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Mission Accomplished: DU-affiliated Fight Oar Die completes 3,000-mile row

Article by and photo courtesy Jason Evans

The actor Kevin Conroy once said “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.” That sentiment perfectly sums up “Fight Oar Die,” the DU-affiliated group of four veterans who took on a grueling 3,000-nautical mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in a UK-based competition known as the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Continue reading Mission Accomplished: DU-affiliated Fight Oar Die completes 3,000-mile row

Driscoll North meets wrecking ball

Demolition of the Driscoll North Student Center has begun. As part of DU’s Phase 1 Denver Advantage redevelopment plan, a new Student Commons will rise in its place. Student and family support services have been moved to The Hub or South Driscoll in the interim.

It only took a few days to demolish most of the former structure before a surprisingly heavy winter storm followed. Continue reading Driscoll North meets wrecking ball

Pioneers’ third line providing energetic chemistry & much-needed secondary scoring

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There’s a reason the word ‘chemistry’ is thrown around so casually in discussions about line pairings in hockey. The assimilation is such an intricate process that must take into account utterly infinite amounts of variables. Sometimes it’s as simple and straightforward that a line will just automatically click. More often than not, it becomes a tedious process on the premise of varying scenarios, physical attributes, skill, IQ and of course, time. Continue reading Pioneers’ third line providing energetic chemistry & much-needed secondary scoring

“Go Denver Pioneers” Spirit Fund Now Over $6,000! Final Push for 2018!

With your generous donations, the $2,500 in matching donor funds, and an additional $350 donated through pin sales so far, the “Go Denver Pioneers! Spirit Fund” now stands at $6,275.00!

Well done, “Let’s Go DU” readers and other Pioneer fans!

And there’s still time to make an end-of-year donation today.

Maybe we can make it to $6,500 before midnight tonight?

We look forward to seeing what exciting game-day experiences DU creates by using these funds in the coming months!

For more detailed information on the Spirit Fund, click here.

To donate to the fund, click here: DONATE.

Go Pioneers, and Happy New Year!

Aspen Hall Meets the Wrecking Ball

Built in 1950, DU’s Aspen Hall is being torn down over the winter break. The building, on the south end of campus, is located north of Illiff Avenue, Aspen Hall served as a residential hall for a growing student population following WW2. Following that, a number professors located their offices in the building before it was closed permanently last year.

Aspen Hall was vacant the last several years prior to demolition.

 

The property will be converted into green space for use by visitors and students.

Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund at 75% of Year-End Goal, $635 Needed by Dec. 31

A few weeks ago, back on October 11th, the “Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund” was launched publicly, with a $2,500 matching funds challenge for donations made prior to December 31, 2018.

We’re happy to report that the Let’s Go DU blog community has already made $1,865 in donations since that date, putting us about 75% of the way to the $2,500 in our matching funds goal set by generous donors.

We’re appealing to you to raise the remaining $635 before the end of the year to gain the matching funds! 

You can read more about the fund here, as well as donate online directly here.

We’re excited about our progress toward the $2,500 matching challenge, and hope you’ll help put us over the top as we near the end of the month!

Thank you for your support of this DU Pioneer spirit initiative!

“Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund” at 65% of year-end matching funds goal

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A few weeks ago, back on October 11th, the “Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund” was launched publicly, with a $2,500 matching funds challenge for donations made prior to December 31, 2018. Donations to this fund go directly to the University of Denver for school spirit initiatives.

We’re happy to report that the Let’s Go DU blog community has already made $1,615 in donations since then, putting us over halfway to the $2,500 matching funds goal.

We’re appealing to you to raise the remaining $885 before the end of the year! And since today is “Giving Tuesday”, it’s a perfect day to make your tax-deductible donation. You can read more about the fund here, as well as donate online here: Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund

We’ll continue to make updates on our progress toward the $2,500 matching challenge. 

Thank you for your support of this DU Pioneer spirit initiative! Go Pioneers!

Denver Hockey Series Preview: St. Cloud State

Photo courtesy of MinnesotaHockeyMag.com

The Denver Pioneers and St. Cloud State Huskies battle this weekend for early NCHC supremacy

It was all positive vibes last weekend when the Pioneers swept the Western Michigan Broncos.  Jarid Lukosevicious put on a show with five goals which earned him the NCAA’s first star of the week and the NCHC’s offensive player on the week.  Defenseman Ian Mitchell also won NCHC honors as the defenseman of the week. Continue reading Denver Hockey Series Preview: St. Cloud State