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March 11, 1998

Two CU-Boulder students will drink beer and take field sobriety tests under the watchful eyes of a CU police officer March 17 as part of a campaign to promote student safety during this year's spring break.

CU-Boulder's spring break begins March 23 and runs through March 27.

March 11, 1998

Professor Laurel Rasplica Rodd, chair of the CU-Boulder department of East Asian languages and literatures, has received the 1998 Scholarship Award from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers.

Rodd was cited for her "contributions and dedication to the teaching profession" by the professional association of all foreign language teachers in the state. The award was presented in a ceremony on Feb. 26.

March 10, 1998

Meetings with various ethnic minority student organizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder are being arranged by CU-Boulder administrators to foster productive communication about minority student concerns, according to Ron Stump, dean of students.

Meetings are being sought with the leadership of established organizations to obtain feedback on minority issues raised recently on the Boulder campus.

March 10, 1998

With spring already in the air, Boulder area youngsters may be anxious to get outside during Spring Break, coming up for most local schools March 23 through March 27.

Science Discovery, an outreach program of the University of Colorado at Boulder, may have just the prescription.

“Spring Break Adventure,” a daily program for children ages 7 through 9, combines outdoor activities, games and excursions with crafts, experiments and science explorations for a week of integrated learning and adventure.

March 10, 1998

A partnership between three School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors and a Boulder marketing consulting firm will develop advertising and marketing messages for non-profit organizations.

Ads for People will develop strategic marketing plans and create print and broadcast ads.

The team of former New York advertising executives has been selected by the National Interfaith Hospitality Network (NIHN) as its first client. NIHN is a network of more than 40,000 volunteers who turn churches and synagogues into shelters for the working poor and their children.

March 10, 1998

Three science instruments launched Feb. 26 aboard a $5 million satellite designed and built by CU-Boulder students, faculty and engineers have been turned on and are returning data, said project scientists.

March 9, 1998

The CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education and the University Book Store will present two well-known faculty, who are also authors, in a Lunch and Learn Series to be held at the Chautauqua Community House.

The lunch-time talks will entertain, provoke and inform, according to Gwen Thornton, academic coordinator for the Division of Continuing Education.

March 9, 1998

CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Dennis Van Gerven, who last fall was named the 1998 Colorado Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will discuss teaching and learning in a talk to state legislators Monday, March 15, at the Colorado History Museum.

The talk will follow consideration of a joint resolution that morning in the Colorado House and Senate honoring Van Gerven's naming as 1998 Professor of the Year. The resolution is being sponsored by Sen. Dorothy Rupert of Boulder and Rep. Ron Tupa of Boulder.

March 6, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder released a report today on the outcome of its investigation into the participation of an ineligible football player in the fall 1997 football season.

In the report provided to the Big 12 Conference, the university concluded the participation by student-athlete Darren M. Fisk was an inadvertent violation of NCAA Bylaw 14.2.1. Under a fixed penalty clause of the NCAA and the Big 12 conference, the university agreed to forfeit all victories in the fall 1997 season.

March 6, 1998

Growing up on the Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona, Rita Cordalis was like most other children there who didn’t grasp the significance of their cultural traditions as they grew up in their midst.

Now a student in the University of Colorado’s Museum Studies graduate program, Cordalis has found in the Navajo tradition of basketmaking a language that tells the story of her people.

“To me, it’s important to tell the story of the baskets,” Cordalis says. “Even among the Navajo people, it’s not a story that’s told often.”

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