Feb 15
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison is presenting a week of music, dance, poetry, fine arts, theater and even a little "Creative Destruction" in its semi-annual TUTTI Original Works Festival.

Feb 11
2015
USA Today

In a list of “Top Ten Dynamite Day Trips,” USA Today tapped Granville, Ohio, home to Denison, as a place to find “unexpected travel treasures in many small cities near major urban centers.”

Feb 11
2015
Granville Sentinel

The 91-year-old Granville Inn closed early last August for a $9 million renovation, after Denison purchased it in the fall of 2013. The Inn is adding nine new rooms, an elevator, two new kitchens and a new banquet facility, among other items.

Feb 10
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Denison mens’ basketball coach Bob Ghiloni has breakfast with his team captains once a week. He wants to do a check on them and where they are. According to the Columbus Dispatch: “I want to hear what they’re saying and to know where their heads are at,” Ghiloni said. “When we run a motion offense or flex, well, that’s my call. But I’ve given a lot of autonomy to the players. We allow them to coach one another. This isn’t about any one player, but the team.”

Feb 10
2015
Newark Advocate

A Philosophy Coffee, titled “Why Do We Have a Responsibility for the Environment?,” will explore questions surrounding this topic. In addition, an original student production, “The Genital Monologues,” will take place in the coming weeks at the college.

Feb 9
2015
Noozhawk

In his understated, humble way, Steve Carell '84 wowed a sold-out crowd at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented him with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award.

Feb 8
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Former basketball player and captain Kevin Arway '01 is fighting an aggressive brain tumor. The high school basketball coach is working hard to come back to his team, even while he continues to inspire.

Feb 6
2015
Truthout

Denison faculty Jack Shuler writes of the importance of investigating a decades-old massacre. In discussing the Orangeburg massacre of 1968, Shuler writes:

“I found that, no matter whether it was a guardsman or patrolman, a student activist or citizen who was alive then, near to or far from the massacre, they were all touched by those bullets in some way. And when I spoke with archivists, historians, journalists, pastors, community leaders and young college students, those shots were still reverberating for them, too.”

Feb 6
2015
New York Times

Denison's sustainability programs, including its Green Hill Fund, which treats green projects as investments and reinvests the funds in further green projects, were highlighted in a New York Times article by David Bornstein, a thought leader in social innovatoin and sustainability efforts.

Feb 6
2015
Delgazette.com

In an public letter of thanks for his service, Judge Duncan Whitney '64 is lauded for his mentorship, legal advice, and fair treatment in the courtroom.

Feb 5
2015
Newark Advocate

The Ruhks, featuring Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith and Ronnie Bowman, will headline Denison's 11th annual Bluegrass Festival, directed by Andy Carlson and Casey Cook.

Feb 5
2015
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

At 6' 1”, last year's NCAA Newcomer of the Year Jordan Holmes '17, is second in blocks (270), 67 away from the school record, and fourth in rebounds (671), 251 from the record and only 61 away from third place.

Feb 5
2015
Santa Barbera Independent

Oscar nominee Steve Carell '84 opens up in an interview about his chilling portrayal of John Du Pont in 'Foxcatcher,” his career and his future.

Feb 4
2015
VICE News

“The sulfur is what causes most of the respiratory issues,” Erik Klemetti, a geoscientist at Denison University in Ohio, told VICE News. “When you mix it with water you can get acid rain and burning in your eyes and throat even if you’re fairly far away.”

Feb 2
2015
Webwire

Actor/advocate Jennifer Garner '94 and journalist Nicholas Kristof explore a low-cost home-visiting program in the new PBS documentary “A Path Appears” is showing dramatic results in many of the nation’s poorest communities.

Jan 31
2015
Newark Advocate

One of the greatest softball players ever spearheaded a six-hour event at Denison University on Saturday and struck a passionate chord for Jennie Finch and her sport with nearly 300 players from all over Ohio and five surrounding states. Finch taught them that throwing like a girl is a powerful thing.

Jan 30
2015
Newark Advocate

Adam Weinberg, Denison president, appreciates life in Licking County. As he looks back over his first year here, he talks about the people, quality of life, the opportunities, the schools, the workforce and the challenges of life in Central Ohio.

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.