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DU Digest

June 20, 2017

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Top News

du in the news

DU faculty and staff staff were in the media this week discussing what mass shooters often have in common, a new Amazon facility in Denver and trends in university career services. Read more from Nancy Leong, Cindi Fukami and Cindy Hyman.

Du's barton institute tapped for research lab

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne announced the launch of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL), an innovative government-research partnership that will be housed at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver. CEAL will work with state officials to evaluate public policies, design improvements to existing programs, and pilot new interventions intended to benefit Colorado residents. Read more in the DU Newsroom.

Get Involved

It's officially summer, so why not take a break?

This is summer solstice week. Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC) invites you to join us for the start of the new season with an afternoon ice cream break Friday, June 23 from 3-4 p.m. on the Graduation Green (between the Daniels College of Business and Margery Reed buildings). This will be the "kickoff" to a series of employee events hosted by Vice Chancellor Laura Maresca. The purpose of the events will be to hear from employees your thoughts on how we can continue to build our DU community and how the HRIC team can best serve your needs. We hope to see you Friday!

Girls Who Code program coming to DU campus this summer

DU's Colorado Women's College (CWC) is bringing a Girls Who Code program to campus this summer, as a pilot project under its initiative to help develop girls and young women in career areas where they are currently underrepresented. CWC will offer a two-week immersion program July 24-Aug. 4 for middle school girls to learn computer science fundamentals, gain exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of tens of thousands of Girls Who Code alumnae. For more information, including criteria for scholarship opportunities, see the CWC website.

People News

New compensation director Megan Brown

Megan Brown joined DU's Human Resources and Inclusive Community team as the new compensation director, effective June 12. Megan will lead initiatives such as implementing the staff compensation program announced last fall, and will provide compensation strategy counsel to units across the University. She comes to DU after spending four years with Crocs, Inc., where she most recently served as total rewards manager. Prior to that, Megan worked for Aon Hewitt where she consulted with clients on effective and efficient compensation delivery programs to help align business objectives and delivered equitable and market-based pay decisions. Megan brings to DU extensive experience in designing and implementing comprehensive compensation programs. Please join us in welcoming Megan to DU!

HR News

career development and coaching at du

You spoke and we heard you! Many of you told us that you want more professional and career development opportunities and DU has responded. Over the past two years, Human Resources' People Development team has focused on providing rich and diverse professional development offerings. Now the team is adding career development services to this portfolio. DU staff and faculty can visit Career Development for more information. These initiatives help create a thriving workforce, which is a key outcome of the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan.


tiaa webinars

TIAA, the University's retirement plan provider, offers free webinars to boost your financial know-how. Go to, register as a guest or log on if you have a TIAA account, and access live and on-demand webinars on a number of topics.

Liberty Mutual Insurance holding information sessions on campus

Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.—Buchtel Tower conference room
Learn more about Liberty Mutual's exclusive savings for educators and voluntary benefits available to all DU employees. Please RSVP to reserve a time for your appointment.


wellness classes this quarter (note that yoga is outside in june!)


bicycle impounds

Do you have a bike locked on campus? This week, all bikes will be impounded from racks across campus. The owners of bikes that are registered on campus, with stickers properly placed, will be contacted before bikes are removed. If you haven't registered your bike, do it today. If you would like to donate your bike to the campus bikeshare or local nonprofits, please email, or drop it off at the bike shop in the basement of Nagel Hall.

Knoebel School offers discount on meeting rooms

The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management is offering an additional 25 percent off meeting room rental (50 percent off the total for faculty and staff) during the month of June. Call Patty Farmer at 303-871-4438 or Stacy Moore at 303-871-4766 to book your event today.

Beans will remain open this summer

Beans will remain open this summer! Starting June 12, both of Beans' locations (in the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies) will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have our full coffee selection and a rotating food menu, and we will still be offering our "Beans on the Go" menu at both locations. Please e-mail if you have any questions or would like to rent out our space during the summer months.

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