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Volunteer for Denver Days @ DU!
Aug. 4-8

(July 22, 2014) From Gregg Kvistad, Provost – The University of Denver is participating in Denver Days Aug. 4-8, 2014, in an expression of our commitment to the public good. Launched by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Days is a citywide effort to become involved in our communities. At DU, we are providing a week of service opportunities in which you may participate, with an ice cream social at the end of the week for all volunteers. You will be able to add your hours to the 1864 Service Challenge, moving us toward the goal of a combined 186,400 hours of total University community service by the end of 2014. More

Get to know our new chancellor: Chatting with Chopp episode four

(July 22, 2014) This ongoing series continues with the fourth episode. Chancellor-elect Rebecca Chopp answers questions from the University community about topics ranging from her family to how it feels to be the first woman chancellor of DU. View the video

SAC Staff Awards nominations due Aug. 6

(July 22, 2014) It's time to nominate an outstanding staff member or department for the annual Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Staff Awards. Review eligibility requirements for each award and submit your nomination(s) by Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

Save the date: Employee Appreciation Luncheon – Aug. 21

(July 15, 2014) The Employee Appreciation Lunch will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ritchie Circle (in front of Mary Reed). This year's theme will have a sesquicentennial "flavor" as we thank you for your years of service to the University of Denver. Watch your email for RSVP information soon. 

Register your unit for Pioneer Carnival

Saturday, Sept. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Gates Fieldhouse
(July 15, 2014) It's almost that time of year again here at DU – Pioneer Carnival! Pioneer Carnival has historically been a part of new student orientation; this year, we have decided to move the event to the first weekend after classes begin so that returning students may access the resources as well. This is a great way for your department to advertise services and resources.


Academic and Administrative Units

Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: Q&A with Dean Daniel McIntosh, Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(July 22, 2014) Upon his recent appointment as dean for the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we talked with Dean McIntosh. Read part one of our Q&A.

VideoCast featured video

(July 22, 2014) This week's featured video comes from IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at DU. In the video, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says "cash in the courtrooms of America undermines the reality and appearance of impartiality. It erodes the very foundations of our system of justice." O'Connor goes on to outline a solution: The O'Connor Judicial Selection Plan. This is an innovative model for choosing, evaluating and retaining state judges that balances the need for fair and impartial courts with the need for public accountability and transparency. View the video

People News

Dean Gangone presents talk at local TEDxMileHigh event

(July 22, 2014) Lynn Gangone, dean of the Colorado Women's College, presented "Designing a New World of Gender Equity" at a recent TEDxMileHigh event. Gangone, who writes on women's leadership development and advancement, discusses why women don't make up a meaningful percentage of leadership roles today in spite of clear accomplishments in academics and business. View a video of her talk.

HR News

Upcoming Performance and Development Opportunities

(July 15, 2014) View the complete listing of upcoming sessions and descriptions.


Eat well@du: Healthy recipe of the week

(July 22, 2014) Stop by the DU Farmers' Market on Thursday for fresh ingredients and try these Farmers' Market recipes.

Bike to Work Wednesdays

Wednesday, July 23, 8-9 a.m. – Carnegie Green
(July 22, 2014) Bike to work and enjoy a light breakfast and coffee brought to you by well@du and the Center for Sustainability. If your department is interested in sponsoring a breakfast please contact

Grocery 101

July 23, 31
(July 22, 2014) Our popular grocery tours are back and we’ll be visiting new locations: Safeway and Whole Foods. Registered Dietician Holly Klamer will lead you on a tour and help you to make better choices, read labels quickly and shop more efficiently with meal planning tips and shopping lists.



DU Farmers' Market

Thursday, July 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Driscoll Green
(July 22, 2014) Join the Center for Sustainability for the monthly Farmers' Market featuring fresh produce for sale, student artwork and a food truck. Occurring the fourth Thursday of each month through October, the Farmers' Market brings DU and the Denver community together to foster conversation about the need for sustainable, organic and local food. Cash is preferred and BYOB (bring your own bag).

Inclusive Excellence

New campus LGBTIQ&Ally online resource

(July 22, 2014) DU's new LGBTIQ&A Pride Portal launched this week at, as an easy-to-remember and one-stop spot for information on campus and community organizations, events and other useful information. With information for everyone, and grouped by University role, you're invited to take a look, suggest additional content, and share this new and growing resource, just in time for the new academic year.

LGBTIQ&Ally summer social events

(July 22, 2014) All affiliates, family and friends are invited to our remaining, real-world Summer Socials!

Potluck and movie screening
Monday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.
We'll be having a potluck and free Willy Wonka screening at Glendale's Infinity Park. Bring a dish to share starting at 6 p.m., and we'll walk/drive over to the park for the 8 p.m. on-field screening. More

2014 Equality Night with the Colorado Rapids
Wednesday, Aug. 20 vs. LA Galaxy
DU is one of the local sponsoring organizations for the 2014 Equality Night with the Colorado Rapids soccer club vs. LA Galaxy, featuring the first openly gay MLS player, Robbie Rogers! $25 value packages include a ticket to the match, a $5 food/beverage voucher, a commemorative T-shirt and a donation to two local LGBTIQA organizations. We're also working on a player meet-and-greet! The Center for Multicultural Excellence also has 10 packs to give to the first 10 DU affiliates (one per affiliate) who buy a pack; a two-for-one deal for you! More

Check the Pride Portal, our Facebook page, or email for details on both events, to RSVP for the potluck/movie, and/or to claim your Rapids pack!

Volunteer Opportunities

Submit your on-campus opportunities

(July 22, 2014) See all on-campus volunteer opportunities, and submit your opportunities to to be included in future issues.

University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, July 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 28
(July 15, 2014) Are you planning to attend the summer concerts on campus? Do you want to be able to enjoy the concert and log some community service hours? Please consider volunteering for the University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series! We need volunteers to assist with way-finding, staffing a DU information table, stage setup and other activities. If you're interested or would like more information, please email

Denver Days @ DU

Aug. 4-8
(July 15, 2014) The University of Denver is participating in Denver Days this August. In an expression of our commitment to the public good, we are providing a week of service opportunities in which you can participate, with an ice cream social at the end of the week for all volunteers! You'll be able to utilize the Sesquicentennial In-Service Program. Sign up for a project today!

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