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December 2014

Universitywide News

University of Denver named a 2015 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

(Dec. 23, 2014) DU has been named to Kiplinger’s list of 100 Best Values in Private Colleges for 2015. More

Chancellor’s website features third community feedback video

(Dec. 16, 2014) Chancellor Chopp files the third video on the community feedback themes she’s been hearing and shares additional insights on the University’s strategic planning process already underway.

Tips for dealing with holiday stress

(Dec. 16, 2014) Katie Weiss, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, answers quick questions about holiday stress.


Holiday Apparel Sale

Friday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – Ritchie Center concourse

(Dec. 16, 2014) Stop by the Ritchie Center concourse for last-minute holiday shopping ideas and check out our holiday sale items! If time gets away from you this busy season, shop online at the official store of the Pioneers at

Pioneers for People coat drive

Jan. 26-Feb. 6, 2015

(Dec. 16, 2014) The Staff Advisory Council will be hosting the sixth annual Pioneers for People coat drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission this winter. We will be collecting new and used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and other cold weather items. This is a great way to help those in need, especially if a new coat or other winter gear is on your wish list this holiday season.

In addition to providing collection boxes across campus throughout the two-week drive, we’ll also be hosting a one-day collection event on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Anderson Academic Commons.

Watch for more information coming out in January, including a list of drop-off locations and additional details about the new one-day collection event.

2013-2014 Annual Report now available

(Dec. 9, 2014) The University of Denver 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available at The report showcases just a sampling of noteworthy educational programs and covers financial highlights of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. It is distributed across the country to help spread the word about the University within the higher education community and is used in recruiting and fundraising programs.

Crimson Friday!

Denver HockeyFriday, Dec. 12

(Dec. 9, 2014) Show your DU spirit and support our Denver Pioneers athletics teams by wearing crimson and gold this Friday! This week’s home events include Denver Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa on Wednesday; Denver Pioneers Hockey vs. number one-ranked North Dakota on Friday and Saturday; and the Denver Gymnastics Gymboree (free admission) on Saturday. See the full schedule and get your tickets at!

Holiday Hoops

Denver Women's Basketball(Dec. 9, 2014) Spend the holidays with your Pioneer family! You can see up to nine DU Men's or Women's Basketball games in December and January for just $5 per game. Ordering is simple; click here and enter promo code HOOPS. Holiday Hoops is the perfect gift idea for last-minute shoppers or stocking stuffers. So what are you waiting for? Order your HOOPS tickets now!

In case you missed it: DU hosts Orion watch party

(Dec. 9, 2014) Corinne Lengsfeld, associate provost of research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering, hosted a watch party for the launch of Orion last Friday. More

Chancellor's Website Features Second Community Feedback Video

(Dec. 2, 2014) Chancellor Chopp files the second report on the community feedback themes she’s been hearing and shares insights on the University’s strategic planning process already underway in this video. The chancellor’s website––has also been updated to include a new set of questions seeking feedback from DU community members, a “News & Updates” tab where you can see the chancellor’s appearances in the news media as well as her letters to the DU community, and a “Strategic Planning” section where you can keep up to date on the University’s strategic planning process.

Chancellor's Holiday Reception

(Dec. 2, 2014) Come to the annual Holiday Reception and meet (or meet again) Chancellor Chopp and connect with your DU faculty and staff co-workers. During this festive time of year-and in recognition of all you do for the University and our students-Chancellor Chopp is pleased to let you know that DU will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 12. Please RSVP for the reception to by Dec. 9. For persons with a disability who need an accommodation, please contact Sarah Childs (x13501 or as soon as possible.

Care4Colorado Toy Drive

Care4Colorado Toy Drive image Through Dec. 17

(Nov. 18, 2014) Once again this year, DU’s Division of Athletics and Recreation is supporting the CBS4 Care4Colorado Toy Drive. Donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card this holiday season to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Drop off your donation at the Ritchie Center Box Office, the Coors Fitness Center, or prior to any hockey, basketball, or gymnastics meet now through Dec. 17.


Construction Closures affecting campus

(Dec. 2, 2014) There is a citywide bridge project in effect to improve pedestrian and bicycle access over I-25 near Colorado Boulevard and Evans Avenue. As a result, closures of I-25 are expected:

Closure of the Evans Avenue off-ramp from southbound I-25 and the right lane of I-25:

  • Dec. 10, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 11, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 18, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Full closure of I-25 in both directions between Colorado Boulevard and Evans Avenue:

  • Dec. 17, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 22, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m.