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July 2013

ATTEND THE NEXT MEETING OF THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – TOMORROW, JULY 31, 8 A.M. – NOON, ANDERSON ACADEMIC COMMONS SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

(July 30, 2013) Observe presentations by Jeff Selingo, Chronicle of Higher Education editor and author of College(Un)Bound; Rita McGrath, professor at Columbia Business School and author of The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business; and DU's vice chancellor for enrollment, Tom Willoughby. See the full agenda on the Portfolio site. Videos from the previous meeting are also now available on the site.

FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION PICNIC – RSVP BY THIS FRIDAY

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(July 30, 2013) Don't forget to RSVP to this year's Faculty and Staff appreciation picnic! RSVP to your departmental representative by this Friday, Aug. 2. 

COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD ON-CAMPUS DRILL - JULY 24

(July 23, 2013) Members of the Colorado National Guard will be doing an exercise on the south side of campus all day tomorrow, July 24. Don't be alarmed if you see military vehicles and Guard members in hazmat suits; it is just a drill. The exercise will occur in the area around Johnson-McFarlane Hall, the Boettcher Center and Iliff Ave.; observation is not permitted. Please note that access to the H parking lots will not be affected. There are two non-permitted lots -- general lot 110 and metered lot 309 -- which will be affected, but this should not impact faculty and staff members who park in permitted lots.

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TECHNOLOGY THE FOCUS OF THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION'S MEETING LAST WEEK

(July 23, 2013) Speakers Richard Green, Julanna Gilbert and Jonathan Rees focused on varying aspects of how technology is affecting higher education. Videos will be available soon. Join the conversation on Yammer and mark your calendar for the next panel meeting on July 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. See the full agenda on the Portfolio site.

PIONEER ATHLETICS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Denver hockey(July 23, 2013) DU took home the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association All-Sports trophy for the 2012-2013 year, the women's basketball team was ranked eighth in academics by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and DU hockey will play two nationally-televised games in 2013-2014.

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REGISTER YOUR UNIT FOR PIONEER CARNIVAL

Pioneer Carnival(July 16, 2013) Pioneer Carnival, part of DU's new student orientation in the fall, is a unique event that gives your unit direct exposure to our new undergraduate students. Each year more than 500 students attend the carnival. This fall's Pioneer Carnival is on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. in Gates Field House (set up begins at 12:30 p.m.).

You're invited to set up a booth with giveaways, samples, coupons, event information or other items of interest to our students. We will provide you with a table and electrical outlets upon request. Register your unit online. Space is limited and given on a first come, first served basis.

New student orientation consists of a week full of activities and programs designed to orient incoming students with the campus, as well as the surrounding community. Pioneer Carnival is an opportunity for students to meet one another and to learn about various student organizations, departments, and activities available to them on campus.

Please email Jill Duffy with questions.

DU IN THE NEWS

(July 16, 2013) Sometimes when the University of Denver is in the news, the topic raises divergent points of view. As an employee, you may get asked about these news stories, including the University's position on the topic of the news. Regardless of the topic, you can be assured that as an institution of higher education, we are a neutral convener and present multiple points of view. We encourage and promote civil discourse among diverse individuals to foster intellectual growth, which furthers our dedication to serving the public good.

We are committed to providing our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community with an inclusive environment where all feel welcome to share their views. We value and respect the experiences and opinions of our diverse community. So when you see news that generates comments along a spectrum of opinions, you can know that the University is doing its job.

VIDEOS OF THE JUNE MEETINGS OF THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION NOW AVAILABLE

(July 9, 2013) Did you miss the June meetings of the panel but have heard the buzz from your colleagues and now want to know what was shared? Videos are now available on the Portfolio site.

The opening meeting on June 26 featured remarks from Jim Griesemer, panel chair; Trygve Myhren, chair of the board of trustees; and Chancellor Coombe on "The Context of Change." Watch the video here (you must log in with your webCentral credentials and navigate to the Videos tab).

The session on June 27 kicked off a series of speaker presentations. Vice Chancellor Craig Woody provided a broad view of the financial factors affecting higher education throughout the country, Provost Gregg Kvistad presented more specific information about DU's financials and the challenges we face, and Vice Chancellor Woody and Provost Kvistad sat down with the panel for a Q&A session after their individual presentations. Watch the video here (you must log in with your webCentral credentials and navigate to the Videos tab).

To skip to a particular speaker in each video, click on the (i) in the bottom right corner of the video frame, view the presentation start time, and scroll to the corresponding time point in the video. You can also download PDFs of each PowerPoint to follow along.

Join the conversation and post your comments about the presentations on Yammer.

JULY 17 PANEL MEETING FEATURES RICHARD GREEN, JULANNA GILBERT AND JONATHAN REES

(July 9, 2013) The next meeting of the DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education features three presenters. Observe the entire session or attend the presentations that interest you.

The panel convenes at 8 a.m. July 17 in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Event Room. After opening remarks from Panel Chair Jim Griesemer, the guest presentations will begin at 8:10 a.m. with Richard Green, the founding chairman of CableLabs. Julanna Gilbert, director of DU's Center for Teaching and Learning will present at 9:30 a.m., and Jonathan Rees, professor of history at CSU-Pueblo will follow at 10:50 a.m. Each presentation will last approximately one hour. Video recordings of the presentations will be posted on the Portfolio site once they become available.

Join the conversation live on Yammer, and learn more about the panel here.

YOUR AFFILIATION WITH DU IS REWARDING!

(July 2, 2013) Membership might have its rewards for other cards you carry, but simply being affiliated with the University of Denver gives you something extra.

DU Zone Card

Anyone in the extended DU community can get a free DU Zone card to enjoy special discounts and offers provided by more than 50 businesses near the DU campus. This includes those who attend DU Athletics & Recreation events, Coors Fitness Center members, Newman Center ticket holders, campus neighbors, visitors to campus, families and friends of students, faculty and staff, as well as DU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Those traveling to Denver for conferences held on campus also benefit from the DU Zone card program, as they can get DU preferred rates for lodging and transportation being provided by DU corporate sponsors.

The DU Zone card program has some exciting changes coming this fall, including a "Go Green" campaign that allows you to present a photo of the card to receive its discounts and offers.

Go to the DU Zone card website for more information.

Pioneer ID card gives DU faculty and staff even more!

Did you know that your Pioneer ID card lets DU faculty and staff in on more than parking areas and buildings?

As a DU employee, you have access to many discounts at restaurants, hotels and for cell phone and other services. These discounts are in addition to those you enjoy with the DU Zone card, and they are just for our employees! Some merchants require you to present your Pioneer ID card; others have special codes for DU employee discounts. Get a list of these employee-only offers here.

On top of this, the Pioneer ID card can be used as a flexible spending debit account (Flex account) at selected locations on and off campus. (Note that this is different from the health flexible spending account.)

All students, staff and faculty have a Flex account; you just need to make a deposit and you're ready to go! You can make deposits online with a credit card, or in the ID Office with cash or check. Then simply use your Flex for on-campus purchases at the bookstore, Quick Copy center, cafes and more. Additionally, you receive an 18 percent discount when you use your Flex account at any on-campus dining location. (Please note summer hours: only the Daniels Café, the Law School Café, and the Front Porch Café at the Anderson Academic Commons are open during the summer.)

For more information, please visit the Pioneer ID Card website.

The University is working to add more discounts and offers to these programs, so check back often:

READ WHAT THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS READING

(July 2, 2013) The suggested reading for members of the DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education is now available to you on the Portfolio site. Log in with you webCentral credentials and navigate to the documents tab. Post your comments and join the discussion in the Yammer group. Video of last week's panel meetings will be available on the Portfolio site later this week.