From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Fri Aug 19 2011 - 22:01:37 MDT
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 22:01:37 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: A welcome from Chancellor DiStefano
TO: CU-Boulder students
FROM: Office of the Chancellor
SENDER: Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
DATE: August 19, 2011
SUBJECT: A welcome from Chancellor DiStefano
Due to a list error in the sending mechanism, some CU students did not receive
this message from the Chancellor. We are re-sending it, and as a result, some
of you might be receiving it a second time. We apologize for the duplication.
Dear CU student,
On behalf of the faculty, staff, alumni and the members of the Boulder
community I want to welcome you to the University of Colorado Boulder. To our
new students, welcome to one of America's great universities! To our
returning students, we have missed you and we're glad you're back!
This is a difficult time for our nation and our world, and we are all mindful
that you've arrived here during a challenging economic time that has prompted
sacrifices from your families. I am grateful to them - and I know you are,
too - for making a vital investment in your future through your CU education.
I want to challenge you to reap the greatest possible rewards from that
investment, in every way possible.
First of all, I am asking you to be an active learner here at CU-Boulder - to
take advantage of learning opportunities at every point possible and to
remember that your primary purpose here is to learn. Our world-class faculty
are here to serve you and interact with you. There are abundant opportunities
here for independent study, for undergraduate research, to study abroad and to
prepare for graduate study.
I am also asking you to make a contribution to our community while you are
here. More than 13,000 CU students routinely engage in community service as a
part of their CU experience (a number recognized by the White House in 2008).
We also have a long legacy of global service. Our undergraduates and graduates
have served our nation and the world through military and government service,
and last year we were ranked the number one university in the nation for
volunteers serving in the Peace Corps.
Finally, I am asking you to make a commitment to your own personal health and
well-being, and to the health and the well-being of your classmates and fellow
members of the university community. CU-Boulder offers an unparalleled quality
of life, with mountain parks and recreation that are among the nation's best.
Our club sports programs are nationally recognized, and our Pac-12 Buff teams
offer a marvelous fan experience. The social life of Boulder is abundant, with
restaurants and a vibrant music scene.
Yet we are a community here, and as a community member, I encourage you to
respect and look out for one another as you would the members of your own
immediate family. So, whether you are a returning student or a new student, an
undergraduate or a graduate student, I hope you have arrived refreshed and
ready to embrace all that CU has to offer. There is much to accomplish this
year, and I am looking forward to helping you achieve your highest dreams and
aspirations as a CU-Boulder student.
Best of luck, and please be safe and well.
Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
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