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Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 01:32:36 MST
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:32:36 -0700 (MST) From: Buff Bulletin <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Buff Bulletin 01/20/2010
SUBJECT: Buff Bulletin 01/20/2010
20 January 2010, Wednesday
A Boulder Campus digest of current events
In this issue:
--- 17th Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Conference: Government Speech
--- Volunteers Needed for Free Tax Help Program
--- Skillport - CU On-line Learning
--- Dealing Effectively with Conflicts among and between Direct Reports
--- DSCC Open House!
--- Apply for Sustainable CU Funding!
--- Meg Rowland Retirement Party, Jan. 29, 3-5 p.m., UMC 5th Floor
--- Calling All Slam Poets! Sign up Deadline by Feb. 10!
--- CU Theatre & Dance Presents "Blood Wedding"
--- Faculty Request For Proposals, Civic Engagement/Ethical Inquiry
--- Presentation on Making Learning Active for Biomedical Students
17TH IRA C. ROTHGERBER, JR. CONFERENCE: GOVERNMENT SPEECH
This year's conference will cover the subject of government speech. Topics
- The Speech Attribution Question
- Government Speech 2.0 (New Technologies)
- The (Instructive) Embarrassment of Government Speech
- Government Persuasion on Product Labels
- The Manner of Government Speech
- Propaganda for War and Transparency
Friday, Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol,
Denver. $0 for faculty and students, $60 for CLE credit, $30 for attendance
Contact: Danielle Hayward
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FREE TAX HELP PROGRAM
The Leeds School of Business is seeking volunteers to help with Tax Help
Colorado, a free tax help program serving low-income individuals and
families. The program runs Wednesday evenings and Saturdays from Jan. 30
through March 13. Those who are experienced tax preparers and/or Spanish
speaking should contact Victoria Marschner at 303-492-4182 or
Contact: Melanie Sidwell
SKILLPORT - CU ONLINE LEARNING
Want professional development? Would you like no-cost training? Is time an
issue? Then SkillPort, CU's on-line training is the answer. Whether you're
looking for computer skills, business skills, or to read a book about a
topic like leadership development, SkillPort has it all, 24-7. Available to
CU employees. Please check it out at
(https://cuconnect.colorado.edu/uPortal/). Then click on "SkillPort-CU's
Online Learning" under the MyCU links section.
Contact: Please call 2-8103 for more info.
Additional information: https://cuconnect.colorado.edu/uPortal/
DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH CONFLICTS AMONG AND BETWEEN DIRECT REPORTS
Instructor: Tom Sebok
This workshop addresses questions related to the challenges of dealing
effectively with conflicts involving direct reports. Mistakes to avoid,
methods of gathering information, and communication skills for "crucial
confrontations" will be explored and practiced. Conflicts requiring
approaches such as mediation/facilitation, team-building, and/or
communication skills will be differentiated from those requiring other kinds
of interventions. Also, the use of key campus resources will be
highlighted. Thursday, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., ARC 346, Marine St.
Contact: Please call 2-8103 or email Yee.Chan@colorado.edu to register.
DSCC OPEN HOUSE!
Come explore how you can celebrate diversity and address social justice
issues at the Dennis Small Cultural Center's Open House on Thursday, Jan.
28 from 12-4 p.m. Learn about FREE dance and cooking classes, film
screenings, performances, and more! Student groups are also invited to learn
how the DSCC can support YOUR next event. FREE food, music, and prizes
provided. Hope to see you there!
Contact: DSCC at email@example.com or 303-735-1078
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/umc/dscc
APPLY FOR SUSTAINABLE CU FUNDING!
Have a great idea that will make CU more efficient or less wasteful? Apply
for Sustainable CU funding and see your idea come to life. Past projects
have included large-scale campus gardens and bike stations. This year, more
than $100,000 is available. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1. What
are you waiting for?
Contact: CU Environmental Center
Additional information: http://ecenter.colorado.edu/greening_cu#sust_cu
MEG ROWLAND RETIREMENT PARTY JAN. 29, 3-5 P.M., UMC 5TH FLOOR
Meg Rowland is retiring! Meg has been FCQ coordinator for CU-Boulder, UC
Denver, and UCCS campuses since 1997, after starting her CU-Boulder work
with Applied Math in 1996. She also recently earned her master's degree in
English literature while working full time. Meg's retirement party is in the
UMC 5th floor lounge on Friday, Jan. 29, from 3-5 p.m. Come wish her well as
she ends her full-time employment with the university she loves!
Contact: Fran Costa, 2-8633
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/fcq/
CALLING ALL SLAM POETS! SIGN UP DEADLINE BY FEB. 10!
Be a part of CU's 7th Annual Poetry Slam on Friday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in
the UMC Ballroom! Sign up now at http://www.cupoetryslam.org . Sign-up
deadline is Feb. 10th. Student ID required. Auditions will be held the week
of Feb. 15 and will include a special category for Miramontes-themed poems
(http://www.miramontesfestival.org). The slam will feature Isis as the emcee
for the evening and many chances to win great prizes.
Contact: Daniel Paiz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: http://www.cupoetryslam.org
CU THEATRE & DANCE PRESENTS "BLOOD WEDDING"
This tragic play explores the theme of inevitable fate whereby the disasters
of the past are repeated in the present. Entwined with Lorca's poetry as
well as Spanish guitar - Lorca's passion - Blood Wedding focuses on a bride
forced to choose between duty and love on her wedding day. University
Theatre Building, Loft Theatre, Jan. 27-30, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30 & 31, 2 p.m.
Contact: Pam Stone
Additional information http://www.cutheatre.org
FACULTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/ETHICAL INQUIRY
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement announces its fifth annual
opportunity for faculty to apply for funding to include civic engagement
and/or ethical inquiry in their academic offerings. Help further the
university's commitment to the civc and ethical dimensions of education.
Proposals are due Feb. 1, 2010. For a copy of the Request for Proposals and
evaluation process, go to: http://www.colorado.edu/iece/iece_programs.html
Contact: Peter Simons
Additional information: http://www.colorado.edu/iece
PRESENTATION ON MAKING LEARNING ACTIVE FOR BIOMEDICAL STUDENTS
Academic Technology and ASSETT staff invite you to attend a presentation on
Monday, Jan. 25, in UMC 245 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. entitled "Using
Web-Based Teaching Forms to Make Learning Active for Biomedical Students."
This presentation will be given by a candidate for an Academic Technology
Consultant position. Please RSVP to Mark Werner, Mark.Werner@Colorado.edu or
Contact: Mark Werner
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