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 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Campus alerts provide real-time emergency text messaging, e-mail notifications
CU-Boulder's new wireless text messaging and e-mail service enables the campus to notify you swiftly via mobile phone and your campus e-mail in case of a campus emergency. The system was used effectively during the recent stabbing incident at the UMC and is designed to immediately inform the campus community and provide instructions about what to do in an emergency situation. Simply submit your mobile number to the campus-operated database, which will send you an alert via text message and e-mail should a campus emergency occur. RAVE, the service provider, cannot market other services to people in the CU-Boulder database. Use your e-mail address to sign up at

Disability Services testing accommodation letter to professors revised
Disability Services has revised the format of our letters to professors regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Our new letters include the student's name and date, but now students must provide specific course information directly on the letters. As in the past, students are still encouraged by our staff to speak with professors about how their accommodations will be implemented. Letters are good for one semester only. Contact us at with questions.

Constitution Day art competition spotlights speech rights and restrictions
CU honors Constitution Day this year with an art competition sponsored by the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) and the ATLAS Center for the Arts, Media Performance. This year's event focuses on the conflict between hate speech codes and First Amendment rights of free speech. All student visual artists are invited to apply. Deadline for submission of ready-to-hang works is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Cash awards up to $500 will be determined announced on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Contact for information or a prospectus.

Arts & Culture Week kicks off Sept. 13
The artistic and cultural highlights of the Boulder campus are on display during the University of Colorado at Boulder's Arts & Culture Week. Beginning on Sept. 13 and continuing through Sept. 20, a variety of free and low-cost events ranging from musical performances to museum open houses are open to the public. Visit the Arts & Culture Week website to explore the more than 35 events across campus.

Homecoming 2007 festivities announced
Spirit will roam throughout the CU community during Homecoming 2007, "Buffs Around the World," Sept. 27-30. Friday's events include CU Soccer hosting Texas Tech at Prentup Field at 4 p.m., followed by the Homecoming Parade and float competition on University Hill at 5:15 p.m. Don't miss the Homecoming Pep Rally on the Hill at 5:45 p.m. Saturday will feature the HERD and Alumni Association pre-game party at Benson Earth Sciences Field two hours prior to CU football taking on Oklahoma at Folsom Field, game time TBA. Sunday, the Colorado Creed community clean-up will take place at various Boulder locations starting at noon. For more information, visit the Homecoming 2007 website.



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