Archive for June, 2007

Alumnae open boutique on Old South Pearl

Sarah Hussion (IMBA ’06) and Megan Smith (BSBA ’06) say they are the youngest business owners in a hot business district: Old South Pearl Street. They are 27 and 23, respectively. “I think it’s a key differentiator for us,” Hussion says. “We are a new generation and we are trying […]

Holmstrom becomes DU’s first men’s tennis All-American

Junior men’s tennis standout Adam Holmstrom has became the first NCAA Division I All-American in University of Denver history, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Holmstrom netted the honor when he earned a top 16 seed at the NCAA Singles Championships in late May. Holmstrom, ranked as high as No. […]

Computer whiz a leader in interactive advertising industry

Computer whiz a leader in interactive advertising industry

Who says you can’t mix work with play? Brian Robbins (BS computer science ’01, MBA ’01) does it every day. Plenty of folks would love to sit at his desk. Robbins is an executive producer and “gaming evangelist” for Fuel Industries, an interactive ad agency that literally adds fun and […]

Curator collects, preserves history

Curator collects, preserves history

Tucked in the basement of the Colorado History Museum and surrounded by row after row of filing cabinets, associate curator Alisa Zahller (MA art history ’97) works painstakingly to research and preserve history. It’s a job that requires careful attention to detail along with some basic detective work. Who created […]

Book examines white supremacy and the West

Book examines white supremacy and the West

In Aryan Cowboys: White Supremacists and the Search for a New Frontier 1970–2000 (University of Texas Press, 2006), Evelyn Schlatter (MA anthropology ’91) explores the move — both in a physical and imaginative sense — of white supremacists during the end of the 20th century. Some white supremacists, Schlatter writes, […]

Keep resumé focused, career expert advises

Q: I am changing careers and am not sure how to update my resumé to highlight my skills for the new career. What recommendations do you have? A: This is a great question given that most alumni will average more than 10 jobs throughout their lifetime. I recommend utilizing a […]

Alumna’s Wildlife Legacy Trust helps injured and orphaned animals

Alumna’s Wildlife Legacy Trust helps injured and orphaned animals

Whether it means walking across three lanes of traffic to save an enormous dog named Leonard or helping build steel barriers to protect prairie dogs from a highway, for Sharon Greenleaf La Pierre (PhD education ’87), “driving on by” is not an option when she sees one of nature’s creatures […]

Donated kidney allows alum to live his dreams

Donated kidney allows alum to live his dreams

Daniel Sise (BSBA ’74) is a man on two missions. The first finds him spreading the word about organ and tissue donation for the Donor Alliance. The second finds him listening to the birds sing through his open window and vowing — every morning — to live each day as […]

Alumna holds volunteer record at natural history museum

Alumna holds volunteer record at natural history museum

At an age when most retirees are slowing down, Carolyn (Brown) Hackstaff (BA history ’50) is leading young naturalists through wild bear territory and pitching a tent just feet away from wild grizzlies — at the Denver Museum for Nature and Science, that is. Hackstaff, 79, is the museum’s longest-serving […]

Retirement has alumnus singing

Retirement has alumnus singing

Since retiring more than 20 years ago, Harvey Herbst (BA speech communication ’43) can’t stop singing—literally. Herbst is part of a musical group that has been traveling and performing throughout Texas at least once a month since 1983. That’s when Liz Carpenter—who served under President Johnson as executive assistant to […]

Beck Archives houses wedding memorabilia

Beck Archives houses wedding memorabilia

This cake topper is part of a collection of wedding and anniversary memorabilia housed in DU’s Beck Archives. The decoration was used in 1956 to celebrate Max and Anna Schatz Rosenthal’s 50th anniversary. Housed at DU since 1976, the Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives formally became a part of the […]

Science major blends interests in medicine, business and volunteerism

Science major blends interests in medicine, business and volunteerism

When asked what led him to double major in biochemistry and molecular biology, Will Carspecken laughs. “The glamour and the girls … Just kidding!” Then, he thoughtfully describes the kind of doctor and researcher he wants to be. Carspecken eschews the “wait-and-see” approach to medicine. “I want to be the […]

The ultimate game of catch

The ultimate game of catch

First, you “pull it” and when you do that, you really want to “huck it” deep. Then, “establish the force” as soon as possible so that your “mark” can stall the holder. But if they get the disc off, you absolutely must try for the “layout.” If you know what […]

The little robot that could

The little robot that could

You wouldn’t expect Hollywood action flick characters to be role models for engineers. But when DU Associate Professor Richard Voyles set out to build a search-and-rescue robot, he turned to the sci-fi classic Terminator. In the movie’s famous last scene, a humanoid robot begins to crawl with just its arms […]

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe discusses diversity

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe discusses diversity