Articles written by: Kim DeVigil

Derby Days’ profits to go to cancer treatment center

During the first week of May, DU’s Sigma Chi Fraternity will host its 32nd annual Derby Days. Although it’s traditionally a fun week of activities, it’s all for a good cause. Derby Days events help support deserving causes and promote the philanthropic efforts of DU’s Greek community, says Will Thompson, […]

DU Ice Show is all fun and games

DU Ice Show is all fun and games

It might not be the Winter Olympics, but the 2010 University of Denver Ice Show will feature lots of skating skill. The show, with performances May 1–2, will feature of group, specialty, and solo figure skating numbers by approximately 150 skaters from preschool age to collegiate and seniors. This year’s […]

DU sponsors inaugural Black Male Initiative Summit

The first Black Male Initiative Summit will take place at DU on April 29, at DU’s School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. The summit targets black males attending high school or college and the male educators and professionals who work with them.  According to Tracey Peters, director of the […]

Diversity Summit to address diversity and inclusiveness

“Creating Inclusive Environments” is the theme for the 9th annual University of Denver Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence. The goal of the April 30 event, which is presented by DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence and sponsored by a wide range of campus organizations, is to “create dialogue and engagement about […]

The University of Denver Hosts First-Ever Black Male Summit

The first Black Male Initiative Summit (BMIS) will take place at the University of Denver on Thursday, April 29.

International food, performances highlight Festival of Nations

The 27th annual Festival of Nations will be held April 17 to celebrate culture and diversity. Sarah Hillis-Kauffman, a senior international business major and one of the organizers of the event, says the Festival of Nations is the final event of International Education Week, which is sponsored by International Student […]

Denver Teacher Residency program to be awarded $8.2 million grant

Denver Public Schools  has received an $8.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and broaden the program. The money is for the Denver Teacher Residency program — a partnership with the Janus Alliance, Denver Public Schools and DU’s Morgridge College of Education, launched in 2009 — is the […]

Sanders receives Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award

Margaret “Peg” Sanders received the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award at the University of Denver’s Convocation in October 2009. The award — in its 10th year — is given annually to an adjunct professor who demonstrates teaching excellence.  Sanders, a senior fellow at the Institute on Globalization and Security at […]

Morgridge faculty to help Colorado in education reform

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter recently created two education task forces to help address and make recommendations for improving the state’s education system for K-12 students and to establish the state as a national education leader. Two faculty members from DU’s Morgridge College of Education have been named to the task […]

Women’s College student named first president of Latina Chamber of Denver

When Theresa Solano first began taking classes at the Women’s College at DU, her goal was to improve her leadership skills. First she took classes to pursue her dreams, but now Solano is helping other Latinas pursue theirs as the first president and CEO of the Latina Chamber of Denver. […]

Business college to launch one-year MBA program

DU’s Daniels College of Business will launch a new one-year MBA program specifically for students who have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school. The program, which launches in August 2010, is designed to encourage undergraduate students to move directly into the graduate school track. The […]

DU alumna inducted into Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Two Colorado women with strong ties to the University of Denver have been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State, and Maria Guajardo, an educator, psychologist and Latina advocate, were recognized in a special ceremony on March 18 with eight […]

Interview: Women’s College Dean Lynn Gangone

Interview: Women’s College Dean Lynn Gangone

DU posts best student retention since 2001

After the fall 2009 quarter, 97.2 percent of students who entered the University of Denver as first-year, first-time students returned for winter quarter 2010.  It is the highest fall-quarter-to-winter-quarter persistence rate since 2001, when 97.5 percent of students returned. Last academic year, the rate was 96.1 percent. Based on numbers […]

DU creates first-ever certificate in childhood librarianship

Parents, caregivers and schools all play integral roles in building early childhood literacy, but local libraries — and their librarians — often are the tie that brings them all together. As a result, the Library and Information Science (LIS) program in DU’s Morgridge College of Education is partnering on a […]