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May-June 2013

DU AT DENVER PRIDEFEST!

(June 4, 2013) DU is hosting a booth at Denver PrideFest, the nation's fourth largest LGBTIQ&Ally festival, putting DU's academic, arts, athletics and events offerings in front of the hundreds of thousands expected attendees the weekend of June 15-16. To volunteer at the booth, email lgbtiqa@du.edu. For information on LGBTIQ&A campus services click here. Show your Pioneer pride; stop by Denver Civic Park for this free event!

REAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SPIRITUALS – JUNE 13-15

In an effort to facilitate dialogue between people from around the country with a shared interest in preserving and revitalizing the multi-layered cultural legacy of the spirituals, The Spirituals Project is collaborating with DU to host the first ever REAP National Conference on the Spirituals. Full registration for DU faculty and staff is offered at a discounted rate of $75; registration closes June 1.

The conference features keynote presentations by civil rights historian and activist Vincent Harding and poet Nikki Giovanni, as well as a presentation by Reiland Rabaka, from the University of Colorado, on the connections between the spirituals and hip-hop.

On the musical side, REAP will pay tribute to the University's musical past with the premiere of a choral piece inspired by the life of Emma Azalia Hackley, a music major who, in 1900, became one of DU's first African-American graduates.

For more information, read the full DU Today story here and visit the REAP website.

11TH ANNUAL PROFILES OF EXCELLENCE – JUNE 5, 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Profiles of Excellence is the Center for Multicultural Excellence's annual end of year recognition ceremony for graduating students who have made contributions to inclusive excellence through exemplary leadership. CME and the office of Alumni Relations invite you to attend this year's ceremony honoring the class of 2013 at the Cable Center. A reception will follow.

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THIRD ANNUAL "NEW BEGINNINGS" POWWOW – MAY 19, 1-6 P.M.

Join DU's Native Student Alliance for the third annual Powwow. During the powwow, a brief history and information of each performance will be presented. This vibrant display of American Indian culture is offered free and open to the public on the Driscoll Green.

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REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH TONIGHT FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT ON INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

(May 7, 2013) There's still time, register now! The event kicks off this Thursday night, May 9 with keynote speaker Pedro Noguera, and continues all day Friday, May 10 with workshops and panel discussions. The summit is free for all DU faculty, staff, students and alumni. You can register for the entire summit, or choose the individual events you'd like to attend.

For the first time, the summit will extend to Saturday with a Day of Action. Visit the Diversity Summit website for more information.