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Tuesday, July 26, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Longmont Athletics Town Meeting Today
The Athletic Department is hosting its fourth Colorado Buffaloes Town Meeting today, Tuesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Front Range Room of the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Parkway, Longmont. The Town Meeting is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to discuss issues with Athletic Director Mike Bohn and Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano. Questions may be submitted at the event or online at http://www.LongmontFYI.com.

Tuition Wavier Benefit Deadline Approaching
The deadline for fall 2005 tuition wavier benefit applications is Monday, Aug. 1. Information and forms are available at the Bursar's Office or on the Bursar's Office web site under the faculty/staff information link. Eligible employees can waive up to six credit hours per academic year depending on their fulltime employee status. Supervisors must approve courses that are job relevant and/or career enhancing. Questions? Please contact Irene Oliver, 492-3563 or irene.oliver@colorado.edu.

Mary Rippon Theatre Has Long Shakespearean History
George F. Reynolds, an Elizabethan theatre scholar who administered CU-Boulder's theatre program, helped develop plans for the Mary Rippon Theatre in 1936. The theater was completed in 1939, but no plays were staged there until 1944 when Shakespeare teacher and bibliographer James Sandoe was asked to direct a play for the coming summer. Because the University Theatre facility was occupied by the Department of the Navy due to the war effort, Sandoe initiated the Mary Rippon Theatre with a production of Romeo and Juliet.

The CU Goats?
If you think you've seen goats around campus, you're right! Facilities Management uses goats to control vegetation at Research Park and South Campus. The university contracts with a local herder for use of the goats in the late spring and fall and the herd grazes for up to a month. The goats keep growth under control in hard to reach areas and over time help cut back the growth of noxious weeds.

 


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