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September 2013

University-wide News

September is National Preparedness Month

Heads Up. Denver

(Sept. 24, 2013) "Heads Up" is a campaign started by the city of Denver to reduce the amount of accidents involving pedestrians and automobiles city-wide. DU is partnering with the City of Denver to address the situation on and around our campus.

As you may recall, in the last 18 months there were two auto/pedestrian fatalities involving DU students. Campus Safety reports that there are numerous other auto/pedestrian incidents and auto/bicycle incidents on or around campus yearly. To make the campus safer for cyclists and pedestrians, the DU campus will be a "Heads Up" zone starting this week.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) is setting up photo radar vans around the Evans/University area, placing variable message boards around DU warning motorists of heavy pedestrian traffic, and DPD officers will also be on patrol in the area issuing warnings and citations to pedestrians and bikers who are not following appropriate laws.

Keep your head up as you're driving, walking or riding around campus.

Final presentation to DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education – Sept. 18, 8 a.m., Anderson Academic Commons special event room

(Sept. 17, 2013) Silvia Manning, president of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will present to the panel from 8-9 a.m. The panel will then move into discussions. All DU faculty and staff are welcome to observe the discussion sessions.


We Are Denver: We Wear the Shield

(Sept. 10, 2013) Whether or not we're literally wearing the shield, we carry our University of Denver identity with pride. Each member of the DU community has a story about what the University means to him or her, and these many and diverse stories represent the powerful community behind the shield. Share your shield story with us, and tell us why you "wear" the shield. More goes mobile

(Sept. 10, 2013) University of Denver Mobile is a university-wide mobile initiative to aggregate and deliver useful, usable, mobile-appropriate content to the University community, locally and worldwide.

You can reach the University of Denver mobile web application by going to on your web browser on any Internet-enabled mobile device. The mobile web application includes features such as athletics, campus maps, news, events, alerts and more.

This is just the starting point for providing a better mobile experience for University of Denver students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. We will continue to roll out new features in the future.

Third Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign kickoff – Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cable Center

ascend(Sept. 10, 2013) Join your colleagues to kick off the Third Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign. Lunch is free of charge; registration is required by Sept. 19. We hope you will join us for a delicious lunch and to enjoy golden oldies performed by a student jazz ensemble. Don't miss the door prizes donated by the DU Bookstore.

Last year, over 950 faculty and staff members donated to DU. Philanthropy takes root, grows and gains momentum from the inside out. Your gift - of any amount - to the area of your choice - is so vital to our University. Give today.


Display your new parking permit and use Pioneer ID card for gate access

(Sept. 10, 2013) Please remember to display your new, 2013-2014 parking permit face out, on your windshield in the clear sleeve provided and remove any expired permits.

You will still access your parking lot gate with your ID card unless you are a Lot E permit holder. As of now only Lot E has been upgraded to the new hardware that allows the permit to be used for access.

As lots undergo the upgrade you will be contacted with instructions on when and how your permit will be used.

Welcome back!

(Sept. 3, 2013) You may notice a bit more activity on campus; it's discoveries week! Take a moment to welcome our new students to the Pioneer family.

Introducing the new DU Magazine website

(Sept. 3, 2013) The University of Denver community—including alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff—has a new way to keep up with DU news. The University of Denver Magazine website has been redesigned so users can easily find stories from the latest issue of the print magazine, as well as a regularly updated news section featuring "between issues" stories on campus life, academics, athletics, alumni and more.

The new site also features a downloadable PDF version of the print magazine that can be read on iPads and other tablet devices.

If you currently pull an RSS feed of DU Today news stories into your website, you will need to update your feed address. The new feed is at

DU Panel on the Future of Higher Education – Sept. 4, 8 a.m.-noon

(Sept. 3, 2013) Presenters for the next meeting include Paul LeBlanc, Cary Nelson and Stacey Ludwig Johnson. Visit the Portfolio site to learn more. Videos from the Aug. 14 meeting are also available for viewing.

Get your discounted* DU Hockey tickets before the general public – Sept. 4-5

(Sept. 3, 2013) DU Athletics & Recreation would like to extend a special offer to our Pioneer Family: all DU faculty and staff have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets to DU Hockey home games before they go on sale to the general public. All DU faculty and staff may go to the Ritchie Center North Ticket Office on Sept. 4 or 5 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to buy DU Hockey single game tickets. You must have a valid Pioneer Card to purchase tickets.

DU Hockey tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Sept. 6. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure your tickets to see your Pioneers take on Air Force, Niagara, Canisius, Brown, Miami (Ohio), North Dakota, Colorado College and the rest of the NCHC! These games will sell out so get your discounted* hockey tickets before they are all gone.

*not all games are offered at a discounted price

Very Important Pioneer

Are you a Very Important Pioneer yet? DU Athletics VIP cards are on sale now and are an exclusive deal for faculty and staff. For $99, you can get up to four tickets to any DU Athletics ticketed sport (excluding hockey and lacrosse) played at the Ritchie Center! For more information, please call 303-871-GOAL (4625), go to or visit the Ritchie Center Box Office.