Archive for June, 2011

Holzer on a mission to learn

Holzer on a mission to learn

Before coming to the University of Denver, Josh Holzer studied off and on at five other institutions. As a member of the Army, he moved frequently and didn’t find a place or subject he enjoyed learning. That all changed when Holzer started taking courses in Mandarin, Japanese history and philosophy […]

Pioneers only All-American swimmer takes final DU lap

Pioneers only All-American swimmer takes final DU lap

One day, Grace Kittle will look back on her time at the University of Denver, and her most vivid memories will involve making history and enduring pain. When Kittle picks up her bachelor’s degree at DU’s undergraduate Commencement on June 4, she will do so as the most decorated and […]

DU student is first in her tribe with physics degree

DU student is first in her tribe with physics degree

While her ancestors looked up at the stars under dark Western skies and pondered the heavens, Charee Peters has wrestled with complicated formulas and mathematics to try to unravel those same mysteries. When Peters walks across the stage and graduates from the University of Denver on June 4, it’s believed […]

Le has crammed a lot into four years

Le has crammed a lot into four years

Don’t mistake Jeannette Le for your stereotypical sorority girl. The 22-year-old, who will graduate from DU on June 4, represents the less celebrated side of the Greek system. She works much harder than she plays. Le will get dual degrees — a bachelor’s degree in business administration and international business […]

Froude gets PhD in creative writing, prepares for med school

Froude gets PhD in creative writing, prepares for med school

On June 3, Richard Froude will collect his doctoral degree in creative writing from DU. Days later, the 32-year-old will begin pre-med courses at the University of Colorado-Denver, with hopes that by 2013 he’ll have the science background required for medical school. The doctoral degree, improbably, is the prologue to […]

This month in history: June

This month in history: June

Career outlook brighter for this year’s graduating seniors

For graduating seniors searching for jobs, there’s good news. The job market is looking brighter this year than it has in recent years. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), hiring for new graduates is up 21 percent over last year. Also, 41 percent of seniors who […]

Eat Like a Pioneer

Eat Like a Pioneer

From north to south, breakfast to dinner, pancakes to pizza, these 26 alumni-owned restaurants are putting DU on Denver’s culinary map.

Life is a balancing act for gymnast and hospitality major Brianna Springer

For champion gymnast, hospitality maven and A student Brianna Springer, life truly is a balancing act. The junior attends DU on a full athletic scholarship. She’s won dozens of event titles and awards and was one of 12 individual gymnasts in the nation to compete in the NCAA women’s gymnastics […]

Knoebel Calling

Knoebel Calling

Students need passion, know-how and real-world experience to succeed in DU’s school of hospitality management.

Hard Rock Life

Hard Rock Life

Peter Morton created the world’s most popular rock ’n’ roll restaurant. Then he opened a hotel that changed Las Vegas forever. Now what?

Frank Bonanno is the Denver dining scene’s man of many places

Frank Bonanno is the Denver dining scene’s man of many places

“Opening a restaurant is fun,” says Frank Bonanno. “It’s the running of them that’s tedious.” Maybe that explains why the 43-year-old Denver restaurateur has opened three new places in the past three years: the cozy noodle bar Bones, which sits on the same block as his flagships Mizuna and Luca […]

New book shares secrets to success in the music business

New book shares secrets to success in the music business

Most music schools teach students how to perform on stage, but they don’t teach skills for performance in the business world. Ramon “Ray” Ricker (BME ’65) fills in the missing notes to help aspiring musicians avoid becoming starving artists in his book Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t […]

Women’s College grad markets American agricultural products overseas

Women’s College grad markets American agricultural products overseas

There’s a saying in marketing that you sell the sizzle, not the steak. That works if you’re selling something that has sizzle. But when it’s your job to promote more sedate commodities like potatoes, honey and wool, the hurdles become a little bigger. Unless you’re Lori Garcia-McGehee (BBA ’95). A […]

Alums’ Love Grown Foods granola goes nationwide

Alums’ Love Grown Foods granola goes nationwide

When they were seniors at DU, Maddy D’Amato (BA sociology ’08) and Alex Hasulak (BSBA ’08) called on their fellow students to help them perfect their granola recipe, bringing samples to campus for their classmates to taste and evaluate. Three years later, the pair’s Love Grown Foods granola is on […]