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Calling all gamers: Mario Kart Video Tournament on Friday, April 10

Different Games Each Tournament

Want bragging rights? Or to learn your opponents' strategies? Here's your chance with Mario Kart!

Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Nintendo Wii. Prizes for top finishers.

2015 DATES:

  • Apr. 10: Mario Kart
  • Apr. 24: TitanFall
  • 1st floor UMC

    8 or 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments on Wednesdays, April 8 and April 22

    8 and 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments

    Wednesdays. $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!

    8-Ball Billiards Tournaments:

  • April 8
  • 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments:

  • April 22
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Center of the American West film screening: 'Losing the West'

    The Center of the American West is proud to host a screening of Losing the West, a documentary about small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of Howard Linscotta, a lifelong Colorado cowboy. With sweeping shots of the Colorado Rockies, the film explores whether cherished Western traditions and this fiercely independent lifestyle can survive as they collide with inevitable population growth in the West and its dwindling natural resources.

    Losing the West will be screened April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium A

    April 6, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

    'Jesus Christ Superstar'

    The story of Jesus of Nazareth during his final days, from the time of his arrival in Jerusalem to his crucifixion, this high-energy, immensely popular show plunges deep into the hearts of the men and women, from Judas Iscariot to Mary Magdalene to Pontius Pilate, who played a part in one of the most momentous stories ever told.

    April 10 - 19, University Theatre, University Theatre Building


    Trello: Norlin Learner's Lunches April 8

    Trello is a free, simple and powerful visual web-based project mgmt/collaboration tool with boards, lists and cards - an online whiteboard with sticky notes. Trello has other powerful features including comments, checklists, due dates, file attachments, notifications and strong collaborative tools. See what is being worked on, who is working on what and where something is in a process. Explore Trello's features, use-cases and examples from CU-Boulder users.

    Norlin Commons room E113 Wednesday April 8, noon to 1 p.m.

    April 6, 2015 • Caroline Sinkinson & Alison Hicks • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

    TAM workshop: Best practices in UX

    Wedsnesday, April 8, 7-9 p.m. in ATLAS 113 TAM Workshop: Best Practices in UX This workshop is led by TAM alum Andrew Baker, a design professional at Karsh Hagan in Denver. His work includes interaction design, front-end development, digital art-direction and UX strategy. Baker will provide an overview of UX principles and some of the best practices from industry. No previous experience needed. RSVP here.

    April 6, 2015 • Stephanie Wanek • stephanie.wanek@colorado.edu

    Technology, Arts, and Media information sessions

    Interested in getting technical skills with ATLAS’ Technology Arts and Media (TAM) program? Come to an upcoming Info Session, learn about TAM, sign up and be ready to sign up for classes for the Fall. More info at: http://tam.colorado.edu/

    Session Dates: April 8, 12-1 p.m. in ATLS 200 April 13, 4-5 p.m. in ATLS 100 April 15,1-2 p.m. in ATLS 200

    April 6, 2015 • Stephanie Wanek • stephanie.wanek@colorado.edu

    Students: Learn about changes for student groups in the UMC

    Three open forums will be hosted in the UMC. Learn about the new Student Activities Office, changes for student groups, and the benefits for you. Learn about the creation of a space for underrepresented students in the UMC.

    At 6 p.m.:
    * Thursday, April 2, in UMC 382-386
    * Monday, April 6, in UMC Aspen Rooms
    * Wednesday, April 8, in UMC Aspen Rooms

    April 6, 2015 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

    Just In Time Fair

    April 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Technical Day

    Industries or organizations with technical positions including: computer science, engineering, research and other fields with a technical or scientific focus.

    April 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., All Campus Day

    Industries or organizations with a non-technical focus for example: banking, government, human services, management and retail.

    Learn More

    April 6, 2015 • Career Services • Csevents@colorado.edu

    Center of the American West presents the Stegner Award to Rocky Mountain Rescue

    Each year, the Center of the American West presents the Wallace Stegner Award to an individual who has made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West through literature, art, history, lore, or an understanding of the West.

    For the first time ever, the Center of the American West is presenting the Stegner Award to an organization, Rocky Mountain Rescue. Join us April 20, at 6:30 p.m.in Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law to celebrate the people that make up this organization.
    Reception to follow.

    April 6, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

    Spring Swing

    Join the CU Concert Jazz Ensemble and guest artists for a swinging return to the Big Band era. The program will feature music from the ensemble’s new recording, a tribute to the greatest bands and composers of the era, including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. A special guest will join the band as well.

    April 12, Macky Auditorium


    2015 Chancellor's Award Proposals through the CSL - Due April 15

    The Center for STEM Learning (CSL) invites you to submit your proposal by April 15. Up to $10,000 faculty/staff awards and graduate student awards (part-time, 25 percent during the academic year, 50 percent during the summer) of up to one year are available. Applicants may propose support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education projects in the early stages, for the coordination of existing projects, or to seed effort that can continue beyond the funding period. Find more information at: www.colorado.edu/csl

    April 6, 2015 • Robbie Martinez • robbie.martinez@colorado.edu

    Read your way around the world at Norlin Library

    Brush up on international affairs by learning about today’s hot-button issues. Books about everything from gender and workplace equality to radical extremism will be on display at Norlin Library between Monday, April 6 and Friday, April 10.

    You can view this carefully curated selection of books at the tables near the second-floor circulation desk and by the Commons. Check out the ones that appeal to you and begin your international learning adventure.

    April 6, 2015 • Alison Hicks • alison.hicks@colorado.edu

    Performance Friday!

    The Center for Humanities and the Arts invites you to this month's Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from CU Opera's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi's drama about sex, crime and realpolitik during the debauched reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, turning conventional morality on its head - virtue is punished and greed rewarded. This production will be styled after House of Cards. Please join us April 10, noon to 1 p.m., Norlin Library’s 5th Floor. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a free, light lunch.

    Lavender graduation

    If you are graduating this spring or next fall, we hope you will join us in celebrating the wonderful contributions and achievements of LGBTQ and Allied students at CU-Boulder. Lavender graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. at the Abrams Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Center for Community. If you are a graduate, and would like to receive a RAINBOW tassel and other fabulous recognitions, please register to participate. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 30, by noon.

    Accepting nominations for the Tito Torres Award

    Know a student who has demonstrated passion for and commitment to social justice? The University of Colorado Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues welcomes nominations for the 2014 Tito Torres Award, given annually to a student at CU who exemplifies the spirit of Tito Torres; as a CU student, he impacted many through his commitment to and work toward social justice and uplifted many. Nominations are due by April 20, at 5 p.m. Any questions? Contact 303-492-2966.

    Accepting nominations for the Joanne Arnold Award 2015

    The award is given to a faculty, staff, alumnus/a, or community member who embodies the character and values of Dr. Arnold; a professor emerita, who served as the inaugural chair of the Chancellor’s Committee and inspired many through charismatic leadership, tremendous courage and unflagging optimism. Nomination forms are due by April 20, at 5 p.m. to the GLBTQ Resource Center, 105 UCB, Center for Community N450, Boulder, CO 80309 or by email to Scarlet Bowen. If you have questions please contact 303- 492-2966 or scarlet.bowen@colorado.edu.

    Registration is now open for RoboFab in Maymester 2015

    Learn to code and build robots. RoboFab’s is a new Maymester class offered by CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Institute. This intensive three-week program will immerse you in the language of computer code as you work on your own Piccolo tiny CNC-bot. Build your programming skills and learn more about principles of robotics and code. Registration is now open. No technical experience necessary. Information and details can be found here.

    Engineers Without Borders-USA Film Festival

    The second annual Engineers without Borders-USA Film Festival, is happening on April 11, at 7 p.m. at eTown Hall in Boulder. The film festival showcases engineering projects implemented across the globe by EWB chapters and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about EWB and talk to CU students about their projects. You will have the chance to win cool prizes with our raffle. All proceeds from this event go to fund EWB-USA CU’s water projects in Peru, Nepal, and Rwanda. Click the website link for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Cannabis Symposium: a teach-in on an ancient medicinal plant and current drug policy

    Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) at the University of Colorado Boulder is excited to present the second annual Cannabis Symposium on Wednesday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf Law building. This event seeks to revolutionize 4/20 on our campus by shifting the focus to public education, personal safety and political engagement. Come learn about the cultural and medicinal history of the cannabis plant, the impacts of the U.S. "war on drugs," and how cannabis policies are changing in Colorado and around the world.

    Subjects needed for electrically assisted bicycle study

    The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary subjects aged 18-55 to study electrically assisted bicycling (bicycle with a motor that only provides assistance when you pedal) and its potential effects on overall health. The experiment will consist of five separate sessions (up to 2.5hrs long) over seven weeks. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment and blood lipid profile. As compensation, you will be entered into a raffle to win an electric bike.

    April 3, 2015 • Jim Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

    Captives and Culture Change: A Study From Chaco Canyon

    Archaeological evidence shows that societies of all social levels throughout time, possibly as early as the Neolithic era, used human captivity as a force for cultural transmission. As part of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture series, Dr. Cameron will use case studies from around the world to discuss the prevalence and antiquity of captive-taking, in addition to who is taken captive and what happens to them. This free event will be held April 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at the CU Natural History Museum.

    April 2, 2015 • CU Natural History Museum • cumuseum@colorado.edu

    Extreme Bowling on Friday & Saturday nights

    7 p.m. - Close

    Friday and Saturday nights can be fun and electrifying by bowling with black lights, lane lights and color pins. It's the only Extreme Bowling you'll find in Boulder - and it's fun for everyone.

    Win prizes for Color Head Pin Strikes. Note: Be sure to tell The Connection Staff before bowling the color pins so they can see you make the strike.

    2015 DATES:

  • Fridays and Saturdays through May 2

    Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

  • Sing along at Karaoke Night on Thursday, April 2

    Put this one on your calendar and take an energizing break from studies!

    Sing along to fun tunes on Thursday night using Club 156's cool sound and light system - you'll feel like a star! This makes for a fun night with new and old friends. 8 p.m. in Club 156, 1st floor UMC. Food and beverage are right next door in The Connection.

    2015 DATES:

  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 30
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Bowling and Billiards early-bird & mid-day specials

    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, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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