Students Features Archive

Buffs under the spotlight; Media coverage of a football game

With the ever-expanding coverage of college football and the addition of conference TV partners and networks, there are very few opportunities for the entire college football-watching world to be focused on one game. ESPN's Thursday Night Football will bring that singular moment to the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Thursday, Oct. 11. As the rest of campus prepares traffic plans, student events and classroom and building logistics, Athletics’ media relations and sports information staff is going into high gear to ready CU-Boulder for the national spotlight.

Show your Buffalo pride

By The CUSG Tri-Executives

Next Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., our Colorado Buffaloes will take on the ASU Sun Devils in our home stadium. This will be a nationally televised event and what better way to show your CU Buffalo pride then arriving early to the game and staying classy.

We encourage you to have a good time and always remember you are not only representing yourself but the University of Colorado.

Go Buffs!

CU Money Sense to host workshop on student identity theft Oct. 10

CU Money Sense will hold a student workshop with help from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on the prevention of identity theft in the college-age population on Oct. 10.

The workshop is open to all CU-Boulder students and will be held in University Memorial Center room 245 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Students planning to attend should email CUmoneysense@colorado.edu.

CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.

A geography major finds her way

Excited as she was about being at CU-Boulder, Melanie Ferraro’s freshman year got off to a rocky start.

Ferraro was eventually able to find her footing, however, in a class she was required to take as a Norlin Scholarship recipient, called Constructions of Knowledge. It wasn’t the class itself that led to her transformation from scared and unhappy to confident and successful. It was the connections and friendships she made with the other students.

Buff Essentials Week to be held Oct. 1-6

Buff Essentials Week, an annual event held to support freshmen in acclimating to college life, will be held Oct. 1-6.

First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to attend at least three events before registering for spring semester classes in November. Students can choose sessions related to academic advising, research opportunities, nutrition, career counseling, note taking, study abroad and others. All students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the events.

Public displays and free speech activities on university grounds

With the academic year now in full swing and an election approaching, you may notice at times the presence of various groups on campus engaging in demonstrations, consciousness-raising activities, presentations and advocacy for various causes.

An evening with Tim Wise: A discussion on racism and privilege

Tim Wise, prominent anti-racist writer and educator, will speak in Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Wise has been called, “One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation,” and was named one of “25 Visionaries who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader in 2010.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg keynotes inaugural Colorado Law Bench and Bar Conference

The University of Colorado Law School brought together industry leaders, top practicing lawyers, and members of the judiciary to discuss some of the most important issues facing the legal profession today. The Gathering of the Bench and Bar Conference was held Sept. 19–21.

“I envisioned this conference as a way to not only provide educational opportunities, but also to help students and new graduates expand their professional network,” said Phil Weiser, dean of Colorado Law.

Get to know CUSG

By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election Commissioner

This time last year, I didn't know what CUSG was. Of course, I knew CU had a student government, but that was the extent of my knowledge.

As the new election commissioner for CUSG, I feel that a large part of my job is to share information with you that I wish had been shared with me before recent months.

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