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MLK Symposium is Jan. 22-24
CU-Boulder’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium will begin Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. with a Peace and Unity reception and film showing at the Center for Multicultural Affairs in Willard Hall 118. Workshops, films and storytelling events will be held 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, followed by a closing program on historical and personal reflections on Dr. King’s life featuring guest speaker Reverend Dr. James Peters, Jr. of Denver’s New Hope Baptist Church. For more information visit the website.
Enrichment Language Classes
Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to learn or re-learn a language! Every semester, the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) offers noncredit language classes to CU-Boulder staff, faculty, graduate students and their spouses. Classes meet twice a week for ten weeks and tuition is $60. This semester, take classes in Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Visit the website to register online before Jan. 31. Classes will start the following week.
Name Change for Distribution Services
Effective Jan. 1, Distribution Services merged with Facilities Management’s Construction Stores to form a new unit called Materiel Management. Led by Edmond Dubois, Materiel Management will gain efficiency by unifying supply chain management for maintenance parts (Facilities Management) and classroom, laboratory and office consumable supplies (UCB). Materiel Management includes central shipping, receiving and warehousing/storage for campus departments. Join Materiel Management, Property Services and Mailing Services staff at our Open House Jan. 31, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Distribution Center, 3300 Walnut Street.
Aeriel View of Boulder with Flatirons. (Photo/Ken Abbott)
University Groups Now Need Open Space Permit
The city of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department has expanded its permit program. University trips with 25+ participants that use OSMP lands or facilities are required to apply for a special use permit. Groups with 25-49 participants can get an exemption from the permit by contacting OSMP at 303-441-3440. Clubs or camps may require a commercial use permit to use OSMP land and facilities. OSMP advises that every effort to apply for a permit be made at least 14 days in advance. For more information, visit the website.
Faculty Request for Proposals – Civic Engagement/Ethical Inquiry
The campus-wide Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement announces its third annual opportunity for faculty (tenured, tenure track, instructors and GPTIs) to apply for funding to include civic engagement and/or ethical inquiry in their academic offerings. Help further the university’s commitment to the civic and ethical dimensions of education. Proposals are due Feb. 2. For a copy of the Request for Proposals and RFP evaluation process, please visit the website. Contact Peter Simons or Mike Grant with questions.
Black Awareness Month Activities Start Feb. 6
Professor Polly McLean, director of the CU-Boulder Women and Gender Studies Program, along with CU-Denver and Health Sciences Communication Professor Brenda Allen, will present the first in a series of lectures for Black Awareness Month, “Listening to the outside voice within,” on Feb. 6, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in UMC 245. The lecture series will continue Feb. 7-9 with presentations by Professors Alphonse Keasley and Reiland Rabaka, and Derrick Watson, assistant to the vice chancellor for administration. Additional events include a film series, sessions on career exploration and health awareness, and the annual soul food dinner in Kittredge Dining Hall on Feb. 28. For a complete schedule of events, visit the website.