Archive for July, 2008

Bees put a sting on Iliff roof project

Roofers high atop Iliff Hall are hoping their hard work earns them A’s. What they’ve gotten so far is a lot of bees. Hundreds of thousands of them. Mostly yellow jackets, hornets and wasps, many upset at finding roofers bustling amid the hives tucked among the corbels capping the historic […]

Photography hobby stokes alum’s passion

Bill Smyth (BFA ’49) has been a real estate professional for more than 30 years. But he’s been a photographer longer. “I became hooked in 1937,” Smyth says. In the eighth grade, Smyth’s friend took a photo of a union member picketing his father’s non-union meat market. Smyth, who had […]

University makes major investment in recycling program

The DU Sustainability Council’s Reduce/Reuse/Recycle committee has landed substantial University funding for recycling efforts. Charlie Coggeshall, an active member of the council and a Daniels College of Business master’s degree candidate with a focus on environmental management, says the University has committed more than $100,000 this fiscal year, as well as […]

Mannino signs with New York Islanders

Former University of Denver goaltender Peter Mannino (BSBA ’08) has signed a one year two-way free agent contract with the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mannino is expected to make his professional debut next season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the […]

Kayaking club helps clean up rivers

When they’re not ripping down the Colorado River, they’re paddling around the Ritchie Center’s swimming pool. Sure, conditions are a little tamer than a rocky river, but the University’s kayaking club needs space to learn the basics, like learning to “wet exit” and “roll.” Before members are even allowed to enter […]

Construction to snarl University Blvd. traffic

Traffic congestion on South University Boulevard is about to double. Contractors will be crimping the roadway to one lane in each direction as soon as July 11 and not later than July 18. They will continue the squeeze until Aug. 4. The purpose is to rip up the intersection at […]

Area youth travel to Middle East to talk about peace

Sixteen Denver area high school students traveled to Israel and the West Bank early this summer to talk to other youths about peace. The trip was sponsored by DU’s Student Interfaith Peace Project, a program of the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East in DU’s Josef KorbelSchool of […]

Colorado’s sunny days mean skin needs extra protection

University tour guides customarily mention that Denver receives more than 300 days of sunshine a year, yet current statistics indicate that few young people, such as the prospective students who attend these tours, are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves from the negative effects of sun exposure. One negative […]

Classmates and roommates begin hospitality career together in Beverly Hills

Three recent graduates — Jami Quan, Brooks Kircheimer and Matt Landes — have experienced their share of adventures together as roommates at DU. Soon, they’ll start their next great adventure together when they start their jobs at a new resort, Montage Hotels and Resorts-Beverly Hills (Calif.). “We’ve been friends from […]

Camps offered throughout summer at DU

DU is hosting a number of kids’ camps this summer, and the diverse offerings are sure to satisfy most interests. The Bridge Project The summer program offers children and youth (ages 6–18) opportunities to participate in daily literacy activities, outdoor education programs and a technology academy. The summer program focuses […]