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June 2015

Academic & Administrative Units

Front Porch Café open for the summer

AAC front porch(June 30, 2015) The Front Porch Café in the Anderson Academic Commons is open all summer and we want your feedback! Now is a perfect time to stop in, grab a bite and fill out a mini-survey. (Look for flyers posted throughout the café area for the QR code and URL, or fill out a comment card at one of the two feedback boxes by the café. This is a quick survey to find out how the Front Porch Café might better serve the DU community. 

Shared Services Center officially launched

SSC satellite office(June 23, 2015) Employees of the Shared Services Center have moved to their temporary off-campus office location and the center is now up and running. The on-campus Shared Services Center satellite office is now open in the Mary Reed Building in room 107A (access via the first floor, where the payroll office is located). Mary Dolson and Nikki Bosch are staffing the satellite office.

Read on for a full list of services the satellite office will handle.



Marketing and Communications staff get dirty in the Bridge Community Garden

MarComm staff volunteer in Bridge Garden(June 23, 2015) Last week, staff from the Division of Marketing and Communications volunteered in the Bridge Community Garden. The garden, part of the Denver Urban Gardens network, recently moved to a new location and serves both DU community members and our neighbors. Marketing and Communications staff helped with weeding and planting, and put up the original Bridge Community Garden sign! If you’re interested in helping out in the garden, either as a unit or as an individual, check out their upcoming volunteer days or email

If your unit has participated in a community service project, let us know and we’ll share your story in an upcoming issue of DU Digest!

VideoCast featured video: MFJS student documentaries

(June 23, 2015) This week’s featured videos are from the Media, Film and Journalism Studies program. The videos are student documentary films; the students were responsible for pitching, writing, editing, producing and directing each piece. View the videos

Shared Services Center moves to new location June 22

(June 16, 2015) Employees of the Shared Services Center will move from their current organizations to an off-campus temporary office location over the weekend. The center will be up and running on Monday, June 22. An on-campus Shared Services Center satellite office will open in the Mary Reed Building in room 107A, staffed by Mary Dolson and Nikki Bosch. The satellite office will handle:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) for all employees
  • All HR benefit enrollment transactions
  • Retirement plan waivers
  • Tuition waiver forms for dependents
  • Retirement-related paperwork (loans, rollover, distribution, etc.)
  • Requests for copies of paycheck stubs
  • Requests for copies of W-2
  • Drop-off of W-4 forms and direct deposit requests
  • Drop-off of grant timesheets and payroll redistribution requests
  • International student employee taxation review and processing
  • Pickup of manual check requests
  • Temporary change fund pickup
  • Drop-off for purchase order invoices, direct pay invoices and P-card packets
  • Pick up new P-cards, accounts payable checks and Field POs

Aramark named to “LATINO 100” list

(June 9, 2015) Aramark, DU’s custodial services management company and $15 billion global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, was named to LATINO Magazine's "LATINO 100," an annual listing that spotlights companies providing the most viable business opportunities for U.S. Latinos.


Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: University College, part two

(June 9, 2015) University College is the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies. We sat down with recently-appointed dean Michael McGuire to learn about the college.


VideoCast featured video: University of Denver commencement

(June 9, 2015) Video of the 2015 graduate, undergraduate and law commencement ceremonies is now available on

Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: University College, part one

Michael McGuire(June 2, 2015) University College is the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies. We sat down with recently-appointed dean Michael McGuire to learn about the college.





Morgridge College of Education faculty awarded $3.5 million to study learning trajectories in mathematics

(June 2, 2015) Doug Clements and Julie Sarama have been awarded a $3.5 million grant to study learning trajectories in early childhood mathematics instruction.


Center for Multicultural Excellence year-end review

Tuesday, June 16, 10-11:30 a.m. – Ricketson Law Building, room 125

The Center for Multicultural Excellence invites all DU faculty and staff members to attend their year-end review. During this session, members of CME staff will recap the 2014-2015 initiatives and programs, as well as share outcomes and tentative plans for the upcoming year.

VideoCast featured video: “Community Engagement and Service Learning with Neda Kikhia”

(June 2, 2015) This week’s featured video highlights DU student Neda Kikhia and her hands-on learning experience with the DU Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL). CCESL has opportunities for faculty, staff and students to contribute to the University of Denver’s public good vision. View the video.

Volunteers needed for Campus Safety training

(June 2, 2015) Campus Safety is seeking volunteers to help with scenario-based training on campus June 12 and June 15 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on both days. Volunteers may select one or both days but must be able to commit to all three hours. This opportunity is open to all students, staff and faculty. Anyone who is interested should contact Sergeant James Johnston at or 303-871-3132.