Archive for October, 2006

Program for older learners has record enrollment

In its 10th year, the Vibrant, Intellectually Vigorous Adults (VIVA) program, designed for learners age 55 and older, has reached record enrollment this quarter with 625 students in 31 courses. VIVA Director Vonnie Wheeler says all of the fall classes are full and most have waiting lists. VIVA is offered […]

HPV vaccine available at DU’s health center

A new vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer has recently become available to female students at the DU Health and Counseling Center. The vaccine, called Gardasil, is touted as “the first vaccine specifically designed to prevent cancer,” according to its manufacturer, Merck & Co. “We’re really excited this […]

Discussion of writing process kicks off humanities lecture series

Associate Professor Brian Kiteley kicks off the 2006–07 Humanities Institute Faculty Lecture Series on Oct. 12 with “I Save My Writing for Writing: A Discussion of Teaching Fiction Writing and Writing Fiction.”  Kiteley directs the English department’s creative writing program. The lecture—4 p.m. in Sturm Hall room 286—will include a […]

Out-of-state enrollment grows

University of Denver administrators have been working to raise the institution’s national profile. Admission officials reported last week that this year the percentage of new, first-year students from Colorado dropped from 51 percent to 47 percent, reflecting the influx of more out-of-state students. “Two years ago we instituted a direct marketing […]

Lacrosse gets in its licks

Once again, DU finds itself on a national sports stage—this time in men’s lacrosse. In May the team wrapped up its best season ever, which culminated in a first-round showing in the NCAA tournament—the Pioneers’ first-ever national bid. “The players were hungry to take the next step and make the […]

Out in Our Faith film series explores religion and sexuality

Out in Our Faith: Sexuality, Film and Civic Engagement with Religious Communities,a free series of films and discussions, will explore the issues of sexual identity and religious beliefs. The series runs Oct. 8–Nov. 1, with films screened on Sunday and Monday nights followed by panel discussions on Wednesdays. DU’s Center […]

Jean East a product of mother’s feminism

To understand Jean East, associate professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and a winner of the 2006 Distinguished Teaching Award, you need to go back to 1916. That’s when her mother, Margaret, was born. Margaret East was, according to her daughter, an “early feminist.” “Mom went to college, a […]

University College introduces degree-completion program

At 29, Brad Dickerhofe has already opened and closed his own small business. But he has yet to finish his undergraduate degree.  “Finishing college has always been a personal goal of mine,” Dickerhofe says. “I don’t want the lack of a degree to stand in my way.”  Dickerhofe is among […]

Alcohol policy has DU students fessing up to their parents

Students who don’t think before they drink — and get caught — are tasting a new shot of reality that may bring as big a headache as a longshoreman’s hangover.  Under a program that started with the new school year, first-offense alcohol violators must fess up to their parents that […]

New coaches on Pioneers roster

The Pioneers have welcomed six new head coaches for the 2006–07 season. Five hail from other NCAA Division I institutions, and one was promoted from a DU assistant coaching position. The new hires follow a slew of coaching resignations over the past several months. “Our coaches and administrators are being […]

Musician-writer expresses himself in multiple ways

Duncan Barlow is a quiet and reflective man with two very different personas: creative writing PhD and front man of the up-and-coming Denver band d. biddle. Barlow doesn’t see the two forms of expression as mutually exclusive, however. Rather, he describes them as “two different modes of operation,” which he […]

Exhibit spotlights the world’s most beautiful places

Exhibit spotlights the world’s most beautiful places

Internationally known photographer Mike David brings his work to DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 6–8 in the Spirit of Adventure exhibit and performances. A large screen presentation of David’s photography will transport audiences though the remote villages of the Himalayas, the crystal blue water of the tropics, the splendor […]

DU, 9News host ballot initiative debate

Is marijuana safer than alcohol? Are domestic partnerships the equivalent of gay marriage?  Debate over these questions and more raged across center stage at DU’s Gates Concert Hall Sept. 26 as 9News and DU presented “Ballot Measures 101: Issues and Insights.” Five panels argued the pros and cons of six of […]