Denison Magazine - Issue 02 | Spring 2023

issue 02 | spring 2023
From the group chats to the golf tournaments, the happy hours to the happy birthdays, alums share how the friendships forged on The Hill last a lifetime.


A few new and noteworthy items from around The Hill.
Students on the Swings by Silverstein Hall

Fresh bites in the village

Whether you're grabbing a bite to eat or toasting a lifelong friendship, the options for your next visit to Granville just keep getting better.
Coasters and stickers from restaurants around Granville

Art imitates life

Author and illustrator Jessie Kanelos Weiner ’08 catches us up on her life in Paris.
Jessie Kanelos Weiner ’08 painting with watercolors

Pitching on an international stage

Denison softball star Sydney Silverstein ’25 has already won gold in the Maccabiah Games, Israel’s biggest sporting event. She’s just getting started
Sydney Silverstein pitching

'What have I done?'

Coach Jeff German found himself on thin ice trying to revive a Big Red club hockey dynasty. Then the team started winning.
Denison hockey players embracing

A history lesson all his own

With help from history professor Megan Threlkeld, Carter Patton ’23 tapped his family past for an inventive senior project on World War II.
Carter Patton ’23 in conversation with Megan Threlkeld

Pedagogy perfected

Denison's Teaching Seminar introduces relevant teaching topics, stimulates discussion within the group, and builds community for new faculty members.
Rebecca Homan

Economics from every angle

Zarrina Juraqulova shares how her childhood in Central Asia informed her career path and how economics is as much about people as money.
Zarrina Juraqulova

The Office: Eric Liebl

Eric Liebl retired this spring after 29 years of teaching molecular biology and genetics. He took us to his second office: the Bio Reserve.
Eric Liebl hiking in the bio reserve

The meaning of mentorship

Zoe Meyer '23 was a junior when she decided to major in journalism. The late move felt risky, but assistant professor Doug Swift had her back.
Zoe Meyer '23 with assistant journalism professor Doug Swift

Class Notes

Adding it all up

For Thao Pham ’24, the future = math + economics + the next challenge
Thao Pham ’24

In Memoriam

The Last Word

No Boss? No fuss

The concert would become a minor footnote — and our 48 hours together would be deeply profound in ways we never anticipated.
From Left to Right: Howard Fish ’78, Peter Sparks ’78, Hunter Nickell ’78, Steve Pisanelli ’78, Tony Padgett ’78, David Crouse ’77
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