Monthly Archives: March 2012

Learning through experience: SimGov

Room 380 is just like any other classroom in DU’s Sturm Hall: It has a table at the front of the room with a projector screen behind it. Windows line the walls and six half-circle tables make up the sitting area of the tiered classroom.

There’s really nothing remarkable about this room—At least, there’s nothing remarkable about this room until Seth Masket and his American Simulation Government class come in.

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DU men’s lacrosse keeps eye on the prize

After enjoying an exceptional 2010-11 season, DU’s men’s lacrosse team is back and better than ever. With an infusion of new and old talent, the Pioneers feel this could be the year they go all the way.

“Certainly our goal every year is to win a national championship,” said head coach Bill Tierney, who has worked with Denver since July 2009. “We know we’ve got the talent, and one of these days, we’re going to put it all together.

During the 2011 season, Denver won 12 straight games, a school record, leading the Pioneers to their Final Four debut. Despite the stellar season, the Pioneers still think there’s work to be done.

“We need to keep getting better,” said junior midfielder Chase Carraro. “We need to keep having guys step up day in and day out and if we keep doing that, we’re going to end up reaching our potential.”

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Decreasing plastic water bottle use

On average the University of Denver uses almost 100,000 plastic water bottles each year. In response, DU’s Environmental Committee is working with an initiative called Take Back the Tap.

This campaign encourages students to use tap water and drink out of reusable water bottles. Additionally, Take Back the Tap wants to eventually ban plastic water bottles on campus.

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Bob Yablans: The Heart of the Department

Bob Yablans is a senior support specialist at the University of Denver. Over the last 14 years he has worked his way up to his position he has today. Bob originated as the Director of Engineering for Mass Communications and Journalism Studies and is now the senior support specialist. Bob is known in this department for being an extremely upbeat and friendly person, and someone who loves his job.
Many faculty and staff would agree that Bob’s role in the Media Film and Journalism School is essential in managing the technology; however, students may not realize his significance. What makes him unique is that although his job requires a lot of attention, he is extremely passionate and constantly has a positive outlook about all of his work.

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New Final Cut Slideshow