Events Schedule

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The University is honoring the Inauguration of Chancellor Chopp with two days of events celebrating and examining the impact of higher education in Colorado.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Student Lunch With the Chancellor: The Traditions of the Academy
Location: Campus Green
Open to all University of Denver students

4 p.m. Crimson Classic 5K and 1.5-Mile Walk
Starting location: Sturm Hall
Open to University students, faculty, staff and alumni and their families, including children 8 years and older
Register for the Crimson Classic

6 – 9 p.m. Music on the Green
Location: Campus Green

Friday, September 18, 2015

7:30 a.m. An American Indian Opening Ceremony
By Dr. George “Tink” Tinker of the of the wazhazhe/Osage Nation
Location: Green space east of the Shwayder Art Building

8:30 – 10 a.m. Breakfast Panel: The Importance to Colorado of Increasing Access to Higher Education
Location: Gates Field House, Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness
Moderator: Michael B. Hancock, mayor of Denver
Panelists:
Rebecca S. Chopp, chancellor of the University of Denver
Tim Foster, president of Colorado Mesa University
Stephen Jordan, president of Metro State University of Denver
Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System
Registration for the breakfast panel is full.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Panel: How Research Institutions Affect Colorado’s Development
Location: Gates Field House, Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness
Moderator: John W. Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado
Panelists:
Rebecca S. Chopp, chancellor of the University of Denver
Don Elliman, president of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Patricia Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado
Amy Parsons, vice president for university operations at Colorado State University
Registration for the lunch panel is full.

1:45 p.m. Procession Across Campus to the Installation Ceremony Site
Starting location: Mary Reed Building
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2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Installation Ceremony
Location: Magness Arena, Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness
Rebecca S. Chopp will be installed as the 18th chancellor of the University of Denver.
Guest speakers: Bruce D. Benson, president of the University of Colorado, and Jill Tiefenthaler, president of Colorado College
Blessing: John P. Fitzgibbons, president of Regis University
Benediction: Thomas V. Wolfe, president and chief executive officer of the Iliff School of Theology
Closing Ceremony: Dr. George “Tink” Tinker of the wazhazhe/Osage Nation

4:30 p.m. Community Reception
Location: Campus Green
All members of the campus community are welcome to celebrate with light refreshments.

For accommodations for attendees with special needs, contact Claire Brownell at claire.brownell@du.edu or 303-871-4876.