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Construction traffic Oct. 6-7

(Sept. 30, 2014) Next Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7, large flatbed trucks will be delivering equipment to the construction site of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, causing traffic and pedestrian delays. It is advised to avoid East Iliff Avenue between University Boulevard and South Gaylord Street during this time. Parking in H1/H2 can be accessed via Warren Circle.

Diverse and high-achieving: the Class of 2018

(Sept. 30, 2014) With the start of fall quarter in early September, we welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus.


Campus Climate for Students working group first “Campus Conversation” this week

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Student Center, room 1880

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Campus Climate for Students Working Group is charged with developing institutional recommendations to improve the campus climate for all students with special focus on three subsets of students: domestic students of color, LGBTIQA students and international students. We would like to invite you – DU staff and faculty – to share your voice during “Campus Conversations.”


Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

(Sept. 30, 2014) The University of Denver again claimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools in June.


Get your NEW Pioneer ID Card

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Pioneer ID Card office is issuing new ID cards to all faculty and staff members. Old cards will be deactivated on Nov. 1, 2014. The Pioneer Card office is located in Driscoll Center South on the lower level. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your old ID with you to exchange it for your new card.

Conflict Resolution Month – Call for contributions

(Sept. 30, 2014) Throughout Conflict Resolution Month, October 2014, learn how faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver contribute to constructive engagement and peaceful conflict resolution. How do you contribute to constructive engagement and conflict resolution? Let us know, and follow DU’s activities.

Academic and Administrative Units

University Advancement to receive 2014 Quality Department Award at Convocation

(Sept. 30, 2014) University Advancement celebrated the successful close of ASCEND: the Campaign for the University of Denver in June.


R.A.D. classes in October for women and men

(Sept. 30, 2014) R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense for women and Resisting Aggression with Defense for men) classes are offered free of charge to University of Denver faculty and staff members. October sessions for women begin Friday, Oct. 17, and for men are Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn more and register on the Campus Safety webpage.

Videocast featured video

(Sept. 30, 2014) This week’s featured video “The ISIS Crisis: What should the U.S. do about the ‘Islamic State’?” features a panel discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill and Professors Deborah Avant and Nader Hashemi. View the video.

CCESL’s Community Organizing Institute

Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Craig Hall

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) is hosting its annual Community Organizing Institute this Friday. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community partners, the event features keynote speaker Blanca E. Trejo.


Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science Industry Day

Friday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

(Sept. 30, 2014) Join us for the annual industry day where students will present their research design work and network with industry professionals.


Meet us @ Morgridge!

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall

(Sept. 30, 2014) Explore DU's Morgridge College of Education by attending an on-campus information session. At this session you will meet with faculty, staff and listen to a panel of current Morgridge students. You'll have the opportunity to discuss your future academic and professional career goals and learn about the application process and financial aid. Please RSVP by Oct.3.

Daniels College of Business Digital Marketing Summit

Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Department of Marketing at the Daniels College of Business offers the Digital Marketing Summit: a one-day opportunity that involves learning and hands-on application. Participants will learn in the morning and then practice what they learn in the afternoon on one of 15 small businesses who have been selected as case studies. 


People News

CME’s Debbie Mixon Mitchell to receive 2014 Outstanding Service Award at Convocation

(Sept. 30, 2014) A passionate advocate of equity and inclusion, Debbie Mixon Mitchell is a constant example of what it means to be caring, responsive, courteous and accountable to others.


Convocation awards will recognize faculty excellence

(Sept. 30, 2014) The University of Denver prizes research that benefits the public good and teaching that transforms the lives of students. Purposeful research and inspired teaching are celebrated each year with an awards presentation at the fall Convocation ceremony.


Anne DePrince participates in Vice President Joe Biden’s roundtable to combat domestic violence

(Sept. 30, 2014) Anne DePrince, director of DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden on domestic violence. DePrince was the only researcher present and was able to highlight her team’s findings from their community-engaged research on the subject.


Introducing Dr. Susan Zvacek, associate provost for the advancement of teaching and learning

(Sept. 30, 2014) Please help us welcome Dr. Svacek, who will be joining the University on Oct. 1.



Bike to Work & Class Wednesdays – This week is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8-9 a.m. – Carnegie Green

(Sept. 30, 2014) Bike to work or class (or use an alternative method of sustainable transportation) and enjoy a light breakfast and coffee. Thank you Student Activities/Undergraduate Student Government for sponsoring this week’s healthy and sustainable initiative. 

On-campus Flu Shot Clinics

Monday, Oct. 20, 3:30-7:30 p.m. & Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7-11 a.m. – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room

(Sept. 30, 2014) Walk-in flu shots will be available on campus for DU faculty and staff. The cost is free for DU Kaiser Permanente members and $10 for non-members (cash only). Please bring your DU ID and Kaiser Permanente insurance card, and remember to wear short sleeves.


Passport to Health

Coming soon, registration opens in October

(Sept. 30, 2014) This October, take off on a journey to feeling your best in the all-new Passport wellness program. This travel-themed, six-week, online challenge is designed to help you establish lasting healthy habits, increase energy and enhance well-being as you touch down in exciting destinations around the world! With each stop, you’re rewarded with postcard-perfect images and vivid descriptions that make you feel like you’re actually there, and a chance to win exciting prizes. For those of you that have participated in our previous Thrive Across America challenges, this will be a similar program with enhanced features. 


Take the University of Denver’s Transportation Survey

(Sept. 30, 2014) Knowing how members of the DU community travel to and from campus helps us develop transportation programs and policies to better meet your needs and tells us how we're doing in meeting the University’s sustainable transportation goals. As an added bonus, fill out the survey and you’ll be entered to win a Growhaus food box or a bicycle tuneup and commuter kit, courtesy of the Center for Sustainability. A total of 10 winners will be selected.  Fill out the survey anytime through Oct. 10.

Cycle-in Cinema: Truck Farm

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. – Carnegie Green

(Sept. 30, 2014) Join us Wednesday nights in October for a free outdoor movie series! Bike-in to enjoy a movie, popcorn and win prizes under the stars. This week’s film, Truck Farm, tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers.



(Sept. 30, 2014) Are you interested in becoming the sustainability expert for your office, unit, or department? Eco-Pioneers is your opportunity to join our new peer-to-peer education network to broaden your knowledge of campus sustainability, to get in on some great tours and, of course, to get a fancy T-shirt! For more information, email

Inclusive Excellence

Latino Heritage Month

Sept. 15-Oct. 15

(Sept. 30, 2014) From exhibits and film screenings to topical discussions and policy forums, the University has a wide array of programming in recognition of Latino contributions to culture, politics and history.


October is LGBTIQ History Month

(Sept. 30, 2014) If you know of and/or are having an LGBTIQ&Ally-related event, please email so we can help publicize it!

On-campus Volunteer Opportunities

English Language Center’s Conversation Hour

Thursdays, 2-2:50 p.m. – Centennial Towers

(Sept. 23, 2014) This program connects native English speakers from DU with international students who are learning English at DU’s English Language Center. International students can practice their English and everyone will have the opportunity to learn more about other cultures. Email to sign up! 

Graduate School Fair

Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-7:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Graduate School Fair is an open house gathering with breakout sessions to provide detailed answers to commonly asked questions and give in-depth information about specific graduate programs at DU. Volunteers are needed to help introduce prospective graduate students to our campus and community. Please email Danny Sorenson at to sign up.

Half the Sky Fair

Saturday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Colorado Women’s College

(Sept. 30, 2014) The fifth annual Half the Sky Fair to benefit the education of girls and women – locally and across the globe – will again be held at the Colorado Women's College. Organizers are currently seeking donations for the silent auction. Donations can be in the form of goods or services. If you would like to make a donation or help with the event, please visit our Portfolio site

Faculty and Staff Workshops

OTL Lunch and Learn Series
Methods for encouraging self-directed learning: Assignment wrappers
Wednesday, Oct. 8, noon-1 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

(Sept. 30, 2014) “Wrappers” are short handouts or surveys that students complete along with an assignment or exam. The wrapper focuses on the learning process rather than on the content itself. In this session we will look at a number of assignment wrapper examples and discuss methods for using them effectively. More

Power up your LinkedIn profile

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4-5:15 p.m. – Driscoll North, room 1880

(Sept. 30, 2014) LinkedIn expert Lindsay Day will show you how to leverage LinkedIn. More

OTL Lunch and Learn Series

How research on learning can inform our teaching
Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon-1 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

(Sept. 30, 2014) In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss some key research-based perspectives on how people learn that can be used as “tools to think with” when it comes to designing and facilitating learning experiences for our students. More

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