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This Year’s Recordings

Building Purpose & Meaning Across Four Dimensions: A DU Alumni Conversation

This year, the University of Denver launched an exciting pilot initiative that will transform the way we prepare students for careers of purpose and meaningful lives—careers and lives much like those our incredible and successful alumni have gone to build. This initiative is called the 4 Dimensional Student Experience.

Join Chancellor Haefner and a virtual panel of DU alumni during our Homecoming week to hear a conversation on how our alumni have achieved success, purpose, and meaning. DU is proud to highlight these members of our community, as we hear how some of our prominent alumni have built their life and career holistically, calling upon and strengthening not only of their intellect and knowledge, but their professional skills, the quality of their character, and by nurturing their health and wellbeing.

Electoral College and the National Voter Compact

Is it time to rethink the Electoral College? Join us for a discussion with scholars and policymakers about America’s unusual method of picking presidents, and why it has become so controversial in recent years. We’ll also talk about the choice Colorado voters face regarding the Electoral College on this fall’s ballot.

Abby Wambach: Championing Transformation

The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) invites you to our 2020 signature Redefining Mental Health: A Force for Self & Society event. Two-time U.S. women’s soccer gold medalist Abby Wambach will be in conversation about the power of teamwork in igniting a game-changing transformation within ourselves and in society. Thank you to our partner, Optum, for making this event possible.

Livingston Lecture: Race and Immigration in the U.S.

Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Escobedo will discuss the ways in which race plays a central role in the history of immigration in the twentieth-century United States. Escobedo will be joined by Sarah Jackson, executive director of Casa de Paz, a local organization that assists detained and recently released migrants in Aurora, Colorado, and alumna Carly Howenstein (BA ’19), a participant in DU’s Casa de Paz Learning Community, which gives students the opportunity to take immigration courses in service-learning partnership with Casa de Paz. Together, they’ll discuss the importance of engaging students and community members in understanding immigration history, as well as the implications for current immigrants’ everyday lives and experiences.

Pints with Profs

Back for its second year and quickly becoming a favorite Homecoming tradition, Pints with Profs is a unique celebration of all things beer with your favorite professors. This year’s event will feature a virtual Belgian beer tasting hosted by Ryan Evans, founder of Bruz Beers, and Kerry Plemmons, Professor of Practice in Daniels College of Business.

We’re excited to announce our new special guests: Dr. Kim Gorgens, Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Monique Sledd, M.A., L.P.C.C., a licensed professional clinical counselor working at Mayo Clinic by day and a Beertender at Little Thistle Brewing Company by night.

All University of Denver grad students, alumni, parents & friends welcome.

Athletics Throwback

Go behind the scenes with notable Pioneers and relive some of the most iconic moments in DU Athletics from the last decade.

Presented by U.S. Bank

Homecoming 2020 Schedule

Monday, October 19

4 – 5 p.m. MDT

Building Purpose & Meaning Across Four Dimensions: A DU Alumni Conversation

This year, the University of Denver launched an exciting pilot initiative that will transform the way we prepare students for careers of purpose and meaningful lives—careers and lives much like those our incredible and successful alumni have gone to build. This initiative is called the 4 Dimensional Student Experience.

Join Chancellor Haefner and a virtual panel of DU alumni during our Homecoming week to hear a conversation on how our alumni have achieved success, purpose, and meaning. DU is proud to highlight these members of our community, as we hear how some of our prominent alumni have built their life and career holistically, calling upon and strengthening not only of their intellect and knowledge, but their professional skills, the quality of their character, and by nurturing their health and wellbeing.

Monday, October 19 –  Friday, October 23

Capture the Flag- Team Crimson vs. Team Gold

Open to DU Students only

Compete in a scavenger hunt that spans the DU campus! Students will be divided into two teams based on which DU college they are a part of, and can earn points for their team by finding flags hidden on campus. The team with the most points at the end of the week will enjoy a cookie party with individually wrapped Insomnia cookies. Participants will also have the chance to win DU swag throughout the week!

Team Gold is for the following programs, both undergraduate and graduate students: Business, Law, Science/Math, Professional Pysch, General Undergraduate Studies, International Studies.

Team Crimson is for the following programs, both undergraduate and graduate students: CAHSS, CWC, MCE, Social Work, University College, General Graduate Studies, Religion, Engineering.

Tuesday, October 20

5 – 6:30 p.m. MDT

Electoral College and the National Voter Compact

Is it time to rethink the Electoral College? Join us for a discussion with scholars and policymakers about America’s unusual method of picking presidents, and why it has become so controversial in recent years. We’ll also talk about the choice Colorado voters face regarding the Electoral College on this fall’s ballot.

Tie Dye World

Open to DU Students only

Come and join us for a fun event on Carnegie Green! We will have tie dye kits, t-shirts, bucket hats, scrunchies, masks, and more! There will be 20 minute time slots for you to tie-dye, with 10 minutes in between each slot for staff to disinfect each space. Please only sign up for one time slot.

Wednesday, October 21

All Day!

Sundaes at the Hub

Open to DU Students only

Stop by in front of the Hub for an ice cream truck-style event! We’ll be featuring ice cream truck favorites such as popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and more. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available!

4 – 5:20 p.m. MDT

Abby Wambach: Championing Transformation

The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) invites you to our 2020 signature Redefining Mental Health: A Force for Self & Society event. Two-time U.S. women’s soccer gold medalist Abby Wambach will be in conversation about the power of teamwork in igniting a game-changing transformation within ourselves and in society. Thank you to our partner, Optum, for making this event possible.

8 – 9:00 p.m. MDT

Text Breakers

Open to DU Students only

Nothing brings students together like trying to beat another team at trivia and the pros at Text Breakers have it down to a science. They’ll host an energetic, 60 minute text message game show that is fun for every team competing. The audience also plays throughout the event by guessing through texts that that are displayed for everyone to see. Designed to bring students out of their comfort zones, Text Breakers plays hilarious texting games and competitions similar to popular TV game shows and spans more genres than just trivia. There are games based on drawing, improv acting, and so much more.

Thursday, October 22

5 – 6:30 p.m. MDT

Livingston Lecture: Race and Immigration in the U.S.

Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Escobedo will discuss the ways in which race plays a central role in the history of immigration in the twentieth-century United States. Escobedo will be joined by Sarah Jackson, executive director of Casa de Paz, a local organization that assists detained and recently released migrants in Aurora, Colorado, and alumna Carly Howenstein (BA ’19), a participant in DU’s Casa de Paz Learning Community, which gives students the opportunity to take immigration courses in service-learning partnership with Casa de Paz. Together, they’ll discuss the importance of engaging students and community members in understanding immigration history, as well as the implications for current immigrants’ everyday lives and experiences.

6 – 9:00 p.m. MDT

Speed Sketchers

Open to DU Students only

Fastest caricature artists in the world! Digital, black and white or full color artwork files sent to you at or after the event!

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. MDT

Knives Out Movie Night

Open to DU Students only

Join us on Campus Green or from the comfort for your home as we screen Knives Out! We will of course be offering a blockbuster movie, candy, drink, and cozy blankets.

Friday, October 23

All Day – Choose your time and location!

8th Annual Crimson Classic

The University of Denver’s 8th Annual Crimson Classic is running a bit different this year – a virtual 5k. Let’s cheer each other on from safe distances! Location is your choice. Choose your own adventure. Run your neighborhood, a trail nearby, on a treadmill, in the mountains or wherever you choose. Set a time to start your journey, and report your results by midnight Friday, October 23. This year will also include a 1.5 mile walk option. All participants will receive a special crimson mask, so sign up today!

**All participants registered for any of our virtual wellness classes below have the chance to win a healthy gift box full of fruits and vegetables from the Fruit Guys. Winners will be emailed from well@du.edu post-race. The prizes are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and provided through the Well@DU program.**

8 – 9:00 a.m. MDT

Day of Wellness: Yoga and Meditation

Please join Kara Traikoff for a practice in mindful movement. Start your day with a gentle Vinyasa flow class focusing on the connection of movement to breath and body awareness. Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. The class will end with a guided visualization meditation. 

9 – 10:00 a.m. MDT

Day of Wellness: Zumba

Please join Katia Miller for Zumba. This Latin class fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy-to-follow choreography to create an exciting dance cardio class. With combinations of international dance steps, Zumba will allow you to torch calories while having fun!

10 – 11:00 a.m. MDT

Day of Wellness: Nutrition

Please join Havilande Lodge, a certified holistic nutrition consultant with Root and Remedy for a conversation about a holistic approach to health and wellness. Root and Remedy’s goal is to coach and educate clients about the tools to achieve and sustain exceptional health through foundational concepts. Our product is individually catered to identify the root cause of underlying health issues and allows the client to exercise a greater level of awareness. Closed captioning will be provided.

1 – 2:00 p.m. MDT

Day of Wellness: TIAA Financial Wellness

Please join Kevin Collins, DU’s TIAA financial consultant, to ground your financial wellness and awareness. All are welcome, whether you are just beginning your journey to financial awareness or maintaining a more experienced financial background. After the presentation, a portion of the hour will be devoted to answering your specific questions from IRAs to 401ks and more. Closed captioning will be provided.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MDT

Gymnastics Open Practice

Join the Denver Gymnastics team in a behind the scenes look at practice!  Get a first look at the team as they gear up for this season.  View the event on Facebook Live by visiting the Denver Gymnastics Facebook page by clicking the button to the right!

3 – 3:45 p.m. MDT

Day of Wellness: Cardio Blast

Please join Gwenda Hansen with Athletics & Recreation for this Cardio Blast! Get moving with a combination of cardio and body weight exercises that will burn calories AND tone! No experience needed. A bath towel or mat is highly recommended if you are participating outside or on a hard surface. All fitness levels welcome. There will be options to modify or increase intensity so you can customize YOUR workout! This class is FREE. 

5 – 6:00 p.m. MDT

Pints with Profs

Back for its second year and quickly becoming a favorite Homecoming tradition, Pints with Profs is a unique celebration of all things beer with your favorite professors. This year’s event will feature a virtual Belgian beer tasting hosted by Ryan Evans, founder of Bruz Beers, and Kerry Plemmons, Professor of Practice in Daniels College of Business.

We’re excited to announce our new special guests: Dr. Kim Gorgens, Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Monique Sledd, M.A., L.P.C.C., a licensed professional clinical counselor working at Mayo Clinic by day and a Beertender at Little Thistle Brewing Company by night.

All University of Denver grad students, alumni, parents & friends welcome.

Saturday, October 24

6:00 p.m.

Athletics Throwback

Go behind the scenes with notable Pioneers and relive some of the most iconic moments in DU Athletics from the last decade.

Presented by U.S. Bank