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 Tuesday, March 27, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Flagship 2030 open forum date change
The Chancellor’s Open Forum on Strategic Planning for the Flagship 2030 project has been rescheduled for May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UMC 235. The original date was April 4. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information on the process, visit the Flagship 2030 website

Building Community family day today at the recreation center
Join the Building Community Campaign for a day of family fun at the recreation center today, Tuesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Food will be served 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring your kids and enjoy the pool, ice rink, climbing wall and more! Giveaways throughout the day, instant prize wheel, toddler room and additional activities for the whole family. No membership necessary for this day—bring your Buff OneCard to get in. Children must have adult supervision. For more information call 492-8476.

Rock your world at the World Affairs Conference
Luminaries attending the 59th Annual Conference on World Affairs, April 9-13, include singer and composer Harry Belafonte, U.S. senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, talk-show host of The Inside Scoop Mark Levine, surgeon and breast cancer specialist Susan Love, National Indian Justice Center vice president William Thorne, Jr., Northern Ireland storyteller Liz Weir and our own former U.S. senator Tim Wirth. All events are free and open to the public, and total attendance is expected to top 55,000. For a schedule, visit the website.

Community gathers to celebrate "Collaborasian"
A variety of events are being held throughout April in celebration of “Collaborasian,” CU-Boulder's first ever Asian American Heritage Month. Programs include films, talks, and a “Taste of Asia,” among others. Events are free and refreshments will be provided. Eight different student groups and one faculty and staff association are sponsoring “Collaborasian.” For more information on specific dates and events, visit the event website.

Former U.N. Secretary General to speak at CU-Boulder
The UCSU Distinguished Speakers Board and Cultural Events Board are bringing former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to campus. The April 18 event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Coors Events/Conference Center. Annan will speak about cultural acceptance, challenges he faced during his tenure, and eight major goals set by the international body to meet the needs of the world's poorest people. Tickets cost $1 for CU-Boulder students, $10 for general admission, and $45 for floor seating. Students can purchase tickets at the UMC Connection. The public can purchase tickets through Ticket West or in person at any Denver metropolitan area King Soopers and select City Market stores. For more information, visit the Distinguished Speakers Board website.

Lafayette Park named in honor of Ofelia Miramontes
The Lafayette City Council approved the renaming of Library Park to Ofelia  Miramontes Park last week with a 7-0 vote. Miramontes, a former School of Education professor and CU-Boulder’s first associate vice chancellor for diversity and equity, passed away in June 2005. The posthumous honor is to recognize Miramontes' contributions to the community, such as developing a model for bilingual schools for the Boulder Valley School district, including Pioneer Elementary in Lafayette, and creating the CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity Alliance and the CU-Lead Opportunity Scholarship Program for students of color and first generation college students. Thanks to everyone who supported this effort. 

Electronic textbooks make mark on CU Book Store
The CU Book Store plans to stock a limited number of electronic textbooks for the fall 2007 semester. E-textbooks are generally marketed as more convenient and cheaper than their paper cousins. A website address and a password accompany the purchased e-textbooks, which can then be downloaded to a personal computer. The bookstore offered 10 e-textbook titles this spring and plans to do the same next semester.

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