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 Tuesday, March 11, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Campus Press open forum today, Tuesday, March 11
The Campus Press is hosting an open forum today, Tuesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom to discuss how the student publication can expand coverage of diversity issues on the CU campus. Faculty members, student leaders, members of community diversity organizations and working journalists from across the Front Range will address striking a balance on effectively and sensitively covering diversity issues in journalism. Guest speakers will be followed by an open Q&A period that will include members of the Campus Press staff.

Miramontes Music and Arts Festival this week through March 15
CU students, faculty and staff are invited to a weeklong series of events in honor of Ofelia Miramontes, former professor of education and associate vice chancellor for diversity and equity, who passed away in 2005. The festival, which continues today, March 11 through March 15, highlights the diversity of contributions from woman-identified musicians and artists. The Miramontes Music and Arts Festival is presented by Program Council, the Women's Resource Center and the Dennis Small Cultural Center. For information visit the website.

Dedication of Weber Hall at Bear Creek
On Tuesday, March 4, Weber Hall at Bear Creek Apartments was dedicated to former CU President Arnold Weber, who served from 1980 to 1985. Weber attended the dedication, along with CU President Hank Brown, Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing Administration Deb Coffin. Weber Hall, formerly known as Building A in the Bear Creek apartment complex, is closest to the Darley Commons Building.

Silver & Gold Record readership survey
Take a 15 minute Silver & Gold Record readership survey by March 31 and be entered to win prizes. The winner will receive one of the following: an iPod Shuffle, a one year subscription to the newspaper, three free classified ads or a framed photo from the newspaper's archive. Take the survey online at the Silver & Gold Record website. For a hard copy of the survey call 303-492-8556.

Register for the Buffalo Can Challenge
CU is bringing community together in the first annual Buffalo Can Challenge (BuCC) on Friday, April 25 in the Carlson Gym. BuCC is a food drive in which CU participants design and construct sculptures from canned foods. Each can is then donated to the Boulder Community Food Share. Winning sculptures will receive prizes including a display on the CU website. The free event is open for public viewing of the canned food artwork. For more information or registration details visit the BuCC website.

Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship tickets on sale
The Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship will be held May 16 through 18 at Potts Field. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at CUBuffs.com and at the ticket office, 303-49-BUFFS (28337). All-session packs cost $10 and day tickets cost $2-6. Support returning outdoor conference champions including Stephen Pifer, Pete Janson, Brent Vaughn, Billy Nelson and Jenny Barringer as they race for 2008 championship titles. Visit the website to learn more about the track team and the Big 12 event.

Parking & Transportation Services new website
Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) has a new website and a new url to go with it. Explore the site's look and feel – users can access information by topic (events, permits, commuting, vehicle services, getting around CU) or by user group (students, faculty, staff, visitors). More improvements are to come, such as new maps and a broader array of online services. If you frequently access the parking site or Transportation Services website, please replace old bookmarks with the new url. Feedback is welcome.


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