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Geospatial data processing in Python workshop

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m.

Where: East Campus, SEEC C120, just north of the auditorium.

We will cover scripting geospatial data processing in Python, with an aim toward remote sensing and GIS applications. After this one-hour clinic, participants will be able to manipulate and perform basic analyses on raster and vector data in a programming environment. Skills covered in this workshop are especially useful for automating GIS workflows and performing complex analyses on large geospatial datasets.

September 20, 2016 • Elise Gowen • elise.gowen@colorado.edu

'Comics & Culture: Islam in Graphic Novels Sept. 21'

Presented by Project Nur and Cultural Events Board: The author of Ms Marvel, G. Willow Wilson will be giving a keynote address about her experience creating the first female Muslim character in the mainstream graphic novels, as well as share her own experiences as an American Muslim within the context of Marvel and comics. A short Q&A will follow her talk, and a book signing (the book store will be selling Ms Marvel comics as well). Glenn Miller Ballroom. Sept. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free for students and the public.

Comprehensible input with Amick Chen

Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. in Hellems 152.

Comprehensible input is the key to language acquisition. Through a movie talk sample lesson, participants will learn about CI strategies for fun class activities and meaningful ways to get repetitions in order to engage students in the World Language classrooms.

This discussion will be led by Amick Chen, the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award 2015-16 in Colorado, so don't miss out on this event!

September 20, 2016

Language informants needed

ALTEC is seeking language informants for an intermittent week in helping in testing Amharic and Tigrinya.

For more information please contact the ALTEC program director, Mark Knowles, at mark.knowles@colorado.edu.

September 20, 2016 • Mark Knowles • mark.knowles@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit Portuguese course

Non-credit Portuguese is now available for students who are interested. Beginning Portuguese requires no previous knowledge or exposure to Portuguese, so everybody is welcome! This class begins with basic skill building for communication and introduces cultural information through a variety of classroom activities. The course runs Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, Fridays 5 to 6:50 p.m.

Register here Contact us altec@colorado.edu

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Be involved, be heard...Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply by Oct. 3.

September 20, 2016 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit advanced Chinese course

Looking for a fun environment to practice your Chinese? Then look no further.

Announcing ALTEC's late-start Chinese advanced language course. Interact with other students who are just as passionate and increase your own language proficiency. Test your skills, learn something new and expand your world view the fun and affordable way at ALTEC.

Course runs Oct. 18 - Dec. 13 | Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Get your seat today! Click Here to Register!

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit Swahili 2

Continuing with your Swahili language studies? Then sign up now for ALTEC's Late-Start Swahili 2.

This course will enhances students' proficiency in speaking, reading and writing of the Swahili language in meaningful communicative contexts. Expand your world view, and do it the fun, affordable way with ALTEC!

Meets Oct. 17 - Dec. 12, Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register now while it's not too late! Sign up here!

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Showcase your talent with the Diverse Musicians' Alliance

Calling all performers! Come showcase your talent at the annual concert of the Diverse Musicians' Alliance on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Hall of the Imig Music Building. All genres of music are welcome. Please join us. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/SignupDiverseMusicConcert by Sept. 23.

September's ethics and compliance brown bag features athletic compliance

September’s monthly brown bag series on Monday, Sept. 26, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Rec Center will feature a presentation by Ceal Barry and Jillian Keegan on compliance in athletics. The presentation will include an overview of CU's Athletic department values, highlights of the compliance program, equity aspects of Title IX and information on what Athletics does to ensure academic benchmarks are achieved while ensuring well-being for their student-athletes. Q&A will follow presentation. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

September 20, 2016 • Kylee Thomas • kylee.thomas@colorado.edu

Heatherlyn in Concert!

Award winning, Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Heatherlyn returns to Boulder! Soulful. Inspiring.

Let your mind and soul be nourished in the warm, intimate, vibey Performance Lounge at Wesley Chapel. 1290 Folsom St. Across from CU's Folsom Field, 1 block north of Colorado Ave., at the corner of University Heights Ave. On the Hop Bus line, bike racks, courtesy parking in the parking lot behind the chapel. Suggested donation: $5 students; $15-30 general public. See more: http://www.heatherlynmusic.com

Blue Book Free Cafe Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A space for students and faculty to relax, study, play piano, & hang-out.

Free ice water, coffee, tea & cocoa. Free wifi. Comfy chairs & couches.

In the Lounge at CU's Wesley Student Center, the blue A-frame building at 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field, 1 block north of Colorado Ave. at the corner of University Heights Ave.

September 19, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Free Yoga Mondays at 6 p.m.

Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow. 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 Student Center/Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the Stadium, one block north of Colorado Ave. at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQI-affirming. Bring friends.

NASA's mission to Europa: Exploring a potentially habitable world

Robert Pappalardo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss the upcoming NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, and its potential to support simple life. The mission, slated to launch in the early 2020s, will interrogate the moon’s ice shell, ocean, composition, geology and current activity.

This free lecture is sponsored by the CU Center for Astrobiology. Friday, Sept. 23, 5 to 6 p.m. Benson Earth Sciences room 180.

September 19, 2016 • Brian Hynek • hynek@lasp.colorado.edu

Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, History, and the Ghosts of Awat'ovi

Historian, anthropologist and award-winning author James F. Brooks will examine one of the most important events in the early historic period in the American Southwest. Brooks’ interdisciplinary research on the indigenous and colonial past explores complex interactions between the native people of the Southwest borderlands and subsequent intruders, probing divisions of gender and class within each group. Come to Hellems room 201 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for this free lecture.

September 19, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Study entrepreneurship and innovation in Panama this May

Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. Participate in this global seminar to partner with local entrepreneurs and learn first-hand about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. This program runs for three weeks in May. Informational meeting Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in KOBL 225.

IFS Presents: 'Tickled'

A documentary with laughs and a dark edge.

The world of competitive tickling is even creepier than it sounds. The film is an investigative thriller that unravels the deep web of lies, threats and deceit that festers in the dark corners of the internet, and shows how online behavior can have damaging, real-world implications.

Admission: $8 and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

Science Discovery after-school fall classes

Give your child some STEM enrichment in the form of after-school classes at our on-campus (east) location. 3D Video Game Design, Lego Robotics WeDo and Myra Makes:STEM Adventures for Girls are being offered for six weeks starting next week.

CU employees receive a 5 percent discount. Call 303-735-2230 to have the discount applied.

Register now.

Science Learner's Lunch workshop series

Science Learner's Lunch is a workshop series designed to provide students with tools and information that complements the skills they learn in the classroom.

These workshops take place every Wednesday, at 12 p.m., in Math 150, inside the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Math & Physics.

Upcoming topics: Sept. 21: Basic Zotero Sept. 28: Advanced Zotero Oct. 5: Implicit Bias at Benson 380 Oct. 12: Introduction to ArcGIS Oct. 19: Building Your Professional Identity Oct. 26: SciFinder for Chemical Engineers

IFS Presents: 'Ludlow'

Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War.

Admission: $8 and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

Calling performers, comedians, storytellers

If you have a good story to tell and can move an audience you might be perfect for Journal 2020's live show at Innisfree Bookshop on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. We are recruiting CU's best performers to experiment with creative nonfiction on stage. Stories should be 2 to 8 minutes long. Contact Journal 2020 staff member Kelly Dinneen at kedi8342@colorado.edu to learn more.

September 19, 2016 • Kelly Dinneen • kedi8342@colorado.edu

Peace Corps Extravaganza: Around the world in 90 minutes

Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Travel the world through the eyes and experiences of international volunteers. Enjoy photos, clothing, art, music and more from returned Peace Corps volunteers who have served around the globe.

As a special presentation we'll hear from a currently serving Volunteer in Peru and returned Philippines Volunteer, CU alum, and now CU Study Abroad Program Manager, Allie Nunes. We'll have free food and fun games too! See you there. RSVP here

September 19, 2016 • Tim Hoisington • peacecorps@colorado.edu

Nature Church - Sunday, Sept. 18

Experience Nature as "Church."

Weather permitting. Occasional outings on the rugged trails surrounding Boulder. We'll have brief moments of setting intention, reflection, prayer, pondering and alternative forms of communion. Should be able to walk up to 4 miles in the high country - depending on the week.

Meet at CU's Wesley Student Center/Chapel, 1290 Folsom St. at 9:15 a.m. We'll carpool and return by noon.

"The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir
"Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer." Luke 5:16

Mystic: Contemplative Christian Spirituality

"Deep calls to deep." Explore a variety of spiritual practices. Quiet time with God. Sunday's Starting Sept. 11, 3-4 p.m. Don't need to be Christian to join in! Open to all. LGBTQI-friendly. Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel. 1290 Folsom St.** - across from the Stadium, 1 block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. Our Facebook

September 16, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Soul Food Sundays 5 p.m.

A time to reflect upon how God is at work in our lives and in the world while enjoying a free home-cooked meal. Casual, conversational, social justice minded, science embracing, Jesus-loving Christianity. Meets in the lounge at CU's Wesley Chapel.

Wesley Fellowship is a progressive Christian campus ministry that helps university students grow in faith, service, and love. Fully LGBTQI-friendly. "Stretch your mind, feed your soul!" 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, at the corner of University Heights Avenue.

September 16, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org