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Employee communications survey

(Aug. 19, 2014) Watch your email tomorrow, Aug. 20, for an employee communications survey, and please take a few minutes to let us know how you like to receive University information.

Employee Appreciation Lunch this Thursday, Aug. 21

(Aug. 19, 2014) The Employee Appreciation Lunch is this Thursday, Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ritchie Circle (in front of Mary Reed). If you gave your RSVP to your departmental representative, your wrist bands will be available from that person on or before Wednesday, Aug. 20. If you were unable to RSVP, you may still attend the lunch; simply bring your Pioneer ID card to receive a wrist band on the day of the event. Please note: the Employee Appreciation Lunch is for University employees only.

Canvas workshops

(Aug. 19, 2014) Canvas is the University of Denver's new Learning Management System, which will replace Blackboard over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year. Canvas is currently available to all DU instructors who have classes listed on the course schedule. The Office of Teaching and Learning is offering a number of Canvas workshops over the coming weeks:

  • Canvas basics
  • Turn your Blackboard class into a Canvas class
  • Assignments and grading in Canvas

See the schedule and register online.

Order "CrimsCinnamon & Gold" ice cream for your next event!

(Aug. 19, 2014) Have you had a chance to try the Liks ice cream flavor inspired by our DU colors? "CrimsCinnamon & Gold" combines cinnamon, raspberry and caramel for a unique flavor just for us! To order "CrimsCinamon & Gold" for your next event, call or email Jay Thompson, owner of Liks Ice Cream, at 303-282-5457 or The price is $40 for a tub that serves 50. Please place your order at least a week prior to your event.

Academic and Administrative Units

DU Advancement gives back to community during Denver Days

(Aug. 19, 2014) Individuals from throughout the University participated in Denver Days, a citywide effort to engage neighborhoods through community service projects and neighborhood activities. University Advancement took that opportunity to gather the entire division in support of the local community. About 50 members of University Advancement volunteered a total of 313 hours to paint the Washington Street Community Center over the course of Aug. 7-8, 2014.



Registration is now open for the Second Annual Crimson Classic!

Crimson Classic: Sept. 12, 4 p.m. – Register now!
(Aug. 19, 2014) Join your fellow DU faculty, staff, students and alumni for the second annual Crimson Classic 5K run and 1.5-mile walk on DU's beautiful campus. New this year, all participants will receive a Crimson Classic T-shirt and timing chip! Focus on fun and achieving your personal best time! All participants who complete the race will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize. Continue celebrating the spirit of fall and fun at the Sesquicentennial Fall Festivus immediately following the Crimson Classic.


Crimson Classic training

Wednesdays through Sept. 10, 4:45-5:45 p.m. – meet at Carnegie Green
Please register for each session you plan to attend
(Aug. 19, 2014) Join Provost Kvistad and Human Resources Director Amy King for Wellness Wednesday training. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome and will be led by trainers from the Coors Fitness Center.


Bike to Work Wednesdays – This week's breakfast sponsored by Admission and Financial Aid

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 8-9 a.m. – Carnegie Green
(Aug. 19, 2014) Bike to work (or use an alternative method of sustainable transportation) and enjoy a light breakfast and coffee. Thank Admission and Financial Aid for sponsoring this sustainable, healthy initiative! If your department is interested in sponsoring a breakfast please contact

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