From: The GRAD Hub
Date: April 18
Subject: The GRAD Week 3

The Grad

Spring | Week 3

Denver Difference Community Launch Celebration Event

Friday, April 19 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Daniel L. Ritchie Center, Magness Arena
With the goal of raising $1 billion to launch the University of Denver into its next chapter, DU is kicking off the public phase of The Denver Difference campaign with a community celebration, highlighting the best that students, faculty and staff have to offer.

This is open to the public. This is not a fundraising event, but rather a celebration of our DU community and the launching of the campaign! Program: Opening welcome from Chancellor Jeremy Haefner The Denver Difference Comes Alive: Special performances and interactive experiences, brought to you by the people, places and programs that make DU great.

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 
  • Meet and Greet with DU Coaches and Athletes 
  • The Spirituals Project 
  • Family Dance Party Around the World 
  • Character & KMC 
  • S’mores Station 
  • Entrepreneurship Village 
  • Biomechanics, Robots and Research 
  • Vintage Hockey Championship Banners from the DU archives and much, much more! Enjoy food, refreshments and giveaways, guests of all ages welcome More info

Spring 2024 All-Majors Career & Internship Fair Series

Wednesday 04/24/2024 and Thursday 04/25/2024, 1:00pm MDT 4:00pm MDT | The Burwell Center
DU's quarterly all-majors career and internship fairs are on campus events where students and alumni have the opportunity to meet employers who are looking for talented future team members across all majors. Employers attending will be sharing information about full-time, part-time and/or internship positions within their organization. More info

Earth Week | DU's Week of DU'ing

April 20-26 | 
This year, we’ve accomplished outstanding success in bringing the community a variety of events and volunteer opportunities to participate in, both on and off campus. Please visit our website for the most recent information and to access the various registration resources.More info

Grad Cafe

Thursday, April 18th (2:00-4:00 PM) PM- | Community Commons, Room 3800
Join the Office of Student Engagement for Grad Cafe event on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, in the Community Commons. Enjoy free coffee while connecting with fellow graduate students.

happening this week & next


Thursday, April 18
Start End   Event         Location
4:30pm 6:00pm The Men of Color Meet-Up (Fear Factor) Private Location (sign in to display)
5:00pm 6:00pm DACA/Undocu Week - Know Your Rights Legal Presentation Private Location (sign in to display)
6:00pm 8:00pm DACA/UNDOCU Week- Tacos, Resource Fair & Celebration Private Location (sign in to display)
6:30pm 8:00pm SMART Recovery Private Location (sign in to display)
Friday, April 19
9:00am 10:00am CRC Breakfast Morning Meditation Private Location (sign in to display)
11:00am 12:00pm National Collegiate Recovery Week: Yoga Ritchie Center Summit Studio
11:30am 1:00pm DACA/UNDOCU Week - Student Panel & DU Community Lunch Private Location (sign in to display)
12:00pm 1:00pm Trans Lunch Private Location (sign in to display)
4:00pm 7:00pm The Denver Difference Campaign Launch Celebration Private Location (sign in to display)
6:00pm 7:30pm Weekly Community Dinner Private Location (sign in to display)
7:30pm 9:30pm TAKT Trio Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 20
9:00am 3:00pm Choose Your Own ADDventure Katherine Ruffatto Hall
Sunday, April 21
4:30pm 6:00pm Sustainability Meets Music: GAEYA at DU Hamilton Hall (Lamont School of Music)
5:00pm 6:00pm Carillon Recital Series: Ellen Dickinson Private Location (sign in to display)
Monday, April 22
9:00am 12:00pm CRP Garden Clean-Up Private Location (sign in to display)
1:00pm 3:00pm Puppies are fun Community Commons
4:00pm 5:30pm Pollinator Party Private Location (sign in to display)
6:00pm 7:00pm All Recovery Pathways Meeting Private Location (sign in to display)
6:00pm 8:00pm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101: Critiquing Harry Potter (FREE Meal/Drink Voucher) Private Location (register to display)
7:30pm 9:30pm Passover Seder Private Location (sign in to display)
Tuesday, April 23
11:30am 2:00pm Mid-week Mindful: Tie-dye Private Location (sign in to display)
1:00pm 2:00pm Communi-TEA Private Location (sign in to display)
1:00pm 2:00pm Charge Your Soul, Charge the Planet - Travel in a Sustainable Friendly Way Private Location (sign in to display)
4:30pm 6:00pm The Men of Color Meetup (Rock Climbing) Private Location (sign in to display)
Wednesday, April 24
12:00am 11:55pm Denim Day - SAAM 2024 Private Location (sign in to display)
11:00am 2:00pm The Consent Fair - SAAM 2024 Private Location (sign in to display)
Thursday, April 25
5:00pm 6:30pm What's Next for First-Gen?: Find Your Why! Private Location (sign in to display)
6:30pm 8:00pm SMART Recovery Private Location (sign in to display)
7:30pm 10:00pm Lamont Opera Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Private Location (sign in to display)
Friday, April 26
9:00am 10:00am CRC Breakfast Morning Meditation Private Location (sign in to display)
12:00pm 1:00pm Trans Lunch Private Location (sign in to display)
Saturday, April 27
10:00am 11:00am Eating Disorders Support Group Private Location (sign in to display)
Sunday, April 28
2:30pm 5:00pm Lamont Opera Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Private Location (sign in to display)
Monday, April 29
1:00pm 3:00pm Puppies are fun Community Commons
6:00pm 7:00pm All Recovery Pathways Meeting Private Location (sign in to display)
Tuesday, April 30
8:00am 5:00pm SPARK 2024 Anderson Academic Commons 290
Wednesday, May 1
12:00am 12:00pm Mental Health Awareness Month Private Location (sign in to display)
7:30pm 9:30pm Guest recital: Gilbert Kalish, piano & Randall Scarlata, baritone Private Location (sign in to display)

Wellness Weekend: 4D Signature Program

Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11 OR Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12 | Kennedy Mountain Campus, transportation included
Join us in enjoying the Colorado sunshine at Kennedy Mountain Campus! Escape the hustle and bustle of university life and immerse yourself in a weekend dedicated to mindfulness, fitness, and your overall well-being. Meet at the Ritchie Center to take the bus to Kennedy Mountain Campus for an overnight trip filled with activities like hiking, yoga, and health promotion workshops! You can choose between two trip options: 1. Friday, May 10th 3:30 PM city campus departure - Saturday, May 11th 5:30 PM bus returns 2. Saturday, May 11th 5:00 PM city campus departure - Sunday, May 12th 6:00 PM bus returns Please contact with any questions about Wellness Weekend! More info


April 21, 4:30-6 p.m. | Hamilton Hall
Join us for this kickoff Earth Week celebration concert with special guest artist all the way from Sweden, GAEYA where sustainability meets music! This concert features a student ensemble from the Lamont School of Music as well as music arranged by student composers which highlights ideas of the human-environment interaction, climate change, nature, and sustainability. Come to experience a reconnection with nature and hear how music and arts are vital in the fight for a sustainable world! More info

Our Health > Cheap Gasoline

April 22, 10-11:30 a.m. | Community Commons 1700
Join us and learn more about important findings regarding toxic exposure and its everyday impact on the individuals and families who live in the country’s most polluted zip code: 80216. Cultivando, a small nonprofit in Adams County is relentlessly fighting to end the environmental genocide that has led to decades of contamination of air, water and soil, in a predominantly Latino and working-class community. The environmental justice work of these warrior advocates shows us what is possible when the sheer power of the community challenges the resident Goliath – Suncor Oil Refinery. Together with our partners at the University of Denver, we are co-hosting a powerful event at this year’s Earth Day. Don’t miss it! More info

Minimizing Uncertainties & Minimizing Risk in Community Engagement

Thursday, April 25 (11:15 AM - 12:45 PM) | CCOM 1100
Join CCESL on April 25th for a Spark Session with Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Risk Management. Drop by CCOM 1100 between 11:15-12:45 to enjoy light bites while connecting with others and gaining valuable strategies for navigating uncertainty in community engagement. Register and submit anonymous questions for Eric Hartman to address during the session here

Global Development Career Series

Monday, May 6 (12:00PM -1:30PM) AND Monday, May 13 (12:00PM -1:30PM) | Sie 1020
Join the ICRS and OCPD as we explore different careers in global development. Speakers will give an overview of their position followed by student-led Q&A and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Register here for May 6 or here for May 13 event.

Register for the Sustainable Business Symposium

Friday, May 10 (8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m) | Margery Reed Hall and Joy Burns Center
The Daniels College of Business is hosting its inaugural Sustainable Business Symposium on Friday, May 10. Organized by the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, this full-day event will bring together thought leaders and sustainability experts to discuss the current and future state of sustainable business in Colorado. Learn how leading businesses and sustainability experts in different sectors are proactively confronting challenging issues from a variety of unique perspectives. We encourage all faculty and staff to attend, and invite you to share this information with students. Reach out to Bruce Klaw with questions. More info

Cocina Libre: Immigrant Stories” Launch

Tuesday, May 21 (7:00PM - 8:30 PM) | Raices Brewery (2060 W Colfax, Denver)
📚🎉 You're Invited! "Cocina Libre: Immigrant Resistance Recipes" Book Launch 🎉📚 When: May 21, 2024, 7-8:30 PM Where: Raices Brewing Company, 2060 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO Event is FREE Celebrate with us the launch of a unique cookbook that weaves together delicious recipes with powerful immigrant stories. Plus, enjoy a raffle, a mini-documentary premiere, and conversations with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and book contributors. All proceeds from the book go to Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, to support immigrants directly. Please RSVP by April 26, 2024 so we can bring enough dessert for all. See you there! More info

Outdoor Experience Weekend: Via Ferrata Grand Opening!

Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19 | Kennedy Mountain Campus, transportation included
You won't want to miss this Outdoor Experience Weekend - it is the GRAND OPENING of the 2 Via Ferrata routes at Kennedy Mountain Campus! During the day, you might find yourself in a climbing clinic taught by Outdoor Experience (OE) Student Staff. Everything from gym to crag recommendations, multi-pitch, efficiencies, all the way to the dark (and sometimes painful) arts of crack climbing! At night, we will have outdoor movie showings, indoor clinics, and refreshments abound. Buses meet at 3:45 PM on Friday, May 17 to depart for Kennedy Mountain Campus and return to city campus at 2:30 PM on Sunday, May 19. Visit for more information and to register for the Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19 weekend! More info

Social Justice After Dark

| Community Commons
Social Justice Education (SJE) has announced its Spring 2024 schedule for Social Justice After Dark, a series of FREE evening workshops for ALL students beginning April 15, 2024. At each training, students will receive a FREE voucher redeemable either at the Community Commons dining hall or Starbucks. There will also be fun underwater-themed giveaways at each session! Students who complete 3 out of 5 workshops within 12 months will receive a FREE swag bag (including SJE branded long sleeve, tote bag, koozies, and custom stickers). Students can register on CrimsonConnect by scanning the QR code on the flyer or here . SJE has also begun its hiring process for Social Justice Peer Educators (SJPE) for 2024-2025! Exciting paid opportunity for both undergrad and grad students to become trained facilitators in social justice education. ~10 per week, $18.50 per hour. Students are encouraged to apply here by 9 am on May 6, 2024. More info

DU at home: home athletics events this week
Other News & Updates from Around Campus

Welcome to the Oasis Space: Your Sanctuary for Mindfulness and Wellness!

| Nelson 192
HRE is delighted to announce the grand opening of the Oasis Space, a dedicated community haven for mindfulness and wellness located in Nelson 192. Accessible through the external door on the south side of Nelson (by the C-Store), the Oasis Space is open daily to all DU Community Members from 8 am to 8 pm. Step inside to discover a range of resources including DIY essential oil roller bottles, an acupressure mat and pillow, a mini Zen garden, mindfulness coloring books, crystals, and more. The Oasis Space welcomes you to discover the tools and practices that resonate with your unique wellness needs. For more information or to share feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your input is invaluable as we strive to cultivate a space that nurtures and supports the diverse needs of our community. Come unwind, recharge, and explore practices that support your well-being at the Oasis Space today!

Community Commons Events Team Spring Drop-In Hours

| Community Commons Operations Suite, RM 1207
Need help planning an event in the Community Commons or making edits to one you've already gotten approved? Come visit the Community Commons Events Team for their weekly drop-in hours located in CCOM 1207 by the Welcome Desk: Monday's from 11:45am-1:45pm with Katherine Tuesday's from 12:00pm-2:00pm with Osbin Tuesday's from 4:00-6:00pm with Eden Wednesday's from 5:30pm-7:30pm with Jazzy Friday's from 1:00pm-3:00pm with Elitzy

Call for Photo Submissions!

Wednesday, May 22 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) | Community Commons Art Gallery
Calling all DU students, faculty, and staff! Share your photos that reflect the impact community engagement has had on your DU journey. There will be prizes for the top 3 submissions! All photos will be displayed in the Community Commons Art Gallery for a month, kicking off with an opening reception on May 22 from 4-6pm. Winners will be announced at the reception. The photo submission deadline is May 6th. Learn more and submit photos here 

Open Gradate Lead Positions for AY 2024-2025!

CCESL is hiring three Graduate Leads to aid and support CCESL Staff across the Center’s programs. Positions align well with students interested in social justice programming, community-engaged work/community organizing, academic connections, communications, and/or student development: DU Grand Challenges Initiative Graduate Lead Student Programs Graduate Lead Community Outreach & Communications Graduate Lead Priority deadline is April 28th! View position details at More info

Summer Online

A DU summer means more than classes. It’s a chance to earn additional credits, get ahead in your degree program and stay connected to the DU community, even when you’re on the move. Summer courses offer the flexibility of online and hybrid options, plus multiple sessions, so you can study your way. Register now at More info

Nominate an Advisor for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

Did you receive excellent academic advising last quarter? Nominate your advisor for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising (LINK: Graduate and undergraduate faculty and staff academic advisors, for whom advising is at least a portion of their responsibilities, are eligible to be nominated. Nominate your advisor here 

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