Students Features Archive

Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino, Lead Arborist

“Staff Council Spotlight” is an initiative of the BCSC Awards & Staff Recognition Committee. Today we're chatting with CU-Boulder's Lead Arborist for Facilities Operations, Vince Aquino. He started at CU in 1997, and is responsible for all of the trees in the General Fund areas on campus. Over the years, Aquino has found the key to his work is flexibility, and the ability to juggle the demands of safety, appearance and the emotional connection people have to the trees in his care.

From the Provost and SVC: Making better use of space on campus

Throughout the month of September, several university faculty and staff will be contacted by representatives from Huron Consulting Group to participate in an on-campus interview as part of the university’s Space Utilization Optimization Initiative.

The university has contracted Huron to analyze CU-Boulder’s use of all campus space and to offer recommendations for optimizing its use. The goals of this initiative are to enhance the teaching and learning experience for all students, and to discover ways to achieve greater efficiencies and more creative uses with the space and resources we have.

Student life: CU-Boulder students research peace-making methods on journey to South Africa

When there are African solutions to African problems, two things become possible: local leaders may cultivate new ideas, and native heroes may become more recognized.

This summer, three CU-Boulder students embarked on the unique opportunity to travel to the cities of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, on a three-week sojourn to research the methods of peace-making and leadership in a post-Apartheid South Africa.

Cross Country season starts Saturday

The University of Colorado cross country teams have consistently been one of the most dominate combined squads in the nation and this year the Buffs looks like they will remain that way with all of the talent returning to both men’s and women’s teams. 

The season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 30, as the Buffs will host the CU Alumni/Open/Time Trial at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course on CU’s South Campus. The women’s 5.8-kilometer race will start at 8:30 a.m. and the men’s 8k race will follow at 9:15 a.m. Parking and admission are free.

Student life: Find your niche at the Student Involvement Fair Sept. 3

Find ways to get involved and discover new interests during the fall 2014 Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the UMC fountain and arcade.

Staff Council Update: 2014 Fall Blood Drive begins Sept. 3

You can help save a life - schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus. Wednesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 4, followed by Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, hosted in the University Memorial Center, room 382-386.

Student life: Semester at Sea - William DeSena's journey in poetry

As the saying goes, pictures are worth a thousand words. But do photos capture every nuance of feeling, like one or two lines of poetry can?

William DeSena, a CU-Boulder film studies student who spent the spring 2014 semester at sea through CU-Boulder's Study Abroad program, found that in poetry he could capture the steps of his journey in a way that retained sensory detail, beyond the still imagery of a photo.

New climate documentary featuring Boulder scientists to air Aug. 28

A new documentary about measuring past climate change as a way to better understand human-caused warming of the planet, which features several Boulder scientists, will be broadcast on Colorado Public Television on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Chancellor's Corner: A new year, and a renewed commitment to our campus climate

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to campus for the new academic year. This fall you’re going to hear from the combined leadership of the campus on the steps we are taking to improve our culture and climate, and we will be calling on you to be an active participant. Working together, we can make CU-Boulder a model for universities across the nation in creating a vibrant and engaging environment for all.

Navy SEAL and best-selling author to speak at CU-Boulder Sept. 10

Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL and author of The New York Times best-selling book "Lone Survivor," will speak at the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Student tickets for the talk, which is sponsored by the Cultural Events Board, are free and will be available in the UMC starting Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community tickets are $5 and are available now at


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