Virtual Reunion 2021
June 4-5, 2021
Join us for the first-ever Virtual Reunion! Registration is now open. Click here to join the fun!
Classes invited to this special online celebration are 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016.
|Friday – June 4, 2021|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.||Friday Night Fun!
Session One: Escape with Your Classmates
Join your friends and fellow Denisonians for this challenging, problem-solving, and fun group activity. Only the sharpest, most inquisitive, and courageous teams will escape. Will you?
Session Two: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour with Allie Fuleky Ketcham ’97
Join us for a tasting and tour with Denison alumna Allie Ketcham through the Ketcham Estate family vineyard in Healdsburg, California. For tasting notes and more information about Allie and Ketcham Estate, click or tap here.
|8:30 p.m.||Social Gatherings by Reunion Class
We’ll begin with a toast to being together! Then reunion classes will gather in their own groups to socialize, reminisce and reunite.
|Saturday – June 5, 2021|
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||State of the College with President Weinberg and Citation Awards Recognition
Everyone is encouraged to attend this premier Virtual Reunion event. Learn about all that’s new and exciting at Denison and see which alumni are being recognized by the college for their service and achievements. You won’t want to miss this!
|2:15 p.m.||Alumni College Classes
Session One: Octopuses!
Octopuses, and their relatives, the cephalopods, are clever and amazing creatures. In this mini-class, you’ll learn about their unusual sensory abilities – particularly how they use their arms to touch, taste, smell, and even “see” the world around them. Associate Professor Heather Rhodes will feature some of the work she conducted on this topic with Denison student Kaitlyn Fouke ’19 at the Marine Biological Laboratories, as well as share lots of fun octopus sensory facts.
Session Two: Zine Culture & D.I.Y. Publishing
In this lively hour presentation, Professor Abram offers a visual tour through the realms of zines, printed matter, and self-publishing. With visual examples from the contemporary art world and recent printmaking classes he’s offered at Denison, Professor Abram will not only answer the question: “What is a Zine?”, but offer an overview of innovative artists books and small press printing as they relate to artists collectives and community-based projects. Aimed at a range of alumni from a variety of backgrounds and providing a sense of Denison’s Studio Art Program’s dynamic use of Zoom technology, the hour will include a hands-on workshop in which participants will create a zine anthology together. One 8 ½” x 11” copy paper and sharpie marker needed!
|3:30 p.m.||Alumni College Classes
Session One: How Musical Theater Songs Work
Have you always loved musicals? Or maybe you’re a recent convert following the success of Hamilton? Either way, you’ll enjoy joining Assistant Professor Dan Blim for a dive into how musical theater songs work, examining lyrics, song structure, and action/character.
Session Two: Narrative Journalism at Denison
Depending on one’s point of view, this can be a sad time for journalism, as local papers collapse and corporate media entities dominate the narrative. Or, it’s an exciting time to go into the field, with new models and innovative thinking in the form of nonprofit organizations, podcasts, and democratized accessed to tech. At Denison, we’re firmly in the second camp in our theory and our practice. Join Visiting Assistant Professor Doug Swift as he shares some clips from his recent documentary film work, as well as some examples from work Denison students are doing in the field of multimedia narrative journalism.