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Advanced conversational French course

Join us at ALTEC this fall to brush up on your French. Whether you're going abroad or just want to dust off the cobwebs, this non-credit course is perfect for you to practice your everyday French.

French – advanced conversation Sept. 12-Nov. 10 Mondays and Wednesdays 12 to 12:45 p.m. Register Here.

Class starts soon. Get your seat today.

September 7, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Cinema Kabuki: Sagi Musume

Film screening: Cinema Kabuki: Sagi Musume, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Muenzinger Auditorium, CU Boulder.

From a white heron to a coquettish girl, to a woman seducing her lover and hellish betrayal, Sagi Museum, or “Heron Maiden,” is one of the most challenging dance roles in Kabuki theatre. This screening is hosted by Center for Asian Studies in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, Japan America Society of Colorado, and the CU International Film Series.

Japanese conversational course

Already know a little Japanese? Then come put it to use in our ALTEC Non-Credit Japanese Conversational course this Fall. Converse directly with peers about chosen topics and take the next step toward fluency.

Classes take place on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 - Nov. 17

Register Here!


September 7, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu


Looking for volunteer opportunities? Monthly Give-A-Days are a great way to become involved through volunteering around Boulder. They provide a great opportunity to work with fellow students, staff and faculty members to impact our surrounding community in a positive way for just one day! Events range from Habitat for Humanity to the "I Have a Dream" Foundation.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Please contact vrcevents@colorado.edu with any questions or concerns.

Help shape campus transportation options

This brief survey about your daily commute is used to help make future decisions on transportation projects on campus and throughout the rest of the community. For your time, you'll be entered to win one of 15 gift cards for local restaurants.

Take survey

'Last Life in the Universe' screening Sept. 14

Film screening: Last Life in the Universe, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Muenzinger Auditorium.

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister. A discussion will follow the film, hosted by David Atherton, assistant professor of Japanese. The screening is hosted by CAS in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and the CU International Film Series.

Non-credit course: Korean beginning 1

Introducing Korean, a non-credit course at ALTEC for the fall semester starting in October. Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 Fridays 12 to 2 p.m.

Register now on our Website!

More details at: https://altec.colorado.edu/languageclasses/

September 7, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Sign up by Sept. 9 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

Fall 2016 • Sundays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sept 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13
Dec 4

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC

Student Engagement & Collaboration Area Grand Opening - Sept. 14

Visit the Student Engagement & Collaboration Area on the 2nd floor of the UMC to learn about resources and how to get involved from the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), the Cultural Unity & Engagement (CUE) Center, and UMC Events Planning & Catering.

September 7, 2016 • Lisa Grove • lisa.grove@colorado.edu

Pollinator appreciation: Bees, birds, butterflies and moths

September is pollinator month in Boulder. Join Deane Bowers at the CU Museum of Natural History on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. as she explains the biology of pollination and highlights the importance of these animal “go-betweens” for plant pollination. She will discuss the fascinating ecology and evolution of these interactions and the important role birds and insects play on the planet, in our gardens, and in our lives. The lecture is free and open to the public.

September 6, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table: Join the WRC for Kitchen Table as a casual, social and safe space for bi-racial, multiethnic women, and women of color on campus. Kitchen table is open to students, staff and faculty and is a great opportunity to relax, enjoy food and build community for women of color. This year Kitchen Table will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15. Be sure to come.

September 6, 2016 • Jocelyne Becerra Garcia • jobe8109@colorado.edu

'Guests of the Flowers' lecture Sept. 13

Join us at the CU Museum of Natural History on Sept. 13 from 8 to 9 p.m. for another free lecture. TDA Cockerell taught at CU Boulder from 1904-1934 and was considered a world expert on bees. The CU Libraries Special Collections & Archives holds the Cockerell Collection, a unique historical archive that illuminates the research of this early-twentieth-century Boulder entomologist. This short presentation will introduce Cockerell’s research notes, photographs and films in order to highlight his contributions to the study of pollinators.

September 6, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

IFS Presents: 'Tale of Tales'

Tale Of Tales is a Felliniesque fantasy drama, distinguished by its lavish production design and very fluid camera work. The film may seem like a departure from director Garrone’s breakthrough feature Gomorrah (about feuding Mafia families in southern Italy) but takes a similarly picaresque approach to its subject matter.

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

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

Pell Grant students - Special study abroad scholarship

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package. We'll cover the application process and tips for a successful application. Thursday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. (the CUE, 3rd floor C4C) and Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4:15 p.m. (Fleming 241). Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC, and the CUE.

September 6, 2016 • Steve Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

New ALTEC course: Polish

We've added more non-credit language courses this fall, including Polish. Sign up for our classic-start Beginning Polish course now. Take part in an 8-week course in which you will establish a firm foundation of the Polish language. Offered at such an affordable rate, you won't find a better experience anywhere else. Expand your world view, learn something new and do it with ALTEC! Register at: https://altec.colorado.edu/languageclasses/index.shtml

Sign up today for beginning Russian

Registration for the classic-start beginning Russian course is available now. Take part in a 9-week course in which you will establish a firm foundation of the Russian language. Offered at such an affordable rate, you won't find a better experience anywhere else. Expand your world view, learn something new and do it with ALTEC.

Register at: https://altec.colorado.edu/languageclasses/index.shtml

Open Mic Night Tuesday, Sept. 6, 8PM

Singer? Songwriter? Poet? Musician? Dancer? Actor? Mime? Free monthly Open Mic Night at the Wesley Student Center/Chapel.

**First Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Come perform and/or enjoy those who do!

1290 Folsom St. - across from Folsom Field. Uncensored, freedom of speech affirmed, yet also a safe space for all. Serious fun.

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Fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages 3 to 7 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self control and cognitive strategies. 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.

Infants and toddlers wanted for word learning study

Speech-language pathologists and researchers in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are seeking young children, ages 9 months to 24 months old, to be involved in a study of early word learning. Toddlers may be developing normally or experiencing difficulty with communication, such as late development of first words or using few words for their age. Please contact us for more information:

Dr. Christina Meyers - CU Boulder faculty member and speech-language pathologist, 303-492-4951, itoyslab@colorado.edu.

September 2, 2016 • Christina Meyers • Christina.Meyers@Colorado.edu

Asexuality and aromantic student group

A group to provide community, support and education about asexuality and aromantic identities. All students are welcome and there will be free cake.

1st Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. in the GSC. First meeting date is Sept. 6. Erin.C.Moriarty@colorado.edu.

September 2, 2016 • Erin • Erin.C.Moriarty@colorado.edu

Seeking paid undergrad interns for partnership with Children's Museum of Denver

Deadline: Sept. 9. Responsibilities: go once a week to Children's Museum of Denver for 4 hrs to facilitate an exhibit about child development research, interact with children and parents, work w/ research assistant team, mutual professional development opportunities with museum staff. Preferred qualifications: experience working w/ children and families, coursework in child development, available Fridays fall 2016, interest in continuing spring 2017. To apply, email cogdevctr@colorado.edu cover letter of interests/avail, resume, transcript.

Fraud alert: International students

Recently international students were the target of a well-orchestrated plot to steal money. (Read more here.) These scams can be common. Students are encouraged to be aware of scams when determining their method of payment for tuition and fees.

The only approved payment company for international students at CU Boulder is Flywire. Click here for more information.

September 2, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

Thompson Awards for Western American Writing - win $500 - enter today

Each year, Center of the American West awards $500 cash prizes to talented students writing on Western topics. Categories are poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and academic non-fiction. The entry deadline is March 21 and we are now accepting submissions. If you keep the contest in mind this semester, you may be able to turn a class writing assignment into some nice pocket money.

For rules, entry form, and to read winning entries from past years, visit our site. Or get in touch with Center of the American West, 303-735-1399.

September 2, 2016 • Roni Ires • academics@centerwest.org

Moth Mania - For families with children 8-15 years old

Sept. 12, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join our museum entomologists to explore the after-dark world of moths where they catch insects and pollinate flowers. We’ll have live moth caterpillars to explore up close, clay to create your own caterpillar to study predation at home, and will serve dessert. Once it's dark, we'll go outside the museum to hunt for moths with black light and mercury vapor lamps. This natural science program is targeted for families with children of approximately middle school age.

Bring your flashlight and a sense of wonder.

September 2, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • museumed@colorado.edu

'We Exist: Beyond the Binary' film screening Sept. 6

Exclusive free screening of documentary by Lauren Lubin (CU Alum), about their journey to affirming a non-binary gender identity. An illuminating, empowering film about living beyond the gender binary of "man" and "woman." Followed by Q&A with Lauren and Andrew Seger, director.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, noon to 3 p.m. in UMC 235.

September 2, 2016 • Scarlet Bowen • gsc@colorado.edu