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DU taking steps to ensure campus safety in light of Ebola outbreak

(Oct. 14, 2014) With the continuing worldwide news on Ebola, we’re providing this reminder of DU’s commitment to keeping our campus community safe. The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) continues to closely monitor the recent developments regarding Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the United States and worldwide. There are currently no reported cases in the state of Colorado and the HCC is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health to prepare for that possibility. Additionally, the University’s Critical Incident Management Plan contains specific guidance for responding to public health emergencies.


Campus Conversations with Chancellor Chopp

Thursday, Oct. 16, noon-1 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room


Thursday, Oct. 16, 4:45-5:45 p.m. – Driscoll North, room 1864

(Oct. 14, 2014) Please join the Staff Advisory Council and the Faculty Senate for a conversation with Chancellor Chopp on the topic of her Convocation address last week. No registration necessary.


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. 14, 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.


Homecoming & Family Weekend

Oct. 30-Nov. 2

(Oct. 14, 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!


Call for participation at PioneerFest booths

(Oct. 14, 2014) Does your DU department or organization want the chance to promote to over 1,000 DU alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff over Homecoming & Family Weekend for free? If so, reserve your booth at PioneerFest on Nov. 1 from 3-5 p.m. on Driscoll Green.



Founders Day – call for award nominations

(Oct. 14, 2014) This year, eight awards will be presented in recognition of the notable achievements of University of Denver alumni, friends, staff and outstanding students. Help us recognize these members of our community at the 2015 Founders Day Gala on March 5, by nominating your favorite Pioneer by Friday, Oct. 17. Learn more and submit your nomination.


Cyber Security Awareness Month tip of the week: Do not reply to unsolicited email messages (spam)

(Oct. 14, 2014) By responding to spam, you only confirm that your email address is active. You should also avoid clicking the "remove me" link in the message, as links in email can point to an IP address other than the one you think it references. The best thing you can do is delete the message. If you received the email in your DU inbox, you can forward the message as an attachment to In addition, many free email service providers will allow you to easily report spam if you received it through Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or Gmail.


University of Denver ranked in top 50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboretums

(Oct. 14, 2014) Among the more than 2,000 trees at the Chester M Alter Arboretum, there are 10 champion and notable trees. These include unique trees from around the world and some of the largest trees of their species within Colorado.



Have you joined the Pioneer Network?

(Oct. 14, 2014) More than 50,000 alumni and students have come together in the new Pioneer Network. The Pioneer Network uses the existing power and flexibility of the LinkedIn network to bring together University of Denver Pioneers around the world.


Academic and Administrative Units

Director of Shared Services internal search

(Oct. 14, 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


Staff benevolent fund

(Oct. 14, 2014) DU’s Staff Advisory Council president, Stefanie Ungphakorn Cowan, was recently featured in The Denver Foundation's piece on employee support funds, where she discussed DU’s staff benevolent fund. The Staff Advisory Council established the fund in 1997 to directly help staff members in need and create a culture of goodwill within the staff community and University.



Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Public Good newsletter now available

(Oct. 14, 2014) The fall 2014 issue of CCESL’s Public Good newsletter is now available. Access the full newsletter here.


Passport to Health

Registration now open through Oct. 24

(Oct. 14, 2014) This October, take off on a journey to feeling your best in the all-new Passport wellness program. The first 125 registered participants will receive a portable power bank battery charger! 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!



On-campus Flu Shot Clinics

Monday, Oct. 20, 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7-11 a.m. – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room

(Oct. 14, 2014) Walk-in flu shots will be available on campus for DU faculty and staff. No appointment necessary. The cost is free for DU Kaiser Permanente members and $10 for non-members (cash only). Please bring your DU ID and Kaiser Permanente insurance card, and remember to wear short sleeves.



Faculty and Staff Fitness Classes

(Oct. 14, 2014) well@du fitness classes are open to DU faculty and staff at no cost. As class size is limited please register for only one yoga class per week.

Vinyasa Yoga eight-week series

Tuesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Meet at the Coors Fitness Center front desk
Instructor: Blake Burger
A Vinyasa-style series geared towards intermediate participants. Yoga “challenges,” asana selection and class focus will vary. While it is not necessary to attend each session, it is encouraged to attend most as they build upon each other. Please  register  for each class via PioneerWeb under Employee: Training: Wellness. 

Iyengar Yoga eight-week series

Wednesdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Meet at the Coors Fitness Center front desk
Instructor: Jessica Sherwood
An Iyengar-style series geared towards beginner participants. Yoga “challenges,” asana selection and class focus will vary. While it is not necessary to attend each session, it is encouraged to attend most as they build upon each other. Please  register  for each class via PioneerWeb under Employee: Training: Wellness. 


Piogears Underground open shop hours

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4-6 p.m. – Nagel Hall basement

Every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, stop by Piogears Underground to fix your own bike! You’ll have access to the tools in the shop and knowledge of the employees. Both beginner and advanced mechanics are welcome. Email with your questions.


E-waste recycling drive

Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 15-16 – outside Sturm College of Law

(Oct. 14, 2014) Bring out your old electronics for recycling.


Black Faces White Spaces: Reimaging the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Friday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Garden Room, Chambers Center (Colorado Women’s College) 

(Oct. 14, 2014) Dr. Carolyn Finney, a cultural geographer and professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, will be visiting the University of Denver for a lecture based on her new book Black Faces White Spaces: Reimaging the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors




Men’s soccer vs. IPFW: Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. – Ciber Field

Women’s soccer vs. South Dakota: Sunday, Oct. 19, noon – Ciber Field

(Oct. 14, 2014) DU joins 150 NCAA college soccer teams playing matches for USA Water, Food, Health, Housing and Education this season. Come out to support DU soccer and learn more about sustainability efforts on campus and in the community! Tickets

Inclusive Excellence

Latino Heritage Month

(Oct. 14, 2014) Events continue through October with Noche Caliente, Taste of Latin America and more! See the full list of events.


LGBT History Month, October

LGBTQA Marriage book exhibit at Anderson Academic Commons

Through October 2014

(Oct. 14, 2014) Check out this main-floor display of books, DVDs and e-resources on this ongoing social and political issue. The campus collection also includes a number of LGBTIQ-related books, movies and more!

Sesquicentennial Conversations: Miscegenation Law, Marriage Equality, and the West, 1864-2014

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building, room 165

(Oct. 14, 2014) As part of DU’s sesquicentennial observation, the History Department, IRISE, the Provost’s office and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association are co-sponsoring this national panel on marriage equality in the West, from Colorado's first discriminatory marriage statute passed in 1864 to the current battle over the right to marry for same-sex couples. Please RSVP

See the full list of LGBT History Month events

Volunteer/Donation Opportunities

Mt. Trashmore

Wednesday, Oct. 15, one-hour shifts from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – JMAC Hourly parking lot, corner of High Street and Iliff Avenue

(Oct. 14, 2014) Join the Center for Sustainability for a one-day eye-opening waste audit of all the waste from campus. Help weigh and sort trash, and see how we can increase our diversion rates from the landfill to recycling and compost.  Bring your unit, class, club, or house for some trashy fun!  Sign up now!

WAND and Women’s Coalition need items for The Gathering Place

(Oct. 14, 2014) On Thursday, Oct. 16, members of WAND and the Women’s Coalition will be serving breakfast to guests of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. All the volunteer spots are filled, but food donations are needed. Please sign up for a donation.

Faculty and Staff Workshops

OTL Lunch and Learn Series
How research on learning can inform our teaching
Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon-1 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss some key research-based perspectives on how people learn that can be used as “tools to think with” when it comes to designing and facilitating learning experiences for our students.



Canvas open lab
Thursday, Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

The Office of Teaching and Learning is holding two open lab sessions for instructors who are currently working on their fall Canvas courses, or who want to get a head start on their winter Canvas courses. These open lab sessions do not require registration; instructors are free to stop by at any time while the labs are in session.


R.A.D. classes in October for women and men

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense for women and Resisting Aggression with Defense for men) classes are offered free of charge to University of Denver faculty and staff members. October sessions for women begin Friday, Oct. 17, and for men are Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn more and register on the Campus Safety webpage.


OTL Lunch and Learn Series
Using Canvas for assessment
Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m. – OTL conference room (Anderson Academic Commons, room 345)

This workshop/roundtable event explores the tools available in the Canvas system for building program assessment into the evaluation of course assignments. 



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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