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March 3, 2015

Universitywide News

Be a B.O.S.S.

All members of our community can be leaders when it comes to supporting survivors of gender violence. Check out how these student leaders believe, support and listen to their friends.

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Imagine DU – Creating our Future Together

In the coming weeks, you will begin to see Imagine DU all around campus. This is a call to action—for all of us to begin thinking about our future together. Get started by visiting the Imagine DU website: imagine.du.edu.

In case you missed it: Denver Post’s Progress Colorado features University of Denver

Community service impacts Colorado economy, leads to employment opportunities for University of Denver students.

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University names speakers for spring Commencement ceremonies

Michael Bennet, United States senator for Colorado, will deliver the spring undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday, June 6, and Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will deliver the 2014 spring graduate Commencement address on Friday, June 5. Ken Salazar, former secretary of the interior, will speak at the Sturm College of Law Commencement on Saturday, May 16.

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Academic and Administrative Units

Campus safety and security assessment open forum

Wednesday, March 4, 1-2 p.m. – Driscoll Gallery

Last week, you received an email regarding a comprehensive public safety management study for the University, which will be led by the firm Margolis Healy. An important piece of this work will be to gather direct feedback from community members. You are invited to an open forum for faculty and staff, to share your feedback on what elements are needed to ensure a safe and secure campus. You may also use this opportunity to share your impressions and expectations of Campus Safety, as this is a continuation of the department’s ongoing efforts to maintain open channels for feedback on its work.

Women’s and men’s soccer both ranked in top five schools for soccer

In a set of recent polls released by USA Today, the University of Denver was rated as the top institution in the country to play women's college soccer, and No. 4 for men’s soccer. The rankings are based on the athletic success of the team, the overall quality of the school and the academic success of the players.

March Book Stack sale

On sale for half-price during the month of March at the University Library Association Book Stack: all books about women’s studies, music, art and travel. Plus, selected fiction is $3 per bag. Store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mary Reed Building, Main Floor. For more information, call 303-871-2665.

People News

Founders Day Award recipients

Thursday, March 5

The University has announced the recipients of the 2015 Founders Day Awards, which for the first time will recognize an outstanding graduate student and an outstanding undergraduate student, in addition to celebrating the accomplishments of notable alumni, donors, faculty and staff. 

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Nadia Kaneva guest-edits Feminist Media Studies journal

Nadia Kaneva, professor in Media, Film & Journalism Studies, was the guest-editor of a special issue of the journal Feminist Media Studies, which was released in January. She also wrote the introductory essay, entitled "Mediating Post-Socialist Femininities: Contested Histories and Visibilities."

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HR News

Fridays@Noon Lunch & Learn series

Thanks to your feedback, we are taking Fridays@Noon to the next level! Combining last year’s popular Lunch & Learn format with our Fridays@Noon series, we will be reintroducing Fridays@Noon as a bi-monthly Lunch & Learn. This way you can join us in person during your lunch hour for some motivation and learning. Go to the Fridays@Noon webpage for the latest update.

Wellness

Mindfulness in March

From Multitasking to Mindfulness workshops

Tuesday, March 10, noon-1 p.m.; Wednesday, March 18, noon-1 p.m. – Ritchie Center third floor conference room

Learn how to show up for your life by being present with people and tackling daily to-do’s. Discover practices to maximize your energy, efficiency and focus. Register via PioneerWeb.

Aromatherapy for Your Office workshops

Wednesday, March 11, noon-1 p.m.; Monday, March 16, noon-1 p.m. – University Hall, room 304

Make your office space more comfortable and welcoming while adding stress reduction to your day. Register via PioneerWeb.

Sustainability

DU reduces carbon footprint by 27 percent

Thanks to a number of sustainability efforts, the University of Denver has reached the first of its carbon-reduction milestones six years ahead of schedule. 

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Inclusive Excellence

DU’s Sistah Network empowers black women to negotiate graduate program 

When Nicole Joseph read an article describing some of the factors that negatively influence black women pursuing graduate degrees on predominately white campuses, she immediately knew she wanted to do what she could to help prevent the problem at the University of Denver.

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