May 19, 2015
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 Indeed.com, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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:
- Parking Enforcement Officer – Parking Services
- Art Teacher – Ricks Center
- Part-time Graphic Designer – Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- Program Coordinator – Office of International Education
- Office Assistant – Department of Languages and Literatures
- Early Childhood Interventionist – Fisher Early Learning Center
- Onsite Coordinator – National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers
- Director – Center for World Languages and Cultures
- Master Teacher – Young Preschool Classroom
- Director – Visual Media Center
- Assistant Coach – Men's Hockey
- Financial Aid Advisor – Enrollment
- Food & Beverage Manager – Highlands Ranch Golf Course
- Director of Graduate Student Affairs - Korbel School of International Studies (Internal – you must log into PioneerWeb to view the listing)
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.
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.