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February 2014

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DU graduate students claim number one spot on Peace Corps list

(Feb. 25, 2014) The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is the number one Peace Corps producing graduate school in the U.S. with 23 students currently serving abroad. The majority of the 23 students are enrolled in the school's Peace Corps Master's International Program.


DU VideoCast video of the week: GSSW Global Practice South Africa

(Feb. 25, 2014) This week's featured video highlights Graduate School of Social Work students in South Africa, working in small communities and getting a global education. The school now offers a Master of Social Work concentration in sustainable development and global practice. View the video.

Gabriel Kahane and yMusic! – Newman Center Presents, Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate sponsor complimentary tickets to this musical birthday celebration during 1864 Week

Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. – Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
(Feb. 25, 2014) Newman Center Presents, Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to Gabriel Kahane and yMusic! for DU faculty and staff! Your reservation includes one ticket to the performance and one complimentary beverage; you may reserve one additional ticket for a friend or family member. Come early to socialize with your colleagues in the West Lobby of the Newman Center prior to the show! More information and registration.

Now accepting clothing donations for Professional Attire Fair

(Feb. 18, 2014) Is your closet in need of a spring cleaning? Help undergraduate students dress to impress by donating gently used professional clothing during the first annual Professional Attire Fair sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Excellence and the Career Services Center. Gently used professional clothing may be dropped off through Wednesday, April 9 at the Career Services Center located in Driscoll Student Center South.

Acceptable items include:

  • full suits
  • jackets/blazers
  • professional shirts
  • professional skirts
  • professional dresses
  • ties
  • briefcases
  • portfolios

All donations must be laundered and free of holes, stains, or any other noticeable blemishes. Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Career Services Center.

The Professional Attire Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 from noon-3 p.m. Please contact Stacey Stevens ( or Bridget Wetzel ( with any questions.

Last chance to save and see your Denver Pioneers sports teams!

(Feb. 18, 2014) Take advantage of these end-of-season offers exclusive to DU faculty and staff:

  • Saturday, Feb. 22 - Men's basketball vs. Omaha, $4 tickets (normally $12)
  • Saturday, March 1 – Women's basketball vs. NDSU, $4 tickets (normally $8)
  • Feb. 22-23 – Men's lacrosse: Frontier Air Lines Face-off Classic, $5 tickets (normally $15)
  • March 7*-8 – Men's hockey vs. Miami, $12 tickets (normally $29)

Purchase tickets using promo code DUFACSTAFF.

*The March 7 game is part of the 1864 Week celebrations.

Nominate a colleague for the Robin Morgan Award

(Feb. 18, 2014) Established in 2001, the Robin Morgan Award honors a DU staff woman who goes above and beyond her University responsibilities to promote and enhance the University community, specifically in the area of women's concerns. Nominate a colleague by Feb. 28. The award will be presented at the 19th annual Women's Conference on March 28.

Internationalization Summit call for proposals

(Feb. 18, 2014) The Office of Internationalization is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the first Internationalization Summit on Friday, April 11. In conjunction with this year's sesquicentennial events, this one-day summit will explore internationalization at the University and in the global and local contexts through keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, poster presentations, panels and round tables. All members of the DU community are encouraged to submit proposals to present. Please follow this link for further information and access to the online submission form. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3.

DU Alumni Association raffle benefiting Women's Tennis

Purchase tickets through March 15, 2014
(Feb, 11, 2014) All proceeds go to DU Women's Tennis program. First prize is two tickets to the 2014 French Open (Opening Day, May 25), exclusive opening day access to the corporate tent in the Roland Garros Secret Garden, food, beverage, a formal dinner, and opening day lower-level seats inside either Chatrier or Lenglen stadium. Tickets are valued at $1,200! See all the prizes and purchase your tickets.

DU VideoCast video of the week: 1964 Celebration University of Denver 100 Years

(Feb, 11, 2014) This week's featured video features DU campus life in 1964. This video was produced as part of the 100 year celebration of DU. Several campus, academic and athletic images illustrate life on campus 50 years ago. View the video.

Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: Q&A with Dean Martin J. Katz, Sturm College of Law

Dean Martin Katz(Feb. 4, 2014) Dean Martin J. Katz was recently named one of the "25 Most Influential People in Legal Education" by the National Jurist magazine, the nation's leading news source in legal education. "Another newcomer to the list, Martin Katz is considered a national leader in the movement to retool legal education from the inside out," the article states. Read the second part of our interview with Dean Katz.

If you missed the first part, read it here.

Women's Conference – Call for proposals and Robin Morgan Award nominations

(Feb. 4, 2014) The 19th annual Women's Conference is scheduled for March 28. The conference planning committee is seeking workshops and presentations that reflect and support the concept of women's leadership. Learn more and submit your proposal by Feb. 15.

Established in 2001, the Robin Morgan Award honors a DU staff woman who goes above and beyond her University responsibilities to promote and enhance the University community, specifically in the area of women's concerns. Learn more and nominate a colleague by Feb. 28.

Office of Teaching and Learning Conference: Empowering students to be self-directed leaders – Request for proposals

(Feb. 4, 2014) The 2014 Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) Conference will take place on April 4. OTL is looking for DU faculty members to share effective strategies that empower students to be independent, self-directed learners, including teaching methods that focus on helping students come to class prepared, engage in active learning, reflect on their own learning, self-assess, learn from their mistakes, be active participants in group activities, become lifelong learners, etc. Proposals are due Feb. 14; visit the conference portfolio site for details.