Archive for December, 2007

International studies program receives gift from alumnus

University of Denver graduate Steve Musick has made a contribution to the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) to support students in the school’s Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration Program (GFTEI). Musick received master of science in management and master of science in financial services degrees from The American College […]

DU center to oversee cold weather homeless shelter

DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) is working with the City of Denver to operate a shelter for homeless men on the coldest nights of the year. The joint effort is an outgrowth of Denver’s Road Home — the city’s plan to end homelessness within 10 years.  “This is […]

English student has first poetry book published

Writing is an insatiable drive for senior English major Matthew Henningsen, who in the last year has written two books of poetry and a novel. His poetry book, Without Looking Too Far (AuthorHouse, 2007), was published earlier this year. Henningsen says the book will take on its own meaning for the […]

Economic development grants available

University of Denver faculty and staff members interested in labor, immigration and economic development issues in Denver have an opportunity to apply for grants of up to $3,000 to provide project assistance for two local organizations. The Economical Development Project grew out of a series of conversations hosted by DU’s Center […]

Boettcher Scholar’s club empowers area high school girls

Freshman biology major Chisom Agbim was always a good student and had good relationships with her teachers. She noticed, though, that other girls weren’t so fortunate. “Growing up, I observed a lot of girls without role models,” Agbim says. “They were engaging in negative activities and getting pregnant. When I […]

Writers’ strike is a grim development for a fairy-tale career

Jim Gray was living a dream and writing a fairy tale. Now he’s hoping for a happy ending. Gray, (BA communication and psychology ’03), struggled for three years to land a Hollywood writing job before finally snapping up an opportunity last summer and churning out full scripts on a tight […]

An all-youth cast to perform A Christmas Carol

An unconventional cast will take the stage at the University of Denver Little Theater in an upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Every actor will be under 18 years of age.  The 24 cast members, who range in age from 6 to 18, auditioned and were selected by Director Anthony Hubert, […]

Professor’s book explores Jewish women’s experiences in American West

After growing up and attending college in New York, Jeanne Abrams was awed by the wide-open space and the “tremendous feeling of the possibilities” when she arrived in Colorado in 1973. In her book, Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail, A History in the West (New York University Press, 2006), Abrams […]

Two Pioneers hockey players join U.S. National Junior Team

University of Denver sophomore forwards Rhett Rakhshani and Tyler Ruegsegger were named to the 2008 U.S. National Junior Team. The announcement came Dec. 4 during the first intermission of the Detroit Red Wings-Montreal Canadiens game. Rakhshani and Ruegsegger are among 22 players who will compete for Team USA at the […]

Holiday shows abound at DU

You don’t have to go far to find entertainment this holiday season. DU has the following events to offer: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble: Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum When: Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 […]

University Boulevard building demolished

The former Dutch Flower Market in the 2000 block of University Boulevard just south of the Spicy Pickle sandwich shop was reduced to rubble on Dec. 4. It will be replaced by a single-story food establishment leased to an as-yet undisclosed tenant, says Marty Canino, general partner of the family […]

Nevada’s child welfare workers get help from DU institute

Faculty and staff from the University of Denver Butler Institute for Families head to Nevada in early December to take the lead on developing a comprehensive training system for that state’s child welfare workers.  The institute, part of DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, recently signed a $1.7 million, 18-month contract with […]

Bridge Project receives Daniels Fund grant

Programs serving the homeless, the disabled and the aging were among the major grant recipients as the Daniels Fundboard approved $9.5 million in funding at their fourth quarter meeting in Denver. DU’s Bridge Project will receive $125,000 for 2008 and $100,000 for 2009 to support its programs for young people whose families […]

Lamont student bolsters library’s Bulgarian music collection

Gergana Argirova sees her piano as a way to build a bridge between her native Bulgaria and the new home she loves. She’s using money from a University of Denver program to introduce DU students to the music of her homeland. The sophomore piano performance major was preparing for her […]

Pioneers swimmers set school records at Ohio State Invitational

The Pioneers men finished the three-day Ohio State Invitational Dec. 2 in third place with 429 points and the Pioneers women finished fourth with 451 points. The Pioneers set 12 school records on the weekend, setting new marks in five relay races and seven individual events. Senior Kelsey Totura won the […]