Students Features Archive

Behind the scenes: Growing knowledge in the green house

For 22 years, Tom Lemieux has been nurturing both plants and students at CU-Boulder. As director of plant science facilities, Lemieux along with Assistant Greenhouse Manager Janice Harvey, manages the three greenhouses maintained by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

It may not seem that daunting of a task until you learn that Lemieux is responsible for the health and well being of more than 6,000 plants of 1,000 different species.

Plans for new College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) move forward

Subcommittees charged with recommending curriculum and structure for the college’s seven academic units will hold public meetings beginning next week to share their initial ideas and solicit comments.

The CMCI will be an interdisciplinary college, housing programs in journalism, advertising and design, communication, the moving image and media production, media studies and a new department of information studies.

Startup Phenomenon Women sparks attendee’s entrepreneurial interests

Startup Phenomenon Women 2013 drew a crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members to Macky Auditorium on Sept. 3. The university-supported event, with a theme encouraging women to empower themselves and featuring leaders from a variety of industries, resembled the popular “TED Talks” format. Speakers had the chance to share who they are, what their stories are and the variety of ways they’ve been successful.

How to Help a Friend: Adjusting to college life

By Mifa Kim, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services

My name is Mifa Kim. I’m a senior studying psychology and a peer educator at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). I am spreading the word about the How to Help a Friend (HTHAF) campaign, an online resource with information and advice on how CU community members can help friends or other people in their lives who may be encountering various challenges.

Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz on the Front Range

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee’s persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and less singsongy than the noises made by flies and other insects.

Find your niche: Student Involvement Week kicks off Sept. 3

With hundreds of student groups, clubs and organizations on campus, CU-Boulder students have numerous opportunities to find their niche.

Beginning Sept. 3, CU-Boulder will hold its annual Student Involvement Week, which includes a variety of events and fairs offering students information about different clubs and organizations on campus and in the great Boulder community.

Five tips for roommate happiness

Between working and playing hard, freshman year can be one of the most memorable years of your life—so make your room a place you can call home and create a relationship with your roommate so you’re happy to come home to his or her smiling face.

Facts about Party Registration

Unlike a nuisance party ticket, Party Registation is free. Register your Friday or Saturday night party with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations to receive a 20 minute warning if a noise complaint is made on your house. Find out how it works.

Let Freedom Ring: CU-Boulder commemorates 50th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream'

The power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words have resonated through the last half-century and shaped CU’s learning and living environment from civics classes and student groups, to internships with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation.

Today, the campus participated in the international observation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Vice Chancellor Bob Boswell marked the occasion as he “Let Freedom Ring” from the Center for Community’s bell at 3 p.m.

Several hundred first-year students take part in 'Day of Service'

Several hundred incoming CU-Boulder students tried their hand helping others during “Day of Service” on Saturday, Aug. 24. The day was an opportunity for first-year students to get out into their new community and experience the needs and culture beyond the borders of the CU campus, according to Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center at CU-Boulder, which spearheads the service event.


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