We’ve announced the time and place of our annual Denison Reunion Weekend gathering, on the afternoon of June 3, 2017. See link for details.
The view from the August 28 gathering
Denison Pride held a late-summer gathering on Sunday, August 28 — in Provincetown, MA, at the gorgeous harbor-side home of Kim Cromwell ’81. Sixteen alums, spouses, allies, and friends of the college met for drinks and snacks, while admiring the extraordinary late-afternoon harbor views.
We reconnected with old friends, made new ones, and had some surprising cross-era conversations about treasured Denison mentors. (Nan Nowik, wherever you are, we hope you were listening!) We talked about changes in the college and its embrace of diversity since many of us were students in 1970s-90s. We took a fabulous group photo of the alums.
It was a very happy occasion, and we are already talking about when and where to plan a summer gathering for Denison Pride alums and friends next year.
Thanks especially to Kim and Kath for their wonderful hospitality, and to everyone who joined us in P-town!
—Jeffrey Masten ’86
(Group Picture: Seated — Christopher Collette ’91, Jim Lundy ’83, Jeffrey Masten ’86, Kim Cromwell ’81, Ron Cruikshank ’75. Standing — Brian Galloway ’83, Lisa Wilson-Wright ’94, Val Mockus ’94.)
Big Red Weekend gathering with Alums, Friends, Outlook
Sept. 24, 3:00 p.m.
Outlook and Dean of Students Bill Fox are hosting a gathering of LGBTQ students, alums, and friends at Dean Fox’s home this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24.
If you’re returning for Big Red Weekend – or nearby and thinking about it – please stop by! Outlook Pres. Jeremy Torres’s invitation appears below and on the Denison Pride Facebook page.
There will be an opportunity to meet Outlook members and its exec. group, to talk about campus climate, and to talk with students about life and careers at and after Denison. Patrick Hewitt, Denison Pride’s Alumni Council rep, will be there, so be sure to say hello to him and ask him what’s up with our group (there’s news!).
- Event info:
3:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Home of Bill Fox, Dean of Students
231 W. Broadway St., Granville
There will be snacks!
Please tell anyone you know who’s returning to campus and would be interested. You don’t have to register to attend, but Denison asks that you do:
Registration link for Big Red Weekend —
Hi Denison Pride,
I’m Jeremy Torres and I am Outlook’s President for this academic year. I want to welcome you all to Big Red Weekend 2016. Outlook is happy to welcome back Denison Pride again for our annual alumni gathering. During this time you will be able to meet current executive board members and find out the direction Outlook is heading towards this year. This will also be one of the many spaces where you will be able to formulate how you all would like to contribute to the success of Outlook as Alumni. This could range from coming to an Outlook event, provide encouragement and support to Outlook members, or even by providing and sharing internship opportunities.
The location and time of the event this year will be at the home of Bill Fox, Dean of Students.
The address is 231 W. Broadway St., Granville, OH
The time of the event is 3:00pm on September 24, 2016
Appetizers will also be present at this event.
Registration for Big Red Weekend can be found at this link
I look forward to meeting all of you.
Prior to each Denison Alumni Council meeting on campus, the GLBTAA’s representative updates the larger Council on our activities. Here’s a version of GLBTAA representative Patrick Hewitt’s spring report to the Council:
Every election year underscores the ongoing need for the GLBT community to promote understanding, education, and interaction. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Association continues to promote a strong network of Denison alumni to build connections, promote education, and support current students.
In September, the GLBTAA hosted a social hour during Big Red Weekend. The event was open to current students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and the discussion ranged from current issues on campus to the dramatic changes in campus life for GLBT people. The event, hosted by Dean of Students Bill Fox and his family and moderated by current Outlook President Brian Allen, showcased the continued work of current students to make Denison a welcoming place.
Over the winter, the GLBTAA set up and began managing an account to provide alumni the opportunity to direct donations to Outlook. For those wanting to support our current students, here are the details:
1. Visit support.denison.edu/give to make your contribution online.
2. Designate your gift toward highest priorities on the first page.
3. On the second page under “additional details about my gift” indicate that your support is for the GLBTAA Fund.
Any donations go directly to the fund to support on-campus events and community-related educational opportunities for current students.
For the alumni association, the Steering Committee continues its work to build a website for the organization. It will include up-to-date information, an online newsletter, information about how to get involved, and ways to give to Denison.
The GLBTAA will be hosting an open house during the 2016 Reunion Weekend. It will take place on June 4, 2016 from 3-5 PM in Beth Eden (the admissions office) First Floor. The event will include a social gathering, conversation, and brief updates on Outlook, the Queer Studies program, and the alumni association. Stop by to meet new Denisonians, connect with former classmates, and get an update on the Denison GLBT community.
Life on campus has also changed, with the college introducing new majors to meet the demand of prospective students and better orient the college toward in-demand careers. The Center for Career Exploration is also introducing new ways for Denisonians to explore the workforce and for alumni to assist current students, such as the internship program and Denison Switchboard.
The GLBTAA has numerous opportunities coming up to get involved and stay in contact with your classmates, friends, and current students. We will continue to update you in the coming months. Thank you!