Archive for September, 2008

Planning for Ruffatto Hall proceeds as rezoning plea wins approval

The University took a significant public step toward a new school of education building Sept. 17 when it won approval from the Denver Planning Board to rezone the site. The rezoning is essential to the project. Denver’s present zoning code does not permit the 2.5-acre property on East Evans Avenue […]

Mary Reed’s generosity helped shape University

The only thing most people know about Mary Reed is that her ghost is said to haunt the DU building that bears her name. But there is more to her story. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1875, Mary Dean Johnson traveled to Colorado in the late 1800s, met […]

Latino Center presents report to Congress

The University of Denver Latino Center presented a report on the state of Latinos in the United States to members of Congress Sept. 23. The report calls for comprehensive immigration reform and the establishment of a presidential commission on Latino issues. “We are proud that the University of Denver, through […]

Alumnus helps teens learn to take healthy risks

Six years ago, Adam Rainer (BA ’95) founded a school for troubled adolescents. “I struggled as a teenager to make healthy decisions,” says Rainer. “I made enough poor choices that my parents got worried about where I would be in a few years.” Rainer’s parents sent him to a school […]

Power restored at DU buildings

7 p.m. update – Power restored Power was restored to the University of Denver Physics, Ammi Hyde and Business Services buildings at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Classes should resume normal schedules Tuesday, but students should check with their departments to confirm. The power outage was caused by a power surge from […]

Election brings opportunity to educate students on civic engagement

The election year political fervor sweeping across the country landed at the DU campus on Sept. 18. Partners in Learning, along with AUSA Senate, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, College Republicans, the [dis]claimer, DU Programs Board, DU Volunteers and the Young Democrats, hosted Election 2008 Kickoff. The outdoor festival on the […]

Former study-abroad students encourage others to attend fair

During her four-month stay in Spain, Zoee Turrill was approached by tourists for directions. The DU student was thrilled when they asked what part of Spain she was from. “They didn’t know I was an American,” says Turrill, a senior international studies and Spanish major. It was an unforgettable moment […]

Neighborhood plan envisions relationship between DU, community

The Denver City Council officially approved the University Park Neighborhood Plan on Sept. 8. The plan was produced to be Denver’s decision-making guide for issues affecting the University Park neighborhood, which runs from University Boulevard east to Colorado Boulevard and from Evans Avenue south to Yale. The plan was prepared […]

Soccer player is candidate for Division I award

University of Denver senior Kyle Christensen has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in NCAA Division I men’s soccer. The award — presented annually to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in nine sports — focuses on achievement in classroom, character, […]

Alumnus survives cancer, mentors terminally-ill children

Peter Yesawich can’t sit still. He likes his cell phone where he can see it, his co-workers constantly approach him with questions, he eats lunch and dinner at his desk, and the only break he’ll take during the workday is for a six-mile run. All this, and he still manages […]

University and Evans rezoning plan in final works

A rezoning plan to demolish seven properties on the southeast corner of Evans Avenue and University Boulevard will face its final hurdle before City Council on Oct. 20. If council approves the rezoning request, developers David Elowe and Philip Caplan would have the green light to proceed with their plan […]

Nevitt named chair of new City Council committee

Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt, whose district includes DU west of University Boulevard, has been named chair of the City Council’s new GreenPrint Committee. The council created the committee to match Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Greenprint Denver program. Among other tasks, the new panel will be looking at Denver’s climate action […]

Free car inspections offered at safety fair

Parking services is hosting a transportation and safety fair Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in lot 103. The lot is on the top level of the parking structure located on High Street next to Centennial Halls and the Cable Center. Anyone with a DU ID is […]

Disaster psychology students put what they learn into practice

On her birthday, Linda Baker arrived in Belize City, Belize — not to celebrate but to volunteer for the Pan American Health Organization. It was a part of her summer internship for the International Disaster Psychology program at DU. The circumstances were difficult; two weeks prior to her arrival, Tropical […]

Book examines Platt Park’s unique housing

Platt Park residents are continuing their promotion of The Pattern Book, an ambitious compilation of housing elements distinctive to the neighborhood. The book, which was presented to the community on Sept. 9, includes photos and descriptions that the authors believe define Platt Park housing character. The book was compiled in the […]