Articles written by: Greg Glasgow

Alumnus Mark Shaker puts community first at Stanley Marketplace

Alumnus Mark Shaker puts community first at Stanley Marketplace

What do you feel like doing tonight? Drinking a Mexican craft beer? Getting a pedicure? Having dinner at a James Beard Award-nominated restaurant? Taking a kickboxing class? Letting the kids learn how to build a robot? All of this and more is on tap at Stanley Marketplace, founded by alumnus Mark Shaker.

"Young people are just looking for opportunities to connect and to be authentic and to have someone see them for who they are — as leaders and as influencers in our community," says Megan Devenport. Photo: Anthony Camera

Megan Devenport helps bridge gaps for young women

  For young women, growing up all too often means retreating into silence as male classmates seize the spotlight. For more than 20 years, Denver nonprofit Building Bridges — founded by two alumni of DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) — has been helping young women from Denver Public […]

Geographic information systems: an in-demand science career

As a GIS specialist with South Metro Fire and Rescue in Denver, Heather Hoelting uses geographic information systems (GIS) every day. Using technology to overlay maps with other types of data, she is able to track changing addresses and borders, the locations of fire hydrants and water mains, traffic patterns […]

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Alum-founded nonprofit Revision International; annual simulation of humanitarian crisis; DU students and faculty find innovative ways to combat homelessness

Longer term, the campus framework plan envisions the DU campus and neighborhood as a “vibrant college town in the heart of the city,” with more retail and restaurant options, affordable housing, and even a hotel on the north side of campus. Rendering courtesy of DU architect's office

A new framework plan imagines the DU campus as ‘a great college town in the heart of the city’

Picture it. You’re an alum returning to DU for the big homecoming hockey game. But instead of staying in Cherry Creek or along Colorado Boulevard, you’re in a hotel on campus, just steps from Magness Arena. When dinnertime rolls around, you head not to the nearest chain steakhouse, but to […]

This is how we serve: A suite of DU programs supports veterans on campus and in the community

This is how we serve: A suite of DU programs supports veterans on campus and in the community

In December, some 30 rowing teams from around the world will descend on tiny La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, an annual 3,000-mile boat race from La Gomera to Antigua. It’s a grueling endur­ance challenge that is a badge of honor […]

Q&A with DU’s new provost

Q&A with DU’s new provost

New provost Jeremy Haefner comes to DU from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he served for 10 years as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Haefner, who also worked at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, talks about his first impressions of DU.   Q: What […]

"You get to meet people from all different walks of life, and you still get to operate a business," Jason Dorfman says of hotel management. "For me, it’s perfect." Photo: Anthony Camera

A life of luxury for alum Jason Dorfman, GM of new Cherry Creek hotel

Jason Dorfman’s career has been on the rise since he graduated from what is now DU’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. After his first job with Marriott, Dorfman (BA ’05) was recruited by Denver-based Stonebridge Companies (founded by DU alumnus and trustee Navin Dimond), where he has worked for […]

Former Trustee and board chair Doug Scrivner and his wife, Mary Scrivner, donated $14 million to the University in September. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

$14 million gift will enhance study of public policy

To further develop the study of public policy and the cultivation of leadership at DU, former Trustee and board chair Doug Scrivner (JD ’77) and his wife, Mary Scrivner, donated $14 million to the University in September. DU’s Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, named in the couple’s honor, will combine […]

Nina Weiste, the woman whose photograph album changed Roddy MacInnes' life. Photo courtesy of Roddy MacInnes

Photography professor’s book connects lives on either side of a century

Roddy MacInnes’ new life began in 1993 with a trip to a Denver antique store. Struggling with substance abuse and longing for a greater sense of community, MacInnes — now a DU photography professor — happened upon a family album filled with photos taken around 1917 by a woman in […]

Karlton Creech was introduced in February as DU’s new vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

New VC of athletics shares his career journey

Introduced in February as DU’s new vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations, Karlton Creech has had a long career in college athletics, much of it in his home state of North Carolina. We sat down with the new VC to talk about his career journey and how […]

Trevor Kilpatrick is an engineering manager at Denver's United Launch Alliance. Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance

MBA grad shoots for the stars at United Launch Alliance

  As an engineering manager at Denver-based United Launch Alliance (ULA), Trevor Kilpatrick shoots for the stars — or, more accurately, the planets — every day. A joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, ULA helps launch rockets for NASA, the Department of Defense and other government and commercial organizations. […]

DU honors 2018 class of Distinguished Alumni

DU honors 2018 class of Distinguished Alumni

DU recruited an accomplished group of graduates for its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards: Olympic ice skater and U.S. diplomat Michelle Kwan (BA ’09), retired New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna (JD ’70), and Joseph Saunders (BSBA ’67, MBA ’68), former chairman and CEO of Visa. All three were on […]

Talking with DU’s artistic ambassador

Talking with DU’s artistic ambassador

Kendra Whitlock Ingram became executive director of DU’s Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts in November 2016, after serving as vice president of programming and education for Omaha Performing Arts. A big part of Ingram’s job is overseeing Newman Center Presents, the venue’s annual slate of touring […]

The men's soccer team’s focus on schoolwork and service netted it its fourth Gold Vest Award in the last five years. The honor is given annually to an outstanding Pioneers team for excellence in community service, academics, spirit, leadership and athletic performance. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

For men’s soccer team, giving back is a real kick

Even at the University of Denver, where the priorities of every athletics team include a focus on academics and community service, men’s soccer stands out. Consistently ranked among the NCAA Division I teams with the highest cumulative GPA, the squad also has a commitment to service that finds its members […]