Archive for September, 2005

Life’s a kick for Rapids player Nat Borchers

Life’s a kick for Rapids player Nat Borchers

It’s rare for a DU alumnus to gain a fan club in his first job, but Nat Borchers did. With dual accounting degrees, Borchers, BSAcc and MA ’04, would probably have to produce some sizable tax returns to land a fan club. But Borchers isn’t putting numbers on paper. He’s […]

Editor’s Note

Meet the A.D.

Meet the A.D.

The University of Denver’s new athletic director does not like to finish second. “If we were both eating lunch right now, I’d finish first,” she says. “That’s the way I am. I’m always interested in being better, faster and stronger.” Meet Peg Bradley-Doppes. Determined? Utterly. Passionate? Unconditionally. Competitive? You bet. […]

Letters

The Moore legacy

The Moore legacy

In discussions about the most significant chancellors in the University’s history, David Hastings Moore rarely comes up. Today Moore is largely forgotten, though he was DU’s first chancellor and an essential figure in the growth and development of Colorado Seminary and the early University of Denver. Moore, the son of […]

Memories of disability

Memories of disability

When I was 5 or 6, I met César, a kid from Mexico with a huge cowlick and only one hand. Nobody spoke of his punk hairstyle or of the missing hand. The only creature that overtly acknowledged his disability was my grandfather’s horse, Frank. All the kids rode the […]

Sculpture gardens

Sculpture gardens

He loved horses, his daughter said, almost as much as he loved his kin. That might have been an exaggeration, but Addison Baker’s fondness for horses was undisputed. When he died in 1884, Baker’s family erected a life-size statue of his Arabian stallion, Frank, on his burial plot in Denver’s […]

Alum Steve Smith still a skateboarder at heart

Alum Steve Smith still a skateboarder at heart

Steve Smith has a serious job negotiating new country franchise agreements for real estate giant ReMax International and assisting with the corporation’s development in Australia, Guam, Singapore and New Zealand. But at lunchtime, Smith exchanges his buttoned-up attire for shorts and a T-shirt. A helmet, kneepads and elbow pads complete […]

Religious studies revisited

With fundamentalism and the culture wars playing out against the vast expanse of American religious experience, the United States is a combustive laboratory for the study of human religiosity. Given this yeasty environment, it’s not surprising that the University’s Department of Religious Studies feels compelled to offer students a deeper […]

Humanities Garden gets a facelift

As part of a $1.9-million landscaping and infrastructure redesign project, the Harper Humanities Garden has received a facelift. Some of Harper’s water features have morphed into water gardens complete with water lilies, lotuses, cattails, rushes and wild rice. Nearly 100 plants have been installed, including two giant South American lilies. […]

Moving forward, looking ahead

There are simply no words to express my joy at becoming the new chancellor of this truly wonderful university in this truly wonderful city. Our university is a very special one, indeed, with a long history behind it and a brilliant future ahead. I’ve been at DU for 24 years […]

Artistic alums collaborate on mix of poetry and painting

Artistic alums collaborate on mix of poetry and painting

Writers and painters typically work in isolation. So when poet Kathryn (Stitt) Bass and painter Kimberly Graham decided to collaborate, they had to leave their comfort zones. In the end, their risk brought personal peace and critical acclaim. Their exhibit “Within/Without: A Conversation in Poetry and Painting” contains 14 painting/poem […]

CSAP Sleuth

CSAP Sleuth

In a study of Colorado standardized test results, Adjunct Prof. Lisa Murphy discovered that poverty, above all else, may be responsible for the poor performance of many of the state’s public schools.

Drummer Walter Sorrentino is a weekend bluesman

Drummer Walter Sorrentino is a weekend bluesman

It was a wedding that introduced Walter Sorrentino, BSBA ’80, to his lifelong love of music. “When I was in the second grade I was seated next to the drummer at my cousin’s wedding. I thought that was the coolest thing to play those drums.” Forty years later, the Denver […]

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Many of today’s parents struggle to balance their need to stay involved in their children’s lives at college and their kids’ need for them to let go. Like universities nationwide, DU is trying to help.