Archive for March, 2005

Undergrad Maria Alvarado taking things step by step

Undergrad Maria Alvarado taking things step by step

Maria Alvarado likes to say that she is tackling her future in “little steps.” If her steps are little, then the rest of the planet must be standing still. Alvarado, a 21-year-old senior from Española, N.M., is majoring in Russian and international studies and minoring in economics. Her three-page resume […]

DU experience inspired Coach Cliff Gauthier

DU experience inspired Coach Cliff Gauthier

Living an inspired life means more than exposure to great ideas. It includes exposure to great personalities. When Cliff Gauthier, BA physical education ’69, received the 2004 Thomas Ashley Graves Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching at the College of William and Mary, he realized how many of the great […]

Alumna Lina Paumgarten pedals for charity

Alumna Lina Paumgarten pedals for charity

In January, Lina Paumgarten, MA counseling psychology ’05, embarked upon a three-month, 3,600-mile bicycle trip along the east coast of Australia. Through pledges, she hopes to raise $10,000 to help fund a community orphans home being built in Meru, Kenya, by the nonprofit Peace Initiatives International (PII). Paumgarten, who originally […]

Penelope Purdy advocates for the environment through editorials

Penelope Purdy advocates for the environment through editorials

What do South American rainforests, water quality and Denver land-use patterns have in common? They are all issues that Denver Post editorial writer Penelope Purdy, MA communication ’98, deals with on a daily basis. Purdy knew at a young age that she wanted to write, and her connection to the […]

Alumna Tamara Hoppes attempting to snowshoe up every Colorado ski run

Alumna Tamara Hoppes attempting to snowshoe up every Colorado ski run

If you were one of the skiers or snowboarders carving Colorado’s slopes this winter, you may have passed by Tamara Hoppes, BA business and marketing ’87, who is attempting to snowshoe up every one of the thousands of ski runs at Colorado’s 23 ski resorts. Hoppes has been preparing for […]

Bynum Weathers: DU’s march king

Bynum Weathers: DU’s march king

What comes to mind when you think of a music march? John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”? Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance”? How about the “Thunderbirds March” by Bynum Weathers? Weathers, PhD comparative history ’71, has been a music lover since his days as a young boy in […]

Life’s a slope for DU’s club snowboard team

Life’s a slope for DU’s club snowboard team

They are not your traditional college athletes. They don’t have a coach, and their uniforms, if you can call them that, are baggy winter parkas and pants. Tricks are their currency: air to fakie, alley oop, half-cab, grind, McTwist. They don’t shoot, skate, run or score goals. They ride. They […]

Brewery still a family business for alum Pete Coors

Brewery still a family business for alum Pete Coors

What you see is what you get with Peter Coors, MBA ’70. He loves his business, and he loves his family. And even though he operates the $5.4-billion Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, Colo., family never plays second fiddle. “Sorry I was little late. My daughter stopped by with my […]

Letters

Evans Chapel: A building with heart

Evans Chapel: A building with heart

Many visitors to the DU campus are drawn to the elegant little stone chapel nestled amongst fountains and flower beds in the Harper Humanities Garden. Thousands of students, faculty and staff have gathered at Evans Chapel over the years to worship, to be wed or to mourn those who have […]

Real estate prof sets golf hole-in-one record

Real estate prof sets golf hole-in-one record

DU real estate Professor Mike Crean was a reluctant celebrity last summer when area newspapers ran articles about the anniversary of his world-record golf shot. Crean, who has been playing golf for 49 years, made the longest hole-in-one in American history on July 4, 2002. Although the 517-yard par-5 hole […]

A new way of teaching

Nationally, approximately one third of new teachers leave the profession after three years, and urban schools see most of this rapid turnover. Teachers in urban schools are chased out by challenges like poverty, crowded classrooms and low pay. But, DU is trying to help. The University’s College of Education has […]

Essay: A neighborhood portrait

Essay: A neighborhood portrait

In my neighborhood, the Blessed Virgin lives in a bathtub. I live in Sunnyside, a northwest Denver neighborhood bounded on the south and north by West 38th Avenue and I-70 and on the east and west by Inca Street and Federal Boulevard. Once, my neighborhood was home to small farms […]

A degree and then some

A degree and then some

In a competitive job market, how do new graduates beat out their competition? One way is to up the ante and walk out of college with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. DU’s Daniels College of Business has the programs to help students get their educational job done quickly. For […]

Decking the halls

An old tradition found a new DU home in December. For 74 years, the DU Women’s College (previously Colorado Women’s College) decked its halls with greenery and celebrated student accomplishments in the annual Hanging of the Greens ceremony. After the Women’s College moved from Park Hill to the University Park […]