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May 19, 2015

Universitywide News

May 20 is DU Gives Day

Participate in DU Gives Day on Wednesday, May 20! For every gift made to DU on this day we’ll plant a pinwheel on Carnegie Green representing the momentum philanthropy builds. We will also be giving out T-shirts to faculty, staff and students who post and tweet their selfies about #DUGivesDay. Meet us on the green to take your pictures with our selfie sticks. Spread Pioneer Pride and transform student lives. Join the fun… inspire the future! More

Men’s Lacrosse advances to NCAA semifinals!

Semifinal Watch Party: Saturday, May 23, 11 a.m. – Crimson and Gold, Boones Tavern, The Pioneer, South Philly Cheesesteaks and Stadium Inn

The DU Men’s Lacrosse team has advanced to the NCAA semifinals. The game in Philadelphia against Notre Dame will play at 11 a.m. MDT on Friday, May 23. If they win, the final game will play at 11 a.m. MDT on Sunday, May 25. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN2. Go Pios! #DUGAMEDAY #Pioneer1Nation

Newly renovated Buchtel Tower honors military veterans

After years of disuse, the University of Denver’s Buchtel Tower has a new purpose — one that’s closely tied to the original mission of the building to which the tower was once attached.


Save the Date: Chancellor Chopp’s Inauguration

Friday, Sept. 18

The University is planning a full day of events to inaugurate our new chancellor and celebrate the emerging vision under her leadership. Events will key on the importance of higher education to Colorado and include speakers from institutions across the state. A planning committee is in place, and is meeting with student representatives before the spring quarter ends to reflect student input in the plans.

Join Alumnifire: DU’s new networking platform

DU has launched Alumnifire, an exciting new networking platform for DU community members. Alumnifire allows users to leverage the networking capabilities of LinkedIn and the robust job bank of, making it a powerful tool for anyone looking to change careers or get connected.

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.

Academic and Administrative Units

Shared Services Center update

The Shared Services Center is set to move into leased office space at 1325 S. Colorado Blvd., less than 2 miles from campus, on Saturday, June 20. This will be a temporary location until the center’s permanent space on the south end of campus is ready. Additionally, Ulli Nierling has been named assistant director and Finance lead in the Shared Services Center. This appointment completes the leadership team for Shared Services.


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.

VideoCast featured video: “Always on: Social media as social programming”

This week’s video features the most recent Bridges to the Future lecture with Douglas Rushkoff. View the video.

Library Book Return Rally

May 19, 3-6 p.m. – Sturm Hall, first floor; Olin Hall, first floor; Law Library, first floor

Attention DU faculty who have checked out books from the University Libraries! We invite you to drop off books anytime at the Main Library, the Music Library or the Law Library, regardless of where you checked them out. In addition, we will have special drop-off locations today, Tuesday May 19 from 3-6 p.m.


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

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                                

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and DU Policies

Wednesday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building, room 259

This interactive course will provide you with an overview of common wage and hour laws that apply to managing people, DU policies and procedures, and includes scenarios to help understand how this all applies in the workplace. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training: Management and Supervisory.

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 Johnson of Campus Safety join Greg Giesen to discuss emergency preparedness and why it’s so important. Videos of all Fridays@Noon session are available on the website.

Mondays at 3: A Story for Managers Learning to Lead

Are you a new manager who likes to read? Contact Greg Giesen to get your complimentary copy of his latest book, Mondays At 3: A Story for Managers Learning to Lead. A corresponding study guide is available for download as well.


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:


Outdoor Yoga with Blake

Thursday, May 21, 11 a.m.-noon – Driscoll Green

Everyone is welcome to this beginner-intermediate Vinyasa-based class. Bring a mat and water bottle. This event kicks off the third annual DU Farmers Market.


Third Annual DU Farmers Market

Thursday, May 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Driscoll Green

This year’s DU Farmers Market will be bigger than ever, featuring fresh food and local products, live music, outdoor yoga, DU’s Chopp’d Food Competition, bike sale, art sale and more! Hosted by the Center for Sustainability in partnership with well@du, the USG Sustainability Committee and Sodexo. 


Recycle your printer cartridges

The University of Denver now recycles all printer cartridges through Staples. Please follow the instructions to have Staples pick up your cartridges.

Inclusive Excellence

Sand Creek Massacre Symposium: “Acknowledgement and Repair”
Friday, May 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall
DU’s Conflict Resolution Institute, in partnership with the Center on Rights Development and the John Evans Study Committee, is hosting a one-day symposium on the Sand Creek Massacre, entitled “Acknowledgment and Repair.”


Mohammad Matin: DU Catalyst for World Change

In south central Bangladesh, a small village named Kandopasha is the ancestral home of Associate Professor Mohammad Matin of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. What makes this village unique and of prime importance to the region is the Jahanara Majid Memorial Hospital. The hospital is named for the Jahanara Majid Foundation and for Dr. Matin’s mother. 



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