Archive for May, 2010

Lamont grad measures success by degrees

Lamont grad measures success by degrees

Three music degrees weren’t enough for Ace Edewards. Edewards, a student at the Lamont School of Music who graduates on June 4, will graduate with a master’s degree in music with a dual emphasis in vocal performance and choral conducting and an artist diploma in orchestral conducting. The 34-year-old already […]

Hearing set for Tuesday on landmark status for Boettcher Center

Hearing set for Tuesday on landmark status for Boettcher Center

A group of preservationists in Denver says the Boettcher Center on the DU campus is an important historic structure that merits protection as a landmark. But the University says careful analysis shows that the east wing has deteriorated and needs to be demolished. It opposes the landmark designation and has […]

Graduate Commencement to be held June 4

DU will hold the Commencement ceremony for graduate students at 4:30 p.m. June 4 in DU’s Magness Arena. Lewis Sharp, former director of the Denver Art Museum, will be the keynote speaker. Sharp spent 20 years at the museum before retiring. During his tenure at the museum, Shart helped develop […]

University re-accreditation process picks up steam

University re-accreditation process picks up steam

 This year, the University of Denver must lay itself out on the proverbial couch for a good dose of self-analysis, asking questions like, “Are we doing all we can for our students?” and “Are we fulfilling our promises?”  This self-analysis occurs every 10 years and is required for re-accreditation by […]

Students form public health organization

All too often, people only think about their health after something goes wrong. Instead, they should focus on it before anything happens. So says sophomore biology student Michael Hubbard, vice president of the new student group Pioneers for Public Health.  “People need to be healthy physically and mentally,” Hubbard says. […]

DU ski team lauded for 21st NCAA championship

DU ski team lauded for 21st NCAA championship

The “boys of summer” joined University of Denver students May 25 honoring the boys (and girls) of winter. First, outgoing DU Undergraduate Student Government president Antoine Perretta seized the annual May Days celebration as an opportunity to present the NCAA-championship DU ski team with a proclamation honoring the team for […]

BrewGrass festival on Pearl Street to kick off summertime twin bill

BrewGrass festival on Pearl Street to kick off summertime twin bill

  If 10 hours of guitar picking isn’t enough to leave you grinning, you’ve been out on the back porch way too long. Come noontime June 12, tie up Ole Blue, slap on that tattered Red Man cap and wander down to the 1200 block of South Pearl Street at […]

Flash mob takes over Driscoll Green

Driscoll Green transformed into an “improvised” dance club this afternoon as a large group of dancers performed an intricately choreographed routine as part of the annual May Days celebration. The flash mob dance was inspired by a dance at Ohio State University that became an instant YouTube sensation two weeks […]

Alum visits all 50 states to spotlight ordinary heroes

Alum visits all 50 states to spotlight ordinary heroes

The stats are right there on the Web site: 50 states and the District of Columbia; 40,000 miles in rental cars; 189,000 page views; 770 Facebook friends; and 500-plus “video interviews of ordinary people doing the extraordinary.” It’s the tally of a journey that took Dafna Michaelson (MBA ’01) a […]

New faculty member rings a bell

New faculty member rings a bell

Of course with the name Carol, Carol Jickling Lens would grow up to play the carillon, the musical instrument atop the Ritchie Center.  Call it fate, karma, whatever. The name Carol was destiny. “I was a December baby and my grandmother sent a telegram (Jickling Lens still has it) suggesting […]