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September 2015 Blood Drive

Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus or walk right in.

Wednesday, Sept. 2 Ice Overlook Room

Thursday, Sept. 3 Ice Overlook Room

Tuesday, Sept. 8 Lower Gym Meeting Room & Ice Rink Lobby

Wednesday, Sept. 9 Ice Overlook Room

All days 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Schedule online: Visit www.bonfils.org Reference site code 0248 when searching for CU donation location. Schedule by phone: Call Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300, reference site code 0248.

August 24, 2015 • Staff Council • scouncil@colorado.edu

Sign up by Sept. 11 for Sunday bowling leagues

Get a team together and play in a league. You only need four team members for the early league, 6to 8:30 p.m., and two team members for the late league, 8:30 to 11 p.m.

This is a fantastic value. There's a one-time $50/team registration and a $5/week/person fee which includes 3 games and shoe rental each week of league. Click here for details.

2015 DATES

  • Sept. 13, 20, 27
  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • lNov. 1, 8, 15
  • Dec. 6
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, first floor UMC

    9-Ball billiards tournament Sept. 9

    Alternating Wednesdays, The Connection hosts 8 or 9-Ball billiards tournaments

    $5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7 p.m. Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers.


  • 9/9: 9-Ball
  • 9/23: 8-Ball
  • 10/7: 9-Ball
  • 10/21: 8-Ball
  • 11/4: 9-Ball
  • 11/18: 8-Ball
  • 12/2: 9-Ball
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, first floor UMC

    Bowling and billiards specials from $1

    Mondays through Fridays take a fun break to unwind for only a dollar or 1/2 off.
    Discounted rates are for everyone.

    Early-Bird Specials, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
  • Billiards: $1 per hour per person

    Mid-Day Specials, 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
  • Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

    Visit The Connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 1st floor UMC.

  • Game lovers: Killer instinct video tournament Aug. 28

    Whether you're a 'gamer' or not, here's your chance to watch others in action, try different games, and maybe earn bragging rights and prizes.

    Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection, 1st flr UMC; play begins 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Prizes for top finishers. Different games each tournament.

    MORE 2015 DATES:

  • 9/11: Madden 16
  • 9/25: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
  • 10/9: FIFA 16
  • 10/23: NBA 2K16
  • 11/6: HALO 5
  • 11/20: COD Black Ops III
  • 12/4: NHL 16
  • 12/11: Rock Band 4
  • Sing along at Karaoke Night on Sept. 3

    Put this one on your calendar to take an energizing break from studies.

    Sing along to fun tunes on Thursday night using Club 156's cool sound and light systems. This makes for a fun time with new and old friends.

    8 p.m. in Club 156, first floor UMC. Food and beverage are right next door in The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games.


  • Sept. 3, 17
  • Oct. 1, 15, 29
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec. 3
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, first floor UMC

    Free Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Sept. 1

    Put on your poker face, see if Lady Luck is with you and win prizes. Sign up 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels.


  • Sept. 1, 15, 29
  • Oct. 13, 17
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 1
  • Grand Championship (winners play-off): Dec. 8
  • Discover all that The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games offers, first floor UMC, at colorado.edu/umc/connection.

    Dinner and fellowship with Bread and Belonging, every Tuesday

    Bread and Belonging (B +B) is a weekly campus community meal and conversation hosted jointly by Canterbury Colorado Episcopal Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry. We meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at St. Aidan’s, 2425 Colorado Ave. (across from engineering) for a home cooked meal and fellowship. Join us for a welcome BBQ and first B+B night for the semester on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. Connect with us on our Facebook page

    Wesley Fellowship fall kick off extravaganza Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.

    Pro DJ. Bocce. Volleyball. Frisbee. Food. Homemade Ice Cream. Movie on the patio - The Princess Bride. Friends. Fun. Free.

    Learn about the Wesley Fellowship campus ministry. Meet cool people. Eat good food. Have fun.

    It ain't rocket science -- though some of the folks who will be there are future rocket scientists.

    CU's Wesley Chapel. 1290 Folsom St. Across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQI friendly. Bring friends.

    Learn more at www.wesleyf.org

    CU Book Store special hours

    The CU Book Store has extended hours to help you purchase your textbooks and supplies. Still in the UMC, on campus for your convenience. Don’t forget you can also shop online at www.cubookstore.com and pick your books up in the store or have them shipped. Saturday, 8/22- Sunday, 8/23- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday, 8/24- Tuesday, 8/25 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 29- Sunday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    August 21, 2015 • CU Book Store • assist@cubookstore.com

    Aging physiology research study - Volunteers needed

    IPA Lab looking for volunteers to study the effect of sodium nitrite supplementation on physiological function.

    Aged 60-79 years
    Willing to undergo a 12-week period taking sodium nitrite supplement

    Participants will Receive:
    - Detailed Blood Panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
    - Body Composition (body fat & bone density)
    - Physician-Monitored Exercise Stress Test
    - Dietary Analysis
    - Monetary Compensation for time

    If interested in participating, email ipalab@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410.

    Free Yoga Mondays at 6 p.m.

    Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger and Jenna Bee. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class. Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, one block north of Colorado Avenue, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. LGBTQI-friendly. Bring friends.

    OASIS - Spiritual but not religious: Mondays 8 p.m.

    O.A.S.I.S. is "Open, Accepting, Students, Into Spirituality"

    Many college students and young adults embrace spirituality, but don't identify with "religion." OASIS is a community of CU college and grad students who seek to explore various spiritual traditions and practices in a relaxed and open-minded environment.

    Mary Wolf facilitates the group.

    Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel 1290 Folsom St. - across from CU's Folsom Field at the corner of University Avenue.

    Fun research projects for kids

    The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about memory and language development. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

    For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

    Studying abroad next spring? Get started

    Want to study abroad in spring 2016? Summer is the perfect time to get started. Study Abroad is open during the summer; advisors are available to help you find the right program and start an application. App deadlines for spring 2016 range from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 (varies by program).

    If you haven’t already, your first step is to complete Study Abroad 101, a 30-minute info session offered online or in person. Then, contact our office with questions or to open an application.

    Student hourly employee work policy

    Will you have students working in your office this fall? Don’t forget that student employees are limited to working 25 hours per week (50 in each bi-weekly pay period) during the academic year. Graduate and international students have stricter limitations – take a moment to review the guidelines on the Student Employment Policies page.

    August 18, 2015 • Student Employment Office • studentemployment@Colorado.edu

    Student hourly employee work policy

    Will you be working at CU this fall? Don’t forget that student employees are limited to working 25 hours per week (50 in each 2-week pay period) during the school year, including breaks. Graduate and international students have stricter limitations – take a moment to review the guidelines on the Student Employment Policies page.

    August 17, 2015 • Student Employment Office • studentemployment@Colorado.edu

    Bonnie Hassler is retiring after 25 years

    After 15 years with the Buff OneCard Office and 25 years at CU, Bonnie Hassler is retiring. Please join us for her farewell celebration, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Flatirons Room in the Center for Community from 2 to 4 p.m.

    August 17, 2015 • Larry Drees • Larry.Drees@Colorado.edu

    Bursar's Office extended walk-in hours Aug. 17-19

    The Bursar's Office will be open later Monday-Wednesday (Aug. 17-19), 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MDT, to answer your billing questions.

    We are located on the first floor of Regent Administrative Center.

    August 13, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

    Refunds are coming

    If you're expecting a refund from financial aid on your tuition and fee account, set up direct deposit now in MyCUInfo to get your refund fast. Easy. Secure. Required.

    Fall 2015 financial aid refunds are expected to be deposited on or around Friday, Aug. 21 (providing all financial aid to-do items are completed correctly).

    Instructions on how to set up direct deposit

    August 13, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

    Fall 2015 tuition and fee bills are available online

    Students who registered for classes by Aug. 9 can view and pay tuition and fees in MyCUInfo. Parents who have been authorized as payers by their students view and pay tuition and fees in CUBill&Pay.

    Payment is due Friday, Sept. 4, by 5 p.m. Mountain Time if paying by mail or in person.

    Payment is due Saturday, Sept. 5, by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time if paying online.

    August 13, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

    Writings of Bronte sisters invested with psychological power

    Published between 1846 and 1855, the wild and melancholy novels of Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte baffled Victorian critics but won lasting popularity. In The Brontes: The Psychic Life of Things, we will examine the novels and poetry of the Bronte sisters. We will pay special attention to the ways that material objects in their writings and their lives are invested with psychological power – with love, fantasy, trauma, recovery and memory. Sue Zemka ENGL 4039-005 MW 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. More info

    August 13, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu

    Planning your fall schedule? Earn two credits this coming fall for music lessons

    Earn two credit hours this fall with CU-Boulder's Applied Music Program. Group classes include beginning guitar and hand drum circle. Private lessons are available for everything from banjo and guitar to voice and piano. Lessons begin Sept. 14. Register now on MyCUInfo portal. $326 per credit. Tuition is separate from main campus tuition. Contact advisor at appmusic@colorado.edu or 303-492-5950. Detailed information

    Register your child for youth piano lessons at CU-Boulder

    Attention parents: CU-Boulder offers piano lessons for youth ages 6 to 17 years old. Through the CU-Boulder Youth Piano Program, students will learn from experienced College of Music instructors who are supervised by CU Piano Pedagogy Chair Alejandro Cremaschi. There will be 14 lessons throughout the fall 2015 semester plus a final recital. Children of CU-Boulder faculty and staff receive a 20 percent discount. Call Amy at 303-492-5950 to register today. More information

    Environment issues probed in contemporary lit/media course

    Toxic Waste, climate change, upcycling and environmental justice…ENGL 4685-001 explores the many (at times unexpected) ways contemporary American novels, films and other media deal with environmental issues. Students will interact with contemporary works of literature, film, art and digital media, and will learn how they represent environmental processes. Professor Jason Gladstone. Tues/Thurs, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Restricted to jr/sr. More info on class.

    August 13, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu