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 Tuesday, August 22, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Chancellor's New Student Convocation is Friday, Aug. 25
Chancellor G. P. "Bud" Peterson invites everyone from the CU-Boulder community to attend the New Student Convocation in Folsom Field at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. This annual gathering helps create a positive atmosphere and an invigorating spirit for the upcoming academic year for students, faculty, and staff. If you plan to attend, please enter the stadium through gate 1 and sit in section 108. Convocation is followed by Global Jam, a celebration featuring entertainment and foods from around the globe. Stop by the information tent for your guest pass.

New Location for Multicultural Welcome Gathering
The annual Multicultural Welcome Gathering, hosted by the Center for Multicultural Affairs, will be held Monday, Aug. 28—the first day of classes—from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sewall Hall lawn. Faculty and staff are invited to meet and greet new and returning students and learn about various student organizations and fall semester events. Come and enjoy refreshments and music in a relaxed environment.

"Compete with Class"
The Athletic Department's annual "Compete with Class" campaign gets underway this season with ads in local newspapers, including the Colorado Daily, the Onion and Boulder Weekly. Buff Bulletins, posters, press releases, player testimonials and public announcements at the games also will promote the effort. "Compete with Class" is a Big 12 Conference campaign that encourages sportsmanlike conduct by athletes and fans alike. The program reminds our players, students, alumni and visitors to treat each other with respect and dignity. Coach Hawkins adds, "There are only two kinds of class, first class and no class."

Sept. 8 Chancellor's Campus Address
Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson's first campus address to faculty and staff, co-hosted by the Boulder Faculty Assembly, will be held Friday, Sept. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Old Main Chapel. This is a great opportunity for us to greet and hear from our new chancellor. A continental breakfast will be served.

New CU Concerts CU Faculty/Staff Discount Program
Beginning Aug. 21 CU Concerts will be offering CU faculty and staff with Buff One cards a 30% discount on all Artist Series, CU Opera, and Takács Quartet concerts! This convenient discount will be available over the phone or in person at the CU Concerts Box Office. This discount replaces the faculty/staff Concert Card program, although the Concert Card is still in place for students. For more information about CU Concerts, please visit the web site or call 303-492-8008.

University Memorial Center's New Web Site
It has been a fantastic 'labor of love' between the UMC and Web Communications, and now we are excited to announce that our new web site is live! The new site will be updated with a list of weekly information and events at the UMC: news, menus and prices for all restaurants, some printable coupons, information about the games area, programming and spotlights, student jobs and much more. The site is relevant and informative, so visit it often and take advantage of the many opportunities that exist at the UMC.

E-Resource Update from the University Libraries
Black Thought & Culture from Alexander Street Press is now available and contains 989 sources with 947 authors, covering the nonfiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be more thoroughly searched. Where possible the complete published nonfiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other material. For more information about our latest E-Resource in the Spotlight, visit our web site.

Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Calling all cyclists! The Buffalo Bicycle Classic rolls into Boulder on Sunday, Sept. 10 and includes routes in both Boulder and Larimer Counties. Riders may choose courses of 13, 35, 50, 70 and 100 miles, and enjoy scenic venues such as Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir. The 2005 Classic raised $150,000 for 75 Arts & Sciences student scholarships. Register for the 13-mile Little Buffalo route for $13, or $40 for any other route plus the minimum $45 pledge. For additional information please see the web site.

Discounted Faculty/Staff Admission for Volleyball Invitational
Support the Buffs in their home tournament, the Colorado Invitational. Show your Buff OneCard at the Coors Events Center ticket office to receive $3 admission for the Sept. 8 match. The ticket office will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 for the CU Volleyball vs. Central Connecticut match that begins at 7 p.m. Attendees of the Saturday, Sept. 9 match with Southern Mississippi can show their CU/CSU football game ticket stubs to get in free! Join the Buffs for their tournament match with Cincinnati on Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at regular ticket prices.

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