Archive for August, 2009

Retired surgeon leads new health care program

Allan Kortz (MHS ’99) isn’t good at retirement. The general and chest surgeon stopped practicing clinical medicine after more than 35 years in 1994 but he says not working made him “almost feel guilty.” “I thought, ‘there’s so much I can contribute. I don’t want to waste it,’” Kortz says. […]

Denver sportscaster Thierry Smith was serious about sports

Longtime Denver radio sportscaster Thierry Smith (BA psychology and speech communication ’75) was as dedicated as a journalist could be, colleagues say. And his dedication and passion for sports and journalism didn’t cease during his debilitating battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). Smith finally lost that battle Aug. 24. He was […]

Women’s volleyball team wants to make more history

The women of the DU volleyball team were busy making history last season, and they have been busy all summer preparing to do even more damage to the record books this year. After being selected in last season’s preseason poll as the favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference west […]

Soccer and volleyball Pioneer Vision schedule announced

DU will offer 18 live Webcasts of volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer on Pioneer Vision in its 2009 fall lineup. Pioneer Vision is located on and is subscription based. Subscriptions cost $8.95 monthly or $59.95 for the 2009–10 sports calendar. In addition, Pioneer Vision subscribers will be able […]

University’s Bradley-Doppes joins NACDA executive committee

Peg Bradley-Doppes, DU’s vice chancellor for athletics and recreation, has been appointed to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) executive committee. “I am honored to serve on the NACDA executive committee,” Bradley-Doppes says. “NACDA does so much for our profession. The professional development and programming opportunities through […]

Illegal Pete’s on track to ‘Barack ’n roll’ by October

When Pete Turner opens his sixth Illegal Pete’s restaurant on Evans Avenue near the DU campus early in October, the first person he’s likely to toast is Barack Obama. It’s not that the president is a big fan of Pete’s burritos. It’s that he’s a fan of small businesses and […]

DU grad shows Modernism is no thing of the past

Many successful people attribute their achievements to the tough childhoods they had to overcome. Not so for Dana Cain, founder of the Denver Modernism Show. “I’ve always loved advertising, I’ve always loved television, my mom made sure I saw every movie that came out,” says Cain (BA mass communication ’81). […]

DU finalizes preparedness plans for H1N1 flu

DU officials spent part of the summer preparing for H1N1 influenza — commonly referred to as swine flu — but they advise the University community not to be overly concerned about the illness. “We know there will be cases of H1N1 on campus, but we’ll also deal with seasonal flu […]

Mixed martial arts competition comes to DU’s Magness Arena

Local mixed martial arts fighters will compete in MMA “Undefeated” on Friday Aug. 28 in Magness Arena. “The promoter, Rocky Mountain Nationals MMA, chose this venue because their events were out-growing the spaces they typically are in,” says Michael Burns, DU’s director of commercial events. “They are working on building […]

Students document volunteer service in Peru

The phrase “think globally, act locally” didn’t quite cut it for four first-year students. Bobby Wenner, Andrea Fitch, Sam Gerk and David Kloeckner started volunteering during their first quarter at DU as part of the “Serve to Lead, Lead to Serve” component of the Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), which requires […]