Archive for September, 2010

DU’s ‘Little Monster’ Dick Yates dies

DU’s ‘Little Monster’ Dick Yates dies

It is not often that you hear “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung at a funeral, but it was a fitting tribute to local sports legend and DU alumnus Richard “Dick” Yates, who died Sept. 11, 2010, at the age of 84. Yates, a member of the Colorado Sports […]

Alumna seeks truth through numbers

Alumna seeks truth through numbers

Visit the Institute For Truth In Accounting’s website and the first noticeable feature is a kinetic meter showing the escalating national debt. Most people may have seen such a meter elsewhere. However, the website adds a further twist to the concept: Below the “official” debt — roughly $13 trillion — […]

Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to be dedicated Oct. 10

Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to be dedicated Oct. 10

DU’s Center for Judaic Studies will dedicate the on-campus Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site on Oct. 10 with the setting of the memorial’s first stone near Buchtel Tower. The outdoor gathering place is designed to transform the memory of the millions in Europe murdered by the Nazis more than 65 […]

Film professors get acclaim for ‘Fledgling’

Film professors get acclaim for ‘Fledgling’

When Tony Gault met Carbondale, Colo., resident Kevin Harris, he thought Harris would make a great subject for a film. Gault, a DU associate professor of film, was intrigued by Harris’ story of rescuing a baby crow from a storm. The film centers on Harris, who helps his teenage daughter […]

Colorado inspires student’s passion for fashion

Colorado inspires student’s passion for fashion

Erin Bleakley wants women to show off their inner beauty by expressing it on the outside. “It’s about making people feel confident,” Bleakley says of the aim of her self-made fashion label, Erin Kathleen Couture.   The 21-year-old University of Denver senior says confidence was something she, like many women, had […]

Graduates can re-connect with DU during Alumni Symposium

Graduates can re-connect with DU during Alumni Symposium

University of Denver alumni will have the opportunity to sharpen their pencils — and their minds — by returning to campus for a weekend of learning, engaging discussions and a chance to reconnect with others Oct. 1–2. The fourth annual Alumni Symposium will feature keynote addresses, campus tours, faculty seminars […]

Newman Center Presents series expands with two new shows

Newman Center Presents series expands with two new shows

DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts has added two concerts to its Newman Center Presents series since the original lineup was officially announced last spring. Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and his Trio Acustico perform Nov. 13 in the Hamilton Recital Hall. The concert will mix traditional Venezuelan folk music […]

Student hockey fans camp out for season tickets

Student hockey fans camp out for season tickets

Students started lining up for Pioneers hockey season tickets at 8 a.m. last Friday morning.  Many of them didn’t see a Ritchie Center ticket agent until 24 hours later. After the dust cleared on Saturday, more than 300 student season tickets had been sold as a result of the annual […]

Investor hopes Dazbog coffee shop perks up South Downing

Investor hopes Dazbog coffee shop perks up South Downing

From where Keith Darr stands, there are plenty of coffee shops along East Evans Avenue and University Boulevard but too few on South Downing Street. So, come mid-November, Darr intends to open a Dazbog coffee shop in a former office building near Porter Adventist Hospital. “There isn’t another coffee house […]

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. […]