Archive for October, 2013

Student concert raises money for flood relief

Four University of Denver graduate students are hosting a classical music concert Nov. 7 to raise funds for the Longmont Humane Society. The group chose to partner with the humane society because of the organization’s direct assistance to the community in the wake of the historic floods that laid waste […]

Denver begins competition as one of the newest members of the Big East in 2014, leaving the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Photo: DU Athletics

Men’s lacrosse announces 2014 season

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will face another difficult schedule in the 2014 season. The Pioneers will be challenged by four teams that finished in the top 20 last season, as well as three that received votes in the final 2013 rankings. Four of these teams were selected […]

Lamont Opera brings its own spin to ‘Oklahoma!’

Stepping aside from its usual diet of Puccini, Ravel and Mozart, Lamont Opera takes a bite of golden-age musical theater with its new production of “Oklahoma!,” running Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 in Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. “It’s a very pivotal piece of […]

Activism leads to professor’s research on migration

Thomas Nail became interested in political philosophy through his activist work with antipoverty, antiwar, animal-rights, environmental and migrant-justice organizations. The assistant professor of philosophy at DU continues to be motivated by issues of social and environmental justice. His latest book project looks at the historical and political role of migration […]

DU experience inspired alumna’s leadership institute

Within five years of completing her undergraduate education, Heather McDougall (BA ’96) earned a master’s degree, studied at two universities in Europe and added this to her resume: founding an international leadership institute. “Little did I know it was going to be a crazy, heartbreaking process,” she says. “People wouldn’t […]

Staff members honored at Convocation

Two staff members and a DU department were recognized for their service to the University at the Convocation ceremony on Oct. 3. Cheryl Jackson, administrative and budget coordinator in the Office of Teaching and Learning, received the Outstanding Service Award, the highest staff honor presented each year. Recipients are noted […]

Five scenes in "Just Like Us" are set on the DU campus. Photo courtesy of the Denver Center Theater Company

‘Just Like Us’ play features DU as a setting

When playwright Karen Zacarias turned Helen Thorpe’s “Just Like Us” into a play, she knew that the University of Denver had to be part of the story — just as it was in Thorpe’s 2009 book about four young women originally from Mexico and living in Colorado. Subtitled “The True […]


Alumna Ellie Schafer was handpicked to show visitors around President Obama’s new home

Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the winter 2009 edition of the University of Denver Magazine. We are putting it back on the front page because Ellie Schafer is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Alumni Symposium. Get more information and register for the event here.   […]

Students have fun at last year's PioneerFest. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Homecoming weekend filled with sporting, cultural and educational events

For the second year in a row, the University of Denver has combined Homecoming and the Alumni Symposium into one weekend-long event open to the entire DU community. Homecoming and Family Weekend, running Oct. 24-27, includes soccer and hockey games, a Pioneer Pride festival, faculty-led seminars on various topics, and […]

Jim Montgomery is the new Pioneers hockey coach.

Behind the bench: Meet the Pioneers’ new hockey coach

Jim Montgomery, former head coach of Tier 1 junior ice hockey team the Dubuque Fighting Saints, was named DU’s head coach in April. Montgomery replaces George Gwozdecky, who had been behind the Pioneers bench since 1994. The 2013–14 season will mark the beginning of the Montgomery era, and the coach […]

From left, Seth Masket, Ved Nanda, Lisa Martinez and Sharon Lassar were part of a panel discussing political issue in XX. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Oct. 3 event commemorates presidential debate at DU

The University of Denver commemorated the 2012 presidential debate at DU with a special event on Oct. 3 — the first anniversary of the historic showdown on campus. In “Political Realities One Year After the 2012 Election: The Debate Continues,” a panel of political experts discussed the impact of the […]

Joe Louis Barrow Jr. (BA ’68) is CEO of international youth development organization The First Tee. Photo courtesy of The First Tee

Alumnus helps teach ‘core values’ through golf

Often stereotyped as a game for the wealthy and elite, golf doesn’t seem like the ideal sport for teaching inner-city kids about values like honesty, perseverance and courtesy. That is until Joe Louis Barrow Jr. (BA ’68), CEO of international youth development organization The First Tee, starts to explain. “Golf […]

Sazza co-owner Jenni Hayes took members of the DU community on a tour of the restaurant's garden in July. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Sazza founder pioneers an urban garden

Remember when eating organically wasn’t so popular? Jeff Rogoff (BA ’93) does. He opened his earth-friendly restaurant, Sazza, with his wife, Jenni Hayes, in 2006. At that time, it wasn’t about an upcoming trend; it was about a shared passion. Rogoff and Hayes have always believed in organic, clean eating […]