Archive for February, 2012

Game of the week: Gymnastics quad meet Saturday

Game of the week: Gymnastics quad meet Saturday

The No. 19-ranked University of Denver gymnastics squad hosts its first of two quad meets this season, welcoming No. 13 Missouri, No. 24 West Virginia and Western Michigan to Hamilton Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Pioneers enter the meet with a regional qualifying score (RQS) of 195.270, the figure […]

Grad student designs video games to help refugees and immigrants learn about America

Grad student designs video games to help refugees and immigrants learn about America

No one was surprised when Theresa Munanga signed up for the Peace Corps. She’d volunteered since she was 14, offering her time to organizations like the Girl Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YWCA and an HIV/AIDS group. “My two passions in life are volunteering and computer programming,” says the […]

Far from Ireland, golfer Sarah Faller gets into the swing of things at DU

Far from Ireland, golfer Sarah Faller gets into the swing of things at DU

Sarah Faller always remained steadfast in her goal to play collegiate golf in the United States. Landing at the University of Denver, however, probably was a long shot, given a couple of Faller’s initial impressions of the Mile High City. A native of Galway, Ireland, a historic locale on the […]

DU ties to Oscar night

DU ties to Oscar night

The most fabulous night in the world of film may have taken place in Hollywood, but there was still a University of Denver connection.

Korbel grad Jim Bruce recalls his CIA days

Korbel grad Jim Bruce recalls his CIA days

Before you can visit Jim Bruce at his office, you have to answer what may seem an odd question: “Will classified material be discussed?” Bruce is a political scientist with the RAND Corp., a wide-ranging contractor with many clients, including intelligence agencies. His focus — as it was during his […]

Sidelined by cancer, lacrosse player makes delayed DU debut

Sidelined by cancer, lacrosse player makes delayed DU debut

Drew Babb is champing at the bit to return his life to a state of normalcy. So far, his lacrosse career at the University of Denver could best be described as one big pain in the neck. And unfortunately, it was far from a laughing matter. After defeating Hodgkin’s lymphoma […]

DU announces 2012 Founders Day honorees

DU announces 2012 Founders Day honorees

The University of Denver has announced the recipients of the 2012 Founders Day Awards, which recognize accomplishments of alumni, faculty and staff. The 2012 awards will be handed out at a gala reception March 8 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Evans […]

University College launches new media and Internet marketing graduate program

University College, DU’s school of continuing professional studies, will launch a graduate specialty program in new media and Internet marketing this spring. Students can choose to pursue a master’s degree or an advanced graduate certificate in the specialty. The program is intended for professionals who already have a foundational, educational […]

DU bookstore turns the page

The University of Denver Bookstore opens a new chapter next month as the University outsources operations to a private company with access to a network of educational materials, the latest technology and national reputation. To get ready, the campus bookstore will be closed Feb. 24 through March 5. During that […]

Music and theater students stage edgy ‘Urinetown’

A drought leads to a catastrophic water shortage. To regulate water consumption, the government bans the use of private toilets. Citizens must line up to use pay toilets owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a corrupt corporation. That’s the premise of the aptly named Urinetown, an edgy parody/musical playing […]