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September 2015

Academic & Administrative Units

Get to know the administrative side of DU: All about University Hall – Registrar

(Sept. 29, 2015) Let’s learn what other units do and so we can appreciate how each is needed to fulfill DU’s mission. We’re starting with units that provide direct services to students, several of which are located in University Hall. Let’s visit the Office of the Registrar.

Located in the garden level of University Hall, the Office of the Registrar is so much more than registration. The registrar’s office does provide registration services, including courses, internships and independent studies. They also assist with course schedules and holds, as well as dropping classes and withdrawals.

The registrar’s office can provide enrollment verifications for things such as student loans and insurance discounts. They also maintain student records. Students can also submit a Colorado residency form through the register.

Students should head to the registrar’s office, to learn about and apply for veteran and military education benefits, as well as ROTC programs for the Air Force and Army.

Transfer and study abroad students work through the registrar’s office to ensure their credits transfer.

The registrar’s office also provides transcripts and grades and ensures undergraduate students are eligible for graduation.

23,000-pound spire placed atop new international relations building

(Sept. 29, 2015) Thursday was an exciting day for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, as students, faculty, staff and donors witnessed the ceremonial placement of a 23,000-pound spire atop the new Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex, which is scheduled for completion in February 2016.


SafeTalk: An open forum with Campus Safety

Wednesday, Oct. 14, noon – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

(Sept. 29, 2015) Please join us for the next event in a series of open forums to discuss campus safety issues at DU. This event will allow students, faculty and staff to provide feedback regarding Campus Safety services and resources.

New time frame for Kronos system expansion

(Sept. 29, 2015) Expansion of the Kronos electronic timekeeping system to large campus units such as AHSS, Athletics & Recreation, Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law and others is now planned for late January 2016.

Chris Bennett, director for the Shared Services Center, said implementation was pushed back from November this year due to the need for more database work to ensure the Kronos system can pull necessary data from Banner. “We’re going from having around 300 non-exempt employees using Kronos to report time in the pilot phase to over 4,000 with this planned expansion,” said Bennett. “To accommodate that volume, we’ve discovered we need to design, build and test more interface files than originally thought.” Bennett adds that the University and Kronos consultants will use the extra time to ensure that everything is in place at least two weeks prior to implementation so that the SSC can focus on completing training before the late January go-live date. Get more information on Kronos here.

Get to know the administrative side of DU: All about University Hall - Bursar

(Sept. 22, 2015) DU Digest profiled degree-granting academic units over the past year and now turns attention to the administrative parts of our campus. It’s all about learning what other units do and appreciating how each is needed to fulfill DU’s mission. We’re starting with units that provide direct services to students, several of which are located in University Hall. First, let’s look into the Bursar's Office.

The Bursar’s Office is located on the second floor of University Hall, and is home to Student Financial Services, not to be confused with Financial Aid. The Bursar’s Office is responsible for student billing of tuition and related charges (housing, health and counseling fee, etc.). They collect payments, issue refunds when necessary and facilitate student payment plans.

The Bursar’s Office administers the Federal Perkins Loan Program, issues educational tax forms and can issue emergency loans (excluding tuition and fees) for temporary financial hardship.

You can even visit the Bursar’s Office to cash checks of up to $50!

A discussion on the redesigning of the Colorado Women’s College on the DU campus

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Driscoll ballroom

(Sept. 22, 2015) Colorado Women’s College (CWC) along with DU’s Women’s Coalition invite you to a town hall to give input to the redesigning of a new CWC. Interim Dean Linda Olson, faculty and staff have been gathering data and ideas to inform the design of a CWC which no longer depends on degree-granting programs for sustainability. They have been investigating various models for women’s leadership development, support for undergraduates in the traditional and non-traditional programs at DU and best practices for women-focused programming for a university setting and beyond. CWC is now at the stage where they would appreciate open discussion, dreaming and strategizing for a continued impact upon women through a new CWC. Please register by Thursday, Oct. 1.

Health and Counseling Center wellness workshops

(Sept. 22, 2015) The Health and Counseling Center offers a variety of interactive presentations for classrooms, residence halls and student groups. Session offerings address health-related issues that have the potential to disrupt a student’s DU experience, to provide students with the information and skills that they need to make healthy and success-oriented decisions. Please visit our website for more information or to request a program. Note that the specific workshops described are suggestions only. Sessions may be customized to fit audience interests or needs and additional topics can be addressed, as requested.

Sturm College of Law announces 2015 DU Law Stars honorees

(Sept. 22, 2015) DU Law Stars was created by the Sturm College of Law Alumni Council to honor distinguished alumni and faculty, raise funds for the Student Law Office (SLO) and the Judicial Fellows Program, and to unite DU Law Alumni in a celebration of their peers. This year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 1, 2015.


Let’s Talk

(Sept. 22, 2015) The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is pleased to announce that the Let’s Talk service, an anonymous and confidential drop-in counseling service, will continue this quarter and be held in Driscoll South next to the Pioneer Card office. This is a program for you to access brief counseling consultation away from the HCC. Learn more about Let’s Talk and view the schedule online. Email, a staff psychologist and group/outreach coordinator in the HCC, with any questions.

Shared Services Center announces two new internal job openings

(Sept. 22, 2015) The Shared Services Center has two new job postings: procurement purchasing agent and recruiting specialist. These jobs will be available to internal candidates only for one more week; apply via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side).

Colorado Women’s College begins academic year looking toward new future

(Sept. 15, 2015) Last winter, Colorado Women’s College (CWC) announced its intention to change how it will continue to fulfill its mission to educate and empower women. A great deal of work toward this goal happened over the summer, led by Interim Dean Linda Olson who was named to the position in May. To bring faculty and staff up-to-date on progress toward a new CWC, here are some updates.

  • CWC begins academic year 2015-2016 this week along with the rest of campus. Academic programs and curriculum at the college will continue throughout this academic year.
  • Faculty and staff are working closely with CWC students currently enrolled to complete their degrees. For students unable to complete their coursework at CWC by the end of this academic year, they will continue through transfers into the same degrees at University College with the same tuition rate.
  • CWC will continue important special programming this year, to provide a supportive educational experience for all enrolled CWC women.

Since making the decision to change CWC’s model, the University has begun stakeholder outreach with various constituents committed to the advancement of women. That outreach will continue this fall, in the form of town hall meetings where Interim Dean Olson and her team will engage students, alumnae, faculty, DU administration and community constituents in creating and responding to various options being studied for a new CWC. The redesign will consider a number of opportunities related to women’s educational and workplace access and advancement, leadership development, entrepreneurship, advancement in STE(A)M fields, and more.        

Dean Olson wants our community to understand that while the traditional, stand-alone college for women is coming to an end, CWC will be expanding its reach to become even more relevant to the 21st century educational needs, aspirations and contributions of women at DU and the world beyond. 

The college has been reimagined several times over the course of its 125-year history. The University of Denver remains dedicated to CWC’s mission to educate women to boldly lead, and believes through conversations and collaboration with the community, we can find the best course of action to continue that mission.

Save the Date

More information will follow on the upcoming campus constituent-oriented CWC town halls:

Friday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. – Alumnae of Colorado Women’s College

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Faculty/Adjunct Faculty of Colorado Women’s College

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – DU Women’s Coalition

Friday, Oct. 9, 12-2 p.m. – DU Faculty, Researchers and Scholars

Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. – Repeat CWC Alumnae of Colorado Women’s College

Shared Services Center announces two new internal job openings

(Sept. 15, 2015) The Shared Services Center has two new job postings: procurement purchasing agent and recruiting specialist. These jobs will be available to internal candidates only for two weeks; apply via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side).

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning open house

Monday, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m. – Driscoll South, suites 18 and 22

(Sept. 15, 2015) CCESL’s open house is an opportunity to connect with faculty, staff and students who share interests in community-engaged work while learning about CCESL’s 2015-2016 programs. Light refreshments will be served; no RSVP necessary.


Community Language Institute launches fall language classes – 20 percent discount for faculty and staff

(Sept. 1, 2015) The Center for World Languages and Cultures is proud to announce the first class offerings as part of the new Community Language Institute. The Community Language Institute offers noncredit, nontraditional language learning opportunities to the Denver metro community in the evenings with online practice and cultural exploration, as well as in individual, self-directed language study formats. These classes are ideal for lifelong learners who want to learn a language and build communities around languages and cultures. Fall classes in Sanskrit and Spanish (beginner and intermediate) start Sept. 15. Class descriptions and registration information is available online. To claim your 20 percent discount, please contact

Campus Safety accreditation – public information session

Thursday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room

(Sept. 1, 2015) The Division of Campus Safety is scheduled for an on-site assessment in order to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). You’re invited to provide your feedback to the CALEA during a public information session on Thursday, Sept. 10. If you can’t make the session, you may offer comments to the assessment team by calling 303-871-7883 on Thursday, Sept. 10 between 1-3 p.m. All comments must address Campus Safety’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards, which are available for review at the Parking Services office, 2130 S. High St.