Students Features Archive

Your student government: Preliminary CUSG election results announced

By the University of Colorado Student Government

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.

University Memorial Center celebrates 60 years

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.

Making the Higher Ed experience more accessible, usable: Accessing Higher Ground conference deadline approaches

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.

10 ways to exude confidence (even if you don’t have it)

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.

‘Memory fibers’ add fourth dimension to 3D printing

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications.

Your student government: CUSG fall elections and 'approval voting'

By the University of Colorado Student Government

Each year, the University of Colorado Student Government holds two elections, one in the fall and one in the spring. Previous elections have followed a system very similar to the voting system on the national level, in which voters only vote for the same amount of people as spots open. However, beginning last spring CUSG chose to go another route and implement an entirely new voting system called "approval voting."

CU-Boulder student team wows judges at premiere biology competition

When this year’s iGEM team at the University of Colorado Boulder began meeting early this year, they wanted to take what they knew about biology, and use it to build something entirely new. iGEM, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, is the top synthetic biology competition in the world and after a foundation-building first year, the CU-Boulder team wanted to make an impact in 2013.

Your student government: Who is CUSG?

By the University of Colorado Student Government

We live in an age of acronyms that inundate our day-to-day world with a thick buzzing of white noise, so it is certainly understandable that many students feel overwhelmed with the barrage of CU-official personalities that cover the campus.

Despite the high concentration of CU-logoed "traffic" that we encounter here in Boulder, it actually is worth your time and effort as a student to pay special attention to the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG).

Dressing up for Halloween?

Halloween is a fun and celebratory occasion. It is often a time used to portray a character or symbol different than oneself. Unfortunately, stores often sell stereotypical and offensive costumes. If you are planning to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in a costume, consider the impact your costume decision may have on others in the CU community. 

CHINA Town Hall on Sino-American relations and climate change to be held Oct. 28

In order to address a wide range of today’s major global issues it is “absolutely critical” to focus on the Sino-American bilateral relationship, according to CU-Boulder's Timothy Weston. 


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