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October 2015

Universitywide News

Stories of “Transforming Passion into Purpose”

(Oct. 27, 2015) FOX 31 Denver again featured the University of Denver in a feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. View the stories.

Self-guided tours of campus

(Oct. 27, 2015) Did you know you can take a self-guided tour of campus? Just head to du.edu/maps and select the “tours” tab. This is a great resource for campus visitors, so next time you see someone looking lost, point them to a self-guided tour!

Toys for Tots

Through Nov. 2, 2015 – Ruffatto Hall, Anderson Academic Commons, Veterans Services (Mary Reed Building)

(Oct. 27, 2015) Please bring in new, unwrapped toys to campus and place in the Toys for Tots bins located throughout campus.

Imagine DU feedback period continues

(Oct. 20, 2015) If you missed yesterday’s Imagine DU town hall, you can still offer your feedback on the draft of DU’s strategic plan. Does your job directly support students? Are you wondering how DU might spark faculty collaboration? Do you like the idea of uniting our community toward common goals? Everyone is encouraged to read the strategic plan draft to learn what bold directions for DU are envisioned, then provide your feedback. You can also review two short videos on the Imagine DU website to learn more.

Stories of “Transforming Passion into Purpose”

(Oct. 20, 2015) FOX 31 Denver again is featuring the University of Denver in a feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. The segments air Sundays during the 9 p.m. news and again the next day on Good Day Colorado. Next week’s segment features the Refugee Training Program in the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. This program is helping assimilate refugees from all over the world into stable careers in the hospitality industry in Denver. In case you missed it, view last week’s segment on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Phi Beta Kappa membership

(Oct. 20, 2015) The officers of Gamma of Colorado chapter of Phi Beta Kappa would like to update the list of University of Denver faculty and staff who are PBK members as part of a campaign to re-invigorate the chapter.  If you were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate or as an honorary member, please notify Don Sullivan, secretary of the DU chapter at dsulliva@du.edu. Updating your PBK membership status will allow us to notify you of upcoming events sponsored by the chapter and the Denver Association, and ensure that you can participate in the election of new initiates. The election of new initiates is strongly dependent on the participation of DU’s PBK faculty. Please include your PBK home institution (the school at which you were initiated) in your email.

Imagine DU town hall

Monday, Oct. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

(Oct. 13, 2015) Chancellor Chopp, Provost Kvistad and others involved in the Imagine DU process host this town hall meeting to discuss with faculty, staff and students the draft of the strategic plan. Does your job directly support students? Are you wondering how DU might spark faculty collaboration? Do you like the idea of uniting our community toward common goals? Everyone is encouraged to read the strategic plan draft to learn what bold directions for DU are envisioned, then come to the town hall to learn more, ask questions and—most importantly—provide your feedback. Even if you haven’t fully read the plan yet, come to the town hall and be part of the discussion. If you can’t attend, there will be other opportunities to offer feedback throughout the fall quarter, and you can comment online as well. No RSVP is necessary; beverages and snacks to be provided.

Faculty and Staff Campaign

(Oct. 13, 2015) The fifth annual Faculty and Staff Campaign has officially launched! Because philanthropy grows from within the University, we encourage you to invest in a department or area that holds meaning for you. We hit record numbers with 33 percent participation last year; let’s keep the momentum going! Show your support of our talented students, innovative faculty and world-changing research. If you have any questions about this year’s campaign, please email chuyen.huynh@du.edu.

Pioneer Legacy Society

(Oct. 13, 2015) Did you know that you can join the Pioneer Legacy Society by including DU as a beneficiary of a portion of your TIAA-CREF retirement account? It only takes a few minutes and will make a lasting difference for future generations of students. If you have already done this or need more information, please email steve.shineman@du.edu.  

Stories of “Transforming Passion into Purpose”

(Oct. 13, 2015) FOX 31 Denver again is featuring the University of Denver in a feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. The segments air Sundays during the 9 p.m. news and again the next day on Good Day Colorado. Next week’s segment features the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This unique program offers lifelong learning to adults “50 and better.” In case you missed it, view last week’s segment on the Digital Media Club’s collaboration with South High School.                                                   

Crimson Friday

Friday, Oct. 9

Pio Pride(Oct. 6, 2015) Celebrate Crimson Friday the second Friday of every month. Show your Pioneer Pride by sporting our school colors!

 

 

 

 

DU trustee named new president of Association of American Universities

(Oct. 6, 2015) Mary Sue Coleman, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, was named this week as the new president of the Association of American Universities (AAU), effective June 1, 2016. Coleman, a national leader on higher education and science issues, served as chair of the association in 2011-12.

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Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

(Oct. 6, 2015) Even before its members arrived on campus in early September, the Class of 2019 was turning heads. Selected from a pool of 15,000 applicants and numbering 1,430 students, the class represents one of the University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse to date. It also is one of the most academically accomplished classes in DU history.

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Request for proposals: Fall Faculty Research Fund

(Oct. 6, 2015) Fall Faculty Research Fund applications are now being accepted. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 19.

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Call for contributions: Conflict Resolution Month

Conflict resolution Month advice board 2014(Oct. 6, 2015) Throughout Conflict Resolution Month, October 2015, 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!

 

 

 

Call for participation:  Pio-Palooza booths

(Oct. 6, 2015) Does your DU department or organization want the chance to promote to over 1,000 DU alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff over Homecoming and Family Weekend for free? If so, reserve your booth at Pio-Palooza, featuring Taste of DU from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 on Driscoll Green.

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VideoCast featured video: Inauguration of Rebecca S. Chopp

(Oct. 6, 2015) This week’s featured videos are from the chancellor’s inauguration celebration. You can view the videos of the breakfast panel on “The importance to Colorado of increasing access to higher education,” the lunch panel on “How research institutions affect Colorado’s development” and the installation ceremony.

Stories of “Transforming Passion into Purpose”

(Oct. 6, 2015) FOX 31 Denver again is featuring the University of Denver in a feature series called “Transforming Passion Into Purpose,” focused on how the DU community is positively impacting lives throughout Denver and beyond. The segments air Sundays during the 9 p.m. news and again the next day on Good Day Colorado. Next week’s segment features the Digital Media Club from the Media, Film and Journalism Studies department. Lynn Schofield-Clark and students from DU have partnered with South High School and are doing research that is helping improve relationships and positive engagement between law enforcement officers and minority youth.

In case you missed it, view last week’s segment on the Human Dynamics Lab.