Climbing and learning with Clinical Professor Philip Tedeschi

Come join Clinical Professor Philip Tedeschi in climbing Mount Greys, one of Colorado’s most stunning and classic Rocky Mountains. This one-day activity will explore concepts of experiential wilderness therapy based on the concepts of Dr. Kurt Hahn the founder of The Outward Bound Schools and the concept of  the Biophilia Hypothesis established by Harvard Professor Edward Wilson. Participants will apply these concepts to themselves and explore how outdoor challenge can be transformational and therapeutic. Alpine safety guidelines will be reviewed t so you may learn to enjoy Colorado’s mountains in the future.

If you are interested in joining this climb or have any questions please contact Philip at . Registration deadline for this activity is 9/10/2012.  More information is available by going to:


Introduction Video to Clinical Assistant Professor Jae McQueen

Hi all,

Please click on the link below to find out who I am and what I can do for you.  



Jae McQueen


Jae McQueen, LCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Social Work

University of Denver

2148 S. High St.

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-3375 (Office)

Weekly 10 Points from Karen Bensen

10 pts  8/20/12

  1. AS Students – you did it! You completed your first quarter at GSSW!  Congrats and have a well-deserved break before returning in September to do it again.
  2. Congrats to those who finished up their education at GSSW this summer and who graduated on Friday!
  3. Looking for a chance to see friends and get ready for fall quarter…Save the Date!!!

Advanced Standing Fall Kickoff Pizza Gathering

Sunday, September 9th, 4-6 pm, GSSW Boettcher Community Room

Details and RSVP request coming soon! Meet Jae McQueen!  Click here to see a video introduction.

  1. GSSW Community Service Day 2012!  Friday September 7, 8:30-1.  The entire GSSW community is welcome to participate – students (returning, new incoming), staff, and faculty.  This is a great way to get to know your colleagues!  Choose between several indoor and outdoor sites by registering here by September 4.  Picnic with one of GSSW’s faculty bands at 4pm on the Craig Hall patio.  Register for one or both at  .
  2. FREE GSSW sweatshirt to anyone who is willing to thoroughly  clean the student kitchen before the fall quarter starts!  Contact  to express your interest.
  3. Field Information –

Registration for your field internships will be completed for you by about August 25th.

Field Confirmation Forms

If you’ve accepted an internship, please complete a Field Confirmation Form ASAP.  Email the Field Office for instructions ( ).

Field Education Start Dates:

Foundation Students – Monday, September 19th

Concentration and Advanced Standing Students – Wednesday, September 14th

EARLY STARTS MUST BE APPROVED BY FIELD OFFICE – email  with student name, agency name, start date, and reason for starting early.

Field Orientation  for all incoming foundation-year and advanced standing students (who will be starting internship in the fall):

Wednesday, September 21st

8:30am – 11:30am

Boettcher Community Room , 1st Floor Craig Hall

7.            Summer quarter humps – if you found yourself struggling either academically or emotionally during the summer quarter, contact for resources that will help you succeed this coming year.

8.            Don’t forget to check out one or more of the GSSW Student Organizations when you return for fall quarter – Graduate Student Association, Shades of Brown Alliance, Queer Equality Alliance, Multicultural Social Justice Org, ECO Conscious, Phi Alpha Honor Society.

9.            Important Dates –

New Student Orientation – Thursday September 6, 8:30-3:30, Boettcher Community Room.

GSSW Community Service Day and Picnic – Friday September 7, 8:30 – 12:30 and 4-6pm.

Advanced Standing Return Party – Sunday September 9, 4-6 pm, Boettcher Community Room.

First Day of classes – Monday September 10. Students should double check their schedules before classes begin.


10.          GSSW Listserv info

There are currently three listservs for students at GSSW:


1.            Gssw-students

•             mandatory for all students, you have all been subscribed automatically

•             official  source of communication for all academic information (not from individual professors) , registration, graduation, field, etc.

2.            Gssw-events

•             optional – students are initially ALL subscribed to this list after which they may unsubscribe (directions below) if they choose

•             ALL GSSW events, DU campus events, and Denver community events will be posted here

•             Please note that unless it Is a GSSW sponsored event,  GSSW may have no affiliation with some of the events posted on this listserv; it is merely a means of providing you with information.

3.            Gssw-jobs

•             optional – students may subscribe to this list via the directions below.

•             job announcements received by the school are forwarded here

•             includes SWK and non-SWK jobs, part-time and full-time


Some important things to know about the gssw-jobs and gssw-events listservs:


1.            You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.

•             Subscribe gssw-events           

•             Unsubscribe gssw-events          

•             Subscribe gssw-jobs                

•             Unsubscribe gssw-jobs              

A.            provide the requested information.

B.            You will receive an email asking you to confirm your requested action (make sure you confirm it or the action will not be completed).

C.            Then you will receive a confirmation email.

2.            You can choose to have all postings sent to you in a single email once a week (digest mode):

•             You can enable digest mode when you subscribe.

•             Or, go to the subscription links above,  Login to your account, scroll down about halfway down to where it says “Set Digest Mode,” and click “On.” Then scroll all the way to the bottom and click on “submit my changes.”

•             Caution: Students have had difficulty opening some attachments when using digest mode.

If you have questions about the listservs, contact 

International Students here at the University of Denver

10% of the students at DU are International students. DU is also has around 6,000 graduate students, and around 5,000 undergrads.

Inclusive Excellence and Diversity are important part of the community at the University of Denver.

Check out this video: for some student perspectives around their experiences at DU!