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


Flagship 2030 Strategic Planning input wanted
Everyone in the campus community is invited to share ideas on the characteristics CU-Boulder will need to excel in the future for the Flagship 2030 strategic planning project. Subcommittee meeting notes, reports and discussion boards are available on the updated website. Your input is vital to the steering committee's draft reports currently in progress—look for information on upcoming open forums in addition to online information. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in CU-Boulder's future success!

Blood drive – donate now!
CU-Boulder Staff Council, Bonfils Blood Center and UCSU are co-hosting the Boulder campus bi-annual blood drive today, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in UMC 235. Blood donation takes about one hour. Please be sure to eat before donating. For more information call Bonfils at 303-363-2300, or visit the Staff Council website.

Feb. 19-20 Diversity Summit addresses race, gender and class issues
Professor Robert Jensen of the University of Texas at Austin will deliver the keynote address at the 2007 Diversity Summit, "The Reality of Race, Gender, and Class Privilege: Beyond the Politics of Diversity," Feb. 19, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the UMC Ballroom. Welcome remarks begin at noon with Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson and Christie Yoshinaga-Itano, vice provost for Diversity and Equity. Other events scheduled over the two-day summit include a student panel, an Interactive Theatre performance, "An Evening of Lakota Storytelling" by Joseph Marshall III, and a presentation of two original stories by Afi-Tiombe Kambon reflecting on issues of disability, cultural and gender identity, and sexual abuse. For a complete schedule of events visit the website.

Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit Feb. 22-23
The 2007 Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit, "Forging Solutions at Colleges and Universities," takes place Feb. 22-23. The summit provides a networking forum for campus representatives throughout the Rocky Mountain Region to learn about environmental issues facing institutions, explore ways of improving campus practices and policies, and work toward boosting the triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic sustainability. The summit includes sessions and workshops, featured speakers, plenary panels and a screening of "Rules of the Game." For more information visit the website.

Black Awareness Month events
A film series, including "School Daze" and "Akeelah and the Bee," a Black History Month Musical Celebration sponsored by the College of Music, a panel discussion on "Which Way Freedom: Strategies for Liberating the African Diaspora in the 21st Century," and the annual soul food dinner at Kittredge Dining Hall are some of the remaining activities for CU-Boulder's Black Awareness Month. For a full schedule of events, visit the website.

Read Across America 10th anniversary – take part!
March 2 is the 10th anniversary of the NEA's annual "Read Across America." Share the joy of reading by volunteering to read at your community school, or donating new or gently used children's books through the Bagel for a Book program. CU-Boulder is partnering for the sixth year with Moe's Broadway Bagel to celebrate Read Across America. Bring your children's books to either of the Boulder Moe's Bagels locations Feb. 19-23 and receive a free bagel with cream cheese (one bagel per person, per visit). For location information, visit the website.

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