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1864 Service Challenge

In-Service Program and On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities


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The 1864 Service Challenge is an important expression of our University's commitment to the public good. As DU community members, we are challenging each other to achieve a combined 186,400 hours of community service by the end of 2014.

Visit to learn more and log your hours (you may log any service hours dating back to Jan. 1, 2014).

Sesquicentennial In-Service Program

Program Objective:

The objective of the Sesquicentennial In-Service Program is to reinforce the University's support for the sesquicentennial year and our vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.

Program Guidelines:

Appointed and Non-Appointed employees are allowed to utilize one day, with pay, to volunteer on a community or university service project. In-Service time off (ISTO) hours will not be reflected in your available vacation or sick time allotments. The ISTO days taken must be discussed and approved by your supervisor prior to taking the ISTO day.

Please direct any questions about the In-Service Program to Human Resources at 303-871-7420.

On-campus Volunteer Opportunities

Submit your on-campus volunteer opportunities to to be included in this list and future issues of DU Digest.

English Language Center's Conversation Hour

Thursdays, July 10-31 2:15-3:15 p.m. – Centennial Towers

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DU's English Language Center's (ELC) Conversation Hour connects native English speakers from DU with international students who are learning English at the ELC. International students can practice their English and everyone will have the opportunity to learn more about other cultures. No preparation necessary! Email Sam Booth at for more information and to sign up.

University Libraries Book Stack

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The University Libraries sponsor a used book store which is run by volunteers from the University Library Association. The Book Stack is located in Mary Reed, south end, first floor, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We would be happy to have faculty, staff or students volunteer to work in the Book Stack during operating hours. Also, we accept donations of used books. All proceeds benefit DU libraries. For more information, please contact

Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness Conference

July 27-30, 2014
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DU's Institute for the Development of Gifted Education is pleased to host the Eighth International Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness Conference to be held on campus from July 27-30, 2014. This is the first time this conference has been held in the United States; participants from 12 countries will be here for the conference and for many of them this will be their first time to Denver. We want to welcome all of our guests and make their time here at DU enjoyable, educational and memorable.

Volunteers are needed for the following types of roles:

  • Registration/Information table
  • Parking lot greeter/Directions
  • Greeter at hotel shuttle drop-off location (Ruffatto Circle)
  • Door prize table in exhibit hall
  • Campus greeter/Directions between Ruffatto and Driscoll

Please consider helping out; you will be provided with a T-shirt and meals during your work time. Sign up here, and include your name, contact information, T-shirt size, and place an X in the box(es) indicting your availability.

You will be contacted with your specific role, location and times by July 1. There will be a brief volunteer meeting sometime prior to the conference to meet, hand out shirts, discuss roles and expectations, and answer any questions you may have.

Denver Days @ DU

Aug. 4-8

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The University of Denver is participating in Denver Days this August, in an expression of our commitment to the public good. Launched by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Days is a citywide effort to help neighbors get to know each other and get involved with their communities. Here at DU, we are providing a week of service opportunities in which you can participate.