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October 2015

Academic & Administrative Units

Office of Institutional Research and Analysis updates University fact book

(Oct. 27, 2015) The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis has redesigned its website and the University fact book, formerly known as Profiles, to improve access to institutional data. The new fact book features interactive tables and dynamic visualizations developed in Tableau, a robust visualization software. Visit the site to explore the fact book and learn about the University and its operations, including admission, enrollment, demographics, finance and more.

Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging open house

Monday, Nov. 9, 3-5 p.m. – Craig Hall Community Room 

(Oct. 27, 2015) As announced in spring quarter, DU’s Center for the Study of Aging will support complementary research and scholarship on aging and age-related conditions under the leadership of Executive Director Lotta Granholm. Please join the Center for the Study of Aging for happy hour and network with faculty and community members. Dr. Granholm will announce internal funding opportunities and outline the future of the center. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP by Nov. 4.

OK to steal this idea...

(Oct. 13, 2015) You’ve heard about DU IMPACT 2025, our draft strategic plan. And you know that Chancellor Chopp has invited the DU community to provide feedback before the plan gets finalized and approved. Here’s a great idea used by University Advancement to make sure their entire team feels familiar with and excited about the plan for our future. This fun and educational journey was called the “passport lunch through DU IMPACT 2025.” If you would like your own Passport Lunch toolkit, contacnt University Advancement team member Brittany Wilhelm.

How “passport lunch” worked:

Seventeen University Advancement staff members each took a section of the plan to share with others in an "elevator pitch." They were stationed at tables throughout the office, and the rest of the staff went from station to station, listening to the pitch, asking questions, discussing opportunities and making notes in their "passport" (which also functioned as a game card). Listeners received stamps on their passports for every pitch they heard; they offered ideas captured on sticky notes. There were incentive gifts for those who got all their stamps, plus a chance to win a prize. And of course lunch was served!

More than 60 University Advancement team members participated and 40 completed all 15 stations. Seventeen staff members from entry-level through senior director served as ambassadors for the event, taking responsibility for learning about a section of the draft strategic plan for one of the 15 stations set up. And 150 ideas were collected for fundraising, engagement and stewardship possibilities related to DU IMPACT 2025.

Whether through a fun event like this or something else that works for you, learn what’s in the draft strategic plan and provide your feedback.

State Department selects Josef Korbel School to host Diplomat in Residence

(Oct. 13, 2015) The Josef Korbel School of International Studies has been selected by the U.S. State Department to house a Diplomat in Residence beginning in the fall of 2016.


Book Stack October sale

(Oct. 13, 2015) During October all history, travel and fiction titles are half-price at the Book Stack used bookstore. The store is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During Homecoming, Oct. 16-17, the Book Stack is hosting a number of author talks..

Internationalization in context

The Global International Student Landscape: The University of Denver in Comparative Perspective: Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon – International House, Dining Room
Serving a Growing International Student Body: Opportunities and Challenges in Infrastructure and Programming: Thursday, Oct. 15, noon-2 p.m. – International House, Dining Room

(Oct. 13, 2015) The University of Denver has hired Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG) to consult on the University’s internationalization efforts, in particular question of recruitment, international ranking and strategy. ICG has interviewed members of the DU community and examined data points in order to provide us with a better understanding of where we are and what we should be doing as an institution.

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

(Oct. 6, 2015) Let’s continue our journey to 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. It’s time to stop by Undergraduate Admission.

SafeTalk: An open forum with Campus Safety

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

(Oct. 6, 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.