Students Features Archive

CUSG: What we've done so far

By Lora Roberts, CUSG Director of Communications

As the University of Colorado Student Government, we get the honor of helping CU rise to excellence by giving the students quality services through the seven Cost Centers under our control and to also act as the bridge between the students and the administration.

Student printing and scanning improvements coming spring 2013

We’ve all been there – struggling to download the right printer driver or running across campus, wondering, “why did I choose a printer so far away?” Starting next semester, it will be easier for students to print to the many student printers and multi-function devices available in computer labs and common areas across campus.

CU-Boulder to offer new interdisciplinary construction management track

A new partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, spurred by a gift, will have positive implications for the construction and real estate industries.

Leeds student takes 'gaming' to another level

Leeds School of Business student Zhenghua Yang and a team of programmers, artists and game designers melded their passion for video games into Serenity Forge, an independent video game developing company.

Surprisingly, the Boulder based company was created in 2008 while the founders were still in high school, said Yang. Now, team members work remotely, reporting to Yang, who is the head programmer, from establishments around the country such as Stanford University and St. Olaf College.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at CU Dec. 11

Jose Antonio Vargas- a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder of Define American, and an undocumented immigrant- will speak in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and community members.  

CUSG discusses tobacco-free campus

By the University of Colorado Student Government

The negative health effects of tobacco have been well documented and include an increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and stroke. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in America. Beyond that second-hand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death. For those with asthma, respiratory ailments, and heart conditions, exposure to second-hand smoke can exacerbate those problems and potentially trigger a health crisis.

Students create new CU-Boulder maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus.

Body image expert and author Jenni Schaefer to speak at CU

The University of Colorado Boulder's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free student-only dinner “It's Okay to be Happy: Overcoming Adversity” with internationally known eating disorder expert Jenni Schaefer on Thursday, Nov. 29. An RSVP is required for the dinner. Email ath@colorado.edu for more info and to RSVP. There will also be a free public talk “Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 235.

Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020, says CU-Boulder study

The wild and dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean from Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary “Chasing Ice” and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.

Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

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