Archive for April, 2009

Immigration experts debate reforms, discuss “hidden tax”

The United States is either being buried by an unsustainable wave of illegal immigration, or the country isn’t doing enough to accept and assist immigrants, depending on who was speaking at the April 16 DU Strategic Issues Program panel. The non-partisan panel, in the process of listening to experts on […]

How to act properly at dinner

Etiquette tips from Robert Mill, HRTM management professor 1.    As a guest, don’t select the most expensive item on the menu. 2.    Don’t be the only person at the table to order an appetizer. 3.    If you must leave the table in the middle of the meal, put your napkin […]

DU student has “passion” for helping homeless

Kristen Medina’s passion for serving the homeless began during her sophomore year in high school when she traveled to Seattle on a mission trip to work in the inner city. The experience changed her so much she knew she would continue helping the homeless in college. Medina, now a DU […]

Soccer standout scores spot on national team

Sam Garza vividly remembers scoring his very first goal in soccer. “Right after I scored, I just started running all over the field, laughing and jumping and waving my arms,” says Garza, a freshman standout on the DU men’s soccer team. That first goal came not long after he first […]

Undergrads to learn how to go from the dorm room to the board room

Undergraduate women will have an opportunity to learn about appropriate fashion choices and etiquette at the “Fashion Your Future” fashion show and dinner on Thursday, April 16 from 4–7 p.m. at DU’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). The event is part of the Daniels College of Business […]

Student ministry makes lunches for laborers

On any Tuesday night, the Nelson Hall private dining room at DU transforms into a kitchen as students create piles of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Since fall quarter, students in the Foundation Campus Ministry have been assembling sack lunches for workers at El Centro Humanitario, an organization offering a […]

Empowerment foundation honors alumnus’ Kenyan roots

Lucas Shamala (PhD religious and theological studies ’06) may live in the United States—working as a professor at Metro State College in Denver—but he hasn’t forgotten his Kenyan roots. “Living in America had given me an outside look to the ‘insides’ of my community,” explains Shamala, who frequently visits his […]

Bridge Community Garden takes root

DU’s Bridge Community Garden has arrived just in time for spring planting this past Saturday. The garden—located across from Centennial Halls at 1819 S. High Street—will be a place where neighbors and members of the DU community can request small plots of land to grow their own veggies, flowers and […]

DU gymnasts to compete at national championships

Two DU gymnasts are advancing to this year’s NCCA national championships in Lincoln, Neb., April 16–April 18. Senior Jessica López and junior Kelley Hennigan will compete in the all-around competition. López placed first at the regional meet in the all-around competition and earned All-American honors while Hennigan came in seventh. […]

DU students design for local nonprofits

When local artist Matt Jenkins was asked to teach a course on designing social awareness, he thought the DU Electronic Media Art Design (eMAD) students should do just that. Jenkins, an adjunct professor for the School of Art and Art History, had his students work on design projects for two […]

Festival of Nations celebrates world diversity

The International Student Organization (ISO) will host the 26th annual Festival of Nations Saturday, April 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at DU’s Driscoll University Center. “The Festival of Nations is a celebration of world diversity and is a great way to learn about other countries’ traditions and cultures in […]

Alumna shares love of theater with new generation of students

When Allison Horsley (BA ’94) was an undergraduate at DU, she had no idea how she’d combine her love of Russian with her love of theater. But now, as an assistant professor of theater at DU, Horsley has found a way to do it all. She translates and adapts Russian […]

DU student witnesses ‘monumental moment’ in D.C.

She describes it as a “monumental moment in our nation’s history.” And she was there to see it in person. Lindsay Lamb, a junior statistics major, was one of the two-million-plus folks who witnessed President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. “It [Obama’s election] has opened doors […]

Passover, Easter events are on campus this week

DU will host several holiday events this week for members of the Jewish and Christian communities. Hillel is hosting a First Night Passover Seder dinner Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Passover continues through Thursday, April 16. The dinner costs $18 ($15 with a can of food), and will be […]

Nifty homes, DU observatory make tour more than just a walk in UPark

Nosy neighbors may want to put May 3 on their calendars. For six hours on that Sunday afternoon, the University Park welcome mat will be laid out for looky-lous and house-hounds of all stripes. The occasion is the annual University Park home tour, which this year offers access to five […]