Tips for Choosing Courses

Registration for many students can be a daunting process. Registration falls in the middle of the quarter, and students are often in the midst of midterms or working on projects. Whether you are taking classes online or on campus, it can be hard to decide what courses fit best with your schedule and what courses [...]

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Back on the Ice: University College Graduate Student Competes on DU Women’s Hockey Team

Jurky Jurkovich never thought she’d play hockey again. Not after a severe leg injury landed her in multiple surgeries and with a full knee replacement, taking her off the ice for nearly ten years. But after stepping into Pepsi Center Arena for an open-skate one day, nostalgia kicked in and her love of the game [...]

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Instructors

Moving through the quarter, we often get wrapped up in completing assignments, getting through the discussion boards, and soaking up every ounce of new information possible. However, here’s one more thing to add to your “to do” list: engage with your instructors. Whether you’re in online or on campus classes, take the time to connect [...]

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Resources to Know and Love

As we dive into spring quarter, get to know the resources available to you at the University of Denver and on the web to ensure a productive and smooth experience at University College. Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is about to become your BFF. The Turabian manual is what [...]

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Make the Most Out of Spring Break

We know the images that are typically conjured up with the term “spring break” are not what you’re experiencing right now. Chances are you’re still working and balancing your personal life, just with the added bonus of a week break from classes. Unless of course, you’re off gallivanting at some exotic locales, in which case—lucky [...]

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Mobile Marketing Instructor Authors New Book

University College instructor Bob Bentz has penned a new book about mobile marketing, titled “Relevance Raises Response.” Released this month, the book provides strategies and tactics for increased customer engagement via mobile marketing. Bob was inspired to write the text based on his experience as an instructor at DU’s University College. “I began supplementing the [...]

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Top Paying IT Jobs

GlassDoor, a jobs and recruiting website, recently conducted a salary survey outlining the top-paying jobs in America. From software to mobile apps, IT to analytics, the careers with the highest compensations are primarily from the technology field. “It’s no wonder technology jobs dominate the top-paying jobs list, especially since they are considering which jobs are [...]

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Graduation Tradition


As graduation draws near, let’s take a moment to reflect on the tradition of graduation and its regalia. Academic regalia refers to the hat and robe worn by graduates at commencement ceremonies. They date to medieval times and the mortar board most resembles the “biretta” worn by Roman Catholic clergy. Depending on the level of matriculation, [...]

Presentation Tips and Tools


Week 10 usually means projects and presentations are due. Are you ready to end the quarter on a high note? Take these tips and tools under advisement as you prep your presentation, whether you’re set to deliver it online or on campus. Tips “Regardless of what topic you’re presenting on—whether it is a sales proposal, [...]

The Center for Professional Development


We are pleased to announce the 2016 launch of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver, a collaborative venture between University College, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and Morgridge College of Education. Through short courses, workshops, and all manner of continuing education, the Center for [...]