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 Tuesday, January 22, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Martin Luther King, Jr. symposium
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Center for Multicultural Affairs is hosting an array of commemorative activities today, Jan. 22 through Wednesday, Jan. 23. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend informative speeches and educational discussions focusing on discrimination, diversity and culture. Issues covered will include HIV/AIDS awareness in minority groups, social and economic issues and stereotyping. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Center for Multicultural Affairs website.

Happy New Year from Volunteer Clearing House!
The annual spring semester Volunteer Fair will take place on Monday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. There will be opportunities in fields of education, health, environment, poverty, community, women, international, wildlife, arts, culture, disabilities, recreation, justice, homelessness and more. Learn about volunteer opportunities, community projects and programs, identify service-learning partnerships and network with representatives from local schools and nonprofits. All CU students, staff and faculty are encouraged to stop by. Free pizza! Please contact vchstaff@gmail.com with questions.

Spring Career Fair 2008
The 2008 Spring Career Fair will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom and Room 235. Career Services invites faculty to join us for the employer lunch in the Aspen Rooms between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For a list of participating employers, visit the website. Contact Michael Deragisch, employer relations coordinator at 303-492-4123 for more information.

Spring Blood Drive
The University of Colorado Staff Council in partnership with UCSU and Bonfils Blood Center is hosting a spring blood drive Feb. 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 235 of the UMC and Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Bonfils bus by the Dalton Trumbo Fountain and at the west entrance of Norlin Library. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils Blood Center at 303-363-2300 option 2 or drop by the UMC Grill area Feb. 6 and 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 2008 Diversity Summit – "Learning from our past to build a better future"
Attend the annual Diversity Summit, Feb. 18 and 19. Along with keynote speaker Gerta Klein, a Holocaust survivor, speaker Joseph Silva, hosted by Disability Services, will address the recent incidents at Virginia Tech and on the CU-Boulder campus and their impact on community members with mental disabilities. The GLBT Resource Center will host State Senator Jennifer Veiga, who will speak about being outed during her campaign. A student panel and an Interactive Theatre performance are included in the two-day event. Mark your calendars and read the Feb. 12 issue of Inside CU for more information. The Diversity Summit is presented by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs.

Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement oversees three additional programs
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement has assumed responsibility for three additional programs:

Peace Corps Program
The IECE is responsible for administering the highly regarded CU-Boulder Peace Corps Recruitment Program and will strive to maintain and enhance our position as one of the leading schools in the country for Peace Corps recruitment.

Access Colorado Program
The IECE has been selected as one of five programs to participate in a three-year statewide initiative, Access Colorado, which will address high school and middle school retention, success and access to post secondary education through development and implementation of civic engagement programs in low achieving schools in Boulder County. For more information, contact Outreach Coordinator Janel Chin in Willard 132, 492-6212.

Public Interest Internship Experience Program (PIIE)
The IECE will be responsible for the PIIE Program in collaboration with Career Services and the PIIE advisory board. The program, modeled after Princeton University 's Project 55 Program, provides a limited number of fellowship grants each year to undergraduate students at CU-Boulder for full time summer internships with government and 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations. CU-Boulder is the only public university in the country participating in this program.

For more information on IECE programs, please contact Peter Simons, 492-1962.

Bloggin' with Hawk
Head Athletic Coach Dan Hawkins created a blog featuring first-hand knowledge and information about different topics related to CU sports. He began the blog in order to give the audience factual accounts and messages about CU athletics. Through his messages, Hawkins is able to communicate directly to readers. Since the first blog on Sept. 28, 2007, eight blogs have been posted featuring topics about leadership, consistency and team life. They have seen great success in popularity and continue to be a hit among readers. To view Hawkins' blog, visit the CU Buffs Athletics website.


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