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 Tuesday, April 10, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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"Minds at Play" at the World Affairs Conference
If ever there was temptation to walk out of your office door, it's during this week's Conference on World Affairs. Spring breezes waft through flowering trees, international flags flutter on Norlin Quad, enthusiastic Boulderites crowd the walkways, and in every spare classroom, people you wish you knew are discussing things you wish you knew more about. So check the conference schedule, grab a jacket, put a note on your door, and take an hour to let your mind out to play.

Benefits Open Enrollment forum today
At noon today, Tuesday, April 10, Payroll & Benefit Services will be conducting an open meeting to discuss PacifiCare's 2007-2008 network changes, provide additional information and discuss available choices (3100 Marine Street, ARC, sixth floor conference room). An Open Enrollment Web application will be available online May 10 through May 25. A listing of Open Enrollment sessions and carrier fairs is available on the Benefits Open Enrollment calendar (pdf) posted around campus, and the March issue of For Your Benefit (pdf) includes helpful information. For more information contact Payroll and Benefit Services, 303-735-6500.

Sample various cultures at the International Festival
The International Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, April 14. The free festival is scheduled to take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the UMC Ballroom. Students, staff, faculty, and the wider Boulder community are invited to attend this interactive opportunity to get acquainted with the various cultures of CU students. The event will feature free samples of international cuisine, cultural information booths, and live entertainment. In 2006, the Cultural Events Board recognized the International Festival as the best cultural event of the year. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend this year's event.

CU Athletics invites you to attend the annual free spring football game 
Catch a sneak peek of your 2007 Colorado Buffaloes! Join CU Athletics for the annual free spring football game Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m. on Folsom Field. Prior to the game, children 13 and under are invited to Healthy Kids Day, 10:30 a.m.-noon to meet and get autographs from CU student athletes and to participate in fun sports skills stations. The first 500 kids who complete all activities will receive a CU Nike T-shirt and free food courtesy of Outback Steakhouse! There also will be a special sale of vintage CU apparel and game worn authentic gear on April 13 and 14. Please visit CUBuffs.com  for more details.

Men Confronting Violence to bring national speaker to campus for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Men Confronting Violence, a CU-Boulder group of staff, faculty and students, will bring nationally known speaker Tony Porter to campus on April 16 to address the epidemic of male violence. Tony is co-founder of A Call to Men, which believes that ending violence against women is primarily the responsibility of men—an uncommon perspective in discussions about violence in the media. Tony will be speaking with different campus and community groups throughout the day. His public presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dal Ward Athletic Center. For more information, contact George Hoey at 303-492-0530.

Better Boulder Better World offers wealth of volunteer service
The Volunteer Clearing House's second annual Better Boulder Better World event will be held Saturday, April 21, in collaboration with the Volunteer Connection's fourth annual I Volunteer! Day. The day of service offers volunteers, including students and local community members, the chance to choose from many programs across the Boulder-Denver metro area. VCH will provide breakfast, transportation, and T-shirts for the first 150-200 CU volunteers to sign up for designated projects. Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to register and participate.

Flagship 2030 updated schedule
You still have time to contribute to the first draft of a report by the Flagship 2030 Steering Committee that will be available for public comment on May 4. Share your thoughts, ideas and dreams to help develop an action plan today that will help create the type of university we aspire to be tomorrow. Visit the Flagship 2030 website to submit essays, questions or comments, read subcommittee reports, and to participate in the electronic discussion boards. Also, mark your calendars for the Chancellor's Open Forum on Strategic Planning, May 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in UMC 235.


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