Alumni Award Winner: Laura Jacob

Congratulations to Laura Jacob, winner of the 2016 Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement! Laura (Master’s in Applied Communication, 1999) is an oral health advocate, educator, and facilitator and has a passion for health, relationship-building, and community. She was recruited in 2014 to launch the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program and has been a strong educator and [...]

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Alumni Award Winner: Lyvia Hope Wilson

Congratulations to Lyvia Hope Wilson, winner of the 2016 Alumni Award for Mid-Career Achievement! Lyvia Hope Wilson (Applied Communication, 2008) has worked on projects in the USA and abroad that benefit business and the community. Examples include creating and executing an orphanage infrastructure project in Uganda; taking over a flailing Mensa Gifted Youth Program, which [...]

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Alumni Award Winner: Jamie Franks

Congratulations to Jamie Franks, winner of the 2016 Alumni Award for Recent Graduate Achievement! Jamie (Leadership and Organizations, 2016) is the youngest Men’s Division 1 Soccer Coach in the United States and leads the first team to go unbeaten in consecutive regular seasons and league tournaments since Clemson did it in 1977-78, according to the [...]

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Meet Your Career Advisor

Andrew Gupton is the career advisor for University College. He is available to meet with students one-on-one either in person or over the phone. Learn more about Andrew and how Career Services can help you. Andrew is a Colorado native originally from the foothills and now lives in Denver. Prior to working at DU as [...]

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Five Tips to Help You Survive the Final Week

As the last week of classes is wrapping up students are nearing the end of the quarter and deadlines for final papers, presentations, and projects are approaching. The last few weeks of the term can be overwhelming, but don’t panic! We are here to help! Here are some tips to get you through your final [...]

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20 Years of Leading Online Education

Watch the video at Think back twenty years. Let’s call it the pre-Google era. DVDs were around the corner, the iPod was still five years away, and Windows 95 was the new and exciting operating system from Microsoft. And, in 1996 at the University of Denver’s University College, we launched our first set of [...]

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Online Learners

University College’s 80-Year Tradition of Providing Education for Busy Adults

The University of Denver (DU) and University College have a long history of providing educational opportunities for busy adults. In 1938, DU started to offer courses for working adults when the College of Liberal Arts bulletin added the “University College” division. This endeavor sought to provide courses to students who wished to continue their education [...]

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Inaugural Teaching Spotlight Blog: Joseph Kerski

University College has outstanding faculty, and we want to share what great things our faculty are doing by creating the University College Teaching Spotlight blog. This blog will be dedicated to highlighting the innovative, energizing, and impactful things our faculty are doing in their courses. We hope this blog will not only highlight what our [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Online Classes

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Whether you are working full-time, raising a family, or looking to get into a new industry, online classes are a convenient and flexible option for busy adults wanting to continue their education with the freedom to do it on their schedule. How do you get the most out of an online class? How do you [...]

Memorial Service Announced for Dr. Irene Frederick

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Dr. Irene Frederick — a champion of community healthcare and former academic director of the Healthcare Leadership program at University College — passed away on October 1, 2016 after a year-long battle with glioblastoma. Prior to joining the University of Denver community, Dr. Frederick was an obstetrician/gynecologist, dedicated to the care of underserved populations. From [...]