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May 5, 2015

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Did you know DU has active social media accounts? Did you know these accounts are becoming the go-to source for campus communications? Get in the know and follow the University of Denver on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for the latest updates and news!

High school graduations come to campus

Once again it is time for DU to host the area’s high school graduations. Some of these events have the potential to make parking an issue on the north side of campus; you can see the full schedule online. If you are a current parking permit holder, you will receive an email with more information if your parking area is affected.

Academic and Administrative Units

Teaching and Learning Week wrap-up 

The Office of Teaching and Learning was pleased to host the first Teaching and Learning Week at the beginning of spring quarter! During the week, DU faculty and staff members were engaged in more than 20 different workshops and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, hosted by different departments and support units across DU. You can find many of the workshop materials and follow-up resources, as well as videos, on the program schedule page.

VideoCast featured video: “Small Teaching: From minor changes to major learning”

This week’s video features James Lang, columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, outlining five simple and effective teaching activities to improve student learning. View the video

HR News

Open enrollment is NOW!

May 1-15 is the annual open enrollment period for benefited employees; any elections or changes to your voluntary benefits must be made during this time. Learn more

Benefits Fair offers something for everyone

Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Ritchie Center concourse

Stop by the annual Benefits Fair to learn about the many benefits available to all DU employees. Learn about local vendor discounts, DU resources such as the wellness program and more!  

Coaching Skills for Managers (Part I)

Wednesday, May 6, 10-11:30 a.m. – Nagel Hall, room 102

Traditional supervision without coaching is about getting things done. Using coaching as a skill set while supervising others not only gets things done, but grows and develops your employees at the same time. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training: Professional and Career Development. See all upcoming professional development courses.

Fridays@Noon: Managers’ impact on employee health and well-being

Friday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Margery Reed Hall, room 203

Join us for the next Fridays@Noon session as Ken Pinnock, director of People Development, joins Greg Giesen to discuss the impact managers have on employee health and well-being. Ken has been speaking across the country on this topic and has fascinating research to share. Register via PioneerWeb, Employee tab, Training: Professional and Career Development, and feel free to bring your lunch! 

Calling all mentors!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for DU staff or faculty, your time has come. Step one is to watch the introduction video and fill out the mentor application form. The mentor program is planned to begin June 1, 2015.


Check out all the open positions at the University via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side).


Complete the 2015-2016 Wellness Incentive Program by May 15

At DU, we offer a significant premium credit for individuals who complete the two components of the Wellness Incentive Program by May 15, 2015. Please note that the on-campus biometric screening clinics are filled. You (and your covered spouse/partner) must visit a Kaiser Permanente doctor and complete the Physician Fax Form. The form must be submitted by May 15. If you have completed a physical and had your biometrics screened after July 1, 2014, you may submit a Physician Fax Form directly to the well@du Wellmetrics Portal. Please note: both you and your covered spouse/partner must create individual accounts in the portal and complete the Well-being Assessment in addition to your individual biometric screenings to earn the incentive. More


E-waste collection drive

Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building, patio

The Center for Sustainability is partnering with TechnoRescue again for the biannual e-waste drive. This Wednesday you can drop off your electronics – broken or used – outside of the Sturm College of Law for free. If you have questions about what can be recycled, please visit the TechnoRescue website.

Sustainability Council: Call for nominations

You are invited to apply for a voting position in the Sustainability Council for academic year 2015-2016. While council meetings are open to everyone, voting members must attend monthly meetings and participate in at least one committee. Among the goals for the upcoming year is advancing the actions outlined in the chancellor’s Imagine DU – Engaging Community implementation plan. If you wish to be considered for a position, please email a brief statement (less than 300 words) outlining your qualifications and interests as well as a resume or curriculum vitae to by Friday, May 15.

Inclusive Excellence

Critical Cultural Studies Lecture Series presents: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Wednesday, May 6, 12:30-2 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

The Critical Cultural Lecture Series is designed to provoke conversation at DU about the importance of disciplines like Queer and GLBT Studies, Disability Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies and other programs that interrogate questions of power and privilege. Please RSVP

CME Celebration: A Look Back

Thursday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. – The Cable Cente 

Please join the Center for Multicultural Excellence in celebrating the people, programs and progress toward creating a more inclusive University of Denver! Join us for hors d’oeuvres, a short tribute program and entertainment. Please RSVP


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