Campus & Community

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

Although students leave for winter break in late November, the University of Denver remains abuzz with holiday activities and athletics events between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eleven local and national groups will perform holiday shows at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts throughout November and December, and four Pioneers varsity […]

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU’s archrival was the School of Mines, where students so often rode through Golden firing revolvers and dropping sticks of dynamite for fun that the newspapers started calling them the “Blasters” and “Dynamiters” instead of the “Orediggers.”

So it might not have been a surprise when at 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 6, 1919, a series of huge dynamite explosions shattered the quiet DU dawn. The blasts rocked beds in Templin Hall so fiercely that residents thought there was an earthquake, according to newspaper accounts at the time. The explosions blew out about 100 windows in University Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Carnegie Library and Memorial Chapel.

DU a sponsor of new ArtDenver event

Denver’s arts calendar is typically packed with concerts, plays, exhibits and readings. But during Denver Arts Week — scheduled for Nov. 7–15 — art lovers face an embarrassment of riches. Staged at various locations throughout the city and billed as a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, […]

Good Old Days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

Good Old Days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

What does the University of Denver mean to you? We asked that question of our readers as part of our 150th anniversary celebration, and we got a wide range of responses. To novelist Sandra Dallas (BA ’60), the University of Denver was a place to hone her writing skills as […]

University releases report on founder’s role in Sand Creek Massacre

One hundred and fifty years ago, on Nov. 29, 1864, at an area known as Sand Creek, near the present-day town of Eads, Colo., a group of U.S. militia attacked and killed an estimated 160 women, children and elderly members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The massacre occurred when […]

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Ticket sales at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music increased 123 percent between 2012–13 and 2013–14, largely due to the huge success of the Lamont Opera Theatre’s first-ever fall musical, “Oklahoma!,” which sold out three of its four performances last October. Lamont Opera director Kenneth Cox is hoping […]

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

The yearlong 150th anniversary celebration at the University of Denver has its final major event at the end of October: the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend, a celebration that takes on extra significance this year both because of the University’s sesquicentennial anniversary and because of the arrival of new Chancellor […]

First-year business major Bryan Yoshida has international aspirations

First-year business major Bryan Yoshida has international aspirations

The first year of college is inevitably different for every student. While some arrive on campus unsure of what the next four years has in store for them, others, like Bryan Yoshida, have a very clear picture of what they want to get out of their college experience. “I want […]

Sturm College of Law’s Randy Wagner will be honored for volunteer activities at DU

Sturm College of Law’s Randy Wagner will be honored for volunteer activities at DU

“People at the University of Denver like to say that we’re siloed,” says Randy Wagner, administrative director of strategic initiatives at the Sturm College of Law. “People are working so hard that they don’t get around campus to see what’s going on, but you can do it, and lots of […]

Myhren Gallery exhibit celebrates the art of the psychedelic rock poster

Myhren Gallery exhibit celebrates the art of the psychedelic rock poster

Full of vivid colors, geometric whimsy, classic American iconography and often nearly indecipherable lettering, the San Francisco rock posters of the 1960s were the visual equivalent of the exploratory sounds of bands like the Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company. “Visual Trips: The […]