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 Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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The Fiske Planetarium dome has been part of the CU-Boulder landscape for 30 years
The Fiske Planetarium dome has been part of the CU-Boulder landscape for 30 years. (file photo)

In the Spotlight with Carlos Garcia, UMC Director
The architectural beauty of the Boulder campus is world renowned and our buildings often are viewed as the face of the university. In this series, "In the Spotlight," we ask CU-Boulder building directors to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs they manage - along with a glimpse into their personalities. Part one of this series features Carlos Garcia, director of the University Memorial Center. More >>

CUConnect Available to Faculty; Staff Launch Set for Fall
The CUConnect faculty/staff portal, a new technological tool modeled on the student portal and customized for faculty and staff use, debuted to faculty in August. Staff features currently are being tested. More >>

Theatre & Dance Set for Great Fall Semester Performances
The department of theatre and dance will have a full season of productions this semester and a few new faces to help out behind the scenes. More >>

News Center
CU-Boulder Assists Partner Campus, New Orleans' Dillard University, With Technology Support, Fund-Raiser
The University of Colorado at Boulder has established a "CU Campaign for Dillard University" to assist the New Orleans university in its rebuilding effort and has secured a $10,000 challenge grant from two anonymous donors in the first few days of the drive.
New Orleans Disaster Forecast In 2004 CU-Boulder Publication
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder commissioned a series of six articles in 2004 titled "Disasters Waiting to Happen," one of which focused on a major hurricane striking New Orleans.
CU-Boulder Reminds Students To Keep Computers Secure
Campus officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder are reminding students, faculty and staff about the importance of computer security as part of a yearlong effort to raise awareness. The warnings come on the heels of a number of serious security breaches at the university over the summer.
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Noteworthy Contributions
Much has been happening around the nation and on the Boulder campus recently. I"d like to share some examples of how CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students are working to improve the lives of others in Colorado and beyond, as well as adding to the world"s storehouse of knowledge. More >>


Fiske Turns 30
Fiske Planetarium will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a gala Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature a dinner, speakers from CU"s department of astrophysical and planetary sciences and a live jazz concert under the planetarium dome. Proceeds from the evening will provide new hands-on exhibits for the Fiske Planetarium lobby. For more information, including ticket prices, see the press release.

CU Fire Academy is National Model for Safety
CBS4 recently reported that Ed Comeau from the Center for Campus Fire Safety is calling CU-Boulder"s Resident Advisor Fire Academy a national model for safety. The Academy is run by the Boulder Fire Department and provides hands-on fire safety training to over 200 resident advisors. To view the CBS4 clip go to Video Library and search for “CU Fire Drill.” Then click on “CU Fire Drill Shows Students How To React.”

Troops Thankful for Staff Donations
Staff members who attended the Spring Appreciation Luncheon last semester pitched in to generate nine boxes of toiletries and food for troops deployed in Iraq. CU-Boulder Staff Council sent the boxes to the men and women of FSC 2/69 AR BN, who appreciated the items and the support. Staff Council adopted the troops last spring and are still in contact with them. If you would like to donate items or your time to this effort, please email Antonette Martinez, Staff Council chair.

Women Selected to Represent CU-Boulder at Institute
Terri Stankiewicz, manager of communications and employee relations in Facilities Management and Jan Whitt, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, have been selected to represent CU-Boulder in the 2005-06 Academic Management Institute. Both are members of the Chancellor"s Committee on Women. They will take part in four intensive workshops with women from other colleges and universities during the 2005-2006 fall and spring semesters.


  • Official CU-Boulder Hurricane Katrina Web Site
  • CU Custodial Staff Appreciation Day
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast
  • Chancellor's Open Forum
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The CU-Boulder Environmental Center produces various publications, ranging from "Blueprint for a Green Campus" and green purchasing guides to newsletters. The CU Environmental Review, a quarterly newsletter, explores environmental issues around campus and aims to increase awareness of Environmental Center topics and events.

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