By Mifa Kim, senior, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services
November is an especially busy month for CU students - deadlines, assignments, exams and projects seem to occur at the same time. During this time, we all can get overwhelmed because of school, work and our social life. Try to remind your friend that in order to be the most productive person and student they can be, their first priority is to take care of themselves and manage their stress. Good healthy stress is important to have because it motivates us to get things done and gives us a burst of energy. Bad stress can reinforce itself to make us less productive or lessen the quality of our work.
Be engaged. Be active. Be imaginative. — Some of the ways we can describe being part of the University of Colorado Boulder community. During this year’s State of the Campus address, Chancellor DiStefano announced we would be moving ahead with a new campus communications platform. He now invites us all to Be Boulder.
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.