Global Studies Seminar – Call for Presentations:
The Global Studies Seminars (GSS) has been a Denison tradition for three decades now. It is an interdisciplinary seminar series that welcomes any topics of global relevance and importance. We try to balance the seminar series content with contributions from the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and the arts.
OCS is now advising Class of 2020 (current First Year students) about study abroad options. They will go abroad mostly in their junior year, 2018-2019 academic year.
Please encourage your students to come see us in Burton Morgan 417. Students start the process by attending “Study Abroad 101”, a 30 minute student led presentation about why and how one can study abroad.
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday Lunch (Knobel Hall) 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch subsidized by Provost’s office – Price $4
“Sovereignty and White Supremacy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre” Heather Pool (Political Science)
Thursday, April 6
General Faculty Meeting (Herrick Auditorium) 11:30
Friday, April 7
First Friday for faculty and administrators (Faculty Common) 4:30 p.m.
David Baker, Professor of English’s poem, “Stolen Sonnet,” was included in The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas ), published this spring on the occasion of Brooks’ centennial. He curated “Words on a Journey,” a symposium on the poetry of W. S. Merwin with new essays by four poet-critics, which appeared in March/April 2017 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle; Baker’s essay, “Erasure, Extinction, and Merwin’s Preserved World,” is part of the symposium.
Megan McCarthy Odell ‘2019 won first place in the musical theatre category of the NATS Regional Singing Competition at the University of Toronto. The event took place on March 4th and the competing singers represented colleges and universities in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Odell won a cash award for her masterful performance and she was also selected to sing on The Concert of Promise held later that day at the University.
CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS
The Lisska Center will be making several awards of $2,000 each to rising junior or senior women this year as a part of the Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Program.
The scholarship was endowed by alumna Deborah Mohatarem (’76) and is to be awarded “to a female upperclass student who has demonstrated achievement in several of the following areas — academics, service, the arts, student leadership, or is a student who has shown outstanding and extraordinary achievement in one area.” High academic achievement is baseline.
It’s that time of year! Check out the Writing Program’s “Resources for Advisors”
As you’re meeting with your advisees to talk about registration for Fall 2017, you may be fielding some tricky questions about the writing requirements. Do first-year students get credit for W-overlays? Can students take one of their W courses while studying abroad?
R. C. Good Fellowships
Under the Robert C. Good Faculty Fellowship program, a tenured faculty member is released from all normal teaching and advising responsibilities for one semester. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to advance a major research or other creative project. The awards are competitive, and their number is limited. We are pleased to announce the Fellows for 2017-18.
Center for Learning and Teaching (Frank Hassebrock, Director)
Pedagogical Practice Projects
PPP offers continuing full-time faculty an opportunity to design, implement, and evaluate a pedagogical innovation that represents a significant change in teaching practices or pedagogical approach. Proposals that are selected following review by the Center’s Advisory Group provide a stipend and travel expenses for a conference presentation of the project.
Teaching in Today’s Political Environment
A Faculty Conversation
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30pm
Center for Learning and Teaching, A07 Library
Facilitator: Linda Krumholz
Changes in the political environment have created new challenges for Denison in and out of the classroom. The college is engaging in multiple efforts to address the needs of our students, faculty, and staff.