Archive for February, 2008

Davis Auditorium transforms into movie theater Thursday nights

The DU Programs Board (DUPB) shows new releases and revives relevant oldies every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on a large screen in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium. The movies are free for students. DUPB Film Director Shea Scott says the movies provide “a fun alternative” to other weekend events. The […]

Career fair focuses on diversity

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with regional employers at the second annual Colorado Multicultural Career and Internship Fair Feb. 21 at the Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast, 6363 E. Hampden Ave. from 1–5 p.m. The event targets women and students of color. Attendees will be able to […]

Spire lifted atop new residence hall

It took two weeks to prepare for and nine minutes to carry out, but the 24,000-pound copper-sheathed spire was successfully lifted atop Nagel Hall Feb. 12 and bolted into place. “It was about as smooth a move as you could make,” said Mark Spiegel, University project manager. As a crowd […]

Alumnus officiates tennis matches

You could sum up John Rodenberg’s (MBA ’71) relationship with tennis like this: 40-Love. He’s been with the sport nearly 40 years and still loves it. It all started back in the late ’60s when he took tennis in a physical education class while an undergraduate at Montana State University. […]

Chef spices up Sodexho menus

William Lau is one of those behind-the-scenes people who make life a little better for everyone else. “Chef Willy” is the executive chef for Sodexho, the University catering service. He signs a card that’s included in boxed lunches, but otherwise, diners may never know of his contributions. If you’ve had […]

Art exhibit showcases DU women

Art exhibit showcases DU women

Demonstrating that there is more to themselves than classes and work, DU women present art in the new exhibit “The Multiple Identities and Experiences of DU Women.” Paintings, drawings, photographs and quilts are just a few of the pieces on display in the Driscoll Gallery this month. Students, faculty and […]

Workers spend long nights converting floor

Some of the hardest working athletes in Magness Arena are the ones nobody ever heard of. They perform without uniforms, cheerleaders or fans. They get no applause and earn no credits. They start near midnight and sweat ’til dawn. They show up in blizzards and work on holidays. They are […]

Reader’s Digest gives DU an ‘A’ for safety-preparedness

The University of Denver scored well in a national report on safety preparedness released Feb. 7 by Reader’s Digest. The magazine surveyed 135 universities nationwide for its article “Safe at School?” and assigned letter grades of A, B and C based on their readiness to handle on-campus threats to safety and […]

DU law students fight to reduce pollution and save parrots

Apparently, no target is too daunting or too big for students at DU’s Sturm College of Law. Students in the Environmental Law Clinic took on two courtroom superpowers in recent filings: the utilities giant Xcel Energy and the U.S. government. They’re demanding cleaner air and protection for several species of parrots […]

Nature, beauty inspires handbag designer

So how exactly do the Highlands of Scotland or a Montana road trip inspire designs for purses? Just ask Beth Younger (BS biology ’02) who recently launched JulieBeth, a high-end handbag line inspired by her traveling adventures with best friend Julie Thayer. “We look at things and say, ‘Oooh that’s […]

Bullying prevention programs reduce incidents, study shows

A University of Denver study shows curriculum-based bullying prevention programs reduce incidents of bullying by 20 percent, twice as much as in the study control group. Jeffrey Jenson and William Dieterich of DU’s Graduate School of Social Work studied more than 1,100 students in 28 elementary schools in Denver Public Schools. […]

Boettcher Scholars flock to DU

They are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, Colorado’s academic elite. And they are storming the gates of the University of Denver. Boettcher Scholars, winners of the state’s most prestigious scholarship, are choosing DU in record numbers. In the fall of 2007, DU welcomed 15 Boettcher […]

Canine helps GSSW alumna treat foster children

Alison Levy is using a mistreated and abandoned dog named Marley to treat abused foster children. “His story mirrors the kids’ story,” Levy says. “They are both looking for a good home where someone will love them.” Levy graduated from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) last year with a […]

Humane Association gift establishes social work chair

The University of Denver and the American Humane Association have established the American Humane Endowed Chair in DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). The $2 million endowed chair is the first for GSSW and one of the first in the nation created to explore the expanding field of animal-assisted social […]

Philanthropist runs foundation, hosts hockey camp

Philanthropy may not be the typical use for an MBA, but for Leslie Howard (MBA ’03), it’s working out just fine. She regularly taps what she learned from the degree to run the Gary and Leslie Howard Family Foundation, an organization she and her husband, now both retired from the […]