Archive for June, 2006

DU duo, Lamont hit high note in tuba world

Tuba-teaching is a forte at the Lamont School of Music. The Lamont faculty includes two of the tuba world’s premiere figures. Kathy Aylsworth-Brantigan and Warren Deck—each with decades of experience in pedagogy and performance—tutor tuba with the best of them. And this summer, DU was the center of the known […]

Students build homes from start to finish

From groundbreaking to closing, students in the Daniels College of Business Residential Practicum course experience homebuilding firsthand. Part of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM) program, the course pairs student teams with home building companies to build a home from start to finish. The teams form […]

Denver art scene finds strength in numbers

Denver is generally known for its mountains and microbrews, but as the city grows, it is also commanding attention for its art. Art districts are everywhere in metro Denver. While there isn’t one in University Park, concentrations of galleries and studios have cropped up within a short drive—on Santa Fe […]

DU task force formed to address child care

Finding quality, affordable child care near the DU campus can be a challenge. Ask any faculty or staff member who has tried to find daycare, and you will often hear frustrating tales of yearlong wait lists and expensive tuition. A University task force has been formed to address the problem. […]

Pioneers alumni stack Outlaws lacrosse roster

A group of Pioneers alumni are redefining “goal oriented” and doing so in an unusual way. They are scoring goals for the Outlaws, Denver’s new professional lacrosse team. The Outlaws’ 26-man roster includes four former Pioneers players: attacker Matt Brown, BSBA ’05; defenseman Tom Ethington, BSBA ’02; midfielder Mike Law, […]

Alumna points migrant students toward opportunity

Alumna points migrant students toward opportunity

Although she lives and works 1,000 miles away in California, alumna Angela (Maestas) Robbins’ heart belongs at DU. As a senior educational administrator with the Los Angeles County Offi ce of Education, Robbins, BA ’91, coordinates a program that allows at-risk students to learn from DU professors. Each summer, she […]

Ghanaian alum helps develop African microenterprises

Ghanaian alum helps develop African microenterprises

In northern Ghanaian villages, women tend bees and make ceramic pots, generating products for the microbusinesses they established with the help of DU’s Ziblim Abukari.

Magistrate judge seeks justice for all

Magistrate judge seeks justice for all

Patricia Coan, JD ’81, always saw herself as someone “trying to make some sort of social justice happen.” That vision has taken her on a career path from critical care nursing to practicing law to her current role as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District of Colorado. Renewed for […]

Alumnus tastes success with SPORTea

Alumnus tastes success with SPORTea

H. Keys Allan, MBA ’70, says he’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Which is why in 1987, when he saw a table-tent advertisement for SPORTea — an energizing drink with no sugar, calories or artificial sweeteners — he knew he was on to something. “I’ve always felt that I’ve been […]

The first lady Pioneer

The first lady Pioneer

This June, more than 1,400 women will graduate from DU — nearly 57 percent of the graduating class. Things weren’t so different 120 years ago, when women comprised exactly half of the graduating class. The distinction was, in 1886 DU only graduated two students. Helen Fuller Officer was one of […]

Art aficionado focuses on western art

Art aficionado focuses on western art

When Peter Hassrick arrived on campus in the 1960s to study 19th- and early 20th-century western American art, he was treading new ground. “At that time, no one was particularly interested in western American art, but DU allowed me to tailor my studies,” says Hassrick, MA art history ’69. Because […]

Stamp addict turns passion into philatelic library

Stamp addict turns passion into philatelic library

Don Beuthel has been collecting stamps for as long as he can remember. His father was an avid collector introduced Beuthel to the hobby. The childhood pastime turned into a lifelong interest, and Beuthel’s 75,000-piece collection has connected him to the rest of the world. “Stamps are mirrors of a […]

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Giddyup

Giddyup

Horses have long been a part of the Colorado landscape, but, even though there are still hitching posts next to the old Iliff School of Theology building on campus, you’re not going to see students cantering to class on horses. What you will see are the 16 members of DU’s […]

Best of the best

Best of the best

When Bradbury Anderson, BA sociology ’71, took a sales job at the Sound of Music stereo store in 1973, he earned about $69 in the first two weeks. So, he did the only logical thing. He quit. Lucky for him, his resignation didn’t take. “I was in the smallest store […]