In the Eyes of the Beholder Fashion Show

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The Eye of the Beholder Fashion Show has been a staple event every spring in Denison for three years. Just before spring break, I sat down with the show’s creator, Juan Bernabe’ 2017 and had a conversation about different aspects of the show, his personal inspirations and plans for the future.

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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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Call for Martin Luther King Day Participants

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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.

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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.

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The Human Rights Film Festival – An Interview with Professor Isis Nusair

The International Studies Department in Denison University is hosting the 10th Human Rights Film Festival which showcases films and documentaries on pressing human rights issues around the world. I had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Isis Nusair, the chair of the department, to chat about this exciting event.

Chau Nguyen: Could you tell us about the history behind the Human Rights Film Festival? When did this program start at Denison and what was the inspiration behind it?

Professor Nusair: This is the 10th festival at Denison, which means we have been offering the films for ten years.

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Application Information for 2015 Paving the Way

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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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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.

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The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)


One way to have a meaningful summer is to apply to internships and summer programs that can help you build the skills that are useful in the future career path and field you choose to follow. Here’s a great opportunity to take great advantage of. The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) can give you a summer research experience that an undergraduate can only dream of. The program will be held over the course of 9 weeks over the summer. That is 9 weeks of doing research on a topic of your interest at Ohio State University (OSU).

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