Moms and Grandmoms Weekend 2013

February 22nd & 23rd



DU staff members and Parents Council members will be at the Leo Block Alumni Center on Thursday from Noon to 4pm and on Friday from 9am to 3pm to distribute tickets and assist with information and directions. There will be a special Meet and Greet on Friday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm. Please see the Meet and Greet description below. 



 DU Carillon Bells

Tour of the Carillon and Williams Tower

Friday, February 22nd (9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, or 11:15am)
The 65-bell carillon in Williams Tower is among the world’s largest and ranks among the top five in the country. The largest bell weighs over 6 tons. This rare tour of a carillon will include an explanation of the distinctive murals in the tower which portray the evolution of communication.



Photography Workshop: “Light from a Dark Room”

Shwayder Art Building, University of Denver

Friday, February 22nd (9:00am – 11:00am)

Friday, February 22nd (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Saturday, February 23rd (9:00am – 11:00am)

This workshop celebrates the most basic, but also the most beautiful magic of photography. In the School of Art and History's photography darkroom at the University of Denver, participants will load paper that has been sensitized with silver salts, into pinhole cameras. We will then make photographs outside by capturing light inside the camera, on the sensitized paper. To complete this easy and fun process we will develop our captured light images back in the darkroom. The end results are beautiful black and white photographs, or light drawings.

This event will also coincide with the exhibition of work by local photographer Joel Dallenbach which will be on view in the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery inside the School of Art & Art History.



Professor Lecture: DU History in Pictures – Sturm Hall, room 451

Friday, February 22nd (9:00am – 10:30am)

Steve Fisher - University Archivist

If you think looking at pictures is a breeze, DU archivist Steve Fisher’s book of vintage photographs, University Park and South Denver, may prove you wrong. The 120 images Fisher chose for his collection take close scrutiny to fully appreciate the wealth of people, landmarks and historic context. The photos are “the tip of the iceberg,” Fisher says — maybe one percent of the visual archives available to him in collections at Penrose Library, the Colorado Historical Society, the Denver Public Library and the Washington Park Profile newspaper. This presentation is based on his book, which is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. It shows page after page of fascinating glimpses into the history of DU and the environs, most notably the University Park neighborhood and former town of South Denver.



Professor Lecture: Parenting in a Digital Age – Sturm Hall, room 451

Friday, February 22nd (10:30am – 12:00pm)

Lynn Schofield Clark - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Media, Film and Journalism Studies

How are parents coping with the new challenges of digital and mobile media? In this presentation, Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark reviews interview-based research on this subject that is featured in her 2012 book, The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press). Come and learn the latest on cyberbullying, sexting, dumbing-down, distraction, and more, and debate these new phenomena as Clark sets them in the larger context of research into family communication, positive parenting practices, and the enduring digital divide.



Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel - $38.21 (includes tax and service)Brown Palace

Friday, February 22nd (12:00pm or 2:30pm)

Saturday, February 23rd (12:00pm or 2:30pm)

The Brown Palace Hotel is the second-oldest hotel in Denver, built in 1892. Since its opening, light has poured into the atrium from the stained-glass eight stories above. For decades, afternoon tea has been a tradition at the Brown Palace. Now, it has become a tradition of DU Moms Weekend as well. Reservations for tea will be taken by the hotel staff. Please call 303-297-3111.



Meet and Greet

Friday, February 22nd (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Please join us at the Leo Block Alumni Center for an opportunity to meet and greet DU moms, grandmoms and students on Friday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. We will have light refreshments and DU giveaways.



Hillel’s Moms & Grandmoms Shabbat

Friday, February 22nd (6:00pm)

Come join us at DU Hillel for a homemade Kosher Shabbat dinner at 6:00pm at the Merage & Allon Hillel Center (2390 S Race St.).  Hillel seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish graduate and undergraduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  Hillel student leaders, professionals and Board members are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment and to provide students with social and educational opportunities for personal growth, Jewish identity, community service (Tzedakah), advocacy and leadership development.



Men’s Hockey – Denver vs. North Dakota - $34Pioneer Hockey

Magness Arena, Ritchie Center

Friday, February 22nd (8:07pm)

Saturday, February 23rd (7:07pm)

Are you ready for some hockey?

Denver Pioneers will take on North Dakota both Friday and Saturday nights. Some students already have their own tickets, but they are in the student section. Please remember to purchase a ticket for your student if you would like them to sit with you.



Men’s Lacrosse – Denver vs. Lehigh - $15

Barton Lacrosse Stadium

Saturday, February 23rd (1:30pm)

Our home DU Lacrosse games are events which cater to individuals and families looking for fun filled, fast paced and exciting events. Enjoy being a part of the Pioneer Lacrosse Spirit as Denver takes on Lehigh at the beautiful Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the University of Denver campus.



Gymnastics - Denver vs. Rutgers, Utah St.

Hamilton Gym

Saturday, February 23rd (6:00pm)

The Pioneers have been in the national championships three times: 2001, 2007 and 2008. Your Denver Pioneers were 14th in the nation last year at the end of the season. For meet or ticket information, visit or call 303-871-2336.


 Moms Weekend Water Bottle

Moms & Grandmoms Weekend Water Bottles - $15

Commemorate Moms & Grandmoms Weekend 2013 with a Camelbak Water Bottle. The University of Denver has recently installed water stations throughout the campus to promote the use of sustainable containers rather than ordering disposable bottles.



Packing Donated Items for Troops

Driscoll Student Center (North) - Driscoll Underground

Saturday, February 23rd (9:00am – 11:30am)

Help support the troops by donating items from the list below and joining other DU Moms, Grandmoms, and their students to pack boxes to be shipped to troops currently overseas. The University of Denver is deeply committed to providing students with the culture and tools to create positive impact. Please join us for this fun and inspiring volunteer opportunity.


White cotton or wool socks, calf length

Beef jerky

Baby wipes

Yoghurt covered almonds and raisins

Trail mixes

Dried fruits

Energy shots (such as “5-hour Energy”)

Salted cashews and almonds and other nuts

Zip lock bags

Hot chocolate

Flavored Tea packets

Ramen Noodles

Body wash

Notes of encouragement




Beaver Creek Ski Bus - $29 roundtrip 

Saturday, February 23rd

University Ski Bus, founded by a DU student but unaffiliated with the university, offers convenient luxury motor coach transportation between campus and various ski resorts.  No matter where your son or daughter lives on campus, the Johnson-MacFarlane Hall (7:00am) and Centennial Halls (7:10am) pickup locations are only a short walk away. Hop on board, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and leave the driving to a professional. When you wake up from your morning nap, you'll find yourself as close as possible to the slopes.  After a day of skiing and exploring the Beaver Creek Village, you'll board the bus, enjoy light refreshments and depart the resort at 4:30pm.  Traffic on the way home?  No problem - University Ski Bus provides plenty of movies and onboard entertainment. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase at





Moms & Grandmoms Weekend

Schedule at a Glance



Friday, February 22nd


Carillon Tours ($5)
9:00am - 9:45am
9:45am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:15am
11:15am - 12:00pm


Photography Workshop: "Light from a Dark Room" ($20)
9:00am - 11:00am
1:00pm - 3:00pm


Professor Lecture: DU History in Pictures
9:00am - 10:30am


Professor Lecture: Parenting in a Digital Age
10:30am - 12:00pm


Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel ($38.21 - includes tax and service)
12:00pm - 1:30pm


Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel ($38.21 - includes tax and service)
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Meet and Greet
4:00pm - 5:00pm


Shabbat Dinner


Pioneer Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota ($34)



Saturday, February 23rd


Beaver Creek Ski Bus ($29 round trip)


Packing Donated Items for Troops (donation)
9:00am - 11:30am


Photography Workshop: "Light from a Dark Room" ($20)
9:00am - 11:00am


Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel ($38.21 - includes tax and service)
12:00pm - 1:30pm


Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel ($38.21 - includes tax and service)
2:30pm - 4:00pm


Men's Lacrosse vs. Lehigh ($15)


Pioneer Gymnastics vs. Rutgers, Utah St.


Pioneer Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota ($34)



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