Archive for June, 2004

Joseph Gitari raises funds for human rights organizations in Africa

Joseph Gitari raises funds for human rights organizations in Africa

Your husband dies of AIDS. You probably are infected, too. Alone, you will need to provide for your four children, but work isn’t available. You already live in poverty, and now you’ve been stripped of all property, including your tiny home made of sheet metal, plywood and other refuse. This […]

Alum David Eichenstein gets taste of fame on ‘Today’ show feature

Few people know what it’s like to compete on live television. The studio lights are blinding, and millions of viewers watch your every move. In February, NBC Sports intern David Eichenstein, BA psychology ’04, tasted the limelight for himself when he starred in “The Intern,” a Today Show feature modeled […]

Former teacher finds new life in the ministry

After teaching in Denver public schools for 20 years, Anne Pennington, BA ’59, thought it was time to start a new career. So, 40 years after graduating with a degree in theatre and education, she went back to school to get a master’s degree in ministry. It was “a time […]

Scott Beard works with faith leaders to assist victims of violent crime

Anyone who knows Scott Beard, JD ’93, knows about his passion for assisting crime victims. He’s been involved in victim services for more than 16 years, including working on national, state and local public policy issues affecting those who have been touched by crime. Beard worked for several national victim-related […]

Local music scene inspires rug artist Merry DeBoer

Rugs can be much more than just floor coverings. Some, like those designed by Merry DeBoer, are true works of art. DeBoer, BA history ’69, has been designing artistic area rugs for 30 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, DeBoer worked as a dance and reading  therapist at a school […]

The Good Fight

The Good Fight

From Uganda to Nicaragua, DU students are waging a battle on behalf of human rights.

Hope in the Heart of Africa

Hope in the Heart of Africa

In one corner of Kenya, a DU student is lighting the way to peace.

Alumna Jill Marquardt visited Africa as part of Digital Freedom Iniative

When she completed her graduate studies, Jill Marquardt, MBA ’02, thought it was a great time to do what she always regretted not doing after her undergraduate studies—explore the world. After spending six months in Costa Rica, Marquardt had an opportunity to go to Senegal for three months as part […]

Master’s student studies civil conflict via internship in the Sudan

When GSIS master’s degree candidate Andrea Connell told her parents that she was spending a summer in South Sudan, they were more than a little apprehensive. “I tried not to elaborate on the security risks,” says Connell, noting that the Sudanese people have lived amidst civil unrest since 1955, with […]

Vicky Khurmi manages construction projects in Nairobi

Vicky Khurmi manages construction projects in Nairobi

Traffic jams in Nairobi are par for the course. Matatus—small, overcrowded buses—dart in and out of traffic and even drive on the sidewalks. Incessantly honking cars crawl along Langata Road—a major city artery—through billows of exhaust. Traffic is unoma—Swahili slang that means “really bad.” And just think, when Langata was […]