The opening ceremony of the Olympics—with the parade of nations and athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame—reminds Jordan Valutas, 2007 alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, why she works so hard as client services manager at CoSport, a leading provider of consumer hospitality packages and individual event tickets to the Olympic Games.
The 105th Distinguished Research Lecture will be presented on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Cristol Chemistry 140 auditorium. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member by the Graduate School. Its purpose is to honor and recognize an entire body of creative work and research.
Michael Brown, one of the world’s most accomplished adventure filmmakers and a CU-Boulder alumnus, will share his story during his talk “Beyond the Summit” at the Back to Boulder Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, is free for all CU-Boulder students.
Last year the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) piloted a student mentorship program in which faculty volunteers ‘adopted’ and periodically met with small groups of new freshman students during for the academic year. This pilot program helped to make a large campus smaller for many of our incoming students and received great reviews from our students and their parents alike.
This year the BFA has expanded their student mentorship program and to-date faculty volunteers have already committed to the mentorship of more than 2,000 incoming freshman for this academic year, and the number of mentees is still increasing. To ensure that this program can meet this increased demand and fill the valuable role on this campus, we need additional faculty to engage in this important effort.