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October 3, 1997

NEWS TIP SHEET

Hallmark CEO To Address CU-Boulder Business Students Monday

Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., president and CEO of Hallmark Cards –- the world’s largest producer of greeting cards –- will speak to students in the Profiles in American Enterprise class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.

The class, organized by Professor John Hess, meets in Math 100.

Contact John Hess at 492-7800 to arrange a time to interview Hockaday or call Laurie Van Horn in the Public Relations office at 492-5188.

October 3, 1997

Editors: Photographers are welcome at the Oct. 7 demonstration from noon to 3 p.m. in engineering room 225. Contact Carol Rowe at 492-3113 for more information.

University of Colorado at Boulder researcher Corrina Perrone, in collaboration with David Clark, a middle school teacher for the Boulder Valley School District, has designed an interactive learning game called WebQuest that helps students learn how to make the most of the World Wide Web.

October 2, 1997

News Tip Sheet

The University of Colorado men’s Basketball Team has been invited to participate in “Domingo en Casa,” a program started by a CU-Boulder professor and his wife to make minority students feel welcome in Boulder.

The student players will share Sunday dinner with Professor Al Ramirez and his wife, Vera, at their Boulder home. Other faculty and community members will join them, along with Coach Ricardo Patton and his wife, Jennifer.

The media also are invited to attend the gathering, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4065 Apache Road.

October 1, 1997

Fans will have a chance to tackle the classroom before watching the Buffs tackle their football foes at three University of Colorado home games in October and November.

“CU Before the Game” seminars, showcasing acclaimed campus performing artists and top-ranked faculty, will give area residents and visitors an opportunity to sample some of CU-Boulder’s cultural and academic offerings on game day mornings.

Three separate events are scheduled concurrently and participants will be able to attend only one prior to each game. No reservations are necessary.

October 1, 1997

Fans will have a chance to tackle the classroom before watching the Buffs tackle their football foes at three University of Colorado home games in October and November.

“CU Before the Game” seminars, showcasing acclaimed campus performing artists and top-ranked faculty, will give area residents and visitors an opportunity to sample some of CU-Boulder’s cultural and academic offerings on game day mornings.

Three separate events are scheduled concurrently and participants will be able to attend only one prior to each game. No reservations are necessary.

October 1, 1997

* The Cassini spacecraft is taking a roundabout route to Saturn. It will make two “slingshot” swings past Venus and one each past Earth and Jupiter to achieve the additional speed necessary to reach the Saturn system. When the Voyager spacecraft used a “gravity assist” from Jupiter in 1980, for example, it gained 16 miles per second of speed.

October 1, 1997

A $12 million instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Cassini Mission to Saturn will be used to probe the planet’s spectacular ring system, bizarre moons and atmospheric gases.

Slated for launch Oct. 13 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the spacecraft will travel 2 billion miles during a roundabout, 6.7-year journey to the ringed planet. The $3.3 billion project, the most ambitious planetary mission ever mounted, is managed for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

October 1, 1997

The Student Conflict Resolution Service, or SCORES, is being launched this fall in an effort to help students resolve conflicts with other students.

SCORES will use peer mediation to help students work toward resolving disputes and misunderstandings. The free service will be staffed by trained student mediators working impartially and confidentially to mediate disagreements.

October 1, 1997

Registration is underway for Session 2 credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

All session 2 Monday and Wednesday evening courses begin Oct. 27 and end Dec. 10. Tuesday and Thursday evening courses begin Oct. 28 and end Dec. 16. Most Session 2 courses are three to four credit hours.

Students who are interested in education courses may want to enroll in the “Workshop in Curricular and Instructional Development: The Art of Creative Teaching.”

September 30, 1997

A memorial service for University of Colorado student Katherine McCaughey, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident July 8, is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Varsity Pond on the Boulder campus.

In case of bad weather, the service will be moved into Old Main Chapel across from Varsity Pond.

McCaughey, who would have been a sophomore this fall, was killed in Arcata, Calif., as she was crossing the street. She was living with her mother for the summer but had planned to return to CU this fall, according to classmate Katie Livingston. McCaughey was 19.

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