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First “Conversation with Chopp” this afternoon
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-5 p.m. – Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

(Sept. 23, 2014) As Chancellor Chopp mentioned in her first-day welcome email earlier this month, she is beginning a listening tour around campus. The first “Conversation with Chopp” will take place this afternoon; please register. There are several options to provide your thoughts in the coming weeks, including more in-person “Conversations with Chopp” sessions and the Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate employee-focused town halls. More

Get your NEW Pioneer ID Card this week

(Sept. 23, 2014) The Pioneer ID Card office is issuing new ID cards to all faculty and staff members this week. The new cards feature the new DU logo and have the option to be linked to a U.S. Bank account. Bring your old ID with you (or another form of photo ID) to pick up your new card. 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.

Fall 2014 issue of DU Magazine available online

(Sept. 23, 2014) Don’t miss the Fall 2014 issue of DU Magazine online, featuring stories on our 18th chancellor, the ASCEND campaign, a fall sports preview and more! If you receive the print version of the magazine, help us go green! Visit to subscribe to the digital-only edition of the University of Denver Magazine.

Academic and Administrative Units

Joseph Korbel School celebrates 50th anniversary and breaks ground on new Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex

(Sept. 23, 2014) The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies began a new era today with the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex—made possible by a generous $17 million donation by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. More

CAPE Connection

(Sept. 23, 2014) The CAPE Connection is CAPE’s (Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment) monthly newsletter dedicated to providing information on the latest campus and community initiatives that promote healthy relationships and prevent gender violence. You can read the September issue online now, and please email if you’d like to subscribe to the CAPE Connection email.

MFJS to participate in National News Engagement Day

(Sept. 23, 2014) Media, Film & Journalism Studies (MFJS) is participating in National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, MFJS is including a 10-minute activity for students during their courses. More

Half the Sky Fair donations requested

(Sept. 23, 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 on Saturday, Nov. 1. 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

People News

Retirement party for Phil Tripp

Friday, Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m. – Joy Burns Center atrium

(Sept. 23, 2014) Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Phil Tripp, senior software specialist, UTS, after 29 years of dedicated service to DU!

Lynn Gangone to be honored at “Aspire to Inspire” luncheon

Friday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Fritz Knoebel Event Center

(Sept. 23, 2014) The “Aspire to Inspire” luncheon supports Project Aspire in helping provide scholarships to women seeking to complete their degrees. Gangone, dean of Colorado Women’s College, will be honored at the luncheon, and Dr. Cile Chavez will present the keynote address. Proceeds will go towards Colorado Women’s College student scholarships. More

Sturm College of Law faculty members Theodore Z. Gelt and Stephen Pepper to receive 2014 Law Stars awards

(Sept. 23, 2014) Gelt, adjunct professor, will receive the Thompson G. Marsh Award, and Professor Pepper will receive the Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award at the Oct. 2 DU Law Stars event. More

Joseph Labrecque appointed to Adobe Education Leader Advisory Board

(Sept. 23, 2014) Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer with the Office of Teaching and Learning, has been chosen as the newest higher education representative on the Adobe Education Leader Advisory Board. The board exists as a way to provide direct representation of educational institutions to the Adobe Education Worldwide Team. This is a three-year term appointment.


Bike to Work & Class Wednesdays – Brought to you by well@du and the Center for Sustainability

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8-9 a.m. – Carnegie Green

(Sept. 23, 2014) Bike to work or class (or use an alternative method of sustainable transportation) and enjoy a light breakfast and coffee. If your department is interested in sponsoring a breakfast please contact

Passport to Health

Coming soon, registration opens in October

(Sept. 23, 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. 

Eat well@du: Healthy recipe of the week

(Sept. 23, 2014) Check out this month’s Farmers Market on Thursday, and try these apple recipes


DU Farmers Market

Thursday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Driscoll Green

(Sept. 23, 2014) Fresh produce, food trucks, art, and fun await you at the September Farmers Market! Remember, BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag).

How Tuesdays

Tuesday, Sept. 30, noon-1 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building, room 499

(Sept. 23, 2014) How Tuesdays return for the fall with a lunch discussion about sustainable food. Lunch will be provided by Native Foods Café, discussion will be lively and the views will be amazing. For more information, email

Bike mechanics classes

(Sept. 23, 2014) Do you want to learn how to keep your bike in top shape, or how to safely commute year-round in Denver? Sign up for an introductory or master mechanics class offered on campus in the basement of Nagel residence hall. More

Zero Waste games

(Sept. 23, 2014) Last year our zero waste games program diverted 70 percent of all waste from hockey games to recycling or compost. Learn more about the program and incentives, and volunteer to help us reach our goal of 80 percent diversion this year!

GrowHaus food boxes available for campus delivery

(Sept. 23, 2014) Interested in local, organic produce that supports food justice in Denver? You can now get Food Boxes from GrowHaus delivered to campus for convenient pickup. More

Inclusive Excellence

Latino Heritage Month

Sept. 15-Oct. 15

(Sept. 23, 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.

Pi Lambda Chi, Latina Sorority Inc. – Slam Poetry

Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. – Chambers Center, Garden Room

(Sept. 23, 2014) Join the sisters of Pi Lambda Chi as they host their annual Slam Poetry night! This year, the student organization will be bringing in spoken word artists, showcasing art, and celebrating Latino Heritage Month through the art form of Slam Poetry. 

La Llorona through a Critical Feminist Perspective – movie screening and dialogue

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. – Mary Reed Building, room 019

(Sept. 23, 2014) The Latina/o Graduate Association is hosting a screening of an independent film on La Llorona, followed by a dialogue session. This session, led by Dr. Bernadette M. Calafell, will provide an opportunity to examine the implications of La Llorona archetype in the media. Chicana feminist scholars link La Llorona historically to La Malinche offering an interesting perspective on these characters' cultural implications. The dialogue will include an examination of the misogynistic undertones and overt fear-inducing narratives which can often be perceived as simple folklore. For more information, please contact Sergio Juarez

Latinos in Higher Education

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. – Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall

(Sept. 23, 2014) The Latino Student Alliance is hosting an evening session with Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, who will discuss Latinos in Higher Education. For more information, please contact Jillian Martinez

See the full list of Latino Heritage Month events

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. 23, 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.

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