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A REFINED BRAND & A NEW VISUAL IDENTITY
Over the summer, the University of Denver began unveiling a new branding platform and visual identity that will help define the institution for varied audiences.
“After a year of market research and development, we have learned that many people know of the University of Denver, but they don’t know enough about us. We are going to change that fact,” says Kevin Carroll, vice chancellor of the Division of Marketing and Communications.
The University’s approach to education is supported by an emphasis on collaboration, vast opportunities for experiential learning, a culture dedicated to creating positive impact and the diverse perspectives, from local to global, that color day-to-day life on campus. These attributes, Carroll explains, align with the University’s mission and capture a decade’s worth of focus on program and curriculum development.
The platform, which emphasizes the University’s role as a CATALYST for purposeful lives will bring to life our vision: to be a great private University dedicated to the public good.
parents getting involved
The DU Parents Program is a way for family members to actively engage with the University of Denver community. The program facilitates communication through a bi-monthly e-newsletter, the Parent & Family Handbook and Calendar and their informative website.
We hope you will join and become a proud Pioneer Parent!
THINGS TO DO IN DENVER
Discoveries Orientation week will be jam-packed with fun activities and important information. For those of you traveling a little early (or for those of you who already live in Colorado and want to have an excuse to experience the city!), we’ve compiled a short list of some of the fun happenings in Denver.
in this issue:
Register for Parent and Family Orientation – Sep. 2-4
Parent and Family Orientation is a wonderful way for our Pioneer families to get a glimpse of life on campus. Families will be able to attend informational meetings and sessions, attend a Q&A with the Chancellor and Provost of the University, and receive detailed information about resources available to students. Check out the schedule of events—and register now!
On October 3, the first presidential debate of 2012 will take place on the DU campus. Since tickets to the event will be in very limited supply, the University is hosting DebateFest! DebateFest will feature live music, an “Issues Alley,” local food trucks, and an outdoor telecast of the debate. For the most updated information, make sure to visit the Debate website.
Video: move-in day at DU
Want to know what it looks like when over 1,000 students move into our residence halls? Take a look at this video of move-in day – it’s not nearly as chaotic as you might think!
Note: International students who have been assigned housing may move into the residence halls on August 27th beginning at 8:00 a.m.
DU Career Services is here for your student throughout their time on campus, and beyond! Your student can visit us online, at a Career Fair, or at the Career Center during their first year to get help deciding on a major, find internships, and take personality/interests assessments to help them on their path. For now, they join us on Facebook and Twitter for interesting articles, resources, and event reminders!
Multicultural Community Reception
The University of Denver's Affinity Alumni Associations and the Center for Multicultural Excellence invite all new students and families to join us at the top of the Ritchie Center (NW elevator off main concourse to 4th floor) on Monday, September 3rd from 12-2 p.m. to learn about support, involvement and leadership opportunities engaging Inclusive Excellence. We invite you to visit our respective websites to learn more about the programs, services, resources, and support that we offer all members of the DU community.
Stay current on University of Denver happenings with DU Today (du.edu/today), DU's online news source!
parent to parent
This is our final installment by our former Associate Provost for Academic Resources, Jo Calhoun. In this month’s Parent to Parent entry, she discusses what to expect during Parent & Family Orientation, from the not-miss events to how to say goodbye. Thank you, Jo, for providing our incoming families with such relevant, timely advice this summer!
from the blog: safety on campus
We understand families may have concerns about safety in Denver given the recent tragic shooting in Aurora, CO. However, we want to assure you that these types of incidents are very rare. The Denver metro area, as well as the DU campus, are considered among the safest in the United States.