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 Tuesday, June 17, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


FREE program engineering projects showcased 

An all-girl group of high school juniors from Abraham Lincoln High School, Denver School of Science and Technology and Adams City High School showcased engineering projects they devised and created over the past year as part of the FREE (Female Recruits Explore Engineering) program headed by School of Education Professor Margaret Eisenhart. The students displayed their projects, including a playground designed for disabled children, solar powered jewelry and adjustable high heels, during a May 31 event on the Denver Auraria Campus. The National Science Foundation sponsored project is meant to encourage high achieving minority girls to consider engineering and IT fields for college and their careers.

Register now for Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 25. Visit the Denver Regional Council of Governments website to sign up. CU employees are encouraged to form their own teams among friends or departments or to sign up individually. Participants will be eligible for great prizes. Visit the Bike Station Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up your free Bike to Work Day poster for your office or department.

Blood drive June 25-26

Bonfils Blood Center requires more than 4,000 blood donors each week to meet the needs of our community; do your part by donating on campus. Boulder Campus Staff Council is hosting a blood drive on June 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the bus by Dalton Trumbo Memorial Fountain. If scheduling an appointment online, reference 6414 and the date. Appointments may also be scheduled by contacting Bonfils at 303-363-2300.

Lend your voice to the 4th Great American Sing-Along

The American Music Research Center presents the 4th Great American Sing-Along on Sunday, June 29 at 4 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. Local storyteller and teacher Bett Kopit and pianist Robert Farr will lead the audience in singing folk songs from Appalachia to the Southwest, in addition to Tin Pan Alley favorites. This event is dedicated to Wayne Scott, a longtime advocate of  American popular music and professor emeritus at the College of Music. The American Music Research Center is a joint venture of the University Libraries and the College of Music. Admission is free, though a donation of $5 per person (up to $20 per family) is suggested. For more information call the CU Concerts Box Office at 303-492-8008 or visit the AMRC website

Donate excess annual balances to leave sharing

Do you have annual leave that will be forfeited at the end of this fiscal year due to an excess balance? Consider donating to the leave sharing program. Any employee may donate annual leave hours at any time during the year by completing a donation form and submitting it to the Office of Labor Relations at 565 UCB. Donation forms are available on the website. For more information contact Jennifer Norton in the Office of Labor Relations at 303-735-5416.

Colorado Light Opera presents two musicals

Colorado Light Opera invites you to enjoy two sophisticated musicals: Stephen

Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" and Frank Loesser's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Both productions feature great singing, staging and live orchestra. Performances take place July 10 to August 3 in the Imig Music Building's intimate air conditioned Music Theatre. Tickets are $25 and $30 with some discounts available. For more information or tickets call 303-492-8008 or visit the CU Concerts website.

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Candice Bowen assumes leadership of Human Resources

New classics and old traditions at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Q&A with Flagship 2030 faculty task force chair Uriel Nauenberg

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