By Blanche Marie Ndoutou, Puksta Scholar, Criminology and Spanish As the new year started, Puksta Scholars came together for another retreat. As we entered the room, we felt a sense of comfort. It was comfortable being together in a room full of people fighting for social changes.This year’s retreat took place in downtown Denver from … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Future Leaders: A Reflection of the Puksta Retreat
Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Newman Civic Fellow Reflects on the Year
By: Liliana Diaz, 2018 Newman Civic Fellow and Ph.D. Student in Higher Education In 2018, I was selected as a Newman Civic Fellow. The fellowship program is an initiative of Campus Compact. Campus Compact supports over 1,000 colleges and universities “by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Newman Civic Fellow Reflects on the Year
Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Annual DU Puksta Passage Celebrates Puksta Community
Puksta Scholars make social change happen that is grounded in community organizing principles and solidarity. Each year, the University of Denver (DU) recognizes the amazing collaborative public good work carried out by Puksta scholars at the Puksta Passage event. The event provides an opportunity to bring together the entire Puksta community including new and current scholars, graduating seniors, alumni, as well as DU and Puksta Foundation leadership. This year’s event continued previous traditions of wisdom sharing by graduating scholars, welcoming incoming scholars, and community building over a shared meal.