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Peace Corps film festival

It's Peace Corps Week!

  • Travel the world through the eyes and experiences of international volunteers.
  • Learn about the Peace Corps through films, fun activities and stories.
  • Meet and engage with local returned Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Meet with recruiters to get your questions answered.

Feel free to register for the event and visit the CU Boulder Peace Corps Facebook page.

February 19, 2017 • Tim Hoisington • PeaceCorps@colorado.edu

Property Services live auction of surplus property and equipment

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, March 11. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m., and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Auctions are held on CU Boulder's East Campus at the Distribution Center located at 3300 Walnut Street.

February 19, 2017 • Steve Marvel, 303-492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu

Breathing life into the score: A performance lecture with Professor Korevaar

David Korevaar, Helen and Peter Weil Professor of Piano, College of Music, will deliver a unique Distinguished Research Lecture on Feb. 24, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. with a reception to follow at Grusin Music Hall.

Korevaar, one of two recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Research Lectureship, presents “The score is alive...with the sound of music,” a lecture performance that focuses on the process of translating notes on the page into music that comes alive.

This event is free. Registration is requested.

Ethics and Compliance Brown Bag: Graduate student accommodations

February's monthly session is Monday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Meeting Room. It will feature staff from Disability Services focusing on the subject of graduate student accommodations.

Faculty and staff often have questions on how to address student needs in the classroom; the team will share insights on how Disability Services can be a invaluable partner in this process.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit our website for full presentation details.

Fulbright student grant information meeting

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU Boulder has an excellent record of Fulbright student grants. Grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t yet have completed a PhD.

Learn how to apply to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas at the upcoming informational meetings in NRLN S421.

Feb. 22, 5 p.m.
March 1, 5:30 p.m.
March 17, 5 p.m.

February 19, 2017 • Deborah L Viles • viles@colorado.edu

Department of Classics: Fountain Symposium, March 4

Join the Department of Classics for the fifth annual Celia M. Fountain Symposium, "Continuity and Change in Late Antiquity," on Saturday, March 4, in the British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library.

Presentations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

McClanahan Lecture Series Feb. 22

Forgotten cities hidden in plain sight: archaeology and ancient landscapes in Greece presented by Professor Dimitri Nakassis on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in HUMN 1B50.

Archaeology is usually associated with excavation, a process that brings the past into the present by peeling away layers, revealing ancient surfaces and structures along with their associated artifacts. In places like Rome and Athens, there is a city beneath the city: ancient monuments of stone underneath the modern concrete jungle.

Department of Physics releases values statement

The Department of Physics recently released a values statement to faculty, staff and students that affirms the department's commitment to the University of Colorado non-discrimination policy.

Read the statement on the department's Web site

February 15, 2017 • Veronica Lingo • veronica.lingo@colorado.edu

10th annual Great Debate: "Catholic Feminism? Is the Church Anti-Woman?"

The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host its 10th annual Great Debate on Thursday, Feb. 23. Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago will go head-to-head debating whether the Catholic Church really respects women.

Located in Math 100. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are FREE for all CU students, with a suggested $5 donation for all others. Tickets will be distributed at weekend masses (Feb. 11-12, Feb. 17-18) and can be purchased online and at 1520 Euclid Avenue.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Tip Toland, Feb. 21

Tip Toland explores age and aging, giving a voice to inner psychological and spiritual states of being. It is of primary importance to her that the figures contain particular aspects of humanity, which they mirror back to the viewer. It’s the fragility and transient aspect of mankind that the artist is after. That is one reason for choosing very old or very young subjects; they both portray innocence as well as complexity.

Lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in VAC 1B20.

Irish Music Club

Seeking students with an interest in Irish music to begin a traditional music club

The proposed club would meet weekly or biweekly to play together and learn new tunes. If you play fiddle, guitar, accordion, pipes, whistle, concertina, bodhrán or any other Irish instrument and want to be part of such an organization, contact Alex Sandridge at alexander.sandridge@colorado.edu.

February 14, 2017 • Alex Sandridge • alexander.sandridge@colorado.edu

Student Employee of the Year nominations due Friday

The deadline to submit a student for Student Employee of the Year is this Friday, Feb. 17. Work-study, hourly and salaried student employees are eligible.

First place will receive Buff gear donated by the CU Book Store and will be nominated for the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators Award. Second place will receive Buff gear by Student Employment (within the Office of Financial Aid).

To nominate, visit our website.

Fools For a Day: Shane Mauss, Adam Bradley and Peter McGraw

So a stand-up comic, a literary scholar and a behavioral scientist walk into a lecture hall, and a Western American historian hands them the question, "What’s so funny about pop music?"

To hear the answer, along with an abundance of punch lines, plan to attend the Rock, Rap and Laughter event yourself on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Old Main Chapel.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Short video competition: Comedy for climate change

In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS—up to 3 minutes in length—to meet people where they are and open them up to new and creative engagement. We are especially interested in pieces that deal with issues related to the American West.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize and be shown during the upcoming Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy night.

Visit www.centerwest.org for more information and full contest rules.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Fools for a Day Award: Ian and Cora Frazier

Father and daughter duo Ian Frazier and Cora Frazier, humorists who write for The New Yorker magazine as well as a host of other outlets, will join Patty Limerick for a discussion about applying humor to a range of contemporary issues. Don’t expect a dour evening filled with flow charts and analytics. This night will feature free-roaming conversations, jokes, readings, plenty of laughter and perhaps even a surprise treat for the audience!

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Old Main Auditorium

The event is FREE and open to the public.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Share your traveler's tales at Innisfree Cafe

Are you an education abroad returnee with stories to tell? Considering a program abroad and unsure where to start? Interested in connecting with other education abroad alumni?

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, and share your stories with other alumni from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe on The Hill.

Center for Asian Studies special event fund deadline March 3

CAS provides funding for up to three academic events. Priority is given to proposals with multiple speakers, academic product or outcome following the visit, and other elements. CAS handles most planning and logistical responsibilities. Applicant is responsible for additional fundraising and hosting of visiting speakers. Cost-sharing with other departments or units is highly encouraged but not required. Deadline is March 3.

For more information and to apply, please visit the CAS website

Study Abroad scholarship opportunity for Pell Grant recipients

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package.

The informational meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at noon (C4C, third floor, suite N320) and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. (Fleming, room 265). It will cover the application process and tips for a successful application.

Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC and the CUE

February 13, 2017 • Steve Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

Bursar's Office opening late Tuesday, Feb. 14

On the second Tuesday of every month, the Bursar's Office will open 15 minutes later (9:15 a.m.) for a staff meeting.

February 13, 2017 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

Participate in Libraries Study for $10 Gift Card

Are you a CU Boulder student? Would you like a $10 Amazon gift card in exchange for about 60 minutes of your time?

The University Libraries are studying e-books to understand how students use them and what they like or dislike about them. If you are interested in participating in this study, occurring in Norlin Library in February or March, please fill out the required form.

February 13, 2017 • Esta Tovstiadi • Esta.Tovstiadi@colorado.edu

Free tax preparation assistance through April 8

IRS-certified volunteers from Leeds School of Business will prepare and e-file federal and Colorado state income tax returns for FREE! The service is available to:

  • Households with income of $54,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities
  • The elderly
  • Limited English speakers

Now through April 8, visit Koelbel 375 on a walk-in basis Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

View the event flier for more information.

February 13, 2017 • Leeds School of Business • vitatax@colorado.edu

Share your traveler's tales at Innisfree Cafe

Are you an education abroad returnee with stories to tell? Considering a program abroad and unsure where to start? Interested in connecting with other education abroad alumni?

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, and share your stories with other alumni from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe on The Hill.

Family Day at CU Museum of Natural History: Darwin's Voyage

Tuskless elephants, rattleless rattle snakes, smaller fish, bigger carrots, darker moths

Join us to explore how humans are shaping the evolution of other species. From antibiotic resistance to real live goats—explore and participate in hands-on science and art activities for the whole family (many activities targeted to 4th-8th grade). We’ll have birthday cake to celebrate the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin.

Event is FREE! For information on parking and more, visit our website or call 303-492-6892.

Active in a student org? $1,000 leadership scholarships available

The UMC Board knows CU’s student leaders make a difference. We encourage you to apply for the James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders. Each award is for $1,000. If you have been involved in a CUSG-recognized student group or organization for at least one full semester and meet the other criteria, we encourage you to apply.

The deadline is Friday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. Applications are available in UMC 305 and on the UMC website.

Sign up by Feb. 10 for Sunday bowling leagues

Get a team together and play in a league! You only need four team members to participate.

There’s a one-time $50/team registration and a $5/week/person fee which includes three games and shoe rental each week. Learn more

Spring 2017 • Sundays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Feb 12, 19, 26
Mar 5, 12, 19
Apr 9, 16, 23, 30

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The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC