Jan 30
2015
Newark Advocate

“Licking County offered a great opportunity: the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and to become part of the community's fabric. It was also clear that the community was changing and growing,” says Steve Layman '73 in a Newark Advocate oped.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

At Denison's MLK Day convocation, author James Loewen discussed what he termed as the “nadir” period in U.S. history from 1890 to 1940, when he said race relations were at their worst. It was a time when confederate monuments to “The War Between the States” sprang up, the most lynchings of black Americans occurred, and when the second incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan occurred.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison University is a partner in a $2 million grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand options for language study. The grant is a response to the rising interest by undergraduate students in an increasing number of world languages such as Mandarin and Arabic, as well as Hebrew, African and Latin American indigenous languages.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

The Association of Physical Plant Administrators announces that Arthur Chonko, director of facilities services at Denison University, has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

Billy Collins, a former United States Poet Laureate, will perform Thursday at Denison University. Collins has published 10 collections of poetry, including “Questions About Angels,” “The Art of Drowning,” “The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems,” “Ballistics, Horoscopes for the Dead and Picnic” and “Lightning.”

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

In a Newark Advocate article, historian Laura Evans profiled Ralph Weeks Allan, a Denison student and member of the Pawnee. According to Evans, “In the 1920s, Ralph Weeks Allen, or Kuruks Pahetu in Pawnee, played football for Denison University and studied voice. He was a fine tenor who followed his Denison experience with study at Julliard.

“Ralph Allen left Denison one semester short of his degree. He worked as a singer, actor and model, making his home in New York City. His work most often had a Native American direction. Ralph was born in a tepee on the tribe’s Oklahoma reservation. He learned his people’s songs and dances from his mother.

“In 1931, Denison theater professor Richard Woellhaf wrote a play to feature Ralph Allen. The professor spent spring vacation in Oklahoma visiting Ralph’s tribe, whose chief was Ralph’s father. They were treated to feasts and the pipe ceremony. The play’s title is 'The Living Mist.'

“In 1930 Ralph Allen was featured in a Paramount film, 'The Silent Enemy.' The enemy is starvation. In 1936 he appeared on Broadway in Lynn Riggs’ play, 'Russet Mantle.' He played an American Indian.

“The Department of the Interior named Ralph Allen 'one of the outstanding Indians of today' in 1933. He appeared in various radio and television productions.”

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

The two-time Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet will present an early valentine to the community with a Vail Series performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. They also will appear at two non-ticketed events on Feb. 11, and 12.

Jan 27
2015
Columbus DIspatch

Denison University received a citation for its work by the The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle. The citation noted Denison University Theatre and Standing Room Only Theatre Company for their fruitful collaboration in the assured area premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Next to Normal,” a complex rock musical, poignant family drama and revelatory memory play about bipolar disorder.

Jan 25
2015
Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor asked ten college presidents what's on their reading list. Denison President Adam Weinberg is reading "Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business" by David Howitt '90, among others.

Jan 24
2015
Post and Courier

Don Seymour '67 keeps his son's memory alive with a nonprofit, “Clint Seymour Play Ball Fund.” Pittsburgh Pirates player, Neil Walker, is onboard as well.

Jan 24
2015
Oregon Artswatch

Hal Holbrook turns 90 on February 17, and he’s been portraying the great American writer, humorist, and social critic Mark Twain for more than 60 of those years. His one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” has become an American institution, a roving, garrulous, and sometimes sharply satirical entertainment that shifts with the times and somehow always seems to link the pitfalls and ridiculosities of Twain’s 19th and early 20th century world to our own.

Jan 23
2015
Washington Post

Richard Lugar '54, president of the Lugar Center and a former U.S. senator from Indiana and Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and a former U.S. senator from Georgia opine on the United States and Russian partnership on nuclear security in view of the stand-off in Ukraine and other current factors.

Jan 22
2015
Delmarvanow

Douglas Holtz-Eakin '80, president of American Action Forum, discusses the Republican party and a lack of a comprehensive plan for the middle class in an op-ed.

Jan 22
2015
Yahoo! News

Erik W. Klemetti, a volcanologist in Denison University's geosciences program, explains that the Colima volcano in Mexico shoots out sticky lava when gases trapped inside new magma collect, causing pressure to build in the vent.

Jan 22
2015
Huffington Post

Jennifer Garner '94 is a working actress and busy mother of three who makes time for strength-training circuit workouts four or five days a week. But she recently told professional makeup artist and Yahoo beauty editor-in-chief Bobbi Brown that her days of intense dieting are a thing of the past.

Jan 21
2015
Sandusky Register

The board of the Erie County Economic Development Corp. has named Abbey Bemis '12 director. Bemis, an economics and international studies double major at Denison, has been with the agency for three years and was interim director.

Jan 21
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison's Vail Series presents former Poet Laureate Billy Collins on Thursday, Jan. 29. In addition to Collins, other scheduled events include a day-long prorgram of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Human Rights Film Festival.

Jan 21
2015
Newark Advocate

Prior to her work at Denison, for more than 15 years the college's Chief Information Officer, Dena Speranza has worked with private universities, including Capital and Ohio Dominican, to provide expertise in information technology management.

Jan 21
2015
WGN Radio

A lifelong Chicagoan, Roe Conn '86 has been one of the city’s top rated radio personalities for the last two decades. For the past ten years, Roe has been recognized annually in Talkers Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America.”

Jan 21
2015
Newark Advocate

Bret Woolard is leading Denison's basketball team in scoring- with his twin brother Brad not far behind. The two can have the opposing team seeing double.

Jan 19
2015
Columbus Dispatch

In an innovative program at the Columbus Zoo, Emily Cunningham '97, works with high school students, providing instruction on observation, data collection and analysis, as well as zoology, statistics and chemistry, as the students pursue their interest in biology and zoology.

Jan 19
2015
NBC4

Denison University’s the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2015 Day of Learning theme, “Education for Justice,” focuses on the role of education in the quest for justice. Keynote speaker and author James Loewen is a sociologist who has uncovered many omissions and half-truths in American history high school textbooks.

Jan 18
2015
Off Shore Energy Today

John Faraci ‘72, former chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper, has joined the board of ConocoPhillips. Prior to this role, Faraci was chief financial officer from 1999 to 2003, and served in various other financial, planning and management positions at the company between 1974 and 1999.

Faraci has served as a non-executive director of PPG Industries since 2012 and United Technologies since 2005. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Moscow School of Management and is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, Denison University and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Faraci holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Denison University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jan 15
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Challenging a major-college powerhouse in swimming and diving can be intimidating for a Division III team, but Denison University swimmer Conrad Wuorinen ’16 thinks he’ll have an edge in Friday’s (1/16/15) meet with Ohio State.

Jan 15
2015
Washington Post

1984 Denison alum Steve Carell has been nominated for an Oscar for his chilling portrayal of millionaire John DuPont in the movie "Foxcatcher." "Foxcatcher" also garnered nominations for Mark Ruffalo as a supporting actor and Bennet Miller as director.