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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 01:15:42 -0700 (MST) From: Buff Bulletin <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Buff Bulletin 01/15/2008
SUBJECT: Buff Bulletin 01/15/2008
15 January 2008, Tuesday
A Boulder Campus digest of current events
In this issue:
--- Leadership Opportunity for Your Students!
--- New Era Colorado's Caucus Awareness presented by SoundBite
--- A Debate: Is Abortion Morally Justifiable?
--- Clicker Classroom Change
--- MATHEMATICA software
--- Announcing the CU Proud Award
--- FREE CLASSES AT THE STUDENT REC CENTER
--- ESL Classes for Degree Students
--- CIRES Outstanding Achievement Awards
--- Learn a New Language in 2008
--- Antique Art Prints 16th-19th Centuries on view
Leadership Opportunity for Your Students!
Do you know emerging student leaders who would benefit from leadership
development training? CU GOLD presents the Core Leadership Program (CLP) for
Spring 2008, consisting of a weekend retreat, weekly seminars, and a community
service project. Nominate a student for participation by emailing
email@example.com and we'll send them a personalized invitation letter.
Contact: CU GOLD 5-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/umc/cugold
New Era Colorado's Caucus Awareness presented by SoundBite
Have a favorite candidate for 2008? Attend SoundBite on January 17th from
11:30am-1:30pm in the UMC Atrium to find out how you might be able to
participate in the February 5th caucus to help your favorite candidate make it
to the November election. New Era Colorado will distribute information and
record questions for a January 28th Meet the Candidates event at the Boulder
Theater, featuring congressional hopefuls Joan Fitz-Gerald, Jared Polis, and
Contact: Student Programs Office at 2-7109 or email@example.com
Additional information: www.colorado/edu/umc/soundbite
A Debate: Is Abortion Morally Justifiable?
Come hear two of the nations' most well-known philosophers in the abortion
controversy go head-to-head. On January 18th at 7pm in Humanities 1B50, Dr.
David Boonin (taking the affirmative position) and Dr. Peter Kreeft (taking the
negative position) will represent the best arguments for their perspective
positions. Please arrive early as this will be a free event by The Aquinas
Institute for Catholic Thought sponsored by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Contact: Matt Boettger @ 720.564.1111 or Matthew.Boettger@thomascenter.org
Clicker Classroom Change
This spring semester, CUClicker receivers have been permanently placed in many
of the larger campus classrooms in an effort to provide better service to
instructors that use CUClickers. A list of classrooms with receivers is online
at http://www.colorado.edu/its/cuclickers/instructors/. On this page can be
found a receiver checkout form which can be completed to request an instructor
kit on a trial basis or to teach in a classroom that is not equipped with a
Contact: IT Service Center
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/its/cuclickers/instructors/
Faculty, staff and students may download and license Mathematica,
for both personal and office computers, with no individual fees.
There is already a large user base on the Boulder campus for
Mathematica, the premier all-purpose mathematical software package
for doing symbolic math, calculations, graphics, programming, and
documentation. Free introductory workshops and technical support
are available from ITS Site Licensing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Bruce Fast
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/its/tpsitelic
Announcing the CU Proud Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the CU Proud Award, an opportunity to
recognize CU students who by virtue of their actions set a standard for other
students to emulate. Nominations can be submitted by anyone with verifiable
knowledge of a student's conduct. The award, created by the CU Parents
Association, will be given on an ongoing basis as nominations are received and
approved. Visit http://www.colorado.edu/parentrelations/programs.html for
information and a nomination form.
Contact: Parent Relations, 303-492-1380
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/parentrelations/programs.html
FREE CLASSES AT THE STUDENT REC CENTER
From Monday, January 14th - Friday, January 18th, all "Full-Semester-Length"
classes in Aerobics, Indoor Cycling, Martial Arts, Master's Swim, Pilates, and
Yoga will be "FREE" for our members to try out. Shorter-term classes in Dance,
Massage Techniques, Women's Self Defense, Adult Learn to Swim, and European
Fencing begin the week of January 28th (Sorry: There are No Free Trials on
these classes). Registration for all classes is going on now!
Contact: Instruction Program Office (303)492-5258
ESL Classes for Degree Students
The International English Center (IEC) provides a valuable service to help
international students improve their verbal and writing skills in English.
Ten-week credit ESLG classes in speaking and writing will begin soon. Classes
are small and taught by trained faculty. We offer an English Placement Test to
determine need. Scholarships are available. Please encourage interested
students to contact the IEC today!
Contact: Charl Norloff at 303 735-0477
Contact: Charl Norloff at 303 735-0477
Additional information: www.colorado.edu/iec/new/ESLG.html
CIRES Outstanding Achievement Awards
CIRES is proud to announce the 10th Annual CIRES Awards Program that features
two separate CIRES outstanding performance awards: the Science and Engineering
Awards, designed to honor extraordinary CIRES members who are involved in
scientific research and engineering work, and the Service Awards, designed to
recognize outstanding CIRES members who perform vital service through
administration, outreach or other similar work. See the website for more
information. Nominations are due Feb 10.
Additional information: http://cires.colorado.edu/accomplishments/performance/
Learn a New Language in 2008
What's your New Year's resolution? Make it something you can actually look
forward to! Want to learn a new language or brush up on an old one? ALTEC is
here to help you reach this goal. The spring language classes kick-off on
January 28th. Classes include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, and Spanish. These non-credit classes are open to all CU staff,
faculty, graduate students, retirees, and spouses. Tuition is only $60!
Contact: David Nicoll
Additional information: http://altec.colorado.edu/languageclasses/index.shtml
Antique Art Prints 16th-19th Centuries on view
"The Age of Discovery: Antique Prints" is on view at the UMC Art Gallery Jan.
14th- Feb. 15th, M-F 10:30am-5:30pm. Reception Thursday, Jan. 17th, 4:30 to
6:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public. This exhibition presents a collection of
prints from the 16th - 19th centuries that reflect the growing interest in
examining the natural world. Images include botanicals, Audubon zoologicals,
and Currier and Ives still-life prints, plus several rare antique maps.
Contact: Kory Katsimpalis
Additional information: www.colorado.edu/umc/artgallery
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