Students Features Archive

History of St. Patrick’s Day - Professor Patrick Tally

Green food and drinks, festive parades, Irish music and shamrocks painted on smiling faces are all part of the great celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. But the St. Patrick’s Day celebration of the of the 21st century is a far cry from its holy origins in the ninth century, says Patrick Tally, a CU-Boulder historian.

Student life: CU poet ready to slam

Junior Kaleena Kovach is ready for the competition to begin. On Friday, March 7, she will be one of 10 CU-Boulder student poets competing in the 11th annual CU Poetry Slam. The following week she will take her poetry talent to the stage during the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational March 12–15. Both slams will be in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Simons named 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award recipient

Five members of the University of Colorado community are recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU. The Jefferson Award recognizes CU faculty, staff and students who demonstrate excellence in the performance of regular academic responsibilities while contributing outstanding service to the broader community. Peter Simons, director of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) at CU-Boulder, was named as this year's staff recipient.

Join the campus celebration for Steve Pollock, U.S. Professor of the Year

University of Colorado Boulder physics Professor Steven Pollock was named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in November 2013. Please join The President's Teaching Scholars Program and The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program for a celebration of his acheivement as they host, “From a Scholarship of Learning to a Celebration of Teaching” on Wednesday, March 12, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Community (C4C).

Summer Session courses part of student’s recipe for success

Kylie Youmans has spent her summers in the sun, studying for summer courses, and making time for a host of hobbies. When she is not studying, she is a CU Student Ambassador, a Young Life College leader, and a student blogger for the Office of Admissions. The senior is set to graduate in May with a degree in psychology and a minor in education.

Taking charge of our future: Background on the campus budget

As many of you know, the campus has three different funding sources: education and general funds, auxiliary funds, and the restricted budget. Today we will explore the category of education and general funds. 

This is the second in a series of campus budget articles you will see in CU-Boulder Today over the next couple of months. 

CU-Boulder campus closed to non-affiliates on Sunday, April 20

For the past two years, CU-Boulder has closed the campus to non-affiliates on April 20. We have taken these steps to ensure that our research, creative work, teaching, studying, residential and student support services, and official business – which occurs on the campus seven days a week – are not compromised by the unwanted 4/20 gathering. For a third straight year, I am announcing that the campus will be closed to non-affiliates on April 20.

Equity and Excellence award nominations due March 19

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks nominations for the 29th Annual Equity and Excellence Awards. This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. The award recipients will be honored at the Equity and Excellence Celebration on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 24 - March 2

By Counseling and Psychological Services

In an effort to enhance awareness of the impact of eating disorders, and promote positive body image, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and our campus partners will host a series of free events for students Feb. 24 - March 2. It is our hope that by spreading the word about eating disorder prevention and treatment, and by promoting positive body image, CU-Boulder can be part of the national movement to help prevent the spread of eating disorders, to improve access to treatment and support a healthier CU.  

Lacrosse home opener part of Buffs’ big Saturday

If you’ve ever started a business, you can identify with Ann Elliott. Her startup is lacrosse at the University of Colorado, and it’s been just under two years in the making.

In the making is not completely accurate, because CU lax remains a work in progress and won’t grow out of that definition for at least a couple of years. But “Annie” Elliott is a patient business woman and her “investors” say they’re in it for the long run.

CU’s historic grand opening – the first home game – is Saturday at noon against Regis.


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