Big Red Weekend Schedule

SCHEDULE

September 28-30, 2018

Below is an up-to-date schedule for Big Red Weekend. Please note, though, that events are subject to change. When you arrive, please check in at the Welcome Center and pick up a schedule lots of other information.

Download a printable (PDF) version of the Big Red Weekend Schedule.

Events and activities listed in Bold and Red are open to all.

Friday – September 28, 2018
9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. University Archives & Special Collections Open House
Stop by and check out Denison’s impressive history. Special items will be on display.
William Howard Doane Library, Level B
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family Leadership Council Meeting
By invitation only
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
1 – 4 p.m. Knowlton Center Open House for Family Members and Alumni
Stop by to learn about all the exciting opportunities happening in the Knowlton Center. Family members: See how you can help students and young alumni in their career exploration journey.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
1 – 4 p.m. Off-Campus Study Office Table and Screening Room
Stop by our table to meet some of our student ambassadors and returnees, and to get information about the options we have for studying off campus. We also will be showing our student-made Digital Storytelling Projects, created the semester after they returned from abroad.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Third-Floor Atrium
1 – 4 p.m. International Student Services
International Students Services has expanded to meet the needs of our growing international student population! We are now located in Burton Morgan 417. Please stop by to meet our new staff members Dorota Kendrick, immigration data management administrator, and Chad Buckwalter, program manager, and to find out where our students are from.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Third-Floor Atrium
3 p.m. Green Energy Ohio Tour
Take a short walk in the Denison University Biological Reserve and see the 2.33 megawatt solar array that provides approximately 15 percent of the college’s energy needs. Jeremy King, Denison’s director of sustainability and campus improvement, will share the story of the solar installation, and how it contributes to the University’s ambitious carbon reduction goals. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about the Green Energy Ohio Tour.
Denison University Biological Reserve
3:30 p.m. Philosophy Coffee
All are welcome. Discussion topic: “BS, Lies, and Fake News.” From Myanmar to the U.S., people are increasingly worried about the effects of fake news on their lives and political systems. But what is fake news? What are its root causes? Does a rise in fake news shed any light on the nature of politics? Harry Frankfurt has argued that lies are not the same thing as BS, and that the latter is a more serious threat to democracy. Is fake news a form of BS or something else?
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Room 327
5 – 10 p.m. On-Campus Childcare
Childcare is available from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Shepardson College Room on the fourth floor of Slayter Hall. Cost is $20. Suggested for ages 12 and under. Register Friday childcare here.
Shepardson College Room, Slayter Hall, Fourth Floor
5 – 6 p.m. Knowlton Center Networking Event
Alumni, parents, and students are invited to meet each other for a casual networking event. Bring your business cards and your questions!
Burton D. Morgan Center, Faculty Common, Room 314
5 – 7 p.m. Swim & Dive Reception
For all swim & dive alumni, family, and friends. Register for the Swim & Dive Reception here.
Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
5:30 p.m. Varsity D Association Hall of Fame Induction Reception and Dinner
By invitation only
Mitchell Center, Atrium
5:30 – 7 p.m. Black Alumni Association Meeting with Black Student Union BSU Lounge in Smith Hall
5:30 p.m. Ice Hockey Reunion Happy Hour Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
6 p.m. Shabbat Candle-Lighting
Hillel welcomes all students and parents to join us for Shabbat candle-lighting and Kiddush at 6 p.m. in the Sukkah on A-Quad. Come and meet the board, have some refreshments, listen to some music, and mingle with the Denison Jewish community!
Sukkah on the Academic Quad
7 p.m. Black Student Union and Black Alumni Association Welcome Mixer for students, parents, and alumni Slayter Hall, Third Floor
7 p.m. Ice Hockey Reunion BBQ and Alumni Gathering
By invitation only.
The home of former coach Seth Patton
8 p.m. Student A Cappella Concert
Enjoy a concert presented by Denison’s four stellar a cappella singing groups. It’s a Big Red Weekend tradition you won’t want to miss! All are welcome.
Swasey Chapel
Saturday – September 29, 2018
8 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Annual Golf Outing
By invitation only
Denison Golf Club (formerly Granville Golf Course), 555 Newark Granville Rd., Granville, OH 43023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Volunteer Summit
By invitation only
Center for Learning and Teaching, William Howard Doane Library
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Center
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Big Red Weekend giveaway!
Burton D. Morgan Center, Second-Floor Atrium
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ‘Camp Denison’ Child Care
Childcare is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Reese-Shackelford Common. Cost is $20. Suggested for ages 12 and under. Register Saturday childcare here.
Reese-Shackelford Common
9 a.m. – noon Knowlton Center Open House for Family Members and Alumni
Stop by to learn about all the exciting opportunities happening in the Knowlton Center. Family members: See how you can help students and young alumni in their career exploration journey.
Austin E. Knowlton Center for Career Exploration, Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 205
9 – 9:30 a.m. Black Alumni Association Reunion Breakfast Barney-Davis Hall Board Room
9 – 9:45 a.m. Swim & Dive Parents’ Meeting with Gregg Parini and Coaching Staff Mitchell Center, All-American Room
9 – noon Office of Admission Open
Stop by and visit with Admission staff who will be available to answer any questions about the admission process or take recommendations for prospective Denison students.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Fifth Floor
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Black Alumni Association Business Meeting Barney-Davis Hall Board Room
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game
All former varsity women’s lacrosse players are invited to dust off your old cleats and lax stick and join us for our practice! Join in on drills and scrimmage opportunities as much or as little as you’d like. We have spare goggles and a few extra sticks if needed. Register for the Alumnae Game here.
Lamson Field
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Squash Open House
Meet Pam Anckermann, Denison’s new squash coach. Bagels, coffee, and juice will be served. Racquets will be available for alumni and family members who want to play with one another and current Denison team members. All are welcome.
Mitchell Center Squash Courts
9:45 a.m. Swim & Dive National Championship Banner Unveiling Mitchell Center, Trumbull Aquatics Center
10 – 11 a.m. *** A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT ***
Everyone is encouraged to attend this premier Big Red Weekend event. Learn about all that’s new and exciting at Denison. You won’t want to miss this! Coffee and tea will be available.Adam Weinberg holding a microphone while speaking
Herrick Hall, Auditorium
10 a.m. Ninth Annual Alumni and Family Swim & Dive Meet Mitchell Center, Trumbull Aquatics Center
10:30 a.m. Women’s Lacrosse Tailgate Brunch
Join our current players and families for a relaxed brunch following the Alumnae Game. Register for the Tailgate Brunch here.
Lamson Field (Rain site: Varsity D Room in the Mitchell Center)
11 a.m. – noon Summer Scholars Showcase
Visit with students who recently conducted their 10-week independent summer research projects both on and off campus through the Denison Summer Scholar Program.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Third-Floor Atrium
11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Earlham College
Support the DU field hockey squad as it takes on the Quakers of Earlham in this exciting NCAC match-up. Admission is free!
Piper Stadium
11 a.m. Women’s Rugby vs. Kenyon College
Cheer on the women’s rugby club as it takes on the Ladies of Kenyon! The field is east of Granville Middle School.
210 New Burg Street, Granville, OH 43023
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Baseball BBQ Lunch
Alumni, family, and friends of Denison baseball welcome.
Lamson Lodge
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kappa Sigma Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of Kappa Sigma welcome. Gather for a tailgate for the men’s soccer game vs. Kenyon or stop by throughout the afternoon.
Kappa Sigma House, Lounge Space
11 a.m. Ice Hockey Alumni Committee Meeting
By invitation only
Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 220
11 a.m. Green Energy Ohio Tour
Take a short walk in the Denison University Biological Reserve and see the 2.33 megawatt solar array that provides approximately 15 percent of the college’s energy needs. Jeremy King, Denison’s director of sustainability and campus improvement, will share the story of the solar installation, and how it contributes to the University’s ambitious carbon reduction goals. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about the Green Energy Ohio Tour.
Denison University Biological Reserve
11:15 a.m. – noon Denison Discussions
All of the fun of class without the stressful quiz. Learn about what’s new and exciting at Denison!

The new Data Analytics major
Hear from students and faculty about (and how you might contribute to) the innovative, experiential, and interdisciplinary features that uniquely integrate the Liberal Arts into our Data Analytics program.
Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science, Room 210
Denison’s new Red Frame Lab
Come to the Red Frame Lab to learn about how students are using design thinking and entrepreneurial ideas to solve campus problems and make plans for their futures.
Slayter Hall, Red Frame Lab, Second Floor
Shakespeare by the Sword, a Denison Seminar
Learn about this team-taught course that approaches Shakespeare through both the mind and the body. Acting, fencing (and other stage combat), scene design, textual analysis, and directorial techniques are all covered. This unique approach to Shakespeare, which includes several days at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, makes the Bard more accessible, and more fun!
Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science, Room 212
Various Locations
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Big Red BBQ Under the Tent
Enjoy a casual lunch with alumni, family, and friends! The menu includes pulled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, kettle chips, desserts, and more. Also, registered dietitian Eric Pecherkiewicz MS, RDN, LD, will be on hand to answer any questions family members have about Bon Appétit’s approach to student food service at Denison, including special dietary needs.
Reese-Shackelford Common
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Black Alumni Association Meet and Greet with Black Caucus Barney-Davis Hall Board Room
noon Men’s Soccer vs. Kenyon College
Cheer on men’s soccer as they challenge the Kenyon Lords in an important conference contest! Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
12:15 p.m. Swim & Dive Recognition Reception and Hall of Champions Induction Curtis Dining Hall, Provost’s Dining Room
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Black Alumni Association BBQ with BSU and La Fuerza Latina Moshier-Huchison House
1 – 4 p.m. Delta Gamma Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the DGs are welcome.
203 North Mulberry St., Granville, OH 43023
1 p.m. Men’s Rugby vs. John Carroll University
Cheer on the men’s rugby club as it takes on the Blue Streaks of John Carroll! The field is east of Granville Middle School.
210 New Burg Street, Granville, OH 43023
1:30 – 6 p.m. Inaugural Alumni Golf Team Outing
Friends and fans of the Denison varsity golf program are invited to play golf with alumni and family members. All Big Red Weekend attendees are welcome. Register here for the Golf Outing ($115 per person).
Denison Golf Club (formerly Granville Golf Course), 555 Newark Granville Dr., Granville, OH 43023
2 p.m. Tour of the Denison Biological Reserve
The 350-acre span of Denison’s Bio Reserve serves as research and laboratory space, as well as a haven for members of the Denison and Granville communities who enjoy walking in natural surroundings. Enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the purpose and uses of the reserve. Tours will begin at the Anderson Field Station, and all are welcome. Tour will be held rain or shine.
Anderson Field Station, 1760 North St., Granville, OH 43023
2 p.m. Planetarium Show
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the night sky by a member of our physics faculty. Seating is limited, so please arrive by 1:50 p.m. All are welcome.
F.W. Olin Science Hall, Planetarium, Ground Floor
2 – 3:30 p.m. DUwop Alumni Rehearsal Swasey Chapel
2 – 4 p.m. Delta Chi Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Delta Chis are welcome.
Schaff House
2 – 4 p.m. Kappa Alpha Theta Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the Thetas are welcome.
200 North Mulberry St., Granville, OH 43023
2 – 4 p.m. Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the Kappas are welcome.
110 North Mulberry St., Granville, OH 43023
2 – 4 p.m. Lambda Chi Alpha Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Lambda Chis are welcome.
Morrow House
2 – 4 p.m. Phi Kappa Psi Quad Day
Alumni, family, and friends of Phi Kappa Psi welcome.
East Residential Quad
2 – 4 p.m. Pi Beta Phi Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of the Pi Phis are welcome.
425 West College St., Granville, OH 43023
2 – 4 p.m. Sigma Chi Open House
All alumni, family, and friends are welcome. Alumni will be present to greet all visitors.
Sigma Chi House
2:15 p.m. Swim & Dive Group and Individual Photo Session Curtis Residential Hall Lawn
3 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Kenyon College
Cheer on women’s soccer squad as it plays host to the Ladies of Kenyon in a critical NCAC contest. Admission is free!
Barclay-Thomsen Field
3 p.m. Green Energy Ohio Tour
Take a short walk in the Denison University Biological Reserve and see the 2.33 megawatt solar array that provides approximately 15 percent of the college’s energy needs. Jeremy King, Denison’s director of sustainability and campus improvement, will share the story of the solar installation, and how it contributes to the University’s ambitious carbon reduction goals. Tours will begin at the baseball/softball parking lot on North Pearl Street. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about the Green Energy Ohio Tour.
Denison University Biological Reserve
3 – 5 p.m. Burpee Seedy’s Big Red Weekend Show
Laugh out loud at this hilarious performance by Denison’s improvisational troupe. All are welcome!
Slayter Hall, Auditorium
3 – 4:30 p.m. Big Red Legacy Appreciation Event
Join us for light refreshments and meet other legacy families. Legacy photos will be taken with your class banners! All are welcome.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Room 327
3 p.m. Phi Delta Theta Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Phi Delts are welcome.
Preston House
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Denison Ice Hockey Alumni Game
Please sign up here.
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055
4 p.m. A Walking Tour of Granville
Join Professor Tony Lisska, Denison’s venerable philosophy scholar, for an informative and entertaining walking tour of historic Granville. All are welcome. Tour will be held rain or shine.
The tour begins in front of Monomoy Place, 204 West Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Leadership Donor and Volunteer Reception
By invitation only
The Nest, Slayter Hall, Third Floor
5 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Social Hour
Join Head Coach Amanda Daniels and Assistant Coach Maddie Coleman at Moe’s for an informal social hour. Register for the Coaches Social Hour here.
Moe’s Original Bar B Que, 128 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
5 – 8 p.m. Swim & Dive Open House for Parents, Alumni, and Family
Not open to current students.
The home of Alice and Gregg Parini, 2409 Loudon St., Granville, OH 43023
5:30 – 7 p.m. Beta Theta Pi Open House
Alumni, family, and friends of the Betas are welcome.
Beta House
5:30 – 7 p.m. Delta Delta Delta Pansy Sweet Tea and Barbeque
Alumnae, family, and friends of Tri Delta are welcome.
Lamson Lodge
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Open House
Alumnae, family, and friends of Delta Sigma Theta welcome.
Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall
6 – 8 p.m. Big Red Dinner with Selected Food Trucks
Treat yourself to a taste of some of Central Ohio’s finest food on wheels! Vendors with food available for purchase include Burrito Bus, Dashing Diner, D’s Dogs, Fetty’s Street Food, and Steamroller Bagels.
Outside the Mitchell Center
7 p.m. Football vs. Wittenberg University
Cheer on the Big Red as they do battle with the Tigers of Wittenberg in a clash of perennial conference powers. Free for alumni and families attending Big Red Weekend.
Piper Stadium
8 p.m. Singers’ Theatre Broadway Revue
Singers’ Theatre Workshop presents a Broadway revue of all your favorite numbers from current musicals directed by Assistant Professor Belinda Andrews-Smith. All are welcome!
Burke Recital Hall
8 p.m. Men’s Ice Hockey vs. U. of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Cheer on Denison ice hockey as they take on the Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats. Admission is free.
Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena, 936 Sharon Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055
8 p.m. Black Alumni Association Socializer
at PINS Mechanical Co. in Columbus
PINS Mechanical Co., 141 North 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215
Sunday – September 30, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Breakfast
By invitation only
Lamson Lodge
10:30 a.m. Black Alumni Association Church Service
at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble ’83
383 Washington St., Newark, OH 43055
10 a.m. Granville Friends Meeting (Quaker)
All are welcome.
The Open House – Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, 204 North Mulberry St., Granville, OH 43023
4:30 p.m. Catholic Mass
All are welcome.
Swasey Chapel