Articles written by: Kim DeVigil

Women’s College releases results of national leadership study

It’s been nearly 50 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and 49 years since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act barred discrimination in employment based on race or sex. While women have made significant progress in many areas of the workforce over the past five decades, […]

Recent DU graduate among those killed in theater shooting

DENVER—Alex Teves, a 24-year old Phoenix, Ariz., native, and a recent graduate of the University of Denver, was among the victims of yesterday’s shooting at an Aurora movie theater. Teves graduated in June with an MA in Counseling Psychology within the Morgridge College of Education. The University extends its deepest […]

TEDxDU 2011 “call for nominations” deadline Dec. 1

The TEDxDU organizing committee is welcoming speaker nominations from the community to recommend local, national or international nominees who are “DUing” something to improve the world.

University collects items for overseas military

Throughout November, DU will be collecting “everyday items” to send to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Lainey Hamrick, founder of Colorado Supporting Our Troops, says many troops overseas receive little or no mail throughout the year and appreciate any item that reminds them of home. “We are able to send […]

DU ranks fourth for study abroad, according to new report

DU ranks fourth in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in its percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad, according to the 2010 Open Doors report released Nov. 15 by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The report, which reflects data from the 2008–09 academic year, shows DU sent […]

Historic piano donated to Morgridge College of Education

In the late 1880s, many of Colorado’s early pioneers — including artists, civic leaders, educators, clergy and members of the Navajo and Ute Nation tribes — were invited to the Durango, Colo., home of Senator Charles Newman and his wife, Marian Chestnut Newman, for a slice of civility in the […]

Marsico Institute dedicated; new lecture series begins

Marsico Institute dedicated; new lecture series begins

DU’s Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy officially was dedicated at a private luncheon on Oct. 28. The institute, which is part of the Morgridge College of Education, is a research and social policy entity dedicated to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age 8. The […]

Shop for Cause to benefit communities around the world

Supporting economic opportunities for women, families and communities around the world is the focus of the third annual “Shop for a Cause” Holiday Gift Market Oct. 29–30 at University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd. In addition to creating a socially conscious shopping alternative for the community, organizer […]

Women’s College to host internationally known business lecturer

Donna Fenn, an internationally known writer and lecturer on entrepreneurship, will discuss “Women in Entrepreneurship: the Changing Face of Business” at the University of Denver. Fenn’s 2005 book, Alpha Dog, lays out eight strategies for becoming “leader of the pack.” The strategies include innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, […]

Class of 2014 among the largest since World War II era

DU had some of its largest first-year classes in the late 1940s when World War II veterans attended college thanks to the GI Bill. While not quite up to those levels, the incoming 2010-11 class is one of the University’s largest ever.   The class of 2014 has 1,231 full-time, first-year […]

DU works to build an inclusive campus

The recent news involving the tragic suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi has dominated discussions in the news media and in campus communities around the country. At DU, the event underscores the importance of the need of every student, staff and faculty member to respect each other’s differences and […]

Women’s College announces new scholarships

The Women’s College (TWC) at DU recently added several new scholarships. Military spouses are encouraged to apply for the Military Spouses Scholarship and can combine this scholarship with other military education benefits. The Community College Success Scholarship is available to Colorado residents transferring to TWC from an accredited community college. […]

DU-founded Boy Scout troop celebrates centennial

This past weekend, Boy Scout Troop 5, one of the nation’s oldest continually operating troops west of the Mississippi, celebrated its centennial at the University Hills United Methodist Church — just steps away from DU’s University Hall, where the troop met for almost 50 years. The troop started in 1910 […]

Class of 2010 dedicates peace pole

Class of 2010 dedicates peace pole

Nestled among the pines and evergreens surrounding DU’s Evans Chapel is a peaceful concrete plaza passed by scores of students, faculty and visitors every day. This is also the site where the Class of 2010 chose to place and dedicate its gift to DU: a peace pole. The 10-foot tall, […]

Vision Scholarship Awardees Named by The Women’s College and the Women’sVision Foundation

The Women’s College of the University of Denver and the Women’sVision Foundation have announced the 2010-2011 Vision Scholarship honorees.