Archive for January, 2010

Students turn out for “Day On” on their day off

Nearly 300 University of Denver students — including the men’s lacrosse team and the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity — participated in a “Day On” Day of Service Jan. 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “At DU, we have many programs that teach the importance of public […]

Former library director Sallye Smith dies

Longtime DU librarian Sallye Smith, an assistant professor emerita, died Jan. 1, 2010. She was 86. Smith was gracious, with a “willingness to nurture and support young library faculty,” says Pat Fisher, associate professor emerita at the University of Denver’s Penrose Library. “She had a professional commitment to librarianship and […]

“Brothers and Sisters” writer draws on DU theater degree

When Molly Newman was a theater major at DU, it never occurred to her how her acting training would prepare her for a career behind the scenes. Newman (BA theater ’76), currently a writer and executive producer for the ABC drama “Brothers and Sisters,” finds that having a grasp of […]

University community pitches in for Haitian relief efforts

In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the University of Denver quickly went into action with a variety of events to raise money for relief efforts and educate the community about the devastated Caribbean nation. So far, the University community has raised more than $8,000 in donations, […]

DU students to celebrate 50th annual Winter Carnival

Fifty years ago, students at the University of Denver launched Winter Carnival, one of the school’s most enduring traditions. “So many people come to DU and love DU because of our access to the mountains,” says Ally Veneris, co-director of the Traditions Committee for DU Programming Board “Why not go […]

Humanitarian response course hits home for Korbel prof, class

Peter Van Arsdale, a senior lecturer at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is teaching courses on humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies and on global humanitarianism this winter. Here, he gives us a better perspective of relief efforts in the wake of the Haitian earthquake crisis. Can you explain […]

Basketball greats mourn former DU coach

Troy Bledsoe’s former players remember their basketball coach’s embrace of diversity on DU’s basketball team. And in the 1960s, that stance wasn’t always popular. “During my first year in 1965, there were probably two black players on varsity,” says Rick Callahan (BS accounting ’68, JD ’72). “By the time we […]

Sustainability advocate heads for even greener pastures

For James van Hemert, former director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, the grass isn’t just greener in British Columbia. The cheese is creamier, the bees are busier, the chickens are pluckier and the organic farm he plans to start will be more bountiful. After five years at DU […]

DU students to commemorate MLK legacy

Rather than hitting the slopes or sleeping in on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, some students from the University of Denver will participate in a variety of programs to commemorate the civil rights leader. Among the events is a “Day On” Day of Service on Jan. 18. The event […]

Pioneers help Americans to World Juniors victory

Current and future Denver Pioneers helped the United States win gold in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships earlier this month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The World Juniors, a tournament that features international teams of players under age 20, is generally considered a showcase for up-and-coming college and professional hockey […]

Gymnasts aim for NCAAs as a team

Last season, the University of Denver gymnastics team sent two Pioneers to the NCAA national championships as individual all-around qualifiers. This year, the student-athletes are determined to go as an entire team. Senior Kelley Hennigan and graduate Jessica Lopez represented DU at the NCAAs and helped DU finish the regular […]

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra to swing Newman Center gig

For over four decades, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has engaged audiences in jazz and related American music. On January 15, the orchestra will perform at the Newman Center. “Chances to hear live, big band jazz are few and far between,” says Stephen Seifert, executive director of the Newman Center. “This […]

DU raises money for Haitian relief efforts

University of Denver students, staff, faculty and community members can make donations to Haitian earthquake victims through DU’s Living and Learning Communities. “If everyone donated a dollar, we’d raise $10,000,” says Jami Duffy, program coordinator of the Social Justice LLC. “It’d be amazing to see what the University community can […]

University featured in local author’s nationally recognized book

The University of Denver played a large role in a non-fiction book that received national accolades in 2009. Just like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was named an Oprah Book Club pick and one of the Washington Post’s top books of 2009. […]

DU has strong ties to stock show’s 2010 Citizens of the West

Rebecca Love Kourlis, executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, and her husband, DU alumnus Tom Kourlis (BSBA finance ’73), have been named the 2010 “Citizens of the West” by the National Western Stock Show. The Kourlis’ will accept […]