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It’s not too late to register for Homecoming & Family Weekend

Oct. 30-Nov. 2

(Oct. 21, 2014) Celebrate the culmination of our sesquicentennial year with an all-class reunion, athletic events, Pioneer Symposium lectures, sessions just for parents, Taste of DU featuring the 15th Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, PioneerFest and other special events. Learn more and register now!

PioneerFest and street closure

Pioneerfest: Saturday, Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. – Driscoll Green
Asbury closure: Saturday, Nov. 1, noon-5 p.m.

(Oct. 21, 2014) Enjoy the fall colors and crisp mountain air at PioneerFest, DU’s free afternoon outdoor carnival celebrating all things DU. Stroll down Driscoll Green with your family and friends while taking part in lawn games, an inflatable bounce house for kids, face painting, live performances from the Lamont Alumni Jazz Jam and DJ West, and local fare from Denver’s popular food truck community. Be sure to wear your crimson and gold and show off your Pioneer pride!

Asbury Avenue will be closed in between Gaylord and Race Streets during PioneerFest on Saturday, Nov. 1 from noon-5 p.m. Access to parking garages on Asbury will be not affected. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Last chance to get your new Pioneer ID Card!

(Oct. 21, 2014) The Pioneer ID Card office is issuing new ID cards to all faculty and staff members. Old cards will be deactivated on Nov. 1, 2014. 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. Bring your old ID with you to exchange it for your new card.

Save the Date: Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Day with the Pioneers

Sunday, Nov. 16  – Magness Arena, Ritchie Center 
DU Women's Basketball vs. Hawaii at 1 p.m.
DU Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho St. at 4 p.m.

(Oct. 21, 2014) An appetizer buffet will be served starting at 3 p.m. A registration link will be sent out on Oct. 28 along with additional information about the event. Hosted by Human Resources and Athletics & Recreation. Please call 303-871-HOOP (4667) if you have any questions.

Academic and Administrative Units

Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging executive director candidate presentation

Thursday, Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m. – Reiman Theatre, Margery Reed Hall

(Oct. 21, 2014) You are invited to the presentation of Dr. Lotta Granholm-Bentley on her “Vision for the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging.” Dr. Granholm will be giving a 20-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. There will be a reception to follow in the Margery Reed Foyer. To learn more about the candidates and see the full schedule, log in to DU Portfolio and navigate to

Director of Shared Services internal search

(Oct. 21, 2014) The position of director of Shared Services is now open for application for internal University of Denver candidates only. You may review the job description and apply by logging into PioneerWeb, choosing the Employee tab, and selecting DU Career Opportunities from the Performance and Career Development area. The search committee is looking for the right candidate to be in place soon so he or she can have direct input to the Shared Services Center and its operations, following the recommendations of the Shared Services Initiative committee. For more information about shared services, log in to DU Portfolio and navigate to

People News

Q&A with Sergeant Stephen Banet, crime prevention specialist, Campus Safety

(Oct. 21, 2014) Sergeant Banet has been with the University of Denver for nearly 13 years. We sat down to talk shop with him. Read the first part of our conversation

HR News

It’s National Save for Retirement Week

(Oct. 21, 2014) This week, spend some time looking at your financial picture and evaluating your retirement goals. We hope you take advantage of getting a fresh look at your savings and what you should do going forward.



Passport to Health

Registration closes this Friday, Oct. 24

(Oct. 21, 2014) The final day to register and select your Travel Companion is this Friday, Oct. 24. In this wellness program, you’ll take off on a journey to feeling your best in the all-new Passport. 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! 


Eat Well : Healthy Cooking Workshops

Tuesday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Nov. 4 or Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-6:30 p.m. – Joy Burns Center, lower level  

(Oct. 21, 2014) Join your fellow faculty and staff in learning healthy ways to prepare delicious meals. The fall menu, created by Chef Raymond Liegl, will include selections from the GrowHaus local produce box (food for the classes is provided). Please choose from one of the three dates to attend; space is limited to 20. Please register through PioneerWeb under Training: Wellness. You may purchase your own GrowHaus box for pickup on campus at the Center for Sustainability. 


Sunflower Festival

Thursday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Driscoll Green

(Oct. 21, 2014) DU's Environmental Team is teaming up with many on- and off-campus environmental organizations for the biggest on-campus sustainability festival of the year! Some of the events include: yoga at 11 a.m. provided by the Wellness LLC, pumpkin carving provided by NextGen Climate Change, caramel apples and vegetable planting. There will also be great prizes.

Farmers Market

Thursday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Driscoll Green

(Oct. 21, 2014) Don't miss out on DU's last Farmers Market of the season! This months’ vendors will include two produce stands, Aiko pops, Hey PBJ!, Cakewalk Bakers, Beans and many more! So come by and grab lunch, this week’s groceries, and some delicious local pastries and cupcakes.

Inclusive Excellence

LGBT History Month, October

(Oct. 21, 2014) Have you visited DU’s Pride Portal? This site is a centralized source for all sorts of information for our LGBTIQ & Ally classmates, colleagues, friends and larger community. Visit to learn more. See the full list of LGBT History Month events

Looking for upcoming Native American Heritage Month events

(Oct. 21, 2014) In an effort to promote greater awareness of Native American cultural events at the University of Denver and the community, the Native American Heritage Month Committee through the Center for Multicultural Excellence is collecting information on upcoming events during the month of November. Please email Sable Schultz,, about planned events. Please include event time, date, location, description of the event, title of event, contact information, if the event is open to the general public and if you would like assistance promoting your event. All events must be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. 

Diversity Summit call for workshop proposals

(Oct. 21, 2014) The 2015 Diversity Summit will be held January 22-23, 2015. This year’s theme, “Fifty Years Since Selma: Your Voice Still Matters,” ties into the state of Colorado’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration theme, “actions that made progress possible 50 years ago and what we can do today to continue the struggle for social justice and equality in the United States.” Workshop proposals are now being accepted and are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Submissions can be made here.

Faculty and Staff Workshops

Engaging Faculty in Inclusive Excellence

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, The Loft (room 340)

This interactive workshop aims to both expose faculty to teaching practices that promote inequitable educational outcomes among college students based on race and equip faculty with the skills to implement behaviors (i.e., specific course design formats and pedagogical choices) in their classrooms that link inclusion to teacher excellence. 


OTL Lunch and Learn Series

Assessment as scholarship

Wednesday, Oct. 29, noon-1 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

Serious assessment projects can provide opportunities to present or publish the findings. Come and talk about ways to translate your work in assessment into additions to your vita.


LinkedIn for job seekers

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4-5:15 p.m. – Driscoll North, Suite 1880

LinkedIn expert Lindsey Day will show you how to leverage LinkedIn.


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