Archive for March, 2009

New soccer stadium taking shape

New soccer stadium taking shape

When the sultry afternoon of Aug. 28 trudges up to the dinner hour, DU soccer fans will be eagerly settling into brand new seats. Floodlights will power up and a new scoreboard flicker on. The whistle will blow, cleats will stab manicured sod, and DU will unleash a women’s team […]

Letters – Spring 2009

Timber Dick left a legacy of ideas

Timber Dick left a legacy of ideas

In his all-too-short career at the University of Denver, Timber Dick had such a profound impact on faculty, staff and students that he is receiving one of the institution’s most prestigious awards: Distinguished Service to the University. Dick’s life was cut short by a car accident that left his wife, […]

Novel tells story of slavery and redemption

Novel tells story of slavery and redemption

While reading Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Russell Banks’ Cloudsplitter — both plots center on slavery — Michael White hatched the idea for his fifth and latest novel, Soul Catcher (William Morrow, 2007). Set in 1857, Soul Catcher is the story of Augustus Cain, a slave catcher entrusted with the task […]

Islam in America

Islam in America

What does it mean to be Shi’i in a country that understands so little about Islam? A new book by DU Professor Liyakat Takim traces the history and experiences of the Shi’i community in America.

Merle Catherine Chambers helped create DU’s center for women and girls

Merle Catherine Chambers helped create DU’s center for women and girls

Back in 1999, a group of visionary women met for lunch and, by the time the meal was finished, they had put the pieces in place for an extraordinary gift to the University of Denver and to women and girls across the state of Colorado. Among those women was Merle […]

Louise Atkinson has made DU a priority

Louise Atkinson has made DU a priority

Louise Atkinson graduated from DU with her MBA in 1979 and has since achieved professional success in the telecommunications and technology industries, rising to her most recent role as senior vice president at First Data Corp. Along the way, she’s also become a wife to Bill Atkinson and a loving […]

Loretta Martinez, MSW 2004

Loretta Martinez, MSW 2004

Nelda Martinez, MSW 2004

Nelda Martinez, MSW 2004

Sarah Hunt, MSW 2006

Sarah Hunt, MSW 2006

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

There is a lot of buzz about education at DU these days, and not just in the ways you might expect. Sure, we’re in the business of educating college students in a traditional campus setting. But our learning environment also includes pre-K options, a school for gifted elementary and middle […]