From: The GRAD
Date: October 27, 2022
Subject: The GRAD Week 7

Week 7 | Fall 2022

Fall is in the Air!

We love this time of year! In addition to Halloween, we invite you to learn about some of the many celebrations and festivals happening around the world and on campus this time of year.

Read up via links below; and check CrimsonConnect for upcoming events.

Celebrate Wisely:

As members of a diverse community, all DU community members are expected to uphold the values of integrity, respect and responsibility. The University encourages everyone to:

  • Be thoughtful and informed when choosing costumes, decorations and party themes. Easy and “funny” aren’t the only or best criteria for a good time.
  • Beyond impact on others, consider yourself as well: "Would I want friends, family, and/or a potential employer to see me like this on social media?"
  • Instead, showcase your creativity by avoiding representations that reduce cultures or peoples to jokes, caricatures or stereotypes.

Learn more through the We’re A Culture, Not A Costume campaign.

Celebrate Safer:

  • Be respectful. Remember the phrase, "The way they dress does not mean yes.” Someone’s costume does not indicate their consent.
  • Plan ahead. Set a drink limit beforehand, and make sure you have a safe way home.
  • Celebrate together. Stay with the same group of friends the whole time.
  • Eat (more than sweets) and stay hydrated before and while drinking.
  • Don’t mix alcohol and other drugs, as combinations can be dangerous.
  • Remember COVID? It hasn’t left town and the flu is coming soon. Stay home if you feel like you have a cold or an onset of allergies. Get tested. Wash your hands regularly. Don’t share food or drinks. And get your booster and flu shot; campus clinic info at
  • It is never the fault of the survivor/victim if someone experiences harm, no matter what they are wearing, drinking, or where they are or who they are with. There are resources and supports available on campus if you or someone you know has experienced gender-based violence. Contact CAPE for free and confidential supports at or
  • While enjoying the season’s festivities, remember, at DU we look out for each other. That means being aware of our situation and interrupting harmful jokes, attitudes, and actions before they escalate and calling for help when needed.

And if you or others need help: In emergencies call 9-1-1 and then Campus Safety (303.871.3456). Request a safety escort at 303.871.2334. And report, discrimination and harassment at

Let Faculty Senate know what topics of concern matter to you!

Friday, Nov. 4 (11 AM- 12 PM) | Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room 290 The Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC) will host a forum for all University of Denver faculty and students to raise topics for possible Senate initiatives on November 4th from 11 a.m. to noon in the Gregg Kvistad Events Room (290) of the Anderson Academic Commons. Zoom option also available:

FSEC encourages faculty and students to attend (in person or on zoom) so they can provide suggestions for topics they would like the Faculty Senate to focus on this academic year. Your FSEC looks forward to hearing the concerns of our DU community as they relate to faculty processes, roles, and policies. This is not a forum to discuss these concerns, as that will come later, rather this is a forum to let us know what topics of concern that we should consider for future discussion and initiatives. In preparation for the meeting, there is a link below to a Qualtrics survey which should take anywhere from 3-5 minutes to complete. In this survey, respondents can share different topics they’d like to be considered by the FSEC. Even if you are unable to attend the meeting, please complete the survey so your voice can still be heard. Your point of view may be shared by many others as well and so it will be helpful for FSEC to hear! For more information, please feel free to contact the Faculty Senate President, Dr. Reneé Botta, via email at You can also visit to learn more about the Faculty Senate and its function at DU. We look forward to meeting with you all on November 4th!  Warm regards, Your Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Renée Botta, Stephanie George, John Hill, Barb Hurtt, Sarah Pessin, Chip Reichardt, Nancy Sasaki, Michele Tyson, and Elia Trucks)

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Eats & Engagement: Drug Treatment Courts, Due Process & Jail Sanctions

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) | Community Common, Room 1100 Join CCESL on Nov. 3rd for the first Eats & Engagement of the year! Lunch will be provided over conversation and a presentation by Dr. Michael Sousa, Associate Professor of Law at Sturm College of Law, on the topic of due process and drug treatment courts.
Register here 

Honoring Your Gifts & Needs

Thursday, Nov. 3 (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) | Zoom - preregister Here Join the Office of Student Employment for a fun leadership training with The Wayfaring Band, a Denver non profit that offers adventure travel for adults with and without disabilities. You will have the chance to get to know some of the leadership team and how to apply some of the band’s values around interdependence, mutual aid and self advocacy into your daily lives. We encourage student employees to request their supervisors count this hour as paid professional development. This event will take place Nov. 3, 4-5 pm MT, on Zoom. Please direct any questions to

Community-Engaged Teaching 101 Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 30th - Friday, Dec. 2nd | Community Commons Rm 1100, also offered hybrid Registration is open for the Winter Community-Engaged Teaching 101 (CET 101) workshop! CET 101 is for instructors new to community-engaged (CE) teaching who are interested in increasing their knowledge of CE pedagogy and best practices. The workshop will be held Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd in Community Commons Rm 1100 with an option for those who prefer a hybrid format.Contact with any questions.

Register Here  

The Italian Showcase - Denver Film Festival @ DU

Thursday November 10 (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) | Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium The Italian Program at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures would love to invite you to The Italian Showcase at DU in partnership with the Denver Film Festival. On Thursday November 10, we will be showing Lasciami Andare by Stefano Mordini, a film based on the novel You Came Back by American novelist Christopher Coake. Both the Director and the novelist will be present to introduce the film and answer questions once the screening is over. Please join us at the Davis Auditorium (Sturm Hall) for the opening reception at 5:30 pm. The screening will start at 6:30 pm. Registration is required. 
Register here

This is [Not] Who We Are Community Viewing in Boulder County

Sunday, Nov. 6th (4pm-8pm) | St Aidan's Episcopal Church, Boulder, CO 80302 The United Nations Association of Boulder County (UNA-BC) envisions a world in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the environment is protected, and the U.S. is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind. We recognize the work that needs to be done in our own community of Boulder to promote these ideals worldwide. In celebration of UN Day this year, we are thrilled to announce a showing of This Is [Not] Who We Are, the People’s Choice Award winner of Boulder International Film Festival 2022. The film “explores the gap between Boulder’s self-image and the more complex lived experiences- both historical and contemporary- of its Black citizens”. Following the showing will be a Question & Answer session with filmmaker, Katrina Miller, and documentary participant, Zayd Atkinson. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at: On behalf of UNA-BC, I would like to extend an invitation to attend this event on November 6th, 2022 at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church from 4pm-8pm. While we would love to experience this whole event with you, please do not let time restraints stop you from registering. Review the itinerary on the registration page and come for what you can! Registration is free, but will be required for attendees due to limited space in the church. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting CU Boulder’s Center for African and African American Studies Student Emergency Fund. Please do not feel obligated to make a monetary donation, as we are simply looking forward to connecting with community members in thoughtful reflection and discussion surrounding racism and inclusion in Boulder.
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Disney's Winnie the Pooh

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13 (multiple times) | Newman Center for the Performing Arts A new musical stage adaptation of Disney's Winnie the Pooh is coming to the Newman Center November 11-13 (five performances, multiple show times). This sweeter than honey show features amazing life-size puppets and a story that will delight fans of all ages.
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What Are Ballot Boxes and Where Are They in Denver?

A ballot box is a secure container where voters may cast their vote and prevents access to the ballots until the closing of the voting period. While the University of Denver is extremely fortunate to have our very own ballot box, there are multiple located around the greater Denver Metro Area! Whether you are a student that lives on campus or out in the Denver Metro Area, let us help you find your nearest ballot box. To find your nearest ballot box, please access Denver City’s ballot box map.
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E4U: English learning program

E4U is a student volunteer-led English learning/teaching program for Immigrant and refugee communities in Denver. For more info email

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