Women’s March on Washington

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington D.C., a million women and feminists/allies planned “to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march.” ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to participate in the March. It is designed as “a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm.

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Taste of Culture, What does Denison Taste like to you?

When I was asked by several fellow students on the Taste of Culture Education Committee, “what does Denison taste like to you?” I thought that I could come up with a quick and witty answer that encompassed many great ideals instilled at Denison University. However, the more I pondered this question I began to think deeper about what Denison truly means to me.

I could not help but think of the many different students from an assortment of backgrounds who I have met and have had the pleasure of working with.

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A Chicana’s Experience in Thailand

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*This article is written by Estrella Vargas ‘2017, an Anthropology and Sociology major. She is currently doing the Khon Kaen Development and Globalization program in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Estrella shared many of her interesting experiences and her outtakes on the internship.

Sawadee-Kah (Hello)

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It has been over two months since I set foot in the land of smiles, rice fields, 7/11’s, and… motorbikes. This is my first time living in a Southeast Asian country. Thus far, I have had great learning experiences, but I am certain that new adventures are still out there waiting for me.

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Internship Opportunity at Amazon

 

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Do you want to work on something that has impact?

Amazon looks for students who are effective leaders with the ability to motivate, mentor, and engage. We need leaders who will have ideas on how to improve our processes and who aren’t afraid to innovate. We need leaders who will embrace all the responsibility we give them and excel! Internships at Amazon are your opportunity to get meaningful real-world experience in your field of study, whether that be Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Facilities Management or Safety Management.

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Project Favela – An Interview with Analis Ibarra and Ashley Cervantes (pt. 2)

Welcome back! Last time, Analis Ibarra ‘16 and Ashley Cervantes ‘16 talked about Project Favela – what it is, what they did and how the local life in Brazil was like. You may read the article here [link]. This time, we will focus on the lessons they learned, the challenges they faced and the biggest takeaways Ashley and Analis got from Project Favela.

 

Chau Nguyen (CN): What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the trip?

 

Analis Ibarra (AI): For me, the most valuable lesson is sort of related to education and teaching.

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Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights

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Written by Rachel Elfman ’18

 

Hanukkah, often called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. after its destruction by the Syrian-Greeks. Against improbable odds, Judah Maccabee led a small army of Jews and defeated one of the strongest armies in the world.

When the Jews reclaimed the temple and tried to light its menorah, they found only enough oil for one day. Miraculously, this small amount of oil burned for eight days.

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Lutheran Volunteer Corps Opportunity

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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.

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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.

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Outlook’s Coming Out Week 2015 – an interview with Brian Allen

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This week, Denison University’s Outlook will host its annual Coming Out Week. I am lucky enough to get the opportunity to interview and receive very interesting and thorough perspectives from Brian Allen ‘14 – the President of the organization, on Outlook in general and this special event in particular.

First off, let us start with a rough overview of Denison University’s Outlook. In 1973, Dean Hansell – the president of DCGA at the time – worked to provide opportunities for Denison’s closeted gay and lesbian students to meet for support.

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Sister Leaders in Dialogue

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Dr. Fareeda Griffith and Dr. Karen Powell Sears reactivated a mentoring group – Sisters in Dialogue – on campus last fall with the support of the Office of the President, Sociology and Anthropology Department, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. The group “seeks to provide a forum for underrepresented young women to discuss emotional, academic and social issues relevant to their lives at Denison and beyond. Through monthly, informal gatherings we aim to create a faculty/student support network that promotes student success.”

The first session will be a panel discussion led by faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

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