Sticks and Stones: A Freshman’s First PPR

PPR 2016 Stick & Stones (1)
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


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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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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Elect Her 2015

Elect Her 2015
Denison will be hosting its fourth Elect Her training on Saturday, February 28, 10:30am-3:30pm. Elect Her is a national program designed to help reduce the gender gap in political representation. Denison is one of fifty colleges hosting this training. This workshop is designed to empower female leadership on and off campus. You will gain valuable skills through interactive sessions, guest speakers (Professor Suzanne Condray, the Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, and current members of DCGA), and a networking event! The deadline for applications is February 20.

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Spring Break LeaderShape Institute!

Spring Break Leader Shape Institute
A message from the Campus Leadership Involvement Center (CLIC!):

GUESS WHAT?!?! Due to the high number of applicants for LeaderShape Winter Break 2014, CLIC and Student Development have given us the opportunity to have LEADERSHAPE SPRING BREAK 2014!!!! This is an AMAZING opportunity that you can partake in from March 17-22, 2014. Find the application and more information at


Not convinced??? Think about your vision for the world. How can you bring this vision into reality? The whole mission of the LeaderShape Institute is to inspire college students to lead with integrity on their campuses and beyond, creating a just, caring, and thriving world.

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Building Community, Practicing Solidarity

M. Jacqui Alexander

M. Jacqui Alexander, is a Professor of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Pedagogies of Crossing: Feminism, Sexual Politics and The Sacred, The Third Wave: Feminist Perspectives on Racism, and a co-editor of Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World and Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. To learn more about Dr. Jacqui Alexander check out this short video (click here).

On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, Dr. Jacqui Alexander came to a lunch workshop at the Center for Women and Gender Action at Denison University.

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