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June 2013

"D" LOGO COLLECTION PLAN

(UPDATED June 21, 2013) Over the past year, all University of Denver schools, colleges and units have been replacing their "D" logo materials with the shield logo. This sustainable approach to phasing out the logo has allowed the University to use up materials with the old logo on it. However, effective July 1, 2013, old logo materials should no longer be in use.

DU logoThe Sustainability Council wants to make sure the University repurposes and recycles your remaining old logo materials in a sustainable fashion. The goal is to have no remaining old logo materials go to landfill.

Effective now through June 30, please bring your "D" logo materials to the following collection areas:

  • All "D" logo stationery (paper stationery only; no envelopes and no cards): Quick Copy Center at the DU Bookstore
  • All other "D" logo materials (excluding stationery): Center for Sustainability in Johnson-MacFarlane Hall, room 142

We are pleased to share with you the ways in which your materials will be repurposed or recycled.

  • All old DU stationery will be repurposed into notepads and distributed for free to the campus community. This is made possible thanks to funding by the Undergraduate Sustainability Committee.
  • All other paper products will be recycled at Alpine Recycling.
  • All cloth materials will be donated to a nonprofit called Cloth to Clothing that will convert our materials into T-shirts.
  • All swag items (such as pens, coffee mugs, folders, etc.) will be donated to international agencies.

Thank you for helping us sustainably discard our old logo materials. Please visit the sustainability website if you have questions about sustainability on campus. Visit the Division of Marketing and Communications website to learn more about the DU brand.

FRAUD ADVISORY: CHARITABLE GIVING GUIDELINES FOR DISASTER RELIEF

From Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey

(June 18, 2013) The wildfires in Colorado are generating great unease and a desire by many to help those who have been evicted, or have lost their homes. When wildfires swept through Colorado in 2012, online scams began popping up days before the smoke had settled. To avoid becoming a victim of charity fraud, consider the following guidelines before making a contribution:

Verify the legitimacy of nonprofit organizations that appeal for funds. This can be done directly by using various internet-based resources, such as the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator.

Contribute only to charities that have a track record of providing efficient and expedient disaster relief. Several fraudulent charities often use names similar to well-known nonprofit organizations in an effort to deceive the public into believing the charity is legitimate. Note that Colorado charities and paid solicitors who intend on raising $25,000 or more a year must be registered with the Secretary of State Licensing Division before participating in any fundraising activities within the state. To check on a charity, email the Secretary of State's Office at sos.licensing@sos.state.co.us or call the office at 303-894-2200.

Participate only in fundraising efforts undertaken by individuals you know and trust. Charity Navigator, a national nonprofit evaluator, recommends only giving to the fundraising efforts if you know who set up the fund and are confident that the money will get to the right place.

Do not respond to unsolicited incoming emails, and never click on links contained within those messages. Also, be cautious of emails or networking sites that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas in attached files. These files may contain viruses.

Never give your personal or financial information to anyone who solicits contributions. Doing so puts you at risk of identity theft.

Denver DA's fraud line: 720-913-9179

COME TO THE FIRST MEETINGS OF THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – JUNE 26 AND 27, ANDERSON ACADEMIC COMMONS SPECIAL EVENT ROOM (290)

(June 18, 2013) The DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education will have its welcome meeting on June 26 from 3-6:30 p.m. You are invited to observe firsthand how the panel will be run over the next several months. The first official meeting is on June 27 from 8 a.m. – noon, where information will be presented to the panel.

The process of this panel will be completely transparent to those within the DU community. We encourage you to attend the meetings and become involved. Join the conversation and read the articles posted on Yammer.

To review the background and purpose of the panel, click here (you must log in with your webCentral credentials to view the full content).

Yammer

Yammer is DU's internal social network. If you have not signed up, visit www.yammer.com/du.edu and sign up with your @du.edu email address. Once you log on, you will be able to join groups that interest you, follow your colleagues, and post updates, documents, photos and links.

You can also download Yammer apps to your smartphone and desktop.

You can adjust your settings to receive email notifications of Yammer activity. When logged in, click the account icon on the top right of the screen and select "edit account." Select "notifications" from the left-hand navigation and adjust your email settings to your preference.

If you have any questions about Yammer, email Katie Watt.

DU HOCKEY SELECT-A-SEAT – JUNE 21, MAGNESS ARENA

(June 18, 2013) The annual new season ticket holder Select-A-Seat for DU Hockey is June 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This is your opportunity to select your exact season ticket seat location for the 2013-2014 DU hockey season.

There are several exciting options to choose from:

Fans that purchase a season ticket package prior to June 21 will have the option of coming to Select-A-Seat one day earlier on June 20! Click here for more information.

GET INVOLVED WITH THE DU PANEL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

(June 11, 2013) The DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education will begin convening this month. Higher education is facing a period of great change due to several factors such as technology, demographic changes and competition from non-traditional schools. The panel will explore how these, and other, issues are reshaping the higher education environment in general and how they directly relate to the University of Denver. As DU faculty and staff, you are invited and encouraged to engage with the panel by attending panel meetings and joining the discussion on Yammer.

To review the background and purpose of the panel, click here (you must log in with your webCentral credentials to view the full content).

All panel meetings are open to observers; visit the community Portfolio site for the meeting schedule. While observers will not be able to participate in the conversation during the live sessions, we have set up a Yammer group where you can post your questions and comments (if you are not familiar with Yammer, click here). You can download the Yammer app to your smartphone to post live-time questions and engage in discussions with other members of DU faculty and staff during the sessions.

In addition to your reactions to the live discussions, you are invited to surface any articles/readings that you feel may be of interest to the panel. Visit the notes section of the Yammer group for more in-depth reading on the topic, and examples of the types of articles you may want to contribute to the discussion.

All sessions will be video-recorded and posted on the community Portfolio site for those unable to attend.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the discussion during this complicated time for higher education.

Yammer

Yammer is DU's internal social network. If you have not signed up, visit www.yammer.com/du.edu and sign up with your @du.edu email address. Once you log on, you will be able to join groups that interest you, follow your colleagues, and post updates, documents, photos and links.

You can also download Yammer apps to your smartphone and desktop.

You can adjust your settings to receive email notifications of Yammer activity. When logged in, click the account icon on the top right of the screen and select "edit account." Select "notifications" from the left-hand navigation and adjust your email settings to your preference.

If you have any questions about Yammer, email Katie Watt.

GET YOUR DENVER VIP (VERY IMPORTANT PIONEER) CARD NOW!

(June 11, 2013) The Denver VIP Card for Pioneer athletics provides exclusive discounts for DU faculty, staff and retirees. For $99 you get:

  • Free admission to most home athletic events (excludes premium dates, hockey and men's lacrosse).
  • Free admission of three additional guests.
  • Exclusive discounts to selected premium dates, hockey and men's lacrosse.
  • Invitations to special events.
  • A chance to win prizes each quarter.

Call 303-871-GOAL or visit the Ritchie Center box office to secure your VIP card today! Click here for more information.

MEN'S LACROSSE TO JOIN BIG EAST FOR 2014 SEASON

(June 3, 2013) The University of Denver men's lacrosse team will move to the Big East Conference for immediate competition for the 2014 season.

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