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March 2013


(March 26, 2013) The UTS Help Center is now located in the Anderson Academic Commons. You can either walk in, call 303-871-4700, or submit a request online. Please note the new extended hours:

UTS Help Center Walk-in Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

UTS Help Center Phone Support Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


(March 25, 2013) The University of Denver has been recognized for its role in applying community engagement and service to promote positive change by being named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) oversees the honor roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Launched in 2006 in response to the outreach offered by thousands of college students who traveled to the Gulf Coast to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the honor roll annually recognizes higher education institutions that embody the values of exemplary community service and civic engagement and raise the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships.

DU was selected for the honor roll on the basis of several factors evaluated for the 2011-2012 academic year, including the degree to which service is embedded in the academic and co-curricular culture, the University's dedication to service, and the scope and community impact of service work. DU's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) played an integral part in contributing to the University's public good mission through a range of programs that are dedicated to enhancing student learning and service, faculty teaching and research and community development.

Here are some quick facts about CCESL programs and DU's public good performance in the 2011-2012 academic year.


(March 19, 2013) The University of Denver Libraries has begun the final transition from the Driscoll Student Center to the Anderson Academic Commons. Services and collections will be available during the entire transition, but we want to make you aware of some key transition dates and moves. The new Anderson Academic Commons building will not be open until Monday, March 25.


  • Penrose@Driscoll is open during spring break (March 18-24) during normal operating hours (please see the hours calendar).
  • Penrose@Driscoll services will close at 8 a.m. on March 25 and reopen in the Anderson Academic Commons.
  • The ballroom will remain open as study space throughout the day on March 25.

Books and collections - Pickup

  • Books and other materials can be picked up at the Penrose@Driscoll location through 2 a.m. on March 25.
  • The remaining collections will be moved from 2 to 8 a.m. on March 25 and will not be available during this time.
  • Starting at 8 a.m. on March 25, pick up books and other materials at the Anderson Academic Commons.

Books and collections - Returns

  • Through March 24, return collections to the access desk in Penrose@Driscoll or the drive-up book drops on the north and south ends of the Driscoll Student Center.
  • Starting March 25, return material to the lending desk in the Anderson Academic Commons or to the book drop located to the east of the Anderson Academic Commons entrance.

Catalog system

  • To coincide with the opening of the new building, the library systems are also being upgraded. The library's catalog system will be down for this upgrade on Wednesday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • During this time, both the library catalog and the classic catalog will be unavailable for searching or requesting materials. Off-campus/remote access to library subscription databases will also be unavailable. You may use Prospector to search the collections during this time.
  • Library material returned on March 20 will show in your account until the system is restored on Thursday, March 21.
  • Please call the access desk at 303-871-3707 if you have questions.

University Technology Services

  • The UTS computer lab in Penrose@Driscoll is now closed; it will reopen at 8 a.m. on March 25 in the Anderson Academic Commons.
  • Several public computers, printing, copying and scanning are still available at the Penrose@Driscoll location through March 25.
  • The UTS Computer Help Center is open during spring break in the University Technology Services building and will be available in the Anderson Academic Commons beginning on March 25.
  • Call 303-871-4700 for the fastest and easiest UTS service.

Research Center

  • Research assistance from the Research Center is available at Penrose@Driscoll during spring break.
  • Please call 303-871-2905 or email with any research questions.
  • Visit the Research Center in its new location in the Anderson Academic Commons beginning March 25.

Writing and Math Centers

  • The Writing Center and the Math Center are closed for spring break, and both centers will reopen on March 25 in the Anderson Academic Commons.

Office of Teaching and Learning

  • The Office of Teaching and Learning is moving their offices to the Anderson Academic Commons during spring break, but will remain open.
  • For assistance, please call 303-871-2084.

Grand Opening of the Anderson Academic Commons

The University Libraries will be celebrating the opening of the new Anderson Academic Commons with a ribbon cutting on Monday March 25 at 11 a.m. If you haven't made your RSVP, do so here. Specialized tours and other events will take place throughout opening week. See the Anderson Academic Commons blog for details and registration information. In case you missed it, read the profile on donor Ed Anderson on DU Today.

Please visit for updates on the final move and grand opening. Thank you for your understanding during this transition; we're all eager to start utilizing the new space. We look forward to seeing you at the Anderson Academic Commons on March 25!


(March 19, 2013) The University of Denver has won the 2012-2013 Campus of Integrity Award from the prestigious International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). This award acknowledges a campus-wide (or larger) effort to promote and/or maintain the values of academic integrity and is the highest award presented annually during the ICAI's international conference. DU was recognized because of the three-year efforts of the University's Honor Code Advisory Council (HCAC) to promote academic integrity across campus. HCAC co-chairs Dr. Michael Kerwin (associate professor, Department of Geography and the Environment) and Kristin Olson, (director, student conduct), along with undergraduate student Lauren Johnson (BS candidate in international business) accepted the award on Feb. 27, 2013 at the annual ICAI conference in San Antonio.HCAC accepting the Campus of Integrity Award

The HCAC began as a task force during the 2009-2010 academic year. With support from the provost, a group of faculty, staff, administrators and students met regularly to evaluate how well the existing Honor Code was working to promote a universal commitment to academic honesty and integrity.

After conducting research on best practices, completing University-wide surveys, and hosting conversations across campus, the task force provided the provost with a list of recommendations to further integrate academic honesty and integrity throughout campus. As such, the Honor Code Advisory Council (HCAC) was established as an ongoing group whose overarching goal is to promote the DU Honor Code and change the culture so that DU is not just a school with an honor code, but an Honor Code school.

The HCAC is divided into several smaller work groups –designed to help tackle efforts on many fronts – including student outreach and education, case resolution, and faculty and staff training. The HCAC meets quarterly and continues to make positive impacts across campus. If interested in learning more about the HCAC or to become involved, please contact either co-chair ( or

Original Honor Code Task Force members included:
Michael Kerwin - faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment, task force co-chair
Kristin Olson - director of citizenship and community standards, task force co-chair
Frédérique Chevillot - Faculty Senate representative, faculty member in the Department of Languages and Literature
B. Afeni McNeely Cobham - assistant provost of student life
Karen Fennell - director of Graduate Studies administration
Allison Horsley - Faculty Senate representative, faculty member in the Department of Theatre
Jessica Hunter - Undergraduate Student Government representative
Tim Hurley - Faculty Senate representative, faculty member in the Sturm College of Law
Michael Katz - assistant director of citizenship and community standards
Kathy Keairns - senior instructional design coordinator in the Center for Teaching and Learning
Kevin O'Brien - faculty member in Business Ethics and Legal Studies
Antoine Perretta - Undergraduate Student Government president
Brittany Salsman - graduate assistant in citizenship and community standards

Current Honor Code Advisory Council members:
Michael Kerwin – HCAC co-chair, faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment
Kristin Olson – HCAC co-chair, director of student conduct
Mary Boevers – director of International Student and Scholar Services
Frédérique Chevillot – Faculty Senate representative, faculty member in the Department of Languages and Literatures
Jacqueline Eschenlohr – HCAC faculty & staff work group chair, faculty member in the School of Accountancy
Time Hurley – Faculty Senate representative, faculty member in the Sturm College of Law
Molly Hooker – director of graduate student services in the Office of Graduate Studies
Kathy Keairns – director of Web-based learning, Office of Teaching and Learning
Lauren Johnson – HCAC student Honor Code work group chair and undergraduate student representative
Michele Long – director of student services in University College
Katelyn Mendoza – student Honor Code group co-advisor, graduate assistant in student activities
Kevin O'Brien – chair of Business Ethics and Legal Studies
Andrea Thyrring – student Honor Code group co-advisor, graduate assistant in student conduct
Michele Tyson – associate director of enrollment management in the Colorado Women's College
Claudia Villalba – undergraduate student representative


University of Denver shield logo(March 5, 2013) Over the past year, all University of Denver schools, colleges and units have been replacing their logo materials with the new shield logo. While this sustainable approach to phasing out the logo has allowed the University to use up materials with the old logo on it, the deadline for this phase out is approaching in July.

As a result, the Sustainability Council wants to make sure you have the opportunity to repurpose and discard the old materials in a sustainable fashion. Please complete the Sustainability Council's survey to participate in an audit of all remaining inventory. The council will use the information collected in the survey to help you sustainably discard the old materials.

Beginning May 1, 2013, the University's Sustainability Council will collect all remaining "D" logo materials. Effective July 1, 2013, no "D" logo materials should be in use.

Stay tuned for more information about the collection of remaining materials in April, and contact if you have questions.


(March 5, 2013) Registration for summer quarter opens early this year for undergraduates. Traditional undergraduates will be able to register starting Friday, March 8. (Registration for graduate students will open April 15.)

Increasing undergraduate enrollment in summer courses is a high priority for the University. The Division of Marketing and Communications is working with academic units around campus to coordinate a marketing plan that includes posters, flyers, emails, advising, information tables in front of Sturm and Olin halls, and more.

For more information, or if you would like posters to hang in your office or a template for handouts, contact Kate Johnson. For information about courses, financial aid and housing options, visit the Summer@DU website.