AWARDS AND KUDOS
IECE selected for Access Colorado grant
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement and the Service Learning Office have been selected to participate in a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA grant titled Access Colorado. The grant will provide CU-Boulder with a full time staff member for three years to develop a program in several Boulder Valley Public schools. The program will emphasize working with low income and underrepresented youth in the areas of civic engagement, school success and retention and improving access for these youth to higher education.
Ralphie IV poses with her handlers for a photograph in Chautauqua park. (Photo/Larry Harwood)
Ralphie named top mascot
Ralphie IV, the beloved 1,300-pound rumbling mass of hoof, horn and fur, has been named college football's number 1 mascot by CollegeFootballNews.com. Ralphie knocked off Georgia's bulldog named UGA and Texas' longhorn steer Bevo, who finished second and third. Rounding out the top five were Auburn's Tiger the Eagle (an eagle named Tiger?) and Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner. Congratulations Ralphie!
Victor Mendez, Ken Morse design new patent technique
Victor Mendez and Ken Morse of Facilities Management joined forces to resolve a common problem with boilers at CU's power plant, efforts that have since led to the patenting of their work. Five years ago, the two men opted for an alternative to the traditional method of fixing a cracked de-aerator tank. Mendez and Morse designed new plates that have already saved the university significant amounts of time and money. CU's Technology Transfer Office is actively marketing the invention to boiler manufacturers. For more information, read the Daily Camera article.