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September 2014

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University Advancement to receive 2014 Quality Department Award at Convocation

(Sept. 30, 2014) University Advancement celebrated the successful close of ASCEND: the Campaign for the University of Denver in June.


R.A.D. classes in October for women and men

(Sept. 30, 2014) R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense for women and Resisting Aggression with Defense for men) classes are offered free of charge to University of Denver faculty and staff members. October sessions for women begin Friday, Oct. 17, and for men are Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn more and register on the Campus Safety webpage.

Videocast featured video

(Sept. 30, 2014) This week’s featured video “The ISIS Crisis: What should the U.S. do about the ‘Islamic State’?” features a panel discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill and Professors Deborah Avant and Nader Hashemi.

View the video.

CCESL’s Community Organizing Institute

Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Craig Hall

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) is hosting its annual Community Organizing Institute this Friday. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community partners, the event features keynote speaker Blanca E. Trejo.


Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science Industry Day

Friday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

(Sept. 30, 2014) Join us for the annual industry day where students will present their research design work and network with industry professionals.


Meet us @ Morgridge!

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall

(Sept. 30, 2014) Explore DU's Morgridge College of Education by attending an on-campus information session. At this session you will meet with faculty, staff and listen to a panel of current Morgridge students. You'll have the opportunity to discuss your future academic and professional career goals and learn about the application process and financial aid. Please RSVP by Oct.3.

Daniels College of Business Digital Marketing Summit

Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Department of Marketing at the Daniels College of Business offers the Digital Marketing Summit: a one-day opportunity that involves learning and hands-on application. Participants will learn in the morning and then practice what they learn in the afternoon on one of 15 small businesses who have been selected as case studies. 


Joseph Korbel School celebrates 50th anniversary and breaks ground on new Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex

Sie complex rendering(Sept. 23, 2014) The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies began a new era today with the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex—made possible by a generous $17 million donation by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation.



CAPE Connection

(Sept. 23, 2014) The CAPE Connection is CAPE’s (Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment) monthly newsletter dedicated to providing information on the latest campus and community initiatives that promote healthy relationships and prevent gender violence. You can read the September issue online now, and please email if you’d like to subscribe to the CAPE Connection email.

MFJS to participate in National News Engagement Day

(Sept. 23, 2014) Media, Film & Journalism Studies (MFJS) is participating in National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, MFJS is including a 10-minute activity for students during their courses. The activity includes sharing a brief overview of National News Engagement Day, reminding students that the purpose of the day is as a reminder that news is important and we should all become more critical and engaged news media consumers, asking students to look up a current event that’s related to class, or a specific topic or geographic region, and encouraging students to tweet or post about the event using the hashtag #newsengagementday.  

Half the Sky Fair donations requested

(Sept. 23, 2014) The fifth annual Half the Sky Fair to benefit the education of girls and women – locally and across the globe – will again be held at the Colorado Women's College on Saturday, Nov. 1. Organizers are currently seeking donations for the silent auction. Donations can be in the form of goods or services. If you would like to make a donation or help with the event, please visit our Portfolio site

OU Campus Web editing workshop

Friday, Sept. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall room 353

(Sept. 16, 2014) UTS is offering this workshop for new Web editors and for anyone needing a refresher on how to use OU Campus, DU's primary Web editing platform. Click here to log in to PioneerWeb and register.

Ricketson Law Building makes best law building honor roll

Ricketson Law Building(Sept. 16, 2014) Prelaw magazine announced that 55 law schools will receive honors for best law school facilities in its fall issue, including the University of Denver’s Ricketson Law Building.



Campus Safety Month: classes and trainings available to faculty and staff

(Sept. 16, 2014) September is Campus Safety Month, and we’d like to tell you about a number of classes available, free of charge, to DU faculty and staff members:

Intro to self-defense

This 90-minute course for men and women covers basic self-defense and risk-avoidance techniques.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for women

This three-day course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Registration is now open for the October sessions.

R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression with Defense) for men

Participants will have the opportunity to raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. Registration is now open for the September, October and November sessions. 

Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning Open House

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m. – Driscoll South, suites 18 and 22

(Sept. 9, 2014) To launch an exciting year of community-engaged activities, we invite you to CCESL’s Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Join community-engaged students, staff and faculty to learn about community-engagement opportunities (including funding), see our newly reconfigured space and share in some light refreshments. 


Instructional Video workshop

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons room 275

(Sept. 9, 2014) In this course offered by the Office of Teaching and Learning, you will learn about producing effective instructional videos and using Camtasia Studio Basics.


Campus Climate for Students working group requests your feedback

(Sept. 9, 2014) The Campus Climate for Students Working Group is charged with developing institutional recommendations to improve the campus climate for all students with special focus on three subsets of students: domestic students of color, LGBTIQA students and international students. As part of the information gathering, we are trying to provide voice to as many of our colleagues as possible who work on a daily basis with our students to help inform these institutional recommendations.


Three cheers for the Pioneers claiming the Directors’ Cup

(Sept. 9, 2014) For the sixth time in seven years, the University’s varsity athletics program has claimed the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors’ Cup, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2013-14 standings. The cup recognizes athletic and academic success.


Back-to-school special at the Book Stack – half-price books!

Sept. 2-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Mary Reed Building, first floor
(Sept. 2, 2014) The Book Stack, our on-campus used book store benefiting DU libraries, is having a back-to-school sale Sept. 2-6! The Book Stack is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and is located in the south end of the first floor of Mary Reed. The Book Stack is run by volunteers, many of whom are DU alumni, parents or retired faculty and staff. The Book Stack also accepts donations of used books.

Colorado Avalanche Burgundy/White Game returns to Magness Arena

Sunday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. – Magness Arena 

(Sept. 2, 2014) The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation and the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club have announced that the professional hockey team will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game on Sunday Sept. 21, at Magness Arena. Tickets are now on sale to the general public through DU's official athletic department website. The Burgundy/White Game is returning to the University of Denver for the first time since 2006. This year will mark the fifth time overall that DU has hosted the event, as we also had it in 2005, 2003 and 2002.

"We are delighted to welcome the Colorado Avalanche back to the Daniel L. Ritchie Center and Magness Arena, and we certainly welcome the partnership with one of the NHL's most successful franchises," said DU Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes. “We are in the process of making improvements to the Magness Arena that will increase the fan experience for this upcoming season and we are excited to show Front Range hockey fans the improvements to our wonderful venue.”

The Burgundy/White Game features all Avalanche players competing in a three-period, intra-squad scrimmage. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to watch a shootout at the end of regulation, regardless of the score.