Archive for February, 2010

DU-based amateur swim club reaches top of the hill

The DU Hilltoppers swim team recently won a 2010 gold medal from the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program. This makes the Hilltoppers the only Colorado team ever to achieve gold medal status. The Hilltoppers earned 26,115 points, placing them 13th among the highest point-scoring clubs in the program. To earn […]

University to co-host conference on libraries and museums

The University of Denver and Denver Art Museum will co-host the 2010 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums March 3–5 at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The theme “Imagining the Digital Future” will address the successes and innovations of the past as well as the […]

DU grads saving lives in aftermath of Haitian earthquake

While people in Haiti are hurting, DU alumni are helping out. Daniel Fong (BSBA ’06, MBA ’06) will depart from Denver on March 2 to contribute his much-needed skills as a paramedic and firefighter to International Medical Relief (IMR), a nonprofit organization that provides medical care after disasters. He will […]

Basketball team’s innate faith starts with faith in Nate

If senior guard Nate Rohnert were to design a coin commemorating his basketball career at DU, the “heads” side would say “11th All-Time Scorer.” And the legend would read: “In Joe I Trust.” “When coach [Joe] Scott came in, he sat me down and looked me right in the eye […]

Men’s lacrosse team poised for “new” level of competition

For the DU men’s lacrosse team, just about everything in the 2010 season will be new. First, there’s a new coach. Bill Tierney, who won six NCAA national championships and 14 conference titles as coach of the Princeton Tigers, arrived on campus to much fanfare last summer. Then, there’s a […]

Business college ups its admission requirements

Students who enter the University of Denver beginning in fall 2010 with the intention of majoring in business will face new competitive entrance requirements for the Daniels College of Business. The secondary admission process is designed to reduce the number of undergraduate business majors from roughly 2,200 to 1,800 over […]

Tuition increase held to under three percent

The University of Denver Board of Trustees has approved a 2.91 percent tuition increase for the 2010–11 academic year. Effective fall 2010, full-time undergraduate tuition will rise to $35,604. Room and board charges for students choosing standard double-occupancy rooms and the premium meal plan will increase to $9,816. The mandatory […]

Penrose to offer more extended hours for winter quarter

Due to high student demand, Penrose Library will increase its extended hours this quarter to accommodate the study period for finals week. “We’ve noticed that students are staying later and later,” said Bethany Sewell, Access Services Librarian. “Last fall quarter there were up to 300 students still in the library […]

Haugen finishes 28th in Olympic competition

University of Denver sophomore alpine skier Leif Kristian Haugen battled to a 28th place finish in Tuesday’s giant slalom at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Haugen was 32nd after the first run with a time of 1:19.58, which trailed leader Carlo Janka of Switzerland by 2.31 seconds. Haugen improved his standing […]

On the basketball court, she’s the queen of assists

At 5 feet 4 inches, DU’s Emi Smith may be the shortest point guard in Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball. So, how come she’s second in assists? How come she ranks fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, the statistical measure of a good ball-handler? And how in the heck is it that […]

DU alum helped coach 1980 Olympic hockey team

On Feb. 22, 1980, the United States Olympic hockey team — which consisted of amateur players from the college hockey ranks — upset what was considered the world’s greatest hockey power, the Soviet Union, in Winter Olympic competition in Lake Placid, N.Y. The victory, now known as the “Miracle on […]

Contemporary composer to conduct Lamont students

Students at the Lamont School of Music will have a rare opportunity to perform works by composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Whitacre — one of the most popular choral composers in the country — will be a guest conductor at a Feb. 25 concert featuring the Lamont Chorale, Lamont Wind […]

Russian National Orchestra returns to Newman Center

When the Russian National Orchestra bid its Newman Center audience “Do svindanija” after 2009’s appearance, the classical music fans had no idea when they’d get to hear another performance by a touring European orchestra. Turns out they’ll only have to wait until Feb. 24, when the Russian National Orchestra returns […]

Sturm conference brings international issues, collaboration to campus

University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty and students didn’t have to go far this week for a global perspective. Two conferences focused attention on international law, international collaboration and shared experiences. Beginning Feb. 15, more than 30 high ranking judges from Brazil descended on DU for an intensive […]

New coffee shop “soundz” like a perky place

Owners of University Groundz Coffee House aim to see there’s plenty of caffeine flowing on the south side of campus. And pastry popping. And tea steeping. So they’re opening a new shop Feb. 22 in a former computer store south of Wesley Avenue and offering true brew to the crimson […]