Academic Commons

GRAND OPENING ACTIVITIES March 25 - 29, 2013

To sign up for any events listed below, please see "Grand Opening: Anderson Academic Commons" in the AC News column on the right rail of this page.

DEDICATION CEREMONY, March 25 at 11 am 2150 E Evans Ave, main entrance/south side of building (to be held outdoors weather permitting or indoors if inclement) Speakers include Chancellor Coombe, University of Denver students Chloe Campbell and Sam Estenson, and University Libraries Dean, Nancy Allen. Free parking available at the Newman Center garage on the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Wesley Avenue.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

well@du - "Mix it Up" registration 10 am – 2 pm Campus-wide competition sponsored by Human Resources and focused on healthy eating. Learn more, register on-site and enter to win prizes. Front Porch Cafe at the Anderson Academic Commons

Undergraduate Student Tour of Anderson Academic Commons noon - 1 pm

Graduate Student Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons noon – 1 pm

General Audience Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons noon – 1 pm

Tour of Special (rare and valuable) Collections 1 – 2 pm

Preview of the Artists Books (hand made books that are works of art) 2 – 3 pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

Technology Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 10 - 11 am

Sustainability Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons noon - 1 pm

Undergraduate Student Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 4-5pm

Graduate Student Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 4-5 pm

Undergraduate Student Government meeting 6 - 8 pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Faculty Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 9-10 am

General Audience Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 10-11 am

Technology Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 2-3 pm

Center for Multicultural Excellence Faculty and Staff of Color Mixer 5-8 pm EVENT IS FULL

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

University of Denver Staff Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons 1-2 pm

Tour of Artists Books (handmade books as works of art) 1-2 pm

Tour of Exhibits "Mapping: From the Global to the Local" 3-4 pm

DUPB Screening of "Skyfall" 8-10 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Faculty Tour of the Anderson Academic Commons noon-1 pm

DUPB Screening of "Clue" 6-8 pm

Murder in the Stacks Scavenger Hunt (DU students only) 8-10 pm

About the Anderson Academic Commons

Penrose Library is being transformed into the Anderson Academic Commons. The only thing unchanged from the original Penrose is the central campus location at the heart of the University of Denver. Abundant windows in the Anderson Academic Commons take advantage of Colorado's plentiful sunshine. The patio overlooking Carnegie Green, and the Front Porch Cafe within the library, will offer a place to take a break and re-fuel. The layout of the Anderson Academic Commons reflects the evolution of the academic experience, by supporting learning in a social context, with technologically equipped small and large group study rooms, as well as spaces for individual quiet study. By clustering information technology tools with resources in research, writing, math and digital media, all under one roof with the traditional assets of Penrose Library, the Anderson Academic Commons will become DU's hub of inquiry and engagement. Read more on our blog or Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Library services and resources are available at Penrose@Driscoll during construction of the Anderson Academic Commons.

Library services continue to be offered in the Driscoll Ballroom and Gallery during the building project. Read more on our blog or Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Dedication Ceremony * 11 a.m. March 25, 2013 * 2150 E Evans Ave * Weather permitting, the Celebration takes place outside the library entrance on the south side of the Anderson Academic Commons. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be indoors. Speakers: Chancellor Coombe, Students Chloe Campbell and Sam Estenson, and University Libraries Dean, Nancy Allen
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