Archive for September, 2009

33-year-old alumnus owns top event management agency

For the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, producers wanted 3,000 Houston-area children to simultaneously swarm the playing field to cheer on the performers. But who could they call upon to orchestrate such ordered chaos? As the founder of Precision Event Group, an event-management and experiential marketing agency, Jason Wanderer (BA […]

Alum gets his diploma — 58 years late

Lloyd Hightower isn’t the typical graduate you’d see representing the Class of 2009. For one thing, he’s 87. Plus, Hightower finished his DU business degree in 1951. But 58 years later, Hightower finally has a diploma to prove it. Hightower received the diploma during a ceremony at his Denver home […]

Keeping the Faith: Baptist preacher Terrance Carroll brings passion and humility to his “other” job—Colorado’s Speaker of the House

Keeping the Faith: Baptist preacher Terrance Carroll brings passion and humility to his “other” job—Colorado’s Speaker of the House

Deep in the stacks of Penrose Library are seven volumes of biography about the Founding Father who owned Terrance Carroll’s great-grandfather. The books have plenty to say about the owner, but the only place you might find Carroll’s ancestor mentioned is in the slave manifests in the appendix, where 330 […]

Alumna caters to urban gardeners

Diane Stahl (BA anthropology and psychology ’80) used to amuse her coworkers with her vacation plans. Instead of plane tickets and a passport, Stahl’s itinerary involved seed packets and a spade. The backyard of her Washington Park home substituted for an exotic locale. Now, as the owner of Urban Roots, […]

Excellence on Ice: DU celebrates 60 years of Pioneers hockey

Excellence on Ice: DU celebrates 60 years of Pioneers hockey

Football may have left DU in 1961, but Pioneers hockey more than filled the gap, going from an athletic also-ran in the late 1940s to one of the country’s most talked-about college programs in the 1960s. The DU hockey program, which began in 1949, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. […]

Course teaches students about international implications of drug war

Illegal drugs may be a familiar topic of discussion on college campuses, but according to DU’s Arthur Gilbert, that doesn’t mean students understand them. Gilbert says students often are bombarded with information about drugs but they rarely get an opportunity to study the business of illegal drugs or their impact […]

University increases scholarship funding

In recognition of the recession’s impact on students’ family finances, University Advancement has intensified its efforts to grow DU’s endowed scholarship funding. “Scholarships are the number one priority in our fundraising efforts,” says Ed Harris, vice chancellor for University Advancement. “More than ever, we are working hard to make sure […]

The Rising Cost of College

The Rising Cost of College

Ever-expanding costs are pricing college out of the reach of many. At DU, administrators are working to change that equation.

Going Green: DU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050

Going Green: DU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050

Humans first learned how to release carbon into the atmosphere with smoky campfires at the dawn of time. Since then, if there’s one thing we’ve gotten truly great at, it’s producing carbon, more and more of it, stuffing our atmosphere with greenhouse gases and turning our planet into a hothouse […]

DU pool to get a refill

DU’s Olympic-size pool, which contains 700,000 gallons of water, has been emptied for a thorough cleaning. It takes around four days to drain the pool and six days to refill it, shock and balance the acidity and raise the temperature to 82 degrees. The depth of the pool ranges from […]

Noodles on Evans hopes to dish up dinners by month’s end

Colorado’s 38th Noodles & Company restaurant hopes to open Sept. 25 at the former Blockbuster video store at 1737 E. Evans Ave. The opening is part of an expansion for the Broomfield-based company, which has more than 200 stores nationwide. The restaurant near DU will be on the northwest corner […]

Daniels College of Business posts strong showing in U.S. News rankings

DU’s Daniels College of Business ranked 83rd in the 2010 U.S.News & World Report annual college rankings for undergraduate business programs, which were released last week. Daniels tied with 17 other schools including Texas Christian University, Loyola University Chicago, Brandeis University, Marquette University and George Mason University. The list ranked […]