Holiday Break

Happy Holidays from the Josef Korbel School’s Office of Graduate Admissions!  If you contact us next week, you may find that we are delayed in responding to your inquiry. Please note that the University of Denver will be closed from December 25th to January 3rd. If you are eager to check the status of your application, you can do so online by following these steps:

1.  Visit DU’s MyWeb Admissions page and sign in using the same username and passcode you set up to fill out your online application.

2.  Click “Apply Online” to be directed to your online application checklist.

We look forward to reviewing applications in 2011.

In the meantime, feel free to look over my resolutions for 2011:

1. Eat more lettuce, fewer snicker bars. During application reading season, I tend to get stressed and find that a snicker bar really does satisfy. In 2011, I’m going to look toward lettuce to ease my stress–and hunger. Who am I kidding? I don’t stand a chance of success with this one.

2. Attend more guest lectures during the lunch hour and after work. The Josef Korbel School invites internationally known academics, policy makers and practitioners to speak on various issues. Often, these lectures are held right outside my office door, while I’m behind a closed door reading applications and eating Snickers lettuce.

4. Be in the stands, with my son,  for the Rockies opening day game on April 2nd. We went to a game last year, he was 5  months old and slept through most the game. This year, he appears to be more interested in staying awake and I would like a good nap.

5. Learn to juggle…my time better and/or knives….that are on fire.

6. Listen to more:

  • Pearl Jam. It’s amazing how quickly we forget about the bands of our youth.
  • Van Morrison. While not a voice from my youth, he should be in all music collections.
  • The XX. Great indie band from the UK.
  • Devotchka. One of Denver’s finest.

7. Run the Denver Rock’n Roll Marathon, Colfax Half-Marathon and the Warrior Dash.

8. Learn Laotian. Why? Because all DU students, faculty and staff get free access to Rosetta Stone.

9. Find a way to survive the extreme lift class offered at DU’s fitness center. Associate Director, Nicole Vilegi, is the MVP of this class. I once lasted 12 minutes before faking a back spasm.

10. Travel to exciting places like Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hanoi and Singapore to meet and recruit the future UN Secretary General. Oh wait, I already did that in 2010…now I just need to find said Secretary General in this pile of applications.

Happy New Year everyone!

Brad Miller

Director of Graduate Admissions


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