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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International Potluck Dinner


For most international students, Big Red Weekend incites rather nostalgic and homesick feelings, as our parents in general are unable to come to Denison to visit us. However, thanks to the Big International Potluck Dinner, hosted by International Student Services (ISS), my quiet weekend was spiced up quite a bit. The idea was very simple: students signed up to cook and bring one dish of their choice to Curtis West Lounge on Saturday of Big Red Weekend. Everyone present would then share the dishes, simulating the concept of a family sharing food.

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Pre-Orientation for Students Coming from Abroad


I do not tend to have great experiences with orientations in general. The icebreakers are always awkward. There are way too many team activities for bonding purposes – in the end, people keep running around without doing the actual talking and getting to know each other part. And, most importantly, the orientation part – which I define as setting expectations and providing basic navigations for students – is severely lacking.

International Pre-Orientation (ISS Pre-O) defies all of those negative notions I hold.

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The Tale of Two Chopsticks

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Two Denison students wanted to keep in touch during their summer apart. They decided to become ‘pen pals’ with a twist: they both focused on using their photography skills. At 10pm every Saturday they would upload pictures to their Facebook album. The Denison artists worked with photo prompts that had them capturing not only their personal lives but those around them. Having it open on Facebook for all their friends to see, it quickly became a popular photo project that will now be open for all Denison students to see starting 6:00 p.m Friday, September 12th at their opening reception in the Bryant Arts Center.

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International Pre-Orientation Staff for 2014-2015

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The International Student Services would like to formally congratulate the 2014-2015 International Pre-Orientation Staff. Find the staff names below.


Szu-Yu(Jonathan) Huang

Christiaan Wijers

Staff members:

Ben Khoo

Jihyun(Jenny) Kim

Mihika Agarwal

Kyle Gasaway

Yaw Okyere Thompson

Shuwei Zhang

J.Davide Rangel-Hernández

Phuong Hoang

Yiwen Tang

Jessica Hess

Marilyn C.Virgen

Hannah Doermann

Wei Peng

Hieu Tran

Archit Agarwal

Find out more about our 2014 orientation staff members:

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A Message from the Office of Residential Education & Housing

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Spring Break is quickly approaching. Please take a moment to review the following information:

Residence Halls will close at 9:00am on Saturday, March 15th.  Residence Halls will re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, March 23, 2014. This is a ONE day opening. Students who arrive early will be asked to secure off-campus housing at their expense.

You may not stay on campus at any time during this period unless you have applied and been approved for Spring Break Housing. Crawford, East, Shepardson, Curtis East, Curtis West, Smith and Brown are designated as break halls and will remain open during the Spring Break for those who have applied for and been approved for break housing.

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Application Info for ISS Pre-O

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Pre-O for International Students (ISS Pre-O) is a special program offered for international students and for U.S. students who have been living abroad. The purpose of this program is to ease their transition to living and studying in the United States. More importantly, students who participate in this program have the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests and experiences.

2013 staff & students.

The application for ISS Pre-O Coordinator, which is open only to current sophomores and juniors, is posted in MyDenison – see Campus Resources / Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement / Pre-Orientation Programs.

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International Education Week

International Education Week

Unknown to some of us, this week is International Education Week. International Education Week is when there is extra focus given to study-abroad programs and international students. As stated by

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US Department of Education, “The world is enriched and we all win when everyone gets globally smarter.” This is why this week; the government is raising awareness of the different cultures not just in America but also the world. By connecting American students with the world, either by studying abroad or bringing international students to their campuses, both sides invariably benefit from sharing experiences and a better education that neither can provide alone.

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Familiar Stranger

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This is the cast of Familiar Stranger, and Hongyi Tian is the second from the left.

Hongyi Tian, from Xi’an, China, graduated Cum Laude from Denison last May with a major in Communication and a minor in Theatre. In Denison, he was Stage Manager and Sound Board Operator for Theatres of War, Assistant Stage Manager for Einstein & the Roosevelts and The Miss Firecracker Contest, and the Video Operator for Dead Man’s Cell Phone. He appeared as Warnock Waldgrave in The Nerd.

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Thanksgiving Break Housing Information


Hello everyone,

Please take note ~ the Thanksgiving break housing form is due on Monday, Nov. 18th at 12:00 pm (noon).

I will be out of the office through Wednesday of this week for my regional conference. Beth will be out of the office on Wednesday. Please plan accordingly.

I hope you have a good week!

Take care,

Marilyn (International Student Services)


Remember to figure out what you’re doing for Thanksgiving Break as soon as possible!

Greetings from the Office of Residential Education and Housing.

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