Call for Martin Luther King Day Participants


Martin Luther King Jr. stated “that the inseparable twin of racial injustice was economic injustice”1 and in the last year of his life, King poured most of his energy into launching the Poor People’s Campaign, an organization dedicated to advocating for economic justice.

On Monday, January 25, 2016, Denison University will honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting award-winning author Dr. Mary E. Weems who will present “Black Notes,” a performance piece and workshop.  The performance addresses themes including racism, cultural pride, public education, identity development, racial profiling, domestic violence, alcoholism, lesbian/gay in U.S. society, foreclosure crises, breast cancer, and love.  Information about Dr. Weem’s workshop is below.  Dr. Weems’ performance and workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by a book-signing.  The breakout sessions and workshops begin at 3:00 p.m.

Opportunity to Lead Workshop

We are seeking faculty, staff, students and alumni who would like to present workshops or lead follow-up discussions on the above (and related) themes.  These sessions will also help us reflect on the spirit of Dr. King’s life and work.  We are asking Denisonians and Granville community members to engage, meaningfully, in educational spaces where the roles of teacher and learner will be exchangeable.  This opportunity allows us to increase the number of venues for dialogue, active listening and community occurring on our campus and in our community.

To propose a workshop, please complete the form found HERE.   Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by December 5, 2015.

We STRONGLY encourage abstracts that are co-authored by faculty/staff and student pairs, as well as student group leaders.  For more information please contact Alison Williams at williams@denison.edu

NOTE: There will be opportunities for community service from 10-12 am on Jan. 25th.

1 Martin Luther King Jr., New York, NY Sept. 1, 1958


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”  

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, AL 1957


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Morehouse College 1948

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Funding Resources for Denison Students


Funding Resources for Denison Students

The Horizon Fund

–The Horizon Fund was established in 2009 by 161 members of the Denison Class of 1959 as they celebrated their 50th anniversary reunion. The Fund is a permanent endowment to help support important opportunities for students. It is not the intent of the Horizon fund to provide grants that cover expenses associated with Denison coursework or senior projects but rather to support enrichment opportunities for the academic and/or co-curricular interests of students.

–Independent initiatives and creative projects are of particular interest to the governing Board. Applications for funding associated with academic and/or professional development conference registration and travel, service learning experiences, and field study will also be considered.

–Information is available on myDenison, under Student Development in Campus Resources.

For more information contact:  

Jenny Pearlman at pearlmanj@denison.edu

Office #: (740) 587-6208

Office: 1st Floor Doane (Student Development)

Can international students apply?

All students who are in good academic and conduct standing are eligible.


McMahon Stipends

–This stipend program was established by Denison alumnus and Life Trustee Joseph E. McMahon. All stipends are $3,300. These stipends must only support full-time, unpaid interns. Summer work terms should be approximately 10 weeks in length, totaling 350-400 hours.

–Applications are due at the end of February each year. Applications are only accepted by faculty members.

–Information is available on myDenison, under Career Exploration and Development in Campus Resources.

For more information contact:

Career Exploration & Development

Office #: (740) 587-6656

Office:306 Burton D. Morgan Center


Can international students apply?


Internship Stipend Program

–Internship stipends are available through the Office of Career Exploration and Development for students who have a registered internship through DULink.

The application process becomes available on DULink in March of each year. Students must have their DULink account updated and their internship registered in order to apply. Applications are on DULink.

For more information contact:  

Career Exploration & Development

Office #: (740) 587-6656

Office 306 Burton D. Morgan Center


Can international students apply?


Student Support Fund

–The Student Support Fund was established through the Office of Student Development and is  facilitated by the Office of Career Exploration and Development. It is intended to support an individual student’s need to further their education. Expenses funded could include graduate school testing fees, travel to grad school interviews, test preparation for graduate school exams, graduate school application fees, and more. The award limit is $475.00 and the amount granted is based on the individual student’s need.

Applications are available in Career Exploration and Development, Burton Morgan 306.

For more information contact:

Career Exploration & Development

306 Burton D. Morgan Center

Office #: 740-587-6656

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Campus Job Opportunity: Admissions Tour Guide


Are you a freshman or a sophomore? 

Are you passionate about Denison and its quirks? 

Looking for a little extra money? 


If you meet all of these criteria apply to be an Admissions Tour Guide! 

Admissions Tour Guides are responsible for formally introducing prospective students and their families to the Denison Community by conducting 50 minute campus tours. Tour guides should be able to work four to six hours per week plus one or two Saturday mornings each semester. Due to the hours, applications from HRs will not be considered. This is a selective position, and an interview and thorough training program is required. The student tour guide is a vital part of the Admissions process and is often the only person the prospective students meet during their visits to Denison. Successful applicants will be members of the class of ’18 or ’19 who are energetic, outgoing, articulate, strong academically, and have had positive experiences at Denison. Applications are due no later than December 11, 2015. Interviews will be held in January and February and training of new guides will take place immediately after. New tour guides will be on the tour schedule after spring break. Any questions about this application may be directed to Ann Showman (showman@denison.edu) or Franklin Gaglione (gaglionef@denison.edu) in the Admissions Office or to the Tour Guide Student Co-Coordinators, Hannah Goldman (goldma_h@denison.edu) or Nathan Myers (myers_n4@denison.edu).

To access the application, please follow this link.

Deadline is on December 11, 2015. 


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Amish Country Trip

During this fall break, I had a wonderful get-away from Denison with 25 other students to Amish Country – Ohio, 2 hours away from our campus. The Amish are known for their simple and peaceful living style separated from the modern world. On the way to the Amish village, I truly enjoyed the fairy tail landscape full with bright fall colors and old-fashioned architecture. Our first stop was the Heini’s Cheese Factory, where we tried and bought delicious cheese and local products. I was amazed to learn about the heritage of the Amish in the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, home to Behalt – a 10-foot tall by 265-foot long cyclorama picturing the Amish life, history and culture. Behalt, meaning “to remember”, illustrates the history of the Amish from their beginnings in Switzerland (1525) to the present day. Through the museum tour, I learned that the main reason why they refused to participate in the war was due to their harmony doctrine: living in peace and love your enemies. This also reminded me of a famous Amish proverb: “Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.”


My favorite part of the trip was the savory lunch and home tour at Sunset Home. We had a freshly made meal with creamy mashed potato, roast beef, chicken, noodles, tossed salad, homemade bread and desserts. We concluded our trip by visiting the Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery, taking back to Denison a myriad of good memories and experiences.


Now, let’s hear about how other students enjoyed the trip:


Alma Pinto ’19: “I really enjoyed experiencing a new culture that many people don’t really know much about. It was surprising to see how the Amish live amongst modern society. The museum was awesome and the food was incredibly delicious!”


Davide Rangel-Hernandez ‘16: “It was really educational learning about the Amish as a religion and a culture, since I had no idea where they came from, and did not know they had such deep roots. It is also incredible how they choose to live like that.”

aa Davide Rangel-Hernandez at the Heini’s Cheese Factory


Ivanna Salgado ’18: “Going to the Amish country  was a great experience  because  I was able to learn about  a new  culture. The food was great. The people  there were very welcoming  even though  our cultures  are very different. I appreciate their kindness.”

aaaaIvanna Salgado at the Sunset Home


Hieu Tran ’17: “I am glad I went on the trip. I got to learn so much about the Amish community something that was very foreign to me. Not only did I enjoy the food but also the hospitality of the people. I enjoyed being outdoors in such a peaceful environment with animals. My favorite part was meeting the horse, whom I named Fred, which is short for Frederique. I hope Denison will provide this trip more than once a year, especially when it is less cold out, giving students more opportunities to take part and learn about a different culture.”

aHieu Tran at the Sunset Home


Daniel Critchfield ’17:  “I was surprised with how welcoming the Amish and Mennonites were with those from a modern society. I was glad that they were very welcoming as this made me comfortable to ask questions about their culture. I was surprised to engage in the experience at Amish country. Visiting the cheese factory, Amish museum, and receiving dinner from an Amish family was a great way to learn about how Amish society compares to modern society in the US. I learned that although they have limitations in technology, there are similarities that can be made to modern society like respecting one another, even with different points of view. My favorite part was interacting with other students in learning about a new culture in the US. Denison must offer this trip and others like it because it allows students to step out of the university setting and explore cultures from a first hand experience.”

ssDaniel Critchfield and Brenda Seng at the Sunset Home


For more pictures about the trip as well as updates about different cultural events and programs on campus, please visit our Facebook Page or subscribe to our blog.

Chi Nguyen ’17


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Programs


The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program seeks out undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students currently pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). Students will spend 10 weeks in the summer developing research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. Selected candidates will train under the mentor-ship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program. Fellows are required to attend a Technical Forum where they will present their research findings and participate in the final organized Forum activities. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more about the MLEF Program and what it takes to apply! 


Application Deadline: December 21, 2015

Candidates Notified of Selection: Candidates will be notified of their status by April 15, 2016

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016

Orientation: Early June 2016

Technical Forum: August 8-12, 2016




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Lutheran Volunteer Corps Opportunity


Building Community, Working for Justice, Living Simply and Sustainably

Spend a year making a difference in the world. Apply now to Lutheran Volunteer Corps!

Round One Application deadline: January 15, 2016

The Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) has several upcoming opportunities for Denison University’s seniors. LVC is offering a  full-time stipend volunteer position. More information can be found here: Full-Time Stipend Volunteer Position Details

LVC is also very excited to announce their Food and Justice in Milwaukee Application & More Information

Beginning in August 2016, they will match at least 5 Volunteers with urban agricultural projects to increase the access to food in the Lindsey Heights & Harambee neighborhoods. These positions may of particular interest to students pursuing careers in agriculture or health sciences.

LVC remains an option for international students via their OPT (Optional Practical Training) visa status. And, they continue to work to educate students about student loan options during their year of service, including raising awareness about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

If you have any questions about the LVC program or LVC being present on your campus this fall or spring, please follow up with Elizabeth Flomo and she will make efforts to have an alumni or staff member get in touch with you.

Elizabeth Flomo

Recruitment & Outreach Manager

2235 Luther Pl, St. Paul, MN 55108 | 612-787-8844

For more info: Sample Application, FAQs, Application Timeline & Position Directory.


Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service and leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations for one year. All our Volunteers live in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. The cities in which LVC Volunteers live and serve are : Baltimore, MD; Wilmington, DE; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN; Omaha, NE; Seattle & Tacoma, WA; Berkeley, Oakland & San Francisco, CA.

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Undergraduate Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Students for Doctoral Study in History

From June 26 to July 1, 2016, Penn State’s Richards Center and the Department of History are sponsoring a one-week summer residential program to educate students about the admissions process and the academic profession. The week will consist of students participating in a simulated doctoral seminar as well as a series of writing, digital research, and student life workshops. Students will receive pre-graduate school advising about graduate admissions, research methods, and more from a community of scholars who are committed to diversifying the academy. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the behind-the-scenes look into Penn State’s Graduate History Program and the opportunity of a dual-titled degree with African American Studies. If this opportunity sounds like an interest to you, how to apply as well as application requirements are located on the image below or follow this link.


Applications will be accepted starting Dec. 18th and will continue until the positions are filled.

FINAL mentoring program brochure


Thanksgiving Break Housing- 2015


As you know, Thanksgiving Break is quickly approaching, and it is time to prepare your housing plans!

Crawford, East, Shaw, Curtis West, Shorney and Chamberlin are designated as break halls and will remain open during the Thanksgiving Break for approved students. All students who wish to remain on campus must complete a 2015 Thanksgiving Break Housing Application. Click here to Access the Break Housing Application. It is the responsibility of the Break Housing student to make arrangements with their host to get his/her room key PRIOR to the host’s departure from campus.

The deadline to submit a break housing request is NOON on Friday, November 13, 2015. Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted. Break housing will be limited to approved international students who cannot travel and do not have a domestic address, athletes required to remain on campus due to their athletic schedule, and those few students who require permission to remain on campus over break for sponsored academic reasons or campus employment purposes.

ALL students must vacate non-break housing buildings prior to 9:00am on Saturday, November 21st. The Office of Residential Education and Housing wishes for a safe and happy break for all. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding break housing or the application criteria for break housing, please contact our office at Housing@Denison.edu before the application deadline of Noon on Friday, November 13th.

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Employability Career Internship Fair for People With Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which this year has the honor of coinciding with the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities have made great strides in the workforce, but we still have a great deal of work to do as people with disabilities continue to have an unemployment rate nearly double the national average.

Students and alumni are cordially invited to Wright State University’s annual career fair targeting college students and graduates with disabilities. This year we have a great group of employers from Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati attending and looking to increase the diversity of their workforce with your talented students.  By participating in this event students have an opportunity to connect with employers who are seeking to fill internships, co-ops and permanent positions.

For accommodation requests, email employability@wright.edu
Wear your professional clothes, bring your updated résumés and let your confidence shine!

Learn more here

Date: 10/29/15
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Apollo Room, Student Union
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, Ohio 45435

EmployAbility Flyer Oct 2015


How to Get Off-Campus





Not sure about your options for getting off-campus? There are 2 main services on campus: Campus Services shuttles and Enterprise CarShare!

Campus Services Shuttles

Denison offers a free shuttle service that provides van rides to local stores and restaurants, as well as Columbus area shopping centers. The shuttles are available Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.  Make sure to sign up beforehand with Campus Services (2nd floor across from student mailroom) in Slayter Student Union! On the day of your trip you will go to the Burton Morgan Atrium where the vehicles will pick you up.

In addition, Denison provides students a shuttle service to and from the Columbus Airport for holiday breaks. Shuttle signups are also located at Campus Services.

Be sure to check the schedule for a full list of times and dates! (Fall schedule below)

Enterprise CarShare

Denison has two vehicles available for rental. The program is administered by Enterprise and is available to all Denison faculty, staff and students that have a valid driver’s license (including international licenses). Cars are parked in designated spaces at the Swasey Parking Lot near the Swasey Observatory and Gilpatrick. You sign up for a membership and then reserve a car to use to do whatever fits your fancy. Cars can be rented by the hour or day and include gas and mileage (up to 200 miles). Many students use this service so make sure to reserve it as soon as you can!

To learn more about the program visit the Enterprise Car Share site for Denison: http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/car-sharing/program/denison


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