Archive for December, 2008

Tower is all that remains of Buchtel Chapel

Tower is all that remains of Buchtel Chapel

The cornerstone of the Memorial Chapel was laid in 1910, but it wasn’t until December 1917 that the building was dedicated in honor of those who died in World War I. Only one of the chapel’s original four towers remains; the rest of the building was destroyed by fire in […]

Staff member is the master of faster

Staff member is the master of faster

Don’t judge Chase Squires until you walk a mile—no, scratch that—until you run 100 miles in his shoes. Squires, a DU senior public affairs specialist and University of Denver Magazine writer, is what you call an ultradistance runner—the folks who use a marathon to get warmed up and often run […]

Interview: Athletics Vice Chancellor Peg Bradley-Doppes on athletic success

Interview: Athletics Vice Chancellor Peg Bradley-Doppes on athletic success

Students blend business and compassion

EMBA could stand for Executives Making Bold Achievements. That’s exactly what two students in DU’s Daniels College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program are doing: boldly sharing their business acumen with women in India who desperately need the help. The story starts in 1996 when Katie Kramer visited India and […]

DU’s newest residence hall opens

DU’s newest residence hall opens

After 19 months of construction and anticipation, Nagel Hall opened Aug. 21. The 150,000-square-foot, five-story, 356-bed facility provides much-needed space and modernizes the University’s housing stock. Nagel Hall’s first three floors house sophomores in four-person suites with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The fourth and fifth floors have apartment […]

Letters

Alumnus George Lof pioneered development of solar heating systems

Alumnus George Lof pioneered development of solar heating systems

On Parkway Drive in the Englewood, Colo., neighborhood of Cherry Hills, a piece of history is for sale. Years ago, however, the technology which makes this item distinct was of little interest or value to anyone other than its owner. That’s because the heating system employed in the house on […]

University Park’s utopian start

University Park’s utopian start

Clark Secrest, writing in Colorado Heritage magazine in 1992, pointed out that the short-lived town of South Denver had its own railway and its own university, but almost no saloons. The original boundaries of South Denver extended from Colorado Boulevard to the east, Pecos Street to the west, Yale Avenue […]

Alumnus heads board of Log Cabin Republicans

Alumnus heads board of Log Cabin Republicans

Ryan Greenawalt (BSBA ’02) is senior vice president at Jefferies & Co., a publicly traded bond firm on Wall Street, where he works in the Fixed Income Group serving the needs of public entities. He also is a founding member of DU’s Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund and one of […]

Pioneers welcome new alumni director

Pioneers welcome new alumni director

Jeffrey Howard has been named executive director of alumni relations at the University of Denver. He joined DU in the fall from the U.S. Olympic Committee, where he worked as the director of education and outreach programs in corporate communications. Howard returns to DU after nearly a decade; he previously […]

Career Center offers advice for finding work overseas

Career Center offers advice for finding work overseas

Q: I’d like to work abroad. How do I go about finding a job in another country? A: If you’ve set your sights upon finding a job overseas, there are some things to consider before you send a résumé to lands unknown: • Employment rates are not the same in […]

Alumna builds baby products business

Alumna builds baby products business

Renee Pepys Lowe, founder, president and CEO of CoCaLo Inc., has been in the juvenile retail business since she was a kid. Her mother was a pioneer in the concept of coordinated baby bedding in the early ’70s and included Pepys Lowe and her three siblings in the entrepreneurial endeavors. […]

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Saving Seph: Faith fuels alumna Lori Ware in her battle to save her son’s life.

Saving Seph: Faith fuels alumna Lori Ware in her battle to save her son’s life.

“He will be dead by the time he’s 18. Take him home and love him.” With those words, a doctor threw Lori (Watkins) Ware (MBA ’89) into the fight of her life: The fight for her son’s life. Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana coast, Lori’s 3-year-old son, […]

1964 license plate proclaims Pioneer pride

1964 license plate proclaims Pioneer pride

This Colorado license plate was procured for Chancellor Chester Alter in 1963 as a Christmas present to celebrate the University’s impending 100th anniversary in 1964. Gov. John Love (BA ’39, LLB ’41) authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles to change Alter’s vehicle registration slip to “DU-1964” after the department had […]