Hosted by Physics/GEOS/OCS.  Mar 31-Apr 7

Denison is hosting a pair of Workshops for the Forum on Study Abroad. Thursday March 4 all day

https://forumea.org/training-events/workshops-training/

A morning workshop on ethics/standards and an afternoon one of student learning. 

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Important Dates

February 2017

Thursday, February 2
General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30

Friday, February 3

First Friday for faculty and administrators (Faculty Common) 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday Lunch (Knobel Hall) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch subsidized by Provost’s office –  Price $4

“Taking the Discovery of Pulque on Tour” Alexis Clark (Art History and Visual Culture)

Tuesday, February 14

Tuesday Lunch (Knobel Hall) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Scholarship

FEBRUARY 2017

Hanada Al-Masri, Assistant Professor of Arabic, is invited to  serve as a a Second Round Evaluator and selection Panelist for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in Washington D.C. -2017.

Sky LaRell Anderson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, published an article titled, “The Corporeal Turn: At The Intersection of Rhetoric, Bodies, and Video Games,” in Review of Communication (volume 17, issue 1).

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Professional Development

FEBRUARY 2017

Network for Academic Renewal

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility:
Higher Education’s Role in Addressing Global Crises

A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
October 12–14, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Proposals Due Monday, March 6, 2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for AAC&U’s 2016 Conference on Global Engagement and Social Responsibility.

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Students

FEBRUARY 2017

Steven Olmschenk, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Ions and Photons for Quantum Information” as an invited speaker at the 2017 Optics and Photonics Workshop, which took place January 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona.  Additionally, current senior research student Jessie Hankes (’17) attended the 2017 Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop, and presented a poster titled “Optogalvanic Spectroscopy of La I Hyperfine Structure”.

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The Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement

FEBRUARY 2017

The Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement would like to congratulate the following 13 students and alumni who have advanced to the semi-final round of the Fulbright competition:

Emily Cantrell (Mexico ETA)
Chelsea Chen (Turkey ETA)
Carolin Frias (France ETA)
Amber Garcia-Gonzales (Dominican Republic ETA)
Jeffrey Kautz (Germany ETA)
Sarah Lopez (Brazil ETA)
Matthew Miller ’10 (UK Creative Writing)
Philip Papaioannou (Poland Chemistry research)
Morgan Phoenix (Germany ETA)
Jennifer Reyes ’15 (Jordan ETA)
Anthony Sernus (Spain ETA)
Ryan Vagedes (Spain ETA)
Erin Worden (Greece ETA)
Final decisions on Fulbright Scholarship winners will be announced in late spring 2017.

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