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Warhol in Colorado
This photo of Andy Warhol — taken by John Bonath when the famed artist was visiting Fort Collins, Colo., in 1981 — is featured in the Myhren Gallery’s new exhibit, “Warhol in Colorado,” which runs Jan. 20–March 13. The exhibit — built around 158 Warhol Polaroid photos and silver prints gifted to the gallery by the Warhol Foundation in 2008 — features screen prints, photographs, films, record album covers, posters and other works by and about Andy Warhol. “Warhol was famous for taking pictures of everything — not only partying and posing, but even shaving — or doing less glamorous things,” says Dan Jabobs, DU art curator and Myhren Gallery director. “It was his way of saying, ‘I’m open to everything — it’s all material.’” >>www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

Are you working to make your community a better place? To spotlight good works and reward commitment to service, the University of Denver Magazine is sponsoring the “Communities of Change” video contest. Tell your story. Your actions can be something you’ve done on your own or with a group, in your own community or in a community on the other side of the world. What matters most is that you’re “DUing Something” to make a difference in the lives of others. Eligible entrants — you must be a currently enrolled DU student, a DU alum or a current or retired faculty or staff member — need to complete the online entry form and submit an original video of no more than three minutes in length on the theme “Communities of Change.” The contest closes March 1. For more information, visit http://blogs. du.edu/today/17299-2

DU athletic icon Murray Armstrong passes away
Legendary DU hockey coach Murray Armstrong died of complications following a series of strokes Dec. 9. He was 94, just 24 days shy of his 95th birthday. Armstrong coached the DU Pioneers from 1956– 1977, amassing one of the most impressive records in college hockey history. His teams won five NCAA Championships and finished as runners-up four times. After playing junior hockey, he played nine years in the National Hockey League in the 1930s and 1940s, finishing his career with the Detroit Red Wings. After World War II, Armstrong then coached the Regina Pats until he was hired by the University of Denver. When he arrived, he promised to give DU a national championship in three years or he’d quit. He delivered on the promise in two years. Armstrong often said his proudest accomplishment was “all of the fine young men” whose lives he touched. He was in contact with many of his former players. In 2009, his former players created a book of “Murray-isms” — some of his sayings that live on. They called it “Don’t Think, It Weakens the Club.” Among his favorite sayings: “Excuses are for losers.” Armstrong retired to Venice, Fla., in 1977 where he pursued his other sporting passion — golf. He played the game regularly until 2010. In 2000, he and his wife moved to St. Augustine, Fla., to be closer to his son and his wife. Armstrong is survived by Freda, his wife of 68 years, and his son, Rob. Memorial donations should be directed to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fla., 32257. >>Read more about Armstrong at http://blogs.du.edu/today/iywbw

Bye bye bikes (for now)
DU is getting its wheels taken away. e red bikes seen around campus over the past 18 months — part of a bikeshare program overseen by B-cycle and the city of Denver — were taken out of service Dec. 5. e bike-share program at DU, which has two stations on campus and one station near the University of Denver lightrail station just off campus, will be closed Dec. 6–March 1 for the winter season. Program administrators cited a bike maintenance overhaul, winter riding safety concerns, expected low winter ridership and a pending first season review of the program as reasons for the hiatus.

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DU hosting Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit
The University of Denver will be the center of sustainability efforts in the Rocky Mountain region when it hosts the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit Feb. 17–18. The summit will welcome more than 200 students, faculty and staff from DU and other Rocky Mountain universities as well as innovators in sustainability, vendors and nonprofits. “The theme is inspiration and regional sustainability priorities,” says co-organizer Jon Bortles, a master’s student at DU’s Daniels College of Business. “The idea is to keep it regional, so you won’t see speakers from California. The whole idea is to focus on what’s going on here. That’s what makes this event special.” For years, the event has been held at the University of Colorado, but Bortles asked DU’s Sustainability Council to host the summit after he learned CU was unable to continue staging it. Scheduled speakers at the event include Doug Fine, an environmental journalist and author of Farewell, My Subaru; Auden Schendler, executive director of sustainability for the Aspen Skiing Co.; Hillary Mizia, a leader in corporate sustainability solutions; and Dave Newport, director of CU’s Environmental Center and an innovator in governmental sustainability. Other speakers will discuss social and environmental justice, green building, sustainable food purchases, transportation sustainability and curriculum development. Major sponsors already on board include Chipotle, New Belgium Brewing, NeverStrip Floor Coatings and SimpleSolar systems. Also, NextEra Energy Resources is providing renewable energy credits to offset carbon emissions connected to the event. >> www.du.edu/green/rmss
—Chase Squires





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Eager early learners

Swarm of kiddos land at new Goddard preschool near DU
Wayne Armstrong

f you thought the baby boom ended back in 1964, you don’t know the community just west of campus. That section of Denver is so swarming with children, says Sloan Armstrong (pictured), that she and her husband, Jarrett, opened up a new franchise of the Goddard School for early childhood education in late September. When they did, the school broke a company record for opening day attendance that had stood for 30 years. “Out of 370 schools, we had the biggest opening day,” Armstrong says proudly. “We have 125 kids, 18 teachers and two directors.” Not bad for the new school, where the main floor seems as if it’s toddling-room-only and there’s a waiting list for infants and 1-year-olds. Barely weeks into its first year, Goddard Denver at 1400 S. Emerson St. was already edging toward its capacity of 143. And the school — the 17th in Colorado — hasn’t even launched its programs for kindergarten or school-age youngsters. “Each Goddard school can make [program] decisions based on demand from the community, and it seems like the demand here is for the younger ages,” says Armstrong (BA ’05). The popularity shouldn’t be a surprise. DU’s Fisher Early Learning Center — which opened in 2000 — is so popular it only accepts new students selected in an annual lottery. Goddard isn’t as in-demand at that, but Armstrong is pleased with how the early childhood school has gotten off the ground. “We were expecting to pull from all over, but surprisingly it’s mostly neighborhood people,” she says. “I’m very pleased at how welcoming the community has been.” Like Fisher, the Goddard program is about early childhood education, not day care. Kids aren’t warehoused, they’re taught. The goal is to impart skills, encourage literacy and instill a love of learning — even for kids as young as 6 weeks. And all in a converted office building that used to be headquarters for the Denver Home Builders Association. Armstrong and her husband, a commercial real estate developer, converted the two-story, 8,700-square-foot structure into cozy classrooms last summer while also running the Aurora Goddard school. That institution has about 200 kiddos, as Sloan Armstrong affectionately calls them, and about 28 teachers. The Denver and Aurora Goddard schools follow the model developed under the Goddard system — a nationwide for-profit earlychildhood education franchise company. Goddard began in Malvern, Penn., in 1986 as the inspiration of Anthony Martino, founder of Aamco Transmissions and Maaco Auto Painting and Bodyworks. The company currently has preschool child-care franchises in 37 states. Armstrong — who went by Amanda Anderson in her DU days and majored in voice and minored in business — says her life was a bit unsettled until she met her husband, a former investment banker who scouted properties for Goddard owners. “He said, ‘You’d be good at this,’ and I said, ‘Are you crazy?’” she recalls. “But I took a leap of faith and it ended up being absolutely perfect for me.” The pair opened the Aurora school in March 2009 and the Denver school this year. Now Armstrong is building a business she believes in and providing opportunities for DU students, too. One teacher is pursuing a master’s degree at DU and an assistant is majoring in early childhood education. But the best part, Armstrong says, is creating a learning environment for students and letting teachers be creative in teaching everything from art, music and dance to nutrition, manners and math. Spanish, too. “It’s not just that the kids are learning their ABCs but knowing they are happy,” Armstrong says. “That’s really rewarding.”
—Richard Chapman


Around campus
3 Winter quarter begins. 5 “From Beijing to Jerusalem: The
Global Impact of Israel-China Relations.” Lecture by Professor Xu Xin from Nanjing University. 7 p.m. Cyber Café, Cherrington Hall. RSVP at www.isime.org or 303–871–3094. Free and open to the public. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Don’t Be All That You Can Be,” presented by the Korbel School Center on Rights Development. Lecture by Bleu Copas. Noon and 7 p.m. Noon lecture at Sie Center, Room 150; evening lecture at Hamilton Recital Hall. RSVP to ducord@ du.edu. Free.

14 Flautist Steven Finley. Noon. Williams
Recital Salon. Free. Flo’s Underground, jazz combos. 5 p.m. Williams Recital Salon. Additional performances Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. Free. Flautist Marianne Gedigian and pianist Tamara Goldstein. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Salon.

8 Gymnastics vs. Georgia, BYU and Air
Force. 6 p.m. Magness Arena. 4 p.m. El Pomar Natatorium.

14 Swimming vs. UNLV and Air Force. 15 Women’s basketball vs. Florida
Gymnastics vs. Texas Women’s University. 6 p.m. Hamilton Gymnasium. International. 4:30 p.m. Magness Arena.

21 Jazz guitarist Bill Friesell. 10 a.m.
Williams Recital Hall. “Guitar Legends” featuring Eliot Fisk and Bill Frisell. 7:30 p.m. Free behind the curtain lecture at 6:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $32–$48.

19 Women’s basketball vs. Arkansas
State. 7 p.m. Magness Arena. 7 p.m. Magness Arena.

20 Men’s basketball vs. Arkansas State. 21 Men’s tennis vs. Montana State. Time
TBD. Colorado Athletic Club-Inverness, 374 Inverness Parkway. Women’s tennis vs. Boise State. 5 p.m. Pinehurst Country Club, 6255 W. Quincy Ave. Hockey vs. Alaska-Anchorage. 7:37 p.m. Magness Arena.

8 NBC’s Last Comic Standing. 8 p.m.
Gates Concert Hall. $29.50–$37.50.

23 Lamont String Faculty Concert.
7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall.

10 “Broken Middle East: A Wasted

25 “The Playground,” Lamont artist in 26 Lamont Wind Ensemble. Joseph

Decade on the War on Terror?” By Fawaz Gerges. Part of the Bridges to the Future lecture series, 9/11: Ten Years After. 7 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. RSVP at 303–871–2357. Free. Brower. Discussing The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Noon. Driscoll University Center, Room 29. Free. Otherness” featuring Artie Guerrero and Edward Antonio. Noon. Iliff Great Hall. RSVP to wsparks@iliff.edu or 303–765–3111. $5, includes lunch. of Fred Marcus 1939–1949.” By Audry Friedman Marcus. A Women’s Library Association event. 1:30 p.m. Denver Country Club, 1700 East First Avenue. RSVP to Pam Burklund at 303–733–5660 or pburklund@comcast.net. Free for WLA members; $10 for non-members. Evolving Naval Strategy. By Nan Li. 5 p.m. Cherrington Hall, Cyber Café. RSVP to Dana Lewis at ccusc@du.edu or 303–871–4474. Free. Charities Pen & Podium Series. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $39–$52. Chapel. Free.

residence. Noon. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. Martin, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $15.

11 Book discussion with Chaplain Gary

29 The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University. 30 Friends of Chamber Music Piano
Series: Jean-Yves Thibaudet. 4 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $43.25.

22 Hockey vs. Alaska-Anchorage.
7:07 p.m. Magness Arena. 1:30 p.m. Magness Arena.

29 Women’s basketball vs. North Texas.
Men’s basketball vs. North Texas. 4 p.m. Magness Arena.
Hockey: $18–$27; $5 for DU students. Men’s basketball: $9–$15; free for DU students. Women’s basketball: $8–$11; free for DU students. Gymnastics: $9. Swimming and tennis: Free.

12 Community Forum: “Living with

Unless otherwise noted, prices are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and free for students with ID and DU faculty and staff.

13 “Survival in Shanghai: The Journals

1 Hylaea, a video, print and rare book
installation by Tim Weaver. Through Feb. 14. Penrose Library. Free.
For ticketing and other information, including a full listing of campus events, visit www.du.edu/calendar.

20 “Warhol in Colorado.” Through

18 Jackson/Ho China Forum: China’s

March 13. Myhren Gallery. Gallery hours: Noon–4 p.m. daily. Free.


1 Hockey vs. Northern Michigan.
7:07 p.m. Magness Arena.

24 Joyce Carol Oates, Denver Post

2 Women’s basketball vs. Arkansas
Little-Rock. Noon. Magness Arena. Men’s basketball vs. Arkansas LittleRock. 2:30 p.m. Magness Arena.

The December issue of Community News reported incorrect statistics about international enrollment. We reported that students hail from 18 countries; that number is actually 89.

25 Music and Meditation. Noon. Evans

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