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Aug. 4, 2015

Universitywide News

RSVP for the Inauguration of Rebecca S. Chopp

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Please join us, along with distinguished guests and speakers, for a full day of festivities focusing on the prominent role of higher education in Colorado, as we formally welcome Chancellor Chopp. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the scheduled events, including breakfast and lunch panel discussions, the installation ceremony and a community reception, and take part in a procession through campus. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 8.

University of Denver among Top 20 in two categories in Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide

The University of Denver has landed a spot in two categories listed in the Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide for 2016. The University took the No. 14 spot for “College City Gets High Marks,” which is based on answers to questions regarding the city or town where the school is located, and claimed the No. 4 position on “Most Popular Study Abroad Program.” More

Reserve your booth for Pioneer Carnival

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. – Gates Field House

Pioneer Carnival has historically been a part of new student orientation at the University of Denver, and is an incredible way to reach our new students. Space is limited and assigned on a first come, first served basis so register online today. The registration deadline is Friday Aug. 28.

DU WiFi replaces PioneerNet

DU WiFi has now replaced PioneerNet, and PioneerNet is no longer available. For information on how to connect to DU WiFi, visit

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. –Ritchie Circle (in front of Mary Reed)

Mark your calendar for this year’s annual Employee Appreciation Lunch! The Staff Advisory Council is working with departments to collect RSVPs, and will distribute wrist bands to designated contacts within each area. Please note: the Employee Appreciation Lunch is for University employees only. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Westendorf at or Theresa Hernandez at

Academic and Administrative Units

Changes to Parking Services website

Parking Services is making some changes to its website to provide improved customer service. While this switch is being made, you will not be able to complete any transactions either via the website or in person from Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience; our customer service desk will be open for walk-in questions during this time.

Shared Services Center posts “internal only” job opening: procurement contract administrator

The Shared Services Center announces a new job opening in its Procurement Services area: procurement contract administrator. This opening will be posted for internal candidates only for the next week; you must log in to PioneerWeb to view the posting. For questions on this position, contact Bob McVeigh at or 303-841-4106. Stay tuned to DU Digest for updates on additional job openings in the Shared Services Center.

University College Enrichment Program offers DU faculty and staff 20 percent discount

Fall quarter registration now open

The Enrichment Program connects the intellectually curious adult to DU's outstanding faculty, facilities and programming, and Denver's rich cultural community through non−credit short courses, lectures and seminars. Explore a wide range of subjects–from history and contemporary issues to science, literature and the arts—without the pressure of exams, grades or admission requirements. Fall offerings start Sept. 9. Learn more and register; to claim your 20 percent discount, enter code EPZONEF15 when registering online, or by calling UCOL Student Support at 303-871-2291. Discounts based on availability; some exclusions apply.

Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute: Call for proposals

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the Sturm College of Law is soliciting proposals for the 2016 Annual Land Use Conference, and we would like to invite the University of Denver community to participate. Western Places/Western Spaces: Examining the Past, Exploring the Future will engage a broad range of voices in a conversation about how communities across the West can best meet the challenges of the future. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 7. For more information about the conference and submission information, please visit the RMLUI website or contact us at

People News

Retirement celebration for Nancy Allen

Friday, Sept. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Join us as we celebrate the service and accomplishments of Nancy Allen, dean and director of University Libraries since 1992. As the longest serving DU library dean, the third-longest serving dean in University history, and the longest serving female dean at the University, Nancy has managed collections and services for the main library and the music library, and oversaw the design and construction of the nationally acclaimed Anderson Academic Commons. Please RSVP

HR News

Quick Questions with Amy King, vice chancellor for Human Resources, part two

With the development of the Universitywide strategic plan and the launch of the Shared Services Center, Human Resources has developed a new strategic direction to best fit with the University’s current needs. We sat down with Amy King, vice chancellor for Human Resources, to talk about the role HR will play, and what it will mean for you, as University employees. Read the second in this three-part story.

Welcome Lloyd Moore, director of benefits

Please join us in welcoming Lloyd Moore to the HR team. Lloyd brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources in higher education, of which 15 years have been in benefits administration. He has extensive experience in planning, evaluating, communicating, implementing and administering benefits programs. He has also served in leadership roles with CUPA-HR, and CHEIBA Trust (Colorado Higher Education Insurance Benefits Alliance Trust). Additionally, Lloyd has extensive experience working with FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). 

Performance Management appraisal forms available this week

The appraisal forms will be available by Friday, Aug. 7 to begin your reviews; self-evaluations are due Friday, Aug. 21. All benefited staff, and faculty members who supervise benefited staff, will use this system. Please remember, you must enter your goals into Performance prior to completing the self-appraisal. Visit the performance management website for a detailed timeline, training documents for the software and information on how to log in to Performance and complete your appraisals. We will be offering ongoing training on the new appraisal process and Performance software. Registration is via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Performance Management. Email with any questions.

Fridays@Noon: Communicating with non-native students, faculty and staff

Friday, Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Margery Reed Hall, room 203

Join us for the next Fridays@Noon lunch and learn session as Timothy Robinson and Laura Buhs join us to discuss the keys to communicating with non-native speaking students, staff and faculty. Please note that all past Fridays@Noon are available on the website.

Mentor Program

Looking for a mentor on campus for guidance and direction? Learn about DU’s Mentor Program and get involved today. 


Check out all the open positions at the University via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side).


Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga with Stephanie

Tuesdays through Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Meet on the east side of Mary Reed, shady lawn area

Registration is not necessary. Please bring a mat and water bottle; limited mats will be provided.

Outdoor Iyengar Yoga with Jessica

Wednesdays through Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Meet on the east side of Mary Reed, shady lawn area

Registration is not necessary. Please bring a mat and water bottle; limited mats will be provided. 

well@du Wellmetrics Portal ongoing challenges

Don’t stop now –wellness is no longer a one-time deal at DU - stay active in the Wellmetrics Portal challenges all year long to keep earning your wellness rewards! New challenges are always opening to help your reach the Gold Level! All benefited faculty and staff may create an account.

Learn more


Bike to Work Wednesdays at DU

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 8-9 a.m. – Carnegie Green (south of Anderson Academic Commons)

Bike to work and enjoy a light breakfast and great company compliments of well@du and the Center for Sustainability. If your office would like to sponsor a breakfast, contact for budget details.


Supporting International Students through Academic Advising

Thursday, Aug. 13, 9-10:30 a.m. – International House, dining room

This training is an interactive workshop with the international student advisors of International Student and Scholar Services. Case studies will be examined, and academic advisors are invited to bring examples, questions, concerns and trends regarding advising international students. This workshop is designed as a “next step” for advisors who have already had hands-on experience working with international students. Registration

Banner training workshops

Many of the Banner training sessions happen quarterly, and summer can be a great time to review. If you or your co-workers are looking for new information or if you are interested in a refresher please check the Banner training calendar. You will need to log in to PioneerWeb to register.

Volunteer Opportunities

Share Fair Nation 2015

Saturday, Sept. 26
Sign up

Share Fair Nation is a free, two-part event for educators, students, communities and leaders to come together with innovators in STEM education to experience fun, hands-on, minds-on teaching and learning methods...but we couldn't do it without you! We're looking for volunteers to help at the event and make a difference in transforming teaching and learning for all ages. All volunteers will receive training, a Share Fair Nation T-shirt and refreshments at the event. Sign up here, and email with questions.

Global Friends Program

Sign up

The Global Friends Program promotes friendship across cultures within DU by matching international students with a faculty or staff member. This is a great opportunity to welcome an international student into our community, share U.S. culture and learn about a new culture!

Learn more and sign up

Featured Events

Lamont School of Music presents Guys & Dolls – tickets on sale now

Nov. 5-8, 2015 – Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Get your tickets now for the Lamont Opera Theatre and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Guys & Dolls. Reserved seating is $11-$30; purchase your tickets online or in person at the Newman Center box office before they sell out!

Sixth Annual Carillon Summer Recital Series: David Hunsberger

Sunday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. – Williams Carillon (rain or shine)

Enjoy the sounds of our bells on a beautiful Colorado summer evening.


DU Pioneer Summer Concert

Thursday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. – Campus Green

Back by popular demand, the Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a summer concert for Pioneers and their families. Join us for an evening of great music provided by theSecondhand Band and Tent Show Kings. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic, family and friends to enjoy an open-air performance. Please RSVP

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