Archive for December, 2005

Chill factor

Chill factor

If you pricked one of Paul Stastny’s veins, it’s a good bet that along with blood, you’d find some ice flowing in there. There has to be. What else can explain his phenomenal first year playing DU hockey? As a first-year forward last season, Stastny took home rookie-of-the-year honors from […]

Destined to teach

Destined to teach

Her mother was a teacher, her sister is a principal, and two of her other siblings have been educators. It seems that for Cathy Grieve, MA ’72, PhD ’79, teaching may have been destiny. For more than 30 years, Grieve has fulfilled that destiny at DU. Grieve performs dual roles […]

Betty Marler helps create new futures for troubled girls

Betty Marler helps create new futures for troubled girls

Being the namesake for a correctional facility may be an uncomfortable tribute for some, but for Betty Marler, MSW ’81, it feels right. In recognition of Marler’s extensive work in youth corrections, her name adorns a locked correctional facility for juvenile girls — the Betty K. Marler Youth Services Center, […]

Letters

Ernie Stroud is an advocate for military vets

Ernie Stroud is an advocate for military vets

When asked whether a military career is a viable option for a college graduate, Ernie Stroud, BS management science ’79, answers with passion. “I believe to serve one’s country is an honor, privilege and a duty not to be taken lightly,” he says. “Our freedoms in America did not come […]

DU’s bright star

DU’s bright star

Astronomy was one of the first disciplines taught at the University of Denver, and the program remains strong 125 years later. “Astronomy is one of the academic disciplines at DU nearly as old as the University itself,” says astronomy Associate Professor Robert Stencel. DU astronomy owes its start to Prof. […]

Of learning and knowing

Of learning and knowing

In the grand parental tradition of cultivating aspirations, I’m always assuring my daughter that, given some effort on her part, she can be anything she wants. An architect. An entrepreneur. A marine scientist. Secretary of state. (Gum-smacking mall rat, I caution her, is out of the question.) Upon further reflection, […]

Writer Mary Finley turns serendipitous encounters into award-winning fiction

Writer Mary Finley turns serendipitous encounters into award-winning fiction

When it comes to writing, Mary Finley, BA English ’64, is convinced of one thing: “You have to write that to which you are entitled.” For Finley, that translates into serendipitous story encounters that span decades. She recalls the time a full-grown cougar stared at her as it crossed in […]

An enriching experience

An enriching experience

Earning a master’s degree in business management and going on to retire from a career as a training director for a bank system is a pretty good way round out a resume. At least that was what Jane Nielsen thought until she started taking courses through University College’s Enrichment Program, […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

I recently bumped into a dear old friend — Prof. Emeritus Larry Herold, who was my undergraduate geography adviser. In just the few minutes we spent catching up, I recalled, quite vividly, what this professor had meant to me as a student and how he impacted my life. Professor Herold […]