Articles written by: Samantha Stewart

Gospel choir’s performance to benefit African orphans

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 2002, the choir has quickly ascended to international fame, winning several awards, including Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2008 for Best Traditional World Music Album. Made up of 26 […]

Historic ties noted at first-year dinner with chancellor

The University’s Denver roots go deeper than those of the various trees that adorn campus, Chancellor Robert Coombe told students, faculty, staff and alumni at a recent first-year student dinner. “For as long as there has been any Denver at all,” Coombe said, “the University of Denver has been here.” By […]

Free lunchtime concert features The Playground

The Playground, artists-in-residence at the Lamont School of Music, will begin this season’s Lamont Community Concert Series with a performance featuring the music of the French composer Oliver Messiaen. The free concert will take place Oct. 24 at noon in Hamilton Recital Hall. Starting in 2004, the Playground emerged as […]

Homecoming combines new and old traditions

Organizers of Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Oct. 24–26, say this year’s schedule of festivities is planned to inspire parents, alumni, students and community members. This year’s theme is “Live the Tradition,” and last year’s was “Create a Tradition,” signifying the committee’s goal to make Homecoming more cohesive by involving the […]

Women’s Library Association volunteer was longtime DU employee

As a longtime member of the Women’s Library Association (WLA), Dorothy von Drehle ascribes to founding member Marion Gottesfeld’s belief that “a great university must have at its heart a great library.” Von Drehle also demonstrates that a great university must have at its heart dedicated and selfless volunteers. Despite her […]

London Symphony Chorus to perform with Lamont Symphony Orchestra

On Oct. 15 and 16 the Lamont Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi’s Requiem with what Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert considers “one of the greatest symphony choruses in the world.” The London Symphony Chorus’ first collaboration with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra was two years ago. This year the chorus will travel […]

Alumni reconnect with University at second annual symposium

“We like to think the success of the University is measured by the success of our alumni,” Chancellor Robert Coombe told the multi-generational capacity crowd at DU’s second annual Alumni Symposium Oct. 3–4. “We really need to be an asset to you throughout your life.” The symposium is one way […]

Alumnus’ old energy technology is new again

On Parkway Drive in the Englewood, Colo., neighborhood of Cherry Hills, a piece of history is for sale. Years ago, however, the technology which makes this item distinct was of little interest or value to anyone other than its owner. That’s because the heating system employed in the house on […]

TVs top list of dorm room accoutrements

When students move into dorms they bring with them an assortment of survival essentials, remnants from home and electronic distractions. As frequent visitors of dorm rooms, five DU Resident Assistants (RAs) contributed to create a top-10 list of the most popular items in residence halls. 10. Prohibited items With the […]

Newman Center to host Robert Moses’ Denver premiere

Robert Moses’ Kin dance company will perform for the first time in Denver at the Newman Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. According to Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert, hosting Robert Moses’ Kin achieves one of the center’s primary objectives — attracting a variety of artists in Denver. Denver […]

Alumnus releases third book in vampire series

While on a case to collect the pages of The Undead Kama Sutra, a manuscript rumored to explain how to increase a vampire’s psychic energies and healing abilities through sex, vampire private-eye Felix Gomez encounters a dying alien who tells him to find his assassin, a man known as Goodman, in […]

‘Sweet William’ comes to Newman Center Sept. 12

Shakespeare devotee Michael Pennington will start off the sixth annualNewman Center Presents series Sept. 12 at the Byron Theatre with his one-man show Sweet William. American audiences may recognize Pennington from his role as Moff Jerjerrod in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, however, the British-born actor/director has a […]

Volunteer spotlight: Dorothy von Drehle

Volunteer spotlight: Dorothy von Drehle

As a longtime member of the Women’s Library Association (WLA), Dorothy von Drehle subscribes to founding member Marion Gottesfeld’s belief that “a great university must have at its heart a great library.” Von Drehle also demonstrates that a great university must have at its heart dedicated and selfless volunteers. Despite […]

Taste of Languages offers morsels of culture

Prospective students gathered in Sturm Hall’s Lindsay Auditorium Aug. 27 for University College’s sixth annual Taste of Languages event, which encourages interest in modern languages. The event gives prospective students the opportunity to meet language instructors and attend a 30-minute introductory lesson for a language of their choice while sampling […]

Alumnus explores the West for travel guides

Eric Peterson (MA ’98) has published the first book of what he hopes will be a travel series covering numerous states: Ramble Colorado: A Wanderer’s Guide to the Offbeat, Overlooked, and Outrageous(Speck Press, 2008). Peterson has traveled extensively throughout the Western region and written several books, includingFrommer’s Montana & Wyoming, Frommer’s Yellowstone […]