Archive for June, 2005

Nancy Sampson is all about the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Nancy Sampson is all about the ‘student’ in student-athlete

If you visit management Prof. Nancy Sampson’s office, you’ll quickly learn what she’s passionate about. Posters and photos of every Pioneers athletic team fill her bulletin board to overflowing. Photographs of students nearly outnumber the books on her shelves. “I wouldn’t be here without the students,” says Sampson, BSBA ’65. […]

Brownsville or Bust

Brownsville or Bust

A new course introduced students to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, opening their eyes to a world they never expected.

‘Numb alums’ of ’70s and ’80s stay connected

‘Numb alums’ of ’70s and ’80s stay connected

It’s been nearly 30 years since they lived together in DU’s Johnson-McFarlane Hall, but a dozen alumni remain close despite distance and the demands of families and careers. These “Numb Alums” stay in touch by phone and e-mail and reunite regularly to reminisce about old times and make new memories. […]

Alumnus Chris Kane a Troubleshooter in training

Alumnus Chris Kane a Troubleshooter in training

The light outside the studio door glows red, illuminating the words ON AIR. Inside the darkened room, a headphoned young man deftly pulls the microphone forward and announces, “Good morning Colorado, and welcome to the Troubleshooter Sunday Show. My name is Chris Kane, and I am your Sunday Troubleshooter.” Eighteen […]

The ubiquitous cell phone

The ubiquitous cell phone

A few years ago, cell phones were considered a luxury. Today, they are thought of as a necessity and can be seen virtually everywhere. Students make calls between classes, fans text-message during hockey games and most DU Newman Center performances begin with an admonishment for patrons to silence their ringers. […]

Law school softball team marks 21st season

Law school softball team marks 21st season

Ned Sperry, MBA ’86, JD ’86, remembers playing softball as an undergrad in Boulder and seeing players in their 30s with their wives and kids watching. “I couldn’t believe people kept playing softball at that age,” Sperry says. But when Sperry was in his first year of law school at […]

Standing tall

Standing tall

Yemi Nicholson’s lean, towering frame emerges slowly from DU’s basketball locker room, his head barely clearing the door jam. A small smile spreads as his friendly, boyish face stares down with a calming sincerity. He extends a massive brown hand that’s warm, soft and the size of a baseball glove. […]

Performance junkie: Stuntwoman and singer Emily Allred Hutchinson

Performance junkie: Stuntwoman and singer Emily Allred Hutchinson

Emily Allred Hutchison, BFA ’78, has taken a little abuse lately. She’s been beaten up, blown up, shot, caught in a sword fight, and even hit by a ’51 Ford. The car accident was her favorite. “That was flashy,” the 48-year-old says with a slight Southern accent. “It had a […]

Letters

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Unlike nouveau sports bars that morph into sushi bars, the Stadium Inn at 1701 E. Evans Ave. faces the future by embracing the past. Parked in a section of the DU neighborhood where a fast-food crowd comes to slurp noodles or create zeppelin-sized burritos, it is a relic from a […]