Articles written by: Doug McPherson

Lichtmann to take a bow after 37 years

The one word that surfaces consistently from those who know Theodor (Ted) Lichtmann is “gentleman.” LamontSchool of Music Director Joe Docksey calls Lichtmann, chair of the piano program at Lamont,  “a deep and profound thinker” who was a “major underpinning of the Lamont School of Music.” Lichtmann will retire at […]

Art and discourse shine at modern day salons

Watch, discuss and learn. Those three words (along with some warm buttered popcorn) sum up the idea behind an upcoming event by DU’s Humanities Institute dubbed “Crimes & Misdemeanors: Woody Allen on Faith, Love, and Human Frailty.” The event — part of the institute’s “salon” series — is on March […]

New police commander also a DU student

New police commander also a DU student

It never hurts to have a cop as a neighbor. DU-area residents have one in Tracie Keesee, the new Denver Police Department District 3 commander. She grew up just minutes from campus, so she knows the University area as well as she knows her badge number. And what’s more, she’s […]

Grocery Bingo aims to increase student involvement

If you like bingo and food, take note. A special event dubbed Grocery Bingo will take place Feb. 27, 8–10 p.m. in Johnson-McFarlane residence hall. Those who win at bingo win groceries. Prizes include pretzels, chips and salsa, pop tarts, school supplies, sick kits and laundry detergent. Megan Petterson, a […]

Jazz fundraiser slated for Feb. 21

Jazz and Jeans on 52nd Street, a fundraiser for DU’s Lamont School of Music, will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Newman Center. The event will include music from the Climb, the Lamont Faculty Jazz combo in residence, the Lamont Jazz Ensemble, the Lamont […]

Legendary reporter Helen Thomas on tap at Cable Center

A reporter who has covered nine presidents, from J.F.K. to G.W. Bush, will appear via teleconference at the University of Denver’s Cable Center studio on Feb. 8.  Helen Thomas, who has spent 57 years as a White House correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, will discuss the press and […]

Fast leaves DU hockey for Western Hockey League

Sophomore defenseman T.J. Fast has left the University of Denver hockey team to play major-junior hockey. Fast, a business major from Calgary Alberta who played in 19 games for the Pioneers this season, will play in the Western Hockey League for the Tri-City Americans, a team based in Kennewick, Wash. […]

A play a day keeps the boredom away

When playwright Suzan-Lori Parks sat down to work on her next play on Nov. 13, 2002, she didn’t know it was the start of a yearlong writing journey. She finished the play that day. A play in one day — it’s been done.  But what she started the next day, […]

Homeward Bound program sends DU students back to high school

When Miriam Tapia was interviewing for the diversity enrollment director position at DU this summer, she was immediately struck by the high caliber of multicultural students on campus, she says. “They’re so impressive and I began to think that [the students] are really the best resource for DU to recruit […]

High Performance Living course covers life with passion, purpose

Here’s a topic that students can get into: How to live life with passion and purpose. It’s more than just a topic for one University College course — it’s the bottom line of the syllabus for the 3-credit Applied Communication course, aptly called High Performance Living.  “That’s the academic title of […]

Sports Medicine keeps athletes on their skis, skates and sneakers

December could have started out better for the University of Denver hockey defenseman and senior captain Adrian Veideman.  On Dec. 2, in a heated game against rival Colorado College, he collided with an opponent, slammed into the ice and was carried away on a stretcher. The result: a severe concussion. Injuries […]

Ritchie Center amenities are a magnet for students

Last year when Lauren Barocas had narrowed her college choices to two schools, the University of Denver and Colorado College, DU’s Ritchie Center helped her break the tie. It definitely had a big impact on my decision to come to DU,” says Barocas, a junior biological sciences major from Denver. […]

Midfielder Hemmings an integral part of historic NCAA tournament run

A quick search on the Internet reveals that the name Taryn means strong woman warrior. For Pioneers soccer standout Taryn Hemmings, that fits perfectly. Except for one glaring fact — she looks nothing like a warrior. The 5-foot-7, 135-pound midfielder sports a winsome smile and domestic demeanor — more librarian […]

The spotted dog tangos with the red umbrella

At last check, the DU bookstore didn’t carry umbrellas with poisonous tips or watches that snap secret photos. And while they’re not required items in a new course called Ciphers & Codes, freshmen this fall are still getting a revealing — albeit more realistic — peek inside the real-life drama […]

Deaf skier lives life out loud

Deaf skier lives life out loud

Without challenges, life would be easy and boring. So says Austin Nelson, a DU senior business major who knows a thing or two about challenges. Nelson, 21, was born severely hearing impaired, and that has impacted his balance. Yet, he’s taken up a sport that hinges almost entirely on balance […]