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May 26, 2015

Universitywide News

Denver Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Celebration

Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m. (seating opens at 5:30 p.m.) – Peter Barton Stadium (rain location: Hamilton Gymnasium)

Come celebrate the University’s 30th national title, and the first men’s lacrosse title from a school west of the Mississippi! Celebration Cake to be served following short program at exit; autographs and prizes; championship merchandise available. Read about the victory, purchase merchandise and more at

Mandatory Title IX training for all employees

Last week, you received an email from Kathryne Grove, director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, outlining mandatory training for all faculty and staff members about Title IX. You should have then received an email from Canvas inviting you to the course as a student. This is correct. Please follow the link and complete the course. If you didn’t receive an email, or no longer have it, please contact

High school graduations come to campus

Once again it is time for DU to host the area’s high school graduations. Some of these events have the potential to make parking an issue on the north side of campus; you can see the full schedule online. If you are a current parking permit holder, you should have received an email with more information.

Library book returns

Now through Friday, June 5, faculty may schedule an appointment to have their library books picked up and returned to the library. Email to schedule a pickup.

 Academic and Administrative Units

VideoCast featured video: “What would DU be like without the Center for Multicultural Excellence?”

This week’s video features several DU community members describing what life at DU would be like without CME. View the video.

Volunteers needed for Campus Safety training

Campus Safety is seeking volunteers to help with scenario-based training on campus June 12 and June 15 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on both days. Volunteers may select one or both days but must be able to commit to all three hours. This opportunity is open to all students, staff and faculty. Anyone who is interested should contact Sergeant James Johnston at or 303-871-3132.

DU Charity Yard Sale seeks donations

One of DU’s service learning courses is hosting a yard sale benefiting Safe House Denver, an organization dedicated to helping victims and survivors of domestic abuse reclaim their rights to a life free of violence. They are currently seeking yard sale item donations; you can drop off your items on campus or arrange a drop-off or pickup through Thursday, May 28.


People News

Chad King wins Way to Go Commuter Champion award

Chad King, DU’s sustainability coordinator, won the Way to Go Commuter Champion award through the third annual Denver Regional Council of Governments Way to Go awards program. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate leadership, innovation and achievement in commute options.

Going away party for Dan Connolly

Thursday, June 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Margery Reed Hall patio

Please join the Daniels College of Business as we send Dan Connolly, senior associate dean, off to his new opportunity as dean of the business school at Portland State University. Dan was with the University of Denver for 14 years. Please RSVP

HR News

Welcome new hires!

See who joined the University in April in the monthly new hire report.

Total Rewards Statements

Benefited employees should have received your Total Rewards Statement in the mail.

Fridays@Noon: Emergency Preparedness

Friday, May 29, 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 Lieutenant Mark Wilson and Sergeant James Johnston of Campus Safety join Greg Giesen to discuss emergency preparedness and why it’s so important. Videos of all Fridays@Noon sessions are available on the website.

Professional development classes 

Coaching Skills for Managers (Part 2) on May 27 and Eight Simple Rules for Managing Conflict on June 4 are full. We will be offering both classes again in the fall. In the meantime, should you need any immediate coaching in either area, contact Greg Giesen at 303-871-3307. See the full list of classes.


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). New this week:


Summer Yoga classes for employees

Stay tuned to your DU Digest for a summer yoga schedule!


Zero Waste Finals at the Anderson Academic Commons

May 27 – June 3

Zero Waste Finals at the AAC are this week and the library needs everyone’s help diverting compostable and recyclable waste from the landfill!


GrowHaus food boxes

If you’re interested in receiving fresh, organic food delivered to campus and supporting local food justice, sign up for a food box from the GrowHaus. Order by Thursday, pick up your food in the Center for Sustainability on Monday.

Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking volunteers for student move-out!

May 29-June 5, 90-minute shifts
Sign up 

Each year, students in the residence halls leave tons (literally) of items when they move out of the residence halls. We collect those items to donate to a variety of nonprofit organizations; last year we worked with three nonprofit organizations and donated over 15,000 pounds of items. One of the keys to our success is our volunteers; last year nearly 30 staff and faculty members from Student Life and other departments across the University volunteered to load up the donation trucks. Our volunteers unanimously agreed that it was a great experience. This year, we need YOUR help!



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