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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is nationally recognized in the U.S. Every April, college campuses across the country host events with the goal of educating university communities about sexual violence and how to prevent it.


College Friday

Friday, April 17

In an effort to increase awareness about the importance of higher education and encourage Colorado students to pursue their dreams of college, Governor John Hickenlooper proclaims Friday, April 17 as College Friday. Launched by College In Colorado in 2006, College Friday encourages all Coloradans to wear apparel from your alma mater or favorite college to help raise awareness about the importance of higher education. The day is designed to support Colorado students on their path to college. Additionally, College In Colorado is providing incentives for College Friday participants.


Star Jam Concert

Saturday, April 18, 8 p.m. – Magness Arena, Ritchie Center

The University of Denver and Concerts Colorado are excited to announce Star Jam 2015; get your tickets before they sell out! Star Jam features headliners Jeffrey Osborne and Sheila E, with special guests Evelyn “Champagne” King and the Mary Louise Lee Band. Ticket proceeds will support the Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors project that helps injured, post-9/11 veterans and U.S. military.

Spring Flick & Feed/back: If These Halls Could Talk 

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Location to be confirmed upon registration

Join the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) and Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies (MFJS) for a light dinner, followed by a screening of director Lee Mun Wah's documentary If These Halls Could Talk. The film shares stories from 11 college students who discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. A post-film discussion will be led by Margaret Thompson, associate professor, MFJS, along with Debra Mixon Mitchell, adjunct professor and director of diversity recruiting, CME, and a CME student facilitator. Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, April 20. Questions? Email

it gets better Journey

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall Commons

Join us for the it gets better Journey at the Morgridge College of Education.Take a multimedia journey through the history of it gets better and engage in a dialogue about helping young people who are confronted with bullying and other challenges in their adolescent years. This event is open to the community; please RSVP to attend.

Gray Is Green: Elders and the Care of the Earth

Wednesday, April 22, 9-11 a.m. – Craig Hall Community Room

Join us for an Earth Day lecture by Harry R. Moody, distinguished visiting professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and recently retired vice president and director of academic affairs for AARP in Washington, D.C. Program also includes a presentation by the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and continental breakfast. Sponsored by the PROGRESS gerontology program, this event is free and open to the public; seating is limited, and early registration is advised. Please register

Ninth Annual University Libraries Author’s Lecture: Kristen Iversen

Wednesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Full Body Burden book coverKristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Book Award, and chosen one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, the American Library Association and Mother Jones Magazine, and 2012 Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic. She will speak about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, as well as the research and writing process.

Please register



Kaufman’s Hill: A reading and discussion with author John Hampsey

Kaufman's Hill book coverThursday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 286

Join the Gender and Women’s Studies Program as we host the Denver leg of John Hampsey’s tour of his celebrated book Kaufman’s Hill: A Memoir.






Fifth Annual “Choose Your Own ADDventure” Conference

ADDventure imageSaturday, April 25

Since 2009, the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) has partnered with other DU departments as well as community resources to host "Choose Your Own ADDventure" for LD/ADHD families and professionals. It's a free, all-day conference that explores and increases the understanding of the many nuances of ADHD and LD.

More information and registration

University Lecture: The Crooked Road to Appomattox

Susan SchultenMonday, April 27, 5 p.m. – The Cable Center

The approach of the Civil War generated tremendous investment in cartography, as both the Union and the Confederacy raced to gather intelligence for armed conflict. Political and military maps of strategy reveal that Union victory was anything but inevitable. Maps for the home front powerfully shaped how Americans understood the contours and meaning of the crisis. Moreover, the war modernized mapping in a way that has profound implications for our own culture, one that is saturated with information. On the sesquicentennial of peace, join Professor Susan Schulten in excavating the inextricable and consequential relationship between war and cartography. Space is limited; please RSVP to

The Raising of America Signature Hour: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation    

Tuesday, April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Morgridge College of Education Commons

Join the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy, Qualistar Colorado and Rocky Mountain PBS for a no cost screening of The Raising of America. Following the 60-minute episode, a panel of early childhood education leaders will talk about how communities can work to provide a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous and equitable future to give all children the opportunity to get a strong start. Space is limited; register today!

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation’s International Conference, “Has China Found a Unique Path of Modernization: The China Model Revisited”

April 30-May 1 – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room

Please note that previous registration fees for this event have changed. All DU staff, faculty and students will now receive a reduced DU fee.


Fifth annual New Beginnings Spring Powwow

2014 PowwowSunday, May 3, noon-8:30 p.m. – Driscoll Green

The DU Native Student Alliance invites you to its fifth annual New Beginnings Spring Powwow! The event has become a campuswide event with support from the chancellor's office, DU Programming Board and the Center for Multicultural Excellence.

In Native American communities, a powwow is a social gathering, a time when dance and music honor the resilient cultural history of Native American people and tradition. A powwow encompasses a variety of educational experiences including history and art. This cultural celebration will enable our university and community to foster fellowship with the city of Denver and Native Peoples of the North and Southwest.

The vibrant display of American Indian culture is offered free and open to the University of Denver community and the city of Denver. During the powwow a brief history and information of each performance will be presented.

CME Celebration: A Look Back

Thursday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. – The Cable Center

Please join the Center for Multicultural Excellence in celebrating the people, programs and progress toward creating a more inclusive University of Denver! Join us for hors-d’oeuvres, a short tribute program and entertainment. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 23.