Archive for April, 2008

Young mother finds help through Project Homeless Connect

When the threads of Amber Marquez’s life came unraveled last year, she was thankful Project Homeless Connect (PHC) was there. The year 2007 will go down as perhaps as one of the worst and possibly one of the best years of her life. She went through a divorce, lost her […]

Pioneer gymnastics team qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Junior All-American Jessica López (Caracas, Venezuela) posted a team-high score of 9.9 in the final floor exercise routine of the night, giving the 13th-ranked University of Denver gymnastics team a second place finish at the Northeast Regional Championships in State College, Pa., on April 12. This is their second consecutive […]

Gift will provide support for early childhood education

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe joined the Fisher Early Learning Center on April 14 in celebration of the launch of the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy. The program was developed through a $1.5 million gift from the Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation. It will serve as a […]

Wartime site offers students a chance to uncover and make history

The Department of Anthropology is offering a summer field school at Amache, the former WWII Japanese-American internment camp in Eastern Colorado. During the four-week field school from June 16 – July 11, professors and students will conduct surface surveys, excavate the historical site and help the Amache Preservation Society with their museum. […]

Engineering staffer dies from injuries sustained in crash

Timber Dick, the director of marketing and recruitment for DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, died April 10 at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was 52. Dick was critically injured and suffered severe burns March 29 when his vehicle slid off Interstate 70 after the wheel of his Dodge […]

DU hosts high school students for journalism day

More than 300 high school students from 26 schools across the Denver-metro area gathered at the University of Denver April 11 for the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain News and CBS4 High School Journalism Day. “We want to get high school students excited and interested in careers in communications,” said Chris Henning, […]

Indian cuisine to be offered on Pearl Street

Modern Indian cuisine will be the latest addition to the restaurant line-up on old South Pearl Street when India’s Pearl opens in May. The new restaurant will be in the 106-year-old building formerly occupied by BB’s on Pearl at 1475 S. Pearl St. “We’ve found a great match for the […]

Festival of Nations celebrates a quarter century of international learning

On April 12, the Driscoll Student Center will transform into a cornucopia of cultures for the 25th annual Festival of Nations celebration. From noon to 5 p.m. the student-run festival will feature 28 groups and eight performances, as well as international cuisine, interactive exhibits and cultural displays. “It’s a neat opportunity […]

Entrepreneur’s supplements helps reduce work out ‘burn’

Carl Holmes (MBA ’82) says he owes his success to a freak Southern California snowstorm. In 1987, he was an amateur triathlete in Marina del Rey, Calif., experimenting with supplements that could remove lactic acid (which makes you sore after working out). And he usually took them immediately before he’d […]

Estlow Center honors reporter for coverage of diverse communities

The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media will host an event April 17, from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m., to include a workshop focusing on how mediated storytelling plays a role in shaping views and policies that affect disadvantaged and underrepresented communities. The center also will honor Renee Montagne, […]

DU’s pictorial history to be published in new book

The first pictorial history of the University of Denver since 1964 is being put together by Steve Fisher, curator of special collections at Penrose Library. The collection of photos is to be published by Arcadia Publishing and released by the end of the year, Fisher says. “The problem is not finding […]

Exhibit features students’ study abroad photos

Students who traveled to India, Rome, Thailand and Australia make up the top four 2008 study-abroad photography contest winners. Their work will be on display in the Driscoll Gallery throughout April. Megan Snead, who submitted A Colorful Community Providing the Bread of Life, won the Cultural Interaction category. Her photo was […]

Conservators show off progress of mural

Scores of art lovers got a pleasant visual awakening April 6 when progress was unveiled on the restoration of a mural significant to the history of the University of Denver and Colorado art. For the past year, conservators have been painstakingly exposing the huge mural, which was painted onto the […]

Volunteers help take the headache out of tax time

For the fifth year, members of DU’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter — an honorary organization for Financial Information students — volunteered to help international students with the complex task of filing federal and state returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year for the first time, the group […]

Students to have another housing option next year

Another by-the-bed student rental high-rise is being built on the east side of University Boulevard. The 354-bed Asbury Green Student Housing recently commenced work at 2400 E. Asbury Ave., with expectations that the six-story “high-end student housing” project will be open by fall 2009. The building is the third non-University […]