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Carmella, a therapeutic miniature horse from the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, helped kick off the Colorado Combined Campaign with a visit to campus Oct. 30. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)
Reminder: one issue of Inside CU during holiday months
During the months of December and January there will be one issue of Inside CU. We will resume our two issue per month schedule with the Feb. 10 edition.
2008 Colorado Combined Campaign is underway
The 2008 Colorado Combined Campaign runs through the end of 2008. The CCC was established in 1988 to give state employees an opportunity to easily support participating charities through payroll deduction. More than 700 charities serving Colorado communities receive funding through this annual call for support. The Boulder campus leads all state agencies in giving, a trend we hope to continue! New this year is the opportunity to complete your pledge online. Thanks for helping to “Create a Better Colorado.”
World AIDS Day Dec. 1
Observe World AIDS Day Dec. 1 with events to raise awareness and provide a deeper understanding of the global AIDS epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the estimated number of people worldwide with HIV is 33.2 million. Educate yourself and get free protection, red ribbons and information at a UMC tabling event, Dec. 1-4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A community member will share his experience with HIV at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457) on Thursday, Dec. 4, 4-6 p.m. For more information visit the Wardenburg Sexual Health Education website.
Gerda Klein featured speaker at Dec. 8 Chancellor’s Lecture Series
Gerda Weissmann Klein will be the featured speaker at the Chancellor's Lecture Series on Dec. 8, 10 a.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. She is a Holocaust survivor and has dedicated her life to issues surrounding tolerance and diversity. Her address is based on a 1995 Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary about her life.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”
Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents "A Child’s Christmas in Wales," running through Dec. 31 at the University Theatre. "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" is a memory play evoking Wales in the 1920s. Visit the Shakespeare Festival website for dates and times. Box Office phone number: (303) 492-0554.
CU Concerts offices move to University Club
The CU Concerts box office and administrative offices will be moving from their current location in the Imig Music Building to the nearby University Club at the corner of Euclid Ave. and Broadway. The box office will remain open in its current location through Friday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. in the new location. Tickets will be on sale online in the interim period. The box number for CU Concerts is 302 UCB. All CU Concerts phone numbers, email and Web addresses will stay the same.
Faculty /Staff tuition benefit registration for Spring 2009
The University of Colorado offers a tuition benefit to permanent employees of the university. This benefit allows eligible full time employees to waive up to nine credit hours of tuition per year depending on their percentage of appointment. An academic year begins with the summer term. Courses must be job relevant and/or career enhancing and require supervisory approval. Detailed information about the faculty and staff tuition benefit is available on the Bursar's Office website.
Boulder Sailing Club seeking faculty/staff members
The Boulder Sailing Club is a student group devoted to sailing and sailboat racing. They are looking for faculty and staff members with sailing experience who are interested in further developing the club and acting as club faculty supervisor and university liaison. For more information email James and Ben or call 978-335-6277.
Puksta Scholars Program accepting applications
The Puksta Scholars Program is now soliciting applications for new 2009-2010 scholars. Please inform your students about this opportunity. The Puksta Scholars is one of the university’s special enrichment opportunities programs. There will be a limited number of $4,500 annual scholarships. Applicants should have a strong commitment to civic responsibility, high ethical standards and want to bring about positive change within the campus and greater communities. Applications are due February 2009. For more information visit the Puksta Scholars website or contact Peter Simons, 303-492-1962.