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CCESL Community Spotlight: A Little Help

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. – Driscoll South, Suite 18

Join CCESL as we welcome local Denver organization A Little Help, a nonprofit that fosters community to help older adults thrive in their homes by connecting folks with services and resources as they navigate the unknowns of aging and build meaningful connections with neighbors of all ages. Learn more about A Little Help’s work plus ways in which students, staff and faculty can get engaged through service or research opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to

Let Food Be Thy Medicine: You, and your brain, are what you eat

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Is new research (with a dash of common sense) validating the an­cient wisdom of Hippocrates? For example, can whey protein delay the onset of ALS disease? Eleanor Roosevelt Institute researcher Dan­iel Linseman describes the history and geography associated with the use of natural compounds (nutraceuticals) to benefit various aspects of health, with special emphasis on how nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements can promote brain health, protection and repair. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEF15 to save 20 percent on registration

Media, Film & Journalism Studies student film screening

Friday, Nov. 20, 2-3:50 p.m. – MFJS Studio (room 117)

Media, Film & Journalism Studies students in the Experimental Film/Video Theory & Production class screen their final course projects. Each student chose a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ space that is meaningful to them, and gathered images and audio only by shooting into or out of their chosen space. The ultimate goal is for students to convey meaningfulness about the space. Each film is four to five minutes in length, and the students determined how personal or impersonal, and how concrete or expressive, the projects are.

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register now: Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Day with the Pioneers

Sunday, Dec. 20, lunch served starting at noon – Magness Arena, Ritchie Center

Save the date for the annual faculty, staff and retiree appreciation day, hosted by Human Resources and Athletics and Recreation. Join us for lunch starting at noon. DU Men’s Basketball will take on Eastern Washington at 1 p.m., and Women’s Basketball faces Colorado St. at 4 p.m. A registration link and more information will be sent out in November. VIP cards for DU faculty and staff are only $99 and are good for tickets to all soccer, volleyball and basketball games. Call 303-871-2336 for more information and to order.

EPZONEF15 to save 20 percent on registration.

More Athletics events over break

In addition to the appreciation day Dec. 20, DU faculty, staff and students can also get free tickets to other basketball and hockey games over the winter break. See Chancellor Chopp’s email for details.

Save the Date: Winter Carnival 

Winter Carnival

Feb. 1-7, 2016

From skiing and snowboarding, to ice skating and chili cook-offs, Winter Carnival is one of DU’s favorite traditions. Mark your calendars for a weekend you won’t want to miss!


Battle on the Blake: DU Pioneer’s Hockey vs. Colorado College

Saturday, Feb. 20, Coors Field

Don’t miss “Battle on the Blake,” the first collegiate hockey game ever played at Coors Field! This game will also mark the first time that DU and CC have faced off in an outdoor match. The DU-CC rivalry dates back to 1950, with the Pioneers having gone 165-116-17 in 298 all-time meetings with the Tigers. Denver swept Colorado College in the teams' four-game season series this past season to reclaim the Gold Pan Trophy, bestowed annually upon the winner of the DU-CC series.

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Save the Date: 21st Annual DU Women’s Conference

Friday, April 1, 2016

The theme for this year’s conference is “Not Just a Women’s Conference: Issues that Affect Women Impact Everyone.” Co-Chairs are Theresa Hernandez, associate director for Library Operations, John Nichols, director of the William T. Driscoll Student Center and Erin Whinnery, Inclusive Excellence fellow, Campus & community Partnerships.