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Every Spring Quarter a symposium is held where Honors student present their thesis, PinS recepients present their work along with people who took advantage of the travel fund. Every year DU offers scholarship money towards a student's research that the student would like to pursue in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The money could be used to buy equipment, materials etc. I did a poster board presentation at the symposium last year for my thesis which also counted for the PinS grant money I received that year. I didn't get a chance to see most of the other poster presentations... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
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Hi Everyone! I would like to extend my heartiest welcome to the new class of 2014. Thank you for letting us being part of your collegiate journey. I am confident that you will enjoy your experience at DU as much as I have, if not more. The tough part is done; so relax, prepare for graduation, have a fun-filled summer and get excited to come to your new home on labour day weekend. This is Khubaib signing off. Until next time, Ciao, Goodbye, Sayonara, Al Vida! Love, Khubaib Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
Hello Everyone! Check out our new series "Value of your major" in the Ask DU blog where I have been interviewing current students at DU. They have been really generous in sharing their experiences with me and I hope they are of value to you. I'll be covering students from some of or more popular majors on campus, including music, biology, engineering, business, international studies, psycology, sociology etc. Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather across the nation. This is Khubaib signing off. Until next time, Ciao, Goodbye,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
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Apr 16, 2010
A quarter at DU won't feel right without any snow! While Jay-Z welcomed us back on the first night of the quarter, a snow storm welcomed us on the second day! Late tuesday evening Denver was pummeled by a snow storm! The vigilant crew at DU worked into the wee hours of the night clearing up sidewalks for us, and I can personally vouch for it since I was up till late at night working on an assignment and through my window I could see them plouging the snow and salting the area. On a side note, the reason that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
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Hello Everyone! This past Monday marked our return from Spring break and the start of the Spring Quarter at DU. That happened to be the same night that Jay-Z was performing in Denver and we couldn't have asked for a better start to the quarter! The Explore Denver Program at DU provides discounted tickets to events in Denver for a much much reduced price for DU students, and thus we were able to get the tickets for a mere $15! The Pepsi Center Downtown was filled with over a 1000 excited DU students. On top of that, the light rail... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
To follow up on my previous post about med school and the application I found an article about a Division 1 DU athelete, who was able to manage the rigors of a pre-med education and athletics, and started school past Fall at the University of Kentucky. Gymnast vaults into med school Similarly, one of my friends Nick Brunger represented DU on the swim team while majoring in Biochemistry. He has applied to med schools to start in fall. This demonstrates the diversity in the classroom, the competitivness that DU students have, and the help provided by the community for it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
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Since I’m currently applying to medical schools to start school in Fall ’10 I figured I’ll share my experiences with potential and current pre-med students to help guide them through the process, and recognize the resources available at DU and elsewhere. Some students are curious how a private school transcript would affect their application. As far coming from a private institution goes, according to my information, schools don’t really look into that. We have a public medical school in Colorado, and I personally know numerous DU Alums that currently go there or were accepted into the school. The key drivers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season. DU reopened yesterday kick starting the first quarter of this new decade. We're excited for prospective students applying to DU and welcoming them to our family. Just a reminder only 10 days left for the deadline! I wish all you the best of luck. Moving over to academics. I'm really excited about the classes I'm taking this quarter. The spectrum goes from managing portfolios to managing actors! Another one of my class will prepare me on writing successful business plans a tool that I could later... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at Khubaib's Blog
Helloo!!! It’s your favorite blogger here (hopefully!) I’m back up and a lot has happened since I was last here. I finished finals, had a good Thanksgiving break, and currently it's really busy here in Admissions as so many wonderful students apply to be part of our class of 2014! So I thought let’s celebrate my comeback with a trip to the past! I’ve got a video (what do you expect from a film student!) that takes us back to the history of DU when it was founded back in 1864. It shows the tremendous progress DU has made to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Khubaib's Blog
We have had an amazing learning effectiveness program here at DU for the past 25 years. If you have any sort of learning disability, for example ADHD, dyslexia, etc, you can use the services provided by our LEP program. The students are assigned an academic counselor in the LEP department who works with students and meets with them weekly to ensure everything is going smoothly and to address any concerns. With the LEP program you can chose to have one on one tutoring sessions for a class. You could also setup up the option of receiving extra time for testing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2009 at Khubaib's Blog
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DU had 2 consecutive snow days on Wednesday and Thursday…AWESOME!! And what do snow days mean?!....A MASSIVE SNOWBALL FIGHT!!! Yesterday we had an EPIC snow ball fight on campus. People from different class rankings, majors etc were all there and the funny part is, it all started on the spur of the moment. One of my friends made a facebook group the night before (God bless facebook!) and we started inviting everyone we knew and asked them to spread the word around. The word quickly spread around and DU Grilling Society (D.U.G.S.) showed up too and was grilling free hot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2009 at Khubaib's Blog
So how cool is that! I know Miss Montana!!! She'll be competing in Miss USA next year! So excited. She was an Orientation Intern last year for Discoveries and I was in her group, and I must says she's one of the sweetest persons...well most people at DU are like that! But yeah so Brittany was a communications major, working towards med school and now Miss Montana! The weird part was we both even had the same chemistry advisor! Anyways here's an article on her that was published in our schools newspaper. http://www.duclarion.com/lifestyles/du-alumna-to-compete-for-miss-america-title-1.628602 That's one of the the many great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2009 at Khubaib's Blog
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I get a lot of questions from people asking what is Discoveries? What are we actually trying to Discover? And my response is, its our orientation for first year students, which is quickly followed by the question - 'Why is it a week long?'. Being an Orientation Leader or OL (I think this sounds so much better, like 007) for the past 3 years I feel I can answer or attempt to answer the question. During the whole week we make sure that the students know EVERYTHING they need for their life at DU. From being involved on campus with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2009 at Khubaib's Blog