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 Tuesday, September 23 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Flagship 2030 task force reports completed

Reports from the nine Flagship 2030 task forces have been submitted and are available for viewing on the Flagship 2030 Implementation website. Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson publicly announced the completion of the reports Friday, Sept. 19 at a news conference on campus. The reports will be used to form long-term strategies for implementing the 18 plan initiatives in various academic and administrative areas.

Western Literature Week Oct. 1-4
Professor Patty Limerick and William Kittredge are among 10 Western authors who will give public readings in Boulder Oct. 1-4 as part of Western Literature Week. The Center of the American West and the Western Literature Association are co-sponsoring the celebration of contemporary Western writing, free and open to the public. All presentations and readings will be held at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel at 1345 28th St. with the exception of the Oct. 4 closing talk in Old Main Chapel. For more information visit the website or call 303-492-4879.

Volunteer during Family Weekend, Oct. 17-19
This year there is a record number of participants heading to CU-Boulder to enjoy our campus, tours, presentations, meals, football and a fun run during Family Weekend, Oct. 17, 18 and 19. Volunteers are needed all day Friday in 1.5 to 2 hour increments (8:30 - 10 a.m., 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.) to assist with registration pick up and tours. Tours include NCAR, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m. or the Boulder Bus Tour, 2 - 5 p.m. on Friday. If you would like to volunteer, email Joyce Kinde with two or three availability slots.

Breaking Through Walls: Connecting Service & Learning symposium
Join the outreach committee, IECE and the service learning office for a symposium on community-engaged teaching, including practical tips for getting started, inspiration from those doing it and news on how to fund your initiative. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., followed by a social gathering. Participants may choose to attend all or part of the day’s event. The symposium is free, but registration is required. For more information email Joyce Kinde.

2009 Diversity & Excellence Grants request for proposals
Diversity & Excellence Grants are designed to provide assistance for projects initiated by faculty and/or staff that promote diversity and inclusion on the campus. Multiple awards of up to $5,000 each will be made. Funding will be granted for one year; projects demonstrating progress may be resubmitted for consideration for one additional year of funding. For details visit the Diversity & Excellence Grants website. Deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 31.

Konrad Steffan photography exhibit at Boulder Public Library
Fifteen photos by CU Professor Konrad Steffen are on display at the Boulder Public Library now through Nov. 14, 2008. Steffen, who is also director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, has conducted climate research in Greenland annually since 1990 and these images are a pictorial journey of his experiences. The Boulder Public Library and the Office of Community Relations have had an ongoing partnership for five years in which art exhibitions by CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students are shared with our local community. For more information visit the BPL website.

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CU Archives hold intrigue and important materials for scholars

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G.O.R.D. takes action on alcohol awareness

Q&A with Flagship 2030 task force chair Steve McNally

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