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September 2014

Universitywide News

Construction traffic impacts

(Sept. 30, 2014) Next Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7, large flatbed trucks will be delivering equipment to the construction site of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, causing traffic and pedestrian delays. It is advised to avoid East Iliff Avenue between University Boulevard and South Gaylord Street during this time. Parking in H1/H2 can be accessed via Warren Circle.

Diverse and high-achieving: the Class of 2018

(Sept. 30, 2014) With the start of fall quarter in early September, we welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus.

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Campus Climate for Students working group first “Campus Conversation” this week

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Student Center, room 1880

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Campus Climate for Students Working Group is charged with developing institutional recommendations to improve the campus climate for all students with special focus on three subsets of students: domestic students of color, LGBTIQA students and international students. We would like to invite you – DU staff and faculty – to share your voice during “Campus Conversations.”

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Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

DU sports(Sept. 30, 2014) The University of Denver again claimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools in June.

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Get your NEW Pioneer ID Card

(Sept. 30, 2014) The Pioneer ID Card office is issuing new ID cards to all faculty and staff members. Old cards will be deactivated on Nov. 1, 2014. The Pioneer Card office is located in Driscoll Center South on the lower level. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your old ID with you to exchange it for your new card.

Conflict Resolution Month – Call for contributions

(Sept. 30, 2014) Throughout Conflict Resolution Month, October 2014, learn how faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver contribute to constructive engagement and peaceful conflict resolution. How do you contribute to constructive engagement and conflict resolution? Let us know, and follow DU’s activities.

First “Conversation with Chopp” this afternoon

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-5 p.m. – Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

(Sept. 23, 2014) As Chancellor Chopp mentioned in her first-day welcome email earlier this month, she is beginning a listening tour around campus. The first “Conversation with Chopp” will take place this afternoon; please register.

Get your NEW Pioneer ID Card this week

Pioneeer ID Card image(Sept. 23, 2014) The Pioneer ID Card office is issuing new ID cards to all faculty and staff members this week. The new cards feature the new DU logo and have the option to be linked to a U.S. Bank account. Bring your old ID with you (or another form of photo ID) to pick up your new card.

The Pioneer Card office is located in Driscoll Center South on the lower level. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fall 2014 issue of DU Magazine available online

(Sept. 23, 2014) Don’t miss the Fall 2014 issue of DU Magazine online, featuring stories on our 18th chancellor, the ASCEND campaign, a fall sports preview and more! If you receive the print version of the magazine, help us go green! Visit du.edu/magazine/gogreen to subscribe to the digital-only edition of the University of Denver Magazine.

“Conversations with Chopp”

Chancellor Chopp(Sept. 16, 2014) As Chancellor Chopp mentioned in her first-day welcome email earlier this month, she is beginning a listening tour around campus. There are several options to provide your thoughts in the coming weeks, including several in-person “Conversations with Chopp” sessions:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-5 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall (general audience)
  • Monday, Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall (student-focused)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m., Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall (student-focused)

Register for one of these three sessions. In addition, the Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate are jointly co-sponsoring two employee-focused town halls as follows (no registration necessary):

  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 12-1 p.m., Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 4:45-5:45 p.m., Driscoll, 1864 Room

For this listening tour, Chancellor Chopp is asking the community a few questions about their experiences at DU. Read more about the chancellor's request for input.

Updated downloadable PDF maps now available

(Sept. 16, 2014) The campus maps have been updated; download PDF maps for your print needs.

DU Here & Now

(Sept. 16, 2014) Explore the University of Denver through the eyes of our students, alumni, faculty and staff on DU Here & Now. DU Here & Now is a new project that captures the stories and experiences of the campus in one unique moment that will provide future generations a window into what it means to be a Pioneer here and now. Explore the DUHN blog and other interactive features celebrating our sesquicentennial at www.du.edu/DUHN, and join the conversation at #duhn.

Did you know: DU Portfolio

(Sept. 16, 2014) The DU Portfolio system is a Web-based application that supports the academic community with a searchable database of electronic portfolios for students, faculty, staff and alumni, and communities. The Office of Teaching and Learning encourages faculty and staff to log in and create or update their personal portfolios at the beginning of this new academic year – and to make students aware of this unique resource! 

University of Denver ranked among top-tier universities in U.S.

(Sept. 9, 2014) The University of Denver has maintained its strong ranking as one of the top 100 national universities included on the U.S. News and World Report list of “Best Colleges 2015.” The University is ranked 88th on the list of National Universities, up from 91st last year.

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Save the date: “Conversations with Chopp”

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4-5 p.m.

(Sept. 9, 2014) As mentioned in Chancellor Chopp’s first day welcome email last week, she is beginning a listening tour around campus this fall to learn what we, as the DU community, can tell her about our University. Please save the date for the first “Conversations with Chopp” session on Tuesday, Sept. 23. 

DU Emergency & Crisis number: 303-871-3000

(Sept. 9, 2014) Last month, you received a letter from Provost Kvistad addressing sexual assault and harassment on campus. In the letter, the provost announced the engagement of the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP to perform an audit of our current policies and practices. The first tangible outcome of this process is to provide one resource for students (and employees) experiencing an emergency or crisis. The DU Emergency & Crisis number – 303-871-3000 – is staffed with trained professionals to direct you to the assistance you need, whether it’s Campus Safety, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE), the Health and Counseling Center or another resource. Learn more at du.edu/emergency/crisis, and feel free to send your suggestions and ideas to TitleIX@du.edu

Quick Questions: Biology Professor Phillip Danielson on Ebola

(Sept. 9, 2014) Professor Phillip Danielson of the Department of Biological Sciences is an expert in forensic sciences. He helps us better understand the threat of the Ebola virus now killing thousands in Africa.

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Founders Day 2015 – Call for nominations

(Sept. 9, 2014) Help us honor and celebrate exceptional members of our community at the 2015 Founders Day Gala on March 5, by nominating your favorite Pioneer. This year, eight awards will be presented in recognition of the notable achievements of alumni, friends, staff and outstanding students. We look forward to announcing our 2015 honorees in November, and hope that you’ll join us next March for this very special evening. Learn more and submit your nomination

Canvas workshops in September

(Sept. 9, 2014) There are still a few opportunities to learn more about Canvas, the University of Denver’s new Learning Management System. Canvas is currently available to all DU instructors who have classes listed on the course schedule.

See the full schedule and register online.

Behind the scenes: Chancellor Chopp’s first day

(Sept. 2, 2014) Follow us on social media as we tag along with Chancellor Chopp during her first official day as the University’s 18th chancellor! We’re posting on Facebook and Twitter, and Chancellor Chopp is also tweeting on her own Twitter page, @ChancellorChopp! Tag #DU100Days to join in the conversation. Additionally, tune in to 9news at 4 and 6 p.m. this evening to see her interview with Nelson Garcia, or watch tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. to see her live on 9news!

“Breaking Ground on the Future” – Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Anna & John J. Sie International Relations Complex

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. – Cherrington Hall

sie building rendering(Sept. 2, 2014) Please join Dean Christopher R. Hill and the University of Denver community as we usher in a new era with the groundbreaking for the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex. Speakers include members of the University of Denver Community and Special Guest 66th U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. For more information, visit du.edu/korbel

 

Fencing for Sie Complex construction

(Sept. 2, 2014) You may have noticed fencing go up last week around Cherrington Hall; this is to cordon off the construction site for the new Anna & John J. Sie International Relations Complex. Construction is anticipated to begin after the groundbreaking on Sept. 23.  The west entrance into Ben Cherrington Hall will be closed to normal use for the duration of the project; access to the building will be limited to the east doors (Gaylord St.) and the south doors off of the Sié Center (Adjacent to the H1/H2 parking structure). Additionally, food service in the Cherrington Hall Cyber Café has ceased operation permanently.

 Hockey ticket pre-sale for faculty and staff

Sept. 3-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Ritchie Center Box Office

(Sept. 2, 2014) DU Hockey individual game tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 9 a.m. As a DU faculty or staff member, you are invited to take advantage of an exclusive pre-sale starting Wednesday, Sept.3 at 9 a.m.! Please visit the Ritchie Center Box Office Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to order your DU Hockey tickets in advance! This is your only guaranteed chance to secure your seats to Boston College, Air Force, Wisconsin, Miami, North Dakota and Colorado College. Tickets start at just $14 and you must have your Pioneer ID Card at the time of purchase. For more questions, please call 303-871-4625 or visit www.denverpioneers.com/tickets.

Catch the DU spirit and download the fight song ringtone!

download fight song (Sept. 2, 2014) Celebrate back-to-school and get in the spirit by downloading the DU fight song as your ringtone.

Take the faculty and staff communications survey

(Sept. 2, 2014) The faculty and staff communications surveys will close on Friday, Sept. 5. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback on University communications. Please select the link according to your DU affiliation:

Years of Service booklet available online

(Sept. 2, 2014) In case you missed the Employee Appreciation Lunch last month, or didn’t pick up a 2014 Years of Service booklet, you can now view the document online.

Campus Climate for Students working group requests your feedback

(Sept. 2, 2014) The Campus Climate for Students Working Group is charged with developing institutional recommendations to improve the campus climate for all students with special focus on three subsets of students: domestic students of color, LGBTIQA students and international students. Throughout the past year, this committee has gathered information about the work that is currently occurring to improve the University’s climate for our students. The purpose of this information gathering is to build upon the strengths of current strategies that could be beneficial if employed institutionally.

As part of this information gathering, we are trying to provide voice to as many of our colleagues as possible who work on a daily basis with our students to help inform these institutional recommendations. We understand that we have committed colleagues throughout campus who have and continue to dedicate their time, expertise, resources and passion to improve our campus climate. This cross-campus committee serves as another opportunity to continue to build upon this expertise with institutional leadership as part of a strategic planning process to create transformative and sustainable change.

We would like to invite you to share your voice during Campus Conversations that will focus on the Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results (S.O.A.R.) for a welcoming and affirming campus climate for all students, with special focus on the three populations previously listed.

  • Thursday, Oct.2 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Driscoll Student Center Room 1880                      
    • Focus of Campus Conversation: International Students
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Driscoll Student Center Room 1880               
    • Focus of Campus Conversation: LGBTIQA Students
  • Friday, Oct. 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Chambers Center Garden Room (CWC)                   
    • Focus of Campus Conversation: Domestic Students of Color
  • Thursday, Nov. 6 from 10:30-noon in Chambers Center Garden Room (CWC)                       
    • Focus of Campus Conversation: All three groups

The results of the Campus Conversations, the information collected from last year, and the results of planned student focus groups will all inform these recommendations scheduled to be submitted to institutional leadership by Feb. 1, 2015.

Please RSVP for one or more of the sessions. Thank you for your time and partnership in this critical work.

On behalf of the entire Campus Climate for Students Working Group,
Niki Latino, Art Jones, Molly Hooker, Gina Johnson

Operator Assistant launches today

(Sept. 2, 2014) University Technology Services is now using Operator Assistant, an automation of the Web-based directory we all use today. Initial rollout is to on-campus callers only; please help us test the system. Rather than utilizing the online directory, please dial zero from your on-campus telephone to be directed to Operator Assistant, where you will simply speak the name of the person or department you wish to reach.If you have a difficult to pronounce name, please call the system (you can reach it directly right now by dialing extension 17400) and search for yourself. The Operator Assistant will repeat the name before connecting the call; if you find that its pronunciation is incorrect, please contact Karen Ornelas at extension 14567 or du-directory@du.edu and we’ll have your name properly recorded. 

Canvas workshops in September

(Sept. 2, 2014) There are still opportunities to learn more about Canvas, the University of Denver’s new Learning Management System. Canvas is currently available to all DU instructors who have classes listed on the course schedule. The Office of Teaching and Learning is offering a number of Canvas workshops this month:

See the full schedule and register online.