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 Tuesday, November 13, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Chancellor's Veterans Day message
Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson's Veterans Day message honoring veterans within the CU-Boulder community and all who have served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces can be found on the chancellor's website.

Fall break begins next week, Nov. 19.
This year fall break is scheduled for Nov. 19-21 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 22-23. The campus will be closed over Thanksgiving and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

Reminder: one issue of Inside CU November through January
To accommodate holiday schedules, there will be one edition per month of Inside CU in November, December and January. The December issue will run on the 11th, and January's issue on the 22nd. Please keep this in mind when submitting story ideas and time-sensitive information. The regular schedule of two editions issued on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month will resume in February 2008. You may contact Inside CU using the link at the bottom of the homepage.

CU Foundation accepting monetary donations for Gold Run fire victims
The CU Foundation is now accepting monetary donations to aid victims of the Gold Run Condominium fire that occurred on Oct. 26. The collected funds will help students replace items lost in the fire, such as laptops and bicycles, as well as cover other expenses generated from their displacement. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to the "CU Foundation Parent Fund" and include "Gold Run Displaced Students" in the memo portion of the check. Send checks to:

University of Colorado Foundation
Boulder Campus
4740 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80301

For more information, contact Brian Winkelbauer at (303) 541-1250.

The eighth annual Winter Warmth Drive is underway
Clean out your closets! Winter coats, outerwear and blankets are being collected across campus through the end of November for the annual Winter Warmth Drive. Donations are distributed through more than 20 Boulder County organizations, benefiting families and individuals in need. Bring your donations to dean's offices; the chancellor's office; SORCE; the CU Bookstore; CU police/parking; the ARC building; the Student Recreation Center or the Family Housing office. Help to keep your community warm this winter. For more information, call (303) 735-0228.

Create a Better Colorado - the 2007 Colorado Combined Campaign has launched
The Colorado Combined Campaign is your opportunity to aid more than 700 nonprofit agencies through payroll deduction, and is the official giving campaign for all state employees. By choosing to support participating charity agencies through payroll deduction, you are helping to elevate the quality of life in Colorado, especially for those who need your help. Even small monthly donations make a big difference. Fill in and return your campaign materials today.

MRSA awareness – protection from infection
MRSA is an infection caused by the skin bacteria staphylococcus, commonly referred to as "staph." Initial symptoms include reddened areas of skin that can resemble a pimple or a bruise. Close contact with an infected person or item spreads the contamination. Eight cases of MRSA have been reported among CU-Boulder students, a higher number than in a usual academic year. Students, faculty and staff are urged to practice good hygiene by washing hands regularly, keeping open wounds clean and bandaged, and avoiding the use of another's personal items such as soap, wash cloths and razors. For more information on MRSA, refer to the Wardenburg Health Center website under Vital Information or call the information line, 303-492-8741.

Sign up for CU-Boulder campus alert via text messaging, email
If you have not already done so, please sign up for CU-Boulder's wireless text messaging and email service that enables the campus to notify you swiftly via mobile phone and your campus email in case of a campus emergency. Submit your mobile number to the campus-operated database, which will send you an alert via text message and email should a campus emergency occur. RAVE, the service provider, cannot market other services to people in the CU-Boulder database. Use your email address to sign up at

February 2008 Diversity Summit – save the date!
The annual Diversity Summit will take place Feb. 18 and 19, 2008. Along with speaker Gerta Klein, a Holocaust survivor, there will be a student panel, a performance by the Interactive Theatre Project and more. Mark your calendars and read Inside CU for more information and updates. The Diversity Summit is presented by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs.

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