As we look forward to Veterans Day on Monday, I encourage you to take a moment to consider the debt of gratitude we owe our veterans. Without their service and dedication to our nation, our freedom and liberties would not be as secure as they are today. The adage that “freedom isn’t free” is so true and it’s our veterans who have paid the highest price for that freedom.
You're invited to join the University of Colorado Boulder's International Education Week Nov. 11-15, when a variety of cultural and informational events will be held, from films to lectures, interest meetings and more.
The University of Colorado Boulder will honor the nation's veterans, including CU-Boulder's own faculty, staff and student veterans, with a Nov. 11 Veteran's Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom.
The 19th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held at CU-Boulder Nov. 13-14. Alphonse Keasley, who has been involved with the summit since it began 19 years ago, says the Summit Planning Committee is using this year's summit to help the campus and community move toward a place that "exemplifies diversity, intercultural understanding and community engagement."
Keasley discusses the summit in the following Q & A. >>
Given CU-Boulder staff member Jodi Schneiderman’s perspective, one might think she works in the Office of International Education. She says it’s important for students to have a global mindset and to understand other cultures. And it’s at CU-Boulder’s Career Services where she works on this notion.
As of 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, CU Student Government elections came to a close with the second highest fall voter turn out in recent CU history. This election was exceptionally close, with most candidates tallying in within a percentage point of their competitors, so every last vote counted in determining these results.
The University Memorial Center (UMC) is celebrating its 60th birthday. A living memorial to Colorado veterans, the building is visited by more than 12,000 people every day and houses retail, student group offices, banking, printing, mailing, bowling and lots of places to just hang out. A full slate of events kicks off on Monday, Nov. 4, culminating in the annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. Be sure to attend the “Celebrating 60 Years” party on Wednesday evening, roller skating in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Thursday, FAC on Friday, the Veterans Day Ceremony and enjoy daily specials throughout the week.
Members of the University of Colorado community can receive a 30 percent discount on the registration fees for next week’s Accessing Higher Ground - the 16th annual Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, which will be held Nov. 4-8, 2013 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.
“The conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from speakers across the country – and some outside the country, including the keynote speaker – who are leaders in the field of Universal Design and accessibility. The concepts discussed at the conference are not simply about making information, websites and curricula more accessible, it’s about making them more usable, which should be a key goal of any course, product or system,” said Howard Kramer, a proponent of the integration of Universal Design into curricula and a lecturer in Continuing Education at CU-Boulder.
Confidence may not always come naturally, but no one has to know that. Between social situations, academic presentations, and work environments, seeming confident is the trick to feeling more comfortable and sure of your choices. Body language, patience, a big smile, and just knowing where your strengths lie can make showing off that confidence a simple task, even if you don’t always feel up to the situation. For more tips on “faking it ‘til you make it,” check out this month’s free issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.