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 Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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CU night at Zoo Lights, Dec. 3
Gather with fellow buffs at the Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights, Dec. 3, 5:30-9 p.m. Highlights include more than 150 animated animal sculptures and a visit by CU Santa. There will be a live animal demonstration for CU guests, and warm drinks will be available throughout the zoo. Visit the Alumni Association website to register. For more information, email Becky Cabral.

CU Book Store open house & holiday sale
The 12th annual CU Book Store open house is Thursday, Dec. 3, 12-3 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, free samples, decorate your own sugar cookie, and have your picture taken with Santa. Best of all, receive 20 percent off your entire purchase. (Restrictions apply, see store for details.) Donate a personal hygiene item and receive $75 off any new Mac purchase.

ALTEC spring language class registration is open
Add learning a new language to your list of New Year goals. The Anderson Language & Technology Center (ALTEC), located in Hellems, is offering eight-week language courses in American Sign Language, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. These noncredit classes are open to all CU staff, faculty, grad students, retirees, and spouses. Tuition is $75. Visit the website to register. Classes begin Jan. 25.

Combat the holiday blues
Although holiday messages create a sense that it is a time of good cheer for all, it may be a painful and confusing time, especially if you're dealing with personal losses of any kind. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in UMC 425 for a presentation by Julie Thomas, MA, NCC, LPC. “When You’re Supposed to Be Happy, But You’re Not: Living with the Holiday Blues” provides concrete information and support to take care of yourself and find the bright spots that will help you through. To register, please call 303-492-3020 or email Yee Chan.

Winter 2009 commencement ceremony
Join us at the Winter 2009 University Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Events/Conference Center. A strong faculty presence is an important acknowledgment to the graduates and their families of the significance of their achievements. For more information please visit the commencement website.

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