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Zen and the Art of Maynard

Office of the Chancellor

Dear Readers: As I write this column in late January, the attention of the nation is becoming more and more focused on the presidential election in the fall of this year. Weve moved from a seemingly endless string of debates among the contenders for the Republican nomination to the season of primary elections. The field has narrowed, and the presidential election itself seems much nearer and far more real. With the ongoing Occupy protests, continued stagnation in Congress, our armed forces still in the field, the economy still in the doldrums and the rhetoric flying, things have really begun to sizzle. For us at DU this can mean only one thing: The first presidential debate of 2012, to be held on campus Oct. 3, is nearly upon us. On that day and the days leading up to it, our university will be the epicenter of political life in the United States. Planning, fundraising and programming all have accelerated dramatically, and the buzz among the campus community is growing day by day. Without question, the debate at DU will be a major national event. The audience in Magness Arena will be exceeded by the more than 3,000 press and media personnel covering the event. All of the major news organizations will have individual stations on Carnegie Green during the days leading up to the debate. Weve been told that since it is the first debate of the series, involving a sitting president and taking place at such a critical time for world and national affairs, the debate at DU may be the single highest-rated television program in all of 2012, surpassing even the Super Bowl. It will be an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the minds and hearts of our wonderful students, the expertise of our tremendous faculty members and the beauty of our glorious campus. The debate also will provide an extraordinary opportunity to expose our students to democracy at work in America in a very up close and personal way. DU will host many programs for the campus community and the public over the next several months, including debates among student political groups, a distinguished speakers series (already begun with this quarters installment of Bridges to the Future) and student-led discussion groups. A host of new academic programs will focus on U.S. history, politics and people. On the day of the debate there will be a public event with speeches and music, culminating in a broadcast of the debate at many on-campus locations. Were also planning several watch parties for DU friends and supporters. I hope you will join the fun by planning a debate-themed event of your own, and that you will connect with our debate-planning group info-debate2012@du.eduin doing so. You can learn about the festivities and programming at debate2012.du.edu, an online resource that aims to keep you up-to-date about everything from debate-related cultural events to special courses were offering on political topics. Were hoping that the debateof such key importance to our countrywill also serve to knit us together as a community. When Oct. 3 dawns and the curtain rises on this transformational event, we hope youll help us make history. This is democracy in all its splendor. This is DU at its bestfront and center, committed to taking on the great issues of the day and determined to give our students the experience of a lifetime.

Office of the Chancellor Mary Reed Building | 2199 S. University Blvd. | Denver, CO 80208 | 303.871.2111 | Fax 303.871.4101 | www.du.edu/chancellor

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Zen and the Teaching of Art

From rebel instructor to department chair, Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on DU and its students.
By Greg Glasgow

A Life in Ink
After cutting his teeth at Denvers Rocky Mountain News, alumnus Ed Estlow rose to the top of the Scripps media empire.
By Tamara Chapman

Can This Economy Be Saved?

Colorado is about to get pummeled by a financial avalanche. DUs Strategic Issues Program has a plan to keep the state out of harms way.
By Jan Thomas


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Editors Note Feedback DU Update 8 News $5 million gift 11 Research African American history 13 Clubs Cycling team 14 People Founders Day honorees 17 Q&A ProgressNows Joanne Kron 21 Sports Basketball spotlight 23 History MLK at DU 25 Essay The burial Alumni Connections


On the cover and this page: Former ceramics Professor Maynard Tischler left an artistic legacy at DU, including the seascape mural in the El Pomar Natatorium in the Ritchie Center; read the story on page 28. Cover photo by Wayne Armstrong; photo this page courtesy of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

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Editors Note
After nearly three years as assistant managing editor of the University of Denver Magazine, I took the reins in January, when Chelsey Baker-Hauck (BA 96) left DU after a decade as the magazines managing editor. Chelsey was a tireless advocate for this magazine and its readers, and she leaves big shoes to fill. Under her watch the magazine won award after award after award, including 19 gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Chelsey herself received more than 40 awards for her work as a writer, editor and art director, including first-place prizes from the National Federation of Press Women in 2011 for profile writing and magazine editing. One of my first tasks as managing editor is to dig into the results of our most recent reader survey. According to the respondents, were doing a lot of things right, but we could do some things even better. Almost 80 percent of those who responded said they read every issue or most issues of the magazine, and nearly 90 percent said they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the job we do. You read us to keep up-to-date on campus news and events, to learn what your former classmates are up to and to stay connected to your alma mater. But you requested additions too. An iPad version was chief among those. Currently you can find a link to a tablet-friendly PDF version of the magazine at www.du.edu/magazine (click on the e-version logo), but were working on an enhanced, interactive version that will be more fun to read and easier to access. Were also working on adding an events calendar, more coverage of faculty and staff, and more news about our awesome Pioneer athletics teams. In addition, we want to keep you aware of all the cultural offerings at DU, including Newman Center concerts, art exhibits and theater performances. Have more suggestions? Please email me at gglasgow@du.edu or call me at 303-871-2776 and let me know. I look forward to hearing your ideas.


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Chelsey Baker-Hauck (BA 96) Laurie Budgar Kim DeVigil Katelyn Feldhaus Valerie Finholm Steve Fisher Brenda Gillen (MLS, CERT 06) Jeffrey Haessler Samuel Jay Rob Jordan JC Lexow Doug McPherson Sarah Satterwhite Chase Squires (MPS 10) Ed Stein (BFA 69) Jan Thomas (BA 80, MA 81) Connie Williams
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waste of money. There are many worthwhile uses of this large amount of money. Shame on both Chancellor Coombe and Mayor Hancock! And Straight Shooter [winter 2011], your fluff piece on a consistently rightwing senator from a solidly Republican state, was a waste of time, especially given the Republican leaderships main aim to remove Obama. The Republican damage to our country and their refusal to govern with the Democrats is much more of a story. The University has become a corporate-controlled Republican school in terms of its views, planning and massive investments in corporatesupported areas. Human service programs appear to be more of an appendage than an important part of DU.
Walter Beck (MSW 55) Saco, Maine

E Parking wars at DU M A G A Z I N U N I V E R S I T Y

child who graduated two years ago from out of Regarding the 1950s UNIVERSITY OF MAGAZINE state, two who graduated memories you asked in December (one in state readers to share in and one out of state), and your winter issue: Who one graduating in May (in remembers the student state). riot at the Bizad camSadly, our family pus one spring between could have easily had a DU family tradi1954 and 56? Daily, students parked in tion, but we could ill afford it. Please be time-limited parking on the block-long a pioneer in making quality education curb across from the Bizad building. A affordable; until this happens at DU (and meter maid chalked tires to catch overother universities/colleges), our nation time parkers, and a particularly nasty motorcycle cop wrote the tickets. Students will continue to slip in global educational and economic ratings. those days had as much creativity as Estella Rummelein (BA 03) today, and at set times daily, the car in Centennial, Colo. front would move around the block while everyone else moved up one space, hoping What a waste to obliterate the telltale chalk mark. This DU hosting the first presidential debate displeased the city fathers, and enforceof 2012, at a cost of $1.65 million? ment increased. Ridiculously self-centered, foolish and a One day, a shower of water balloons fell on the motorcycle patrolman, who pulled his gun (as I recall) to the catcalls of students on the fourth-floor library deck. Classes emptied, and soon a crowd jeered from in front of the building while the cop threatened and glowered. Red-faced deans came out to quell the disturbance, but with limited success. The Denver Post sent a photographer to document the riot, but things quickly settled down. The University powersthat-be were scandalized by the affair, but as student riots go, it was small potatoes, about on par with the panty raids that occurred in other institutions as well as at DU. Students today are considerably less restricted than we were then, but I doubt they have nearly as much fun resisting authority.



Carolers IDd
Thank you to Margaret Rolingson (attd. 51), Jack Nelson (BA 54) and Judith (McDonough) McCabe (BA 55, MA 58) for contacting the University of Denver Magazine to identify the carolers who appeared in the photo on page 45 of the winter 2011 issue. The caroler in the lower left corner of the photo is McCabe, whose father, Randolph McDonough, was DUs alumni director from 193463. McCabe says the photo was taken in December 1953 or 54. The other carolers have not been identified.

Roy Wilson (BSBA 56) Sequim, Wash.

Affordable education

I am in total agreement with Don Burgess about building a better DU (letters, winter 2011). I am a proud and extremely grateful Womens College graduate. I could not afford to assist any of my four children in attending DU. I have one

University of Denver Magazine Feedback

Peace Corps lessons

I received the winter 2011 issue of the University of Denver Magazine and was pleased to see your article about the Peace Corps (Corps Values). There is just one correction to be made: I, not Kevin Dixon, was the first Peace Corps volunteer from DU. I graduated from DU with a major in Latin American studies in June 1961 and joined the Peace Corps in August 1961. I applied while at DU and remember when the FBI interviewed Arthur Campa (my adviser), they asked him, What is Sylvia Boecker running away from? Dr. Campa answered, Sylvia is not running away from anything, she is running toward something. My assignment was the Philippines, where I taught English and Spanish for two years in Ibajay, Aklan, on the island of Panay. I agree with the other volunteers that the Peace Corps changed my life.

I eventually became a lawyer and have been working in immigration law since 1977. Most of my clients are from the Philippines.
Sylvia Boecker (BA 61) Williamsburg, Va.

Thanks for the article about Theresa Munanga and her Peace Corps experience in Kenya. My teenage daughter spent a month in Kenya this summer as an intern for Bold Leaders, a group headquartered in Denver that works with teens to develop leadership skills here and in other countries, including Kenya. My daughter has shared a lot about her time in Nairobi and the rural Mount Kenya area, volunteering with several groups and living with a host family with no electricity or plumbing. I was so excited to read that Theresa wrote a bookI immediately purchased a copy for my daughter as a holiday gift. My daughter wants to go back to Kenya

and is interested in the Peace Corps when she is done with college. The book will be perfect for her! And I hope I get to borrow the book to read, too. Congratulations, Theresa, on volunteering with the Peace Corps and writing a book about your experiences and insights.
Melissa (Goldman) Turner (BA 79, MBA 83) Denver


Due to incorrect information in the DU database, the arts story in our winter issue incorrectly stated that former art instructors Vance Kirkland and William Sanderson earned degrees from DU.
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Celebrate Your 50th Reunion June 8 and 9, 2012
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DU medical school? Christo lawsuit International law journal Study abroad ranking Advice for parents

Wayne Armstrong

World-class street artists Sam Flores, David Choe and Highraff were in Denver in January creating work for Terminal Kings, a DU-sponsored public art project at Denver International Airport. Their murals will be used to create a facade around construction sites inside the airport over the next five years, resulting in a mobile exhibit that can be modified and adjusted to various forms and sizes. Arts, humanities and social sciences faculty are exploring potential programming around the exhibit, such as guest lectures, on-campus exhibitions and opportunities for students to display their work at DIA over the next five years. >>www.terminalkings.com
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Taylors make $5 million gift to Daniels

niversity of Denver alumni Andy and Barbara Taylor have given $5 million to DUs Daniels College of Business. The giftwhich will be added to the already-established Taylor Scholarship endowment of $1 millionwill provide scholarships to foster diversity among undergraduate students. The University has matched the new gift, bringing the total Taylor Scholarship fund to $11 million. Andy Taylor (BSBA 70), chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdingsparent company of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brandsand his wife, Barbara (Broadhurst) Taylor (attd. 196970), are longtime Daniels supporters. Enterprise Holdings has provided internship opportunities for Daniels students, supported service projects and sponsored events. In May 2011, Andy Taylor gave a Daniels College of Business Voices of Experience keynote, and in 2007, he spoke at DUs Alumni Symposium. Barbara and I believe its our responsibility to ensure that Daniels continues to provide opportunities to the best and brightest students, regardless of need or background, Andy Taylor says. These scholarships will open doors for students who otherwise couldnt afford a DU education. Taylor joined Enterprisewhich was founded in 1957 by his father, Jack Taylorat the age of 16. He began his career by washing cars during summer and holiday vacations and learning the business from the ground up. Following graduation from DU, he worked for three years for RLM Leasing, a Ford Motor Co. affiliate in San Francisco. Taylor then returned to Enterprise, which, at

Bridges series welcomes former State Dept. official

An audience at DUs Newman Center for the Performing Arts considered billiard balls and LEGO sets on Feb. 2 as Bridges to the Future speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter talked about changes in international relations spanning the Kennedy presidency to the modern day. The Princeton University professor of politics and international affairs and former director of policy planning for the State Department told the crowd of 700 that the governments that conducted the Cold War were something like billiard balls, insular and acting imperviously to external forces. Today, not only are there more governments jockeying for position on the global stage, but now a wide range of non-state actors are actively affecting world issues and attempting to address problems. All those new players, Slaughter said, are like pieces of a LEGO set.
Jeffrey Haessler

the time, operated a fleet of only 5,000 cars. In 1976, he became the general manager of Enterprise Rent-A-Cars St. Louis regional Xxxxxx operations, and in 1980, Taylor was named president and chief operating officer. Daniels Dean Christine Riordan notes that the Taylors gift will help Daniels recruit top students from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their financial need, and help many deserving students achieve their educational goals. The Taylors gift will not only help educate the next generation of ethical business leaders, but will help Daniels further develop as a community of choice where ideas, diversity and strong relationships enhance lives, Riordan says. Andy and Barbara share our belief that providing tomorrows business leaders an ethics-based business education is important. With annual revenues exceeding $14 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings operates more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked No. 16 on Forbes list of the top 500 private companies in America.

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The U.S. is still the most powerful nation, without question, said Slaughter, speaking as part of the series focus on Undercurrents of the 2012 Election. But she noted that it must cultivate relationships with other countries, naming the European Union, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia as growing powers that should not be ignored. We cant do it all ourselves. We need partners, she said. >>www.du.edu/bridges
JC Lexow

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Law grad named to Colorado Supreme Court

Pioneers Top 10

Best young-adult novels since 2000

1 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 2 The Maze Runner by James


3 The Hunger Games by Suzanne


4 Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry 5 Graceling by Kristin Cashore 6 Matched by Ally Condie 7 The Graveyard Book by Neil

University of Denver Sturm College of Law alumnus Brian Boatright was named to Colorados Supreme Court on Oct. 27. Boatright (JD 88)who was selected for the court by Gov. John Hickenlooperwill replace Justice Alex Martinez, who stepped down Oct. 31 to serve as Denvers manager of safety, overseeing the citys police and fire departments. Hickenlooper praised Boatrights more than 11 years of service as a judge in the 1st Judicial Circuit, which covers Gilpin and Jefferson counties. Boatright, 49, spent much of his time presiding over a juvenile court. Brian Boatright has a great capacity to listen and to evaluate the implications of his decisions, Hickenlooper says. He is a seasoned trial judge whose ability to collaborate and find consensus is built on a fundamental understanding of law. We commend him for his public service in the courtroom and for his involvement in the community. Brian will make an outstanding member of the Colorado Supreme Court. Boatright will serve a provisional term of two years. If retained by voters, he will then serve a 10-year term. He is the 102nd person in the states history to be appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
Chase Squires

DU contemplates opening a medical school

Responding to a rapidly changing health care landscape, the University of Denver on Dec. 1 announced that it will launch a study to determine the feasibility of opening a medical school on the DU campus. The community-based school potentially would find DU partnering with hospitals, accountable and managed care organizations and academic institutions to find new approaches to delivering cost-effective primary health care to rural and underserved areas. The feasibility study is slated for completion in the spring, and no final decisions will be made until the study is finished. Chancellor Robert Coombe says the University believes a new medical school could be a powerful investment in Colorados health future. The University of Denver is always seeking bold and pioneering ways to serve the public good. Our primary objective is to determine if we can fill the health services gap by training students as primarycare physicians to meet the escalating needs of the medically underserved, Coombe says.
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8 The Curious Incident of the

Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

9 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 10 The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick
Compiled by Jacquie Hemphill (MLIS 11), teacher librarian at Cherry Hills Village Elementary in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

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@ DU Today

Look for these stories and more news at www.du.edu/today

Engineering Professor Roger Salters succumbs to cancer

Korbel Dean Christopher Hill on developments in Iraq, North Korea

DU symposium tackles tangled marijuana laws

Morgridge, NSM faculty get grant to help math and science teachers
DU students bound for Honduras to deliver medical assistance

DU names former CSU coach Jesse Mahoney volleyball head coach

Supreme Court rules against music Professor Lawrence Golan

Alum Elliot Martin inducted into theater hall of fame

Sophomore part of Sing-Off finalist Urban Method

Sophomore vocal performance major Katie Turley is one of the eight members of Urban Method, a Denver-based a cappella group that finished third on season three of NBCs The Sing-Off, a competition program for vocal groups that aired in fall 2011. Featuring rapper Mykal Hudson, Urban Method made a name for itself on the show for its hip-hop-appella sound and unique takes on songs like Love the Way You Lie, by Eminem and Rihanna, and Cant Get Enough, by the Black Eyed Peas. Turleywho starred in DUs 2011 winter musical, Side Showwas singled out by the judges more than once for her powerhouse vocals. Hip-hop and rap are such a big part of our culture right now, its really cool that we get to branch out and show people that rap can be put in a cappella, she says. Really anything can be made into a cappella, and thats why its so cool.
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See video of an Urban Method performance at du.edu/UrbanMethod


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By Laurie Budgar

Excavating black history

olorados history is rife with imagery of rugged bravado: Zebulon Pikes daring mountaineering expedition, the fortunes won and lost during the Gold Rush, the cowboy herding cattle across the plains. Butperhaps because of Hollywoods influencealmost all the Western heroes are white. M. Dores Cruz, an assistant professor of anthropology at DU, wants to help people understand that people of different backgrounds and origins were part of the history of the West. When people talk about the history of Colorado, particularly the homestead, the image that comes to mind is white homesteaders, Cruz says. One of the projects goals is to show how much more complex the history of Colorado is. Cruz leads a team conducting archaeological research at an African American homesteading community in southeastern Colorado known as The Dry because of its arid climate and stark landscape. Thanks to grants from DU and the Colorado State Historical Fund, Cruz is researching how the African American populations who settled at The Dry lived. The story of the settlement starts with the Enlarged Homestead Act of 1909, which opened up homesteading to areas not readily irrigated. Rocky Ford entrepreneur George Swinkwho had acquired a significant amount of land for farming encouraged Josephine and Leonora Rucker, two of his domestic workers, to travel to neighboring states to persuade family and friends to homestead their own land in Colorado. The first African American settlers started arriving at The Dry around 1915. Before long, about 50 families were living in the area. But in 1923, when a major dam collapsed, agriculture became almost impossible and homesteaders started leaving the area. Then the Dust Bowl hit, and whatever slight capacity the land had for farming completely disappeared.

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Yet some families remained until the 1970s. Some purchased a few head of cattle for milking and butter production. Others got jobs on the railroad in nearby cities. But by the mid-1970s, every last settler was gone. For her research, Cruz has relied considerably on interviews with and information provided by descendants of settlers of The Dry. But she also is employing technology pioneered by DU anthropology Professor Larry Conyers, an expert in ground-penetrating radar. So far, Cruz and her teamMichelle Slaughter of Avalon Archeology in Denver, DU graduate student Jennifer Moon and Brown University graduate student Jessica Ungerhave located 10 homesteads and

found artifacts including canning supplies, toy parts, shoe horns, buttons and buckles. In addition to all the objects that can give us information about the economy of the homesteads, some objects of daily life are very personal and give us a window into other realms of life, Cruz says. Although the archaeology of plantation life and the history of slavery are central to the study of the African American diaspora, other histories should also be told. We want to make the descendants and the community stakeholders in the project, not only because of the information they can give us, but because it is important for the local population to preserve the memory and history of The Dry.
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Law students sue to block Christo

Students in the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on Feb. 1 filed suit in federal court to block Over the River, an industrial-scale art project by the well-known artist Christo that was approved in November by the Bureau of Land Management. The project proposes hanging aluminum-coated material over 5.9 miles of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado, in scattered sections over a 42-mile stretch. The suit was filed against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the grassroots, all-volunteer citizen group Rags Over the Arkansas River, whose members are dedicated to preserving and protecting the headwaters of the Arkansas River and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The group opposes the project, citing numerous environmental issues and dangers to the residents of and visitors to the area. The suit was filed by third-year law students Mason Brown and Justine Shepherd, under the guidance of law Professor Michael Harris.
Chase Squires


The Academic Commons at Penrose Library: A Contemporary Library for a 21st Century University
A new adventure in learning lies ahead. The Academic Commons at Penrose Library will continue to be the place where history comes to life. Is there any higher or nobler cause than the promotion of wisdom and knowledge? Nancy Allen, Dean and Director of Penrose Library Make your gift today! Be a part of this exciting endeavor. Honor your commitment to this vital initiative. DU is offering personalized commemorative book bindings for gifts over $250 that will be displayed within the renovated Penrose Library. Gifts of any size will provide endless opportunities for the University of Denver community.


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On a roll
By Doug McPherson

he University of Denvers Club Cycling program has always been a speedy group, but in 2011 it slipped into a new and much fastergear. One reason? Some say there are two. And the likelihood of them ever meeting waswell, unlikely. Rebecca Gross grew up in the 80s in New Jerseya little girl riding her bike around the block dodging traffic in the suburbs. On the other side of the country, Matt Lyons was racing his bike through the lush greenery of Oregons woods during the 90s. Last year their bike paths met in the cycling club. Rebecca brings a lot of experience to the team, says Lyons, the clubs president and a sophomore management major. Riders usually peak around age 28, and shes reaching her peak. Shes really good. Actually, Gross, whos earning her masters in sports psychology, is a tad older: 31.

They call me the team grandma, Gross says with a laugh. Im only 31; its not that old. Matt just turned 20, so hes just a baby. But youth is clearly working for Lyons. And if anything, that extra three years has been a plus for Gross. Last fall the two gave DU its first-ever national championship in cycling when they won the short-track division of the USA Cycling 2011 Collegiate Mountain Bike National. Both riders smoked their competition, and strangely, they both won their respective races by exactly 28 seconds. Gross also took second in the events cross-country race, as did DUs Sam Chovan. Gross and Lyons knew going in they had the goods to win. During the 2011 season, Gross garnered eight first-place finishes in short track and cross-country events throughout Colorado, and Lyons took first in four other road races around Colorado

and Wyoming last spring. Whats more, both won the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference in cyclocross. We definitely felt like we had a chance to win, Lyons says. I thought for sure that Rebecca could win. The club began humbly a few years ago when four guys got together wearing yellow shirts with DU spelled out in red duct tape on the front. Today, the club has about 30 members (at times membership has reached 60), who train by riding up to 60 miles on weekends. DU covers the teams travel expenses. The national championship win has fueled the cycling clubs desire to improve even more, says two-year team member Joe Teynor, a graduate student in accounting. Many of us are stoked about it, Teynor says. It really is a team sport, and I think [Lyons and Gross] winning is making the team work hard to do better.
Wayne Armstrong

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By Rob Jordan

Strong connections
rowing up in Madison, Wis., Doug Scrivner didnt have to go far to find playmates. Thanks to his parents sense of community, Scrivners home was always buzzing with kids from the neighborhood. It was an Ozzie and Harriet kind of environment, recalls Scrivner, a DU trustee, alumnus and adjunct professor. DU will present Scrivner (JD 77) with the John Evans Award, the Universitys highest alumni honor, at the Founders Day ceremony in March. In his typically modest fashion, Scrivner doesnt take full credit for the ethic of altruistic hard work he has brought to myriad DU endeavors over the

years. Whoever I am as a person, he says, is entirely attributable to my parents. Among his DU initiatives, Scrivner is particularly excited about the creation of the Academic Commons at Penrose Library. The remodeled building will include a caf funded partially by a gift from Scrivner and his wife, Mary. Envisioned as a place for students to socialize and study, the caf will be called the Front Porch to reflect the house he grew up in and to draw upon memories of my mom and dad growing up, and what my parents meant to so many. It is in that spirit of social obligation and community building that Scrivner, 60, has helped DU grow. He sits on various

University committees. He makes weekly flights from his California home to teach corporate governance risk and compliance at the Sturm College of Law. He was an adviser on the law schools recent strategic planning exercise, has been a leader on several DU fundraising campaigns and served on the search committee that led to the appointment of Martin Katz as dean of Sturm. In addition, he developed the concept and provided initial funding for the Ved Nanda Center for International Law. Scrivner has done it all with a low-key, inquisitive demeanor that belies his tenacity. On campus he carries a tremendous amount of power, and yet no one feels that, Katz says of the former corporate attorney. Hes not the image of a prosecutor you would see in a courtroom drama. When Katz was interim dean in 2009, Scrivner approached him. He sort of reached out and made it clear he was willing to help both me and the law school in any way he could, Katz recalls. Scrivners proactive stance led to a close partnership and open dialogue between the two men. It has led to wonderful places, Katz says, including the formation of a trustee advisory board for the school. Scrivners relationship with DU began in 1974. He had earned a bachelors degree from Duke University and a masters degree in international relations from the London School of Economics, but Scrivner came to Denver seeking to study under Professor Ved Nanda, then an up-andcoming star in the world of international law, and to pursue a PhD at the Graduate School (now Josef Korbel School) of International Studies. In time, he dropped his doctoral work in favor of completing his law degreea decision he has never regretted. Scrivners time in Denver was a blur of intensive studies, summer classes and work as editor of the law review, shuttling between the law school downtown and the main campus. Scrivner was in such a rush that he skipped his graduation ceremony


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to marry his sweetheart in Evans Chapel, honeymoon briefly at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and then hit the road for a job with a Minnesota law firm. After two years in Minneapolis, Scrivner made the fateful decision to respond to a blind ad in The Wall Street Journal. The firm that hired him as one of its three lawyers eventually became Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. During Scrivners 31 years at Accenture, the firm went from 2,000 employees and $220 million in revenue to 230,000 employees and $25 billion in revenue. Scrivner served as the corporate behemoths general counsel for 14 years, building a legal group of more than 400 lawyers in 35 countries. When he left Accenture in 2011, Scrivner accelerated a wide range of volunteer work. He serves on advisory boards and committees at Duke, the California State Bar Law Academy Strategic Task Force and the Project for Attorney Retention, an initiative to help law firms and law departments attract and retain female lawyers. He provides funds to a Saturday law academy for underprivileged California ninth-graders and occasionally speaks to students at the University of California-Berkeley and Northwestern Universitys law schools. I retired from Accenture, not life, Scrivner says with a laugh. At DU, Scrivner has served as a trustee, a chairman of the law schools visiting committee and national co-chair of the schools Second Century Campaign. But he is especially proud of his work with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal Systems Educating Tomorrows Lawyers initiative, which encourages innovation in legal education. Scrivner explains his motivation to improve DU in simple terms. Its about the sense of gratitude I have to the people there who helped me accomplish so much, he says.


The 2012 Founders Day awards, which recognize accomplishments of alumni, faculty and staff, will be handed out at a gala reception March 8 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to Doug Scrivner, the recipients are:
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The Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement will go to Erik Myhren u (MA 03). Myhren, an elementary school teacher in Denver for the past 14 years, introduced the sport of lacrosse to innercity kids several years ago, and a handful of them fell in love. The story is so powerful that it became the subject of the award-winning documentary City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story. Myhren also founded Connect the Kids, a nonprofit that introduces disadvantaged Denver kids to enrichment programs in areas ranging from arts and academics to sports and life skills. Emmit McHenry (BA 66) will receive the Randolph P . McDonough Award for Service to Alumni. McHenrys many DU volunteer activities have included serving as president of the Alumni Association, mentoring staff and alumni, and serving on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Board.

The Distinguished Service to the University Award will be presented to t Cathy Grieve (MA 72, PhD 79), DUs executive director of conferences, events and special programs. Formerly a faculty member in the communications department, then director of the Office of Special Community Programs, Grievewho has worked at DU for more than 30 yearsnow oversees everything from Convocation to the upcoming presidential debate. Daphne Preuss (BS 85) will receive the Professional Achievement Award. Preuss, a former professor of molecular genetics and cell biology at the University of Chicago, is CEO and co-founder of Chromatin Inc. in Chicago. Among other things, the company is using proprietary technology to develop specialized types of sorghum that can be turned into high-energy biofuels to run vehicles and power plants. Leslie Howard u (EMBA 03) is the recipient of the Community Service Award. Howard and her husband, Gary, started the Gary and Leslie Howard Family Foundation, which provides scholarships to students who want to study business at the University of Denver or Colorado State University. The Howards also organize and run the annual Miracle on Ice hockey camp on the DU campus, serving children who live in Denvers housing projects. Read full profiles at du.edu/magazine

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$2 million grant will fund research on stress and kids

Sarah Watamura, an associate professor of psychology, received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department of Administration for Children and Families to see if intervention techniques can be used to prevent the side effects of stress in young children. The study will be a collaboration among Watamura, Amanda Moreno from DUs Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy and Philip Fisher at the Oregon Social Learning Center. Therapeutic services will be provided through the Mental Health Center of Denver. For the study, researchers will screen 360 families with children between 6 months and 3 years old who are experiencing stress. Half of the families will be taught how to buffer stress for their children. Watamuras hope is that parents can protect children from some of the consequences of stress, despite their circumstances. Kids are very able to take buffering from adults, she says. We cannot change their circumstances, but we can help them understand what an amazing strength good parenting is, and we can interrupt this stress cycle.
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International law journal finds new home at DU

The Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, a quarterly product of the International Bar Association, has a new home at the University of Denvers Sturm College of Law. DU is the first United States-based university in the journals 30-year history to host and edit the publication, which sparks discussion among some 2,000 of the most recognized international practitioners in energy and natural resources law. Students and faculty at DU will commission pieces and reports and distribute them for peer review to leading attorneys, putting students in direct contact with those who shape environmental and natural law. Authors deal with the big issues of the day as resources become scarcer and the impact of harnessing the planets energy supplies becomes more evident.
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Celebrate your connection. Celebrate your connection.

Like many alumni, Bob and Vicki Adler Gray are Like many alumni, Bob and Vicki Adler Gray are grateful for their outstanding DU educations that grateful for their outstanding DU educations that opened many doors for them. opened many doors for them. They credit supportive professors like JJ Johnston and They credit supportive professors like JJ Johnston and Lee Evans with making aatrue difference in their lives. Lee Evans with making true difference in their lives. In appreciation of these professors, the Grays have In appreciation of these professors, the Grays have taken advantage of DUs matching gift program and taken advantage of DUs matching gift program and created aafund that supports both the Johnston and created fund that supports both the Johnston and Evans Endowed Scholarships. Evans Endowed Scholarships. DU shares the enthusiasm of donors like the Grays and DU shares the enthusiasm of donors like the Grays and is matching eligible current gifts and estate gifts for: is matching eligible current gifts and estate gifts for: Endowed Scholarships Endowed Scholarships Performing Arts Performing Arts Celebrate your connection by supporting DU Celebrate your connection by supporting DU students and professors to ensure aabrighter future! students and professors to ensure brighter future!
Jean Johnston, BA 46, MA 63. Widow of beloved business law professor JJ Johnston. Jean Johnston, BA 46, MA 63. Widow of beloved business law professor JJ Johnston. Vicki Adler Gray, BSBA 62, MPA 66 Vicki Adler Gray, BSBA 62, MPA 66 Virginia Evans, BA 50. Widow of Lee Evans, beloved management professor and former Virginia Evans, BA 50. Widow of Lee Evans, beloved management professor and former assistant dean of the business college. assistant dean of the business college. Bob Gray, BSBA 66 Bob Gray, BSBA 66

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Alumna Joanne Kron on the 2012 election

Interview by Brenda Gillen

oanne Kron (BA 03, MA 03) recently was named executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, a 200,000-member progressive political advocacy organization. Prior, Kron worked for the Denver-based Gill Action Fund, which promotes equality for all people, regardless of sexual orientation. What do you believe Coloradans are most concerned about this election year? Jobs and the economy. I think people in Colorado felt the pinch during the economic downturn and now Colorado is doing very welladding jobs, reducing the unemployment ratemuch quicker than we are seeing in other states around the U.S. But its still a big concern that people have.

happening at the Legislature and then also asking our membership to engage where appropriate. In the past, the press could be counted on to be political watchdogs. What is ProgressNows role in challenging misinformation, and how does it compare to the role of todays mainstream press? I have a strong appreciation for members of the mainstream press. Reporters are expected to produce stories, post online and be on social media. Its hard to be able to get every aspect of every story. Our job is to make sure that our viewpoint and the general progressive viewpoint [gets] in those stories. A majority of our work is done online, communicating with our members and with people throughout the state through social-media outlets. How did your studies at the University of Denver lead you to a career in working for progressive organizations like Gill Action and ProgressNow Colorado?




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What about education?

Education is one of those items that I feel really expands beyond political party. It continues to not receive the attention that it should, both at the Legislature and on the ballot. We just arent voting in support of education and improving education. Education is one of the things I am really focused on, partly as the result of the experiences I had at DU. Volunteers in Partnership at DU gave me the opportunity to go back to the Denver Center for International Studies [a Denver public school], from which I graduated, and make sure that students were thinking about what they were going to be doing after they graduated from high school, and that college was on that list. What are some of the goals for ProgressNow Colorado this year in terms of holding public leaders accountable?


I have always been progressive politically and very interested in how politics work. A lot of my international studies work [at DU] has carried over into economic justice, civic justice and caring for those nonprofits. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies offers opportunities to learn experientially, preparing students to develop arguments and understand policy: how its created, how it has changed and how individuals can play a role in that. Those skills have definitely carried through.


We are taking a look at what is happening in the Legislature and what bills are being promoted that focus on job growth and the economy. We are also taking a look at the bills that really dont align with that. Were making sure that ProgressNow Colorado members are aware of what is

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debate update More discussion of the 2012 presidential election will take place at DU in the months leading up to the presidential debate on campus Oct. 3. Keep an eye on the debate website for the latest on events and other information.



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Students collaborate with international artist

What word would you use to describe your home? That was the question visiting artist Rupprecht Matthies asked his students at DU. Their answers were on display in Being Home?, Matthies winter exhibit at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Matthies, a German artist, concentrates on words that express life, signify something important or are simply favorite words of his subjects. In Being Home?, the words that students selected were cut out of fabric and sewn onto curtains. Matthies was at DU as part of the Hamilton Collaborative Visiting Artist program funded by Frederic and Jane Hamilton. As part of his five-week stay in Denver, Matthies exhibited his work at the DAM in addition to teaching and holding workshops with students at DU.
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Marcia Gallagher
When Marcia (Moritz) Gallagher (BA 73) received an offer for a full academic scholarship to the University of Denver, she accepted even though she had never visited campus. Because Gallagher had no parental support for her DU education, the need-based academic scholarship gave her an educational opportunity that wouldnt have been available to her otherwise. Gallaghers recent gift of more than $1 million to DU will go toward providing similar opportunities to current and future undergraduate students. From living on campus to her workstudy job in the Mary Reed Library to broomball on the ice rink and other adventures, Gallaghera Scottsdale, Ariz., nativeholds fond memories of her time at DU. She remains friends with DU classmates and keeps up with the latest research in psychologyher major at DU. I met so many great people at DU, and I felt like I was treated well, she says. It was a happy environment with no major wrinkles. When Gallaghers children started looking at colleges, her love for DU factored into the conversation about where they would apply. Her research into the cost of a college education and how schools are funded helped her understand that the price of a college education has grown substantially over the years, far outpacing many other types of investments. Thanks to DUs matching program for gifts of $25,000 or more, Gallaghers donation will have an impact of more than $2 million. Gallagher and her husband, Maurice, CEO of Allegiant Travel Co., both support their alma maters. I give to DU out of a great fondness for the University and out of a belief that DU offers a well-rounded education, Gallagher says. The University is a perfect size within a major city, and it does a great deal of good in the community. And with students and faculty from all over the world, it allows students a chance to understand a variety of perspectives. Its just a wonderful school.
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DU third in U.S. for study abroad

According to the 2011 Open Doors report, DU is third in the nation in the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad. During the 200910 academic year, 824 DU undergraduate students studied abroad, up from 810 students in 200809. DUs Cherrington Global Scholars program allows eligible students to study abroad for the same price they would pay for tuition and fees while on the DU campus. DU offers more than 150 study-abroad programs in 58 nations. The University helps students pay some additional costs, such as transportation and fees for visa applications and insurance mandated by the host country or by DU. In the past year, DU also has moved up from ninth place to third place on the list of schools with the highest number of graduate students who volunteer for the Peace Corps.
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Civil rights champion shares lessons at DU

Morris Dees, a champion litigator for the civil rights movement, spoke at the University of Denver on Jan. 17. He told some 400 students from DU and area high schools to persevere and to know that no matter the profession they choose, if they strive for excellence, they can make a tremendous difference. I grew up in a time when the South was very segregated, and there wasnt much most of us could do about it, he said. I didnt much question the way things were; it was just a way of life. But an elementary school teacher in his Alabama hometown challenged Dees to think differently and to respect people of all races. Armed with that spark from a small-town teacher, Dees went on to rise up from his job picking cotton in rural fields to become one of the best-known civil rights lawyers in American history. Dees co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, and through his work as a torts lawyer he successfully sued branches of hate groups such as the Aryan Brotherhood and the Ku Klux Klan into bankruptcy and out of existence. He successfully sued to integrate the Montgomery, Ala., YMCA and other recreational facilities. He battled in Texas courts for the rights of Vietnamese shrimpers, and he fought for prisoners rights and the rights of women. America, Ive learned from representing these people, is great because of our diversity, not despite it, Dees said. America is a nation of laws that protect the minority from the majority, if the majority is breaking the law.
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By Samuel Jay

In the spotlight
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HoCkEy The Pioneer hockey team currently is battling for its fifth-straight NCAA appearance and is ranked 10th in the nation. WoMENS BASkETBALL During the 201112 season, Kaetlyn Murdoch became the Sun Belts and DUs all-time career blocks leader, and Emiko Smith broke Denvers all-time career assists record as a junior.

t seemed fitting that the University of Denver campus was covered in more than a foot of snow when the ESPN2 trucks assembled on Feb. 4 to cover the Pioneer mens basketball game versus Middle Tennessee that afternoon. People often associate the Mile High City with snow, and DU has long been tied to sports that happen outdoors and among the elements of winter. The Universitys 21 NCAA skiing titles and seven NCAA hockey titles do nothing to discredit the narrative. However, when The Worldwide Leader in Sports showed up at Magness Arena there was no hockey or skiing involved. The scene was lively, especially considering the snow and the cold. DU students were primed for the game, with banners hanging from the fraternity houses along the campus green that welcomed ESPNs coverage, sumo wrestlers skiing in front of the Driscoll Student Center, and the smell of charcoal filling the air. Prior to game time, some 500 Pioneer students joined the crowd of 6,066 to fill Magness Arena as DU hosted the Blue

Raiders and, for the first time, ESPN2 cameras. This time it was the mens basketball team getting the national spotlight, and head coach Joe Scotts Crimson and Gold didnt let the opportunity go to waste. Led by sophomore forward Chris Udofias career-high 27 points, the Pioneers put a 7560 thumping on Middle Tennessee, handing the Blue Raiders their first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season. Scott and his squad couldnt help but be happy with the 15-point win, but for the Denver fans waiting to storm the court, the wait was almost unbearable. When the final buzzer went off, the Crimson and Gold faithful stormed the floor of Magness in front of the ESPN2 cameras. After beating Florida International 7763 on Feb. 11, the Pioneers headed into their final three games as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, all at Magness Arena, after already capturing 18 regular-season wins, DUs most ever as an NCAA Division I team. Denver joins the Western Athletic Conference in the 201213 season. >>www.denverpioneers.com

MENS LACRoSSE Ranked No. 5 in the preseason polls, the Pioneers lacrosse team opened its season Feb. 19 against Ohio State. SWIMMING The mens and womens swim teams both are ranked No. 5 in the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Polls. GyMNASTICS The Pioneers gymnastics squad is ranked in the nations top 20, and junior gymnast Simona Castro, of Santiago, Chile, has qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. SkIING After a host of individual and team wins this season, the ski team is vying for its NCAA record 22nd national title.

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Professor receives international award for his work with rare books
Spanish Professor Ralph DiFranco has spent decades unearthing poetry that has been buried in manuscripts and rare books for up to 400 years. In October, DiFrancowhose scholarship centers on preparing first critical editions of Spanish poetry manuscripts and books of the 16th and 17th centuriesreceived the Jos Vasconcelos International Award, given each year by the Mexican cultural organization Frente de Afirmacin Hispanista. Since 1968, the award has been given to an eminent Hispanist who has distinguished her/himself in promoting and expanding our awareness of Hispanic language, literature and culture, according to the organization. Well-known past recipients include the Spanish poet-in-exile Len Felipe (1968), the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges (1973), the American film producer Samuel Bronston (1978) and the Venezuelan novelist Arturo slar Pietri (1988).
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Long-distance caretaking
When we told Sarah she could look at any school she wanted, so long as the fit was right, we never expected her to end up in Denver. We figured one of the coasts, either the one we live near or the one the rest of my family lives near. Some research says the average distance most college students go from home is 94 miles, and that 85 percent of all students live within a six-hour drive of their parents. Our son is a senior at Bentley, about 100 miles away, but Sarah is 1,884 miles away from our home in Hartford, Conn. We knew no one in Denver. How would we get her stuff moved there? What if she needed something? What if she got sick? Would it be expensive getting her back and forth? Coping with the move and the separation was successful, but they held some anxious momentsfor her and for us. Like most modern parents, weve had to stifle the urge to take care of things for our kids. Weve tried to be helpful, but to really let her be in the drivers seat. So how have we tried to be helpful while she learned to live independently far away from home? Weve tried to: Let her initiate most of the communication, whether texting, video chats or calls. Let her work out her own issues. So the roommate situation isnt perfect or the resident assistant is a little weird. Weve mostly resisted the urge to intervene. Weve asked, Are you looking to vent, or are you looking for suggestions? Weve listened, downplayed the drama and urged patience. Make friends with our local Federal Express office. We sent a few boxes initially and several more as we have responded to, Mom, could you send my hockey gear? or Could you find that black dress in my closet and mail it? I have a dance I need it for. Use new technologies. Skyping is great. Video chat feels like you are almost there, and you forget the distance. Encourage her to advocate for herself. Need a little extra help with that math class? Find a tutor. Want to meet new friends? Look for a new sport or a club to join. Get out there, do it for yourself. We miss her, but the empty nest has some great features!

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By Steve Fisher

Royal treatment
artin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME Church. The next year he would become the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. King returned to DU in 1967 and spoke at the 5,000-seat DU Fieldhouselocated where the Ritchie Center now standson May 18. Admission was $1 for students and faculty and $2 for the general public. His topic was The Future of Integration. The 38-year-old had a busy day. His plane arrived at 5:20 p.m. at the old Stapleton airport, and he flew out of Denver for Chicago later that night after an airport press conference. King had been invited to speak at DU by the student senate, and the arena was only about half full. Describing the future of integration, King said that most people see integration in romantic and aesthetic terms, but true integration means shared power. Im in the heart-changing business, but if morality cannot be legislated, behavior can be regulated. Referring to white racists, King noted that the law cant make him love me, but it can restrain him from lynching me. In addition to speaking about integration, King also voiced his objection to the ongoing Vietnam War, which resulted in a few scattered boos from the audience. In a question-and-answer session after his presentation King was asked about how students should respond to the military draft. His answer? Dont go. I could not fight in Vietnam. I could not do it in good conscience. As a minister, King himself was exempt from the draft. Outside the fieldhouse a group of youths, as they were described by the Rocky Mountain News, held up a large bedsheet sign saying Rights for Whites. Across the street, on old fraternity row, a

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cross was burned atop an abandoned car later that night. When Denver police and firefighters arrived to put out the flames, the crowd scattered toward the corner of University and Evans, where students staged a sit-in and later blocked traffic at University and Buchtel. The Clarion reported that approximately 15 policemen, armed with clubs, were on hand to prevent the students from moving up to the Valley Highway. Less than a year later King would be dead, shot by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, as King stood on the balcony of his rented room at the Lorraine Hotel in

Memphis, Tenn. He had gone to Memphis to support striking garbage haulers. In 1986 Martin Luther King Day was established as a federal holiday. In January 2008, Kings son Martin Luther King III spoke at DUs Newman Center, kicking off two weeks of multicultural events to honor his fathers birth. With the world at war and a billion children living in poverty, King questioned whether we have learned the lessons of nonviolent change taught by his father. I am happy to observe my fathers birth, King told the crowd of 600. Im not sure we can totally celebrate yet.
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Percentage of students, faculty and staff who drive alone to and from DU

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mechanical and materials engineering

Many students struggle to maintain good grades, but Katy Van Lieshout makes it look like a breeze. The 20-yearold womens soccer defender is the top student in her majors junior class. She was DUs Freshman Scholar-Athlete in 2009 and has earned a hat trick of appearances on the Sun Belt Conference Commissioners List for her 3.98 cumulative GPA. In 2011, she was the second woman in DU history to make the Capital One Academic AllAmerica Womens Soccer First Team. Van Lieshout says she always has held herself to high standards. She was an honor student and captain of the varsity soccer team at Boulder High School. She also traveled nationally with a Denver-based club team and says she spent countless hours doing homework in the car with a headlamp while her parents drove her to practice and games. In her downtime, the engineering major and Boulder, Colo., native gets her kicks by snowboarding, practicing photography, hanging out with friends and familyand helping peers with their math homework. I really like to teach people and help people figure stuff out, Van Lieshout says. If I understand something and can help explain it so they can figure it out, its really rewarding. Van Lieshouts soccer schedule includes practice four mornings a week, games every weekend and frequent travel during the season. During the off season, she trains about eight hours each week during the winter and 20 hours a week in the spring, and she is a mentor with DUs Society of Women Engineers. She also is a member of the DU Engineering Club, which helped her land an internship with a rescue robotics project on campus last summer. So whats the secret behind Van Lieshouts success? Diligence, time management and being proactive, she says. In comparison with other students, Kathryn Van Lieshout has been by far the best student in my classroom, says Yun-Bo Yi, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Katy is the epitome of a student-athletenot only does she excel in athletics, but she has also developed into a truly outstanding student. Moving forward, Van Lieshouts goal is to enjoy every minute of her final year on the soccer team, after which shell retire her cleats to pursue a career in biomechanics or renewable energy. Soccer has been fun and Ive loved it, but its physically demanding and I think itll be time to focus on work and engineering for a while, she says.
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The burial
By Chelsey Baker-Hauck

e march up the little hill to the old country cemetery by twos, by fours, with platters of fried chicken and bowls of potato salad and macaroni salad and Jell-O salad and all manner of things made with mayonnaise or whipped creammourners bearing blackberry pies and homemade cakes, which we arrange on bedsheet-draped plank tables next to the lemonade and punch and Thermoses of hot coffee. We comefour generations from three familiesto bury our dead: Alvena Clum, June to her dear ones. Gathered in a semicircle of lawn chairs and camp chairs and hard plastic chairs borrowed from the fire department, we face the

minister and the tables heaped with food in the shade of a three-sided shed. We remember the resolute woman who reared us and helped us find strength when we needed it, who worked in the strawberry fields and the canning factory and the garden, who knew the names of all of the trees and all of our ancestors. Who, when she was 90 and dying and could say little else, told us she loved us. We honor our mother, sister, aunt, friend. Our matriarch, our center, our binding. Junes youngest daughter stands up to speak. Shes wearing her Sunday best a black dress, gold lam jacket and Mary

Janes that pinch her feet. She has Down syndrome and we all think she might just lose it, and then well all lose it, because were already choking back tears. But she doesnt cry. Instead, she tells us how much she loved her mother, what a good mother she was, and follows that with an emphatic Hallelujah, amen! She then turns and offers her hand to the minister: Congratulations. She believes her mother is with Jesus, you see, and that is all the comfort she needs. Perhaps congratulations is the right sentiment. Back in the far corner of the cemetery, near the privy, a cousin digs a neat, round hole beneath the creaking triple crown of a towering pine. Its near the graves of Junes husband and his brother, near her mother and father, her siblings and some of their children, too. We move slowly across the cemeterys heaving groundacross more than a century of graves marked by listing, mossy stonesto stand around that new little hole. We pray, and we cry. A son places Junes ashes in the earth, sprinkling the urn with soil. Others follow. As we walk back to the shed to visit and heap our plates with chicken and sweets, the ministers wife tells me that she wishes more funerals were like this one plain, humble before God. That most people dont realize funeral homes often stiff the preacher. Love and memory are the only funeral trappings we really need, I think. How blessed I am that my family has both in abundance. We grow heavy with the heat of the day and full bellies and full hearts, so we pack up our platters and drift away. And on our little light-dappled burying hill, the insects resume their hum, and the wildflowers track the sun, and the dead rest.


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Endowed scholarships pay tribute to remarkable people by advancing the dreams and empowering the potential of DU students.

Powering Achievement

DU a rich place to generate new knowledge, test ideas and examine the pressing issues of the day. The students pursuing degrees in our graduate and professional programs bring intellectual intensity, diverse perspectives and fresh energy to our campus enterprise. You will find them working alongside faculty members not to mention undergraduate studentsin science labs, conducting foundational research that leads to a better understanding of everything from chronic diseases to the behavior of cells. They venture overseas to study the effects of natural disasters on mental health or the viability of microfinance in developing nations. They explore entrepreneurial opportunities, analyze emerging trends in the marketplace and even prepare lawsuits on behalf of environmental groups fighting to protect our air, water and wilderness. Just as important, they add to the body of knowledge that powers human creativity and achievement. Endowed scholarships provide vital support to this important work. Scholarships allow students to focus intently on their research and, sometimes, to accelerate their efforts. Endowed scholarships also provide the University a valuable tool for attracting some of the finest minds to our programs. Endowed scholarships remind students that their work matters, that it is worthy of support and that it contributes to our economy and society in vital ways. We think of endowed scholarships as an endorsement of human potential and as an investment in a better future.
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Sierra Symonette
Sierra Symonette graduated from West Point in 2004 and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently on inactive leave, Symonette is pursuing a PsyD in clinical psychology. Upon graduation in 2014, she plans to return to the Army and to serve as a clinical psychologist. My husband is also in the Army, says Symonette, who has a 3-year-old daughter. Between the two of us, weve been through six deployments. I understand the pressures on those deployed and their families. While the military pays for part of her education, it doesnt cover everything. In 2010, Symonette received DUs Nelson Jones Scholarship. Leaving my paycheck was definitely outside my comfort zone, Symonette says, explaining that she hopes to provide long-term support for soldiers and their families. I dont want attention to mental health to dwindle when the wars are over; thats when soldiers and families will really need support.

Philip cheney
Philip Cheney is obsessed by the desire to see things that we cant see. Specifically, he aims to see inside the human body. Youve got all this stuff going on inside you, but theres a big layer of skin keeping us from seeing any of it. We cant just cut people open, and X-ray comes with physical costs, he explains. So Cheney envisions a cheap piece of equipment that could be available in every doctors office that could look inside of you and say, This is whats wrong. Funded in part by the Alfred C. Nelson Scholarship, Cheney is pursuing a PhD in chemistry. He was drawn to the department because it allows students to study a cross-section of sciences. Im interested in an odd mixture of physics, chemistry and biology, he explains.

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From rebel instructor to department chair, Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on DU and its students.

ground right in front of the kiln. Hanson, worried the platter might get broken, told his teacher he should move his piece to a safer location. Minutes later, he watched as Tischler dropped a heavy brick onto the plate, shattering it into dozens of pieces. Fast-forward about a month or two, I went to the faculty art show and there was the platter, all glued back together in its glory, Hanson says. The lesson for me was that none of this stuff is precious. In ancient Chinese philosophy, anything that was broken and put back together took on added value. It was elevated somehow. I remember years later I confronted him with that story, and he just looked at me and grinned. Thats the way he would teach. You had to be present enough to get the teaching. Call it Zen and the teaching of art: From the beginning, Tischlerwho taught ceramics at DU from 1965 2009knew that the best way to tap into students creativity wasnt to lecture at them, but to put them in front of a canvas or a lump of clay and let them find their own way. [In most art classes], no one teaches you that you are an artist, Tischler says. Instead teachers talk a lot about art history, they go to museums, take field trips and study the art of others. You have to believe in yourself, and if you can learn to believe in yourself, you will develop your own style eventually. You can learn about the work thats going on now, the movements and all, but youre the movement. Art history only teaches you what was done in the past. Hired by modern art legend and DU art school founder Vance Kirkland in 1965, Tischler taught at DU for 44 years and served as the art schools chair from 198892. When Tischler came to DU, the School of Art and Art History was housed in a set of World War II-era Army barracks near the corner of Iliff Avenue and University Boulevard. It was there that Tischler played father figure to a group of ceramics studio rats like Hanson, leading

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rewster Hanson (BFA 74) recalls one night in the early 1970s when DU ceramics Professor Maynard Tischler and his students stayed up all night firing pieces in a wood kiln. When Tischler took his piecea large platterout of the fire, he set it on the

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more to do with the art of living than the art of ceramics. The most significant thing about Maynard is that he was a great mentor, says photography Professor Roddy MacInnes, who worked with Tischler in the 2000s. His approach to teaching was very human. As much as he was interested in teaching the students ceramics, he was interested in their humanity and enriching their lives through art.
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runs to construction sites to gather fuel for the schools bootleg wood-fired kiln and delivering lectures that had

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Though he left the DU art department three years ago, Tischler, 80, is still a regular presence on campus, where he occasionally teaches nighttime ceramics classes through University College. He also teaches at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo., and occasionally at venues like the Denver Art Museum, where he led a workshop in summer 2011 (pictured below) in conjunction with the museums Marvelous Mud exhibit. Hes a very unique person and instructor, says Deb Olson, director of the Enrichment Program at University College. Hes so passionate about what he does, and he just has this way about him. Hes so gentle and nurturing and thoughtful, and all of that clearly comes through when he teaches our studentswho are all adults, by the way. Its obvious that hes an excellent instructor who gives them a lot of personal attention and encouragement. He really wants them to get something out of it. He wants them to learn, and he believes everybody has ability. Tischlers lasting legacy at DU is the giant tile mural in the Ritchie Centers El Pomar Natatorium, a project he undertook with New Mexico painter Ken McDonald in 1999 after their proposal was selected in an open competition. Consisting of 16,000 hand-painted tiles requiring 100 firings, the ceramic mural is 14 feet high and the length of a football field. Depicting four distinct seascapes, the mural is one of the largest in North America. I said we could do it in six months; it took more than two years, Tischler says. We were the last contractors in the building. When the Ritchie Center opened I was on a scaffold putting up tiles. orn in 1932 in Syracuse, N.Y., Tischler took to art at an early age. When he was a young boy his mother escorted him to the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (now the Everson Museum of Arts) for weekend art classes. He continued his studies in high school, all the while romanticizing about the life of an artist. I never really considered doing anything else, he says. I always thought I was very fortunate to have found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life at an early age. After high school, Tischler earned a BFA from Syracuse University. Soon after graduating he began teaching in the New York public school system. He taught art in grades K-12 in central New York and was able to complete a masters degree in art education while attending summer semesters at Syracuse. Yet Tischler yearned for time in the studio, something he struggled to fit in amid long days of teaching and the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood. So he enrolled in the prestigious graduate program at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he spent two years learning from the countrys top ceramic artists before moving on to teach at the University of Illinois. Although he enjoyed the job, he didnt particularly relish the Midwests bitter winters. When an old friend from Denver invited him to come to DU for an interview, he didnt hesitate. I liked the sunshine and the environment of a smaller university community, which is the reason why I came out to Colorado. Also, I had a wonderful interview with Vance Kirkland, Tischler remembers. It seemed like a great adventure at the time, and even though we had four children and one on the way, it was easy to decide to come West.
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hile he was getting accolades on campus for his low-pressure teaching style, Tischler also was gaining acclaim in Colorados art world for his sculpture. He had done his share of decorative work and traditional pottery, but a drive along Interstate 70 in 1972 led to a profound change in his style. Trucks were going by, and I thought, Im going to go back to the studio and mix up some clay and make a larger piece than Ive ever made, and it will be a truck, says Tischler, who has been fascinated by vehicles since childhood. Instead of thinking about the new work as art, I thought it would be a dump truck that would be a planter for the garden. The finished truck was a revelation for the sculptor. It was a large-scale piece that took a long timeabout a monthto finish, and freeing himself from thinking of the truck as a piece of art allowed him to experience it in a different way. The dump truck was a hit at a faculty art show and earned Tischler a nice write-up in the Rocky Mountain News, so he continued with other vehicles. First came a series of Caterpillar earth-moving trucks, but they didnt sell. Tischlers friend Michael Kaplan, an antique dealer, suggested he try building scale versions of the late-30s Packards that were then a hot item

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among car collectors. Over a period of three years, Tischler made around 50 cars. He sold them allat $1,000 apieceto three collectors. He began to make a name for himself as a creator of intricately detailed representational sculpture, including trucks, tanks, a Buck Rogers ray gun and a pair of oversized work boots. Today Tischler has pieces in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Littleton Museum. He also is represented in numerous private collections. Since leaving DU in 2009 hes been a regular presence at the Denver-based Sandra Phillips Gallery, where he has shown alongside well-known ceramicists like Paul Soldner and Don Reitz. The first thing that drew me to Maynards work is that his re-creations of everyday objects are impeccable, gallery owner Phillips says. For the Masters in Clay exhibit this summer, he created an old-fashioned stove, and every detail, all the little knobs, all the parts on the front of the stove, were included. He likes pop culture, everyday objects, but as an artist Maynard gives us an opportunity to look at them with a new point of view, a new way of seeing them.

He likes pop culture, everyday objects, but as an artist Maynard gives us an opportunity to look at them with a new point of view, a new way of seeing them.
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hen hes not teaching or in his studio, youll find Tischler spending time with his family. His wife, Margeurite Specht (BFA 73), is a well-known jeweler, and between his first and second marriages he has a grand total of eight children (four of whom attended DU) and seven grandchildren. His granddaughter Maddison Tischler is a DU sophomore. Hes left a legacy in art education as well, as many of his former students are now instructors themselves. Hes still in touch with many of them. I always think thats a great measure, that people are still in touch with him 20, 30 years later, and that he could affect their lives, MacInnes says. They might not be doing ceramics, but theyre better people for having met him. Former student Hanson, who still talks to his old professor and occasionally accompanies him to a wood kiln firing, agrees. Maynards really a national treasure, at least in the ceramics world, Hanson says. Outside of that Im not sure hes gotten the recognition that hes due. But within the people that know his work and understand what hes about, hes as good as weve got. I think the supposition is that had he been teaching at a quote-major university, then he might have achieved some level of celebrity. But that was never his style. He just loved to do it because he loves it. And hes still at it. And hes good. Hes really good.

Deb Olson contributed to this story.

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After cutting his teeth at Denvers Rocky Mountain News, alumnus Ed Estlow rose to the top of the Scripps media empire.
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subscribes to a maxim out of his industrys early primers: Just the facts, please. Consider this crisp anecdote, served with a pinch of dry humor and a stealth punch line: With six bucks in my pocket, I went to the University of Denver on an academic scholarship. My sports were football and track. I still hold the rushing record for football for one game, which will never be broken. The University of Denver dropped football in 1960. As a trustee of the University, I voted against the return of football a few years ago because I did not want my record broken. Estlows record is safe, and so is his legacy. At 91, he can look back on a life characterized by hard work and commitment. In the scope of his long career, he wrote newspaper articles, composed headlines, shot photos, developed film, drew editorial cartoons, lampooned politicians, sold ads, balanced books, acquired companies, negotiated with unions and prepared a media conglomeratethe E.W. Scripps Co.for a public offering. Along the way, he hobnobbed with presidents, publishers and assorted newsmakers. I had a ball, he says, surveying his decades of accomplishment and service.

hen DU trustee and former news executive Edward Estlow (BA 42) recounts the stories of his storied life, he

hat Estlows career straddled both the editorial and business sides of the news enterprisetwo perspectives often at knockdown, drag-out odds with one anotheraffords him unusual insight into a complicated business. Hes really a rare breed in that sense, says DU journalism Associate Professor Lynn Schofield Clark. He actually understands both sides, the divided cultures. He has worked to infuse that understandingas well as a passion for the collection and dissemination of news and informationinto the DU research enterprise named for him and his wife. The Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media studies the worlds of journalism, digital media and popular entertainment and how the three intersect. Its Anvil of Freedom Award, given annually, honors individuals whose careers demonstrate true leadership and commitment to democratic freedoms, ethics and integrity. Estlows passion for the news business remains robust today, but he doesnt always like the industrys current practices. My biggest complaint is [that journalists] dont stick to the facts. The tendency is to put a little spin in there, he says. The media in general is not as balanced as it used to be. Just as troubling, he says, is the incessant digging for dirt on politicians and candidates for public office.

There is so much negative reporting that really highly qualified people are not going to go through that kind of abuse, he says. On the operations side, he continues, too many news executives succumbed to complacency in the early days of the Internet, believing their old business models would prevail. They failed to grasp the revenue opportunities offered by the digital world. In acquiring his own media experience, Estlow never let an opportunity pass him by. One of his earliest breaks came in 1939 with a scholarship to DU. The Great Depression was still casting its pall over the economy, so Estlow welcomed every bit of assistance he could muster. I worked on a ranch that summer after high school for a dollar a day, the Colorado native recalls. By summers end, I had $69, but I bought some clothes and bus fare. That left him with just $6 for his start at DU. Estlow played football, ran track, studied hard and worked two jobs. As an athlete, he set the bar high, amassing records and scoring points. For the football team, he played right halfback on offense and left halfback on defense. His junior year alone he scored four touchdowns, all of which were over 40 yards. The last football game I played was against the University of Colorado in 1941 on Thanksgiving Day, he says. The
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Pioneers won. Estlow is the only starter from that Pioneers team still alive. His time on the football and track squads introduced him to a lot of sportswriters, who seemed to have the ideal job. I watched these men, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to be on a newspaper, Estlow recalls. The seeds for his future career were planted, though he didnt know it at the time. Not long after that Thanksgiving game, he met a pretty blueeyed brunette, Charlotte Schroeder (attd. 194142), in the student union. They had their first date in January 1942. I dated her as far as my meager income would allow. I was a Kappa Sig, and I gave her my pin that spring, he says. Dating meant the occasional movie and a meal at her mothers house. Her mother always said I ate a lot, Estlow says. In truth, he adds, his appetite was huge. After all, he was burning calories on the track and foregoing meals to conserve cash. The day after he graduated in 1942, Estlow reported to Fort Logan for induction into the U.S. Air Force. With World War II in progress, Uncle Sam had plans for the countrys able-bodied young men. While in uniform, Estlow wrote furiously to the girl waiting back home. One of his letters contained a proposal. Edward and Charlotte were married in 1944.

fter the war ended, Estlow enrolled at DUs law school on the G.I. Bill. I didnt stay to take my final exams my last year, he recalls. Instead he departed for tiny Lovington, N.M., where his father-in-law had purchased the weekly paper and offered him the general managers job. Thats when Estlows lifelong passion for the news business began in earnest. Like everyone on the staff, he tackled a range of jobs. I had a society editor who was a bookkeeper, he says. I had to learn everything in case somebody got sick. I wrote stories, I sold advertising and took photos with an old speed graphic camera, and I developed the pictures. He also tried his hand at editorial cartooning, publishing his efforts on the front page and occasionally caricaturing the states governor, Edwin Mechem. I got a call from his office one time: Get off the governors back, he says, mimicking the staffer who dialed in the feedback. Estlows relationship with Mechem was hardly helped by an incident that played out during campaign season. To ensure his
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prospects at the ballot box, Mechem was in town, knocking on doors and schmoozing voters. One day, he materialized at Estlows front door and asked for the newspapers support. Im at home with the baby and diapers, Estlow recalls. When Mechem made his request, Estlow held up the baby and named his price: Governor, politicians always kiss the baby. He handed over the infant and just as Mechem was ready to plant a big smooch on her cheek, she wet right down his white shirt. Ruined his tie and shirt, Estlow says. After that, there was only one thing to do: Governor, he said, you have got my support.


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wo years in Lovington proved just the experience Estlow needed to land a job back in Denver at the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News. Initially he was tasked with selling advertising, but in time, given his studies in labor law at DU, he was charged with setting up a personnel and labor department. That taught him to look at the operation from the perspectives of different employee groupshe had to negotiate contracts with nine labor unions. By age 35, Estlow had risen to vice president and business manager at the News. I was the guy who had to get the newspaper out, he explains. In 1965, Estlow was summoned to New York to serve as assistant to the vice president of business for the E.W. Scripps Co., parent company of the News and of a host of enterprises under the Scripps-Howard umbrella. I didnt want to go to New York, he recalls. I thought the skiing in Central Park was horrible. Estlow rose through the ranks and became CEO in 1976. He was the first CEO at the firm who was not a member of the Scripps or Howard families. Over the next nine years, he took the company public and pushed annual revenues from $500 million to $1.1 billion. He also introduced the companywhose holdings included United Press International (UPI), numerous radio and television stations and several daily newspapersto the cable TV business. Today, Scripps owns newspapers in 14 markets, an eponymous news service, a worldwide syndication company and 10 broadcast television stations. As CEO, he says, I had 12,000 employees in 120 countries. He also had access to the inside scoop, a business perquisite he relished. You always heard [the news] first, and you heard about things that others would never hear about, he says. He also mingled with the powerful, chatting with every president from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush. Estlows easy humor and likability stood him well through some tumultuous years at Scripps. In preparing the company for a public offering, he faced a number of unpleasant tasks, including the closing of a handful of unprofitable daily newspapersamong them the Fort Worth Press and the Cleveland Press. Whats more, UPI was losing $9 million a year and had to be sold. It was tough dealing with all this, Estlow says. Difficult as it was, he insisted on handling things according to his personal ethics. When I closed a paper, I paid [the staff s] full salary for a year or until they got another job. The board said, You cant do this. I said, Well fire me. Because I am going to take care of my people.

he Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media bestowed its 2012 Anvil of Freedom award on the nonprofit organization Ushahidi at a ceremony on Jan. 12. Juliana Rotich, Ushahidi cofounder and executive director, accepted the award. Ushahidi, which means testimony in Swahili, uses crowdsourced crisis mapping to foster citizen journalism. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can use the Ushahidi platform to report vital information from cell phones or computers. The information is then uploaded quickly almost in real timeto maps that reveal where instances of violence, sickness or destruction have occurred, enabling human-service organizations to respond quickly. Estlow Center director Lynn Schofield Clark says a team of DU faculty members and media professionals chose Ushahidi as the 2012 Anvil recipient. Ushahidi has been an important platform for citizen journalism, particularly in parts of the world where it can be difficult to get information quickly to those who need it most, Clark says. They are filling an important need in communities that increasingly use mobile media and text messaging as primary means of communicating. >>To read more about Ushahidi, and to see video of Juliana Rotichs acceptance speech, visit du.edu/Rotich

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n 1985, Estlow retired from his post and returned to his beloved Colorado, where he chaired DUs Board of Trustees for five years, ending his term in 1990. During that time, the University confronted a number of serious fiscal challenges. He was a steady hand when DU needed a steady hand, recalls Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie, who served on the board alongside Estlow. Whats more, Estlows investment in the institution

grew out of his personal experience at DU. Ed is quintessential DU, Ritchie says. I think his blood is crimson and gold. A former CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting, Ritchie credits Estlow with bringing a rigorous code of ethics to journalism. Hes a very strong, upright person with integrity, he says. I think journalism certainly is not what it was when Ed was there. And that is too bad. To honor Estlows service to journalism, the E.W. Scripps Co. established the E.W. Estlow Fund at DU. Initially, the fund was used to support the annual Edward W. Estlow Lecture, featuring a prominent journalist. In 1997, DU began recognizing the lecturers commitment to journalism and the First Amendment with the Anvil of Freedom Award. Three years later, the Estlows and DU established the Estlow Center, which Lynn Schofield Clark has led since 2006. She credits Estlow with promoting an optimism about journalism at the center, even as traditional news organizations have struggled to remain viable. Both of us are interested in trying to find the stories that are hopeful about journalism, she says. Estlows commitment to the center that bears his name and to the university that gave him his start strikes him as a fitting expression of gratitude. Listen, he says, this university provided me with an opportunity for the rest of my life. It taught me how to learn; it taught me discipline, motivation.
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Colorado is about to get pummeled by a financial avalanche. DUs Strategic Issues Program has a plan to keep the state out of harms way.
By Jan Thomas (BA 80, MA 81) Illustrations by Ed Stein (BFA 69)


economy be saved?
representatives from the worlds of business, government, health care, education, finance and lawincluding Ed Mueller, CEO of Qwest Communications; Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado; and Peggy Kerns, director of the National Conference of State Legislatures Center for Ethics in Governmentto consider the problems facing Colorados government. The result of their efforts is Rethinking Colorados Government: Principles and Policies for Fiscal Sustainability, a 47-page report published in October 2011. Rather than attack these issues individually (as many groups have done), our panel concentrated on broad principles and on the structure of government, seeking to define changes that would enhance longterm fiscal stability and at the same time be applicable to a variety of policy areas, Chancellor Robert Coombe wrote in the documents introduction. Consequently, the recommendations made in the report define a roadmap for general progress, a foundation upon which those solutions might be built.

Colorado wouldnt be Colorado without its worldclass ski slopes. But when skiers venture out of bounds, the quest for adventure can quickly become a struggle for survival. For some, Colorados fiscal condition mirrors that of its famous peaks. Both hold enormous potential and enormous danger. Both have carefully designed warning systems. And both can quickly turn disastrous if those warning systems are ignored. Theres not much one can do to protect a skier willfully charging into high-country danger zones, but is there still time to save Colorado as the state meanders close to its fiscal edge? Thats precisely the question DUs Strategic Issues Program (SIP) sought to answer. Led by Jim Griesemer, professor at and dean emeritus of DUs Daniels College of Business, the SIP each year convenes a nonpartisan panel of 20 leaders from varied backgrounds to examine an issue important to the citizens of Colorado. In fall 2010, Griesemer convened a panel of accomplished

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Panelists heard from 32 expertsamong them former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter; Roxy Huber, executive director of Colorados Department of Revenue; Russell George, former executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation; Joan Hennberry, executive director of Colorados health care policy and financing department; and John Thomasian, director of the National Governors Associations Center for Best Practices and read reams of background material before beginning the task of developing practical solutions to the surging imbalance between state revenue and expenses. A challenge to rethink the very nature of state government serves as the cornerstone of their recommendations. Debates over taxes and spending take place within a context that reflects a traditional, institutional perspective of government, the report states. This traditional view sees state government primarily as a supplier of public services. Instead of placing the institution of government at the center of the discussion, the panel recommended, shift the focus and think about public services from a citizen viewpoint. With citizen value as its driver, the panel recommended changes that would affect Medicaid, government supply chains, K-12 and higher education, constitutional amendments 23 and TABOR, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the states Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).

Another DU team with an eye on state government, the Center for Colorados Economic Future, found in a report issued in August that unless it takes definitive action, Colorado is only a dozen years away from a scenario in which it only has enough revenue to pay for the three largest programs in the general fund: public schools, health care and prisons. As center director Charlie Brown outlined in his presentation to the SIP panel, if things continue on their current course, there will be little or no tax revenue for public colleges and universities, the state court system, child-protection services, youth corrections, state crime labs and other core services of state government by 2025. That is the magnitude of the structural imbalance facing the state unless policymakers and voters find a way to bridge an everwidening chasm between projected expenditures and revenues. The most recent recession has put a squeeze on our budget, one we

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are likely to feel for a long time to come. We simply do not have the resources to do everything. And so we must prioritize. There are no sacred cows, House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) said in 2012 legislative opening day comments published by The Denver Post. There will, however, be hard-fought battles over what is funded and what is cut. SIP recommendations may provide a guide for those debates. Among the panels recommendations were calls to take full advantage of federal Medicaid waivers and push the federal government to fund 100 percent of the states Medicaid costs. Those proposals undoubtedly will find support from legislators grappling with Medicaid rolls that are at an all-time high. The Medicaid surge really hurts the budget, Keith King (R-Colorado Springs) said during an interview on Denver radio show In the Lobby. Part of the problem we have in the state of Colorado is that weve raised the entitlement level up to sometimes 200 percent or more on certain types of benefits. Its totally unaffordable. Its just not going to work in the state of Colorado, just like its not going to work anywhere else.


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Kings assessment is supported by many in the business community, including DU alumna Leslie James (MS 08), who finds increased reliance on Medicaid troubling. My observation is that government has become the panacea for all problems, whether its health care, employment, entertainment or whatever. Thats not what government should do. Its not sustainable, says James, a global account manager for Sprint. It just seems like too many people are taking from the system and not enough people are putting in. There has to be a better way of doing this. If youve got 10 people paying in and 15 people taking out, somethings got to give.

Introducing competition into the internal environment of state government offers the potential to improve state operations and should always receive careful consideration. Colorado House Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver) thinks this panel recommendation has merit. I do believe we should open government up for competition internally and externally to ensure we have transparency, get the best prices, and receive and provide topquality products and services, Williams says.

The SIP panel also recommended Colorado take steps to promote competition and support business by allowing government departments and agencies to choose either internal or external (nongovernmental) suppliers for support services such as printing, property maintenance, IT and purchasing. These functions often enjoy a monopoly status within state government. While internal agencies can certainly be efficient, those that are less responsive have the potential to impede the effectiveness of operating departments, the report states.

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Another recommendation calls for stipendsbased on financial needfor K-12 and higher education students and a dramatic curtailing of the states oversight role. Under the proposal, Colorados K-12 managerial responsibilities would be limited to defining and assessing outcomes and paying the full cost of achieving the outcomes it sets. K-12 education currently comprises slightly less than 50 cents of every general fund dollar spent, but with per-pupil funding below the national average, calculating taxpayers return on investment isnt easy.

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the SIP rePort: A cloSer look

Higher education The contradiction between the vital importance of higher education to Colorados future success and the bleak prospects for future funding caused the panel to suggest a new approach. Student stipends, scaled to reflect financial need, not direct appropriations to institutions, should be the basis for funding higher education. The student marketplace, rather than state bureaucracies, should allocate public resources, with the state Legislature responsible for determining the overall level of funding for student stipends. In turn, the boards of Colorados universities and colleges should be given full authority to manage each institution with minimal involvement by state agencies. Colorados institutions of higher education should be allowed to succeed or fail based upon the value they create for students. Medicaid The panel saw Medicaid both as an important public program and a serious financial risk. The governor and Legislature should study the best practices of other states and take full advantage of federal waivers to create an effective program while managing financial risk. Transportation Colorados transportation infrastructure is in serious need of maintenance and expansion. To build public support, the panel suggests that the Colorado Department of Transportation link defined revenue sources to specific service areas in order to demonstrate the value it creates for citizens. The department should shift from a technical, production perspective to a focus on creating citizen value and should present its public information in those terms. K-12 education K-12 spending consumes resources that displace funding for higher education and other priorities, while Colorado continues to fall behind other states in per-pupil funding. The panel concluded the states role should be that of defining and assessing outcomes and fully funding the K-12 program. Local school districts should be free to determine how best to achieve those outcomes. As with higher education, funding should follow the student, leveraging the strength of market forces. Amendment 23 While the panel was quite concerned about adequate funding for K-12 education, it believed Amendment 23 weakens the states fiscal stability by mandating expenditures without regard to economic conditions and the availability of revenue. The panel recommended that Amendment 23 be repealed. TABOR The panel found TABOR was neither a complete impediment to progress nor an unmixed blessing for Coloradans. It concluded, however, that TABOR reduces the states ability to create a sustainable fiscal environment by substituting formulaic approaches for legislative judgment. The panel recommended that portions of TABOR requiring a vote of the people for new or increased taxes be retained. The remaining provisions of TABOR should be repealed.
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At oddS: tABor vS. Amendment 23

About the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) Adopted in 1992, this constitutional amendment requires voter approval for key revenue-related activities. Specifically, TABOR prohibits state and local governments from raising taxes or from spending collected revenue if revenue growth eclipses inflation and population growth without voter approval. Under TABOR, governments refund revenue surpluses to taxpayers rather than use surpluses to pay for education, health services, transportation projects or other services. Colorado taxpayers received more than $3 billion in refunds since TABOR was enacted. In 2005, voters suspended TABOR revenue limits through fiscal year 200910. About Amendment 23 Adopted in 2000, this amendment addressed the impact TABOR had on K-12 education by ensuring perpupil funding keeps pace with the rate of inflation.

Discussions about a billion dollars arent meaningful to most citizens, Griesemer says. What is meaningful are answers to questions like, What am I paying for education? Do the benefits equal the cost in relative terms? When you begin to express the cost of government in those terms, you have something citizens can grab hold of. According to the panels vision, student stipends would increase choice, encourage competition and drive improvement at both the K-12 and the university levela concept Williams says will require thorough evaluation. Its interesting, but we would need to be able to understand where those stipends would come from, Williams says. Were already on a tight budget. Who would fund them? We also need to address the issues raised if a family lives in one area, say Denver, and wants to send their children to a school in Lakewood, she continues. Will they bump kids from that Lakewood school? The recommendation needs additional investigation to determine funding and the effect it will have on the school system overall. The SIP report also suggests big changes for Colorados constitution, specifically putting Amendment 23which mandates that K-12 per-pupil funding keep pace with inflationand most of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) on the chopping block. Ive already gotten calls from people very concerned with eliminating parts of TABOR, but the important point to remember is that we elected officials to make decisions, says panel member Phil Vaughan (BA 88), president of Phil Vaughan Construction Management Inc. With Amendment 23 and TABOR, weve tied the hands of our legislators and tied a knot around our own necks. Panelists also called for a new approach for managing Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) funding. An

accountability center would align CDOT revenueacquired from fuel taxes, registration fees and the federal government with specific service areas. The accountability center is a structural organization that links a limited number of resources with a particular outcome. Its very easy to understand, Griesemer says. The general fund structure that Colorado and most state governments use takes a lot of different revenue sources, puts them in one bucket and pays for a variety of services with that money. That makes it very difficult for taxpayers to determine the benefits they get for the amount they pay. Additionally, the SIP report supports fully funding Colorados annual contribution to PERA, but advises expanding retiree benefits only if the plan is 100-percent funded and if careful review of long-term implications justifies the increase.

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Overall, the belt-tightening recommendations may help stabilize Colorado even as economic waters continue to swirl. Legislators will have to do much of the heavy lifting, but everyday citizens are required to do their part as well. Speaking as one of those everyday citizens, DU alumnus Tom Cryer (BSBA 76), a Colorado-based Realtor broker associate for the Kentwood Co., says his fellow Coloradans are up for the challenge. No matter how much or how little people immerse themselves in the details, the process will be more transparent than it is today, Cryer says. Taxpayers are stockholders in our government. If budgets are made public and if people begin to look at government as stockholders, as they should, government will be managed more responsibly. >>du.edu/issues


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Former Vice Chancellor Harvey Willson (BSBA 32) crowns Barbara (Davis) Grimm (BA 58) May Queen while other May Days royalty candidates look on. If you can identify the other candidates in this photo or know what year this photo was taken, or if you have any May Days memories of your own to share, please let us know.
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Wayne Downing (attd. 193841) of Thousand Oaks, Calif., celebrated his 93rd birthday in January. He was an Army pilot in World War II when he met his wife, Norma, an Army nurse. Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force until 1963, when he left to complete a masters degree in mathematics at the University of Maine. He taught math for 20 years and retired in 1985.


Charles Redman (BS 48) of Las Cruces, N.M., worked in the physical science laboratory at New Mexico State University, doing guided missile instrumentation and data analysis, in the 1950s. He then provided engineering support for Army missile tests and evaluations and earned 26 patents for microwave, thermal imaging, acousto-optic and energy conversion inventions. Charles retired from government service and currently works for the New Mexico State University Solar Energy Department.

Stanley Wonderley (BA 50) of Lakeview, Ore., is a retired teacher and active community member. He has written several books for parents and children, including Noah Webster, Father of the American Dictionary (Kids Are My Business, 2006); Bernard Daly (Kids Are My Business, 2008); and My Lamb (Infiniti Publishing, 2011). In 2009, Stanley received a community achievement award from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Ellen, have been married for 63 years and have three daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Stanley is an avid archer and cross-country skier.

Charlie Olson (attd. 195356) of Sunnyvale, Calif., owns CJ Olson Cherries Inc.a company his great-grandfather started in 1899 that operates cherry and fruit orchards. Charlie was given the Lifetime Achievement Award during Sunnyvales annual Murphy Awards celebration in February 2011. The award recognizes leaders who make Sunnyvale a better place.


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John Low (JD 51) of Denver recently celebrated his 60th year as a lawyer at Sherman & Howard, Denvers oldest law firm.

Frank Swancara (BA 57) of Cedaredge, Colo., is retired from the U.S. Forest Service. He owns a Colorado narrow-gauge model railroad and collects Colorado license plates. In September 2011 Frank hosted the Pike National Forest Retirees reunion at his home.


Marlow Cowan (MSW 49) of Ankeny, Iowa, and his wife, Fran, became Internet stars after a YouTube video of them performing on a piano at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., went viral in 2008. The video has been viewed nearly 8 million times. Marlow and Fran also appeared in two national PBS documentaries last year: Over 90 and Loving It and a segment of the Need to Know series about the positive impact a happy marriage can have on health. The couple has been married for 63 years. (Visit du.edu/ Cowan to watch the video.)

Lawrence Litvak (JD 52) of Denver was featured in an article, Swimming, Not Sinking, in the 2011 issue of Colorado Super Lawyers. In the article, Lawrencea longtime member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Associationdescribed the victories and defeats he experienced during his career as a sole practitioner in Denver.



Stephen Hadley (BA 58) of Arvada, Colo., recently celebrated his 80th birthday and his 60th year as a teacher and swim coach. Stephen competes in Masters swim meets and the Colorado Senior Games. In June 2011 he won first place and set new national records for the 8084 age group in the 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke events at the National Senior Games in Houston. Dave Little (LLB 58) of Greenwood Village, Colo., was selected for the 2011 Denver Bar Association Award of Merit.

David Naiman (JD 55) of Denver has practiced law for 55 years and plans to continue his practice as long as he can. David plays golf at several city golf courses and played in the 2011 Senior Golf Tournament at the Homestead Golf Course in August. He and his wife, Eileen, regularly attend concerts at Denvers Washington and City parks.




Jack Greenwald (BLS 50, JD 52) of Denver is retired. He enjoys working out, reading and traveling. Joseph Riden (JD 50) of La Grange Park, Ill., practiced law from 195189. He still is licensed as a lawyer in the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bill Andersen (LLB 56) of Seattle retired after more than 45 years of teaching at the University of Washington School of Law. His areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law and antitrust law. Throughout his career, Bill took sabbaticals to Europe, Africa and China, and to U.S. law schools including Columbia and Michigan.

Deanna Leino (BSBA 59, MBA 67) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., recently retired after almost 50 years as a teacher. She taught business at Jefferson High School and at several adult education colleges in Colorado. Deanna received numerous education awards throughout her career. She volunteers for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Guild and other Denver-area nonprofits.


Joe Geiger (BS 60) of Richmond, Va., wrote Entrepreneurial Success: The Road to the Top101 Business Principles Learned Over 50 Years (CreateSpace, 2011). The book presents


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practical solutions to real-life business problems, which Joe learned from his experiences building 10 companies throughout his 50-year career.

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DU alumni, prospective students and parents around the country now can engage in academic discussions with DU professors without setting foot on campus. In November, the Office of Alumni Relations partnered with Undergraduate Admission to bring lifelong learning events to DU alumni chapter cities in conjunction with the Ammi Hyde prospective student interviews. The lifelong learning program allows alumni to participate in educational events with DU professors who are visiting their cities for the interviews. I noticed that many of the Ammi Hyde interviews were happening in our chapter cities, and because they bring faculty and staff to those communities, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to showcase the vast academic resources that exist on our campus, says Jeff Howard, executive director of alumni relations. In addition to alumni, prospective students and their parents are invited to attend the events, which include a faculty presentation, discussion and reception. This provides students who have interviewed and their parents with a sense of how faculty interact with our current students, and its a nice way to tie them to the campus, Howard says. In November, Sheila Schroederan associate professor of media, film and journalism studiesspoke about her documentary Woodstock West: Build Not Burn after interviews in Southern California. Woodstock West is about the peaceful 1970 DU student protest against the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings. During her presentation, Schroeder (pictured) drew parallels between Woodstock West and the Occupy Wall Street movement. A DU alumnus who had participated in Woodstock West and a prospective student who had been to an Occupy protest were among the discussion participants. Although Woodstock West happened 42 years ago, the connections we made as a group to the Occupy Wall Street movement made for some lively conversation, Schroeder says. What was most impressive about this group of alumni was the civility and respectful nature of the learning experience. So far, lifelong learning events have been held in seven cities. In the future, Howard says there will be one lifelong learning event in every alumni chapter city each year. Alumni Relations hopes to host the events at alumni-owned or -operated venues to further strengthen the DU connection.
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To learn more about Woodstock West: Build Not Burn, visit woodstockwestthemovie.com


Black Eagle Sun (BA 62) of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly known as Doug Curliss, changed his name in 1975 when he went through a spiritual rebirth and discovered his indigenous American cultural heritage. He works as an education consultant and counselor and practices Native American spirituality.


Marlow Ediger (EDD 63) of North Newton, Kan., celebrated his 84th birthday Oct. 10 at the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston, Kan., with family and friends. Marlow had two manuscripts published in 2011: Shared Reading, the Pupil, and the Teacher in Reading Improvement, and Collaboration Versus Individual Endeavors in Education. He also co-authored a textbook, Essays on Teaching Science (Discovery Publishing House, 2011). Marlow also was reappointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Community Guidance and Research.


Sharon (Taylor) Talbot (BA 64) of New York City played the lead role in her play A Field of Glory in July 2011 at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, N.C. The two-character play chronicles a day in the life of a Southern woman and her Confederate soldier son during the Civil War.

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Explosives, world travel and wars. Marc Meyers personal and professional adventures in these areas inspired his science fiction thriller Chechnya Jihad (Sunbelt Publications, 2010). Meyers (PhD materials science 74), an explosives expert and a distinguished professor of materials science at the University of California, San Diego, wove elements of his own life into the novels prose. Set during the 1994 Chechen-Russian War, the book follows Jean-Claude Delvaux, an engineering professor who accidentally invents the worlds most powerful explosive. After the explosive is stolen from Delvauxs New Mexico laboratory, he embarks on a covert mission to retrieve it from a Russian biological warfare lab in Siberia. Delvaux witnesses the strife in the Slavic region and stays to help the Chechen Muslims fight for their independence by using his superexplosive to destroy Russian tanks. Delvaux later returns to the U.S., resentful of the violence and tragedies he experienced during the war. Twelve years later, love and loyalty lure Delvaux back into conflict, this time to Afghanistan during al-Qaidas jihad. Chechnya Jihad explores human relationships through the perspective of conflict. Meyers experience during a technological exchange program with Russian scientists from 199496 sparked his interest in the subject. While attending a conference at the base of the Caucasus Mountains near Chechnya, Meyers says he could feel the tension and animosity between the Russians and Chechen Muslims. He wrote Chechnya Jihad to illuminate a conflict he says few people around the world know about, and to educate readers about the positive values of Islam. Meyers is no stranger to political conflict. He grew up in Joo Monlevade, Brazil, and served in the Brazilian army during an oppressive military regime, he says. When he was 22, Meyers fled Brazil after government officials flagged him as a terrorist because of a poem he published that ridiculed the military. Meyers says his experiences prepared him to write from a place of compassion for people who have suffered under military regimes, prejudices and hardships. He hopes Chechnya Jihad will teach readers that violence always leads to tragedy and is never a solution to conflict.
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Ralph Stanwise (BA 65) of Peoria, Ill., recently retired after serving as canon pastor at St. Pauls Episcopal Cathedral in Peoria for more than 17 years. Ralph received a masters degree in history from the University of Wisconsin and a master of divinity at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary in Wisconsin. He and his wife, Lynda, live near their daughter and her family.



Hank Rakov (BSBA 69) of Sandwich, Mass., retired in April 2011 after 40 years of management in the hospital food service, administration and physician group practice industries. Most recently, Hank was executive director of the Boston Spine Group. He serves on the Town of Sandwich planning board and the water quality advisory committee. Hank also is an avid tennis player. Steve Siljestrom (BSBA 69) of Orlinda, Calif., is a certified and licensed professional fiduciary and conservator through his business, California Fiduciary Associates.


Cecil Bykerk (BA 66) of Omaha, Neb., is a consulting actuary and president of CDBykerk Consulting. He recently was elected president of the American Academy of Actuaries. Cecil served on the academys board of directors as a regular director from 200002 and as a special director from 200809. He also is the president of the International Actuarial Association.


Stephen Ehrlich (BSBA 70) of Denver received the Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The award recognized his 30 years of volunteer service to Zeta Beta Tau.



Jean Hamburg (MSW 67) of Beverly, Mass., published a book, Cooperation Counts! Life-Saving Strategies for Parenting Toddlers to Teens (Outskirts Press, 2011). Jean has been a psychiatric social worker and family therapist since 1976 and has worked in child welfare service agencies, mental health centers and private practice. She has provided care to foster children and has two internationally adopted daughters. David Weinstein (JD 67) of Denver was named lawyer of the year for 2012 by Best Lawyers. David is the only copyright/trademark attorney in Denver to receive the distinction. He also received a certificate of appreciation for his contributions and services regarding pro bono mediation from the First Judicial District Bar Association and First Judicial District Access to Justice Committee.

Rob Armstrong (BA 72) of St. Augustine, Fla., recently published his eighth book, an espionage thriller called The Old Spy (Amazon Kindle e-book, 2011). Rob is a former CBS News correspondent. Last spring he retired from the faculty of Flagler College, where he worked for 13 years. Michael Burg (BA 72, JD 75) of Greenwood Village, Colo., received the 2011 American Association for Justice Heavy Lifting Award in recognition of his work to protect the American civil justice system. Michael received his award at a leadership breakfast on July 10 during the organizations 65th annual conference in New York. Michael is a personal injury lawyer in Denver. Eugene Megyesy Jr. (JD 72) of Budapest, Hungary, was appointed senior adviser to Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary. Eugene advises Orban on foreign relations and nonprofit activities. He works in the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest.


Joyce Steinhardt (JD 68) and Kasiel Steinhardt (JD 68) recently moved to Chicago after living in Denver for 55 years. The couple moved to be near their daughter, Cheryl Banks (MA 77), and son-in-law, Ted Banks (JD 75), of Highland Park, Ill.


Janey Alpert (MSW 73) of Denver retired in May 2011 from 43 years in the medical social work field, including 28 years in oncology. Most recently, Janey worked at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Denvers Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital.


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She previously worked at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in the bone marrow transplant program. Craig Eley (JD 73) of Denver reunited with Jim Nicholson (JD 72) of Washington, D.C., in May 2011 during graduation weekend at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Craig attended to celebrate his nephews graduation, while Jima West Point graduate and former U.S. secretary of veterans affairsattended the ceremony as a representative of the class of 1961. David Prince (BS 73, MA 75) of Seattle received the University of Washingtons James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who transforms undergraduate learning by creating or sustaining learning communities among students.

Jim Mulligan (JD 74) of Denver was named one of Law Week Colorados top 10 lawyers of the decade. William Olivier (JD 74, MSJA 74) of Golden, Colo., is the 201112 chair of the Lawyers Conference in the American Bar Association Judicial Division. Bill is retired from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a trial and appellate attorney in the civil division. He now practices dispute resolution law in Colorado and Washington, D.C. Betty Proctor (MSW 74) of Denver was named Colorados Outstanding Community Leader at the Governors Service Awards presentation in May 2011. Betty founded the nonprofit Helping Hearts and Handswhich provides one-time emergency assistance to people without other resourcesin 1997. She is now retired.

of experience designing and leading organizational changes for strategies, cultures, business models, processes and technology. Carol Johnson (JD 75) of Anchorage, Alaska, retired in October 2008 after more than 21 years as general counsel for Chugach Electric Association. Carol previously was a partner in an Anchorage law firm where she started as an intern during a DU law clinical education program in 1975. Mickey Maroon (MSW 75) of Denver received the Community Service Award from the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work in March 2011.



Mary Jo Gross (MA 74, JD 79) of Denver received the 2011 Volunteer of the Year award from the Denver Bar Association.

JoAnn Becker (MSJA 75) of Chicago is president and chief executive officer of Achieving Results from Change Inc., where she works with business leaders to help them face challenges in the work environment. JoAnn recently launched Transforming Healthcare Consortium, a new business model for contingent workers. She has more than 30 years

Joan McWilliams (MSJA 76, JD 82) of Denver is principal of McWilliams Mediation Group Ltd. She recently wrote her third book, Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce (McWilliams Mediation Group Ltd., 2011). Joan has acted as a third-party neutral in a variety of domestic-relations and civil disputes. She has served in numerous leadership positions throughout Colorado and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.


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Rebecca (King) Dreman (JD 77) is a former Miss Colorado who was named Miss America in 1974. But today shes more like a boxer in a knock-down, drag-out fighta fight for her life. In September 2010, after she felt a marshmallow-like lump in her arm, doctors gave her a gut-punch of a diagnosis: stage 4 melanoma. Thats typically a death sentence in about five months. But besides being a beauty, Dreman has proven to be a fighter. More than a year later, shes still standing with the help of doctors, many friends and, of course, her family. Helping to spread the word about Dremans fight is Rebeccas daughter, Diana Dreman, who was crowned Miss Colorado 2011 and who made cancer awareness her platform during her reign. Diana competed in the Miss America Pageant in January; it was the first time in the contests 90-year history that the daughter of a former Miss America competed for the same title. Rebecca Dreman, who lives in Denver, remembers her days in DU law school fondly. They were most patient with me because I was traveling a lot as a former Miss America, and they were very helpful, Dreman says. I remember my first day of law school. Thompson Marsh was the teacher, she says. There had been word around campus that Miss America was going to be taking classes, so I went incognito with my cowboy boots and a bandana. Then Thompson asked me a question and I

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had no idea what the answer was. Then he introduced me to the class. It was a funny way to start out law school. After DU law, Dreman became a domestic-relations attorney specializing in divorce. She also pressured the Miss America Pageant to award points for the interview section of the competition and has spoken in favor of female empowerment at many schools and organizations. Her message about cancer: There is hope. The medicine is getting better, and it seems that almost every day there are changes for the better in the medical and research communities.
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Profile CLuB MANAGER Mark Condon CouNTRy

Mark Condon is focused on making putting greens even greener. Condon (MA 84) is the general manager of Red Rocks Country Club, a private golf club located in Morrison, Colo., near the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The club has gardens, two private lakes and 1,000 acres of private open space that attracts wildlife and provides members and guests with many outdoor activities not normally available at a golf course, such as hiking trails and areas for catch-and-release fishing. When Condon took over, he and superintendent Aaron Smith looked into changing the courses watering system. Before, the course used a wall-to-wall system for watering, but Condon and Smith took a more native approach. We looked at our property here and saw this beautiful ranch country, and instead of a park we wanted it to look more native and work with the environment, says Condon (pictured third from left). We restored native grasses, plants and gardens and reduced the acres that needed irrigation by 30 percent. Now you see grass and plants that take very little water. Condon worked with the clubs food and beverage director and executive chef, Robert Meitzer, to adopt a farm-to-table concept. The club funded an acre of land to develop a garden, and Condon and Meitzer planted a variety of produce including tomatoes, chilies, squash and beets. The club was recognized with the American Culinary Federations Achievement of Excellence Award in summer 2011. Condon graduated from DU with a masters degree in sports science and started out working in the athletic department at the Denver Athletic Club. There, he was encouraged to pursue management and eventually crossed over to become the food and beverage director, supplementing his degree from DU with a certification from the National Restaurant Association. He worked at Lakewood Country Club in Lakewood, Colo., and Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, Colo., before coming to Red Rocks Country Club. We built the club on family values and culture to create a place where families feel welcome, Condon says. It is not your typical country club. >> www.redrockscountryclub.org
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Caroline Turner (JD 76) of Denver in 2010 started her own business, Difference WORKS, to help leaders increase engagement and retention by leveraging difference. Caroline wrote a book, Difference Works: Engagement, Inclusion and Retention for Better Business Results, which was published in January 2012. Her book, workshops and public speaking events are designed to help business organizations engage and retain female employees.

Karen Kornacki (BA 78) of Kansas City, Mo., is a sports anchor at KMBC-TV. She won an Emmy in 2003 for a special show she did on the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Karen is involved with various charities and enjoys speaking to womens groups and Christian gatherings. She is married to a former professional baseball player and is writing a book to teach women about baseball. Dina (OShea) Robke (MSW 78) of Arvada, Colo., was a social worker in the Jefferson County School District for 10 years and also worked part time at the Aurora Mental Health Center. She later helped form the Columbine/Chatfield Suicide Prevention Coalition. Dina also served on the Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners, was the first social worker appointed to the state grievance board, and was president of the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education. She has worked in private practice since 1988 and is a trainer for the Office of Suicide Prevention and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.

Five friends from the Class of 76 reunited in Vail, Colo., in July 2011. The alums, pictured left to right, are: Leslie (Turner) Carson (BA 76, MA 77) of East Sandwich, Mass.; Nicole (Gambrell) Wagoner (BSBA 76) of Goode, Va.; Debbie (Brown) Farra (BA 76) of Mercer Island, Wash.; and Julie (Linderholm) Kucera (BA 76) of Greenwood Village, Colo. (Not pictured is Barb (Korn) Buck (BS 76, MBA 77) of St. Louis.) Kucera hosted the reunion at her vacation home in Vail. Before heading to the mountains, Kucera picked up the other four women at the airport and drove them to see the DU campus. The group, who call themselves the DU Five, caught up during a leisurely weekend of shopping, talking, going out to lunch and cooking dinner together. Though their lives took them in different directions after graduation, the DU Five stayed in touch through weddings and Christmas


Mike Spink (JD 77) of Boise, Idaho, works at Spink Butler, a boutique real estate firm in Boise. The firm recently added two partners and one title insurance attorney of counsel. Margot Zallen (JD 77) of Golden, Colo., retired in June 2011 as a senior attorney for the Department of the Interiors Solicitors Office. She worked on endangered species and water law issues for more than 33 years.


Kevin Bowling (MSJA 78) of Grand Haven, Mich., is court administrator and attorney referee for the 20th Circuit and Ottawa County Probate courts. He recently was elected 27th president of the National Association for Court Management at the organizations annual conference in Las Vegas. He has served on the board of directors since 2005. Kevin has worked in the judicial system for 30 years, including 20 years with the Michigan Supreme Court. He also is a certified mediator and a board member of Mediation Services in Holland, Mich. Jana Edwards (MSW 78) of Centennial, Colo., received the Most Distinguished Clinician Award at a Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work celebration in March 2011. Dennis Jacobson (JD 78) of Lakewood, Colo., has published two books. The first, When Your Marriage is Over: Practical Advice for Surviving Divorce and Living Divorced (AuthorHouse, 2011), was reviewed in Mesa Bulletin and The Denver Post. The second, The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette (AuthorHouse, 2011), is a humorous and informative book about scuba diving. Dennis wrote the book with his wife, Debbie. Dennis has practiced law for 33 years.


Rob Clinton (JD 79, LLM 92) of Denver has been president of the Colorado Council for Economic Education since 2000. The nonprofit provides economic and personal financial education to K-12 students through statewide training programs and teacher and classroom resources. In 2010, the National Council for Economic Education and the National Association of Economic Educators honored Rob with the John C. Schramm National Leadership Award. Rob and his wife, Elizabeth Byrne (MA 83, MBA 88), have a daughter, Anne. Mark Higgins (BS 79) of Hartford, Conn., was named president of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers in September 2011. He oversees Cornerstones debt and equity real estate investments in North America. Mark previously was a chief investment officer with the company. Prior, he was a principal with HPI Realty Partners, senior vice president of Piedmont Realty Advisors and vice president for Aetna Realty Investors. Patrick Kelly Marsh (BSBA 79, MBA 80) of New Albany, Ohio, is president of Kelly BMW in Columbus, Ohio. He also is a retired professional race car driver and was voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in August 2011. Kellys daughter, Jackie, is a junior in college. cards. Ten years ago, Buck organized a weekend trip to New Orleans, where the friends reminisced about their time at DU. They had such a fun time, Kucera says, that they agreed to reunite 10 years later. It was really interesting to see how everyone has changed and what direction everyone has gone in, Kucera says. Its really important for friends to keep in touch, whether they see each other often or not. These are the types of friends you could call on for anything you need and theyd be there. The DU Five recently started a Facebook group to share photos and messages until their next reunion, which they hope will be in the next five to seven years.
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Dolores Atencio (JD 80) of Denver was appointed to the Colorado Reapportionment Commission by Justice Michael Bender and also was appointed to the Denver Womens Commission. Michael McConnell (JD 80) of Aurora, Colo., was named Best Lawyers 2011 Denver professional malpractice lawyer of the year. Mark Norris (JD 80) of Collerville, Tenn., is one of 12 members on the Communications, Policy and Economic Development Council for the U.S. Department of Energys Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors. The consortium is tasked with modeling and simulating nuclear reactors.


Peter Clothier (BA 82) of Colorado Springs, Colo., was included in the 2011 Top Docs in Family Medicine list in Colorado Springs Style Magazine. He attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo. Peter completed an internship and residency at the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. He has been in private practice since 1990. Peter lives with his wife, Susan, and daughters Emma and Claire. Ellen (Gusdorf) Faye (BSBA 82) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was appointed industry member director for the National Association of Professional Organizers board. Ellen is a business productivity and organizing consultant for her company, Ellen Faye Organization.

Ellen has been recognized in local, regional and national print media and television programs for her expertise. Carrie (Nolan) Jandura (MSJA 82) of Reston, Va., is pursuing a certificate in paralegal studies at Marymount University. Carrie recently celebrated her 24th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ken. In fall 2010, Carrie, Ken and their daughter, Kelsey, attended the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Larry Lee (JD 82) of Boulder, Colo., received the Outstanding Service to Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Award in May 2011. He works at his practice, Larry D. Lee P.C.


Dirk Bedarff (BSBA 81) of Covington, Ky., was selected for the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Dirk is managing partner at Peck, Shaffer & Williams. He has more than 20 years of experience in public finance law, with an emphasis on traditional governmental issues. John Graham (MA 81) of Farmville, Va., received a PhD from the University of Delaware in 2000. His research interest is parallel programming. John is on the faculty of Longwood University in Farmville, where he also coaches the universitys rugby team. The team won the national championship in May 2011. Pat Hamill (BSBA 81) of Denver is president and chief executive officer at Oakwood Homes. The company recently sold its 10,000th Colorado home. Pat, a DU trustee, also is a member of the executive advisory board for the Daniels College of Business. Jim Towarnicky (MBA 81, JD 81) and Lisa (Christoph) Towarnicky (MA 80) of Fairfax Station, Va., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25, 2011. The couple is pictured with their two daughters, Rachel and Leah.

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You wont find recipes for Beefaroni or canned lasagna in Anna Boiardis new cookbook, Delicious Memories (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011). Instead youll learn to make gourmet dishes like ravioli with ricotta and squash filling, cotechino with lentils, and baked fennel with butter and Parmesan. Boiardi (BA 94), whose great uncles and grandfather founded canned pasta king Chef Boyardee, knew she had a bit of a challenge on her hands when writing a book whose subtitle is Recipes and Stories From the Chef Boyardee Family. I wanted to show people the other side of Chef Boyardee, not just what they knew from the can, Boiardi says. I wanted them to understand this is the food that I grew up on. My grandfather passed away before I was born, but I knew my Uncle Hector very well, and he actually was a very accomplished chef: a James Beard Award winner who ran the kitchen at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Everyone in my family cooks, so food was not just a family business. It was the way we shared our traditions, the thing that connected us. Food has gone on to be a major part of Boiardis life as well. After a stint in Los Angeles producing TV shows for MTV and VH1, she returned to New York Citywhere she had grown upand started throwing gourmet dinner parties that attracted all kinds of New Yorkers, including actors, models, artists and musicians. She was written up in Vogue and The New York Observer. A morning show segment on the dinner parties led to a gig selling frozen desserts on shopping channel QVC. When she started compiling family recipes and family stories as a memento to pass down to her kids, her husband suggested she try to get it published. The backdrop of the book is the story of how my grandfather, my [great] Uncle Hector and their older brother started Chef Boyardee, says Boiardi, who originally came to DU to pursue a degree in hotel and restaurant management but ended up switching her major to communication. They came from a very poor family, they started working at 8 years old, they were working in kitchens, and food is what they knew their whole life. And they came to this country and started a brand thats still the No. 1 best-selling canned pasta in the United States. Its 80-some years later, and the brand still resonates and is hugely successful. I felt like it was a really inspirational story to tell about immigrants and American ingenuity. >>www.annasdish.com.
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Jane Zwirn-Turkin (BSBA 82) of Valley Stream, N.Y., is chief of the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit at the Nassau County District Attorneys Office.


Carolyn Abrahams (JD 83) of Denver was elected managing shareholder of Sweetbaum Levin & Sands. Steven Bush (JD 83) of Littleton, Colo., wrote and published a book, Introduction to the Exit Transaction, a step-by-step guide to negotiating, documenting and closing a sale and purchase transaction for the business owner or buyer. Steven has written or contributed to articles for numerous local and regional publications. He has more than 25 years of legal and business experience and currently operates a private law practice. Scott Eldredge (JD 83) of Englewood, Colo., in August 2011 was elected to a two-year term on the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association board of directors. Scott has

practiced law with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine since 1983. He focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and large product liability law. Scott is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is an adjunct professor at DUs Sturm College of Law. Stephen Fowler (JD 83) of Charleston, W.Va., is a managing member of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown and Poe and has offices in Charleston, Beckley, Morgantown and Martinsburg, W.Va. The civil litigation firm has 50 lawyers. Stephen also participates in annual bike events to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Kent Graziano (BA 83) of Spring, Texas, is a senior business intelligence and data warehousing consultant for TrueBridge Resources, where he is working on a project at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Kent is certified as a data vault master, Oracle ACE and expert data modeler and architect. Kent has won

numerous awards for his work, writing and presentations. He has written four books and delivered more than 40 presentations nationally and internationally. Jon Pfeiffer (JD 83) of Malibu, Calif., is representing four cast members from the television show Happy Days in a lawsuit against CBS, which owns the show. Don Richards (MBA 83) of Englewood, Colo., endured 109-degree temperatures during his 21st HotterN Hell 100 bicycle competition in Wichita Falls, Texas. Luke Santangelo (MBA 83, JD 83) of Laporte, Colo., was the subject of a New York Times article about his pro bono representation of Brian Hill, a 21-year-old autistic and chronically ill blogger who was sued in Colorado federal court. Luke secured a full dismissal with prejudice for Hill.


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Timothy Houghton (PhD 84) of Glen Arm, Md., teaches writing and English at Loyola University Maryland. He recently released his fifth collection of poems, The Height in Between (Orchises Press, 2012). Paul Whistler (JD 84) of Durango, Colo., has practiced law since 1988. His private practice emphasizes civil litigation, trials and appeals, construction matters, personal injury, commercial contracts and disputes, and real property contracts and disputes. He and his wife, Sarah Law, have two children: Jack, 9, and Mia, 7.


Darold Killmer (JD 86) of Centennial, Colo., won the Case of the Year award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for his work on the Tim Masters case in a civil lawsuit against the 8th Judicial District. Darolds work on behalf of five Yemeni nationals at Guantanamo Bay also was nominated for a Case of the Year award.

Elizabeth (Demberg) Leith (JD 88) of Denver has served as a deputy district attorney, a Denver assistant city attorney and a Denver District Court magistrate. Elizabeth was appointed judge for the Denver Probate Court by Gov. John Hickenlooper and was sworn in July 1, 2011. John Tatlock (JD 88) of Denver works for Harris Law Firm and was selected by the board of directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee as the individual of the year.



Stefan Karnavas (BSBA 85) of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., is chief financial officer at SKLZ, an industry leader in sports performance training and skill development products. Stefan previously held financial leadership positions at Semtek Corp., Cobblestone Golf Group, Cricket Wireless, Leap Wireless and Horizon Cellular Group.

Randy Greenberg (BSBA 88) of Los Angeles was the executive producer of Dream Works and Universal Pictures 2011 film Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Randy also produced Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, which is based on an Italian comic-book series. Guy Kelley (JD 88) of Fort Collins, Colo., recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with Jean Macheledt (JD 88). Guy and Jean are registered U.S. patent attorneys. Jean operates a transactional practice, Macheledt Bales. She is an active volunteer and public speaker. Guy recently retired from Hewlett Packard after 29 years and teaches undergraduate classes in business law, investing and writing. The couple has two sons, Merrick and Preston.


Timothy Tomasik (JD 89) of Western Springs, Ill., is a partner at Clifford Law Offices. He was invited to participate in the 2011 American Bar Association Aeronautics Committee Aviation Litigation Conference in New York on June 2. Timothy worked on the property damage claims surrounding the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. He frequently speaks about aviation topics throughout the country.


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Ginger Meyette (MSW 90, PhD 09) of Decorah, Iowa, married Lynda (Erickson) Sutherland on June 11, 2011. A commitment ceremony, open house and reception were held for the couples Colorado family and friends on June 26, 2011, at Denvers First Universalist Church. Ginger is an assistant professor of social work at Luther College.


Cynthia (Bassett) Abbas (JD 94) of Lakeway, Texas, practices elder law in her own firm near Lake Travis. yves Bonnard (LLM 94) of Pully, Switzerland, established his own law firm in 1997. Bonnard Lawson is a small international boutique firm with offices in Switzerland; Shanghai; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Paris; and Luxembourg. Yves has nine law partners, all from different countries. Yves focuses on international estate and tax planning for wealthy families. He has two children: Margaux, 14, and Guillaume, 13. Mark Williamson (JD 94) of St. Paul, Minn., is vice president of finance at the Minneapolis-based law firm Gray Plant Mooty. Mark practices business, corporate and securities law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He co-chairs the firms mergers and acquisitions team. He also represents public and private companies in securities compliance and corporate governance matters.

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Thank you to everyone who responded to the fall issues question of the hour: What kind of car did you drive at DU?


Patrick Dawson (MRCM 91) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., recently published a novel, Lessons in the Journey (CreateSpace, 2011). It is available at Amazon.com or at www.patrickkdawson.com. Karen Leaffer (LLM 91) of Englewood, Colo., is a 20-year veteran in the nonprofit legal community. She co-formed Leaffer Law Group, a boutique law firm that serves Colorados charitable foundations and nonprofits. She is the managing editor of and a contributing author to The Guide for Colorado Nonprofit Organizations. Karen also serves on the advisory board for the University of Colorado Womens Health Research Center.

A 1948 Willys Jeep. Frank Swancara Jr. (BA 57) Cedaredge, Colo. A 1953 Chevy, then a 1959 Buick during post-grad. Deanna Leino (BSBA 59, MBA 67) Wheat Ridge, Colo. A 1939 Ford plus the local bus route. Wayne Downing (attd. 193841) Thousand Oaks, Calif. A 2001 Lincoln Continental. Ross Tanick (BA 10) Honaunau, Hawaii A 1970 MGB and a 1969 BMW 2002. Scott McDonald (BA 75) Rye, N.H. I drove a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta. Brian Cardinell (MBA 00) Castle Pines, Colo. A 1938 Plymouth with three fenders. Stanley Wonderley (BA 50) Lakeview, Ore.

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Tom DeVine (JD 92) of Denver was named chairman of the Colorado Bar Associations real estate governing council. Hollynd Hoskins (JD 92) of Denver was nominated for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Year award for her work in the Dunn v. University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine case, which resulted in new policies to promote safety for individuals with special needs. Marc Patoile (BA 92, MBA 95, JD 95) of Castle Rock, Colo., has been a trial attorney at Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile for 15 years. Debbie Zalesne (JD 92) taught at the City University of New York School of Law for 15 years. In fall 2011, she became a visiting professor at the Sturm College of Law, where she teaches contracts, corporations and sales.

Cary Kennedy (JD 95) of Denver was named chief financial officer and deputy mayor of Denver by Mayor Michael Hancock.

Stephanie Cohen (JD 96) of Livingston, N.J., received the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, which promotes the interests and progress of women lawyers and womens legal rights. Stephanie represents clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigations. Timothy Finkenbinder (JD 96) of St. Cloud, Fla., was elected president of the Osceola County Bar Association in Osceola County, Fla. His law firm recently was recognized by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association for its pro bono work on behalf of victims of violent crimes and domestic abuse. Rico Munn (JD 96) of Denver was elected to the board of directors of the Denver Scholarship Foundation. He practices public law, commercial litigation and regulatory matter law. Rico is a graduate of the Leadership Denver program and has served on the boards of numerous community and legal organizations. He also is a founding board member and co-chair of the Denver Urban Debate League.


Richard Gomez (JD 93) of Miami was appointed to the executive committee of the Humane Society of Greater Miami, where he also is a director. Richard practices civil litigation and focuses on insurance coverage, personal injury and wrongful death claims.

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Victor Valks (BA 96) of Denver in December 2011 received an MBA from Regis University, where he earned a Harvey D. Rothenberg Scholarship for leadership. Barrett Weisz (JD 96) of Boulder, Colo., joined Roberts Levin Rosenberg in February 2011. He specializes in state and federal criminal defense and civil litigation. Barrett previously worked at Ridley, McGreevy, Winocur and Weisz.


Todd Clarke (JD 98) of Parkland, Fla., is the deputy general counsel of JM&A Group in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The group is one of the largest providers of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry. Todd lives with his wife, Katie, and three children: Megan, Travis and Wyatt. Rachel Watson (BS 98) of Laramie, Wyo., received the University of Wyomings John P Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching . Award. The award recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in classroom teaching. Rachel is a lecturer in the department of molecular biology at the University of Wyoming, where she has taught since 2001.

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Ted Fay (JD 97) of Savannah, Texas, is a senior patent attorney at Yee & Associates law firm in Dallas. He and his wife have two daughters, ages 1 and 7. Ted spent four years working for his familys technology business and 10 years as a patent attorney. Most of his work is in the computer arts, though he has worked with many types of technologies. Andrew Nearn (MAcc 97) of Memphis, Tenn., received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2008. In June 2011, Andrew completed a pediatric residency at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital. He currently works at Pediatrics East Inc., a pediatric and adolescent medicine clinic in Memphis. Andrew lives with his wife and three children. Katy Richards (JD 97) of Erie, Colo., is married to Shannon Dukes. The couple plans to open a craft brewery and tasting room called Echo Brewing Co.in Frederick, Colo., in 2012. Alan Spidel (MHS 97) of Aurora, Colo., was appointed chief executive officer of the Colorado Rural Health Center in October 2011. Alan previously served in leadership roles at CIGNA, Colorado Access, Denver Health and the University of Colorado Hospital. He also was a regional vice president for an investment banking firm that specialized in health care finance. Kathleen Williams (BSBA 97) of Topeka, Kan., joined Clayton Financial Services as a financial planner. She is a chartered retirement planning counselor and has four years of experience as a financial adviser.


Matt Dillman (JD 99) of Evergreen, Colo., was appointed head of the real estate practice group at Burns, Figa & Will. He began working at the firm while he was in law school. Holli Hartman (JD 99) of Denver works at Baker & Hostetler. She was named to the corporate advisory board of the Cancer League of Colorado. Holli specializes in employment law. Carole Ivanoff (PhD 99) of Denver recently retired from her position as clinical associate professor at DUs Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). She received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Carole was a social worker for 49 years and worked in casework, family therapy, private practice and consulting. She taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and Colorado and was the director of student services at GSSW from 200109. Gino Maurelli (JD 99) of Denver joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as the lead corporate mergers and acquisitions shareholder. Gino has experience in middle-market mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law. Brant Parry (JD 99) of Kokomo, Ind., was appointed judge of Howard County Superior Court II in April 2011 by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. The court handles felony criminal, civil and family law cases. Prior to taking the bench, Brant specialized in criminal defense as a sole practitioner. He lives with his wife, Emily.



John Calderhead (MBA 00) of Denver was named chief financial officer at the Denver Botanic Gardens.


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Fred Ricles was running errands last spring when the vision in one of his eyes became blurry. It looked like somebody had splashed coffee all over my contact lens, the Centennial, Colo., man says. Using iTriage, an iPhone application co-developed by emergency room physician Dr. Wayne Guerra (MBA 07), Ricles typed in his symptoms and found that his condition was likely due to a vitreous detachment, which in most cases requires no treatment. It gave me peace of mind knowing what it was, says Ricles, whose doctor confirmed the diagnosis. The free iTriage app allows users to look up symptoms, learn possible causes and, if needed, get turn-by-turn directions to the nearest emergency room or health care facility. iTriage helps people answer two very simple questions that are actually quite complex: What could be wrong, and what should I do? says Guerra, chief medical officer of iTriages parent company, the Lakewood, Colo., based Healthagen. Guerra says iTriage has been downloaded 2.3 million times on mobile smartphones since it was first introduced as an iPhone app in 2009. It is also available as an Android app and can be accessed on the Web. The application includes information on thousands of symptoms, diseases and medical procedures and a nationwide white pages directory of emergency rooms, physicians, urgent cares, retail clinics, pharmacies and outpatient clinics. Users can look up tests, treatment, images, videos and medications. Through iTriage, users can connect with nurse call lines run by health plans. And the Find Medical Help button provides GPS directions to the nearest appropriate health care facility.

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In some cases, iTriage has prompted people to seek lifesaving emergency room treatment for conditions such as appendicitis, Guerra says. In other cases, it helps people find an alternative to an emergency room for a less serious condition such as a sprained ankle. About 3040 percent of emergency room visits across the U.S. are unnecessary, Guerra says. That means someone needs care, but they dont need care at the level of an emergency department. We help people decide when its appropriate to go to an emergency department or an urgent care facility and direct them to the closest facility. >>www.itriagehealth.com
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Brian Cardinell (MBA 00) of Castle Pines, Colo., works for Microsoft as the health and life sciences lead for the West and Pacific markets and is head of the U.S. markets customer relationship management. Brian is married and has three children.


Allison (Christian) Friederichs (MA 04, PhD 04) of Denver recently became assistant director of Columbia College in Aurora, Colo. She also is an adjunct instructor at DUs University College. Allison volunteers for the Dumb Friends League and sings in the Skyline Chorus. Dan Hurder (BSBA 04) of Fargo, N.D., took ownership of the Otter Supper Club and Lodge in Ottertail, Minn., in July 2011. Dan also formed Great Plains Hospitality, a fullservice management company that specializes in property ownership, management, improvement planning and consulting services within the hospitality industry. He previously worked for the Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Kevin Siegrist (BSBA 04) of Comville, Ariz., was hired as director of catering and conference services at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz., in September 2011. He has more than 10 years of experience at full-service boutique hotels and previously was director of catering at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo. Kevin also was director of operations for the Belmar shopping center in Lakewood, Colo., and catering sales manager at Denvers Hotel Monaco.

Craig Petersen (CERT 06, MEPM 07) of Newcastle, Wash., is a manager and senior numismatist for the Renton Coin Shop. He specializes in U.S. and foreign paper currency. Craig previously worked for the U.S. Coast Guard for 24 years.


Jen Bervin (MA 01) of Brooklyn, N.Y., had her poetry and visual art displayed at an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson. The exhibition ran Oct. 20Jan. 28 at Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center in New York. Lynnea Louison (MBA 01) of Aurora, Colo., is director of human resources and business development at Tonys Markets, a family-owned, Colorado-based specialty foods business. She recently became a member of the Daniels College of Business Alumni Advisory Board. Khalid Rosa (BS 01, MAS 08, CRTG 09) of Lone Tree, Colo., graduated from Regis University with an MBA in finance and accounting in August 2011. He is pursuing graduate certificates in project management and executive leadership at Regis. In October, Khalid joined ChannelInsighta division of InfoNowas a programmer analyst.


Danielle Dutton (PhD 07) is an assistant professor in the English department at Washington University in St. Louis. Danielle is the author of Attempts at a Life (Tarpaulin Sky, 2007) and SPRAWL (Siglio, 2010), which was featured in Harpers Magazine and shortlisted for the 2010 Believer Book Award. She previously taught fiction and literature classes in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Danielle also was a book designer for Dalkey Archive Press.




Jacquelyn Brewer (BS 02) of New Haven, Conn., married Peter Manes on Oct. 22, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas. Jacquelyn is an otolaryngologist at the Ear, Nose and Throat Center, a group practice in Stamford, Conn. She received a masters degree in public health and a medical degree from Tulane University.

Anthony Natale (PhD 05) of Norman, Okla., has been on the faculty at the University of Oklahomas Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work since he graduated from DU. He coordinates the master of social work program and recently was promoted to associate professor with tenure and named graduate educator of the year. Anthony plans to move the program into a new $12.5 million building in which the community room and clinical suites are modeled after DUs Craig Hall.

Sara Hebert (MA 08) of Shreveport, La., was promoted to senior interactive strategist at Williams Creative Group. She is responsible for website design and development, content management systems, social media consulting and analyzing technology and communication trends. Sara previously was an account executive with the company. In 2009, she was named to the Shreveport 40 Under 40 list by the Young Professionals Initiative of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. Marika Pappas (BSBA 08, IMBA 08) of Chicago was promoted to treasury manager at Treasury Strategies Inc. She also was elected treasurer of the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois.


Kristine ZamastilVondrov (PhD 03) of Sarasota, Fla., is the cofounder and managing director of the European Study Abroad Center, a third-party study-abroad center in Prague. Kristine also is a visiting professor at the University of Economics, Prague, where she teaches international business and business law. She resides in Florida during the academic year and in Europe during the summer. Kristine has a law degree from John Marshall Law School and publishes articles about legal issues in higher education and liability in study abroad.


Katayoun Donnelly (JD 06) of Denver joined Baker and Hostetler in July 2011 as an associate. She was named a 2010 Temple Bar Scholar and was one of four attorneys nationwide to receive the award. Katayoun previously worked at The Hague in the Netherlands. Rich Leboeuf (MBA 06, MAcc 06) of Denver is a senior tax associate at GHP Horwath. He recently passed the certified public accountancy exam and is working with several DU alums to create a new accounting firm.


Maranda Compton (JD 09) of Denver joined law firm Greenberg Traurig as an associate. She practices American Indian law and energy, natural resources and environmental law with a focus on the oil and gas industry. John Jarosz (BA 09) of Chicago earned his master of science degree in human-computer interaction at DePaul University in Chicago. He now works as a user experience architect.


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Ross Tanick (BA 10) of Honaunau, Hawaii, is a youth counselor at Pacific Quest, which provides wilderness therapy for troubled adolescents in a residential therapy setting in Hawaii. Ross camps, hikes, travels and surfs in his spare time.


He will develop and guide the companys portfolio of health care programs, including employee and consumer wellness and prevention activities. Kent previously held international medical positions in the U.S. Army. He also led health teams that supported humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts in developing countries. Kent has a master of public health and a medical degree. Peggy Stover (MPS 11) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named vice president of marketing and sales for Pacific Sands Inc., a

manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning, laundry and water treatment products. Peggy previously was the director of marketing and sales for Soy Basics. Prior, she was a senior executive of marketing and sales for Kraft Foods, SC Johnson Wax and Coors Brewing Co.

Kent Bradley (MBA 11) of Pleasanton, Calif., was appointed to the newly created chief medical officer position at Safeway Inc.

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Benjamin Funk (attd. 193235), Long Beach, Calif., 1-21-12 Beverly (Jackson) Agnew (BA 42), Solana Beach, Calif., 10-11-11 Sara (Lyon) James (BA 46, PhD 58), Missoula, Mont., 8-27-11 Lodema (Abbott) Pearson (attd. 46), Thornton, Colo., 3-3-11 James Failyer (BSBA 48), Englewood, Colo., 2-24-11 Gordon Smith (BS 48), Littleton, Colo., 4-20-11 Don McClary (BA 49, JD 50), Fort Morgan, Colo., 9-5-11 Sheldon Silverman (BA 49, JD 51), Denver, 3-19-11 Leslie Whittemore (BS 49), Littleton, Colo., 8-17-11


Arthur Frazin (BA 50, LLB 52), Denver, 12-25-10 Bob Shriver (BA 50), Arvada, Colo., 11-1-11 Bruce Kistler (LLB 51), Denver, 2-19-11 Francis Salazar (LLB 51), Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 3-14-11 Harold Schmidt (BS 51), Cocoa Beach, Fla., 8-8-09 Harold Heafer (JD 52), Oceanside, Calif., 3-7-11 Joseph Sweeney (JD 52), Lone Tree, Colo., 5-7-11 Joseph Al Tennes (MSW 53), Walnut Creek, Calif., 2-9-11 Ralph Greenfield (JD 54), St. Louis, 7-13-11 Edith Siegrist (MA 54), Vermillion, S.D., 7-31-11 James young (BS 57), Littleton, Colo., 3-22-11 Willard McDermott (LLB 58), Ranchos de Taos, N.M., 2-6-11 David Verway (BSBA 58), Columbus, Ohio, 9-6-11 Paul yanowich (BA 58, MA 59), Grand Junction, Colo., 10-27-11


Karla (Kramer) Brown (BA 80), Greenleaf, Idaho, 10-4-11 Cecilia Duggan (MSW 80), Arvada, Colo., 7-28-11 Barbara (Birch) Lahey (JD 81), Denver, 4-10-11 William Bil Rieger (BSBA 83), Aspen, Colo., 9-20-11 Daniel Hubbard (JD 88), Lakewood, Colo., 8-30-11

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Brian Cavanaugh (JD 94), Okemos, Mich., 3-24-11 Marisa Amin (JD 00), Denver, 4-8-11


Miervaldis Jansevics (BS 63), Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 5-30-11 William Pade (JD 64), Denver, 6-3-11 Robert Patterson (LLB 64), Weatherford, Texas, 6-16-11 Wesley Van Pelt (MA 64), Maryville, Tenn., 10-23-11 Sheldon Ginsberg (JD 65), Denver, 5-28-11 Roxanne Shelton (MSW 68), Denver, 2-16-11 Terence Dowling (BA 69), Mesquite, Nev., 6-20-11 Mortimer Stern (PhD 69), Georgetown, Colo., 9-19-11


Janna Shaver (BBA 04, Sturm College of Law student), Lakewood, Colo., 10-9-11

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Peter Benson (MA 72, PhD 73), Minnetonka, Minn., 10-2-11 Garold Sims (JD 72), Broomfield, Colo., 4-10-11 Rose Flanigan (MA 73, JD 77), Denver, 3-8-11 James Greene (JD 75), Camden, Maine, 10-3-11

Seymour Epstein, English professor emeritus, Denver, 11-5-11 Mary Krane (MSW 71), former executive director of the Bridge Project, Denver, 11-6-11 Marjorie Seaman (MA 73, MA 93), retired chemistry department faculty member, Denver, 6-15-11 John Silver, retired director of DUs graphics department, Englewood, Colo., 10-5-11 Terrence Tarr, retired history professor, Santa Fe, N.M., 12-10-11
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Pioneer pics
Eric Deutcher (MA 09) of Reston, Va., took his DU pride all the way to Africa. While on a work assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, Deutcher traveled to the nearby Nubian pyramids of Meroe, where he posed for a photo wearing his DU garb. As you pioneer lands far and wide, be sure to pack your DU gear and strike a pose in front of a national monument, the fourth wonder of the world or your hometown hot spot. If we print your submission, youll receive some new DU paraphernalia to take along on your travels. Send your print or high-resolution digital image and a description of the location to: Pioneer Pics, University of Denver Magazine, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816, or email du-magazine@du.edu. Be sure to include your full name, address, degree(s) and year(s) of graduation.

Which alum sold products on QVC? The answer can be found somewhere on pages 4358 of this issue. Send your answer to du-magazine@ du.edu or University of Denver Magazine, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. Well select a winner from the correct entries; the winning entry will win a prize. Congratulations to Ken Wasmundt (BA 67, MS 73, MS 82) for winning the winter issues pop quiz.

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is a membership program designed for men and women age 55 and better who wish to pursue lifelong learning in the company of like-minded peers. Members select the topics to be explored and share their expertise and interests while serving as facilitators and learners. >>http://universitycollege.du.edu/olli courses, lectures, seminars and weekend intensives explore a wide range of subjects without exams, grades or admission requirements. >>http://universitycollege.du.edu/enrichment

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College of Business offers an intensive program designed exclusively for non-business majors who are interested in supplementing their education with critical topics in business and leadership. The program will run June 1329. For more information, contact Becca Mahoney, program manager, at 303-871-4833 or becca. mahoney@du.edu.

Mark your Calendar Newman Center for the Performing Arts The 201112 Newman Center Presents

season continues with the Boston Brass and Imani Winds playing music by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on March 21, the JACK Quartetplaying Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanicon April 15, AXIS Dance on April 28 and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau on May 11. >>www.newmancenterpresents.com

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Cell Phone Landscape #1. Rain Drops, Aberdeen, South Dakota, by photography Professor Roddy MacInnes, is among the works featured in the 2012 Faculty Triennial, on display through March 11 in the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in the Shwayder Art Building. The show also includes work by faculty members Lawrence Argent, Sarah Gjertson, Deborah Howard, Susan Meyer, Laleh Mehran, Chris Coleman, Catherine Chauvin, Mia Mulvey and Rafael Fajardo, plus pieces by DU adjuncts and other affiliated artists. >>www.myhrengallery.com


University of Denver Magazine Spring 2012