Sticks and Stones: A Freshman’s First PPR

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The PossePlus Retreat (PPR for short) is a yearly retreat in which Posse Scholars, non-Posse students, Faculty and Staff come together for a weekend to discuss a topic that the Posse community decides on prior to the retreat. This year, the title was “Sticks + Stones: Language and Speech in a Diverse Society”. Being a first-year students, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Before the retreat, PPR was talked about as some mythical rite of passage that posse scholars go through.

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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

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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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Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One Pre-Orientation Staff Announced!

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Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs (MCSA), the Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One Pre-Orientation 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 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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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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The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

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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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Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One

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Over the summer, I was mailed a booklet that contained all first-year programs, including the pre-orientation programs that Denison offers. At first, I thought to myself, why would I want to get to college sooner? Why do I want to rush myself into this pool of bigger and scarier fish? All of these questions ran through my mind. However, there were certain pros that outweighed all of the cons. I would be able to settle into my residence hall before the entire campus arrives, I would be able to choose my side of the room first and I would get to meet new people.

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2014 GLCA Student of Color Leadership Application

Who Am I: Navigating the Depths of Intersectionality as a Student Leader and Activist

The 24th annual Students of Color Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) and hosted by a GLCA member institution (this year, DePauw University), will take place November 7-9, 2014. The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCCE) at Denison University has a limited number of spots for students to attend and is asking interested students to fill out the participant application form. If selected to attend, all associated fees (registration, hotel accommodation, transportation, and conference meals) will be covered.

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