University of Denver - Kynewisbok Yearbook (Denver, CO)

 - Class of 1987

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Newsmakers Ralph Backstrom EVERYONE’S HERO Ralph Badstrora lows the power of motivation. la his si years with DC. be has known bfler defeat and glorious victory He hi' been rbe tareci of jecn and the subject of hods natioc-wwJe Most of all be has turned a bumth of perennial rovers imo a proud team of winners. No». he is cscryoces hero. In 198647. be led the Pioneers to 6 their fust Final Four berth in 13 scan and sent eight planers on »the pros He was honored as college bodes coach of the sat. This seat Backstrom started out less nine star plasm. He faced the task of turnip die W returning ktterraen and 10 freshmen ink) a working tarn. In the endL he whipped his young ssjuad into shape to place 3rd in the WCHA Nett tear... well nett scar almost anything could happen. Backstromi name is mentioned often in connection with coaching openings ir. rhe NHL but for the tine being he's staying with the Pioneers This year, sit Pioneers will graduaic. but the cethususix younger players are primed far aersoa With a year behind them, they base had time to develop. time to learn from Bxfatroas etperienx This ctpttieoce comes in part from an illustrious NHL career that included playing on sit Stanley Cup champion seams His sit years coaching Pioneer Hockey arc icing on the cake from here. Backstroen can go only up. - Xian law.

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Chancellor Dwight Smith — Flying Higher Than Ever D.uhi Sngh his htro ChaKrDu ot L'niwroft Tor three dynamic yen. la that short time. DC has pulled out of a potcnfcuih fatal slurp The buJget » no balanced, academic programs are mote streamlined. and the outlook is not only sta-bit but bright Vk :th the trials of the past behind his. Smith has signed on for another fise sears as Chancellor. ith an eye toward the changes and improseaents the future will bring. After his appointeaent in HM. Smith mitated an extensive reorpniratioc The establishment of The College and the Core Curriculum base improsed the undergraduate experience and helped to reset the focus far students. The College makes all students DU students." Smith said. The Dl' of today is more balanced than it has been in the past, •ttfa the traditional disciplines forming the dominant framework of the Uaiifiwv There is w note ‘attentwc to both research and teaching in appropriate forms and in appropriate amounts." Sm«h said .Along »ith presiding a focus for DCs academic programs. Smith was at the heart of a tireless effort to bring financial stability to the University He brought the school to a delicate balance between academic and financial concerns. Newsmakers UumAr Dmtht Smith Smith hopes flte future will bring further subility. with an endowment of $150 mittxm and a stable stodent population. "We'se set some specific goals for the end of the ceotuiy." be said In the year 20®. Smith said he would like to set 10 or 12 outsuadmg doctoral programs supported by DCs heart and souL Further, the enkng for stodent enroll meet will be .'.500 undetgraJuates and 2JOO grasdate students. which will allow for approximately 360 full time faculty. Smith has been drising these geuls setting constraints and mos ing ahead wth some structure for the student body. "1 rally insist we pay attention to tbe undergraduate experience." be said Smith s greatest strength as Chattdloc has been his ability to listen to d»ene poiats-ofoiew He has acted decisively to sche the University's problems, "despae critacts® or reaction fro® others.' he said. By the end of the century Smith said be wans to see DU 'own the name of quality education in dm region I want Dl' known as The Universes of tbe Rocks Mountain Reg»a" - Miry Vaufli

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Bill Coors Trustee Theft tent mtn men »ho« nine ire ai reeopeinMe if. Colorado at those associated iNe tawing Coon lamih. InJofJ. lot raorr than i century the Coon nine hi conjured •.he image f (tie carts West melding » h the Colorado of the future. The nusenct irupc of the aime hi nude raelf frit it the University of Denser itb the continued pim.ipatfon of Bill Coon on the Unhewtss Beard of Trustees Coon hi long sup parted the liuteniry and in mirth mio the future During hi th» km; term asi trustee. Coon hit coctbienth entitled him-telf in coctrutcm. The joho about "60 Minutes' shotting up on tour front door to ruin sow d»y are old hat for Coon. The brewery with Coon as a Wider, hit long fought in itb-uatoo table. But uhen Mike WjBkc and crew thowed up for their mspectwn tetenl yean Up). Coon came acTott at an old tofce and a PR coop sdl referenced tr. teitbocb at earned off. Three yean ago. Coon took it on the chin if an uhen local pros reported thit be fasortd tending blacks Kick to Africa. Unhewn protest. followed but Coon remained a trusts trustee Coon' wildcat nruge hat spdWd over into philanthropic circle A trutiee of the Colorado School of Mine at well at DU. Coon tenet at Chairman of the Beard of the US Breuen Assocut»a the Gotcreof't Council on Phyticii Phtteess and the Gosemoet Education Task Force. Al DU. Coon will mark ha len-scar anniversary at a trwaee in January He current!) tenet at a tireless member of the im»uix nal adtaacroeot cocaainee and fcnJrarsicg suboommit-let of the Board — aidxtg Rilchic and EsUo in their htllinwlr goal-reach mg Coon also tenet on the faculty and education affairs fbmulatinf policy regarding nr degrees and taking retponsibiltf) for the Se» College of Human Resources. Coon chain the Beard commraee ittpontiNe for recruiting and appomtag new trustee abJ for revteuung the itanding of txuttcet upon completion of ibeu four-year terns. Hit effort it comment and hit spirit unflagging. After a decade, bs support for the Uertewcs and k't goals a at strong at ever. 7

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