Archive for August, 2008

Athletics teams up with Penrose Library to preserve historic photos

DU’s library and athletics department are teaming up to tackle a huge archival project: digitizing thousands of sports-related photos, videos, electronic media broadcasts, press releases, statistics, rosters and other documents. Diane Wendt, director of strategic partnerships and corporate relations at DU, says the goal is to organize, archive and preserve […]

Construction for Mexican eatery to begin in September

Illegal Pete’s, a California Mission District-style Mexican restaurant, is inching its way toward opening in late December. The restaurant will be in the former Piccolo’s at the southwest corner of East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street. After lengthy delays, owner Pete Turner got the green light to schedule renovations […]

Dancewear storeowner yearns to be footloose

After being in step with metro-Denver dancers for decades, Motions is hanging up its pointe shoes and getting off its feet. The venerable dancewear store at 2060 S. University Blvd., between Chase Bank and Stick-e-Star, closed its doors Aug. 1 and is up for sale or lease. Asking price: $2.3 […]

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at summer Commencement

Despite the gloomy skies, smiles beamed brightly from the faces of nearly 3,000 friends and family of University of Denver graduates gathered at Hamilton Gymnasium Aug. 15 for summer Commencement. “This is a great day of celebration for you,” said Chancellor Robert Coombe. “We are very, very proud of you.” There […]

Nagel Hall to open Aug. 21

After 19 months of construction and anticipation,Nagel Hall, DU’s newest residence hall, will open Aug. 21 with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and building tours. The 150,000-square-foot, five-story building will be an environmentally friendly building with 356 beds. The new facility provides much needed space and modernizes the University’s housing stock. […]

Crossing University now a numbers game

In early August, the city of Denver installed a new pedestrian countdown system at the University Boulevard at Evans Avenue intersection to tell people exactly how many seconds remain before the light changes. As before, the system flashes a white walking symbol to announce that it’s safe to cross the […]

Daniels group hopes Habitat experience inspires other companies

With every swing of a hammer and turn of a screw, a family comes closer to having a home of their own — and the work crew comes closer together. It’s a fact that Trish Scanlan and four other Executive MBA (EMBA) students — Brad Nixon, Janet Crouse, Hayden Shamburger […]

Eric Gould named as vice provost for internationalization

DU Professor Eric Gould has been appointed vice provost forinternationalization following a search that began earlier this year. Gould has agreed to serve in the post for three years. The position previously was held by Professor Ved Nanda, who stepped down on July 1. Nanda continues to serve as a […]

Summer Commencement ceremony moved indoors

The University’s summer Commencement ceremonies will take place indoors at Hamilton Gymnasium rather than outdoors on Carnegie Green because of forecasted heavy rain in the Denver area Aug. 15. Weather experts are predicting a 65 percent chance of rain and high temperatures in the 60s Friday. The academic procession will […]

Professor shared love of history, music

Eric Arnold was a passionate historian who also had a knack for music and other art forms, friends recalled Aug. 13 at the Iliff School of Theology Chapel. Arnold, a history professor emeritus, died August 6 after a brief illness. He was 68. Born in Cleveland on Dec. 4, 1939, Arnold received […]

Educators run high school for troubled youth

A lawyer and an MBA married, ready to conquer the world. Sounds like the set-up for a Wall Street success story. Instead, this lawyer and this MBA focus their talents on an unlikely and incredibly challenging goal: taking society’s most troubled youths and turning them into high school and college […]

López finishes 43rd at Olympics

University of Denver senior Jessica López, the first DU gymnast to ever compete in the Olympic Games, competed Aug. 10 in the women’s qualification of the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished 43rd in the all-around with a score of 56.175. López needed to finish in the top 24 to move […]

Humor in workplace is part of student’s job

Eva Magdalenski loves to laugh. And that’s perfect — because now she gets to laugh, even at work — especially at work. And oh, what a cool job that is. Magdalenski, a DU senior who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration on Aug.15, handles publicity at Comedy Works, […]

Memorial service set for history professor emeritus

History Professor Emeritus Eric Arnold died August 6 after a brief illness. He was 68. Arnold grew up in Cleveland as the only son of a chemistry professor. After briefly teaching in Ohio, he moved to Denver in 1969 to join the DU faculty. Much of his work was focused […]

Alumnus works to relieve traffic congestion during DNC

When the 50,000 anticipated Democratic National Convention attendees roll into town, there’s sure to be fanfare — and a lot of traffic. Mayor John Hickenlooper has announced street closures during the DNC, including parts of Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway. But where many see obstacles, Will Handsfield (MMP ’08) sees […]