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DU Digest

Feb. 24, 2015

Universitywide News

Be a B.O.S.S.

BOSS SonoraAll 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. 









Crimson Friday

Friday, Feb. 27

Wear your DU colors and support our Denver Pioneers athletic teams! This week’s home events include swimming and diving, and the final hockey home series of the regular season. DU employees can receive $16 tickets (normally $24) for Denver Pioneers Hockey’s final home series vs. Miami (OH) on Feb. 27 and 28! Purchase tickets using promo code PIONATION. See the full schedule at

Update on Campus Safety notice regarding motor vehicle theft

The stolen vehicle reported to Campus Safety on Tuesday, Feb. 17 was recovered in the morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 18. The vehicle was recovered by police in the southwest metro area. Although you cannot always prevent the actions of others, Campus Safety encourages all community members to secure their vehicles by locking doors and rolling up windows. Please report any and all suspicious activity to Campus Safety immediately at 303-871-3000.

Annual “Pioneers for People” Staff Advisory Council coat drive a success

Thank you to everyone in the DU community who contributed to this year’s “Pioneers for People” Staff Advisory Council coat drive benefiting the Denver Rescue Mission. You impacted 375 lives by your giving (275 coats and 100 other items, including hats, scarves and gloves). Thank you for helping provide for those in need and making this year’s event such a success!

Deadline extended: Nominate a colleague for the Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award

Established in 2001, the Robin Morgan Award is presented annually to a woman (staff, faculty or administration) who goes beyond her job responsibilities to advocate for women in the DU community. The award is named for Robin Morgan, who worked at DU in 1996-1997 and organized women to foster their professional development and enhance the mission of the University through women’s voices and competence. The recipient of this award is a woman who carries out these ideals. Learn more and nominate a colleague by Friday, Feb. 27.

Academic and Administrative Units

Colorado Women’s College reimagines future

The Colorado Women’s College has announced to its community that, as a result of declining interest in its current academic program, the college will be changing and reimagining how to continue to fulfill its mission to educate and empower women. Learn more about this transition on the CWC Portfolio site.

HCC reintroduces “Let’s Talk” service

The Health and Counseling Center is pleased to announce that the “Let’s Talk” service, an informal and confidential drop-in counseling service at remote sites on campus, has been relaunched on campus. This is a program for students, staff and faculty to access brief counseling consultation away from the HCC. Please visit the HCC website to learn more about “Let’s Talk” and the various sites and times it is being held. Any questions about the program can be directed to Anand Desai,, staff psychologist and group/outreach coordinator in the HCC.

Book Stack sale

On sale for half-price during the month of February at the University Library Association Book Stack: all books about business, political science, parenting and humor. Plus, all romance paperbacks are 10 books for $1. Store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 303-871-2665.

People News

Art Jones receives MLK Peace Award

Art Jones, founder, Spirituals Project, associate dean, Colorado Women’s College, received the MLK Peace Award from Metro State University. The award recognizes leaders who continue King’s legacy through their dedication to social justice and community activism. More

HR News


This week’s Fridays@Noon video discusses the art of managing up. Join us in learning how to manage your manager.

Professional Development Update luncheon

Thursday, Feb. 26, noon – Margery Reed Hall, room 106

Join Ken Pinnock, associate director of Talent Management, and Greg Giesen, manager of Employee Relations, for an update on the upcoming professional development services, programs and learning opportunities planned for 2015 and beyond. Your questions and input will be most appreciated. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training, Professional and Career Development. Luncheon limited to the first 25 registrations.


Check out the most recently posted positions at the University; you can view these and all posted positions in the Employee tab of PioneerWeb.


University of Denver named among top five healthiest employers

The Denver Business Journal named the University the fourth healthiest employer in Denver. Thanks to all our faculty and staff for your participation and support of well@du! More

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.

Inclusive Excellence

Black History Month event: Wellness Through Community Vitality

Friday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

What role do Black psychologists play in the health and vitality of the Black community, especially in turbulent times? How do they get involved in issues of social justice and social change? These questions are even more pressing in light of current events, such as the Ferguson riots and the rising debate over the number of deaths of unarmed Black men and women by police officers. How do Black psychologists, who strive to serve their communities, respond to these issues and promote wellness and community vitality in such turbulent times? More

Alumna's poem inspires spirituals-focused stage show

Meet professional poet, enthusiastic songstress and program administrator at the DU-based Spirituals Project, Dee Galloway (BA '04).  More


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