Archive for June, 2005

Nancy Sampson is all about the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Nancy Sampson is all about the ‘student’ in student-athlete

If you visit management Prof. Nancy Sampson’s office, you’ll quickly learn what she’s passionate about. Posters and photos of every Pioneers athletic team fill her bulletin board to overflowing. Photographs of students nearly outnumber the books on her shelves. “I wouldn’t be here without the students,” says Sampson, BSBA ’65. […]

Brownsville or Bust

Brownsville or Bust

A new course introduced students to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, opening their eyes to a world they never expected.

‘Numb alums’ of ’70s and ’80s stay connected

‘Numb alums’ of ’70s and ’80s stay connected

It’s been nearly 30 years since they lived together in DU’s Johnson-McFarlane Hall, but a dozen alumni remain close despite distance and the demands of families and careers. These “Numb Alums” stay in touch by phone and e-mail and reunite regularly to reminisce about old times and make new memories. […]

Alumnus Chris Kane a Troubleshooter in training

Alumnus Chris Kane a Troubleshooter in training

The light outside the studio door glows red, illuminating the words ON AIR. Inside the darkened room, a headphoned young man deftly pulls the microphone forward and announces, “Good morning Colorado, and welcome to the Troubleshooter Sunday Show. My name is Chris Kane, and I am your Sunday Troubleshooter.” Eighteen […]

The ubiquitous cell phone

The ubiquitous cell phone

A few years ago, cell phones were considered a luxury. Today, they are thought of as a necessity and can be seen virtually everywhere. Students make calls between classes, fans text-message during hockey games and most DU Newman Center performances begin with an admonishment for patrons to silence their ringers. […]

Law school softball team marks 21st season

Law school softball team marks 21st season

Ned Sperry, MBA ’86, JD ’86, remembers playing softball as an undergrad in Boulder and seeing players in their 30s with their wives and kids watching. “I couldn’t believe people kept playing softball at that age,” Sperry says. But when Sperry was in his first year of law school at […]

Standing tall

Standing tall

Yemi Nicholson’s lean, towering frame emerges slowly from DU’s basketball locker room, his head barely clearing the door jam. A small smile spreads as his friendly, boyish face stares down with a calming sincerity. He extends a massive brown hand that’s warm, soft and the size of a baseball glove. […]

Performance junkie: Stuntwoman and singer Emily Allred Hutchinson

Performance junkie: Stuntwoman and singer Emily Allred Hutchinson

Emily Allred Hutchison, BFA ’78, has taken a little abuse lately. She’s been beaten up, blown up, shot, caught in a sword fight, and even hit by a ’51 Ford. The car accident was her favorite. “That was flashy,” the 48-year-old says with a slight Southern accent. “It had a […]

Letters

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Unlike nouveau sports bars that morph into sushi bars, the Stadium Inn at 1701 E. Evans Ave. faces the future by embracing the past. Parked in a section of the DU neighborhood where a fast-food crowd comes to slurp noodles or create zeppelin-sized burritos, it is a relic from a […]

Giving something back

Giving something back

Lareesa Tompkins, an MBA candidate at DU’s Daniels College of Business, earned her undergraduate degree in cello performance at Eastern Washington University. Her hands are used to subtle bow strokes and the soft touch of strings. But recently, Tompkins donned plastic gloves and went on “gum patrol” at the Johnson […]

Ida Fasel’s literary life

Ida Fasel’s literary life

Ida Fasel loves written works. She reads them in French, German, Italian and Spanish. But writing poetry is her first love. Fasel, PhD English ’63, has published numerous academic articles and chapters on subjects ranging from Milton (her specialty) to translations of French poetry. She’s received a number of awards […]

Finding the way

Finding the way

“Outward journeys are courageous. Inward journeys are true travel.” What sounds like a quote from a philosophy book is actually an excerpt from a nontraditional travel guide, The Tao of Travel, written by Graduate School of Social Work Assoc. Prof. Emerita Pamela Metz. The Tao of Travel is the most […]

Lacrosse stadium opens

Lacrosse stadium opens

The Barton Lacrosse Stadium — which sits just west of the Ritchie Center — is the new home of the Pioneers men’s and women’s lacrosse programs and is the first collegiate stadium in the nation to be designed solely for lacrosse. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Colorado, and […]

Patricia Tool McHugh paints her own path

Patricia Tool McHugh paints her own path

“Every artist, from the moment he or she makes the first stroke on canvas, is destined to follow a certain path,” wrote renowned American abstract painter Perle Fine. Patricia Tool McHugh’s path has led to a lifetime filled with art and travel. She came to DU after spending her freshman […]