DU receives rave reviews

Princeton Review receives ranking

DU receives high marks from Princeton Review.

The University of Denver received high marks from the Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide.

The university was ranked in four categories by the college admission services company:

  • 8th for “Most Popular Study Abroad Program”
  • 18th for “Best College Library”
  • 19th for “Impact Schools” which recognizes community service programs.

DU also took 18th in “College City Gets High Marks,” due to its proximity to downtown. Students surveyed enjoy how close it is, but like how DU still feels like a campus.

The rankings are based on surveys completed by 143,000 students from 381 schools. The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992.

As an alumnus, Scott Reiman, namesake of the Reiman School of Finance at DU, remains an active member of the university community and supports the academic success for all Colorado students.

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Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship awarded to DU grad

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship Award Recipient, Ariel Cheng

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship winner and DU graduate Ariel Cheng. Photo courtesy of Ariel Cheng.

Ariel Cheng is on a mission to stop the stigma that surrounds mental health.

As one of the founders of the University of Denver’s Mind Club, Cheng helps raise awareness of this issue among her peers and the community. She also partners with local organizations to give those suffering with mental illness, a voice.

Her exceptional leadership and community involvement has earned Cheng the 2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Each year, the Quarterly Forum awards the scholarship to an outstanding DU student. The forum, comprised of Denver community leaders, including Scott Reiman, supports young leaders throughout Colorado.

The scholarship recipient receives $10,000 towards financial support in hopes to help students overcome any obstacles that arise during college.

Cheng graduated in May with a degree international studies and plans to take a year off before attending law school.

As namesake for the scholarship, Scott Reiman is dedicated to recognizing students like Cheng and seeing them succeed.

Pioneers’ McGee first to win NCAA gymnastics championship

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DU’s Nina McGee wins first NCAA Individual Championship in gymnastics.

University of Denver gymnast Nina McGee has made history.

McGee became the Pioneers’ first NCAA Individual Champion in the gymnastics floor exercise with her 9.950 score at this month’s NCAA Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.

Five years ago, McGee’s future in gymnastics was uncertain. She had to make the difficult choice whether to give up gymnastics or have metal rods put into her legs to mitigate shin splints and stress fractures of the tibias in both legs. She decided to compete.

And at this year’s championship, she did just that. In addition to taking home the floor exercise title, McGee earned three All-American honors: first team in the all-around and floor exercise and second team on the bars.

Here are a few other outstanding achievements made by DU athletics so far this school year:

  • Women’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
  • Men’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
  • Women’s Golf: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
  • Men’s Hockey: Advanced to Frozen Four in NCAA Championship
  • Ski Team: 2015-2016 NCAA Champions

As a DU alumnus, Scott Reiman has been a longtime member of the University community and supports the school’s athletic programs.

‘Building Talent’ Focus of Quarterly Forum Discussion

Quarterly Forum Scott Reiman and Denver Broncos' John ElwayQuarterly Forum is hosting a “Building Talent” discussion on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The program will focus on about what the best companies in Colorado are doing to build tomorrow’s leaders.

Scott Reiman is one of Quarterly Forum’s two founding sponsors, and has promoted the organization’s mission to build solid ties within the Denver business community.

A global leader within McKinsey & Company’s human capital practice, Ramesh Srinivasan, and QF Vanguard Member Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, a member of Kaiser Permanente’s leadership team, will lead the discussion.

Other participants include:

  • David Chernow, CEO, Select Medical
  • Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, State of Colorado
  • Shelie Gustafson, Incoming CHRO, CH2M
  • Walter Isenberg, CEO, Sage Hospitality
  • David Miller, CEO, The Denver Foundation

The event will be held at University of Denver – Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Joy Burns Center 2044 East Evans Avenue, 80208 Denver , CO.

John Edward Thompson – The Artist behind the Long-Lost DU Mural

John Edward Thompson Mural pic After seven years of complex restoration efforts, John Edward Thompson’s long-obscured Shakespearean mural that adorns the proscenium arch of the Reiman Theater (formerly the Little Theatre) at the University of Denver (DU) has been returned to its former glory. But while many viewers will easily recognize some of the characters featured on the mural, including the head of the Bard of Avon himself, less might be known about the artist who painted them.

One of Colorado’s leading modernist painters, John Edward Thompson was an artist and professor credited with introducing Denver to modern art. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1882, he spent the early years of the 20th century studying painting in Europe before returning to the United States. Eventually settling in Denver, Thompson caught the attention of critics and the public alike due to his participation in an exhibition at the Denver Public Library in 1919, the first time that a collection of modern art pieces had ever been displayed in the city. Although the exhibition caused a scandal at the time, Thompson, along with a network of Denver artists and architects, continued to champion the cause of modernism through the creation of decorative paintings and murals in homes and office buildings.

In the early 1920s, Thompson began teaching at Chapell School of Art, which was later integrated into DU as its art department. During his time on the DU faculty, Thompson painted his long-lost Shakespearean mural. He remained a DU professor until his death in 1945. His combination of academic and artistic activities later earned him the title of “Dean of Colorado Painters” from his colleagues.

University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Welcomes New Dean

University of Denver Daniels College of Business logo pic Recently, the University of Denver announced the election of Dr. Elrie LaBrent Chrite as the new dean of the Daniels College of Business. The school undertook an extensive nine-month search in cooperation with international search firm Korn Ferry to locate a leader of Dr. Chrite’s caliber. The new dean possesses more than two decades of institutional leadership experience and most recently served as dean and professor of management and international business at Montclair State University in New Jersey. In this position, he focused on modernizing the business curriculum at the school to prepare students for the competitive job market. His programming led to a 40 percent increase in graduate enrollment, as well as global partnerships with other schools. In addition, he instituted a new executive MBA program and established a Center for Entrepreneurship.

Before assuming his duties at Montclair, Dr. Chrite worked at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona as associate dean and Gemelli faculty fellow. In addition, he functioned as the assistant dean for global development at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.

Dr. Chrite will assume his duties at Daniels in August 2014.