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November-December 2015

Inclusive Excellence News

2016 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence – Workshops announced

Jan. 21-22, 2016

(Dec. 8, 2015) The 2016 Diversity Summit will explore how each of us can individually contribute to creating an inclusive campus and in the process change our community; registration is now open and a number of workshops have been announced. You may also submit nominations for the Champions of Change awards. 

Internationalization Summit: Call for proposals

(Dec. 1, 2015) The third annual Internationalization Summit is April 15, 2016. All members of the DU community are encouraged to submit research-oriented presentations and proposals from diverse philosophies and perspectives including, theoretical, dialogic, collaborative, practical/applied, experiential and action-oriented. The submission deadline is Feb. 8. Visit our website to complete the application and to learn more about the summit. 

Queer & Ally training

Queer & Ally (Q&A) level 1 and 2 training provides knowledge, awareness and skills regarding LGBTIQ&A communities at DU and beyond. Sign up for an upcoming session:

  • Friday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Level one
  • Monday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Level one
  • Monday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m. – Level two

17th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk 

Nov. 26-29 

(Nov. 17, 2015) The Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk is an annual event in remembrance of the Cheyenne and Arapaho murdered at the massacre, as well as the survivors. It is a critically important event that was conceived to promote healing and understanding within both the Native and non-Native communities affected by the massacre. It also serves as a means of recognizing the ancestral homelands of Cheyenne and Arapaho people as participants make their way from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, northeast of Eads, to Denver.

On Sunday, Nov. 29, there will be a sunrise ceremony at Riverside Cemetery at the grave of Captain Silas S. Soule in remembrance and honor of his courage, as well as that of Lt. Joseph Cramer – two men who refused the order to attack on that fateful day – and then a stop at the site of Soule's murder near the corner of 15th and Arapahoe. The procession will conclude from there to the State Capitol building for a public presentation by Cheyenne and Arapaho community members, with additional remarks by Governor John Hickenlooper.

These events are free and open to the public; the DU community is encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/colorado-commission-of-indian-affairs/home.

2016 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Jan. 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Diversity Summit will explore how each of us can individually contribute to creating an inclusive campus and in the process change our community; registration is now open. Each year, the Center for Multicultural Excellence and the Diversity Summit committee recognize individuals from across the campus who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and contribute to advancing the tenants of Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver. Through the Provost’s Champions of Change Awards, the Diversity Summit committee recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or departments/organizations who contribute to Inclusive Excellence through exemplary leadership. Review the criteria and submit your nominations today.

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Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Success and Leadership Development opens office in Driscoll Underground

(Nov. 10, 2015) On Oct. 20, the Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Success and Leadership Development (IESSLD) opened its doors in Driscoll Underground. The office is a branch of DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) and is focused specifically on engaging with undergraduate students on the topic of inclusive excellence. Read the Clarion article for more information.

Flick and Feed/Back: Sand Creek Massacre

Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 151

November is Native Heritage Month, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence, the DU Native Student Alliance and Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting invite you to a screening of the documentary Sand Creek Massacre. Following the screening, we will be joined by the film’s director and producer, and a PBS Indian Affairs commissioner as part of the audience discussion. Dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; please RSVP

Morgridge College of Education Students of Color Reception

Thursday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall commons

Please join the Morgridge College of Education for its Students of Color Reception. This annual signature event provides an opportunity for the DU community to learn about the important work related to inclusive excellence being done by MCE students, faculty and staff. The evening will offer a student panel moderated by Dr. Frank Tuitt, and an opportunity for open dialogue among attendees about key inclusivity topics such as access, equity and opportunity for all students.

Please RSVP

Integrating the study abroad experience and intercultural learning at DU

Friday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – International House

The Office of International Education, in collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning, would like to bring together a group of faculty, staff and students to discuss intercultural learning on the DU campus. There are two questions we hope to explore. First, given that intercultural learning is a lifelong process, how can we support students who travel abroad in continuing to reflect upon and apply their experiences when they return to DU? And second, with close to 70 percent of DU undergraduate students studying abroad, how can we bring that learning home and integrate it into our classrooms and the larger DU experience, providing for a more globalized academic perspective for all students? We will also talk about how these ideas might be incorporated into the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan. Refreshments will be provided; please RSVP.

2016 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence keynote speakers announced

Jan. 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Diversity Summit will explore how each of us can individually contribute to creating an inclusive campus and in the process change our community; registration is now open. Eddie Moore Jr. is the Friday morning keynote speaker. Moore has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. Damon Williams, senior vice president for program, training and youth development services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, will be the lunch keynote speaker.

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